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See also Gibraltar stamps & philatelic literature.
"179. GIBRALTAR. Main Street Fot. L. Roisin" prominently showing The
Red House (selling all Kodak supplies & postcards) & including the sign for Tara
& Ltd., sepia-tone real photo, unusually detailed. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
"22. GIBRALTAR -- Line wael Promenade" unused circa-1910 postcard from booklet, short linear mark on back, small bottom corner bend, printed at a slight tilt to its borders, imperfectly rectangular due to perforation angle. $2.00 g
"23. GIBRALTAR.-Road to Spain." seen from a high vantage point, writing on back dates to 1943, post card with minor edge wear. $2.25 g!
"3. GIBRALTAR -- Post Office and Main Street" including an old auto & office of the Cunard Line prominently, sepia tone postcard, unused. $5.00
"3. GIBRALTAR -- Post Office and Main Street / Sacarello. édit."" including an old auto (plate number 887), shield like blue sign for 'Cunard Line / American line', franked by a 50-cent. Swiss stamp, post card sent 9 VI 31 to Lake Placid New York where a 2-c Washington stamp was applied at Staten Island JUN 19 1931(apparently postage was due). $8.00 gs(c)s(a)-u(p)
"BRISTOL HOTEL / GIBRALTAR // F. J. PICCONE / PROPRIETOR // TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS / BRISTOL // FULL SOUTH ASPECT, GARDEN, QUIET / AND BEST SANITATION / MODERATE TERMS." circa-1900 advertising postcard on thick stock, toned front, undivided back, writing on front is 'Salon Sakuska Tea / 60 Alcala / Madrid' (a tea house), wavy rubber band mark on back. $6.00 gg(p)
"Entrance to the Roman / Catholic Church, / Gibraltar" including several pedestrians, unused postcard with dark red caption at upper left, Benzaquen & Co., back paper browning with age, minor wear along one short edge. $4.25 g
"Europa Pass, Gibraltar" color post card from Benzaquen & Co., unused, faint corner crease, corner & edge wear. $2.25 g
"Europe's only wild monkey / is the barbary(sic) ape or magot / on the rocks of Gibraltar." with unattributed art, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 from Five Points Louisiana. $2.00 ga
"Gibraltar" color view printed in Germany, postcard mailed at Gibraltar to Michigan in 1910, several ink smears on back (raindrops?), paper separates completely into 3 layers. As is. $1.50 g
"Gibraltar. Alameda Bridge" color postcard from A. Benzaquen, numbered 28 on back, unused, brownish paper. $4.00
"Gibraltar, Alameda Grand Parade." in color with black caption at upper left, minor wear to top edge. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 g
"Gibraltar at the entrance / to the Mediterranean" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 at Revilo South Dakota, minor edge wear. $1.75 g
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"Gibraltar Casemates Square / V. B. Cumbo, Gibraltar" color postcard with undivided back, writing on front dates to 1906, writing on back, small ink smear on front. $5.00
"GIBRALTAR Catalan Bay from North / V. B. Cumbo, Gibraltar" unused circa-1905 post card with an undivided back, a streak of dark toning in the stamp area on back, short shallow scrape near the bottom right front corner, trivial corner wear. $3.00 g
"GIBRALTAR -- Church Street / No. 8 The Artistic Post Card Co." black & white post card with dark red caption, undivided back, unused, some paper separation that is hard to detect. $4.75
"Gibraltar, Europa Pass / Ferrary & Romero, Gibraltar No. 26" including a soldier for scale, color postcard with red caption near the bottom, numbered 220500 in a back corner, faint album marks at back corners. $4.75 g
"GIBRALTAR / Gas Works" black & white post card with brown caption from V. B. Cumbo, writing on back, heavily toned back. $2.00
"GIBRALTAR Gas Works / V. B. Cumbo, Gibraltar" color postcard with undivided back, unused. $5.00
"GIBRALTAR Governor's Cottage / V. B. Cumbo, Gibraltar" unused color postcard with undivided back, album impressions at corners, good edges. $10.00 g
"Gibraltar. Kingsway / Reproduction prohibited." black & white postcard from a V. B. Cumbo booklet, unused, minor corner wear. $3.00 g. Same view but in sepia tone, also from a booklet, fairly fresh. $3.00 g. Both for comparison: $5.50 g NEW / NEU / BAGO
"Gibraltar. / Main Street" color postcard from V. B. Cumbo, circa 1915, unused, brownish paper, corner & edge wear. $4.25
"GIBRALTAR Neutral Ground" color postcard with dark red caption at top, from V. B. Cumbo, back paper browning with age, minor corner rounding, colors somewhat muted. $4.00 g
"Gibraltar Neutral Ground / V. B. Cumbo, Gibraltar" color postcard with reddish-brown caption under the image, unused undivided back postcard, two tiny marks & a tiny corner crease in the front message area. $9.00 g
"GIBRALTAR PHILATELIC BUREAU / DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES / 1 July 1961 - 31 August 1997" postcard advertising the issuance of a semi-postal miniature sheet & other news for collectors, meter mailed 24 MCH 1998 to Ohio, light toning on front. $1.00 gr-g NEW / NEU / BAGO
"GIBRALTAR PHILATELIC BUREAU // Red Kite / Milvus milvus // INFORMATION POSTCARD" continental postcard airmailed from there with a metered POSTAGE PAID to Ohio announcing some 1996 stamp program changes & details (including the World Wildlife Fund issue), small scrape at the right back edge due to postal equipment, both bottom corners with tiny bends. $1.00 gbp-g
"Gibraltar. Rock and Town." color post card with dark red caption at upper left, from Benzaquen & Company, back paper browned with age, minor corner wear. $4.75 g
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"Gibraltar Rock from Neutral Ground" color post card with dark red caption near top, large water stain at one corner, from V. B. Cumbo, several small spots of toning on back, noticeable corner wear & rounding. $2.75 g&
"GIBRALTAR / Rock from San Felipe" color post card from V. B Cumbo, mailed by a ship passenger to the US but stamp removed, tiny corner bend, trivial corner wear. $4.75 g
"Gibraltar. / Rosia and Barracks." color postcard from A. Benzaquen, writing on back, much corner & edge wear. $2.25 g
"Gibraltar. Sorruya's(sic) Ramp" showing many people, color postcard from V. B. Cumbo, much toning along back edges, one corner badly creased, corner wear & rounding. Despite the spelling in the caption, a sign plainly reads Serruya's Ramp. $2.75 ge&
"GIBRALTAR. / South from the New Mole" color postcard, circa 1918 but very late usage in the United States. $2.50
"GIBRALTAR -- Southport Gate" color post card with red caption at the upper left, Ferrary & Romero 13, back paper browning with age. mild corner rounding. $4.50 g
"GIBRALTAR / South Port Gates" black & white postcard with brown caption from V. B. Cumbo, writing on back, small bend at one corner, soft corners. $2.75 g
"Gibraltar, Street Costumes, Hawkers" with baskets loaded on donkeys, postcard from Millar & Latig, numbered 35 on back, unused, brownish paper, corner wear & rounding. $5.50 Another, fresher with better edges. $7.00 gc
"GIBRALTAR The Convent & South Port Street / No. 7 V. & J. C. Gibraltar" street scene with several pedestrians, black & white post card with undivided back, mailed at Porto to Akron Ohio but stamp removed. toned back, corner wear & rounding. $4.00 g
"GIBRALTAR: The Market" black & white postcard on brownish paper, from Bezanquen, unused, minor corner & edge wear, toned back. $2.75
"GIBRALTAR The Markets / V. B. Cumbo, Gibraltar" as viewed from above, unused color post card with undivided back, small bend at one corner, faint album impressions at the corners. $6.00 g
"Gibraltar. / The Library" with several horse-drawn vehicles parked nearby, color from A. Benzaquen, printed in Saxony, unused, trivial wear at 2 corners. $4.25. Another but with edge wear & water stains along the back edges. $3.00 g
"GIBRALTAR -- The Market" black & white with dark red caption, undivided back, album marks on front, album marks on back, toned font. $5.00
"Gibraltar. The Rock from the outs kirts(sic) of the Linea." unused post card from Benzaquen & Company, printed in Saxony, mild corner & edge wear, tiny spot of light toning in the sky. The intended word in the caption was outskirts, and some dealers do not note it. $4.00 g
"Gibraltar The Town from the South / J. Ferrary & Co., Gibraltar, Nr. 20" unused postcard with dark red caption at upper left front, Purger & Co. München Photochromiekarte 3397, light even browning of the back paper, minor rounding to bottom corners. $8.00 g
"Gibraltar. / Vegetables Seller" in front of J. Roscoe store and near a piano store, color from V. B. Cumbo, unused, lightly toned back, corner wear & rounding. $6.50 g
"Gibraltar. Vegetable sellers." near the J. Roscoe Glass & Brinsmead Piano storefronts, unused postcard from V. B. Cumbo. trivial corner & edge wear. The pianos were made in Kent and had several patented features for their frames, soundboards, bracings, etc. $7.50 gmp NEW / NEU / BAGO
"GIBRALTAR View of the Rock from Spanish Beach." real photo post card with very late usage in the United States, mild curl to paper, one serrated edge (from booklet). $2.25 g
"Gibraltra(sic) The Commercial Mole / No. 20 J. Cumbo, Gibraltar" black & white on unused undivided back, light toning along one front edge, corner wear & rounding. $5.00 ge
"H. M. King George V handling the colours to the Staffordshire Regiment" postcard written Oct 29 1912 at Gibraltar. Because the caption is so vague, we fill in the historical details. This scene is the South Staffordshire Regiment or South Staffords, whose new colors were presented by King George V on 31 January 1912 after their move to Gibraltar. Hard to find! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. rm(b)g
"No. 16. GIBRALTAR -- Signal Station" unused circa-1905 post card with undivided back, printed in Germany, tiny bottom corner bend noticeable from the back, album marks on back. There are many variants of this view with the caption positioned & colored differently. Our caption is in red, and was not returned by Google when we asked for images. Please check your holdings carefully. $4.50 g
"No. 41. GIBRALTAR -- Commercial Square and Library" showing an outdoor market with many vendors (including one painter), black & white with red caption on unused undivided back, printed in Germany, light album marks on front. $9.00 gl
"NORTH FRONT FROM BULLRING / (SPANISH LINES) / GIBRALTAR" black & white with brown caption on unused undivided back postcard, no. 173 from G. Dautez, light toning on front. $7.00 g*
"Reproduction prohibited. Gibraltar The Galleries and Cross of Sacrifice." unused sepia-tone postcard from booklet, V. B. Cumbo No. 157, evenly browning paper shows age. $5.00 g
"Reproduction prohibited. Gibraltar, Rock from La Pedrera" post card with divided back, addressed but not messaged or mailed, rough edges top & bottom from separation with other cards; album marks, a thin & an adherence on back. $1.50 g NEW / NEU / BAGO
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"Rock from the Commercial Mole, Gibraltar." color post card with red caption at upper left front, printed in England for Benzaquen & Company, light album marks at corners, back paper browning with age, minor corner wear. $4.25 g
"Rosia Bay, Gibraltar" seen from a high vantage point, unused postcard with divided back, printed in England for Benzaquen & Co. in Gibraltar, small dark spot of toning under the stamp box, album toning on back, noticeable corner wear. $3.00 g NEW / NEU / BAGO
"South port of the Rock, Gibraltar" including a few small ships, unused color postcard with dark red caption at the upper left, Benzaquen & Company 23 on back, light browning of back paper with age, minor corner wear. $4.50 g
"SOUVENIR of GIBRALTAR" color post card with 9 labeled & interlocking views--including Casemates, North Front, Signal Station & Europa Point; unused, from Benzaquen & Company, mild corner wear & rounding, long discoloration at lower right front edge affects nothing. $3.75 gm
"Strait of Gibraltar / V. B. Cumbo, Gibraltar" showing the lighthouse, color, undivided back, unused, small corner crease. $6.00
"The Governor's Palace / Gibraltar" with some pedestrians & a cart nearby, unused color postcard with dark red caption at top center, Benzaquen & Company issued, back paper browning with age, tiny corner crease most noticeable from the back. $4.75 g
"The Lagoon, Gibraltar" unused color postcard, from Benzaquem & Company, printed in England, back paper browning with age, light album marks at front corners. $4.50 g
"Waterport Street with Post Office / Gibraltar" including several pedestrians, color from Benzaquen & Co., unused, tiny corner crease. $3.00 gp
"ZB2A" QSL on US government postal card reply card with no cancel, two corners badly creased. $2.00 g
"ZB2AD" QSL card used 1961 by Flag Officer Ian Douglas, upper corner crease, otherwise fresh. $1.50 g
"ZB2BU" QSL postcard showing the equipment of the Gibraltar Radio Society in color with their logo on front in black, 3 corners creased (2 multiply), short tear at the left front edge. All-Kenwood equipment: TS-520S, SP-520, &VFO-520S & Digital Display. $1.50 ge
"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)
"ZB2/WA6CDR" QSL card with a full-color view of the Europa Point Lighthouse, used 1990 by operator Robin Critchell from Mount Wilson California. Made with the assistance of lighthouse personnel Brian, Mike & their families. $4.50 gl NEW / NEU / BAGO
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ISLANDS POSTCARDS & PHOTOGRAPHS
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"1330 // C M V 'ALCYONE' /
... // Port of DAMIETTA / EGYPT" photograph on Kodak paper showing the cargo
ship sully loaded alongside a dock, continental size but slightly reduced in
the sky by a scissors trim that could easily be straightened. The name of
the port is sometimes seen as Damiata or Domyat. In early 1942, this ship
evacuated civilians from Antigua to the United States; while on such duty
for the Naval Transportation Service she survived German submarine attacks.
Later in the war, she was attacked by air off Scoglitti Sicily, and
participated in the invasion of Makin Island (Gilbert Islands). In total
this storied ship earned eight (!) battle stars for service as a merchant
vessel. Truly rare. $20.00 es(m)gsa
"S.S. American Planter" showing the former Ormsby Class Attack Transport from the side, when transferred to the United States Lines & renamed; Kodak real photo postcard with identification penned in neatly on back (verifiable under magnification of the front), contrast a bit low. Participated in operations off the Gilbert Islands, Marshall Islands, Marianas, Western Caroline Islands, Philippines liberation, and Okinawa occupation -- and awarded at least 7 citations, ribbons & medals that we know of. Rare: the only postcard of her we have ever seen in anyone's stock. $19.00 s(m)gmmcpr
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