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CARDS & JOURNALISM POSTCARDS
JOURNAIS / NOVINE / NOVINY / AVISER / ORGAAN
PERIÓDICO / JOURNAUX / ZEITUNGEN / ÚJSÁGOK / DAGBLAĐ
GIORNALI / GAZETY / JORNAIS / SANOMALEHTI / ZIARE
PAHAYAGAN / ČASOPIS / TIDNINGARNA / NEWYDDIADURON
London -- Fleet Street. -- LL." bustling with life & a lot of readable
signage -- Liverpool Post & Mercury, Office to Let / Henry N. Collier, Jeyes
Fluid / the DISINFECTANT, Pears Soap, Kensington Museum, Suchard Cocoa
Chocolates, Remington Typewriter, LONDON GENERAL OMNIBUS COMPANY LIMITED,
MELLIN'S FOOD, THE DAILY CHRONICLE... unused sepia-tone postcard with good
edges except for a small bottom corner crease. $6.00 e(l)n
1878 government postal card with the logo of the New Bedford Mercury newspaper, also giving their address in Massachusetts. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format in black & white. $1.50 mn
"197 CONGRESS AND INDEPENDENCE HALL, PHILADELPHIA, PA. / 3A-H965" including the Public Ledger (newspaper) building, unused linen post card from Lynn H. Boyer, worn corners, tiny spot of toning in right front margin. $1.75 pn
"4th STREET LOOKING SOUTH WILLMAR, MINN. C-481" with a Conoco (Consolidated Oil Company) truck parked near the Daily Tribune on the left, opposite the Willmar theater & Lakeland Hotel; real photo post card mailed there JUL 23 1946 to Miss Alice Cook in Bridgeton New Jersey, small upper corner crease, previous owner's pencil writing on back may not erase well. Rare: no other offers, no exhibits & no recorded sales when we searched the Internet. $15.00 m(w)no
"A Chinatown Gentleman / San Francisco, California" reading a newspaper in Chinese that he is holding, linen postcard in vertical format, back toned, tiny creases at all corners (most noticed from the back). Shown left. $2.50 c(s)n. Another example in better condition, no creases, lightly toned back, likely a different printing with more contrast to the colors. Shown right. $3.00 c(s)n
"Afghanistan, Mahmud Tarzi, father of Afghan / Journalism (1869-1933)" black & white portrait within a black border, 1999 copyright, unused oversize postcard, trivial edge wear. $1.75 aj
"AIRSHIPS PASSING WEST POINT--PAINTED BY LOUIS BIEDERMANN / During the great Hudson-Fulton celebrations in New York in September-October, 1909, the greatest aerial / spectacle ever witnessed will take place... / ...The New York World has offered a $10,000 prize to the aerial navigator who duplicates in / the air the 147-mile journey of Fulton's first steamboat, the Clermont." postcard with note pencilled on back from a mom to her son informing him she is seriously ill, back with uneven yellowish toning. Biedermann was an illustrator working for the paper offering the prize. $10.00 a(p)a(b)enn(w)
"ALL IN THE / DAY'S WORK // 'A new kind of thrill' -- above, the actual plane / (though the scene is a film reconstruction) in which / Blériot first flew the Channel in 1909" including Charles Fontaine (Le Matin correspondent) who used the tricolor French flag (shown) to tell the aviator where to land near the cliffs of Dover; unused Azo (triangles up) real photo post card, surface scuff affects one word in the caption area. Rare. $35.00 a(p)e(w)fn
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Barr's Postcard News. June 20 2005 (40 pages). Articles on police-related, dealings in public places, Fourth of July from Germany, newspapers & more. $1.75 b,n
"Best Wishes / for a Holiday / filled with all / of the nicest things / Your Columbus Dispatch / Newspaper Carrier" card signed by paperboy, design shows cute kitten looking out of a Santa hat. Nice. $2.00 ocn
"Caught while reading the morning news. Very good / of the house." caption from writing on front, real photo postcard with good focus mailed 1914 in Los Angeles (stamp damaged), light toning on back. House shown is 5357 Virginia Avenue, with woman reading on porch, slight oxidation. $12.50 nc
Clear BOSTON MASS. CARRIER / DEC 4 2PM (1878) receiving mark on government postal mailed at New Bedford the same day, bearing the logo of the NEW BEDFORD / MERCURY // UNION / 92 / STREET, heavy vertical crease, triangular violet B. D. / BOSTON / DEC 4 / 2 P.M. marking on back, heavy vertical crease mercifully misses all postal markings, a few small ink spots on front. $30.00 m(n)n-m
"COMPLIMENTS OF / THE COUNTY REVIEW, Riverhead, N. Y. / THE PAPER THE PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT" black & white multiview with 3 scenes, postcard with undivided back, writing both sides, small corner crease, minor edge wear. $6.00 nnm
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"COMPLIMENTS OF THE NEWS, DAYTON OHIO"
"COPYRIGHT, 1904, BY W. R. HEARST A BRIG OUTWARD BOUND" color postcard with undivided back from a complimentary distribution by the New York Sunday American & Journal, back paper browning with age, very late usage at Brigantine New York, 2 faint corner creases, corner rounding & edge wear, faint cancel ink toning in upper front border. $2.25 s(o)n
"D. & H. AND JOURNAL BLDG., ALBANY, N. Y. / 10254" white-border era post card from O. S. Pulman, fresh appearance. $3.50 n
"Final Resting Place of O. O. McIntyre, Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis, Ohio / 0B336-N" as it appeared circa 1940, linen postcard with 1-c stamp applied to back but no writing, minor corner wear, 2 small spots of dark toning in the upper front margin. Oscar Odd McIntyre was a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist, who later edited the Dayton Herald and Cincinnati Post. $3.00 o(g)gcn
"Fort Street, looking East to Pontchartrain Hotel, / Detroit, Mich." including the Journal Building at the right, unused postcard, trivial corner wear, very light toning near 2 back edges. In 1922 the Detroit Journal was bought out by the Detroit News. Seen as high as $12.50 elsewhere in used condition. We need only $5.00. m(d)n
"Franklin Park Lake / Rowland" unused undivided back postcard from a Columbus Dispatch newspaper series of 16 subjects, faint album impressions at the corners, minor rounding to one bottom corner, fairly fresh. $3.25 o(c)n
"German Press / Germania" caption from prominent signage in view, sepia-tone postcard, unused, much corner & edge wear, long crease, 4 small spots on back from paste mounting, 3 tiny scrapes near right front edge. $2.00 n
"Gruss von einem Leser der Lincoln Freie Press" undivided back multiview showing the building were this German-language paper was published, the dispatch of the papers by horse-drawn wagon & a pressroom work scene! Excellent condition. $20.00 (nnmg)
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"HERALD SQUARE, BROADWAY AND SIXTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY." including several streetcars & signage -- Budweiser (partial), David P. Leany Realty Co., Star Shoe Co., HEARN; unused white-border era postcard, two tiny spots in the sky, minor corner rounding, back lightly but extensively toned. The New York Herald & The Telegram newspapers occupied the building in the center. $5.50 n(n)rsn
"HURRAH FOR 1911" New Year postcard to be given out at Sunday Schools encouraging boys to attend & receive a free 3-month subscription to 'Boys World', a newspaper for boys; unused (no superintendant or Sunday-school teacher signature on front, back shown features a fanciful airship design, fairly fresh. $10.00 bn(y)n
"K2KTT / PJ7" with Anguilla in the foreground & French St. Martin in the background., QSL card used 1985. The person shown is operator George I. Rand, who edits the Eastern Caribbean Newsletter from his hometown of New York City & his secondary home in Sint Maarten. $3.75 ang(r)
"LESS THAN 78˘ A WEEK... / for the stamps you want and the news you need / ... / Linn's / Stamp News" unused subscription business reply card, continental size. $1.00 nps
"LET THIS BE OUR SLOGAN FOR THE COMING SEASON / Say it with / brakes -- / and save the flowers! / NOW DONT BE SILLY! / WE CAN ALL SEE THAT NO TRAIN IS COMING! / MAKES NO DIFFER- / ENCE! THIS FAMILY / CROCK DON'T CROSS A / CHOO-CHOO TRACK / ALL THIS SUMMER 'TIL / SOME MEMBER OF THE / PARTY GETS OUT AND / FLAGS US ACROSS! / [BY IRELAND - COURTESY COLUMBUS (o.) DISPATCH / THE BALTIMORE AND OHIO RAILROAD--SAFETY DEPARTMENT" postcard mailed 1924 to Girard Pennsylvania with a detailed description of a used automobile, spotty toning on back. This B&O campaign lasted until 1926, because we found 2 mentions of the slogan then in other types of publications while searching for the card. But no one was showing or offering this rarity. $10.00 arno
"LOWELL THOMAS was born April 6, 1892 in / Woodington... / ...Painting on display at Garst Museum / Greenville, Ohio" with signed portrait in vertical format of the author & news commentator by Gene Anthony, unused chrome post card with 1971 copyright, old price may be hard to erase on back, good edges. $1.50 o(g)o(w)mna*
"MAIN BANKING ROOM / THE SUPERIOR SAVINGS AND TRUST COMPANY / ROCKEFELLER BUILDING" black & white on postcard from a series of 16 issued by the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper, unused, paper browning slightly with age, soft corners, tiny ding in bottom edge. $3.00 oin
"MARTIN HALL. SCIENCE HALL AND EXPERIMENT STATION, UNIVERSITY OF W. VA., MORGANTOWN, W. VA." mailed 1933, light cancel on front, minor corner wear. The oldest building at the university, the hall now houses the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 wcn
"Newspaper Row / COPYRIGHT 1897 BY C. F. TH. KREH. N.Y." unused private mailing card, buildings named & also labeled to show where the Times, New York Journal, The World, and Staats-Zeitung were produced, minor corner & edge wear, unusually detailed & interesting. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nnp
NOV 13 1954 handwritten request for a photo made to the Milwaukee Sentinell by a Navy sailor on government postal card. The shot showed a man running with a trophy & 8 sailors. The paper did not print the photo, and as explained in the typed note from Miss A. Berezinski, returning the sailor's postcard, the negatives were not kept. The reply was mailed November 13 (metered on newspaper stationery), and forwarded to Masury Ohio. Original government postal card & reply envelope with contents for $4.00 nw
"Office 'THE SUN' / New York, [July 9] 1879 / Your Subscription to 'THE DAILY SUN' / Expires [July 20] If you wish to renew / ... Under the new law, / postage must be prepaid by the Publisher. Your sub- / scription, postage free, will be $6.50 per year. / I. W. ENGLAND, Publisher" postal card form with dates in brackets filled in by hand, mailed JUL 9 1879 at New York City, upper corner crease & splotchy toning both sides. $5.00 snn-n
"ON AN IRRIGATION CANAL. CAIRO." art including a man, a woman & a sheep; unused Egyptian Gazette Tuck Oilette post card (Series No. 2), minor toning on back, trivial corner wear. The Gazette is the oldest English-language newspaper in the Mideast. Seldom offered. $10.00 nte
"PFEIFFER'S GARAGE." in Forest Ohio, with 7 Ford autos & several men standing outside it & the neighboring newspaper the Forest Advertiser (& Job Printing shop), unused Cyko real photo postcard with our caption caption taken from the most prominent sign, album impressions noticeable at the front corners, faint album marks at the back corners. Good focus, contrast a bit low, well composed, good edges. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no photographer attribution, no publisher credit, no caption, so just for personal use. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 o(f)gna
"Providence Hospital, Sandusky, O." showing its exterior, postcard published by The Evening Star-Journal (then a daily newspaper in Ohio) & mailed there 1907, 2 corners with small creases, light toning on front mostly in the borders. The Sisters of St. Francis served there for almost 80 years before it was sold & became the Firelands Regional Medical Center South Campus. $5.00 o(s)c(s)mn
"READING THE BULLETIN BOARDS, CHINATOWN, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. 63" showing a group of men reading the Chinese equivalent of a newspaper; unused linen postcard circa 1935, copyrighted Stanley A. Piltz, good edges. $3.00 c(s)n
"Recorder Printing Office / W. H. CLARK / POST OFFICE / TIM McHENRY'S BUS LINE / RISING SUN & AURORA / U. S. M." uncaptioned (so we used all the signs!) sepia-tone real photo post card with excellent focus & contrast, mailed there JUN 2 1909, small bottom corner crease, oxidation consistent with age. This is Main Street, the wagon abbreviation is for U. S. Mail, the Presbyterian Church is at the right & the Recorder was the town newspaper. Mr. Clark once served as their Postmaster; he sold millinery & shoes out of the store shown at the left. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. i(r)pnghb
REED AVIATION. Unused continental post card showing its BAe HS-748 at Liverpool in March 1995, published in France, near mint. Reed distributes UK newspapers by air to more than 40 countries. $7.50 aen
"Smilin' Sam / KDR-3723" QSL card with Runnin' Bare commissioned art (shapely newspaper reporter putting her feet up on a desk) for Suzanne Whitman, writing on back, 1978 copyright dates to 1968. $1.50 o(n)n
"TETRAZZINI SINGING at LOTTA'S FOUNTAIN TO 100,000 PEOPLE ASSEMBLED IN THE STREETS / OF SAN FRANCISCO ON CHRISTMAS EVE, 1910. / COPYRIGHT 1910 BY PACIFIC PHOTO AND ART CO. S. F. PUBLISHED EXCLUSIVELY BY CARDINELL VINCENT CO. SAN FRANCISCO" the Chronicle Building bedecked with flags in the background, the world-famous operatic singer simultaneously presenting that city with a gift & a pointed snub to Oscar Hammerstein (who wanted her singing in New York City). From the looks of it, 100,000 was a gross undercount. May people remembered that day. Written on the back: 'John Blumenstiel and I are in this crowd.' Spotty but light toning on the back, a long internal crease from the top that is hard to see from the front, other edge wear is minor. $7.50 c(s)mng
"THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH / Newsboys / Military Band" playing outdoors to a standing crown, black & white souvenir post card, much writing on back is either erased or lined out, considerable corner & edge wear. $5.00 onm
"The Five Great Department Stores of / Boston have each increased only in the Herald / their advertising appropriation for the coming / year. / The Boston Herald Sells Their Good!" all-word printed message on government postal card addressed to New York, heavily toned back, tiny ding in top edge, small spot on bottom front edge, light toning on front. $4.00 nm
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"'The Home of The Topeka Daily Capital / Arthur Capper, Publisher.'" with a corner view of their building, color postcard, unused, Arthur Capper's logo in back message area, 2 toned back edges, mild wear along top edge including its corners. $4.25 nk
"THE PYRAMIDS OF GHIZEH, CAIRO" unused Egyptian Gazette Oilette postcard (Series No. 2) published by Tuck, minor wear to the upper edge & to the lower left front corner, light toning near 2 back edges. The Gazette is the oldest English-language newspaper in the Mideast. Seldom offered. $9.50 nte
"THE SUNDAY HERALD--BOSTON, FEBRUARY 25 / Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Hastings Riding in a Tri-Car / In Havana and Equipped for a Journey Into the Suburbs" circa-1907 advertising postcard for Indian motorcycles reproducing the article with its illustration for a contemporaneous & enterprising salesman, Undivided back, minor corner & edge wear, 2 short internal creases from the right front center. Theodore K. Hastings was the Vice President of the Federation of American Motorcyclists. He was out of Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City and made publicity trips abroad to Cuba & England, competing successfully at times. His activity continued at least into 1908 where we found numerous different mentions of him in Vol. LVII of the Bicycling World & Motorcycle Review. Pertinent personal message handwritten on front complements the advertising intent: 'Dear Veda. Have just returned from an 800 mile trip on my Indian. The Hendee Co Spring-field, Mass make them but your local dealer will show you. They are fast, cheap and economical, and it dont(sic) take an expert to run it and keep it going. Want one. Harry'. Rare: no one else can show you this. The reason you do not see any more of these is probably because the newspaper objected to the use of all its presumably copyrighted article, text and illustration, for an unintended commercial purpose of another business. That was also the probable reason the card was mailed under cover, instead mailing exposed to public view as a postcard. After paying to make them, the salesman still want to use them, even when pressured by the Boston Herald! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. can(b)m(b)nmg(h)
Wanted to buy--postcards showing New York City newspaper buildings, especially in the 1898 - 1915 timeframe. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
Wanted to buy--postcards or photos picturing the Times of Ceylon building in the 1950's or 1960's. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c2
"WATER CARRIERS ... NEAR CAIRO" showing 4 women balancing large buckets on their heads, unused Egyptian Gazette Oilette postcard (series No. 3) from Tuck, printed in England, tiny paper separation at one upper corner, otherwise fairly fresh. The third word in the caption is very hard to read. $10.00 nte
"Where can I get / reliable information on / POLITICS, COMMERCE and INDUSTRY / in the Czechoslovak Republic / Central and Western Europe? / ONLY / THE DAILY NEWSPAPER THE / Prager Press / ... / CIRCULATION 250,000..." post card mailed in Prague Czechoslovakia to New York City, spectacular back (shown) that is almost as interesting & unusual as the front. $15.00 nc
"WRIGHT BIPLANE 'CHYENNE' MUSKOGEE OKLA" Azo (triangles both ways) real photo postcard showing aviator Leonard Bonney about to transport Miss Olive Adair aloft at the 1911 Muskogee Fair, light album toning on back, good edges. The hobble-skirted Miss Adair became the first journalist to fly in Oklahoma; she was society reporter for the Muskogee Daily Phoenix. After the flight she broke a champagne bottle on the pilot's seat to christen the aeroplane 'Miss Cheyenne' (misspelled in the caption as reported here) in honor of the biplane owner's original state. We know the woman pictured was not Kathryn Hull (who was the first and only other woman Bonney took airborne that day), because she had nothing to do with the naming of the biplane. Super rare. $125.00 o(m)nw
"YOU AND YOUR OLD NEWSPAPER; WHY DON'T / YOU PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME ONCE IN AWHILE" scolds a woman with 7 children near her, unused Tichnor chrome postcard, a few tiny spots on the back from the printing process, good edges. $1.50 cn
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See also Communications topical covers. Shown is an 1890 envelope from the Smith Premier Typewriter Company.
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