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CARDS & GENEALOGICAL POSTCARDS
GENEALOGIA / RODOSLOVLJE / RODOPIS / Genealogiya
GENEALOGI / GÉNÉALOGIE / AHNENFORSCHUNG / വംശാവലിപഠനം
NEMZEDÉKREND / ĆTTFRĆĐI / GENEALOGIC / Genealogie
GESLACHTKUNDE / RODOKMEN / ACHYDDIAETH / 系譜學
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Q below S here & T-Z page. See also Named people postcards.
POSTCARDS & GENEALOGICAL POST CARDS
"Spring Air / America's / finest / Mattress // PABST
BEDDING CO. / 12th & WALNUT" signage on a parked delivery truck in
Cincinnati Ohio, approximately 2.5" x 4.5" photograph, slight curl to the
paper, back thinned in 4 spots from album removal, trimmed at top & bottom.
Once his children had been introduced into the business, Louis Pabst bought
out the Schaeller interest in this company (& then renamed it).
Memorabilia for this company is rare. 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 fgo(c)a
PALMER. "FOUNTAIN SQUARE. / LOOKING NORTH. / WOLCOTT N. Y." including the Palmer Brothers grocery storefront prominently & a nearby garage, circa 1923; unused black & white post card from an undisclosed publisher, noticeable wear at one bottom corner, one upper corner with multiple creases, left front edge has a few short faint internal creases. 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 n(w)g
PALMER. "St. Patrick's Day / Greetings" intricately embossed Winsch postcard with unsigned Schmucker art, mailed MAR 12 1923 to Miss Geraldine Palmer in Auburn Indiana by her niece Mildred, cancel on front shows next-day arrival, toned front, bottom corner knocked off, other corners with minor wear. $2.00 wsg(p)
PARK. "South Main Street, Adrian, Mich." prominently showing the A. B. Park Co. / Dry Goods & Carpets Building, the temporary large sign announcing the move in of the Robert Thomson & Co. with Up-to-Date Shoes next door 'about October 1st', horse & buggy & early auto at the curb, & 'ELECTRIC LIGHT / IS THE ONLY WAY' sign; unused postcard made in Germany, published for Farmer Fred in Battle Creek. Quite fresh for its age and rare! $12.00 m(a)fg(p)me
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PARKER. "Hurdle Jumping and Judges Stand, Brockton, Fair, / Brockton, Mass." including many spectators & the Strobel airship overhead; unused postcard published by the Metropolitan News Company, made in Germany. The aviator is E. J. Parker of Rochester New York, and the time is August 1910. $10.00 zm(b)n(r)g
PARR. "The Valley Gem, Zanesville, Ohio" showing the sternwheeler from the side, underway on the Muskingum River; postcard published by F. M. Kirby & Company, mailed 1910 at Hopewell Ohio to Mr. Herbert Parr in Saint Louisville Ohio by his cousin Hazel, bottom corner crease, mild edge wear. $6.00 o(z)s(r)g(p)
PARROTTE. "Residence of Mrs. C. S. Parrotte" Proof for an Edison Ohio real photo postcard from the estate of Dan Carloch (the photographer / entrepreneur who made many postcards circa 1908-1910), captioned in his hand on the back, unique, order for 60 postcards noted, good focus & contrast. One of the most interesting postcards we have ever seen, because it gives a feel for how many commercial real photo's were made for these small-town homes at that time. $40.00 o(e)g
PARSONS. "WINCHESTER AVENUE, ASHLAND, KENTUCKY--15" when Jack Benny & Fred Allen were playing in the comedy IT'S IN THE BAG at the Capitol Theater (next to the C. H. Parsons Company furniture store); linen postcard mailed 1952 (but better date for the scene is 1945 from the movie), a little cancel ink lightly in the sky. $3.00 k(a)mfg
PASINSZKY. "Hotel, Café u. Restaurant 'Payerhütte' in Kritzendorf, Restauranteur K. Pasinszky" multiview post card with 3 scenes in black & white, mailed there circa 1910-1916, 2 tiny dings to the top edge, minor wear to one upper corner. Rare. Sold but still available for scholarly study & genealogical research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 ag(p)m
PATTEE. Wanted to buy--older paper memorabilia for this family, especially from the Norfolk Virginia area. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
PATTEN & SAVAGE. "Headquarters for Specialty orders / T. R. Savage Company. / WHOLESALE GROCERS / ... / Importers of MOOSE CHOP TEA / E. P. Patten" printed advertising with striking silhouette of moose on government postal card mailed at Unionville 1903, browning paper shows age, small spots of cancel ink on face. $12.00 maagfs*%
PATTERSON. "Mr. John Patterson / The Hero and General of Rescuers / who himself risked his life to save / others; watching Heroic Workers / during Greatest Flood in Modern / History at Dayton, O., March 1913." black & sepia-tone on brownish paper with dark red caption, published by Kraemer Art, unused, very light toning in back address & stamp area, good edges. Notice the policeman in the background ensuring that the spectators keep their distance. $9.00 kogdn*-
PAUL. "SAILING BOATS, BLACKPOOL." being met by waders, spectators & a wagon; Tuck Oilette Postcard 1460 (Blackpool), mailed there 1905 to William H. Paul Jr. in Philadelphia, bottom corners crease, other corner & edge wear is minor, toned back. $4.00 e(b)ts(s)g
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PAULHAN. "No 155 Triumphs of the Air / Mr. L. I. PAULHAN writes: / I used SHELL on my flight from London to Manchester, and from / start to finish the Gnome Engine ran / splendidly / ... / 'SHELL' Motor Spirits" unused reproduction of a circa-1911 advertising postcard in excellent condition. Louis Paulhan won the Daily Mail aviation prize for that flight in 1910. $4.00 a(p)ga
PAYNE & SERATA. "Meeting of BRIDGETON STAMP CLUB / at YMCA Rooms on Thursday FEB 24 - 1944" notice on postcard mailed from Strawberry Point Iowa to New Jersey. (The club mailed its notices from small towns all over the country). Honor roll on stamp side lists members serving in Armed Forces--such as Okey Payne & Isaac Serata in the Navy. $1.75 (ng)*+
PEACOR. "W1GAG" Somerville Massachusetts QSL card mailed there 1935 by operator C. 'Kay' Peacor (who is illustrated in monochromatic blue, as well as her ham radio equipment), tiny pinhole at top center, partial cancel ink on front, minor corner rounding, heavily toned top back edge. $4.50 m(s)gi(h)
PEARLSTEIN. "212:-SCENE IN CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK CITY. / 44518" with many people watching model boat sailing in the lake there; linen post card mailed 1949 by Milton J. Pearlstein in Brooklyn to Marie F. Smith in Portland Oregon, corners soft, fairly fresh. $3.00 n(n)g(p)%
PEARSON. "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)+*
PEARSON. "PEARSON HOUSE / Keosauqua, Iowa / Built of modified Georgian design in the 1840's..." interesting typed message about Pearson family genealogy, soiled back, 2 small corner creases, small tear. as is. $2.00 ig%
PEARSON. "THE LYCOMING HOTEL / WILLIAMSPORT, PA. / W. L. STODDART / ARCHITECT ..." showing its exterior in vertical format, mailed 1922 to Pearl M. Pearson in Allport Pennsylvania by her husband, speckles of cancel ink on front, writing by sender in right front border, minor corner rounding. $3.50 p(w)ga
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PECK. "Compliments of / Peck's Flower Store / 442 Summit St., Toledo" store interior in black & white, framed by green, ad on back, fresh both sides. This shop, owned by S. N. Peck, was mentioned in a 1910 American Florist after it hosted a meeting the Toledo Florists Club (which it helped to organize). Any paper memorabilia from Peck's is scarce & hard to find. $13.00 fgoi
PEIRCE. "PEIRCE FAMILY REUNION / The Sixteenth Annual Reunion of the Peirce Family will be held at / The Friends Church at Ludlow Falls, / THURSDAY, June 18, 1914 / ... / F. M. PERRY, President, Covington, O. / MRS. W. C. PEIRCE, Secretary, R. D. 3, Troy, O." on mailed government postal card, heavily toned back, lightly toned front, faint upper corner crease, trivial corner rounding. $3.75 o(l)g(p)
PELLATT. "Sir H. M. Pellatt's Residence, 'Casa Loma,' Toronto, Canada." unused white-border era post card printed in the USA for Valentine & Sons United Publishing Company, wear along the top edge, 2 small spots of light toning in the borders. $1.25 o(t)g
PELTA. "No. 1603. A Glimpse of Colo. Springs, Colo." including a corner view of the Alamo Hotel prominently; monochromatic dark green post card from Pike's Peak Souvenir Company, dated 1908 by recipient on front, corner & edge wear. Good readable signs: Pelta's Department Store, Devoe Paint is Safe, Colo. Springs Laundry, Dr. Smith's Drug Store & more. 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 c(c)g(p)
PHILLIPS, QUAY, REEHER, REDDISH, ROBINSON, SCHUMACHER, STEPFIELD, STARR,
STILLINGS, ST. JOHN, SMITH, STEELE, & SHAY. "1849 - 1883. / Homoeopathic
Hospital College, / Cleveland, O. / WILL HOLD ITS /
PEŃARES. "Miss Rita Peńares / Unang / 'Bitoon sa Babaye' / May 1, 1931 / Cebu Studio" real photo of her as a beautiful young woman, toned back, thin spot on back as if a stamp had been placed & then removed, minor corner wear. $4.00 ng
PERARD. "11 SAVENAY (Loire-Inf.) -- Rue et Place des Halles / 5°-6° mille" including several pedestrians & readable signs (F. Perard at left, Halle in distance, ...), unused black & white carte postal with green back, just a little back edge toning. $4.75 f(s)g
PERASSO. "W6MRV" small wooden San Francisco shortwave (21.200 mc) QSL mailed 1971 at Daly City, small hole provided by sender to facilitate hanging. Most unusual. From Louis Perasso. QSL card sold. Still available for scholarly study & genealogical research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg (148,430 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 cwg
PERKINS. George W. Perkins leaving Poe Lock, white-border era postcard mailed 1941, stamp removed, one corner creased and the others with minor wear, some light toning near left front edge, partial cancel on front, small spot of toning on back. $4.25 s(u)s(l)ig NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
PERKINS. "PITTSFIELD N. H." real photo showing John H. Perkins Undertaker establishment with a gas pump in front of it & a house to the right. Unused, small dark toning spots in sky & a thin streak of dark toning along the right front edge, heavily toned back. $12.50 ng
PETERSON. "CARL A. PETERSON'S GREENHOUSES / TARRYTOWN, NEW YORK / ... / ACKNOWLEDGMENT" form on government postal card mailed 1949, a little extraneous writing on back, paper clip indentation, tiny staple holes as are common with these. a little cancel ink on front. $1.50 ng
PETERSON. "Senora Peterson of Montevideo, Minn." with a close-up of her smiling in costume, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1964 from Gibsonburg Ohio. $2.50 mg
PETRIE. "THE PETRIE HOUSE, PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN" including several people standing outside, black & white post card mailed there 1909, small part of one corner chipped away, light stain near one short back edge, upper corners creased, scrape on front affects bottom of 1 window and part of a few people near it, as is. $3.50 m(p)g!*%
PETRI. "Souvenir de Genčve" lithographed multiview depicting 2 bridges, published by Henri Schlumpf, mailed there 2 February 1894 by Otto Petri of Altenberg (his violet handstamp in the front message area) to Helene Petri in Berlin Germany (both postal markings on the back fairly clear), browning of paper with age, mild corner wear, lightly toned front, toned back. A quality postcard. The printing at the lower right corner reads 'Nş 310 Gesetzlich geschützt'. $55.00 sbmg
PETROW. "Main Street, looking South, Fremont, Neb." circa 1947 with numerous signs--Marsons, Petrow's Cafe Candy Kitchen, Stephens Natl Bank, J. C. Penney Company, Brunners Drugs, The R&S Shoe Store; unused linen post card, small dark spot of toning in address area, good edges. $3.50 n(f)g(p)nm
PETZ. MARCHEN MĆRSK. Glossy color photo of the container ship docked, with cranes overhead. Good focus & contrast. Small black handstamp on back reads "A. B. PETZ / MASTER". Built at Odense Steel Shipyard in Denmark, with Dragor as port of registry. Nice! $7.50 dgs(o)& NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
PFEIFFER. "JOHN N. PFEIFFER DEALER IN AUTOMOBILES ~ BUGGIES ~ SUPPLIES ~ ETC" corner view of the Forest Ohio building with a 'WATCH THE FORD GARAGE' sign atop it & 3 different autos parked nearby; real photo post card with excellent depth-of-field, pleasing contrast & interesting composition; light album toning at the corners, unused. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no photographer attribution, no publisher credit, no caption, so just for personal use. The Pfeiffer business was profitable, and John N. became the Chief Patriarch of the Encampment of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. 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 o(f)ga
PFEIFFER. "MODEL T FORD / FOREST, O. // O. B. Durfee / Forest, O." showing the #1 New York Seattle Racer paused outside of Pfeiffer' Garage with steam emanating from its engine; the neighboring tin shop signage plain & at the far right a sign 'VICTOR TALKING MACHINES SOLD HERE' over the trademark dog sculpture at the bottom of the window. The name of the local photographer Durfee is embossed in script lettering at the right bottom front of this unused AZO (triangles up) real photo postcard. Ford won the race in connection with the Alaskan Yukon Exposition (in Seattle) with its #2 racer, which resembled #1 (except possibly for a wider track), and which was subsequently disqualified & the subject of ensuing law suits. Depth-of-field & contrast are good, as are the edges; light album impressions at the corners. For more information see the Automobile Quarterly, Volume 10 Number 4 (June 1909), pages 378 - 383. 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 o(f)g(p)a(r)pa#
PFEIFFER. "O. B. Durfee / Forest, O." embossed photographer attribution at the bottom center of an unused AZO (triangles up) real photo postcard showing 2 Fords in front of Pfeiffer Garage & the Tin Shop next door. Sign on the leftmost Ford reads '75,000 Ford CARS for 1912' -- a production promise kept in promotional materials for a year, then helping to explain the lowering of some of their prices due to production-line efficiencies. Focus is crisp, contrast a bit high, good edges. 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 o(f)gga
PFEIFFER. "PFEIFFER'S GARAGE." in Forest Ohio, with 7 Ford autos & several men standing outside it & the neighboring newspaper the Forest Advertiser (& Job Printing shop), unused Cyko real photo postcard with our caption taken from the most prominent sign, album impressions noticeable at the front corners, faint album marks at the back corners. Good focus, contrast a bit low, well composed, good edges. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no photographer attribution, no publisher credit, no caption, so just for personal use. 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 o(f)gna
PHARES. "Just / Arrived / I came Jan. 3 1923 / My name is / Vivian Arlene / I belong to / Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Phares / I weigh 7 lbs." with artwork showing baby on flying stork, mailed, light toning on front, light toning on back. $2.50 bg
PHELAN. "Custis-Lee Mansion, Arlington, Va." showing the exterior of its Greek revival architecture, postcard with undivided back, printed in Germany for Foster & Reynolds, mailed 1909 to Miss Edith S. Phelan in Dorchester Massachusetts, long bottom corner crease, minor corner wear, light spotty toning in a few places on front. $1.50 vga
PHILMON. "Frances Fine Foods / on U. S. 19 & 41, Atlanta, Ga." showing its exterior when it was operated by Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Philmon, linen postcard mailed 1954, small bottom corner bend, 2 tiny spots of cancel ink in the front sky. $2.50 g(a)g(p). Same, but unmailed in excellent condition. (2 available) $3.00 each g(a)g(p)
PHIPPEN. "Mason & Hamlin Organ & Piano Co. / New Illustrated Catalogue Describing recent improvements and ONE HUNDRED STYLES ORGANS sent free / BOSTON · CHICAGO · NEW YORK" colorful trade card with 'GOOD ADVICE' on back includes 'Do remember that R. H. PHIPPEN receives pupils in Vocal and Instrumental Music, (organ and Piano,) at the old place 136 Main St., Biddeford, Me.', good edges, lightly toned back. $11.00 amm(b)g(p)
PICCONE. "BRISTOL HOTEL / GIBRALTAR // F. J. PICCONE / PROPRIETOR // TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS / BRISTOL // FULL SOUTH ASPECT, GARDEN, QUIET / AND BEST SANITATION / MODERATE TERMS." circa-1900 advertising postcard on thick stock, toned front, undivided back, writing on front is 'Salon Sakuska Tea / 60 Alcala / Madrid' (a tea house), wavy rubber band mark on back. $6.00 gg(p)
PICK. "VE2HI" Lac Pilon (Laurentians) QSL card on thick stock with hobby-related artwork & probable self-portrait, mailed OCT 16 1935 from Montreal to Philadelphia by operator Miss Ethel L. Pick, toned, small pinhole at top center. Westmount address but the card specifies that she was stationed at the lake for the contact. 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 qg
PICKERING. "Copyright 1906 by the Rotograph Company / G6691 The Pickering House, built 1660, Salem, Mass." postcard with undivided back, very late usage at Princeton Massachusetts, faint 1-1 / 4" internal crease, paper yellowing evenly with age. The oldest house in Salem, with gabled architecture. $7.50 mga
PICKERING. "Jews' House and Steep Hill, Lincoln Valentines Series" in England. Postcard with black & white on paper yellowing with age, classic era but mailed 1958 in the US. The approximately 900-year-old building served as a Jewish synagogue in the Middle Ages, and is still used for some Jewish functions today. The name on the storefront prominently at the left bears the name of M. Pickering. 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)
PICKET. "l17404 Missouri River Bridge, Atchison, Kan." overprinted 'Mr. & Mrs. T. M. Picket / McCullough, N. D.' in fancy gold lettering at the lower right front; post card with album toning on back, upper corner crease, noticeable edge wear. $2.50 k(a)g(p)
PIERCE. "HEADQUARTERS INDIANAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT / $25.00 Reward by Owner / STOLEN--1917 6 MO. FORD ROADSTER / Send all information to / J. E. KINNEY, / ... Chief of Police" July 1921 government postal card mailed to the Noblesville Indiana chief of police, toning along 2 front edges. Owner was Bert D. Pierce of Indianapolis. Sold but front side still available for genealogical study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. lig(k)g(p)a^
PINKHAM. "PINKHAM BROTHERS / DIGGING FOR MAINE STEAMER CLAIMS" at Little River Maine, postcard mailed 1976. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 (mfg)
PIPES. "The store and house (on the other side of card) which have a x on belong to Mr. Pipes" Fulton Ohio real photo with caption taken from writing on back, mailed there 1909. trivial edge wear, slight oxidation, lightly toned back. Rare, not a commercial card. Sold but still available for scholarly study & genealogical research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 og
PIRCHER. "Die 12 Obersteirer unter Leitung / des steir. Componisten Jos. Pircher" showing an Upper Styrian folk musical troupe under the direction of the composer; postcard mailed 6IX13 from Luzern to Pennsylvania, faint small corner crease, back paper starting to brown with age, slight rounding of the corners. $7.00 ma(u)g(p)
PIRSCH. "Pirsch Press / PRINTERS / DAYTON, OHIO" regular-postcard size advertising blotter, one small ink spot on back. A tour-de-force, the quality of these blotters received favorable mention in the trade publications of the time (1901 -1907). Why the fuss? Did you ever try fancy printing & over-printing in multiple colors on porous paper? It would be hard even today. Rare: we found no other examples offered or even shown when we searched the Internet. $15.00 o(d)ag
PITTMAN. "PITTMANS & DEAN CO. / COAL & ICE / 1247 GRISWOLD ST." uncaptioned (so we used all the wagon signage) & unused Azo (triangles up & down) real photo postcard with exemplary focus & contrast, showing their horse-drawn wagon numbered 224 (used for light deliveries) & the couple who delivered from it, very light toning on back, trivial corner wear. Shown left. "PITTMANS & DEAN CO. / COAL & ICE / 8 - 10 ADAMS AVE. W." with an ice delivery being made by 3 men with tongs from their horse-drawn wagon, uncaptioned (so we used all the wagon signage) & unused Azo (triangles up & down) real photo postcard, slightly low contrast but the focus is good, very light toning on back, trivial corner wear. The Dean in the Detroit firm's name is that of Charles A. Dean, President & Treasurer; the other name refers to Stuart I. Pittman. These are circa 1917-1918. 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. Right: still $20.00 m(d)hgg
PLAISTED. "NEW CAPITOL, AUGUSTA, MAINE AND GOVERNOR PLAISTED." black & white from Leighton & Valentine Co., unused. $6.00 (mg)
PLANT. "'Islanda' largest private yacht. - Owned by Morton F. Plant, New London, Conn." showing a side view looking towards shore, postcard made in Germany, published by The Rhode Island News Company, mailed 1909, one corner creased, small ding to bottom edge, a little cancel ink in upper left front corner. The entire message pertains to this ship. 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 cgs(p)
POCKRANDT. "SAFETY FIRST, you are perfectly safe when you buy your / PAINT, WALL PAPER, LINOLEUM, WINDOW SHADES, / VENETIAN BLINDS at POCKRANDT'S." with signed Lawson Wood art featuring his well-known chimpanzee character Gran'pop prominently, advertising for the Akron Ohio Pockrandt Paint Company on a holed (top center) postcard that might have had a calendar detached from it, sturdy stock, fresh colors, excellent condition. The company was in existence from 1910 until at least 1935, but judging by the biplane aircraft in the design, this would be circa-1918. $12.50 o(a)a(w)g(p)
POMPLUN. "DAYTONA BEACH DRIVE-IN CHRISTIAN CHURCH" showing a service in progress when Wallace Pomplun was minister, unused chrome multiview postcard with 2 scenes--an aerial & a view choir at the lectern, fairly fresh. $2.50 f(d)gmr
PONDER. "PONDER'S FARM, ROUGHAM. Howell's Series J6788." a corner view of the farmhouse constructed in the 18th century & added onto later; unused Norvic Mill real photo post card, fuzzy focus at the near sides but mid-ground & distance focus is good for architectural details, tiny spot in stamp box, good edges. On the National Heritage List for England. $13.00 e(r)ga
POOLE. "POOLE PIANO CO., BOSTON, MASS. // HEIGHT OF PERFECTION / POOLE / PIANOS // Boston, Mass. Harvard Medical School. Courtyard." showing a zeppelin with advertising in the sky, post card published by Hugh C. Leighton Co., made in Germany circa 1910, pencil writing on back, light toning of the back, a few tiny spots of toning show in the front sky. The airship is obviously added in at the printer, making this the earliest suggestion that zeppelins could be used for advertising that we have ever seen! $11.00 zm(b)mgca
PORTE / PORTÉ. "CLAIRE PORTE / RADRENNEN AUF DER BÜHNE" more precisely showing Clair Porté (advertised as the 'champion cyclist of South Russia') & Willy Porté racing stationary bicycles (forerunners of today's exercycles seen advertised on TV) on a circa-1901 stage, a dial measuring each of their speeds for the audience as they pedal in place. Bilingual sepia-tone Postkarte, message handwritten in German over the entire back, an old price on back may not erase well. Rare & most unusual. Only the second postcard we have ever seen of the couple. For the first & different one, please see Lebeck's book "Das Zweirad" on page 115, which supplies the more precise details we mentioned above. $37.50 brg(p) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
PORTER. "W. S. Porter" with caption taken from the name prominent on the ship's bow, sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard, good focus & composition, writing all over back supplies pertinent information, lightly toned back, slight oxidation. The company carried oil from the Kern River fields to San Francisco where it would be marketed. The ship, registered in 1906 to the Associated Oil Company, was named after the company's General Manager who first sold the idea. $11.00 s(a)oc(k)gm
POTTER. "JOSEPH POTTER FRUITERER & GREENGROCER" showing the Chelmsford (Essex) storefront with produce displays & 3 employees on a sepia-tone real photo post card mailed 1905 from Waterloo Liverpool Great Britain. The shop (& the proprietor's house) was at 17 Moulsham Street. Flowers were also sold there until at least 1911. 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(p)e(c)f
POTTER. "The Potter Ranch, eight miles from the hotel, / near Santa Barbara, Cal." including many pigs feeding a 3 troughs, postcard mailed 1908, a couple of light smudges on the back, and a surprisingly inappropriate message congratulating a young girl who had just graduated from grammar school. $9.00 gc(s)p
POTTER. US BATTLESHIP VERMONT with an inset showing Captain William P. Potter 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
POULSON. "On The Farm of M. Poulson / Antelope Mont." with an ox & horse in tandem harvesting the wheat; unused sepia-tone real photo NOKO real photo with unevenly divided back (placing it circa 1907-1908), faint paper clip indent top center. Note the tell-tale light letter t's in the caption: this is an early effort for the photographer who was not yet comfortable writing backwards on the negative. Rare! 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)ag
POWELL. "J34Z" Grenada shortwave QSL viewcard, used 1986 by operator Dick Powell, rounded corners as issued. View shows the Powell twins, Richard E. (Zavalla Texas) & Robert E. (Lakewood California), on a beach. Interesting note on back details why the viewcard was delayed. $2.75 gg(p)
POWELL. "RUDGWICK CHURCH. E503" showing its exterior, including nearby gravestones, at 3:40 in the afternoon; sepia-tone Hamiltons real photo postcard with glossy finish, British production, small upper corner crease & small upper corner bend neither into the image, minor wear to the bottom corners, 2 tiny scrapes affect the front image. Writing on back notes marriage of Polly Powell there January 12 1939. Rudgwick is in Sussex England. $5.00 e(r)gc
PRAY. "A TWO YEAR OLD PEACH ORCHARD / Tom Pray's" sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed there (partial cancel) DEC 13 1911 by Tom to Mr. Myron Stover in Leland Michigan, upper corner crease, approximately 1" internal crease from bottom edge, oxidation consistent with age, mild corner wear. Peach trees are planted in early winter, so the 2-year mark would be reached about this time. Mabel is on the Wikipedia list of ghost towns in Michigan. Its post office was discontinued in 1918 [La Posta scarcity 3]. Rare: we found no other offers, past offers, or exhibits when we searched the Internet. $50.00 m(m)ag
PREINER. "Rax. Am Preiner Gschaid." showing a narrow country road, black & white on paper yellowing with age, mailed circa 1912 at Prein an der Rax, tiny spot in caption area. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ag
PRETZEL. "Restauration Johannisberg / Res: / Ernst Pretzel // Gruss aus den Witzenhausen" monochromatic brown multiview Postkarte with two Hessian scenes (the other a river); very late usage at Missouri City Texas, uneven toning & long internal crease in front message area, noticeable wear on the long edges reduces one lower corner, 1/2" tear from top center, long internal crease from the bottom, as is. Rare. $10.00 hgg(p)m
PRICE. "MILLBURN INN / 5 Old Short Hills Road, Millburn, N. J." showing its exterior with signage, unused chrome post card, 2 small spots of light toning on back. When James Price was the owner-manager. $1.25 ng
PRIEST. "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
PRIESTLEY. "Priestley's / GIFTS / SHELLS--IMPORTS--CORAL / 222 North Federal Highway, Dania, Florida" unused chrome postcard numbered 1074 on back, tiny bottom corner crease, 2 other corners with trivial wear. Shown. $1.50 sf(d)g. Same, but mailed 1953 at Miami, corner crease, internal crease in sky, minor corner wear. As is. $0.75 sf(d)g
PRINCE. "Marble Palace, Residence of F. H. Prince, Newport, R. I. / 66448" showing its exterior and a flower-lined path leading to it, unused linen postcard with fresh appearance & good edges. $3.00 rg
PRINGLE. "5771. PRINGLE HOUSE, CHARLESTON, S. C." 1910 Detroit Photographic, minor corner wear & rounding, toning near 2 corners. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif formats. $1.50 (sdg)
PRINGLE. "5771. PRINGLE HOUSE, CHARLESTON, S. C." post card with 1901 Detroit Photographic copyright notice, unused, light album impressions at the corners. trivial corner & edge wear, back paper browning lightly with age. $7.00 sdg
PRINTZ. "'Y. M. C. A. CAMP' / OTOREKE, QUE. 36." showing the boathouse there; real photo post card mailed JUN 16 1952 from Montreal to J. W. Printz in Ipswich Massachusetts, messaged in German by his father, tiny upper corner creases, small reddish adherence in the lower right front water, toning in the front margins. A rare postcard in any condition. $8.00 q(o)fg(p)c
PRINZ. "BALLOON ASCENSION AT ASBURY PARK, AUG. 12 1910, IN WHICH BENNY PRINZ LOST HIS LIFE. / BENNY PRINZ / PHOTO BY F. NEW BURGER." depicting the beginning of a disastrous double parachute done from about 4,000 feet drop; unused Cyko real photo postcard, oxidation consistent with stated age, thin strip of toning runs near the right front edge. According to the Asbury Park Press of that same day, a trapeze strap broke causing the mishap. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. bn(a)dg
PRITCHARD. "12127 / Aber Bridge" unused postcard printed in Saxony for the Wrench Series, heavily toned back, mild corner rounding. Prior to its construction in 1900, a ferry operated by David Charles Pritchard served the purpose. Replaced by a swing bridge in 1970. $6.00 wg
PULLIN. "MARBLE ARCH" including several horse-drawn conveyances in London, one a double-decker sporting an ad for 'BROCK'S FIREWORKS', another double-decker with a 'SHOP FRONTS and FITTINGS' ad; post card mailed 1907 from Newtonsville Ohio to Miss Mae Pullin in Cincinnati by her cousin Rose (who mentions a coming visit of her father & mother); from Regal Art Publishing, their RAPCO view No. 2014; a lot of uneven toning on the back obscures nothing; mild corner wear. $5.00 g(p)e(l)hf%
PULLMAN. "'CASTLE REST,' THE PULLMAN SUMMER HOME, ALEXANDRIA BAY, THOUSAND ISLAND" unused postcard manufactured in Great Britain, published by Valentine Black Company in Toronto, excellent condition. $3.50 o(a)g(p)
PURCELL. "Helen Purcel Home, Zanesville, O." showing its exterior in color, unused postcard printed in Germany for the J. Adam Sauer Pharmacy, heavy vertical crease, toned back. This is a non-denominational retirement home intended for women who were alone in the world, chartered in 1885. $2.00 o(z)w(s)g
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QUILL. "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%
QUIN. "GREETINGS FROM CHINATOWN, NEW YORK" with the corner of Pell & Mott Streets at the left; linen postcard sold at the Ethel Hing gift shop (violet cachet clearly struck on back), mailed 1950 at the Canal Street Station to Mr. Harold Quin in New Haven Connecticut. Many legible signs including York Kitchen Equipment Co., Mon Fong Wo Co. (Chinese Groceries), Lee's, Wee Tung Co., Sugar Bowl, etc. Tiny ding at center of left front edge, otherwise fairly fresh. $6.00 n(n)g(h)g(q)c
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