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CARDS & GENEALOGICAL POSTCARDS
GENEALOGIA / RODOSLOVLJE / RODOPIS / Genealogiya
GENEALOGI / GÉNÉALOGIE / AHNENFORSCHUNG / വംശാവലിപഠനം
NEMZEDÉKREND / ÆTTFRÆÐI / GENEALOGIC / Genealogie
GESLACHTKUNDE / RODOKMEN / ACHYDDIAETH / 系譜學
All surnames: A-B page C D E-F page G-J page K-O page
P-Q page R-S page & T-Z page. See also Named people postcards.
POSTCARDS & GENEALOGICAL POST CARDS
CABLE. "Atwood flying over plant of / The Hobart M. Cable Company La Porte Indiana / on his trip from St. Louis to New York, / August 15th, 1911, at 4:47 P.M." postcard with lightly pencilled information about the flight in the message section--number of stops, length of time, prize money won. Minor corner wear & rounding, light toning both sides. The company was a maker of fine pianos. Shown left. $10.00 a(p)i(l)mg. The colorized version, with multiple creases & a horribly toned back. As is. $4.50 a(p)i(l)mg
CAHILL. "Merry Christmas / and a Happy New Year / Peter Cahill / Rural Letter Carrier Route No. 4" postcard with long poem pre-printed in the message area, partially erased pencil-writing in the address area, minor corner wear. $4.50 gpc
CAIN. "Belle Isle Pleasure Boat, / Detroit, Mich." at the foot of Woodward Avenue, showing many passengers on all decks; postcard mailed there 1910 to Miss Hazel E. Cain in St. John Kansas by her mother Cora, mild corner wear. Ship owner was the Detroit, Belle Isle and Windsor Ferry Company. $4.75 m(d)s(d)g
CALDWELL. "Spring Millinery Display / Beginning March 25, 1909 / Frances Caldwell / 110 E. FIFTH ST. - DAYTON, O." advertising postcard mailed at Dayton Ohio March 22 1909 to Mrs. Nathan Feinberg of that city, light album marks at 3 corners, light surface abrasion at the other corner (hard to notice at first). There is an artist's signature at the back of her neck but it is hard to read even under magnification. Rare: when we found no others offered, displayed, or even mentioned when we searched the Internet. $15.00 mgoa
CALLAGHAN. "MAIN ST. BELLEVUE, OHIO." showing many carriages & buggies parked in the vicinity of Callaghan Grocer opposite A. Rupping Dry Goods & Carpets, sepia-tone mailed at Clyde 1910, area of yellowish toning on back, corner wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 omg(c)g(r)
CAMPBELL. "Residence of Dr. Campbell Powell, O." sepia-tone real photo post card, mailed there 1909, good focus & contrast & composition. 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 og
CAMPBELL. "TIME ARRIVAL" picturing a stork and a tabular display of arrival data (which the sender checked) for an as-yet unnamed 8 pound girl born into the Campbell family in Huron on Saturday November 24 1906 at 4:10 am, mailed to Miss Helen Watkins in Newark Ohio the next day (partially legible RPO cancel), minor corner wear, light toning on back. $5.00 g(c)b
CANADAY. GARDEN CITY, GULF & NORTHERN RAILROAD. "Construction work on the G. C. G. & N. R. R. A. J. Canaday, Contractor" unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, long corner crease & 2 long internal creases from the top edge. This single-track short line (37+ miles) rail road was entirely in Kansas, connecting Scott City to Garden City. Construction began in 1907 & was completed in early 1910. Thus we can date the divided-back postcard within late-1907 to early-1910. That is a Reeves tractor & a five-man crew doing the work. The short Wikipedia article on this rail road expresses uncertainty as to the claim of construction by the Kansas Construction & Irrigation Company. Here is photographic proof about one who actually did the work, or at least part of the work, possibly as a subcontractor to them! Belongs in a museum! $80.00 r(g)k(g)g
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CAPO. NORTH BEACH RAILROAD
CAPO. "...CAPO'S RAPID TRANSIT AT NORTH BEACH" showing a commercial horsecar loaded with passengers; unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles both ways) real photo post card, paper starting to brown evenly with age, trivial corner wear & rounding. Rare.
CAPO. "CAPO'S NORTH BEACH R. R. / HARRIS" showing the horse-drawn trolley fully loaded with well-dressed passengers on tracks connecting Saint Augustine Florida to the nearby North Beach area. Note the unusual placement of the horse beside the car, instead of in front or in back. Unused sepia-tone real photo Cyko postcard with good contrast & focus, trivial corner wear. A little pen writing neatly near the bottom edge: "OK Show" probably a photographer's proof offered to the Capo family that never made it to commercial postcard status -- at least when we looked we could not find a single example exhibited or offered on the internet.
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CAPP. "SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with three automobiles (flag- bedecked with plate number 56367 follows auto of Jacob Capp) part of 1913 parade passing in front of the post office, sepia-tone NOKO real photo post card with good contrast & focus, slight oxidation, unused, faint album marks on back. $30.00 iag
CARDIN. "K0REF" Sheldon Iowa QSL card mailed 1968, with photo of operator Jim Cardin at his equipment. Sold but image side still available for scholarly study & genealogical research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 i(s)i(h)g
CAREY. "80079 NEW UNION STATION FROM MAIN ST. VIADUCT, KANSAS CITY, MO. COPR FRED HARVEY" Phostint postcard mailed FEB 1915 (partial RPO cancel) from Kansas City to Sara Carey in Mapleton Minnesota by her mother, upper corner creased twice (1 is long), light spotty toning both sides. $2.25 fm(k)g
CARHART & CURD. "CARHART & CURD, / DEALERS IN / Hard-ware, Tin-ware, Wooden-ware, Table and Pocket Cutlery, / NAILS, HOES, IRON, STEEL, &c…" pioneer ad on government postal card from early 1880's, mailed, light but fairly large water stain at upper right corner. 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 g(m)agk
CARNES. "Bash School / March 10, 1908 / A. J. Carnes / Teacher" real photo postcard with caption taken from slate tablet held by student, unused, from an original photograph by F. A. Owen Publishing Company Art Department in Dansville New York. Obviously a one-room schoolhouse. $12.00 egn
CARPENTER. "VIEW WEST - / HOMESTEAD PORCH, / VIRGINIA HOT SPRINGS // Hand-colored. // E. F. CARPENTER / HOMESTEAD / NEWS STAND" postcard with very late usage at Nimrod Hill VA., mild corner wear. The Homestead is a resort that traces its history to the first inn built there. Hard to find! $7.00 v(h)gh
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CARR. "Gov. Carr, the Newport-Jamestown, R. I. Ferry Boat" shown underway with passengers & autos, white-border era postcard mailed 1942, faint internal crease in the upper blue sky, tiny upper corner crease, small bottom corner crease, light toning on back. The Governor referred to in the ship's name is Caleb Carr, who served in 1695. $4.25 r(n)s(c)g(c)
CASEY. JUNE 1913. "ATTRACTIVE JUNE / JOHN A. CASEY NAVAL STORES / New York, N. Y. J. Henry Wagener, Mgr." real photo advertising card for turpentine, rosin oils, rosin, linseed oils, pitch & pine tar suggesting that the recipient paint up for the season & 'We will wait on you promptly' on back, small bottom corner creases, top corners with minor rounding, oxidation due to age. Their 144 Maiden Lane address is now but part of a skyscraper in the Financial District. The business lasted from 1897 until 1919, as best we can tell. Nonetheless their advertising cards are rare; most all were thrown away when the month was up. $8.00 cn(n)g(c)g(w)
CASPERFELD & CLEVELAND. "PUB. BY SOUVENIR POST CARD CO. N.Y. COPYRIGHT, 1904, A. LOEFFLER / 1014 BOWERY, SHOWING ELEVATED RAILROAD / NEW YORK" including several streetcars & signage -- 'CASPERFELD & CLEVELAND / 144 / DIAMONDS / AND / WATCHES', 'CALLAHAN'S' & 'THE GAIETY'; post card mailed 1907, noticeable corner & edge wear, upper corner crease not into the image. $8.50 n(n)jg(c)s
CASSIE. "WOMAN'S CLUB AND ARMORY BLDGS. WORCESTER, MASS." with streetcar tracks in the lower right corner, monochromatic yellow-green postcard mailed 1912 to Miss Katherine Cassie of Augusta Maine, one corner creased twice, other corner wear is minor, 2 faint internal creases from the bottom edge (1 is long). $4.00 m(w)g
CASTELL. "Central Avenue Looking West, Middletown, Ohio / 5A484-N" including Castell's Cut-Rate Drugs in the foreground left & parked autos, unused Curteich white-border era post card, large album adherences on back. minor edge wear, toning along top front border. $3.00 ogp
CASTO. "BUSINESS SECTION, RIPLEY, W. VA." including Thabet's 5 And 10 & the Casto storefronts; unused sepia-tone postcard made by the Tecraft Company, 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 wg(c)g(t)
CASTO. "TRILLING RESCUE OF PASSENGERS AND CREW BY CAPt CASTO of the SCHOONER 'ALBERTA' OFF ATLANTIC CITY N. J. January 14 1906 / Copyright 1906 by D. G. Pubbel 9 A.C.N.J." sepia-tone real photo post card mailed there 1906, light album marks at the back corners, speckles of cancel ink in the front sky, oxidation consistent with age. Captain Mark Casto rescued 61 people from his coastal fishing craft & became the first recipient of the gold Carnegie Medal for that feat. $12.50 g(c)ns(c)
CAVANAGH. "CAVANAGH'S Restaurant. - 260 W. 23rd St. New York" unused Lumitone Photoprint advertising postcard, faint small corner crease not into the image, good edges. Details on back: banquet rooms, bar, phone, etc. Open 1876 - 1970, it was a favorite of Diamond Jim Brady, Lillian Russell & John L. Sullivan (among others). It became the Galaxy 21 gay disco which the police closed in 1976. $15.00 n(n)gga
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CAVAZOS & GARGIA. "Plaza de Toros 'Alberto Balderas' / CD. JUAREZ, CHIH. / DOMINGO 18 de Junie de 1967…" with art & matador listing (Raúl Gargia & Eloy Cavazos), Carta Blanca beer ad on back. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 bmg*
CELESTIN. "3. ALGER - Place du Gouvernement" street scene from a high vantage point includes signage--Grand Hotel du Louvre, Ameublements Boyoud Celestin, Bière Mosser, Maison Dorée Café Restaurant & Chocolat Louit; post card from Collection Idéale P. S., small light spots of toning near front edges, left front edge very slightly reduced at bottom. $5.00 ag(c)
CHAFIN & WATKINS. "THE PROHIBITION / NOMINEES // VOTE FOR / HOME / PROTECTION // EUGENE W. CHAFIN / PRESIDENT // AARON WATKINS / FOR V. PRESIDENT" unused postcard with 1908 copyright, long horizontal crease through center, upper corner crease, mild edge wear, as is. Seldom offered in any condition. Sold but front side still available for artistic study & reference as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 apgg
CHAMPION. "Woodward Avenue, North of Jefferson Avenue, / Detroit, Mich." with streetcars, horse-drawn vehicles & several legible signs--'Millinery', 'Wilson Cafe', 'Queen Anne Soap', 'Old Farm Springs Pure Rye', etc.; postcard mailed 1915 to Mr. George Champion in Toledo Ohio by his sister Estella, minor corner & edge wear, a few spots of cancel ink & 2 short internal creases in the front sky. $4.00 m(d)g
CHANCE. "A. B. CHANCE GARDENS / CENTRALIA, MISSOURI" showing the lighthouse at the center of the pond that helps to give night light from April to October; chrome postcard mailed at the 3-cent rate, trivial corner wear. Very hard to find; when we searched the internet we found no others for sale & none on exhibit in collections or museums. $3.75 m(c)lgg
CHAPIN. "High School, Mt. Gilead, Ohio / 4707-PUBLISHED BY G. M. COE, MT. GILEAD, O." showing its exterior, sepia-tone post card mailed 1908 to Roy V. Chapin in Fremont Ohio, a bit of cancel ink in the sky, small corner crease, lightly toned back & front, mild corner & edge wear. $5.00 og
CHAPMAN & EDWARDS. 1889 & 1890 receipts from the Steamer Valley Belle (regular Ravenswood WV, Racine WV, Pomeroy OH & Middleport OH freight & passenger packet on the Ohio River). Former is for a skiff of freight when Will Chapman was clerk; latter is for towing a boat to Bowman Run WV when J. M Roedel was clerk. Both were when J. C. Edwards was the Captain. We found no paper memorabilia of any kind for this steamer when we searched the internet. 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 s(r)o(o)w(r)ggg
CHASE. "LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE / San Antonio, Texas / (Upper) Newly arrived Air Force trainees march / to barbershop ... / ... " (Below) After leaving barbershop 'skinheads' / read instruction booklets." multiview postcard mailed there 1983 by David to his grandparents Mr & Mrs James Chase in Mayfield Ohio. $3.75 bg(c)t(l)m
CHEATHAM. "(Porter) (Pluma) (Omelia) (Myrtle)" sepia-tone real photo postcard showing 4 seated well dressed people captioned on front next to the image by hand to explain who is shown. Message around the image reads: "Oct 3rd / Dear Kate / Will send part / of our picnic / crowd. The / rest of us / were no good / so will have / some more / taken soon / Lovingly Inez / Remember me to all Kiss George King / for me / I am looking / for a letter / saying you / are / coming / Write soon". Postcard mailed there OCT 3 1906 to Mrs. G. Rl Cheatham in Celeste Texas, long vertical crease through message area only. $20.00 ig(c)
CHILDS. "One of the Great Canna Beds of John Lewis Childs, Floral Park, N. Y." monochromatic blue, undivided back, corner crease. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nfg
CHRISTIAN. "'THE PIERROTS." ONE FOR FATHER" signed Tom Browne comic art on a post card printed in England by Davidson Brothers, Serie 2625-4, mailed 24 AUG 1909 (partial RPO cancel) to Master Fredrick Christian in Newark Ohio by his grandfather Christian, small upper corner crease, stamp corner damaged, receiving postal mark on front the next day. $2.00 a(b)g
CHURCHILL. "CHURCHILL'S / BROADWAY AND FORTY NINTH STREET / NEW YORK // 30913" corner view of the restaurant-cabaret club, with a streetcar pausing in front; black & white postcard from J. R. Mayers Co., back toned & written on, noticeable toning in the front margins. This club was one of the most popular pre-Prohibition establishments in NYC, founded by Captain Jim Churchill. $3.50 n(n)sg
CHUTE. "Chute Homestead / Naples Me." Showing part of an auto & a swing set & a carriage by the house, sepia-tone real photo with good focus, circa 1915 but mailed 1959 at Center Lovell, slight oxidation, light toning along back edges, soft corners. $12.00 mg
CLANTON. "Boothill Graveyard / Tombstone Arizona - 'The Town Too Tough To Die'" including the graves of Billy Clanton, Frank McLowery & Tom McLowery; unused circa-1950 Ekc real photo post card with minor corner wear, tiny spot of toning in lower front border, light toning near the bottom of the back & light but numerous surface abrasions to the glossy finish. $3.25 ca(t)gg
CLARK. "COMPLIMENTS OF / D. W. CLARK & CO. Limited / 112 West Federal Street / 'THE' BOOK STORE OF YOUNGSTOWN." also advertising stationery, engraving services & school supplies on back; circa 1890 floral trade card, heavily toned back but everything is legible. Rare in any condition; the only example of their advertising we could find when we searched the Internet. $10.00 aofg
CLARK. "EMERSON APARTMENTS / 305 - 5th Street, South" showing its exterior with 4 autos parked outside; postcard mailed there 1950, when the resident manager was Georgia K. Clark; corner crease, some cancel ink on front. Caption taken from the back; front caption is an uninformative "48516". $3.25 f(s)g
CLARK. "Recorder Printing Office / W. H. CLARK / POST OFFICE / TIM McHENRY'S BUS LINE / RISING SUN & AURORA / U. S. M." uncaptioned (so we used all the signs!) sepia-tone real photo post card with excellent focus & contrast, mailed there JUN 2 1909, small bottom corner crease, oxidation consistent with age. This is Main Street, the wagon abbreviation is for U. S. Mail, the Presbyterian Church is at the right & the Recorder was the town newspaper. Mr. Clark once served as their Postmaster; he sold millinery & shoes out of the store shown at the left. 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(r)pngghb#
CLARKE. "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 postal card, 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. $8.50 n(q)n(n)rcg
CLAYTON. "BETHUNE'S MOTOR COURT / U.S. 11 -- Ala. State 35, / ..." post card mailed 1960, long scratch conspicuous on front, tiny corner crease, 1 worn corner. When owned & operated by Mr. & Mrs. Cl. L. Clayton. As is. $0.50 a(f)gm
CLEGG. "Oakwood Street Railway Co. / Dayton, O. / 035707" block of 4 tickets, each good for one fare, when Harrie P. Clegg was their Vice President. Backs have 'OAKWOOD / TICKET FARE' in green. Necessarily pre-1919, because we know he was President then. Seldom seen; seldom offered. $7.50 o(d)r(o)sg
CLEGG. Postal stationery envelope sent FEB 17 1916 by Charles B. Clegg (one of the owners of ) The Oakwood Street Railway Company at 1620 South Brown Street in Dayton Ohio to The Maxwell Motor Car Co., also of the same city, neatly opened. $3.75 o(d)srg
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COATES & CULP. "COATES BLOCK. // W. H. DRESSLER / LAWYER / AND / NOTARY // T. B. CULP. 1876. DRY GOODS. // COATES & MORGAN / INSURANCE AGENCY / ROOM 5" in Alliance Ohio; approximately 8½"x6¾" sepia-tone photograph with blank back, imperfectly rectangular, somewhat dark image with good focus, taken circa-1877 to -1878. Much later, lawyer Dressler became the mayor (1897-1900). The sign in the rightmost ground floor window advertises the availability of Butterick Patterns. The reindeer cutouts 2 windows over suggests the coming of the Christmas season; salt appears to be spread on the sidewalk in anticipation of snow. 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(a)g(d)g(c)
COBLENTZ. "Mrs. J. D. Coblentz / Red Haw, / Ohio." uncaptioned (so we use all the writing on the back) sepia-tone Cyko real photo of two children standing near a large Victorian residence. We think the J. stood for Jacob or 'Jake'. We do not think this scene was in Red Haw. $18.00 o(r)g
COCHRAN. "As you do not think enough of me to come and see me I will send you a postal of the place where I work" (caption from writing on back) exceptionally interesting real photo with good contrast & composition, mailed by a man named Cochran in 1909 to his mother and father, unimportant edge wear. Cancel is Howard Ohio, as is the address. Sold but the front is still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 oiig
COCKRELL. "Veterans Administration / Domiciliary Form 5515 / ... / DISCHARGE / Facility Dayton, Ohio / Date Admitted Oct. 18, 1943 / Joseph Burgoon / is hereby discharged from this Facility. Reason for discharge / Maximum hospital benefit 1/24/44 / B. C. Cockrell / Manager / CLINICAL DIRECTOR" card on brown stock, size of a regular postcard but blank back. A sad piece of social history & the only example of its kind we could find when we searched the Internet. $5.00 o(d)g(b)g(c)si
COCOROZIS. "AFRICA ORIENTAL PORTUGUÊSA (P. E. A.) BEIRA -- Uma rua" including C. A. DE CAMPOS storefront & GEORGE COCOROZIS & Ce storefront, uneven edge from booklet, slight yellowing of paper with age, spot of toning in the sky on the front that could be mistaken fro a small cloud at a quick glance. There is another smaller spot of light toning in the upper right front corner border. From Santos Ruino, L. Marques. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 pg***
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COEY. "The COEY BICYCLE ATTACHMENT / Invented and patented by C. A. Coey. / Fits any bicycle. Weighs only eight pounds. / Can be folded when not in use. Can be attached in / three minutes. Greatest seller of the age. Agents / wanted. Order today. First order secures agency. / PRICE $12.00 / C. A. COEY & CO. / D-1424 Michigan Avenue / CHICAGO ILLINOIS" postcard with an enlarged black & white illustration of the attachment on back, mailed 1908 to the Romeo Electric Light Plant at Romeo Michigan. Astonishing illustration: a man, woman & child each on their own bicycle riding a railroad track, stabilized to the rail they are not on by the device. [And, hopefully, not encountering a train coming from the other direction! The postcard never stated the detachment time!] This device ostensibly made a smooth paved road out of a railroad track, or so they thought. By showing a family on an outing, the ad is essentially saying "Safe enough for your entire family." By showing a woman riding a bicycle not in a public place and with her husband, she is not being depicted as the loose woman some of her day might have thought. No other offers or displays of this advertising when we searched the internet; all we could find were black & white ads that appeared in a few magazines & journals of the time. So the inventors did try to make money from the invention, but evidently their efforts did not last long. Surprised? We venture to say that the publicity of a few unfortunate accidents put this bad idea to a well-deserved rest. Hopefully not many horrific family outings resulted. $180.00 bi(c)ar(u)fg(c)
COLBURN. "Words of Comfort" with Thomas Faed art portraying a man reading to his family from their Bible, circa 1890 trade card, ad on back for Dr. Jayne's Expectorant from merchant John F. Colburn in Newport Michigan, fresh appearance & vivid colors. How families used to spend quality time together before the advent radio or television. A high-quality example of chromolithographic printing. $8.00 faammrg
COLE. "Captain Young Brings the Mail to Penasse, Northernmost U. S. Post Office" showing the skipper of the mailboat Resolute with mail bags standing near Postmistress Mrs. Fran Cole, home-made (and, hence, unique) post card fashioned skillfully from a clipping in black & white, mailed at Penasse Dec 17 1960 (clear postmark). The post office there was discontinued in 1969. $10.00 m(p)pg-m
COLEMAN. "In Loving Memory of / George H. Coleman / Died May 26, 1892 / Aged 28 years" followed by an 8-line poem on a gold-on-black memorial card approximately 5"x7" in size, produced by the Charles McClintock Co. of Philadelphia (their crest on back). $5.00 pg
COLLARD. "Ochre Point and the Cliff Walk, NEWPORT, R. I." With 5 residences identified--Mrs. George W. Collard's (on the left) to Mrs. Frederick Pearson's (on the right); black-and-white postcard with sky tint on undivided back, album marks on back, minor edge wear, even browning of back paper. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (238,313 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 rg(c)g(p)+*
COLLER. "WE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY ON A PIANO / COLLER, ADDISON." with the horse-drawn delivery wagon of E. M. Coller Pianos & Organs, signage on side mentions sewing machines & nearby Tecumseh, next to several crates of upright pianos shipped from New York by Kroeger; sepia-tone Cyko real photo postcard with good focus, message written on back also in red 'Let us make you prices and terms on pianos'. Kroeger & Sons pianos are still noted for their exceptional quality & design, somewhat simpler than the highly carved Victorian styles. The Addison part of the caption is a small village in Lenawee County; the Tecumseh on the wagon may be in case the onlooker had not heard of Addison. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. m(a)mhag
COLLIER. "This is the 'Holmesville High School / base ball club'. It was taken last Spring. Vera B." with a 1906 game paused for the picture; uncaptioned (so we used all the writing at the right front) sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed JAN 23 1907 at Holmesville Ohio to Miss Vynita Collier in Akron Ohio, tiny upper corner crease, 4 small holes neatly punched (to make part of a postcard pillow), uneven toning on back spares the front. Vynita was a teacher & long-time member of the Ohio State Teachers Association, which helps to explain the unusual subject matter. Holmesville is a small village (about 300 people now, probably less in 1906) in the Prairie Township of Holmes County Ohio. 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(h)s(b)g
COMPTON. "Compton Wynyates / England" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed MAY 5 1964 at Claremont New Hampshire (clear city bicentennial slogan cancellation), corner crease not into the image. In the Compton family since early in the 13th century. $2.00 eg-n
CONARD. "B678A1 Trenton Presbyterian Church, Condit, Ohio." postcard published by H. G. Zimmerman & Company, mailed JUN 26 1908 from Sunbury Ohio to Miss Marie Conard in Johnstown Ohio by her cousin Della, corner crease in sky only, minor corner wear, light toning both sides from album contact. Image being at a noticeable tilt we doubt that the design was very popular. In any event, hard to find now! $9.00 o(c)g
CONDON. "R. G. CONDON RESIDENCE / TEXLINE TEXAS. WASSOH PHOTO" including a small windmill, sepia-tone real photo post card with crisp focus, mailed circa 1910 judging by the stamp, long but inconspicuous bottom corner crease, trivial edge 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 t(t)g(c)w
CONE. TORPEDO BOAT WHIPPLE with an inset showing Lieutenant Hutch I. Cone who commanded her as part of the Great White Fleet. 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. $2.00 s(m)g
CONGDON. "W1ZPB" QSL postcard picturing the operator Walton G. Congdon & with a small map illustrating the location within the state, mailed 1991, tiny bottom corner crease, just a little edge wear, attractive all said. $3.00 n(n)g
CONING. "EATON / follow me to / the play day festival at fairgrounds may 4, 1917 / R. Coning" line drawing depicting a bearded man on high-wheeler bike racing to get there, unused postcard, toned both sides, long internal crease not too conspicuous. This event was the Third Annual Preble County (Ohio) Play Day Festival to encourage teachers to engage in organized play with their students to promote health and physical development. Rare. $15.00 bo(e)o(p)ge
CONNALLY. Undated #10 cover bearing free frank of Tom Connally (Chairman, Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds) to Brigadier General Frank T. Hines of the Veterans Administration (its first head from 1930 to 1945), inscribed BY RIDING PAGE, receiving mark 1936 JUN 5 (undoubtedly same date sent), backflap torn a bit in opening but does not show from front, minor envelope glue show-through. Senator Connally was influential in the creation of NATO and the United Nations. The Riding Page Service is provided through the US Senate Post Office. Several times a day it delivers Senators' letters to major Federal agencies in the Washington DC only. Seldom seen & seldom offered. $12.00 u(f)-g
CONNOR. "FORM 1524 / UNION PACIFIC SYSTEM" 1920's notice of forwarding on revalued 2-c to 1-c government postal card, printed address to Mr. W. H. Connor, G. A. at Cincinnati Ohio, unused, rusty paper clip mark on form side. $1.50 rgo
CONRAD. "GREETINGS / FROM: / ERNIE CONRAD'S / BARBER SHOP / AND EVELYN / … / Sunbury, Pa." wooden postcard whose back advertises the collecting interests of the proprietor, dated 1981 Holiday season on the back, near mint. $7.50 bpwg*
CONSIDINE. "RICHARD B. CONSIDINE, the / Democratic Candidate for Senator of the / 19th Senatorial District,...1910..." black & white, mailed in Chicago, 2 corner creases, light toning on back, light toning on front. $5.00 pgi+
CONTI. "HOME / LINES // S/S OCEANIC / 39,241 TONS" showing the oceanic cruise liner from above, unused post card printed in Italy, back with the slightly blurred black double-ring handstamp 'HOME LINES INC. / OCEANIC / PANAMA', also the 4-line address handstamp of Captain Demetrio Conti well-struck over his autograph. This ship had a number of pioneering & influential design features--such as all promenade decks being glass-enclosed. Nice. $10.00 s(h)s(o)ag
COOKE. "Lobby / Del Camino Courts / El Paso Texas" showing the spacious lobby with a Texas map in the flooring when Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cooke managed it, post card on brownish paper mailed 1946, tiny corner crease. Sold but image side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 tig
COOLEY. "NEW ORLEANS AND VICKSBURG PACKET 'AMERICA'" circa 1907 postcard on thick stock, 2 small corner creases, toned front, internal creases from the top & bottom edges, uneven wear along the right front edge. Built by the Howard Ship Yards in Jeffersonville Indiana, and owned by Captain LeVerrier Cooley, it plied the Mississippi River & the Ouachita River from 1898 - 1926. Rare; no one else was offering it or even exhibiting it when we searched the internet. 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 s(r)s(c)i(j)l(n)m(v)g#
COOMBS. "STEAMER GOLDEN ROD -- LANDING PASSENGERS ON THE ICE, / MAR. 8, 1907, BELFAST, MAINE 2515" unused sepia-tone Devolite Peerless real photo postcard, good edges. The ship was registered to A. Perry Coombs. 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 s(c)mwg^*
CORDILL. "Steamer 'Senator Cordill' on Mississippi River" underway with many passengers aboard, unused post card published expressly for S. H. Knox & Company, light album marks at the front corners, a few small spots of light toning on back. Named after Charles C. Cordill who long served Tensas & Concordia Parishes in Louisiana. $4.75 s(r)gp(l)
COREY. SS William E. Corey entering Duluth and Superior Harbor, post card mailed 1914, stamp removed, considerable corner wear with small creases, an internal crease starting at the left front edge but not too noticeable. $5.50 s(u)s(l)ig
CORION. "HONDSCHOOTE (Nord La Chaire" black & white carte postale with green back from G. Corion, light toning on back. $1.75 fg(c)
CORNE. "K9EAB" photographic Peoria Illinois QSL card picturing its famous operator Cliff Corne in an iron lung! Cliff was known for the many awards he garnered (several showing in the view), becoming the first person to work all 3077 USA counties in 1965. He also sold MRC cards to many. Slight curl to the paper, and a few stress marks of no consequence. 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 i(p)gi(h)
CORNELISON. "THE HOME OF BYBEE POTTERY, / BYBEE, KY. 40412, SINCE 1845 / WALTER CORNELISON IS THE / 4th GENERATION TO OPERATE THE POTTERY" depicting its exterior; sepia-tone post card on orange stock, 13-c US Bicentennial stamp affixed & neatly canceled 1976 at BYBEE, no addressing or written message. $2.00 pk(b)g
CORWIN. "9-a UNION DEPOT, CHICAGO / One of the city's main terminal stations. Located at Canal / and Adams Sts. 277 trains arrive at and depart from this station / every day." post card published by The New York Postal Card Company in Chicago, mailed AU 24 1908 (partial R.P.O. cancel) to Miss Rosa Corwin in Arcanum Ohio by her sister Hazell, small upper corner crease, other corners with minor wear. Poem in sky: 'I came to Chicago / In vastness to roam / And now I am ready / To scamper for home.' An early view that is seldom seen. $8.00 i(c)g(c) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
CORWIN. Engraved stock certificate No. 85 for 100 shares of The City Railway Company of Dayton Ohio, signed by William H. Simms (Secretary) & S. B. Corwin (President) on 5 October 1893, embossed seal; registered & countersigned to Catherine Harris on 3 September 1895 at The Union Safe Deposit & Trust Company, 2 inconspicuous vertical creases to make it envelope size. Measurements approximately 11-1/4" x 7-7/8", a framing candidate. $15.00 o(d)sr(t)ggg
COSTENS. "Nº 24. U. R. K. P. ARMORY // W. C. FRECHTLING & CO // COSTONS CANDY KITCHEN // GEO. H. VOSS / TEAS / FRESH ROASTED COFFEE / THE STORE FOR QUALITY // TULLY THE TAILOR" a Cincinnati Ohio street scene with even more signage (which might yield under magnification because the depth-of-field is good), horse-drawn buggy in the foreground, 2 horse-drawn wagons near the storefronts; approximately 6"x5" sepia-tone photo with blank back, imperfectly rectangular, long upper corner crease in the sky. URKP abbreviates Uniform Rank of Knights of Pythias, no longer an official auxiliary of Pythianism. Necessarily after 1879 because of the ampersand in the Frechtling name. We found the tailor's address as 16 South Second Street in a December 15 1911 advertisement. Coston's Confectionery advertised in the August 38 1910 Cincinnati Enquirer. So we date this as circa-1910 to -1911. $20.00 o(c)f(k)g(c)g(f)g(t)g(v)
COULOT. "173 AUTUN" street scene annotated on front by a soldier to indicate which street led to his camp, shop of J. M. Coulot on the corner with MOTO NAPTHA sign in front, green back with browning at back corners. $3.75 (fg)
COURTNEY. "REBECCA'S TRIUMPH" program for a 3-act play presented April 11 1924 at the Licking County Normal School auditorium in Hebron Ohio. Full-page ads: Newark Business College, Linehan Brothers shoes in Newark, Emerson Clothes in Newark, Winchester flashlights available at The-Crane-Krieg Hardware Company, The Hebron Creamery, The Lake Lumber Company & E. V. McCament Funeral Director. Cast of characters: Thelma Green, Doris Mowery, Imo Priest (playing Gyp the colored servant), Gladys Kline, Doris Courtney, Olive Hoskinson & Dorothy Jones. Club members mentioned within: Mary Bliss, Ruth Woolard, Betty Gettys, Florence Bailey, Catharine Justice, Wilma Bonar, Carrie Hoskinson, Fannie Wengert, Charlotte Will, Blanche Browne & Edna Gosnell. String bound, color cover black-and-white otherwise, fits within a continental sleeve, light toning & a corner crease on the outer cover. $15.00
COUSER. "THE WHALEBACK EXCURSION BOAT, CHICAGO, ILL." showing it underway with passengers, near the shore; post card printed in Germany expressly for S. H. Knox & Company, mailed 1909 at Peebles Ohio by J. A. R. Couser & Lib, siblings of the recipient at Wamsley Ohio; small upper corner crease, other noticeable corner wear & rounding, back toned. Undoubtedly the Christopher Columbus, the only such ship with the design shown. $6.50 i(c)g(c)s(l)
COVER. "W8KVJ" sepia-tone real photo QSL postcard mailed there 1933 by operator Charles W. Cover, who is pictured on the front using his ham radio equipment, light oxidation consistent with age, tiny pinhole at top center as was common usage, light toning. The inset photo of the Y bridge at the lower right front is credited to Delma Stemm. 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(z)i(h)gg
COWLES. Battleship Kentucky & inset showing Captain Walter C. Cowles who commanded her in the Great White Fleet. 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. $2.00 s(m)g
COWPERTHWAIT. "S. & D. T. New York - 110'St.' L.' Station & Curve, highest Point of 'L' Railway. 119447" with horse drawn traffic below, legible advertising for Harlem-based Cowperthwait & Sons. Housekeeping Supplies (one of the earliest businesses to actively cater to & serve the black population of New York City); unused black & white postcard with multicolor printing on the back, tiny upper corner crease, back lightly toned. Do not ask us to explain their punctuation! Rare. $22.00 n(n)bg
CRAIG. "HERSHEY INN / APARTMENTS FOR SOME OF OUR EMPLOYES(sic) / Hershey Chocolate Co., Hershey, Pa." black & white postcard that is not as tall as most regular-size, mailed OCT 23 1912 from Urbana Ohio to Miss Edith Craig in Cable Ohio by her cousin Ethel, back paper browning evenly with age, upper corner crease, toning noticeable in the front sky. Interesting social history. $3.75 p(h)sg
CRAMER. "FLORIDA'S FASTEST - FINEST DEEP SEA FISHING CRUISER / SAILS DAILY FROM / CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA NEW DELUXE MODEL" showing the Miss Buckeye III with many passengers aboard, black & white advertising postcard with rates printed on back, unused, tiny corner bend, otherwise fresh. When owned by Mary & Joe Cramer. $5.00 f(c)fs(c)sg
CREEL & CUILTY. "MEXICO / CHIHUAHUA - Chalets del Sr. Embajador Creel" black & white view of the ambassador's residence on the lower left corner of the embossed Mexican flag in color; targeta postal with small album adherences in the back center, a few tiny flecks of color missing in flag from surface abrasion. American Consul Ruben W. Creel & his son Enrique C. Creel Cuilty lived there--two of the most important men in the history of the region. Postcard 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 m(c)fg*c
CRICHTON. "KIRKMICHAEL VILLAGE" in Scotland, including signage--CYCLE AGENT // MOTOR CARS / FOR HIRE // P. Crichton / PETROL & OILS / FOR SALE / CYCLES FOR HIRE; sepia-tone real photo post card from W. Smith, very late usage at Rocky Mount Missouri, tiny corner bend, minor wear at 3 corners. $11.50 sga*
CRIM. "$25.00 REWARD Stolen Automobile. / BUICK TOURING CAR, 1920 Model-K-45 / Stolen from Fourth and Elm Sts., July 9, 1921 ... / Address all Communications to / The Cal Crim Detective Bureau / ... 201, 202, 203, 204 TRACTION BUILDING, CINCINNATI, OHIO" with a detailed description of the auto & its distinguishing marks; government postal card mailed JULY 21 1921 to the Chief of Police at Noblesville Indiana, fairly fresh. $10.00 lo(c)g(c)a
& DIXON. "1849 - 1883. / Homoeopathic Hospital College, / Cleveland, O. /
WILL HOLD ITS /
CROGHAN. "Burial of Col. George Croghan at Fort Stevenson, Aug. 2, 1906, Fremont, O." with many in attendance, black & white on pebbled stock, undivided back mailed there 1907 with Capt. John Smith stamp, corner wear & rounding, light toning on front, small corner crease. $12.00 og
CROMER. "Over crossing Dayton & Western Traction line / Between Eaton & Richmond Ind." handwritten caption of an AZO (triangles up) real photo post card with good focus & high contrast. Writing on back identifies several of the people: Emma Cromer with the girls Sara & Martha, Augusta Rock, Frank Cromer (father of Tevis) & 2 friends of Augusta. Probably one-of-a-kind: no publisher or photographer attributions, no printed caption. 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 r(d)ggii
CULP. See also COATES & CULP above.
CULVER. "CULVERS' / LAKELAND, MICH / F. H. Church" showing several autos parked around the grocery / bakery / restaurant with some readable signage--ice cream, 7 UP...; sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed there AUG 24 1926, soft corners. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. m(l)g(c)
CUMMER. Black & white 4"x7" glossy photo of the Cummer Lumber Company steam locomotive #21 Brooks 2-6-0 and tender in July 1916. Ex Otter Creek & Southwestern #16; E SI&E #654; to SI&E #898; to King Lumber Company #4. Good focus & composition. Location was near Jacksonville Florida. 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 rlfg(c)
CURTIS. "Sheldon H. Curtis, / Mason and Plasterer / Stucco Work, Brick Work, Portland Cement…Newport, R. I." Large old business card. $2.00 (rg)
CURTIS. "The Steam Yacht 'MACHIGONNE' For Sale / Designed by Charles L. Seabury. Steel hull. ... / ... / ... Can be seen at Morris Heights, New York City. / Address CYRUS H. K. CURTIS, 425 Arch Street, Philadelphia" advertising postcard with a side view & detailed description in the caption below, stating that the only reason for sale was that the owner was building a bigger ship. The owner of the Curtis Publishing Company owned this ship from 1904 - 1907. Its home port was Camden Maine during the summer months. Front toned, one bottom corner is creased twice, an upper corner crease is very faint & a long horizontal crease is hard to see from the front. 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 s(p)m(c)g(c)g(s)an(m)
CUTRIGHT. Continental size Russian postal card mailed from Leningrad in 1928 on a scientific exchange of aphid specimens between the Zoological Museum of the Academy of Sciences & Dr. C. R. Cutright at the Ohio Agricultural Experimental Station in Wooster Ohio. Dr. Cutright was a published expert on apple aphids & subterranean aphids. Brownish paper as issued, on bottom corner with noticeable wear, small upper corner crease. The message is in good English. $6.00 iagro-riz*
CUTTER. "RIVER STEAMER NETTIE QUILL AND HER PRIZE LOAD, 2,222 BALES / OF COTTON, MOBILE, ALA. / CHAS. CUTTER & SONS, BU'S, HOT SPRINGS, ARK" unused black & white postcard from the undivided back era. Surface scrapes near all but the left edge, so very little is obscured; in fact ours has a clearer image of the entire ship than in the Alabama Mosaic Collection. Hard to find; we saw it auctioned only once. This wooden hull packet was lost in a hurricane in September 1915. Sold but front 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 a(m)s(r)gg*
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DAHLIN. "WA8UQX" Harpers Ferry West Virginia QSL postcard used, showing B&O
crossing the Potomac & the radio operator Harry C. Dahlin with his
equipment. Tape residue at top. Sold but still
available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi
scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 w(h)rg**#|
DALLERUP. "Admiralspalast. / Ellen Dallerup / in dem Eisballett 'Flirt in St. Moritz." / 69 / PHOT. WILLINGER BERLIN" exquisitely hand-tinted real photo postcard with numerous paste beads applied, unused, good edges, slight oxidation near the front corners consistent with age. The Admiralspalast is an unusual theater in Berlin, built 1911, which included a large skating rink on which ice ballets & shows were performed. When not in use, the ice rink could be covered over with a wooden floor for dancing. Sold but front side still available for artistic study & reference as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 s(i)dggnt
DAMSTRA. "I am just leaving / ZEELAND, / MICH." postcard mailed there OCT 6 1914 to Miss Jennie Schutte in West Olive Michigan by her cousins Mr. & Mrs. Peter Damstra, extensive toning both sides, vertical internal crease near the center, noticeable corner rounding. Rare in any condition: when we searched the Internet we could find no other offers, past or present, and no exhibitions. $5.00 m(z)g(s)g(d)
D'ANDRIOLE. "K4HMW" Borinquen Field QSL card with large patriotic eagle design in red, mailed at San Juan 1941 by operator Johnny D'Andriole (serving with the 5th Reconnaissance Squadron of the US Army Air Corps), small bends at the corners, light toning near the top front edge. $2.00 pgm(a)
DANIELS. "Thus, 'mid the wreck of thrones, shall live / Unmarred, undimmed, our hero's fame, / And years succeeding years shall give / Increase of honors to his name. / Wm. Cullen Bryant" embossed postcard mailed FEB 17 1920 (faint RPO cancel) to Helen Daniels in Jeffersonville Ohio from her Aunt Beatrice, both upper corners creased, light toning both sides. $2.50 pg(d)
DANTON. "CUB SCOUT GRADUATION CERTIFICATE" used as intended on 25 October 1954 when a Cub Scout who had attained the rank of Webelo in Pack 100 became a Tenderfoot in Boy Scout Troop 250. Signed (among others) by Felix A. Danton, founding Scoutmaster of one of the oldest troops in the USA. $5.00 sdg
DAVIDS. "Shaker Heights, Cleveland, O." showing 2 horse-drawn buggies passing by a house on a small cliff; postcard mailed 1908 by Velma Pauline Lewis in Cleveland to her cousin Miss Opal Davids in Sabina Ohio, edge wear, 2 corner creases (1 small, 1 tiny & inconspicuous), very light toning in the sky, a little corner wear. $5.00 o(s)g(d)g(l)
DAVIDSON. "NEH. CITY BOOSTERS. / NEHAWKA NEBRASKA" showing the street near the hardware store (on right) lined with many automobiles & a few bicyclists, sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed there October 28 1910 to Lewis L. & Francis Davidson in Piqua Ohio by their mother, faint small bottom corner crease, good edges otherwise. In those days, turnouts like this were used to publicize the prosperity of the towns involved, by showing off how many automobiles could be mustered in such a small town. Rare. $22.50 n(n)g(d)a
DAVIS. "River View from Stanton Boulevard, / Steubenville, Ohio" looking along the railroad tracks, postcard mailed there AUG 28 1911 (bold flag cancel) to Mrs. Sue Davis in Des Moines Iowa by her cousin, minor corner & edge wear, trace of cancel ink in the front sky. Surprisingly hard to find. $6.50 o(s)g
DAVIS. Somewhat light FEB 25 1900 COLEMAN MO hand cancel (DPO, La Posta 3 rarity scale) on #6 envelope to the W. W. Gavitt's Medical Company of Topeka Kansas (received there same day, per backflap cancel), with contents (an application for agency at Coleman from David Davis, a farmer), docketed 'first order' & '6.00 / rec'd / FEB 26 1900' by recipient. Interesting details about Coleman & how medicines were sold in rural areas those days. $11.00 mm-g
DAWIS. "Dawis Motor Court / HIGHWAY 29, 5 MILES NORTH OF / ANDERSON, S. C." unused linen post card with light colors, published by Butler Enterprises, yellowish paper on back, pertinent information on back, fresh appearance. $2.50 smg. Near mint, shown. $3.50 smg
DAWSON. "WE ARE NOW LEASING / COTTAGES AND BUILDING SITES AT THE / OLD DAM ON THE WABASH / ADDRESS CHARLES DAWSON, NEW HARMONY, IND. R. R. No. 1 1519-30" including a dog with a stick in its mouth, black & white real estate advertising from Curt Teich & Co., unused, fresh appearance, good edges. $6.00 irdg
DAY. "ROBERT DAY'S RESIDENCE MT. JOY O." with his family outside near the corner porch, sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, tiny spot on back, light toning in the upper left front corner (just sky), low contrast but the detail is there due to good focus. Robert Kenton Day was an Ohio teacher, who became principle of Rarden High School, & conducted normal schools during summer breaks. For several years before his death (in 1923) that high school led the state in graduation rates. $20.00 o(m)fge
DEARDURFF. "637. Stone Bridge, Garfield Park, / Chicago." with a rowboat passing underneath, post card mailed AUG 1 1913 from Topeka Kansas to Mrs. Christine Deardurff in Newark Ohio using a 1-c parcel post stamp (tied, good condition), tiny bottom corner crease, upper corner away from stamp creased twice. Sender was her niece Florence. $4.75 gi(c)b
DEARDURFF. Private mailing card from 2 cropped views--Niagara Falls itself & nearby bridge; mailed JUL 1 '01 using a Pan Am commemorative 1¢ stamp to Mary Deardurff in Newark OH by her sister Gussie, small upper corner crease, a lot of cancel ink on front. $3.50 pwn(n)g
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DECHEND. "OFFICERS OF YOUNGSTOWN TYPOGRAPHICAL UNION No. 200 // FROM LEFT TO RIGHT / S. P. JAMES, Chm. on Entertainment / J. B. REYNOLDS Secy-Treas. / H. DECHEND, Pres. / J. LOOMIS V. Pres. / Frank SEELEY Sec'y Conference / W. S. FLOWER Chm. Executive Com. // THE FIFTH SESSION / Ohio State Typographical Conference / Meets in Youngstown, Oct. 11, '08 / Your are cordially invited to be present / Send notice of your acceptance not later than October 1st, to FRANK SEELEY, Secretary // FLOAT USED IN OLD HOME WEEK" showing a wonderful horse-drawn float bedecked with flags & signs 'DEMAND THIS LABEL ON ALL OF YOUR PRINTED MATTER', sepia-tone postcard mailed 1908 at Youngstown to Frank E. Bennett at the Labor Journal there. Spotty toning, three corners creased (1 long, 1 small, 1 tiny). Rare! 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(z)hpg(d)g(f)g(j)g(l)g(s)u
DECKARD. Gorgeous ATTEBERRY MO. MAY 13 1905 Doane 1 cancel ties 2¢ Washington franking #6 cover to the W. W. Gavitt Medical Company, Conway Missouri backstamp the same day, Topeka Kansas backstamped the next day, company handstamp on front MAY 15 in blue, the addressing & enclosed note in the hand of Thomas D. Deckard disputing his account balance with them, stating that their last shipment was damaged, recommending a name they contact for agency, and asking that future mail be sent to him via the Sampson post office (also in Webster County, apparently to avoid more damage). To give you an idea of how small Atteberry was, Google Maps could not show it to you in April 2015! Atteberry operated 1903 - 1906 only, and its La Posta scarcity is 6. $80.00 mm-g(d)
DEFENBAUGH. "NIGHT SCENE ON THE MIDWAY, / CEDAR POINT, OHIO." moonlit scene including a regulation bowling alley prominently on the right, post card mailed there JUN 27 1914 to Mrs. John Defenbaugh in Ancona Illinois by her brother Jerry, upper corners creased, noticeable corner & edge wear, spotty toning on back. $5.00 o(c)s(b)gm
DELLAERT. "EASTER ISLAND / & TIERRA DEL FUEGO / Millenium(sic) / DX-expedition / 2000 / CEOY/ON5AX CE8/ON5AX" QSL viewcard picturing the operator Willy Dellaert with his equipment & the silhouettes of several colossal moai, used 2000, verified and printed by DX4WIN. $6.00 cg
DELANEY. "ENGINE HOUSE AND BANK HEAD, DRUMMOND COLLIERY WESTVILLE, N.S. / 2415 T" with glitter added to mark the tracks coming into the coal-mining complex, divided back Canadian souvenir post card mailed from the East Side in 1907 to Miss Ida Delaney by her cousin Mary, very light spotty toning both sides. Seldom offered, seldom seen. $7.50 n(w)mg
DELANEY. "Richard J. Delaney / Undertaker" 2 business cards with annotations on the back as to grave locations in Calvary Cemetery in Queens. One from when his office was of Eighth Avenue (show at top) has multiple creases, the other (shown at the bottom) from his West 14th Street Address in New York City is lightly toned. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan showing both front sides in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 cn(n)g
DELSCAMP. "Ask Johnny Painter / He Knows // A Jet Black Quick drying enamel ... // CAUTION-- / Have surface clean and free from grease and rust... // The Delscamp Paint and Glass Co. / 118 NORTH MAIN STREET / DAYTON, OHIO." illustrated label (probably for a small can), almost as large as a continental postcard, tiny tear in the top right border closes well. The firm is mentioned trade literature & advertising from 1919-1922; prior to its purchase, it was called Lowe Brothers Paint Company. Its memorabilia is scarce. $6.00 o(d)g(d)
DEMING. "DR. E. A. DEMING'S SUMMER HOME. BATTEAU CHANNEL, WOLFE ISLAND, ONT." sepia-tone real photo mailed 1939 at Kingston, faint corner crease, mild corner & edge wear, a few light spots of toning in sky. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 og
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DENMAN. Signed L. Sch. (L. Schröpler) art depicting a brown & white dog at rest outdoors; uncaptioned postcard mailed JUL 15 1909 (clear WHEEL. & CHI. TR.14 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) missent to Elma Denman in Mount Vernon Ohio (after going to RFD No. 2 first, then address erased & better written over it) from her mother, small spot of toning near stamp, mild corner & edge wear most noticeable from the front. $3.00 da(s)g
DE RIDDER / DERIDDER. "U. S. Army Aeroplane with Wireless Outfit." post card from F. Mutchler Photographer of Soldier Life in Highwood Illinois, mailed NOV 8 1915 in Muskegon Heights Michigan to Mrs. D. De Ridder in Grand Rapids Michigan by her niece Theoda, trivial corner wear. The importance of the addition of radio equipment to military aircraft cannot be understated, but there is surprisingly little information about its early days on the Internet because such developments were secret at the time. This postcard is rare, as is anything by this photographer. 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(p)a(m)pg(d)
DERWINSKI. "CONGRESSMAN ED DERWINSKI" seated near the US Capitol, unused postcard with a length appeal for the recipient's vote on back. At the time he was serving suburban Chicago, and later served as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. $2.00 pg
DETRICK. "W8DZX" Galena / Center Village Ohio QSL postcard mailed 1970 showing operator Albert (Al) Detrick & his equipment. It further specifies his location by claiming he is the only ham in Center Village. $5.00. A similar postcard but unmailed, more yellowish paper & 2 tiny pinholes at the top center. $4.00
DE VRY. "CY DE VRY AND 'SENATOR' IN LINCOLN PARK, CHICAGO" postcard from Hammon Publishing Company, mailed there 1916, stamp removed, minor corner & edge wear, small upper corner crease, short internal crease from the top edge, scratch on lion's face. $1.75 i(c)ag
DEY. "BR-17A // HIGHLAND PIPER // W / 02 Pipe Major George Dey / Dressed in Nova Scotia Tartan" chrome postcard mailed 1965 from Halifax to the US, tiny corner bend & minor edge wear. $1.25 ntg
DIAMOND. "GEORGE DIAMOND / Charcoal Broiled Steaks / Chicago, Ill. 60605..." multiview chrome postcard with 4 scenes--the owner cooking & the exterior of 3 of his restaurants (Chicago, Antioch Illinois & Acapulco); unused, excellent condition. $2.50 m(g)i(c)i(a)c
DIAZ. "We Want You to Know the Facts About the Model 'A' / FEATURES OF THE NEW FORD" poster printed for the Fred C. Miller Fordson / Ford / Lincoln dealership in Galion Ohio. Very detailed commentary in the call-outs: triplex shatter-proof windshield glass, 150 forgings, Houdaille hydraulic double acting shock absorbers, etc. Four vertical folds with no separation, good edges. Accompanied by their customer's copy receipt to Joe Diaz (also of Galion) detailing payments due for a total of $729.50 for a Fordor Sedan. $12.50 ao(g)g(m)g(d)p%
DICKENSON. "K5BTM" QSL post card picturing operator Dot Dickenson at her equipment in black & white, used 1963, tiny corner bend, tiny tear at the top closes well. Sold but still available for genealogical study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 tg
DICKENSON. "K5WWL" QSL postcard picturing operator Bob Dickenson Jr. at his equipment in black & white, used 1963, light stain at one front corner. Sold but still available for genealogical study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 tg
DICKMANN. "UPPER NEWPORT BAY 3389" unused sepia-tone Ekc real photo postcard showing the Hans Dickmann boat-building facility with several small coastal ships alongside & Western Canners nearby, as seen from the water; good focus & composition, glossy finish with very light abrasions, unattributed publisher, toned back, corner crease. $9.00
DIDOT. "Solid Silver Ware / Clocks // MRS. M. C. DIDOT, / JEWELER, / VERSAILLES, OHIO. // REPAIRS" trade card picturing a high-wheeler bicyclist & the Jas. Boss' Patent Gold Watch-Case (described in detail on the back), slight rounding of the corners, light toning both sides. Circa 1888 - 1893. $12.00 o(v)gjcab^
DIETERLE. "Speiseraum im LZ 127 'Graf Zeppelin'." showing the elegant dining room of the airship, unused continental-size real photo postcard backstamped clearly in red 'Zur Erinnerung an die Besichtigung des Lift-schiffes und Besuch des Zeppelinverkaufstandes J. Dieterle in Friedrichshafen a. B.' (advertising the seller's zeppelin booth which was set up for the return from the first South American Flight), oxidation consistent with age. Sold but both sides still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. zg(d)i
DIETSCHE. "Dietsche's Sight-Seeing Autos, Detroit. Start from 83 Woodward Ave. Phone Main 1029." with a heavy load of passengers bending the frame at the back; unused post card with pre-printed ostensibly hand-written advertising message on back reading 'P.S. This is a wonderful trip -- takes in Detroit, the great Ford Plant & Belle Isle Park. Don't miss it when here." We quote the message in full because other advertising messages are known to be pre-printed as well. Seen offered elsewhere as high as $20.00, but we need only $14.00. m(d)ug
DIETZ. "P-23 The Parkersburg High School Band, Parkersburg, W. Va. / George J. Dietz, Director 1B-H1333" linen postcard, code fixes the printing date as 1941. [We are told that a similar view was published showing the band in 1944.] 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 wmg
DIETZ. "THE ANCHORAGE / 1340 Bay View drive, Coral Ridge / Fort Lauderdale, FLorida" when Mr. E. H. Dietz was the manager-owner, made direct from a Kodachrome by Dexter Press, published by Raymond Studios in Miami, small bends at the bottom corners. $2.50 mf(f)g
DILL. Embossed birthday postcard sent to Mrs. Jessie Dill of Grogan Ohio on April 14 1911, minor toning & edge wear. $2.00 g(d)
DILL. Wanted to buy--other Dill family memorabilia, especially those from Canadian branches of the family. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
DILLEY. "Lampert Lumber Co. / Waubay S. D." showing 3 workmen pausing in the fall erection effort for a long 2-story wooden building, a grain elevator in the left background, a small building in between; sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed Jan 31 1911 by one of the people shown (S. I. Dilley, to another Dilley in Youngstown Ohio); good edges, slight oxidation. Caption is on the front lower left, readable upon magnification. Unique & as interesting as they get. 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 (pslgg)
DINGEY. "55- A Cozy Nook in Carnival Park, Kansas City, Kans." with a merry-go-round at the left side & a circle with park benches in the foreground; color view printed in Germany for the Elite Post Card Company of Kansas City, mailed there 1908 to Miss Ada Dingey in Cloud Ohio by her cousin George, lightly toned back, 1/2" tear in grassy area, upper corner crease, other corner wear minor, light curvy line of ink in the sky. This short-lived amusement park opened in May 1907 and closed October 1911 for reasons that are still not understood. Rare in any condition. $10.00 ak(k)g
DINGEY. "66 NIGHT SCENE ON LAKE, ELECTRIC PARK, KANSAS CITY, MO." from the lake, lit by approximately 100,000 bulbs, 2 towers framing the scene which includes the arc of the covered band pavilion towards the right--where Sousa, Sorrentino & Scariatti played at this former amusement park. Color postcard mailed there SEP 14 1908 to Miss Adah Dingey in Cloud Ohio by her cousin George, lightly toned back, small but conspicuous upper corner crease, long bottom corner crease hidden in a dark area, 1-3/4" internal crease vertically from the top edge. $4.75 m(k)gae
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DISHON. "Clothes of Quality / An assortment of over 500 / samples of new Spring goods / now on display ... / ... / FRANK DISHON / McCUNEVILLE, OHIO" unused advertising postcard with chick art on front, message area printed as quoted here, small bit of an upper corner gone, two spots of toning near the right front edge, heavy & spotty toning on back. A very small unincorporated community in the Salt Lick Township of Perry County. $7.50 o(m)o(s)fg
DIX. "A GOOD RUN." real photo post card on bromide paper, mailed OCT 22 1907 by Rob Dix in Gap Pennsylvania to his mother in New Jersey, 1/4" tear just under stamp closes well, some cancel ink in the wide front borders. $3.75 hg(d)
DLUGOSZ. "W3EVB" 4-inch by 6-inch color photo on Kodak paper showing the ham radio equipment of Stanley J. Dlugosz in Washington DC., dated 20 Sept 88 & signed 'Stan' on back. $3.00 dg
DOERRER. "Many Happy Returns." art within an embossed border, mailed Jun 14 1913 (CLEVE. & CIN. R.P.O. cancel on Balboa stamp) to Mrs. Charles Doerrer in Hayesville Ohio by her daughter Olive Ethel Doerrer, good edges. $2.50 g(d)
DONNER & BINDER & BODARD. "Villen Bodard. Sommerfrische Hart, 500 m Seehöhe, Post Gloggnitz, N.-Öe / Villa Binder. Villa Angerler. Villa Blelek. Herrenhaus / Villa Donner" showing a panorama of the village, naming the residences shown; unusually detailed black & white postcard mailed 1916, light toning both sides, tiny corner crease, other corner wear is minor. $10.00 ag(b)g(d)
DOOLITTLE & WARNER. Sepia-tone real photo postcard with exemplary contrast, mailed at Estherville Iowa circa 1914, trivial damage to stamp, possibly extraneous pencil writing also on the back. Invitation on back reads: "Mr. & Mrs. L. C. Doolittle / At Home / Friday evening Feb 2 / at 7:30 / to the Amoma Class / In honor of / Miss Opal Warner". The Amoma class is a Baptist organization for young people. We are told that the view is that of the parsonage for the New Union Baptist Church. $8.50 ig(d)g(w)
DORSEY & BYCROFT. Please see BYCROFT & DORSEY.
DOTY & FULLER. "Steamer 'Ransom B. Fuller' Bath, Maine" black & white postcard, high-quality (near photographic) printing in Germany, mailed 1908 to (Mrs. Floyd) Carlie Doty in South Park ME from her aunt Maggie in Sherman ME (light DPO cancel), 2 small corner creases, another corner worn, cancel on front, album impressions at the corners. This coastal passenger steamer was owned by the Eastern Steam Ship Corporation. It served the Navy as a barracks ship 26 November 1917 - 15 April 1918. $15.00 m(b)s(c)s(m)s(e)wg-m
DOUGLAS. Uncaptioned & unused SOLIO real photo postcard mostly showing the large crowds gathered between the W. I. Douglas Shoe Co. store at the extreme left & the Ahlers Fur Store toward the center in Dayton Ohio for the Wright Celebration; excellent contrast & focus. Gives a feel for being there: for example, most people dressed up to view the parade. $10.00 pgg
DOWLING. Black & white 3.5"x6.5" glossy photo of the R. L. Dowling Shortline steam locomotive #57 Grant 4-4-0 & tender at Live Oak Florida in 1905, good focus & contrast. Short, but serving sawmills it had much lumber-related traffic. 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 rlfg
DOWNING. "EAST BROAD ST., COLUMBUS, OHIO." including a horse-drawn buggy & quite a few trees, black & white postcard with sky & tree tints from Harriman publishing, mailed 1909 to Mrs. William Downing in Marengo Ohio by her brother Ernest in Condit, stamp removed, three tiny spots of cancel ink in the front sky. $4.50 o(c)g
DOWNING. "Olentangy Park, Columbus, Ohio" with a dance in progress, postcard mailed at Columbus JUN 24 1913 to Mrs. Will Downing in Condit Ohio by her cousin Mabell to convey family news, a few tiny speckles of cancel ink in the front sky, minor corner & edge wear, stamp removed, back lightly toned. $7.50 o(c)gda
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DOYLE. "HEADQUARTERS INDIANAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT / $25.00 Reward fro Recovery of Car. / $100.00 for Conviction of Thief. / STOLEN--1920 ESSEX ROADSTER / ... / Send all information to / J. E. KINNEY, / ... Chief of Police" July 1921 government postal card mailed to the Noblesville Indiana chief of police, one corner creased twice, another with a small bend. Owner was John E. Doyle, 963 N. Alabama Street, Indianapolis. 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 lig(k)g(d)a
DOZER. "Hangman's Tower, Nuremberg, / Germany" with a brief history in English printed on its back, postcard mailed APR 5 1910 to Mr. & Mrs. H. W. Dozer in Zanesville Ohio from their son Charley in Mount Vernon Ohio, long bottom corner crease, back toned a bit from album contact, a few tiny speckles of cancel ink in the sky. $2.50 bg(d)
DOZER. "Palace of Longchamps, Marseilles, France" postcard mailed MAR 11 1910 (partial R.P.O. cancel) from Mount Vernon Ohio to Mr. & Mrs. H. W. Dozer in Zanesville Ohio by their son Charley, back information about the building printed in English. $3.00 f(m)g(d)
DOZER. "Quebec, Canada from Point Levi." with a brief history printed on the undivided back of a postcard mailed SEP 19 1910 from Mount Vernon Ohio (almost complete WHEEL. & CHI. TR.8 R.P.O. hand cancel), to Mr. & Mrs. H. W. Dozer in Zanesville Ohio from their son Charley, name of city handwritten in the front sky, very light album marks at the back corners. $2.50 qg
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DREW. Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard showing a lady with 2 children & a dog posed on a Kerry motorcycle with side car & English license plate H.5084. Mailed OCT 2 1909 from London. The name Kerry is plainly on the motor to the left of the boy's foot; the teenage girl's dress probably covers the company logo on the fuel tank. The basket for the side car has an interesting history. From 1904 to 1907 Kerry made a Tri-Kar, which was a three-wheel motorized bicycle on which passengers rode up front in a large basket, with supporting wheels on either side of them. [You can view the Tri-Kar in an advertisement in the November 1st 1904 The Motor.] The Kerry Company manufactured motorcycles until 1915, according to the authoritative cybermotorcycle.com/euro/brands/kerry.htm. We see from this rare photograph that they put their sturdy-basket-making know-how to work on side cars in their later years. Notice how English side cars were to the driver's left, in contrast to American side cars which were to the driver's right. That difference arose because respective drivers drove on different sides of the road. Alongside the handwritten communication on back is a neat handstamp reading 'S. E. DREW, 11, Westbourne Rd. Barnsbury, N.', a fairly fashionable London residential address to this day, who was the sender. Altogether a rare image: we could not find any other image of a Kerry motorcycle with side car when we searched the Internet. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. me(l)g(d)
DUDGEON. "BILLANY & COCHRANE / TELEPHONE No. 1538 / Machinists' Tools, / No. 527 Commerce Street. / Philadelphia 1893" postal card ordering a roller boiler tube expander from a Richard Dudgeon in New York (whose steam carriage is depicted on a 4-c US stamp), minor edge wear, minor toning. $6.00 pmg(b)g(d)
DU BRUL. "The Du Brul Insulation Company / NORWOOD, CINCINNATI, OHIO / FIREPROOF HOME INSULATION / FOR / SUMMER and WINTER COMFORT" black & white photo (approximately 2.5" x 4.5") showing their delivery truck, exemplary focus & contrast. Incorporated May 1930, their business was located on the northwest corner of Hudson & Mentor, . We have seen the name incorrectly spelled DuBrul (with no space), but this rare photograph makes it plain that a space was correct. Sold but front side still available for genealogical study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(n)g(d)a
DUFFILL. "A SHADY NOOK, NELIGH, NEB. / CLEAVER'S PHARMACY, / PHOTO BY E. WOLFE." hand-tinted postcard showing 2 families paused during their ride on their horse-drawn wagons, mailed 1910 to Miss Frances Duffill in Hebron Ohio by her aunt or uncle, small corner crease, other edge wear is minor. $6.50 n(n)g(c)hhp(w)p
DUNCANSON. "Will send you a card of my 3 grandchildren, the boy holding the colt is my hired hand ... love to my niece Aunt Jill?" [writer, unfamiliar with back message writing, ran out of room so her name is hard to read], divided-back sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed AUG 19 1907 at Lodi Ohio to Mrs. Maggie Duncanson in Lynchburg Ohio. $15.00 g(d)cho(l)
DUNHAM. "Car Ferry / Loading at Charlevoix Mich / July 26\08" showing a large number of people & bicyclists getting on, with standing room only; sepia tone real photo postcard mailed there AUG 2 1908 to Miss Daisy Dunham in Fountain City Indiana by her cousin 'A. T. L.' (mentioning 'This is the boat that I came on.') Faint small upper corner crease, oxidation consistent with age, minor corner rounding, scrape on back affects but 2 handwritten letters, several caption letters clipped at the bottom front but postcard is full regular size. Charlevoix was a frequently visited summer resort at the time, accounting for the large number of excursionists. Hard to find, because many people would not have enough clues to figure out the caption. SOLD RECENTLY m(c)s(l)g(d)