Don't quote me on this but below are I think what they call, "Picture Postcards". Pictures found their way to postcards which were common in the 1840's. All images can be enlarged by clicking.
...back photo of the postcards above. One is dated 1909 and the other, 1915.
Postcard of the coronation of King Edward VII in June of 1902. I'm not sure if the other picture postcard next to it is Queen Alexandra(his wife). If you look closely, the head and body of each are embossed... also glittered.
... back of the 2 postcards above with "1/2d stamp" on the top right corner and the "For inland postage only ..." and "The address only to ..." which were typical in those days. Also, the "Ducal" series produced a magnificent card of Queen Alexandra in deep bas-relief.
These two are probably called Picture or Portrait Postcards. One lady is wearing a silk hat (stuck and raised) and fake hair and the other decorated with embroidery. Oh, you have to click on these to appreciate the workmanship, love, love it!
... back photo of the postcards above. Well, well... looks like I paid $15 for the lady with an olive green hat? (hardly visible, on the bottom left corner) I bought it 24 years ago. I can make money on these! ;)
Holiday card (swan) and birthday card, both raised... also called Miscellany cards?
...back of the two cards above. They are not dated.
My favorites! Silk embroidered cards! Produced exclusively during the years of the First World War. They were vehicles to express the strong feelings of courage, hope, and strength in the most terrible war so far in the history of man.
... more silk cards. These colorful little cards carried messages of hope, pride and confidence that summarized what everyone wanted to shout, like, "We Shall Win", "Onward to Victory", etc.
... they also expressed emotions so deeply felt during those fearful years. Some of them were made like an envelope where the flaps raised to show a small card bearing a personal message.
The story goes that women supplemented their meager income by embroidering; it was convenient and could be done after a normal day's work.
Novelty cards? ... embossed, gilded, tinselled, etc, not so sure what type these cards are.
... back picture, Canada is dated 1913 (noted in front-above), the Rose card is dated 1907.
This is how I want to display them someday... framed. The postcards are just laying on top of the frame right now; just to give you an idea.
... same thing with this.
Hope you enjoyed looking at my collections specially those deltiologists out there.