Up the Grand Antiques

 A Letter From Heaven - English Language Edition Of The Popular Pennsylvania German Himmelsbrief Broadside

$325USD

KathyUp the Grand Antiques is located in Grand River Valley, Ontario

The Himmelsbrief is a charm believed to have been written in Heaven by Jesus and sent to Earth by God, through an angel. It is charged with magical power, which protects anyone who carries it or keeps it in his or her house. The only caveat against the Himmelsbrief's efficacy is that its possessor must believe in its power. This early, English-language edition of the Himmelsbrief is replete with quaint and endearing Germanisms resulting from phonetic mis-spellings, direct translations of German words, misuse of the English convention of silent alphabetic characters, and retentions of German syntax.