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Subdivided: Birth announcement postcards
& Birthday postcards. See also Children postcards,
Children topical covers & Children topical stamps.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT POST CARDS & BIRTH POSTCARDS
|"Born to be a
Surgeon // CLARK'S / O.N.T. / SPOOL COTTON" showing a close-up of a baby removing a doll's
head, diamond-shaped ad card with fancy design & ad on the back, paper lightly browned
with age. Nice gift for a medical doctor who has just added a child to the family. Ready
to frame! $10.00 ambd
"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 gbbo
"Cupid Told The Stork To bring / a boy to us Sun. / Name Edward Philip / weight 9 lbs. / date of birth Feb 25 1912" with embossed image of a flying stork bearing 3 babies, color post card published by Winsch (1910 copyright), mailed Feb 27 1912 at Lilly Chapel Ohio (nice strike of the DPO cancel with just a couple of embossing gaps) by Mr. & Mrs. B. C. Sidner, a few unimportant tiny speckles of toning on front & a tiny corner bend. Framing suggested. $10.00 bgw-o
"Die / besten / Glück-wünsche / zum Geburtstage" art depicting a German zeppelin & many airborne four-leafed clovers; conveying embossed best birthday wishes on EAS postcard numbered 1237 on back, messaged on back in German, removed neatly from a booklet, minor wear to the top edge. $5.00 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
"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
"Just / Arrived / I came Jan. 3 1923 / My name is / Vivian Arlene / I belong to / Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Phares / I weigh 7 lbs." postcard with artwork showing baby on flying stork, mailed, light toning both sides. $2.50 bg+
"'Little One' / Happy 14th Birthday / from Tiger Lily (MOM) / & Lady Sniper (AUNT)" Springfield Georgia CB QSL card from the Runnin' Bare Artist Series #1314 copyrighted in 1979, numeral & handstamp & signed 'Michaela' on back. $1.50 g(s)bNEW / NOVA / NEU / NY
"Made a Safe Landing On June 3, 1930 / My headquarters are / with Mr. & Mrs W. B. Wheatley / My name is Mary Esther" small birth announcement & the envelope that conveyed it, mailed JUN 4 1930 from the Hertel Station of Buffalo New York to Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Hurley also in Buffalo. William B. Wheatley was later to work as a test pilot for the Consolidated Aircraft Company; on 2 June 1941 he crashed off San Diego in a bomber built for Britain, causing Mary to write a poem about him. $5.00 bg(w)
"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
"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
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1083. "Bonne Fête" hand-colored / tinted real photo postcard from AN Paris, TCV circa 1908 to Sarthe, lightly toned back, 3 tiny spots on front. $9.00 w(a)b
'2/11/11 Local R-1' pencil cancel on a 1-cent Jefferson stamp franking a deeply embossed hand-colored "A HAPPY BIRTHDAY" postcard addressed to Mr. Charles Pflueger on Route #1 in Westerville Ohio, made in Germany, spotty toning on back, 2 of the stamp's corners are creased. $1.50 b-o NEW / NOVA / NEU / NY
"220 Bonne Fête" hand-colored / tinted real photo postcard published by PC of Paris, writing on back, corner crease. $5.00
2806 / 6 "A Happy Birthday" showing a woman holding a large bouquet of flowers, hand-colored / tinted real photo post card with paste beads, published by RPH, writing on back, toned back. $5.00 w(r)b
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"A / Birthday Greeting // A message sweet doth this my card convey-- / 'May fortune's favours gladden thy Birthday.'" signed A. Haller art, embossed, postcard mailed 1916, 2 small creases away from the art. $2.75 ab
"A Birthday Greeting / For Remembrance // May Love's sweet roses bring to-day for You / A greeting tender and a message true, / ..." and 2 more lines of poetry around a locket with a woman's portrait & white flowers, post card from Rotary Photo in London circa 1910, writing on back. Nice & well-suited for framing. $5.00 bp
"A Happy / Birthday" three embossed angels in the clouds delivering sacks of sealed mail, color post card printed in Germany, mailed 1911 in New Hampshire. $7.50 ab%
"A Happy Birthday" under flowers in an embossed horseshoe, Winsch published postcard, mailed 1911, corner crease. $2.25
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"A Happy Birthday" under oval frame with scenic art, Winsch Series 680, unused post card, one corner worn. $2.00
"A / Hearty / Birthday / Greeting" with embossed pink flowers, postcard mailed 1910, small corner crease. $2.25
"A Very Happy / Birthday / This is my Birthday wish most true, / That coming years may hold, / DESIGN COPYRIGHTED JOHN WINSCH, 1914" post card with 2 more lines of poetry within embossed violet flowers & gold ornamentation, corner crease, part of cancel on front. $2.00
"BEST BIRTHDAY WISHES. / This comes to show this Natal-day, / That by old friends is not forgot, ... / 9044" with two more lines of poetry, hand-colored postcard published by NPG, appropriate writing on back, album impressions at the corners, bottom corners with small creases (not near the image). $2.50 bp
"Best Birthday Wishes.. / True as steel, pure as gold, / May each passing year unfold / / DESIGN COPYRIGHTED JOHN WINSCH, 1914" with one more line of poetry below a country scene in an embossed frame & pink roses in a vase, post card printed in Germany, unused, small corner crease, couple tiny toning spots. $3.25
"Birthday card. / Warshaw Collection of Business Americana / Archives Center, National Museum of American History" 2 cats stalk a butterfly on an open album, unused continental museum card, 2 serrated edges as issued, excellent condition. $1.25 cbb
"Birthday Greeting" embossed art depicting an aviator waving to a woman hiker, unevenly divided back postcard, salutation in pencil, back paper browning evenly consistent with circa-1908 age, short internal crease from the bottom edge, what looks like toning near the front edges may be part of the design because it borders the circles as well. $2.00 b
"BIRTHDAY / GREETINGS / All joys / be thine / throughout / the years / DESIGN COPYRIGHTED JOHN WINSCH 1910" with country scene in an embossed frame, postcard mailed 1913, faint corner crease. $2.75
"Birthday Greetings / DESIGN COPYRIGHTED JOHN WINSCH, 1913" post card with subtly colored art shows man working beside a stream, addressed, gouge out of edge does not affect art. $1.25
"BIRTHDAY GREETINGS / Don't estimate / My great regard, / ..." signed art showing a house on a hill with a short poem, post card numbered 2328 on back, unused, small corner bend. $1.75 ab. Same but no bend, lightly toned front. $1.75 ab
"BIRTHDAY / GREETINGS / ENDURING REGARD..." signed art depicts a stroll in the country, postcard numbered 2328 on back, unused, trivial corner & edge wear. $2.00 ab
"Birthday Greetings" signed art showing a child with a bunch of flowers, a country scene in the background panels; unused postcard, paper browning with age especially near the edges, soft corners. No you are not seeing double; this is a printing error from the publisher Gartner & Bender in Chicago, with the black color misregistered. $4.00 ecba
"Birthday / Greetings" with embossed clover decorations, post card on substantial paper, mailed MAY 23 1908 (ZANES. & PARKERS. T203 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel), to Mr. Spencer Fleck Kile in Lowell Ohio, 4 small spots of light toning on front do not detract, writing on front not the divided back (old habits die hard). $2.00 b
"Bonne Fête / 4635" showing a woman in a wide-brimmed hat, publisher's mark a monogrammed S in a diamond, hand-tinted real photo birthday postcard made in France, French message on back dates to 1922, mild wear to two corners, a few tiny speckles of toning on back. $7.50 w(o)bm
EAS 4697 / 2 (bottom of numbers do not show, but we know the series so we are sure--see next postcard). "Joyous may your / birthday / be // When Birthday hours their / course have sped, / " young woman with corsage within an oval that is also bedecked with flowers, hand-colored / tinted real photo, 2 corner creases, 1 tiny corner crease, writing on back, slight yellowing of the paper with age. $5.00 w(e)b
EAS 4697 / 6. "Bright birthday / hours // Kept by the hand of Heaven's / unerring power, / " young woman with small flowers within an oval also with flowers, hand-colored / tinted real photo post card, writing on back from Kristy Moravec of Chicago, slight yellowing of the paper with age, tiny spots of toning--just a few on front, many on back. $5.00 w(e)b
"Every Happiness / be yours this / Birthday" postcard published by the Gibson Art Company in Cincinnati, mailed OCT 18 1915 (almost complete PITTS. & CHI. TR35 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Mrs. J. S. McClure in Funk Ohio from her grandson Max, good edges, unevenly toned both sides. $2.00 bg
"Happy Birthday" die-cut Hallmark birthday card used for its intended purpose, 1937 copyright by Walt Disney Enterprises. Center continues: 'Here's Mickey Mouse with a birthday wish Intended just for you, And the Mickey Twins have come along to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! too! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!' Size fits nicely into a regular postcard sleeve. Spots of white paste residue on back do not detract. 'Betty Stiles' written inside in a child's pencil writing. As best we can gather from filmographies & the Wikipedia article on Mickey Mouse, the twins are rarely seen. $20.00 db
“Happy Birthday” featuring a birthday pastry in vertical format, unused continental postcard, copyrighted photo by Susan King, mild corner & edge wear, light toning on back. $0.75 pb
"Heartiest / Birthday / Greetings" art shows steamship in an embossed diamond frame, surrounded by roses & lilies of the valley, postcard made in Germany, writing on back. Best given matted & framed because top & bottom borders not the same thickness. $3.25 b
"Hjertelig til Lykke paa Fødselsdagen" art depicts children boarding a propeller aircraft; postcard printed in Germany & airmailed to New York in 1946 (3 stamps removed), good edges. Danish translates roughly 'Heartfelt congratulations on your birthday'. $3.00 bdc NEW / NOVA / NEU / NY
"Just a loving / Thought of you / On your Birthday" with signed De Garno art depicting 2 daisies in color, postcard mailed 1915, minor corner & edge wear. $1.75 a(d)b
"Loving / Birthday / Greetings" art in an oval depicts a winter scene surrounded by an embossed frame & violets, unused post card, fairly fresh. $3.25 b
"Many days as this is / I hope you'll see, / All good wishes / Please accept / from me. // Birthday / Greetings" embossed floral postcard printed in Germany (E.C.C. Serie II), mailed circa 1909-1910, mild corner & edge wear. $1.25 bf
"Sweet memories / attend you / throughout / the day // A / HAPPY / Birthday" under an embossed fan with violet flowers, postcard mailed circa 1910 at Milford New Hampshire, hint of toning in the front border. $3.25 b
"U. S. S. CONSTELLATION DRESSED FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH'S / BIRTHDAY DURING VISIT OF H. M. S. YORK, NEWPORT, R. I. / IN 1937" unused linen post card from Berger Bros., slightly browning paper with age, fairly fresh color & good edges. $3.75 rs(m)b
"WHEN IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY / I cannot make a speech today, / ..." signed Weaver art showing house through a window, post card numbered 2328 on back, unused, long crease. $1.50 ab
"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
"With A JOLLY / WISH for / Your BIRTHDAY" verse beside hand-colored / tinted Rajar bromide real photo of boy playing with old model tractor, decorative embossed edges, postcard with writing on back, corner wear & rounding. $5.00 tb
"With Best / Birthday Wishes" with embossed roses & violets, name written on front, post card mailed 1911, soft corners. $2.00 (wb)
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| lühendid eestikeelsete selgituste
lyhenteet suomenkielisin selvennöksineen ja esimerkein
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