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Holly Tree Pin

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The Museums festive Holly Tree Pin is based on a charming mid-twentieth-century Christmas card featuring a beautiful tree with shiny green holly branches and bright red berries. This original card is housed in the Museums Burdick Collection, which represents the life work of Jefferson R. Burdick (19001963).

18K gold overlay. Hand enameled, with glass beads. 2 1/8''L.

  • 18K gold overlay
  • Hand enameled
  • Glass beads
  • 2 1/8''L

Art History

The first Christmas card was privately printed in London in 1843. In subsequent decades, the commercial production of Christmas cards became widespread in Europe and America as their exchange grew in popularity, and printing companies provided customers with thousands of varieties from which to choose. Jefferson R. Burdick (1900 1963) began collecting American ephemera when he was ten years old. So absorbed was Burdick by his passion for collecting that he devised a system for categorizing trade cards that was published as the American Card Catalogue in 1939. Subsequent editions appeared every few years until 1960; his system remains in use today.

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Description

The Museums festive Holly Tree Pin is based on a charming mid-twentieth-century Christmas card featuring a beautiful tree with shiny green holly branches and bright red berries. This original card is housed in the Museums Burdick Collection, which represents the life work of Jefferson R. Burdick (19001963).

18K gold overlay. Hand enameled, with glass beads. 2 1/8''L.





  • 18K gold overlay
  • Hand enameled
  • Glass beads
  • 2 1/8''L




Art History

The first Christmas card was privately printed in London in 1843. In subsequent decades, the commercial production of Christmas cards became widespread in Europe and America as their exchange grew in popularity, and printing companies provided customers with thousands of varieties from which to choose. Jefferson R. Burdick (1900 1963) began collecting American ephemera when he was ten years old. So absorbed was Burdick by his passion for collecting that he devised a system for categorizing trade cards that was published as the American Card Catalogue in 1939. Subsequent editions appeared every few years until 1960; his system remains in use today.


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