I decided to create these vintage packages with a religious theme to showcase some of the French sacred ephemera I have found (or that has found me. I never know which it is). While this lot would, of course, be perfect for someone who cherishes them as devotional items, they are also charming, vintage collectibles for anyone who likes French brocante. (Click on individual photo below to see a larger view.) This lot contains:
Vintage, 1920s rosary from Lourdes, with 59 garnet-coloured crystal beads. It has a centre medal of Sainte Bernadette on one side and the Apparition appearing to her in the grotto on the other. It is silver and has a hallmark and a maker’s mark. The cross seems to be a silver metal. It measure 21″ (53cm.).
The book in this lot is a missel 1905. It has a hard cover, and a damaged spine on the inside near the front, and as such is not being sold as a collectible book so much as a piece of vintage accessory. Each page has a black and white illustrated border. (You could also use a few of the pages in a journal project!) Also included are three vintage holy cards.
Cost is £75 GBP with free worldwide shipping. You can use the Buy It Now button here (you do not have to have a PayPal account to use it). Please note that occasionally these buttons act up and do not work and if this happens to you, please contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or DM at Instagram @bookandpaperarts and let me know you want it and I will mark the listing as sold and send you an invoice.)