WWI Silk Postcards
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Silk Postcards Originally Sent from the Trenches of WWI

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Silk Postcards Originally Sent from the Trenches of WWI

100 years on, the images of the Western Front continue to haunt us. A picture of carnage in a grey hell of barren mud. For our soldiers, life in the trenches could be a lonely experience.

Receiving and sending communications back home to loved ones proved a valuable morale booster and offered a brief escape from the daily horrors of war. Soldiers would send letters, souvenirs and postcards back to their family and friends and then eagerly await a reply.

Some of the most popular items to send back were embroidered postcards which have become known as WWI Silks. Today they are becoming more and more collectable.

Although silk embroidered postcards first appeared at the Paris Exhibition in 1900, they reached the height of popularity at the time of the First World War 1914-1918. A unique war-time industry, silk embroidered postcards were created by French and Belgian women to sell as souvenirs to soldiers posted on the Western Front.

Their beauty and uniqueness made them popular with Allied soldiers in France, they were often very patriotic and would feature British, French and American flags, symbols and greetings.

JUST 75 Available

Unsurprisingly almost a 100 years after they were first issued, these silk postcards are increasingly hard to find.

Most importantly, they have proven extremely popular amongst avid collectors and ONLY 75 pairs of original WWI silks are now available on a strict first-come first-served basis. 

WWI Silks are one of the most poignant reminders of a soldier’s life during the First World War. Please don’t miss out.

Order Ref 185/194H/0
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Specifications

  • Presented with a certificate and presentation folder
  • Size of cards: approx. 139mm x 89mm
  • Cards will differ from those shown

Numismatic pieces should be owned primarily for collector interest.
The Westminster Collection does not offer them as an investment and makes no guarantees in terms of future value.