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HISTÓRIA / POVIJEST / HISTORKA / HISTORIE
VOORGESCHIEDENIS / HISTORIA / HISTOIRE
GESCHICHTE / TÖRTÉNELEM / SAGA / STORIA
HISTORIEN / ISTORIE / ISTORIJA / ZGODOVINA / HANES
Subdivided: By Political Units or By Year.
See also History topical covers.
POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
--BY POLITICAL UNITS
Most historical postcards specify a date, and we file
those mostly by year in the next section.
This section is primarily for interesting groupings
& series spanning a number of years.
"Afghanistan, Amir Habibullah Khan, / (1901 - 19)" black & white image within a beige border, 2001 copyright, oversize post card in excellent condition. $2.00 ah
"Afghanistan, Emir Dost Muhammad Khan / 1792 (1826 38) and (1842 - 63)" black & white portrait within a beige border, 2001 copyright, excellent condition. $2.00 ah. Same postcard, but 2 tiny spots in upper front margin. $1.75 ah
"Afghanistan, Ghazi, Aminullah Khan Logari / a Key figure in defeat of the British Army in / 19th century. Art Work: S. Abed & Shahzad." black & white portrait within a beige border, post card with 2001 copyright, excellent condition. $2.00 ah
"Afghanistan, Ghulam Nabi Khan Charkhi / A key member of Afghan Independence / in 19th Century" black & white portrait within a beige border, 2001 copyrighted postcard, excellent condition. $2.00 ah
"Afghanistan, King Zahir Shah with Pakistan / Leaders, 1958" black & white image in horizontal format within yellow border, 2002 copyright, unused oversize post card in near mint condition. $2.50 ahpr#
"Afghanistan, Mirwais Khan Hotaki, / (1709-38) he defeated Safavids at Guinabad / in 1722" black & white portrait, 2000 copyright, unused oversize post card, light but extensive surface abrasions that can be seen in just the right light. $1.50 ah
"Afghanistan, Said Noor M. Shah Khan a major / figure in defending Afghan independence in / Sher Ali Khan Cabenet(sic) (1863 - 79)" grainy black & white image within a beige border, 2001 copyright, unused oversize postcard in excellent condition. $2.00 ah
"Afghanistan, Sardar M. Doud with / Pacha Khan 1958" black & white image within beige border, 2001 copyright, unused oversize post card, excellent condition. $2.00 ah
"Afghanistan, Said Noor M. Shah Khan a major / figure in defending Afghan independence in / Sher Ali Khan Cabenet(sic) (1863 - 79)" 2001 copyright, postcard in excellent condition. $2.00 ah
"Afghanistan, the founder of Ghorid Dynasty / (1150-1217) Ghias-ud-Din Ghori" black & white portrait, 2000 copyright, unused oversize post card, excellent condition. $2.00 ah#
"Afghanistan, Wazir M. Akbar Khan, a major / figure in defeat of British 1939 - 42" black & white portrait within a beige border, unused continental post card, faint gripper mark from printing process on back. $1.75 ah
"Greetings from Afghanistan" showing A Hadi Dawi (1894 - 1982), poet diplomat & famous for life-long service to Afghanistan; at his desk in black & white, green border, long but faint internal crease in bottom border. $1.25 ah. Same postcard but excellent condition. $1.75 ah
"Greetings from Afghanistan" showing Ahmad Shah Baba (1747 - 1773) who founded the kingdom of Afghanistan, black & white within a black border, 1999 copyright, post card in excellent condition. $1.75 ah
"Greetings from Afghanistan" showing Faiz M. Hazara (1861 - 1931), court historian of King A. Rahman and Habibullah, the author of Seraj ul Tawarikh (Torch of Histories); black & white within green border, 2002 copyright, two tiny spots in front border. $1.75 ah. Same postcard, except excellent condition. $2.00 ah
"Greetings from Afghanistan" showing Ghazi Sardar M. Fateh Khan, a key to the defeat of the British Army in the 19th century; signed portrait in black & white within a beige border, 2001 copyright, post card in excellent condition. $1.75 ah
"Greetings from Afghanistan" showing King Abdul Rahman Khan (1880 - 1901), sepia-tone postcard within cark brown border, 2002 copyright, excellent condition. $1.75 ah
"Greetings from Afghanistan" showing King M Zahir, who ruled from 1933-1973; black & white with green border, 2002 copyright, tiny corner bend. $1.50 ahr
"Greetings from Afghanistan" showing Shah Shuja (1803-1810 & 1839), who accepted a British Mission under M. Alphinstone in 1809, 2002 copyrighted postcard, excellent condition. $1.75 ah
"Greetings from Afghanistan" showing President Sardar M. Daud Khan (1909 - 1978), color portrait with violet border, 2001 copyright, post card in excellent condition. $1.75 ah
"H. VERNET, pinxit. / Napoléon à Wagram [Détail] / [6 juillet 1809]" where Archduke Charles was beaten; unused Luxochromie carte postale from Musée de Versailles, small chip off a bottom corner, minor wear to 2 other corners, very light toning on back. The plateau of Wagram is now in Austria. $1.75 nh(a)a
"Innsbruck Triumphpforte." showing the Triumphal Arch on Maria Theresa street, postcard from Karl Redlich (F 146), mailed there 19.VIII.29, extensive light toning on the back, minor edge wear & a few speckles of cancel ink on the front. This arch was built in 1765 for the wedding of Archduke Leopold. $3.25 ah
& PREHISTORIC ROCK CARVINGS
The above booklet of seldom-seen material: $50.00 ahp&
"GREGORY TOWN and its cove on beautiful Eleuthera / Island in the Bahamas which provided a sheltered / harbour for the pirates which ravaged the Caribbean /. in the 18th century ..." chrome post card mailed in the 1970's with 16-c stamp to Pennsylvania (SOCIAL REVOLUTION / THE BAHAMIAN / SOLUTION slogan cancel). $3.00 b-bh*
"311. C. GAUTHEROT. Napoléon blessé devant Ratisbonne / (25 avril 1809). / Napoleon verwundet bei Ratisbonne. / ..." art depicting him wounded during the Battle of Regensburg (Bavaria), unused post card from the Musée at Versailles, fairly fresh with good edges. $3.00 nbh(b)a
"MANNEKEN-PIS / History and Origin // Clothes and Decorations // 5 original photographies / 2 Prints / All copyrights reserved" complete & illustrated staple-bound booklet of 12 pages plus covers from Albert, approx-imate size of a continental postcard when folded, surprising details include 3 origins. Example inside pages available on request. $6.00 mh(b)
"La retraite allemande en Belgique Novembre 1918" showing retreating German soldiers & their wagons in a city, unused sepia-tone postcard from a photo by P. Legast, mild corner wear & rounding, back paper browned with age. $5.50 bhw
1860. "Ostende en 1860. -- Vue de l'ancien Phare et de l'Etablissement Delmée. Edit. A. E. rue de l'Eglise, 40, Ostende." historical view including a lighthouse & bridge, black & white carte postale with undivided back, writing on back, light toning both sides, small corner crease, minor corner rounding. $7.00 b(o)lh*
"Monument érigé sur la plage de OUIDAH pour commémorer / la date anniversaire de l'arrivée des premiers missionnaires: / 18 avril 1861. / Photo: Dominique Quénum ..." unused oversize postcard (approximately 6-3/4" x 5"), upper corner crease, 2 other corners with minor wear, 2 small spots of toning on back. $1.50 brhpc
1857/ "'MANDALAY PALACE', BUILT BY KING MINDON IN 1857. THIS MAGNIFICENT / PALACE IS..." unused continental postcard, excellent condition. $1.50 b. Near mint condition. (2 available). $2.00 each b*
1791. "No. 31. Mission of our Lady of Solitude, Soledad. Founded 1791." in what is now Monterey County California unused sepia-tone postcard from Vroman's Series, minor corner wear. Seldom seen, seldom offered. $3.75 c(s)hs
"MARTELLO TOWER ON THE COVE FIELDS. / BUILT IN 1505" pn Cap Diamante near Quebec City, overlooking the Saint Lawrence River seen at the left; souvenir post card dated July 31 1908 in the printed message area (John F. Hurley extolling the virtues of Quebec City), sent to W. Ropes Esq. in Salem Massachusetts, stamp removal thins from the back, corners rounded & worn, toning & a bit of cancel ink show in the light front areas. Four such fortifications were build in & around the city, but this was the first. Note the cone-shaped roof to protect from snow accumulation. The round shape made it more likely that cannon balls would glance off of it rather than penetrate. $3.25 q(c)h(c)
1783. "[NB3] MARKET SLIP, WHERE LOYALISTS / LANDED IN 1783, SAINT JOHN, NEW BRUNSWICK. / Climo Photo." including a freighter & sailing ship in vertical format, unused black & white postcard, minor wear at 2 corners. $2.75 ns(p)h
1925. "New Model / Ford / Under Its Own Power. // All / Canadian / Route // Halifax To / Vancouver" with a side view in black & white of the automobile Model T Ford used to publicize the Trans-Canada Highway circa September 1925, unused postcard from the Novelty Mfg. & Art Co. Ltd., light toning on back, minor corner rounding. It took this Model T 40 days to do it! Our caption is from the lettering on the side of the vehicle. Rare. When we searched the Internet we found no other offers, no recorded sales & no one even exhibiting it. History in your hands: 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 ach
"CANTON. REGIMENT OF 'BRAVES' ON PARADE" showing the Muslim Kansu Braves who fought in the Boxer Rebellion / Boxer Uprising / Yihetuan Movement against foreigners 1899 - 1901, bearing pikes & war scythes; black & white post card with blue caption from the undivided-back era, mild corner & edge wear, a little cancel ink near the top front, lightly toned. Rare. 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 cpmh
"THE MEETING-HALL OF SURRENDER OF PORT ARTHUR" now Dalian or 大连市, also captioned in Chinese & Japanese; unused carte postale with unevenly divided back from a booklet, made in Japan (Kanda, Tokyo), small upper corner bend, minor corner rounding. The historic event referred to happened 2 January 1905. $11.00 mh(c)
All the dates: 28 zari 936, c.983 (shown), c.997, 1037, 1039, 1083, 1086, c.1108, 1126, 1158, 1241, 1279, c.1361, 1415 (2 different, 1 shown), c. 1420, 1421, 1424, 1431, c.1436, 1471, c.1570 (shown), 1618 (shown), 1618 - 1648, 1620, 1631 (shown), 1790, 1791, 1805 & 1812. Offered as a group of 31 at $58.50 ($2 each). ch
"85 Crowd in dock Spalato 11-17-18" with a distant view (presumably the ship coming into port), Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
"92 The Square in Spalato" showing a sailor & some local people in Split, Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
"137 Milina 338 at the dock" a confusing caption & numbering, in Serbia if correct; Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
"140 Spalato from the Tower" showing a view of Split, Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
"158 Austrian Kids in Trau" Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat). Trau is also known as Trogir.
"175 French Admiral's Yacht. Spalato" with a good side view, Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
"209 Church Parade in Marina Trau" showing many participants, Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
"Tribunal steps _ Trau 255" showing a Naval officer posing with some local citizens, Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
"265 At Trau 5-2-19" shows crowd with 2 tuba players (presumably greeting a ship), Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard with caption from writing on back, tape mending corner.
"267 Church Parade Trau" including many priests (probably from the Benedictine monastery there), Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
"271 Church parade by Canal Trau 5-4-19" with good view of both, Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
"Spalato Square 280" with a street scene from Split, Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
"Court yard - Municipal Bldg - Trau 286" showing a long staircase with some people for scale, Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with caption from writing on back, slight waviness to the paper (won't lie perfectly flat).
28 of the above postcards for $375.00 jcdh <=
"BASILIQUE DOMRÉMY / LIONEL ROYER, Pinxit. A. Noyer Édit, Paris / 4. -- Bataille de Patay" which occurred 18 June 1429 in Loire Campaign of the Hundred Years War between the French & English; postcard with very late usage at Saint Nazianz Wisconsin. The illustration of the battle on Wikipedia is in error; it depicts the English on horseback, but in fact they fought mostly with ground troops such as longbowmen. $2.00 hf(p)a(r)f(p)f(d)i(c)
FRENCH REPUBLIC HISTORY
"Going up gang-plank from / lighter to ship New Hampshire / 'Homeward-Bound' / Apr. 22-1919" with caption from writing on back, sepia-tone Azo (triangles both ways) real photo postcard with good focus & interesting composition, light album marks & indentations at corners, tiny corner crease nowhere near the image. Possibly unique. $9.00 s(m)h
GREAT BRITAIN HISTORY
"9482 0 CORONATION PROCESSION, 1911 ROTARY PHOTO, E.C. / THE NEW ADMIRALTY ARCH" unused real photo postcard , spots of toning on back, just a little toning in the front bottom border. $4.50 ghr
"Souvenir of 1936 the Year of the three Kings" with George V, George VI & Edward VIII (left-to-right), Valentine real photo postcard, heavy bottom corner crease, long internal crease from the top edge, tape stain along back bottom edge, minor corner wear. $5.00 r(g)gh
INTER ISLAND AIRWAYS. Unused regular-size postcard bearing Roy Anderson art (& the later Hawaiian Air logo) on pebbled stock, 1974 copyright, excellent condition. Depicts one of the 2 Sikorsky S-38 amphibians that in 1929 inaugurated the first scheduled air service in the Pacific. Nice! SOLD a(p)ah*!*
"The Monument seen in the forefround(sic) marks the spot of the Haymarket Riots of May 4, 1886, in which several policemen were killed by dynamite bombs... / Haymarket Square, Scene of Riot, Chicago / No. 78. V. O. Hammon Pub. Co., Chicago" post card mailed MAR 27 1912 at Chicago's Canal Station to Mr. Robert Lohm in Pittsburg Pennsylvania, long upper corner crease, small bottom corner crease. Rare: quite possibly because of the misspelling of the word foreground in its first line, and certainly not what you would want tourists to think about! $10.00 i(c)lsh NEW / NEU / NOU
"FORT WAYNE / Erected by Gen. Anthony Wayne / in 1794 // Packard / THE PACKARD CO. / ESTABLISHED 1871" sent by Beck & Dollison factory representatives & piano tuners on North High Street in Columbus Ohio, colorful back due to forwarding from 'City', missent to Covington & finally delivered in Corning Ohio; lightly toned back, mild corner & edge wear. $6.00 hi(f)o(c)m
"Tsnchiro Kamakura" showing the entrance of a small underground prison where Prince Morinaga was kept in 1334, now part of a shrine complex; circa-1910 carte postale with toned divided back, minor corner & edge wear. Yes, we spelled the first word correctly. An uncolorized version of this postcard is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (ex Jaeger Collection). Seldom offered; seldom seen. $8.00 jh
Almost complete DENNIS J. BUCKLEY (DD-808) MAR 31 1954 hand cancel ties 3¢ New York City tercentenary stamp franking #6 cover to New Jersey, informative large black R. Milling cachet commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Kanagawa Treaty (神奈川条約) ending a 200-year period of Japanese seclusion. $3.00 n(d)j-h
"Our nation plunged into anguish at the news of the slaughter / of Marines at the Marine Headquarters on October 23, 1983. / ... Some 1,200 to / 1,400 U. S. Marines were brought in to : persuade Israel to pull / its troops out of West Beirut ..." unused Cora-Lee postcard showing those Marines landing from an amphibious vehicle, excellent condition. $2.00 lm(m)h
"2011 CUSTOM HOUSE, JUAREZ, MEXICO" white-border era postcard, unused, a few tiny spots on front, trivial corner wear. Where Presidents Diaz & Taft banqueted on October 17, 1909. 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(c)h
"Mural. (por Diego Rivera)" depicting a forced conversion scene in which Conquistadores open fire on native Mexicans who refuse to be persuaded by priests; postcard printed in Mexico, name written neatly in address area, back toning appears to have originated in the printing process itself. $1.75 a(r)m(g)h(m)
"No 4. / Efect0s del / bombardeo en le Juárez" showing several men near a building that had been hit by artillery and countless bullets, sepia-tone real photo, toning that shows in the right front border also into the image. In the revolution of 1910-1911, this city was threatened by insurrectionists on February 1st 1911, and bombarded shortly thereafter. 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 m(c)h
"THE OLD GUADELUPE CHURCH JUAREZ, MEXICO BULLET RIDDLED DURING / BATTLE MAY 18, 9, 10, 1911." including a small building with an 'Agencia Imparcial sign, unused sepia-tone real photo post card, slight oxidation. 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(c)h
"After the Battle at Matamoros, Mexico--June 4th, 1913" showing a crowd gathered around a pile of dead Federal soldiers, unused STRATTON real photo postcard, lightly toned back, corner rounding. One of Robert Runyon's historic photographs documenting the fight to establish a constitutional republic--in this case, the day following the capture of the Federal garrison by General Lucio Blanco & his rebels. 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(t)pmh
"Cavalry Killed at Agua Prieta / by Villa's Guns." including their dead horses, looking towards the United states; sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed 1918 at Nogales Arizona, oxidation consistent with age, 2 stress marks in the sky at the upper right front. The Second Battle of Agua Prieta occurred 1 November 1915 against the forces of Carranza. $35.00 m(s)mh
"U. S. Cruiser West Virginia, Puget Sound Navy Yard" unused, trivial corner wear, slight yellowing of back paper with age, fairly fresh. Protected Americans during the Veracruz crisis in Mexico, and 2 years later (1916). Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 swh
NEW MEXICO HISTORY
"Oldest House in the U. S., Santa Fe, N. M. / Built about 1530. / Occupied by Onate / in 1598. ..." circa 1912 post card, tiny spots of cancel ink on one front corner, minor corner rounding. 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 nhas
NEW YORK HISTORY
"Historical John Lyons Homestead, Built 1640, Port Chester, N. Y. 13 / 51-H2052" with the exterior as it looked in 1935, linen post card with late usage at Brodheadsville Pennsylvania, one corner multiply creased, mild corner wear. $1.75 ngha
"KENT-DELORD HOUSE, PLATTSBURG, N. Y. / OCCUPIED BY BRITISH OFFICERS, SEPT. 6th TO 11th, 1814. 107844" white-border era postcard but very late usage at Cadyville, light toning on back, light rubber band mark on back, 2 holes that close very well (hard to see from front), corner crease, minor corner & edge wear. $2.00 n(p)h*
"3 Million People viewed the Parade of the 27th Division" the crowd shown here assembled under a Navy Club welcoming banner (their exact location 509 Fifth Avenue. New York City) strung across the street, the Star Shoe Store at the extreme right; real photo postcard with very late usage at Donaldson Pennsylvania, tiny bit of corner knocked of top, very light toning. Troops of the US Army 27th Division (largely New York men) disembarked from the ocean liners Leviathan & Mauretania, and paraded up Fifth Avenue to celebrate the end of World War I. The caption is mute on the date, but it is March 25, 1919. See a movie of the event at the National Archives. History in your hands. $17.00 n(n)hm(a)pw
NEW ZEALAND HISTORY
NORWEGIAN HISTORY POSTCARDS
"This is m/t Trans Holm ex m/s Estrella ... taken in Jössingfjoden Norway, on the South-West Coast, near Kristiansand. Regards, Arild Frengen, Capt." continental size Kodak photograph annotated by her captain on the back. This Norwegian chemical tanker has since been scrapped in Denmark by the Fornaes Shiprecycling Company. The dark area at the left & center shows a plaque mounted on a jagged rock, fixing the place precisely in Norwegian: 'Her fant kampen sted mellom deN britiske destroyer cossack og det tyske hjelpeskip den 16 febr. 1940' -- referring to what is now known as the Altmark incident in which a British destroyer boarded a German ship carrying many British prisoners who were liberated in neutral Norwegian waters. Several interesting points of international law were raised by the incident. All edges are fine; the left edge looks ragged because the rock in the foreground is ragged, not the edge. Rare. $12.50 ns(o)lhg
OHIO HISTORIC POST CARDS
1774. "Logan Elm, / Near Circleville, Ohio. / ... / Message of Logan, / the Mingo Chief, to the White Men, / Delivered / under this tree in 1774 / ..." continues quoting the speech in full; postcard printed in Germany (n. N. 1835/1), mailed at Circleville circa 1910 to Mr. Don Eli in Galion Ohio, lightly toned both sides, trivial corner wear. This historic tree succumbed to Dutch Elm Disease & storm damage in 1964. The quotation is thought to be the most famous speech ever uttered by a Native American. Hard to find! $7.50 o(c)i(m)th
1782. "GNADENHUTTEN” monument to 90 massacred Christian Indians on March 8 1782, unused chrome postcard, excellent condition. $1.00 o(g)h
1795. "FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4th 1910 // Dayton, Ohio, the home / town of Orville and / Wilbur Wright, who solv- / ed the secret of aerial navigation, was founded / 115 years ago today." unused postcard from the Historical Advertising Compnay of New York, light toning near the front edges. The advertising merchant was supposed to supply a handstamp in the front area. But most if not all merchants decided not to buy a card that would only be good one day--which explains why this card is rarely seen stamped or unstamped. $12.50 a(p)o(d)ha
1796. "Log Cabin, Oldest House in Dayton, O. Built 1796" postcard mailed there NOV 13 1909 to Mrs. W. R. Taylor in Fort Recovery Ohio, minor corner wear, small paper adherence in the message area obscures nothing. $3.00 o(d)sh
1836. "CIRCLEVILLE OHIO AS IT APPEARED IN 1836" diagrammed as an aerial view with descriptive text alongside, unused chrome postcard in near-mint condition. Exceptionally interesting. $1.50 oh
1870. "Gallipolis Wharf, 1870, Gallipolis, O." including several river steamers near the Hamilton Aleshir(e) building, historic sepia-tone post card published by G. A. Roedell, mailed there 1914 (stamp removed), short tear & long horizontal crease are hard detect from the front. Seldom offered. $5.00 o(g)s(r)h(o)
"MAGELLAN' CROSS / THIS CROSS OF TINDALO WOOD / ENCASES THE ORIGINAL CROSS PLANTED / BY FERDINAND MAGELLAN ON THIS VERY SIT ? APRIL 21, 1521" at Cebu Philippines, unused multiview continental-size postcard in excellent condition. $1.25 h(p)pc
"Mabuhay Ang Kalayaan!" unused continental multiview postcard showing 3 scenes from the political uprising of 1986. $2.00 ph
"The Peaceful Revolution / People & Prayer Power / Feb. 22-25, 1986" unused continental post card from photographs by Sonny Camarillo, tiny bottom corner bend. The revolution pictured led to the departure of President Ferdinand Marcos. $1.75 p(c)ph
PRUSSIAN HISTORICAL POSTCARDS
"GOSSE, pinxit. / Napoléon reçoit la reine de Prusse / a Tilsitt (6 juillet 1807)" unused carte postale in fresh colors from Noyer, very light toning on back. Tilsitt, sometimes spelled Tilsit, was then in Prussia and is now in Russia. $3.00 npha
"STOICA D. Intrarea triumfală a lui Mihaiu Viteazu in Alba Iulia." showing the triumphal entry of Michael the Brave into the Transylvanian town in 1599, from a painting by Dumitrescu Stoica; unused sepia-tone photogravure postcard, minor corner wear, speckles of toning on back possibly from the printing process itself. $3.00 rha
"STOICA D. Uciderea lui Mihaiu Viteazu." art showing the murder of King Michael in 1601, unused photogravure carta postala from Colecţia tablourilor istorice, speckled toning on back likely from the printing process itself, minor corner wear. $3.00 ra(s)hr(r)
"6W1AE" Dakar shortwave (18 Mhz) QSL card with attractive art picturing a mosque, used 1997 by an operator with 23e Bataillon d'Infanterie de Marine--a French military force which was protecting and evacuating French nationals at the time, due to sporadic separatist street violence and border tensions. History in your hands! $5.00 sm(f)h NEW / NEU / NOU
"Ustanak na Takovu / La revolte de Takovo / JUGOSLAVENSKI UMJETNICI / ART YOUGOSLAVE" depicting Serbian chieftain Miloš Obrenović leading an oath starting the Second Serbian Uprising versus the Ottoman Empire in 1815; post card, unused, corner crease. $3.00 jsh(s)
SLOVENIAN & CARINTHIAN HISTORY
"The Genesis of the Contractual Theory / and the / INSTALLATION / of the DUKES OF CARINTHIA" by Joseph Felicijan, hardbound book, 1967 copyright, 145 pages well indexed. Quality scholarly books about Slovenian and Carinthian history in English, such as this one, are not easy to find! Every student of the American revolution should read this book! $16.00 sh
"THE SLOVENES AND YUGOSLAVISM 1890 - 1914" by Carole Rogel, hardbound book, 1977 copyright, 170 pages well indexed, a few marks from the previous owner. $18.50 sh
SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORY
"A HISTORY OF SOUTH AFRICA / Social & Economic" by C. W. de Kiewiet, hardbound book reprinted in 1957, 292 pages well indexed, former owners names on inside cover area, no dust jacket. Special chapters on Witwatersrand & the Boer War, gold mining, the regulation of industry, etc. $5.00 sh
SOUTH PACIFIC HISTORY
"NORTH TERRACE, ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA" unused sepia-tone real photo post card with glossy finish & low contrast, back states 'Issued by the Government of the Commonwealth of / Australia to the Officers and Men of the American Fleet / July - August 1925', tiny album adherence near one back corner, good edges. $6.00 sh
"SECTION OF PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA" unused sepia-tone real photo postcard with glossy finish, back says 'Issued by the Government of the Commonwealth of / Australia to the Officers and Men of the American Fleet. / July - August, 1925', 2 back corners with small album adherences, good edges. $6.00 wh%
"No. 162 / Battle of Bang-Ra-Chan. Person holding an axe on the / back of the buffalo is Nai Chan Nuad Kheo" with art depicting Thai resistance in the Burmese-Siamese War circa-1765 to -1767, unused chrome postcard, 2 tiny corner bends. The location name is more often seen as Bang Rachan. An uncommon card. $2.00 th NEW / NOV / NOVÝ / NOWY
"Flight of Dalai Lama of Thibet" borne on the shoulders of 4 men surrounded by horsemen, going to India in 1959; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 at Silver Lake Minnesota, minor upper corner wear, small ding tears paper at the top edge but affects nothing of importance. A moving sight & most unusual subject matter! $7.50 thr
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HISTORY
"1732 Washington 1799 / 'With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take / leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your latter / days may be as prosperous and happy, as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.' / Farewell to his Officers, Dec. 4, 1783." with his portrait within an embossed frame of cherries, unused postcard, minor corner wear, light toning near one back corner. Front shown left. $4.00 wh. Same card, but lightly toned bottom front edge. Back shown right. $4.00 wh
1833. "Log Cabin of John H. Bryant, 1833, Princeton, Ills." unused color litho-chrome postcard published by C. J. Dunbar & Company, tiny spot on back near stamp box, faint album marks at corners, good edges, light yellowing of back paper due to age. In 1854 this man invited Abraham Lincoln & Owen Lovejoy to speak at an anti-slave rally in what is now known as Bryant Woods to commemorate the event. Seldom seen. $17.00 iblgh****
"Inauguration Parade Passing Willard Hotel on Penna. Ave. March 4, 1909, Washington, D. C. // COPYRIGHT / 1909 BY / HARRIS & EWING" with soldiers marching down the snow-lined street, postcard published by I. & M. Ottenheimer in Baltimore, mailed at DC March 1909 to Miss Elisabeth White in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, noticeable corner & edge wear, toning both sides. Taft was the President to be. $8.00 dpph
"3331. TONKIN -- Son Exellence le Kham-Saï / marchant contre le Dé-Tham (Été 1909)" black & white carte postale addressed & messaged in French, when the country was called French Indo-China. The campaign of His Excellency Kham-Saï (Governor of Tonkin, the man in the center, in distinguishing garb) in the summer of 1909 was not successful. Dé-Tham had a price put on his head by the French Governor-General Klobukowsky after an unsuccessful attempt to take Hanoi, but was beheaded much later in his sleep on March 18 1913 -- ending a conflict that had lasted a quarter century. The shoeless but medaled man on the right signals to the viewer that some of the Governor's best & fearless men were going on the mission. Tonkin now lies completely in North Vietnam. The horse shown is a Vietnamese Hmong, diminutive in size, thick mane cropped to form a crest, prized for sure-footedness in mountainous terrains where Dé-Tham was known to be hiding. Publicizing this ill-fated campaign, Frenchman Louis Toullaine addressed the postcard to his niece Mademoiselle Luçienne Toullaine in Paris. Seldom offered. 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 vhh
Sheridan's Ride; Battle of Cedar Creek.
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WASHINGTON STATE HISTORY
VANCOUVER / COLUMBIA CITY / VANCOUVER BARRACKS (CLARK COUNTY). "W7DZB" QSL postcard mailed there 1963 by operator Jacob G. Grider, attractive design includes a large drawing of Fort Vancouver established in May 13th 1849; a lot of wear,& creasing & toning to the top edge detracts. $1.00 whq
WESTERN EUROPEAN HISTORY
WEST VIRGINIA HISTORY
"Old Mansion House, Point Pleasant, W. Va. Built 1796" postcard circa 1915, trivial wear at 3 corners, otherwise good edges. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 wh+
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70 AD. "Rome. Arch of Titus." shown in vertical format with a woman in the foreground for scale, unused Tuck Oilette Postcard 7026, trivial wear to the bottom corners, otherwise fairly fresh. The monument commemorates the defeat of the Jews in AD70. $5.00 itjh
79 AD. "POMPEI -- Basilica" showing one of the larger public buildings buried by Vesuvius in 79 AD; unused divided-back post card from Trampetti e Migliaccio in Naples, light spotty toning in sky & most of back, small upper corner crease. $1.50 ih NEW / NEU / NOU
203 AD. "ROMA - Arco di Settimio Severo." showing the marble Arch of Septimius Severus dedicated in AD 203 to commemorate his Parthian victories; unused cartolina postale italiana with undivided back, a little wear at one upper corner, small bottom corner crease not into the image, toning near the back edges. $2.50 ih
997. "Smrt sv. Vojtěcha r. 997" with signed art depicting the martyrdom of Saint Adalbert (Bishop of Prague) in 997, at the hands of Baltic Prussians who he tried to convert; postcard with rounded corners & spotty toning on back, very late usage at Albert Kansas. $4.00 chrp NEW / NEU / NOU
1058. "Knizete Spytihneva soud r. 1058" post card art in color depicting what is probably a Bohemian prince surrounded by his subjects, very late usage at Addison Kentucky, corner wear & rounding. $2.00 bh
1226. "S. Francesco morente benedice / Assisi - Ottobre 1226" depicting the final blessing Assisi by Saint Francis, unused postcard, fairly fresh with good edges. $2.50 r(a)h
1355. "Slavný vjezd Karla IV. do Rima r. 1355" post card art in color showing the crowning of the King of Bohemia (who founded of the University of Prague) in 1355; corner & edge wear, toned back, one corner multiply creased, 2 edge dings, very late usage at Fair Play Maryland. $1.50 brh
1415. "Mistr Jan Jus se obhajuje / v Bosácké kapli r. 1415." art showing Master Jan Jus defending his religious beliefs at Bosack chapel, just prior to his being burned at the stake; postcard with noticeable corner & edge wear, very late usage at Canjilon New Mexico. $3.00 chr NEW / NEU / NOU
1440. "The Ruins of Nakagusukujo Castle / Only walls are left now, but it was famous castle / built in 1440 ..." also captioned in Japanese, unused continental postcard with fresh appearance. 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 rh
1444. "LUEBECK, BURGTOR" unattributed art in vertical format showing the north gate of the city (erected in 1444), unused Tuck Oilette Postcard 7080 from the Wide - Wide - World Series, mild corner rounding, toned back. $3.25 lth
1540. "Battle of Mauvilla" painting depicting the bloodiest battle every fought in America (1540, between DeSoto's Spaniards & Creek men and women in what is now Alabama); chrome postcard, mailed, cancel ink on front. $1.00 ih
1607. "JAMESTOWN ISLAND, VIRGINIA / Here the First Permanent English Settlement in America / was Founded, May 13, 1607 / ..." continuing with other historical details, unused postcard on brownish paper separated from a booklet, printed note on back about its joint administration. $1.50 vh
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1607. "Join the quest to establish a New World / Could you have survived / Find out. Visit Jamestown1607.org" unused continental post card published by the state of Virginia in anticipation of the 400th anniversary, near mint. $1.25 hv
1618. "Shození místodržících z oken král. hradu r. 1618" with signed art showing governors being dropped from a window of King Castle in Prague in 1618, dopisnice with noticeable corner & edge wear, toned back, very late usage at Moneta Wyoming. $3.00 chi
1620. "BÍLA HORA" color multiview with 3 captioned scenes--Kral.obora Hvezda, Bojiste r.1620 & Kostel Marie Vilezné, corner wear & rounding, lightly toned front, lightly toned back. The 'White Hill' is where Bohemia lost its independence to Catholic forces under the command of the Duke of Bavaria in 1620. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 cbh
1621. "Poprava ceských pánu / na Staromestském námestri r. 1621" post card art depicting the reinstatement of Austrian rule over Bohemia, proclamation in old market square in Prag, curtailing liberties and exiling Protestants as punishment for independence try. The 3-year war ended in 1621. very late usage at Costa West Virginia. $2.50 bh
1645. "Gruss von den Polauer Bergen Ruine Meidenburg" showing the ruins of Dívčí Hrad (sometimes seen Devicky Hrad) castle now in the Czech Republic, burned & plundered by Swedes in 1645; postcard with a lightly embossed frame for the view, mailed 1909 with an Austrian stamp to Vienna, upper edge has mild edge wear, some writing lightly in the front border belongs. $4.25 chg
1682-1683. "Ayers Cherry Pectoral / Cures COLDS COUGHS &c / Penn's Treaty (1682 or 1683?) Over" with a circa 1890 ad card from Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co. of Lowell Massachusetts on the back, fresh appearance. Several sources contend that this remedy contained either opium (in use as a cough suppressant at the time) or heroin, but this card sheds no light on the subject. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ammh
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1684. "Luxembourg" postcard showing a historical painting in color; back elaborates "Prise de Luxembourg, le 3 juin 1684. Peint par Van der Meulen. Galerie historique de Versailles. / Einnahme von Luxemburg, am 3. Juni 1684..."; 2nd série de luxe 1er édition No 89, mild brownish paper on back, tiny corner bend. $5.00 lh
1691. "TREATY STONE, LIMERICK" unused sepia-tone real photo post card from an undisclosed publisher, good focus & contrast, very light album marks at the back corners, good edges. The Treaty (actually Treaties) of Limerick or Conradh Luimnigh in 1691 ended the Williamite war in Ireland. $3.00 ih
1717. "West Parish Meeting House / at West Barnstable, Mass / established in 1717" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed there 1960, cancel ink in sky, address ink smeared a bit on back. A different view than that listed below. $1.50 m(w)h
1718. "G. Cederström. Karl XII:s likfärd / Les funerailles du roi Karl XII / Nationalmuseuum. Überführung der Leiche Karl XII" showing the 1718 military funeral procession for Swedish King Charles XII in winter, ending his invasion of Norway; unused postcard from Paul Heckscher in Stockholm, mild corner wear & rounding, other edge wear is minor. $2.50 a(c)sh
1730. Clear HOUS. FLAT. & SAN ANTO. / TR10 / DEC / 12 / 1912 R.P.O. hand cancel on 1-c Washington stamp franking postcard from San Antonio to Rochester New York. Noticeable ink smears on back mercifully miss the stamp & cancel area. Postcard shows "Mission San Francisco de Espada, / Fourth Mission, Built 1730 / San Antonio, Texas' in color with a little edge wear. $9.00 t(s)h-r
1734. "K4DCN" QSL card with interesting map showing the original Orange County as organized in 1734--including what is now Chicago, Detroit & Cleveland, among other things; mailed there 1957 by operator Robert E. Lee. $3.00 vmh
1734. "K4DCO" QSL card with interesting map showing the original Orange County as organized in 1734--including what is now Chicago, Detroit & Cleveland, among other things; mailed there 1957 by operator Wade Stephen. His call sign was updated from Kn4DCO. $2.50 vmh
1754. "OLD FORT WESTON, BUILT 1754, AUGUSTA, MAINE." white-border era but mailed 1957 from North Wayne. Post card sold. 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)h
1756. "18. CALCUTTA -- The Black Hole" with fencing in the foreground, sepia-tone post card with very late usage at Etna Ohio, small ink smear in address area. A small dungeon where British prisoners were held in 1756--a matter of some historical debate. $2.50 iph
1757. "FORT WILLIAM HENRY AT PEMAQUID, DAMARISCOTTA, MAINE 535" black & white postcard, American Art published, unused. Destroyed 1757 (per Last of the Mohicans), subsequently reconstructed as seen here. $1.75 m(d)h
1764. "610 BLOCK HOUSE, BUILT 1764, PITTSBURGH, PA. / 5A-H2131" as it looked circa 1935, linen postcard mailed there 1946, stamp removed, small scrape at right back edge. $1.50 p(p)h*
1765. "THE FAMOUS SPEECH OF PATRICK HENRY / IN THE HOUSE OF BURGESSES." art published for the Concessionaire of the Jamestown Exposition 1907, mailed much later at Patriot Indiana, tape repair to front, considerable corner rounding, as is $0.50 he
1775. "GRAVE OF BRITISH SOLDIERS BATTLE GROUND, CONCORD, MASS. / ... April 19, 1775" postcard published by Mrs. G. N. Tanner in Concord, very late usage at Strafford New Hampshire, one upper corner creased twice, small indent on right front edge. $1.50 cm(c)m(b)h
1776. "BETSY ROSS MAKING THE / FIRST AMERICAN FLAG 1776" art within a firecracker border, all intricately embossed; small bottom corner crease, toned back with pencil writing, noticeable corner rounding, from Tuck's Independence Day Series of Post Cards No. 159. $3.75 hffft%
1776. "'Old Barracks' occupied by the British, 1776. / Trenton, N. J. / 98-6" postcard mailed 9 27 09, typed message, blurry R.P.O. cancel, to Miss Katherine Zane in Hillsboro Ohio, lightly toned back mostly from cancel ink, minor corner rounding. $3.00 n(t)h
1776. "OLD ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, NORFOLK, VA., SHOWING CANNON BALL FIRED BY LORD DUNMORE IN 1776 / 52081" unused white-border era postcard from Louis Kaufmann & Sons, long corner crease. The cannon ball is still stuck in its walls! $2.75 vh. Same, a linen postcard with minor wear to 3 corners. $1.75 vh
1776. "Washington Crossing the Delaware, Dec. 25, 1776." with embossed art depicting the historic moment against the background of an American flag (19 stars showing - scene a bit early for that!), unused Tuck postcard from its Series No. 124, small spot of dark toning on back, a little edge wear on top. $3.75 whf
1776. "WASHINGTON HEADQUARTERS 1776, LOOKING WEST, NEWBURGH, N. Y. 2 / 111227" unused from white-border era, good edges. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 nwh
1776. See also Bicentennial topical covers.
Circa 1776-1778. "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
1777. "Birmingham Meeting House (built 1763). Scene of Battle of Brandywine Sept.,11 -- 1777" a Quaker meeting house at that time, and temporary hospital for the battle victims; postcard printed in Germany for publisher S. J. Parker & Son, mailed MAR 31 1908 (partial N.Y. & PITTS. TR10 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mrs. S. C. Dobson in Columbus Ohio, just a little toning at the bottom left front corner, good edges. The location is Chadds Ford Township in Delaware County Pennsylvania. $3.75 hp(c)
1777. "CONTINENTAL STOREHOUSE MARKER, BENNINGTON, VT. 59 / 4A-H1557" unused Curteich linen postcard from 1934, yellowish paper on back, 4 small areas of toning on back that might be from the production process, good edges. Quality printing lets you read the entire inscription about the Battle of Bennington, 1777. $2.00 v(b)h
1777-1778. "CONTINENTAL ARMY HUT / Valley Forge, Pa. / Reproduction of huts used by the Conti- / nental Army during the winter of 1777-78 ..." unused black & white Albertype post card, speckled toning on back probably from the printing process itself. $2.00 p(v)ha
1777-1778. "Washington's Headquarters Valley Forge, Pa. / 1899 ILLUSTRATED POST CARD CO., N. Y." post card showing its exterior & a white picket fence, unused, undivided back faintly discolored by album contact, minor toning in the front message area, minor wear at the top edge. Occupied as such during the winter of 1777-1778. $5.00 p(v)wh
1781. "Cowpens Battleground / (Jan. 7, 1781) / 3B-H1360" with long poem by Harry Russell Wilkins next to the monument there, unused Curteich linen postcard, slight browning of the paper with age on back, fairly fresh. $2.50 shp*
1783. "621.--"Resignation of General Wash- / ington," Annapolis, Dec. 12, 1783. -- / Painting by John Trumbull." color postcard mailed at Washington Maine, 4 tape repairs, internal creases & edge wear. As is. $0.50 hw
1783. "RESIGNATION OF GEN. WASHINGTON, ANNAPOLIS, DEC. 23, 1783" in a postcard painting published by B. S. Reynolds Co., unused, small corner crease, corner crease, toned back, corner wear & rounding. $1.50 whm
1790. "ONE OF HIS STEAMBOAT MODELS IN 1790 / JOHN FITCH / INVENTOR OF THE STEAMBOAT / 112307" including his portrait & handwriting, white-border era post card in color, unused, pertinent information on back, tiny corner bend, trivial corner & edge wear. $3.75 hc
1790. "THE BRITISH CONVICT SHIP 'SUCCESS' OLDEST SHIP AFLOAT, / LAUNCHED AT MOULMEIN, BURMAH 1790 / PRISONER RECEIVING / 100 LASHES WITH CAT O'NINE TAILS" with convict & guard spectators, unused sepia-tone postcard, 2 corner creases (1 small), corner & edge wear, paper browning with age. Unusual subject matter. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 pssbh
1790. "THE BRITISH CONVICT SHIP 'SUCCESS' OLDEST SHIP AFLOAT, / LAUNCHED AT MOULMEIN, BURMAH 1790 / ORIGINAL / INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE" including an iron maiden & whipping post of clever design, unused sepia-tone post card, small corner crease, corner & edge wear, paper browning with age. Unusual subject matter. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 pssbh*#
1792. "20. Testament écrit par Louis XVI dan la Tour du Temple - 25 Décembre 1792" unused black & white carte postale, back captioning in English has several errors, good edges. $2.50 r(f)hc
1796. "C. Weidmann. / Lübeck anno 1796." black & white with gold caption on undivided back, mailed there 1898 to Vienna Austria (5-pfg. stamp socked-on-nose, blurry blue receiving mark), 2 corner creases, corner wear and rounding. $9.00 lh-l. This postcard is No. 24 from Bernhard Nöhring of Lübeck. It shows a panoramic view of the city as it appeared in 1796, undoubtedly from a painting.
1805. "Musée / du Versailles // THEVENIN, pinxit. / Reddition d'Ulm (20 décembre 1805" showing Napoleon receiving the capitulation of Austrian General Mack during the truce that preceded their signing of the (Fourth) Peace of Pressburg (now in Slovakia) on 26 December; unused postcard, trivial edge wear, minor light toning on back. The way the artist's name is normally seen is Charles Thévenin. $3.25 nhsmaa
1806. "Napoleon I. am Sarge Friedrichs d. Großen / in der Garnisonkirche Potsdam. / (25. Oktober 1806)" showing Napoleon meeting the Prussian king, art in black & white. Postcard sold but still available for scholarly study & artistic research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 np
1807. "307. GOSSE. Napoléon recoit la reine de Prusse à Tilsitt / (6 juillet 1807) / ... / Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia in Tilsitt / ..." also captioned in Russian & German, unused postcard printed in Paris for the Musée de Versailles, toning along the back bottom border, small upper corner crease, other edge wear is minor. $2.50 nmahpr(p)
1807. "GOSSE, pinxit. / Napoléon reçoit la reine de Prusse / a Tilsitt (6 juillet 1807)" unused carte postale in fresh colors from Noyer, very light toning on back. Tilsitt, sometimes spelled Tilsit, was then in Prussia and is now in Russia. $3.00 npha
1810. "First Bridge ever built across the Connecticut River at Hartford-- Opened to travel April 24, 1810--Carried away in / Mar, 1818--A toll bridge--Looking North" black & white post card from George E. Wright, unused & interesting, good edges. $6.00 cb
1813. "'Old Betsy' Cannon used by Major George Croghan against the British and Indians in the Defence of Fort / Stephenson, August 1st and 2nd, 1813. Fremont, Ohio" color Litho-Chrome postcard from American News Company, mailed circa 1908, minor corner & edge wear. $4.00 oh
1813. "PERRY'S VICTORY. 'We have met the ennemy(sic) and they are ours.' 16922 / Com. Perry transfering(sic) his flag, / Sept. 10, 1813. / On Lake Erie cedar Point, O." post card mailed 1908 from Sandusky, toning along bottom back edge, internal crease from the top edge is hard to see in the sky, mild corner wear. We doubt that this postcard was printed in quantity, unless the caption errors were corrected. $7.50 o(c)hf
1813. "REPRODUCED FROM HOWARD PYLE'S LAST IMPORTANT PAINTING / DU PONT POWDER WAGON CARRYING POWDER TO COMMODORE PERRY IN 1813" postcard mailed at Meadville Pennsylvania JUL 22 1913, upper corner crease, bottom corner with 2 creases, noticeable wear & corner rounding, back toning. Back provides interesting details on the historic journey from Brandywine Mills Delaware to Erie Pennsylvania, which was recreated for the centenary celebration. $2.50 hdap
1813. "'WE HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND THEY ARE OURS.' / - COMMODORE PERRY TRANSFERRING HIS FLAG / SEPT. 10TH, 1813, PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO." a correctly captioned variant of the postcard above, pre-printed message on back to Steamer Chippewa passengers touting a lunch service on the ship & the Blue Goose Sightseeing Line 50¢ trip. Top edge worn with long thin scrape nearby, minor corner wear. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(p)hf
1813. "The battle on Lake Erie, Sept 10th, 1813 near Put in Bay, O." black & white drawing from H. J. Foltz, post card printed in Germany, unused, fresh appearance. $8.00 oh
1813. "THE ESSEX // PERRY'S FLAGSHIP NIAGARA / 1813 1913 / COPYRIGHT APPLIED FOR // THE WOLVERINE" unused black & white postcard issued for the Centennial of the Battle of Lake Erie in 1913, front lightly toned, back heavily toned, minor corner wear. The Niagara was restored for the celebration & towed by the Wolverine to various Great Lakes ports. $4.00 s(m)h
1814. "137 Château de la MALMAISON / (ancienne résidence de l'empereur Napoléon Ier et de l'impératrice Joséphine). / Chambre à coucher de l'impératrice Joséphine où elle mourut en 1814. ND. Phot." unused black & white carte postale, album impressions at 2 corners, small bottom corner crease not into the image. The location is Rueil-Malmaison in France. $1.50 nfhi(c)
1814. "174. - Palais de FONTAINEBLEAU / Fac-simile de l'abdication de Napoléon Ier / Cliché Michel" unused black & white carte postale, very faint album toning at corners, minor wear to the top corners. The handwriting is rendered in more readable printing at the lower right front corner. $2.00 nhc
1814. "H. VERNET, pinxit. / Adieux de Napoléon / à la Garde Impériale 0224 Fontainebleau / ([20 avril 1814]" post card, unused, toned back. $3.00 nha
1814. "Musée / du Louvre // E. MEISSONIER, pinxit. / <<1814>>" showing Napoleon leading his troops in their successful Battle of Champaubert against the Prussians & Russians, unused post card from A. Noyer in Paris (their number 541 on back), minor wear at the top edge. $3.50 nhprma
1814. "NORGES / HØITIOSTUND ER KOMMEN. / CRUNSLOVEN OPLÆSES / 1814" with art depicting an historical event in Denmark's ceding of Norway to Sweden, and the subsequent declaration of independence by Norway; unused color postcard numbered 23 on back, corner crease & minor corner wear. $4.50 yhn
1818-1945. "World Communist Movement / SELECTIVE CHRONOLOGY 1818-1957 / PREPARED BY THE LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE SERVICE / OF THE / LIBRARY OF CONGRESS / VOLUME I / 1818 - 1945 / Printed for the use of the Committee on Un-American Activities" 232 pages softbound, lightly used. Interesting & now hard to find. $15.00 hs
1824. "Fort Gibson Stockade, near Muskogee, Okla. Originally Built by U. S. Army on this Site in 1824." white-border era post card mailed at Muskogee in 1940, minor corner wear. $3.00 oh
1825. "LAFAYETTE'S VISIT, MAY 25, 1825, by Malcolm Parcell / One of a series of Murals depicting early travel along the National Pike / The Pioneer Grill / George Washington Hotel - Washington Penn." when W. R. Lippincott managed it, unused postcard, fairly fresh except for a hint of toning near the bottom front edge. $2.25 nphhg
1830. "Memorial Marking Spot where Lincoln Family entered Illinois from Indiana 1830 / Located Illinois Side of Lincoln Memorial Bridge" linen view separated neatly from a folder, small ding not into image. Reverse shows a historical map of that time. $0.75 lh
1835. "Macao, Ruins of the old Cathedral" in vertical format looking up its stairs looking towards its southern stone facade, with a few people for scale; unused circa-1912 post card published by the Turco-Egyptian Tobacco Store in Hongkong, small corner crease, minor corner & edge wear. Built by the Jesuits, the cathedral was destroyed 1835 in an historic fire. 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 mfch
1837. "THE FIRST HOUSE IN FOND DU LAC, WIS.--10 / (BUILT IN 1837)" including Indians & horses in the art, linen post card made in the USA, single letter penned in stamp box on back, tiny spot of light toning in upper front border, fairly fresh overall impression. $3.75 w(f)h
1842. "Afghanistan, Remnant of British Army / in 1842, Dr. Brydon" black & white art within a beige border, 2001 copyrighted postcard, unused oversize postcard in excellent condition. $2.00 amh
1846. "STEAMBOAT 'IRON WITCH,' about 1846 / by J. V. Cornell / The New York Historical Society" art in color, slight yellowing of paper, unused museum card which could be used as a post card. Ship was registered to the Hudson River Day Line. SOLD s(h)hs(r)
1847. "First Theatre in California, 1847" unused color postcard, small bottom corner crease, minor wear to the bottom corners, copyrighted by Palace Drug Company, back paper starting to brown evenly with age, minor wear at one bottom corner. $2.00 ah%
1849. "Repubblica di S. Mari / ... / Il Generale Garibaldi ed il Reggente Belzoppi / (31 Luglio 1849)" entire front misregistered about 3 / 4-inch too far right, clipping about two letters from 17 lines of text explaining the significance of that historical moment for San Marino; black & white with red caption on undivided back postcard, slight yellowing of the paper with age. $7.00 esh
1850. "715:-OLD SPANISH LIGHTHOUSE, BUILT 1850, POINT LOMA, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA" unused linen post card in excellent condition, short strokes in front margins are printer's guide marks. 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 lhc(p)
1853. "The Arctic Regions. / The Humboldt Glacier, North Greenland / 200 feet high, 60 miles long. Discovered and named by Dr. E. K. Kane, 1853." with signed Albert Operti art depicting native kayakers for scale, Tuck Oilette Postcard 7339, unused, printed in England, minor corner wear, colors fairly fresh. $7.00 ga(o)g(k)th
1857. "THE MASSACRE GHAT, CAWNPORE." unattributed art on an unused Tuck Oilette postcard 7234, initials neatly written in stamp box, light album impressions at the corners, one bottom corner shows a little wear. British troops & European families were killed there (Kanpur, India) during the Sepoy mutiny of 1857. $4.25 ith
1862. "Locomotive General // The Historic Engine 'TEXAS' / Used by Captain William A. Fuller in the pursuit and capture / of the 'GENERAL' and the Andrews Raiders on April 12, 1862" postcard published by Witt Brothers in Atlanta, mailed there 1914 to Miss Mollie E. Hunt in Millvale Pennsylvania, faintly creased several times (2 are long). In the University of Georgia Archives, and now it can be in your collection too! $3.25 ch
1864. "SHERIDAN'S RIDE / No. 1 // "Like a herald in haste to the chieftain's door / The terrible grumble, and rumble and road, ..." depicting 19 October 1864 at Winchester Virginia when General Sheridan set out to learn first-hand how Union Troops were faring near Cedar Creek; unused divided back postcard, album marks at the back corners, a little back toning from the printing process itself, trivial wear at 3 corners. $3.00 chv(w)
1865. "Old State Locks, Rapids and Indian Huts about Year 1865, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. 73876" linen post card mailed there 1949, lightly toned front, 2 internal crease, minor corner wear, partial cancel on front. Indians were undoubtedly the Chippewa. $1.50 mh
1865. "3--'SURRENDER OAK.' Citronelle, Ala. Last surrender of the Civil War, included troops and munitions of / war of Ala., Miss. and East La. Lieut. Gen'l Richard Taylor to Maj. Gen'l Edward R. S. Canby on May 4, 1865. / PUBLISHED BY N. L. SEELEY" postcard mailed there MAR 26 1909 to Eugene Morrison in Butler Pennsylvania, album marks at the back corners, minor corner wear, very light toning on front. The oak was destroyed in a 1902 hurricane. Historians would dispute the word 'last' in the caption as 2 surrenders occurred latter. $7.00 a(c)cht
1872. "Plymouth, Vt. Birthplace of President Coolidge, July 4 - 1872" showing a panorama of the town, sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed at Chester Vermont OCT 5 1925 to Mrs. F. B. Moore in Mystic Connecticut, slight oxidation consistent with age, small corner crease, minor corner wear. Note the hurried over-captioning at the bottom: the Coolidge presidency starting August 2 1923 took everyone by surprise. $10.00 vh
1874. "321:-METROPOLITAN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, ASS IT IS TODAY / (c) C. P. JOHNSTON CO., SEATTLE, WASH. SEATTLE IN 1874 ..." unused linen multiview post card with 2 panoramas for comparison, minor wear at 2 corners. $2.75 wh
1876. "Building in which the First National Bank was located during the James and Younger / Bros. Raid, Sept. 1876, Northfield. Minn." black & white postcard with pastel tints of blue & pink, mailed there 1909, sender comments on the robbery. $10.00 mnh
1889. "'ALONE ON THE CLAIM' CUSTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA, 1889 / S. D. BUTCHER COLLECTION, NEBRASKA STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY" farmer with herd of pigs, horse, well & more; mailed 1970's, corner crease, wear at one corner, light toning in bottom front border. Interesting! Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 nah
1893. "HISTORY IN THE MAKING / (Reproduction of Oil Painting) /One day in 1893 Mr. Henry Ford pushed his first car out of his workshop ... " unused 1933 Century of Progress postcard, very light toning on back, one corner with trivial wear. $7.00 aeh
1898. "69. HAVANA. Maine souvenir. -- Recuerdo del Maine." with a before & after view of the US armored cruiser (ACR-1) that exploded February 15 1898, killing many of its crew, a catalytic event for the Spanish-American War later that year; unused tarjeta postal, noticeable corner & edge wear, light spotty toning in the front 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. chs(m)d
1901. "Temple of Music. Buffalo, N. Y. / Pan American Exposition Building. In Which President McKinley was Shot. / September 6th, 1901." unused post card made in Germany, published by F. F. Rick & Company (their No. C13167), 1908 date written in pencil on back will probably erase well, otherwise excellent condition. $5.00 pnmh
1901. "52 Milburn Residence, Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, N. Y. where President McKinley died September 14th, 1901." color view of the exterior, interesting historical information printed on the back, unused postcard, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise good edges. $4.50 nh
1903. "Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the first scheduled Air Mail Flight--May 15, 1918. / This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first successful airplane flight by the / WRIGHT BROTHERS of Dayton, Ohio. // Picture of first Heavier than air machine flown by Orville and Wilbur Wright at Kitty Hawk, N. C. Dec. 17 1913." Dayton Chamber of Commerce May 14 1943 dinner postcard, small upper corner bend most easily detected from the back. Unused, possibly because of the embarrassing error in the bottom caption: 1913 should read 1903. $5.00 n(k)ho(d) NEW / NEU / NOU
1903. "ORIGINAL WRIGHT AEROPLANE. / This was the first power-driven, may-carrying aeroplane to make a free controlled and sustained flight. / It was designed and built by Wilbur and Orville Wright and flown by them on December 17, 1903. The / aeroplane has been lent by Mr. Orville Wright. / The Science Museum, London, No. 108." unused photogravure post card by Waterlow & Sons, tiny upper corner crease. In a spat with the Smithsonian's initial assertions, this American artifact wound up overseas for a while! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. a(p)h
1903. "ORIGINAL WRIGHT BROTHERS AEROPLANE OF 1903 / NATIONAL MUSEUM, SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION" unused Kodak real photo postcard with good focus, just a little fingerprint toning on back, otherwise fairly fresh. $8.00 a(p)hm NEW / NEU / NOU
1903. "Original Wright Brothers Aeroplane of 1903. U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution" real photo post card with glossy finish, mailed JUN 21 1963 from Alexandria Virginia to Miss G. Welch in Harding Massachusetts. Not as sharply focused as the postcard above, light toning in the front margins & certainly not as fresh for its travels. $4.00 a(p)hm NEW / NEU / NOU
1905. "THE PORTSMOUTH DRAMA / Pax Domini Vobiscum // THE CZAR THEODORE ROOSEVELT THE MIKADO // WITTE ROSEN KOMURA TAKAHIRA // U.S.S. Mayflower August 5 1905 // It is my earnest hope and prayer in the interest not only of these two great / Powers, but of all mankind, that a just and lasting peace may speedily be conducted between them." sepia-tone real photo post card mailed AUG 29 1905 at Ripley Ohio, stamp damaged, album toning, 4 tiny scrapes on front obscure nothing. This historic conference among those portrayed brought an end to the Russo-Japanese War later that year. 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 jnrrh
1906. "TAKEN FROM RUSSIAN HILL" showing a panorama of fires after the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, unused, rounded corners, faint internal crease, Rotograph Co. but unnumbered. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 fch
1907. "DEUXIÈME / CONFÉRANCE / DE LA PAIX. / LA HAYE 1907" postcard showing the empty chamber in which the Hague Peace Conference of 1907 was held, black & white from De Groot & Dijkhoffz, faint album impressions at the corners, trivial corner wear, otherwise fresh. $8.50 nh
1907. "20 ÉVÈNEMENTS du MAROC. -- CASABLANCA / Ruine incendiées du Mellha, près de la porte de Marrackech" unused black & white carte postale, published by Geiser in Alger, minor wear at one corner. Devastation is from the bombardment by the French preparatory to their occupation in 1907. $7.50 fh
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1908. "18 L'Aéroplane lancé pour la première fois le 8 Août 1908 AUX HUNAUDIÈRES / The Aeroplane started for the first time on the 8th if August 1908 at the HUNAUDIÈRES" a European first at the racetrack near Le Mans France; unused historical carte postale with green back, browning near the back edges. $8.00 a(p)f(l)h NEW / NEU / NOVA
1910. "Hon. C. S. ROLLS'S Conquest of the Channel, 2nd June, 1910 / RETURN JOURNEY DONE WITHOUT LANDING. // Start from Dover ..... 6:30 p.m. / Over Sangatte, France ... 7:15 p.m. / Return to Dover ..... 8.0 p.m." unused postcard that is reduced a bit at the left front side with a straight cut. The few post cards we have seen with this design have all been reduced horizontally in one way or another. $3.75 a(p)h
THE FIRST BALKAN WAR
1912. " La guerre balkanique 1912 / à DRATCH." Showing Montenegrin soldiers (who fought the Turks in Albania) in the street during the first Balkan War, black & white postcard, also captioned in Cyrillic, unused. $8.00 (mh)***
1912. "…La guerre balkanique 1912…'Au feu!' contre les ennemis" showing troops behind a fortification ready to fire at the enemy during the first Balkan War, postcard also captioned in Cyrillic, unused, light toning one back edge. $7.50 mh
1912. "...La guerre balkanique 1912... / Bachibouzouks tués." Showing dead Turkish irregulars, unused post card, caption also in Cyrillic, one worn corner & a tiny edge knick. 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 aht
1912. "...La guerre balkanique 1912...La tranchée turque prise à Bardagnole avec le reconovement des officiers" Showing a Turkish trench, unused postcard, caption also in Cyrillic, small corner crease. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 aht
1912. "...La guerre balkanique 1912. / ...L'ambulance de la croix rouge monténegrinne à Grouda" showing the Red Cross hospital in tents during the first Balkan War 1912, post card with red captions in 3 languages, tiny piece of upper right corner missing with a small burn mark nearby. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (mrh)*+*
1912. "...La guerre balkanique 1912...Le campament des Monténegrins à Vraka" Showing entrenched Montenegrin soldiers in Albania, unused post card, caption also in Cyrillic, one corner creased, another soft. 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 ahm
1912. " La guerre balkanique 1912 / Le consul russe Emiliyanov (X) avec la suite à Detchani" showing the Russian consul, black & white post card with red caption in 2 languages, one corner toned both sides, minor corner wear. $12.00 mh
1912. "...La guerre balkanique 1912...Les Nizams tués" showing dead Turkish soldiers, black & white with red caption. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ah
1912. " La guerre balkanique 1912 / Sur la rue à Datch." Showing Montenegran soldiers (who fought the Turks in Albania) in the street during the first Balkan War, black & white post card, also captioned in Cyrillic, unused. $8.00 (mh)*
"...La guerre balkanique 1912. / …L'artillerie serbe montagne sur Javer-Kassaba au moment de l'attaque contre Liyeche" postcard showing the mountain artillery in 1912 during the first Balkan War, unused. $15.00 mh
1912. "Ligne de bataille près de Odrin" TCV with 3 stamps, post card mailed from Vidin 1913, clear "Panajot Velizaroff, Vidin (Bulgarujo) / Membro de l'internacia Ligo Nr. 2335" violet handstamp, 1 / 3-inch tear at left edge that closes well. The Bulgarians were victorious against the Turks in this battle. Odrin is sometimes called Edirne or Adrianople. $10.00 bh-b
1912-13, "...La guerre balkanique 1912-13 / Les tranchants devant une position turque prise par les Monténegrins à Bardagnole le 9.11.1913" black & white post card with red caption in 3 languages, showing Turkish position taken by Montenegrins during the first Balkan War, unused & fairly fresh. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mht
1912-13. "...La guerre balkanique 1912-13 / Sur la tranchée turque prise à Bardagnole le 9.11.1913" black & white postcard with red caption in 3 languages, showing Montenegrins taking a Turkish trench during the first Balkan War, unused & fairly fresh. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mhta
1913. For the great floods throughout the Midwest in that year, please see our extensive selection in Disaster postcards.
1914. "Aus friedlichen Tagen. Unser Kronprinz als Gast bei dem Generaloberst v. Kluck" showing Crown Prince William with General Colonel Alexander von Kluck, unused real photo postcard with matte finish, fairly fresh with good edges. Among other things, the general commanded the 1st Army in the First Battle of the Marne in 1914 after his blunder -- a deviation from plan -- prevented the Germans from encircling Paris. $15.00 rgwh
1915. "The First Transcontinental Telephone Call was trans- / mitted by a telephone instrument of this type on / January 25, 1915. ... Mr. Theodore N. Vail, President / of American Telephone and Telegraph Company ... encased in plastic on Jekyll / Island, Ga." unused chrome postcard in color, vertical format, excellent condition. $1.25 tgh
1919. "Parker going thru ice on Elbe River, Germany / 69" showing the destroyer with men on deck on her cruise to German ports in early 1919 to implement the terms of the armistice, real photo with dark image. History before your eyes. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 s(m)gh
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1919. "Les Fêtes De La victoire / 14 Juillet 1919 / 2 bis Le Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées" unused sepia-tone real photo postcard with slight oxidation, back with several tiny spots & toning near the edges, minor wear at one bottom corner, just a few small light spots of toning in the sky, small corner crease. $5.00 f(p)h
1923. "Départ des refugiées musulmanes de Salonique" now Thessaloniki / Θεσσαλονίκη; also captioned in Greek, showing the departure of Ottoman Muslim refugees with their worldly possessions in large bags, boarding a train, during the population exchange that took place between Turkey & Greece by treaty in the spring of 1923, after the Greco-Turkish War and before the following Treaty of Lausanne; unused carte postale from Editor D. Sonides in Salonika, light toning on back, minor corner & edge wear. The exchange effectively put a halt to horrific ethnic cleansings previously experienced by civilians loyal to both sides during the war. The cost? About 500,000 Muslims & 1,500,000 Orthodox Christians were uprooted from their homes & not allowed to return. Rare, historic & unusual. 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 gths
1923. "Coolidge at play -- / (notice playfulness in / his every line & feature.)" showing him standing next to his father, with a typical serious expression on his face (maintaining his 'silent Cal' persona), caption hand-written with tongue-in-cheek on the front. This historic photo was taken of President Calvin Coolidge standing next to his father, the Justice of the Peace who swore him the previous night (August 2 1923) at Plymouth New Hampshire, after the unexpected death of Warren G. Harding. Historians note that the President was hurriedly whisked off to Washington DC on the 3rd, not to return again until years later for a funeral in his family. They are standing on the stairs of the very house in which he was sworn; compare the steps & porch turnings shown in the accompanying postcard captioned "Where President Coolidge Took the Oath of Office". Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard in vertical format mailed SEP 16 1927 (clear NEWPORT VT. & SPRING. MASS. R.P.O. hand cancel) to Mr. Foster Copeland Jr. in Columbus Ohio. At the time of mailing President Coolidge had already announced his somewhat surprising decision not to run for a second full term. The card in vertical format belongs in the Smithsonian. Both postcards for $200.00 pvh
1926. Unused regular-size postcard on quality pebbled stock showing Varney Air Lines in flight carrying US air mail, signed Roy Anderson art copyrighted 1973, a little pencil writing on back will probably erase well, good edges. Varney was the predecessor to United Airlines, and participated in the very beginnings (April 1926, the Pasco-Boise-Elko route) of commercial air transportation in the US. Shown. $4.75 a(p)a(a)h-u. Same but no pencil writing on back, near mint. $7.50 a(p)a(a)h-u*
1928. "ENTHUSIASTIC THOUSANDS OF NEW YORK'S CHINESE WELCOME DR. C. C. WU, / SPECIAL ENVOY OF THE NEW CHINA, CHINATOWN, NEW YORK" showing a May 1928 parade in progress for the envoy of the Chinese Nationalists, sent by Chiang Kai-shek; unused postcard given out at the Chin and Chin Lee Restaurants (Broadway & 44th, and Broadway & 49th, respectively). Heavy vertical crease is not too conspicuous by the luck of where it falls within the image, small tear in the right front margin, bottom corner crease not into the image. 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 pn(n)ch
1928. Christening of LZ-127 Graf Zeppelin on July 8 1928 by Countess Helene von Brandenstein-Zeppelin & other dignitaries, uncaptioned real photo postcard (you are supposed to know what it is) mailed at Friedrichshafen 24.8.28 with an 8-pfg stamp to Sulzberg Germany, message in German mentions the airship, light but extensive toning on back. The lower front is not scrapped; instead it appears to be some kind of foam that appears in all examples of this Friedrichshafen scene. $15.00 bh
1929. "... auf dem Broadway / ... Mannschaft / (Pass)agiere des Luft- / New York einge- / ... it wurden" 3-1/4" x 4-3/8" printed photo souvenir for Germans showing the ticker-tape parade on 1.9.1929 on Broadway New York for the passengers & crew returning from their round-the-world tour of LZ127 Graf Zeppelin, literally millions welcoming them. Explanation penciled on back in German, trivial wear at one bottom corner. The explanation of the inset at the bottom right front is hard to read but we believe it shows Captain Eckener disembarking. $$10.00 zn(n)hp
1939. PAN AMERICAN AIRWAYS / PAN AM (USA). Unused regular-size postcard showing its Boeing 314 Dixie Clipper completing its first transatlantic passenger flight (New York to Lisbon Portugal, June 29, 1939) by landing in the water, commemorative art by John T. McCoy commissioned by the airline itself (its logo on back), near mint. Nice! $7.50 a(p)a(m)ph NEW / NEU / NOU
1940. "DeGaulle's visit to Brazzaville / French Equatorial Africa, October 24, 1940" including native dignitaries in formal attire for the historic occasion, caption from annotation on back, sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard, image is light but detail is there due to good focus. Sold but image side is still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 fh
1941. "Down But Not Out / December 7, 1941, Japan's sneak attack on Pearl / Harbor sinks the Arizona, Oklahoma and Utah. The Oklahoma was salvaged and scrapped..." including aircraft in the aftermath of the bombing, chrome post card, near mint condition. (5 available). $1.50 for one, $1.25 each for quantities. a(m)hh
1944. "Vast Air Raids / During the heavy bombing of Brunswick, Germany, / starting with the first use of the 30 lb. incendiary / J bomb in April of 1944 and culminating in the / vast air raid of October 14-15, 90% of the city was / destroyed, including the aircraft factory" showing many bombers flying overhead, chrome post card, near mint condition. (6 available). $2.00 for one, $1.75 each for quantities. a(m)bh
1944. "Dedication of Kentucky Dam by President Truman / 6B-H2296" in 1944 (postcard printed 1946), creating one of the world's largest man-made lakes (Kentucky Lake); unused linen postcard from Wilson's Book & Stationery Store, trivial corner & edge wear. $3.75 khp
1945. "American troops move into Intamuros section of Manila 2-23-45" showing a squad moving thru a rubble-strewn street, real photo post card mailed with 12-centavos Independence of 1946 stamp to Ohio, trivial corner & edge wear. No Philippines cancel, but 'Missent to Akron, Ohio' and 'NOT FOR ROUTE 2' (from Sectorville Station at Portsmouth) confirm mailed status. $15.00 ph-o
1955. "FORMOSA CRISIS / THREATENS MILLIONS / IN KOREA!!" US 2-c postal card sent FEB 14 1955 from Seattle, printed appeal for funding to enable 500,000 religious booklets to be sent to Korea by The Life Messengers, corner crease & a little cancel ink on front. At the time an invasion by Communist Chinese was though imminent by some. $5.00 ktrhwc
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1962. "ZD9AM" DX-pedition Tristan da Cuhna shortwave (7 Mc) QSL post card used 1962 by operator James 'Jimmy' Long (W4ZRZ) via W4ECI, internal crease that is hard to detect from the front, small upper corner bend. In the previous year a volcanic eruption forced all island inhabitants to evacuate. Expeditions such as this one helped to assess the damage--which was tolerable in places, so a resettlement resulted in 1963. thv&!
1969. "JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / The Apollo 11 crew leaves the Manned Spacecraft / Operations Building and enters the van which will take / them to Pad 39A... / July 16, 1969." chrome postcard from a NASA photo, fresh appearance & good edges. $2.50 sh
1969. "JOHN F. KENNEDY SPACE CENTER / N.A.S.A. / Man's first landing on the Moon was accomplished / at 4:17 p.m. today, July 20th, 1969. Lunar Module / 'Eagle' touched down gently on the Sea of / Tranquility." unused chrome post card, fresh appearance & good edges. $3.00 sh
1969. "THE ARMSTRONG AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM / Wapakoneta, Ohio / ... / Splashdown of Apollo 11 - July 24, 1969" unused chrome postcard, fresh appearance & good edges. $1.25 sh
1971. "James Irwin, lunar module pilot on Apollo 15, July, 1971, sa- / lutes the U.S. flag. Seen against the backdrop of Haley Delta / are the lunar module FALCON and a lunar rover" unused lithographed continental postcard from the Armstrong Air and Space Museum, excellent condition. $1.25 sfhu
1983. "President Reagan meets with Lebanon's President Amin / Gemayei, newly-elected and embattled head of...July 22, 1983" unused postcard with fresh appearance. $2.50 plh
1986. "Unarmed Forces of the Philippines / People Power Revolution Feb. 22-25, 1986" unused continental multiview post card with 4 scenes photographed by Sonny Camarillo, fairly fresh. $2.00 ph
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