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AFRICA POST CARDS
& AFRICAN POSTCARDS
Aafrika / Affrica / Afirik / ÁFRICA / AFRIKA / AFRIKKA /
AFRYKA / ‘Apelika / Aphrika / L'AFRIQUE / Африка / Афрыка /
Αφρική / Африкæ / আফ্ৰিকা / 非洲 / આફ્રિકા / Աֆրիկա / ਅਫ਼ਰੀਕਾ
Listings below are for unspecified African locations
or Africa generally (multiple countries).
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paper collectibles from a specific African country.
|"10 Une Rue de Sidi-Okba" black & white
street scene on postcard with green back, unused, small spot on back, small corner crease, small ding. $4.00
"177 Marabout arabe" showing 3 Arabs at the tomb or shrine of a hermit holy man in North Africa, unused sepia-tone divided back postcard, 3 small but noticeable spots in the left front border, trivial corner wear. $1.00 aaNEW / NY / NOUVEAU
"31. Outdoor School on the Congo, Africa. (AMERICAN BAPTIST FOREIGN MISSION SOCIETY.)" with a teacher & several school children & some writing tablets; unused post card, made in Japan circa 1908, paper browning evenly with age. Most likely the Belgian Congo or the French Congo. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ar
"5. SELECTING HEAD PORTERS. The success / and comfort of any African hunting-expedition de- / pends largely on the work done by the porters..." color post card showing Roosevelt (depot in the background) personally selecting these men. browning paper shows age, minor corner wear & rounding. $5.00 rha
"6051 SCÈNES ET TYPES. -- Une partie de dominos. - LL." showing a game in progress on a mat on the street, unused postcard with green back. $7.00
"7622 - AFRIQUE EN COULEURS / Préparation du repas" unused continental post card from Iris, printed in France, small toning spot on back. $1.00 ac
"AFRICA / ITS EMPIRES, NATIONS, AND PEOPLE" paperbound book by Mary Penick Motley, 165 pages, 1969 copyright, indexed, gently used. An introduction to its geography, archaeology, history, famous leaders, etc. for younger people. A great gift! $5.00 a
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"AFRICAN LIFE Southern Africa / Typical Zulu kraal / whilst the men rehearse ceremonial dances" also captioned in Afrikaans, postcard mailed from South Africa to Holland in 1985, minor corner wear, interesting. $1.00 da
"Altes Missionshaus in Bonakwasi: black & white post card mailed 1912 from Germany to Arkansas, German writing on front. Ghana? $7.50 a
"At Port Bell on Lake Victoria, East Africa" showing passengers leaving BOAC airplane, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1964 in the United States. $2.50
"Beauty queen and snake dancer, 1959 / ©G. R. Naidoo, Bailey's African Archive" unused black & white continental post card from Tushita, fresh appearance. $1.50 wa
"COULEURS D'AFRIQUE / 4008 - PARURE DE LA MARCHANDE DE LAIT / © PHOTO M. RENAUDEAU (HOA-QUI)" unused continental showing a smiling merchant lady in colorful attire, quality photography & printing, trivial corner wear. $1.25 Same postcard but more corner wear. $1.00 a*
"EARTH VIEW / Enroute to the Moon, the Apollo 11 astronauts snapped / this remarkable picture of the Earth at a distance of 180,000 / km (112,000 miles). The bleak orange Sahara Desert, the Mediterranean Sea, Africa, Southern Europe, Asia Minor, / and the Red Sea show clearly. ..." post card, mailed, corners noticeably worn, 2 internal creases in the upper right front corner. $1.00 sa
"Femme Massai" Agfa real photo post card showing woman with beaded hair as seen from the side, caption from writing on back. $4.40
"Fillettes Peules" showing portraits of 2 little girls wearing some jewelry, unused continental from A. M. Breger, postcard numbered M200021 on the back, quality printing, near mint. The Peules people are found in Burkina-Faso, Chad, Mali & Sénégal. (2 available) $1.50 each. ag
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"Mère et Enfant" showing a colorfully dressed woman with her child, unused continental post card , near mint. (2 available) $1.25 each. aw
"OVERSEAS HARRIETTE" anchored with a fresh paint job, photo on Kodak paper showing the bulk carrier built 1978 by Hitachi for Ocean Bulk Ships Incorporated. Later to become the just the 'HARRIETTE' for another owner, she carried Agency for International Development (AID) cargos in 1994 - 1996 to famine-stricken Africa. Slightly larger than a regular-size postcard, not quite rectangular. Taken by a ship captain; not produced in commercial quantities. $7.50 s(o)a NEW / NY / NOUVEAU
"SWA / NAMIBIA" showing the entire African continent as it appears from space, back explains 'Meteosat, 36 000 km / Lat. 0 Long. 0" unused continental postcard, copyrighted, trivial wear to bottom corners. $1.75 sa
"THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL MEMORIAL / TO DAVID LIVINGSTONE AT BLANTYRE, / LANARKSHIRE" 4 different unused postcards with pertinent annotations on back, showing sculptured tableaux depicting his character & lifework in Africa. Specifically: faith conflicting with superstition as he meets a medicine man (shown middle left); confrontation with an Arab slave-trader, urging his followers to show restraint (shown top left); showing endurance as he refused to turn back in a forested morass (shown bottom left); & kneeling in prayer as he died at Ilala Northwestern Rhodesia. His exploration for the source of the Nile spanned 1866 - 1873. Both sides toned lightly, minor edge wear on all. All 4 for $l0.00 total. abfhns ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY
"This engraver tools human hands, / flowers and geometrical designs / on a copper printing cylinder ...Congolese textiles" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1961 in the United States. $2.00
UAT - AEROMARITIME / UNION AÉROMARITIME DE TRANSPORT (France). Continental black & white photograph of its DeHavilland DH-114 parked, good focus & contrast & composition. A small independent airline that connected Paris to the former French African colonies 1949 - 1963. In November 1967, during the Nigerian-Biafran War, it crashed at Enugu (Énugwú). Rare. $15.00 a(p)dfnba NEW / NY / NOUVEAU
Uncaptioned color postcard, Arab girl playing flute caresses snake emerging from basket, unused, minor corner wear & rounding. $17.00
"VQ2MS" Luanshya Northern Rhodesian QSL card used 1960 by operator M. G. Serrao, N. R. A. R. S. label on back with Kitwe address, Autolot African lottery advertisement with prize details on back (shown). Nice! $5.00 na
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