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An Afghan Uzbek bride" seen close-up in black & white, postcard
with 2000 copyright, light
smudge & tiny spots on back. Good for costuming detail. $1.50 ac
ALBERTA INDIANS. "View of Indian events, which are held / annually outside the Hotel Royal during / the world famous Calgary Stampede." postcard showing an Indian on horseback in full regalia riding past the hotel's Starlight Coffee Shop, noticeable crease at an upper corner but the costuming details will soon move your eyes elsewhere. $1.75 aci
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AZERBAIJAN. "Baki/Baku // ... // The Old City. Carpet selling shops." with 3 traditionally costumed Azerbaijan girls in front displaying a variety of brassware; unused continental postcard, excellent condition. $2.50 agc%
AZORES. "Costumes michalense Lembrança de Săo Miguel - Açores / The Island outdoor costumes" black & white postcard mailed DEZ 1904 to New Jersey (Boston transit machine cancel overlaps Ponta Delgada stamp & cancel), minor corner rounding & edge wear, back corner furthest from stamp is toned. $6.00 ac-p
AZORES. "Costumes Michaelenses -- S. Miguel, Açores / Native Costumes -- S. Miguel, Azores" post card mailed 1907, Genoa Italy flag cancel, writing on face. $4.50 ac
AZORES. "Costumes Michaelenses -- / S. Miguel -- Açores. / Native Costumes -- / S. Michael, Azores." unused postcard, light toning on back. $4.50 ac
AZORES. "Costumes Michaelenses -- S. Miguel-Açores. / Native Costumes--S. Michael, Azores." bold 1910 paquebot cancel at Southampton England, post card mailed to US. $5.00 ac-p
BADEN (GERMANY). "Badische Volkstrachten I5 Kinzigthäler aus Schapbach" showing a variety of costumes there, color postcard with undivided back, corner wear & rounding, toned back. $4.25
BADEN (Germany). "Aus der Baar. / Gegend von Donaueschingen. / ... / Johannes Eichlepp's Hofkunstverlag, Freiburg i. Br." showing 2 standing women in traditional costume; black & white on undivided back Post-Karte with paper starting to brown evenly with age, trimmed slightly at right edge (furthest from art, where grayish background shows extent). Hard to find! Donaueschingen is in Baden, Western Germany. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 abc
BADEN (GERMANY). "Badische Volkstrachten II5 Renchthäler aus Oedsbach, Amt Oberkirch" postcard mailed 1906 to the United States where it was forwarded. one badly creased & scraped corner, other edge wear, as is. $2.00
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BEDOUIN. "Bedouin sheik of Arabian desert" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard Mailed NOV 19 1964 from Lynchburg Ohio, tiny upper corner crease, very thin approximately 1" scratch near top center that many would miss. $1.75 ac
BLACKFOOT INDIAN. Wanted to buy--postcards & photos showing these Native Americans, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio!
BOLIVIA. "BOLIVIA / NIŃAS DE LOS YUNGAS / CHICALOMA / LA PAZ / FOTO: Oscar Ruiz / COLECCION 'CIMA' / F-033" two standing girls in native costume, one carries a baby on her back; unused post card, exceptionally colorful, couple tiny spots on back. $1.75 bc
BOLIVIA. "Feast day at Tiahuanacam Bolivia / Indians wearing masks and velvet or plush costumes, / embroidered with gold and silver..." postcard mailed 1908 to Massachusetts, much corner wear & rounding, heavily toned back. Exceptionally interesting. $7.50
BRITTANY (FRANCE). "1518. Mariés de Bannalec - Etude de Costumes" with a wedding couple in traditional attire, unused carte postale, light toning on back, minor wear to one corner & a small spot of edge wear. $7.00 fc
BRITTANY (FRANCE). "159. Costume de Bannalec - 'Il commence bien!' EN BRETAGNE" showing a seated boy smoking while holding pottery, sepia-tone carte postal with very late usage at Port Kennedy Pennsylvania, small tear on top edge closes well, minor corner & edge wear. $4.50 fbcs
BRITTANY (FRANCE). "1641. En Bretagne / Autour du Lit Clos / L'Entrée ŕ la Chambre Nuptiale" showing a newly married couple in Brittany about to enjoy some privacy in the nuptial chamber furnished with closed bed; unused carte postal with green back, trivial corner wear, back edges browning a bit with age. $6.50 f(b)i(h)lfc
BRITTANY (FRANCE). "8 MOEURS ET TYPES BRETONS. -Paysan de Gourin.--LL." Showing a man in costume, black & white postcard from Lévy Fils, unused, toned back. $4.50 %
BRITTANY (FRANCE). "COUTUMES, MOEURS ET COSTUMES BRETONS / 289 -- Enfants du Morbihan. ND Phot." unused color carte postale, small corner bend, minor edge wear. $4.25 f(m)cc
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CHINA. Chinese actor in full dress at a rehearsal, mailed April 26 1909 at San Francisco California. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ctc#
CROATIA. "Zupska Narodna nosnja u Dubrovniku" showing a man & 3 women in traditional costumes, color from I. Kulisic, circa 1921, unused, mild wear at bottom corners. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cc
DJIBOUTI. "DJIBOUTI -- Chef Dankali" carrying a large knife, sepia-tone postcard, cliché G. B., one serrated edge (from booklet), unused & fairly fresh. $5.50
ENGLAND. "NEWHAVEN / FISH WIFE" bearing a large basket on her back, unused, trivial corner wear. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ecpw
ETHIOPIA. "Negradas Uerche / (Gondar)" showing a bearded warrior with shield in fancy attire, unused postcard numbered 1-8592 on back, published by P. Beltrami, good edges. Fought the Italians with considerable success. $7.50 ed
FRANCE. "18 COSTUMES DU MUSÉE PYRÉNÉEN DU CHATEAU-FOT DE LOURDES -Types de la Vallée d'Ossau" sepia-tone post card from booklet, unused, small spots of toning on 2 back edges. $1.50 fcm
FRANCE. "4 - Arlesienne" unused undivided back postcard, black & white, unused, trivial corner wear. $6.00 (fc)+
GREECE. "COSTUME GREC Athčnes" black & white postcard with dark red tinted highlights, showing a standing woman, 85 Pallis & Cotzias, unused, small streak of gold paint under caption area on front. $3.25 (gc)
HESSE, GERMANY. "Kinzigtaler Tracht." showing a parade of girls in their distinctive local Hessian folk costumes, unused Postkarte from Felix Luib in Strassburg (his number 998), minor corner & edge wear. Very hard to find! $10.00 hc
HORTA (AZORES). "These are not nuns but / native peasants." postcard showing 3 in native attire, small photo with caption from writing on back, violet handstamp of 'BAR / AMŐR DA PÁTRIA / CAFE-RESTAURANTE / HORTA--FAIAL' on back, and a violet handstamp 'AGENCIA FOTOGRAPHICA / DE / Julio Vitorino da silveira / HORTA - FAYAL - AÇORES' also on the back, rough edges as issued. $3.00 hc NEW / NOV / BAGO
JAPAN. "ALL OKINAWA" showing a young lady in traditional dress before Syuri-no-Mon gate, fancy embossed Japanese caption, unused continental post card, fresh appearance & exceptionally colorful. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 rc
LORRAINE, FRANCE. "14. METZ (Lorraine) -- Jeunes filles de Lorraine (Photo 1918)" showing a group of girls standing in traditional costumes, unused sepia-tone phototype carte postale, green back with browning near edges, good edges. $3.75 fgc
MADEIRA. "Madeira. Natives." showing a costumed man with a 6-string guitar, color postcard in vertical format, unused, minor toning in the back address area, a little corner & edge wear. $4.25 cmm
MALTA. "MALTA - Country Ciris" showing a group of women in traditional costume walking toward the viewer, color postcard, 1917 date in printing information on back, mild brownish paper, one upper corner with a bit of wear. $4.50 mc
MATYÓ. "Mezökövesdi népviselet / Fiatal Matyó házaspár" showing the elaborately embroidered costumes of a Matyó couple in Mezőkövesd. Unused levelezö-lap neatly separated from a booklet, bend at one corner not noticeable in an album, unimportant toning near one back corner. $10.00 hce
MATYÓ. "Mezökövesdi népviselet / Matyó család, öreg szüle gyermekei- / vel és unokájával" showing 9 embroidered costumes of the Matyó people of Mezőkövesd -- perhaps the finest example of Hungarian folk art. Unused levelezö-lap neatly separated from a booklet, bend at one corner not noticeable in an album, just a little toning near the back edges. $10.00 hce
MÉXICO. "488 N CHARROS. MEXICO" showing 3 people in fancy attire standing near a horse, real photo with slight oxidation, post card mailed 1958 in US but looks like an earlier card. Postcard 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. Would make a stunning desktop background. $2.00 mhc
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MÉXICO. "No. 5 DAMA MAYA / CLASICO TARDIO / SIGLOS IX-X / COL. ECHANIZ" showing a doll in an ancient Mexican costume, unused postcard, fresh appearance. $2.00
MÉXICO. "No. 8 DAMA TEOTIHUACANA / SIGLOS III-IV" unused Prakticolor color real photo post card from Mexico, showing a doll in an ancient costume, unused, fresh appearance. $2.00
MONGOLIA. "Mongolian S. Yamamoto, Peking" showing man & woman in everyday attire, color, undivided back postcard, nice. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 mc^
MOORS. "MALI - Les Maures" unused multiview continental post card with 3 scenes, including details of Moorish (a minority people there) costuming; post card from A. M. Breger, numbered M200035 on the back, quality printing, near mint. (2 available) $1.50 each. mca
NETHERLANDS. "HOLLAND--AMERICA LINE. / Wedding procession, Island Marken (Zuyder Zee" black & white postcard with brown caption on undivided back, light toning along short front edge, trivial wear at one corner. $8.00 nc
NETHERLANDS. "HOLLAND--AMERICA LINE / Young fisher of the Isl. Marken (Zuyder Zee) and his wife." black & white post card with brown caption on unused undivided back postcard, paper browning with age, album marks noticeable at 2 lower front corners. $8.00 nfc
NETHERLANDS. "ZUID-BEVELANDSCHE BOERIN" showing a woman win costume, including a lace cap, sepia-tone briefkaart mailed 1960 at Bar Mills Maine, detached neatly from booklet, tiniest possible corner crease. $4.25 ncl
NETHERLANDS INDIES. "Een Peanger bruid" showing a bridal costume, black & white postcard from Tio Tek Hong, 24.1.17 TCV with 5-cent stamp to Egypt, 2 small areas of toning on back, wavy paper will not lie perfectly flat, browning paper shows age. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nc-n
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NORMANDY. "7. Point d'Argentan et d'Alençon réunis (Ecole Dentellčre d"Argentan) / Coiffe et Costume de Basse Normandie" black & white postcard green back & usual slight browning to back edges, very late usage at Lamerto Pennsylvania. Argentan is in the Orne department of France. $4.75 lf(a)c
NORMANDY, FRANCE. "La Normandie / 510 Costume de COUTANCES (1825)" old post card mailed in US much later. $4.50
NORMANDY, FRANCE. "NORMANDES D'AUTREFOIS / 46 Rouen, Bois d'Énnebourg, Boos, L'arnetal, Buchy / Clčres. -- LL" art showing a lady leaning on a masonry wall, color postcard from Lévy et Neurdein Réunis, light toning near edges of both sides, brown adherence along one short back edge. Of interest for the costuming. $3.00 fc
NORWAY. "Hitterdal" numbered 1712, black & white post card showing man in costume, corner wear & rounding, heavily toned back. $3.50 %
NORWAY. "NORGE / TELEMARK Drakt. / National Costume" color postcard, unused. minor corner wear. $3.50 *
NORWAY. (Uncaptioned) Smiling boy in costume. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nbc
PALESTINE. "Bethlehem Women at Home / Frauen von Bethlehem / Femmes de Bethléem" including their water pipe, color postcard, series 1712 3, made in Germany, unused, minor corner & edge wear. $4.75 pc*+
PALESTINE. "Jérusalem. Paysannes en route au Marché - Natives going to Market - Donne in via al Mercato." With women carrying large baskets on their heads, color post card circa 1915, numbered 62 on back, fairly fresh. $7.50 pc*
PERÚ. "Peru" showing costumed man beating drum. well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 in US. $2.00
POLAND. "Tatry. Wykład historii Polski na Podhalu" showing children in traditional attire hearing a lecture on the history of women, location is Podhale in the Tatras; sepia-tone karta korespondencyjna mailed 2014 to Columbus Ohio (attractive 20-gr & 5 zł stamps), 2 small upper corner creases, small bottom corner bend. $1.75 pwcc
PORTUGAL. "23 - VIANA DO CASTELO - Lavradeiras de Santa Marta" showing examples of the traditional embroidered costume called more fully 'Traje de Lavradeira'; real photo bilhete postal made in Germany for Casa Aires, very late usage at Blanche Missouri, small upper corner crease, small tear in the upper front border, wear at one bottom corner. More f. $3.75 pce
ROMANIA? Uncaptioned real photo postcard showing a young woman in folk attire seated in the grass, mailed 1959 at Copalis Crossing Washington, but oxidation suggests that it was made much earlier, slight curl to the paper, small bottom corner crease, light toning shows in the front borders. $1.75 c
SAMOA. . "Samoan Chief" black & white with brown caption, Kingshill No. 1, unused postcard, couple small spots of toning near 2 front edges. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cs^
SARDINIA / Sardegna / Sardigna / Sardinnya. "COSTUMI DI SINISCOLA" continental Cagliari QSL viewcard a line of people in traditional Sardinian costumes, women protected from the sun by large umbrellas; used 1987 by operator Atzori Augusto (IS0-NNO), trivial wear at 3 corners. $2.50 scu
SCOTLAND. "DRUMMER / Seaforth Highlanders" unused, corner wear & rounding. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
SCOTLAND. "DRUMMOND" exceptionally interesting Albyn Press continental postcard listing their kith & kin--Begg, Cargill, Grewar, Gruer, Mushet, etc., light toning on front. $2.50 *
SCOTLAND. "MURRAY" exceptionally interesting continental listing their kith & kin--Moray, Murrie, Neaves, Small, etc., light toning on front. Post card sold. Front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
SIOUX INDIANS. "SIOUX INDIANS / MANDAN N.D. / LUTZ." with 10 costumed & standing--boys, girl, men & women; unused sepia-tone DOPS real photo post card with good contrast & focus, trivial wear at one corner. 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 nci
SLOVAKIA. "Národopisný odbor Matice Slovenskej. / Section ethnographique de Matica Slovenská. / ... / Fęte patronale ŕ Frivald. (Départ. de Trenčin)" showing 5 women in traditional attire, sepia-tone real photo post card with very late usage at Fly Ohio, good edges. $7.00 sc
SOUTH-WEST AFRICA / NAMIBIA. "HERERO DANS / HERERO DANCE / HERERO TANZ" showing 3 costumed women dancers up close, unused continental postcard, excellent condition. $1.50 sc
SOUTH-WEST AFRICA. "Hererofrauen / Hererovrouens / Herero-women // SÜDWEST-AFRIKA ..." showing 3 standing native women carrying bags, unused continental post card, copyrighted, trivial wear to a top corner, small corner bend at another. $1.00 sc
SWABIA (GERMANY). "Schwäbische Liedergruppe / Stuttgart / Conductor: Karl Kromer / American Tour 1922" showing the Swabian vocal group in costume, making hard money after the inflation of 1919; color post card, good edge, very light toning on back. Rare. $20.00 mgc
SWITZERLAND. "Gruss vom Schweizerland / Souvenir de la Suisse. / Schweizertrachten. -- Costumes-Suisse" with art showing a procession of Swiss grouped in the costumes of their cantons -- Appenzell, Tessin, Genf, Waadt, etc. An interesting & intricately embossed unused carte postale / 'winder', back unevenly divided (circ 1907 - 1908), published by H. Guggenheim & Co. in Zürich (No. 5979), minor corner & edge wear. Very special & hard to find! $35.00 sgc
TIBET. "Dalai Lama's Mother and Sister Defy / Convention with Western Glasses" & brocaded hats fringed with silk; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 from Alma Nebraska, inconsequential spot of toning near one back bottom corner. Most unusual subject matter. $2.50 tc
TIBET. "Noble Ladies Plait Antlered Tiaras / amid Twin Peaks of False Hair" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 at Stratton Nebraska, 2 corners creased (1 small, neither into the image). $2.00 tc
TONKIN (NORTH VIETNAM). "The women of ... / ... Tonkin" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 from Lancaster Kansas, tiny upper corner crease, another corner with minor wear. $2.00 vc(t)
TRANSYLVANIA. "Man's costume from Nasaud area, Transylvania. / 20th century. / / Village Museum. Buacharest, Romania. / The Romanian Exhibition 1991. / Kent State University Museum. Kent, Ohio." including a hat with peacock feathers; unused continental postcard in vertical format, fairly fresh. $1.50 rco
"Medjmoual tecavir (Collection de costumes). // 1er VALLET DE CHAMBRE / DU GRAND CHEF / DE LA RELIGION // PROFESSEUR EN CHEF / DES / SÉMINAIRES TURCS // GRAND CHEF DE LA RELIGION / ET / GRAND JUGE // GREFFIER / DU / CHEIKH ULISLAM" post card showing 4 officials; Max Fruchtermann number 106, unused, yellowish paper, small spots of toning on back, mild corner & edge wear, toning at front mostly at top & right edges, unusual subject matter. $7.50 tc*
"Medjmoual tecavir (Collection de costumes). // 1er VALLET DE CONTROLEUR / GÉNÉRAL DES / FINANCES // CONTROLEUR GÉNÉRAL / DES / FINANCES // GRAND DIGNITAIRE / CHARGÉ DE TRACER / LES CIFFRES DU SULTAN // DIRECTEUR DE LA MONNAIE" postcard showing 5 financial officials; Max Fruchtermann number 118, unused, yellowish paper, small spots of toning on back, noticeable corner & edge wear, toning at front mostly close to or at the edges, unusual subject matter. $7.50 tc*
"Medjmoual tecavir (Collection de costumes). // CHEF DES ENNUQUES NOIRS / HOMME DE CONFIANCE DU SULTAN // SULTAN MAHMOUD / KHAN GAZI N. // PORTE GLAIVE // 1er VALET DE / CHAMBRE DU SULTAN" postcard including the sultan, his chief of the black eunuchs & his valet; Max Fruchtermann number 102, unused, yellowish paper, toned back, mild edge wear, toning at front mostly at the edges, unusual subject matter. $10.00 tc
"Medjmoual tecavir (Collection de costumes). // EXÉCUTEUR DES / HAUTES OEUVRES // EXÉCUTEUR EN CHEF / DES HAUTES OEUVRES // GRAND VIZIR // LIEUTENANT DES / PORTES DU PALAIS // OFFICIER D'ORDce / EN CHEF" post card including various palace functionaries; Max Fruchtermann number 104, unused, yellowish paper, lightly toned back, mild corner & edge wear, dark toning near front corners & edges, unusual subject matter. $7.50 tc*
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UKRAINE. "... - The types of the Russian Ukraine." showing 4 women in the foreground (2 with pails, great costuming details) & children in the background; sepia-tone postcard, unused, trivial corner wear & a bit of light toning in the front caption area. Cyrillic characters begin the caption. 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 uc
UNITED STATES 1880'S. "Valparaiso, Ind. Oct. 23, 1884 / Dear Sir: / Your order for Corduroy / Suit / is received" on illustrated government postal card mailed there, light toning on front, light toning on back. $95.00 (iacf)
URUGUAY. "No. 863 - Reminiscencias / Camperas, Uruguay / Sobra rolla" showing a cowboy holding a long rope and smoking. Circa 1907 postcard by writing on back. $8.50
WEST GERMANY. "Volkstrachten aus Schaumburg-Lippe." showing woman riding in wheelbarrow & 2 children all in traditional costumes, color postcard on brownish paper from F. W. Kuhlmann, corner & edge wear. Unusual transportation! $10.00 wuc
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