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BEACH VOLLEYBALL POSTCARDS
See also: Beach volleyball photos.
BEAR POST CARDS
OURS / BÄREN / ORSI / URSO / OSOS / MEDVJED
URSOS / BAISSISTA / BAMSER / MEDVÉK /
BJÖRN / URS / PRETRPETI
"153 BEAR PIT, BROOKFIELD ZOO, CHICAGO'S ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN / 5A-H1442" as it looked 1935, minor corner wear, light toning in the front border corners suggestive of a mount. $2.50 ib
"2257. B--POLAR BEAR / NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL PARK" color from American Colortype, unused postcard with a little wear at 2 corners. $3.00
"4261. Brown Bear Waiting for / Garbage, Yellowstone / National Park" as a man unloads his cart, color postcard with very late usage at Carpenter Wyoming, odd back is either mismatched (Mermaid Room, New York City) or rebacked. $4.00 yb
"4A-H272 / 16343 © THE MADONNA OF THE WOLDS" showing a mother bear suckling her 2 young whilst standing, unused Curteich linen post card, corner bump, unusual subject matter. $2.50 b
"8154. Bears in Yellowstone National Park." color postcard with black caption, very late usage at Wapiti Wyoming, minor corner & edge wear. Circa 1910. $5.00 yb
"A-6--Bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park / 4B-H465" checking out a circa 1944 brown 4-door sedan, linen postcard with yellowish paper from Standard News Agency, mailed 1948, trace of cancel ink in left front border. $1.75 ab
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"Alaska bears feeding on salmon" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed DEC 4 1961 from Kotlik Alaska (1960 population 57, clear hand cancel but address correction mars appearance of back). $1.50 a(u)b
"Bear Hunter / Little One" Newberg Oregon QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art depicting a young couple seeing a bear climb a tree, used but fresh appearance. $2.00 o
"BEAR 'UP THE POLE', ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, LONDON" an appealing image with the bear up-close, color post card, unused, small dark spots on back, mild corner & edge wear. $3.75 ea
"BERN. Bärengraben." showing people watching bears in a pit at a zoo, color postcard mailed from Interlaken 1913 to Ohio, 2 corner creases, considerable wear at 3 corners. $3.75 sb
"Bern, der Bärengraben -- Berne, La fosse aux ours / Ernst Selhofer, Phot., Länggasse 102" showing 6 bears in the pit at the zoo, unused black & white post card with undivided back, small spots of ink in the center of the caption area that are hard to explain. $2.75 sb
Clear Sep 4 1908 Bickleton hand cancel ties 1-c Franklin franking postcard to Glenwood, complete Roosevelt Doane 1 transit mark is a bit lighter, browning paper, view side with art depicting a bear chasing a hunter with caption "I am / ahead / of / the / game / so / far", corner creases miss everything important on either side. This Roosevelt post office is in Klickitat County, where it opened in 1906. $6.00 w-bh
"Disney / Winnie the Pooh" showing the cartoon bear grasping a bucket of honey & then eating from it; unused plastic continental postcard with autoadhesive back & view changing as you turn the card in the light. Copyrighted & printed in Italy. Very special & near mint. $2.00 db
"GREETINGS / FROM WOLF LAKE / BALDWIN MICH. / ..." showing a bear clinging to a tree, real photo post card mailed 1951 at Flint by Mrs. Ellen Woods, slight oxidation, trivial edge wear. $2.25 mb
"Henkelmann's Museum / Yes, we play! / Woodruff, Wis." showing 3 black bears standing & holding instruments (accordion, base & harmonica); unused Kodak real photo post card, edge wear near one bottom corner. This roadside attraction is long gone & postcards from it are rare. $15.00 w(w)gmmrb
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"KCM 4722 / 73s Kodiak & Bambi 88s / RUNNIN Bare artist series #831.." Buffalo New York QSL card with commissioned art showing a bear & buck, used but fresh. $2.00 nb
"KODIAK AND POLAR BEAR / Taken by W. M. Hollinger and son, Franklin, / at Point Barrow, Alaska. .../ ... on exhibit at Blue Mountain Restaurant and / Hotel, Harrisburg, Pa. ..." with 2 ladies in Playboy-style outfits in front of the hunting trophies (world record class), unused chrome postcard. $3.00 pbhg
"Looking For You On The Gunflint Trail _ Grand Marais _ Minnesota" showing a bear in the woods, black & white unused real photo from The Hamilton Photo Company, yellowish paper and tiny spot on back, small corner bend not into image, blurry focus. $1.50 m(g)b
"Momma Bear / Red Eye" matched set of 2 QSL cards with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art. $4.00 the set
"Near Riverton Wyo." showing a mother black bear & her cub crossing a road; sepia-tone real photo post card mailed there 1928, glossy finish, surface cracking in a corner area not affecting the image. Not grizzly bears, because they each lack the distinctive shoulder hump. $3.75 wb& NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"No. 50" showing three brown bear cubs in color, Edition Shehli, printed in Switzerland. $2.50
"Pappa Bear / Red Eye" matched set of 2 QSL cards with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art. $4.00 the set
"POLAR BEAR GROUP / ARCTIC ALASKA" linen post card mailed 1961. $2.00
"POLAR BEAR GROUP / ARCTIC ALASKA" including a seal about to perish, linen postcard published by the Denver Colorado Museum of Natural History showing a display in their Ella M. Dalton Hall, unused, browning paper on back due to age. $2.50 bma*
PAPER & ADVERTISING COLLECTORS' MARKETPLACE June 2009 Complete issue in excellent condition. Color-illustrated articles on: almanacs, Ullman teddy bear postcards & Coca-Cola collectibles & more. $1.75 pcb NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"Red Eye / Teddy Bear" matched set of 2 QSL cards with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art. $4.00 the set
"SALUT DE CONSTANTINOPLE / DOMPTEURS D'OURS" (Bear Show!) The finest Turkish postcard we have ever seen. Mailed June 18, 1901 from the French post office in Galata (a suburb of Constantinople) Turkey using a French stamp, to Chambéry in the Savoie, France. So often when you find a nice card like this, it is damaged...but not this time! Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a larger, enhanced 72-dpi 23-KB scan in .jpg or .tif format $1.50 (with both sides in color), or 274-KB full-size black & white scan of the front image for $2.00. tba
"Support Your Right to Arm Bears" unused square anti-NRA (National Rifle Association) sticker that is sure to raise some comments when displayed. $2.50 hb
"Teddy Bear" Montreal Québec QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art featuring a teddy bear with a walking stick, unused, fresh appearance. $2.00 qb
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"'THE SENTINELS' / Anchorage Photo Supply D.C.K." black & white continental-size real photo showing two small bears at the tip of a tree while 3 propeller aircraft fly overhead, no postcard back & scalloped edges as issued, circa 1944, fresh appearance & appealing. $1.50 ab
Uncaptioned art showing bear on tree trunk, made of California redwood, unused & attractive. $3.50
"VE3DXN" Thornhill Ontario QSL card mailed 1972, art shows bear which has caught a large fish. $2.00
"VE6AOR" black & white Edmonton Alberta QSL postcard used 1972, cartoon art featuring bears, 2 worn corners. $1.75 ab
"WALTZ / ME around again Willie / I am in a whirl" art showing 2 elegantly attired bears at a dance, mailed 1908, brownish paper, 2 tiny nicks in upper edge. $7.00
Wanted to buy--teddy bear real photos. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
"Y023 Black Bear" with a close-up of a bear peering out the driver's window of an automobile, sepia-tone real photo postcard, unused, excellent condition, just a bit of oxidation consistent with its early 1930's age, copyrighted by the photographer. Probable location is Alberta Canada. $5.00 pb
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& BECHUANALAND POST CARDS
|INP (South Africa). Unused black & white continental
real photo post card showing its Douglas DC-3 (ZS-FKI) on the ground, good focus &
composition, but image is dark with low contrast. Rare. Once flew for Bechuanaland
National Airways as VQ-ZEA. $7.50 abs*
POSTCARDS & BELARUSIAN QSL CARDS
REPUBLIC OF BELARUS / WHITE RUSSIA /
Республика Беларусь / Рэспубліка Беларусь
Includes pre-1990 Byelorussian SSR collectibles.
"EU10 / RC60 / UC2AAA" continental DXpedition QSL card from the 'Ghost Zone' of Belarus caused by the Chernobyl disaster, used 1992 by operator Dr. Valery P. Pristavko, thick stock, tiny upper corner crease. By such expeditions Larry publicized to the world that over 22 percent of Belorussian territory was highly contaminated & uninhabitable. $3.75 bd NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"EU7SA" Mogilev / Mahiloŭ / Магілёў / Могилёв White Russia SSR shortwave (10.1 MHz) QSL card used 1995 by operator Andrey, one upper corner with bends. $1.50 b NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"MINSK..." including a blue & yellow Byelorussian bus in a street scene, caption transliterated from the Cyrillic, unused 40-kopek Soviet Union postal card, wear & creases & small tears along upper edge, as is. $1.00 bb
"RC2AY" Minsk White Russia shortwave (16 MHZ) QSL card used 1992 by operator Gena Pechen, good edges. $2.00 b
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"UC2ADX" Minsk Byelorusia shortwave (28 MHZ) QSL card with Infoten Amateur Radio Club & Northern California DX Foundation Inc. logos in black, used 1989 by operator Gene Zhukovski, fairly fresh with good edges. $2.00 b ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
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"UC2RZ" Gomel / Homiel / Го́мель Byelorussia shortwave (7 MC) QSL card picturing the Gomel Palace & nearby church spires in a riverfront silhouette, used 1989. Slightly longer than a regular-size postcard. $2.50 sb
POSTCARDS & POST CARDS
CONGO BELGE / BELGISCHEN KONGO / CONGO BELGA
|See also Belgian Congo stamps
& Belgian Congo postal history.
"'SUSIE' / GRAF ZEPPELIN GORILLA / Is
the first and only trained Gorilla in the world. Captured when six months
old of the west coast of South Africa in the Belgian Congo. Taken / to the
Riviera in France, where she remained / until the Graf zeppelin made its
first trip to / America, on which she was a passenger... / ... placed in the
Cincinnati / (Ohio) Zoo, where she is on exhibition ... / SUSIE WILL BE 16
YEARS OLD AUG. 4, 1942 / ..." 1939 copyrighted card with all-over-back
details, sized as a regular postcard, unimportant light toning on back.
Rare: there are several images of her -- white border around, wearing a hat,
with her trainer, part of a folder, holding a baseball bat, etc. -- but this
one is seldom offered.
"Un pugilat. / (Bacotjé)." showing two Belgian Congo natives wrestling outdoors for the entertainment of black spectators in various states of dress, black & white on undivided back with dark red caption, mailed to Belgium but stamp removed. small tear & long crease at one corner (not into image), lightly toned front, lightly toned back. $10.00 sb
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| Abkürzungen erklärt auf Deutsch,_
| lühendid eestikeelsete selgituste
lyhenteet suomenkielisin selvennöksineen ja esimerkein
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