1880's Antony Sebelley Victorian Calling Card (Anthony Sebelley)
Printed on card: "Antony Sebelley" Date: 1870-1880's. The card has a saying printed on it: "Ah, would I were the flowers, I send to thee, For thou wilt on them smile, Ah! why not smile on me" Census records might read Anthony Sebelley, Tony Sebelley.
An unusual surname, we found only a small number of entries for this surname in all of our USA searches. Most were in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, Canada. We did find a few American Sebelley family members in Reading, Pennsylvania, and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as one entry in London, England.
These Victorian era cards were used to "call" and announce your Victorian "calling" at homes of friends, acquaintances, family members and business contacts. Generally the home had a tray or "Charger," which was a large vessel, often silver, to hold the beautiful cards.
We could not find a 19th century Tony, Antonia Sebelley or Antony Sebelley in any records. This card was found in the Hudson Valley of New York, specifically in the city of Albany, Albany County, New York. A beautiful and mysterious Sebelley Sebelly piece.
Size: 2.25 x 3.5 inches
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