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Vintage and Antique Catholic Printed Materials: Magazines, Booklets, Postcards, and more.
  • Bedford Book of Hours Postcards - The Assumption & The Flight into Egypt

    Bedford Book of Hours Postcards - The Assumption & The Flight into Egypt

    $40.00

    This is a stunning set of collectible vintage postcards. They are highly detailed images of events in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  One card shows the scene of the Assumption. Our Lady is shown at her deathbed surrounded by the Apostles. Angels can be seen carrying her bodily to Heaven where Christ  awaits. The other card shows the Madonna on a donkey with an infant Jesus in her arms. They are being led by an elderly Joseph through the city gates.


    The cards are beautifully illustrated with vibrant colors and shimmering metallic gold detailing.


    These illustrations were reproduced from the medieval Bedford Hours manuscript dating to the early fifteenth century. Books of Hours were popular prayer books for the laity during the middle ages.  They were an abbreviated version of the Breviary prayed by monastics. Each Book of Hours is a unique work of art with magnificent illuminations.


    The original Bedford Hours manuscript is currently housed in the British Library.



    Dimensions: 6” x 4.5”

    Shipping: $5


    Item ID: E19018.2

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  • Bedford Book of Hours Postcards - The Trinity

    Bedford Book of Hours Postcards - The Trinity

    $40.00

    This is a stunning set of collectible vintage postcards. They are highly detailed images of the Trinity. One card shows God the Father seated on a throne with Christ Crucified before HIm.  The Holy Spirit is shown as a dove flying between the Father and the Son. The other card shows God the father and Son seated side by side under one large crown. The Holy Ghost, once again as a dove, hovers between Them.

    The cards are beautifully illustrated with vibrant colors and shimmering metallic gold detailing.


    These illustrations were reproduced from the medieval Bedford Hours manuscript dating to the early fifteenth century. Books of Hours were popular prayer books for the laity during the middle ages.  They were an abbreviated version of the Breviary prayed by monastics. Each Book of Hours is a unique work of art with magnificent illuminations.


    The original Bedford Hours manuscript is currently housed in the British Library.



    Dimensions: 6” x 4.5”

    Shipping: $5


    Item ID: E19017.2

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  • 1943 WWII Christmas Prayer Card with World Mass Clock

    1943 WWII Christmas Prayer Card with World Mass Clock

    $95.00

    This is a wonderful vintage find. It is a Christmas card, New Year’s card, gift card, calendar, and world mass clock all in one. The front image shows soldiers located across the globe with a family standing respectfully on the right. The center is open to show an image of the world covered with a translucent Child Jesus.

    The front page reads:

    At the family hearth...or across the sea,

    This christmas we’ll united be…

    For being in one Christ our Brother,

    We cannot be separate one from another.

    “Merry Christmas”

     

    The front opens vertically to show the New Year card which reads:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR

    Your year of Nineteen-Forty-Three

    Is here enclosed … May it be

    A year so Blessed that you may say of it

    “A Saint’s Blessing was on everyday of it”

     

    This portion folds down to reveal a 1943 calendar with Saints’ days, Holy days, and Fasting days denoted.

     

    Behind the calendar is a free floating translucent sheet signed by the original giver. It reads:

    My Spiritual Gift to You is a Bouquet of Masses being offered for your happiness at the monastery of the Cloistered Sisters Adorers of the Precious Blood… I have placed your name at the Crib, for Remembrances during the Octave of Masses: Christmas to New Year’s.

     

    Behind this sheet is a World Mass Clock with instructions and a beautiful prayer. This allowed the soldier to link his prayers in union with the Mass being said anywhere in the world.

    This card is in exceptional condition.

    Please Note: Only the month of December 1943 is left of the calendar.

     

    Dimensions: 6.25” x 4.25”

    Shipping: $5

     

    Item ID: E180312

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  • 1935 Catechism of Christian Doctrine Booklet

    1935 Catechism of Christian Doctrine Booklet

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    This is a fantastic vintage Catholic catechism. It is a reprint of the 1885 Catechism of Christian Doctrine created in the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore. It contains 37 lessons: “Lesson First - On the End of Man” through “Lesson Thirty-Seventh - On the Last Judgement an the Resurrection, Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven”.The lessons are followed with many prayers and hymns. 96 pages.

     

    Dimensions: 6.5” tall x 4.5” wide

    Item ID: B170805

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  • 1887 Liturgical Calendar of Saints Feast Days

    1887 Liturgical Calendar of Saints Feast Days

    $100.00

    This is an antique religious calendar printed in 1887 by Benziger Brothers. Each side displays six months of the year and includes the saint of the day. The entire calendar is embellished with magnificent art. An image of the Madonna and Child is central but it is further adorned with images of angels and the Passion: a cross with a crown of thorns and nails, the Lamb of God, the Nativity, and the Holy Ghost as a dove. Wonderful!

     

    Condition: The calendar is printed on heavy, strong cardstock that has darkened a bit with age. Also, it has yellowed mildly, and there is a small tear on the upper left portion. Please See Pictures.

    Dimensions: 8.5” wide x 6.5” tall

    Item ID: E190201-12

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  • 1935 Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Bulletin

    1935 Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Bulletin

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    This is a fascinating vintage church bulletin. It is “The Cathedral Bulletin” for the month of April 1935, which included Passiontide (the last two weeks of Lent) that year. The bulletin contains mass times, information about the Sacraments, articles about the faith, and period ads.

     

    Dimensions: 9” tall x 6” wide

    Item ID: B170802

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  • French Sacred Heart of Jesus Holy Card

    French Sacred Heart of Jesus Holy Card

    $52.00

    This is a stunning antique holy card. It is an image of Christ pointing to His Sacred Heart. His Heart is shown radiating light, wrapped in thorns, and crowned in flames. Our Lord is wearing red robes and a simple but elegant halo. “S. Cor Jesu” or “Sacred Heart of Jesus” is written in French beneath the image.

    The card's colors are still rich and vibrant with shimmering metallic gold details.

     

    Condition: There is some light foxing. Please See Pictures.

    Dimensions: 3.5” tall x 2.25” wide

    Item ID: E19001-2

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  • Antique Easter Blessings Lace Holy Card - The Vintage Catholic

    Antique Easter Blessings Lace Holy Card

    $54.00

    This is a beautiful antique Easter card. The central image is a lithograph of the three empty crosses on Golgotha. Beneath the hill is Christ laid out in the tomb while a smaller image on the side shows Our Lord Resurrected.

    The caption reads “I am the Resurrection and the Life. He that believeth in me although he be dead, shall live” and “ All Easter Blessings be yours”. Beautiful.

     

    Condition: The lace is torn in a few spots. Please See Pictures.

    Dimensions: 4.75” tall x 3” wide

    Item ID: E181003

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  • Miracles of Christ Postcards by Domenico Mastroianni, 1911 - The Vintage Catholic

    Miracles of Christ Postcards by Domenico Mastroianni, 1911

    $96.00

    This rare set of antique religious postcards by the famous Italian sculptor Domenico Mastroianni consists of 8 unused cards that depict various scenes from Our Lord’s life including 6 of His miracles. The clay sculptures shown in each scene are amazingly realistic vignettes, and they capture the exquisite detail for which the artist was renowned.

     

    These postcards were part of Mastroianni’s “Life of Christ” series and are now very rare. Each sculpture is signed by the artist, and each postcard is marked by the printing house A. Noyer of Paris.

     

    Domenico Mastroianni (1876-1962) was a self-taught Italian artist who developed an amazing capacity to quickly model scenes in clay, photograph them, and then destroy each one before beginning another. He produced thousands of images, mostly reproduced as postcards or decorative prints. His subjects were deeply researched and generally religious, literary, or historical in nature. He called his technique sculptochromie, photo-sculptures, or sculptogravures.  

     

     

    Dimensions: 5.5” long x 3.5” wide

    Shipping: $5

     

    Item ID: E160226 

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  • Blessing of Saint Francis Keepsake - The Vintage Catholic

    Blessing of Saint Francis Keepsake

    $29.00

    This is a wonderful, vintage religious keepsake. The prayer card is set on an embellished paper background with beautifully embroidered edges and a sweet pink ribbon. The card is encased in plastic and is still attached to the original gift card backing. The prayer reads:

    “Blessing of St. Francis

    The Lord bless thee and keep thee.

    The Lord show His face to thee and have mercy on thee.

    The Lord turn His countenance to thee and give thee peace. Amen.”

    The back has a handwritten note in ink: “Speedy Recovery. Aug. 6, 1960. Best Wishes Always, Sonya”.

     

     

    Dimensions: 2.5" square

    Item ID: RM170001

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  • Scenes of Christ on Embossed Paper, Set of 3 - The Vintage Catholic

    Scenes of Christ on Embossed Paper, Set of 3

    $220.00

    This is a remarkable set of antique sacred art prints. Each piece is a polychrome lithograph framed by an elaborate embossed paper arch. The images are Saint Joseph & Christ; a young Jesus; and Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque.

    The first image is a youthful Jesus. He is shown in a setting full of Catholic symbolism. Our Lord has a cross leaning on His shoulder with a crown of thorns hanging from the top. There is a large chalice at the foot of the cross wrapped in grapevine. To one side of Our Lord is a rock, symbolizing Golgotha, with three nails. In the background are large plantings of grapes and wheat, symbolizing the Eucharist. Magnificent!

    The second image is of Saint Joseph holding a young Christ in his lap. The two are holding hands while Jesus holds a spray of lilies in one arm, the symbol for purity, often associated with Saint Joseph.

    The third image is Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque kneeling before Christ. He is shown pointing to His Sacred Heart. His hands are dripping blood and light is radiating from His heart and His hands. This is a representation of her vision when Christ instructed her in the devotion to His Sacred Heart.

    The rich colors of each print are enhanced by the gold painted arch frame. The paper is quite thick, almost cardboard, and is deeply embossed.

     

    Condition: Some of the topmost points are missing from the arches. Please see pictures.

    Dimensions: 15" tall x 9" wide; Prints - 7.25" tall x 3.75" wide

    Item ID: E170921

     

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  • Lace Canivet Holy Card, French - The Vintage Catholic

    Lace Canivet Holy Card, French

    $47.00

    This is an amazing antique holy card from France. The central image is a young Christ holding grapes in one hand and wheat in the other, representing the Eucharist. The caption reads in French “Je viens a vous les mains pleines de graces”, meaning “I come to you with hands full of Graces”. The reverse contains a long prayer in French.

    The most striking aspect of this card is the delicate lacing. It is intricate and quite elaborate.

    Condition: Some of the lace is missing along the top left edge and to the left of the image. Please see pictures.

    Dimensions: 4.5" tall x 2.75" wide

     

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