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IOWA POSTCARDS, PHOTOS, POST CARDS,
QSL CARD & POSTAL CARDS
(A - J LOCATIONS)

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IOWA POSTAL CARDS, POSTCARDS & POST CARDS
See also Iowa postal history.
All Iowa locations:  A-C here  D-E below  F-J below & K-Z page.

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IOWA PHOTOS, POST CARDS, POSTCARDS & POSTAL CARDS
--A TO C LOCATIONS

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY. Mobile QSL card from W0AGO / M, mailed 1969, ink smear on front, four tape remnants on back, as is. $0.50 i

ALLAMAKEE COUNTY. Wanted to buy--postcards picturing the courthouse at Waukon. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio. *c NEW / NEU / NOVİ

AMANA (IOWA COUNTY). "A14 / AMANA REFRIGERATION, INC. / AMANA, IOWA" exterior with a bit of the parking lot on an unused chrome postcard from Dexter Press, small corner bend. $1.00 i(a)i

AMANA (IOWA COUNTY). "AMANA COLONIES / Bratwurst Capital of the World" showing 3 men making the sausage at the Amana Meat Shop (its advertising on the back), light edge wear, cancel on front, small corner crease. $1.75 if

AMANA (IOWA COUNTY). "AMANA WOOLEN MILLS / Amana, Iowa" showing older woman working at the looms, chrome mailed 1985, light edge wear, heavy internal crease, as is. $1.00 ii(a)

AMANA (IOWA COUNTY). "Furniture Shop, Amana, Iowa / Amana craftsmanship is displayed in this beautiful hand-made furniture." unused chrome distributed by Maries Gift Shop, small corner crease, tiny corner bends at bottom. $1.00 i(a)f NEW / NEU / NOVİ

AMANA (IOWA COUNTY). "Mill Stream, Amana, Iowa / This hydro plant converts the old mill stream to / power for the Amana Woolen Mill." unused chrome distributed by Maries Gift Shop, one corner has a bend & a little wear, another is faintly creased. $1.25 i(a)wi NEW / NEU / NOVİ

AMES (STORY COUNTY). "Greetings from / AMES, IOWA" generic chrome postcard showing an autumn scene at a lakeside, Scenic Art numbered 2073G on the back, fresh appearance. $1.00 i. Generic postcards explained.

Iowa_Ames_HorticultureBuilding-100.jpg (300077 bytes)AMES (STORY COUNTY). "Horticulture Building, I. S. C., Ames, Iowa" showing its exterior, black-and-white postcard with sky tints, mailed there 1914, considerable corner & edge wear. Iowa State's first African-American faculty member worked here at that time; his name was George Washington Carver. $5.00 icb

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AMES (STORY COUNTY). "The Campanile, / Iowa State College, Ames, Ia." showing 2 sides of the clock tower, unused real photo post card with glossy finish, from The Hamilton Photo Company there, slight curl to paper. $3.00 icc

AMES (STORY COUNTY). "W0CGG" QSL postcard mailed there 1970, corner & edge wear includes 2 tiny tears. $0.75 i

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ATLANTIC (CASS COUNTY). "Greetings From Atlantic, Iowa" generic chrome post card from Dexter Press showing a woman leading a herd of cows down a country road, numbered 55-29271-B on back, unused & fresh. $1.00 i.

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ATLANTIC (CASS COUNTY). "Greetings From Atlantic, Iowa" generic chrome post card from Dexter Press showing a dairy herd grazing on a farm, unused, long corner crease, faint signs of sleeve interaction on front surface. $0.50 i. Another with different design, from a photo by Ozzie Sweet, fresher. $1.00 i.


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AVOCA (POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY). Sepia-tone cabinet portrait of a young child with toys, large Brandt Brothers ad with artwork on back concerning portraiture & duplicates, 1894 date, a few tiny surface scrapes in the background show up white. Done by Brandt Brothers who also had a studio in Davenport at that time. $2.50 pi

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AVOCA (POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY). Two different cabinet portraits, approximately 4"x7" in size, of well dressed men, both copyrighted 1889, fancy ad & artwork cover the backs, Done by Brandt Brothers who also had a studio in Walnut (Jefferson County) at that time. $6.00 for both. pi

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BEDFORD (TAYLOR COUNTY). "My old home" real photo mailed there 1911 by Barbara Moser. Caption from writing on back. $7.50 ig PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

Iowa_Bedford_1911OhioForwarding-100.jpg (317368 bytes)BEDFORD (TAYLOR COUNTY). "Court House, Presbyterian and / M. E. Churches, / Bedford, Iowa // E. C. Kropp CO., MILWAUKEE", postcard sent MAR 30 1911 by Barbara Moser, forwarded from Nevada Ohio (clear hand cancel there on APR 1) to Martel Ohio, browning paper on back, corner wear & rounding, corner crease, light album marks on back. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 i-o

BELLEVUE / BELL VIEW (JACKSON COUNTY). "Bellevue on the Mississippi River by Moonlight, Bellevue, Iowa" with a distant panorama, monochromatic green post card with red caption on browning paper, mailed there 1910 (bold hand cancel) by I. E. Baer, one corner chipped away (the others worn), toning both sides. $3.00 i

BELMOND (WRIGHT COUNTY). "K0DXT" QSL postcard mailed there 1971, hobby-related art, correction on face, trace of cancel ink on front. $1.25 i

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BONAPARTE (VAN BUREN COUNTY). "Bonaparte, Iowa. / July 13, 1907" real photo post card of a young woman (Ethel P.) wearing a hat with flowers. Quite possibly unique. $7.50 im
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BONAPARTE (VAN BUREN COUNTY). "Greetings from BONAPARTE, IOWA" generic showing a winding country road in the autumn, sent 1957 by Charlotte M. Dally in Webster City, typed message, small part of cancel on front. $2.00 i. Generic postcards explained.

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BRIDGEWATER (ADAIR COUNTY). "5171A.  M. E. Church. Bridgewater, Iowa, real photo post card with good focus, mailed there 1910 by Mrs. Rosa Coss. $9.50 i(b) PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

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BURLINGTON (DES MOINES COUNTY). "KN0CIF" unused QSL postcard from the 1950's for operator Philip Klein, excellent condition. Light toning on the back is obviously from the printing process itself.  $1.75 i(b)

Iowa_Burlington_MississippiRiver-200_small.jpg Iowa postcards available from Judnick.comBURLINGTON (DES MOINES COUNTY). "Mississippi River and Port of Burlington, Iowa." including prominently the sternwheeler Saint Paul, unused postcard toning from album & handling on back, minor wear at 3 corners. Surprisingly hard to find. $7.50 i(b)s(r)

Iowa_Burlington_TheElectricFountain-120.JPG (368428 bytes)BURLINGTON (DES MOINES COUNTY). "The Electric Fountain in Crapo Park, Burlington, Iowa" Linen post card has sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original postcard area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 i

CALMAR (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). Several photos of the Fort Atkinson 1913 Farmer's Day parade are listed below -- all taken by Schultz Photo in Calmar. Very special!

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CARROLL (CARROLL COUNTY). "St. Anthony's Hospital, / Carroll, Iowa" sepia-tone postcard with with red caption, from Carroll Post Card Co., unused, light toning on back, corner & edge wear, corner crease. $5.00 im+

CEDAR FALLS (BLACK HAWK COUNTY). 1963. Pheonix logger at Black Hawk Steam Engine Show. $5.00

CEDAR FALLS (BLACK HAWK COUNTY). "LARRY ERICKSON IMAGES" unused continental postcard with contact information for the Cedar Falls Iowa photographer on back, e-mail with hand-correction, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise excellent condition. $1.25 i(c)p

Iowa_CedarRapids_1966Union-100.jpg (214721 bytes)CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "1966  Union Passenger Station, Cedar Rapids, Iowa" black-and-white postcard mailed there 1907 (exact time in clear cancel) by W. J. Grother, multiple small ink smears in address area suggest raindrops, faint album marks at corners & light toning on upper front edge. The 1966 in the caption is a card number, not a year. $6.50 i(c) PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "Benjamin Franklin High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa / 0B-H496" corner view of its exterior as it appeared in 1940, unused linen post card distributed by Cedar Rapids News Agency, tiny corner crease, faint short internal crease. $2.00 i

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CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "Cedar Rapids Water Works, Cedar Rapids, Iowa / 9AH2574" showing its exterior as it looked in 1939, unused linen postcard, light toning on back. $2.75 i+

CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "Consistory Building, Cedar Rapids, Iowa / 121930-N" unused Curteich linen post card showing its exterior, light toning at back corners due to album mounts. $2.25 i. Its earlier white-border-era equivalent, fresher, with a hint of corner wear. $3.50 i


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CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "Greene Hall, Men's Dormitory, / Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa / 2B-H12" as it looked in 1932, unused linen distributed by Cedar Rapids News Agency, grayish paper on back, trivial corner wear. The expanded dorm now houses men & women on alternate floors.  $2.50 ic

CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "I WILL CALL / ... / Beecher Lane / Terry-Durin Co. / Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Wholesale only / Electrical, Radio and Telephone Distributors" circa-1953 unused adverting postal card picturing a Century fan, a toaster, and the US Radio logo; excellent condition. The Beecher Lane brand of appliances was established in 1952. $8.50 $7.00 i(c)at SALE PRICE: SAVE $1.50 (17½% OFF)

CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "MAGNABYTE / √YES // PROJECT / VGA√YES / EGA√YES / CGA√YES / MAC√YES" unused business reply card from an October 1989 ad campaign from the Telex Sales Information Center in Cedar Rapids Iowa, good edges. $1.50 ci(c) NEW / NEU / NOVİ

CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "McKinley High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa / 121934-N" unused Curteich linen with minor corner wear. $2.25 i

CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "St. Luke's Methodist Hospital, / Cedar Rapids, Iowa" exterior as it looked in 1940, linen post card distributed by Cedar Rapids News Agency, good edges, slight yellowing of the paper on back. $2.50 i

CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "THE CEDAR RIVER IN SPRING, CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA. / 42834" unused linen with slight browning of paper on back, published by William Baylis, colors fairly fresh & pleasing, very faint internal crease. $2.25 i

CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "W0IUY" QSL card mailed there 1949 by operator Fred A. Cook, cancel ink on front, 2 corners creased (1 long). $1.00 i(c)

CEDAR RAPIDS (LINN COUNTY). "W0MYW" QSL postcard mailed there 1971, cancel ink on front, small corner crease. $1.25 i

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CENTERVILLE. "WA0RHA" QSL card mailed there 1970, hobby-related art, large correction on face, good edges. $1.50 i

CHARITON (LUCAS COUNTY). "Greetings From Charlton, Iowa" generic Tichnor chrome showing a hunter near a pheasant, unused, colorful & fresh. $1.25 ih. Another, showing a pair of male ringneck pheasants in some tall grass. $1.00 i. Another, from another publisher, showing a male ringneck pheasant at rest. $1.00 i. All three make a nice group for $3.00. Generic postcards explained.

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CHARITON (LUCAS COUNTY). "Home of A. W. Mauk / R. F. D. No. 2, Chariton, Iowa" color litho-chrome postcard mailed 1920, made in Germany, faint corner crease. $6.50 ig

CHARITON (LUCAS COUNTY). "WB0OVK" QSL postcard mailed there 1977, world map design. minor toning at one front corner. partial cancel on front. $1.50 i

CHARLES CITY (FLOYD COUNTY). "Auditor's Office, Floyd County, / Charles City, Iowa, July 9, 1880..." with a handwritten message in very fancy script by the auditor J. Trigg on government postal mailed there. browning paper due to age, faint small corner crease. $8.00 ig%

Iowa_CharlesCity_CCWestern-200_small.jpg Iowa postcard available from Judnick.comCHARLES CITY (FLOYD COUNTY).  "CHARLES CITY WESTERN RY., CHARLES CITY, IOWA." post card mailed there 1911, one upper corner with 2 small creases, minor edge wear, heavy creases horizontally through the sky, light toning on back. The 'Charley Western' (as it was called) connected to Marble Rock & the Rock Island Railroad. It was gasoline-powered, as seen here, only from 1910 - 1915. Hard to find in any condition. $15.00 i(c)r(c)


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CHARLES CITY (FLOYD COUNTY). "TORRENCE PRINTED IT / Boat houses wrecked by ice jam on Cedar River--Charles City, Iowa" black & white on undivided back, lightly toned back, minor corner & edge wear. $6.50 id+*

CHARLES CITY (FLOYD COUNTY). "W0YBV" QSL postcard mailed there 1952, internal crease. $1.25 i. Another but mailed there 1948, a little cancel ink on front, tiny corner crease. $1.25 i(c)

CHEROKEE (CHEROKEE COUNTY). "1775  Opera House, Cherokee, Iowa" black & white post card mailed 1907, one corner with multiple creases, two black ink spots on the building, other front toning noticeable in the front border & image sky. Poster wording may yield to magnification. Built in 1890, it became the Rialto Theater after World War I, and burned down in 1938. As is. $2.50 i(c)t

CHEROKEE (CHEROKEE COUNTY). "1778  Congregational Church, Cherokee, Iowa." black & white postcard with undivided back, mailed 1907, horizontal crease through center of the card, postal marking on front is clear, small corner crease, both sides lightly toned. $2.25 i(c)

Iowa_Cherokee_1796ElkAnd-200_small.JPG Iowa postcard available from Judnick.comCHEROKEE (CHEROKEE COUNTY). "1795. Elk and Deer Farm Cherokee, Iowa. PEARSON-ULLBERG CO., MINNEAPOLIS" with a handwritten message below reading 'This is taken from life south of Cherokee, Ada', black & white postcard with undivided back mailed 1906 from Quimby Iowa, 2 faint small corner creases (1 not into image), toning in sky looks like stamp paste residue but stamped on back. $7.50 i(c)aa

Iowa_Cherokee_CStateHospital-200_small.jpg Iowa postcard available from Judnick.comCHEROKEE (CHEROKEE COUNTY). "CHEROKEE STATE HOSPITAL" showing the exterior of the mental health facility opened in 1902, monochromatic red-violet post card with undivided back mailed 1905, small upper corner crease not into the image, bottom corners & edge worn, lightly toned front. The full name of the institution is the Cherokee State Hospital for the Insane, and part of it is a prison. SALE IN PROGRESS ipm

CHEROKEE (CHEROKEE COUNTY). Government postal card mailed FEB 14 1927 at Marcus Iowa by County Treasurer Ray Adsit , with his handwritten response totaling taxes on several properties for W. L. Gund (who had a real estate license). Slight smearing of request ink in a few places. $2.50 rg(a)i(c)

CHEROKEE (CHEROKEE COUNTY). "PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH / CHEROKEE, IOWA" black-and-white postcard mailed 1919, slight yellowing of paper on back, minor corner wear & rounding. $3.25 i&

Iowa_Clarion_1890RealEstate.jpg (137638 bytes)CLARION (WRIGHT COUNTY). "I have the largest and oldest land /  business of any person in the county. Send me your land to sell. Lands / bought and sold. ..." 1890 advertising of the N. F. Weber, Law, Loan & Land Office on government postal card, brownish paper. County referred to is Wright County Iowa. The front has the signature of N. F. Weber at the left edge. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 irl

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CLARKE COUNTY. Wanted to buy--postcards & postal cards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

Iowa_ClearLake_CityPark.jpg (181160 bytes)CLEAR LAKE (CERRO GORDO COUNTY). "City Park   Clear Lake Ia.  x282" including many well-dressed people sitting on benches (possibly awaiting a concert?), Defender real photo with good contrast & focus, mailed there 1924, stamp removed, just a little waviness to the paper. $14.00 i* PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

CLEGHORN (CHEROKEE COUNTY). "The Trusties of Rock Township has assigned the farm you / live on to the Cleghorn Fire Dept for protection." typed notice on 1961 government postal card with heavy vertical crease, grammar & spelling mistakes reproduced here faithfully. Recipient was Orval (John) Brownmiller. $2.00 fi(c)a

Iowa_Clinton_15932St-200_small.JPGCLINTON (CLINTON COUNTY). "15932--- / St. Mary's / Church, / Clinton, Iowa" showing an exterior corner, monochromatic green postcard mailed there 1907, corner & edge wear, heavy but small crease at upper right front, reddish toning on both sides of the message edge, a little cancel ink in the front sky. $6.00 i

CLINTON (CLINTON COUNTY). "AIR VIEW / E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS & CO., INC. / CLINTON, IOWA / This is the World's Largest Cellophane Plant" showing the exterior, unused chrome post card with many small abrasions in the grassy area, many light spots of toning on back, corner crease, as is. $0.50 i(c)

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CLINTON (CLINTON COUNTY). "Clinton, Iowa / Sixth Avenue" mailed there 1906 (clear flag cancel with numeral 1 inside stripes) toned back, soft corners. $7.00 i

CLINTON (CLINTON COUNTY). "CLINTON, IOWA / The Little Italy Festival Town" depicting signs at the outskirts of the town, pertinent information on back about festival on back, unused chrome, good edges. $2.00 i. Same except view is of people watching a gondola ride near a bridge. $2.00 i

Iowa_Clinton_ExcursionBoatJS-100.jpg (282507 bytes)CLINTON (CLINTON COUNTY). "Excursion Boat J. S. on / Mississippi River at Clinton, Iowa" with many passengers on deck, color post card mailed there 1909 (clear flag cancel), 2 corner creases (one small, one long), mild corner & edge wear, some yellowing of the back paper. $8.00 is(r)

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CLINTON (CLINTON COUNTY). "POST OFFICE, CLINTON, IA.--11" unused white-border era post card, many small spots of light toning on the back, but the front is much fresher. $5.00 ip

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CLINTON (CLINTON COUNTY). "RESIDENTIAL SECTION, CLINTON, IA.--4" white-border era postcard from E. C. Kropp, numbered 8157N near stamp box, unused, mild corner wear. $3.00 i

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CLINTON (CLINTON COUNTY). "W0APF" QSL postcard mailed there 1953, nice 3-color promotional art featuring its bridge & a river barge, yellowing of the paper with age. $1.50 i


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CLINTON (CLINTON COUNTY). "WA0ODB" QSL postcard mailed there 1972, cancel ink on front, one corner worn. $1.25 i

Iowa_Colfax_CityMineralSprings.jpg (166973 bytes)COLFAX (JASPER COUNTY). "CITY MINERAL SPRINGS AND MASON HOUSE PARK, COLFAX, IOWA" black & white on undivided back, unused, toned both sides. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 i

COUNCIL BLUFFS (POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY). "GENERAL DODGE HOUSE / Council Bluffs, Iowa" showing the exterior of the National Historical Landmark, 1965 copyright of the Dexter Press, unused & fairly fresh. $1.00 i

Iowa_CouncilBluffs_IllinoisCentral-100.jpg (341930 bytes)COUNCIL BLUFFS (POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY). "Illinois Central Railroad Bridge over the Missouri River between Omaha, Neb. and Council Bluffs, Iowa / 8A849-N" as it looked in 1938, unused, white-border era, minor corner wear. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 irb

Iowa_CouncilBluffs_Jennie-200_small.jpg Iowa postcards available from LotsOfCards.comCOUNCIL BLUFFS (POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY). "Jennie Edmundson Memorial Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa" showing its exterior as it appeared in 1938, unused linen post card from the Eric Nelson News Company, soft corners. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 im

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COUNCIL BLUFFS (POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY). "W0GFQ" bi-fold QSL viewcard with 3 black & white views (1 interior) of operator Leo I. Meyerson's home, toned both sides, corner crease. Sold but still available for genealogical study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 i(c)i(h)g

Iowa_CouncilBluffs_W9SEE-200_small.jpg Iowa QSL cards available from LotsOfCards.comCOUNCIL BLUFFS (POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY). "W9SEE" QSL card on brownish stock, mailed there 1935 by operator Orin Miller, pushpin discoloration at top center. Sold but still available for genealogical study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 i(c)


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IOWA PHOTOS, POSTCARDS, POSTAL CARDS & POST CARDS
--D TO E LOCATIONS

Other Iowa locations:  A-C above  F-J below & K-Z page.

DANVILLE (DES MOINES COUNTY). "Danville Iowa / Jan 12. 1912 / ... / What do you think of this big C. B. & Q. engine?" showing Chicago Burlington & Quincy engine & tender #1200 with a few railroad men posed nearby; uncaptioned (so we use the message beginning) real photo postcard mailed from Danville Iowa JAN 15 1913, minor corner wear, lightly toned back Interesting message recounts progress made in rebuilding a school that had burned down in Danville. Probably unique: no printed caption, no photographer credit, no publisher attribution. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. r(c)i(d)

Iowa_Davenport_4411Entrance-200_small.JPGDAVENPORT (SCOTT COUNTY). "4411-- / Entrance to / Rock Island / Arsenal. ' Davenport, Ia." as it looked circa 1904 - 1906, a bridge in the distance; monochromatic green postcard, undivided back, back paper browning lightly & evenly with age, minor corner wear. Still an important & active US Army facility. $9.50 im

Iowa_Davenport_AmericanLegionPost-120.jpg (438249 bytes)DAVENPORT (SCOTT COUNTY). "American Legion Post No. 26, Snug Harbor, Davenport, Iowa / Showing Roller Dam, Mississippi River and Bridge" Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original postcard area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 ifb*

DAVENPORT (SCOTT COUNTY). "BEAUTY · UTILITY · COMFORT / Exemplified in the / Electrical Fixtures / Sold by / H. T. SCHMIDT / Electric Co." unused Azo (triangles up & down) sepia-tone real photo with undivided back, tiny bottom corner crease, other edge wear is minor, light spotty toning on back. The only mentions we found for this firm in the Davenport Daily Republican all dated 1902 - 1905. Rare: no other offers, recorded sales, or exhibits when we searched the Internet. $19.50 i(d)i(s)e PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

Iowa_Davenport_GreetingsFromDI-200_small.JPGDAVENPORT (SCOTT COUNTY). "Greetings from / Davenport, Iowa / GOVERNMENT SHOPS - ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL" showing their exteriors circa 1900, unused black & white private mailing card, 3 corners faintly crease (one twice), a little light toning near the front edges, looks fresh for its age. $10.00 i(d)p

Fire_Blotter-200_small.jpg Iowa blotter available from LotsOfCards.comDAVENPORT (SCOTT COUNTY).
"'HOLD THAT / CROWD BACK, / OFFICER.' // DAVENPORT LADDERS / MATERIAL ..... The Best / Design ..... The Latest / Workmanship ..... The Highest Type/ Developed During Sixty-Two Years / of Ladder Manufacturing / DAVENPORT LADDER CO. / DAVENPORT, IOWA / Write for our latest catalogue and price list" unused blotter with signed K. O. Munson pinup art depicting a shapely firewoman in a negligee that leaves little to the imagination, climbing a ladder with a hose in hand, complete with the #10 size metered envelope in which it was sent. Circa 1944. Superlative & rare. SOLD fpila

DAVENPORT (SCOTT COUNTY). "Relax on THE CRUISER THUNDERBIRD operating on / the Mississippi River at Davenport, Iowa…" chrome post card mailed 1964, partial cancel on front. $2.00


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DAVENPORT (SCOTT COUNTY). Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard showing a Wells Fargo horse-drawn wagon with a load of Crescent Macaroni & Cracker Company barrels in front of a business showing '108. / Barr & ...' in its partially obscured signage, large Ringling Brothers circus advertising their stop in Davenport on Monday July 18 1910 (their circuit comprised entirely of one-day shows then), mailed JUL 21 1910 to Miss Berta Miller in Dayton Ohio by a man named Oscar who is standing in front of the wagon. Small bottom corner crease, short internal crease near top center, oxidation consistent with age, good edges. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. i(d)hfc

DAVENPORT (SCOTT COUNTY). "W9DIB" 1930's QSL card with hobby-related art for operator Thomas S. Wildman (who had been on the air since 1924), handwritten note on back, bottom corner has long creases. $2.00 i(d)

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DAVENPORT (SCOTT COUNTY). "WB0EJL" QSL postcard mailed 1974, attractive patriotic eagle design, small bend at one corner, tiny spot on face. $1.00 i(d)

DAVENPORT (SCOTT COUNTY). "WW0E" exceptionally colorful QSL card world map design for background, used 1992 by operator Jerry Rappel, excellent condition. $1.75 i(d)

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DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). 1879 legal notice on government postal card from the E. J. Holmes, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the State of Iowa, good edges. $12.00 (i(d)gl)

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "3 - POLK COUNTY COURT HOUSE, DES MOINES, IOWA. / Enos B. Hunt, Jr. Publisher, Des Moines Iowa" color postcard with undivided back mailed NOV 1 1906 at Valley Junction (clear DPO hand cancel on 1-c Franklin stamp), front is toned lightly, bottom corner crease, a few short internal creases but they are hard to see. $4.75 icg-i*

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "A farm tractor attachment to fit all / standard makes and sizes / of automobiles // Auto Tractor pulling gang plow, four bases" with the back printed message 'you ever see AN Auto Tractor? / (SEE OVER)', postcard addressed but not mailed to 531 Vinton St. City & annotated on message side "Fair, Sept. 1914" (which places it as an Indiana State Fair item held at Indianapolis). This ludicrous idea was short-lived: it is doubtful that the poor-quality printing of this advertisement or its content (view obscured, no manufacturer detail, no claims ...) helped gather any prospective customers or investors. Later, the Three-P Auto Tractor Company did incorporate in Davenport Iowa in 1917, and was a founding member of the National Tractor Attachment Association. Rare. $100.00 i(i)aa

Iowa_DesMoines_AskForA-200_small.JPG available from Judnick.comDES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "ASK FOR A CATALOGUE OF / SEEDS, PLANTS and BULBS / POULTRY SUPPLIES, ETC. / IOWA SEED CO. / SEEDSMEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE / 612-615 Locust St.  DES MOINES" unused color postcard with large & attractive floral art for an important agricultural supplier, mild corner wear & rounding, tiny dark spot near right front edge, a faint internal crease most easily seen from the back. $7.00 ifa

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DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "BEAUTIFUL IOWA STATE CAPITOL / DES MOINES..." unused Plastichrome® post card. $1.25 ic

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "CARD 1. / Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Aug. 30th---Sept. 6th, 1889" with harness racing art on front, all-over back printing with many details: $35,000 premiums; $6,000 for speed; 'The wonderful horse 'Woodlawn'; the fastest running team to pole; 'Major Banks'; 'Evergreen';  John R. Shaffer Secretary; John Hayes President (Red Oak); etc. Trivial corner wear. Rare. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. i(d)rgg

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). Carter & Hussey. Blank Book Makers & Printers, 1884 postal card. $12.50

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DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "DES MOINES MUNICIPAL AIRPORT, DES MOINES, IOWA" as it looked in 1934, unused linen postcard, 2 tiny corner creases nowhere near image. $3.25 ai

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). HAWKEYE AIRLINES. Unused regular-size post card showing its Douglas DC-3 (N101KC) at Des Moines Iowa in 1974, copyrighted, excellent condition. $5.00 ai*%

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DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "Home of Successful Farming Publishing Co. / Des Moines, Iowa" showing its exterior, color postcard mailed 1914, a little cancel ink in the sky, minor edge wear. $4.75 i

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "IOWA FARM MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPNAY / PROXY / ... " dated December 1945; unused legal form on government postal card pre-addressed to D. B. Groves Secretary at Valley Bank Building in Des Moines, a little cancel ink on front, minor edge wear. The company now does business under the name Far Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company, now located in West Des Moines. $3.75 aig(g)i(d)

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DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY).
"IOWA STATE CAPITOL AT NIGHT, / DES MOINES, IOWA--37" unused Kropp linen post card, minor corner & edge wear, lightly toned back. $2.50 ci(d) NEW / NEU / NOVİ

Iowa_DesMoines_IStateCapitolBuilding-100.jpg (278731 bytes)DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "Iowa State Capitol Building and Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Des Moines, Iowa" Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ic

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DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "IOWA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, DES MOINES, IOWA / 4A-H724" as it looked circa 1934, unused linen postcard, trivial corner wear, lightly toned back. $2.50 ci(d)

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "IOWA STATE CAPITOL / DES MOINES, IOWA" unused Plastichrome® postcard. $1.25 ic


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Iowa_DesMoines_IStateFairD-200_small.JPG Iowa postcard available from LotsOfCards.comDES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "Iowa State Fair, Des Moines / AUG. 25 TO SEPT. 1, 1905 / SWIFT & COMPANY PRIZE DRAFT TEAM" showing a wagon drawn by 6 horses; sepia-tone undivided back post card mailed there (during the fair) to Miss Elizabeth Hursh of Mountain Park Oklahoma, front heavily toned from album contact, arrival postal marking struck over a horse and part of the wagon. The company is still one of the world's largest processors of beef & pork. $6.50 ihf

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "K0CMD" QSL post card mailed there 1957, corner crease, ink smear on back. $0.75 i

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DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "LAFAYETTE YOUNG / DES MOINES, IOWA / Republican Candidate for / United States Senator / Subject to the Primaries June, 1912..." political ad card whose back is covered with an endorsement letter from Elihu Root. Founder & publisher of the Atlantic Telegraph; war correspondent during the Spanish-American War; edited the Des Moines Capital until his demise, This campaign was not successful. Nice & seldom seen! $8.50 inpg

Iowa_DesMoines_MainPostOffice-120.jpg (431529 bytes)DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "Main Post Office, Des Moines, Iowa" Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original postcard area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 ip

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "Seven Church Spires, Des Moines, Iowa." including a Pabst Beer sign in the foreground(!), black & white post card mailed there 1907, internal crease near an upper corner, minor corner wear, receiving cancel on front mostly in sky. $5.00 i

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EcologyThereIsABird-100.jpg (205624 bytes)DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "THERE IS A BIRD IN THE ZOO / CALLED THE PELICAN / IOWA STATE FAIR" Back continues: "These pelicans were crippled by shooters who didn't / know or care that the big birds are protected in / Iowa...Make sure of your target, shoot / only at lawful game species, and give rare birds / and animals a chance for survival." Lengthy & interesting ecological message sent 1954 at Des Moines, black & white post card with toned back, small corner crease, unusual subject matter. $6.00 ebi(d)

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "W0BQ" QSL postcard used 1971, Quarter Century Wireless Association design. faint corner crease, minor corner & edge wear. $1.50 i

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "W0EVA" QSL postcard mailed 1974 by operator Ken H. Binford, Commander USN, Ret.; 3 tiny corner bends. SALE IN PROGRESS i(d)q. Another, with better edges & a trace of cancel ink on front.  SALE IN PROGRESS i(d)q. Both for SALE IN PROGRESS i(d)q.

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DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "W0NEN" QSL card mailed 1949 by operator Aubrey Keel, cancel ink on front, stamp damaged due to location over edges, minor corner wear, two tiny spots of light toning on front. $1.00 i(d)

DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "W0TJC" QSL postcard with attractive hobby-related graphics, mailed there 1947 by operator Jack L. Patterson, minor wear along the top edge, small  light spot in top front border. $1.50 i(d)


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DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "WA0POE" QSL post card mailed 1970, correction on face, cancel ink on front, light toning one back edge, undamaged edges. $1.00 i

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DES MOINES (POLK COUNTY). "Where Church Spires Rise, Des Moines, Iowa  Enos B. Hunt, Jr., Publisher / Des Moines, Iowa" unused black & white post card with undivided back, light toning both sides including album marks at corners. $8.50 ig

DONLEY (MARION COUNTY). Wanted to buy--undivided back post cards from there, or postal cards mailed from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *m

Iowa_DowCity_GreetingsMultiview.jpg (154793 bytes)DOW CITY (CRAWFORD COUNTY). c.1912 real photo postcard.  Multiview:  Main Street, city park, public school, Baptist church, LDS church & M. E. church. Slight oxidation, internal crease. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 immm

Iowa_Dubuque_1913FarleyAndLoetscherMfg.jpg (157748 bytes)DUBUQUE (DUBUQUE COUNTY). 1913 black & red ad of Farley & Loetscher Mfg. Co. on 1-c McKinley government postal card mailed 1913, brownish paper, corner crease, tiny spots of toning on front. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 i(d)i

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DUBUQUE (DUBUQUE COUNTY). QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art picturing a carnival & clown, used with club handstamps on back, tiny spot on one front edge. $1.75 ic
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Iowa_Dyersville_1000_Day_Fancy_Wagon_small.jpg (1577 bytes)DYERSVILLE / DYERVILLE (DUBUQUE COUNTY). Fancy "Edw. Broeckner Druggist" Wagon, $1000 Day, 1919 real photo postcard, a little low on contrast, but the detail sure is there!  With the glass, we see a man in blackface, a hobo, a clown, a cowboy... Stamp removed clumsily from the back, causing some paper separation that did not go through to the front. The lower right corner is creased (small). In the area of the window at the upper left are 3 about 1-inch-long paper cracks, possibly caused by the stamp removal. $30.00 (ipg)

Iowa_Earlham_WA0AUX-200_small.jpg Iowa QSL cards available from LotsOfCards.comEARLHAM (MADISON COUNTY). "WA0AUX" QSL card mailed there 1970, design noting the town's centenary that year, stamp damaged because it overhangs the top edge, otherwise fresh appearance. $2.25 i

EMMETSBURG (PALO ALTO COUNTY). "EMMETSBURG IA.  L-35" showing scene on Five Island Lake, with homes & docks along the distant shore; real photo postcard mailed there 1947, tiny upper corner bend, tiny tear at bottom center. $1.75 i(e)+

Iowa_Estherville_RealPhoto1914-200_small.JPGESTHERVILLE (EMMET COUNTY). Sepia-tone real photo post card with exemplary contrast, mailed at Estherville circa 1914, trivial damage to stamp, possibly extraneous pencil writing also on the back. Invitation on back reads: "Mr. & Mrs. L. C. Doolittle / At Home / Friday evening Feb 2 / at 7:30 / to the Amoma Class / In honor of / Miss Opal Warner". The Amoma class is a Baptist organization for young people. We are told that the view is that of the parsonage for the New Union Baptist Church. $11.00 ig(d)g(w) PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

EVANSDALE (BLACK HAWK COUNTY). "KTF-7531" QSL card mailed 1976, colorful artwork but cancel ink on front, good edges. $1.75 i


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Circus_SketchOfHisLife.jpg (174699 bytes)FAIRFIELD. "SKETCH OF HIS LIFE / MAJOR CHAS. GANTZ, 'The Won / -der,' who is without doubt the small- / est person on earth, was born Aug. / 27, 1865, on a farm near Fairfield, / Ia...." next to a sepia-tone image of him seated, post card mailed 1907 to Indiana, album marks at corners, 2 corner creases, exceptionally detailed. This Fairfield Iowa resident was unusual in that he owned & managed his own shows while on exhibition, rather than being exploited by others. Message on the back, from someone who had seen him at a fair, reports him to be 18 inches tall & very jolly. $26.00 cig*+*

Iowa_FortAtkinson_Birdseye-200_small.JPG Iowa post card available from Judnick.comFORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "Birdseye View / Ft. Atkinson, Iowa." with a church in the foreground and many rail cars further on, unused sepia-tone real photo postcard with good edges & glossy finish, slight oxidation, toning on back & faintly at the corners due to album contact. SALE IN PROGRESS i

Iowa_FtAtkinson_MainSt-120.jpg (170245 bytes)FORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "MAIN ST. EAST  FT. ATKINSON  IOWA  6" sepia-tone real photo from American Post Card Company, unused, faint album marks both sides. While the contrast is low, the focus is good enough to read signs -- Western Creamery & the Savings Bank are in the foreground, a millinery sign ... $17.00 im

Parade_SchultzPhoto_ManOnHorse-200_small.jpg Iowa photos available from LotsOfCards.comFORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with a man on horseback (possibly the parade marshal) preceding an adult band passing in front of the Post Office, definitely 1913, sepia-tone NOKO real photo postcard with good contrast & focus, slight oxidation, interesting writing on back (flying machine did not get up until half past 5, threshing might begin the last of the week, Bertha's heart problem...), toned back edges due to album contact, one corner creased twice but not too noticeable. $27.50 ip

Iowa_FortAtkinson_SCHIESSE.jpg (136869 bytes)FORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with drummer preceding horse-drawn wagon with 'SCHISSELIMBCO" banner at its side, part of a 1913 parade passing the F. C. Smith storefront, many onlookers, sepia-tone NOKO real photo post card with good contrast & focus, unused, slight oxidation, toned back corners due to album contact. $32.50 ip

Iowa_FortAtkinson_15178Auto.jpg (166568 bytes)FORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with drummer preceding 3 autos (license 15178 precedes the F. C. Smith General Mdse. car) passing the post office in a 1913 parade, sepia-tone NOKO real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, toned back corners due to album contact. Long message on back chastises recipient for not writing & implies that the scene is from their Farmer's Day parade! $35.00 ip


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Iowa_SchultzPhotoCalmar-200_small.jpg Iowa real photos available from Judnick PostcardsFORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" showing a 1913 parade passing between the F. C. Smith general merchandise store & the Joe A. Huber grocery store across the street, part of the post office visible in the right foreground; sepia-tone NOKO real photo post card, odd light vertical line printed through the central image that is hard to explain, unused, slight oxidation, toned back corners due to album contact. $20.00 ippg(h)

Iowa_FortAtkinson_Clock&Shooting.jpg (149895 bytes)FORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" showing many 1913 parade spectators in front of a jewelry store (watch sign hanging) & shooting gallery & Orton Drug Co., several flags in evidence, sepia-tone NOKO real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, slight oxidation, unused, toned back corners due to album contact. $22.50 i PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

FORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" showing an auto (license 51894) carrying ladies in a 1913 parade passing in front of the post office, adult band behind them, sepia-tone NOKO real photo postcard, slight oxidation, unused, light toning on back due to album contact. $27.50 ip

Iowa_FortAtkinson_56367Auto.jpg (154877 bytes)FORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with three automobiles (flag- bedecked with plate number 56367 follows auto of Jacob Capp) part of 1913 parade passing in front of the post office, sepia-tone NOKO real photo post card with good contrast & focus, slight oxidation, unused, faint album marks on back. $40.00 iag

Iowa_FortAtkinson_Farmer'sWagon.jpg (117489 bytes)FORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "SCHULTZ / PHOTO CALMAR" with a large farm wagon loaded with men pulled by two handsome horses, passing by the post office in a 1913 parade, sepia-tone NOKO real photo postcard with good contrast & focus, slight oxidation, unused, light toning along back edges due to album contact. $27.50 ip

Iowa_FortAtkinson_Groceries&PaintSigns.jpg (168297 bytes)FORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "Street Scene / FT. ATKINSON Iowa." including horse-drawn wagons near the General Store (looks like Joe A. Keene's, some paint signs clear), real photo post card, good contrast & focus, circa 1913, slight oxidation, unused, good edges, light album marks on back. $20.00 i PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

Iowa_FortAtkinson_FCSmithStreetScene-200_small.JPG Iowa post card available from Judnick.comFORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "Street Scene / Ft. Atkinson Ia." including several horse-drawn vehicles near the storefront of F. C. Smith & the HAIR SALON further down, real photo postcard with good focus, circa 1913, unused, light album marks at the corners of both sides, light spots of fingerprint toning in front sky, slight oxidation. $25.00 ibgh


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Iowa_FortAtkinson_StreetScene-200_small.JPG Iowa postcard available from LotsOfCards.comFORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "Street Scene / Ft. Atkinson Ia" including a very early auto about to pass in front of a store with 2 large Anna Held Cigar posters on its side (in the right foreground), real photo post card with good focus & contrast, circa 1913, unused, light album marks at corners of both sides, slight oxidation, small fingerprint toning at the left front edge in the sky, good edges. $27.50

FORT ATKINSON (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "Street Scene / Ft. Atkinson Ia" showing the edge of town, focus is good enough that signs may yield to magnification, unused real photo postcard, light album marks on front, light toning back edges due to album contact. $18.00 i

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Wholesale_Iowa_FortDodgeHospital-100.jpg (402946 bytes)FORT DODGE (WEBSTER COUNTY). St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital, shown on a linen that is clean and fairly fresh. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 im

FORT DODGE (WEBSTER COUNTY). "WA0VZH   WA0VZG" QSL post card mailed 1970, hobby-related art, trace of cancel ink on front , good edges. $1.75 i

Iowa_FortMadison_DesMoines-200_small.jpgFORT MADISON (LEE COUNTY). "Des Moines St., Looking West, Ft. Madison, Ia." including a horse & buggy going down the residential street, unused post card with undivided back, minor corner rounding. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 i

GEORGE (LYON COUNTY). "WA0TYQ / Navy Mars Call - N0LNT" QSL card mailed there 1970, cancel ink on front, one corner badly creased. $1.50 i

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GRINNELL (POWESHIEK COUNTY). "When frost is on the campus". Unused sepia-tone real photo postcard, circa 1910, good edges. $12.50 ic
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GRUNDY CENTER (GRUNDY COUNTY). "W0ULG" QSL card with hobby-related graphics, mailed there 1949 by operator Roger Stachour, small bottom corner crease. $1.75 i(g)


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Iowa_GuthrieCenter_GCounty-200_small.jpg Iowa post cards available from lotsofphotos.comGUTHRIE CENTER (GUTHRIE COUNTY). "Guthrie County Hospital _ Guthrie Center _ Ia. _ H-6670" real photo postcard with glossy finish mailed 1956. Sender's arrow on front explained on back as a non-obvious feature of the hospital--namely an apartment on its top--Interesting observation on an uncommon card. Surface crackling, slight curl to the paper, very light toning at the upper left front corner. The hospital is unlikely to look this way now, because there was a capital campaign to improve it back in 2008. $6.50 i(g)m PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

Iowa_Guttenberg_HilltopView-200_small.jpg Iowa post card available from LotsOfCards.comGUTTENBERG (CLAYTON COUNTY). "Hilltop View of Guttenberg, Iowa" unused real photo postcard with glossy finish, trivial corner wear, a few small spots of very light toning on back. Hard to find! $8.00 i(g)

Iowa_Guttenberg_USDam-200_small.jpg Iowa postcards available from Judnick.comGUTTENBERG (CLAYTON COUNTY). "U. S. Dam No. 10 at Guttenberg, Iowa" unused real photo post card with glossy finish & good contrast, tiny bottom corner bend. There is a lock at this dam to accommodate shipping. Offered elsewhere from $9.21 to $39.99; but we only ask $7.00. i(g)

HAMBURG (FREMONT COUNTY). Wanted to buy--post cards & postal cards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!

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HARLAN (SHELBY COUNTY). "Feel it. / Live it. // ... / Get your life in balance with / mind body & spirit / fitness" unused continental business reply card from the publishers of Fitness Magazine in Harlan Iowa, near mint. (2 available) $1.25 each. si





HARLAN (SHELBY COUNTY). "Reminisce // FREE / ISSUE!" picturing 2 girls at a soda fountain, Dolly Madison Ice Cream & Coca Cola signs in the background; unused continental postcard in excellent condition, copyrighted for their 2006 subscription campaign out of Harlan Iowa. $2.00 sgfi(h)i(s) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

HILLSBORO (HENRY COUNTY). "W0AFI" QSL postcard mailed there 1948 by operator Les M. Harlan, a lot of toning on the front, just a little toning on the back. $0.75 i(h)

HUBBARD (HARDIN COUNTY). "W0OPK" QSL card mailed there 1947 by operator D. W. McKinley, scrape in top front center border (pulled out from pushpin probably), 2 small corner creases, paper starting to brown evenly with age. $1.50 i(h)

HUMBOLDT (HUMBOLDT COUNTY). "WB0QYY / SB0RKO" multicolor QSL postcard with hobby-related art, mailed there 1971 by operator Janet Blakestad, good edges. $1.75 i

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IDA & CRAWFORD COUNTIES. Mobile QSL card from K8DCR / M, mailed 1970, corner crease. $1.00 i

INDEPENDENCE (BUCHANAN COUNTY). 1909 real photo postcard. "Our home". $12.00

Iowa_Indianola_FriendsChurch-200_small.JPG Iowa post card available from LotsOfCards.comINDIANOLA (WARREN COUNTY). "Friends church. / Margaret. / Indianola Iowa" real photo postcard with caption taken from handwriting on front, undivided back, circa 1906, slight oxidation. Possibly unique. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 i(i)

Iowa_Indianola_GreetingsFrom-200_small.jpg Iowa postcard available from LotsOfCards.comINDIANOLA (WARREN COUNTY). "Greetings from / INDIANOLA / IOWA // HAWTHORNE SCHOOL / ERVING SCHOOL / INDIANOLA HIGH SCHOOL // Published by Bailey & Wright, Palace Book Store, Indianola, Iowa" black & white multiview post card with undivided back mailed there 1905, 2 corners creased, fingerprint toning on front, Santa Claus sticker from sender in color balances out the design nicely. We believe it is rare, and have never seen the Erving School identified on another postcard. $12.00 im


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Iowa_Indianola_CarnegieLibrary-200_small.JPG Iowa postpostcard available from LotsOfCards.comINDIANOLA (WARREN COUNTY). "Indianola Iowa.  Carnegie / Library." hand-captioned sepia-tone real photo post card mailed there AUG 6 1905 to Mountain Park Oklahoma, slight curl to the paper, some oxidation, very lightly toned both sides, good edges. Probably unique. $9.50 il PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

Iowa_Indianola_ScienceHall-200_small.JPG Iowa post card available from Judnick.comINDIANOLA (WARREN COUNTY). "Science Hall" at Simpson College (affiliated with the United Methodist Church), hand-captioned sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed there 1905, slight oxidation, light toning on back, minor corner wear. Possibly unique: no caption, no photographer attribution, no publisher information. $11.00 ic PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

IOWA AIRWAYS, INCORPORATED. Unused regular-size post card showing its Embraer EMB-110 Bandierante (N101TN) in flight as seen from above, advertising message on back, near mint. $7.50 ai

UncleSam_2012IowaCity-200small.jpg Iowa post card available from Judnick.comIOWA CITY (JOHNSON COUNTY). "2012 Iowa City Postcard / & Stamp Show / April 14 & 15, 2012" with a large multi-color Uncle Sam to attract attention, unused continental publicity postcard in excellent condition. Study both sides to learn how to professionally publicize a post card show! (2 available) $1.00 each. upi

IOWA CITY (JOHNSON COUNTY). "Interurban Cut near Iowo(sic) City, Iowa." meaning Iowa City obviously, the cut being made for the Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway; black & white post card with unevenly divided back, mailed 1911 to Miss Marie Foehl in Saginaw Michigan, crumples & tearing at the lower left front. This error postcard happens to be rare. If you see something like it, it will undoubtedly have a corrected caption with more to the bottom right of the image. As is. $2.75 i(i)r(c) NEW / NEU / NOVİ

Iowa_ICity_OldCapitol-200_small.jpg Iowa post card available from LotsOfCards.comIOWA CITY (JOHNSON COUNTY). "IOWA CITY, IOWA / OLD CAPITOL. / TOM JONES PUB. CIN. O." sepia-tone oval view of the exterior on yellowish paper with simulated wood grain, dark red caption; undivided back postcard mailed 1907, upper corner crease, ding at top due to push-pin, a little cancel ink on front misses the image. Interesting message explains that the building shown was then used as a law building (at the State University of Iowa, often referred to as the University of Iowa today). Iowa City was the second capitol of the Iowa Territory; and many capitol postcard collections miss this fact. $8.50 iccl

IOWA CITY (JOHNSON COUNTY). "NEW METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH  IOWA CITY IOWA" showing an exterior corner in black & white, undivided back post card mailed there March 14 1907 (clear & complete flag cancel with 1 in stripes), several creases have been ironed out with some success, 1" scrape on front & some light toning miss the church. Interesting message: 'We hope to be in it by next Christmas. Our E. League is selling these cards to raise money for the & of course I had to purchase some." As is. $2.75 i

IOWA CITY (JOHNSON COUNTY). "State University of Iowa  THE TERRELL DAM  Published by C. L. Wieneke, Iowa City" black & white postcard with undivided back, mailed there SEP 27 1906 (clear & complete flag cancel with 1 in stripes), seal of that university on back, 2 small corner creases not into the image, corner & edge wear, couple of short very thin scrapes & a trace of cancel ink in the front sky. $6.50 ic(s)

JOHNSON, CEDAR & MUSCATINE COUNTIES. Mobile QSL from WA0UYW / M, used 1969, small light spot on front. $1.00 i

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