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"©128 / I COULD'NT(sic) DO THAT LADY--I'D GO BROKE" post card showing a milkman resisting the advances of a provocatively clad woman holding her bill, line drawing in black-and-white signed Bob Hall, mailed 1953, light toning near top front edge, small corner crease misses art. $1.50 ca
"152-X / WHEN YOU GOTTA GO YOU GOTTA GO" black-and-white drawing of a boy (discretely seen from a distance) relieving himself into a pond & scaring some frogs by the act; postcard mailed 1949, light toning on back, bit of cancel ink on the front. $2.00 cb
"185 / 'PAINLESS EXTRACTION.'" showing a dentist about to pull a tooth, his foot on the chest of a hapless patient tied into the chair; sepia-tone post card printed in England, published by Bamforth & Company, mailed 1909 at Newark Ohio, spotty toning on back, bottom corner gone just into the image. Sign on wall reads ' Teeth Pulled While You Wait'. Ready to frame & hang in a dental office. As is. 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 dcm
"23 / THINGS CAME UP / TODAY LONG FORGOTTEN" post card showing man bent over the rail of a ship, hand-colored / tinted, undivided back, writing on front. heavily toned front. $2.25
"A Change of Scenery Makes A Big Difference // On the beach / On the Street // C268" with signed H. Dean art contrasting a bathing beauty on a sunny day with how she would look in street clothes on a windy day; comic postcard mailed 1953 (stamp removed), 2 corners creased, back lightly toned, mild corner rounding. $1.75 cba
"ADVICE TO YOUNG MEN BEFORE MARRIAGE // WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY COMING HOME AT THIS TIME ETC.. YOU ETC. ETC. // GET AN EXTRA STRONG GRAMAPHONE(sic) TO LECTURE YOU FOR COMING HOME LATE IT WILL 'BREAK YOU IN'" unused comic postcard with unevenly divided back (circa-1908), minor corner & edge wear. The correct spelling of the product name is Gramophone, a trademark since 1887. $5.00 ec
"And the blow almost killed father" who was trying to extinguish his gas light the wrong & dangerous way. [The gas would keep coming into the room even with no flame; instead he should use the shut-off valve pictured at its base.] Postcard with undivided back mailed SEP 6 1907 at New Trenton Indiana to Mr. Albert Dahmann in Cincinnati Ohio, thick stock resisted a long diagonal crease well, bottom corner crease, toning at edges of both sides. $4.00 cNEW / NOUVEAU / NOVÝ
"BET YA' A PENNY / HE DOESN'T MAKE IT! / 1C-H766" with comic art depicting a man with a foot problem discarding his cane & racing towards a distant latrine, post card mailed in Florida 1955, mild corner wear, small upper corner crease, long vertical crease is inconspicuous, a little cancel ink shows in the sky. As is. $1.25 oc
"Boy! Do these babies go / for live bait up / here!" cartoon art depicting 2 simultaneous fish strikes--one conventional, the other at the fisherman himself; post card made in the USA, mailed 1957 at Shaw Island Washington, 2 small corner creases, a little toning near the edges of both sides. $2.00 cf
"C810 // SPEEDING? / I'LL BET YOU DIDN'T / THINK I'D MAKE IT / DID YOU? // 2C-H294" comic art showing woman emerging from service station ladies rest room while law officer is writing ticket, linen souvenir of the Chicago Cafe in International Falls Minnesota, post card mailed 1953, slight yellowing of the paper with age, tiny corner bend. $2.00 mcgl
"Dear [Mrs. Stout] Philadelphia 190 / Talk about a nice quiet town. This is it. When I got off / the train I heard a noise and asked if it was the hum of / business. 'No' replied the policeman. 'That is the snore of / the town.' ..." comic post card making jokes about its lack of liveliness & its principal products (catfish, waffles & scrapple). Hand-colored with addressee & year date penned in, 1906 copyright, 2 small corner creases, light toning & postal transit marking on front. $4.00 p(p)hc
"Did you ever leave the car without / notifying the conductor--with this result?" cartoon art depicting a man falling ignominiously despite his cane, as streetcar pulls away; post card mailed 1908 to Miss Katie Allender in Warm Springs Montana from her sister, mild edge wear & corner rounding. $2.75 scg
"DISTURBING THE PIECE" showing a man with yellow skin biting into a watermelon, color postcard mailed circa 1910, toned both sides, corner wear & rounding, as is. $0.75 c
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"Expect to get a BIG KICK- / OUT OF THIS PLACE / 476" linen art postcard showing voyeur farmer about to get kicked by horse, mailed 1940, ink smear on back, minor corner wear. $1.75 c
"Even the very wealthy have debilitating problems they must overcome / and impossible challenges they must meet every day of their lives" black & white cartoon art within blue border shows maid driving vacuum cleaning machine which catches the hem of her mistress' dress, signed Kate Gawf, 1983, unused, fresh appearance. $1.25 oac
"FLYING TIPS: / 'It is important to keep a watchful eye on your engine.'" signed Lawson Wood art on a postcard mailed 1912 in Ohio to Mrs. Roy Tanner in Chicago Junction Ohio (now Willard Ohio), multiple shallow scrapes on the back make the message hard to read, mild corner & edge wear. Rare: when we searched the Internet we found different cards in this series, but no other offers of this one past of present, and no exhibits. $9.00 a(w)c
"'FOR SOLID COMFORT, GIMME THE TANKS ANY DAY-- / WE RUN AROUND IN SHORTS ALL DAY!'" post card art shows man in tank talking to infantryman, 1943 copyright, from R. H. D. Corp., writing on back, mounting marks on back. $2.00 c
"GRAND ARMY RE-UNION // MANY A BATTLE HAVE I FOUGHT UNDER THAT FLAG // NO SIR NOT UNDER THIS FLAG" with the risqué conversation centering on her flag-colored apron & a double-entendre for reunion; advertising card for Pond's Bitters, Ginger Brandy, Gin-Ger-Gin & Rock and Rye with Horehound--cures for constipation, headache, malaria, dyspepsia & more. The company was out of Chicago Illinois & patented the rock & rye concoction in 1908. The size of a regular postcard. $11.00 accmi(c)
"GREETINGS FROM ATLANTIC CITY / Mary had a little Watch, / She Swallowed it one day, / And now she's riding in a Ford / Just to pass the time away." unused circa-1919 (when anti-Ford jokes were the rage) postcard from Hubin's Big Post Card Store there, back paper starting to brown evenly with age. There a many variants on the poem 'Mary had a little lamb'--some not so child-friendly. $5.00 n(a)cc
"HEADED FOR THE LAST ROUNDUP" with a thirsty horse bearing a heavy cowgirl in the desert, unused linen post card, brownish paper. $2.00 cc*
"Hello / From / JEAN'S TRADING POST / Lake Mohave / Ranchos, Ariz. / GREAT HUNTING...HAD SEVERAL SHOTS ALREADY" comic postcard signed Tex Lowell art shows reclining hunter having another drink as various types of wildlife pass nearby, unused, fresh except for 3 tiny spots of toning on back. A modern classic. $3.75 aa(l)a(l)ch*
"Here's just a sample. The rest were / so heavy that I had to leave 'em / behind" with man moving large fish in a wheelbarrow, impressing the lady who exclaims 'WHATTAMAN!' unused linen post card, numbered C-270 on back. $2.50 cf
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"HEY . . . HOW 'BOUT / YOU DRIVIN' FER / A WHILE? // C-80" with the biker obviously intent on fondling the young lady; comic postcard with signed Bob Petley art mailed SEP 28 1953 at Barstow California to Freddie Thompson in Norfolk Virginia, small upper corner bend, light toning on back. $5.00 cma(p)
"honk - honk / COCKADOODLEDOO" comic art depicting an auto accident caused by an effort to avoid a chick; colorful & intricately embossed postcard mailed circa-1910 (judging by the stamp) at Riverton New Jersey to Mrs. C. E. Bigelow in Toledo Ohio, corners worn & rounded, back heavily toned. Farmers lost a lot of poultry & livestock on country roads in those days. $5.00 caa
"Horsens Ellehammer kommer" meaning 'Ellehammer comes to Horsens' in Danish, comic art depicting a startled public running from the impending crash of his inventor's improbable aeroplanes; brevkort mailed at Horsens -9 12 09 to Hans Jorgensen in Webster Minnesota, mild corner & edge wear, tiny ink smear in address area on back. The card itself is printed on multi-ply paperboard by Warburgs Kunst-Forlag Kobenhavn Eneret. That choice of stock is a fine-arts choice used in graphic printing to impart strength & resistance to creasing; it was "to create the highest possible quality" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paperboard) because the printer had a greater selection of coatings to use. Jacob Christian Ellehammer was a Danish inventor who is credited with the world's first air-cooled radial engine, a monoplane, a semi-biplane, a triplane & a helicopter. This is very hard to find. The only other example we found was also postmarked in 1909. Because our postcard was cut from the left edge of the sheet, our example has more of the design showing at the left than the previously auctioned example. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. da(p)c
"I DON'T CARE IF YOU DID HAVE / AN EGG IN YOUR BEER!: drawing shows a woman sternly directing her husband to his own bed, minor corner wear, post card mailed 1950 in Florida, minor stamp damage, hint of toning at top front edge. $1.25 c
"If they won't come peacefully, then I go after 'em / that's me" boy fisherman abandons his pole & line, dives off pier for fish; comic linen post card with 29-c US scuba diver stamp strategically placed & cancelled neatly on its first day of issue in Honolulu Hawaii. Unique! $5.00 fch-u(f)
"I GOT YOUR POSTCARD / SAYING 'WISH YOU WERE / HERE'!" with art depicting an older woman confronting her husband sunbathing on a beach blanket with a shapely bikini-clad companion, chrome-era post card with good edges, hard to tell if the mark in the left front sky belongs. $1.50 bc
"I hardly know how / to commence" says a shoe-shine boy to a hobo requesting service, post card from Tuck Write Away Series 643 on brownish paper, signed Lance Thackeray art, unevenly divided back, mailed 1905 at Springfield Massachusetts, light album marks at the corners, couple spots of light toning & a few small scrapes that mostly miss the art on front. Check your image: there is a knock-off unsigned version of this comic; but ours is the original! $6.00 a(t)ct
"I HAVE A LOT TO BE / TANK-FUL / FOR / EVEN THO' I HANDLE MOST OF THE ARMY HEAVY WORK / 251" with soldier embracing large woman beside his tank, linen postcard from Series P Army Comics, very late usage. $2.50
"I have discovered perpetual motion" as the clown points to his gas meter; unused circa-1905 postcard with undivided back, light toning both sides, minor corner rounding. Gas lights could be kept on continuously, but that was expensive. Twisting a value at the bottom of the lamp would cut off the flow of gas; reigniting required a match & a twist the other way. $7.50 c NEW / NOUVEAU / NOVÝ
"I'm / stuck here / for / awhile / !" forlorn puppy looks out from a boot, black & white art copyright 1909 by F. A. Moss, Dog-Gone Cat Series, postcard mailed 1910, light toning on front, one corner faintly but multiply creased, slight yellowing of the paper with age. $3.50 dc+
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"IT'S QUIET HERE AND AM C-38 / GREETINGS FROM HARTFORD CITY, IND. UNFORTUNATELY DETAINED" with drawing of prisoner fastened to large ball & chain, linen-era postcard from C. T. General Comics, unused, trivial corner wear. $2.25 pci
"I WAS QUICK IN GETTING SUITED TO ARMY LIFE / YOU CAN SEE / HOW IMPORTANT / I FIT AROUND / HERE! // 252" postcard showing 3 soldiers being issued ill-fitting clothing by their supply quartermaster, minor corner wear, small corner crease. $2.00 cm
"I was treated / very coolly / last / night" couple eating large helpings at an ice cream palace, postcard from Comics Series Number 15, mailed 1911, mild corner & edge wear, a little toning both sides. Signs in back include 'DRINK / MUCKSIE / IF YOU HAVE / THE NERVE' presumably a take on Moxie soda & 'Croako / Koaloil / LEAVES THAT / DELICIOUS / DARK BROWN / TASTE' for to disguise Coca Cola. $4.00 fcc
"Just as big fish in the sea as ever / were caught? Well, I'm catchin' / 'em now." comic linen post card with 29-c US scuba diver stamp strategically placed (so as to align the ocean horizons), cancelled neatly on its first day of issue in Honolulu Hawaii. Unique! $5.00 fch-u(f)
"KINDLY DON'T BLOW OUT THE GAS IF YOU CAN HELP IT! / 'SOME PUNKIN-HEADS WOULD BLOW IT OUT, BUT NOT YOUR UNCLE HIRAM!'" comic circa-1910 postcard with evenly divided back, light spotty toning over much of the back, good edges. Gas lights could be left on all the time, but that was expensive. The proper way to extinguish such a lamp was to twist the valve at its bottom (seen here), turning off the gas. Any other ludicrous method of extinguishment would stupidly & dangerously let gas flow into the area unchecked. $6.50 c NEW / NOUVEAU / NOVÝ
"MEN ARE ALL ALIKE / AIN'T THEY MAME?" washerwoman stands on the back of another to peer over the transom of a door with do-not-disturb sign, postcard with a little writing on front that is in the spirit & not bothersome. $1.50 cm
"MY SWEETIE CALLS ME 'MUSTARD',-'CAUSE WHEN WE / DANCE, I'M ALL OVER HER DOGS" linen postcard with art showing ballroom dance scene, made in USA, 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 cd
"News from the Old Home Town / ANOTHER AXCIDENT! / Bill Hawkinses Mule Nocks Streat / Carr Offen the Trak." with text full of deliberate misspellings, unused comic postcard with signed cartoon art showing a mule kicking an electric streetcar, front toning is light, back toning is heavy. $3.75 sc
"NOTHING / THANKS / IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE STOPS" cartoon art shows car of children rushing to restroom while attendant looks on, post card from Noble, minor corner wear & rounding, small ding in the top edge, very light toning shows in the front borders. $2.00 gcc
"OFF THE LEASH AND ON THE LOOSE" older man dreaming of wine, women & song races away from wife with his hastily packed suitcase in hand, published & distributed by the artist Petley himself, unused post card, small area with tiny spots on back, chrome era. $2.00 a(p)c*
"OFFICE WORK IS VERY PRESSING" comic art showing a balding boss bending over to kiss his secretary working at a typewriter, color, postcard mailed 1907, pertinent writing on front, light toning at one back corner, tiny bend at one corner. $5.00 tc
"Official Post Cod" unused continental post card showing a fish swimming about wearing a postman's hat. Something to send to your favorite punster! $1.00 cf
"OH NO YOU DON'T! / COME ON IN -- YOU CAN HAVE / ANYTHING WE'VE GOT! / S-17" two grandmotherly type ladies sharing a bed point a gun towards a masked burglar about to exit, a little light toning along the back edges, otherwise fairly fresh. $1.25 c
"ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON / COMIC SERIES NO. 1 / COPYRIGHTED 1907 P. HENRY CHICAGO" with signed S. D. Z. art--man's hat blows off, woman screams at kid's attempt to float the picnic basket, etc.; post card mailed 1908, faint corner crease, hint of toning at left front. $3.00 cf
"PAW! - IF YER TOO LAZY / TO WALK DOWN TO THE STILL / YE CAN JEST GO / THIRSTY! / WHO SAYS IT'S DRY HERE?" unused linen postcard from MWM Color-Litho, one corner has small crease & wear, light toning along bottom back edge from printing process. $2.00 cm
"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 post card. $2.50 (cb)
"SHE WAS ONLY / A COACHMAN'S / DAUGHTER, BUT / SHE DIDN'T / NEED ANY / COACHING" unused postcard, Snappy comics 622, made in USA. $3.75 sc
"SOMEBODY'S / TO BLAME! / WHY DON'T YOU WRITE?" cartoon art depicts housewife addressing a baby, dog, and cat about a wet spot on the carpet; unused linen post card, trivial wear at one upper corner, published by Asheville Post Card Company, copyrighted, trivial upper corner wear, otherwise fresh. $2.75 cc
"Sorry I can't be up" with art depicting a man falling from an aeroplane, postcard mailed OCT 18 1913 from Washington Illinois to Miss Leah Yordy in Roanoke Illinois, all corners are creased, in addition 2 long internal creases intersect, lightly toned both sides. Ironed out so the creases are not too noticeable. As is. $1.00 c
"SO YOU'VE BEEN / FOLLOWING THE / HORSES FOR / YEARS // YEA, BUT THE TROUBLE / IS, THE HORSES I / FOLLOW ALWAYS FOLLOW / THE OTHER HORSES" with copyrighted cartoon art depicting a horse walking along side a bettor, unused Curt Teich chrome-era post card, fairly fresh. Mount for a great gift! $2.50 rch
"The new piano player" couple in amorous embrace while gent entertains unawares mama in next room by striking some notes with a rake; unused comic series Number 15 postcard copyrighted 1910 by J. Marks in New York, good edges, a few small light spots of toning on back. $5.00 lc NEW / NOUVEAU / NOVÝ
"THE RA'AL CONVAYNIENCE of SINGLE LIFE. / Sure, there are lots of pleasures a man can enjoy / when he hasn't a wife or childhre' to bother him!!" color postcard from Lawrence Publisher in Dublin, numbered 8266 on back, minor corner & edge wear. $4.00
"THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT- / YOU GO TO THE DOGS BY / CHASING THE CHICKENS" art showing older man & two shapely women, Lusterchrome® sample post card, made in USA, lightly toned back. $2.00 cs
"They go wild, simply wild over me" comic art shows crowd with picket signs ('This is the Life', Water is for Fishes' & 'Oh Boy') chasing a truckload of booze, Series 1043 Drunks (1 of 6 designs), unused postcard, fairly fresh. $5.00 (ac)
"THIS HOUSE HAS GOT OUR LAST ONE LICKED / A MILE! / FOR ONE THING, THE / SITTING ROOM IS BIGGER" with art picturing a hillbilly couple discussing their outhouse, unused linen postcard, small mark on back. $2.25 oc
"THIS IS AN INEXPENSIVE TRIP! C-155 / © BUT IT TAKES TIME" art showing car zooming by a hitchhiking couple, unused C. T. Auto-Comic linen postcard on brownish paper, lightly toned back. $2.00 ac
"TWO HEAVY LOADS" comic post card shows drunk clutching bottle reaching to steal another off a wagon loaded with booze, color, mailed 1916 at Lynn Indiana, image appropriately framed in a barrel border, corners well worn & rounded, 3 small corner creases not into image. $2.50 ac*
"WANTA CIRCLE LOW / AND SCALE H--L / OUTA 'EM?" two storks converse as they fly over an old maids' home, published & distributed by the artist Petley himself, unused post card, fairly fresh, chrome era. $2.50 a(p)c*
Wanted to buy--comic map postcards from E. C. Kropp, having CM- numbers. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Wanted to buy--comic military post cards from Worrell Associates. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Wanted to buy--postcards with drawings by Jimmy Hatlo & J. R. Williams. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
"Warning of approach / Art IV.(5). He shall / give audible and sufficient warning .. when overtaking / foot passengers .. / ..." with signed Chas. Crombie (Charles Edward Crombie) comic art depicting a motorcyclist using his horn to warn pedestrians, a pig & some ducks of his approach along a country path; postcard from the Reo Series, printed in Germany, former owner's handstamp neatly on back, minor corner wear. The law quoted was the British Motor Car Act of 1903 (which went into effect in 1904). It differentiated for the first time between motorcars and motorcycles. A bell was another approved method spelled out in the law for warning pedestrians, but we wonder --if the pedestrian could not hear the motorcycle, why would the horn or bell be heard? It is on such absurdities that comic postcards are made. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. a(c)mlc
"Well By Gum! I hope she lands here!" an elderly farmer exclaims on seeing an aviatrix, postcard mailed MAR 17 1913 to Miss Faye Lowe in Ingalls Indiana by her cousin Pearle. Faye's name & that of a gentleman friend have been penned on front, long bottom corner crease, bottom corners well rounded, light toning both sides. $4.00 a(p)ca NEW / NOUVEAU / NOVÝ
"WE / SEE THE / CLOWN / IN OTHER / MEN" red-on-beige design depicting a standing clown, published by AH, unused, tiny corner crease, another corner with a small crease. Paper is like a linen but a much earlier postcard. $1.25 c
"We traded the car for an aeroplane. Coming home like this." with signed Donald McGill art showing a biplane with numerous passengers--drinker, spooners, children on the wings, etc.; unused Bamforth Touring Comic postcard (No. 6014), trivial wear at 3 corners. $2.75 a(m)c
"WE WERE / KINDA WISHING' / YOU'D / SHOW UP / AROUND / HERE!" art showing hillbilly couple with shotgun standing with their daughter & her newborn, unused linen from Asheville Post Card Co., fresh appearance. $2.25 c
"WHEN WE LEFT COMIN' HOME" 2 contrasting drawings on the subject of family vacationing, published & distributed by the artist Petley himself, unused postcard, numeral written in ink on back, chrome era. $2.00 a(p)c*
"WISHED / YOU COULD / THINK OF SOME / OTHER WAY TO / MOP THE FLOOR / MAW / ! / 756" art shows woman using hillbilly--especially his beard--to mop, unused Tichnor linen postcard, trivial corner wear, lightly toned back. $2.00
"YOU AND YOUR OLD NEWSPAPER; WHY DON'T / YOU PAY SOME ATTENTION TO ME ONCE IN AWHILE" scolds a woman with 7 children near her, unused Tichnor chrome postcard, a few tiny spots on the back from the printing process, good edges. $1.50 cn
"YOUNG MAN - WHY AIN'T / YOU AT THE FRONT? // LADY - SHE / DON'T GIVE MILK / AT THE FRONT. // GC423 / Manistique Tourist Court. Manistique, Mich." unused Bursheen-finish linen postcard, small upper corner crease, small scrapes near the top left front corner. Hard to find! $5.00 m(m)mc
"YOU PICK UP A NICE SUN-TAN HERE AND THEN... // YOU PICK / UP / YOUR / BILL / AND / TURN / PALE / AGAIN! // 1301" unused linen post card from Colourpicture Publication, yellowish paper on back, tiny corner crease. $1.75 c
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"Appalachian Laundromat" three women beside a barn use small tubs and washboards to do their work, continental postcard, unused, near mint. Signage sampling: Do not wash hair in tubs; not responsible for stuff left in tubs; etc. $1.25 c
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"'O' LEVEL LOVE // DID ANYONE TELL YOU, YOU HAVE THE KIND OF LIPS THAT DRIVE A MAN MAD, TESSA? // THERE'S MORE TO LIFE THAN SNOGGING, BARRY! // Answer ONE question. / 1. Account for Barry's zero credibility with women, making reference to EITHER (a) his oral fixation OR (b) his atrocious taste in sports jackets. / 2. Assuming Tessa's role, describe 3 possible alternatives to snogging, (e.g.: going to the pictures, revolutionary socialism)" unused continental-size Biff Kard post card, stock number written in stamp box, good edges. $2.00 c
"The Creative Process 2: ANXIETY // GRR! ALL MY PEERS ARE DOING VIDEO PROMOS OR LAYING DOWN TRACKS ON VINYL AND I'M STILL STUCK ON MY EXPLOSIVE CONTROVERSIAL FIRST CHAPTER! // ... AND NOW - 'CHANSON D'AUTOMNE' IN WHICH THE POET COMPARES HIMSELF TO A FALLING LEAF ABOUT TO LAND IN SOME DOGSHIT..." unused continental-size Biff Kard postcard, stock number written in stamp box, trivial wear at one upper corners, otherwise good edges. $2.00 c
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"A FORD IS A HANDY THING TO CARRY / AROUND IN YOUR TOOLBOX" showing a Ford towing a much larger car, post card from the Auto Comics series, mailed 1918 to Miss Frances Keene in Bangor Maine, soft corners, very faint upper corner crease. 'Scene on Miller Hill' is added by the sender to the front; the hill is located on Miller Street in Bangor. $3.75 acm
"DERNED IF THET / AIN'T MORE'N I'D / GIVE FER IT" says old traveler pondering a nickel taxi ride in a Ford; signed Witt art on an unused post card from the Auto Comics series, spotty toning both sides, minor corner wear. $3.00 a(w)act
"HERE COME BACK HERE!! / THAT'S NOT YER / MAMMY! // 'A COLT FOLLOWED A FORD ALL THE WAY TO TOWN' / ~ NEWS ITEM" Auto Comic postcard mailed 1916 to Miss Myrtle Merritt in New Lisbon Wisconsin, minor corner wear & rounding, toned lower right front corner, a little pencil writing on front is by the sender. $3.00 a(w)ac
"I AIN'T AFRAID OF / TH' HAY GETTING / WET SINCE I GOT / RID OF TH' OLD / GREY TEAM OF / MARES" says farmer riding a heavily loaded Ford scaring his livestock as he attempts to escape the oncoming storm; signed Witt art on a Ford Farm Comic series mailed 1924 from Windom Kansas to Mr. Harold Andrews in Lafayette Ohio, minor corner wear, a few small spots of toning both sides. $3.50 a(w)aac
"'IF I AM ELECTED -- EVERYBODY CAN RIDE IN AN AUTOMOBILE' / ~ POLITICAL CANDIDATE FOR OFFICE" depicting an overloaded Ford Jitney, circa-1916 postcard from the Ford Comics series, mailed to Mrs. A. L. Simon in Andover Ohio, faint bottom corner crease, long internal crease from the top edge. $3.00 ac
"It may be some pleasure, / To drive a Big Car, But the joys of Ford owner, Are greater by far." post card from the Ford Booster Comic series, mailed APR 20 1920, 3 creases to one lower corner, minor paper separations at the top corners. $3.00 ac
"I wonder if you've noticed, / When a Ford runs by so nice, / That little jingle, jingle? / It's the difference in the price" signed Witt art showing a Ford driving by a chauffer-driven limousine; Ford Booster Comic postcard mailed 1917 at Port Huron Michigan, trivial wear at 2 corners. $4.00 a(w)ac
"LUCY!! COME / BACK HERE TO / YOUR MAMA // 2204" said a cow hooked up to a cream separator depositing to cans loaded on a Ford, calf looking for the milk; signed Witt on an unused post card with no series designation, very light toning both sides. $3.50 a(w)ac
"SAY MISTER! YOU / GOT AN EXTRA WHEEL / YOU CAN LET ME HAVE?" boy with toy car asks passer-by in a Ford; Auto Comics postcard with signed art mailed 1917 to Miss Clara Jones in Locke New York, upper corner creased twice. $3.50 a(w)c
"THAT WOULD BUY FOUR TIRES FOR MY FORD // THERE GOES ANOTHER $50.00 // While the Big Car blows out fifty 'bucks' / The Ford tire cost don't 'mount to shucks" signed Witt art on an unused Ford Booster Comic series post card, trivial bottom corner wear. $4.00 a(w)ac
"The Big Car eats up barrels of gas. But the little Ford ain't in that class. // GUESS THIS WILL RUN ME TODAY" the Ford owner totes a 1-gallon can, while the other driver asks for about 20 more gallons; signed Witt art on an unused Ford Booster Comic series postcard, made in the USA, good edges. $5.00 a(w)acg
"The Big Car fumes and / throws a fit, / But the little Ford don't / mind it a bit" signed Witt art shows 2 cars going down a muddy country road; postcard from the Ford Booster Comic series, mailed with indistinct cancel, long internal crease from the top edge, toning & wear shows in the top front border. $3.00 a(w)a
"The Big Car's burning up the road / Why sure! Just see by whom it's towed" with 10 miles more pulling in store for the Ford; signed Witt art on a Ford Booster Comic series post card mailed 1924 to Miss Ethel Steinmetz in Graysville Ohio, 2 corners with small creases, a lot of soil on the back, a little writing by the sender on front. $2.00 a(w)ac
"WHAT'S THE USE OF HORNS ON FORDS? THEY LOOK LIKE / THE DEVIL ANYWAY" postcard from the Ford Comics series mailed to a Ford owner, indistinct cancel but circa-1921, minor corner wear, very light toning on front. $3.25 acd
"When the Big Car says, 'No use to try' / The little Ford goes up on high" signed Witt art on an unused Ford Booster Comic series post card, tiny upper corner crease with paper separation, minor corner wear elsewhere. $3.50 a(w)ac
"While the Big Car simply puffs and grunts / It takes a Ford to do these stunts" like driving through the washout pictured; signed Witt art on a Ford Booster Comic series postcard mailed 1918 at Toledo Ohio to Mr. Clarence Gessner in Holgate Ohio, couple small spots of light toning on back, light toning near the upper front corners, good edges. $3.75 a(w)ac
"Wonder if / anybody's / lookin'? // A FORD IS LIKE A BATHTUB - YOU DON'T LIKE TO / BE SEEN IN ONE" postcard from the Ford Comics series, mailed1921 to Mrs. Grace Johnson in Muscatine Iowa, upper corner crease, lightly toned front. $3.25 ac
"You needn't cover it / up mister -- I saw / what kind it was" said newsboy passing a Ford owner, sample postcard from the Ford Auto Comics series from the Auburn Post Card Company in Auburn Indiana, printed ad with pricing in green over all the back, album marks at the corners. $5.00 acsi
COMIC POST CARDS & HUMOROUS
-- OBESITY (OVERWEIGHT PEOPLE)
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There is a lot more to come, so frequent visits are encouraged.
"404 / DON'T LOOK / NOW -- BUT I / THINK YOUR / PAPOOSE HAS SLIPPED!" says an Indian at a souvenir stand to a large-bottomed lady customer while an Indian woman strolls by (with her baby in the normal position on her back), unused Tichnor linen in near-mint condition. $5.00 c
"DEARIE, DON'T / I SMELL HAM BURNING?" Junoesque woman in two-piece bikini gets a question from her nearby husband who is smoking a cigar, signed Bob Petley art on a chrome postcard mailed 1954, minor corner wear, very light toning both sides. $1.75 cba
"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 NEW / NOUVEAU / NOVÝ
"HEADED FOR THE / LAST ROUNDUP // GC429 ©MWM" with signed Jakie Irby art depicting a horse struggling under the load of a heavy cowgirl in the desert; unused post card with good edges, 2 tiny gripper marks at the top front edge attributable to the printing process. $3.00 a(i)ccd
"THE FAT MAN / Some men keep on getting fatter / And say to themselves 'it don't matter;' / But if you'd say to such / 'Stop eating so much!' / He'd get as mad as a hatter. / COPYRIGHT, 1905, BY R. HILL" postcard mailed MAR 22 1907 (TOW. & CATONS. R. P. O. BALTO. MD. cancel ties the stamp) to Cleveland then forwarded to Cincinnati Ohio; album impressions at the corners, upper corner crease, minor corner & edge wear, toned both sides from album contact. The cancel is that of the Towson & Catonsville streetcar railroad post office in Baltimore. $4.75 cp-r
POSTCARDS & HUMOROUS POST CARDS
--THE "POT SHOT "SERIES
Copyrighted series 1967-1982 on regular size postcards.
Quality line drawings in black on colored stock
by artist / author Ashleigh Brilliant.
Unused & ready to send to that certain someone!
105. "Do you mind if I / appreciate you?" unused postcard, a little toning at 2 left front corners. Shown. $0.75 c. Corner & edge wear. $0.75 c. Same except noticeable scrape at lower left front corner. $0.50 c
946. "DON'T BE AFRAID / TO HURT MY FEELINGS: / ALL YOU RISK / IS MY / UNBOUNDED / RAGE." unused postcard. $1.00 c
952. "WHEREVER I AM, / YOU HAVE A FRIEND." unused postcard. $1.00 c
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