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GENEALOGIA / RODOSLOVLJE / RODOPIS / Genealogiya
GENEALOGI / GÉNÉALOGIE / AHNENFORSCHUNG / വംശാവലിപഠനം
NEMZEDÉKREND / ĆTTFRĆĐI / GENEALOGIC / Genealogie
GESLACHTKUNDE / RODOKMEN / ACHYDDIAETH / 系譜學
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T here U-X here & Y-Z here. See also Named people postcards.
POSTCARDS & GENEALOGICAL POST CARDS
TANSILL. "Buffalo, N. Y. / "Our Mr. Stuart Tansill will / call upon you in a few days with / our full line of beds and bedding. ... / " showing the salesman in vertical format, briefcase in hand; unused black & white postcard, toning both sides, 5 pinholes that close well. This company is still in operation, best known for hospital cribs & youth beds. Most unusual. $10.00 g(t)n(b)fm
TARBELL. ONTARIO & SAN ANTONIO RAIL ROAD COMPANY. "Rapid Transit / in Ontario in 1895" fully loaded, the mule on its platform (and, therefore, the car descending); post card mailed at Ontario California in 1909, sent by Mary to her Aunt (Mrs. Lynda Tarbell in Ashtabula Ohio), small upper corner crease, back toning is spotty. $15.00 r(o)c(o)g
TAYLOR. "A 21884 Steamboat Merrimac at her Dock, Haverhill, Mass" a side view when loaded with passengers, where the Merrimac River passes near the wholesale & retail furniture annex of The People's House Furnishing Company; circa 1910 post card, bottom corner creased twice but not into image, shallow tiny ding in front bottom edge, upper corner has a very faint tiny crease. The ship was registered to Lori L. H. Taylor. Sold but 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(h)fs(r)s(t)g(t)
TAYLOR. "LANGAN & TAYLOR STORAGE BUILDING / DELMAR & EUCLID AVES. / A16" circa 1907 - 1908 (unevenly divided back) postcard with advertising message printed as follows on back: 'Dear Madam / Our new Building is NOW READY to receive your Furniture, Pianos, and other valuable Goods. / Strictly Sanitary and Fire Proof / ... / Langan & Taylor S. M. Co.' (Storage & Moving Company), minor wear to the bottom corners. Rare: when we checked the Internet no one was offering it, exhibiting it, or even bragging about having sold 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 m(s)gga
TAYLOR. "STAR-LITE MOTEL / 1 Mile Southwest of Meadville, Pa. at Interchange I-79 ... / Mr. & Mrs. Molette Taylor / Owners & Managers" chrome multiview postcard including its exterior with cars & swimming pool. From photographs by Ray McCormack, unused, excellent condition. $1.75 mp(m)pg
TAYLOR, THAYER & TULLIS. "EASTER SOUVENIR / LaFayette / Christian Sabbath School" in 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. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 oeg(t)g(b)
TEACHENOR. "TEACHENOR-BARTBERGER ENGRAVING CO., KANSAS CITY" showing work scenes in their zinc etching and halftone etching departments, undivided back post card, inconspicuous corner crease, name Roger written on face, addressed. The business owners were R. B. Teachenor & E. G. Bartberger. $12.50 m(k)pggi
TEAGUE. "HUMPHREYS' / WITCH HAZEL OIL / (COMPOUND)" reads the advertising banner borne aloft by a Wright flyer, unsigned art copyrighted 1909 by Humphreys' Homeopathic Medicine Company on an advertising postcard for W. H. Teague of Lewiston Maine, preaddressed to manufacturer in New York City & requesting a free sample, blanks on back not filled in unevenly toned back. Message area lists very detailed claims for the oil's applicability Surely one of the earliest suggestions that aircraft could carry advertising banners, but the placement of the banner would have made more sense trailing behind the fast-moving aircraft, rather than hanging straight below it as if there were no wind. Another variant of this card replaces the aeroplane with a kite having such text. Either way, it's a rare image. $15.00 m(l)g(t)acm NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
TELFORD. "Assessment 34 [$2.00] Expires March 28, '92 / Millinery Mutual Benefit Association" government postal card from Charles W. Farmer on account of the death of member George A. Telford in 1891, browning of paper shows age, much corner wear & rounding, 2 corner creases. $4.50 mg(f)g(t)i
TELLING. Telling's ice cream delivery trucks, 2 different original photos. Shown left: Truck 171 with driver parked in summer (note shroud for extra insulation), large 'Moores & Ross' and 'Ward's Bread' signage in the background, black & white, approximately 3-1/4" x 2-3/8". Shown right: A different vehicle with different paint job parked before Pat's Confectionery & Grocery, large advertising sign on building reads 'Notice the flavor / Telling's / Ice Cream', snow on the ground (so no shroud necessary); sepia tone, approximately 4-1/8" x 2-3/8", wavy scissors-cut top edge. Location is Cleveland Ohio; time is pre-January 1915 (when a merger caused a name change). Both for $25.00 fgot
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TEMPLE. "PFB SERIE 5999" with caption quoted at lower back, postcard with deeply embossed art showing lovers with lap blanket being chased by a man on a horse, mailed 1908 to Master Robert Temple in Coshocton Ohio by his Aunt Kate in Cleveland Ohio, light uneven toning on the back obscures nothing. $14.00 alg
TENNEY. "No. 1 / J. M. TENNEY'S RESIDENCE / METHUEN, MASS." sepia-tone real photo post card, trivial corner wear & rounding. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 m(m)g
THABET. "BUSINESS SECTION, RIPLEY, W. VA." including Thabet's 5 And 10 & the Casto storefronts; unused sepia-tone postcard made by the Tecraft Company, trivial corner wear. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & genealogical research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 wg(c)g(t)
"Cleveland, O., Sept. 1869. / To the W. M. and Wardens /
of _______ Lodge." detailing the hotel & transportation arrangements made in
preparation for a meeting of Freemasons on Oct. 19 1869. Listing of hotels,
locations & reduced rates. Announcing discounts on: Lake Shore & Michigan
Southern, Little Miami, and Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati & Indianapolis
Rail Roads; Cleveland Omnibus Company. Officials: Allan T. Brinsmade,
Secretary; & Peter Thatcher, Chairman. Two heavy folds but quality paper has
held up. Approximate size: 5-1/4" x
THAYER. "HESS BRO's." showing the interior of Galion Ohio's first meat market, located on South Market Street after 1887, the sausage for which they were best known hanging at the left. Identifications on the back from a reliable source: Carl Beibheiser, Charlie Hess (owner) & Wally Thayer. Backed sepia-tone photograph, image itself approximately 8Ľ"x6Ľ", 9Ľ"x7Ľ" overall. Focus is good, but high-contrast means parts of the image are too bright to yield detail. $15.00 o(g)g(h)g(b)g(t)
THEANDER. "Ett godt nytt ĺr / till őmkar? af / Kusin Nanny" unsigned art showing a woman bicyclist with immodest (for the times) exposure of her legs, our caption from the Norwegian message written on front conveying a New Year greeting , Brefkort mailed 30 12 1902 in Sweden to Fröken Elsa Theander in Limhanm (where it arrived next day) by her cousin Nanny. $9.00 bg(t)n
THOMAS. "Dear Brother:- " postcard addressed to Mr. Nez Thomas in Epworth Ky. but message never completed, Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, small upper corner crease, heavily toned back, toned front message area, minor corner rounding. $5.00 hg(t)
THOMAS. BATTLESHIP MINNESOTA with insets showing Captain John Hubbard & Rear Admiral Charles M. Thomas 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 format. $2.00 s(m)gg
THOMAS. "Steam Plowing / THOMAS RANCH / Chico, Cal. / 7264 / M. Reider Publ. / LOS ANGELES, CAL." unused undivided back post card, light album marks at the corners, good edges. In the Merriam Library Special Collections of the California State University at Chico but rarely offered. Now it can be in your collection too! 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(c)ag
THOMAS & BAGGS. Two unused Cyko real photo's showing Muskingum College baseball players--Everett R. Thomas (right fielder from Bridgeport Ohio, class of 1910) shown left & Walter R. Baggs (center fielder from Bridgeport Ohio, class of 1907) shown right, accompanied by letter from Muskingum College Library Director who identified them positively. $100.00 for all both postcards & the letter. $60.00 for either one of them. s(b)c(m)g(b)g(t)o(b)*
THOMPSON. "MCKENZIE AND THOMPSON" from the wagon at the left, "SASHES [painted over word] DOORS BRACKETS MOULDINGS &C" from their building signage, approximately 6-3/4"x4-5/8" real photo of the lumber mill (& co-located office) on East William Street or East Winter Street in Delaware Ohio. Owners William McKenzie & C. B. Thompson specialized in hickory & oak timber. They also made a full line of building material from walnut, ash, poplar, pine & elm. [Our details from the Delaware Gazette - Board of Trade Edition, December 22 1899, page 17 placing the location on East William Street. But the 20th Century History of Delaware County, Ohio and Representative Citizens - Chicago, Ill. :: Biographical Pub. Co., 1908 by James R. Lytle - Page 639 has it on East Winter Street.] The photo we offer is rare, whichever street it was located on in Delaware Ohio. Probably one-of-a-kind: no printed caption, no photographer or publisher attribution. $45.00 o(d)lgg
THOMPSON. "Oleo Thompson / 98 Lexington Ave. / Mansfield / Ohio" sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, writing on back used as our caption. The address is that of the Lawson Milk Company. Three types of machines are shown. Our guess is that the lady -- Oleo Pearl Thompson as we learn from the writing on front -- is operating a label-making machine with a capping machine behind her. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no printed caption, no attributions to photographer or to publisher. 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(m)g(t)if
THORN. "B. of R. T. 286" showing 5 members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Lodge 286 standing before locomotive 2252, sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed at Wellsville Ohio MAY 30 1910 to George Thorn in Palestine West Virginia by his brother & sister (giving their Wellsville address). Senders' comment: "This is the Engine Floyd works on. The card was taken in East Liverpool." Wellsville & East Liverpool were connected by a line of the Pennsylvania Railroad. 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. o(e)r(p)gu
TOLES, WALTZ, WHITE, WILCOX & WILSON. "1849 - 1883. / Homoeopathic Hospital
College, / Cleveland, O. / WILL HOLD ITS /
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TIEDEMAN. "Dear Member: / You are hereby requested to attend / the regular Executive Board meeting which / will be held on Thursday, JUL 8 1954 / ... at the Union Headquarters, / 350 East 85 Street, New York City. / ... / Ben Tiedeman / Secretary-Treasurer" postal card mailed by the Bakery & Confectionery Union Local #1 A. F. L. Cancel ink & minor toning on front, heavier but unimportant toning below the address. One of the pioneers of the North American labor movement, this union became an international in 1957. Its address then was in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan. $5.00 un(m)g
TISDALE. "Bring This card with you... / WEST BRIDGEWATER, SEPT. 1890" government postal card from Charles E. Tisdale (collector at Cochesett) stating the recipient's Massachusetts state, county and town tax of $2.00 had been received. Interesting details such as discount possibility. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mg
TOBIN. "'THE J. M. WHITE' by Oscar E. Berninghaus / Painted for the collection of The Boatmen's National Bank of St. Louis" unused chrome post card, light toning on back. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. The ship was registered to Captain John Tobin. $1.50 s(t)s(r)g
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TOURGEE. "This is what the largest Musical Conservatory in the / world says about the Hallet & Davis Pianos" ad card quoting at length a January 15 1887 order by E. Tourgee Director of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston for 50 more pianos(!), over a reference to Clark J. Whitney & Co. in Detroit (their sole agents for Michigan). Hard to find! $12.00 amm(b)m(d)g(t)g(w)NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
TRAFALGA. "trafalga / RESTAURANT / Center St. George, Utah / Coffee Shop and Dining Room" exterior with several readable signs--CHAR-BROILED STEAKS, TraveLodge, etc, unused chrome post card from photo by Larry Rutherford. (2 available) $1.00 each. u(s)g(t)p(r)
TRAVER. "PARLOR NURSES HOME THE CHRIST HOSPITAL CINCINNATI, O. / A76572" post card with unevenly divided back from a photograph by Fritz Van Houten Raymond, Houston Art Print No. 33, made in Germany, mailed MAR 25 1910 to Miss Claire Traver in Jamestown New York, 'Sister Ella' written at the top front docketed by the recipient, several tiny speckles of ink on both sides obscure nothing of importance. Rare: no other examples, on offer or exhibited when we searched the Internet. Photos of his are collected in the Cincinnati Art Museum Archives. $8.00 o(c)m(f)i(m)g(t)p(r) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
TRAXLER. "THE 'BREAD WINNER' / This little crude oil Traction Engine built in two sizes, Nos. 1 & 2, and operated by one man in plowing has a capacity of about one acre per hour ... / Is adaptable to all kinds of farm work. / Invented by / C. R. TRAXLER, / Winston-Salem, N.C." unmailed Azo (triangles up) real photo advertising postcard with good contrast & focus, good edges too. We found a newspaper mention in 1910. Considered somewhat a genius, he also invented a veneer cutting machine. Another example of this postcard appeared & was discussed in modern publications such as Gas Engine Magazine & Farm and Ranch Living, but it is seldom 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. n(w)ga
TREIBER. "Cooks Funicolare Vesuviana // Napoli. / Cratere in eruzione. / Restaurant. // Carlo Künzli, Editore, Zurige. dep. No. 562." multiview cartolina postale in color with 5 views--the funicular itself, close-up & at a distance; the crater in eruption; Napoli with Vesuvius in the distance; & a restaurant. Message written as the sender ascended to the summit, script Vesuvio in upper left of back verifies the successful journey; mailed from Napoli to Chillicothe Ohio via New York City October 11-25 of 1897 by members of the Treiber family; stamp removed, much wear at the both sides of the bottom corners does not affect the image, a few speckles of cancel ink on front & a little toning near the front edges; one bottom corner crease. $16.00 vgium
TRENT. "TRENT & SON / UPHOLSTERING / MIRRORS RESILVERED / 6th and Lafayette Ave. Phone C-8680" " illustrated Terre Haute Indiana business card in black & white showing the owner, his delivery vehicle loaded with some furniture & storefront, trivial toning on back. $10.00 i(t)g(t)fa
TREPP. "TREPP'S FLOWERS / 319 Greenwich Ave. / ..." showing their storefront window, real photo postcard mailed 1950, noticeable wear to one corner. Much nicer than most florist acknowledgements. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 cfg
TRIBLE. "R. E. Trible plowing on Reed-Allen Farm near Dalhart, Texas" unusually detailed postcard, writing on front dates to 1914, writing on back. Unusually specific. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 tg(t)a
TRIGG. "Auditor's Office, Floyd County, / Charles City, Iowa, July 9, 1880..." with a handwritten message in very fancy script by the auditor J. Trigg on government postal mailed there. browning paper due to age, faint small corner crease. $8.00 ig%
TRUELOVE. "Ngaere / Gardens / A. Truelove / Proprietor" black & white post card with red caption printed twice--lower right corner did not work, so second time in the sky for legibility; unused, made in Germany. Ngaere is a village in New Zealand. Printers were not proud of it, and did not include the name of their establishment. $4.00 eng
TULLY & VOSS. "Nş 24. U. R. K. P. ARMORY // W. C. FRECHTLING & CO // COSTONS CANDY KITCHEN // GEO. H. VOSS / TEAS / FRESH ROASTED COFFEE / THE STORE FOR QUALITY // TULLY THE TAILOR" a Cincinnati Ohio street scene with even more signage (which might yield under magnification because the depth-of-field is good), horse-drawn buggy in the foreground, 2 horse-drawn wagons near the storefronts; approximately 6"x5" sepia-tone photo with blank back, imperfectly rectangular, long upper corner crease in the sky. URKP abbreviates Uniform Rank of Knights of Pythias, no longer an official auxiliary of Pythianism. Necessarily after 1879 because of the ampersand in the Frechtling name. We found the tailor's address as 16 South Second Street in a December 15 1911 advertisement. Coston's Confectionery advertised in the August 38 1910 Cincinnati Enquirer. So we date this as circa-1910 to -1911. $20.00 o(c)f(k)g(c)g(f)g(t)g(v) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
TUTTLE. "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 a 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
TWINING. "This view in front of / Mr. Twinings's W. Main St. / Bellevue" with caption from writing on back, real photo showing a residence in winter, mailed 1908 but no cancel, slight oxidation, fairly good edges except for minor wear at one corner. Possibly one of a kind. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 owg
TYSON. "KCD 0888" unused black & white citizens band QSL postcard with captioning in red for operators John & Edie Tyson. picturing them both standing next to a large antique tractor. Both sides lightly toned, minor edge wear. (2 available) $3.75 each. pga
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ULLOM & UNDERWOOD. "Class of 1921 / Commencement" school booklet tied by ribbon, interesting. 8 in class: Howard W. Houser, Hollis Hipsher, Clarence Edwin Ullom, Charles Howard Underwood, Estella Maud Pittman, Bernice Baldwin, Lucile Gray & Lois Rebecca Cox. $7.50 o(c)g(h)g(u)
VALENTINE. "BOECHER BROS. General Merchandise // BREAD SOLD HERE" showing their personnel lined up outside, uncaptioned (so we used some of the store signs) sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed there APR 4 1908 (clear hand cancel) to Master Forest Valentine in nearby Kingston (same-day arrival postal mark) by his uncle Herbert, mentioning the then up-coming funeral of Sally Black, small spot of toning in the message area obscures nothing, minor corner wear. Sign at the top right: 'Dr. Bell's PINE-TAR-HONEY / COUGHS COLDS GRIP / STRENGTH TO THE LUNGS'. The tokens (Token Catalogue #131887) for this store's bread occasionally come up for auction; they helped to publicize their somewhat unlikely sideline. Bound to make some Ohio token collector very happy, as this is possibly one-of-a-kind. $75.00 o(h)g(b)g(v)n
VALENTINE. "Private park for public use. / Two miles out of Greenfield Ill. / at Joe Valentine home." with J. R. Work art, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed there 1964. Unusual subject matter. $2.50 ig
VALKO. "PROFESSIONAL PEW REFINISHERS" unused chrome advertising post card for Valko & Son in Pittsburgh, claims & contact information of the back. Unusual subject matter & very hard to find! $5.00 ap(p)i(c)g
VAN ALEN. "Old Van Alen House / Built in 1737..." black & white postcard mailed 1942, a little extraneous writing on back. $2.00 ng%
VANDERBILT. "CORNELIUS VANDERBILT HOUSE, NEWPORT, R. I." with an exterior corner view, post card with undivided back from Bosselman, unused, toned back, light toning in front caption area, album marks at corners, minor wear at bottom corners. $3.50 rgb
VANIMAN. "Ford CAUTION Lincoln / ALWAYS LOCK YOUR CAR / USE BEST GRADE OIL / CHANGE OIL EACH 750 MILES / ... / RETARD SPARK BEFORE STARTING / ... / Insist on getting Genuine Ford Parts / C. C. VANIMAN / TROTWOOD, OHIO" flat metal plate holed at its corners so it could be attached to an automobile, a few tiny abrasions do not detract. The phrase about retarding the spark appeared in 1918 - 1927 advertising. The slogan about getting genuine parts appeared in 1919 - 1935. Thus we can date the piece to 1919 - 1927. The Vaniman dealership was on East Main. It opened in 1910 when the town population was about 348, and prospered for decades. Seldom seen or offered. $10.00 o(t)g(v)a
VAN ORMAN. "HOTEL SHAWNEE HOTEL McCURDY HOTEL ORLANDO / VAN ORMAN HOTELS / F. HAROLD VAN ORMAN, President" unused sepia-tone multiview advertising postcard, good edges, paper yellowing evenly with age. $6.00 g
VANRHEEDEN. "K5JEW" quality QSL post card picturing the operator Albert VanRheeden at his equipment, mailed there 1966, corner crease, light water stain at top center edge, periods of typed message on back indent the glossy front finish. $3.75 ag
VARNUM. "Varnum Memorial House, East Greenwich, R. I. 17360" unused linen postcard in excellent condition. Home of General James Mitchell Varnum, it saw meetings among Generals Washington, Sullivan & Lafayette during the Revolutionary War. $3.50 rg(v)hw
VAUGHAN. "NR5Q" QSL post card picturing the operator Bruce Vaughan with his radio equipment, tape update to call sign on front, back picturing his 1938 ham radio rig, excellent condition. The Shiloh Museum's Vaughan-Applegate Photography Collection is named after him. $5.00 agp
VESEY. "Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne's Main Business Thorofare, at Night, / Fort Wayne Indiana / Photo by Neuman Studio" including Vesey's Flowers on the right side, other signs partially legible due to glare of street lights; postcard with light mark in the stamp box & dated 1946 by Bernisha Stephen on the back. $3.00 i(f)fg
VETAULT. "Louis Vetault & Son ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF YOUR ORDER" on government postal card mailed 1949, small staple holes as is common with these. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 nfg
VIPOND. "RICHMOND, VA. St. John's Church" including cemetery by its side, Tuck series no. 2081, mailed there 1905 by Milton Vipond to his mother in Hyattsville Maryland, small corner crease, corner wear & rounding, brownish paper on back. Shown. $4.50 v(r)tg(v)c
VISGER. "Thousand Islands. Steamers Castanet and Captain Visger." side-by-side, each with many passengers aboard; postcard mailed 1910 at Old Forge, corner & edge wear, faint small corner crease. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 s(v)n(t)g#
VITALE. "HANNAN HOUSE / 333 Oklahoma St. Phone 923-9544" in Hollywood Beach Florida, when Theresa & Louis Vitale were the owner-managers; unused chrome-era postcard including their Motel sign & pool, long internal crease mostly in the sky. $1.25 f(h)smg
VOGEL. "MAIN ST. LOOKING EAST, ZANESVILLE, O." postcard with undivided back, made in Germany for A. C. Bosselman & Co. in New York, mailed 1908 to Miss Lora S. Knapp in Philo Ohio, a lot of toning near the front edges due to album contact, back toning is just light, small bottom corner crease, other corner wear is minor. Much readable signage: Rex's, American Dyeing & Clearing Works, Frank Vogel, etc. $4.75 o(z)mg
VON KLUCK. "Aus friedlichen Tagen. Unser Kronprinz als Gast bei dem Generaloberst v. Kluck" showing Crown Prince William with a general, unused real photo postcard with matte finish, fairly fresh with good edges. Among other things, General Alexander von Kluck commanded the 1st Army in the First Battle of the Marne in 1914. $15.00 rgw
VOSS. See also TULLY & VOSS above.
VREELAND. Battleship Kansas with an inset showing Captain Charles E. Vreeland who commanded her in the Great White Fleet. Postcard sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 s(m)g
WAGENER. JUNE 1913. "ATTRACTIVE JUNE / JOHN A. CASEY NAVAL STORES / New York, N. Y. J. Henry Wagener, Mgr." real photo advertising card for turpentine, rosin oils, rosin, linseed oils, pitch & pine tar suggesting that the recipient paint up for the season & 'We will wait on you promptly' on back, small bottom corner creases, top corners with minor rounding, oxidation due to age. Their 144 Maiden Lane address is now but part of a skyscraper in the Financial District. The business lasted from 1897 until 1919, as best we can tell. Nonetheless their advertising cards are rare; most all were thrown away when the month was up. $8.00 cn(n)g(c)g(w)
WAHR. "Geo. Wahr University Hospitals // Greetings from / University / of Michigan" postcard mailed there 1907, album toning, small corner bend, minor corner wear elsewhere. George Wahr was a book dealer & stationer, the son of pioneers from Germany. We were unable to locate another example of this postcard -- exhibited or offered -- 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 m(a)cgm
WAINWRIGHT. Battleship Louisiana with an inset showing Captain Richard Wainwright 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 format. $2.00 s(m)g
WALDKIRCH. "Thanksgiving / Greetings" with embossed art including a flower vase & tom turkey, mailed 1910 to Miss Gladys Waldkirch in Akron Ohio from her cousins Fred and Ernest, minor corner & edge wear, attractive image. $2.50 tg
WALDSTEIN. “Francisco de GOYA (1746-1828) / Portrait de Mariana Waldstein, marquise de Santa Cruz” unused continental postcard, copyrighted, very minor corner wear. $1.25 a(g)g(w)
WALKER. "LOTUS LAKE FARM & CABINS / WILLIAMSTOWN, VT." real photo post card mailed from Brandon Vermont in 1940 to Miss Virginia Walker from her mother who was travelling, minor bottom corner wear. Now the Lotus Lake Camp. 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. v(w)mga
WALKER. "WHITE CURRANTS GROWN BY / CHAS. WALKER, SKAGWAY, ALASKA // P. E. KERN, / SKAGWAY & / VALDEZ, / ALASKA // Hand-colored" postcard mailed JAN 24 1908 (clear & complete VALDEZ territorial cancel ties 1-c Franklin stamp) to Allegheny Pennsylvania, light album toning, minor corner rounding. Rare two different ways: (1) All hand-colored postcards are unique--if you find two they cannot possibly be identical; (2) You will not find two, just this one: no one else is showing this, offering this, or exhibiting this. There is a non-hand-colored version of this card that is, therefore, not as nice; still we have only seen that version once in 30 years of dealing. $10.00 a(s)fg(w)-a
WALLACE. "SCIENCE HALL / UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA" unused real photo postcard airmailed SEP 17 1955 from Los Angeles to Mrs. Margaret Wallace in Zanesville Ohio from her granddaughter Jean, who mentions her husband Lyell. $4.00 c(u)c(l)g(w) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
WALLENDA. "Photo / 'Wallendas' / Feet-to-Shoulders / on chair / Ringling Circus 1934" Kodak real photo postcard with caption taken from writing on back, a couple dealer erasure marks on back. In those early days there were only 4 Wallendas. They were the only ones that could perform these dangerous feats, and they were indeed with Ringling in 1934. So the captioning on back checks out. Now consider the photography for a moment: no-blur action photo of a strongly backlit subject. Quite simply the best circus postcard we have ever seen. Probably one of a kind. We could find nothing like it on the internet. $120.00 cfg
WALLICK. "THE DESHLER-WALLICK / 'America's Most Beautifully Equipped Hotel' / COLUMBUS, OHIO / L. C. Wallick, Pres." shown in vertical format on a Kropp linen postcard mailed 1944, more advertising text on the back, minor wear to the bottom corners, small light stain below the stamp. $2.50 o(c)g
WARNER. "The Old North Bridge and Monuments, Concord, Mass" black & white post card with undivided back mailed 1907 to Miss Gertrude Warner in Delaware Ohio, tiny nick shows only on the back edge, minor corner & edge wear, yellowish paper lightly toned on back from album contact. $4.50 m(c)bg
WARNER & DOOLITTLE. sepia-tone real photo postcard with exemplary contrast, mailed at Estherville Iowa circa 1914, trivial damage to stamp, possibly extraneous pencil writing also on the back. Invitation on back reads: "Mr. & Mrs. L. C. Doolittle / At Home / Friday evening Feb 2 / at 7:30 / to the Amoma Class / In honor of / Miss Opal Warner". The Amoma class is a Baptist organization for young people. We are told that the view is that of the parsonage for the New Union Baptist Church. $10.00 ig(d)g(w)
WATKINS. "117. PUBLIC SQUARE SHOWING NEW UNION STATION, CLEVELAND, OHIO / 112606" postcard mailed there 1928 to Mrs. Alice B. Watkins in Newark Ohio by her niece Clara, cancel ink in sky, minor corner & edge wear. $2.00 o(c)g
WATKINS & CHAFIN. "THE PROHIBITION / NOMINEES // VOTE FOR / HOME / PROTECTION // EUGENE W. CHAFIN / PRESIDENT // AARON WATKINS / FOR V. PRESIDENT" unused postcard with 1908 copyright, long horizontal crease through center, upper corner crease, mild edge wear, unevenly toned back from album contact, as is. Seldom offered in any condition. $5.00 apgg
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WEBER. "F. T. D. ACKNOWLEDGMENT / ... / WM. F. WEBER / 51 Monument Avenue Hatboro, Penna. ..." post card mailed there 1949, small corner crease, small staple holes as are common on these, a little extraneous writing on back. $2.00 pg
WEICHOLD. "SORAU, N.-L. Markt / Verlag Rauert & ..." black & white street scene showing the storefronts of Carl Kaestner & Theod. Weichold (among others), postcard mailed there 1902, small tear, arrival cancel ink on front, corner wear & rounding, small corner crease. The full name of the city is Sorau in der Niederlausitz, which explains the N.-L. in the caption. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2 pg(k)g(w)
WEIDIG. "Estey Organ Co. / BRATTLEBORO, VT. U. S. A. / J. Ottmann Lith. Puck Bldg. N.Y." circa-1890 trade card for D. H. BALDWIN & CO. 158 West Fourth Street Cincinnati & John E. Weidig (their agent on Ludlow Street in Hamilton Ohio), tiny bottom corner bend. Necessarily 1885 or later from the name of the lithography company. $8.00 amvo(c)g NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
WEIGHTMAN. "Weightman Building. Williamsport, Pa. / Published by Scholl Brothers, Williamsport, Pa. No. 252" showing a corner view in color with streetcar tracks in the foreground, undivided back post card mailed there 1907, 2 corners creased but not into image, long tear from bottom edge also misses the image, light cancel on front partly in the image, 1/2" tear from the top edge closes well. As is. $1.25 p(w)g(w)
WENGERT, WILL & WOOLARD. "REBECCA'S TRIUMPH" program for a 3-act play presented April 11 1924 at the Licking County Normal School auditorium in Hebron Ohio. Full-page ads: Newark Business College, Linehan Brothers shoes in Newark, Emerson Clothes in Newark, Winchester flashlights available at The-Crane-Krieg Hardware Company, The Hebron Creamery, The Lake Lumber Company & E. V. McCament Funeral Director. Cast of characters: Thelma Green, Doris Mowery, Imo Priest (playing Gyp the colored servant), Gladys Kline, Doris Courtney, Olive Hoskinson & Dorothy Jones. Club members mentioned within: Mary Bliss, Ruth Woolard, Betty Gettys, Florence Bailey, Catharine Justice, Wilma Bonar, Carrie Hoskinson, Fannie Wengert, Charlotte Will, Blanche Browne & Edna Gosnell. String bound, color cover black-and-white otherwise, fits within a continental sleeve, light toning & a corner crease on the outer cover. $15.00
WENNING. "Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway. / Nashville, Tenn. _____ 190___ / Dear Sir: / Our Books show balance to Dr. of your / Company on Claim Account, to _____ 190___ / of $______ / Please remit to J. H. AMBROSE, Treasurer, / / Nashville, Tenn., and oblige, Yours truly, / L. K. WENNING" government postal card mailed at Nashville APR 20 1904 to Athens Incubator Compnay in Athens Ohio, requesting a catalogue (which was sent 2 days later judging by the docketing on back). Paper browning unevenly with age; edges are good. $5.00 g(w)g(a)r(n)
WERRES. "Wuppertal-E. Schwebebahn Länge 13 km, Baukosten 13 Millionen Goldmark" showing the oldest elevated railway in the world, postcard numbered 23214 on back, writing in German & light toning on back, small upper corner bend. Sign at left reads '... Werres Rob. Werres'. $8.00 ngu
WEST. "Mr. Arthur West and his Kindergarden Class / at Gay's Lion Farm / El Monte, Calif." with 7 young lions perched on stairs & a stool, unused DOPS real photo postcard, good edges, necessarily 1942 or earlier. Note the tilted composition, which is telling: the photographer was inside the enclosure & understandably nervous; he took the shot quickly & made a hasty retreat! In the circus, the feat shown was duplicated with 7 full-grown lions. Rare. When we searched the Internet, no one was offering it & no one was even bragging about having sold it. All we could find were people exhibiting it as one of their prized possessions. $17.00 cc(e)agp
WESTON. "New Chicago & Northwestern R. R. Station, Chicago / Covers ten acres; Cost over $20,000,000. ..." an exterior corner view in color, caption in red supplying more information; postcard mailed 1912 at Canal Station to V. L. G. Weston in Covington Ohio by his father, cancel ink in the front sky, bottom corner crease, other edge wear minor. $3.00 gi(c)r(c)
WHEATLEY. "Made a Safe Landing On June 3, 1930 / My headquarters are / with Mr. & Mrs W. B. Wheatley / My name is Mary Esther" small birth announcement & the envelope that conveyed it, mailed JUN 4 1930 from the Hertel Station of Buffalo New York to Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Hurley also in Buffalo. William B. Wheatley was later to work as a test pilot for the Consolidated Aircraft Company; on 2 June 1941 he crashed off San Diego in a bomber built for Britain, causing Mary to write a poem about him. $5.00 bg(w)
WHERLE. "Steamer A. Wherle, Jr., Cedar Point Route." with a side view of the ship underway & fully loaded; postcard from a passenger, mailed 1909 from Cedar Point Ohio, German manufacture, published by Alexander Manufacturing Company of Sandusky, hint of cancel ink in the sky, small crease with wear at one bottom corner, light fingerprint toning on back. Owned by the Cedar Point Resort Company, she was sold in 1920 & renamed The Rotarian. $4.75 s(l)o(c)gs(c)
WEST. WOMAN'S BENEFIT ASSOCIATION
"'WESTHAVEN' GARDENS ON THE ST. CLAIR RIVER, PORT HURON, MICH., HOME OF MISS BINA M. WEST" black & white with sky ting, white-border era from Curt Teich, unused, lightly toned back. Founder in 1892 of one of the first fraternal benefit societies established for and managed by women, & an outspoken supporter of women's suffrage, she represented the National Council of Women of the US at the International Council of Women in Geneva in 1908. Undoubtedly this card was issued on the occasion of the dedication of the Society's new home office in 1917. Many people could not tell you who she is, but the fact that women can get life insurance these days is tribute to her legacy!
"SLEEPING BARRACKS AT LAKE HURON CAMP, WOMAN'S BENEFIT ASSOCIATION 113473" black & white with sky tint, white-border era from Curt Teich & Co, unused, light toning near one front corner. Most unusual subject matter--a little known aspect of this fraternal organization's history.
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WHITE & STEEN. "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
WHITE. "Residence of Dr. I. C. White, Morgantown, W. Va." mailed there 1910, stamp removed. I. C. White founded the West Virginia Geological Survey; the building that replaced his residence is named White Hall in his honor. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg (156,664 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 wg
WHITEHEAD. "Jessie Preston Draper Memorial, Berea College, Berea, Ky. / 2B456-N" postcard mailed JUL 11 1957 (CIN. & KNOX. TR17 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Mrs. M. S. Whitehead in Granville Ohio from her uncle, just a few small spots of light toning on back, good edges. $2.25 k(b)c(b)g(w)-r
WHITMAN. "THE PENN GROVE HOTEL / An attractive hotel set amidst a pleasant grove of tees / beside Wolf Creek .." showing its entrance when Francis C. Whitman managed, chrome postcard mailed there 1959, trivial wear at 2 corners. Interesting information on back & cancel struck at an odd angle. $1.50 p(g)g
WHITNEY. "PAYNE WHITNEY GYMNASIUM. YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN, CONN. 27 // 61799" showing its exterior in color, unused linen postcard, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise fairly fresh. Named after an 1898 graduate, the building was designed by architect John Russell Pope. $3.25 c(y)c(n)ga
TOURGEE. "This is what the largest Musical Conservatory in the / world says about the Hallet & Davis Pianos" ad card quoting at length a January 15 1887 order by E. Tourgee Director of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston for 50 more pianos(!), over a reference to Clark J. Whitney & Co. in Detroit (their sole agents for Michigan). Hard to find! $12.00 amm(b)m(d)g(t)g(w) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
WHITTAKER. "Fire Engine Bridgeport Ill" a wagon pulled by two horses, standing outside the J. C. Whittaker dry goods store, a dentist sign in the distance; sepia-tone real photo postcard. Now only available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $3.00 igh
WICKLIFF. Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard showing a group of people posed by water's edge, mailed by 'Aunt Mamie' to Miss Florence Wickliff in Columbus Ohio (BUCKEYE showing in partial circa 1913 cancel) inviting her out for a Sunday (so presumably nearby Buckeye Lake), heavily toned back. Several Wickliffs resided in Licking County, so someone well steeped in Wickliff genealogy will know who exactly who these people are. $5.00 g(w)o(b)
WICKWIRE. "Wickwire Brothers Wire Works, Cortland, N. Y. / 12651. F. A. Hall & Co., Publishers" undivided back era postcard, unused. This wire drawing mill & blooming mill was owned & operated by the Wickwire family. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 n(c)ig
WIDER. WARREN (TRUMBULL COUNTY). "MISSING SINCE MAY 4 / R. W. WIDER / Ages 63 years..." a Warren Ohio man with portrait, unused on government postal card, heavy toning at bottom, as is. $2.00 (og)
WIDNEY. "11523. Main Street W. of Seventh St., Zanesville, O." post card in color circa 1918, small tear at bottom, other edge wear. Shows Widney's Prescription Drug Store across from Geist's & The Hardware Company, among others. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 omg(w)
WIGGINS. "Greetings from Beautiful Wawasee Inn / Boating on Wawasee Lake--Linton G. Wiggins, Prop., Wawasee, Ind." showing 6 women in a long rowboat, monochromatic red violet, mailed 1907 at Syracuse Indiana, slight yellowing of the paper, corner crease. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original postcard area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 is(p)g
WILKEN. "WATCH FOR THE ORIGINAL Wilken Family Covered Wagon / It's our Family Whiskey, Neighbor-and Neighbor, It's your price!" showing a covered wagon drawn by four donkeys, signed 'GREATEST WHISKEY BUY / IN THE WORLD'; black & white postcard, toned both sides, writing on back erased, long creases. Distilled at Schenley & sold throughout Pennsylvania. As is. $7.50 ap(s)fg
WILLER. "WILLER'S POND, BACTON / 3560" beautifully hand-colored postcard, unused. We are informed that the Manor lodge is in front, to the left is Manor Farm & that Willers Pond was owned by two sisters (who also owned land in the area). That information eliminates the Bacton in Suffolk. Rare: no other example was offered or even shown when we searched the internet. $12.50 e(b)gh
WILLIAMS. "AN ANTE BELLUM HOME // MISSISSIPPI / THE MAGNOLIA STATE" showing the exterior of the Gloucester built in 1803 by the David Williams family of Natchez. Unused linen postcard. $3.00 m(n)g
WILLIAMS. "Im Ziel der 400 m: Archie Williams (USA.) (Zweiter von links) siegt vor Brown (Gross-britannien (und Lu Valla (USA.)" Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 35 Gruppe 61, real photo Olympic souvenir card (no postcard back, slightly smaller than a regular postcard) with much pertinent information on back. Rough translation: "At the finish of the 400 meters: Archie Williams (USA) (second from the left), leads Brown of Great Britain & Lu Valla of the US". African-American winner Williams claimed that Hitler refused to shake his hand, just like he refused Jesse Owens. $6.00 os(t)bg*
WILLIAMS. "HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW / 1964 GRAND CHAMPION STEER / Purchased by Bill Williams for 20,500.00 / WORLD'S RECORD PRICE PAID BY INDIVIDUAL!" unused chrome post card with advertising on back for his restaurants in Houston & Richmond Texas, excellent condition. $7.50 ta(c)ga
WILLIAMS. "KEEP 'EM POSTED! / Mail from home is eagerly welcomed by the / boys in Service. ... / The Western and Southern life Insurance Company / C. F. Williams President / Home Office Cincinnati / Form L-70 / ..." separated from the attached postcard that they offered as service, small corner bend. "BUY! / DEFENSE / SAVINGS / BONDS / KEEP 'EM FLYING!" with art in full color on the back. $8.00 ia(m)o(c)g
WILLKIE. "BOYHOOD HOME OF WENDELL L. WILLKIE IN ELWOOD, INDIANA" showing its exterior in black & white within a silver border, unused post card with trivial wear at one corner. Born Lewis Wendell Willkie, the lawyer was the Republican nominee for US President in 1940. $4.00 i(e)gp NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
WILLOCK. "REPRESENTING / Smith-McCord-Townsend / Dry Goods Company / Wholesale Dry Goods, Notions and Furnishings..." a quality card mailed 1907 by salesman S. C. Willock, undivided back. Why the turkey? It was almost Thanksgiving! $5.50 mtga+
WILLOCK. "The High School Building at / Olathe, Kansas, 1906." sepia-tone real photo postcard with caption from message on front. Interesting comments on the newness of the building, the class color fights, and its location. Of genealogical interest to the Willock & the Macoubrie families. Annotation on back leads us to believe that 4 copies were made. $15.00 kg(m)g(w)
WILLOCK. "The Methodist Episcopal Church at Olathe, Kas. / Feb 26-1906" sepia-tone real photo postcard with caption from detailed annotation on front. Mentions entertainments & recitals there, members, teachers in the Sunday School, the Reverend Henderson, and the Willock-Macoubrie wedding. Annotation on back leads us to believe that 4 copies were made. $15.00 kg(w)g(m)
WILLOCK. "VICTOR BUILDING / 10th and Main Streets / Kansas City, Missouri" post card mailed there 1908, handstamp of Willock Realty & Loan Co. on front (an occupant of that building) to Mrs. S. C. Willock in Kansas City Mo., album marks on back corners. $4.00 m(k)rg
WILSON. "A C Wilson. returned cases to a customer at Peebles Ohio." showing a side view of the horse-drawn wagon with him standing beside it; Cyko real photo postcard, unimportant toning on back due to album discoloration. Albert 'Bert' C. Wilson was about 30 years old when this obviously unique photo was taken; his descendants are still prominent in that community. The best Adams County postcard we have ever seen. Sold but still available for scholarly study & genealogical research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(p)hg
WILSON. "Cadillac Square, showing Pontchartrain Hotel, / Hammond Building, Ford Building, City Hall and / Dime Bank Building, Detroit, Mich. // 220449" including several streetcars, postcard mailed 1915 to Mrs. J. B. Wilson from her niece Margaret, both in Zanesville Ohio. Upper corner crease, a lot of edge wear, traces of cancel ink in the front sky, light toning on back. $1.50 m(d)g
WILSON. "Results of the Suffrage Victory // 698/24" a woman takes a imposing stance near her husband who is seated, tending to their baby, 'God Bless Our Home' sign on the wall nearby; post card mailed in 1913 to Maggie Wilson in Columbus Ohio from her Aunt Lou, lightly toned back, some cancel ink on front. Offered elsewhere as high as $40.00, but we think our price more reasonable: $8.00 swg
WILSON. "The river front park at Madison, Indiana has become a / popular docking place for many of the beautiful pleasure / boats ..." chrome postcard mailed there 1961 to Mr. & Mrs. Harley Wilson in Alledonia Ohio by their daughter Jean (who commented on the scene & marked the front), small upper corner bend. $1.75 i(m)s(p)g
WILSON. "To Alva / From Pearly" postcard with inset sepia-tone real photo of the sender, Ms. Pearley Brenton [later married Boyer in the Hopewell Township of Licking County] within a beautifully embossed floral matting with glitter added, addressed but sent under cover to her cousin Mr. Alva Wilson in Columbus Ohio, tiny nick in the top edge, bottom corner crease. $8.00 go(h)g(b)g(w)
WILSON. "UNDER A FULL SPREAD / 1823" art on postcard mailed MAR 4 1909 from Gratiot Ohio (clear hand cancel) to Maggie Wilson in Columbus Ohio by her cousin Eva, brownish paper as issued, good edges. $3.00 s(p)g
WINCHESTER. "WINCHESTER MYSTERY HOUSE, NEAR SAN JOSE, CALIF. 458 / PHOTO COURTESY JAN JOSE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE8A-H506" as seen from above, unused linen postcard, back toned, minor corner wear. Back continues '...built as the spirits directed, by the late Sarah L. Winchester (of Winchester Rifle fame).' $2.25 c(s)gg(w)
WINGATE. "J. S. WINGATE / GROCER / No. 332 Market St. Oxford" uncaptioned (so we used the horse-drawn wagon signage) sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard with good contrast & focus, slight oxidation consistent with circa-1909 age (we found mentions as early as 1906), light spotty toning on back. The 332 in the address could be 333; the fabric bows a bit there. Possibly one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer attribution, no publisher information. SALE IN PROGRESS p(o)hfg
WINGRENS. "Carl Wingrens Handelslokal, Morup" showing the local rowing athletic club standing in front of Lagermans store; sepia-tone brevkort, unused, Karl Wingrens the self-publisher, very faint toning at the back corners from album contact. On 10 Juli 1927 this group won the Svenska Mästerskap för Nybörjare (the Swedish Rowing Championship for Beginners). Morup is a very small locality in the Falkenberg Municipality of Halland County. Excessively rare. $70.00 g(w)s(r)s
WITCHER. "Double Martini / Short Shot" North Tillamook Oregon QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art depicting a young couple within drinking glasses, fresh appearance. From Mel and Vera Witcher (KAXO-9392). $2.00 oga
WITHERS. "H-4504 THE BISONTE, FRED HARVEY HOTEL, HUTCHINSON, KANSAS" linen postcard mailed JUN 16 1947 to Danny Withers in Zanesville Ohio from his mother who was on the train, lightly toned both sides. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & genealogical research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 kf
WITHERS. "HARVEY COUNTY COURT HOUSE, / NEWTON, KANSAS--4" corner view including parked autos, post card mailed JUN 16 1947 (clear K. C. & ALBUQ. TR.20 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Tommy Withers in Zanesville Ohio by his mother, small spot of dark toning in the front sky, very light toning near the back bottom edge, minor corner wear. $3.00 k(n)cg
WOOD. "B5283 Public Schools, Dresden, Ohio" sepia-tone real photo post card mailed 1913 from Davenport Iowa to Emma Wood (Mrs. William) in Indianola Iowa by her niece Jennie, tiny upper corner crease not into the image, trivial bottom corner wear, stamp over the top edge a bit. $12.50 o(d)g
WOOD. "WALTER A. WOOD / FARM MACHINES / NOT MADE BY A TRUST" uncaptioned Azo (triangles up) sepia-tone real photo postcard, upper corner crease, slight pushpin indent at top center, minor corner wear. Our caption relates the sign at the left end of the building. While no caption date, annotation, or postmark is there to guide us, the card is necessarily late 1907 or later because of its divided back. Keeping in mind the headline-grabbing trust-busting activities of President Teddy Roosevelt during his September 1901 - March 1909 presidency, we thus have a fairly confident estimate this photograph was taken late 1907 - early 1909. Possibly unique: no caption, no publisher information, no photographer attribution. 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(b)ga
WOODRUFF. "Mit unwahrscheinlich langen Schritten lief der Neger Woodruff dem Ziele der 800 m entgegen" showing the 800 meter race with the eventual winner John Woodruff nearing the finish line, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 38 Gruppe 61, real photo Olympic souvenir card (no postcard back, slightly smaller than a regular postcard) with much pertinent information on back. Rough translation: "With improbably long steps the negro Woodruff ran toward the goal of the 800 m." $6.00 os(t)bg
WOODS. "Thanksgiving Wish / Good things to eat / Good friends / to greet / And a big table round / With a smile at / each seat" poetry surrounded by artwork including a turkey, neat writing both sides dates to 1923 (from the grandmother of Mildred Woods), good borders. $2.50 tg
WOODWARD. "EARL WOODWARD'S VILLAGE / Bolton Landing, N. Y. Phone Bolton 2301" showing some cabins, black-and-white advertising postcard with rates quoted on the back, mailed there 1950, extraneous writing on the back, corner crease misses image, light toning in front borders. Earl T. Woodward was a real estate operator who also owned the Thaw estate. $3.50 ng
WORKMAN. "17 MILE DRIVE / COTTAGE CAMP / FRED W. WORKMAN - MGR. / A first class clean camp -- / well located in a pine forest / near the beach, P. O. Box / 529 - Pacific Grove, / Calif. - Tel. 342 J." unused multiview post card with 3 scenes--the entrance, typical cottage, and scene in grounds, very light toning. Rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 c(p)gcm
WREN. "THE SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN BUILDING / OF THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY / (Rear View) / Williamsburg, Virginia" including his statue prominently, unused hand-colored Albertype post card, back paper yellowing evenly with age. The building is the oldest used for collegiate purposes in the United States, restored to its early colonial appearance. $5.00 c(c)vhgssa
WRIGHT. "1950 WAS CONTEST / WASHINGTON / W7MSI" real photo QSL card mailed Seattle Washington in 1950 by operator Elmer R. Wright (shown using his equipment), faint small corner crease, minor wear at 2 corners. $5.00 wqg
WRIGHT. "Dear Mamma - This picture was taken on the road to Colo. Springs. We had just finished our lunch. ..." showing four people posted alongside their 1907 or 1908 (previous owner penciled 1907 on front, we think 1908) Buick, real photo postcard with message from Carrie to her mother Mrs. J. C. Wright in Spencer Iowa, mailed in 1911 (stamp damaged). Lightly toned back, minor corner rounding, both upper corners creased, traces of cancel ink in the front sky, album toning at the front corners. Possibly unique. Because there is no printed caption, part of the interesting message is used here instead. $10.00 i(s)acg
WRIGHT. "Park Street, Frankfort, Mich. / Copyright 1909 by Frank P. Wright" postcard published by Century Photo View, unused, corner & edge wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mg
WUEST. "Interior View / the Gem / Robt. J. Wuest, Prop. / Huntington, W. Va." showing the interior of a bar when unoccupied, sepia-tone postcard with the proprietor's handwritten September 1911 order for 3 bottles of oil soap to his friend Julius Pheifer in Cincinnati. The need for such a product is obvious from the image! Heavy staple near one upper corner, minor corner & edge wear, a little cancel ink on front. $12.00 w(h)g(w)i(r)*
WYRICK. "Compliments of the Season / Ed. R Wyrick, / Rural Letter Carrier. R. F. D. No. 1" with 16-line poem over all the back entitled 'To My Friends', art the horse-drawn wagon of a mail carrier, circa 1908, size of a regular postcard, light toning both sides from album contact. $4.50 phg-r
POST CARDS & GENEALOGICAL POSTCARDS
--Y TO Z FAMILY NAMES
Other family names: A-F page G-J page K-O page
P-Q page R-S page and T here & U-X here.
YATE. "Oak Room in the Bell Hotel, GLOUCESTER. / Date 1650, formerly the Town Mansion
of the Yate family of / Arlingham." Words ending the printed caption blocked
off--presumably to remove an error. Sepia-tone on browning paper, published by H. E
Jones, unused, small spot in message area. The Yate family lived in the area for some 450
years. $4.50 eg
YOUNG. "53 CAPT. YOUNG'S RESIDENCE ON MILLION DOLLAR PIER, ATLANTIC CITY, N. J." including a gate & lampposts & marble sculpture outside, unused white-border era post card, light toning in the left front border, minor wear shows at one back corner, otherwise fairly fresh. Captain John L. Young built the world's first & second ocean amusement piers, and resided on the latter as shown here. $4.00 ng
ZAMMIT. "Malta - Marsamxett Harbour" as seen from above, including many small sailing ships; unused chrome post card from Alfred Galea Zammit & Co., printed in Italy, fresh appearance. $2.00 mg
ZEHR. "'ZEHR'S' / Western new York's largest and most up to date / all season market... / ... / 25 miles north of Buffalo and 7 miles south of / Lake Ontario..." corner view including a few customers, chrome postcard mailed 1975, two tiny corner bends. On Route 78, operated by Carl & Yvonne Zehr. $1.50 ng
ZERBERINI. "Greenwich Roofing & Sheet Metal Corp. / QUALITY ROOFING - SHEET METAL CONTRACTORS / ... / CHARLES ZERBERINI" 4 different unused advertising blotters with 1963 calendars & signed Earl Moran art, each giving a residential address in the Dyker Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn & a commercial address in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. All have trivial edge wear. Captions, left-to-right & top-to-bottom: 'Some Chicken'; 'No, I didn't call the plumber!" with a totally nude woman as seen through a transparent shower curtain; "The doctor said I needed glasses"; and "Where'd all those drips come from?', with a touch of ink on the upper front edge. All are rare: we found nothing like them -- for sale, or former sales, or even exhibited -- when we searched the Internet. But most remarkable of all is the nude at the upper right; it is not even mentioned in two authoritative arcade-card-listing websites that we consulted. $125.00 gets all four.
ZIEG. "F. B. Zieg F'd'y. Co. Fredericktown O." showing its exterior with stacks of piping and a worker; real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, mailed SEP 11 1915 at Fredericktown to Mrs. O. B. Stillwell in East Liverpool Ohio. This firm was founded in 1907 & purchased in 1921. In the intervening years this foundry was an important part of the village's growth from about 900 to 1200 souls. Rare: when we searched the Internet we found no other offers, no past recorded sales & no exhibits. Moreover, we found no paper memorabilia of any type for this industrial firm. $50.00 o(f)ig(z)
ZIEG. "M101 Interior Zieg Foundry Fredericktown O." taken along a length of the building, showing several workers; real photo post card with good focus & contrast, mailed JAN 2 1909 at Fredericktown to Miss Jessie baker in Fredericktown, light spotty toning on back. This firm was founded in 1907 & purchased in 1921. In the intervening years this foundry was an important part of the village's growth from about 900 to 1200 souls. Rare: when we searched the Internet we found no other offers, no past recorded sales & no exhibits. Moreover, we found no paper memorabilia of any type for this industrial firm. $47.50 o(f)ig(z)i
ZIMMER. "International Pan American Airport, Miami, Florida" linen soldier mail by Pfc Fred Zimmer (stationed at Drew Field nearby) in October 1945. Undoubtedly the same Fred Zimmer whose art appeared later in national travel magazines, because of the addressing to a relative in Columbus Ohio & the message mentioning paintings. $4.00 a(a)gf+
ZUERCHER. "ZUERCHER'S LAKEVIEW COTTAGES / HIGGINS LAKE, ROSCOMMON, MICH. 3A13" showing the 'BUDDY' cottage, unused Ekc real photo post card, very light toning near the short back edges. Rare: no other offers, past or present, or exhibits found when we searched the Internet. $9.00 m(r)m(h)g(z) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
ZUERCHER. "ZUERCHER'S LAKEVIEW COTTAGES / HIGGINS LAKE / ROSCOMMON, MICH. 3A7" showing the 'PALSY' cottage, unused Ekc real photo post card, 2 corners with minor wear. Rare: no other offers, past or present, or exhibits found when we searched the Internet. $9.00 m(r)m(h)g(z) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
ZUERCHER. "ZUERCHER'S LAKEVIEW / COTTAGES, HIGGINS LAKE / ROSCOMMON, MICH. 3A9" showing the 'CAMO' cottage, unused Ekc real photo postcard with good edges, very slight curl to the paper. Rare: no other offers, past or present, or exhibits found when we searched the Internet. $9.00 m(r)m(h)g(z) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
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