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OIL FIELD POST
CARDS & OIL WELL POSTCARDS
Including oil company buildings.
"4413 THE POST MASTER VIEWING HIS OIL PROPERTY AT OIL SPRINGS ONT"
unused Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, with good edges & oxidation
suggestive of circa-1913 age. Oil Springs is a village in Lambton County
Ontario. We are told that the aircraft shown may be superimposed
photographically. Rare in any event: no other examples found offered or even exhibited when we
searched the Internet. Sold but front
side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan
(publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75.
"4th STREET LOOKING SOUTH WILLMAR, MINN. C-481" with a Conoco (Consolidated Oil Company) truck parked near the Daily Tribune on the left, opposite the Willmar theater & Lakeland Hotel; real photo post card mailed there JUL 23 1946 to Miss Alice Cook in Bridgeton New Jersey, small upper corner crease, previous owner's pencil writing on back may not erase well. Rare: no other offers, no exhibits & no recorded sales when we searched the Internet. $15.00 m(w)no
"Airplane View of Ontario Refinery, Copper Cliff, near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.--25." unused white-border era post card from Photogelatine Engraving Co., slight yellowing of the paper on back, made in Canada. $3.25 ioo
"Artesische put met waterdragers. Java. / G. C. T. van Dorp & Co., Semarang-Soerabaia." showing water carriers around a well; briefkaart with undivided back, light toning both sides. Pertinent written comment: 'The Standard-oil can is one of the most useful articles in the East'. $8.00 ipo
"Caddo Oil Field near Shreveport, La. Saenger Bros. Publishers, Shreveport, La." post card mailed 1908 at Texarkana to Mrs. James Barr Wilson in Columbus Ohio (where it was forwarded). Interesting commentary on scene from the sender: 'This scene is about 50 miles south of here, where there is now a large oil & natural gass(sic) field - Texarkana uses gas from this field - it is very cheap'; minor corner wear & rounding. Rare & interesting. $8.00 ol(c)
"CAPT. FRANK HAWKES(sic) flew from New York to Los Angeles and back to New York in 36 house flying time, a world's record." Correctly spelled & more precisely, Hawks began his flight in the 'Texaco Five' NR7955 on February 4 1929 from Lockheed's Burbank California factory. Unused postcard with trivial corner wear. Rare: coupon on back was not cut off. $17.00 a(p)oc(b)n(n) NEW / NOV / NY / NOWY
"DOWNBOUND: Eisenhower Lock" showing the B. A. Peerless, a tanker owned by the British American Oil Company Limited, at Massena New York; unused Plastichrome® postcard in excellent condition. $1.50 s(b)s(l)n(m)o
"EL CAPTAIN(sic), HIGHEST PEAK IN TEXAS (U. S. HIGHWAY 62)" showing El Capitan; monochromatic olive-green postcard, distributed to publicize Conoco Touraide guides available at their gasoline stations; unused, very light toning on back. There is more than the spelling error: Guadalupe Peak is actually the highest in Texas & El Capitan (correctly spelled) is the eighth highest. Everywhere we find it on the Internet are offers at $15.00, with the claim unresearched. Know what you are getting & buy here instead for only $9.00. t(e)gm
"Estación Terminal Petrolera. Progreso. Yuc. Méx. / Edición Moncada." showing a petroleum tank, sepia-tone post card from booklet, sent TCV from Mexico City in 1931 postcard exchange to Illinois, stamp damaged by sender, booklet cover paper adherence on back overwritten by sender, a little corner wear, attractive. $5.00 mo
"Flowing Well ~ Oil City, Pa." postcard mailed there MAY 4 1907 (flag cancel, stamp corner scrape) to Mr. George Mathias in Mahanoy City Pennsylvania, upper corner crease, mild toning both sides included some speckles of cancel ink in the front sky, minor corner & edge wear. Lots of wells were to be seen there at that time, as the writer comments. $7.50 p(o)o
"Frank Johnson Bert Ratigan / North Creek, N. Y." parked before the Colonial Esso station in the Adirondacks, circa-1940 sepia-tone ANSCO real photo captioned by hand on front with identifications; unused otherwise. Delivery truck signs include: Esso, Essolube, & Essolene. SALE IN PROGRESS n(n)togg
"Great Mexia Oilfields./ Activity Around Mills Corner" unused AZO real photo (triangles both ways), lightly toned back. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 to
"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)
"KUWAIT. Bunkering at Ahmedi" real photo postcard showing pipelines into an ocean-going tanker, interesting, published by Studio Badran, unused, fresh & interesting. 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 ks(o)o
"KUWAIT. Oil Pipes" real photo post card showing many pipelines into a shipping facility, published by Studio Badran, unused, fresh & interesting. 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 ko
"NX62E / Billy Parker" flying a 1912 Model Curtis Pusher, with an ad on back for Phillips 66 aviation gasoline, unused postcard, light toning near the stamp box & the left front border, otherwise fairly fresh. Mr. Parker was long-time manager of Aviation Sales at Phillips Petroleum Company from 1927 on. The "pusher" shown was his own successful design which first conquered the altitudes of his native Colorado, and later was demonstrated for Phillips publicity purposes. $8.50 a(p)onm
"OC-58 Pennzoil Refinery, Rouseville, / near Oil City, Pa. / 8A-H1364" as it looked circa 1938 (from printer's code); unused linen postcard published by Minsky Brothers & Company in Pittsburgh, minor corner wear, otherwise fairly fresh. $2.75 p(r)o
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"OIL SCENE IN 1880 BETWEEN OLEAN N. Y. AND BRADFORD, PA. 55236" unused white-border era from The Book Shop, small corner crease, another creased twice, mild edge wear. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
"OIL WELLS AND BOAT LANDING / TERMINAL ISLAND -- SAN PEDRO, CALIF." unused chrome from a Union Pacific Railroad photo, excellent condition. $1.50 c(s)o
"Peoples Oil & Gas Co. / Wood #3" sepia-tone real photo post card showing their well spewing oil, undivided back postcard, unused, lightly toned front, slight browning of the paper on back, soft corners. $12.00 o
See also our Industrial postcard listings for oil refining.
"Something new on ancient / Sahara-- a oil derrick." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 at Dupont Indiana. $1.50 do
"Tank containing 56,0000 bbls Crude Naptha on fire / Midwest Ref Co. / Extinguishing flames with foam ice" unused sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card, rubber band mark & light toning on back, a few tiny dark spots on the front, corner & edge wear, a little toning at the bottom front border. An interesting scene with many onlookers. The Midwest Refining Company was headquartered in Denver 1900-1930 and was involved in the Teapot Dome scandal. $18.00 of
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"Texas Oil Refinery at Port Arthur, Texas" post card mailed there during the linen era, message writing heavy with indentations showing on the view side, small corner crease misses image. $3.75 to
"The NATIONAL NEWS / Oil Trade Journal / Copyright 1916 / Christmas Number" complete 20-page staple-bound advertising brochure from the National Refining Company in Cleveland Ohio. Advertised White Rose Gasoline, National Carbonless Motor Oil, National Light Oil, Motorcycle Oil, Harvester Oil, Separator Oil, Dustless FLoor Oil, Enar Firbre Roof Cote, Black Star Harness Cote, Black Beauty Axle Greas, German Valve Oil, etc. Cover with December 1916 calendar & drawing of girl. Back cover has some toning. Fits in a continental sleeve. Interspersed with seasonal jokes, cartoons & drawings, which were probably the reasons most recipients took them or read them. Published over many years: we have seen 1911 to 1923. Seldom offered generally. $20.00 gccoa
"The NATIONAL NEWS / Oil Trade Journal / Copyright 1916 / Patriotic and Bathing Girl Number" complete 20-page staple-bound advertising brochure from the National Refining Company in Cleveland Ohio. Advertised White Rose Gasoline, National Light Oil, Motorcycle Oil, Harvester Oil, Separator Oil, Dustless Floor Oil, Enar Firbre Roof Cote, Black Star Harness Cote, Black Beauty Axle Grease, Linseed Oil Soap, Black Asphaltum Paint, etc. Cover with July 1917 calendar & bathing beauty. Back cover has a small spot of toning. Fits in a continental sleeve. Interspersed with seasonal jokes, cartoons & drawings, which were probably the reasons most recipients took them or read them. Published over many years: we have seen 1911 to 1923. Seldom offered generally. $20.00 cboa
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"This card was brought from Germany on the GRAF ZEPPELIN - voyage ending August 4, 1929" advertising card for Veedol Motor Oils (actually used on the airship) distributed by the Tide Water Oil Company. Made in Germany & regular postcard size, but both message part & address part of back are ads in English for Veedol Motor Oil. When we searched the Internet we found: no other offers, a few recorded sales in multiple postcard lots in auctions, & only one recorded sale when offered by itself. So we say it is seldom offered. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. zoa
TOTAL S. A. (France). Unused continental post card showing its Douglas DC-3 (F-GDPP) at Paris Orly Airport with ladder extended in June 1997, near mint. $7.50 a(p)f(p)o
"Two Americans and six Romania peasants working on a well drilling for oil in Romania" real photo post card. Obviously unique: no printed caption, no attribution to the photographer or the publisher. 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 ro
"UD6AM" shortwave (7 mc) Baku Azerbaijan QSL postcard used 1959 by operator Alexander Golev, oilfield artwork on front, faint upper corner crease, minor wear to the bottom corners. $2.50 ao
Uncaptioned DOPS real photo postcard showing an oil well with nearby tanks and outbuildings. $2.50 o
Uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard showing Standard Oil Company horse-drawn delivery wagon number 177 making a stop at Smith Hardware Company Implements, driver discharges product into a 10-gallon jug. $8.00 oh
Uncaptioned & unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo post card showing a Standard Oil Company horse-drawn delivery wagon. Signage as follows (left-to-right): USE MICA AXLE GREASE, KEROSINE AND PERFECTION OIL, STANDARD OIL CO. The seemingly strange alternate spelling was used for industrial purposes because Kerosene had become a genericized trade mark. Kerosine/Kerosene was use in lamps of the day; Perfection Oil was used in smokeless oil heaters. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. oh
"UNION OIL MUSEUM / Santa Paula, Calif. / Built in 1890 / Photo Credit Sam Solace" showing an exterior corner, unused chrome postcard, fresh appearance & good edges. $1.00 c(s)o
Wanted to buy--postcards & photos of oil scenes in Ohio. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
Wanted to buy--post cards showing oil fields & oil wells in California. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
Wanted to buy--postcards & postal cards pertaining to the Magnolia Pipe Line Company. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
Wanted to buy--post cards showing oil fields in Louisiana. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
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"WB6WCY" Bakersfield California shortwave (3.9 Mc) QSL postcard mailed there 1969 by operator Bill Horsley, design is an imaginative montage of Kern County scenes including oil wells, tiny spot on back. Attractive. $2.75 c(b)o
"World's Largest Petroleum Butadiene Plant, Port Neches, Texas, In the Port Arthur, Orange, Beaumont Area / PHOTO BY BUSINESS MEN S(sic) STUDIO..." linen post card from The Edwards News Co., writing on back, minor corner wear, lightly toned front. $2.25 it(p)o
"W. S. Porter" with caption taken from the name prominent on the ship's bow, sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard, good focus & composition, writing all over back supplies pertinent information, lightly toned back, slight oxidation. The company carried oil from the Kern River fields to San Francisco where it would be marketed. The ship, registered in 1906 to the Associated Oil Company, was named after the company's General Manager who first sold the idea. SALE IN PROGRESS s(a)oc(k)gm
"YV5GO" Compańia Anonima Venezolana de Navegacion continental QSL post card used, 2 upper corner creases, tiny tear from the center top edge, minor bottom corner rounding. This oil shipping company is no longer in operation. $2.50 vos(o)
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