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POSTCARDS & VOLCANOES POST CARDS
VOLCANS / VULKANE / VULCANI /
VOLCANISM / VULCÕES / VOLCANES
See also Volcano topical covers.
"Auletian(sic) Islands / Coast Guard
ship 'Pathfinder' / churns past Shishaldin Volcano." well done home-made
(and, hence, unique) postcard, mailed at Cohoe Alaska in 1961, corner crease
& small internal crease not easily detected from the front. $2.25 m(c)va*
ARIZONA. "112 Lava Beds and Sunset Mt., Highway 66, Northern Arizona / 5B-H734" linen postcard mailed 1949 in Cameron by someone who had just finished climbing it & recounts the experience. The captioning does not make it clear which Sunset Mountain it is -- East or West -- but this extinct volcano is on the north side of the route, and can be seen for many miles. $3.00 a(s)rv
BRASIL. "TRINDADE'S ISLAND / FROM PY0TUP" QSL card with art depicting some scenery there, used 1992 by operator João Batista Guimarães Mendonça, LABRE logo also on front, excellent condition. From a volcanic archipelago normally occupied by a few Brazilian Navy personnel. $5.00 bv
CALIFORNIA. "G229:-MT. SHASTA, CALIFORNIA, ELEVATION 14161 FEET" showing the extinct volcano from a distance, unused linen postcard, numbered 49285 on back, light toning on back from the printing process itself, minor corner & edge wear. $2.00 vmc(m)
CANARY ISLANDS. "LANZAROTE / ISLAS CANARIAS" showing tourists riding through volcanic scenery of Montaña del Fuego on camels, continental postcard mailed with two O.52 Euro Spanish stamps from Arrecife [clear slogan cancel: 'PAQUETE AZUL PAQUETE A DOMICILIO'.'] to Grove City Ohio, tiny upper corner bends, US postal bar code lightly through front caption area. $1.50 cv-s
CHILE. "227. Lago Todos los Santos, Puntiagudo E. Karl, pro. Varas" unused real photo post card showing the volcano Puntiagudo, paper starting to curl, tiny pinhole nicked the top edge. $2.50 cv
CHILE. "Lago Todos Los Santos V. Osorno" including the volcano that formed the lake in the distance, unused EKC real photo postcard with glossy finish & good edges, long bend & spot of light toning at the upper left front corner. $2.00 cv
CHILE. "N.o(sic) 39 Lago Todos Los Santos y Puntiagudo" showing the volcano Puntiagudo in the distance, unused Agfa real photo post card with glossy finish, slight curl to the paper. $4.00 cv
COLOMBIA / VENEZUELA. "ARCHIPELAGO DE LOS MONJES / GOLFO DE VENEZUELA / YV5BHI Zona 9" shortwave (28 MHz) QSL viewcard used 1991 by operator Gustavo Issele, misregistered colors that will make you think you are seeing double, small upper corner crease. Radio Club Venezolano label tied to the informative back. Information about the volcanic archipelago disputed by Venezuela and Colombia is provided in Spanish. $8.00 cvv
COSTA RICA. 2 / 9 / 37 oversize postcard from San José to Michigan, illustration showing Volcan Irazu in eruption, 5-centimos UPU stamp tied by clear cancel, back showing equipment of the radio station T1PG, extensive wrinkling. $1.75 c-crvNEW / NOV / BAGO
EASTER ISLAND (CHILE). "ISLA DE PASCUA / Interior de volcán Rano Raraku / EASTER ISLAND / Inside the Rano Raraku Volcano / ILE DE PAQUES / Intérieur du volcan Rano Raraku." QSL postcard with its view in color, used 1987 by operator Enrique Montero B., regular size but looks to be cut from a larger panoramic view, other edge wear is minor. $4.00 cv
EL SALVADOR. "Izalco, El Salvador" showing a cathedral with a few people outside it, the volcano of the same name in the background; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed in 1965 from Chesterfield Indiana. $2.00 ev
EL SALVADOR. "REPUBLICA DE EL SALVADOR, C. A. / LAGO DE COATEPEQUE Y VOLCAN STA. ANA 6B286-N" linen mailed 1992 to Holland (blurred cancel), 3 small spots of toning in the sky on front. This post card was first printed in 1942 & was reprinted later, as we see here. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 e
HAWAII. "66 Volcano Mauna Loa Hawaiian Islands. / Published by the Island Curio Co., Jas. Steiner, Honolulu / Germany" color private mailing card mailed at Volcano House AUG 1906 (partial territorial cancel, now a discontinued post office) to Massachusetts using a 1-c US stamp, tiny corner crease minor corner & edge wear. Sender's comment on front states that the image does "not look in the least like the volcano". $15.00 vh-h
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HAWAII. "VOLCANO HOUSE . . . Dining Room -- Over- / looking Halemaumau Crater " unused chrome-era post card , fresh appearance. $1.00
IDAHO. "No. 73 LAVA LAKE, CRATERS OF THE MOON, NATIONAL MONUMENT., IDAHO" unused real photo post card with glossy finish & good contrast, two thin strokes in the sky are not writing but oddities from the printing process, fairly fresh. $4.75 i(c)v
INDONESIA. "Herstellingsoord / Hôtel Nongko Djadjar / Adres: / A. Weyrich-Lawang, Java // Gezicht op Vulcan 'Smeroe' hoogste berg van Java" showing an eruption of the highest mountain in Java, Netherlands-Indies briefkaart with very late usage at Java South Dakota, mild edge wear, speckles of cancel ink in the front sky, very light toning both sides. The upper left addressing is for a convalescent facility that is not shown. The name of the volcano is often seen as Mount Semeru or Gunung Semeru. $4.50 ivm
ITALY. "Cooks Funicolare Vesuviana // Napoli. / Cratere in eruzione. / Restaurant. // Carlo Künzli, Editore, Zurige. dep. No. 562." multiview cartolina postale in color 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
ITALY. "Ferrovia Vesuviana Cook / RICHTER & Co. NAPOLI" depicting a stop on the railway built by Cook Company to the volcano Vesuvius; unused cartolina postale, minor corner rounding, light toning in front message area, spotty & extensive toning on the back. Hard to find! $12.50 iv
ITALY. "Il ponte della ferrovia a Torre Annunziata rimasto sulla lava" showing poeple on a small bridge over lava, black & white with brown caption, 110 from a series by Casa E. Ragozino on the eruption of Vesuvio in April 1906, minor wear at one corner. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 vi%
ITALY. "Napoli / Stengel & Co., Dresda 19902" showing fishermen on shore looking out toward the volcano & small coastal sailing boats, color cartolina postale, mailed 1905 to New York City but stamp removed, receiving mark neatly struck on front, ink smeared in the front caption area, mild corner wear. $5.00 sivf
ITALY. "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
JAPAN. "Fine view of Hakone" also captioned in more detail in Japanese, showing a small building propped up by 2 supporting timbers; black & white multiview postcard with minor corner rounding & light toning along the back edges, large fancy red cachet on back (a probable summit marking on the Hakone caldera). $4.00 jv NEW / NY / BAGO
MARTINIQUE. "46 Collect. A. Benoit Jeannette (Martinique) / Vue Générale de ST-PIERRE (Martinique) après la Catastrophe du 8 mai 1902 / ..." followed by 4 lines of French poetry in the sky, black & white carte postale with very late usage at New Waverly Indiana, minor wear at one upper corner, small ink smear in address. $4.00 mdvp
MARTINIQUE. :Mont Pelé. Téléphotographie: le nouveau dôme en formation dans l'ancien cratère / Mont Pelé. Telephoto: The new Dome rising in the old cater." unused sepia-tone carte postale from Série Musée Volcanologique, minor corner wear. $4.00 mv
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MEXICO. "2513. Iztaccihuatl from Amecameca. / Sonora News Co., City of Mexico." showing the 4 peaks of the now-dormant volcano in the distance; unused tarjeta postal, lightly toned back, trivial corner & edge wear. $3.00 m(m)v
MEXICO. "254 VOLCAN - IXTACIHAUTL MEXICO" showing the snow-capped volcano as seen from Amecameca in Mexico State, unused real photo postcard with superb tonal range--a shame the photographer & publisher are not attributed. Trivial tiny ding in otherwise good edges. $4.75 vm(m)
MEXICO. "573. Mexico. El Popocatepetl, Vista de Amecameca / J. C. S." color on unused undivided back, trivial edge wear. Post card sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 m(m)v
MEXICO. "573. Mexico. El Popocatepetl, Vista de Amecameca / J. C. S." color on unused undivided back targeta postal, light album marks at front corners, noticeable toning along left front edge, trivial edge wear. $5.00 m(m)v
MEXICO. "EL POPACATEPETL Y EL IXTACCIHUATL, MEX. / 250" necessarily including the connecting Paso de Cortés (State of Mexico); real photo postcard mailed 1936 to Miss Ina C. Robertson of Valley City North Dakota, trivial ink smear in one of the message words on back, hint of cancel ink in the sky, otherwise fairly fresh. Sometimes the latter volcano is seen spelled Iztaccihuatl or with an accented letter i. $3.75 m(m)v
MEXICO. "EL VOLCAN 'CITLALTEPETL' (PICO DE ORIZABA) / CORDOBA / MÉX." unused sepia-tone Artura real photo post card, paper browning & oxidation indicative of its circa 1910-1915 age, good edges. The highest point in México, a volcano, as seen from a nearby village. 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(v)v*
MEXICO. "... Mexico. El Popocatepetl, Vista de Amecameca. / 7 C. S." with a panorama of the town & the volcano prominent in the distance, unused undivided back postcard, toning near corners of both sides due to album contact, trivial corner & edge wear. $7.00 m(m)v
MEXICO. "104. Parangaricutiro, Mich. // Navarro / Fot." in Mexico circa 1943-1944, showing rocks obscuring windows of a building, Ekc real photo. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 vm
MEXICO. "11a / Parangaricutiro Mich / Navarro.Fot." in Mexico circa 1943-44, Ekc real photo showing a partial building, rocks strewn about & a smoking volcanoe in the distance, good edges. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 vm
MEXICO. "505. / VULCAN DE PARICUTIN NACIDO EL 29 DE FEBRERO DE 1943 EN EL ESTADO DE MICHOACAN MEXICO." an early view of its eruption, with a three-week conical buildup; unused Ekc real photo post card in excellent condition. $6.00 vm(m) NEW / NOV / BAGO
MEXICO. "SPECIAL EXCURSION / MEXICO-AMERICAN LAND CO." sepia-tone postcard with red
caption, mailed December 20 1910 at Bunkerhill Kansas by Mabel Ely to Mr.
Don Ely in Galion Ohio, upper left front corner reduced slightly by sender's
scissors cut to separate it from a panoramic view, hint of cancel ink on
front. The company, based in Kansas City, was previously unsuccessful at
establishing a canal across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca State. But
this scene is not in Oaxaca. There are only 8 snow-capped peaks in Mexico. The silhouettes of the volcanic mountains in the distance definitively
place this scene in Veracruz State, looking towards the west at the
foothills & Volcán Citlaltépetl (dormant since 1687 & North America's third
highest peak). Apparently the original panoramic view
(of which this was part) was distributed to by-then quite probably
disgruntled investors to prove there was land worth developing in Veracruz
State -- with its flat terrain & reasonable roads having some appeal to
farmers. Any material on this company is scarce: most of it is in Spanish,
and images such as this are unheard of today.
MEXICO. "XE1-AGP" shortwave (7.04 MHZ) QSL viewcard with rounded corners as issued, used 1987 by operator Rafael Guarneros Cabrera, QSL label affixed to stamp box. View description: "Aérea al amanecer del Cráter del Popocatepetl. / Air view at dawn of the Popocatepetl Volcano, / MEXICO" $2.50 m(m)v
OREGON. "Mount Hood from the Columbia" including a longboat passing a small Native American settlement circa 1872, the stratovolcano in the distance; engraving by R. Hinshelwood with art by R. Swain Gifford, approximately 8"x4-1/4", light moisture staining on back shows through to 2 spots in the front sky, trimming probable at the upper edge. $3.00 o(c)va
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PHILIPPINES. "Crater Toal(sic) Volcano Manila, P. I. / Photo Supply Co." showing steam rising from the Taal volcano, unused post-card, minor wear to 2 corners, long upper corner crease is easy to miss because it is coincident with an album mark. $2.00 pv
PHILIPPINES. "MAYON VOLCANO, / LEGASPI, PHILIPPINES / PHOTO BY PAN AMERICAN WORLD AIRWAYS" as it looked 1961 (from printer's code on back), unused postcard, trivial wear at one corner. $2.00 pv NEW / NOV / BAGO
SOLOMON ISLANDS. "OH4ML / H44" Ringl Cove Golombangara Island shortwave QSL postcard with SRAL & EUDXF logos in blue on front, used 1989 by operator Mauri Lehtosaari from Hartola Finland, excellent condition. The names of the locations are often seen as Ringgi Cove on Kolombangara or Kulambangara, but in any case this stratovolcano has very few inhabitants. These are the only items we have ever seen from there in 30 years of dealing. (2 available) $4.50each. sv
TRISTAN DA CUNHA. "ZD9AM" DX-pedition shortwave (7 Mc) QSL post card used 1962 by operator James 'Jimmy' Long (W4ZRZ) via W4ECI, internal crease that is hard to detect from the front, small upper corner bend. In the previous year a volcanic eruption forced all island inhabitants to evacuate. Expeditions such as this one helped to assess the damage--which was tolerable in places, so a resettlement resulted in 1963. $10.00 thv&!
VENEZUELA. "YY5LB" Isla la Blanquilla QSL viewcard used1989, verified by YV5LMG, back has information about the volcanic island in Spanish, trivial wear to the bottom corners. Commemorates the anniversary of the Batalla Naval del Lago de Maracaibo & Venezuelan Navy Day. $5.00 m(v)vv
WASHINGTON. "Copyright, J. A. McCormick" with a handwritten 'A view from our dining hall' added in the front; sepia-tone real photo postcard showing some Washington scenery with the unmistakable silhouette of stratovolcano Mount Rainier prominent in the distance (as seen from the northeast, therefore probably from nearby Keechelus Lake in the foreground). Mailed 1915 from Berkeley California by a passenger writing aboard the S.S. Northern Pacific -- which exclusively sailed the Astoria Oregon to San Francisco route of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway -- returning from a stay near the pictured scenery. Both the Lake and Mount Rainier are near Seattle. Rarely offered. partly because the caption is vague, and partly because the vantage point would have to be researched (as we did). $15.00 r(s)s(c)w(m)vm
WASHINGTON. "Eruption of Mt. St. Helens Photo: John Keller" unused continental postcard in near-mint condition from Kolor View Press (their KVB12921). $1.50 vw(m)
WASHINGTON'S MOUNT RAINIER
All in full color & in excellent condition. From several noted landscape photographers--Ray Atkeson (2), Ed Cooper (1), Pat O'Hara (6, example bottom left), John Horstkoetter (1), Steve Terrill (3, example top left), Craig Tuttle (3, example top right), John Wagner (1, shown bottom right), etc. Good variety of views--flora, glaciers, inn, winter, Eunice Lake, Christine Falls, etc. A tutorial for a landscape photography class, or a stunning display for an avid climber or skier. Wholesale price for all $13.00 including first-class postage to any US address. Shipments to other countries $18.00. w(m)wmv* ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY
WASHINGTON. "MOUNT ST. HELENS and SPIRIT LAKE / BEFORE 1980 ERUPTION" with a canoeist in the foreground, unused continental post card with scalloped edges as issued, near-mint condition, copyrighted. $1.50 vw(m) NEW / NOV / BAGO
WASHINGTON. "MOUNT ST. HELENS / Volcanic Eruption / May 18, 1980" with an aerial view from a photo credited to Jack Leffler, unused continental postcard in near-mint condition. $1.50 vw(m)
WASHINGTON. "MT. ST. HELENS, WASHINGTON" showing it in its early stages of eruption in March 1980, continental postcard with scalloped edges as issued, from a color photo by tom Adamson. $1.50 w(m)vp NEW / NOV / BAGO
WASHINGTON. "Spirit Lake Wash. Under / St. Helens Mt." before the volcanic eruption raised its elevation by more than 200 feet, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1956 at Cougar Washington. $2.00 w(s)v
WYOMING. "©23463--CRATER OF MUD VOLCANO, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / COPYRIGHT BY HAYNES INC., YELLOWSTONE PARK, WYOMING / 4A-H283" unused linen postcard showing people at a rail looking into it, mailed 1948, 2 tiny corner bends. $2.00 vy
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