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"A / GLIMPSE / OF MOOLEYVILLE" with the name of the very small populated place written in by hand & art showing a fanciful airship above an exaggerated expanse of town, postcard mailed at Mooleyville Kentucky AUG 26 1909 to Mrs. Sarah Vessel (or Vessels, hard to read) in Clementsville Kentucky by her son John, nice strike of the DPO hand cancel ties the stamp (stamp fell off but we will supply it), vertical internal crease from the bottom edge, toned both sides, upper corner crease, as is. Mooleyville is so small it did not yet have a Wikipedia article about it when we looked. $4.25 k(m)e NEW / NOV / UUSI / ÚJ
"A scene along the road / To Oceola, Ohio / Farmers are worried over the bean crop" great exaggeration art mailed 1916, minor corner & edge wear, small corner crease, hint of cancel ink on front. In our opinion this post card was deliberately printed on brownish paper. $5.00 (o(o)ae)*
"Bringing in the Sheaves / A common scene on a Nebr. Farm." Unused Azo real photo (triangles up), wagon drawn by 2 horses brings another corncob to the side of the barn where there is also giant cabbage & pumpkins, minor corner wear. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ean
"CAUGHT AT BAYFIN, GEORGIAN BAY, BRITT, ONT." Showing 4 men working to pile large fish on a car top, real photo mailed there 1951, internal crease, toned bottom edge, ink smear on back, copyrighted. $6.50 oef*
"Copyrighted Photograph 1908 / By W. H. Mortin // Here is the place we grow large cabbage" sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles up) postcard, writing on back, lightly toned back, mild corner & edge wear, oxidation consistent with age. $9.00 ehfpa
"Copyrighted Photograph, 1909 by Wm. H. Mortin", exaggeration real photo showing two hunters carrying giant rabbit through the snow, slung on a pole between them; published by North American Post Card Co., mailed 1909 at Doniphan Nebraska, trivial corner rounding, light toning on back from album contract. $9.50 ehap
"DESTINATION FRANKENMUTH; / A Load of fancy Poultry / Copyright 1909 by Martin Post Card Co." black & white reproduction of a 1909 exaggeration postcard by Memory Lane in Frankenmuth, unused. Shows huge chickens in horse-drawn wagon. $2.50 meh
"EXIT 13 STANDISH, MICH. / We Have to Beat Them Off" art showing 2 men in rowboat beating back the fish, unused & quite fresh. $1.50
"Greetings from HESSTON, KANS. / 6761 / An early Morning Catch" exaggeration card including giant fish & one giant frog; mailed there 1920 to Norman E. Stauffer in Lancaster Pennsylvania, 2 corners creased, all corners noticeably worn, toning both sides. Hard to find in any condition. $3.00 k(h)ef
"HOW WE DO THINGS AT DAYTON, OHIO." black & white with dark red caption, exaggeration showing a man shoveling seeds out of a giant cantaloupe, minor toning along top back edge. $9.50 oe*
"HOW WE DO THINGS AT DAYTON, OHIO / STRAWBERRIES" sepia-tone post card with dark red caption, exaggeration showing horse-drawn cart with three strawberries, from a photograph by R. S. Johnson, 1912 copyright, unused, minor toning along top back edge. $9.50 oeh*
"HOW WE DO THINGS AT TRENTON, OHIO / A DANDY" with exaggerated fishing, circa 1915 postcard, lightly toned front, corner crease. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 oef
"LARGE PUMPKINS ARE GROWN 16 / ... / AT GOGAMA, ONT., CANADA" exaggeration real photo mailed there 1948. soft corners, lightly toned back. $4.00 oe
"Loading Mammoth / Washington Corn" exaggeration showing a farmer using a wheelbarrow to load one ear into his wagon, in color from Portland Post Card Company, mailed 1910 to Ohio, 3 corner creases (2 multiply), back soiled, ink smear on back in address area, as is. $2.25 we!
"LOADING OUR CATCH / Greetings from TEMAGAMI, Ontario" real photo exaggeration card showing men struggling to load large fish on top of a car, mailed there 1947 to Ohio, tiny corner crease, corner crease & long internal crease. $2.00 oef
"Pumpkins grown on our soil are profitable / Copyrighted photograph 1908 / by W. H. Martin" real photo showing horse-drawn wagon with 2 men perched atop 3 giant pumpkins, mailed 1912, from North American Post Card, lightly toned back, trivial edge wear, cancel ink on front. Shown left. $8.00 efh. Another example, mailed OCT 7 1910 (clear ASH. & YOUNGS. T240 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel, extraneous pencil writing on back will probably erase, oxidation shows age minor corner wear, stress marks in from the edges. Shown right. $7.00 efh NEW / NOV / UUSI / ÚJ
See also Superlative postcards.
"The Modern Farmer" real photo shows an automobile full of giant eggs & a potato hung off the back, sepia-tone real photo mailed 1911 in Findlay Ohio, cancel ink on front, toned back, lightly toned front. $8.50 ea
"They are just harvesting their potatoes here so I thought best to send you a picture of a load these are about the average size" real photo 2 horses drawing a wagon with about 6 potatoes, caption from writing on back showing how these were used, corner crease, lightly toned back. $8.50 eh
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“TRADE PHOTOGRAPH CIRCA 1930’s / Photographer unknown” exaggeration showing 4 men lifting an enormous cowboy hat with the use of leverage, unused continental postcard, copyrighted, excellent condition. $1.25 me
Wanted to buy--exaggeration post cards showing tractors pulling fish from the water. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
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