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|"213 Köln vom Pressaturm" showing 2 ships
about to pass under a bridge, real photo postcard with good contrast & composition,
mailed there 1931, ink smear on back in address, 3 creases affect one corner. $2.75 n
"23. Köln Der Dom von Süden" showing the cathedral from the south (so the nearby railroad station cannot be seen); unused sepia-tone real photo postcard with oxidation consistent with circa-1910 age, album adherences on the back which obscure nothing, slight curl to the paper. $5.00 n NEW / NÝR / NOU
"513. Köln Opernhaus" sepia-tone post card with very late usage in the United States, rough edges as issued, small spot of toning on back. $1.75 n
"521. Köln, Heinzelmännchen-Brunnen" sepia-tone postcard showing Hotel Reichshof & adjacent building, very late usage in the United States, upper & lower edges show separation from folder. $2.00 n
"530. Köln, Hochhaus am Hansaring" sepia-tone post card from Karl Rud. Bremer & Co., very late usage in the United States, good contrast, top & bottom edges show separation from folder, one corner badly creased. $1.25 n
"531. Köln, Hildebrandbrunnen" sepia-tone postcard, very late usage in the United States, top & bottom edges show separation from folder. $1.50 n
"532. Köln, Die Bastei" black & white post card, very late usage in the United States, top & bottom edges show separation from folder. A striking building. $2.00 n
"Blick auf Mehlem,, Königswinter und Peterberg" taken from Rodderberg hill, real photo postcard with scalloped edges as issued, unused, excellent condition. $1.25 n
"Boppard" a panoramic view including the Rhein from a high vantage point, sepia-tone Postkarte from Verlag Chr. Schöning in Lübeck (Nr. 25937), mailed there 22.9.33, fancy Perle des Rhein (Pearl of the Rhein) & grapes cancel on damaged stamp to Miss Margaret E. Jones in Central Islip NY, uneven artistic edges as issued, a few tiny speckles of cancel ink in the front sky. $2.25 n
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"Coblenz a. Rhein. / Die Mündungder Mosel in den Rhein." color post card from Trinks & Co., unused, lightly toned back, minor edge wear. $2.50 n
"Coblenz a. Rhein. / Rheinbrücke mit Kgl. Schloss" color postcard from Trinks & Co., unused, toned back, corner & edge wear, lacks freshness. $1.75 n
"Coblenz. Das Deutsche Eck" unused Heliokolorcarte von Ottmar Zieher, unused, light corner & edge wear. $3.50 n
"Coblenz. Moselbrücke mit alter Burg" including a steamship, unmailed, sepia-tone post card from booklet, fairly fresh. $2.00 n
"Das Berg. Land. Blick auf Schloß Burg" with the castle prominent, Möwe-Postkarte (real photo) mailed -7.7.30 at Wuppertal to Mr. James Krupka in Berwyn Illinois as part of an exchange, slight curl to the paper, minor wear to 3 corners, light cancel ink in top left front corner. $2.75 n
"DJ1XO" continental Universitätsstadt Bochum QSL card used 1972, with their crest prominent in the design, bend at one corner. $1.25 n
"DJ4OA" Krefeld QSL postcard used 1969 by operator Wolfgang Geihe, 3/4" scrape in sky around a tiny pinhole. Illustration on front is a jet aircraft as seen from below. As is. $1.00 a(j)n
"Düsseldorf. Berger-Ufer." black & white postcard with steamship prominent, mailed 1914, lightly toned front, heavily toned back, small scrapes in upper right front corner. $2.00 n
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"ESSEN. CHEMISCHE FABRIK TH. GOLDSCHMIDT A. G." exterior, sepia-tone postcard on yellowish paper from P. Reintges, very late usage at Delbarton West Virginia, long edges rough but carefully separated from other postcards. $3.75 in
"ESSEN. DIE KRUPPSCHEN WERKE." showing a vast industrial complex, sepia-tone post card with very late usage at Monaville West Virginia (2 different cancels there), dark image. In North Rhine-Westphalia. $3.75 in
"ESSEN. DIE KRUPPSCHEN WERKE. TELANSICHT" including many smokestacks during operations, sepia-tone post card, very late usage at Canebrake West Virginia. In North Rhine-Westphalia. $3.75 in
"ESSEN. KOKSOFENANLAGE." showing a coke oven plant, sepia-tone postcard with very late usage at Worth West Virginia, mid edge wear. In North Rhine-Westphalia. $3.50 in
"ESSEN. KRUPP'S FABRIK. / HOCHOFENANLAGE." including railcars, sepia-tone post card from Reintges booklet, corner crease. $6.50 in
"ESSEN. RHEIN-HERNE-KANAL. AUS DEM BERGFISKALISCHEN HAFEN" sepia-tone postcard showing huge crane loading some ships, one ship named 'MANNHEIM', very late usage in the United States, trace of cancel ink on front . one rough edge (separation from folder). $4.75 n
"Godesberg" color post card used there 1910, shows a ship passing by, corner crease, corner & edge wear, partial cancel on front. $3.75 n
"GRUSS aus Bad-Sassendorf i / w" multiview undivided back Postkarte of a spa with 4 scenes--including Trinkpavilion & Charlottenquelle; album marks on front, corner wear & rounding, ding in top edge, brownish paper, very late usage at Manvel Texas, internal crease. In North Rhine-Westphalia. $7.00 gsn NEW / NÝR / NOU
"Gruss aus Bonn. / Stengel & Co., Dresden" monochromatic green Postkarte with brown caption mailed 15.8.97 to Ernst Wolff staying at a hotel in Ems, upper corner crease, small bottom corner crease, lightly toned back. $17.00 ngs
"Gruss aus Coblenz / Denkmal Wilhelm I am deutschen Eck b / Coblenz." and the royal couple in an embossed silhouette & wreath, Postkarte with undivided back, very late usage at Tom Bean Texas, a few speckles of toning on front, small corner crease & rounded corners, still very attractive. Coblenz is now spelled Koblenz. $12.00 ngsr
"Gruss aus der Bierstadt Dortmund" Postkarte mailed there 19.8.97 (error day 29 in cancel) to the family of Peter Goecken in Crefeld where it arrived 20.8.97, light spotty toning on back obscures nothing, trivial corner rounding. Dortmund makes one of the very few beers sold all over Germany--thus its name 'King of Beer Cities' & similar phrases. $25.00 nbg
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"GRUSS / aus DÜSSELDORF." in North Rhine-Westphalia, color multiview on undivided back with 5 scenes--including Kunst-Halle, Krieger-Denkmals & Kunst Akademie; slight yellowing of the paper with age, very late usage at Lipscomb Texas, ink smear on back, tiny ding in top edge, small piece of one corner missing. $7.50 gn
"Gruss aus Goch. An der Niers. / 88903 Verlag Joseph Hegemann, Goch." Postkarte with undivided back mailed 24VI1906 from Nordbanernes Posteksp. Norway (clear cancels tie 10-ore stamp) to Mrs. E. M. Goldschmidt in Upper Montclair New Jersey (almost complete receiving mark JUL 9), tiny upper corner crease, other corners with minor rounding. This town was completely razed by World War II bombing & this view of it is hard to find. $15.00 ng
"GRUSS aus Köln" in North Rhein-Westphalia, color multiview with 3 scenes--including Post & Justizgebäude; corner & edge wear, small corner crease, light browning of paper with age. $8.50 gn ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"Grüsse / aus Köln / am Rhein" used there 1951, real photo multiview postcard with 5 scenes--including the cathedral & new bridge, fresh appearance. $1.50 nm
"Gruss aus Villa Honigheim Düsseldorf Grafenberg" showing a restaurant ('Restauration' in the building sign at the left) on the German electric interurban line (train shown has stopped to take on a passenger); Postkarte mailed in Belgium 3 MAI 1902 to Etterbeeck, both sides toned from long album contact, minor wear to the upper edge & upper corners. The location in North Rhine-Westphalia is often seen hyphenated as Düsseldorf-Grafenberg (an urban borough of Düsseldorf). Very hard to find. $20.00 gn
"Grüsse von der Kavallerie / vom Truppenübungsplaatz Munster" multiview including parades & blacksmith, post card mailed 1906, corner crease. Nice! Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50
"K. 300" showing the tower (architect Wilhelm Riphahn) overhanging the Rhine at the northern end of Cologne, unused circa-1925 postcard with very lightly toned back bearing a small advertisement for Farina (Italian for flower) the oldest eau de cologne (from 1709). $5.00 pn NEW / NÝR / NOU
"Koblenz, die Stadt an Rhein u. Mosel! Deutsches Eck" prominently showing the headland where the Rhine & Mosel Rivers meet, Photo & Postkartenvertrieb Fritz Wagner, unused postcard, 2 small spots of toning on back, a dark thin scrape near the lower left front corner. $2.00 n
"Köln a. Rh. Die Bastei" showing the tower (architect Wilhelm Riphahn) overhanging the Rhine at the northern end of Cologne; unused Postkarte from Karl Rud. Bremer & Co., minor corner wear, dark album marks at the corners of both sides. $2.50 na NEW / NÝR / NOU
"Köln a. Rh. / Fronleichnamsprozession auf dem / Waldmarkt." showing a Roman Catholic procession for the Feast of Corpus Christi, unused post card from Eduard Hölzermann, good edges. $4.50 npc NEW / NÝR / NOU
"Köln a. Rhein. Opernhaus." showing the opera house that was badly damaged in World War II, uneven top & bottom edges because of separation from other postcards, very late usage at Rhine Georgia, lightly toned back, TB seal with creased corner. $2.00 nm NEW / NÝR / NOU
"Köln a. Rh. Heumarkt" showing the hay market as seen from a high vantage point, also including horse-drawn vehicles towards the right; unused circa-1910 Postkarte from an undisclosed publisher, bottom corners creased faintly, minor wear at all corners. $2.00 n
"Köln a. Rh. Totalansich." sepia-tone postcard on yellowish paper, very late usage in the United States, corner wear & rounding, small corner crease, long crease, as is. $1.00 n
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"Köln a. Rh. Waidmarkt." including the Raueiser building & many pedestrians, sepia-tone postcard on yellowish paper, very late usage in the United States, small corner crease. $2.00 n
"Königswinter. Blick v. Drachenfels." black & white postcard, very late usage in the United States, corner crease. $1.50 n
"Konzert und Gesellschaffssaal" an unused postcard advertising the concert & social hall of owner Ludwig Böhm, showing an upright piano, dance floor & capacity for long tables at Hotel Pension Drachenfels, fairly fresh with good edges. $4.00 ni(h)
"MINDEN. Am Schwanenteich" postcard used there 1915, feldpost marking, several small ink smear on back, one corner badly creased, small pencil marks on image. $1.50 n-n
"Neuwied. / Rheinuter. Blick aus dem Garten / des Hotels " color post card from Ernst Gronemeyer, unused, slight browning of the paper with age. minor wear at one corner. $2.00 n
"Neuwied--Blick auf Newied" monochromatic dark blue postcard with brown caption, unused, good edges, brownish paper evident only on back. $2.00 n
"Panorama der Düsseldorfer Ausstellung 1902" (in North Rhine-Westphalia), showing the arrival & departure of ships, post card mailed there (with expo cancel but stamp removed) to Missouri, black & white, corner crease, minor corner wear. $6.50 en
"Rheinterrasse mit Blick auf Königswinter" an unused postcard advertising the terrace view available to long-term renters & guests at Ludwig Böhm's Hotel Pension Drachenfels, fairly fresh with good edges. $4.00 ni(h) NEW / NÝR / NOU
"Schwebebahn Elberfeld-Barmen" showing cars on the world's only electrical public transportation suspension line, Postkarte mailed at Elberfeld to Oregon in 1907, minor wear at one bottom corner, very light toning in the address area. $7.50 nu
See also North Rhine-Westphalia postal history.
"Siegen / Oberes Schloss" with caption in fancy old script, showing the castle first mentioned in 1259, now a museum; sepia-tone real photo Postkarte from Cramers Kunstanstalt in Dortmund, mailed TCV -6.3.31 to Berwyn Illinois, slight curl to the paper, good edges, stamp corner bent over the edge purposefully to tell the postal people where the stamp was. $5.00 n NEW / NÝR / NOU
"SOEST / Der schiete Turm / Reform-Kirche" showing a church tower, black & white post card used there 1916 (no stamps, military markings as shown). $4.00 n-n
"Solingen. Alter Markt mit alter evang. Kirche" unused Cekade real photo postcard with lightly toned back & corner crease. $3.00 n
"Solingen. Am Gleisdreieck" including streetcars at the corner where lines 4 and 5 come together, real photo postcard from Mowe, numbered 155 on back, unused. $4.50 sn
"Solingen, / Weegerhof, Neue Kolonie 23." unused real photo post card from Trinks & Co., slight oxidation. $3.50 n
"The / FUNKY / CHICKEN / CLUB // popdomm Sa.17.08.02" bathing beauty popping out of her bikini top on unused continental-size publicity card with the Ace of Clubs design, back lists the artists expected to perform at Köln Germany, near mint. (2 available) $2.00 each. pna
TUCK SERIES 635B DÜSSELDORF. "DÜSSELDORF, RHEINUFER UND RHEINBRÜCKE." showing the banks of the Rhein River & a bridge over it; signed Charles F. Flower art on a circa 1912 unused Oilette Postkarte, very light album impressions at the corners, fairly fresh with good edges. Offered elsewhere as high as 12.50 Euros(!), but we need only $4.00 tna
"Wesel--Zitadelle, Voedecansicht" black & white postcard mailed there 1941, stamp damaged, rough edges as issued, 2 corner creases. $1.25 n
"Winterberg im Böhmerwald" color post card, very late usage in the United States, album marks on front, small corner crease. $1.50 n
"Wuppertal-Barmen. Schwebebahn Wertherbrücke." showing the monorail in North Rhine Westphalia, sepia-tone real photo Postkarte mailed there 1931 to Derry New Hampshire, tiny upper corner crease, oxidation consistent with age. The image is a bit dark but the detail is good due to focus. $8.00 nu
"Wuppertal-Elberfeld. Schwebebahn (Bahnlänge 13 km, Bankosten 13 Millionen Goldmark" black & white Postkarte on yellowish stock, German written in the message area, both upper corners creased with a bit of rounding, mild wear to the bottom corners. The Deutscher Herold building is prominent at the right. $7.00 nu
"Wuppertal-E. Schwebebahn Länge 13 km, Baukosten 13 Millionen Goldmark" showing the oldest elevated railway in the world, postcard numbered 23214 on back, writing in German & light toning on back, small upper corner bend. Sign at left reads '... Werres Rob. Werres'. $8.00 ngu
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