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Swiss Skeli and La Catrina at Hotel Camellia, Locarno

Swiss Skeli and La Catrina at Hotel Camellia, Locarno

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Swiss Skeli Adventure N° 300

Swiss Skeli and La Catrina awaiting their drinks in the Hotel “Camellia”. Swiss Skeliis not too savy with La Catrina’s iPhone but he tries anyway...

The Camellia flower was brought to Europe in the 18 hundreds. As the story goes, traders wanted to bring the tea plant Camelia sinensis. Through some sort of mix up (bad tongues say the Chinese, who didn’t want to share their 1000 year old tea making tradition) the plants were mixed up, and the old trading ships were loaded with the not tea making but lovely flowering plant Camelia japonica. The plant blooms beautifully - you just can’t really make tea out of it and so the tea bubble burst. But the Camellia flowering plant prospered.

This overpainted photo-postcard was postmarked 16.V.41 and has illegible handwriting on the upper left front side. Published: July 7, 2023

PLEASE NOTE: The original material has torn edges. Fleshy has cut and mounted this but the surface still shows cracks and tears!


All cards mounted on white 250 g/m² paper with trimmed edges. Vintage postcard, overpainted with acrylic paint, H x B cm, no frame. Signed and dated in pencil on back. This can be easily erased in the event you want to use the card.

The cards are packaged in cellophane with an informative text about the history of the image on each card and when it was first published.

Please note that since these are antique postcards, some might contain small tears, pinholes and/or scratches. Fleshy tries her best to lovingly craft each card, but sometimes a tear might be too close to the overall subject to cut it out. The actual colors might differ slightly from your monitor.

Every postcard is a small, unique work of art!

Delivery throughout Europe and overseas is with normal postal mail in cardboard envelopes so nothing should bend. Postage and packaging are calculated at checkout.

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