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CIRCUS POSTCARDS & CARNIVAL POST CARDS

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"409-Z / OLD MILWAUKEE DAYS - JULY 1 - 4 / SCHLITZ CIRCUS PARADE" featuring horse-drawn parade wagons, shown in vertical format, coming towards the viewer, as seen from a high vantage point; unused early chrome post card, uneven but light toning on back. $3.50 cwph

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"At the Circus" close-up of a clown feeding a giraffe, well
done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 from Bunceton Missouri. $2.50 ca NEW / NUEVO / NOV

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"At the Circus" showing a clown photographer squirting a posing clown, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 from Warrington Pennsylvania. $2.50 cp

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"'Backstage' of the circus" including 2 female performers, a wardrobe mistress & some costumes, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1963 at Markleysburg Pennsylvania, stamp paste adheres in a pattern to lower left front corner. $1.50 c

"Baraboo, Wis. The / Circus Town" art depicting some circus wagons (including Colmar Bros. Circus) under a tent, on well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 at Novelty Missouri. $2.50 cw

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"Baraboo, Wis. The / circus town" art depicts some circus wagons out-of-doors, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 at Mayview Missouri. $2.50 cw

Circus_BerthaAndTina_SparksNevada.jpg (173762 bytes)"Bertha / and / Tina" performing elephants with 2 handlers at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino in Sparks Nevada, unused chrome postcard from Mike Roberts Color Production, fresh appearance. Nugget Casino postcards are modern classics. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cen

Circus_CageWagon_SarasotaFlorida.jpg (190615 bytes)"Cage Wagon built from old Ringling-Barnum No. 110 / Light Plant, part of exhibit depicting Cavalcade of / Open Dens featured in old time circus parades... / ...Sarasota, / Florida" showing stuffed lion & tiger inside, unused chrome post card from Dukane Press Inc., good edges. $2.25 cf+

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[Captioned entirely in Cyrillic] chrome postcard showing round flying-saucer shaped building in Moscow lit attractive at night, where their circus performed, dated 1972 on back, unused, fresh appearance & good edges. $2.75 cr


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"Carl Hagenbeck's Tierpark in Stellingen. / Völkerschau Indien" black & white on the German wild animal dealer Hagenbeck, postcard numbered 434 on the back, unused, toned back, sound edges. $7.00 c

"CHRISTY BROS / ASIA" showing a parade wagon on exhibit at the Circus World Museum at Baraboo Wisconsin, unused chrome post card with good edges, fairly fresh. $1.75 cpm

"Circus Days © Jill Freedman 1988" showing a partly made-up clown emerging from a tent, unused continental real photo post card. $2.50

"Circus oldest clown / now plays the carillon" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1964 from Macon Georgia. Striking image with the clown juxtaposed with two large & bare-breasted ornamental figures. $2.50 c

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"CIRQUE DU SOLEIL" 2004 poster calendar. Near mint & nice! Way too big to scan, but one panel shown here to give you a sense of the dramatic impact. $5.00 cpc ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

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"CIRCUS WORLD'S / FAMOUS FLYING ROBINS / Outstanding trapeze artistry..." all four shown close-up in their costumes, unused chrome post card published by Circus World™ in Orlando Florida, fresh appearance. $4.75 cf+

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Bicycle_CincinnatiOhio-200_small.jpg circus photos available from LotsOfPhotos.com"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

Clear AU 10 1933 Columbus Ohio machine cancel ties damaged-in-opening 3¢ Washington stamp franking #10 envelope conveying 4 full-page letter on 2 illustrated letterheads from M. Mae Palmer to her husband A. T. Palmer (proprietors of the Maeland Stock Farm in Dublin Ohio) as he travelled with the Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus, next-day arrival marked by light violet double-ring Martinsburg WV hand cancel on back. These people trained and boarded horses & harnesses suitable for heavy circus work. Aside from personal remarks, the lady recounts in detail a fascinating & amusing bargaining session where a prospective customer tried to buy or rent "the tallyho" and harness for four. Their business did not last long, evidently succumbing during the Depression. We found no mention of their business at all when we searched the Internet. $30.00 o-ch NEW / NUEVO / NOV

"COLE BROS. CIRCUS / AMERICA / 72" showing a parade wagon on exhibit at the Circus World Museum at Baraboo Wisconsin, unused chrome post card with good edges, fairly fresh. $1.75 cpm

"COLUMBIA BAND WAGON" showing a side view of the massive circus parade wagon, unused postcard. Special back design includes a detailed history (1897 to 1950) of its use & the centennial imprint of the H. H. Bennett photography studio (which made the Wisconsin Dells famous). $3.00 cwp


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All different, regular size postcards. All but one unused, just a few with minor faults, mostly from the 1970's (judging by copyright dates & the one postmark). Good variety of subjects: animal training, flying Gaonas, Gargantua the gorilla, lions, horsemanship acts, parading elephants, gaudy wagons, posters, clowns, etc. Most would retail in the $2.00 to $3.00 price range. You can't go wrong at our $41.00 wholesale price, postpaid to the US. Shipments to other countries $47.00 cw


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"Die Zwillingsbrüder Gustav u. Paul Horn, 25 Jahre alt, 125 cm gross / A. Menzel, Sagan, Nizzaplatz" black & white showing both midget twins dressed in ill-fitting uniforms, unused postcard, lightly toned back, several faint short almost-straight lines on the front that are hard to explain, unusual subject matter. $16.50 c

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"D. P. C. Mfg Co.'06 / How do you like the picture, friend, you see, / I think it suits you to a T, / ..." vinegar valentine showing a colorful clown & more poetry explicitly calling the recipient a bore, undivided back post card, pencil writing on back & violet handstamp THE POSTAL AUTHORITIES HOLD / THAT THIS CARD MUST BE / MAILED IN A CLOSED ENVELOPE, tiny spots of toning on front, most interesting. Apparently the insults were so strong as to require a cover! $10.00 cv

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"D.P.  R.P.i. / 5 .Ciel, ma femme!" real photo postcard showing a clown addressing a costumed lady who has removed her mask, mailed 1903 from France, heavily toned back, corners creased, a little writing on front, lacks freshness. $9.50 c

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QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art picturing a carnival & clown, used with club handstamps on back, tiny spot on one front edge. $1.75 ic
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"EL GOOGLE--El Google, a 2,500-pound elephant / seal, plays the heavy in a western saga at the Royal / Crown Seal & Penguin Show." unused chrome postcard, linear mark on back. $5.00 cc

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"EMMETT KELLY AS ' WEARY WILLIE', / WORLD FAMOUS CLOWN" unused chrome postcard with good edges, fairly fresh. Shown. $3.00 cf. Same but another printing with less saturated colors. $3.00 cf.
Same, but with a little toning on the back. $2.75 cf


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“Exposition FERNAND LEGER / Grand Palais – Paris / Octobre 1971 – Janvier 1972 / Le cirque (1918)” unused continental postcard, copyrighted, minor corner wear. $1.25 a(l)c







"Fern Andra" sepia-tone real photo from NPG, mailed 1931 within Hungary. A one-time circus aerialist, she went on to German silent movies 1913 ('Das Ave Maria') & other films (such as 'Spangles' & 'The Warning') until 1930. $20.00 $17.50 cm SALE PRICE: SAVE $2.50

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"FRANCESCO CLEMENTE / Due Porte, 1982" art depicting a male contortionist, unused continental post card, fresh appearance & good edges. $2.75 c

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"Gainesville Community Circus / Gainesville, Texas" showing a girl atop a rising elephant flanked by a man & woman prodding it, unused linen postcard, very light toning on back. Performers were all amateurs (no professional circus experience) who received no pay & provided their own costumes. Operated 1930 - 1958 only.
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 cte

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"'Gisela' Die kleinste Dame der Welt! 27 Jahre alt." black & white on brownish paper of this midget standing in front of a drape, unused postcard, lightly toned back. The German translates as--smallest woman in the world. $15.00 cs

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"GOLDEN BROTHERS SHOWS" showing a parade wagon on exhibit at the Circus World Museum at Baraboo Wisconsin, unused chrome post card with goo edges, fairly fresh. $1.75 cpm NEW / NUEVO / NOV

"GUNTHER GEBEL-WILLIAMS -- The world's most / versatile animal trainer puts 20 elephants / through their paces using his voice alone in the / Red Company of The Greatest Show on Earth" standing on one leg atop an elephant's head, unused postcard, 1973 copyright. $3.00 cfe

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HE'S SAFER THAN A WOLF" by Zoe Mozert, trivial edge wear, a few tiny spots in the lower left front corner in the Mutocscope imprint area. Shown. $6.00 mcaa. A better example, small neat number written on back. (2 available) $6.50 each. mcaa.
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Circus_HeyMaw-200_small.JPG"HEY MAW! THERE'S / A FELLER OUT HERE FROM / THE CIRCUS... WANTS / TO TAKE A LOOK / ATCHA // C48!" cartoon art from Bob Petley depicts sideshow representative outside a hillbilly shack with a three-cup brassier hanging on the clothes line, postcard mailed 1953, faint album impressions at the corners. The artist is Petley. $2.00 cla(p)

"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


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Image File (Journal from the Lake County Discovery Museum). Volume 16 Number 3/4, containing "Traveling Carnivals" and documentary photographer "Walker Evans". $2.25 the complete issue. pc

International Gymnast magazine, November 2005. Tomita, Jana Bieger, Sean Golden, etc. Attached Cirque du Soleil poster calendar for 2006. Gently read, poster in great shape! $8.50 i,cpc

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"JAMES CHANCE / CONTORTIONS / live from / New York!" unused black & white continental post card. $3.00 c

"Just a line from / A TENDER FOOT / in McPherson, Kansas" unusual hand-colored / tinted leather postcard with a foot on the front and a large clown pointing out the address on the back, mailed 1905, holed neatly (for a pillow we suppose), light writing on front, and surprisingly fresh both sides. $7.00 clk

"KINGDOM OF HORSES -- The world's largest, / most magnificent collection of horses ... / RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY / CIRCUS!" with an action scene in which a liberty horse jumps high to avoid his trainers outstretched whip, circa 1973 postcard, unused, just a touch of toning on the back, good edges. $2.50 ch

"LADY OF LAUGHTER -- Peggy Williams is one of / the Frolicking Female Funsters featured in / RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY / CIRCUS" showing the female clown in vertical format, wearing a Germanic costume suggestive of the opera; unused circa 1973 postcard, tiny bottom corner crease. International Clown Hall of Fame inductee. $3.00 c

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"LEAPING LION! -- The jungle's mightiest / animals meet their match in the fearless act of / the Lord of the Lions, Wolfgang Holzmair ..." close-up of a female lion walking over his outstretched body, unused postcard, 1973 copyright, trivial edge wear. $2.75 ca

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"L'ESTAMPE AU XIXe SIÈCLE / LES MAITRES DE LA LITHOGRAPHIE / L'OEUVRE DE GAVARNI / Scèes de Carnaval (1847)" black & white, unused post card, slight yellowing of the paper with age, rough edges as issued. Wonderful image. $3.25 c

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"LOVELY LUCY MOORE. / The American Fat Girl. / Weight-47 st. 10 lb., the World's Record, and / still Growing" black & white on paper browning with age, undivided back, side view of her in front of the capacious chair that she sat in, corner crease, stain that intrudes slightly into the picture (but not near her), corner & edge wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cw

"Main Street Russia O.  Thomas" in Shelby County Ohio, including an auto, signs at the left (Sun Brother's World's Progressive Shows Monday Sept., honest scrap, ...); unused sepia-tone Cyko real photo post card, minor corner rounding, oxidation consistent with age. Sun Brother's was a 3-ring circus with elephants having active routes for daily shows 1911-1913 which helps to date this image. This type of advertising in small towns was a common way to publicize one-day circus shows in nearby communities, but the one-day nature of the corresponding events meant that most were soon plastered over with other notices. So its is a treat to actually see such a poster on a real photo 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. o(r)cm

Mainzer comic cat 4708, Turkish printing (!), art showing fanciful dog & cat balancing act in a carnival setting, both sides fresh & appealing, exceptionally colorful postcard, copyrighted. Seldom seen. $5.00 cm


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"MAJOR MITE / AGE 21 YEARS / WEIGHT 20 POUNDS / HEIGHT 26 INCHES" sepia-tone real photo post card with excellent contrast & composition, showing him elegantly attired with tophat & cane. This dates to the 1932 freak show at Coney Island, sound edges. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 cna

"MID-AIR MARVEL -- The electrifying Elvin Bale / performs fantastic feats on the swinging trapeze / in the Red Unit of RINGLING BROS. AND / BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS" with an action shot looking upward at him swinging by his feet, unused postcard dating to 1973. $3.00 c

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"MIRTHFUL MONKEY MUSIC -- A pixieish(sic) / primate plucks his booming bass as part of the Rudi Lenz aggregation of cheerful chimps in the / fabulous RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & / BAILEY CIRCUS" unused circa 1973 postcard, a few small spots of light toning on back. $2.50 cma
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"MOTORCYCLE DAREDEVILTRY -- The Vickels / defy gravity as they perform breathtaking stunts / on the stratocycle precariously perched on a wire / high above the arena at The Greatest Show on Earth, unused post card, 1973 copyright. Great action in vertical format, including a lady performing on a trapeze suspended from the motorcycle. $3.50 cm

"Mr. Arthur West and his Kindergarden Class / at Gay's Lion Farm / El Monte, Calif." with 7 young lions perched on stairs & a stool, unused DOPS real photo postcard, good edges, necessarily 1942 or earlier. Note the tilted composition, which is telling: the photographer was inside the enclosure & understandably nervous; he took the shot quickly & made a hasty retreat! In the circus, the feat shown was duplicated with 7 full-grown lions. Rare. When we searched the Internet, no one was offering it & no one was even bragging about having sold it. All we could find were people exhibiting it as one of their prized possessions. $25.00 cc(e)agp

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"Mr. SMAUN SING HPOO, from british Birma / age 21 years, weight 18 lbs" caption with several errors as reproduced here, black & white image of him elegantly dressed & seated at a table with a gentleman of normal size for comparison, undivided back, unused postcard, small corner crease, tiny spots of toning near right front edge. $20.00 cb*
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"No. 3-29 / CIRCUS WORLD MUSEUM / Baraboo, Wisconsin" showing lithographed posters from one of their displays (including prominently 'GARGANTUA ... the largest gorilla ever exhibited'), unused post card with good edges. $3.00 cpmwa

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"Nr. 5043 'Kinnstark' / Foto: SYNDICATION INTERNATIONAL" showing a man balancing about 20 crates on his chin, unused continental real photo post card. $3.00 c

Circus_Wallendas1934-200_small.jpg circus photography available at Judnick.com"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. $150.00 $130.00 cfg SALE PRICE: SAVE $20.00


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"Pluto and Mr. Gay / at / Gay's Lion Farm / El Monte / Calif. / 10" SSSS real photo postcard showing him riding on the back of a lion, unused, brownish paper, sound edges. $25.00 ccg

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"PRINCESS WEE WEE" a Black lady midget seated upon what appears to be a large lamp, black & white, undivided back, unused, faint corner crease, small spot of toning at lower front edge, paper starting to brown with age, corner crease. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cb
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"Prinzessin Elisabeth, die lebende Teepuppe" standing on a table next to a tall man for emphasis to her midge stature, sepia-tone postcard on yellowish paper, Verlag F. W. Siebold, Oberneuland, Bez. Bremen; numbered U-79 on back, small light smudge at the top back edge, trivial wear to 2 corners. $19.00 c

"PROFESSOR GEORGE J. KELLER'S JUNGLE KILLERS / George J. Keller, a former college professor turned wild- / animal trainer, demonstrates for the first time the unarmed / subjugation of a group of African lions, tigers,..." unused chrome post card from Disneyland at Anaheim California, copyright 1955 (opening day was July 17 1955 so they can't get much earlier!), several small surface indentations most easily seen from the back, corner & edge wear, small corner crease, as is. $10.00 ccd

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"'QUACKY DUCK' / (Magical Balloon King) / THE CLOWN ALL YOUNGSTERS LOOK UP TO!" / Featuring magic productions and balloonology..."   unused chrome showing this Toledo Ohio clown / magician in action, trivial edge wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cmo
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"QUEEN OF THE LILLIPUTIANS / HEIGHT 31 INCHES.  AGE 26" black & white, unused post card, lightly toned back, faint corner crease, mild corner wear (mostly at one corner, shows on back). $16.00 c

Circus_RB3_PerformingElephant.JPG (171730 bytes)"RB-3  PERFORMING ELEPHANT AT RINGLING BROS. / WINTER QUARTERS, SARASOTA, FLA." showing an elephant holding a man horizontally in its mouth while walking, linen postcard from Hartman Litho Sales Co., mailed 1953, creasing at one corner & wear at the others. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cef!

"Ready for Circus Parade" showing two clowns with dressed dog in top hat next to a Barnum & Bailey Show truck, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1963 from Pennsylvania. $2.50 c

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"REGALITO / Famous Clown of Mexican and American Circuses, / appearing as House Clown at the Circus Hall of / Fame, Sarasota, Fla." unused post card, tiny spot of toning in back message area. Shows him standing as he plays music on two rows of hanging bottles filled with colored water at the first Circus Hall of Fame, which survived only from 1956 to 1977. $7.00 cmmf

"RENOWNED RINGMASTER -- The voice of / Ringmaster Harold Ronk entertains and informs / ... / Greatest Show on Earth" shown close-up with microphone in hand, unused circa-1973 postcard. Known for singing 'Welcome to the Circus' in a stentorian voice to millions, he passed in 2006. $3.00 cgm NEW / NUEVO / NOV


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RINGLING BROS.-BARNUM & BAILEY
COMBINED SHOW, 1973

Collection of 15 different unused postcards issued by that circus in regular size, all bearing 1973 copyrights. Included: 5-man tower on teeterboard, Charly Baumann with tiger, Cossack riding, elephant parade, Elvin Bale on swinging trapeze, equestrian acts (2 different), lion near tamer, Mexico's flying Gaonas on trapeze, parades (2 different), ringmaster Harold Ronk, Rudi Lenz chimps, Swiss clown Pio Nock & Wolfgang Holzmair with lion.

Edges are good. Some backs are toned. Ready to be framed together for a wonderful gift. $25.00 gets them all! ***


"S1050 / LIBERTY HORSE. Painting by Ray Wolf." with signed art dated 1947 showing the tasseled head of a circus horse, postcard issued circa 1952, unused, good edges. A liberty horse circles its trainer in the ring, obedient to his commands (and whip). $3.75 ch

"S1053 / FELIX AND HONEY. Painting by Ray Wolf. The King of Clowns / Felix Adler ... with his trained little piggie that / likes to drink milk." unused postcard with wonderful signed art, circa 1947 - 1952, trivial corner wear, otherwise fresh. Frank Bartlet Adler performed with Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey for 28 years & was subsequently inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame. $3.50 cpg

"S1055 / BUTTONS the CLOWN. Painting by Ray Wolf. As played by / Jimmie Stewart in the Greatest Show on Earth and produced by / Cecil DeMille" shown seated with a long-haired dog, unused circa 1952 postcard. Wonderful signed art. $4.00 cm NEW / NUEVO / NOV

"S-36--Elephant and Clown at Ringling Bros. / and Barnum & Bailey Winter Quarters, Sarasota, Fla." unused circa-1946 linen post card, trivial wear at one bottom corner. $3.00 cfe

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"S-38--Greetings from Ringling Bros. and / Barnum & Bailey Winter Quarters, Sarasota, Fla." with a clothed monkey balancing on a wire, linen postcard mailed there 1948, 2 corners creased (one is small), minor corner wear, some cancel ink on the front. $2.50 cfa
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"S-51--Famous John Ringling Mansion, / Sarasota Florida" unused linen postcard with minor wear to its top corners. $2.25 cf

"SEA LION AT MICROPHONE / Marineland of the Pacific" unused chrome post card made by H. S. Crocker Co., fresh appearance & good edges, unusual subject matter. $2.00 c*

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Sixty (60) different oversize (5"x7") postcards featuring the art of many major American carousel artists -- Charles Carmel, Charles Looff, C. W. Parker, Herschell Spillman, etc. High quality printing from Singapore, many still attached to booklets, informative text on back in English often provides dates & locations. Condition is near mint for all. The makings of a wonderful display for a child's bedroom, or quality stock for a dealer. Should not last long at our wholesale price of $15.00 for all. cwa ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY

Circus_SketchOfHisLife.jpg (174699 bytes)"SKETCH OF HIS LIFE / MAJOR CHAS. GANTZ, 'The Won / -der,' who is without doubt the small- / est person on earth, was born Aug. / 27, 1865, on a farm near Fairfield, / Ia...." next to a sepia-tone image of him seated, postcard mailed 1907 to Indiana, album marks at corners, 2 corner creases, exceptionally detailed. This Fairfield Iowa resident was unusual in that he owned & managed his own shows while on exhibition, rather than being exploited by others. Message on the back, from someone who had seen him at a fair, reports him to be 18 inches tall & very jolly. $26.00 cig*+%

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"Spectacular feats of daring combined with / gay antics are performed at Florida's Cypress / Gardens." showing clown water skiing with tiny umbrella, unused chrome post card from Natural Color Publishers, adherence along left back edge, exceptionally colorful. $2.25 cf+


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Circus_TheBeechnutCircus.jpg (118487 bytes)"The BEECH-NUT CIRCUS / 'Biggest little show on earth' / Contains 3 rings, a stage and a moving parade / ... / ...Miami, 1938"  unused black & white showing a large tent-shaped structure with flags, unused, minor edge wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cf!

T025_small.jpg circus post cards available from Judnick Postcards"The CIRCUS HALL OF FAME presents live, profes- / sional circus acts daily in the indoor arena. This / popular West Coast Attraction is located on U.S. / Highway 41 North, in Sarasota, Florida" You read right --Sarasota, not Peru Indiana. This unused chrome post card shows a chimpanzee act in progress at the first Circus Hall of Fame, which survived only from 1956 to 1977. $7.50 cf(s)r

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"The Circus / KINGS / OF ALL / TIME //  Ringling Bros and / Barnum & Bailey Circus" with portraits of Otto Ringling, Charles Ringling, Alf T. Ringling, P. T. Barnum, James A. Bailey, John Ringling & Al Ringling; unused chrome post card from Russell News Agency, lightly toned back, trivial edge wear. Wonderful & destined for a title-page of a fine collection! $10.00 $8.00 c SALE PRICE: SAVE $2.00

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"The Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts / Columbus, Ohio / Charles Demuth (American, 1883-1935) / The Circus (1917)" with art depicting a male & female acrobat, unused chrome postcard, fairly fresh with good edges. $1.25 cm

"THE CONTORTIONIST / Photo: Hulton Picture Co." showing a woman contortionist standing on her hands, unused continental real photo postcard. $3.00

"THE FIRST TIME IN CIRCUS HISTORY -- RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY'S / teeterboard artists perform a truly incredible / feat, a FIVE-MAN HIGH 29-foot tower" unused post card, 1973 copyright. $3.50 c

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"The Hippodrome New York." with THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH and CIRCUS FEATURES on its large signs, white-border era post card, unused, corner crease, stain at lower left corner on back. $4.25 cn+*

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"THE ROYAL HUNGARIAN TROUPE performing at / the CIRCUS HALL OF FAME IN SARASOTA, / FLORIDA. These artists are internationally known / for the Risley Act as seen here." unused postcard, hint of wear at one corner, otherwise in excellent condition. You read right --Sarasota, not Peru Indiana. This unused chrome post card shows a balancing act in progress at the first Circus Hall of Fame, which survived only from 1956 to 1977. $7.00 chf


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Circus_TheTwoHemispheres-200_small.jpg circus postcards available from Judnick.com"THE TWO HEMISPHERES BANDWAGON ON DIS- / PLAY AT THE CIRCUS HALL OF FAME IN SARA- / SOTA, FLORIDA. It is the largest circus wagon / ever built and was featured in every Barnum & Bailey street parade from 1902 to 1918." postcard mailed 1964, two corners creased (one is small) both into nothing important. Shows a side view at the first Circus Hall of Fame, which survived only from 1956 to 1977. $6.00 cfps

Circus_MailedLincoln1907.jpg (205283 bytes)Uncaptioned art in color showing a gypsy girl with tambourine & strongman raising barbell & clowns & dancing dog, Indian with shield etc.; postcard mailed 1907 in Lincoln North Carolina, writing on front in sky, noticeable corner & edge wear, toned back. $6.50 c

Uncaptioned Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard showing a building with much readable local signage: 'BRASK PHOTOGRAPHER / WINFIELD KANSAS', 'WILD WEST FAIR WINFIELD KANSAS' over large harness racing picture, 'Hagenbeck-Wallace Shows / TUES JUL 18' (which dates to 1911), 'Chew JT Plug Tobacco' & the Great Wallace Shows ... 3 Ring Circus'. Back & front sky with uneven spotty toning, shallow tiny surface scrapes on top of leftmost buggy, minor corner wear. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. k(w)c

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Uncaptioned Chinese continental post card showing acrobat in spotlight balancing on stack of chairs, mailed to Maryland 1974 but stamp removed corner crease, minor corner & edge wear. $2.50 c

ShipRiver_BenHur-200_small.jpg circus postcard available from LotsOfCards.comUncaptioned real photo post card showing the sternwheeler Ben Hur underway with passengers on the Ohio River, unused Cyko real photo postcard from Fischer's Studio in Marietta, pleasing focus & contrast. We are told that she was once contracted (in 1887) to move the John Anderson Circus to river cities! 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(o)cs(r)

Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard showing a Wells Fargo horse-drawn wagon with a load of Crescent Macaroni & Cracker Company barrels in front of a business showing '108. / Barr & ...' in its partially obscured signage, large Ringling Brothers circus advertising their stop in Davenport Iowa on Monday July 18 1910 (their circuit comprised entirely of one-day shows then), mailed JUL 21 1910 to Miss Berta Miller in Dayton Ohio by a man named Oscar who is standing in front of the wagon. Small bottom corner crease, short internal crease near top center, oxidation consistent with age, good edges. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. i(d)hfc

"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)

Wanted to buy--postcards showing circus horses. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c

Wanted to buy--post cards showing circus fat ladies, such as Tiny Tina. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c2

Wanted to buy--circus parade wagons & trains on postcards, stereoviews & other paper memorabilia. Please offer us some, price in US dollars. *c

Circus_ZumAndekenanPrinzessLiliput.jpg (176160 bytes)"zum / Andenken / an / Prinzess Liliput. / 'Kleinste Vortragssoubrette der Welt.' / --15 Jahre alt, 70 cm. gross.--" black & white post card with three views, one of them next to a tall man to emphasize her diminutive stature. Mailed in Berlin 1906 (clear cancels on two 3-pfg stamps), sound edges, wonderful design. $19.00 c*


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