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KELLOGG (JASPER COUNTY). "DONALD J. ANDERSON / Postmaster // Post Office -
Kellogg, Iowa" unused black & white post card with his contact information
on back (he was a dealer in historical Post Office Department items).
Excellent condition. $3.75 i(k)pg-i
KEOKUK (LEE COUNTY). "EXCURSION STEAMER 'CAPITOL' ON THE MISSISSIPPI, KEOKUK, IA." white-border era postcard, unused, fresh appearance. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 s(s)s(r)i
KEOKUK, WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON & WAPELLO COUNTIES. Mobile QSL card from W0OAQ / M, used 1969, fresh appearance. $1.25 i
KEOSAUQUA (VAN BUREN COUNTY). Wanted to buy--post cards & po9stal cards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
KILBOURNE (VAN BUREN COUNTY). "W9DKQ" QSL card on yellowish stock, mailed 1948 by operator Charles H. Schafer Jr., minor corner wear. $2.00 i(k)
KLINGER (BREMER COUNTY). Wanted to buy--undivided back post cards from there, or postal mailed from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *m
LAKE OKOBOJI (DICKINSON COUNTY). "Steamer 'Okoboji,' Lake Okoboji, Iowa" black & white, mailed 1913, stamp removed, pencil writing on front in caption area, album marks on back. Ship was registered to Fred & Roy Rolfe. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 is(l)s(r)g*
LAKE OKOBOJI (DICKINSON COUNTY). Wanted to buy--postcards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
LAKE STARKER (DES MOINES COUNTY). "Lake Starker, Crapo Park, / Burlington, Iowa." with people in a rowboat & several at water's edge; color postcard, but the people have not been colored in -- most unusual. Post card mailed MAR 26 1914 (mostly complete transfer clerk cancel) to Miss Gertrude Brown in Boyertown Pennsylvania, small upper corner crease, corner & edge wear elsewhere is minor, album toning mostly on back. $10.00 i(l)
LINN GROVE (BUENA VISTA COUNTY). Wanted to buy--postcards & paper memorabilia from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
LIVERMORE (HUMBOLDT COUNTY). Wanted to buy--post cards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
MADISON, MARION & AUDUBON COUNTIES. Mobile QSL card from WA0JRZ / M, mailed 1970, trace of cancel ink on front , minor corner & edge wear. $1.25 i
MANCHESTER (DELAWARE COUNTY). Group of well-dressed children standing together outside a house, real photo postcard mailed there July 19 1908 (flag cancel). Writer lists the names, including Marguerite & Elva Madden, Dorothy R., Marjorie A., Amber D. & Ernest & Janette Kinne. The get-together was for Mr. Madden & the sender was Mrs. W. D. Horst. $10.50 ic
MANNING (CARROLL COUNTY). "Ben Myatt's home Manning / Iowa" including a man & a woman at the front of the house, real photo postcard with caption from handwriting on front, corner crease, noticeable dark toning in front caption area, tiny pinhole closes well, long bend near the bottom edge, slight rounding to the corners. Caption close-up is below this listing. Sold but the front still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 ig(n)g(m)
MARCUS (CHEROKEE COUNTY). "IMPORTANT! / Keep this Card for Your Income Tax Purpose / .. Community Co-Operative Oil Co. / Marcus, Iowa" form on government postal card mailed 1961 summarizing dividends & interest paid to Orval (John) Brownmiller in Cherokee Iowa (the addressee) from 1952 to 1960. Seldom offered & seldom seen. $5.00 oi(m)g(b)
MARENGO (IOWA COUNTY). "20. Iowa County Court House, Marengo, Ia." an exterior corner view & violet hand-stamped caption, sepia-tone Cyko real photo postcard with writing on both sides, considerable front oxidation. Front message "Stands on the 1/2 blk / where Uncle Miners / ... is ..." a little hard to read. $15.00 ic
MARENGO (IOWA COUNTY). "27. Carnegie Library, Marengo, Iowa." an exterior corner view & violet hand-stamped caption, sepia-tone Cyko real photo post card with writing both sides, slight oxidation, small spot of toning at top front border. Front message "1/2 blk east of Aunt / Mena's home north / side of street". $15.00 il
MARENGO (IOWA COUNTY). "37. M. E. Church. Marengo, Iowa." showing its steepled corner, sepia-tone Cyko real photo postcard with writing both sides, slight oxidation, strong crease vertically through center, light toning near the back edges. $11.00 i
MARQUETTE (CLAYTON COUNTY). "LOOKING TOWARD McGREGOR FROM PONTOON BRIDGE - MARQUETTE - IA" unused sepia-tone DPOS real photo post card with minor corner wear, faint rubber band mark on back, another short light linear mark near a back corner. $3.00 i(m)
MARQUETTE (CLAYTON COUNTY). "Rafting on the Mississippi, Passing thorough Pontoon Bridge, Marquette, Iowa 51099-N" with a sternwheeler pushing a raft of logs, postcard mailed MAY 1 1944 (clear MPLS. & ST. LOUIS N. D. TR.52 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Andy R. Jeffers in Newark Ohio, toning in back message area, minor corner wear. $2.75 i(m)lb
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MARQUETTE (CLAYTON COUNTY). "THE MISSISSIPPI - VIEW FROM SUSPENSION BRIDGE, AT MARQUETTE-IA" including a small ship coming towards the viewer, unused DOPS real photo postcard, small corner crease not into the image, small light spot of toning near the stamp box. $3.00 i(m)
MARSHALLTOWN / MARSHALL (MARSHALL COUNTY). 1905. Public library. $5.00 (ml)
MARSHALLTOWN / MARSHALL (MARSHALL COUNTY). "Lover's Lane, Marshalltown, Iowa" monochromatic gray-blue postcard mailed 1908 at Atwater Ohio, 4 tiny pinholes at 2 opposing corners, light toning near back bottom edge. $7.50 il
MASON CITY (CERRO GORDO COUNTY). "11884. Cecil Hotel and Theatre, Mason City, Ia." color postcard from Acmegraph, circa 1913, small corner crease. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 it#
MASON CITY (CERRO GORDO COUNTY). "W0RJU" QSL card with hobby-related cartoon art mailed there 1948 by operator Joe Diaz, trace of cancel ink on front, 2 corners creased, small scrape on back near stamp, paper browning evenly with age. $1.25 i(m)i
MERIDEN (CHEROKEE COUNTY). Wanted to buy--better postcards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio. *c NEW / NEU / NOVÝ
near MERRILL (PLYMOUTH COUNTY). 1914 real photo. View on river, parcel post stamp. $6.50
MILLS COUNTY. Mobile QSL card from WA0WOB / M, used 1969. minor edge wear, small corner crease. $1.00 i
MITCHELLVILLE (POLK COUNTY). "W0DIB" QSL post card with art depicting a woman talking on the phone while reclining in her teddy; used 1948 by operator Thomas S. Wildman, heavily toned front, lightly toned back. $1.00 i(m)
MITCHELLVILLE (POLK COUNTY). "WA0VBF" QSL postcard mailed 1971, hobby-related art, cancel ink on front, minor ink smear on back. $1.75 i
MONTELENA. real photo post card of their Methodist church. $12.00
MOUNT PLEASANT. "Campus View - Iowa Weslyan(sic) College, founded in 1848..." chrome postcard mailed there 1962, small bend at one corner, wear at another, dull colors. $0.75 ic
MOUNT PLEASANT. "HARLAN HOME, IOWA WESLEYAN COLLEGE CAMPUS, Mount Pleasant..." unused chrome post card from A. M Wettach. Senator Harlan was a close friend of President Lincoln; his son married Harlan's daughter. $1.25 icl
MOUNT PLEASANT. "W0SWY" QSL card used 1969 with hobby-related art, small bend at one corner, exceptionally colorful. $1.75 i
MUSCATINE (MUSCATINE COUNTY). "Mississippi River Steamboat. Muscatine, Ia." with a side view of the sidewheeler Quincy, 3 fishing in a small rowboat in the foreground; unused postcard made in Germany, imported & published by F. A. Neidig, both sides with uneven & spotty toning. Distinctive logo of the Diamond Jo Line shows above the wooden hull packet's name. $3.75 i(m)s(r)s(d)
MUSCATINE (MUSCATINE COUNTY). SS President on the Mississippi. $6.50
MUSCATINE (MUSCATINE COUNTY). "THIRD STREET, MUSCATINE, IA. / 10377" with a couple riding in an auto on the wrong side of the streetcar tracks; circa 1908 postcard with pencil writing on the toned back, both bottom corners creased (one small, one heavy), noticeable corner & edge wear. As is. $2.00 i(m)
MUSCATINE (MUSCATINE COUNTY). "W9BTP" home-made QSL on government postal card mailed 1932, ink smear on back, ink smear on front, brownish paper, long & interesting hobby-related message. $2.50 i
NEW HAMPTON (CHICKASAW COUNTY). "HIGH SCHOOL NEW HAMPTON IA. 9" sepia-tone real photo from Carroll Post Card Co., writing on back dates to 1914, corner crease, toning on front sky, minor corner wear. $12.00 i
NEWTON (JASPER COUNTY). "2395 Court House, Newton, Iowa." showing a horse-and-buggy packed before it; black & white from Pearson-Ullberg, unused postcard, corner wear & rounding, 2 corner creases, very light toning on back. Necessarily pre-1911 when the current courthouse was built there. $5.50 i(n)c
NEWTON (JASPER COUNTY). Wanted to buy--post cards & postal cards from there, so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
NICHOLS (MUSCATINE COUNTY). "9DIB" multicolor QSL card with American flag & ARRL logos used in the 1920's by operator Thomas Wildman, radio engineer at KTNT & KPNP, faint long vertical crease, otherwise exceptionally fresh for its age. $3.25 i(n)
OELWEIN / HUB CITY (FAYETTE COUNTY). "Interior, / C. G. W. Shops, / Oelwein, Ia." of the Chicago Great Western Railroad, black & white post card with red caption & undivided back, mailed MAY 23 1910 at Clarion Iowa to Miss Christina Anderson in Severance Kansas, one upper corner creased twice, 2 short internal creases from the top edge, back paper browning from album contact. Rare: the views in the Hamilton College library & Wikimedia Commons are different. $12.00 i(o)r(c)i
OLLIE (KEOKUK COUNTY). "KPM3315" QSL card in excellent condition, made for operators Larry & Wilma Hart, forwarding handstamp of Virgil Curtis at Ollie Iowa (KPH 4639) in address area. $2.00 m(i)i(o)
OSAGE (MITCHELL COUNTY). "Picking Flowers in Clark Gardner Nurseries / Osage, Iowa / FROM / Clark Gardner Nurseries / Osage, Iowa" private mailing card illustrated both sides--backside (shown here) is two small children picking flowers, message side showing 'Millions of hardy Perennial Plants'; noticeable toning both sides but not in images, sent under Osage Iowa Permit No. 1 to West Lebanon Pennsylvania where it arrived OCT 21 1941. Other side image mostly a typed message of thanks to a customer from the president, Clark Gardner. Printing quality of the images is poor; it is not our scanner's fault. $6.00 ifg-i!
OSKALOOSA (MAHASKA COUNTY). 1907 real photo. House. $8.00
OSKALOOSA (MAHASKA COUNTY). See also a joint listing with West Liberty below.
OTTUMWA (WAPELLO COUNTY). "WN0UUQ" QSL postcard mailed 1970, attractive patriotic eagle design, fresh appearance. $2.00
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PERRY (DALLAS COUNTY). "HIGH SCHOOL, PERRY, IOWA" postcard with an unevenly divided back, mailed 28 SEP 1909 (clear MARION & CO. BLUFFS TR6 R.P.O. cancel) to Miss Minnie Hoelzen in Burlington Iowa, both bottom corners creased, other edge wear is mild. Seen offered elsewhere at $16.99, but we need only $7.00 i
PETERSON (CLAY COUNTY). Wanted to buy--postcards & paper memorabilia from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
PLEASANTON (DECATUR COUNTY). Wanted to buy--post cards showing log cabins in or near this town. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
POINT ANN (CLAYTON COUNTY). "E 9106. VIEW FROM POINT ANN, LOOKING NORTH, McGREGOR, IOWA." including a split in the railroad tracks below the cliff on the Mississippi River, unused color postcard printed in Germany expressly for A. A. Horning, light toning both sides, minor corner & edge wear. $7.00 i(p)
POTOSIA (PLYMOUTH COUNTY). "Aug. 20, 1910 / Potosia, / Iowa" showing several couples in horse-drawn vehicles (a good part of the town?) out for a picnic, caption from writing on front, sepia-tone real photo post card with slight oxidation, one corner with multiple creases & tiny tear (none of which affects the image, other corner & edge wear is minor. First names of three pictured written in by sender include George & Lillian. Possibly unique. $17.00 ih
POTTAWATTAMIE & HARRISON COUNTIES. Mobile QSL card from K8DCR / M, mailed 1970, good edges. $1.25 i
QUIMBY (CHEROKEE COUNTY). "Quimby, Ia." showing a panorama of the town, a rural road leading into it with a nearby stream; sepia-tone real photo post card mailed there 1908, slight oxidation, small ding on the bottom edge, back toned unevenly but mostly light. $13.00 i(q)
QUIMBY (CHEROKEE COUNTY). "This is a view of the / river at Quimby" as one would see it from a boat; sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed there 1907, many spots of yellowish toning on the back, slight curl to the paper. This would be the Little Sioux River. Probably unique--we take the caption from the sender's writing on the back. $8.00 i(q)
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REDLINE (SHELBY COUNTY). Wanted to buy--undivided back post cards from there, or postcards mailed from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *m
RED OAK (MONTGOMERY COUNTY). "Special Charter Savings Offer / ... / WEB / DEVELOPER" unused business reply card from a February 1997 campaign by Web Developer magazine out of Red Oak Iowa, excellent condition. Headliner for the issue shown is 'Hacking the Web'. $1.25 sci
RUSSEL (LUCAS COUNTY). Wanted to buy--postcards & postal cards from there so that we may restock. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
SABULA (JACKSON COUNTY). "SAVANNA-SABULA BRIDGE / Over the Mississippi River on Route 64 / The most direct route between Chicago & Omaha." unused chrome postcard in excellent condition, numbered 18,470F on back. 64 is the state route number in both Illinois & Iowa; the US Highway 52 is also carried here. $1.25 i(s)i(s). Same except a word penned in over the stamp box. $1.00 i(s)i(s)
SALIX (WOODBURY COUNTY). "Mother Goose KWK-1681 Lame Duck" QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art, fresh appearance. $2.00 i
SHELDON (O'BRIEN COUNTY). 1909 real photo of a house & yard. $10.00
SIDNEY (FREMONT COUNTY). "WA0ZRT" QSL card mailed there 1969, partial cancel on front, toned along both sides of one edge. $1.00 i
SIOUX, LYON & OSCEOLA COUNTIES. Mobile QSL from W8OCR / M mailed 1969, trivial wear to bottom corners. $1.25 i
SIOUX, MONOMA, HARRISON & POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTIES. Mobile QSL card from WA0DCQ / M, mailed 1969, partial cancel on front, ink smear on front. $1.00 i
SIOUX CITY (WOODBURY COUNTY)."1799 Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa." post card mailed NOV 23 1907 (almost complete DUB. & SIOUX CITY RPO hand cancel), internal crease from bottom edge, toned both sides. $3.75 i(s)c
SIOUX CITY (WOODBURY COUNTY). "W0HFT" QSL card mailed there 1947 by operator Don N. Olson, cancel ink on front, tiny bottom corner crease. $1.25 i(s)
SOLON (JOHNSON COUNTY). "W0NFM" QSL with attractive world globe & ARRL logo in background, mailed there 1948 by operator Clair J. Brown, light toning on front from cancel ink, tiny upper corner crease, tiny ding in top edge, minor corner wear. $1.50 i(s)
SPENCER (CLAY COUNTY). "Dear Mamma - This picture was taken on the road to Colo. Springs. We had just finished our lunch. ..." showing four people posted alongside their 1907 or 1908 (previous owner penciled 1907 on front, we think 1908) Buick, real photo postcard with message from Carrie to her mother Mrs. J. C. Wright in Spencer Iowa, mailed in 1911 (stamp damaged). Lightly toned back, minor corner rounding, both upper corners creased, traces of cancel ink in the front sky, album toning at the front corners. Possibly unique. Because there is no printed caption, part of the interesting message is used here instead. $10.00 i(s)acg
SPILLVILLE (WINNESHIEK COUNTY). "MODEL OF THE LITTLE BROWN CHURCH / IN THE VALE / The Work of Bily Brothers, Spillville, Iowa" sepia-tone real photo postcard with glossy finish, mailed there 1953, message in a heavy hand, good edges. Hand made carving. $8.00 ikg
STORM LAKE (BUENA VISTA COUNTY). "Ice Boating on Storm Lake, Iowa. / G. M. TRIPLETT" black & white postcard mailed SEP 24 1925 (CHI. & SIOUX CITY TR16 R.P.O. hand cancel almost complete) to Mrs. Max Gray in Lockbourne Ohio from his dad & mom, faint upper corner crease, paper yellowing evenly with age, trivial corner wear. Hard to find! $12.00 i(s)w
STORM LAKE (BUENA VISTA COUNTY). "One of the Solitary Spots on Storm Lake, Iowa" showing a tree, fence & shoreline; black & white post card in vertical format, mailed there JUL 30 1906, three short & unimportant internal creases, tiny ding on one edge. $5.00 i(s)
STORM LAKE (BUENA VISTA COUNTY). "PLAY GROUNDS SUNSET PARK STORM LAKE IA. / 2614" including a tall slide & swing set; sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed SEP 24 1925 (partial CHI. & SIOUX CITY TR15 R.P.O. RMS cancel) to James Gray in Lockbourne Ohio from his parents on vacation, 3 small spots of dark toning on back obscure nothing, oxidation consistent with age. Rare. $12.50 i(s)g
SUTHERLAND (O'BRIEN COUNTY). Wanted to buy--postcards & paper memorabilia --please offer! *c
TAMA (TAMA COUNTY). "MUS-QUA-KIE INDIAN SUMMER WI-KE-UP, TAMA, IOWA" mailed there 1906 to Gay J. Townsend in Sandusky Ohio, a lot of corner & edge wear, toning both sides, thin along the top front edge takes out a bit of sky. Message on front reads in part: 'My summer home ... June 28, 1906'. The Indians referred to are often spelled Meskwaki / Mesquakie / Meskwahki. As is. A rare postcard: we found none for sale or exhibited when we searched the Internet. $8.50 i(t)i(m)
near TAMA (TAMA COUNTY). "Indian Series. Making Beadwork. News, Tama, Iowa" undivided back post card mailed 1907 at Toledo Iowa, light toning both sides, long internal crease, minor corner & edge wear. Undoubtedly Meskwaki / Mesquakie / Meskwahki Indians. A rare postcard: we found none for sale or exhibited when we searched the Internet. $10.00 i(t)i(m)
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TOLEDO (TAMA COUNTY). "MAIN BUILDING / LEANDER CLARK COLLEGE" with a corner view of its exterior (rebuilt after the major fire in 1889), black & white post card mailed by a student in 1906 at Tama Iowa to Gay J. Townsend in Sandusky Ohio, couple small spots of light toning on back, small upper corner crease, cancel ink confined to the front message area. Formerly Western College its name became the caption name in this year; in 1919 it merged into Coe College. Cards from this small college are inherently hard to find. $13.00 i(t)c
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TOLEDO (TAMA COUNTY). "Toledo, / Iowa. // TAMA COUNTY COURT HOUSE" corner view including a nearby monument; color postcard with undivided back mailed there 1906 to Gay J. Townsend in Sandusky Ohio, 2 small corner creases, other corner wear is minor, traces of cancel ink show in the sky. The oldest view we have ever seen of this structure. $10.00 i(t)c
UNION COUNTY. Wanted to buy--postcards & postal cards from there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros!
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. "GREETINGS / FROM / Iowa" with route map surrounded by 7 views, chrome mailed 1968 from Fairfield, pertinent information on back explains insets, minor corner wear, trace of cancel ink on front. $1.00 mi(u)
VALLEY JUNCTION (POLK COUNTY). "Office on imperial Poultry farm" showing a hand-drawn & -colored exterior view on 1-c government postal card drawn by Gretchen Heath, mailed there August 30 1906 to her grandmother Hursh in Mountain Park Oklahoma (next day arrival, both cancels clear, originating cancel is DPO), 2 small corner creases, toning both sides is spotty. Obviously one-of-a-kind. $25.00 ig-i
VINTON (BENTON COUNTY). 1913 real photo. River Road, Cedar River Park. $6.00
WALCOTT (SCOTT COUNTY). "CEN PE CO / LUBRICANTS // 1999 SILVER BULLET / EVENTS SCHEDULE" showing the tractor of 2-time National Champions Rich & Jordon Lustik in action, wheels high off the ground; unusually detailed continental card publicizing their stops at NTPA & ATPA events. Small corner bend. $1.50 ia
WATERLOO (BLACK HAWK COUNTY). "B. D. Ackley & Homer Rodeheaver / Musicians of the Sunday Party Waterloo Ia. 22620" unused sepia-tone Azo (squares in corners) real photo postcard, photographer credited is C. U. Williams in Bloomington Illinois, light album toning at the back corners, good edges. Rare: nothing else like it when we searched the Internet. Bentley DeForest Ackley was an American musician (on piano & organ among other things) & prolific gospel composer associated with Billy Sunday & publisher H. Rodeheaver from 1907 - 1915. SALE IN PROGRESS i(w)mrp
WATERLOO (BLACK HAWK COUNTY). "WJ0C" shortwave QSL (28.47 Mhz) card mailed 1990, good edges, fresh appearance. $2.25 i
WAUKON (ALLAMAKEE COUNTY). Wanted to buy--postcards showing the Allamakee County courthouse there. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio. *c
WEST BEND (KOSSUTH COUNTY & PALO ALTO COUNTY). "NORTH AND EAST FRONT / OF GROTTO / WEST BEND, IOWA. 104" unused EKKP real photo postcard with good composition & focus, slight discoloration at the corners from album mounts (not into the image). The 'grotto' is actually a large complex of grottos dedicated to the Virgin Mary--so large it is sometimes called the 'eighth wonder of the world'. $8.00 ic
WEST BEND (KOSSUTH COUNTY & PALO ALTO COUNTY). "THE GROTTO OF THE REDEMPTION / West Bend, Iowa 50597" unused postcard with a route map of the state of Iowa -- suggesting how to get there & information on its free camp grounds -- on much of the message side. This religious site portrays the life of Christ in ornamental stones. $1.75 mi(w)rc
WEST LIBERTY (MUSCATINE COUNTY) & OSKALOOSA (MAHASKA COUNTY). "IOWA TO THE FRONT / The two ears of corn, white and yellow, shown herewith are the / Champion Ears of Corn of the World, having won the / prize at the Iowa State Fair in the greatest corn / competition on earth. The yellow ear is the property of Geo. Steen, West Liberty, Iowa, and the white / of I. B. White, / Oskaloosa, / Iowa" postcard mailed 1909, hint of toning on front does not detract. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 i(w)g(s)g(w)sa
WEST UNION (FAYETTE COUNTY). "The Paragon SWING BAND" with a few of their instruments posed for an uncaptioned (so we used the sign) & unused sepia-tone Azo (squares in corners) real photo postcard, trivial corner & edge wear, light spotty toning on back. The 9/22/38 Fayette County Leader mentioned that they were from West Union & the paper in nearby Fredericksburg mentioned in 2/10/38 that they played at a midwinter college formal. That's it, so apparently they did not last long. Rare: a search of the Internet found no other postcards or paper memorabilia for them, on offer or exhibited. $22.50 i(w)m
WEST UNION (FAYETTE COUNTY). "WA0GMZ" QSL card mailed there 1969, good cartoon art, trace of cancel ink on front , good edges. $1.75 i
WINNESHIEK COUNTY. Mobile QSL card mailed 1969, pronounced curl at one edge, 4 small tape remnants on back, as is. $0.50 i
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