Sunday, June 29, 2014

Busy Little Post Card with Good Luck Symbol (Swastika)

The busy little post card
Doth many needs supply.
And this will say
Till another day
Good Wishes,
Good Luck and
Good Bye.

This is postmarked in 1908 with a one cent stamp.  The back is filled with swastikas.

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The word "swastika" comes from the Sanskrit svastika - "su" (meaning "good" or "auspicious") combined with "asti" (meaning "it is"), along with the diminutive suffix "ka." The swastika literally means "it is good."

It is a combination of four L’s that stand for Luck, Light, Love and Life. The symbol has a long history in Europe reaching back to antiquity. The swastika had a surge of popularity as a good luck symbol in Western culture.  Then in 1920 the Nazi’s corrupted the meaning by using it as the symbol of their party.

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