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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
Ordered by surnames: A-F page G-J page K-O page R here
S below & T-Z page. See also Named people postcards.
POSTCARDS & GENEALOGICAL POST CARDS
RACANELLO. "F. T. D. Acknowledgment / 187 MAIN STREET - STAMFORD CONN. / ... RACANELLO FLORIST" on government postal card mailed there 1946, slight yellowing of the paper, small staple holes as are common with these, extraneous writing on back, partial cancel on front, small ink smear on front. $1.25 cfg*
RAMBAUD. "F9IH" Mérignac France QSL card with REF logo affixed to the front, used 1947 by operator A. Gervail, corners heavily creased. Illustration shows 'Mr. Rambaud, 1er maître de chai de la Maison Barton & Guestier, en 1725' in his wine cellar. $1.75 f(m)ag(r)
RAMEY. "Lock and East Street -- Port Colborne, Ont." sepia-tone postcard with red caption, published by Copp Clark Company, mailed there January 1 1907 to Fort Erie to convey a New Year greeting to Ada F. Ramey from her niece Pearl, very faint bottom corner crease. Lock 8 in the foreground is one of the longest canal locks in the world. Hard to find! $14.00 o(p)g(r)
RAMSEY. "ALLIANCE, O. W. H. Ramsey's Lake." including the gazebo at the park; postcard made in Germany for Hugh C. Leighton Compnay, mailed APR 30 1910 (somewhat light PITTS & CHI. TR22 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Miss Reba Veon in East Palestine Ohio, extensive light toning on back but very little on front, noticeable corner & edge wear. Seen offered elsewhere as high as $7.24, but we need only $4.25. o(a)g(r)
RAMSEY. "Marvin Ramsey Lassoing Five Racing Rodeo Horses / Stryker's 'Photogloss' - Rodeo Series - 22" black & white postcard mailed 1944, one corner with noticeable wear, couple tiny spots at the front edges. A remarkable sight! $12.00 cgh*
RAND. "K2KTT / PJ7" with Anguilla in the foreground & French St. Martin in the background., QSL card used 1985. The person shown is operator George I. Rand, who edits the Eastern Caribbean Newsletter from his hometown of New York City & his secondary home in Sint Maarten. $3.75 ang(r) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
RANKIN. "COSTUMES WORN BY NIGHT RIDERS / ON THE NIGHT OF THE MURDER OF CAPT. RANKIN / AT REELFOOT LAKE" black-and-white on browning paper with edge toning, corners worn & rounded, 2 long internal creases. Reelfoot Lake is between Lake & Obion Counties in Tennessee. The night referred to was October 19 / 20 1908. Some of the settlers around the lake formed the Night Riders to combat the land company that was asserting its lake rights due to old land grants issued by states before the area was submerged by a significant earthquake. Captain Quintin Rankin was hung & shot in this incident; another man, a land company lawyer the Night Riders were intent on killing, escaped. For obvious reasons a rare postcard. 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 stmg*!!
RANKIN. "HISTORIC RANKIN HOME / 'Where Eliza Crossed the Ice' / 'The Hill-Top Lantern'--Underground Railway Station--Abolitionist Center / Home of the Reverend John Rankin, Educator and Abolitionist, Ripley, Ohio" postcard made in the USA for Skyland Press in Asheville NC, mailed APR 2 1939 (RPO cancel) to Miss Helen M. Spare in Keuka Park New York, upper corner crease, a little spotty toning at the top front. Rare: seldom seen or offered. $10.00 bgo(r)
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RANKIN. "POINTS OF INDUSTRIAL INTEREST WITHIN THE VICINITY OF TERRITORY / SERVED BY PIEDMONT AND NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY." picturing 2 trains & its company logo at the top over a message from the Charlotte North Carolina Chamber of Commerce; unused, small corner crease not into image, mild edge wear. Mentions W. I. Rankin as Vice President and Traffic Manager. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) & enhanced 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nrg%
RATCLIFF. "WN0MNR" unused QSL postcard with wonderfully detailed map of the state & an inset image of the operator, Karl Ratcliff; 2 pinholes near the top & a long internal crease that might iron out. $2.50 kgm
RATH. "NOT TRANSFERABLE / The Pennsylvania Railroad / August 8th 1930j / Pass John J. Rath & Wife *** / Tinner * / Account C & O RR / To Columbus O From Sandusky O / Good for One trip until November 8th 1930 ..." free pass spelling out at the bottom that bearer takes full responsibility for any risks. Interesting! Slightly smaller than a continental postcard. $5.00 r(p)g(r)
RAYNER. "The Old Village, Shanklin, Isle of Wight" including 'E. RAYNER'S REFRESHMENT & TEA ROOMS' at the viewer's right & a sign advertising 'POST / CARD' a little further down; postcard mailed 17 AU 22 from Sandown Isle of Wight to Brighton in Sussex, 2 small corner creases. $2.75 e(s)g(r) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
RECTOR. "'A Joy Ride in Florida'" showing 9 black children drawn to be riding the back of a monstrous long alligator, white-border era postcard from E. C. Kropp Company, mailed DEC 6 1919 (partial JACK. & ST. PETERSBURG TR38 R.P.O. cancel remains after stamp removal) to Mrs. Mary A. Rector in Hanover Ohio c/o Minnie B. Rector by her grandchild Anna Marie Good, spotty toning both sides, corner wear & rounding. $3.00 bggf
RECTOR. "The Box of Grape Fruit I promised to send you from Florida" E. C. Kropp postcard mailed DEC 6 1913 to Mrs. Mary A. Rector in Hanover Ohio (c/o Minnie B. Rector) from her grandson-in-law Will H. Good, stamp removed taking part of the JACK. & ST. PETERSBURG TR38 R.P.O. cancel with it, toned back from pencil writing, small bottom corner crease. $2.00 g(r)f(u) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
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REDMAN. Uncaptioned sepia-tone postcard with good focus & composition, showing 3 railway workers at a package car & a horse-drawn buggy nearby with its attendant; mailed 1908 in Youngstown Ohio to Mrs. Frank Redman in Warsaw Indiana by her brother Clayton (who is in the image), who refers to the recent visit by 'Father and Edith'. $20.00 g(r)
REED. "REED'S MOTOR LODGE / ... / Located on U. S. 60 and 260 / ... / Springerville, Arizona" chrome postcard mailed 1951, small ding in the top edge, tiny upper corner crease, minor wear to the other corners. A jumping off place for hunting in the white Mountains. $1.50 amg(r)
REESE. "M. J. Reese / Democratic Candidate / for / TREASURER NEWARK CITY / ELECTION NOV. 6, 1917" small publicity card (about the size of a credit card) bearing his black & white image, with a small imprint of Typographical Union in Newark Ohio at the upper right corner, unimportant pencil writing on back, no postcard back. Our scan is in black & white but the card is on manila stock. $6.00 polg
REGAS. "REGAS CAFE -- FAMOUS FOR ITS GOOD FOOD -- ESTABLISHED 1919 / HOME OF THE SIZZLING STEAKS" as it looked in 1938. Unused multiview linen postcard with rough edges as issued, near mint & exceptionally interesting. The scenes: signage at the street emphasizing 'SIZZLING STEAKS'; interior with the long lunch counter at the left, and 'VISIT EAST TENNESSEE' advertising graphic. From 1948 on this expanded considerably to become the Regas Restaurant. 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(k)i(r)g(r)a
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REICHARD. "Be on Hand / Rain or Shine / April Fourth!" including a girl with umbrella illustration on stamp side, postcard mailed there 1909 by Dr. V. M. Reichard, Superintendent. To encourage attendance at Sunday School, he offered a weekly paper 'Girls' Companion' for three months. Hard to find! $10.00 m(f)ggu
REITER. "Geigenbauwerkstätte in Mittenwald. Echt Foto 72 Schöpfer der Oktavgeige" showing the old violin maker Johann Reiter at work in his Bavarian factory, real photo postcard with interesting composition & exemplary contrast, deckled edges as issued. The instrument name is sometimes seen as Oktav-Geige, and very few were ever made. It is shaped like a cello, but is the size of a 17" viola, with a narrow chinrest, and it can be played with a cello or viola bow. His instruments now fetch over 2,000 British pounds at auction. $25.00 bmi(s)p(v)g
you look like a Millionaire. Won't cost much either. Ask us: Reitz &
Langguth / 2769 W. 25th St., 4279 Pearl Road, S. W. Makers of Smart Clothes"
showing the proprietors (Mathew Reitz and Phil Langguth) standing in front
of their store, unused litho-chrome postcard, fairly fresh with good
edges. Necessarily pre-1913 when their firm was dissolved. Truly rare.
RELF. "HOTEL UTAH, SALT LAKE CITY / 500 ROOMS FIRE PROOF / THIS MAGNIFICENT HOTEL OPENED JUNE 8TH, 1911. / THERE IS AN ABUNDANCE OF / LARGE SAMPLE ROOMS / ... / UNDER THE MANAGEMENT OF / GEO. O. RELF." unused advertising postcard with fairly fresh color & minor corner wear, back paper browned evenly with age. Room rates quoted on front. $9.50 uga ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
REMSBURG. "HAWAIIAN TOURIST COURT ON U.S. 340, 14 MILES SOUTHWEST OF FREDERICK " Unused color-litho Bursheen finished postcard. When S. M. Remsburg was the proprietor. In Knoxville Maryland. $3.00 m(k)mg
RENDER. "The Shambles, York. Sampson, York" including signs for Brooke Bonds Tea & J. Render, unused black & white postcard, faint album toning at the corners, additional toning in the front caption area. The detail provides a good feel for this old English street, its timber-framed buildings & runnel. $4.50 eg(r)
RENFORTH. "On Fishing Creek, New Martinsville, W. Va. / 205,222. JV." including a few canoes & a bridge, postcard mailed FEB 2 1912 to Miss Beatrice Renforth in Proctor West Virginia (received same day postal mark) by her cousin Ethel, tiny ding in the top edge, minor edge wear, unevenly toned back. Our caption is centered at the top, but another variant of the post card has the red caption at the top but right-justified: so check your album! $3.50 w(n)g(r)
REYMER. "Pittsburgh, Pa. [May 19 1893 / Gentlemen / We are pleased to acknowledge receipt of your favor of 16th / containing check / ... / We remain, yours truly, / REYMER & BROS." receipt from the wholesale grocers & steam confectioners located on Wood Street, mailed there MAY 9 1893 to Messrs. J. A. Gault & Company in Kittanning Pennsylvania, good edges, clear cancel. Mr. Gault was also president of Famer's National Bank there. $3.75 p(p)g(g)g(r)f
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REYNOLDS. "Lester Eugene Reynolds / 18 mo. Old" caption from writing on back, showing him standing on a fancy wicker chair, real photo postcard mailed 1907 from Alfred New York, slight oxidation, cancel ink on front. $5.00 gbn
REYNOLDS. Please see also SEELEY & REYNOLDS below.
RHODES. "Volando Por la Ruta de los 'Flagships' / In Flight, Route of the Flagships / AMERICAN AIRLINES SYSTEM // ... / This Flight is a fine example of the real way to travel-- / and to get much done in little time." advertising postcard with signed Ivan Dmitri photo, mailed APR 1 1946 at Phoenix Arizona to Mr. J. R. Rhodes in Ponca City Oklahoma by his grandson Neill, airline-issued with its logo on back, faint upper corner crease. $8.00 a(p)gp NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
RICCAR. "Riccar Inn. Poland Spring, Me." unused Azo (triangles up & down) sepia-tone real photo with good contrast & composition, lightly toned back, trivial wear at 3 corners. Named after George and Mathurin Riccar, who founded the American branch of the Riccar family in America. $5.50 mg*+%
RICE. "'MIRAMIR(sic).' RESIDENCE OF DR. A. HAMILTON RICE, NEWPORT, R. I." mailed 1934, light cancel ink on front, corner crease, soft corners. Mr. Rice founded & endowed the Institute of Geographical Exploration at Harvard. The name of his home is correctly spelled Miramar. $2.25 r(n)g(r)c(h)
RICHARD. "Second & Dale" with a Dayton Ohio 1913 flood scene at the railroad crossing there, a rowboat afloat in the distance; black & white post card mailed there 1914 to Mrs. belle Richard in Newark Ohio from her niece Daisy, cancel ink in the front sky, small bottom corner creases, other corners rounded, stamp removed, light spotty toning on back. Rare: when we searched the Internet no one was offering it, exhibiting it, or even bragging about having sold it. $10.00 dgo(d)
RICHARDSON. "AERIAL VIEW, SAGANAGA LAKE / SAGANAGA TRADING POST, / SAGANAGA LAKE, ONTARIO, CANADA" unused Dupont real photo post card, 2 small corner creases (one within a larger corner bend), spot of dark toning at a back corner, stress marks at the bent corner, minor wear at the unbent corners. The post, at the very northern tip of the Gunflint Trail, was owned by Ida and Jock (John) Richardson. Seldom seen or offered in any condition. [When we looked on the internet, no one else had it.] 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(s)g(r)
RICHARDSON. "Scene at SAGANAGA TRADING POST, SAGANAGA LAKE. ONT." including a Canadian Customs sign near the center, unused real photo from the Canadian Post Card Company Ltd., very light toning on back, slight internal bend through word 'correspondence', good edges. The post, at the very northern tip of the Gunflint Trail, was owned by Ida and Jock (John) Richardson. Seldom seen or offered in any condition. [When we looked on the Internet, no one else had it.] $12.50 o(s)g(r) NEW / NOUVEAU / NUEVO
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RICHARDSON. "McRae Block, Roseville, Cal. / E. C. KROPP CO. MILWAUKEE" with B. A. Richardson Men's Furnisher on the corner & the nearby drug store & real estate office; unused color post card, large album adherence on back, approx. 1" thin scrape at bottom front. $2.75 cg(r)
RICHTER. "20 / QUEEN CITY // THE / RICHTER / TRANSFER / COMPANY" signage on
the side of a delivery truck, approximately 2.5"x4.5" photograph with
exemplary contrast & focus, uneven scissors cut at bottom to resize it, 4
spots of album paste at the back corners. The city is, of course,
Cincinnati. John H. Richter began his transfer company with 2 horses & 1
pull-cart in the mid 1880's; obviously this firm enjoyed some success, and
evolved into a cement & concrete business that stayed in the family.
RIECK. "America's Finest Amusement / Myrtle Beach, S. C. / Sunset at Pavilion Amusement Park at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina" including the Galaxi rid & Ferris wheel prominently, continental postcard with scalloped edges as issued; mailed 1978 to the Rieck family in Lakewood Ohio by relatives. When 'lots of big jellyfish' were on the beach. Trivial wear at 2 corners. $1.25 as(m)sg
RINEHART. "1/2/7 - Rinehart's Bus - at Clifton" approximately 2.5" x 4.5" in winter, photograph captioned as quoted, neat violet handstamp of Rapid Photo Service Inc. & faint glue striping on back. We realize there are several localities named Clifton. But, considering our source, we believe that this was a taxi service from Dayton Ohio to outlying communities such as the village of Clifton. We take the date to be 1917, not 1907, after comparison with other taxi images. $8.00 o(c)btg
RIPPERGER. "IDEAL BRAND / REFRIGERATED SERVICE // HAM LARD / BACON SAUSAGE '// JOHN RIPPERGER DIST. // WAbash 5179" signage on the side of a parked delivery truck, approximately 2.5"x4.5" photo with excellent contrast & focus, 4 spots of album paste at the back corners with a little thinning. A Cincinnati Ohio phone number in the early 1930's. Definitely rare. $25.00 fg(r)to(c)
RIPOLL. "VP5V" DX-pedition QSL viewcard used 1989 by operator Julio Ripoll WD4JNS. Four views in black & white include the 3 operators and their equipment, as well as local scenery. $3.25 tg
RITTIGSTEIN. "A. RITTIGSTEIN / HARDWARE & ... // 971 / BROADWAY // E. JOHNSON / CHIMNEY / SWEEP // E. JOHNSON / CHIMNEY SWEEP / 971 BROADWAY / PRONE OAK 2176" in Oakland California with attention-getting wagon & 2 workers in costume before the business (name & address on awning) established by Jewish immigrant (from Czernowitz Bukovina ) Adolph Rittigstein. Sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo divided back post card with wonderful depth-of-field & lighting that brings out the details. The Rittigstein (& Son) business prospered by supplying paints, oils, hardware, locksmithing & chimney sweeping services from 1889 - 1910. Belongs in a museum. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. c(o)pjhg
RIVARD. "STATION Radiotélégraphique Amateur VE2BW / CLOVA, P. Q., Canada / Operateur Dr. P. L. Rivard" large 1934 QSL with a panoramic view of the hamlet in black & white, his residence called out; details of the connection fill the printed form over all the back, folded to fit within an envelope for sending, several creases near the edges ironed out well. $5.00 qg
ROBERTS. "... a photo of my sister and our dog Teddy in the automobile" sent to Miss Lelia Roberts in Alderson West Virginia by her 'Anty Roberts' or 'Curly Roberts' (hard to read) in Iowa in 1910. Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard, tiny upper corner crease, light toning on back. $7.50 g(r)da
ROBERTS. "The River Liffey, Dublin" with double-decker buses in the foreground, real photo postcard mailed at Baile Atha Cliath 18 MAY 1953 (stamp removed by a misguided soul) to L. W. Roberts in Athens Ohio by his grandson Ben, minor corner wear, fine surface cracking of the gloss. $2.00 ibg
ROBERTSON. "T.S. TAROONA, RIVER TAMAR, TAS. Purling Series A710" unused Kodak Australia real photo post card with pleasing contrast & good edges. When the assistant purser was M. Robertson & the purser R. E. Hawson. Despite the word River in the location name this body of water is actually tidal & saline over its entire length; hence the ship is a coastal ship. 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 ts(c)g(h)g(r)
ROBINSON, THAYER & TULLIS. "EASTER SOUVENIR / LaFayette / Christian Sabbath School / LaFayette, Ohio" string-bound 1897 booklet on sturdy paper, listing the officers & teachers & pupils in great detail. A little toning & unimportant creases at upper left corners. Officers & teachers include John Akerman, Daisy Eversole, Alma Bechtel, Lloyd Sager, Ollie Heath, William B. Hawk & Walter Craig. Students include Nellie Taylor, Helen Graham, Guy Moore, Rufo Anspach, Leo Hall, Willie Kyle, Lulu Ferguson, Essie Hall, Celina Thayer, Minnie Fisher, Hattie Robinson, Glenna Helser, Tracy Tullis & many many more. $17.50 oeg(b)g(r)
ROBSON. "THE MISHAWAKA HOTEL" real photo postcard by Kaylor for E. C. West & Company in Mishawaka Indiana (their violet handstamp on back), mailed AUG 16 1910 (complete & clear Mishawaka flag cancel) Mrs. A. L. Robson in Grafton Ohio by her daughter Ida. Focus is crisp so the sign on the side of the building can be read: 'Larson-Danielson Const. Co. / General Contractors / Laporte Indiana / Architect H. H. Richards Chicago'. Uncommon in black & white; rare in sepia tones. $15.00 i(m)ag NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
& WESTERN TRACTION COMPANY. "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 & 2 friends of Augusta. Probably one-of-a-kind:
no publisher or photographer attributions, no printed caption.
ROEDEL. 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
ROESCH. "RES. OF F. F. ROESCH / COAL AND GRAIN DEALER MARTEL" including the back of an old automobile (circa 1910), unused Azo (triangles up) real photo post card with good focus & composition, good edges. 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(r)
ROGERS. "CLINCH PARK / WELCOME" reading from the circa 1938 sign, because there is no caption--you are supposed to know where it is. Linen postcard published by the Clancy News Compnay in Traverse City, mailed 1947 (interesting cancel too light for us to make out, probably an RPO) to Mr. & Mrs. Ray Rogers in DeGraff Ohio by their daughter Linda, a little spotty toning on back. The park is a beach replete with picnic tables & lifeguards during the summer months. $4.00 m(t)g
ROGERS. "THE OLD BLAKE HOME, ROGERS, ARKANSAS" linen post card mailed there 1958, tiny ding in right front edge, otherwise fairly fresh. Will Rogers was married there, and his daughter Mary was born there. The home is now torn down. $3.00 a(r)g
ROGERS. "W. D. Ackerson Company Market / W. Rogers Bakery / J. F. TUTTLE" including a Swift & Company horse-drawn delivery wagon & personnel before it; uncaptioned (so we use the storefront signage) & unused real photo postcard with oxidation consistent with age, good edges. The scene is circa-1906 in Newton New Jersey; we found mentions of Ackerson in the State Treasurer's accounts from 1902 - 1910. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer credit, no publisher information. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. n(n)gggh
ROGY. "BEST PEDIGREED Percheron, French Coach, and / Belgian brood mares or fillies delivered at your R. R. Station. If interested: / think about it and write to AUGUST ROGY, Box 185, Central Post Office, / Paris, France // 745 ND Phot." unused divided-back postcard, light album impressions at the back corners, a little red ink transferred to the back in the production process, exceptionally fresh for its 100-year-plus age. This business is mentioned as early as 1874 in the New York Times. We found references to it in 1887 & 1892, so it was quite successful. SALE IN PROGRESS hf(p)ga
ROHN. "Göttingen Rohns" showing the exterior of a Gasthaus (inn with restaurant) operated by Rohn family since 1830, horse-drawn taxi in front; mailed there without stamp 3.11.17 during World War I (partial violet military handstamp on back), several speckles of cancel ink in the front sky, good edges. $4.75 hg& NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
ROLFE. "Steamer 'Okoboji,' Lake Okoboji, Iowa" black & white, mailed 1913, stamp removed, pencil writing on front in caption area, album marks on back. Ship was registered to Fred & Roy Rolfe. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 is(l)s(r)g*
RONK. "RENOWNED RINGMASTER -- The voice of / Ringmaster Harold Ronk entertains and informs / ... / Greatest Show on Earth" shown close-up with microphone in hand, unused circa-1973 postcard. Known for singing 'Welcome to the Circus' in a stentorian voice to millions, he passed in 2006. $3.00 cgm
"WONDER WHERE I'LL LAND / 2110 A. D." art depicting a man descending from the sky with a failing umbrella, Niles Ohio or Warren Ohio or another Ohio town (hard to read) penned in beneath him; unevenly divided back post card mailed to Miss Nettie LeVerne Rook in Niles Ohio by her brother, heavy album toning both sides especially at the corners. Back message mentions Lordstown Ohio, Mineral Ridge Ohio & Levittstown(sic) Pennsylvania; handwriting is hard to read & the grammar imperfect. $5.00 yg(r)u NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
ROSEVER. "WARREN STREET, HUDSON, N. Y. 3" where the drug store was opposite Rosever's Style Shop, white-border era from Ruben Publishing, 1-1 / 3" tear that closes well, small corner crease. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ng
ROSS. "S. A. WATERBERG - OFF CAPE TOWN." showing a side view of the container ship fully loaded & underway near shore; continental postcard captioned on back by the ship's Captain Iain A. Ross, personally autographed by him, violet boxed ship's handstamp supplying ship statistics applied neatly. Nice! Built in 1979 & operated by Safmarine Container Lines NV, it was renamed Maersk Constantia in 2001. $10.00 s(o)g(r)s
ROTHSTEIN. "IN FLIGHT with the Flagship Fleet / of AMERICAN AIRLINES, inc. / Live Aloft and Like It! ... in a 200-mile-an- / hour 'room with a view.' Surprisingly there's no / sensation of height or speed. You fell no connec- / tion with the earth -- except as an exalted spectator'." airline-published (logo on back) post card mailed free MAY 23 1934 from Tulsa Oklahoma to Mr. Roy E. Stryker in Washington DC. Passenger comments: 'I'm photographing the Arkansas River flood on detached service with the U. S. Engineers. I arrived here from Memphis in Maj. Gen. Reybold's plane, Best regards to all, Pvt. Arthur Rothstein U. S. Army D. S.' Tiny bottom corner bend, a little light toning near the back edges. The Major General was Chief of Engineers since at least 1942. $12.00 a(p)dm(a)g(r)o(a)a(m)
ROTHWELL. TUCK SERIES 992 (MONTE CARLO). "MONTE CARLO. LES JARDINS." gardens in Monaco with signed Henry B. Wimbush art on an Oilette carte postale, writing on back by Sgt. Edward Rothwell (at US APO 705), back lightly toned, trivial edge wear at the top. $4.75 tmga.
ROUSH. "RAPID TRANSIT, MIDDLETOWN, OHIO" showing a horse-drawn streetcar at the end of its line at the track crossing of what is now Central Avenue (then Third Street), just after discharging passengers at the Cincinnati & Springfield (later the CCC&I) depot there; post card mailed there 1909 to Mrs. Eli Roush by her daughter Jida, mentioning Aunt Mae Davidson in the message, minor edge wear. $20.00 o(m)sg(r)r
RUFFING. "MAIN ST. BELLEVUE, OHIO." showing many carriages & buggies parked in the vicinity of Callaghan Grocer opposite A. Ruffing 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)
RUFFING. "West Main Street, by Night, Bellevue, Ohio" showing where the E. M. Kent Co. was just opposite A. Ruffing Dry Goods & Carpets, color from J. A. Baker & Co., mailed (smudge cancel), corner crease, minor corner & edge wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg (166,875 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 omg
RUGGLES. "Ver you looking for a chauffeur / for life yet?" with Dutch children in an early auto, post card mailed 1914, from Eva Ruggles to Arthur H. Ruggles in Detroit, light toning both sides, minor corner wear. $3.25 dg
RUNLEIGH. "Runleigh's / REMEDIES / FLAVORING EXTRACTS/ GROUND SPICE" salesman with satchel by his horse-drawn wagon, unused Azo (triangles up & down) real photo post card with small bottom corner crease, rest of edges are good, back free of toning. The only mention we could find of his remedies was in a 1915 Medical Directory, so this particular business was short-lived. However, we are told that its successor business was long-lived. In particular the Rawleighs company was large & very successful using direct marketing, and its Internet business survives today. 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. mhg
"Printed by Valentine, Ltd., Dundee / Ruskin's Monument, Coniston" including a few
nearby graves & a seated young man for scale; unused monochromatic dark green image in
vertical format on a post card with undivided back, small light spot of toning below the
caption, tiny tear in one edge not into the image. The image is deliberately offset to the
right to allow a more meaningful writing space for the purchaser; note that the caption at
the top is centered on the card, not the image. $
RUSSEL. "WE DESIGN AND BUILD SKIDDING AND LOADING MACHINERY TO MEET THE NEEDS / OF THE DIFFERENT WOODS OPERATIONS. WRITE FOR CATALOGUE / RUSSEL WHEEL AND FOUNDRY CO., DETROIT, MICH." with an embossed logging scene in sepia-tones, advertising postcard mailed 1907 to the Cornell-Yale Company at Holdrege Nebraska, a few tiny speckles of cancel ink in the front sky, trivial wear at one bottom corner. $18.00 lm(d)gani
RUSSELL. "RUSSELL'S FRUIT FARM. / FORT OGDEN, FLA." showing an orange orchard, sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed FEB 6 1914 from nearby Arcadia (clear LAKELAND & FT. MYERS R.P.O. hand cancel) to Harry Heath in Washington Court House Ohio with entire message about the farm, tiny corner crease, light uneven toning on back. Interesting & rare. $40.00 f(f)fg-r
RUSSELL. Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo post card showing British Columbia Electric Railway (BCER) observation car 123 partially loaded with tourists, in front of George S. Russell's Shaving Parlors (also offering hot & cold baths) with a sign advertising a matinee at the Grand Theatre, and the My Wardrobe clothes-cleaning shop; mailed there 1910, small upper corner crease. Seldom seen. $25.00 b(v)burg
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|SACALIS. "THE LAFAYETTE CHARCOAL
AND SEAFOOD HOUSE / Specializing in Shish-Kebab, Live Maine Lobsters, / ..." showing
an exterior corner with 2 autos in the lot, chrome post card from Dexter Press. When Steve
& Chrysa Sacalis were the hosts. The man standing at the corner may well be the owner.
SACKET. "PECKHAM'S CROUP REMEDY / For Children's Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Croup, Whooping Cough. / SOLD BY / S. M. Sackett, Monroe, Mich." hand & flowers & winter scene on a circa 1890 advertising card, detailed claims on back. $5.00 ammg(s) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
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SAGER. "BEACH AT SAGER'S RESORT" including a sailboat, rowboat & long docks; sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed 19 AUG 1912, small upper corner crease only in sky, oxidation consistent with age. Rare. Why? Probably taken in the off season, its lengthy docks are bare of boaters & fishermen enjoying themselves. Why? If sent, the caption does not even mention what state they are in, let alone what lake! Seriously, if you were their customer and had a great time there, would you want this as your memento? Advertising at its least effective & most ludicrous. 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 m(b)g(s)-r
SALOMON. "L. A. SALOMON & BRO., 216 Pearl Street, / New York. // REFINED WOOD ALCOHOL / PRICES REDUCED ..." giving prices in barrels or cans; postal card mailed DEC 11 1882 to Clarksburg Gas Company in Clarksburg West Virginia. The brother of Louis A. referred to was Charles Salomon. The company also imported minerals & chemicals, and also distributed denatured alcohol. Any paper memorabilia from this company is rare. The address exists no longer but it was in what is now the Financial District of Manhattan. [We are aware that there is a Pearl Street in Brooklyn but in 1882 Brooklyn was not a part of New York City, so such a location would have specified Brooklyn in its address, not New York.] SALE IN PROGRESS n(m)g(s)aa
SALORANTA. "ZB2X / OH2KI" QSL viewcard showing operator Jorma Saloranta with some of his awards in monochromic blue on the back, also gives a Finnish address. $3.75 gg(s)
SAMPSON. "With Christmas Greetings" under 3 embossed bells & holly accented with glitter; Tuck Holly Post Card (no numbering) with undivided back, mailed DEC 10 1906 to Miss Ethel Sampson in Yorkshire New York (Doane 3 South Wales transit mark the next day, also in Cattaraugus County), light spotty toning on front, minor corner & edge wear including a tiny crease at the bottom. $4.00 n-ctggb
SANNER. "WA0KVL / WA0VBV" picturing the entire Sanner family with their radio equipment, Minneapolis Minnesota QSL postcard mailed 1972 by operator Pat Sanner. Dick Sanner & their 3 children are also shown in black & white. $5.00 mgf
SAUNDERS. "BABY GRAND PIANO / LOWER DELLS // CAPT. DON SAUNDERS PLAYING 'ROCK OF AGES' / WISCONSIN DELLS, WISCONSIN" unused real photo post card illustrating a well-worn gag there. $4.50 mrwg
SAXBY & STARRETT. "Ancient Houses, Staple Inn, Holborn." including horse-drawn traffic & push-carts; post card mailed 1912 at South Kensington to Miss Frances Starrett in East Cleveland Ohio, much corner wear. Wagon at left reads: G. Saxby / FRUITERER & GREENGROCER / 249 GRAY'S INN ROAD. / CONTRACTOR FOR REMOVALE." $4.25 e(h)g(s)h
SCANNELL. "2295 - Fireboat 'David Scannell,' San Francisco, California" in a demonstration of its capabilities, post card published by Edward H. Mitchell, legible writing on the back, small bottom corner crease, other corner wear is minor. This boat was commissioned in 1909 to honor of a deceased former Chief Engineer of their Fire Department who served during several important years of their early history. $6.00 fcmg
SCHALLER. "Schaller Memorial American Legion Home, Post No. 28, Perrysburg, Ohio / 3C456Z" as it looked circa 1953, black & white white-border era post card, unused, trivial corner wear. 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 ofg
SCHATTSCHNEIDER. "The Schattschneider Bakery and Residence, Central Ave. and Owens St., Hamilton, O., after / Great Flood March 1913, in which Husband and Wife lost their lives" black & white with dark red caption, Kraemer Art post card with writing on back, minor corner wear, light toning on back. $10.00 okg*%
SCHEIDLER. "SCHEIDLER MACHINE WORKS, Est. 1881" sepia-tone line drawing on postcard showing how it looked in its heyday. Reinhard Scheidler held over 60 patents on the steam engine. Excellent condition. $1.50 o(n)ig
SCHENCK. "P2069 Residence of H. de B. Schenck, Ridgefield, Conn." showing his mansion on Christopher Road, sepia-tone real photo postcard published by Underwood & Underwood, mailed there SEP 3 1915, noticeable corner & edge wear. Hard to find, rarely offered! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. c(r)g
SCHEIBLECHNER. "G. Scheiblechner's Gasthof in Palfau, Steiermark" monochromatic dark green Postkarte mailed 1926 to Wien, small corner creases not into the image, light toning in front border areas, back toning is light & spotty. $3.50 ag
SCHENCK. "P2069 Residence of H. de B. Schenck, Ridgefield, Conn." showing his mansion on Christopher Road, sepia-tone real photo postcard published by Underwood & Underwood, mailed there SEP 3 1915 to Mrs. H. E. Mead in South Norwalk Connecticut, noticeable corner & edge wear, toning near the back edges. Hard to find, rarely offered! SALE IN PROGRESS c(r)g
SCHILLING. "Geo. M. Schilling / THE WORLD'S CHAMPION LONG / DISTANCE WALKER / NOW PULLING HIS AIRSHIP FOR 20,000 / MILES FOR A WAGER IN 3 YEARS. STARTED FROM LONDON FEB. 18th 1908." with signage that is redundant with the caption, unused postcard, light toning both sides, trivial corner wear. Hard-to-find--image or explanation. Apparently he pulled this most unusual contraption along on wheels as a mobile home & shelter from the elements, as part of his wager. An unusual way to make a living when postcards could be sent with a halfpenny stamp. $25.00 ung(s)e NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
Schimböck. "Iglau. / Frauengasse" Moravian street scene with 2 legible signs (Alois Aessl., for example, is on the right), postcard mailed there 1915 to Frl. Rosa Schimböck in Wien, minor corner & edge wear. Now Jihlava in the Czech Republic. $4.75 mcg
SCHMIDT. "Main St. Looking East. / 9. Manlius, Ill." with the M. F. Schmidt hardware / implements / vehicles store at the left; real photo post card mailed there 1909, small chemical spot in the sky, minor corner & edge wear. Rare card from a very small town. 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 i(m)mg(s)
SCHNEIDER. "Etablissements SCHNEIDER et Cie. Chantiers de CHALON-s-SAONE / Nouveaux Ateliers et Gare" Interesting industrial scene with railroad cars in the foreground. black & white carte postale with green back with toned back edges, writing on back by L. Kaprary suggests postcard exchange. $14.00 fg(s)i
Schneider Bros. Home Baking Co." signage on the side of both a horse-drawn &
a motorized delivery vehicle, including both brothers Philip & George
Schneider, who ran their bakery at 6904 Wade Park Avenue in Cleveland;
unused Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard with crisp focus &
contrast, trivial wear at 2 corners, unimportant light toning on back. With
no captioning, no publisher or photographer attribution, it is probably
SCHNORR. "GRAND HOTEL NÜRNBERG / CARL SCHNORR" unused multiview Postkarte in color including nearby attractions such as the Dürer-Haus, Hans Sachs monument & der Henkersteg; light album marks at corners, paper browning evenly with age, tiny corner bend not into the images. Very attractive, circa 1900. $10.00 b. Similar but inscription over the hotel reads 'RUDOLF LOTZ / vormals / C. Schnorr', unused, minor wear along one short edge. $10.00 b. The takeover of the hotel referred to in the captioning came in 1906. Both postcards for comparative display: $18.50 bg(s)g(l)
SCHOEDINGER. "Everything in SHEET METAL / TINNERS' & ROOFERS' SUPPLIES / Eaves Trough Conductor Ridge Roll / METAL ceilings cornices windows skylights lath / F. O. SCHOEDINGER / COL'S. O." also picturing W. W. Neds, F. G. Mirick, George Z. Hayes & Oscar Baker, circa 1907 advertising postcard mailed, upper corner chipped off, 3 corners creased, noticeable edge wear. As is. 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(c)agggg
SCHOKKING. "Rokin. Amsterdam" showing buildings with some readable signs--INSTRUMENT / FABRIEK / A. J. SCHOKKING Jr. / OPTICIEN, A DE JONG & ZONNEN..., unused sepia-tone post card from booklet, small thin at upper front corner not into image. $2.00 ng(s)
SCHUTTE. "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)
SCOTT. "So is this / Helen D. Scott / Kalispell Montana" uncaptioned (se we used all the message on back) Cyko real photo postcard with high contrast, small upper corner crease in border, small bottom corner bend, fingerprint toning on divided back. $15.00 m(k)gh
SCHREPEL. "WB5ZCR / M" CW mobile postcard & black-and-white Fort Worth Texas viewcard showing Donald P. Schrepel's automobile parked near the Hobby Hub (1 mile south of Ranger Stadium, managed by Mr. Schrepel) & Paul's Deli, one corner faintly but multiply creased, minor toning both sides, 2 small tears that close well at bottom edge, small internal crease to bottom edge. Nicer than it sounds. $4.25 tg
SCHROEDER. Somewhat light SEP 1 1932 QUÉBEC QUE. cancel on pair of halfpenny British king stamps franking postcard to Mrs. C. F. Schroeder in Cleveland Ohio from her children, gorgeous double-ring red SHIP MAIL EX BRITISH S.S. "LETITIA" / POSTED ON THE HIGH SEAS" (whilst still in the Gulf of St. Lawrence), fully struck in the address area, unimportant small corner creases at the right edge. Owned by the Anchor-Donaldson Limited at the time, she later saw service as an armed merchant cruiser & troop ship & hospital ship during World War II. $18.00 s(a)g-pq
SCHROEDER. US Battleship Virginia with an inset showing Captain Seaton Schroeder who commanded her as part of the Great White Fleet. Post card 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
SCHROYER. "Andrews Point, Rocky River, Cleveland, Ohio" Americhrome post card printed in the US for The Cleveland News Company (No. M912), mailed OCT 10 1910 at Raymillon Pennsylvania (partial OIL CITY & MAHONINGTOWN T809 RPO hand cancel) to Mrs. Clara Shroyer in Youngstown Ohio by her husband Al, minor corner wear. $5.00 o(c)o(r)g-r NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
SCHROYER. "Scene on Rockefeller Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio" with several pedestrians, 2 horse-drawn buggies & 1 auto; post card made in the USA, published by Braun, mailed 1912 to Mrs. Clara Shroyer in Chicago Illinois by her husband Al, 1/2" tear from the bottom edge closes well, minor corner & edge wear. $3.00 o(c)g(s)
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SCHULTA. Uncaptioned Azo real photo (triangles point up) showing 3 men & 3 girls on a port, writing on back identifies five as Juanita Schultz-Wau[?], Geneva Schultz, Francis Schultz, Richard E. Schultz & Johanna Schultz Paugh [or Paogh]. Possibly from Tilton New Hampshire, source considered. $12.00 g
SCHULTHESS. "Möbeltransport / Jean Schulthess / Oerlikon-Zürich" showing a covered wagon drawn by two horses, our caption taken from the signage on its side; unused real photo postcard with excellent focus, composition & contrast, slight oxidation suggests a circa-1910 to 1915 date, very light toning on the back. Oerlikon is a district in the north of Zürich, which contains an important railroad junction that would have given rise to this man's cartage business. Obviously unique--no caption, no photographer attribution, no publisher credit, etc. The best Swiss postcard we have ever seen. $125.00 shg& NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
SCHULTZ & PEUGH. Two Azo real photos (triangles up) showing Dr. McBride's office and 3 females before it -- Marie Schultz McBride, Mary Catherine McBride & Johanna Schultz Peugh. Identifications from writing on back of the postcard shown at the left which also dates the card to February 1914. The postcard shown right, includes 2 children in a little wagon, corner crease. The first letter or letters in the doctor's name is possibly obscured by the post, so it is either Ed E. Price M. D., or Ned E. Price M.D., or Fred E. Price M.D. Both for $25.00 u(m)g(m)g(s)
SCHULZE. "Dolly Madison / Cookies & CAKES / Order From Your Grocer / Schulze" signage on a delivery truck stopped in from of a grocery & meat store, approximately 2.5" x 4.5" photograph, 4 spots of album paste on back. Annotation on back specifies Cincinnati Ohio, and we have no reason to doubt it; but the Schulze Baking Company plant was on the south side of Chicago. Hostess Brands now owns the Dolly Madison line. $15.00 fa
SCHULZE. "SCHUTZE / BUTTER - NUT / BREAD / SCHUTZE BAKING COMPANY" delivery truck numbered 901 with 2 black ladies standing nearby, approximately 2.5" x 4.5" photograph, slight curl to the paper, back thinned slightly in 4 spots from album removal. It is rare to find anything about this company on the internet. Employers of union bakers, this company nonetheless in 1917 incurred the wrath of the Cincinnati Ohio Painters District Council, the Building Trades Council & the Central Labor Council for failing to hire their painters. $25.00 fo(c)gau
SCHULZE. "SCHULZE // DOLLY MADISON / CAKES // SCHUTZE / BUTTER-NUT / BREAD" neighborhood solicitation truck equipped with microphone (shown through the front window) & open at the sides to display merchandise, similar to the ice-cream trucks seen these days; approximately 2.5" x 4.5" photograph with exemplary focus & contrast, slight curl to the paper, 5 spots of album paste on back, printed at a slight tilt compared to the edges. Pencil annotation on back specifies Cincinnati Ohio. It is rare to find anything about this company on the internet. $25.00 fo(c)ga
SCOTT. "Mt. Adams From Sunnyside Canal, Yakima Valley, Washington." color from Portland Post Card on brownish paper, mailed 1910 by Burdett Scott to his mother Mrs. C. M. Scott in Cortland Ohio, one bottom corner with 2 small creases, mild corner wear. $4.50 w(s)mg
SCOTT & STOCKTON. "Yours of JUN 5 1905... / in payment of claim under Policy... / S. D. Stockton / Agent" signed form on government postal card mailed to Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company from Poughkeepsie New York, apparently due to the demise of William E. Scott there; light browning of paper with age. $3.50 ngi
SEABURY. "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, undivided back, 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. Both sides 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 a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 s(p)m(c)g(h)g(c)g(s)an(m)
SEELEY & REYNOLDS.
"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 both sides, three corners creased (1 long, 1 small, 1 tiny).
SEFL. "Our church will / celebrate / Holy / Communion Thursday March 22 1951 / ... / Jos. F. Sefl PASTOR" unused lithographed post card with art depicting the Last Supper; sent by Jan Hus Church (Bohemian Brethren Presbyterian, 351 E. 74 St. NYC), minor wear at the left front corners, cancel ink on front. Reverend Sefl served with the Czech Legionnaires in France in World War I, became pastor in 1944, & retired in the mid-1960's. Currently this church is noteworthy for its ministry to the homeless & alcoholics of Manhattan. $3.50 n(n)r(a)g
SEMAN. "F. M. Seman's Residence, Uniontown, Pa." postcard mailed APR 20 1915 at Newcomer Pennsylvania to Anton Schubert in New York City, mild corner & edge wear, short internal creases from the top edge, 2 long but faint corner creases. Messaged in an Eastern European language. Rare: no other offer, past or present, and no exhibit by anyone when we searched the internet. $8.00 p(u)g
SENHAUSER. "ZANESVILLE, Ohio. The Meredith Business College. U. S. 566" with Senhausers clothiers on the lower lever, signage on above stories advertising 'SHORTHAND & TYPEWRITING / TELEGRAPHY & RAILROADING / BUSINESS & ACCOUNTING', a few people on the corner outside. Post card printed in Germany, addressed on back to a Miss Amanda E. Moore of that city but not mailed, lower corner crease, mild corner rounding, lightly toned both sides. We find a few examples of this card exhibited & reprints offered, but real offers of the original (as we do here) are hard to find. $8.00 o(z)cg
SERENNE. "ORLEANS. -- Orphelinat Serenne" with sign on gate reading "5-CORPS d'ARMEE / HOPITAL / MILITAIRE TEMPORAIRE / No26' with several soldiers nearby, black & white, unused. The orphanage was donated by the Serenne family, and also served as a temporary military hospital during World War I. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 fmsg
SERRER. "Charles Denby / CIGARS / 10¢ VALUE 5¢ / H. H. SERRER & SON / World's Best HAZEL SCRAP 5" parked delivery truck (shown left) with an illustration of a black bellboy (detail shown right); approximately 6-1/2-inch by 9-1/2-inch photograph with excellent focus & contrast, paste residue on back. Serrer was a Cleveland company a long time in operations, but photos pertaining to it are rare. The cigar company was out of Evansville Indiana. o(c)tbg(s)ti*
SETTEPASSI. "FIRENZE - Ponte Vecchio" including the shop of Leopoldo Settepassi at the right, famous silversmith (also noted for his work with pearls) whose shop was founded there in 1856; unused sepia-tone postcard numbered 4045 on the back, good edges. $2.50 ig
SEXTON. "POOL WHERE OFFICER SEXTON WAS FOUND" flood aftermath postcard published by C. E. Truesdell, mailed SEP 13 1913 at Columbus Ohio (stamp removed carefully) to Mrs. Elise Downing in Condit Ohio by her cousin Maybell, cancel ink in the front sky, a little album toning on back. $8.00 o(c)dg(s)
SHAFFER. "CARD 1. / Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Aug. 30th---Sept. 6th, 1889" with harness racing art on front, all-over back printing with many details: $35,000 premiums; $6,000 for speed; 'The wonderful horse 'Woodlawn'; the fastest running team to pole; 'Major Banks'; 'Evergreen'; John R. Shaffer Secretary; John Hayes President (Red Oak); etc. Trivial corner wear. 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. i(d)rgg
SHAFFER. "Y. W. C. A. / The World Around // It's great to have the world for your hobby / I promise to pay for the support of our secretary / in China One shares at 52 cents a share. Payable on my birthday Sept 19 / 1918 or Nov 1 1918 / Name rosella Shaffer / ... / Dayton Ohio" pledge card almost the size of a continental postcard, blanks filled in by hand as related here, horizontal crease in center as issued, long vertical crease through the center, noticeable toning both sides. J. L McPherson was the Hong Kong YMCA General Secretary, 1905 - 1935, is the person referred to specifically. In 1918 the Chinese YWCA of Hong Kong (香港中華基督教青年會) was founded. Rare. $9.00 fo(d)hg(s)
SHAHANI. "FAMILY GROUP, DARIEN INDIANS, REP. OF PANAMA" some semi-nude, unused color postcard in horizontal format. Advertising of K. H. Shahani, proprietor of Royal India (Panama hats, silks, perfumes, etc.) in Cristobal Canal Zone on the back. $11.00 gpfpi
SHAMA. "LARIAT MOTEL / Located on Hwy. 85 & 14 A" postcard showing its exterior when operated by Mr. & Mrs. Philip Shama, writing on back dates to October 1987, internal crease shows in trees. $1.00 smg
SHARP. "St. Clairsville, O. / April 23-09 / Dear Auntie Sharp and all: ..." uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard showing 2 ladies pushing baby strollers (probable twins), mailed to Mrs. Julian Sharp, mentioning several family members including Grandma, Mamma (in picture) & Papa, small bottom corner crease, slight oxidation consistent with age. Clear violet handstamp on back of the sidewalk photographer's (explained by message) business reads: 'THE IDEAL VIEW CO. / 186 MAIN ST. / BARNESVILLE - OHIO'. $8.00 g(s)o(b)
SHEPHERD. Uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (squares in corners) real photo postcard showing the storefront of George T. Shepherd, furniture maker in Arkona Ontario, and a sign advertising the availability of Mason & Risch pianos (a prominent Canadian manufacturer) there, good focus, pleasing contrasts, very slight corner rounding. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer credit, no publisher information. $32.50 o(a)fmg NEW / NUEVO / UUSI
SHEPLER. "SHEPLER'S / MACKINAC ISLAND FERRY BOATS / MACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN" on Lake Huron, from a photo by Heric Fehrenbach; unused postcard, Penrod/Hiawatha Company copyright, fairly fresh with good edges. $1.75 s(l)gpm(l)
SHERBNO. "U.S.S. PC449" with a side view of the experimental submarine chaser underway; linen post card sent free 1942 by C. S. Sherbno to his daughters in Toledo Ohio, trivial wear at one corner. Launched in May 1940, this ship appeared as shown only briefly, being substantially modified in early 1945 into a mock escort carrier CVE for Operation Swiss Navy. Later she became an oceanographic research vessel at Texas A&M. $7.50 s(m)g(s)c
SHERICK. "CLYDE C. SHERICK / Judge Court of Appeals / SECOND TERM / Non-Partisan Judicial Ballot / Election November 6, 1934" picturing the judge and with a message to voters, mailed at Ashland. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (309,840 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 (olgp)
SHIMOICHI. "KIRITIMATI / EAST KIRIBATI // T32WP" QSL multi-viewcard used 1994 by Operator Tadao Shimoichi at the Captain Cook Hotel, excellent condition. Imagery includes the operator himself, the Kiribati flag & an aerial view of the atoll. $6.00 kgf
SHIVE. "No. 5--Near Bellewood Park, Pattenburg, N. J. / One Minute's Walk to White Eagle House for a Country Dinner. / 40 cents. Boarders Wanted the year 'round. Milton Shive, Prop'r." with several small but readable signs--Stews, Ice Cream, Boarding, White / Eagle House, etc.--black & white on undivided back, spots of toning both sides. $9.00 nga
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SHOEMAKER. Uncaptioned & reduced real photo postcard showing an engine with flatcars before & after it (probably for carrying coal). Lengthy lettering in three lines on the engine is not in the best focus with 3 lines crossing it for extra difficulty but we read all except 2 or 3 characters (indicated by ...) under very high magnification as 'HENRY SHOEMAKER ... / CONTRACTORS / PHILADELPHIA PA.' Henry Francis Shoemaker (1845 - 1918) was a banker, president of the Mineral Range Railroad, chairman of the executive committee of the Cincinnati Hamilton & Dayton, and majority shareholder of the Cleveland Lorain & Wheeling Railroad. Addressing the 2 or 3 letters we cannot read for sure, we find mention of a 'Henry Shoemaker's Co.' in Northampton Pennsylvania mentioned by the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society; Northampton is about 53 miles away from Philadelphia as the crow flies. Rare & important: we could not find the likes of this image when we searched the Internet. $100.00 p(p)g(s)r(h) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
SHOEMAKER. "Public School Building, Orlando, Fla. / 203,316 JV" Valentine & Sons postcard printed in Great Britain, mailed circa 1910 to Miss Grace Shoemaker in Beaver Falls Pennsylvania by her siblings David & Gertie, minor corner & edge wear, trace of cancel ink in the front sky does not detract. Seen offered elsewhere as high as $9.99, but we need only $3.25. f(o)g
SHOMER. "Boulevard, Rockefeller Park. Cleveland, Ohio." showing an early automobile & an interurban crossing over the distant bridge; polychrome postcard published by the Rochester News Company (their number 7043 on back), mailed 1912 to Mrs. John Shomer in Lakewood Ohio from her sister, small faint upper corner crease, traces of cancel ink in the sky. $3.50 o(c)g
SHORT. ALAMOGORDO & SACRAMENTO MOUNTAIN RAILROAD. "REVERSE CURVE HIGH BRIDGE
/ ALAMOGORDO TO CLOUDCROFT // GREETINGS FROM / ALAMOGORDO / NEW MEXICO"
black & white postcard on brownish paper mailed OCT 26 1908 from Alamogordo
(clear territorial cancel) to Mr. J. S. Short in Pulaski Tennessee by his
sister Marie, minor corner rounding. This mountain logging railroad had a
track length of about 32 miles. Images of it are hard to find.
SIBURT / SIBERT. "Melbourne, Fla. Mouth of Crane Creek." Ugh C. Leighton postcard made in Germany, mailed Jun 5 1926 (light JACK. & FORT PIERCE R.P.O. cancel) to Mrs. J. A. Siburt in Moundsville West Virginia by her son Oscar, light rusty toning in the front sky & over the back. The family name is sometimes seen spelled Sibert, and there was a James A. Siburt living in Moundsville at the time. Seen offered elsewhere as high as $24.63, but we need only $6.00 f(m)f(c)g
SIDNER. "Cupid Told The Stork To bring / a boy to us Sun. / Name Edward Philip / weight 9 lbs. / date of birth Feb 25 1912" with embossed image of a flying stork bearing 3 babies, post card published by Winsch (1910 copyright), mailed Feb 27 1912 at Lilly Chapel Ohio (nice strike of the DPO cancel with just a couple of embossing gaps) by Mr. & Mrs. B. C. Sidner, a few unimportant tiny speckles of toning on front & a tiny corner bend. Framing suggested. $10.00 bgw-o
SIEBERT. "C. SIEBERT, / Manufacturer and Importer of / GUNS, RIFLES / Breech-Loading Short Guns, Revolvers, Pistols, &c. / Also, FISHING TACKLE, / ..." illustrated circa 1890 advertising card promoting its ready-acting dog-tail and gun-barrel attachment on back, slight adherence at right front edge obscures nothing. The shop was in Columbus Ohio. 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 either side, or $3.75 for both. adggfo****#
Both of the above sold but still available for scholarly study & research as enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scans in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 for either, or both for $3.75. hg(s)o(a)r
SIMMONS. "Thanksgiving / Greetings" embossed art showing 3 youngsters peering over a fence at a tom turkey, writing on back dates to 1912, to a Miss Mildred Simmons of G'ville N.Y. (Glenville or Gloversville?) from her Aunt Julia, corner wear & rounding, tiny spot of dark toning near a back edge. $2.00 tg
SIMMS. 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
SINN. "Sightseeing Cruises on Capt. Sinn's / BIG FLAMINGO II / ... / NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT ANYWHERE / .. / Wildwood Crest, New Jersey..." side view of it carrying passengers on a sunny day, unused chrome post card, fresh appearance & good edges. $3.00 s(c)n(w)gSIRIGO. "Entrance to / American Tel. & Tel. Exhibit / America's Exposition--1935 / May 29--November 11" published by John Sirigo (official photographer), unused postcard in vertical format, light toning to front edges, heavier toning to the back edges. $3.75 epgt
SIRIGO. "Museum of Natural History / near Eastern entrance of / America's Exposition 1935" published by John Sirigo (official photographer), post card mailed 1935 at San Diego, some brownish paper, interesting message, small corner crease, tiny surface scrape that does not affect color, corner crease. $3.75 epg
SKINNER. "12176 -- Skinners Dry Dock, BALTIMORE, Md. / Printed in Germany" unused postcard with undivided back & much glitter added, lightly toned both sides. The Skinner family resided in Baltimore since colonial times. $6.00 m(b)gg
SKYRING. "KNM 2578" CB QSL postcard picturing the operator Frank Skyring with his equipment, two handstamps on back for John J. Mitch in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, good edges. Shown. $3.00 m(f)g(s). Same except a few tiny spots of toning on back. $2.75 m(f)g(s)
SLAAMOT. Wanted to buy--postcards and other memorabilia from or about this family, especially those located in North Dakota. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio. *c
"Train 104 at Grove City running about 35 miles an hour, a good deal of
black smoke EH! Joe Smallwood, Engineer. / A letter in a few days. Wm. S."
uncaptioned (so we used most of the message on back) divided back real photo
postcard, mailed 8/20/07 (partial MINNEAPOLIS in RPO cancel) to US Marine
Barracks in Baracoa Cuba (arrival AGO 31) via Key West (partial New Orleans
transit cancel). There are 5 Grove Cities in the US: 3 (in PA FL & OH would
have gone in the wrong direction to get to New Orleans on the way to Key
West), 1 (in IL has no railroad going through it at all), leaving Minnesota!
We have seen a 1909 real photo of the Main Street depot in Grove City MN in
which the locomotive looks exactly like this one. The engineer Joe Smallwood
can be seen to the left in this head-on shot. William Smallwood would be the
sender, probably his dad or brother. Sent early during the second US
military occupation of Cuba ordered by Theodore Roosevelt to protect North
American interests there. The New Orleans - Key West transit would have been
SMITH. "A.-T. Saw Mill owned by J. E. Smith, Tiffin, Ohio." black & white postcard, odd back has rooster on a small shield over 'NO GRAIN FOR / THE ROOSTER', upper corner crease not into image, one bottom corner creased twice weakening it. Hard to find! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(t)lg
SMITH. "Compliments / of the Season / U. S. MAIL / Edwin E. Smith / Rural Letter Carrier / R. F. D. No. 21" circa-1910 card the size of a regular postcard, the entire back of which is covered by a 5-stanza poem entitled 'THE PENNIES IN THE BOX". In a surprisingly amusing way, It encourages recipients to buy their own stamps at post offices, especially during the winter months when the pennies for postage were hard to fish out the mail boxes with near-frozen hands. Gives a realistic glimpse into what it was like to be a letter carrier. $10.00 pg-r
"DAVID C. SMITH / DRUGGIST // TAFT, MONT. POWER PLANT" nearly to its
eaves in snow, post card mailed SEP 25 1910 (MILES CITY & SPOK. R.P.O.
cancel is clear) to Bertram Osborn in Conneaut Ohio, couple tiny indents in
the lower edge, tiny upper corner crease. Taft, now a ghost town that burned
down previous to this mailing, was instrumental in the Pacific Coast
expansion of the financially troubled Chicago, Milwaukee & Pacific Railroad
when a tunnel was bored nearby its site. Rare, front & back!
SMITH. "Jacobs Ladder, Mt. Washington, N. H." making the steep ascent, color post card with undivided back, mailed JULY 14 1907 at East Brownfield Maine (remarkably clear handwritten DPO RFD No. 1 pencil cancel) to Mr. Irving Smith also of East Brownfield from his niece Edith, giving Aunt Lizzie's address. $15.00 r(w)ng-m
SMITH. "L. H. SMITH WOODEN WARE CO., Limited, / MANUFACTURERS OF / BROOMS AND BRUSHES / AND WHOLESALE DEALERS IN / Wooden Ware, Paper, Twines, Grocer's Sundries, &c" form on government postal card acknowledging a remittance, mailed there 1890 with neat cancel, paper browning with age, one corner creased twice. $3.00 p(p)g
SMITH. "...Photograth(sic) of / Miss Rosalia Smith / Dayton Ohio" approximately 5"x7" circa-1889 cabinet card from Dougherty Bros. (82 & 84 So. Main Street, Dayton) with identification on back. More precisely this would be Rosalia E. Smith whose residence was in Dayton Ward 8 with her husband Henry K. Smith. In 1889 she would have been 20 years of age with accords well with the age suggested by the photo. $10.00 g(s)o(d)
SMITH. "SAZ-862" Salisbury QSL card picturing the operator Daryl Smith & logos of the Devil's QSL Club of South Australia, 7 logos one back (one risqué), a few speckles of dark toning on front. $2.00 sgd
SMITH. Sepia-tone real photo postcard showing a woman standing in the snow, undivided back, poem neatly written to its side: "November 7, 1906 / May life's cloudless sunshine lighten / All your coming days, / And contentment bless and brighten / All your future ways. Fern Smith / 829 So. Mitchum? St / Ft. Collins Colo." Good edges, album impressions at the corners. Undoubtedly unique and probably portraying the sender. $15.00 cpg
SMITH. "Street Scene / Ft. Atkinson Ia." including several horse-drawn vehicles near the storefront of F. C. Smith & the HAIR SALON further down, real photo postcard with good focus, circa 1913, unused, light album marks at the corners of both sides, light spots of fingerprint toning in front sky, slight oxidation. $25.00 ibgh
SMITH. "THE IDEAL / WOOLEN CO." with caption from the sign, message on back explains 'Pratt Kans. Aug 27 1911 / This is picture of my booth at the Pratt County Fair. I expect to go to the State Fair at Hutchinson next month. ... J. L. Smith'. Signage in the back of the booth is legible because of good depth-of-field: 'YOU NOW HAVE A CHANCE / TO GET SOME GOOD / BLANKETS AT A REASON - / ABLE PRICE / DO NOT MISS THE / OPPORTUNITY / [MAK]E YOUR ORDER [NOW]'. Note that the 3 men are standing on a carpet placed on their elevated platform. Any collectible pertaining to this company is rare. SALE IN PROGRESS k(p)g(s)
SMITH. "The Stork brought a Boy to / Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Smith / on 8/29-09 at 1230 / Weight 7 lb / Name ________" with embossed art depicting twins being delivered by a stork riding a high-wheeler bicycle, sent SEP 4 1909 by J. R. Smith in Mansfield Ohio to his uncle Mr. Jerry Smith in Lexington Ohio, minor corner rounding, very light toning on back. $6.00 g(s)bb
SMITH. "THOMAS B. SMITH / DEALER IN / FINE BOOTS, SHOES & RUBBERS, / Repairing in all its Branches / Neatly Done. / 11 Broad Street" art depicting a boy on a high-wheeler accompanied by his dog down a dirt path, circa 1890 advertising card in excellent condition. $5.00 bfga%
SNEPP. "HEADQUARTERS SHELBYVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT / $50.00 Reward by Owner / STOLEN---1921 NASH SEVEN PASSENGER TOURING CARD / ... / This car will probably be driven by Walter M. Snepp, age 37... / for whom warrant / charging unlawful secretion of leased property is held by the undersigned. / Send all information to / MR. GEO. M. HAEHL / Chief of Police / August 22, 1921 ..." with detailed description of the car & the suspect, government postal card mailed to the Noblesville Indiana Chief of Police. $15.00 i(s)g(h)g(s)al%
SNYDER. "Snipe Lake District, Saskatchewan, Sept. 8, 1915. / Garden Truck, R. A. Snyder's farm, Sec. 15-26-19 W. 3rd." Azo real photo (triangles up) postcard with writing on back identifying one of the visitors in the shot. $20.00 sga
SOLHÄLLS. "Solhälls Pensionat, Wittsjö" sepia-tone mailed 1923 to Ohio (boxed violet 7 postal marking on front from that place, pair of 10-öre lion coil stamps on back), slight yellowing of the paper with age, corner crease, writing on 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 for either side, or $3.75 for both. sg-s
"June 12 - 1922 / The Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary / of / Mr. & Mrs. Edward
Burr Solomon at / 303 N. Robert Boulevard" at their home in Dayton Ohio, our
caption reporting all the handwriting on back, Azo (triangles both ways)
real photo with good focus & contrast. An extensive biography & photo
confirming the identification of this prominent businessman can be found in
History of the City of Dayton and Montgomery County Ohio, Volume 2, pp.
246-249. He is seated in the front row in the light color suit, next to his
wife. His home was later to become the home of poetess Nellie Sumner Brooks.
SOSLAND. "LV-5 Business Section, Longview, Texas / 0B935-N" including the C. R. Anthony Co., Sosland's Diamonds & Gifts & the Everett building, opposite M. E. Moses Co. 5 & 10 & the Longview National Bank, circa 1940; unused linen postcard, slight misregistration of the colors detectible at the bottom of the image, fairly fresh. $3.00 t(l)g(s)
SOTO. "La Fuente Pública, Parral--MEXICO. 600. SONORA NEWS COMPANY, CITY OF MEXICO." showing the public fountain in the foreground, and the El Progresso business of Jesus Soto at the right; tarjeta postal with undivided back mailed from Mexico to Ohio, minor corner rounding, long internal crease from the right front edge, lightly toned front, toning at the back corners from album contact, spotty light toning in the address area. $8.00 m(c)g(s)
"COPYRIGHT 1907 // PHOTO BY
Grossman / DAYTON, O. // THIER ONLY SUPPORT / Neck broken October 23, 1906,
while decorating new office building, / N. C. R., Dayton, O. Was stooped
over in the act of removing rubbish, / plank fell striking edgewise on back
of neck. / A. Souslin, R. R. 15, Dayton, O."
showing the affected family. Unused postcard, upper corner crease just into
the image, 2 faint internal creases from the bottom edge just into the
image, light album toning both sides. Seldom seen, seldom offered. Shown
SOUTHERLAND. Battleship New Jersey with an inset showing Captain William H. H. Southerland who commanded her as part of the Great White Fleet. Post card 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
SPEED. "SPEED'S RESTAURANT / U. S. HIGHWAY 11 SOUTH " unused chrome postcard with interior & exterior views. When Albert and Johnnie Speed were the hosts; hence, the 'SPEEDY SERVICE SIGN'. $2.00 m(h)mrg
SPENCER. "Dr. Spencer's Residence / Weston Ohio / Center St." using the handwritten message on front as the caption, sepia-tone real photo postcard with matte finish, good contrast & detail, slight oxidation; mailed at Weston JUL 1906. Obviously one-of-a-kind: no printed caption, no photographer or publisher attribution. 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 o(w)g(s)
SPENCER. "Studebaker's shiped(sic) to / T. J. Fuller Ag't" shown parked in front of Morenci Garage (large Federal Tires sign) & the Albert Green Feed Barn (Baled Hay & Straw / Auto Livery sign) within an embossed & pebbled matting, overall size approximately 9-7/8" x 7-3/4". Further down the H. H. SPENCER / DRUGS / GROCERIES sign can be read due to the exceptionally sharp focus. The town is not given but it is definitely Morenci Michigan: Morenci Road is its main street, T. J. Fuller owned property in the adjacent Seneca Township, and Albert Green lived & died there 1902 - 1970. $50.00 am(m)ggg
SPENCER. "The Queen's On K6TQO" Clear Lake Oaks California QSL post card with art depicting a queen enjoying the hobby & an inset showing the sender Clare J. Spencer, mailed 1968, trace of cancel ink on front . $4.00 c(c)g(s) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
SPIRA. "MAIN STREET, CENTERBURG, OHIO" real photo mailed 1907, published by D. W. Short, writing on front, trivial corner wear. Prominent near the left is the entire front of the Jesse Spira Clothing store, next to a grocery. An interview published by the Columbus Jewish Historical Society puts the Spira's as the only Jewish family in Centerburg at the time, with the nature of their business uncertain. This postcard provides the answer. 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 ojgm#
SPRINGER, THOMAS & WILLIAMS. "M.A.C. Base Ball Squad - 1915" when Michigan State University was known as Michigan Agricultural College, sepia-tone real photo postcard, small creases at the bottom corners, a little wear on the top edge. The only printing on the back is 'KOLLEGE KODAK SHOP. / EAST LANSING, MICH.' The 1915 roster, namely: Arthur Bibbins, Arthur Brown, Harold Clark, J. Francis Davis, Hilmar Fick, Lyman Frimodig, Merrill Fuller, Charles Hood, Robert McWilliams, William Miller, Harold Springer (who also played football!), Walter Thomas & Dean Williams. $75.00 s(b)m(e)c(m)gggg
REIHART / SCHREIHART. "D. reihart / Bar Glass Ware / (&) Supplies // (Bras)s & Copper Polish" uncaptioned (so we use the wagon signage) sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo addressed to Dr. Robert 'Bob' A. Blackford locally & messaged but unmailed. Established by Bohemian immigrants in Manitowoc Wisconsin, the Schreihart Brewery receives its phonetic Czech spelling here. It operated from 1891 - 1920, and its etched glassware has proven to be uncommon & quite valuable to modern collectors. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. w(m)hbg
STAHLE. "Adam J. Stahle / PROP. // DIAMOND POINT HOTEL / and Pier / Canarsie L. I." with signed L. Biedermann art depicting its premises from above, including an airship; postcard mailed from Brooklyn OCT 30 1921 to Mrs. Valentine Ashenfelder in Phoenixville Pennsylvania, tiny upper corner bend, light toning at the upper right front corner, darker toning near the back edges. The hotel accommodated visitors to the adjacent Golden City Amusement Park in Brooklyn; it was demolished for the Belt Parkway in the early 1930's. Surprisingly little memorabilia can be found from this hotel, and we cannot explain it. $15.00 g(s)n(b)n(c)a!
STANAGE. "No. 320 Valentine / GOLD AND SILVER BACKGROUND / ASSORTED DESIGNS / 60¢ per 100 / W. H. STANAGE & CO. / PEARL AND WALNUT CINCINNATI, OHIO" sample postcard printed in Germany for United Art Publishing Company in New York City, art on 'VALENTINE / GREETINGS' front shows 2 cherubs borne by a fanciful airship lowering a basked filled with 2 hearts, minor corner wear, name & state written neatly on back may not belong. $4.50 svo(c)g NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
STANTON. Government postal card announcing that Prof. L. U. Hulin of North Lima Ohio would be filling in for a pastor on vacation at the Umstead Bible Class of the Christian Church, corner crease, lacks freshness. [Also mentions Supt. G. M. Bingham of Lisbon Ohio & Supt. B. F. Stanton of Ashland Kentucky would fill in on successive Sundays.] $2.25 oggg
STARKEY. Birthday postcard sent to Mr. Clemm Starkey of Mannington West Virginia on May 25 1909, minor toning & edge wear. $2.00 g(s)
STARR, "GREENWICH, O. STIFTON" showing front of The Star Inn owned by G. E. Starr (a 5-pointed star was used in its sign); sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles up) photographer's proof postcard with eventual caption handwritten on back, annotated 50 then erased & "L. W. Sisson / Greenwich O. / will buy several / hundred if price is right" on back, 4 small album remnants at back corners. Focus & contrast & composition is exemplary. The photographer, Dan Carlock, was going to make 50 till he got the message written on the back. Obviously unique, shedding important light on how photographers did business with business owners circa 1910. A published & postally used example is displayed on a Greenwich Ohio Area Historical Society webpage. We have also seen a card offered where the name in the caption was read incorrectly as Stirton; some Stiftons did live in Greenwich. As for L. W. Sisson, he was a merchant in Greenwich who was interested in selling these postcards. $35.00 o(g)g(s)
STARRIN. "Fultonville, N. Y. Old English Gateway at John Starrin's Mansion" In color, unused, corner crease, toning near one edge. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original postcard area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 (ng)
STEARNS. "King Street Looking west, Oshawa, Ont.--12" with pedestrians & auto traffic near the Hotel Genosha (right foreground), sent by Billy to his grandmother Stearns in Wayne Pennsylvania, stamp was uncancelled so removed, small upper corner crease misses the image, long internal crease from the bottom edge, smudge of toning at the lower right back corner, tiny spot in upper front border. $2.50 o(o)g(s)
STECK. "K. P. Temple, East Main St., Cambridge City, Ind." with a Dayton & Western interurban passing by Morris & Krahl and the Hotel Caldwell on the National Road; black & white postcard with dark red caption from Kraemer Art, mailed there 1922. Hard to find! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 i(c)r(d)fgmnk
STECKEL. "Broadway from Fourth St. looking North. / Los Angeles, Cal." with a jewelry store on the left & a large Steckel Studios sign on the right; post card from Newman, circa 1912, writing on back, small corner crease. $4.75 c(l)g(s)
STEEN. "Leipzig, Johannapark u Lutherkirche" color Postkarte with undivided back, mailed there 1907 to Mr. Herbert Steen in Richmond Indiana by his aunt Emma, a lot of edge wear at the lower left front corner, minor corner rounding elsewhere, slightly taller than a regular-size postcard. Attractive overall. $4.00 eg
STEEN & WHITE. "IOWA TO THE FRONT / The two ears of corn, white and yellow, shown herewith are the / Champion Ears of Corn of the World, having won the / prize at the Iowa State Fair in th greatest corn / competition on earth. The yellow ear is the property of Geo. Steen, West Liberty, Iowa, and the white / of I. B. White, / Oskaloosa, / Iowa" postcard mailed 1909, hint of toning on front does not detract. 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 i(w)g(s)g(w)sa
STEFUN. "Congratulations and Best Wishes / COPYRIGHT 1909 L. R. CONWELL, N.Y." intricately embossed floral postcard mailed JUN 6 1949 (clear BUFF. & WASH. TR578 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel on pair of 1/2-cent Franklin prexies) to Mr. Raymond Stefun in New Kensington Pennsylvania by Andy (probably Andrew Stefun), typed message to a graduate, exceptionally attractive back. $2.75 mg
STEINER. "Orig. erstkl. Oberbayer. Stimmungs Oberlandlerkapelle 'Die Unvermüstlichen' / Kapellmeister Fritz Steiner München" showing the Bavarian musical group & its instruments, unused postcard with trivial toning on back. $10.00 bmg
STEMM. "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
STEPHENS. "FRED M. STEPHENS / ...Composer of... / "I Just Want Another / Cookie, Mother, Please' / Written in honor of our Boys in Service / Introduced over the air by many radio artists ..." unused postcard advertising the sheet music from the Nordyke Publishing Company in Hollywood California. Mentions Susie (the Gal from the Hills) on WTMV in East St. Louis Illinois & Evelyn Elben (the Singing Cowgirl) in Columbus Ohio. Not just a composer, Fred's biographical details on the back establish him as a baker who traveled with cowboy bands doing rope tricks (note the rope over his shoulder)! Two tiny spots on front, a light rubber band mark on the back, otherwise fresh. $15.00 rmccgio
STEPHENS. "INTERURBAN UNION STATION / TROY, O." with car 200 signed 'LOCAL TRAIN / PIQUA, / TROY, / TIPPECANOE CITY, / VANDALIA, / DAYTON, / AND ALL FLAG STOPS' & readable signage at the Cincinnati Hamilton & Dayton depot itself; sepia-tone postcard mailed 1912 at Christiansburg Ohio to Mr. Ralph Stephens (11th Cavalry) at Fort Oglethorpe Georgia from his mother. We have seen reprints of this postcard selling for over $60.00. Why not own the original for $25.00? o(t)rg
STERRETT. "NORDD. LLOYD BREMEN / D. 'Neckar' / Kapitän Harassowitz." showing the captain & his ocean-going passenger & cargo vessel; black & white private mailing card mailed from the mid-Atlantic 16.7.06 by a passenger (interesting comments) with a 10-pfg German stamp (some other cancel details illegible) to a Miss Sterrett in Buffalo West Virginia, small corner crease, minor edge wear, rubber band mark across back, arrival markings at Buffalo NY on JUL 25. The New York Times shipping news of 4/27/04 spells the captain's name with two r's; so either they or the card is in error. Rare. $25.00 s(o)g(h)g(s)p
STEVENS. "BOYER HOTEL COURT / G T STEVENS / Managing Owner / OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA." including 3 gasoline pumps, unused Teknitone linen post card from E. B. Thomas. Sold but still available for scholarly study & genealogical research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 omgg(s)
STEVENS. "Felicidades" label attached to color photo (NPB) of a house in Spain with satellite dish nearby, back has lengthy note to Geraldine Stevens--in part about Julia's baby. $1.25 g
STEWART. "CLAN STEWART / Castle Stalker, The seat of the Stewarts of Appin" Valentine's Series, unused, corner & edge wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg (205,729 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 tsg
STEWART. "Riverview Cafe / Gatlinburg, Tenn." with distinctive art deco style, signs all legible--CAFE, STEAKS, SEA FOOD, COUNTRY HAM, FRIED CHICKEN, SANDWICHES, FROSTED MALTED, NUMA'S ICE CREAM; unused linen postcard, tiny spot of toning at top back center, good edges. When Wilton W. Stewart owned it. $7.50 tg
STEWART. "THE ROSE SERIES P. 7154 EAST STREET, ROCKHAMPTON" showing streetcars , bicyclists & other traffic near Kirby's & Stewart's (James Stewart & Co. Ltd.) in Queensland, sepia-tone real photo postcard on pinkish paper, a little writing on back, minor wear at one corner. $6.00 qgsb
STEWART. "WA5ALX" sepia-tone real photo QSL post card used 1963 by operator Rose F. Stewart, who is pictured on the front, and who mentions some family members in the note on the back, minor wear to the top edge. An external view of her house is also included! $7.50 ng*
STILLMAN. "West Broad Street School, Westerly, R. I." Some color, post card mailed 1908, undivided back, corner & edge wear, light toning on front, cancel on front, internal crease, small crease at a bottom corner. Published by O. Stillman, bookseller & stationer at Westerly. As is. $3.50 (rg(s))
STIMSON. Two regular-size photographs showing the east (right) & west exposures (left) of the Stimson farm house in Alexandria Ohio on May 16 1925, 2 corners gone on each but neither into the image. 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(a)ga
STIX. "Schärding Passauerthor" showing a street scene in Upper Austria, black & white postcard mailed there 1912 to Johann Stix in Vienna, German message from a friend, a few spots of light toning show in the front border, minor wear to one corner. $4.00 ag
STOCKER. "W-64--Cruiser 'Sightseer,' Capt., Otto Stocker, of Ottens Harbor / Wildwood-by-the-Sea" showing a side view while speeding along with many passengers, unused linen post card, trivial wear at one corner. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 ns(c)g
STOHLMAN. "A section of J. William Stohlman, Jr.'s confec- / tionery shop and ice cream parlor. Originally installed in Georgetown, D.C., in 1900. Hall of / Everyday Life in the American Past, Museum of / History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution" chrome postcard mailed 1965 by a visitor who remembered such things in his childhood. $2.50 dmi(s)g NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
STONE. Three different hand-tinted post cards, each bearing the portrait of Natalie Stone, daughter of the wealthy & prominent Julius Stone, given out with Christmas gifts to the help working at their Grandview Heights mansion. Two with a printed "Buon Natale" on front & a handwritten Christmas message in Italian from her on the back; there is also an adherence on the back of those two. The other postcard is also of Italian origin but has no handwritten message. Mr. Stone was noted for his philanthropy, donating (among other things) Gibraltar Island to The Ohio State University. $50.00 for all 3. og
STRAIT. "West Side Park, Paterson, N.J. / 63286" color, mailed 1911. Message reports the death of Martha Strait on March 5, 1911. $5.00 ng
"A. T. & S. F. R. R. Bridge, Chillicothe, Ill." open to
allow the sidewheeler Fred Swain to pass through, postcard from E. C. Kropp,
mailed from North Chillicothe 1917 to Mrs. Laura Strange in Sibley Missouri
from her son Jim, long upper corner crease in sky only, other corner & edge
wear is minor. The ship was owned by the Wallace Transportation Company,
whose 2 ships materially contributed the prosperity of farmers in the area.
The best American ship postcard collection we ever saw (and which we
purchased!) did not have her. Rare.
STRASBURGER. "EASY ON THE EYES" with rare Earl Moran Hotcha Girls art on a blotter, no ink on back, lower left corner crease, light toning along the top & bottom edge of the white area. Size is approximately 4"x9". Advertising is for W. F. Strasburger & Associates in Cincinnati Ohio, a stoker rental & stoker coal business. $20.00 moga
STRATTON & PARSONS. "John F. Stratton & CO. / No 55 MAIDEN LANE, / NEW YORK, .... 1877." receipt on postal card mailed September 25 1877 crediting John McElroy of Chapinville CT, firm's almost complete double-ring violet handstamp mimics a postal marking, long & heavy corner crease, minor toning both sides. Mr. Stratton's partner Charles H. Parsons is also mentioned on the front. This address & its neighbors in the financial district of Manhattan is long gone, making way for the Home Insurance Plaza. $20.00 n(m)n(n)ig(s)
STRAUSS. "Jos Strauss & Sons / Buffalo N.Y." uncaptioned (so we used all the writing on the back) SXPC real photo postcard showing a motorized ice sled. Firm noted on back did business in 1908 - 1914 timeframe, according to mentions in trade periodicals: producing Advance bicycles, jobbers of bicycle sundries, & later accessories for pleasure cars. The SXPC is known for 1905 - 1918, which neatly surrounds the business mentions we found. Tape repair to a multiply creased bottom corner, one upper corner creased, small tear into the upper left sky. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. n(b)wug
STRAWBRIDGE. Wanted to buy--trade cards from Strawbridge & Clothier in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio. *c
STREEVER. "Ploughing out / Milton Ave. / Ballston Spa" after a heavy winter snowfall, sepia-tone real photo post card with good contrast & depth of field, published by Jesse Sumner Wooley; mailed there 1914 by Louise, daughter of Mrs. John H. Streever in Rock City Falls (mentioning Aunt Ella & Josie), oxidation consistent with age. Wooley's photography is included in the Special Collections Department at the University Of Miami's Richter Library. $25.00 n(b)g(s)pw
STRICKER. "STOLEN / Buick Touring car Factory No. 201722 / 1918 Model ... / Notify THE OHIO CASUALTY INSURANCE COMPANY or / Chief of Police Charles H. Stricker, Hamilton, Ohio" offering a reward of $25.00, postal card mailed SEP 7 1921 at Hamilton to the Chief of Police at Noblesville Indiana, good edges. $10.00 o(h)lg(s)ai*
STRIETMANN. "ZESTA CRACKERS / always fresh! / THE STRIETMANN BISCUIT COMPANY" showing their delivery truck #19 in Cincinnati Ohio, approximately 2.5"x4.5" photograph with glossy finish & good focus, 4 spots of album paste on back. This firm later merged with other biscuit companies in November 1927 to form the United Biscuit Company of America. $20.00 fo(c)ag(s)
STROUD. "Vicksburg, / Michigan. // PHOTO BY / DR. F. S. COLLER // SUNSET LAKE" with a black & white view in oval format, postcard with undivided back mailed there 1906 to Dr. Charles E. Stroud in Sandusky Ohio by his daughter Josephine, very faint album marks at the corners, paper browning slightly with age. Offered elsewhere as high as $12.50. Compare and save here: $7.50. m(v)g(s)p
STUART. "WM. STUART. / Furniture, Carpets, Stoves / 57 E. Tuscarawas St. / CANTON" advertising card with embossed border treatment, unusually detailed & interesting pricelist all over the back, corner creases, small tear in the upper edge closes well, small toning spots on both sides, as is. A little larger than a continental postcard. $4.25 o(c)fga
STUPELL. "It doesn't have to be Christmas or New Year's folks ... / ... / Henry J. Stupell and Staff / Shoreham Norman Hotels and Villas / Miami Beach, Fla." holiday greeting & advertising card, a little smaller than a regular postcard. Sold but still available for scholarly study & genealogical research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 bf(m)g(s)
SUGAR. "K5AO" Flamenco Island / Fort Grant QSL card mailed with 1-c Canal Zone stamp (clear SEP 10 1935 Balboa cancel) by Ferdinand J. Sugar (4th Coastal Artillery, US Army), 2 pinholes, 3 corners creased (one multiply), other edge wear is minor. The fort guarded the southern end of the Panama Canal, and the island is now controlled by Panama. 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 cgmp
SUTTON. "Grace and Dick Sutton / send you 1956 Christmas Greetings / report ~ a new home at / 2903 Winthrop Road / Shaker Heights, Ohio / ~ a new job in Management development, / at Case Institute of Technology / ..." and family news about a new daughter-in-law a & grandchild; real photo postcard mailed DEC 9 1956 to Dr. & Mrs. E. E. Brandon in Oxford Ohio. SALE IN PROGRESS o(s)g(s)c(c)
SWEET. "This is picture of 'Grey Hound'. Boat we went down to Portsmouth on ..." with a side view of the steamship, sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard with matte finish within a large border, noticeable toning both sides from album contact, additional water stain at one upper corner, our caption from writing on back, long bottom corner crease, soft corners. Addressed to Miss Mildred Sweet in Superior Wisconsin by her cousin Bessie. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer attribution, no publisher information. 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(o)s(r)g
SWEETMAN. "Ranelagh Street, Liverpool" including the French Cleaners next to W. B. Sweetman's in the foreground, sepia-tone with sky tint, circa 1908 but very late usage in the United States, 2 corner creases, internal crease, considerable corner wear. $3.75 eg
SYKES. "Kamper / Boyd & Brenda Sykes / ... / Popcorn" QSL card from the Runnin' Bare Artist Series #439 copyrighted in 1978, handstamped 'DOES NOT QSL' in bottom front & 'Passed along by / Old Faithful' on back, fresh colors & good edges. $1.00 g(s)
SYLVIANY. "Hill & Sylviany" unused circa 1908 Cyko real photo postcard showing them descending a staircase outdoors on a unicycle, the woman perched securely on his shoulders; long corner crease affecting in part the front caption area, unevenly toned back. Mentioned in the Los Angeles Herald of November 24, 1908 as a theater act that would be performed that week. What ever happened to them? We can only speculate that an accident was inevitable. Excessively rare; no one else can offer you this. $150.00 btcg(s)
SYNSTEGARD. "BISMARCK MOTEL COURT / BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA / AAA" unused linen postcard, circa 1951 when Mr. & Mrs. Roy A. Synstegard were the owners-managers, very light toning on back, two tiny paper inclusions show in the front sky. $3.00 nmg NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
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