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"132. A REINDEER OUTFIT, LAPLAND" with reindeer pulling a sleigh with 2 people, postcard, unused, short linear mark on back. $4.00 (nu)
/ House moving from Lamro / to Winner" in Tripp County South Dakota, showing
house-moving equipment hitched up to the Pioneer Saloon with its anxious
owners alongside in automobiles, travelling as indicated by the handwritten
caption; unused real photo post card, a few very small spots of light toning
on back, trivial corner & edge wear. When the railroad connected to Winner,
many residents of Lamro gave up their aspirations of being the Tripp County
seat. Thirty Lamro structures were then moved across the plains in 1910
taking up new positions grouped together at one end of Winner. The Pioneer
Saloon (listed in the 1908 Lamro directory) shown here, per visible signage,
was one of those thirty. In 1910 the building became known as the Jay Weaver
Saloon, named after the man who owned it during the move shown (who is
probably in the picture); in 1911, it became the Guthrie Pool Hall; and in
1912-13, it became the Haisch & Company Meat Market. Obviously
one-of-a-kind: no printed captions, no photographer attribution, no publisher
attribution. Ultra rare. Belongs in a museum.
"19. - DJIBOUTI. - Vendeurs d'eau" with a camel-drawn cask, post card mailed there 1914 (French Somali Coast stamp tied, to France). corner crease, small corner crease, lightly toned both sides Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (dpau)
"2194--THE EAGLE NEST OBSERVATION POINT / AND INCLINE RAILWAY AT SEVEN FALLS / IN SOUTH CHEYENNE CAÑON, / COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO" linen postcard in vertical format, mailed 1954 (smudge cancel), trivial edge wear. $2.25 uc(s)
"256 -- PARIS -- Funiculaire et Basilique du Sacré-Cur de Montmartre A. P. / Couvent Sacré-Cur at Montmartre" black & white carte postal with lightly toned green back, hand-stamp of a former owner on back, light toning detectable in the front sky. $2.75 uf
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"270. LYON -- Place
Bellecour - La Voiture aux Chèvres - E. R." showing a cart drawn by 3 goats,
advertising signs for Phyrline Eau de Beauté & Pétrole Hahn La Tresor des
Cheveux; carte postale with writing all over the back, 2 tiny dings to the
top edge, minor wear at a bottom corner not near the image, light toning on
back. Lyon (sometimes spelled Lyons, is in France.
"376. Hello Bill." a cowboy with chaps rides what looks like a cross between an elk & a horse down a street, postcard mailed 1913 from Denver Colorado to St. Joseph Missouri, minor wear one one short edge, cancel ink in the front sky. $7.00 cu
"3929 - Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Road. Colorado" including 3 mean in the front foreground, postcard printed in Germany by Adolph Selige Publishing, mailed 1911 to Miss Lavinia Seamen in Urbana Ohio, small bottom corner crease (hard to see from front), several tiny speckles of cancel ink in the front sky. $12.00 r(m)c(m)u
"437 / Finse-bergensbanen ENERET K. KNUDSEN & CO. BERGEN" unused sepia-tone real photo brevkort showing a reindeer pulling 3 children on a sled, back paper browning with age. Our scan is in black & white. $12.00 nu. Same, but a lighter print showing more detail, less browning of the paper on back, short blue mark on the back, 'Brevkort fra Norge' & Utfort i Norge' printed on back. $14.00 nu.
"447 Private Car Josephine at Lorain Ohio" showing the
private car owned by the Everett-Moore syndicate (owner of the Lake Shore
Electric Railroad which serviced that city), curtained windows
throughout & the name Josephine conspicuously on its side; sepia-tone real
photo postcard manufactured by the Leiter Post Card Company in Lorain,
mailed at Lorain AUG 4 1909, back paper browning with age. An ARGO starch
sign can be seen in the background. Young sender commented: 'This is the car
that had all the windows broke out of it by a scleet(sic) stom(sic).'
meaning sleet storm, of course. Rare. When we visited the internet, no one
was offering it & no collector or museum was exhibiting it.
"4. A SOUTHERN EXPRESS" showing a large black lady standing next to a goat cart; unused early C. T. American Art white-border era postcard, circa 1911 (printers code on back A-31589), minor corner wear & rounding, back paper starting to show its age. $20.00 uab
"51015 City Water Delivery. Caimanera, Cuba." with the wagon being pulled by 3 goats in tandem, color tarjeta postal published by Harris Brothers in Cuba, printed in the USA, unused, long thin piece of one lower corner knocked off (just the street, the vendor, cart & spectators are fine), as is. $1.00 cu
"6330. A HORSELESS CARRIAGE. COPYRIGHT, 1902, BY DETROIT PHOTOGRAPHIC CO." showing 2 small black children in an ox cart, postcard with undivided back, paper yellowing evenly with age, faint album impressions at the corners, number written neatly in the stamp box may not erase well. $5.50 bdu
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"6680. LOCOMOBILE VS. BICYCLE, ORMOND--DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA. DETROIT PHOTOGRAPHIC CO., PUBLISHER" undivided back postcard mailed 1905 to Miss Sarah Mead in East Hampton Connecticut, mild corner wear, sender's pen started to run out of ink on the front. 1905 was the year this pioneering auto manufacturer tried its hand at auto racing (including the prestigious & more traditional 1905 Gordon Bennett Cup), in an attempt to publicize its switch from steam engines to internal combustion engines. Unusual subject matter. Hard to find, especially at this price: SALE IN PROGRESS bafdu
"6913 Bergbahn Zermatt-Gornergraf, / Castor-Pollux-Breithorn" showing an Swiss incline railroad from the side, postcard airmailed 26.12.68 from Zürich to Connecticut (pair of 30+10 1968 Pro Juventute bird stamps tied by clear cancel). $3.75 su-s
"6. - MARSEILLE - ASCENSEURS DE N.-D. DE LA GARDE - EL." unused sepia-tone carte postale in vertical format, light toning both sides (probably from album contact), mild corner rounding, small corner crease. $3.25 uf(m)
"8128. Entrance Gateway to Yellowstone National Park." including a horse-drawn stagecoach, color post card with black caption, very late usage at Ralston Wyoming, tiny corner thin, 3 short internal creases from the top edge. Circa 1910. $4.00 yu
"9207? THE PALM BEACH 'TROLLEY' COPYRIGHT 1906 BY DETROIT PUBLISHING CO." postcard showing a side view of the mule-drawn trolley with passengers being transported on tracks between the Breakers & the Hotel Royal Poinciana; mailed there 1907 to Master W. Hutchinson at the Convent of Mercy (Merion Pennsylvania) by his mother, corners rounded, bottom corner crease not into the image, both sides toned. Writing on front obscures the last numeral in the number. Seldom seen & seldom offered in any condition. $30.00 f(p)du
"ADEN (ARABIA) KING SALOMONS TANKS" real photo postcard showing a pair of camels pulling a water wagon, mailed 1934 from Egypt to New Hampshire, tiny remnant of removed stamp on front (stamp on back for the Universal Postal Union Congress is fine). $12.50 au
"ALIGARH / 66 / 1915 '16" with caption taken from the side of the licensed camel-drawn wagon in Uttar Pradesh, real photo postcard with very late usage in Lenitar New Mexico, bottom corner crease not into the image, slight curl to the paper. Lack of captioning, photographer attribution, or publisher information means it is more than likely one-of-a-kind. $10.00 iau
"Ambulance / Ancon / Hospital, / Canal Zone, / (Panama)" its back end shown while unloading with a uniformed man standing by 3 workers, tarjeta postal in color, undivided back era. 2 tiny dings at top edge. 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 cmu
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"AMERICAN MONORAIL CAR" showing a long line of passengers ready to board; unused Jamestown Exposition 1907 postcard listing details of parlor car 'Twenty Six' on the back & informing prospective riders that the station location was next to the big dining tent. Unused sepia-tone post card, light album marks at the corners, faint small upper corner bend, two tiny adherences on back. 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 uev
"AN AUSTRALIAN SHEEP STATION / 'Carting the Wool'" with an ox team of great length, Tuck Oilette series II postcard, unused. 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 (atu)
"Automobile Railway, Eldorado Springs, Colo., C. & So. R. R." miscaptioned because each of the 3 cars on this segmented miniature railway train is distinctly labeled 'ELDORADO SPRINGS / RAILWAY CO.' or 'The Automobile Road / ELDORADO SPRINGS RAILWAY'. The Colorado & Southern referred to in the caption ran from 1898 to 1908; the Eldorado Springs Railway was incorporated in 1909 with the intention of servicing an amusement park with electrified passenger service. Thus, this rare postcard documents precisely the 1908 / 1909 transition. It is unused, faint album marks at the front corners; discoloration at the bottom 2 corners attributable to the original chromo-lithographic process itself. We have seen reproductions of this postcard offered at over $300.00; but why not own the real thing, available from us, for only $60.00? r(e)c(e)u
"Bad Harzburg. Bergbahn. Schwebebahn." showing the cableway there; real photo Postkarte from Ernst Stopp in Hannover (Nr. 270), slight oxidation, very late usage at Valier Pennsylvania, slight curl to the paper. $5.00 wu NEW / NOUVEAU / NUEVO
"Balloon / Wedding / Krug Park, Omaha's Polite / Resort" circa-1906 post card, spots of light toning & a tiny pit in the front sky, approximate 1" tear at bottom closes well with faint internal creases radiating from it. 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 bnu*
"Baltimore and Ohio engine 'Atlantic.' build in 1832 by Phineas Davis at York, Pa. In actual service 60 years, / and now in good working condition. The oldest American-built engine in the world ..." card the size of a regular postcard, back with B&O logo atop a lengthy summary of all B&O firsts, followed by a safety plea for people not to walk on or near railroad tracks. Exceptionally interesting. $9.00 r(b)u
"Bath, Maine. Loading a passenger train on Ferry Boat." from Hugh C. Leighton, postcard with undivided back, grayish toning near front edges. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 m(b)u
"Bellevue Incline Railway, Cincinnati, Ohio." really in Kentucky, just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati; Souvo Chrome postcard mailed DEC 5 19 1912 from Cincinnati to Mr. William Sackriede in Omaha Nebraska, very faint bottom corner crease, trivial edge wear. Seldom seen identified by the proper state. $6.00 k(b)ur(b)
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"Berchtesgaden / Ausfahrt aus dem Bergwerk" showing 6 adults riding out of the Ferdinand Berg saltmine on a railed conveyance while children watch, unused black & white Postkarte with undivided back, paper browning with age, tiny spots of toning on both sides, minor corner wear & rounding. $7.50 bu*
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"Big Horn River and Hot Spring Falls, Thermopolis, Wyo." showing a rope-drawn ferry with passengers, unused post card circa 1912, numbered 193437 on back, small corner crease. 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 w(t)wu
"BILL'S DUNE RIDES / Silver Lake, 10 Miles West of Hart, Michigan. / A trip you will never forget!..." chrome postcard showing 2 open-air jeep-like vehicles, each filled with many waving tourists; addressed with message but unmailed, small corner crease not too conspicuous in sky, minor corner wear elsewhere. 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 m(s)u*
"BIRMINGHAM ZOO / LANE PARK / Carnivora Building and Miniature Train" with the train loaded with passengers, unused chrome, good edges. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 au
"BOGALUSA / MONORAIL CAR IN OPERATION, BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA" showing 2 operators transporting wood in a lumber yard, postcard with writing on back but decision made to enclose in a letter, so stamp removed causing multiple creases in that corner, light spotty toning on back. Seen as high as $14.99 elsewhere, but we need just $6.00 l(b)lu
"B.P. No. 136-Madeira. Funchal, Carro de bois" showing an oxen-drawn sledge, post card mailed from Gibraltar to Pennsylvania 1907, small ink smear on back, corner & edge wear, small corner crease, faint album marks on back. $6.00 mu ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"BUFFALO BILL'S DEADWOOD STAGE COACH" pulled by 6 mules, color on an undivided back postcard, light album marks at corners, mild wear at one corner, exceptionally fresh for its age but the colors are a bit off-register. Once deemed the most famous vehicle extant, 6 Wells Fargo men died defending its strongbox. $15.00 chu ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"Burmese Buffalo Cart" Ahuja 29, unused postcard, small spot of toning on one back corner. $3.75 bu NEW / NOUVEAU / NUEVO
"By Stage to Steamboat Springs, Colo." with 6 horses drawing the stagecoach, unused sepia tone post card, edge toning & album paste remnant on the back, small spot of toning on front in ground area. $20.00 chu
"CARABAO FREIGHT CART, PHILIPPINES" showing a side view of an ox cart heavily loaded, unused color postcard from Philippine Education Company, rough edges as issued, quite fresh. $4.50 up
"CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DES ARTS & MÉTIERS / 292, rue St-Martin, Paris / 14327 - Moteur rotatif à 5 cylindres à vapuers de pétrole, cons- / truit par M. Millet en 1887 et adapté à deux places. (Brevet no 194,953) Don de m. Félix Millet en 1910. B-90" unused carte postale with divided back, from C. Bouchetal phot.-édit., tiny bottom corner crease, other corner wear is trivial. This is an ingenious & patented 5-cylinder rotary engine that operates on petrol fumes; the intent was to motorize a tricycle. Rare: when searching the Internet we found only 1 mention in French, and no offers or displays. $10.00 ubmf(p)
"Cooks Funicolare Vesuviana // Napoli. / Cratere in eruzione. / Restaurant. // Carlo Künzli, Editore, Zurige. dep. No. 562." multiview cartolina postale with 5 views--the funicular itself, close-up & at a distance; the crater in eruption; Napoli with Vesuvius in the distance; & a restaurant. Message written as the sender ascended to the summit, script Vesuvio in upper left of back verifies the successful journey; mailed from Napoli to Chillicothe Ohio via New York City October 11-25 of 1897 by members of the Treiber family; stamp removed, much wear at the both sides of the bottom corners does not affect the image, a few speckles of cancel ink on front & a little toning near the front edges; one bottom corner crease. $16.00 vgium
"Crossing the Missouri / Near Buford, N. D." with horse-drawn buggy on the ferry, sepia-tone real photo post card; tiny corner bump, otherwise good edges. Rare. Postcard sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as a greatly enlarged & enhanced 300-dpi scan in .jpg format. $3.00 n(b)hu
"Cuba Vendedor de Agua. / Water Vendor in the Country." with 2 children selling water from an oxen-drawn barrel cart, unused tarjeta postal circa 192 - 1915, Edición Jordi No. 73, small smudge in the stamp box, trivial wear on one edge, otherwise fairly fresh. $8.00 cpu
"DAYTONA BEACH, FLA." including a bicycle with sail & a sailboat on wheels; black & white undivided back post card, unused, light toning on front, trivial wear at 2 corners. Postcard sold front still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 buf(d)
"De Kinderwagen der Toekomst. / Van Markens Drukkerij-Vennootschap. - Delft" meaning 'child transportation of the future' in Dutch, showing an outlandishly decorated streetcar entrant in a light-hearted festival contest put on by the Hague Tramway Company; unused circa-1908 briefkaart with minor corner rounding & light album toning both sides. Very hard to find, and in much better condition than the only other one we have ever seen. $19.00 nsu
"Dietsche's Sight-Seeing Autos, Detroit. Start from 83 Woodward Ave. Phone Main 1029." with a heavy load of passengers bending the frame at the back; unused post card with pre-printed ostensibly hand-written advertising message on back reading 'P.S. This is a wonderful trip -- takes in Detroit, the great Ford Plant & Belle Isle Park. Don't miss it when here." We quote the message in full because other advertising messages are known to be pre-printed as well. Seen offered elsewhere as high as $20.00, but we need only $14.00. m(d)ug
"Donkeykarre / SÜDWESTRAFRIKA / SUIDWES-AFRIKA / SOUTH-WEST AFRICA" showing a lady & 2 children riding a donkey cart along side an asphalt road, unused continental postcard, copyrighted. $1.50 su
"DUQUESNE HEIGHTS INCLINE, Pittsburgh, Pa." unused chrome postcard in vertical format from Dexter Press, excellent condition. $1.25 p(p)u
"DUNE SCOOTER FLORADALE RESORT SILVER LAKE MEARS MICH. F394" with a sailor at the wheel & 4 young women having a ride; real photo postcard mailed SEP 11 1942 from Mears Michigan. Sender's pertinent comments '... Most thrilling ride there ever was. Bar none ... " sent to a friend in Cleveland. 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 um(m)
"Electric engine Used for Hauling Trains through / Tunnel under Detroit River, Detroit, Mich." with many well-dressed people on the front, post card numbered A-17410 on back, pertinent information on back, unused, extensive scraped area on back but front is fresh. $7.50 mu
"Excursions en Automobile à Paris - TH. COOK & FILS / Paris-Motor-Car
Excursions 1, Place de l'Opéra // Héliotypie E. Le Deley, Paris" with
sign on the rear of the tour bus reading in English "Seeing Paris /
MOTOR-CAR EXCURSIONS / TWO HOURS DRIVES ... / Leaving COOK'S Office 1 Place
de l'Opéra / ...' unused black & white carte postale, very light toning on
back from the production process itself.
"Geo. M. Schilling / THE WORLD'S CHAMPION LONG / DISTANCE WALKER / NOW PULLING HIS AIRSHIP FOR 20,000 / MILES FOR A WAGER IN 3 YEARS. STARTED FROM LONDON FEB. 18th 1908." with signage that is redundant with the caption, unused postcard, light toning both sides, trivial corner wear. Hard-to-find--the image or an explanation. Apparently he pulled this most unusual contraption along on wheels as a mobile home & shelter from the elements, as part of his wager. An unusual way to make a living when postcards could be sent with a halfpenny stamp. $20.00 ung(s)e
"Grimsel - Passhöhe Rhonegletscher und Galenstock" post card showing in color 2 open-air tourist vehicles with many passengers in a mountainous setting, minor edge wear. The pass lies between the Rhone River valley & the source of the Rhine River in the Swiss Alps. The pass was named for the nearby Hotel Grimsel. $5.75 bsmu
Line 4/16/10" unused captioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo
postcard showing a well-dressed gentleman riding the rails on a bicycle
stabilized by connections to 2 steel-flanged wheels on the opposite side--a
variant of the Coey bicycle
attachment (invented & marketed circa 1908) for which we have another
offering. Compare the 1917 photograph of the Winton touring car & its
passenger trailer, also on steel-flanged wheels, believed to be on this
Ontario line, shown at www.trainweb.org. This mining line connected the
hydroelectric plant at High Falls on the Spanish River to Turbine Ontario
(from which Canadian Pacific Railway connections could be made to Sault Ste.
Marie, Sudbury, etc.) Such vehicles could be operated for company employees
& executives because no passenger trains would be encountered. Rare!
"Horseless Carriage at Thief River Falls, Minn." Showing two oxen drawing a large wagon with 2 men upon it, black & white postcard with red caption, mailed there 1914 (tied but damaged Red Cross Christmas seal), minor corner & edge wear. A memorable image. $20.00 mu
"Hugo Simberg (Finnish, 1873-1917) / Wounded Angel, 1903 / Oil on canvas" being borne by 2 dejected boys, unused oversize 5"x7" post card from booklet, near mint. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 aa(s)u
"Idee u. Erfinder / 4 Erwerbslose reisen durch die Welt / Erbauer" caption showing the idea originator & inventor at the left, and the builder at the right (Erbauer), of an unusual shelter-on-tricycle bearing a model of the DLZ127 Graf Zeppelin atop its roof. Middle part of the caption & signage on shack combine to inform us it is 4 unemployed men who are travelling all over the world--and more specifically, Europe. Postkarte from Nordische Kunstanstalt Ernst Schmidt in Lübeck, pencil-addressed in Germanic script on back but not mailed. A rare postcard. $25.00 zb
"I Helped To Build Pikes Peak Railroad / Copyright, Okt. 14. 1891" showing a mule straddling the tracks, black & white postcard with undivided back, neat writing both sides dates to 1906. Uncomfortable mule rides to the top were replaced by that railroad--thus the image symbolism. $10.00 crua
"Incline Ascending Lookout Mountain to Rock City Gardens" in Tennessee, linen post card mailed free by servicewoman in 1943, soft corners, toning at bottom front edge. $1.25
"Incline Railway up Lookout Mountain, / Chattanooga, Tenn." color post card in vertical format, mailed 1913, 2 corners with multiple creases that someone ironed out, noticeable edge wear. $2.25 ut(l)
"Jaipur" with an ornate wagon pulled by two elephants, probably for an Indian maharaja; caption taken from handwritten annotation on back, real photo post card with crisp detail-revealing focus, mailed at Royalty Texas, trivial corner wear. Possibly one-of-a-kind; the lack of caption, and lack of attribution to a photographer or publishers is telling. $10.00 iua
"James Irwin, lunar module pilot on Apollo 15, July, 1971, sa- / lutes the U.S. flag. Seen against the backdrop of Haley Delta / are the lunar module FALCON and a lunar rover" unused lithographed continental postcard from the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, excellent condition. $1.25 sfhu
"JEEP SAFARI AT 'JUNGLETOWN' / NATIVE AFRICAN VILLAGE IN THE / HEAR OF JUNGLES AT AFRICA - U. S. A. / BOCA RATON, FLORIDA / FLORIDA's FABULOUS UNCAGED ZOO" showing several tourists being towed in a segmented vehicle, unused chrome postcard dates to 1953 (from printer's code), small spot of ink on back, 3 corners with trivial wear. The wildlife tourist attraction existed from 1953 to 1961, so this is a very early item. $3.75 f(b)u
"Jos Strauss & Sons / Buffalo N.Y." uncaptioned (so we used all the writing on the back) SXPC real photo postcard showing a motorized ice sled. Firm noted on back did business in 1908 - 1914 timeframe, according to mentions in trade periodicals: producing Advance bicycles, jobbers of bicycle sundries, & later accessories for pleasure cars. The SXPC is known for 1905 - 1918, which neatly surrounds the business mentions we found. Tape repair to a multiply creased bottom corner, one upper corner creased, small tear into the upper left sky. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. n(b)wug
"Karlsbad Spazierfahrt" side view of a donkey cart bearing 2 Bohemian girls, monochromatic green with dark red caption, mailed 1905, faint corner crease, small corner crease. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 bu
"Le Caire / Charrette / transportant / des femmes arabes / 5977 G. H. 30" showing many Arab women sharing a ride on a mule-cart, unused carte postale with undivided back, trivial wear to one bottom corner, very light toning on back. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 eu
"Lilies & Smilax. / M. RIEDER PUBL. LOS ANGELES CAL. NO. 628" showing a floral parade float carrying angels with umbrellas, unused undivided back postcard, one corner crease just into the image, the other 2 corner creases tiny & distant, toning from album contact noticeable on the back. Other names for smilax are catbriar & sarsparilla. The float number in the parade was J3. $11.00 pfau
"M 309 A twelve horse Team, freighting to the Mountains" in Montana, color from Chas. E. Morris in Chinook, made in Germany, mailed SEP 24 1908. corner crease, toning at corners, trace of cancel ink on front . Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mhu-m
"M. 343. A Team of Buffalo, broken to harness" of which Colonel Roosevelt said at Cheyenne Frontier day: 'That is the best I ever saw.' post card published by Charles E. Morris Company in Chinook Montana, tiny corner crease, minor corner wear, back is toned--but who is looking at the back? A similar postcard exists with two drivers & 'Western Canada' added to the caption. Please check your albums, because our version is seldom offered. $25.00 uarw
"Madeira. / 1744" showing a bullock car with 2 passengers, seen from the side; color carte postale mailed 21 DEZ 03 to England (both stamps removed from the back, light toning in front borders, one corner creased multiply from stamp removal but not affecting the image, other corners with minor wear. $5.00 mu
"Maharaja's Goat Carriage" Singh real photo, annotated "The Maharaja children have very fine black goats to use for horses" on back. Post card sold. Front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (iua)
"MEXICO. 'CARRETA" showing a covered wagon drawn by 2 oxen, sepia-tone real photo, minor corner wear. Post card 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 m(g)ua
"Mine Trolley" color from Illustrated Postal Card, mailed 1907 at Ariel Pennsylvania, minor corner & edge wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (mu)
"MINIATURE RAILWAY, HOUSE OF DAVID PARK, BENTON HARBOR, MICH. / 5A-H79" unused linen post card from Twin City News Agency, minor corner wear. $9.50 mu
"Minnie, the elephant / at Brookside Park, / Cleveland, Ohio" with many children hoping for a ride on the small elephant; postcard published by Braun, mailed SEP 25 1912 at Cleveland to John E. Shomer Jr. in Lakewood Ohio from his aunt Morice, faint upper corner crease, noticeable corner wear & rounding. Found elsewhere as high as $13.95, but we need but $9.00. o(c)a(e)u
"Monongahela Incline, Mt. Washington, / Pittsburgh, Pa. // Pittsburgh Business Section, / Skyline from Mt. Washington" multiview linen post card mailed there 1948, stamp removed & part of message is hard to read, toning on back, minor corner & edge wear. As is. $1.25 up(m)
"Motor Scooter, / Patchogue, N. Y." showing a home-made contraption for sledding on Great South Bay ice; black & white divided back postcard with dark red caption, made in Germany for H. S. Conklin of Patchogue (his No. 39), mailed JUN 18 1908 at Blue Point New York, trivial corner rounding. Rare: we could find no other offered or displayed when we searched the Internet. SALE IN PROGRESS un(p)w
"MOVABLE PLANK ROAD THROUGH THE DESERT, NEAR EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA" unused hand-colored Albertype postcard published by the Barbara Worth Hotel, tiny upper corner bend. The movable feature of the road shown is definitely unusual. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 udhc(e)a
"MOVING STAIRWAY ON LAKE FRONT, ST. JOSEPH, MICHIGAN" side view showing it in use by many people, post card from Burkhard brothers, browning paper on back, mailed there 1910, long corner crease, mild edge wear, unusual subject matter. $8.50 mu
"Night Owl Lunch Wagon, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan 8A651" when hamburgers, frankfurts, buttermilk & pop were all offered at 5-cents (circa 1938); unused black & white post card, one bottom corner with small crease not into image, another bottom corner with minor wear. $7.00 m(d)uf
"Norge / Lap med Rensdyr / G. K. A." showing a Lapplander family, their reindeer & a sledge; unused brev-kort with undivided back, tiny bottom corner crease. You may have seen a color version of this postcard; we believe this is the earlier version of it. $6.00 nu NEW / NOUVEAU / NUEVO
"NO / 10" Azo real photo (triangles up) postcard with caption from vehicle number, showing many tourists in an open-air vehicle outside the James Cafe, exceptionally good contrast, heavily toned back, inconspicuous crease weakens one corner. $7.00 bu
"Observation Car, Quebec" showing it loaded with tourists, postcard from The Valentine & Sons Publishing Company, printed in Great Britain, handwritten date of June 19, 1912 on the back. Operated by the Quebec Railway Light & Power Company. Harder to find than the white-border era version of this postcard. $15.00 qur
"Observation Car, Vancouver, B.C." showing car 124 of the British Columbia Electric Railway fully loaded with passengers, unused post card from the Valentine & Sons Publishing Company, circa 1913, minor toning near the back edges, noticeable wear at one bottom front corner. $15.00 bur
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"OLIVER JR. IN HARNESS, JACKSONVILLE, FLA." In color, Pinckussohn Cigar published post card, unused, minor corner & edge wear, small corner crease hard to see from front. Unusual transportation! Naming the ostrich is also unusual. $25.00 ouf
"ON MT. LOWE INCLINE, ELEVATION 3,000 FEET, MT. LOWE, CALIFORNIA." with several smiling passengers in a Pacific Electric car; unused postcard numbered R-76949 on back, trivial corner & edge wear, very light toning in a few places in the front border. $4.75 c(m)r(p)u
"ON THE 'NEEDLES' HIGHWAY, BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA" post card with Burlington Route logo over the back message area, mailed 1959 at Fort Thompson, stain in the bottom border soaks through both sides, small spot in the right front border, small bottom corner crease not into the image, minor wear at 2 other corners. $3.50 s(b)u
"Ox Wagon Transport, Natal" real photo postcard mailed 1935 from Durban (bold cancel on 2 different stamps) to Massachusetts, small corner crease not into image. $4.50 nu
"Ox Wagon Transport, Natal" showing one rounding a bend, unused real photo post card, good composition & detail, high contrast, good edges & fairly fresh. $5.00 nu
"PARIS. -- Le Funiculaire de la Basilique / du Sacré-Cur de Montmartre." sepia-tone carte postal in vertical format, unused, tiny corner crease not apparent from front, paper yellowing evenly with age (circa 1915 - 1917). $4.00 uf(p)c
"Paso de Peñalva, Rio Negro, Rep. Argentina / 896 Editor R. Rosauer, Buenos Aires" an exceptionally interesting & unposed scene in which several men attempt to use a small boat to float a heavy cart across the river. black & white post card with undivided back, corner & edge wear, lightly toned front, toned back, corner crease, long crease. $7.50 au+!*
"PHILA. POST CARD CO. No 48 BEATS AN AUTOMOBILE" showing a family including 4 children being transported on a mule & a goat cart; monochromatic greenish-blue postcard with undivided back, unused, 2 small spots of black ink on image hard to notice at first, trivial wear at 2 corners. $12.00 ua(g)
"QUO VADIS, par Mastroianni. / 8. Vinicius et Chrysothemis. / Winiciusz i Chrysothemis / ..." also captioned in 6 other languages, couple in Roman chariot drawn by four spirited horses, signed allegory number 276, Noyer copyright 1913, pencil writing on back. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (277,236 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 ahu*
"Private Motor Car used by Heads of / Departments on the Panama Canal." showing 2 officials emerging from car U. S. 7 on the electric street railway system which went between Panama City in the Republic and La Boca in the Canal Zone. Henry T. Cook of New York was granted a license by the US War Department to build the line which touched Sebanus, the Hotel Tivoli & the Ancon hospital grounds. Hard to find; when we searched the Internet we found no other examples of this post card offered. $25.00 cu
"Red and Rusty Algoma Road Hogs" trained & driven by H. G. Hurley of Echo Bay Ontario; unused Spectrome® postcard made in Canada, 2 opposite corners creased by album removal, a few very small spots of toning on back obscure nothing. These are 3-year-old Tamworth hogs weighing 1152 pounds. Rare& unusual: we found no other offers past or present, and no exhibits whatever when we searched the Internet. $10.00 o(e)ug
"REMOLCADOR ELECTRICO, LLAMADO 'MULA', REMOLCANDO UN BARCO AT TRAVES / DE LAS EXCLUSAS DE GATUN, CANAL DE PANAMA. / 139B. ELECTRIC MULE TOWING OCEAN LINER THROUGH GATUN LOCKS, PANAMA CANAL. 99213" unused white-border era post card, 4 small areas of toning on the back, trivial wear at one corner. $3.75 cu
"Rifle-Meeker Stage Teddy" side view with 4 horses hitched to a stagecoach loaded with passengers, probably in summer because the driver Rory White was not wearing his usual bear-hide coat; sepia-tone Cyko real photo postcard circa 1907-1910, sharply focused on the vehicle, unimportant light toning & paste on back from album, slight oxidation. We speculate that the stage name 'Teddy' could have arisen from the Roosevelt of the same name, because he did spend time in Meeker and could well have once been its passenger! Nice, and rare! $60.00 cuhr*
"Rigibahn - Schnurtobelbrücke und Pilatus / 207" in Switzerland, color carte postal, unused, faint album marks at the soft corners. $3.25 us
"Rio Grande Southern's / 'GALLOPING GOOSE NUMBER 5" unused chrome postcard showing a railbus (fashioned from a bus), one of five that handled all passenger service for the railroad between Durango & Ridgway Colorado after June 1933; photo credited to Mary Jane Rowe, lightly toned back suggests it was once stuck on an album page & carefully removed. $2.00 r(r)bc(r)u NEW / NOUVEAU / NUEVO
"Rundfahrt durch Dresden u. Umgebung 1930" showing a vehicle full of people touring Dresden & its surrounding areas in Saxony; unused sepia-tone real photo post card, lightly toned back, trivial wear to one bottom corner. $8.00 su
"Schwebebahn Elberfeld-Barmen" showing cars on the worlds 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
"SEEING VICTORIA, B. C. BY OBSERVATION CAR" coming out of a Gorge Park tunnel loaded with tourists, sepia-tone real photo postcard with good contrast & focus, mailed 1909 in New Haven Connecticut, light spotty toning on back. Seldom offered. The British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) started this line from the center of the city to Gorge Park in 1905. $20.00 bur
"Seeing Greensboro, N. C. / Copyrighted 1907, by Tichnor Bros., Inc. / Pat applied for." with open-air tour bus design in red & black post card on gray paper with undivided back, rectangular thickness in center suggests multiple views folded accordion style within, unopened by the unsuspecting recipient! Ready to delight you first, despite its age! $15.00 nbu
"'SEEING SALT LAKE' / OBSERVATION CARS AND AUTOMOBILES / OFFICE AND WAITING ROOM ..." unused private mailing card real photo post postcard, writing on front dates to 1914, 2 small internal crease. $15.00 uup
"Stage Coach, Rifle, Colo." heavily laden, in front of the Bank of Rifle, black-and-white post card, printed in France & published by Peerless Jewelry Company, album adherence on back, good edges. Interesting detail because so close-up--e.g., curtains which rolled down outside to keep out dust. Rare. $50.00 cuh
"Stage Coach still in use in Mountain Section of Kentucky, / Burnside and Monticello Stage Line" unused postcard made in the USA for Wrenn & King in Lexington, light album toning on back, minor edge wear. Passengers sometimes rode atop this stagecoach. They travelled what became part of current-day Kentucky Route 90. Another version of this scene has the same caption in one line instead of two, so check your album! $5.50 k(r)uh
"STEINACH AM BRENNER 1050 m. BERGLIFT TIROL" showing the Tyrolean chair-lift there, echte Photographie Postkarte mailed there 1959, glossy finish, deckled edges as issued, slight curl to the paper, hint of cancel ink in the sky. $1.75 au
"'Swamp Buggy - Florida Everglades" showing a family of 4 aboard the 'Negative Perspiration', unused chrome post card, trivial wear at 3 corners. This attraction operated out of Ochopee Florida. The bed of the vehicle could be raised considerably off the ground. Items like this are surprisingly hard to find; we can only surmise that their satisfied customers hung on to their souvenirs. $5.00 uf(o)a
"Tally-Ho from Schroon Lake to Riverside, / The Adirondacks, N. Y. / Passing Under the Maples, Pottersville" showing a horse-drawn stage coach with many passengers seated on top, postcard from C. W. Hughes (their number 74), made in Germany, considerable corner wear & rounding. $10.00 nhu
"Team of Ostriches, So. Pasadena Farm, / South Pasadena, Cal." post card mailed 1914 with 1915 expo stamp, 2 worn corners, light amount of cancel ink on front, light writing on front almost blends into the sky. Most of these sulkies only used one ostrich. Very unusual transportation. $17.50 ocu
"THE ALLIGATOR EXPRESS, FLORIDA" showing a small unprotected child riding an alligator cart, postcard from the Florida Artistic Series, a little writing on the lightly toned back, small corner crease not into the image, mild corner & edge wear. Unbelievable that someone would put their child in such danger! $8.50 uac
"The Inclined Lift, Kyoto..." with the rest of the caption in Japanese, real photo postcard with matte finish, good focus & contrast, very late usage at Elwin Illinois, tiny bends at top corners not into the image. Unusual transportation - a railroad that carries boats on a canal system - shown from a bridge that goes over it. $5.00 ju*+
"THE INCLINE RAILWAY UP LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, CHATTANOOGA, TENN." Linen post card but copyright is 1916, unused, grayish paper. $2.00
"The Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority in / Dayton, Ohio features 'A Bus for All Seasons.' Pictured is the Fall Bus, ..." with a fantasy for children painted all around; unused chrome postcard, excellent condition. This trolley bus was acquired from Columbus Ohio Transit. $3.75 bo(d)fu
"The Old Way and the New, Western Canada" showing a wagon drawn by 2 oxen & old automobile, unused post card from the Canadian West Series (No. 2 of 30) from Rumsey & Company, small bottom corner crease, other edge wear is minor, back very lightly toned. $4.00 cau
"The Round up on Ormond-Daytona Beach" including auto-bus, automobile, bicycle, pedal-taxi, sailboat on wheels & a horse-drawn wagon in the distance; post card mailed 1908, one bottom corner with a small crease, the other bottom corner creased twice, other edge wear is minor. $4.75 f(d)abu
"The Steam Hauler" postcard mailed FEB 7 1911 to Miss Marie LeCount in Cromwell Indiana, small dark spot at upper right edge near a corner crease, smaller bottom corner crease opposite, tape repairs tears from the bottom center very skillfully (you would first notice it from the back), other edge wear is minor. This powerful locomotive could operate on snow or ice on 2 caterpillar tracks, pulling as many as 14 loaded sleighs of logs. In this time frame it would have been built by the Phoenix Iron Works in Eau Clair Wisconsin. Notice the caption emphasis is on the machine, not the place or logging company involved. Therefore, the generality of how and when it could be used is the whole point of the view, probably part of an advertising campaign. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. w(e)r(u)wlu
"The Steep Grade Incline / Railway up Lookout / Mountain, / Chattanooga, Tenn." including Battlefield Station on the right of the track, color post card, back toned especially near the bottom, small creases at the bottom corners hard to detect from the front, one upper corner creased twice. $2.75 ut
"The Steep Grade of the Incline -- Lookout Mountain. 108 / Chattanooga, Tennessee" unused linen post card, soft corners. $2.25
"The Steep Grade of the Incline -- Lookout Mountain. 108 / Photo by W. M. Cline Co. / Chattanooga, Tennessee" unused linen postcard, 2 small corner crease plus corner crease. $1.00
"The Trackless Trolley / First in America / to Bungalow Land / in Laurel Canyon Los Angeles" with a side view bearing a passenger who paid the 10-cent fare, unused postcard published by Jack Parsons, advertising for the balloon rout excursion of the Los Angeles Pacific Short Line & rides on the L. A. Thompson Scenic Railway at Venice. Sign in the background reads 'WELCOME TO / BUNGALOW INN'. Noticeable corner wear, other edge wear is minor, light uneven toning on the back. Bungalow Land was promoted as an area for vacation homes, for a just a few years after 1910; instead, permanent residents were attracted & built more than bungalows! Rare: when we searched the Internet no one was offering another example. $40.00 c(l)ur(l)
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"U-16 GENERAL BRADDOCK'S TOMB ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY, EAST OF UNIONTOWN, PA. / 6A-H30" with an ox-drawn covered wagon near it, linen post card on yellowish paper from Minsky Brothers & Company, writing on back by Mrs. Hazel Richter. $2.50 p(u)u
Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard showing a man in aviator costume, holding a large wrench, standing next to his improbable construction of a bicycle converted to an airplane shape by the addition of wings & a tail assembly, four British Commonwealth flags atop it; unused postcard from an undisclosed publisher, light album toning on back, trivial corner wear. An improbable venture into the ludicrous. $25.00 bfua(p)
Uncaptioned real photo post card showing a worker riding the rails of what is probably an interurban electric railroad line in a small engine-driven work car, fairly fresh, unused. Electric utilities also used such cards. Unlikely to be produced in commercial quantities: note the pronounced tilt, lack of photographer attribution or publisher attribution or caption. $5.00 r(u)u
Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo post card showing British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) observation car 123 partially loaded with tourists, in front of George S. Russell's Shaving Parlors (also offering hot & cold baths) with a sign advertising a matinee at the Grand Theatre, and the My Wardrobe clothes-cleaning shop; mailed there 1910, small upper corner crease. Seldom seen. $25.00 b(v)burg
"Up the Incline, Mt. Lowe Ry. California" with several passengers enjoying the view on a cloudy day, unused postcard published by Newman (their No. C. 10.), made in Germany circa 1908 - 1910, light album marks at the back corners, good edges. $10.00 c(m)r(m)u
"Vereinigte Nürnberger / Fremden-Rundfahrt / Unternehmungen G.m.b.H." with a busload of tourists, overhead covering drawn back to admit better light; uncaptioned real photo Postkarte (so we report all the writing showing on its side), numbered 6855 on back to help the photographer keep tract, good depth of field & contrast. The European retail is 8 Euros, but we offer for $7.00. bu
"Vesuvio - Stazione Centrale" showing the tracks and cars which led from this station to the Vesuvius volcano, sepia-tone post card neatly separated from a booklet, unused, light fingerprint toning on back. $4.00 viu
"VISTA FROM INCLINE, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, CHATTANOOGA, TENN." Unused linen postcard, heavily toned back, soft corners. $1.00"
Volkstrachten aus Schaumburg-Lippe." showing woman riding in wheelbarrow & 2 children all in traditional costumes, color postcard on brownish paper from F. W. Kuhlmann, corner & edge wear. Unusual transportation! $10.00 wuc
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"WATER CART, LAREDO, TEXAS." pulled by a mule, white-border era post card mailed at the 2-cent rate to Ontario, small corner crease not into image, other minor corner wear, short straight line in upper left front corner. $3.00 tu
"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, yellowish stock, German writing in 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
"'Yonkey' race on St Croix / of Virgin Islands" showing a donkey cart race, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1961 from Frederiksted. $2.50
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