A greetings card for Christmas 1901 and New Year 1902 to a soldier serving in the 2nd Boer War in South Africa with a water-colour illustration and hand-written lettering on both sides. The greeting is in the form of doggerel. The maker of the card appears to be called Wal Phillips and the recipient appears to be called Bun.



In excellent original condition, the card was designed to be folded but appears never to have been. It was until very recently framed which is why it is in such excellent condition. There is a slight trace of hardened contemporary glue [the light brown stain on the edge near the greeting] on what would have been the outside of the card where is was fixed to a backing sheet. The card sheet measures 9 ½ x 8 inches. The water-colour illustration measures 6 x 4 inches.