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|ALHAMBRA (MADISON COUNTY).
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those showing the depot. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars
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ALLERTON (SIDELL TOWNSHIP, VERMILION COUNTY). "W9MOQ" QSL postal card mailed there 1948 by operator W. Paul Morris, 2 corners creased, light spotty toning both sides. $1.75 i(a)
ALPHA (HENRY COUNTY). Wanted to buy--post cards & postal cards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
ALTON (MADISON COUNTY). Wanted to buy--postcards & postal cards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
ANTIOCH (LAKE COUNTY). "GEORGE DIAMOND / Charcoal Broiled Steaks / Chicago, Ill. 60605..." multiview chrome post card with 4 scenes--the owner cooking & the exterior of 3 of his restaurants (Chicago, Antioch Illinois & Acapulco); unused, excellent condition. $2.50 m(g)i(c)i(a)c
ARGO (COOK COUNTY). Wanted to buy--real photo post cards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
ARK (MASSAC COUNTY). Wanted to buy--undivided back postcards from there, or postal cards mailed from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *m
ASSUMPTION (CHRISTIAN COUNTY). "Greetings from / Assumption, Ill." embossed postcard with a generic scene surrounded by pink flowers, mailed SEP 23 1910 from there to Miss Gladys Dill in Grogan Ohio, corner crease, noticeable edge wear, small red spot of toning on back obscures nothing. As is. $0.75 i(a)
ATLANTA (LOGAN COUNTY). Wanted to buy--post cards & postal cards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
AURORA (KANE COUNTY). February 1910. "147. / COPYRIGHT 1908 ROCHESTER PHOTO PRESS / ROCHESTER N.Y. // THE PERFORMANCE / ALWAYS SATISFACTORY00IF YOU USE / RICHARDS 'ROYAL TROLLEY / HOUSE DOOR HANGER" real photo advertising card picturing the product & additional claims over all the back, oxidation consistent with age, size of a regular postcard. From a mention in a 1905 trade publication we learned it was made by the Richards Manufacturing Company of Aurora Illinois. $8.50 cai(a)
AURORA (KANE COUNTY). "Public Library, Aurora, Ill. / 'City of Lights'" post card mailed there AUG 29 1917 to Miss Rita Matson in Kansas City Missouri, long corner crease, both sides toned, cancel ink on front, as is. $0.75 i(a)l
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AURORA (KANE COUNTY). "W9JUO" shortwave (7 MC) QSL card mailed 1947 by operator Julian M. Munyon, trace of cancel ink on front, small corner bend. $2.25 i
BARRINGTON (COOK & LAKE COUNTIES). "WN9TCW" shortwave (7.17 MC) QSL postcard mailed there 1966 by operator Stanley DePue, good edges. $2.75 i
BELLEVILLE (SAINT CLAIR COUNTY). "AERIAL VIEW OF SCOTT FIELD, BELLEVILLE, ILL.--1 / showing U. S. Army Airship RN-1" unused white-border era postcard, tiny upper corner crease, otherwise fairly fresh. Today this military airport is known as Scott Air Force Base. Rare: there are similarly captioned postcards that are common, so please check the images that you actually have. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 zmia
BELLEVILLE (SAINT CLAIR COUNTY). "Hotel Belleville, Belleville, Ill. / 6A-H1726" with a lot of pedestrian & auto traffic outside; unused circa 1936 linen post card distributed by Walkohl Drug Company. Check your cards--there is a more common view with less traffic & scrawny trees to the right & left of the building! $3.25 i(b)
BELLEVILLE (SAINT CLAIR COUNTY). "W9CTR" QSL card with USA map design mailed there 1948 by operator Conrad R. Martin, minor wear at 3 corners. $1.75 i
BELLEVILLE (SAINT CLAIR COUNTY). "WA9TVM" QSL postcard mailed 1971, multicolor graphics. $1.50
BELVIDERE (BOONE COUNTY). Wanted to buy--other postcards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio. *c
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BENSENVILLE (DUPAGE COUNTY). "ADVANCED PACKAGING DEFECTS" unused business reply card for high-sensitivity acoustic microscopes, from a November 1997 advertising campaign of Sonoscan Incorporated, near-mint condition. $1.00 i(b) NEW / NUEVO / NOWY
BENSENVILLE (DUPAGE COUNTY). "FLICK-REEDY CORPORATION / Bensenville Illinois / ... / FLICK-REEDY'S QUARTER CENTURY of PROGRESS" showing a modern interior, unused chrome post card with fresh appearance. $1.50 ii(b)
BENTON (FRANKLIN COUNTY). "F. T. D. Acknowledgment" dated 1949 on government postal card. $1.25
BERWYN (COOK COUNTY). "Parthenon Theatre, Berwyn, Ill.--10" showing 'THE RAGMAN / WITH / JACKIE COOGAN' on the marquee, the corner drug store & barber pole in front of it & more; unused white-border era postcard from E. C. Kropp, trivial corner wear, faint corner crease. $4.00 imt*
BERWYN (COOK COUNTY). "W9WR" multicolor shortwave QSL postcard with attractive world map design, used 1965 by operator Fred J. Hinds, QCWA sticker on back, minor wear at one corner. The map colors appear to have been done by hand. $2.75 ih
BLOOMINGTON / KEG GROVE (MCLEAN COUNTY). "4075. SCENE STEIN'S GROVE, MILLER PARK. / BLOOMINGTON, ILLINOIS" showing two men fishing in a creek, post card on grayish paper, mailed circa 1920, corner crease, corner & edge wear. $4.00 if ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
BLOOMINGTON / KEG GROVE (MCLEAN COUNTY). "4097--Consistory Temple / Approximate Cost, Exclusive of Furnishings, $50,00.00, Bloomington, Ill. 120935-N" unused linen post card, trivial wear at the upper corners, otherwise quite fresh. $2.50 i(b)
BLOOMINGTON / KEG GROVE (MCLEAN COUNTY). "BECK / MEMORIAL / HOME // BLOOMINGTON / ILLINOIS" mortuary advertising on a multiview linen postcard with 5 scenes--chapel, reception area, family room, lounge & exterior; unused, fresh colors, good edges. $4.00 i(b)i(m)mg
BLOOMINGTON / KEG GROVE (MCLEAN COUNTY). "Corn Belt Philatelic Society / STAMP & POSTCARD DIVISIONS PRESENTING / CORNPEX '06 / ..." unused regular-size publicity postcard in near-mint condition. $1.00 i
BLOOMINGTON / KEG GROVE (MCLEAN COUNTY). "FORD TOURING MOTOR NO. 4652615 / ... $125.00 REWARD / $25.00 for Recovery of the car / $100.00 for Sentence of the Thief / ILLINOIS AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE EXCHANGE / Bloomington, ILLINOIS / July 21 1921" government postal card mailed to the chief of Police in Richards, Missouri, long creases reinforced by clear tape on back, several scrapes on front with missing information penned in. As is. $0.75 ii(b)a
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BLOOMINGTON / KEG GROVE (MCLEAN COUNTY). "I. R. KRUM, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in / Lumber, Grain, Coal, Salt, Doors, Sash and Blinds / Bloomington, Ill." 1874 advertising on government postal card, toning along right front edge & left rear edge. $18.00 ialg
BLOOMINGTON / KEG GROVE (MCLEAN COUNTY). "W9UQT" contest QSL postal card mailed 135 by operator V. L. Lehman, a little cancel ink on bront, light toning at one back corner, good edges. $2.50 i(b)
BLUE ISLAND (COOK COUNTY). "VERMONT & REXFORD BLUE ISLAND" meaning the intersection of Vermont Street & Rexford Street, looking toward the Klein Elevator (which fronted on the Rock Island tracks) & a Pillsbury ad sign; an early auto, early truck & horse-drawn wagon prominent, slight curl to the paper. Sepia-tone AZO (triangles both ways) real photo post card with crisp focus & contrast, oxidation consistent with age, light toning along one short back edge, trivial corner rounding. The Klein family traces its history there back to the late 1840's. Rare. SALE IN PROGRESS i(b)g(k)
BRIDGEPORT (LAWRENCE COUNTY). "Fire Engine Bridgeport Ill" a wagon pulled by two horses, standing outside the J. C. Whittaker dry goods store, a dentist sign in the distance; sepia-tone real photo postcard. Now only available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $3.00 igh
BROADVIEW (COOK COUNTY). "W9NPC" unused circa 1945 QSL card made for operator Lewis A. Hill, excellent condition. $2.25 i(b)
BROCTON (EDGAR COUNTY). "WN9PJP" shortwave QSL card with colorful hobby-related graphics, used 1966 by operator Edward Livesay, good edges. The only card we have ever seen from this small town. $3.00 i
BROOKFIELD / GROSSDALE (COOK COUNTY). "185--Bird House, The Chicago Zoological Park at Brookfield, Illinois" linen postcard mailed 1942, small cancel ink on front. $1.25
BUDA / FRENCH GROVE (BUREAU COUNTY). Wanted to buy--post cards & postal cards from there, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
BUFFALO GROVE (COOK COUNTY & LAKE COUNTY). "K9WYP" QSL post card mailed 1992 by operator Richard Wallner, QCWA label attached to front, some cancel ink on front, mild edge wear. $1.25 i(b)
BUTLER (MONTGOMERY COUNTY). Wanted to buy--postcards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
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ILLINOIS POSTCARDS, QSL CARDS & POSTAL CARDS--
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(ALEXANDER COUNTY). "1363 ILLINOIS CENTRAL R. R., SHOWING M. & O.
FLYER, CAIRO, ILL." with baggage cart, buggy & passengers in the foreground,
circa 1910 postcard published by S. H. Dress, trivial edge wear. The Mobile & Ohio Railroad connected by
bridge (first use 1889) to the Illinois Central Railroad depot shown here at
Cairo. Sold but front
side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan
(publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75.
CAIRO (ALEXANDER COUNTY). "The Halliday House, Cairo, Ill." looking in towards the hotel & its boathouse from the water, including part of the bow-boat MAMIE BARRETT seen at the left; postcard mailed Sept 24 1909 (partial CAIRO, ILL. TRANS. CLERK hand cancel), a little cancel ink in the sky, minor wear at the bottom corners. The ship is not to be confused with the Mamie Barrett built in 1913, nor the Mamie S. Barrett which came even later. Instead, this is the former Charlotte Boeckeler, which became the J. H. Freind, a bow-boat for rafting logs that got this name when it sold to the Barrett Line. The best collection of US ships we ever saw (and purchased!) had no image of that ship--whole or partial. $17.50 i(c)s(r)s(b)
CALUMET HARBOR. "1633 Boat Landing, Calumet Harbor." in Illinois, including people & an old auto nearby the small steamer Thistle; postcard published by E. A. Bishop, mailed at Oshkosh Wisconsin in July 1911 by a lady commenting on the 'dandy weather'. We are told that the Thistle, damaged by storms & ice, was condemned at Green Bay in 1915. Small upper corner crease, small bottom corner crease that is hard to detect from the front. SALE IN PROGRESS s(l)i
CANTON (FULTON COUNTY). "W9HGO / M" mobile QSL postcard mailed 1969 to confirm contacts in Kentucky counties of McCracken & Marshall & Trigg, fresh appearance. Sent by Dot Jones. $2.00 ik
CANTON (FULTON COUNTY). "W9HGO" QSL post card mailed there 1968, trace of cancel ink on front . From Dot Jones. $1.75 i
CARBONDALE (JACKSON COUNTY). "Corner East Main and Washington Avenue, Looking East, Carbondale, Ill.--2" with Illinois Route I3 sign, unused white-border era postcard, 2 tiny corner crease. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) & enhanced 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 im*
CARBONDALE (JACKSON COUNTY). "F. T. D. Acknowledgment / ...Wisely / City Carbondale" on government postal card mailed 1950, light amount of cancel ink on front, a little extraneous writing on back. $1.25
CARBONDALE (JACKSON COUNTY). "Ice Plant, Central Illinois Public Service Company, Carbondale, Ill.--5" exterior including a loading dock, unused white-border era post card from E. C. Kropp, slight yellowing of the paper with age on back, minor corner & edge wear. $4.75 i(c)i
CARLINVILLE (CARLINVILLE TOWNSHIP, MACOUPIN COUNTY). "Carlinville Ill. ... 9-12-09 ...This is a picture of us driving across country from one of other farms." uncaptioned (so we quote from the back message) sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed SEP 13 1909 at Carlinville, small upper corner crease, tiny tear at top center edge, bottom corner with 2 small creases, oxidation consistent with age. The sturdiness of these horse-drawn buggies is evident as the men perch or lean on the tops. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 i(c)h
CARLYLE, ILLINOIS (CLINTON COUNTY). "The old swinging bridge / across the Kaskalkia(sic River / at Carlysle(sic), Ill..." home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1957 at Huey Illinois, a little wear at one upper corner. The bridge is named after General Dean. It spans the Kaskaskia River & is the only one of its kind in Illinois. $2.00 i(c)i(k)b ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
CAROL STREAM (DUPAGE COUNTY). "TIMBER RIDGE--Beautiful mansard roofed…" unused chrome post card advertising condo real estate, fresh appearance. $1.50 ir
CARROLLTON (GREENE COUNTY). Wanted to buy--postcards from here. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
CARTERVILLE (WILLIAMSON COUNTY). "WB9IPA" QSL post card mailed there 1974, attractive patriotic graphics, light amount of cancel ink on front. From Bob Alexander at age 15. $2.00 i*
(MARION COUNTY, WASHINGTON COUNTY, CLINTON COUNTY & JEFFERSON COUNTY).
"BARNES SHOE COMPANY, CENTRALIA, ILL. /
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (CHAMPAIGN COUNTY). "Illini Union Building, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Ill." unused linen post card published by Champaign & Urbana New Agency, near mint condition. $3.50 c(u)i(c) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA (CHAMPAIGN COUNTY). "QUADRANGLE, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS / CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS" postcard mailed there 1957 to Mr. Jonathan S. Smith in Columbus Ohio, long vertical crease, stamp damaged as shown. $0.50 c(i)i(c) NEW / NUEVO / NOWY
CHANUTE FIELD / CHANUTE FLYING FILED (CHAMPAIGN COUNTY). "Chanute Field, Ill. / 116849" showing 3 bi-planes side-by-side, monochromatic green post card mailed by a someone stationed there in the Army in 1939, upper corners creased, light toning on back, mild corner & edge wear. Message reads in part: '...old type of airplanes of 1925. They are no longer on the field.' Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 a(m)i
CHARLESTON (COLES COUNTY). "WA9OWY" QSL postcard mailed there 1969, patriotic eagle & hobby-related art, partial cancel on front, call sign correction on face, small corner crease. Sent by Roger D. Rice. $1.25 i
CHESTER (RANDOLPH COUNTY). Wanted to buy--postcards from there, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
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