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COSTA RICA POST
CARDS & COSTA RICAN POSTCARDS
COSTA-RICA / Costarica / Kostarika / Kosta Rika /
Kostarikë / LA REPUBLICA DE COSTA RICA / Կոստա - Ռիկա /
哥斯达黎加 / Κόστα Ρίκα / कोस्टा रिका / 코스타리카 / Коста Рика
"16. Selecting turtles for the market" color postcard from H. Wimmer, unused,
slight yellowing of the paper with age on back, minor wear at 2 corners, unusual subject matter. Turtles such as the
one shown are now endangered. $9.50 ce*
"795 Valle de Orosi" panoramic post card in 2 panels, unused, back has a couple small spots of light toning. Gives you the feeling you are there. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 c
"Ardiente / www.tribu.co.cr" continental advertising card with image of a meat thermometer inserted into a heart; a couple faint small surface indentations. (2 available) $1.25 each. cc
Black & white view of Iglesia de San Nicolás at Cartago Costa Rica, writing on front dates to March 1909 (date of mailing). Post card sold, but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original postcard area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 c
"C. R. PUNTARENAS. Calle del Comercio." with many pedestrians posing for the picture, color Tarjeta Postal from Luis Robert in San José, 2 tiny holes punched for no apparent reason. $2.50 c**
LINEAS AEREAS COSTARRICENSES / LACSA. Unused regular-size post card showing its Convair CV-340 (TI-1016C) ready to boards, from a limited edition of 500 printed in 1985, near mint. $7.50 ac ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
LINEAS AEREAS COSTARRICENSES / LACSA. Unused regular-size post card showing its Lockheed L-188C Electra (TI-LRM) at Miami in April 1976, published in Brasil, trivial edge wear, otherwise fresh. $5.00 acf ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"Parque Nacional y Colegio de Sion, San José." sepia-tone tarjeta postal, unused, long bottom corner crease, spotty toning on back, several small scrapes on front (most at the borders), as is. $0.50 c
"San José. Avenida de Rogelio Fernández Güell" showing a streetcar passing a gated property, unused, light toning on front. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cs
See also Costa Rica postal history.
"Sensación / sin igual / 60 ańos / Coca-Cola / COMPARTIENDO CON LOS TICOS" showing a young couple kissing while the woman holds her partially consumed bottle of the soft drink; a few small faint surface indentations. $1.25 cc%. Same post card, but excellent condition. $1.50 cc%
SERVICIOS AEREOS NACIONALES, S.A. / SANSA. Unused regular-size postcard showing its Casa 212-200 (TI-SAC) at San José-Juan Santamario International Airport in January 1990, published in Switzerland. hint of a tiny corner bend, otherwise excellent & attractive. The building in the background is Lacsa / DEPARTAMENTO / MANTENIMIENTO / E / INGENIERIA". $5.00 ac
SERVICIOS AEREOS NACIONALES, S.A. / SANSA. Continental color photograph showing its Douglas DC-3 propliner (TI-SAG) on the ground. Timeframe is the early 1990's, before her purchase by Servivensa. Rare & attractive. $5.00 ac
"TE10E" shortwave (28 MHz) QSL card with bold & attractive graphics, special call on the International Day of the Reduction of the Natural Disasters by Asociación Radioaficionados para Emergencias, unusual subject matter. $4.00 ceq*
"TE5T" Pital de San Carlos shortwave (14 MHz) , QSL contest card used 1988, attractive map of the country on front showing the principal cities. Imperfectly rectangular; hand-separated by originator. $2.00 cmq. Another design, rectangular without map, small corner crease, violet handstamp of Jasper Uvita Cańo on front. $1.50 cq
"TI1C" San Jose shortwave (28 MHZ) QSL card used 1991 by operator Larry 'Tree' Tyree, excellent condition. $2.00 cq NEW / NOV / BAGO
"TI2AJ" continental San Jose QSL postcard for operator Anuar Jalet mailed 1947 with 15-centimos airmail stamp to Pennsylvania, some tape remnants on back, upper corner crease, a couple of tape thins on back due to tape removal. Front background is a surprisingly detailed map of Costa Rica. $2.00 cmq
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"TI2DN" continental shortwave (18.076 Kc) QSL card used 1990 by operator Alvaro Montero G., tiny bottom corner crease. $1.75 cq
"TI2JE" San Jose shortwave (28 Mc/s) QSL card with map background, mailed 6 AGO 1958 by operator Jorge R. Escalante, toning both sides, long upper corner crease misses the stamp (5-centimos national industries). Slightly taller than a regular-size postcard. $2.00 cq
"TI2OZ" continental San Jose shortwave (14.0 MHZ) QSL card used 1986 by operator Gerardo Guzman, small bottom corner crease. $1.50 cq
"TI2RDP" San José QSL card used 1994 by operator Ricardo A. Duran Paez, slightly taller than a regular-size postcard, good edges. $1.75 cq
"TI2WPW" continental US Weather Bureau shortwave QSL card used 1992 by operator 'Leo' Leopoldo Garcia to document 2 contacts, excellent condition. Interesting personal history handwritten on back with a few small ink smears that obscure nothing. $2.50 cmqg
"TI4/AA7JM" San Isidro de Heredia shortwave (18 MHz) QSL card used 1995 by operator Varel S. Grimes, excellent condition. $2.00 cq%. Same but 1994 usage. $2.00 cq%
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"TI4SUS/5" continental shortwave (28 MHz) QSL card used 1992 by operator Bengt Haliden, thin stock, logos of several ham groups on back. $2.00 cq
"TI5/WB3LUI" Alajuela shortwave (21 MHZ) QSL card with ARRL logo in blue, used 1989 by operator Ulis 'Ulises' R. Fleming, excellent condition. $2.00 cq
"VISTA PANORAMICA E INSTALACIONES DEL CENTRO AGRONOMICO / TROPICAL DE INVESTIGACION & ENSNANZA (CATIE) EN EL VALLE DE / TURRIALBA, COSTA RICA, C. A." also captioned in English, showing a tropical agricultural research & training center; postcard from a photograph credited to Eugenio Vargas G., mailed 1988 (one of 2 large stamps had to be folded over the top to allow for the address on back), 2 tiny upper corner creases. $1.25 ca NEW / NOV / BAGO
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