Many handkerchiefs were sold in lots of six (half a dozen). After embroidering and perhaps a hem of blanket-stitching the handkerchiefs were gently folded, attached to each other with thread or pins, maybe got a bottom cardboard and finally a ribbon with a bow. To show the good quality there was a metal seal. Many handkerchiefs had rich white embroideries and there often were flower garlands in the corners .
Many packages are still intact.
Here are some of my handkerchiefs in packages:
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