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MACABRE POSTCARDS & MACAO POST CARDS

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"102 CHATEAU DE BLOIS -- Caehot oú fut assassiné le Cardinal de Lorraine. -- ND" showing an assassination site in black & white, unused, brownish paper. The murder occurred in 1588. $2.50 mf(b)h ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"103 ROUEN (Seine-Inférieure) / La Tour du Beurre" striking scene in which a gargoyle overlooks a large tower, black & white on yellowish paper, mailed there 1937 to Belgium, spots of toning back & front. $3.25 (mf)%

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"10. Tower of London. The Block and Axe." with the macabre evidence that at least 2 people lost their heads upon it; unused real photo postcard, continental size, trivial corner wear, slight curl to the paper. $1.25 pme

"1224  PARIS. Notre-Dame, Chimère. // ND / Phot." showing a close-up of a macabre statue, black & white carte postale in vertical format, numeral written at top front center, 4 long creases, as is. $1.00 f(p)m

Macabre_13Cathédrale_FranceReims-100.jpg (390729 bytes)"15 Cathédrale de Reims -- Figures grotesque ornant les clochetons / …" 2-line caption in red on black & white, inconspicuous corner crease. 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 (mf)

"167 LE PARC DE SAINT-CLOUD (Artistique) / Détail de la Cascade - Une Chimère" black & white, unused, 3 linear marks on back. $3.50

"180 VÉZELAY. -- Eglise de la Madelaine, / Château du quatriéme Pilier de la Nef, …" black & white, writing on back. $3.00

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"182 PARIS. -- Notre-Dame, Chimères ND Phot" showing two gargoyles, black & white, unused. $4.00 mf*

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"216…C. D. Flavitzky. La Princesse Tarakanoff noyée dans sa prison. Galerie…" real photo postcard of a striking painting depicting the supposed 1777 death in a prison flood of Yelizaveta Alekseyevna, pretender to the Russian throne; Edit. Dubrowitz, unused, slight oxidation. The name given in the caption is derogatory & she did die in prison, but of tuberculosis some 2 years earlier. $15.00 parm*

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"245 BLOIS. - Ancienne Gargouille - La Grenouille. -- LL." Showing a grotesque frog gargoyle, unused black & white postcard with very light toning. $4.25 mf(b)f*+





"264 DIJON. Eglise Notre-Dame (détail). - ND" showing a row of gargoyles, black & white, unused. $3.75 mf(d)*

"280. - Afrique Occidentale / Montanes du Macina / Sépultures de Habibès à l'intérieur les plus / retirés et les plus inaccessibles de la / falaise." showing a native boy & several skulls at the entrance to cliff caves that once served as burial places for Tellern hunter-gathers & Dogons who conquered them. Then in French Soudan, now in Mali; surely one of the most inaccessible places on earth. The village of Yendouma is probably nearby at the base of the cliffs. The terminology 'Montanes du Macina' is not in modern usage & the burial of Habibès tribe members as stated in the caption is problematic at best. Despite these errors, publisher Fortier in Dakar Sénégal counted this amongst his best views, adding advertising to the back as follows: 'POST CARDS / Great choice of wiews(sic) and / natives of whole / West Africa. / COLLECTION FORTIER / on sale at FORTIER / CLOSE TO POST-OFFICE'. Because of the errors we mention, it is not likely that many were distributed like this. One of the best African postcards we have ever seen, and worthy of the finest collections of French West Africa. There is a faint small corner crease that is hard to detect from the front because it blends in with the rocks. 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 fmmcc

"282 BLOIS. -- LeChâteau - Aile Louis XII. / Une Gargouille. -- LL." Showing a gargoyle, black & white on greenback, FOM. $3.50

"325 BLOIS -- Le Château. -- Cariatide. -- LL." black & white, greenback, writing on back. $3.50

"326 BLOIS. -- Le Château. -- Cul-de-Lampe. -- LL." black & white, writing on back. $3.75

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"34 BLOIS. -- Le Château. -- Emblème de François 1er. -- LL." Showing a dragon under a crown, black & white, greenback era, unused. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 mf

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"395 Musée de Sculpture Comparée -- Parc du Château de Versailles, / Parterre d'Eau, Terrasse de Château, Vase (détail), par Tuby (1630-1700)" black & white, unused. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 mf(v)

"3  Collections des Monument Historiques / NARBONNE -- Église Saint Just, mise au Tombeau." French art showing Saint Justus being lowered into his tomb, unused circa-1910 carte postale with divided back, minor corner rounding, back paper starting to brown lightly & evenly with age. $2.50 f(n)c(s)m

"4. - PARIS. -- Notre-Dame. - Chimère. A. L. / Notre-Dame Church - Chimere." black & white, unused, greenback, much corner & edge wear. $2.00

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"445 PARIS. -- Notre-Dame. -- Une Chimère. -- LL." black & white, unused, greenback. $4.00 m%. Same but lightly toned back. $3.75 m

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"445 PARIS. --Notre-Dame. -- Une Chimère. -- LL." sepia-tone carte postale, unused, album marks on front, album marks on back. $3.75 mf
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"445 PARIS. --Notre-Dame. -- Une Chimère. -- LL." black & white carte postale with green back, unused, green back is lightly toned.  $3.75 mf

"5462. H. dit PaulDELAROCHE. La jeune martyre. / the young martyr…" translations in to other languages, shows the floating corpse of a sainted woman with bound hands, color, unused, minor edge wear. $4.00

"550 Château de BLOIS. / Aile François Ier, Gargouilles. ND Phot." Showing several gargoyles from below, black & white, unused. $4.00

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"635 ROMA. Cimiterio dei Cappuccini III." real photo showing an indoor cemetery decorated by numerous skulls & bones, unused, seller's small violet mark on back, considerable wear at upper right front corner. $7.50 mic

"636 MUSEE DU LUXEMBOURG / Théodule RIBOT / Le Bon Samaritain" art showing his body, sepia-tone postcard, unused. $2.00

"807. - VANNES. - Vannes et sa Femme / Maison ayant appartenu á Gilles de Bretagne" showing 2 adjacent gargoyles, sepia-tone on greeback, unused. $3.00

"891 - ROMA - MOSAICO color MOTTO 'CONOSCI TE STESSO" showing a skeleton in a mosaic, mailed to France, continental, corner crease, scrapes on face. $0.50

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"95 BLOIS -- Le Château. -- Le Musée. - Assassinat du Duc de Guise. -- LL." Art showing an assassination scene which took place 23 December 1588 in France, black & white on yellowish paper, unused, toned back. Unusual subject matter. $2.50 mfh

"Abomey, Bénin / Egoungoun [revenant] / Photo ©François Guibilato" unused continental postcard, minor wear at 2 corners, tiny spot near the stamp box. The costumed person is a member of a voodoo cult, supposedly becoming an animated corpse that has returned from the grave to help people who are alive. Several can be seen at special celebrations, including funerals, dancing & performing magic tricks, dispensing flattery & good wishes for donations. Egoungoun is also seen spelled egungun & egoun goun. Rare card on a rare subject: nothing like it, offered or displayed, when we searched the Internet. $10.00 bm

"ACCUSATION OF A WITCH / Inlaid and painted wood picture…" mailed 1979. $1.00

Desert_ADesertTragedy.JPG (154166 bytes)"A DESERT TRAGEDY - CALIFORNIA" showing some skeletal remains, real photo postcard from a Pomona photographer, unused, small spot on back edge & pencil writing on back. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg (154,166 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 (c(u)dm)

Mexico_177_small.jpg real photos available from Judnick.com"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. SALE IN PROGRESS m(t)pmh

"Andréa SOLARIO -- La Tête de Saint-Jean-Bapiste. / Head of St.-Jean Baptiste" art showing saint's head on a plate, sepia-tone post card, unused. $3.50






"AN EXPLORATION OF FEAR / PHOBIAS // SHANNON BONATAKIS / THOM GLICK / JOSH HOLLAND / ADAM LEVENE / JOSHUA SARVER // JANUARY 3-27, 2006" unused continental-size publicity card for an exhibition at the Mahan Gallery in Columbus, Ohio, near-mint. $1.25 mo(c)
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"BAUDE: CMEPTb BEPTEPA 2588" showing a dead woman & a group of people, sepia-tone post card, mailed in Latvia 1941. $5.00 m


"BEHEADING STONE, STIRLING" color post card printed in Bavaria, writing on back dates to 1909, further & later annotation comments on historical import of the area, light album marks at back corners. $2.75 sm+

"B. F., Paris / Cabaret du Néant - Paris-Montmartre - no 3, Caveau des Trépassés, 1er  phase" showing a small group of seated people viewing a vertical coffin with occupant, unused carte postale in black & white, paper browning with age, minor corner wear & rounding. This bizarre Cabaret of Death was publicized with photographs of Eugene Atget. In another room, onlookers could watch a human corpse in a similar display turn into a skeleton with optical trickery. $10.00 fm

"Boot Hill / Cemetery / DODGE CITY, KANSAS" including some legible tombstones & Hangman's Tree, unused chrome from Photography House, light brownish paper near bottom back edge, minor wear at 1 corner. $1.00 (mc)-%

Mexico_163_small.jpg macabre postcard available from Judnick.com"Bovedas, lugares que se oncontraron algunas / momias, convento de Desierto de los Leones. / México" showing doors to 2 underground chambers were mummies were found beneath the former Carmelite monk residence; unused DOPS real photo tarjeta postal. Now a national park located entirely within the Federal District of México. Numbered 6 in a very hard-to-find series which provoked a lot of unfounded speculation -- and, we suppose, its early withdrawal from circulation. $7.00 m(d)cm PRICE REDUCED RECENTLY

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"Burial of French Dead" real photo soldiers standing alongside a long trench full of corpses probably in World War I, slight oxidation, no postcard back, light toning on front, toned back, unusual subject matter. $10.00 (mc)

Mexico_178_small.jpg macabre postcards available from Judnick.com"Cavalry Killed at Agua Prieta / by Villa's Guns." including their dead horses, looking towards the USA; 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

"C. V. - 68. - ROUEN. - Cathédral Statues à la tour de Beurre" first & last letters very hard to read, black & white, English translation writing on back. $3.00

"CATACOBES DE PARIS: / La sortie." black & white, unused, soft corners. $4.00










"CATACOMBES DE PARIS / Cloche de fontis aménagée en salle / d'attente." with a man standing in the waiting room, unused. $4.00 mf(p)

"CATACOMBES DE PARIS: Port-Mahon: côté Nord" black & white, unused. $3.75

"CATACOMBES DE PARIS: / Le tombeau dit de 'Gilbert'" showing a tomb decorated by 3 skulls, unused, light toning on front. $4.00

"Cathédral d'Amiens / Couronnement du contrefort du / Cadinal de la Grange (XIVe siècle)" showing a small gargoyle,black & white, edit. E. Regnaut, unused. $2.00

"Château de Blois, Aile de François Ier / Sall oú fût assassiné le Duc de Guise. -- ND Phot" showing an assassination site, black & white, undivided back, writing on back, heavily toned front, heavily toned back. $1.75

"Château de BLOIS. -- Cariatide" black & white, unused, but 1 corner worn away. $1.50

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"Chillon -- Chambre de la Torture en 1255" depicting a torture chamber, black & white, unused, small red check mark in ink on back. $2.00

images/Prisons_005_small.jpg macabre post card available from Judnick.com"Cité de Carcassonne / Logis de l'Inquisition - Salle de torture ou / d'interrogatoire…" a torture chamber where inquisitions were held in the Aude department of France, sepia-tone carte postale, unused, good edges. A chilling sight even when not in use. $4.50 pfm

"Cloister of the Ossuary of DOUAUMONT.--Cell of the Tombs…." black & white on greenback, brownish paper at edges, tiny ink spot on back. $6.50

Italy_CostumeDellaMisericordia_Firenze1899.jpg (297610 bytes)"Costume della Misericordia  Firenze" showing a funeral procession with open coffin, writing on front dates to 1899, This burial confraternity survives to this day, carrying out the burial of the dead & friendless as an act of charity. The costumes used are deliberately fashioned to hide the identities of the members. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg (297.610 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 ims

Tennessee_ReelfootLake_NightRiders-100.jpg (310089 bytes)"COSTUMES WORN BY NIGHT RIDERS / ON THE NIGHT OF THE MURDER OF CAPT. RANKIN / AT REELFOOT LAKE" black-and-white on browning paper with edge toning both sides. corners worn & rounded, 2 long internal creases. Reelfoot Lake is between Lake & Obion Counties in Tennessee. The night referred to was October 19 / 20 1908. Some of the settlers around the lake formed the Night Riders to combat the land company that was asserting its lake rights due to old land grants issued by states before the area was submerged by a significant earthquake. Captain Quintin Rankin was hung & shot in this incident; another man, a land company lawyer the Night Riders were intent on killing, escaped. For obvious reasons a rare postcard. 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 stmg*!!

 
"Couteneau, phot. / 1 - Caveau de St-Michel (Bordeaux) -- Famille empoisonnée" showing mummified figures in a burial vault; unused circa-1920 carte postale with green back, toning near the back edges as is common with these, trivial wear corner wear. Shown above left. $5.00 m. "Couteneau, phot. / 2 - Caveau de St-Michel (Bordeaux) -- La Négresse" unused circa-1920 carte postale with green back, toning near the back edges as is common with these, trivial corner wear. Shown above right. $5.00 mf(c)
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"Couteneau, phot. / 4 - Caveau de St-Michel (Bordeaux) -- La Vierge" showing mummified figures in a burial vault; unused circa-1920 carte postale with green back, toning near the back edges as is common with these, trivial wear at one upper corner. Shown above left. $5.00 m. "Couteneau, phot. / 5 - Caveau de St-Michel (Bordeaux) -- L'Enterré vivant" unused circa-1920 carte postale with green back, toning near the back edges as is common with these, small adherence near the upper left front corner blends in fairly well, tiny bottom corner bend, toning shows in the lower front caption area, full-size (not cut down) but not as tall as others in the series. Shown above right. $4.00 mf(c)
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"Death Chamber, Ohio Penitentiary, Columbus, O." unused color postcard in vertical format, light transfer of caption ink to back edge in the printing process, very small tear that closes well, other edge wear is minor. $8.50 opmsi

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"Den Haag -- Gevangenpoort / Ijzeren Kamer (Iron room)" interior showing the rack for prisoners, black & white post card from van der Horst, unused. $3.00 pnmi

Macabre_DeuxTetes_small.jpg (3513 bytes)"Deux Têtes de Criminels / La Père et le Fils" hand-colored/tinted real photo, soldier holds severed head, another head on his bayonet, much writing on back in French, name of Louis J. Bumer written at the soldier's knees (as best we can read it). Writer's docketing places the probable location in or near Péronnas, a commune in the Ain Department of France. Our date comes from the only other example we have ever seen which was postmarked 1915; also, starting in 1916 we are told the French wore blue trousers. This is a World War I propaganda card, with the mustachioed head being that of Kaiser Wilhelm II Emperor of Germany & the bayoneted head being his son, the Crown Prince Wilhelm. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mf(p)w

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"Die eiserne / Jungfrau / Aufgestellt im fünfeckigen Turm / auf der königlichen Burg zu Nürnberg" showing an iron maiden in color, postcard with undivided back, unused, lightly toned front. $12.00 (mb)

Macabre_DieEiserneJung-200_small.jpg macabre postcard available from LotsOfCards.com"Die eiserne Jung-  / frau // Gruss / aus Alt-Nürnberg" with signed E. Schotte art depicting a dungeon scene in which 3 hooded men lead a nude woman (who has been caned) to the 'Iron Maiden' torture device; Postkarte with undivided back, very late mailing at Evadale Texas, upper corner crease, mild corner wear elsewhere, very light toning both sides. SALE IN PROGRESS mbg

Prisons_100_small.jpg macabre postcards available from Judnick.com"Die fünfte Ecke des Turmes von Innnen." Showing weapons used to execute prisoners, black & white, undivided back, mailed from Bavaria to New Jersey, corner wear & rounding, lightly toned back, light album impressions at the corners. Hard to find! $7.50 pm






"Eiserne Jungfrau. / Gesetzlich geschützt.  Cliché u. Druck von E. Nister, Nürnberg" black & white Postkarte with undivided back, very late usage at Rozet Wyoming, modern 'ROZET, WYO.' postal handstamp conspicuously in the front message area. $5.00 mb ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY

"El Templo de Quetzalcóatl / San Juan Teotihuacan, México" showing 3 grotesque gargoyles, unused chrome, round corners as issued. $1.00

Better_021small.jpg macabre postcard available from Judnick.com"Execution Ground, Canton  'SANBRIDE'" sepia-tone post card mailed at Canto 22 JUN 05 (clear socked-on-nose cancel on 4-cent stamp) to Chicago Illinois, partial Hong-Kong & Seattle transit markings on back, long crease not into the image, uneven toning both sides. Man in the foreground brandishes a blade while a head dangles from his other hand. $25.00 cm%

“Exposition MAN RAY / Rotterdam 1971 – Paris 1972 / Portrait imaginaire du Marquis de Sade (1940)” unused continental postcard, copyrighted, a little edge wear. $1.50 a(r)m

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"Extrait d'Autour de mon Village, par Mme Schalck de la Faverie / Domfront, ville de malheur…" art depicting a hanging with decomposed corpse, black & white, writing on front, mailed 1908 within France. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50

"f 4823 Bern. Kindlifresserbrunnen" statue of a child-eater in color, unforgettable image, fairly fresh save for trivial wear at one corner. $7.00

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Fantasy Coffins of Ghana 123" this one in the shape of a fish, unused Kodak real photo, fresh. $5.00

Macabre_FirenzeChiesaDel-200_small.jpg macabre post cards available from Judnick.com"FIRENZE - Chiesa del Carmine - Storie di Massimo, di Tiburzio e di Valeriano; Spinello Aretino.  993" depicting the beheading of 3 Third-Century saints, black & white fresco art on a postcard with very late usage at Sulphur Kentucky. $2.75 mic(s) NEW / NOUVEAU / BAGO

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"Firenze - R. Galleria Pitti - La Guiditta / (Cristofano Allori)." unused postcard, couple small toning spots on back. Shows beautiful Hebrew widow & seductress Judith holding the severed head of Holofernes, the general who besieged her Bethulia (בתוליה), painted 1613. $5.00 (ajm)

"Gabr. Max. ~ Der Anatom." real photo postcard of the 1869 Gabriel von Max painting 'The Anatomist', showing a beautiful dead woman about to be dissected, the sheet covering the corpse is being lifted so as to expose her face & much of her breasts. Numeral penned in neatly in the left front margin, pushpin damage & nearby short internal creases detract from the center of the lower edge, rounded corners, minor edge wear, small spots of dark toning on back. As is. Edgar Alan Poe wrote: 'The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.' 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 mn

"Gargoyle on Melrose Abbey" showing one jutting out quite far from the building, black & white, much writing on back. $4.00 Unused, album marks on back, a little edge wear. $4.00

"German Dead / Dead Man's Hill" small photo (about 1.5"x2"), no postcard back. $1.50

"GIORGIONE / Ninfa inseguita de un satiro / … / Nimph followed by a satyr" color, used in US 1960 but a much earlier card, 2 small internal crease. $2.00

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"H. Sienkiewicz QUO VADIS? / Glaukus przebacza Hilonowi / …" art depicting people being burned to death, color, mailed 1923 in Simanc Hungary, clear cancel, violet Austrian censor marking. $10.00 mf

"HANGMAN'S TREE" showing a scene at Boot Hill Cemetery in Dodge City, unused chrome. $1.00

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"HORSE SHOT / ON LIMB OF / TREE" showing a dead horse, unused, low-contrast  / grayish real photo which is hard to explain, light toning on back, very small piece of 1 corner missing. $4.00 mh

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Inf. V with grotesque devil wrapped by a serpent near writhing figures. Moderate edge wear, Sborgi art. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 sm

"J. K. 142. México. / Regist. / Guanajuato: Las Catacumbas" color, showing many standing mummies, undivided back, unused. $7.50

"Kindlifresserbrunnen Bern Fontaine de l'ogre Berne" showing a child-eater statue on a fountain, black & white, unused. $2.50 ^

Austria200img152_small.jpg sculpture post card available from LotsOfCards.com"Klagenfurt Lindwurmbrunnen (Kärnten)" with a view of the Lindwurm dragon sculpture in monochromatic green, postcard mailed there 1927, numbered 1834 on back, crisp cancel, minor edge wear. The mythical winged dragon was supposed to have devoured virgins until it was killed by 2 men who founded this Austrian city near the site of its death. $5.00 fsma

"LA BASILIQUE SAINT-JOSEPH DU MONT-ROYAL / SAINT JOSEPH'S BASILICA OF MOUNT ROYAL / Brother André's Heart" showing a woman piously touching the glass urn in which his heart is plainly seen; carte postale in vertical format, mailed 1957 to Ohio (Canadian stamp removal causes thin on back), edges worn, small corner crease in a dark area. $3.00 cqm

"La Zona Arqueológica de San Juan Teotihaucan / vista desde el fabuloso Templo…" showing a gargoyle, unused chrome, round corners as issued. $1.00

"Las Catacumbas--Guanajuato--MEXICO" color multiview, undivided back on brownish paper, published by Sonora News Company. $8.50

"Les Catacombes de Paris," booklet exterior that used to hold 12 views for 10 fr." Toned with worn edges, but interesting. $1.00




"LES MONSTRES DES CATHÉDRALES No 5 / Von Kluck. L'un des chenapans, chef de bande qui a / ordonné les ravages du Nord de la France et / part dépit a bombardé impitoyablement Soissons." depicting German General Alexander von Kluck as a macabre cathedral gargoyle, unused postcard with back paper browning evenly with age, minor corner rounding & edge wear. $7.50 pm(g)m
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"L'ESTAMPE AU XIXe SIÈCLE / … / L'ŒUVRE DE GOYA / 749 Qui l'élèvera le nourrira.--ND Phot." unused black & white carte postale, rough edges as issued. Translation from the French is 'Who will rise will nourish', referring to the ghouls who themselves are about to be eaten by the creature rising up from the depths. $2.50 ma

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"Lewes, The Satyr Bull House" in Sussex England, showing an odd gargoyle, sepia-tone from Frith, unused. $3.50 me(l)

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"Mordgundbrücke mit Villa Eschebach / Weisser Hirsch." Showing murder reason bridge (my translation) in Dresden eastern Germany, color, unused Postkarte with undivided back, light toning on back, light album marks at the corners. $4.75 mbe

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"MOREAU. -- La Tête d'Ophée" / 157 LL. MUSEE DU LUXEMBOURG, PARIS" art showing woman with a man's severed head. sepia-tone postcard, unused, album impressions at the corners. $4.00 (mma)

"Murder Room / Historic Walker Tavern, U. S. 112 at M. 50, Irish Hills, Michigan  8B9-n" unused white-border era postcard, tiny corner crease, otherwise quite fresh. $2.00 m(i)mi(h)

"MUSÉE DE CLUNY / Margelle de puits (XVe siécle) 7" sepia-tone showing a gargoyle sticking out from a fountain, unused, ding in one edge. $2.00

"MUSEE HISTORIQUE CANADIEN INC. MONTREAL, CANADA / Jeanne Mance et Marguerite Bourgeoys traitant un scalpé.--Nursing a scalped soldier." color, unused, unusual subject matter, album adherences on back, 2 spots thinned from album removal. $2.50

"PARIS. -- Notre-Dame. Chimère." black & white, light toning on front, writing on back, slightly brownish paper. $3.50

"PARIS..EN FLANAN / La Tour Eiffel vue des Jardins du Trocadéro…"

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"'Perseus und Gorgona' L. Marqueste / 507" showing the macabre scene in which the legendary founder of the Perseid dynasty slays the Gorgon Medusa as  snakes writhe in her hair; sepia-tone real photo postcard with very late usage at Farmington New Mexico, 3 corners with varying degrees of wear. Sculptor was Laurent-Honore Marqueste. $7.00 nm

ShipLake_SteamerEastland_RecoveringBodies-200_small.JPG macabre ship postcard scan available from LotsOfCards.com"Police are here shown recovering bodies / from between decks of the ca sized(sic--missing p) / Steamer Eastland" with a man's body being hauled up with the aid of a rope, Chicago River Illinois. Black & white post card sold. 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 dlis(l)m

"Pompei - Impronta di cadavere di uomo sorpreso dalla lava." Showing a person who died in a volcano erruption, black & white, mailed 1915 from Napoli to Ohio, Hôtel Metropole et Villa violet cachet on back. $2.75

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"POMPEI - Impronta di giovane donna" unused post card, ediz. Carlo Cotini" showing a person who died in a volcano eruption. $2.75 miv

"Pompei. Morti. / Lichname. Les cadavres. / …" showing 2 who died in a volcano eruption, color, mailed 1959 in US but a much earlier card. $3.00

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"'Qui que tu sois, passant, entre et salue bien bas, les Restes des Héros tombés ton salut." Showing a temporary ossuary for the dead of Verdun, BW on greenback, note from chaplain there on back. $10.00 mf(v)

"Rear view of Memorial Church, built by Colonial Dames / of America in 1907…This sycamore is largely over 100 / years old. It sprung up between the tombs of Commissary / Blair and his wife and dismembered them." color, circa 1915, unused, minor corner wear & rounding. $4.00

"ROMA 151 -- S. Sebastiano - Sulla via Appia. Statua di S. Sebastiano…" statue depicting the saint felled by arrows, real photo, unused. $4.25 (m)!

"ROMA - Cimitero dei Cappuccini - Il CAPPELLA" showing a chapel decorated by numerous skulls & bones, unused sepia-tone post card, fairly fresh. $6.00

Macabre_RomaCimiteroDei.jpg (328499 bytes)"ROMA - Cimitero dei Cappuccini - II Cappella" showing a chapel decorated by numerous skulls & bones, unused sepia-tone postcard, soft corners, small spot near right front edge, long bend, toned back. (As shown) $4.00 Faint toning at one front edge, corners better. $4.75 mi

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"ROMA - Cimitero dei Cappuccini - II Cappella" showing a chapel decorated by numerous skulls & bones, sepia-tone post card, unused & fairly fresh. $6.00 mcii

"ROMA - Circo Maximo 'Ultima preghiera'" showing Christians about to be killed by a lion, monochromatic purple-brown), unused. $2.50

"Roma - Pollice Verso" art showing a gladiator and people he had slain, color, printed in Italy, light toning on back. $2.50

"ROMA - Restaurazione interna dell'Anfiteatro Flavio oggi detto vulgarmente Il Colosseo" art showing a battle waged for spectators, sepia-tone postcard, unused, light toning on front, light toning on back. $2.00

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See also the article on Cornish Litany postcards at this site.

Netherlands_TheHague_Cemetery_small.jpg (5330 bytes) Holland QSL card"Spooky" The Hague Netherlands QSL with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art depicting a ghoul at a cemetery, used 1978 by Gerard Van Der Meer, 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 nm

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"STILL SMOKING" macabre art copyrighted 1910 by Roth C. Langley on an unused postcard, upper corner missing with an internal crease nearby, other upper corner with a long crease, other corner wear is minor. As is. $1.00 sm

"T-27--Indian Mound, showing Part of Burial Ground, / near Tuscaloosa, Alabama" inset showing skeletons. Unused linen. $3.25 (am)

"The Devil looking over Lincoln" gargoyle in sepia tones, unused. $3.00

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"The wind God, in the mausoleum of Iyemitsu ..." with caption finished in Japanese, color, very late usage at Langdon Missouri, corner crease, one corner multiply creased, 1 / 4-inch tear at edge ding, light toning on front. $2.50 mjc

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"TOTAL CAPACITY / ALL PLANTS / 50,000 HOGS DAILY / ARMOUR COMPANY // 'WHEEL OF FORTUNE' HOISTING / LIVE HOGS INTO KILLING PENS" unused postcard numbered R-61882 (circa 1915) on back, album impressions at the corners, trivial corner wear. Seen offered elsewhere as high as $18.62(!), but we need only $7.00. fma

Uncaptioned real photo of art showing a man holding a skull, no postcard back. $2.00

Uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles up) showing a baby laid out at its funeral, datestamped Nov 22 1920 on back, toned back, name written on back (Mrs. Frank Hopple or Huffe…?), heavily toned back, mild yellowish paper. A sad scene. $15.00 mc*%

Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo showing a scene from the Capuchin chapel with many skull & bone decorations, government postal card. $7.00

"Venezia / Palazzo Ducale / Finestrone nella porta della Carta ed il / Doge foscari" showing a winged lion statue on a building, monochromatic green, unused. $2.50

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"VERONA - Chiesa di S. Anastasia - Gobbo" showing a grotesque figure supporting a column, sepia-tone on brownish paper, writing 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 (mi)

Wanted to buy--postcards depicting hangings. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c

"Warwick Pageant: Guy's Trophy.  From a Water Colour Drawing by J. N. Bolton" showing the monstrous head of the Dun Cow pf Dunsmore Heath (Warwickshire) on a trolley, part of its story printed on back; signed art on an unused divided back post card, minor corner wear, lightly toned back. $3.50 a(b)me(d)



"WOMAN. - SHE NEEDS NO EULOGY, SHE SPEAKS / FOR HERSELF. / 723  COPYRIGHT 1908 BY J. Murray Jordan." macabre scene as a woman takes an axe to a man's head; post card mailed JUN 7 1909 at Roxabell Ohio to Mr. Samie Noble in McArthur Ohio, 2 corners creased, other noticeable corner & edge wear. A popular caption, referring to the suffragette movement of the time. Seen offered elsewhere as high as $14.97, but we need just $7.50. mw(s)

"XI. 7  / MARIO FINIGUERRA.  / The Death of Absalom.  / British Museum ..." unused sepia-tone postcard, good edges. $2.50 r(a)mm

"XI, 12  / MASO FINIGUERRA.  / The Death of Aeschylus" unused black & white postcard from the British Museum, fairly fresh with good edges. $2.25 amm

Macabre_YouCanGo_Devil.JPG (314595 bytes)"YOU CAN / GO TO THIS / FELLOW--" showing red devil standing near couple, mailed 1911, corner & edge wear, heavily toned back. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 md


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  Cover_Macau_1ABR98ToFrance-200_small.JPG Macau postal card available from Judnick.com  1 °  ABR 98 clear cancel on 2-avos bilhete postal (Igregja dos Jeronymos view, da Gama 400-years issue) sent to France, a little wear to the bottom right corner. 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 m-m. Same, but unused, good edges, shown right. $5.00 m-m

Cover_Macau_1898ToFrance-200_small.JPG12 ABR. 1898 2-avos Da Gama postal card to France, lower left front corner has 2 small creases, a little wear on the front right edge. 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 m-m




12 ABR. 1898 unused 2-avos rose-on-gray Da Gama bilhete postal (cathedral entrance), minor wear at one upper corner. $3.00 m-m
NEW / NOUVEAU / BAGO



12 ABR. 1898 unused 2-avos rose-on-gray Da Gama bilhete postal (Egreja de Conceição Velha Lisboa), noticeable edge wear, spotty browning of the paper. $1.75 m-m
NEW / NOUVEAU / BAGO




12 ABR. 1898 unused 2-avos Da Gama bilhete postal (cathedral), trivial wear at one corner, otherwise excellent condition. $3.25 m-m
NEW / NOUVEAU / BAGO

Cover_Macao_9AGO04-200_small.JPG Macao postal card available from Judnick.com9 AGO 04 PROVISORIO bilhete postal (2-avos revalued to 1-avo) with 3-avos stamp added to make the rate to Leipzig Germany, view is Igreja dos Jeronymos from the Da Gama 400-year issue, upper right corner heavily creased, small faint crease to the top left corner, minor wear to the bottom left corner, bold Leipzig receiving mark 9.9.04. 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 m-m

Cover_Macao_6JUL09-200_small.JPG Macau postal card available from LotsOfCovers.com6 JUL 09 1-avos postal card with 3-avos stamp added to The Nineteenth Century Newspaper Publisher in London England, 2 corners furthest from stamp multiply creased, corner nearest stamp creased. 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-m

"Macau / BEMVINDO! WELCOMES YOU" unused continental postcard publicizing the former www.macautourism.gov.mo website, Near mint. $2.00 mc

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"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 color post card published by the Turco-Egyptian Tobacco Store in Hongkong, small corner crease, light toning on back, minor corner & edge wear. Built by the Jesuits, the cathedral was destroyed 1835 in an historic fire. $8.00 mfch

  Cover_Macao_15VII51-200_small.JPG  See also Macau postal history.

Wanted to buy--new or used post cards from Macao. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars, postpaid to Columbus Ohio!

MacaoWholeViewOf-200_small.jpg Macao post card available from Judnick.com
Postcard airmailed to Ohio, 2 small corner creases opposite from the stamps.
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 m-m


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