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POSTCARDS & AVIAN POST CARDS
AVES / BIRDING / PTICA / PTÁCI / FUGLE / VOGELWERELD
OISEAUX / VÖGEL / MADARAK / UCCELLI / FUGIENE
PTAKI / PASĂRE / FUGL / TIČ / FĹGELN / LINTU
ADAR / PÁSSAROS / PÁJAROS / VOGEL
See also Ostrich postcards, Thanksgiving post cards for turkeys,
Birth announcement postcards for storks & Bird topical covers.
"138 CANNES. -- Les Mouettes et l'Esterel -- LL." showing a flock of seagulls, unused carte postale with green back, lightly toned both sides from album contact. $1.50 f(c)b
"15. - Petits Métier - Pęcheur avec oiseaux Little crafts - Fishing with birds / Fishingman With birds (Tientsin Moriya)" with second line of caption in blue, showing fisherman carrying 7 large birds on a long pole, sepia-tone on unused undivided back postcard, light brownish paper. The birds are cormorants. 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. cfb
"157. PARIS -- Jardin des Tuileries -- Le Charmeur d'Oiseaux J. H." color carte postale, unused, small light mark in back message area. $25.00 fb
1947 real photo postcard showing at least 13 slain Chinese pheasants in an arc on the snow. Oakes North Dakota is the specified location. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 nhb
"295 VICHY -- Bassin de l'Anciene Parc. -- LL." including 2 swans swimming in the French park; carte postale with evenly divided green back, mailed there to someone in Algeria, small upper corner crease most easily detected from the back, a little cancel ink near the front center. $1.25 f(v)b
"534 -- Vichy Dans les Grands Parcs / Un Joli coin au bassin des Cygnes" hand-colored carte postale, made in France, unused, trivial wear at one corner, back lightly toned from album contact. The swans mentioned in the caption are seen in the distance at the left. $3.75 f(v)hb
"5799 München -Taubenfütterung. FR. Phot." showing people feeding pigeons & street traffic; unused sepia-tone real photo postcard, caption blurry but image focus is fine, slight oxidation, much album paste remains near back edges, slightly uneven cut to the top edge will not be noticed. $5.00 bb
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"AFGHANISTAN - Mazar-i-Sharif" showing numerous white pigeons & 2 men feeding them as pedestrians go by, pronounced waviness to the paper, small adherence on back. $1.50 ab. Same oversize post card but no adherence. Shown. The odd thing is: those pigeons are only white. $1.75 ab
"A happy Easter" four newly-emerged chicks in a basked surrounded by blue & violet flowers, embossed postcard printed in Germany, from serie 1520, short penciled message on back. Quite colorful & fairly fresh for its age. $5.00 eb
"ALASKAN PTARMIGAN / ANCHORAGE PHOTO SUPPLY #13" showing a close-up of the bird in some snow, continental real photo with no post card back, circa 1944, wavy paper (will not lie perfectly flat). $1.25 ab
"Am Vogelberg" unused real photo postcard from Carl Müler & Sohn showing many birds near a cliff in Norway, numbered 17 in lower right front corner, small corner crease. $2.50
"Alaska's Hawk Owl" about to pounce on a rodent, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed NOV 21 1961 from Cold Bay Alaska (1960 population 68, clear hand cancel on 4-c workmen's compensation law stamp). $2.25 ab-a
"A Leopard attacking a Hawk / ... A three dimensional embroidery / in Silk threads ... / on display a Kohinoor JEWELLERS / ... Agra-282 001 (INDIA)" unused advertising postcard, small paper inclusion can be seen on back, otherwise near mint. $2.25 eabij
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"A male Spruce Grouse / Courting a hen. (Alaska)" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed NOV 22 1961 from Bettles Field Alaska (clear hand cancel ties 4-c Norris stamp, 1960 population 71). $2.00 ab-a
"Arctic horned lark - left. / Prairie horned lark - group right." with signed Allan Brooks art, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 from De Tour Michigan, light rubber band mark on back, minor wear to the top & bottom edge. $2.25 ba(b)
"ASSATEAGUE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE / Maryland & Virginia / An osprey, or fish hawk, ..." chrome post card from a National Park Service photo, unused, top & bottom edges serrated as issued, 2 pinholes, one corner worn. More likely to be seen in Maryland than Virginia. $1.00 vbm
"Bird of Paradise / New Guinea" unattributed art on a well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1963 from Perkiomenville PA, small upper corner crease. Shown left. $1.75 bn. Same caption but another image;home-made unique postcard mailed from Selma NC, paper separation at one upper corner. Shown right. $2.00 nb
"Bristle-thighed curlew - top / pectoral sandpiper - pair" signed Allan Brooks art on a home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 from Sangerville Maine. small upper corner crease, very light toning on back. The curlew is the bristle-thighed or bristle thighed, of course. $1.75 ba(b)
"'Broad-tailed' / Hummingbird." with a side view of it drinking from a feeder, well done home-made (and, hence, unique post card mailed 1961 from Depoy Kentucky, 3 small corner bends. $1.50 b
"budgies . . . / in color" paperbound book by Ernest H. Hart, 32 pages illustrated in color throughout, 1970 copyright, gently used. Covers origins, selection, types, housing, feeding, teaching them to talk, shows, etc. A great gift for a new pet owner. $1.50 b
"California gull" calling from its nest with a clutch of 3 speckled eggs, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1964 from Mio Michigan, trivial corner & edge wear. The state bird of Utah, despite its name. $1.75 b
"Call on Mr & Mrs Clarance Fry / and see the baby Boy. / I left on the back gate. / ... / Name E. Franklin" with image of a bespectacled stork at a desk, postcard mailed August 8 1910 at Fremont Ohio to Mr. Frank Fry of Delaware Ohio (the proud grandparent), trivial corner & edge wear. Framing suggested. $10.00 gbboo
"CARDINAL (Richmondena cardinalis)" with signed (Roger Tory) Peterson art on an unused postcard with small map of its range & other information on back, 1957 copyright by the National Wildlife Federation, faint internal crease from the top edge. $1.50 ba NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Carolina thrasher - right / Bendires(sic) thrasher - left" unattributed art on a home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1961 from Cloverdale Michigan. The name of the bird on the left is ordinarily seen as Bendire's, which is considered threatened. $1.75 b
"CATBIRD (Dumetella carolinensis)" with signed Al Kreml art on an unused postcard with small map of its range & other information on back, 1957 copyright by the National Wildlife Federation. $2.00 ba NEW / NOV / NUEVO
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"157. PARIS -- Jardin des Tuileries -- Le Charmeur d'Oiseaux J. H." color, unused postcard, small light mark in back message area. $37.50 fb
"Le Banquet générale. / C'est un banquet charmant oů rčgne l'allégresse / Oů chacun ŕ sa part de pain et de tendresse. / H. Pot. / Le Charmeur d'Oiseaux au Jardin des Tuileries" black & white post card with red caption, unused, fresh appearance. $37.50
"LE CHARMEUR D'OISEAUX AU JARDIN DES TUILERIES / Salut au Président ! / Salut au Prčsident(sic), au guide megnanime / Qui poursuit noblment une mission sublime…" black & white postcard on brownish paper, unused, light toning on back, corner crease, 2 small corner creases. $25.00 fb
"COCK-FIGHT / IN ACTION // ALGIBE FARM" in Cuba, with an audience including sailors; unused circa-1948 Dupont real photo postcard with chemical spot near the name of the farm, light album marks at the back corners, good edges. $14.50
"Come Home! The Owl of Ye's" circa 1890 ad card illustrated with a perched owl and several owls flying, ad for Boraxine dish washing product, Buffalo New York company name in script, fresh appearance. $7.50 ab
"COMPLIMENTS OF / Moore's Restaurant / 148 Fifth Street / ... / Oregon Pheasant" showing a side view of a male bird, post card mailed 1909 from Portland, several small album adherences on back, one corner multiply creased, mild wear at corners, very light toning on front. $4.75 ob
"Constantinople. / Fontaine de la Mosquée ŕ Cyoub / Editeur Max Fruchtermann, Constantinople. 1122." with many pigeons in the foreground, color on unused undivided back postcard, light album impressions at the corners, light album marks on front. $10.00 tb*
"Coot babies come out of / their shells as clowns" with signed Charles Culver art on a well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1965 at Leland Illinois, 3 corners with small creases not affecting the image. $2.00 ba(c)
"DICKCISSEL (Spiza americana)" with signed (Roger Tory) Peterson art on an unused postcard with small map of its range & other information on back, 1957 copyright by the National Wildlife Federation, faint internal crease from the top edge. $1.50 ba NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"EC8AXM" Fuerteventura Island shortwave (7 MHz) QSL card with windmill & hubara bustard drawings in blue design, rounded corners as issued, rubber band adherence on front, one corner with a small bend. A UNESCO biosphere reserve. $2.00 cbw^
"Florida Greetings" Alice Johnson art showing 4 pelicans (that seem to smile) on posts, postcard mailed 1955, extraneous writing on back. $1.25 ab
"Gambel's quail / Important game bird of Arizona" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 from Van Buren Ohio, 2 short internal creases from the top edge are hard to see from the front. $1.50 ba
"GERMAN AMERICAN NOVELTY ART SERIES No. 583. 6 Dess. / Printed in Germany" post card with undivided back mailed AUG 15 1908 at Union City Indiana (flag cancel) to Mrs. Mary Linder in Fort Recovery Ohio, minor corner rounding, lightly toned back. $3.25 b-f NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"GIBRALTAR PHILATELIC BUREAU // Red Kite / Milvus milvus // INFORMATION POSTCARD" continental postcard airmailed from there with a metered POSTAGE PAID to Ohio announcing some 1996 stamp program changes & details (including the World Wildlife Fund issue), small scrape at the right back edge due to postal equipment, both bottom corners with tiny bends. $1.00 gbp-g
"Good Luck / from the Sanctuary / Currumbin Beach Q." hand-colored / tinted real photo postcard showing little girl and multiple parrots in Queensland Australia, pertinent information on back, small adherence on back. $8.00
"Greetings From / Walled Lake, Michigan" showing many white & black swans swimming, chrome post card mailed 1963, small corner crease, small toned area on back. $1.00
"GREY WAGTAIL" c. 1890 ad card stuck to album remnant, continental size, one edge slightly uneven, light toning on front. $1.75
"Gruss aus Luzern. / Verlag: Fr. Voege, Luzern. Des. No. 103." looking toward the city, a small steamer & several swans in the foreground; monochromatic dark blue-green on unused post card with undivided back, paper browned evenly with age, trivial edge wear. The birds are friendly because tourists feed them. $8.50 sgb
"Hasn't scratched yet!!! // Bon / Ami // The Best Scouring Soap Made // ...Registered 1907..." circa 1890 advertising card showing 6 cute chicks in various colors, interested in a dangling spider; product illustrated on reverse, light toning on front. Product was a scouring soap, metal polish & glass cleaner. This Kansas City company is still in business. $6.00 ab!
"Hastings Street, Vancouver, B. C. // GREETINGS / BY MY CARRIER PIGEON" private post card mailed SP 16 08, tiny bottom corner crease, 2 other corners with minor wear. 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 bb(v)
"HEPATIC TANAGER (Piranga flava hepatica)" with signed (Roger Tory) Peterson art on an unused postcard, small map of its range & other information on back, 1957 copyright by the National Wildlife Federation, very faint short internal crease from the top edge. $1.75 ba NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"How to / Attract Birds" large paperbound book, published by Ortho Books, 96 pages well indexed, many color illustrations, excellent condition. A great gift for the right person! $3.75 b
"Indiana State Bird, Tree and Flower / Copyright by Margaret Diserens Neier" art showing a cardinal (most prominent), tulip tree & zinnia. unused linen post card, minor wear at one corner, otherwise fresh appearance. $2.75 (a(b)b)
"ÍSLAND / 25.00 / FLÓRGOĐI - Podiceps auritus" unused continental from Hélio Courvoisier SA, picturing two birds swimming on a stamp that was issued 1991, excellent condition. Gorgeous! This horned grebe is considered vulnerable/threatened. $1.50 ibp
"ÍSLENSKIR / FUGLAR / BRANDUGLA / Asio flammeus / MOSEHURNUGLE / SHORT-EARED OWL..." also captioned in other languages, continental postcard from Hélio Courvoisier SA, picturing the mature Icelandic bird at rest. Gorgeous! $1.50 ib*
"ÍSLENSKIR / FUGLAR / SMYRILL / Falco columbarius / DVĆRGFALK / MERLIN / FAUCON ÉMÉRILLON", continental post card from Hélio Courvoisier SA, picturing the bird perched on a rock, excellent condition. Gorgeous! $1.50 ibp*
"ÍSLENSKIR / FUGLAR / TJALDUR / Haematopus ostralegus / STRANDSKADE / OYSTERCATCHER..." also captioned in other languages, continental postcard from Hélio Courvoisier SA, picturing a pair of the Icelandic birds. Gorgeous! $1.50 ib*
"Isle of Pines Parrots" real photo postcard mailed there (23 MAY 1919 ISLA DE PINOS), 2 tiny corner creases, other corner wear is minor, slight oxidation consistent with age. 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 cb-c
"Jackass penguins prome- / nade the sands of Falkland Islands" well-done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed JAN 10 1961 from White Pine Michigan, odd cancel omits year (which we know from recipient's docketing). $3.00 fb-m
"K7SSS" QSL card mailed there 1962, parakeet bird design advertisement for Brown's Better Budgies, cancel ink on front, call letters corrected on face, small corner crease. $1.50 wb
"KB4RIU" Lexington Kentucky QSL card used 1992, black & white drawing of a red-cockaded woodpecker-- endangered, rare & local in Kentucky. $2.00 kb
"KINGFISHER QSL CLUB ... Farnborough Hants GU14 8SU · UK // This card can be / printed for members. / Anyone interested / write to president." unused 1988 POMA card with good edges. $1.25 be(f)p NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"King Penguins / No: 54" with a full-length view of two birds photographed & produced by Anna King, unused continental post card in near-mint condition. $2.00 fbp
“Kozo / Normandie / Normandy / 1983” art depicting a flying sea gull, unused continental postcard, copyrighted, a little writing on front, very minor corner wear, tiny spot on both sides. $1.00 b
"Lac Léman _ Les Mouettes." showing prominently several gulls at the shore, some in flight; sepia-tone real photo postcard with good composition & focus, unused, tiny ding in top edge, slight yellowing of the paper. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 sb+
"LANDING-PLACE TO ENJOY FISHING WITH CORMORANTS. GIFU." circa-1910 carte postale with late mailing at Limaville Ohio, long upper corner crease. Circa-1930 (per G. W. Browne's reference) & very hard to find due to the strategic bombing there during World War II. $7.50 jfb
"Le Banquet générale. / C'est un banquet charmant oů rčgne l'allégresse / Oů chacun ŕ sa part de pain et de tendresse. / H. Pot. / Le Charmeur d'Oiseaux au Jardin des Tuileries" black & white with red caption, unused carte postale, fresh appearance. $25.00 fb
"LILY POND AND SWANS, GYPSY HILL PARK, STAUNTON, VA." unused white-border era post card from Bear Book Company, couple small spots near stamp box, otherwise a beautiful card. $3.50 vb*
"MAHO BAY - St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands 00830 / … / Banana Quits having lunch on the Commissar's / Terrace…" chrome postcard mailed 1981. $1.00
"'MAJOR', PERFORMING COCKATOO AT / MIAMI'S BEAUTIFUL PARROT JUNGLE" showing the bird riding a bicycle atop a tightrope, unused 1961 chrome post card in vertical format, trivial corner wear. Seeing is believing! Now known as Jungle Island, the attraction has moved from Pinecrest Village. $3.00 bf(p)
"Male wheateater of Alaska / in courtship antics." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed JUN 10 1961 from Port Alsworth Alaska (1960 population 34, clear hand cancel ties 4-c Kansas statehood stamp). $2.25 ab-a
"MALLARD / RUDDY DUCK" composed from 2 copyrighted National Wildlife Federation seals--the mallard the larger from 1965 with signed C. Peterson art, the ruddy duck the smaller from 1962 signed DRE; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed from the Black River Harbor Rural Station in Michigan, one corner with a small crease nowhere near the labels. $2.00 be
"Mocking bird" with stylized art on a well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 from Snover Michigan. Artist's signature is small & hard to read, but the unforgettable art sure looks like Charles Culver to us. What do you think? The vertical line near the left of the image is from an Exacto knife, before the maker thought to include more & make it wider. $2.00 ba
"Mourning dove" in its next with a fledgling, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 from Mark Center Ohio, small internal crease from the bottom can be seen from the back. $1.50 b
"National Bird EXTERMINATING, Inc. / ...KPJ 9087" used black & white Clinton Indiana QSL card depicting a line drawing of a dead bird, very unusual subject matter. Advertises guaranteed & insured coverage against pigeons, starlings, sparrows & bats. $5.00 ib
"NE8Z" colorful West Island Group QSL card with brown pelican art, used 1991 by operator Dr. Rick Dorsch of Rochester Michigan, confirmation handstamp of K8LJG, trivial upper corner bump, otherwise excellent condition. The islands of Longboat Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key, Casey Key & Manasota Key mark the western extremity of Sarasota Bay. $2.75 f(s)b
"PARKE COUNTY, INDIANA / GOLDEN PHEASANTS, native of China. These and / many more birds and animals can be seen at the / Gobblers Knob Zoo Farm...7 miles north of / Rockville, Ind. on route 41." unused chrome post card published by Floyd Mitchell, minor wear at one corner. $1.25 i(p)b
"PARULA WARBLERS, AUDUBON NATURE CAMP, MEDOMAK, MAINE / Photo by Allan D. Cruickshank" showing a small brood of 3 (the Northern parula broods go up to 7) about to be fed, unused Artvue postcard published for the National Audubon Society. Seen elsewhere offered as high as $6.33 -- the photography deserves it -- but we need only $3.00. bm*
"Pavilion and Lake, Palmer Park, / Detroit, Mich." including several ducks expecting to be fed by passers-by, post card mailed there 1917, trivial corner wear, a few tiny speckles of cancel ink show in the sky. A beautiful scene. $4.25 m(d)b
"Pelicans, Heron and Egrets nesting on Tropical / Sanibel -- Captiva Islands, Florida" unused chrome postcard, corner crease in sky. $0.75 fb
"Pelikane, S.W.A. / Namibia" showing a group of pelicans in flight near the ocean shore; unused continental post card, based on a beautifully composed color photograph. $1.25 sb
"Piqueros or Peruvian boobies" well-done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1965 in the United States. $2.00
"Purple martin" showing a male & female at rest, others flying in the distance; unattributed art on a well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed1960 from Goetzville Michigan, small smudge near the top back edge, minor upper corner wear. $1.50 b
"Recreational picknick(sic) shelter / within Audubon State Park Ky. / Painting by Eddie Miller" depicting a moonlit scene, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1957 from Smith Mills Kentucky (bold cancel). Where John James Audubon studied & painted many of his birds. $2.50 k(a)bma*
"Red footed boobies on / Seycheles(sic) Islands" nesting on a tree top, home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 from Champion Pennsylvania, trivial wear to the bottom edge. $2.00 sb
"Rijks-Museum - Amsterdam / 1136 Abrahamson & van Straaten, Amersterdam / Jan Steen. De papgaal-kooi. Parrot's cage. / ..." also captioned in French & German, sepia-tone art on undivided back post card with yellowish paper, writing on back dates to 1907, trivial corner wear. $2.00 abm
"RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD (Selasphorus rufus)" with signed (Roger Tory) Peterson art on an unused postcard, small map of its range & other information on back, 1957 copyright by the National Wildlife Federation, good edges. $2.00 ba NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"RUN WHERE YOU MAY / HE WILL CATCH YOU SOME DAY" showing stork with baby chasing woman, hand-colored / tinted, unmailed leather reflecting pre-birth-control attitudes. $5.00 sl. Black & white paper postcard, rather than leather, unused, light toning on front. Shown. $4.25 sw(s)b
"Saddlebill of Africa" with unattributed art showing it wading in reeds, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1966 from Marengo Illinois, small upper corner crease. The bird is also known as the saddle-billed stork. $1.75 b
"Salons de Paris / 2120 Dt. -- Louis Ridel. -- Le bain interrompu. ND Phot." unused sepia-tone real photo postcard with matte finish & an evenly divided back, very slight curl to the paper, light toning near the back edges. An uncommon variation on the Greek mythological theme of Leda and the swan. $9.00 a(r)b
"Salons de Paris / 2912 -- Léon COMERRE. -- Le Triomphe du Cygne. ND Phot." unused real photo carte postale with matte finish & divided back, slight curl to the paper, minor corner rounding, toning near the back edges. The painting which depicts the intimate encounter between Leda and the swan from Greek mythology. The painting appeared in a Sotheby's auction in 2007 & sold at 240,500 GBP including buyer's premium. Your cost is only $9.00. n(p)a(c)b
"SAND HILL CRANE" at the Everglades Wonder Gardens; unused black & white post card showing a close-up of the bird in vertical format, light toning on back, trivial corner wear. This roadside attraction is partly zoo, partly animal rehabilitation center. $1.50 f(b)rb
"Sandhill Crane" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 from Knob Like Kentucky, small upper corner crease. $1.75 b
"SCOTT'S ORIOLE (Icterus parisorum)" with signed (Roger Tory) Peterson art on an unused postcard, small map of its range & other information on back, 1957 copyright by the National Wildlife Federation, very faint small internal crease from the upper edge. $1.75 ba NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
“SILENT MUSES, 1986 / PHOTOGRAPH BY DUANE MICHALS” including an owl & some poetry, unused continental postcard, copyrighted, excellent condition. $1.25 pb
“SIPKE HOUTMAN 1871-1945 / bandvinken in kooi / finches in a cage / pinsons en cage” unused continental postcard, copyrighted, minor corner wear. $1.00 a(h)b
"Sitting-Parakeets. / ... A three dimensional embroidery / in Silk threads ... / on display a Kohinoor JEWELLERS / ... Agra-282 001 (INDIA)" unused advertising postcard, near mint. $2.00 ebij
"Swans in the Zoo - Belle Isle Park, Detroit, Mich." near the pedestrian walkway; Litho-Chrome postcard made in Germany for the Detroit News Company, mailed MAY 16 1908 (light RPO cancel) to Miss Grace Wooster in college at Roanoke Virginia, minor corner & edge wear. $4.00 m(b)b
"The Audubon Museum in Audubon / State Park, Ky. Near Henderson Ky." where the world's largest collection of Audubon artifacts resides, with art attributed to Eddie Miller, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1957 from Reed. $2.50 k(a)ba*
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"The Loch, Kilconquhar" including 3 swans swimming in the foreground, G.W.W. postcard with hand-colored appearance, mailed 1906 at nearby Elie SP 21 1906 (bold small-town hand cancel) to Boston Massachusetts, bottom corner crease, light toning in the front caption area from album contact. This small shallow loch is currently designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is entirely appropriate that birds be prominent in the view, because a large number of overwintering wildfowl use the freshwater loch for a roost. $5.00 sb-s
"The port of Walvis Bay in the Namib Desert / is a S.A. enclave in S.W.A. / Namibia / ..." with a group of pelicans swimming in the foreground as we look towards shore, unused continental postcard in excellent condition, copyrighted. 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 sb
"THERE IS A BIRD IN THE ZOO / CALLED THE PELICAN / IOWA STATE FAIR" Back continues: "These pelicans were crippled by shooters who didn't / know or care that the big birds are protected in / Iowa...Make sure of your target, shoot / only at lawful game species, and give rare birds / and animals a chance for survival." Lengthy & interesting ecological message sent 1954 at Des Moines, black & white post card, toned back, small corner crease, unusual subject matter. $6.00 ebi
"THE RUFFED GROUSE, / STATE GAME BIRD OF / PENNSYLVANIA / 138 / © J. P. W." signed E. L. Poole art on linen postcard with yellowish paper, from E. Madciff, unused & gorgeous. $3.75 pba*!
"THE TALKING / PARRAKEET(sic)" illustrated pamphlet by Evelyn Miller, 1957 copyright, 27 pages in black & white plus covers in color. Subjects include buying tips, how to distinguish male from female, care, etc. $1.25 b
TUCK SERIES C1066. "Christmas Greetings" picturing a robin perched in snow near holly; Oilette postcard with embossed lettering & unsigned Maude Scrivener art (compare to Series C1058 above), mailed DEC 23 1909 from Toronto Ontario to Miss B. Crone in Flint Michigan, good edges, upside-down postal receiving mark (the same day!) in the front sky. Hard to find! $5.00 tbca
"TWO SWANS / LAKE SHORE PARK / ASHTABULA, OHIO. / NO. 91" real photo post card mailed 1937, small corner crease, inconspicuous 1 / 2-inch tear with internal creases at bottom, small upper corner crease not into the image, minor wear to top edge, small light spots of toning in the address area. $2.25 o(a)b
Uncaptioned art showing 3 morning doves in flight near pine trees & farmland, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1966 from the Ferndale Rural Station of Glen Burnie Maryland. $1.50 b
"VE3LFN" Chatham Ontario QSL postcard with art depicting a pair of Canada geese. used 1992 by operator Daryll Thompson, CARF & CRRL logos in red on front, excellent condition. $1.50 ob
"VK9NS" Norfolk Island QSL card used 1991 by operator J. B. Smith, excellent condition. Attractive front has the Heard Island DX Association logo in blue & a large drawing in silver of the Heard Island Cormorant. [That threatened bird is also known as the Crozet shag & the Antarctic blue-eyed shag.] $5.00 nbae
"W9GDV" Waukegan Illinois QSL card mailed 1948 with attractive color art of an eagle in flight, long crease, minor corner wear. $1.75
"WAMPOLE'S PREPARATION / TONIC AND STIMULANT FOR ALL AGES / THE GEM PHARMACY / PYTHIAN BLDG., NELSONVILLE, OHIO" unused blotter depicting 8 different types of birds along its borders--scarlet tanager, bobolink, blue jay, cedar waxwing, etc. Slightly longer than a regular postcard, soft corners, inconspicuous internal crease. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 obpm
Wanted to buy--blotters similar to the one shown just above. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Wanted to buy--cockfighting postcards from around the world. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
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"Wappen der Stadt Bentschen / ... / Königreich Preussen Provinz Posen" with heraldic crest including a swan, Postkarte mailed 1906, album impressions at 2 corners, noticeable corner & edge wear, lightly toned 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 phb
"WE ALL HAVE EYES. / Some see better than others / FLIGHTCHECK® sees all" unused multicolor Santa Ana California business reply card from Markzware, April 1997, exceptionally colorful. $1.25 (c(s)b). May 1997. $1.25 (c(s)b)
"White-tailed ptarmigan" with unattributed modern art on a well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 from Gagetown Michigan, light toning in the upper left front corner, tiny bottom corner crease not into the image. $1.75 b
"WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL (Loxia leucoptera)" with signed (Roger Tory) Peterson art on an unused postcard, small map of its range & other information on back, 1957 copyright by the National Wildlife Federation, good edges. $2.00 ba NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Wild Geese on the Manistee River Wildfowl Refuge, sponsored by the Lions Club of the Village of Mesick, Mich." chrome-era postcard from a photo by Glenn E. McNitt, fairly fresh with good edges. $1.25 m(m)bp NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"WINONA LAKE'S 'HAPPY FAMILY,' TABERNACLE IN BACKGROUND, WINONA LAKE, IND.--24" with a family of white swans swimming in the foreground, linen from E. C. Kropp, unused postcard, slight yellowing of the paper with age, tiny adherence at upper left back corner. $2.25 ib
"WORLD'S LARGEST BIRD CAGE, FOREST PARK, / ST. LOUIS, MO.--27" linen postcard mailed 1953, mild corner & edge wear, couple small spots of toning in the sky, personal information inked off the back. The beautiful bird shown is the Costa Rican quetzal. $1.75 mbs
You are a Nice / Little Duck / 'Approchez-vous, je suis un peu dure d'oreille'" two nattily dressed ducks of opposite sex converse on a park bench, mailed 1924 in Belgium, minor corner wear. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 fb
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