Charles Goodall & Son
Playing-card manufacturers of London, England. Produced Christmas stationery from 1859 and issued what were amongst the first visiting-card style Christmas cards from 1862.
It seems probable that ornamented note paper and envelopes appeared just before the cards, that the designs in relief, identical with those on the stationery named, were either simultaneously or very shortly after stamped in the centre of a card which had its edges coloured or embossed
Cards are identified by the Goodall trade mark, a heart with Goodall within, or CG & S or Goodall printed beneath the picture. Production of greeting cards continued into the late 1880s.
The Victorians were fond of visual puns and word games and I suspect there is a hidden meaning in the above trade mark designed by George Clulow. The word "GOOD" is placed above "ALL" giving the phrase "Good Over All".
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