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Shooting greeting birthday card. 12 Bore Cartridges by Charles Sainsbury-Plaice

Regular price £3.49

Large A5 greeting card with envelope. Printed on heavyweight 350gsm silk greeting card stock. Blank on the inside making it suitable for many occasions including, Birthday, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Valentines, Thank you, Wedding, Engagement and general letter writing. The interior of the card has a matt finish making it ideal for smudge-free writing with all pen types. Descriptive or historical text on the reverse for added enjoyment of both the sender and recipient. 

In 1260, gunpowder cartridges were employed by the Egyptian Mamluks, for use in their fire lances and hand cannons against the Mongol army at the Battle of Ain Jalut. The original cartridge for military small arms dates from 1586. It consisted of a charge of powder and a bullet in a paper tube. 

Shotgun cartridges were invented in the 1860s. Most early shotgun cartridges had a brass case, just like rifle and pistol cartridges. A few manufacturers during 1870-1900 offered shotshells with paper cases, but the early paper cases swelled when wet and paper cases could not be reloaded as many times as brass cases. Paper cases were later impregnated with wax, to make them water resistant. 

Dimensions 155mm x 216mm when folded. Weight 28g. Standard letter postage size. 

Photographed by country life photographer Charles Sainsbury-Plaice, the black and white image features 12 bore cartridge head taken in Spain on Spanish partridge shooting assignment for The Field magazine.

We are doing our bit to help the environment. All of our cards are printed locally on carbon captured sustainable card stock and carry the Woodland Carbon logo. Envelopes are made from recycled paper sources and we are endeavouring to replace all cellophane wraps with biodegradable packaging by 2022. All newly printed cards are being packed in Nativa wraps which are fully biodegradeable. As a business we alway try to upicycle and recycle cardboard packaging, That can not be upcycled is shredded for animal bedding and then enters a composting system.