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More generally, see Germany postcards.
Gabelbachhäus'chen" color postcard on pebbled stock, undivided back, unused, lightly
toned area on back. $5.00
"ALTES SCHOSS: GALLERIE BADEN-BADEN VIEUX CHATEAU: GALERIE" showing a scenic overlook from an interior corner, unused post card with undivided back & paper browning with age, from P. Faller, violet handstamp of the Chateau (where it was sold as a souvenir), album adherences on back, minor wear at one corner. A beautiful card with pastel-like colors. $9.50 b
"A. M. A. BADEN 4 July 1911" real photo postcard showing a large group of men & women with American flags, mailed to a doctor in Berlin, stamp removed, minor corner wear & rounding. Presumably the American Medical Association. $20.00 bm(p)
"Aus der Baar. / Gegend von Donaueschingen. / ... / Johannes Eichlepp's Hofkunstverlag, Freiburg i. Br." showing 2 standing women in traditional costume; black & white on undivided back Post-Karte with paper starting to brown evenly with age, trimmed slightly at right edge (furthest from art, where grayish background shows extent). Hard to find! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 abc
"Baden-Baden / Springbrunnen in der / Lichtentaler Alee" black-and-white postcard with red caption, published by Stengel, mailed there 10.7.14 to Texas, small corner crease at top not into image, other corner wear is minor. $4.50 sb
"BADENWEILER. KAISERSTRASSE" including a few signs at the right which could be deciphered by the local historian, sepia-tone Postkarte from Paul Müller booklet, very late usage at Grantville Kansas, one upper corner with multiple creases & wear. $2.50 b
"Badische Volkstrachten II5 Renchthäler aus Oedsbach, Amt Oberkirch" postcard mailed 1906 to the United States where it was forwarded. one badly creased & scraped corner, other edge wear, as is. $2.00
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"DJ3BW" Salem QSL continental post card used 1957. small corner crease & other corner wear. $1.50
"GRUSS aus MANNHEIM // Kaufhaus Paradeplatz" in Baden-Württemberg; Postkarte mailed 18.4.99 to Herrn Will Bresges in Düsseldorf, stamp removal thins the back, minor corner wear, long internal crease from bottom edge blends well with the design. $3.50 gb
"Gruss aus Schwetzingeen Schloss" showing the castle & its grounds, postcard mailed there 1902, 2 small corner creases, minor edge wear. $5.00
"Güntersthal b. Freiburg i. Br." color post card with undivided back, mailed there 1903 to Illinois, corner wear & rounding, toned back, couple cancel ink spots in sky. $3.75
"HEILIGKREUTZ / HALL 5070" real photo postcard from Stoekhammer, writing on front dates to 1925. $3.50
"Hotel-Restaurant St. Johann (beim Münster) / Konstanz am Bodensee" real photo post card with good contrast, writing on back. $2.75
"Mannheim. Blick vom Wasserturm nach der Augustaanlage 965" real photo postcard mailed there 1934 (railroad slogan cancel), corner crease, edge wear, writing on front erased, as is. $2.25
"Mannheim / Marktplatz" showing a crowded marketplace, sepia-tone Postkarte with red caption & undivided back, mailed there 24.7.05 to Mr. Frederick Kampfe in Bloomingdale New Jersey (clear cancel & arrival marking). $4.50 b
"Meersburg" unused real photo post card from O. Vahle in Hagnau. $4.00
"Schoss Heilingenberg / und Freundschaftshöhle." black & white signed art dated 1901, post card with undivided back, unused, lightly toned back. $4.50
See also our Baden postal history.
"SIRNITZ BEI BADENWEILER (991 m ü. M.)." sepia-tone postcard with very late usage in the United States, one uneven edge (from booklet separation). $3.25
"Solbad Sulz. Partie a. Neckar" showing a large pond with swans, real photo post card mailed there 1939, small corner crease & other corner wear. $4.00
Two uncaptioned real photo postcards showing the 'Graf Zeppelin' overflying the city of Baden-Baden (now in Baden-Württemberg). Focus is sharp enough in each instance so that the name of the airship can be read on its hull, near the tailfins. On the left: the tall building we see is unmistakably the Stiftskirche. On the right: the land of Brenner's Park along the small river Oos. Each back in violet down the dividing line reads 'Photographie G. Lampe, Baden-Baden, Ludwig Wilhelm Pl. 5', whose known photography was local & mostly portraiture; the latest date we could find for him was 1935. This airship flew 1928 - 1937. The considerable oxidation of the Postkarte at the left is indicative of an early flight; the lack of oxidation on the right indicates one of the later flights. Both for $25.00 total. bb NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"WIRO" color from Künstler-Serie Wiro Konstanz No. 2398A., unused postcard with minor wear at 2 corners. $3.25
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BAHAMAS POST CARDS
& BAHAMIAN POSTCARDS
COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS / Baham adaları / Багамы /
Bahami / Բահամյան Կղզիներ / バハマ / Бахами / Bagamalar
"Aaaah! / The Bahamas" with a topless & shapely lady kneeling in the wet beach sand, as seen from the side in vertical format; continental postcard in excellent condition. $1.50 b*
"BATHING BEACH - NASSAU, BAHAMAS Photo by Sands" unused Azo (triangles both ways) real photo post card, oxidation suggests circa-1925 age, minor corner wear, small light spot of toning in the upper border, very light toning on back. Hard to find! $8.00 b
Bay Street, Nassau, Bahamas" an animated scene, postcard published by W. R. Saunders & I. O. Sands photographers (their number 49), a few small spots of toning on back, tiny upper corner bend, trivial wear at 2 other corners. $6.00 bfp
"British Colonial Hotel", Nassau, Bahamas 8B-H90" showing the streetside portion, unused linen postcard circa 1948, soft corners, paper yellowed a bit with age. 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 b
"C6AFN / Bahamas" continental QSL multiview (3 scenes with broad-lipped Bahamian Conch shells) QSL postcard used 1990. Images are attributed to photographer John Penrod. $2.00 bsp"Changing of the Guard at Government House Photo: Larry Win" showing the Royal Bahamas Police Band playing on a sunny day, unused Dexter Press continental postcard, scalloped edges as issued, 1964 copyright, excellent condition. $1.25 blm
Clear MAR 4 1953 NASSAU machine cancel ties 4-c sea garden stamp franking a chrome post card to Mr. & Mrs. O. Zaplital in New York City, round corners as issued, view side shows a delicately tinted hibiscus flower. $2.00 b-b
Clear NOV 12 1953 NASSAU machine cancel ties 4-c sea garden stamp franking chrome postcard to Mr. & Mrs. W. Zaplital in New York City, captioned "THE ROYAL VICTORIA HOTEL" its shows an exterior with many guests, trivial edge wear. $2.00 b-b
"EVIL SPIRITS A CONSIGNMENT OF BOOZE - NASSAU, BAHAMAS" unused Azo (triangles both ways) real photo postcard, wear at the bottom front center edge, slight oxidation suggests circa-1925 age. We have seen speculation that this was whiskey, but a much better guess would be cheap Caribbean rum destined for Florida speakeasies during the Prohibition era. $15.00 ba
"Fort Charlotte, Nassau, Bahamas B20" linen post card mailed 1956 to Ohio, hint of cancel ink on front. 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 b
"Grantstown, Nassau, Bahamas" post card published by W. R. Saunders & I. O. Sands photographers (their number 16), noticeable toning at one upper corner, a few very light spots toning on back. Definitely not on most tourist itineraries, Grantstown is often seen with the more modern spelling of Grants Town. $6.00 bm
"Greetings from Nassau" showing the Nassau Yacht Haven, unused Plastichrome® post card, fresh with good edges. Exceptionally attractive shot of this marina. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 bs(b)
"HAVANA NASSAU PORT TAMPA MIAMI KEY WEST / P. & O. S. S. Co's Steamship MARTINIQUE" black-and-white, mailed 1905 at Seabreeze Florida, corner crease, corner wear, much writing on front. Not to be confused with the Martinique that was registered in 1920 to the Peninsular & Occidental Line. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 s(u)s(o)cbf(f)
"KING'S / INN & / GOLF CLUB / On the Island Where / the Action is!" chrome multiview post card featuring pool scene, musicians & dancers; slight yellowing of the paper with age, faint small corner crease. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 bs(g)
"KY0T/C64" shortwave (7 MHZ) QSL card used 1987 by John Stamps, good edges. $1.25 b
"Main Street, Grantstown, Nassau, Bahamas" post card published by W. R. Saunders & I. O. Sands photographers (their number 3), very light toning on back. Definitely not on most tourist itineraries, Grantstown is often seen with the more modern spelling of Grants Town. $6.00 bm
"'NASSAU IN THE BAHAMAS' / The Montagu Beach Hotel..." including their beach, unused chrome postcard, scalloped edges as issued. 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 b
"NO4J / C6A" Treasure Cay (Abaco Islands) shortwave (18 MHz) QSL card used 1990 by operator Dave Mains, fresh appearance, good edges. (2 available) $1.75 each. b
"Paradise Beach, Hog Island, Bahamas B6" crowded with sun-worshippers & beach umbrellas, unused linen postcard with good edges. 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 bu
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"Queen's Staircase, / Nassau, Bahamas" unused linen postcard, circa 1940, good edges. 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 b
"Silk Cotton Tree, Nassau, Bahamas" unused post card, slight browning of the paper with age, corner crease misses the image. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 bt
"S. S. QUEEN OF NASSAU / TWIN SCREW Sails every Monday and Friday at 6 P.M. / from Miami, Fla. to Nassau..." side view of the ship with the company logo of Eastern shipping Corporation in the upper left, unused linen postcard with vivid colors from Colourpicture Publication, numbered K8224 on back, trivial wear at one upper corner, otherwise quite fresh. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 s(e)fb
"Street in Grantstown, Nassau, Bahamas" post card published by W. R. Saunders & I. O. Sands photographers (their number 35), light spotty toning on back, strong corner crease through stamp box. Hard to find in any condition. Definitely not on most tourist itineraries, Grantstown is often seen with the more modern spelling of Grants Town. $6.00 b
"THE / BAHAMA / ISLANDS" with a detailed map on linen post card mailed from Nassau 1947 (2-pence King stamp with marginal selvedge) to Long Island City, multiple vertical creases simply suggest careful ironing, two tiny scrapes in the front are centered so noticeable, slight smearing of some message ink. Calling out of the many channels and passages are what make for the unusual detail. $2.00 bm
"The Royal Victoria Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas B5" linen postcard showing an approach to its front entrance. 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 b
"The Sponge Fleet, Nassau, Bahamas 8A-H1690" showing several docked ships circa 1938, unused Curteich linen with yellowish paper, distributed by the New Colonial Pharmacy, As shown except more browning paper shows age instead of yellowish paper, two unused US 1-c stamps on back, distributed by P. M. Lightbourn, two small paper adherences on back. $2.00 bf. Same post card but fresher: no stamps or adherences on back, no crease, etc. $3.00 bf
"VP7BT" Eleuthera shortwave (7 Mc) QSL card used 1959 by operator John R. Beck, very light toning near one front corner. $1.75 b. Similar but 1958 usage on 3.5 Mc, back toning from production process, less front toning. $2.00 b
"VP7NG (NOW W4NNN)" Nassau shortwave (7 Mc) QSL card used 1948 by operator from the Potomac Valley Radio Club, tape residue on back. $2.00 b. Same except a tiny corner bend at the top. $1.75 b
"VP7NN" Grand Bahama Island shortwave (7 Mc) QSL card used 1950 by an operator in the Signal Corp Engineering Laboratory Test Team, mild wear to one short edge. $2.00 b
"VIEW FROM THE WATER TOWER - SHOWING ENTRANCE TO 'NASSAU HARBOUR' - NASSAU, BAHAMAS" postcard published by Sands' Studio (their No 37 15/5000), a little pencil writing on the back might erase, soft corners, hand-colored appearance. $2.50 b
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More generally, when the place is not specified, please see Arab postcards.
"Quadhabiya Palace - Bahrain" continental postcard with rough edges as issued, mailed JUL 11 1972 from the Gearing-class destroyer USS William R. Rush (DD-714) with an 8-c US stamp to Mr. & Mrs. Emit Farmer in Hubbard Ohio from their son Vic who writes "well we are leaving Bahrain tomorrow for Khor Kuwai, Oman wherever that is. We have been to so many places that they all start to look the same..." During this time the ship was showing the flag to counter the Soviet Union's increased naval presence in the area. As for the location of Khor Kuwai, it is the northern tip of the Sultanate of Oman. $5.00 b-bn(w)
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BALLOON POST CARDS & BALLOONING POSTCARDS
JOHN J. HEYES PUBL./ NATL MILITARY HOME. // FAIRVIEW PARK PARACHUTE DROP /
DAYTON, OHIO" postcard with a name & home town of the aeronaut pencilled at
the top of the undivided back, album toning at the back corners, good edges.
This amusement park was operated from 1896 - 1915. The young Fred J. Woodall
risked his life for the princely sum of $1.25--the sum collected from the
spectators after his leap--in his first ascension. The Dayton Herald of 19
Oct 1896, page 1, carries more details. Very hard to find & seldom seen.
$35.00 bo(d)a NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"1609 / HUDSON-FULTON MEMORIAL CELEBRATION / 1909 // The 'Half Moon' and the 'Clermont' on their trip / up the Hudson river escorted by U. S. Men of War / and Balloons" the Wright flyer being unmentioned; exposition souvenir with an artist's concept of the event, the size of a regular postcard but with blank back, good edges. The Wright plane when it actually flew that course carried a canoe in case they ditched into the water, so the artist did not get the idea quite right. The caption writer did not know what to call the aircraft & so left it unmentioned. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75.
"1912 AN OBSERVATION BALLOON OF U. S. Aerial Service, anchored to a vessel. / From this balloon the actions of the enemy under-sea boats are detected" showing a tethered balloon working from a ship, unused postcard with good edges. This is the SC-1 (Signal Corps #1) of the US Army, while being tested at Fort Myer Virginia (hence, its access to the coastal waters), and operating from the first permanent military airfield in the United States. Excessively rare, there is no record of its likes being offered anywhere else on the Internet. It is astonishing that testing of a then-new military capability from a then-new military installation would receive any publicity at all in print; we speculate that the military censors put the kibosh on this ill-considered idea rather quickly! SOLD RECENTLY bvm(a)a(m)
"5840 Balloon, Isle of France, 2nd Prize, Racing for the Gordon Bennett Cup." unused postcard from the Adolph Sedge Publishing Company in Saint Louis, unused. In the 1907 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race from the publisher's city, they landed at Hubertsville/Herbertsville New Jersey, garnering $1000 for their 2nd place finish. The Airpost Journal Vol XXV No. 2 (November 1953) provides many details on the competition & opines that mail was probably dropped from this & all other participants, although any example is decidedly rare. $45.00 bd(l)pm(s) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"5846 Hawley and Post and their Balloon 'St. Louis'" postcard mailed circa-1908 to Mrs. Peter Richards in Clinton Fall Minnesota, noticeable corner rounding, light spotty toning both sides. In the 1907 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race from the publisher's city, they landed in Carroll County Maryland good for 9th place. The Airpost Journal Vol XXV No. 2 (November 1953) provides many details about the competition & opines that mail was probably dropped from this & all other participants--although any example is decidedly rare. $40.00 bd(l)pm(s) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"5850 Von Abercron and Heidemann and their Balloon 'Dusseldorf.'" with an unusually close-up view; post card from the Adolph Sedge Publishing Company in Saint Louis, unused. In the 1907 Gordon Bennett Balloon Race from the publisher's city, they landed at Little Creek Delaware & garnered $750 for their 3rd place. The Airpost Journal Vol XXV No. 2 (November 1953) provides many details about the competition & opines that mail was probably dropped from this & all other participants--although any example is decidedly rare. $45.00 bd(l)pm(s) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"Air-ship going against the wind over Omaha, Neb." unused postcard with evenly-divided back, made in Germany for The Omaha News Company, album impressions at the corners, curl to the paper but no problem in any album, good edges. The only similar card we have seen had its caption left-justified; this is the only right-justified caption we have seen. $15.00 bn(o) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"Air-ship making ascension from 'Kings Highway', Omaha Neb." unused Mezzochrome post card made in Germany, published by The Omaha News Commpany, trivial wear at one upper corner, very light album marks at the back corners. $15.00 bn(o) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"ALLGEMEINE DEUTSCHE SPORT-AUSSTELLUNG MÜNCHEN 1899" with art (signed WO) showing an airship over the city, Bavarian 5-pfg government postal card in color, clear postal markings on back (both sending & receiving within the city), minor wear at the corners, overall impression--remarkably fresh for its age both sides. Priced well below recent auction realizations. $82.50 zbbea
"Around the Gilded Dome / Copyright by T. F. Shannon Des Moines Ia // Airship Encircling Monument / Copyright by T. F. Shannon Des Moines Ia" showing the Iowa State Capitol & the Iowa Civil War Monument; unused multiview postcard with undivided back, faint short internal crease from the top edge, very light toning both sides. Rare. $12.50 bic
"At LIVERPOOL / Captive-ated with the scenery" art signed JIB shows a couple floating in an improbably shaped balloon, pull-tab yields many small black & white views, accordion style: exchange & Nelson's Monument; Church Street; Sefton Park (2); Commutation Row; from Landing Stage; Landing Stage; overhead electrical railway; Ranelagh Street; Lime Street; and St. George's Hall -- all from the Dainty Series (last 3 shown). A Pocket Novelty Card of British manufacture throughout. Message written all over the divided back from a son to his mother. Rare: only one recorded sale of a similar fold-out but for Nottingham was found when we searched the Internet. $20.00 e(l)b
"BALLOON ASCENSION AT ASBURY PARK, AUG. 12 1910, IN WHICH BENNY PRINZ LOST HIS LIFE. / BENNY PRINZ / PHOTO BY F. NEW BURGER." depicting the beginning of a disastrous double parachute done from about 4,000 feet drop; unused Cyko real photo postcard, oxidation consistent with stated age, thin strip of toning runs near the right front edge. According to the Asbury Park Press of that same day, a trapeze strap broke causing the mishap. $35.00 bn(a)dg NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"BALLON ROUTE". The short line electric railroad line with this misnomer for a name actually involved no balloon at all, just a trolley from Los Angeles to the sea & back. Still, if it interests you, be sure to see our rare listings for the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad post cards on another page.
"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*
"BIG BEAR / balloon festival / Beulah Park / JUNE 22, 23, 24 2001" publicity card with same color image both sides, little smaller than a regular post card, fresh appearance. (2 available) $1.00 each
"Captain Baldwin's Airship. Dutchess County Fair. Compliments of the Poughkeepsie Eagle" unused post card with unevenly divided back (circa-1908), 2 corners creased, toning at top back edge possibly from the printing process itself. $12.00 bn(p)
"C. Dixon The Youngest Aviator / With His Mother and Sister / Copyright by Aram, Boston." unused postcard, very little toning both sides, good edges. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. bfm
"Come Home! We will have six City blocks of street carnival. Also Motor Boat races. // Come Home! We will have giant baloon(sic) and double parachute drop. // Parkersburg Centennial and Home Coming / Parkersburg W. Va. September 8th - 10, 1910" post card mailed there SEP 7 1910 (flag cancel) to Miss Carrie Courtney in Beloit Ohio, odd toning near the bottom back edge looks like balloon shading from another card. Rare, possibly because of the misspelling. $18.50 bw(p)r NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"CROMWELL DIXON / Youngest Inventor and Aeronaut in the World--Age 14 years" unused unevenly divided back, imprint at left back edge reads: 'Olentangy Park,' / Columbus, Ohio. Front is very lightly & unevenly toned with one brighter white spot in the left margin which obscures nothing. Back is lightly & unevenly toned with a few light spots apparently paste residue; they obscure a couple of letters in the stamp box. A recent Internet search found no other offers & only one exhibit by a collector. $50.00 bo(c) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"Dear / I was rather / worried" with signed René Bull art depicting an improbable aeronaut, unused circa-1908 postcard with unevenly divided back from The Ellandbee 'Humorous' Series (no. 128, designed in England & chromographed in Belgium for Landeker & Brown in London, small bottom corner bend, toning is very light. The work of this Irish- born then-English illustrator is more often seen in newspapers & magazines of his time. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. a(b)b
"EVERYONE LOOKS UP TO YOU" with signed P. D. Sullivan art on a postcard with undivided back, mailed MAR 17 1907 from Canode New Mexico to Fred G. Avery in Ada Ohio. P The cancel from a discontinued post office, a little light, is rarity 5 according to our La Posta. $20.00 ab-n
"Forest Park, St. Louis, Mo. / BALLOON AND AIRSHIP CONTESTS / CENTENNIAL WEEK / Saint Louis" post card mailed August 17 1910 from Saint Louis, faint lower corner crease, a little toning near the edges of both sides. Rare. $15.00 a(p)bm(s) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Greetings / from / Irving / Illinois" in glitter added to a postcard with fanciful art depicting an airship made mostly of violets, addressed & messaged to Miss Estella Matkins in Fillmore Illinois but unmailed, minor wear to the bottom corners, some of the glitter rubbed off. Interesting message from ailing writer--'I went to Nokomis two weeks to Mrs. Rungg's to take treatment from the Osteopath and now go to Hillsboro when I am able...' The Hillsboro DO was John J. Pleak, who visited Nokomis once a week. Hillsboro, Irving & Nokomis are all in Montgomery County. $8.00 i(i)mgb
"I DROPPED OFF AT OTTAWA / Copyright. The Allets Mfg. Co., Ottawa". Left: silhouette art depicts a salesman with sample case descending from a balloon, breaking his fall with an umbrella; postcard addressed & messaged in French, dated 9 Janvier 1906, small lighter shallow scrapes in the front sky, paper browning with age. $5.00 bou. Right: same caption, lady descends with umbrella breaking her fall; post card with undivided back, light toning both sides, better ageing of the paper. $9.00 bou. Both hard-to-find for $12.75. bou
"KNABENSHUE AND HIS AIR SHIP / THE FRANKLIN, TOLEDO" unused post card with undivided back, minor wear to 3 corners, otherwise fairly fresh. We have seen another example canceled in 1905. $12.00 bo(t) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"Knabenshue leaving Spitzer Building on his return trip June 30, 1905" showing the airship 'Toledo No. 1'; unused postcard with undivided back, fairly fresh with good edges. This Toledo Ohio scene was from one of 6 known instances of an airship landing on any building. $15.00 bo(t) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"Knabenshue's Airship at Brockton Fair, 1906. Photo by D. T. Burrell." post card with good edges. Many postcards were issued for this appearance, but this one is hard to find. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. bm(b)p
"KNABENSHUE'S PASSENGER AIR SHIP" showing the 'White City', the first passenger dirigible in America; unused postcard with evenly divided back. We have seen the age of this post card incorrectly estimated as 1913, but we have seen another example postmarked 1908; so we disagree. $11.00 b NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"North Adams Balloon Days, March - 1908" showing the 'North Adams No. 1' balloon; unused Azo (triangles all up) post card with album toning on back & good edges. This Massachusetts club gave ballooning 2 of its who's who: F. H. white, sport balloonist & William Fitzhugh Whitehouse. Rare. $20.00 bm(n) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"Photo Art Prints for Framing or Mailing / Adirondack Balloon Festival / Glens Falls, NY" color continental postcard in excellent condition, copyrighted Dean Color. $1.50 bn
"Photo Art Prints for Framing of Mailing / ADIRONDACK HOT AIR / BALLOON FESTIVAL / GLENS FALLS, N.Y." color continental postcard in excellent condition, copyrighted Dean Color. $1.50 bn
"Picking Oranges in California. / AS SEEN ON THE BALLOON ROUTE / EXCURSION" post card with unevenly divided back mailed 1907 from Playa Del Ray California to Mrs. Frank Sackey in Richmond Indiana, 2 corners creased, mild corner & edge wear. $3.25 abc(u)
"'Ready for the Race' Indianapolis, Indiana." showing 8 of the 9 gas-filled balloons entered in their in the first event-competition ever to be held at the Indianapolis Speedway on June 5 1909; unused post card published by the Indiana News Company, made in Germany, good edges, very light toning near the right back edge. Also notable because the event caused the first traffic jam at the facility. The winner went some 382 miles to Alabama. Rare: we did not find it offered elsewhere or even exhibited when we searched the Internet. $50.00 bri(i) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"ROYAL ENGINEERS, BALLOON SECTION, / PREPARING FOR AN ASCENT WITH / BALLOON 10,000 FEET CAPACITY / Copyright" their crest below the caption; unused postcard from the Star Series of G. D. & D. London, minor wear & corner rounding, spotty toning on back mostly near the top edge. $5.00 bm(g)h
"ROY KNABENSHUE'S AIR-SHIP / Will make daily flights during / THE GREAT DARKE COUNTY FAIR / AUGUST 26 - 27 -28 - 29 & 30 1907 // Don't forget the date; And meet me there sure!" post card published by the Wm. H. Williams Company in Greenville, mailed at Greenville AUG 24 1907 to Mr. C. E. Eidson in Bay View Michigan, mentions 'the big pumpkin show next week'. The appearance at the Great Darke County Fair was described in the July 25 1907 Greenville Journal. Rare. SOLD RECENTLY bo(g)o(t)
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"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 'California Arrow' / Capt. Thomas S. Baldwin, / 250th Anniversary Celebration, / Norwich, Conn. / July 5th and 6th 1909" postcard mailed NOV 12 1909 from Norwich, minor wear at one upper corner, very lightly toned back. $8.00 bc(n) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"The Falling Airship 'Akron' H. B. SMITH ©" its remains plummeting to water carrying all 5 people aboard (including the inventor & photographer Chester Melvin Vaniman) to their deaths from an altitude of 750 meters; NOKO real photo with mourning border surrounding the image, over-all back pencil writing imperfectly erased. The place is near Atlantic City New Jersey, the effort was a second attempt at a trans-Atlantic crossing & the date 2 July 1912. Internal pressure split the bag containing the hydrogen gas which then escaped & exploded. $120.00 bdn(a)pp NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"THE FLYING MACHINE. -- EARL'S COURT 1904 / Copyright, J. J. Keliher & CO., Limited, London, S. E." post card mailed 1904 at Earl's Court to Miss Evie Gould in Clapham S. W., messaged in part 'We have just been in the Flying Machine (Bird & I) How would you like to? It was jolly fine. Dad & Ma wouldn't come.' Minor corner roudning, light toning both sides. $10.00 be(e)a NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"The Kids from Greensburg Kansas" with fantasy art showing multiple babies suspended from a balloon, unevenly divided back postcard mailed circa-1907 from Greensburg,upper corner crease. Printed in Germany by K. V. i. B. 12, Serie 1525 for the United Art Publishing Company of New York City. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. k(g)bf
The unforgettable almost-magical balloon drop over the thousands of gymnasts (comprising the then-largest gymnastics meet in history) as they reach upwards at the 1992 Buckeye Classic in Columbus Ohio. Photography by Bill Judnick. 5"x7" black-and-white custom prints $9.00 each. g(b)-b
"Unsere Zukunst liegt in der bust / Graf Zeppelin / 3909" meaning 'our future is in the chest' in German, unused metamorphic Postkarte with the head & cap of the count incorporating two zeppelins & several balloons, slight oxidation, small upper corner crease, lightly toned back. $20.00 mbb
"U. S. Dirigible Balloon, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas." circa-1908 postcard with unevenly divided back, minor corner & edge wear, very light toning on back. Seldom offered. $10.00 bk(f)a(m)
"WILL TAKE A FLYING TRIP TO [ ... ]" signed Grace Harlow art depicting a gentleman suspended beneath a balloon, postcard mailed AUG 16 1911 at Mishawaka to Mr. Gale Kirby in South Bend Indiana, corners worn & rounded, paper browning with age. Writer mentions a soft ball game upcoming with nearby Woodland, a weekly band concert at Wyatt & the country commencement at Spring Creek. $7.50 a(h)b
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