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REPUBLIC OF CUBA / República de Cuba / KÜBA / Kuba /
Куба / キューバ / ประเทศคิวบา / 古巴 / Yn Choobey
THE BEACH AT VARADERO, CARDENAS, CUBA. 110658" with its expansive &
beautiful beach deserted on a sunny day (huh?!), unused 1926 postcard made
by Curt Teich & Co. for the Cuban National Tourist Commission, excellent
condition. Our dating comes from the printer's code. Do you suppose that
commission would have preferred a view showing many people enjoying the
natural beauty of the spot? We think so, and in so doing we have an
explanation for the rarity of the postcard! When we searched the Internet we
found one past offer only, no recorded sales & none on exhibition. $10.00
"26 President's Palace and Senate Building, Havana" including a few horse-drawn vehicles nearby, postcard mailed there 1908 to Ellwood City Pennsylvania, several speckles of cancel ink show in the sky, lightly toned back, minor corner rounding. $4.00 c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"51009 Scaling Walls, Practice Drill U. S. Naval Station, / Guantanamo Bay" post card, mailed 10 DIC 1911 at Caimanera Oriente to Iowa (1-centavol stamp tied), light but noticeable cancel ink on front in sky, corner crease, mild corner & edge wear. $10.00 cm-c*
"51015 City Water Delivery. Caimanera, Cuba." with the wagon being pulled by 3 goats in tandem, color tarjeta postal published by Harris Brothers in Cuba, printed in the USA, unused, long thin piece of one lower corner knocked off (just the street, the vendor, cart & spectators are fine), as is. $1.00 cu
"55 A TOUCH OF SCENERY ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF HAVANA, CUBA / 110623" showing palm trees beside a small stream, white-border era postcard, corner crease, corner & edge wear, mailed there 1926 to Pennsylvania. $3.50 ct ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
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"6001. Memorial Wall to the Cuban Students, / Havana, Cuba." recalling the execution on 27 November 1871 of 8 medical students by the Spanish Governor during the Ten Years War, postcard published by Harris Brothers Company in Havana, mailed there OCT 22 1914 to Mrs. Martha Hill in Cattaraugus New York (clear HABANA - ISLA DE PINOS AMBU hand cancel on 1-c stamp) by her son Bert. $3.75 cg-c*
"69. HAVANA. Maine souvenir. -- Recuerdo del Maine." with a before & after view of the US armored cruiser (ACR-1) that exploded February 15 1898, killing many of its crew, a catalytic event for the Spanish-American War later that year; unused tarjeta postal, heavily toned back, noticeable corner & edge wear, light spotty toning in the front sky. SALE IN PROGRESS chs(m)d
"AT HAVANA / The new turbo-electric liner Pennsylvania of the Panama / Pacific Line..." black & white, printed in USA, unused slight yellowing of the paper with age, lightly toned back, minor corner wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 (c)
"Camp at Caravela Point, Guantanamo, Bay, Cuba / Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas / and a Happy New Year" showing numerous tents near the water, black & white post card mailed 1940 from First Marine Base to Ohio (stamp removed, postage due 1-c on arrival), corner crease, toned back, lightly toned front. $15.00 cnm
"CAPITOL BUILDING, HAVANA, CUBA" white-border era postcard from Roberts & Company, pencil writing on back, 3 pinholes near top center, mild corner & edge wear, lightly toned back. Interesting pertinent information on back includes cost ($16 million). $3.00 c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"CAPITOLIO NACIONAL, HAVANA, CUBA / Majestuoso palacio uno de los más grandi- / osos y lujosos de la America Latina." unused chrome post card from Mario L. Guardiola, made in USA, small corner crease, tiny corner crease, wear at 2 corners. $1.50 c
"Casa Del Mar, Viviagua Beach / Isle of Pines 81" sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard mailed from Havana to Naples New York in 1915 (DIC for December is inverted in the cancel), stamp removed by a certifiable idiot, tiny upper corner crease, trivial corner wear, slight oxidation consistent with age. Rare: when we searched the Internet we found no other offers, only one different view, no recorded sales & none on exhibition. $15.00 c
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"CM2BA" La Habana QSL card used 1967, simple map of the island, QSL via Praga Czechoslovakia suggested. $3.00 c
"CM2BC" shortwave (14 MC) Habana QSL postcard mailed ABR 5 1947 to Pennsylvania, stamp OK but cancel doubled up, heavy crease through center, one corner chipped way, other corners rounded. As is. $1.00 c
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"CM2CK" Ciudad Habana QSL card used 1872 by operator 'Geo' González Expósito, attractive FRC label added to the back, smaller than a regular-size postcard. $1.50 c
"CM2PP" Habana QSL postcard on thick stock, mailed there 1940, cancel ink & toning along top & bottom front edges, stamp removed, lacks freshness. $1.75 c. Same, but a more attractive front with less toning & cancel ink, one upper corner with minor wear. $2.00 c
"CM2QN" Habana QSL card used 1960, Radio Club de Cuba violet handstamp on back, small corner crease. $1.25 c. Same call sign, no crease, used by operator Carlos Vega in 1967. $1.50 c
"CM2SW" Habana shortwave (14 mc) QSL postcard mailed 1947 by operator Sergio Rubio, stamp removed, 2 corner creases, edge wear, a little cancel ink on the front. Shown left. $2.00 c. Similar but unmailed card with multiple tape remnants on back, better edges. Shown right. $2.75 c ILLUSTRATIONs ADDED RECENTLY
"CM6CP" very early Cienfuegos QSL postcard used 1932 by operator Dr. Carlos M. Carbonell, small spot of toning near stamp box, light toning along bottom front border. A little longer than most. $3.50 cm
"CM8YB" United States Naval Station QSL postal card (1-c Jefferson, clear Naval Station machine cancel) mailed there DEC 12 1934 to Pennsylvania by B. B. Greer, cancel is clear but back is toned, a little cancel ink on front, pushpin discoloration at top center & partial hole at bottom center, uneven toning on front is light at the bottom edge. $13.00 cm(n)-c
"CO2BO/CO4" Pinos Island (Isla de Pinos / Isla de la Juventud) QSL postcard used 1966 by operator Jan Horsky of Piestany Czechoslovakia. $2.00 cc(p) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"CO2HS" Habana QSL post card used 1964 by operator Cristobal Hernandez, 2 small corner creases, address correction on front, longer than usual for regular size. $1.25 c
"CO2VM" shortwave (7 MC) continental QSL postcard mailed SEP 18 1947 from Habana by operator Oscar Vidal, small tear at top edge, corners creased and rounded, 3 tape remnants on back, scrape in lower front corner. As is. $1.75 c
"CO5AM" Varadero QSL card with anchor design, used 1993 by operator Alberto Marcoleta, attractive with good edges. $3.00 c
"CO6CG" Cienfuegos shortwave (10.1 MHz) QSL card used 1991 by operator Carlos Gonzalez, small corner crease, otherwise fresh. A little taller than a regular-size postcard. $2.00 c
"CO6JD" Cienfuegos QSL card used 1965 by operator Jose Cruz Dominguez Perez, paper-clip indent at top, faint small bottom corner crease. $2.00 c INFORMATION ADDED RECENTLY
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"CO7AI" Camaguey shortwave (7 Mc) QSL card used 1957 by operator Joaquin Romero Fleites (ex-CM6AJ, ex-CM7AF, ex-CM6AI), ARAC logo in front design, a little toning both sides. Shown right. $2.50 c. Same but less toning, tiny staple marks near top. Shown left. $2.50 c ILLUSTRATIONS ADDED RECENTLY
"CO7HC" Camaguey shortwave (10 MHZ) QSL card used 1989 by operator Hidelmaro Companioni, violet handstamp of CUBA DX GROUP on back, tiny bottom corner crease. $2.00 c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"CO8AF Holguin shortwave (7 MHZ) QSL card used 1987 by operator Alfredo Aguilera, violet handstamp of CUBA DX GROUP on front, attractive FRC label on the back. $2.50 c
"CO8AY" Baconao Park (Santiago de Cuba) continental QSL viewcard used 1993 by operator Abel Arjona Sanchez. Scene prominently shows a duck-beak dinosaur (Mesozoic era) sculpted by Vagoberto Ramos, 3 corners with tiny creases. Located within a World Heritage Biosphere Reserve. $5.00 cps
"Completed in 1597, Morro Castle guards Havana, / ... / Pan American World Airways," showing a couple seated nearby, caption with pertinent information on back in English & Spanish on the back, printed in the United States, unused, fairly fresh. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ##! ca(a)
"Country Club, Casa Club y Campo de Golf, Santiago de Cuba / Country Club, Club House and Golf Course" unused linen multiview, one serrated edge (from booklet). Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cms(g)!
"CUBANA / Tupolev TU-154B-2" showing the jet on a Montreal Quebec runway waiting for takeoff in 1981, unused chrome postcard, previous owner's number handstamped on back. $2.50 a(j)c
"Cuba Vendedor de Agua. / Water Vendor in the Country." with 2 children selling water from an oxen-drawn barrel cart, unused tarjeta postal circa - 1915, Edición Jordi No. 73, small smudge in the stamp box, trivial wear on one edge, otherwise fairly fresh. $8.00 cpu
"E 12077a The game of Jai Alai and the hall -- El juego de Jai Alai y el fronton, Habana, Cuba." showing competition in progress before a packed audience, tarjeta postal with undivided back, made in Germany, minor corner wear. There are many readable signs in the background, which will cause you to reach for a magnifying glass. $12.50 csi
"FRATERNITY PARK, HAVANA, CUBA CUBAN TELEPHONE CO. BLDG. IN THE BACKGROUND" with fresh colors & interesting printed information about the scene on back, postcard published by Roberts & Co., mailed at Habana 1939 to Miss Patricia Paddock in Columbus Ohio, small ding in the right front edge. $3.25 ct
"Fruitvender(sic), / HAVANA, / Cuba" with his elaborate cart in color, postcard with name written on the undivided back, published by The Diamond News Company, mild corner wear & rounding, lightly toned. 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 cph
"G 12002 Habana - Hotel Boats at the Wharf, / Botes y Boteros." post card with undivided back, very late mailing at Cuba Kansas, 2 corner creases that are surprisingly hard to see from the front, other corner wear is minor. $4.25 c
"Government Landing, Caimanera, Cuba." with several small coastal boats dockside, unused tarjeta postal made in the USA, W. B. Houston editor, trivial corner wear. In several important collections: the Merrick Library, the Naval Cover Museum, Library of the Caribbean, etc. But we could find no other offers, past or present, when we searched the Internet. $15.00 cs(c)
"Grand Hotel Telegrafo / HAVANA, Cuba." exterior with people on two balconies & a horse-drawn cab on the street below; post card from The Diamond News Company, mailed 1908, one badly creased corner, other edge wear. Very hard to find. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 c
"'GRAND PRIX' / EN LA EXPOSICION DE PARIS DE 1900 / La 'SMITH PREMIER'" illustrated US government postal card publicizing their company representatives in Cuba, mailed 1900 to Sr. Don L. Ruiz in Habana (OCT 18 1900 arrival marking is clear). $12.00 tcea-c^
"Gran Hotel Trotcha / Habana Vedado. / 2. - Edificio del Gran Salón." showing the exterior corner where the cantina was with its awning, black & white postcard on undivided back, corner crease not into image, minor corner & edge wear. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 c
"Gran Hotel Trotcha / Habana Vedado. / 2. - Edificio del Edén" including the fence & sculpted hedges outside, unused tarjeta postal with undivided back, trivial corner wear. 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 c
"Habana: Altar de la Iglesia de San Francisco / Altar at San Francissco Church 106642-N" unused white-border era post card from C. Jordi, large area of toning on the back. $3.00 ci
"HABANA:--Castilo del Morro. / Morro Castle 10" showing a large sailing ship passing by, sepia-tone real photo mailed 1946 (stamp fell off before clear 'Buy CUBAN SUGAR' slogan cancel applied) to Pennsylvania, slight oxidation, a few spots of toning on front (most light but one small & dark), mild corner wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
"Habana: Corte de Caña / Cutting Sugar Cane 9B-H22" postcard mailed 1951 to Illinois but stamp damaged in removal attempt, three corners creased (1 is tiny). $2.75 ca
"Habana: Foso de los Laureles. / Moat of Cabanas." Jordi published, numbered 13 on back, unused, album impressions at the corners, wear at one corner mostly seen from back. Not a common view. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
"Habana Foso de los Laureles. Moat of Cabanas" mailed there 1913 to Massachusetts, similar to post card shown above except caption is in one line & colors are a bit more yellowish due to yellowish paper, 2 corner creases, corner & edge wear, trace of cancel ink on front. $5.00 c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"Habana: La Catedral / The Cathedral 1B-H2422" linen post card mailed from Habana 20II'57 (metered at 5 centavos, large black REGULAR handstamp) to Michigan, bottoms corners faintly creased, yellowish paper. $2.00 c-c
"HABANA: PARQUE CENTRAL, HOTEL PLAZA / HAVANA: CENTRAL PARK, PLAZA HOTEL 122650-N" including 2 streetcars & a LARRANAGA sign, white-border era with bright colors from C. Jordi, unused. trivial wear at 2 corners. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cs
"Habana. Parque de la India y Proado. / India Park and Monument." tarjeta postal mailed from Havana JUN 10 1920, stamp removed thinning the card from the back, upper corner crease, long internal crease in the sky, pushpin indent at top center. $3.00 c
"Habana, Parque Fraternidad y Avenida Bolivar / Fraternity Square and Bolivar Avenue 1B-H508" sent free by sailor to Connecticut, violet 'PASSED BY NAVAL CENSOR' clearly struck & initialed, one corner with 2 tiny creases, slight browning of the paper with age on back. Circa 1941 postcard from publisher's code. $3.50 c-c
"HABANA: PASEO DE CARNAVAL EN EL MALECON. / CARNIVAL AT MALECON PROMENADE. 106670" including a parade float with w large swan figures at the front; unused circa-1925 postcard made in the USA by publisher C. Jordi, printed by Curteich, small smudge on back where a price was pencilled in, otherwise excellent condition. When we searched the Internet for this view, we found one in the Cuban Heritage Collection of the University of Miami Libraries. $8.00 cp
"Habana: Plaza De La Catedral / Havana: Cathedral Square" unused linen post card, made in US by undisclosed publisher, slight yellowing of the paper with age on back, lightly toned back. $3.00 c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"Habana: Residencias en el Prado. / Residences at Prodo Promenade" including a horse-drawn carriage, M. Saiz advertisement on back for Canary Island linen and laces for the American ladies; color, unused, small internal crease, minor corner wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
"HAVANA NASSAU PORT TAMPA MIAMI KEY WEST / P. & O. S. S. Co's Steamship MARTINIQUE" black-and-white, mailed 1905 at Seabreeze Florida, corner crease, corner wear, much writing on front. Not to be confused with the Martinique that was registered in 1920 to the Peninsular & Occidental Line. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 s(u)s(o)cbf(f)
"HABANA. Trabajos de Extraccion del Maine. / Cofferdam work to dig out Maine" mailed TCV 1913 by Juan Tuduri, attempting to initiate a postcard exchange with someone in Kansas. corner crease, minor stamp damaged, corner & edge wear, unusual subject matter. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
"HOTEL CAMAGÜEY, CAMAGÜEY THE CUBA RAILROAD" color, numbered 26 on back, unused, album impressions at the corners, fairly fresh. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cr
"HOTEL 'ISLA DE CUBA' / HABANA" showing the exterior & nearby grounds, fine line drawing on unused lithographed undivided back postcard, longer than most postcards, toning in front message area & on back, one corner with small crease not into image, corner wear & rounding. $9.50 c*
"I HAVE SPENT FOUR YEARS FIGHT- / ING FOR OUR COUNTRY / I am coming soon to fight for your busi- / ness on the Merkle-Wiley Broom / Company's line of Brooms. / WM. HOPKINS, / Late Bugler--CO. F. 38th. U. S. Infantry. / Four years active service in Cuba and / the Phillipines(sic)." with his uniformed oval portrait, postcard with black & white front & blue BLU-J Brooms logo on back, unmailed, 2 corners creased, a little pencil writing in the front margin may erase well, light toning both sides. Marvelous & rare: true, BLU-J blotters are common, but not their salesmen's postcards! $25.00 m(a)g(h)cp
"Isle of Pines Parrots" real photo postcard mailed there (23 MAY 1919 ISLA DE PINOS cancel ties 2-c stamp missing 1 perf) to Alexandria Ohio, 2 tiny corner creases, other corner wear is minor, slight oxidation consistent with age. The island has had many names including La Evangelista, Isla de Cotorras, Isla de Tesoros & Isla de la Juventud. Hard to find! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 cb-c
"ISLE OF PINES. -- Pineapple and orange grove . / ILSA DE PINOS. / Campo de piñas" unused circa-1907 targeta postale with unevenly divided back, trivial edge wear. Reddish ink in the sky matches the caption color, indicative of a printer-induced imperfection. Seen offered elsewhere as high as $10.00, but we need only $4.50. ca
"KG4DD" Guantanamo Bay QSL card with world map design in background, used 1992 by operator Doug Donley, fresh appearance, good edges. $2.50 c. Same call, different simple map design, used 1989 by radioman first class Doug Donley US Navy, heavy vertical crease. $2.25 c
"KG4LH" US Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay QSL post card with raised lettering, used 1977 by operator Larry L. Hollingsworth, simple but attractive map of the island. $2.50 c
"LA HABANA - CUBA EX OK3MM / CO2BO / WORLD WINNER OF ARRL DX CONTEST 1966" QSL card used 1966 by operator Jan Horsky of Piestany Czechoslovakia. A little longer than most regular postcards. $1.50 cc(p)
"'Maine' as it is now. Havana, Cuba" postcard showing the partially submerged wreck of the US warship, mailed NOV 2 1908 (1-centavo stamp neatly tied) to Maine, much corner & edge wear, light toning front & back. 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 cs(m)-c
"Marianao Beach - Havana, Cuba" including many people enjoying it, unused DOPS real photo with interesting details, noticeable toning both sides (front mostly in sky), trivial corner wear. Surprisingly hard to find. $4.50 c
MIRANDA SUGAR COMPANY. Approximately 5"x8" black & white photo showing its Baldwin 2-8-0 steam locomotive & tender. Copyrighted, now very hard to find, good detail. The name for the company has changed to the Julio Antonio Mella Sugar Mill. $6.00 rc
"MORRO CASTLE, HAVANA, CUBA" white-border era post card from Roberts & Company, mailed there 1942 to Ohio but stamp removed. 3 corners crease (2 multiply), partial cancel ink on front, as is. $1.75 c
"NAVY EXCHANGE / U. S. NAVAL STATION // GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA" using all the signage for our caption, unused circa-1949 Kodak real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, long shallow paper bend in the right front border. Hard to find. $14.00 cm(n)
ORIENTAL DE AVIACION. Unused continental post card showing its Antonov AN-26 (CU-T111) at Guatemala in February 1996, published in the Czech Republic, near mint. $7.50 agc
OVERSEAS NATIONAL AIRWAYS (USA). Unused regular-size postcard showing its Lockheed L-188C (N182H) at Miami between flights, lithographed in the USA, near mint, interesting information printed on the back. This historic aircraft brought many Cuban Americans to the US on Havana-Miami refugee flights. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 400% of original print area) & enhanced 144-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 afc
"PALACIO PRESIDENCIAL, HAVANA, CUBA / A handsome and modern structure..." with corner view, chrome post card with Havana metered .03 postage sent to Florida (large violet 'REGULAR' handstamp in address area) -3VII'55, corner & edge wear. $2.00 c-c
"PARQUE CENTRAL, HAVANA, CUBA / Este parque en el cual se levanta la esta- / tua del Apostol José Marti..." postcard mailed there 1954 (3 different stamps, one with damaged stamp) to Wisconsin, minor corner & edge wear, tiny corner bend. $1.50 c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"PARQUE DE SAN JUAN, / NEAR SANTIAGO, CUBA" linen postcard mailed ABR 11 1941 (1-centavo stamp, bold "COMPRE AZUCAR / CUBANO / Buy CUBAN SUGAR' slogan cancel struck twice), corner crease, mild corner wear, cancel ink on front. $2.25 c-c
"PRESIDENT'S PALACE AND SQUARE" undivided back postcard mailed from Habana in 1908 to Mrs. Omer Crane in Newark Ohio, mild corner wear, speckled toning in the front sky, front message hard to read. Seen elsewhere as high as $14.00, but we need just $5.00. c
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"PROMENADE IN CARNAVAL, HAVANA" including many people & horse-drawn carriages, post card with undivided back, one corner has small multiple creases & wear, an upper corner knocked off (both corner difficulties not affecting the image), other corner & edge wear, as is. Circa 1907. Seldom offered. $5.00 cp
"RACE TRACK, HAVANA, CUBA" showing cars & patrons near the entrance, linen post card mailed to the US (1-c stamp not canceled), one corner with 2 tiny creases not near the image, another corner with trivial wear. $6.00 cr ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"RESTAURANT / 'PARIS' / HABANA-CUBA" showing a patio area with 1 waiter, sepia-tone real photo post card mailed there 1941 to Missouri (1-c children & 2-c centenario stamps tied by neat machine cancel), interesting pertinent information on back, fairly fresh. $15.00 ci-c
"RTC-21 / VIEW OF FIFTH AVENUE / Mariano, Havana, Cuba" unused Mirro-Krome postcard published by Roberts Tobacco Company, tiny corner crease, slight yellowing of the paper with age on back, trivial corner & edge wear. $1.75 c ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"SANTA CLARA CONVENT, HAVANA, CUBA" showing it courtyard with many flowers in bloom, unused white-border era postcard, toning on back message side obviously from the printing process. Founded in 1610, it housed the Department of Public Works when published. $4.50 cc(c) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"Souvenir / Restaurant PARIS - COLONIAL PATIO" showing the interior with 2 staff behind the bar, black & white, printed in Cuba, unused, trivial wear at one bottom corner. The restaurant was located on Plaza de la Catedral in Habana. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
"The American Girl Bath / Bellamar Caves Matanzas-Cuba Cuevas de Bellamar Matanzas-Cuba" sepia-tone on undivided back with yellowish paper, mailed with Cuban 1-centavo stamp to Millington Illinois (nice receiving mark) in 1907, corner crease, mild corner & edge wear, light reddish toning in front caption area. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
"THE SUNDAY HERALD--BOSTON, FEBRUARY 25 / Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Hastings Riding in a Tri-Car / In Havana and Equipped for a Journey Into the Suburbs" circa-1907 advertising postcard for Indian motorcycles reproducing the article with its illustration for a contemporaneous & enterprising salesman, Undivided back, minor corner & edge wear, 2 short internal creases from the right front center. Theodore K. Hastings was the Vice President of the Federation of American Motorcyclists. He was out of Flatbush, Brooklyn, New York City and made publicity trips abroad to Cuba & England, competing successfully at times. His activity continued at least into 1908 where we found numerous different mentions of him in Vol. LVII of the Bicycling World & Motorcycle Review. Pertinent personal message handwritten on front complements the advertising intent: 'Dear Veda. Have just returned from an 800 mile trip on my Indian. The Hendee Co Spring-field, Mass make them but your local dealer will show you. They are fast, cheap and economical, and it dont(sic) take an expert to run it and keep it going. Want one. Harry'. Rare: no one else can show you this. The reason you do not see any more of these is probably because the newspaper objected to the use of all its presumably copyrighted article, text and illustration, for an unintended commercial purpose of another business. That was also the probable reason the card was mailed under cover, instead mailing exposed to public view as a postcard. After paying to make them, the salesman still wanted to use them, even when pressured by the Boston Herald! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. can(b)m(b)nmg(h)
"The Cabana Sun Club and Swimming Pool of the Hotel / National de Cuba, Havana, ..... smart rendezvous of / Havana society and cosmopolites ..." in a overhead view, unused tarjeta postal, trivial wear at 2 corners, otherwise quite fresh. $4.25 cs
"THE CUBA COMPANY, / 80 Broadway, N. Y. City, / ..... 190 / ... / Your
attention is / invited to this order that it may be promptly filled and
ready for / shipment on the S. S. .... Pier No. ... / ... /
Respectfully yours, / W. H. CLARKE, General Purchasing Agent." unused
form on US postal card (UX14 printed 1897), serrated edges at top & bottom, toning along edges of both
sides, 2 small corner creases with nearby rounding. This firm arranged large
shipments to Cuba for firms such as the Cuban Central Railroad. Their
location was in the Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens, now occupied by a large
low-rise residential building. Very hard to find.
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"THE FUNERAL HEARSE, Havana, Cuba. / 28 PUBL. BY DIAMOND NEWS CO. HAVANA." showing an elaborate coach pulled by 6 horses, post card authorized by the Act of Congress of May 19 1898, unused, very light toning to the back, mild rounding to the corners. $8.00 hcc
"THE PLAYA, HAVANA, CUBA" showing many bathers in the water, linen postcard mailed there ENE 17 1946 (clear 'Buy CUBAN SUGAR' slogan cancel ties 1-c elderly couple stamp), partial cancel ink on front, mild corner wear & rounding. $2.75 c-c Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
"Una Carreta de Caña / Sugar Cane Transport, Cuba. 145" interesting agricultural scene including a few workers & an ox cart, sepia-tone real photo postcard with red captioning in the border, mailed at Habana ENE 26 1939, trivial corner wear. 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 ca
USS NEWARK (C-1) & USS CHARLESTON (C-2). "U·S·S· NEWARK· / Protected Cruiser / the White Squadron / U·S·S· CHARLESTON · / Prot· Cruiser· // Copyright, 1897, by American Souvenir Card Co. / 127 Duane St., New York." Patriographic® American-Souvenir-Card with undivided back, mailed JAN 17 1905 from McAlester Indian Territory to miss Nattie Macoubrie in Olathe Kansas, back heavily toned from album contact, recipient docketing "Ans. Jan 21-'05". Protected means that the ship had an armored deck just below the waterline to guard against fragments from exploding shells above, but to dispense with the side armoring which slowed the previous generation of cruisers. The Newark participated in the blockade of Cuba, the bombardment of Manzanillo & the Battle of Santiago de Cuba during the Spanish-American War. During the same war, the Charleston served in the Pacific, helping to take Guam & Subic Bay in the Philippines among its accomplishments; but it wrecked beyond salvage on a reef near Luzon November 2nd 1899. So it is the harder ship to find on postcard. $25.00 s(m)cgp-i
Wanted to buy--other Cuban post cards published by Roberts and Company, especially those from the 1950's. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Wanted to buy--post cards & paper memorabilia pertaining to Julio Antonio Mella. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
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Wanted to buy--postcards depicting Central Hershey Cuba, near Santa Cruz. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Wanted to buy--pre-1950 Cuba postcards that we do not already list. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
"YELLOW TAIL / Ocyurus chrysurus" signed Hashime Murayama art on unused 1920 post card from the Miami Aquarium Association showing the fish that is abundant off Cuba and Key West Florida; spotty light toning on the back, minor wear at one bottom corner. Seldom seen; seldom offered. $8.50 ff(m)ca
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