So we have two Irish related items here.
(a) This is the silk post card, the obverse depicts the badge of the Irish Guards with the name “IRISH GUARDS” professionally done in red thread. The silk is surrounded with green embroidered shamrocks. This is a beautifully produced card done in France during the early stages of the Great War.
The reverse of the card has the poignant hand written words of the Irish Guardsman
“To Father from son a present from France” He follows by sending Christmas greetings.
(b) An unusual accompaniment being a small colourful Happy New Year card, also made in France.
Both items are in very good condition. There is some brown staining to the buff coloured cardboard backing underneath the silk. The silk a little loose but no damage to it.
This is a great opportunity to acquire a wonderful Irish Guards related item, at one time directly sent home from the Western Front and totally authentic.