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& POST CARDS
Please see Netherlands Antilles postcards.
& ASCENSION POSTCARDS
See also Ascension Island postal history
& Ascension stamps.
|"Ascension Island / Mid-Atlantic
/ Until 1922
Britain rated this / 34 square mile island as a / man-of-war with a naval officer
governor." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 in
the United States. $2.00
"ROCK HIND (Epinephelus adcensionis)" signed Hashime Murayama art on unused 1920 post card from the Miami Aquarium Association showing the fish found in Ascension, St. Helena & Florida Keys; very light & unimportant album marks at the back corners. Seldom seen; seldom offered. $7.50 ff(m)asa
"SQUIRREL FISH, SOLDATO / Holocentrus ascensionis" signed Hashime Murayama art on unused 1920 post card from the Miami Aquarium Association showing the fish found in Ascension, Bermuda, St. Helena & Florida; light toning on back, light album impressions at the corners. Seldom seen; seldom offered. $7.50 ff(m)abs
"ZD8BOB" QSL post card used 1989 by operator Bob O'Hara, long corner crease is not conspicuous. Detailed map of the island--Donkey Plain, Comfortless Cove, Boatswain Bird Island, etc. $3.00 am
"ZD8QUE" Two Boats Village shortwave (28 MHz) QSL card used 1990 by operator Steve Dorling. $3.75 a
"ZD8DB" Two Boats Village QSL postcard with Ascension Island map design used 1990 by operator Dave Barlow, RSGB logo on front, good edges, attractive. $3.75 a
"ZD8DEZ" shortwave (18.0 MHz) QSL card used 1993. $1.50 a
"ZD8DEZ" shortwave (18.0 MHz) QSL card used 1993 by operator Dez Watson, small RSGB logo on front, good edges. $2.00 a
"ZD8LII" Two Boats Village shortwave QSL card used 1992 by operator Steve Hodgson, detailed map of the island shows location, good edges. $3.75 am. Same but 1991 usage. (2 available) $3.75 each. am
ZD8M" shortwave (18.076 MHz) QSL card with hobby-related cartoon art, used 1993 by operator Mike Wadsworth at Two Boats Village, trivial wear to one corner. $3.50 a
"ZD8OK" shortwave (18 MHz) QSL card with world map background used 1994 by operator Jon Hanson, FOC logo on front, good edges. $2.00 a
"ZD8VJ" Two Boats Village shortwave (28 MHz) QSL card used 1989 by operator Andy Chadwick, good edges. $2.00 a
"ZD8Z" QSL card used 1992 by operator Jim Neiger of Orange California & verified by VE3HO, detailed map of the island at the upper left front, good edges. Locations shown include North Point, Porpoise Point, North East Bay, Boatswain Bird Island, etc. (2 available) $3.75 each am
"ZD8Z" shortwave (14 MHZ) QSL card used 1992 by operator Jim Neiger of Orange California, bold yellow-on-black lettering, good edges. $2.00 a
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POSTCARDS & ASTROLOGICAL POST CARDS
ASTROLOGIA / ASTROLOGIJA / ASTROLOGIE
ASTROLOGI / WICHELARIJ / ASZTROLÓGIA
STJÖRNUSPEKI / ZVEZDARSTVO / ASTROLOGÍA
ASTROLOGIEN / SÊR-DDEWINIAETH
See also Astrology topical covers.
"Give this card to a friend / Joane B. Dye / …please / send me your
1949 edition of the SENIOR / FORECAST…" unused,
depicts all astrological signs and the St. Louis Missouri astrologer;
brownish paper, no postcard back, most unusual subject matter.
Advertising card sold. Still available for scholarly
study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format.
Postcard Collector. January 1990 (Volume 8, Number 1). Features on peace promotions, zodiac postcards, Ullman's National Cupids & more. $2.50 p,a!
"THE OX / Second sign of the zodiac. / Gentle and peaceloving, the ox..." with Chinese character in upper right front, years applicable (1901, 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961 & 1973). unused continental from Hako productions, 1977 copyright, faint corner crease. $1.50 a
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CARDS & ASTRONOMICAL MAGAZINES
ASTRONOMIA / ASTRONOMIJA / ASTRONOMIE
ASTRONOMI / STERRENKUNDE / ASTRONOMÍA / SERYDDIAETH
TÄHTITIEDE / CSILLAGÁSZAT STJÖRNUFRÆÐI / ASTRONOMIEN
"507. - BAGNÈRES-de-BIGORRÉ / Observatoire du Pic du Midi / Enlèvement des Neiges" Unused, showing a French observatory being shoveled out in winter. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 afw
"747. PLANETARIUM, HOLLYWOOD, CALIF." showing the exterior of the Griffith Observatory, unused linen postcard manufactured by Longshaw Card Company, mild corner & edge wear, stray mark in left front border. $2.00 ca. Same except smudged pencil writing on back & a small corner crease that affects nothing. $1.75 ca
"ADLER PLANETARIUM AND / ASTRONOMICAL MUSEUM / Chicago Park District..." with a view of the moon & pertinent information on back, unused. $1.25 (am)
"ADLER PLANETARIUM AND / ASTRONOMICAL MUSEUM / Chicago Park District / View from the west showing the Espla-nade and main entrance..." black & white with pertinent information on back, unused. $1.25 a
"A Heavenly Map of the U.S.A. featuring towns that actually exist!!!" emphasizing astronomical names--Ceres, Orion, Moon, etc. Continental size post card, one bent corner. $1.00 (ma)
"ALBANY, N.Y.-9 / Dudley Observatory / High School / State Normal School // Copyright 1897 by American Souvenir Card Co. / 127 Duane St., New York." color multiview postcard with 3 scenes, undivided back, mailed 1906, back toned from album contact, corner & edge wear, heavy vertical crease, lightly toned front. The astronomical observatory is now part of Union University. $5.50 ncam+
"...ATHÈNES OBSERVATOIRE" with rest of caption in Greek, showing the astronomical observatory, black & white on undivided back with thin stock, minor toning due to album contact, good edges. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (216,175 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 ga
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"HADLEY RILLE -- 1200 FEET DEEP / Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott parked the Lunar / Rover at the brink..." showing an as-yet-unexplained feature of the moon's surface, unused chrome in black & white from a NASA photograph, several tiny spots on back. $1.25 sa
"HAYDEN PLANETARIUM--AMERICAN INDIAN STAR MYTHS" including the Blackfoot Sun God and Moon Goddess as painted by artist Charles R. Knight, black & white on yellowish paper, unused, fairly fresh. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 iaa
"J8/K7SE " Saint Vincent QSL card on thin stock used 1993 by Dr. John B. Irwin of Tucson Arizona (the noted astronomer), design in black & white is a stamp of St. Vincent & the Grenadines. $1.50 sa
"LICK OBSERVATORY / San Jose, California" chrome post card mailed at 6-cent rate, tiny corner crease, corner bend, fresh colors. $1.00 c(s)a
March 30 1892 Great Britain penny postal card with gorgeous squared-circle London cancel from the Astronomer Royal to the Chief Clerk of the US Geological Survey in Washington DC, acknowledging donation of literature to the Library of the Observatory, New York City paid-all transit mark on front, a little crinkling at the top (hardly visible from the front), partial arrival mark in DC on the back, unimportant tiny toning spots & browning of the paper. Sold but back still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 agg-a
"OBSERVATORY GREENWICH." English scene by moonlight, black & white postcard on light green stock, undivided back, unused, album impressions at corners. $6.50
"OBSERVATORY, NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, EVANSTON, ILL.--5" unused E. C. Kropp linen post card, soft corners. $2.25 ia
"P-68 Dome of the 100 inch Hooker Reflector, Mount Wilson Observatory, California / 8A-H3022" housing the telescope the Hubble used to discover the expansion of the universe; unused circa 1938 linen postcard, backstamp of Anderson's Photo Shop in Highland Park, L. A., California. $2.75 ac(m)
"Palomar Observatory / The 200-inch Hale telescope dome pictured on a / beautiful fall afternoon..." unused chrome postcard from a photo by Jean Mueller, near mint. A quality printing with saturated colors. $2.00 a
"PERKINS OBSERVATORY, DELAWARE, OHIO" Unused sepia-tone Artvue postcard on brownish paper, fairly fresh. $1.75 (oa+)
"PERKINS OBSERVATORY / Delaware, Ohio 43015, U.S.A." as seen from above, unused chrome post card from a photo by Lee E. Ekleberry Ph.D., near mint condition. $1.50 ao(d)
"PERKINS / OBSERVATORY / PUBLIC EDUCATION / SERVICES // Ohio Wesleyan University / and / Ohio State University // and Visitors' Nights of / the Columbus Astronomical Society // January, 1992 / through / December, 1992" small stapled booklet that is slightly longer than a regular postcard. $1.50 ao(d)
"Seen from above after its old film of aluminum has been removed, / Palomar Observatory's 200-inch Hale Telescope Mirror..." in California, unused chrome postcard from a photo by Bob Thicksten, small light spot of toning on back attributable to the printing process, good edges. $1.75 acip
"Stargazer / Project Stargazer was established in Ja. 1959 for high altitude / astronomical investigation from above 95 percent of the earth's at- / mosphere." showing the balloon's gondola now on display at the Air Force Museum, unused chrome-era post card in excellent condition. $1.00 bma
"The honeycombed structure of the 200-inch mirror... / ...atop Palomar Mountain in San Diego County, California." unused chrome postcard from a photo by Bob Thicksten, light toning on back attributable to the printing process, good edges. The Hale Telescope can be seen in the background. $1.50 a
"The Million Dollar Buhl Planetarium and Institute of Popular Science, North Side, Pittsburgh, Pa." unused linen post card from Minsky Brothers & Company, slight yellowing of the paper with age, minor wear to one corner. $2.50 pa
"The Moon as Photographed From the Mt. Lowe Observatory, / South California. / 507" black & white Tichnor Brothers postcard mailed 1912 in Los Angeles to George Bechtel in Portland Indiana by his grand-daughter Sue, tiny bottom corner crease, minor edge wear, 2 short internal creases from the top edge, faint but long internal crease from the right front edge. Surprisingly hard to find! [We did find one other, offered at $39.99!] $9.00 ac(m)g*^
"THE NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY OBSERVATORY " showing the 140-foot radio telescope, unused chrome post card. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 aw
"THE NATIONAL RADIO ASTRONOMY / OBSERVATORY / 85 ft. radio telescope" Unused, chrome postcard. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 aw
"THE REBER DISH / National Radio Astronomy Observatory / Green Bank, W. Va." unused chrome postcard, fairly fresh. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 aw
"THE TWO HVNDRED INCH / TELESCOPE Looking NORTHWEST" unused black & white post card, lithography by Frye & Smith Limited, light but extensive toning in address area on back. Location is Palomar Mountain California. $1.00 ac%
Wanted to buy--postcards dealing with solar eclipses. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Wanted to buy--post cards dealing with pre-historic aspects of astronomy or stargazing (such as Stonehenge). Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
April 1960 Sky & Telescope: origin of lunar rills; simple replica-grating spectroscope; structure of galactic clusters; etc. $3.50 *
May 1960 Sky & Telescope: National Observatory dedication at Kitt Peak; Venus; 1920 debate on the distance scale of the Universe; etc. $3.50 *
June 1960 Sky & Telescope: universal sundial design; gas & dust in globular clusters; why observe stellar eclipses?; etc. $3.50
July 1960 Sky & Telescope: exploring the solar system by radar; planets with rings; suggestions for a public star party; etc. $3.50 *
August 1960 Sky & Telescope: photometry of the moon; magnetic field effects on artificial satellites; 2 famous Dutch astronomers; etc. $3.50
September 1960 Sky & Telescope: ages of the stars; Lick 120-inch photographs; Fraunhofer lines & heights in the sun's atmosphere; etc. $3.50
January 1961 Sky & Telescope: tektites & the Cyrillid shower; findings from Mercury's transit; solar halo complex of September 1960; etc. $3.50
March 1961 Sky & Telescope: charting the hidden side of the moon; fast-moving disturbances on the sun; runaway stars; etc. $3.50
April 1961 Sky & Telescope: contact binaries; Ottawa mirror transit telescope; eclipse over the Mediterranean; etc. $3.50
June 1961 Sky & Telescope: why is starlight polarized?; elusive maximum of S. Andromedae; solar disturbances & radio communication forecasts; etc. $3.50
March 1962 Sky & Telescope: story of Epsilon Aurigae; dwarf novae (part II); new planetarium at Bridgeport; list of astronomical stamps; etc. $3.50
April 1962 Sky & Telescope: Cassegrain-type telescopes; light helium in stellar atmospheres; first American manned satellite; etc. $5.00
July 1963 Sky & Telescope: Milky Way research; Barnard's star as an astrometric binary; recent visual observations of Mars; Ohio State University large radio telescope; etc. $3.50
January 1965 Sky & Telescope: evolution of galaxies (part I); abundances of elements in stars; new observations of AE Aquarii; roster of space activity; etc. $3.50 *
April 1971 Sky & Telescope: Apollo 14's Moon Mission; visual observation of comets; Byurakan Observatory in Soviet Armenia; etc. $5.00 *
See also Astronomy stamps.
See also Copernicus topical covers.
See also Space topical covers.
See also Space topical stamps.
abbreviations explained in English
| Abkürzungen erklärt auf Deutsch,_
| lühendid eestikeelsete selgituste
lyhenteet suomenkielisin selvennöksineen ja esimerkein
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