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LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES COUNTY). "© 1980 L. A. Olympic Committee / Games of the XXIIIrd Olympiad Los Angeles 1984" with back continuing about the construction of their world-class velodrome for cycling events, postcard mailed there 1984 (women's high jump 13¢ stamp) by someone who had seen Japan vs. Egypt & China vs. Canada volleyball the previous day, trivial edge wear. $1.25 oc(l)b
"103 BEDFORD ST. / ... / SPECIALTIES / Imported ENGLISH STYLES / Athletic Shoes, Police Shoes, / Bicycle and League Ball Shoes, / English Black and Russet Grain / Riding Boots & Hunting Shoes... / UNITED RUBBER COMPANY" advertising printed in red on government postal card mailed 1890 from Boston (clear machine cancel with 4 in killer bars) to Newport Rhode Island, paper browned evenly with age, good edges. Exceptionally interesting & detailed. $15.00 mabfh
"132 L'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE. -- Compagnie Cycliste en Marche. -- LL." black & white on grayish paper from Levy Fils et Cie., unused, lightly toned back, trivial wear at one corner. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 bm(f)*
"2000 Tour de / France / Insider's Guide" multicolor brochure with wonderful detail mapping the route, explaining the jerseys & introducing the USA team, fresh appearance. $1.50 sb
"2004 GREAT OHIO BICYCLE ADVENTURE / 3000 RIDERS · 7 DAYS · 350 MILES" with town-and-date itinerary, unused continental publicity card in near-mint condition. $1.75 bo(o)
"2128" German locomotive with 2 track inspectors beside their quadcycle inspection vehicle, sepia-tone real photo postcard with matte finish, German writing on back in old script. No publisher or photographer attribution either side. Unusual & possibly unique. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 br(u)g
"6680. LOCOMOBILE VS. BICYCLE, ORMOND--DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA. DETROIT PHOTOGRAPHIC CO., PUBLISHER" undivided back postcard mailed 1905, mild corner wear, sender's pen started to run out of ink on the front. 1905 was the year this pioneering auto manufacturer tried its hand at auto racing (including the prestigious & more traditional 1905 Gordon Bennett Cup), in an attempt to publicize its switch from steam engines to internal combustion engines. Unusual subject matter. Hard to find. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bafdur
"A Bicycle is not a Racycle. / Without Racycle Crank Hanger / Why is a CHEAP bicycle like this Lady? / (HOLD TO THE LIGHT) / MORAL: / BUY A RACYCLE / The Henderson Litho. Co. Col." sexist hold-to-light advertising card: when held to light you see the woman's figure in silhouette with exceptionally skinny hips & legs over the words (now showing) 'A FINE FINISH BUT A POOR FRAME'. Slightly longer than a continental postcard. Handstamped in violet on back: 'ED. BORDERWICH, / Sale Agt. / 331 E. 8rd. St. DAYTON, O. / Telephone, 469'. Paper browning with age, 3 horizontal creases so it could be folded into quarters. Rare: nothing like it offered, or even displayed, when we searched the Internet. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bhsgo
"Ach, mit des Geschickes Mächten, / Ist kein ew'ger Bund zu flechten, / Denn das Radel dreht sich schnell. / All Heil! // Ottmar Zieher, München, Gesetzlich geschützt" art depicting a female bicyclist whose dress is caught in the spokes of her bicycle; Correspondenz-Karte mailed 27.8.07 in Munich to New Albany Indiana, wear near the upper left front corner, other edges are sound, paper browning evenly with age. If we get the sense of the German right: the spectator/lecher is glad to get a lasting look at the lady's underwear. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bl
"AMSTERDAM. Hoofdpostkantoor. 2033" including a man on a large tricycle with basket in the foreground, unused sepia-tone post card made in the Netherlands, uneven top & bottom edges due to trimming (not by us!, just affects the border, not the image). $2.00 nb
"Anderson, / McKeown. / Indiana" showing a young man with his high-wheel bicycle, 1880's sepia-tone cabinet photograph (approximately 4" x 7") with customary rounded corners, very fancy back advertising the photographer's location opposite the opera house & 'Instantaneous Portraits of Children / A SUCCESSFUL SPECIALTY", light toning on front. This style of bike was popular among wealthy young men, due to their cost. Compare the front wheel diameter to his leg length; it was probably his, rather than a prop. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 bg(m)mi(a)
"An improvised sun-shade. / WHOLESALE MILL SUPPLIES / B. B.--Don't look on other side" with art depicting a man on a high-wheeler, brim of lady companion's hat doing double-duty; circa 1890 ad card with illustrated back continuing in black & white for the Lansing Mounted Picket Mill & Maud S. Double Acting Force pump. The company was located in Lansing Michigan. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 lm(l)ab
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"'BICYCLE' Playing Cards are used / in Clubs every-where. Their excellent / qualities are known the world over. / ..." circa-1894 to -1896 mechanical advertising card with numbered rotating wheels (for use in a game of chance?), rounded corners as issued, works fine. Cards were made by the United States Printing Company in Cincinnati Ohio. Stands about 3-1/2" high. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bpao(c)
"BICYCLE / REPAIRING / 312" storefront with street number the only clue for location, owner & worker posing in front, continental size sepia tone photograph encapsulated within a sturdy & elaborately embossed border. Most likely an Ohio location, considering our source. Upper corner creases suggest that someone tried to dig the photo out -- not us, we suggest that you let it be. A lot of toning on back. $8.00 b
"Bicycle / Riding Is / Dangerous / IF YOU WISH TO AVOID BREAKDOWNS / BUY A BUGGY FROM / ALBERT & SLOAN, LEWISBURG, O. / PATENTED BY ALBERT OPERTI NO 15 1892" approximately 4.5" x 4.5" advertising fold-out, deliberately creased down the center, originally depicting a lady that has been thrown from her bike in an accident, 2 male pedestrians & horse-drawn carriage approaching, as shown. When opened fully her legs spring apart to fully reveal her underthings plus the caption fully quoted above. A little wear down the creases; the unimportant blank back has a lot of fingerprint toning. Apparently it was shown around a lot. Operti art is not often seen or exhibited; well known for his Arctic paintings, he also did a very few trade cards, such as this. $25.00 boaa
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"Bicycle Window, Stoke Poges Church." showing the English stained glass window so named in sepia tones, unused post card, back paper starting to yellow evenly with age. $2.00 bse
"BICYCLISTS' GROUP ON MINERVA TERRACE, / YELLOWSTONE PARK, 1896 / PHOTOGRAPH BY FRANK JAY HAYNES" showing a group of 8 black Buffalo soldiers of the 25th Infantry Regiment who covered 1000 miles in 21 days, led by Second Lieutenant James A. Moss (at the top), unused continental post card in excellent condition. Their trip proved the military usefulness of the bicycle in a variety of rugged terrains & inclement weather. $3.75 ybbpm(a)*
"BILL'S / GAY / 90's // 57 / EAST 54th STREET N. Y." with wonderful art featuring a bicyclist in the center, horse-drawn streetcar, etc.; mailed 1951, good edges. One of the best bars in America according to Esquire Magazine. $6.00 n(n)b#. Another example, unused, but a long corner crease, light toning near one back corner. $4.00 n(n)b
"BUCKED" with red-on-silver art depicting a boy being thrown from his high-wheeler bicycle, circa-1881 trade card for Thos. B. Turrill & Co. (general commission merchants for groceries in Erie Pennsylvania), a few light internal creases, lightly toned back. Shown left. $6.50 bbpfga. Same image with blue-green-on-gold art depicting a boy being thrown from his high-wheeler bicycle, 1881 copyright notice at bottom for Geo. M. Hayes, 5 light paste spots on otherwise blank back. Shown right. $6.50 bb
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"CALENDAR [HWC logo] // SPRINGFIELD / OHIO" showing a racing cyclist wear 5 medals won in competitions, approximately 4"x7" cabinet photograph within an embossed border with rounded edges, a little wear at 2 corners when seen from the back, back paper browning consistent with circa-1879 age. The photographer H. W. Calendar, was written up in the 1881 'History of Clark County, Ohio' with a full biography that reads in part: "In 1878, he returned to Springfield and opened an elegant photographic studio in the Commercial Building, with the finest and most modern appliances, and pronounced by some, at the time it was opened, to be the best in Ohio." Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 brpo
"CALENDAR // SPRINGFIELD / OHIO" showing a woman in suitable attire & her bicycle, approximately 4"x7" cabinet photograph within an embossed border with rounded edges, a little wear at 2 corners when seen from the back, redundant pencil writing on back repeating the photographer's name. The photographer H. W. Calendar, was written up in the 1881 'History of Clark County, Ohio' with a full biography that reads in part: "In 1878, he returned to Springfield and opened an elegant photographic studio in the Commercial Building, with the finest and most modern appliances, and pronounced by some, at the time it was opened, to be the best in Ohio." Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bpo
"C. B. D. CLOTHING HOUSE. / Men's, Youths', Boys' & Children's' Clothing / And Gents' Furnishing Goods, Hats & Caps, / 248 & 250 ASYLUM STREET, HARTFORD CONN. / First Clothing Store from N. Y. & N. H. Depot. / M. ADLER & SON" with art depicting a man on a high-wheeler bicycle running over a cat's tail; lithography by Bufford of Boston (necessarily 1882 or earlier), blank back with one tiny light spot of toning. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 abcg
"CLAIRE PORTE / RADRENNEN AUF DER BÜHNE" more precisely showing Clair Porté (advertised as the 'champion cyclist of South Russia') & Willy Porté racing stationary bicycles (forerunners of today's exercycles seen advertised on TV) on a circa-1901 stage, a dial measuring each of their speeds for the audience as they pedal in place. Bilingual sepia-tone Postkarte, message handwritten in German over the entire back, an old price on back may not erase well. Rare & most unusual. Only the second postcard we have ever seen of the couple. For the first & different one, please see Lebeck's book "Das Zweirad" on page 115, which supplies the more precise details we mentioned above. $32.50 brg(p)
"Clarence McClain / we roomed together / at Chester Park / Winton Place / in 1895 / He later was with / Emory - Schaeffer & McClain" showing a bemedaled bicycle trickster in 8 different poses & a close-up, cabinet photograph approximately 4" x 7" over the embossed photograper's imprint 'Krieg / No 112 W.5 st. / CINCINNATI, OHIO', serrated edges as was common, light toning. The photographer is J. W. Krieg, whose studio there was from 1895 - 1902. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bcgpo
"CLARK'S / MILL END / SPOOL 30 COTTON" circa-1890 trade card depicting high-wheeler bicycles (some capsized) whose wheels are spools of thread, fairly fresh. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bsa
"Collection 'IMAGES DE VOYAGES' (2e série) / 11. Jean-Marc Zaorski, New-York, Pont de Brooklyn (1990)" showing a woman regarding the spandex-clad forms of two male cyclists who have just passed her on a bridge, unused black & white continental post card, fresh appearance. $1.50 b
"Compliments of / GARDENVILLE, N. Y., FEED CUTTER" trade card with 1886 copyright (Richmond & Co., Buffalo), illustrated both sides. Back shows the agricultural device (used to cut feed, hay & ensilage) with 6 different lengths, prices, and weights tabulated; lightly toned with small thin affecting 2 letters; manufactured by Charles Schpflin & Brothers in Gardenville. Rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bn(g)aa
"Compliments of / STRAWBRIDGE & CLOTHIER. / KETTERUNUS PHILAD." circa-1890 advertising card for a successful dry goods store founded in 1868; good edges. Ketterunus was a printing house on Ballinger & Perrot Streets in Philadelphia. Clothier is a surname, or family name, just like Strawbridge. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ap(p)b#
"CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DES ARTS & MÉTIERS / 292, rue St-Martin, Paris / 14327 - Moteur rotatif à 5 cylindres à vapuers de pétrole, cons- / truit par M. Millet en 1887 et adapté à deux places. (Brevet no 194,953) Don de m. Félix Millet en 1910. B-90" unused carte postale with divided back, from C. Bouchetal phot.-édit., tiny bottom corner crease, other corner wear is trivial. This is an ingenious & patented 5-cylinder rotary engine that operates on petrol fumes; the intent was to motorize a tricycle. Rare: when searching the Internet we found only 1 mention in French, and no offers or displays. $9.00 ubmf(p)
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"Continental Pneumatic" with signed G. L. art picturing a bicycle built for 3 (the 2 in the back are holding hands while the guy in front does all the work), tire advertising Postkarte with undivided back mailed 1900 from Abbehausen Germany to M. Büsing in Inte bei Stollhamm (clear arrival mark the same day!), wear along the top edge includes small corner crease & 3 tiny tears that close well. This postcard is slightly taller than regular-size, and apparently some idiot tried to force it into the wrong-size sleeve. SALE IN PROGRESS ba-g**
"DAYTONA BEACH, FLA." including a bicycle with sail races a sailboat on wheels; undivided back post card, unused, light toning both sides, trivial wear at 2 corners. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 buf(d)
"DAYTON CYCLING CLUB / OHIO" unused round patch in excellent condition, approximately 3-7/8" in diameter. $1.50 bo(d)
"Delaware · Newark · Lancaster · Chillicothe · London · Marysville / Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure / GOBA14 - June 15 - 21 · 2002" continental postcard in near-mint condition. $2.00 b
"Denn da Auge des Gesetzes / wacht. / Schiller / JUNGGESELLEN-POSTKARTE Nr. 5./ Verlag Philipp & Kramer, Wien VI." showing a couple on bicycles being chased by a policeman on same, unused circa 1900 Postkarte with undivided back, odd spot of blue on front & showing on back of one corner (To hide wear? We do not do that sort of thing.), other edge wear is trivial. Rough translation: This 'bachelor postcard' admonishes that 'the eyes of the law are watching'. We have seen cards in this series go as high as $29.00 in auctions.
"Dunlop, die Perle aller Pneumatic! / Alles fährt Dunlop Pneumatic" advertising Postkarte for bicycle & pedal-cart tires mailed in Wilster Germany 1901, upper corner crease, light toning on front. Check your album--a similar but different design was used in 1900. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ba
"Diefenbach: Per aspera ad astra Teilbild 3" Art Nouveau Karl Diefenbach silhouette of nude fairies on a goat cart & bicycle, Postkarte advertising the availability of prints on back (with prices), 1911 copyright, minor wear at 2 corners. Sold but front side still available for artistic study & reference as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 sbfa(d)
"Easter Greetings" two rabbits on a bicycle built for two, deeply embossed with felt-like finish; postcard mailed circa 1908 at Woodstock Illinois to Mr. Floyd Twiss in Java New York, partial cancel on front, mild corner wear, a little toning near the stamp & the right front. $2.50 efb
"EATON / follow me to / the play day festival at fairgrounds may 4, 1917 / R. Coning" line drawing depicting a bearded man on high-wheeler bike racing to get there, unused postcard, toned both sides, long internal crease not too conspicuous. This event was the Third Annual Preble County (Ohio) Play Day Festival to encourage teachers to engage in organized play with their students to promote health and physical development. Rare: apparently most of these got pitched after the event. $15.00 bo(e)o(p)ge
"Edit. Marius Pons, Bésiers / 30. LAMALOU-le-HAUT (Hérault) -- Cascades au Petit Vichy" showing bicyclists on a small bridge over a dam with a waterfall in the background, black & white carte postale with red caption & green back, unused, tiny corner crease hard to see from the front. $4.50 f(l)bw
"Ett godt nytt år / till õmkar? af / Kusin Nanny" unsigned art showing a woman bicyclist with immodest (for the times) exposure of her legs, our caption from the Norwegian message written on front conveying a New Year greeting , Brefkort mailed 30 12 1902 in Sweden to Fröken Elsa Theander in Limhanm (where it arrived next day) by her cousin Nanny. $9.00 bg(t)nn
"EVENING AMUSEMENT / What do you intend to do when you are married? // [40 choices] // THE / EMPIRE / BAKING POWDER / IS ONE OF THE STRONGEST MADE. / IT IS / STRICTLY PURE AND HEALTHFUL ..." circa-1895 trade card with art depicting 3 kittens being towed by a tom cat on a high-wheeler bicycle. Answers could amuse for man or woman in present-day. For example: Find fault without cause; Grow miserable; Quarrel continually; Sound your own praise; Repent ... An amusing read. SALE IN PROGRESS bcfa
"Fairbank's White Star Soap / IS AHEAD OF / ALL OTHERS. // WE LEAD THE RACE" advertising card for J. F. Richards, dealer in general merchandise at Tekamah Nebraska, on thin stock so the lettering on back shows through a bit. Rare, as would be any trade card from that merchant. [The burning of the GAR Post Hall in 1904 saw a lot of local history lost.] Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 abng
Fleming Brothers Crudoform Liniment advertising card for treatment of stiffness, bruises, sprains, etc.; approximately 4"x 6-1/2", art showing a fantasy scene in which a group of high-wheeling cats excite some dogs & people as they pass by, lightly toned front, back has large thins due to album removal obscuring some text. $4.00 acdfm
"FLOWER / SEEDS / REID'S / PRIZE FLOWER / SEEDS / ... / ROCHESTER, N.Y." circa 1890 advertising card illustrated with boys on high-wheeler bikes, lithographed by Mensing & Stecher also in Rochester New York, back has detailed pricelists for several dozen different flower seed packets priced from 5-cents to 25-cents. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 fn(r)ba
"For the smoothest, safest / ride in town - hop on a / new Shelby bicycle. / They're rugged, good- / looking, and feature / many new improvements / ..." advertising card (same size as a regular postcard of the 1950's), pre-printed green writing over the back confined to left side, facilitating mailing by a dealer, lightly toned back. $5.00 ba
"FREEMAN, / ONE PRICE CLOTHIER / 14, 16 & 18 Asylum St. FIRST CLOTHING STORE FROM MAIN ST. // LITTLE JOHNNY'S FATHER GIVES HIM / A NEW VELOCIPEDE / THE END OF LITTLE JOHNNY'S RIDE" circa 1890 trade card with text on back advertising S. I. Freeman's immense stock of fashions & fabrics in Hartford Connecticut, excellent condition. Rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bcfga
"Gebr. Künzli, Zürich, Déposé Nr. 604" unsigned art showing a couple bicycling together, the lady rather large for her seat; mailed at Naples Italy 10-9-00, handwriting hard to read, but we think it is addressed to someone staying at the Hotel Vittoria, just a little corner wear. $9.00 bic
"G O B A / Photo by Brian Sittler" showing several bicyclists riding over a covered bridge during an annual Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, unused postcard in excellent condition. (2 available) $1.50 each. b
"Hearty / congratulations" with embossed art depicting twins being delivered by a stork riding a high-wheeler bike, postcard mailed 1909 to Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Miller in St. Mary's Ohio, faint small bottom corner crease, light toning on front, minor corner & edge wear. $5.00 bb
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"Here's a hurry / up Message // Copyrighted 1904 by E. B. &. E." with telegraph messenger boy reading a book entitled 'Dilly Dan the Dago Detective' while mounted on a bike; postcard mailed at Portland Maine AUG 26 1909 to Raymond Benson Steward in North Anson Maine, back toned lightly from album contact, small upper corner separation, minor wear at the bottom corners. $3.00 b
"High Falls Line 4/16/10" unused captioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard showing a well-dressed gentleman riding the rails on a bicycle stabilized by connections to 2 steel-flanged wheels on the opposite side--a variant of the Coey bicycle attachment (invented & marketed circa 1908) for which we have another offering. Compare the 1917 photograph of the Winton touring car & its passenger trailer, also on steel-flanged wheels, believed to be on this line, shown at www.trainweb.org. This mining line connected the hydroelectric plant at High Falls on the Spanish River to Turbine Ontario (from which Canadian Pacific Railway connections could be made to Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, etc.) Such vehicles could be operated safely by company employees & executives because no passenger trains would be encountered. Rare! Will be sent by first-class not-machineable mail, protected by a reusable acrylic holder to US addresses only. $62.50 r(h)o(h)ub
"HIGHWIRE HI-JINKS -- Pio Nock, Switzerland's / celebrated, internationally famous clown, blithely / bicycles above a copious cage full of carnivorous / killers in RINGLING BROS. & BARNUM & / BAILEY CIRCUS" unused post card, 1973 copyright, trivial wear at 2 corners. $3.00 cbs
"Hill & Sylviany" unused circa 1908 Cyko real photo postcard showing them descending a staircase outdoors on a unicycle, the woman perched securely on his shoulders; long corner crease affecting in part the front caption area, unevenly toned back. Mentioned in the Los Angeles Herald of November 24, 1908 as a theater act that would be performed that week. What ever happened to them? We can only speculate that an accident was inevitable. Excessively rare; no one else can offer you this. $60.00 btc(l)g(s)!
"Home of Racycle, Middletown, Ohio" showing a man with his bike standing outside the Miami Cycle & Mfg. Co., postcard printed in Germany for Dysert Art Company (their number 2716 on back), mailed there. Back with pertinent annotations in pencil by former owner: 'Makers of ... Hudson & Miami Bicycles, Motorcycles, Musselman Coaster Brakes'. The Middletown Library has an uncolored example in their collection; they are the only ones exhibiting it. This is the only example, colored or otherwise, that we have ever seen actually offered on the Internet. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bo(m)mi
"Huntington Pike near Chillicothe, O. Handcolored" showing 2 ladies bicycling down a dirt road; post card mailed 1908 from Chillicothe to Roxabell Ohio, small bottom corner crease, another corner visibly rounded, very light toning both sides. The road is in Huntington Township, near Chillicothe to the North & near Pike County to the South. Rare. $8.50 o(h)bh
"Hurry! mother / is longing for us" with art depicting twins being delivered by a stork riding a high-wheeler bicycle (same as "Hearty / congratulations" above), Postkarte printed in Germany, numbered 314 on the back, both sides lightly toned, mild corner & edge wear. $5.00 bb
"Idee u. Erfinder / 4 Erwerbslose reisen durch die Welt / Erbauer" caption showing the idea originator & inventor at the left, and the builder at the right (Erbauer), of an unusual shelter-on-tricycle bearing a model of the DLZ127 Graf Zeppelin atop its roof. Middle part of the caption & signage on shack combine to inform us it is 4 unemployed men who are travelling all over the world--and more specifically, Europe. Postkarte from Nordische Kunstanstalt Ernst Schmidt in Lübeck, pencil-addressed in Germanic script on back but not mailed. A rare postcard. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. zbgu
"I'M OFF FOR A / TOURING TRIP ON / MY MOTOR CAR // ALAGAZAM 10 MILES" with signed Val Perry art depicting a hobo on a bicycle, unused postcard with divided back, lightly toned both sides, noticeable wear at the corners of both sides. $4.00 ba(p)
"I should like to explain to you / but I havent got time at present / so good by" art picturing a male & female bicycle parked near some bushes, with romantic implications; post card with undivided back published by Belige in Saint Louis, mailed 1905 in Chicago to Mr. Tony Schutz in Danville Illinois, several creases & stress marks have been ironed out fairly well, corners rounded, toned both sides. As is. $3.50 bl
"'Joe', baby Chimpanzee at / Rare bird Farm, Miami, Florida" with his trainer Frances Freeman helping him balance on a bicycle, postcard mailed MAY 28 1951 at Miami. More precisely, the farm was located 10 miles south of Miami on US 1 in Kendall Florida. The farm is now defunct, replaced by heavy commercial development. A chimpanzee from this roadside attraction, Enos not Joe, was the first in space. Hard to find! The splendid Florida Memory photographic collection of the Division of Library & Information Services does not contain its likes. $5.00 bf(k)ar
"Jung Luzern / auf dem Rade // Fr. Voege, Luzern" which translates 'Youthful Lucerne on wheels', signed art on a Postkarte with red captions, mailed in Luzern Switzerland in 1901 to Turgi in Aargau Canton, light spotty toning on both sides. Rare. $12.50 bs
"Kimber & Evans / KANKAKEE / ILL." showing a well-dressed man wearing a medal standing next to his high-wheeler bicycle, photographic cabinet card approximately 4" x 7" with photographer's embossed imprint at the bottom (which we use as the caption), serrated edges as usual, blank back. This style of bike was popular among wealthy young men, due to cost. Compare the front wheel diameter to his leg length; it was probably his, rather than a prop. The medal quite possibly was awarded in bicycle racing. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 bi(k)rs(c)
"MAGIC MOVING PICTURES // MOVE / SLOWLY / M'f'd under A. S. Spiegel's Patent, Aug 28 1906 / G. FELSENTHAL & Co., CHICAGO" mechanical postcard depicting a man on bicycle being chased by a dog, motion induced by the pull tab at the right, framed by a sorcerer & an owl; sent at the 2-c rate to Mattoon Illinois. All the various designs under this patent are uncommon, especially in this good a condition. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 mbd
"Maria Theresienstrasse. Innsbruck, Tirol. / Seegrubenspitzen, 2381 m." looking toward the mountain named at the end of the caption, Austrian street scene in black & white includes a kiosk with bicycle posters near a cafe; postcard mailed there 1911, published by P. Ledermann (numbered 4851 on back). $5.50 ab
"Max Stadler & CO. / LEADING CLOTHIERS / 461 to 467 BROADWAY COR. GRAND ST. / 619 & 621 Eighth Ave. cor. 40th St. / NEW YORK / 468" with art including 2 women in long flowing dresses operating tricycles powered by hand levers. Trade card back advertises "Souvenir Day / ... / AN ELEGANT SOUVENIR / presented to Every Lady Visitor on / Saturday April 11, 1885" and offering their illustrated catalogue. Very light toning both sides, a few tiny surface rubs. Hard to find! SALE IN PROGRESS bn(n)fa
"May 2, 1910 / Dear Aulden! / I thank you for that pretty card you sent me for my birthday. Your cousin Howard" uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo addressed to Mr. Aulden Griffin in Macomb Illinois, unmailed, probably delivered within an envelope. $10.00 g(g)bb
"Meissner & Buch, LEIPZIG.12 POSTKARTEN Serie 1042 'Katz und Hund in frohem Bund.' Gesetzl. geschützt." with unsigned art fancifully depicting a cat & a kitten on high-wheel bikes, Postkarte with undivided back mailed at Madrid Spain 1901, short-line scrape to top edge affects nothing in the front design, a tiny scrape at the corresponding spot on the back top edge. The German name for the series translates roughly as 'Cats and Dogs, Blithely'. Hard to find! SOLD RECENTLY bc
NEW DEPARTURE COASTER BRAKE ADVERTISING POSTCARDS
"This is the City / Merchant Keen, / Who looked around / for a new machine, / And bought the Bike / all people Like, / Equipped with the Hub / that we built / The New Departure Coaster Brake." ad postcard mailed 1910 to Brooklyn New York, very light toning on back, mild corner wear and rounding, faint small bottom corner crease. Card 3 in a series of 8 that were mailed weekly. SALE IN PROGRESS ba
"This is the Girl / who types, --she's a pearl, / Who takes the tip / from the Merchant keen, / And gets the Dainty / Maid's Machine, / Which is the Bike / all people like, / Equipped with the / Hub that we built. / The New Departure / Coaster Brake." advertising post card mailed 1910 to New Midway Maryland, small upper corner crease, one bottom corner with multiple creases. Card 4 in a series of 8 that were mailed weekly. Smaller than card 3: apparently 2 adjacent blank edges trimmed off neatly. $10.00 ba
"This is the Clerk -- / a gay young spark, / Who loves the Girl / who treasures a curl, / And follows the lead / at the Merchant keen, / Buys the latest / smart machine, / Which is the Bike / all people like, / Equipped with / the Hub / that we built. / The New / Departure / Coaster / Brake, small bottom corner crease, minor wear on the top edge. Card 5 in a series of 8 that were mailed weekly. Smaller than card 3: apparently 2 adjacent blank edges trimmed off neatly. $10.00 ba
"This is the Dame / with the Merchant's name, / Who smiles at Binks / who shuffles and shrinks, / Bows to the Clerk / without remark, / Looks at the Girl / and pats the curl, / As she asks with a / frown / of the Merchant keen, /This talk of Hubs, what does it mean?'..." ad post card machine-addressed & mailed 1910 to New Midway Maryland, trivial corner & edge wear. Card 7 in a series of 8 that were mailed weekly. Smaller than card 3: apparently 2 adjacent blank edges trimmed off neatly. $10.00 ba
"A wedding too / (departure new) / And here's the Dame -- / of course she came, / Here's young Binks / with grins and winks, / The Groom -- the Clerk, / a radiant spark, / The Bride -- the Girl, / a blushing pearl, / And here's the City / Merchant Keen / Who'd made the match / through is Machine . Which is the Bike / all people like / Equipped with the Hub / that we build. / The New Departure / Coaster Brake." advertising post card, 2 faint but long corner creases, minor edge wear, mailed 1910 to New Midway Maryland. Card 8 in a series of 8 that were mailed weekly. Smaller than card 3: apparently 2 adjacent blank edges trimmed off neatly. $10.00 ba
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"NEW YORK / TO / CAL." showing two young men & their bicycles sporting banners that we use as the caption; uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo (AZO triangles up) postcard, high contrast, a lot of album paste on the back. Even in this day & age the trek would be considered ambitious. We doubt that they made it, because we can find no credit of such an accomplishment so early. Rare. SOLD RECENTLY b
"Photo / 'Wallendas' / Feet-to-Shoulders / on chair / Ringling Circus 1934" Kodak real photo postcard with caption taken from writing on back, a couple dealer erasure marks on back. In those early days there were only 4 Wallendas. They were the only ones that could perform these dangerous feats, and they were indeed with Ringling in 1934. So the captioning on back checks out. Now consider the photography for a moment: no-blur action photo of a strongly backlit subject. Quite simply the best circus postcard we have ever seen. Probably one of a kind. We could find nothing like it on the internet. $65.000 cfgub
"POSED ON / FRONT / WHEEL" of a high-wheeler bicycle, trade card from Gail & Ax's Navy Long Cut Smoking & Chewing Tobacco packages -- 25 Bicycle and Trick Riders series -- this image arguably the most voluptuous of them all, circa-1890 pulchritude to be enjoyed by the gentleman; trivial wear at the bottom corners, otherwise excellent condition. A very early piece of American Tobacco Company of Baltimore Maryland memorabilia; Gail & Ax was one of the companies merged to create them. In the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 btm(b)a#
"POSTAL TELEGRAPH / TELEGRAM // I AM ENJOYING MYSELF / SO WELL THAT IT IS HARD / FOR ME TO GET AWAY / FROM [Clarion]" Pennsylvania, postcard mailed there 1914 to Mrs. John Kean in Franklin Pa., bottom corner crease, other corner wear is minor. $2.75 bp(c)
"POSTAL TELEGRAPH / TELEGRAM // YOU ARE THE ONE / I WOULD LIKE / TO SEE / IN [Louisville KY]" post card mailed there SEP 14 1913 to Mays Indiana, bottom corner with many creases, other corners with minor rounding. There is a racial epithet written on front--we warn you, and we refuse to repeat it. $2.75 bk
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"Presented by / New Haven Bicycle Agency, / Dwight Street Skating Rink" trade card in the shape of an artist pallette illustrating the Ruose high-wheeler bike on reverse in black & white, manufactured by Stoddard Lovering & Company in Boston Massachusetts. Front inscription dates to bicycle racing, drills, and contests held September 23-24 1884 in New Haven Connecticut. Small inconspicuous crease into the finger hole. Rare: no one was selling or even exhibiting this item when we searched the Internet. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 brcma
"RELIABLE SERIES 670/1 // Matlock Bath from Above Fish Pond" with the Fish Pond Hotel at the left near a Cycles & King's Tea Rooms advertising signs, postcard mailed there 6 AU 17 to Long Eaton in Derbyshire, lightly toned back, minor corner & edge wear. $6.00 e(m)b
"Riding Down Stairs" trade card from Gail & Ax's Navy Long Cut Smoking & Chewing Tobacco packages -- 25 Bicycle and Trick Riders series -- this stunt being arguably the most ludicrous of them all [she is not even looking where she is going], circa-1890 pulchritude to be enjoyed by the gentleman; trivial wear at the bottom corners, otherwise excellent condition. A very early piece of American Tobacco Company of Baltimore Maryland memorabilia; Gail & Ax was one of the companies merged to create them. In the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 btm(b)a
"SAVING ON GAS OIL, TIRES, AND / EXPENSES / THIS / TRIP / BUT THINK OF THE WEAR AND TEAR ON ME!" showing man pedaling bike with large lady on the handlebars, unused linen postcard. $2.50 (cb)
"SCHEVENINGEN Zomer drukte" a summer scene with many pedestrians, a policeman & bicyclists near a cabaret; sepia-tone briefkaart from a photo by J. v. d. Markt, mailed to the US (stamp removed), tape adherence at bottom front, another of the same size at the top of the back, lacks freshness. $1.25 nb
"Schwinn / BICYCLES // SCHWINN BIKES ARE BEST! / built by / ARNOLD SCHWINN & CO. · CHICAGO 39, ILLINOIS" advertising brochure in 8 panels, each printed front & back in full color; features & pricing details for 29 different models--Bantam (shown), Barbie (shown), Buddy (shown), Corvette, Deluxe American, Fiesta, Fleet, Hollywood, Hornet, Pixie (shown), Starlet, etc. Merchant's handstamp in violet: 'LOCKLAND BICYCLE SHOP / ... Lockland 15, Ohio'. Makes a poster when unfolded; framing suggested. We are told this item dates to 1963. Nice! SOLD RECENTLY bi(c)o
"Shall we rest us here, and by relating tales of others griefs see if twill teach us to forget our own? / Pericles. i. 4." art showing a male & female bicyclists both seriously injured, pausing after traveling on a bumpy country road; post card with undivided back, printed in Saxony for publisher Stewart & Woolf (Series No. 133), mailed SP 3 1903 at Borth Wales, tape mend on back to short tear at upper edge, upper corners creased, 2 long creases from the bottom edge. A rare card that we could not find offered elsewhere or even displayed when we searched the Internet. As is. $7.50 b
"Solid Silver Ware / Clocks // MRS. M. C. DIDOT, / JEWELER, / VERSAILLES, OHIO. // REPAIRS" trade card picturing a high-wheeler bicyclist & a Jas. Boss' Patent Gold Watch-Case (described in detail on the back), slight rounding of the corners, light toning both sides. Circa 1888 - 1893. $12.00 o(v)gjcab^
"Some may / have to / resort / to this / But / they'll come // 1810 FAYETTE COUNTY / CENTENNIAL HOME COMING Washington / C. H. / July 31 - Aug. 1-2-3 1910" cartoon art has man on high-wheeler bicycle making a journey of some 400 miles; post card mailed there May 24 1910, album toning, minor corner wear. The red part of the front design is a sticker that has been neatly applied. Very hard to find -- offered or displayed. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(w)o(f)b
"STAR BRAID / AND / FLEISHER'S / WORSTED YARNS // REISSUED JAN 6 1880" bookmark with art depicting children astride high-wheeler style bicycles whose largest wheels are spools of braid, lithographed in Philadelphia by T. Hunter, blank back (which was sometimes used by merchants to create an advertising card) shows minor thinning from album separation, small upper corner crease just into the image. Fleisher's mills were located oat Twenty-fifth & Hamilton Streets in Philadelphia. Rare. $8.50 bbkp
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"The Cleveland Light Roadster No. 4, / FITTED WITH THE / Cleveland Thread Tire, / WEIGHT, 34 lbs. / The fastest and easiest riding wheel made. / H. A. LOZIER & CO , / Factory at CLEVELAND, OHIO, / TOLEDO, O." cabinet-card size (approximately 4"x 7") photo from Koestle's at 533 Pearl Street in Cleveland Ohio, rounded corners as was customary, trivial edge wear. Necessarily 1898 or earlier (when Lozier was bought out by the Pope Manufacturing Company). Rare: nothing like it offered or even displayed on the Internet! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bo(c)g(k)g(l)
"The COEY BICYCLE ATTACHMENT / Invented and patented by C. A. Coey. / Fits any bicycle. Weighs only eight pounds. / Can be folded when not in use. Can be attached in / three minutes. Greatest seller of the age. Agents / wanted. Order today. First order secures agency. / PRICE $12.00 / C. A. COEY & CO. / D-1424 Michigan Avenue / CHICAGO ILLINOIS" postcard with an enlarged black & white illustration of the attachment on back, mailed 1908 to the Romeo Electric Light Plant at Romeo Michigan. Astonishing illustration: a man, woman & child each on their own bicycle riding a railroad track, stabilized & attached to the rail they are not on by the device. [And, hopefully, not encountering a train coming from the other direction! The postcard never stated the detachment time!] This device ostensibly made a smooth paved road out of a railroad track, or so they thought. By showing a family on an outing, the ad is essentially saying "Safe enough for your entire family." By showing a woman riding a bicycle not in a public place and with her husband, she is not being depicted as the loose woman some of her day might have thought. No other offers or displays of this advertising when we searched the internet; all we could find were black & white ads that appeared in a few magazines & journals of the time. So the inventors did try to make money from the invention, but evidently their efforts did not last long. Surprised? We venture to say that the publicity of a few unfortunate accidents put this bad idea to a well-deserved rest. Hopefully not many horrific family outings resulted. $180.00 bi(c)ar(u)fg(c). See also our offering for the High Falls Railway Line in Ontario for a similar device in commercial use on that mining railroad in 1910.
"THE LIGHT-RUNNING / NEW HOME SEWING MACHINE. / JOHNSON, CLARK & CO. / ORANGE, MASS." circa 1890 trade card illustrated with babies riding sewing machines atop high-wheeler bicycles, violet handstamp on back for W. S. Taylor (Utica New York dealer in watches & jewelry), light toning on front mostly in the borders, heavy toning near one back corner obscures nothing. $11.00 bsnmja
"The Northern Milling Co. / CHICAGO // ... // A Onesided Race / Best XXXX Flour always ahead" approximately 4" x 5-1/2" advertising card, corner clipping & a couple small thins on back due to album removal. Informative back: company location, daily capacity, types of wheat used & several hints on bread making. We have seen a similar card where the bicycle rider's dress is different, but either one is hard to find. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 bfia
"There was an old woman who lived in a shoe, / She had so many children she didn't know what to do. / She bought each a bike, with the brake called ECLIPSE, / And sends them off safely on long wheeling trips./ When your safety's at stake / The ECLIPSE is the brake." with cartoon style art including many children riding on bicycles, advertising post card mailed 1912 from Elmira New York to William Pasco in South Butler New York. On back there is a drawing of the mechanism over the words 'There are only six main parts in an ECLIPSE / BICYCLE COASTER BRAKE, which makes / it so simple that a child can assemble it; yet it / has the largest and most effective braking sur- / face of any made. Wise dealers are using this / brake exclusively. Write the Eclipse Machine / Company, Elmira, New York.' That text is followed by an image of their large manufacturing plant. After 1909, therefore this brake had been modified so it could be used on motorcycles as well! Well rounded corners, 2 corners multiply creased, light toning near the back bottom edge. $40.00 bmn(e)a-na
"THE ROSE SERIES P. 7154 EAST STREET, ROCKHAMPTON" showing streetcars , bicyclists & other traffic near Kirby's & Stewart's (James Stewart & Co. Ltd.) in Queensland, sepia-tone real photo postcard on pinkish paper, a little writing on back, minor wear at one corner. $6.00 qgsb
"The Round up on Ormond-Daytona Beach" including auto-bus, automobile, bicycle, pedal-taxi, sailboat on wheels & a horse-drawn wagon in the distance; post card mailed 1908, one bottom corner with a small crease, the other bottom corner creased twice, other edge wear is minor. $4.75 f(d)abu
"THE 'STANDARD' OUR NAME IS OUR MOTTO. / 2000 TURNS IN A MINUTE, / CLEAR THE TRACK!" circa-1890 ad card for the Standard Sewing Machine Company of Cleveland Ohio, in particular for their Rotary Shuttle Sewing Machine. Art shows young man on a high-wheeler bicycle carrying such a machine, 3 corners creased, back is blank. SALE IN PROGRESS sboa
"The Stork brought a Boy to / Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Smith / on 8/29-09 at 1230 / Weight 7 lb / Name ________" with embossed art depicting twins being delivered by a stork riding a high-wheeler bicycle, sent SEP 4 1909 by J. R. Smith in Mansfield Ohio to his uncle Mr. Jerry Smith in Lexington Ohio, minor corner rounding, very light toning on back. $6.00 g(s)bb"THE TRIANGLE / TRAINING TRAIL / DAYTON, OHIO" unused triangular bicycling patch in excellent condition, about 3-3/8" to the side. Hard to find. $2.75 bo
"THOMAS B. SMITH / DEALER IN / FINE BOOTS, SHOES & RUBBERS, / Repairing in all its Branches / Neatly Done. / 11 Broad Street" art depicting a boy on a high-wheeler accompanied by his dog down a dirt path, circa 1890 advertising card in excellent condition. $5.00 bfga*
"TIME ARRIVAL" picturing a stork and a tabular display of arrival data (which the sender checked) for an as-yet unnamed 8 pound girl born into the Campbell family in Huron on Saturday November 24 1906 at 4:10 am, mailed to Miss Helen Watkins in Newark Ohio the next day (partially legible RPO cancel), minor corner wear, light toning on back. $5.00 g(c)bb
"TOUL. - Porte Moselle / Maison des Magasins...Visé Nancy à. 5051" street scene including some French soldiers with a bicycle & other pedestrians (some mounted), black & white carte postale with red caption & green back, unused, browning back edges, small corner crease. $3.75 fb
"TOWNSEND YOUNG & CO., / Clothiers / 33 Division St., Peekskill, N. Y." circa 1890 trade card with art showing a male bicyclist being chased by 2 bulls, ad on back touts ready-made clothing, cloths & gents' furnishing goods, nice condition for its age. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 fnba
"Tuscarora Street. Looking East, Canton, Ohio" showing (among other things) a bicycle in the foreground & East Ohio Business College. mailed there 1909, published by Kawin & Co., cancel ink on front. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (291,259 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 obc+
Uncaptioned Cyko real photo postcard showing young boys, one in a pedal car & one on a tricycle; 2 names pencilled on back that are a little hard to read, light toning both sides, good edges, printed centered toward the left as shown. $5.00 tbb
Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard showing a man in aviator costume, holding a large wrench, standing next to his improbable construction of a bicycle converted to an airplane shape by the addition of wings & a tail assembly, four British Commonwealth flags atop it; unused postcard from an undisclosed publisher, light album toning on back, trivial corner wear. An improbable venture into the ludicrous. $25.00 bfua(p)
Uncaptioned circa-1908 real photo postcard Cyko postcard with evenly divided back (hence 1908 or later) showing a well-dressed man (sporting a tophat & tie) riding a motorized tricycle powered with a DeDion-Bouton engine at its rear. We take it to be an early design because the wire-supported front-wheel brake design is simply not to be seen on other motorized tricycle images when we searched the Internet. The engine burned naphtha, gasoline, or petroleum making it possible for its rider to pedal, rely on the engine, or both. The gentleman is probably an undertaker going to work; the other type of well-dressed worker of the day would be a chimney sweep, who would have no use for the tie and probably tote some of his brushes to work. A few words about dating the postcard: Cyko evenly divided backs are seen from 1908 - 1920's; the last DeDion single-cylinder engine was built in 1908. That does not mean that he tricycle was built then, however. The Orient motorized tricycle with licensed DeDion-Bouton engine was produced by the Waltham Manufacturing Company from 1899 - 1901 in Massachusetts, for example. And other companies were licensees as well. Your theory as to its manufacturer can be tested by the name-plate partially visible on the steering column or by the distinctive large logo before the rider's knee -- both included in our close-up. Sold but both views still available for scholarly study & research as enlarged 300-dpi scans (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75 either or $7.25 both. bm
Uncaptioned & unused sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways) show a scowling boy aboard his tricycle, 2 3/4" stress marks run from the top edge through the border & into the image, lower corner with 2 creases that miraculously miss the image because it was printed off-center, light even toning on back. $4.00 bb
Uncaptioned sepia-tone circa-1912 photograph the size of a regular postcard showing a warmly dressed girl riding her low-rider wire-rimmed tricycle with an automobile in the background, oxidation consistent with our estimated age, very light toning on back in a few spots. $8.00 bg
"United States" picturing fisherman, circus performers (center), baseball players & high-wheeler bicycle (right) 1893 Arbuckle Brothers coffee trade card with a lot of wear & corner rounding, removal from album obscures a lot of writing on back, lacks freshness. As is. $1.50 acbs(b)
"USA 1982 USA / Coors BICYCLE CLASSIC / HOTEL BOULDERADO" showing the starting line of the race in Boulder Colorado, unused continental postcard in excellent condition. This was the third year under that brewery's sponsorship, while it was growing to international importance. $1.75 c(b)bbr
"Use / the Alden / FRUIT / VINEGAR // Copyright 1884 by J. H. BUFFORD'S SONS" trade card with art showing a bicyclist colliding with a dog, back advertising for E. D. Hamilton, Jackson Michigan dealer in staple & fancy groceries, small thins on both sides. SALE IN PROGRESS fmbg(h)g(b)a
"U. S. Post Office, South Bend, Ind." including a bicyclist in the foreground, color postcard mailed there 1910, stamp removed, heavy internal crease from top center, date written in front sky, minor corner wear, odd handstamp repeated over most of back, as is. $1.75 i(s)pb
"VIEW OF SHIDAN-DORI, MAIN STREET OF ASAHIGAWA CITY, ASAHIGAWA" including pedestrians & bicycle traffic, several readable signs; black & white carte postale made in Wakayama, unused, good edges. $5.00 jmb
"WALDE HUTH-SCHMOLZ / Werbefoto für Kindermode" showing a girl's feet on the pedals of the front wheel of her tricycle, unused continental postcard, tiny bend at one corner not into the image. $1.25 tb
"West on 3rd St., Middletown Ohio" showing a mule drawn streetcar having just passed the City Hotel, the Morris storefront & Up-to-Date Tailors offering suits and overcoats, 2 boys on bicycles in the left foreground; circa 1916 postcard with red caption, minor corner wear & round. Very hard to find! When we checked, the local library did not list the card in their extensive collection. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 o(m)sgb
"WILDE'S / Growing Trade / ... / James Wilde, Jr., & CO. / THE PEOPLE'S CLOTHIERS, / Corner Fourth and Vine Streets, / A. D. WILDMAN, Manager. CINCINNATI." art depicting a boy on an improbable hi-wheeler bicycle with egg-shaped wheels, circa-1881 advertising card for discount clothes, paste stain over much of back does not obscure text, parts of which we quote here. This merchant exhibited at the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition of 1881, which is how we dated it. SALE IN PROGRESS abbo(c)m
"WISE HOUSEKEEPERS! / BUY HOME-MADE STOVES ONLY. / W. J. Matthias & Co., / 31 Main Street HAMILTON, OHIO / ... / HAMILTON MADE STOVES / ARE THE FINEST, BEST AND CHEAPEST / STOVES Manufactured in this Country" trade card picturing a Chinese man chasing & skewering rats from his high-wheeler bike in China. Copyrighted 1886 by Richmond & Company of Buffalo New York. While the text on the back ostensibly appeals to protectionist economics & politics, the illustration on front took advantage of racist anti-Chinese sentiments of the time. [For example, in 1882 the US Congress passed the Chinese exclusion act, which prohibited their immigration to the US for the next ten years.] A disgusting piece of social history. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 abcfos
"Wishing you a / joyous Birthday / Raphael Tuck & Sons Copyright London" with embossed art showing two boys atop high-wheeler bicycles, trade card size (probably given out by merchants as a gifts on important customer birthdays), blank back, good edges. $10.00 tbbb
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"OHIO / TRAIL AND BICYCLING / INFORMATION" compilation of maps, laws, organizations, clubs, bikeways, bike shops, contacts & much more. 8,5"x11", about 50 double-sided pages. February 2004 dated. $2.50 bo
"Tri-County Trail Guide" showing detailed maps of non-motorized routes & greenways in Bay, Midland, and Saginaw Counties of Michigan; 8.5"x11" booklet of 36 pages, comprehensive & extremely well done. Includes Barstow Woods, Crow Island State Game Area, Keit Wetland Preserve, Pinconning Park, Sanford Lake Park, Williams Township Park & much more. $2.50 b
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