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GARDEN POST CARDS
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JARDINS / VRT / ZAHRADA / HAVER / JARDINES
HALAMANAN / PUISTO / JARDINER / GÄRTEN / KERT
GARÐUR / GIARDINO / HEURTAS / HAGER / TOPIARIES
TUIN / OGRODY / NASADI / TOMTEN / ERDDI / HORTICULTURE
"1018. MENTON. Le Jardin Public et le Kiosque de Musique. ND. Phot." with
a group of seated ladies & a few children nearby, color carte postale mailed TCV to
Modave Belgium (neat receiving handstamp 20 III 13), toned back, mild corner wear. $4.00
"1581. - Grenoble. - Le Jardin des Dauphins - En montant à la corniche - E. R." monochromatic dark green, unused & fairly fresh, faint album marks on back. $4.00
"1582. - Grenoble. - Le Jardin des Dauphins. - Les Grands Promenoire et la Bastille - E. R." black & white, unused & fairly fresh, light album marks on back. In France. $3.75
"1587. Grenoble. -- Le Jardin des Dauphins - La Sapinière / Le Kiosque rustique et les grands promenoirs. - E. R." black & white, unused & fairly fresh, light album marks on back. In France. $3.75
"22 - BORDEAUX / Les Allées de Tourny / Les Nouveaux Jardins" including several gardens in the French public square; carte postale avec veritable photo au bromure, mailed 1962 to Massachusetts with 18-franc stamp, trivial edge wear. $2.75 f(b)g
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"245 ALGER. -- Jardin d'Essai. -- Yuccas et Palmiers. -- LL." possibly hand-colored postcard with legible hand-written descriptive details in English over most of the back that could serve as a basis for a Wikipedia article (lacking when we listed here, neither in French nor in English), hand numbered in the front caption area. At the time, it was actually outside the city limits of Algiers. Exceptionally interesting. $7.00 ag
"3`1 BLIDA -- Le Jardin Bizot" showing a fountain in a large garden, color, Edit Reynaud - Journaux, unused, spot of toning on back, minor corner wear. In Algeria. $1.75 ag
"300 ALGER Jardin d'Essai - Jardin à la Française" showing a formal garden from above, black & white on yellowish paper, from a booklet published in Strasbourg, unused, neat paper adherence on back from booklet (belongs there). $1.50 ag
"31-FLORAL EMBLEM, HUMBOLDT PARK, BUFFALO, N. Y. / 42001" unused linen from Metrocraft, slight yellowing of the paper with age, good edges. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 n(b)g
"3680 Plant Residence, Groton, Conn." with a large garden in the foreground, white border era post card mailed 1961 from Ensburg Falls Vermont, corner crease, mild corner rounding, light toning on front. $2.50 cg
"47 THE SUNKEN GARDEN, AND ELECTRIC FOUNTAIN, HERSHEY PARK, HERSHEY, PA. / 7A-H510" as it appeared circa 1937, linen postcard with a little writing on back, one lower corner noticeably worn. $2.50 pg
"64 The Grand Lodge from Reflecting Pool in Formal Gardens / Masonic Homes, Elizabethtown, Pa." White-border era post card but very late usage at Tyre Pennsylvania, minor corner & edge wear, a few tiny spots of toning show in the front border, 2 small spots of cancel ink in the sky. $3.00 p(e)fg
"66 CARTHAGE. -- Vue vers l'Hôtel Saint-Louis et Jardin Public. -- LL" unused sepia-tone post card, quality printing, fresh appearance. In Tunisia. $2.00 tg
"73. SAINT-NAZAIRE - Le Jardin des Plantes" including 3 people strolling, unused carte postal with green back from booklet, light toning in the caption area, back has more toning. $3.75 f(s)g
"743. SÉNÉGAL / Jardin de la Mission de N'Gazobil / Fortier Phot., Dakar" on the coast, black & white carte postale with undivided back, unused, corner wear & rounding. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. sg
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"808--Hollywood Scenic Gardens, overlooking Hollywood, California / 1A-H350" unused circa-1931 linen post card, small spot of light toning in the bottom front border, faint internal crease. Found elsewhere as high as $7.95 & $12.67(!), but we need only $3.25. c(h)g
"851 MONTE-CARLO - Végétation exotique / Collection 'La Côte d'Azure'" including cacti growing in Monaco's humid subtropical climate; real photo post card removed neatly from a Rella booklet, unused, 1 / 2-inch tear from the top that closes well, trivial corner wear, back toned from album contact. $1.00 mg
"96--Municipal Rose Garden, Kansas City, Kansas / 7A-H3482" unused Curteich linen postcard, small rubber band mark on back, soft corners. $2.00 kg
"A. B. CHANCE GARDENS / CENTRALIA, MISSOURI" showing the lighthouse at the center of the pond that helps to give night light from April to October; chrome postcard mailed at the 3-cent rate, trivial corner wear. Very hard to find; when we searched the internet we found no others for sale & none on exhibit in collections or museums. $3.75 m(c)lgg
"A Beautiful Moss-Festooned Lagoon, at Dupree Gardens, Tampa, Fla. -- D-7" linen post card mailed NOV 8 1948 (JACKSONVILLE & TAMPA TR56 R.P.O. hand cancel), bottom corner crease, small top corner bend, minor edge wear. This private botanical garden is in what is called Land O'Lakes, and limited restoration attempts have been undertaken. $4.00 f(l)g
"'A Garden by the Silvery Sea' / Monterey California" unused color post card, faint small corner crease, copyrighted by Palace Drug Company, back paper starting to brown evenly with age, minor corner wear. $2.50 ag%
"A Monterey Garden" unused color post card, tiny upper corner crease, a bit of light toning near one back edge, copyrighted by Palace Drug Company, back paper starting to brown evenly with age, minor edge wear. $2.25 ag*
"BEAUTIFUL CAPE CORAL GARDENS / CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA - NEAR FT. MYERS" including 3 women, chrome postcard mailed 1969, mild edge wear, tiny corner crease. $0.75 fg
"Beautiful Garden Honmoku Yokohama" pre-World War II real photo carte postale with divided back, very late usage at Weissert Nebraska, oxidation consistent with circa-1920 age. Rare due to strategic World War II bombing there: nothing like it when we searched the Internet--no offers, no displays, or even a recorded sale. $20.00 jg NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"BEAUTIFUL SUNKEN GARDENS FROM PRISON TOWER, MARQUETTE, MICH.--50 / SHOWING LAKE SUPERIOR IN DISTANCE" unused Kropp linen, numbered 6621 on back, short internal crease parallels the right front edge (detectable only from the back). $2.00 m(m)pg
"Beautiful sunken gardens in Washington State's Capitol grounds in Olympia" early chrome postcard from the Washington State Advertising Commission, short message written on back, small light fingerprint smudge on back, tiny chip of color gone from left front edge. $1.25 cwg
"Beautiful Terrace At Bellingrath Gardens, Mobile, Alabama 119" unused linen postcard, 2 small spots of toning near top back edge, back paper browning evenly with age. On the country estate of Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Bellingrath. $2.75 agg
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"BLANCHARD GARDEN SKAGWAY, ALASKA" including nearby residences, sepia-tone real photo postcard with white border & good edges, pertinent writing on
back--"dahlias as large as a plate, delphiniums as tall as I am,...".
"BUENOS AIRES. Jardines de Palermo" real photo post card showing a large public garden, circa 1930, cancelled 2-c General stamp on face but no writing on back, small album adherences on back, corner crease. $2.50 ag
"Cactus Garden, McKennan Park, Sioux falls, S. D. / 8A-H2308" as it looked circa-1938, unused linen post card distributed by Dakota News Agency, ink lines in the stamp box, trivial wear at one corner. $3.00 s(s)g NEW / NOUVEAU / NUEVO
"CAMBRIDGE VALLEY / SEED GARDENS. / JAN 26 1893 / ... / JEROME B. RICE & Co." illustrated pioneer seed ad on 2c Jefferson government postal card, long scrape from small hole in center, browning paper. Central ad reads 'TRY RICE'S SEEDS / SUITED FOR / ALL SOILS AND / ALL CLIMATES / THEY ARE NORTHERN GROWN'. $10.00 naag
"CANNES (A.-M.) Abbaye Lérins. Jardin du Cloître / P. L. Maillan, lib.-édit., Cannes 658" showing French monks in their garden, black & white carte postale with undivided back, mailed to Austria but stamp removed, minor corner wear, bend at one corner. $4.75 rf(c)g
"Castleton Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica" unused postcard from the Aston W. Gardner & Co.'s Series, numbered 1596 & 133655 on the back, very faint album marks at the back corners. Referred to in modern times as Castleton Garden or Castleton Botanical Garden. $3.75 jg
"CHINESE GARDENS, / TERRACE PARK / SIOUX FALLS, / S. D. -- 6" unused linen from Dakota News Agency, slight yellowing of the paper with age on back, good edges. $2.50 sg
"Chinese Lady Chinese Garden" unused chromolithographed postcard, Edit. Kingshill No. 37, corner crease, mild corner wear & rounding. 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 cg
"College and Plant House, Northampton, Mass." including a garden by a walkway in the foreground, color on unused postcard with undivided back from S. Langsdof & Company, album marks on back, tiny light spots of toning on front, long corner crease. $4.50 mcg+
"COLUMBUS PARK OF ROSES / 3901 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio / National Display Garden on 13 acres ..." unused continental postcard from a photo by Jody Baker-Gautsche, minor edge wear. $1.00 go(c)
"Dutch Garden / HAMPTON COURT PALACE" centered on a fountain there, unused sepia-tone real photo postcard from Stirlings Ltd., hint of wear at one edge, a bit of paper curl. $2.50 e(h)g
"East Princes Street Gardens & Sir Walter Scott's Monument, Edinburgh RELIABLE SERIES 340/42." unused color postcard chromotyped in Hessen, minor wear to the bottom front corners, back surface has several small spots of shallow pitting. $2.50 sg
"FLORIDA CYPRESS GARDENS / The kiss of the sun for pardon, / The song of the birds for mirth / You are nearer God's heart in a Garden / Than anywhere else on earth." unused circa-1946 linen postcard 218-F from the Tropical Florida Series, excellent condition. Ideal gift for a gardener. $2.50 f(c)gp
"FLOWER GARDEN / AYER ITAN TEMPLE / PENANG" showing potted flowers & an extensive topiary behind them (sculpted bushes with hands & heads added to resemble humans), Agfa real photo with very late usage in the United States, minor corner & edge wear, unusual subject matter. $10.00 mg
"Flower Gardens and Bandshell in City Park, Hagerstown, Maryland 69 / (c) Wilmyer Studio, Hagerstown, Maryland 70562" unused linen postcard small spot in sky does not belong, 3 tiny spots in the front borders, tiny spots of toning on back. $2.00 m(h)g
“FLOWER GARDENS AND CONSERVATORY, / SOLDIERS’ HOME, DAYTON, OHIO” unused linen postcard, trivial edge wear almost unnoticeable on the front of this borderless card, light staining on back. $0.75 o(d)g
"Fra Norsk Fokemuseum" unused real photo, showing topiary garden in Norway, circa 1930, numbered 351 on back. $4.00
"GARDEN AT THE HERMITAGE - NASHVILLE - TENN.--92" unused linen, light toning along top front edge, minor wear at one corner. $1.25
"Garden in the woods on Raymond / Road South Sudbury, Mass. / Owners, Will C. Curtis and R. H. Stilles" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 from Sudbury. $2.00 mg
"Garden, Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway Station, Parsons, Kans." Litho-Chrome postcard mailed there APR 15 1908, made in Germany, minor edge wear, tiny light toning spot in the address area. $6.50 k(p)r(m)g ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"Garden of Gethsemane, oldest olive tree / Garten Gethsemane, ältester Oelbaum - Oliver de Gethsémané" sepia-tone from Fr. Vester & Co., No. 67, unused, lightly toned back. $2.75 pgt
"GARDENS AND GREENHOUSE, GARFIELD PARK, INDIANAPOLIS, IND. 110" linen-era postcard mailed there 1954 to Mrs. Edith Westfoot in Columbus Ohio, small bottom corner crease, minor corner & edge wear. $2.00 i(i)g
"Gartenpartie. / Gruss aus Schloss Hellbrunn. / No. 2. Verlag von Marie Reinisch, Hellbrunn." black & white Correspondenz-Karte with very late usage at Greenbank Washington, no writing in front caption area, minor wear at 2 corners. The castle, noted for its trick fountains & gardens, is in Salzburg Austria. $9.00 agg
"GL14 HORTICULTURE GARDENS ALONG LAKE ERIE, GREAT LAKES EXPOSITION, CLEVELAND, OHIO / 6A-H1381" linen post card mailed 1936 in Cleveland, faint internal crease at top center, minor corner wear, a little cancel ink on the front. $2.00 eog
"GLENCAIRN GARDEN" unused continental postcard in excellent condition. From a photo by Katie Quinn. $1.00 gs(r)
"Göteborg. Motiv från Trädgårdsföreningen." unused Brefkort with hand-colored appearance, from Joh. Ol. Andreens Konstförlag, light album toning, small corner crease not into the image, small light spot of toning on back. To this day, the garden/park retains its 19th-century character, and is recognized by the Michelin Guide. $4.25 sg
"Groeten uit Mepel" real photo multiview post card with 3 scenes--Sluis, Rosarium Wilhelmina park & Zwembad in use; mailed 1951 to Groningen & forwarded to Delfzigl (all for a 2-cent definitive stamp), minor corner wear, clear cancels tie stamp. $5.00 nsmg-n
"Hartford's (Conn) two acres of roses, 14,000 plants, 930 varieties / in Elizabeth Park..." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1957 from East Glastonbury, corner bend affects caption area only. $1.75 cg
"Hongkong. / View of / Botanical / Gardens and / adjoining / residences." monochromatic dark blue post card with undivided back, very late usage at Mentmore New Mexico, bottom corner crease confined to caption area, noticeable edge wear. Hard to find! $7.50 hg
"Hotel Homann, Bandoeng-Java / Tuinaanzicht" showing their garden in Indonesia, unused postcard, light toning on back possibly from the printing process itself, good edges. $4.50 ig
"James Noble Dwarf Conifer Garden, in Strybing / Arboretum, San Francisco..." unused continental from Owen Pearce photo, small ink smear on back (probably from printing process). $1.00 pg
"JAPANESE ROSE GARDEN, MILLER PARK, FRANKLIN, PA. / 68581" white-border era postcard mailed there 1931, tape repair on back, multiple creases & a couple short tears, as is. $0.50 p(f)g%
"Jardim d'Antonio Borges em Ponta Delgada. / Garden of Antonio Borges of Ponta Delgada" bilhete postal with tiny corner crease, extensive & interesting notes about the island over all the back, numeral 5 on front is a sequence number the writer used. Appears to be hand-tinted; in any event, the dark ink along the front bottom edge is hard to understand. This large botanical garden is named after politician & merchant António Borges Medeiros. $3.00 pgg(m)
"Jardim do Marques de Jacome Corrêa -- / Ponta Delgada. -- S. Miguel-Açores. No. 6 / ..." Unused, green monochromatic. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 pg
"JONES PARK, ROCHESTER, N. Y." showing a straight path through a garden area, color, made in Germany, numbered 248 / 38 on back, a little extraneous writing on back, mailed 1909, wear at one bottom corner. $6.50 ng
"Joubert Park, Johannesburg" showing several well dressed people strolling, writing on back dates to 1913 from a trooper in the Royal Dragoons, corner & edge wear. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) & enhanced 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (sg)#
"Kew Gardens Kew / Stengel & Co., Dresden 4425" showing the Royal Botanic Gardens exterior, monochromatic dark blue-green post card with red-brown caption & undivided back, used, 3 corners with mild rounding, bottom corners are creased but nowhere near the image. More formally the 'Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew' with a large staff devoted to botanical research & education. 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 se(k)ge
"København. Aborreparken" showing the park gardener watering some trees, color postcard mailed 1911 to Ohio, corner crease. $4.25 dg
"Kongens Have set fra Theatrets-Terrassen, Odense" sepia-tone postcard showing a garden in Denmark, writing on back dates to 1925, small corner crease, corner crease. $1.25 dg
"LA-175-- MUSEUM AND SUNKEN GARDENS, EXPOSTION PARK, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA / 2A-H34" circa 1932 linen postcard, name penciled above stamp box may erase well, good edges. $2.00 c(l)g
"Lily Pond, Winona Lake, Ind." including the statue & garden in its center, color litho-chrome postcard from John B. Watson, made in Germany, mailed 1908, slight yellowing of the paper with age, a little extraneous writing on back, corner & edge wear, penciled 'C' in sky may not erase well. $5.50 ig
"LINKS GARDENS AND CENOTAPH, WHITLEY BAY C19" hand-colored/tinted real photo post card from the Excel Series, printed in England, name neatly signed on back in pencil, some writing near the lower right back corner whited out. $3.75 e(w)g
"LONGWOOD GARDENS, KENNETT SQUARE, PA. / Acadia specimens accent colorful display of spring / flowers in Main Conservatory." unused chrome post card for Dexter Press, fresh appearance, good edges. $1.00 pg
"Moscow. The Kremlin. / Spring in Alexandrov Garden. / ..." captioned in 4 languages, unused chrome post card published in 1967, near mint condition. $1.25 rg
"No. 315. HOTEL ROYAL POINCIANA AND THE GARDENS. PALM BEACH, FLA." post card mailed there 1904, bottom corners creased, album toning & a small spot that obscures nothing on back, short tear on left front side, mild corner wear, speckles of cancel ink in the front sky. $3.00 f(p)g NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"No. 67--SUNKEN GARDEN AND LILY POOL, / GOVERNOR'S MANSION, SANTA FE, N. M." unused Curteich linen postcard, trivial wear to bottom corner, otherwise fairly fresh. $2.25 ng
"OSAKA / japanese garden / KARESANSUI / Japanese Garden 'KARESANSUI' / Quincenntenial(sic) Dream" unused continental postcard, circa 1991, excellent condition. This method of landscape gardening was created by the Muromachi culture. $1.50 jg
"PALM GARDEN, SANITARIUM, / BATTLE CREEK, MICH." unused Octochrome, soiled back, corner crease, corner wear & rounding. $1.75 mg
"PARIS. JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG" unused Tuck Oilette postcard (Série 109 No 62, Collection 'Villes de France'), minor corner rounding, otherwise fairly fresh. $4.75 gf(p)t
"PARIS. -- Le Jardin du Luxembourg, la Fontaine Médicis." color, circa 1920. $5.00
"Parking Area, Gerbings Gardens, Fernandina Beach, Fla." unused linen postcard, circa 1947 with back paper starting to show its age. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 fg
"Park Ranger's Gds." showing a house in the distant right & a fenced yard containing numerous small decorative flowerbeds in the foreground; S. J. Hayward published real photo carte postale, unused with good edges & fresh appearance. Thus, 'Gds.' means grounds. $4.00 qg**
"PERADENIYA GARDENS, ORNAMENTAL WALK, CEYLON" including topiary plantings, unused real photo of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 30 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges, yellowish toning at 3 back corners. $4.50 cg
"PETERSEN ROCK GARDENS, one of central Oregon's / most famous attractions, started as a hobby " unused chrome, corner crease, pinholes at top corners. $0.50
"PICCADILLY GARDENS, MANCHESTER" mailed TCV 1930 to Illinois by Gertrude Robinson, sepia=tone real photo postcard, tiny corner crease misses image, a bottom corner bent undetectably from the front. $3.75 eg
"... Pilgrims at the Shrine, Gougane Barra" in west Cork, honoring St Fiacre (patron saint of gardeners & Parisian cabbies!); unused post card printed in Saxony, back paper browning evenly with age (circa 1905 - 1910), mild wear at the bottom left front corner. $7.00 ictg
"Poinciana Regia., Hope Gardens, Jamaica. The Flamboyante, covered with Old Man's Beard lichen" unused postcard from Aston W. Gardner & Company, one corner with trivial wear, light toning near one back corner. $4.75 jgt
"Ravello - Giardino del Palazzo Rufolo" showing the garden & view that inspired Richard Wagner's stage design of the opera Parsifal; unused postcard, Edit. L. Cicalese in Ravello (their number 21976), fairly fresh with good edges. $3.00 im
"RIO DE JANEIRO VICTORIAS REGIAS IN THE BOTANICAL GARDEN BRAZIL" black-and-white, unused, from Lito Tip Guanabara, pinhole in top center border, slight yellowing of paper. Issued at the New York World Fair in 1939. $4.00 bge
"ROCKEFELLER CENTER, New York / City. The Spanish Garden in the Gar- / dens of the Nations, 150 feet above the / street showing Patio with authentic / Spanish well-head on the right" in Midtown Manhattan, unused sepia-tone real photo postcard from the Seidman Photo Service (known for quality). Likely to have been taken to publicize the opening. Designed by Welsh landscape architect Ralph Hancock it is, sadly, now gone. $17.50 n(m)n(n)g
"ROSE GARDEN, IN THE FENWAY, BOSTON, MASS. / 3A-H1182" linen post card mailed there 1941, a little extraneous writing at the top of the back, minor wear at 2 corners, a few tiny spots of cancel ink in the sky. $2.50 m(b)g
"SDA 24 / GARDENS & CENTRAL PROMENADE / MORECAMBE" chrome postcard from booklet, much writing on back, 2 small corner creases. In Lancashire England. $1.00 eg
"SEEDS FOR ROOT CROPS / FOR FARM STOCK / ... / PETER HENDERSON & CO. / 35 Cortlandt Street, New York" with prices per pound & per 5 pounds for various Mancel Wurzel, other beets, turnips & carrots; printed advertising on government postal card mailed there APR 25 1879, toned both sides (pricelist heavily), 2 corner creases (1 small). From the leading horticulturalist of his day, the founding father of the seed industry in the USA. In addition to this line, this pioneer offered kitchen gardening mixtures for city & suburban dwellers, and ornamental gardening products. Not bad for an immigrant who arrived with only a few coins in his pocket! His address was in the Port Richmond neighborhood of Staten Island. History in your hands. $13.00 gg(h)n(s)a
"SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHPLACE GARDEN, / STRATFORD-ON-AVON" unused postcard with Quatremain art, numbered *1145 on back, noticeable corner & edge wear. $3.25 a(q)g
"SIDUES SERIES No. 527 CHARMING AVENUE, BOTANICAL GARDENS, BRISBANE" real photo with good focus & composition, mailed 1960 at Spelter West Virginia but a much earlier card, toned back, 2 tiny spots at center of bottom front edge. $2.50 qg
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"S. S. Pio X nei giardini del Vaticano" sepia-tone on yellowish paper from Fototipia Alterocca (their number 92), unused post card, minor wear to one upper corner. In the foreground is Pope Saint Pius X walking in his garden. He served the Catholic Church as Pope from 1903 - 1914-- reforming its liturgy, bringing the Gregorian chants back to the services, and beatifying Saint Joan of Arc (among many other things). $4.00 vcg
"STAR POND. THE BUTCHART GARDENS, NR. VICTORIA, B.C." hand-colored / tinted real photo published by Gowen, Sutton, unused, fresh appearance. $2.75 bg
"Summer House in the royal garden / PATAN, 1853 / by H. A. Oldfield." Unused continental postcard with fresh appearance. (2 available) $1.50 each. ng
"SUNKEN GARDENS, ALLENWOOD INN, BURLINGTON, VERMONT 44" linen post card mailed 1961, small scratch, lower corner crease, light toning in the front borders, soft corners. $1.25 vg* ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"SUNKEN GARDEN, THE BUTCHART GARDENS, NR. VICTORIA, B. C." hand-colored / tinted real photo published by Gowen, Sutton, unused, fresh appearance. (2 available) $2.75 each. bg
"Sunken Garden and Swimming Pool, Harriman Mansion, Tower Hill, Central Valley, N. Y. / No. D 14778" color from E. I. Fitch, mailed circa 1910, much corner wear & rounding. corner crease, slight browning of the paper with age. $4.25 ngs+
"TERRACED GARDEN, MICHIGAN STATE PRISON, MARQUETTE, MICH.--51 / 'IN THE LAND OF HIAWATHA'" unused postcard published by E. C. Kropp Company, fairly fresh with good edges. $2.25 m(m)pg NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"The famous gardens of Charleston SC. / Cypress and azaleas at Cypress / Gardens." with art attributed to 'Char. McCallum' on back but signed 'HALSEY' on front, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 from Piedmont Wyoming, minor corner & edge wear not into the image. Art of this quality deserves correct attribution. So we looked into it, and the handwritten caption should read Corrie McCallum, an impressionistic watercolorist who married William Halsey, & who taught at the College of Charleston. $3.00 s(c)a(m)gt
"THE FLAG GARDEN, ROGER WILLIAMS PARK, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND" unused linen postcard with good edges, light stain in upper left front corner affects border & a little sky. $1.50 rg
"THE FLOWER GARDEN AT MOUNT VERNON / The flower garden and kitchen garden are symmetric- / ally placed at each side of the bowling green..." including hedges in a sort of maze, 1934 copyright notice, unused, pencil writing on back, good edges. $2.00 wg
"THE GARDENS AND SHELTER, WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA. H. 683" on a sunny but cool day, postcard with fresh colors from the Ellanco Series, bottom corners show minor wear, name written on back, light toning to the back mostly near the edges, light water stain shows in one lower front corner. $4.50 e(w)g
"The Garden -- Sir Charles Fitzpatrick's Residence, Murray Bay, Canada" sepia-tone postcard with very late usage at Fitzpatrick Alabama, bottom corners with small creases (one of which is faint). Sir Fitzpatrick was the Chief Justice of Canada, and was formerly the Solicitor General of Canada. $2.75 qgl
"The Gardens of Kent / Kitchen Garden, Capel Manor" including red touch-me-nots & white Canterbury bells, art attributed to W. G. Addison, unused Tuck Oilette postcard 6237, printed in England, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise excellent condition both sides. On the grounds of the horticultural college there. $3.25 fe(b)gt
"'THE HOME OF PLUTO WATER' / LILY POND IN JAPANESE GARDEN, FRENCH LICK SPRINGS HOTEL, FRENCH LICK, IND. / 124154" white-border era post card with very late usage at Newton Stewart, small corner crease, one corner multiply creased. Pluto Water was a popular natural product that was used for a quick laxative effect in the early 1900's. $3.00 igm
"The Hour of Prayer" signed Thomas Kinkade art showing a sundial in a formal garden setting, continental publicity card with 2002 copyright, near mint. $2.00 ag
"The Paseo, Kansas, Mo." with a large & well-kept garden prominent; incomplete caption should specify Kansas City; undivided back post card, writing both sides. An odd error to leave out half the name of the city; we speculate that not many were printed or sold after the error was found. $3.25 m(k)ge
"THE ROOF GARDEN / at the May Fair Hotel. / BERKELEY SQUARE LONDON" color, unnumbered Tuck with textured surface on sturdy stock, mailed in Carland Michigan (2 different cancels), corner & edge wear, exceptionally colorful. $4.00 etg
"The world's longest running performance and most / acclaimed water show is presented daily at CYPRESS / GARDENS, CYPRESS GARDENS, FLORIDA." showing the extensive gardens there, chrome postcard mailed 1970. $1.25 f(c)sg
"Upsala. / Totaniska Trädgärden." including several neatly trimmed hedges & a building in the distance, color carte postale numbered 4004 on the back, paper adherence from booklet along one short back edge. $4.00 sg
"VENETIAN GARDENS AND TEA HOUSE, BERWIND ESTATE, NEWPORT, R. I." Linen mailed 1950, extraneous writing on back, mild corner wear, yellowish paper on back. $1.50 (rg)+
"VIEW ACROSS GARDEN / THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART" Ekc real photo postcard, annotated 'Sept. 23, 1943. Cleveland, Ohio (U.S.)' apparently by a visitor from abroad, small light spot of toning within the upper front border, minor corner wear. $5.00 o(c)g
"VIEW IN THE ROSE GARDEN, ELMWOOD INN, GREENSPRINGS, OHIO” unused white-border-era postcard, numbered 13639-N on back, trivial corner bumps. $1.25 o(g)g
"View of Korakuyen Garden, Okayama" also captioned in Japanese; unusedcirca-1908 carte postale with unevenly divided back, minor corner wear, light toning in the upper front border & on back. We have seen the name of this garden transliterated as Korakuen. Hard to find, however you spell it. $4.00 jg NEW / NOVA / NOWY
"'Waveny' New Canaan, Conn." showing a garden in the park planned by architect W. B. Tubbs, hand-tinted Albertype post card, legible writing on back, good edges. 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 caahg
"Windsor Castle and Alexandra Gardens" including a group of 5 children in the foreground, sepia-tone post card of British manufacture from Valentine's Series, back paper browning to show age, minor wear to the bottom corners. $3.00 e(w)g
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