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    Rare 1903-1904 Buffalo Bill Wild West Show Britain Farewell Tour Christmas Card. 5.75" x 12", printed by Weiners Ltd., London. Apparently reluctant to leave the stage, Buffalo Bill staged two farewell tours of Britain, in 1903 and 1904. The 1903 tour was supposed to be the last but the show proved to be so popular that Cody came back the following year. The shows were arranged by Barnum & Bailey and this Christmas card features portraits as tree decorations of key members of the Barnum and Bailey staff, including managing director, George O. Starr. Various iconic characters from the Bill's Wild West show appear as toy figurines hanging from the tree. The card is captioned "Every Bough Laden With Good Wishes From the Barnum & Bailey Staff With Buffalo Bills Wild West". The dates 1903 and 1904 appear at the lower corners of the card. The colors on this large card remain bright, though there are some minor scattered areas of soiling and a small 1" closed tear at the lower edge. All things considered it is in remarkable condition and is the first such example we've offered.

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