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"1910 _ B-AIRES - E. INTNAL AGRICULTURE - KIOSO DEL VERMOUTH TORINO" real photo post card, unused, minor edge wear. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 eaa
"1910 / House moving from Lamro / to Winner" in Tripp County South Dakota, showing house-moving equipment hitched up to the Pioneer Saloon with its anxious owners alongside in automobiles, travelling as indicated by the handwritten caption; unused real photo post card, a few very small spots of light toning on back, trivial corner & edge wear. When the railroad connected to Winner, many residents of Lamro gave up their aspirations of being the Tripp County seat. Thirty Lamro structures were then moved across the plains in 1910 taking up new positions grouped together at one end of Winner. The Pioneer Saloon (listed in the 1908 Lamro directory) shown here, per visible signage, was one of those thirty. In 1910 the building became known as the Jay Weaver Saloon, named after the man who owned it during the move shown (and who is probably in the picture); in 1911, it became the Guthrie Pool Hall; and in 1912-13, it became the Haisch & Company Meat Market. Obviously one-of-a-kind: no printed captions, no photographer attribution, no publisher attribution. Ultra rare. Belongs in a museum. $92.50 s(t)ua
"60 / Blowing Them Off To High Balls" two immodestly seated young women drinking from glasses as a trumpeter blows in the background, setting looks Venetian; black-and-white postcard on paper with light browning due to age, corner crease, mild edge wear, long internal crease. tiny spots of toning on back. Printing on back reads '[K] Semi-photo'--whatever that means. Odd! $4,50 a
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"Amalfi-Vakke dei Mulini-Portatrici di Vino" color showing Italian women carrying heavy wine casks, corner & edge wear, light toning on back. $4.50
"Arles, France. Wine is / stored in glass casks to age / for three months." well-done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 in the United States. $2.00
"Auditorium, / Ocean / Grove, N. J. // NOTHING LIKE / IT HERE // 24090 DESIGN COPYRIGHT 1908 by M. W. TAGGART" with art depicting a man drunk on rye superimposed on the view, postcard mailed 1910 from Asbury Park, rain spotting on back obscures nothing, several faint stress marks near the right front corners, a little wear at the upper corners. Unusual: you will find this artist from time-to-time, but when you do it is usually on holiday items. $5.00 n(o)aa(t)
"Auf zur Bierhalle - L'Entrée à la Brasserie" with art showing a procession of merry-makers on their way to the beer hall, a Münchner Kindl near the front of the line. An amusing & intricately embossed unused carte postale / 'winder', circa 1907 - 1908, published by H. Guggenheim & Co. in Zürich (No. 9737) minor corner wear, front corners show light album toning. Very special & hard to find! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 sa
"Blankenberghe La Digue et Hôtel de l'Océan" also including the Sandeman Wines storefront in the foreground & many pedestrians nearby, sepia-tone carte postale from Nels booklet, very late usage at San Rafael New Mexico, paper browning evenly with age. $4.00 ba
"CENTENAIRE DE L'INDÉPENDANCE DE LA BELGIQUE / PAVILLON DE LA BIÈRE -- EXPOSITION DE LIÉGE 1930" showing the beer pavilion, sepia-tone Héliogravure from R. Protin & F. Vuidar (official), unused, fresh appearance. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi .jpg scan. $1.50
"Champagne. / Here's to Champagne, the drink divine; that makes us forget our troubles. / It's made of a dollar's worth of wine and three dollars' worth of bubbles." with Gibson-girl style drawing in red next to it, post card mailed 1905 from Philadelphia, light toning both sides. $1.50 ap*
"Damischer Teifi" drunken beast next to keg nods off in signed art on continental postcard mailed 1963 from German to Michigan, 3 small corner creases (only 1 of which nicks the design). $1.00 a
"Double Martini / Short Shot" North Tillamook Oregon QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art depicting a young couple within drinking glasses, fresh appearance. From Mel and Vera Witcher (KAXO-9392). $2.00 oga
"“DOVER CHALET * HOME OF DOVER WINES” matchbook cover, picture covers entire cover, striker stain front and back does not detract, matches carefully removed. $0.75 o(d)ma
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"Drink, undt you haf / eferybody drinking mit / you: shwear off, / undt you shwear / alone." with art in color depicting a Dutch boy holding an overflowing tankard, circa-1912 postcard, 2 small corner creases, light toning near the short front edges, penciled addition to caption reads 'That is me.' Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 da
"Egri szövetkezett bortermelök, r.t." color showing view framed by a border with a Hungarian woman & hanging grapes. unused, ink spots at top of back. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ah
"Everything / I like is / either / IMMORAL / ILLEGAL / or / FATTENING" picturing a drunk holding a bottle & propped up against a lamp post; wood postcard with scalloped edges as issued, mailed in Toledo Ohio with a 3-c Liberty stamp (minor damage) to Peggy & Earnest Little in Columbus, large scrapes on back but little is obscured. $2.00 wa*
"EVIL SPIRITS A CONSIGNMENT OF BOOZE - NASSAU, BAHAMAS" unused Azo (triangles both ways) real photo postcard, wear at the bottom front center edge, slight oxidation suggests circa-1925 age. We have seen speculation that this was whiskey, but a much better guess would be cheap Caribbean rum destined for Florida speakeasies during the Prohibition era. $15.00 ba
"EZRA BROOKS // The $25.5 million Ontario Motor Speedway debuts at California 500, a West Coast Labor Day Classic ..." advertising postcard showing its collectible Speedway Racer decanter for its 155-month-old whisky, fairly fresh with good edges. The debut race was held at Ontario (California) Motor Speedway in September 1970. $3.00 ac(o)a
"EZRA BROOKS // The Gamecock still fights ferociously in South Carolina, but in name only. The sport has been replaced by football and basketball..."advertising post card showing its collectible Fighting Gamecock decanter for its 150-month-old whiskey, fairly fresh with good edges. $3.00 ac(u)
"F9IH" Mérignac France QSL card with REF logo affixed to the front, used 1947 by operator A. Gervail, corners heavily creased. Illustration shows 'Mr. Rambaud, 1er maître de chai de la Maison Barton & Guestier, en 1725' in his wine cellar. $1.75 f(m)ag(r)& NEW / NOUVEAU / NOVÝ
"ge up / IN / the mix! / DRINK RECIPES / THAT GET / THE PARTY / JUMPING!" small-postcard-size advertising booklet from Seagram's Gin, 8 panels in full color--includes "blue best", "peach popper", "red dread" & more familiar drinks. $1.00 a
"GREEN / RIVER // WHISKEY / WITHOUT / A / HEADACHE // 'SHE WAS BRED IN OLD KENTUCKY" 6-sided trade card for the Green River Distilling Company of Owensboro, black man with horse & jug as was on much of their advertising 1899 - 1906 (when another trade mark was registered), long internal crease from the bottom edge to a horse foreleg is not too conspicuous. Hard to find! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format for either side, or $3.75 for both. k(o)aabh
"Gruss aus München" with art signed P. O. E. showing a line of 8 girls bearing beer steins, Ottmar Zieher Münchner Kindlkarte Nr. Z1030, unused, light toning both sides, minor edge wear. Such imagery has evolved greatly from the original 13th-century city coat of arms which depicted a male monk in similarly colored robes. $12.00 gbha
"HARVEST TIME IN THE GREAT CONCORD GRAPE BELT, ALONG LAKE ERIE" white-border era, unused, trivial toning near one back edge. $5.00
"Heimkehr von der Bierhalle - La sortie de la Brasserie" with signed art by A. Huber showing somewhat inebriated patrons of a beer hall going home, in some cases to a frosty reception, a Münchner Kindl near the front of the line. An amusing & intricately embossed unused carte postale / 'winder', back unevenly divided (circa 1907 - 1908), published by H. Guggenheim & Co. in Zürich (No. 9713), minor corner rounding. Very special & hard to find! Sold front but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 sa
"Halberstadt Das große Weinfaß im Jagdschloß Spiegelsberge" showing a large wine barrel by a German hunting lodge; circa-1918 Postkarte from R. Lederbogen (Nr. 148), interesting details printed on the back, very late usage at Wheaton Kansas, bottom corner crease tangential to the image. $4.25 gha
"HAVING A / GAY OLD / TIME" showing a chorus girl dancing amidst bottles of various types of alcohol--brandy, rye, absinth & extra dry champagne; leather postcard mailed 1907 to Michigan, shaped as shown. $4.00 la
"Hello / From / JEAN'S TRADING POST / Lake Mohave / Ranchos, Ariz. / GREAT HUNTING...HAD SEVERAL SHOTS ALREADY" signed Tex Lowell art shows reclining hunter imbibing as various types of wildlife pass nearby, unused, fresh except for 3 tiny spots of toning on back. A modern classic. $3.75 aa(l)a(l)ch*
"HIRAM WALKER DISTILLERY, LARGEST IN THE WORLD, PEORIA, ILL.--22" a riverside exterior view on unused linen postcard, light even browning of back paper, tiny corner bend. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ias
"Hôtel Mamounia - Marrakech / LE BAR NORD" real photo postcard mailed there 1948 (stamp removed), long corner crease, bottom corner crease, indent with stress marks radiating near center, tiny speckles of dark toning in the lower left front corner. Rare: no offers, no recorded sales & no exhibits when we searched the Internet. $5.00 ma
"I am making / regular trips / with my schooner" with art showing a man regarding the suds overflowing his glassware, monochromatic blue postcard with unevenly divided back from Karl Lewis Yokohama, small bottom corner crease, all corners with minor wear, light spotty toning both sides. We have seen colorized imitations of this classic card, but this is the real thing! Rarely offered, rarely seen. $30.00 b
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"I'M ALL ALONE BUT / IN GOOD SPIRITS / IN" cartoon art in color showing a man draped over the edge of a whiskey barrel, mailed before 1908 in Lancaster Ohio (RFD pencil cancel), corner crease, internal crease, corner wear & rounding, as is. $1.75 a
"Im on the / water [wagon image] / now // 23 COPYRIGHT, SOUVENIR POST CARD CO., N. Y." cartoon art in color, yellowish paper, mailed in Butler Pennsylvania circa 1908, internal creases (one long), light toning on front & light toning on back, mild corner wear & rounding, as is. $1.75 a
"In a California Vineyard" showing a man harvesting fully laden vines, mailed 1910, corner & edge wear. $6.00
"L. A. SALOMON & BRO., 216 Pearl Street, / New York. // REFINED WOOD ALCOHOL / PRICES REDUCED ..." giving prices in barrels or cans; postal card mailed DEC 11 1882 to Clarksburg Gas Company in Clarksburg West Virginia. The brother of Louis A. referred to was Charles Salomon. The company also imported minerals & chemicals, and distributed denatured alcohol. Any paper memorabilia from this company is rare. The address exists no longer but it was in what is now the Financial District of Manhattan. [We are aware that there is a Pearl Street in Brooklyn, but in 1882 Brooklyn was not a part of New York City, so such a location would have specified Brooklyn in its address, not New York.] Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. n(m)g(s)aa
"Madeira. / Transport / de vin." showing oxen pulling wine barrels; carte postale with very late usage at Saint Elmo Alabama, noticeable wear at one upper corner with a lot of wear, one bottom corner with a crease & bend, short internal crease from the bottom edge hard to see from the front, other corners with trivial wear. $1.75 ma
"Miracle at Cana . . . Christ performs His first / miracle by changing the water into wine ..." unused chrome post card, good edges. $1.50 r(a)a
"Montana Mixer / KRN-1220 / Lady Mixer" Anchorage Alaska QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned cartoon art depicting a barmaid approaching a bartender, swap message dated 1978 on back from John & Judy Dorscher (the operators), fresh appearance. $2.00 a(a)qa
"Nun ist er endlich doch erfunden / Der 'Lenkbare' fur schwere Stunden" signed art depicting an improbable airship being steering drunks on the ground, mailed 13 VI 1910 from Münich to Philadelphia Pennsylvania. A rough translation of the German would be 'Now he has finally invented the 'steerable' for difficult moments.' We have seen this postcard overprinted with 'Gruss vom Salvatorfest / im Franziskanerbräu / zu Amsterdam' overprinted on the balloon and mailed in Amsterdam (March 1912). The overprint & our example are the only times we have seen the card at all. The artist's name is hard to read: T. Kneifst... or something like that. $10.00 fa
"One of the Interesting Industries of / Kelley's Island, Ohio." showing the front brick exterior of the Kelly's Island Wine Co. established in 1866; unused postcard published by the Alexander Manufacturing Company of Sandusky, faint bottom corner crease, small upper corner crease, light spotty toning on back, minor edge wear. Seldom seen or offered in any condition. $20.00 o(k)a
"Pre-Holiday Case Sale! / November 10, 11 and 12, 2006" illustrated with a calendar for the month, oversize (approximately 6"x8" postcard mailed to Ohio by St. Julien® winery in Michigan, trivial edge wear & a small but noticeable scuff on front from the postal equipment. $1.00 a
"Presenting / Dewar's 12" credit-card size advertising with full color both sides, fresh appearance. (2 available) $0.50 each. a
"'REMEMBER COSCHOCTON BY ITS STAGE COACH TAVERN' / THE STATE COACH TAVERN, COSHOCTON, O." white-border era, unused, small spot of toning at bottom edge of both sides. $2.25
"RUSSELL'S / Reserve / RYE" circular bottle tag with string attached, opens out accordion style into 4 connected parts, for the first small-batch rye produced by Wild Turkey. $1.00 a
"SAME AS FROM THE KEG / REGISTERED / Wiedemann / DRAFT BEER" unused label, about same size as a regular postcard, fresh. $1.00 ab
"San Francisco, Cal. - Wine Press, Golden Gate Park" monochromatic blue, writing on front dates to October 1908. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 acs
"see what unfolds / Stoli / STOLICHNAYA" advertising brochure in 12 full-color panels that could be kept in a regular postcard sleefe, drink recipies include Stoli Siberia, Stoli Razzputin, Oranj Toad & much more. $1.00 ar
"Smeralda" hand-colored / tinted real photo shows young woman holding a glass of bubbly from a huge champagne bottle nearby, already under the influence; Ser. 178 / 2, unused, album adherences on back. $7.00
"SUBSCRIBE TODAY" Wine Spectator subscription card with their swimsuit issue cover (!) in full color, unused, faint long bend near a short edge due to placement in magazine. Sex sells! $1.25 as
"SUBSCRIBE TODAY" Wine Spectator subscription card with their cover on the red wines of Spain in full color, unused, faint long bend near a short edge due to placement in magazine, small light spot of toning on image side. $0.75 Same, except no small spot of toning. $1.00 as
"THAT 'LITTLE OLD WINEMAKER' OF THE / ITALIAN SWISS COLON Y WINERY" fanciful & classic modern advertising postcard showing their winemaker with glass in hand being bussed on the cheek by a fair young woman, published by the winery & meter mailed in 1965 from Asti California, curved scrape on back, 3 small spots of toning on front that will not be noticed at first. $2.25 ac
"The / Christian Brothers. / WINES THAT WAY WELCOME / A Gourmet and Entertaining Guide" approximately 5"x7" booklet with 32 pages, illustrated in color, interesting text about how to serve a variety of California sherries & a useful table of matching those wines with several cheeses. Cover has a noticeable small scrap, back cover has a small corner crease, otherwise in good shape. 1974 copyright. $2.50 af
"The Frenchman loves his native wine / The German loves his beer / The American is not far behind / But drinks all he finds here." leather postcard with hand-colored / tinted capital letters, mailed 1907 in Cleveland Ohio to Mrs. E. M. Hall in Columbus Ohio. $3.00 la
"The Ninth Annual / INTERNATIONAL / WINE FESTIVAL / of Columbus " publicity postcard for an Ohio event, meter mail, fresh appearance. $1.00 oa
"THE OLDEST GRAPE VINE IN CALIFORNIA 11058" unused sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways), good detail, believable due to its massive size & interesting. Post card sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 csa
"THE PROHIBITION / NOMINEES // VOTE FOR / HOME / PROTECTION // EUGENE W. CHAFIN / PRESIDENT // AARON WATKINS / FOR V. PRESIDENT" unused postcard with 1908 copyright, long horizontal crease through center, upper corner crease, mild edge wear, unevenly toned back from album contact, as is. Seldom offered in any condition. $5.00 ap
"TOM / 503-All Rights reserved by E. B. & E." each letter having quality cartoon art in color showing men drinking beer or cocktails, undivided back on thick stock with browning paper & a few tiny spots of toning, mild corner wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 la
"TWO HEAVY LOADS" comic post card shows drunk clutching bottle reaching to steal another off a wagon loaded with booze, color image appropriately framed in a barrel border, mailed 1916 at Lynn Indiana, corners well worn & rounded, 3 small corner creases not into image. $2.50 ac%
"VinBrew Supply / will be CLOSED July 28th / AND REOPEN August 8th / at a new and more / convenient location..." in Canal Winchester Ohio, multicolor continental with map & art on both sides. $1.00
"WINDSOR HOTEL AND COLONIAL INN, BELFAST, MAINE" black & white post card, corner wear & rounding. Includes Coca Cola, Pickwick Ale & Colonial Inn signs. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mca
"YOU THINK / I'M GROUCHY / TODAY??? / ...YOU SHOULD / SEE ME WHEN / I'M SOBER" post card with cartoon art depicting a drunk on his hands and knees with an open bottle, light partial cancel on front, long curved crease, mailed JUL 19 1966 from the USS Northampton (CC-1). $1.00 a-n%
ACAPULCO, MÉXICO. "Beto / SAFARI / RESTAURANT-BAR // ...Acapulco, Gro." unused chrome postcard with 3 views (one inset shows a lion), handstamp on back promises bearer a free drink after a meal there, fairly fresh. $1.50 am(g)
ATLANTA, GEORGIA. circa 1994 unused business reply card under first class permit no. 10938 of Atlanta Georgia (Wine Spectator), multicolored advertising, fresh appearance. $1.00 g-a
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. "W. H. PEACOCK & CO. / FRUIT DEALERS / ...PACKERS AND SHIPPERS OF CALIFORNIA FRUIT / we have no new information about the Cala Grape Crop..." then recapitulates what they know, 2-color printing, interesting 1882 government postal card sent to New York. Hard to get information about these old vintages. long crease & edge wear. $6.00
COGNAC, FRANCE. "Le Cognac / B8BS" shortwave (14 MC / S) QSL used 1970. Exceptionally interesting color-coded map design of the region shows the greographic areas entitled to produced Grand Champagne, Petite Champagne, Borderies, Bins Bois, Bons Bois & Bois Ordinaires cognacs. Principal towns--Calais, Jonzac, Segonzac, etc.==and islands identified. Tiny bends & unimportant wear at corners. Inset shows location of the region within France. Tape stain at top center affects nothing. Our idea of a map post card! Sold but still available for scholarly study as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 afm
CYPRUS. "Paphos Mosaic (3rd Century A.D.) Cyprus." art showing Dionysos (God of Wine) extending a bunch of grapes to a semi-nude nymph, unused continental postcard, good edges. Illustrates the legend of how the first wine was made. $1.50 cnaa(g) [Διόνυσος]
"St. Julian® / WINERY / RED WINE & BLUES PARTY / Saturday, July 24 in Dundee, MI" continental advertising post card, surprisingly fresh for having been mailed. Great design includes a trumpet player in silhouette. $1.00 m(d)ma
FAIR PLAY, CALIFORNIA. "Whassup at Fitzpatrick Winery & Lodge" with a schedule of event & introduction of their e-mailing list, one corner & edge bent and scraped by postal equipment. $0.75
FRANCE. "A la Cave / 8 - Dégustation au Cellier" modern real photo with uneven edges as issued, mailed to Belgium, stamp removed. $2.50
GERMANY. "GRUSS / von der / Schlossbeleuchtung" wonderful art showing man with bulbous red nose attempting to put his key in a lock, mailed in Heidelberg in 1928, long crease & corner crease that are hard to see. The thrice-annual event lights up the castle under a fireworks display to commemorate the 3 times in the past that the castle burned -- 1689, 1693, & 1764. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 400% of original print area) & enhanced 144-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 agffw
HAMMONDSPORT, NEW YORK. "PRESSING GRAPES / Workmen prepare the grapes..." interesting unused chrome showing an indoor work scene, from photo by John Kalinich. $2.50
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY (BADEN-WÜRTTEMBURG). "Das grosse Heidelberger Fass 212422 Liter fassend" monochromatic green, undivided back, unused. $4.75
IRELAND. "EI7AJ / The world and his wife enjoy Guinness" with art depicting couples in 6 different national costumes enjoying that beer; continental Athlone QSL postcard used 1966, small corner bends, light rubber band mark on back. $1.25 ia. A better example, with only 2 tiny corner creases & no marks. Shown. $1.50 ia(i)b
ISRAEL. "ISRAEL / CARMEL / From the Vineyards of Israel to Grace Your Seder Table" 66-page booklet in English & Hebrew with detailed text of the Seder ceremonies & suggestions for wine service. Exceptionally interesting. $3.75 iar
JEREZ DE LA FRONTERA, PORTUGAL. "SANDEMAN / Sherry" real photo with 4 interesting views of their operations, uneven edges as issued, unused. $3.50
KAISERSTUHL, GERMANY (BADEN-WÜRTTEMBURG). "IHRINGEN AM KAISERSTUHL / wärmster Weinort Deutschlands" real photo shows young woman with grapes & the valley behind her, mailed 1959 to the United States. $5.00 a^
KENTUCKY. Lot of 7 different continental post cards depicting the world-famous Four Roses Distillery there--distillation vessels, barrels, fermentation vats, signage, etc.; all near-mint condition with protective wrapping. From copyrighted photographs by Marc Manning and Glenn Proffitt. All 7 for $8.00. ka
KENTUCKY. "The / Bardstown Bourbon / Society // A Special Invitation-- " full-color advertising brochure in 10 panels, including a continental-size business reply mail application which could be separated. $1.00 ka
KILLARNEY, IRELAND. "Kate Kearney's Cottage Killarney." with 3 horse-drawn vehicles nearby, unused color postcard printed in Germany for publisher Lawrence (8207), back paper starting to brown evenly with age (circa 1905 - 1910), minor edge wear & surface cracking can be seen on the front, tiny scraped area at the top right front corner. The cottage was an illegal drinking house in the 19th century, but a nearby shed is now a legal pub! $4.50 ihga
LIEGE, BELGIUM. "CENTENAIRE DE L'INDÉPENDANCE DE LA BELGIQUE / PAVILLON DE LA BIÈRE -- EXPOSITION DE LIÉGE 1930" showing the beer pavilion, sepia-tone Héliogravure from R. Protin & F. Vuidar (official), unused, fresh appearance. $6.00 eba
MADEIRA. "Madeira - Cultura vinicola / Vine growing" color, Digma Nr. 20 on back, circa 1910-1915, unused. showing a profusion of grapes on a trellis & fence. $3.75
MÉXICO: "2514. A Pulque Shop in Mexico" with pedestrians outside & striking murals near the entrances, postcard published by the Lower California Commercial Company, a little writing on back from someone who saw it, minor wear at one upper corner, very light toning on back. Pulque is an alcoholic beverage. $3.25 m(g)a NEW / NOUVEAU / NOVÝ
MÉXICO: "9098 EXTRAVENDO EL VINO DELICIOSO DEL VALLE DE MÉXICO, Detroit Photographic, undivided back, stamped but unmailed & unaddressed, toned back. $6.00
MONTRICHARD, FRANCE (TOURAINE). "MONTRICHARD (Touraine). -- Cave des Grands Vins / J.-M. MONMOUSSEAU. Une perspective dans les galeries" black & white showing a cellar so extensive that tracked vehicles moved within it, writing on back asserts lenth is 15 km(!), green back, exceptionally interesting, light toning on back. $5.00
MOSELLE REGION, GERMANY. "Mosellied. / Im weiten Deutsche lande..." with 14-line poem in small print above black & white image of woman with upraised glass & grapes in the other hand, 7 more lines on back, unused.
PIERCE (PIERCE COUNTY). "Cuthills / Vineyards" continental postcard showing the interior of their tasting room & gift shop, from a photo by Mike Vosberg, near mint. The place to visit in Northeast Nebraska, where you can taste & purchase some of the best wines made in America. $1.50 na
PIERCE (PIERCE COUNTY). "Cuthills / Vineyards" continental postcard in horizontal format showing some of their vines as a fog lifts from them on the start of a September day, near mint. $1.50 na
NETHERLANDS. "Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam / Judith Leijster. / Een drinker. / Un Buveur" art depicting a happy male drinker with an empty beer stein, sepia-tone on undivided back, unused, faint corner crease, otherwise fresh. $3.00 aam
NEWPORT, KENTUCKY. "SAME AS FROM THE KEG / REGISTERED / Wiedemann / DRAFT BEER..." unused been label for 1 quart bottle, corner crease. $1.00 ka
NEW YORK CITY. Wanted to buy--post cards of the Towns Hospital )Central Park West, Manhattan), Calvary Mission, or St. Thomas Hospital, or similar facilities for treatment of alcoholism. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! na*c
NIERSTEIN AM RHEIN, GERMANY. "Nierstein am Rhein / July 9th, 1904 / Regards and Best Wishes / from your friend / Henry von Minden / Cooper Square-- Compliments of the United Wine & Trading Co., 424 Greenwich St., N. Y." color, mailed there 1904 to New Jersey, corner crease, corner wear & rounding, tiny spots on both sides, approximately 2 / 3-inch tear that is inconspicuous. $3.00
NORTH BASS ISLAND, OHIO. "N. Bass Is." hand-captioned (on back) black & white photo the size of a regular post card showing a winery vehicle laden with a harvest of grapes, 1927 license plate 17B-963. Sharp focus makes even the dust on the tires & windshield apparent, exemplary contrast. Wine grapes have been grown there for about 152 years. At the time of this photo, there were several independently owned vineyards that eventually were sold to the Firelands Winery. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(n)aa
PORTO, PORTUGAL. "PORTO. Transp..." caption very hard to read, color, shows 2 oxen pulling a cask of wine in a cart with peasants beside them, mailed there 1912 to the United States (clear cancel, REPUBLICA overprint on 20 reis stamp). $5.00
PUERTO RICO. "BACARDI RUM DISTILLERY / Modern home of world famous Bacardi Rum " chrome with several pinholes near the top & a small spot on the back. $0.50
REDWOOD HIGHWAY, CALIFORNIA. "EXTERIOR VIEW OF TASTING ROOM OF THE / ITALIAN SWISS COLONY WINERY" unused chrome. $2.00
REIMS, FRANCE. "10 / REIMS. -- Caves Pommery, Sculpture dan la Craie. -- ND Phot" unused black & white carte postale with undivided green back, very light toning, good edges. Image is from one of the many remarkable galleries in this venerable Champagne maker's facility. Hard to find! $10.00 f(r)sa
ROMANIA. Uncaptioned continental showing an opened bottle of Zarec demisec sparkling wine with two full glasses nearby Christmas decorations with glitter added, much writing on back, light toning on back, minor corner wear. $1.25 ag
PENNSYLVANIA. "WATCH FOR THE ORIGINAL Wilken Family Covered Wagon / It's our Family Whiskey, Neighbor-and Neighbor, It's your price!" showing a covered wagon drawn by four donkeys, signed 'GREATEST WHISKEY BUY / IN THE WORLD'; black & white postcard, toned both sides, writing on back erased, long creases. Distilled at Schenley & sold throughout Pennsylvania. As is. $7.50 ap(s)fg
SOMERSET CALIFORNIA. "Zin Man ! / Perry Creek Vineyards" unused continental with art, WP, internal creases. $0.50 a
TIJUANA, MEXICO. "X-38 'MEXICALI' BEER HALL. 'THE LONGEST BAR IN THE WORLD'. TIJUANA, MEXICO" white-border era, unused, soft corners. $3.75
TYRONE, KENTUCKY. "DOWLING PREMIUM Kentucky Straight / Bourbon is meticulously distilled..." unused chrome showing close-up of two bottles. $2.50 %
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "1955 / 56" no other caption, hand-colored / tinted real photo in which lady with flower basket holds up a bottle of champagne, unused, small spot on back. $9.00
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "A Happy New Year" naughty angel embraces bottle of champagne, color, mailed 1906 in the United States, glitter added, corner crease, edge wear. $5.00
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "ARE YOU COINTREAUVERSIAL? / ... / An Official Sponsor of / SEX / AND THE / CITY / on HBO.com" unused continental freecard from maxracks, near mint. (3 available) $1.25 fa
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "Cartlidge / & Browne / / CHARDONNAY / the 1999 is again a / splendid success / / 87 POINTS / Robert Parker 12-2000" green & purple on shelf publicity card for retailers, unfolded, fresh appearance. $1.00 a
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. Copyrighted linen comic postcard with keg of "Mexicali beer" attached to blissfully sleeping man. Caption: "SWEET DREAMS / COME TRUE in / TIJUANA, MEXICO". fresh appearance generally, trivial wear to the bottom corners, paper starting to brown evenly with age. The winged beer keg is flying over the man's shoulders and is attached by a tube to his mouth. Also in his dreams are several Mexicali beer bottles, some standing and some falling off a shelf, and others with wings taking taking flight. Publisher's code dates to 1950. $5.50 (dbma)*^
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "Don't give my pard no more to drink / He's gonna drive. / C9" signed art showing two drunks at a bar, post card published & distributed by the artist, unused. $2.00 a(p)a%
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "DON'T START ANYTHING YOU / CAN'T FINISH" showing a smiling man winking as he fills his mug from a beer keg, black & white, mailed 1908, back heavily toned from album contact, writing on front asks recipient not to be offended, edge wear, light toning on front. $3.00 a
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "Getting after another / Load." color art shows filching some bottles from a delivery wagon, heavily toned back, internal crease, corner crease. $3.75
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "HAVING A / GAY OLD / TIME" showing a chorus girl dancing amidst bottles of various types of alcohol, mailed 1907 to Michigan. $4.00
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "I am certainly up / against it" color art shows man who has dropped his hat & umbrella leaning against a lamp post outside a saloon, mailed 1906 to an inmate in a Pennsylvania insane asylum. $7.00
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "I can't quite / make out / COPYRIGHT 1905 BY P. SANDER N.Y." rest of caption to be filled in by sender, showing teetering drunk with double vision approaching a policeman in the distance, one corner badly creased, much corner & edge wear, light toning on front, light toning on back. $2.25 aa
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "I'M SITTING UP AND TAKING / NOURISHMENT!-- / HOW ARE YOU GETTING ON" signed H.Y.(?) color art shows drunk sucking on a tube from a pre-war barrel, unused Bamforth comic, small light smudge on back. $6.00
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "Just Fell Off" wooden postcard with art showing a seated mat with a bottle of rye & a water wagon behind him, mailed 1905 & forwarded. $7.00
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "May drink / never proved / the cause of strife." showing a man imbibing from a large barrel held overhead, a little hand-colored / tinted, mailed 1905 or 1906. $3.75
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "Nothing in it" art showing couple on street with man complaining about an empty bottle raised to his lips, undivided back. $6.00
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "Our Busiest Man / in Town" color art shows man with bottles & portable cash register beckoning to a prospective cusomer, Series No. 994 Prohibition 12 designs noted on back, unused, small spot on back, soft corners. $7.00 %
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "PC-80 French Nude / from the original postcard / published circa 1900" shows two women in nightclothers sharing a bottle on the rooftop with a happy moon overhead, unused continental, bent corner. $2.00
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "Red Eye // NOW THAT WE'VE HAD / DINNER, HAPPY POLLOCK, / HOW ABOUT A / NIGHT-CAP?" unused CB QSL card from the Runnin' Bare Artist Series #1338 copyrighted in 1979, fresh colors & good edges. $1.00 a NEW / NOUVEAU / NOVÝ
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "The Frenchman loves his native wine / The German loves his beer / The American " with hand-colored / tinted capital letters, mailed 1907 in Cleveland Ohio. $2.75
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "They go wild, simply wild over me" color, comic art shows crowd with picket signs ('This is the Life', Water is for Fishes' & 'Oh Boy') chasing a truckload of booze, Series 1043 Drunks (1 of 6 designs), unused, fairly fresh. $5.00 (ac)
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "THIS IS THE LONGEST FENCE I EVER SAW" 1905 copyright art from the Stein Co. shows drunk man going around a circular fence while a dog watches, mailed 1907 in Virginia. $4.75
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "Uncommonly Special / Chivas Regal / Scotch Whiskey / NOT LESS THAN 18 YEARS OLD " small stapled advertising booklet in color (slightly smaller than a regular postcard), one page with corner crease. $1.00 a
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "'What's the matter, Mrs?' / 'Well, I suppose it's alright, but my / old man's come home sober'" color art depicts woman talking to policeman at her doorstep, Bamforth published, mailed 1908. minor edge wear. $4.00
VIENNA, AUSTRIA. "Wiener Typen. Nur nöt zu meiner Altern!" signed Canterfoy (?) color art shows policeman with sword assisting a drunk, writing on back explains--just don't take me to my wife!, printed in Austria, unused. $6.50
VIRGIN ISLANDS. "HOW / CRUZAN® / RUM IS MADE / VIRGIN ISLANDS RUM INDUSTRIES" showing its processing of molasses through bulk receiving, mixing tanks, mash fermenters, heaters, condensers, etc.; unused continental postcard in excellent condition. Exceptionally interesting with good graphics. $1.50 avm
VIRGIN ISLANDS. "STREET OF STEPS, ST. THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS" small ad for Rüse's Virgin Island Rums on the back, unused linen, fresh appearance. $2.25
VIRGIN ISLANDS. "SUNKEN BAR OVERLOOKING THE ATLANTIC / MOUNTAIN TOP HOTEL / SAINT THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS" chrome from Dexter Press, airmailed there 1960 to Ohio, unfortunate cancel ink on front. $0.75 vi(h)a
WESTON, MISSOURI. "From the Nation's Oldest Distillery / McCORMICK DISTILLING COMPANY / Weston, Missouri" unused chrome showing bottles of their whiskey, gin & vodka products. $3.75
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"ABSINTHE / ROBETTE" 9-3/4" x 13" refrigerator magnet, fashioned from art signed '1896 / Privat Livemont', depicting a woman in diaphanous wrap raising a tall glass; crush to one lower corner & some trivial edge wear--neither near the image. $5.00 ra
"BÉNÉDICTINE / DE LABBAYE DE FECAMP" 5"x13" refrigerator magnet, fashioned from signed Mucha art showing 2 ladies in classical attire & a bottle of the liqueur, tiny dent in the surface is hard to notice. $5.00 raa(m)
"CHAMPAGNE / RUINART / PÈRE ET FILS // RHEIMS" 4-1/4"x12-1/2" refrigerator magnet, created from signed Mucha art showing an elegant lady with champagne glass. $5.00 raa(m)
"MOËT & CHANDON / CHAMPAGNE / WHITE STAR" 5-1/8" x 13" refrigerator magnet, made from art Mucha signed in 1899, several short red lines near the bottom are hard to explain or appreciate. $3.00 raa(m)
"Taylor · Great Western · Gold Seal Winery Visitor Center/ Ceiling-mounted stained glass depicting some of / the awards our wines have won in international / competition" unused chrome postcard, excellent condition. $1.50 sna
Unsigned art nouveau woman stands with a small snifter of Cognac (brand name hard to make out), 8-1/2" x 13-3/4" refrigerator magnet. $5.00 ra
TALKERS" FOR WINE & LIQUOR
"...87 Rating / Qualifies as one of the / GREATEST WINE VALUES / in the marketplace. / 2000 VINA BORGIA / ..." with more quoted from its Wine Advocate review, colorful, folded, 3 pinholes. $0.75 a
"90 / POINTS / ... / Villa La Selva / Felciaia / 1997 / ..." quoting a Wine Spectator Review, colorful, die-cut, one pinhole, clear tape at top of both sides. $0.75 a
"BOGLE / VINEYARDS / Wine Spectator / 'Best Buy' / 1999 Bogle Merlot..." subtle grape background, no fold, 4 pinholes. $0.75 a
"Broadbent Port / Best 1994 Vintage Port / Aspen Food & Wine Classic / 94 POINTS" pinholes at top center. $0.50 a
"Chateau Picau-Perna / SAINT-EMILION / 1999" quoting a Wall Street Journal Review, folded, pinholes, but attractive. $0.75 a
"GRAFFIGNA / SYRAH / ... / 85 points" quoting from a Wine Spectator review, uneven edges, no fold, smaller than most but colorful, 4 pinholes. $0.50 a
"INTRODUCTORY / OFFER / SAVE / up to / $5.00 / on / PAUL MASSON / Grande Amber / BRANDY / ...MAIL-IN / REFUND" with form over entire back, never placed on bottle so not punched out. Offer expired in 1995. $1.00 a
"MAIL-IN OFFER / UP TO $7 REBATE / GORDON'S GIN / ...Offer Expires September / 10, 1995..." mail-in form slightly smaller than a regular postcard, hole not punched out, no fold either so as nice as can be found. $1.00 a
"Oakhurst Chardonnay / ... / ...Try it at the special / price! / One of the BEST!" approximately continental size, not centered well, no fold, 8 pinholes. $0.50 a
"ONE Cabernet Sauvignon / With only 200 cases / produced by this small Napa / Valley vineyard and winery..." uneven edges, no fold, 4 pinholes. $0.50 a
"'One of the top rated / CHARDONNAYS / of the 1998 Vintage...' / 91 Chalk Hill 1998 Chardonnay..." quoting a review from the Wine Enthusiast, folded, pinholes. $0.50 a
"Perfect Blends / For Every Taste / ... / THE ORIGINAL // LUNA di LUNA / Ca Mentini® / ... // Chardonnay / Pinot Grigio" with full moon illustration, quoting a Wine Enthusiast review, folded, pin holes. $0.50 a
"Rated #1 / Rank Canadian Whisky Score / 1 Forty Creek Barrel Select 8.5 / " shelf talker hung from bottle neck by small elastic band, including comparisons with Canadian Club & Crown Royal, full color both sides, excellent condition. #0.75 a
"Ravenhurst / CHAMPAGNE CELLARS / Winery Schedule for 2002" advertising card giving their hours & contact information, slightly larger than a regular postcard, back is blank, pencil writing at bottom front gives their Mount Victory Ohio location. $0.75 ao
"RUSSELL'S / Reserve / Kentucky Straight Bourbon WHISKEY" for a small-batch bourbon having 10 years of age, from Wild Turkey, with elastic band intact. $0.50 a
"'VALUE OF THE VINTAGE' / Dry Creek Vineyard" quoting Robert Parker's Wine Advocate review of their 1999 Heritage Clone Zinfandel, unfolded, one pinhole. $0.75 a
"WINE / ENTHUSIAST / MAGAZINE / BUYING GUIDE / 90 L'Ecole No 41 1998 / Cabernet Sauvignon / " dark gold on pebbled stock, fresh appearance, uncreased, no pinholes (& uncommon in that condition!). $1.00 a
"Wine Spectator // 90 / 100* // Côtes du Rhône-Villages 1998 / Louis Bernard / "Beautiful '98, offering elegance and flavor. / ..." designed to be hung about the neck of a bottle, uncreased, no pinholes (& uncommon in that condition!). $1.00 a
"Wine Spectator / Caterina / 1998 Sauvignon Blanc / Columbia Valley..." black-on-yellow, no fold, 6 pinholes. $0.50 a
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Madigan / 1989 NAPA VALLEY RED TABLE WINE" with castle design, unused, long bend at one corner. $0.75 a
"UNFILTERED / 2000 / Robert Mondavi Winery / NAPA VALLEY / FUMÉ BLANC" with embossed winery view, gold accents & rag edge at top. Classier than most & from an excellent wine. $1.00 a
WINE REFERENCE BOOKS
"...Unbelievable amount of information
in a small space"
Indispensable references that can fit
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine (Revised & Expanded Edition), copyright 1977. $9.00
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine (1984 Edition). $7.50
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine (1985 Edition), with vintage charts going back to 1961 taped onto the inside covers. $8.50
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine (1986 Edition), almost new. $7.50
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine (1987 Edition), almost new. $7.50
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine (1988 Edition). $7.00
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine (1989 Edition). almost new. $7.00
Hugh Johnson's Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine (1990 Edition), almost new. $7.00
MOONSHINE POST CARDS, QSL CARDS & POSTCARDS
"Hillbilly" with moonshine still, Cornwall QSL card with Runnin' Bare commissioned art, fresh appearance. $2.00
"PAW! - IF YER TOO LAZY / TO WALKDOWN TO THE STILL / YE CAN JEST GO / THIRSTY! / WHO SAYS IT'S DRY HERE?" unused comic linen post card from MWM Color-Litho, one corner has small crease & wear, light toning along bottom back edge from printing process. $2.00 cm
"RADAR" Gatineau Québec QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art featuring a hillbilly & his dog at a moonshine still, unused, fresh appearance. $2.00 qm
See also Breweriana postcards.
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