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RACING POST CARDS & RACETRACK POSTCARDS
/ LATONIA RACE TRACK, NEAR CINCINNATI, OHIO 3A-H295" as it appeared
circa 1933, unused linen postcard with fresh colors, printed by Curteich for
the Cincinnati News Company, tiny upper corner crease. The track was in
Latonia Kentucky (now a neighborhood of Covington); it closed in 1939, and
morphed into a shopping center. $5.00 k(l)o(c)r
"13036 -- Driving Park, Lima, Ohio" showing a harness race in progress, postcard mailed there 1908, printed in Germany, corner wear & rounding, several tiny speckles of cancel ink on front, slightly uneven toning to the back. Caption in red at top center, distinguishing it from similar items. $5.50 o(l)r
"1911 L. P. Bakenbush" penned in name on front hard to read due to sloppy writing & a pen skip--Bakenbush or Bakerbush or something like that; rider astride an Indian motorcycle with large (winner-size for an important race) trophy, Azo (triangles all up) real photo taken by Myers Photo Company (112½ So. High St., Columbus, Ohio). Back annotation: ' My former partner in Lancaster O 3-1-1910.' The writing on the trophy is not legible under high magnification. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. mo(l)r
"193--The Paddock, 'Santa Anita Park,' Arcadia, California / Los Angeles Turf Club 9A-H1853" as seen from a high vantage point, circa 1939; unused linen postcard, fairly fresh with good edges. $2.75 rc
"224 - Night Harness Racing, Maywood Park" with a good close-up action scene of 2 sulkies; unused circa 1950 linen postcard, Curt Teich copyright, just a little pencil writing in the stamp box, otherwise fairly fresh. $2.75 ri(m)
"6680. LOCOMOBILE VS. BICYCLE, ORMOND--DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA. DETROIT PHOTOGRAPHIC CO., PUBLISHER" undivided back postcard mailed 1905, mild corner wear, sender's pen started to run out of ink on the front. 1905 was the year this pioneering auto manufacturer tried its hand at auto racing (including the prestigious & more traditional 1905 Gordon Bennett Cup), in an attempt to publicize its switch from steam engines to internal combustion engines. Unusual subject matter. Hard to find. 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 bafdu
"A. Holland Forbes, donor of trophy, and N. H. Arnold making an ascent" writing in margins continues 'Aug. 14th 1908 - This is the balloon that won the race.' The balloon was the North Adams No. 1. The back printed touts the Massachusetts town: 'This city is not only the balloon center of the East, but is unsurpassed as a retail trading center and has excellent advantages as a place of residence and for many kinds of manufacturing. For information concerning the city address, THE MERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION, / S. McVeigh, President. J. E. Miller, Secretary". Unused post card from the New England Printing Company in North Adams, minor wear at all corners. $16.00 bm(n)rg(f)g(a) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"AK-SAR-BEN RACE TRACK" looking toward the crowded grandstand with a race underway, unused chrome postcard from a Union Pacific Railroad colorphoto, fairly fresh with good edges. The track was located in Omaha Nebraska and closed in 1995. $1.25 rn(o)
"Arlington Park Jockey Club, Chicago, Ill. 52" from the water, looking towards the grandstand; unused linen from Cameo Greeting Card Company, tiny corner crease. 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 ir
"A SARATOGA CROWD AT THE TRACK, SARATOGA SPRINGS, N. Y. 94" Unused white-border era post card, fresh appearance. $3.75
"At the Races. // F1100/8. The Rotograph Co., N. Y. City (Germany)" with unsigned art showing well-dressed people watching a turf race from their chauffer-driven automobile; undivided back post card mailed 1908 from Colorado to Ohio, mild corner wear & rounding. $5.00 ra
"AutoZone® / Super / Chevy.com / Show // 2004 Schedule of Events" at various raceways & motorsports parks throughout the country, gate schedules & participant entry fees detailed on back; unused continental-size advertising postcard, near-mint. $1.25 ar
"BABY RELIANCE / 2476 AT ST CLAIR, MICH." showing the power boat racer at speed; sepia-tone real photo post card mailed there JUL 12 1912. Sender comments that it held the world's record at the time & that he saw it race at Algonac with a speed of 69-7/10 miles per hour. Just after it won the 5th annual Mississippi Valley Regatta in July 4-6 1912, and before it sank August 1912 while competing for the Wrigley Trophy. Very hard to find. 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 rm(s)
"BRANDYWINE RACETRACK / Wilmington, Delaware" Unused chrome showing a pre-race checkout, yellowish rubber band mark in sky. The track closed in 1989. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 (dr)##**
"BRED IN OLD KENTUCKY / MAN O'WAR, THE WONDER HORSE" with another view "Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky" on its back, removed carefully from a linen-era folder in color, regular postcard size. $1.25 rh
"BREMEN FAIR / BREMEN, IND. / SEPT. 27-28-29-30, 1910 // DON'T / MISS IT" illustrations including a harness racing scene; post card mailed there SEPT. 16 1910, minor corner & edge wear, back paper browning evenly with age. Hard to find! 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(b)r
"CALENDAR [HWC logo] // SPRINGFIELD / OHIO" showing a racing cyclist wear 5 medals won in competitions, approximately 4"x7" cabinet photograph within an embossed border with rounded edges, a little wear at 2 corners when seen from the back, back paper browning consistent with circa-1879 age. The photographer H. W. Calendar, was written up in the 1881 'History of Clark County, Ohio' with a full biography that reads in part: "In 1878, he returned to Springfield and opened an elegant photographic studio in the Commercial Building, with the finest and most modern appliances, and pronounced by some, at the time it was opened, to be the best in Ohio." 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 brpo
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"Canton. Dragon Boat race." unused monochromatic green post card with undivided back from the Hongkong Pictorial Postcard Company, minor edge wear, light toning. 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 cs(r)r
"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 (Des Moines); John Hayes President (Red Oak); etc. Trivial corner wear, back paper lightly but evenly browned with age. 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
"CHURCHILL DOWNS / Louisville, Kentucky / A view of the world renowned race track ..." showing a post parade, looking toward the grandstand; unused chrome post card, fairly fresh with good edges. $1.25 rk
"CLAIRE PORTE / RADRENNEN AUF DER BÜHNE" more precisely showing Clair Porté (advertised as the 'champion cyclist of South Russia') & Willy Porté racing stationary bicycles (forerunners of today's exercycles seen advertised on TV) on a circa-1901 stage, a dial measuring each of their speeds for the audience as they pedal in place. Bilingual sepia-tone Postkarte, message handwritten in German over the entire back, an old price on back may not erase well. Rare & most unusual. Only the second postcard we have ever seen of the couple. For the first & different one, please see Lebeck's book "Das Zweirad" on page 115, which supplies the more precise details we mentioned above. $37.50 brg(p) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"COLLEGE MAID 2:07½" referring to her establishment of a world record time (by one-quarter second) for guideless pacing (no driver!) at the Pacific National Fair & Livestock Show (also called the Pacific National Show or the National Pacific Show for short) 9/21-26/08 in Portland Oregon. At the upper left is the grandstand of the Portland County Club & Livestock Association. The Morning Oregonian newspaper of 9/22/08 mentioned a time not quite as fast (on the 21st), so her record came on the 22nd or 23rd, before she was auctioned off on the 24th. Rare! SALE IN PROGRESS rh(n)o(p)
"Colonel Roscoe Turner with the Thompson Trophy // NATIONAL AIR RACES Aug. 30 to Sept 2 CLEVELAND // "Lee Miles with the Louis W. Greve Trophy" the 1935 event, picturing the 1934 winners; unused real photo postcard, slight curl to the paper, trivial corner wear. $3.50 o(c)a(p)r
"Come Home! We will have six City blocks of street carnival. Also Motor Boat races. // Come Home! We will have giant baloon(sic) and double parachute drop. // Parkersburg Centennial and Home Coming / Parkersburg W. Va. September 8th - 10, 1910" post card mailed there SEP 7 1910 (flag cancel) to Miss Carrie Courtney in Beloit Ohio, odd toning near the bottom back edge looks like balloon shading from another card. Rare, possibly because of the misspelling. $18.50 bw(p)r NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"COPAKE, N. Y. / HEALTH, BEAUTY & SPORTING TRADITION / 1938 / NATIONAL AIR MAIL WEEK MAY. 15-21" dark blue handstamp illustrated with harness racing art, crisply struck on the plain backside of a 3X5" index card, no frameline at top of image, hinge mark on back. $2.50 nr%
"COPYRIGHT, 1904, BY W. R. HEARST / ALONG THE PICTURESQUE NEW YORK SPEEDWAY" showing several trotting horses out for exercise (they also raced there), postcard with undivided back, very late usage at Limestone NY, a little edge wear, light toning in the front borders. On the west edge of Harlem River, from 155th - 208th Street. $7.00 rn(h)n(n)
"COPYRIGHT NY 1908 83" unattributed art depicting a harness race in progress, post card messaged APR 7 1909 & addressed to Clyde W. Harford in Upper Middletown Pennsylvania (very small, in Menallen Township of Fayette County) by his sister, mentioning Ruth & Bob, no sign of stamp or cancel, upper corner creased twice (1 is very faint). $5.00 rg
"COPYRIGHT G N.Y. 1908 72" the G mark within a small diamond, unsigned art good enough to convey the feeling of a sailboat race in progress; a postcard mailed 5 NOV 1908 to Mrs. Charles Brennan in Ridgway (no E) Pennsylvania (scarce ST. MARYS & RAMSEY TOWN TR.1 R.P.O. cancel), light toning on middle & lower back possibly from the printing process itself, a few tiny speckles of cancel ink on front, trivial corner wear. Ridgway is a small town due west of St. Marys Pennsylvania. The cancel is then from a short segment of the St. Marys & Erie, which in turn was part of the Philadelphia & Erie Railroad. Ramsey Town is now simply Ramsey Pennsylvania. $12.50 rs(p)-r
"County Fair Grounds, Lancaster, Ohio." an aerial view including the racetrack prominently, color, printed circa 1910, numbered A-12112 on back, unused, light album marks on back, album impressions at corners, fairly fresh. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 or
"Dade Park Race Track, between Evansville, Indiana and Henderson, Kentucky on U. S. 41 / 1A1881-N" looking toward the grandstand packed with spectators, unused circa 1931 post card, trivial corner wear. $2.25 rr
"DAN PATCH 1:55" unevenly divided back postcard mailed SEP 4 1907 from Minneapolis Minnesota to Mr. Edwin Davis in Madelia Minnesota (next day arrival postal marking), trace of wear at the corners. The world record cited in the caption for this preeminent pacer was set in a 1906 time trial; it was tied 32 years later & broken 54 years later. 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 h(n)r
"D. C. 103--Mid-Season at Hialeah Race Course, Hialeah, Fla." showing a race in progress from a high vantage point, linen postcard mailed 1950, trivial wear at the top edge, otherwise good edges. $2.50 rf
"First National Aviation Meet. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, June, 1910. / POST CARD COPYRIGHT 1910 by N. H. LOSEY ART CO., INDIANAPOLIS, IND. / (From copyright photo by C. F. Bretzman.)" postcard mailed AUG 31 1910 from Pendleton Indiana, spotty toning, minor 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. a(p)i(i)r
"GAYLY(sic) / DECORATE / CLUBHOUSE / LAWN / AT / GARDEN STATE PARK / WITH VIEW OF / TRACK / AND / HORSES / AT FIRST TURN" unused Dextone post card from a Kodachrome by George A. Wonfor, trivial wear to 2 corners. The track is in New Jersey. $1.50 rpn(g)
"Grand Stand and Betting Ring, Fort Erie, Ont." showing a crowd of well-dressed men in straw hats making their wagers well before the advent of pari-mutuel betting; litho-chrome post card mailed 1909, minor bottom wear. Most likely during their summer meet of thoroughbred racing, given the attire. Seldom offered. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ro
"Greetings form Churchill Downs / Home of the Kentucky Derby" showing a race in progress; continental postcard mailed there 1961, fairly fresh with good edges. $1.50 rk
"Greyhound, Champion Trotter, 1:56, Lexington, Ky. / 8A-H586" side view of him in action circa 1928, unused postcard, good edges. Named 'Trotter of the Century'. 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 rh(n)k
"HARLEY-DAVIDSON® RACE COLLECTION / APPAREL and ACCESSORIES / PODIUM WEAR" oversize (approximately 6"x9") post card mailed to Ohio. Fashion modeled includes the Raceway Leather Jacket, Screamin' Eagle Twill Jacket & the Screamin' Eagle Race Shirt. Surprisingly good edges, tiny scuff from the postal equipment shows on back. Models include Andrew Hines & G. T. Tonglet from the Vance & Hines NHRA Pro Stock Team. $2.50 mfr& NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"'HE'S A DUDE', AQHA Champion Stallion of the / Future. Standing 15-2 at 1250 pounds..." from a painting by Darol Dickinson. Unused post card. (2 available) $3.00 each &
"H. Henttu, Peacos Beach, / 17 d June w* 1910. // H. SALMELA / ASTORIA, ORE." showing 2 people in a powerboat race from a distance, unused sepia-tone NOKO real photo (1907-1920), corner wear & rounding, small corner crease, toned back. The photographer is Finnish-born Isak H. 'Hemming' Salmela; so we list under Astoria where he had a studio on 523 Commercial Street. Material on Pacific Coast powerboat racing from this era is rare. $20.00 opr
"HIALEAH PARK M-16 PARADING IN THE PADDOCK, HIALEAH PARK, MIAMI, FLA. / 3A-H1256" just before a circa 1943 race, unused linen postcard, 5 yellowish spots on back from album paste, good edges. $2.50 rfp
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"HIPODROMO MEX., D. F. / 289" racetrack with a post post parade in progress, unused Papel / Kodak real photo with glossy finish, good composition & contrast, trivial corner & edge wear. 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 m(d)r*
"I. CIRCUITO AEREO-BRESCIA / Settembre 1909. - 100 000 LIRE DI PREMÌ" ufficiale cartolina postale for the first international air races in Italy (the second in all of Europe), which gave rise to the Air Sports Club which later built the first Italian airship; violet cachet of the Comitato (used 5 - 20 September), mailed from Brescia September 8th to an address in Padova, minor wear to the corners, small runs of ink on back suggest raindrops, 3 tiny dark spots of toning near the upper edge obscure nothing. The poster for this event (bearing this art) is exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum. Rare & important. $50.00 a(p)ir NEW / NUOVO / NY
"IDITAROD TRAIL RACE" 8-1 / 2"x11" fact sheet, single-spaced both sides, from the Iditarod Trail Committee to ham radio operators who were no longer permitted to provide most communications for the event, folded to fit small envelope. Exceptionally interesting. $2.50 a
"ILLINOIS STATE FAIR, SEPTEMBER 30 to OCTOBER 7, 1910 / The Thrilling Race Between Oldfield and Wright Brothers Biplane" in Springfield; unused postcard with unevenly divided back, trimmed on both long edges to fit into someone's album (sob!). At the time Barney Oldfield was the holder of the world speed record (131.724 mph), driving his 'Blitzen Benz'. Rare, so doubly unfortunate: no other offers, past or present, and no exhibitions whatever 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 a(p)i(s)r
"IRISH SWEEPS CHIEF, MR. J. McGRATH WINS 1951 EPSOM DERBY" and 4 other views including the drum and 160 operative mixing, unused post card. $2.50
"IRISH SWEEPS DERBY / ONE OF THE WORLD'S RICHEST RACES..." and 4 other views including the famous Irish Sweep drum, postcard mailed 1964 from Ireland. $2.50
"KE-16 BRED IN OLD KENTUCKY / MAN O'WAR, THE WONDER HORSE 3A-H230" unused linen post card with fresh colors, writing on back dates to 1950 but it was published more like 1933, good edges. $4.00 rn. Same but not quite as fresh, with a bit of corner wear & back paper yellowing a bit with age. $3.25 rn
"KE-22 Churchill Downs, Home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville, Ky. / © CAUFIELD & SHOOK 2B-H219" showing a race in progress circa 1942, unused linen postcard with good edges. $2.75 rk
"Kimber & Evans / KANKAKEE / ILL." showing a well-dressed man wearing a medal standing next to his high-wheeler bicycle, photographic cabinet card approximately 4" x 7" with photographer's embossed imprint at bottom (which we use as the caption), serrated edges as usual. This style of bike was popular among wealthy young men, due to their cost. Compare the front wheel diameter to his leg length; it was probably his, rather than a prop. The medal quite possibly was awarded in bicycle racing. 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 bi(k)rs(c)
"Lima Driving Park, Lima, Ohio." showing a harness race in progress, post card mailed 1910, considerable corner & edge wear (including the inexplicable white triangular spot on the bottom), several tiny speckles of cancel ink in the sky, internal crease at the top center. 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 o(l)r
"M-12 PARADING THE GREYHOUNDS, MIAMI, FLA." Unused linen post card with fresh color, trivial corner wear. $2.25
"'MAN-O-WAR,' THE WONDER HORSE, BRED IN OLD KENTUCKY--K-15" being held by a black, mailed 1950 or 1956, light amount of cancel ink on front. $3.25 (rnb)
"'MAN-O-WAR' THE WONDER HORSE, BRED IN 'OLD KENTUCKY' -- K15" side view with a black handler, unused linen postcard, numbered 6023 near the stamp box, hint of corner wear. $3.50 rnb
"Marathon Races / INDIAN RIVER, in Cheboygan County" showing the Marathon motorboat race course in use, as viewed from US 27; postcard mailed there 1961, a little corner & edge wear. It looks like someone wrote something in pencil in the sky & it later got erased; we did not do any of it. $2.00 m(i)rr
"MONTICHIARI - Primo Circuito Aereo / Brescia - Castenedolo - Montichiari" A. Pandini postcard mailed to Fusignano (Ravenna Province, Italy), stamp removal attempt damaged the stamp & thinned the back slightly, arrival handstamp 15 9 09. These air races were held September 8 -20 1909. The most authoritative source we could find on the races was at www.thefirstairraces.net/meetings/br0909/venue.php which showed the layout of the course, & which supplied photos of the grandstands & hangars. Postcards mailed during the events themselves are both rare & historic. $50.00 a(p)ir NEW / NUOVO / NY
"Moser / Sabetha, Kansas" real photo showing a trotting horse, caption is embossed, paper has extensive surface cracking, circa 1920. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 rkh*
"No. C 1641. Aeroplane at Narragansett Park, Near Providence, R. I." unused postcard published by Blanchard Young & Company in Providence, very light album toning at the back edges, good edges. The date was September 2 1912. The location was over the old racetrack. The aviators were Lincoln Beachey (30 minutes, including maneuvers such as shown here) & Miss Ruth Bancroft Law (10 minutes, the first woman to fly in Rhode Island). A crowd of 100,00 was entertained, as reported by The Sun, a New York newspaper of the day. Rare: when searching the Internet for this image, we only found an exhibit at the New England Aviation History website, but no other offers, past or present. $18.00 a(p)rr(n)
"'On the Backstretch," Hialeah Park, Miami, Fla." showing a tightly bunched group of horses during a race, unused linen postcard, numbered 0B-H126 in stamp box, circa 1940. $2.75 rf
"Parading to Post, Narragansett Race Track, Pawtucket, R. I." linen post card mailed 1952 but printed in 1936, vertical crease through center, as is. $1.25 r(p)r
"PARADING TO THE POST ON THE TURF / AT BEAUTIFUL HIALEAH RACE COURSE / MIAMI, FLORIDA" postcard mailed 1955, light toning on back, round corners as issued. $1.25
"PETER MEYER / CINCINNATI OHIO / ONE OF THE LAST 7 TO WITHDRAW" in the 1/16/27 San Pedro Channel swim racing for prize money off California; sepia-tone Azo (squares in corners) real photo postcard, good edges. The boat at the left was for safety: the waters were frigid, the currents tricky, & many beds of kelp had to be traversed (an art in and of itself). A previous dealer mistakenly penciled CINN. O. in the left front border for location; Peter was from Cincinnati, which is why it is mentioned in the caption. If you want to read a detailed version of the race, simply get the Cincinnati Enquirer of 1/17/27 (the next day), & read the article on page 11. 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. s(s)c(s)ro(c)g
"Picking the Winners on a Sunday in front of Grandstand at Tijuana / Hippodrome, Near San Diego" unposed view in black & white from Graphic Arts Co., tiny spots of toning near back edges, unused. Note the deliberate use of tilting to create a sense of movement & transience of the scene. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
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"Pompey / SHOSHONE STUD (W. R. CO), LEXINGTON, KY. 122266" advertising his stud services on a white-border era postcard. Interesting details of his career printed on the back--won the Wood Stakes, held the 6-1 / 2 furlong record at Saratoga, etc. Violet handstamp on the toned back indicates that the card was used as a sample by the printer. Minor corner wear, faint small corner crease. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 hrk*
"PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL, CHARIOT RACE SIGN AND / HAMMOND BUILDING AT NIGHT. / DETROIT, MICH." including 'IN DETROIT / LIFE IS / WORTH LIVING' sign in the moonlit scene; postcard mailed there SEP 8 1913 with 1¢ parcel post stamp, internal crease & some cancel ink in top center sky, minor corner & edge wear. $3.00 rm(d)m-u(p)
"Presented by / New Haven Bicycle Agency, / Dwight Street Skating Rink" trade card in the shape of an artist pallette illustrating the Ruose high-wheeler bike on reverse in black & white, manufactured by Stoddard Lovering & Company in Boston Massachusetts. Front inscription dates to bicycle racing, drills, and contests held September 23-24 1884 in New Haven Connecticut. Small inconspicuous crease into the finger hole. Rare: no one was selling or even exhibiting this item when we searched the Internet. 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 brcma
"Race Horse / Handicapping" by Harry Lee, paperback book published by the Cornerstone Library, 1972 copyright, 160 pages plus covers, former owner's name penned on an inside page, otherwise fairly fresh. Fascinating & instructive contents: speed ratings, stretch runs, 2-year-olds, claiming races, workouts, blinkers, trainers tricks, you name it--there is much more. If you bet at all, you owe it to yourself to know the contents of this book! Easy to read & understand, and one win will easily pay back its price. $3.25 r
"Races at Candlewood Isle Club, Danbury, Conn. 10 / 8A-H-69)" showing spectators & several canoes about to start, circa 1937-1938, unused linen post card with fresh color on front, toning from album contact at back corners & one short edge. $2.00 c(d)rs(b)*
"Race Track and Grand Stand, York County Fair, York, Pa. / 3C-H1149" showing harness racing in action, looking toward the grandstand; unused linen postcard, circa 1953, trivial corner wear, tiny ding in one edge, otherwise fairly fresh. 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 p(y)r
"RACE TRACK, HAVANA, CUBA" showing cars & patrons near the entrance, linen post card mailed to the US (1-c stamp not canceled), one corner with 2 tiny creases not near the image, another corner with trivial wear. $6.00 cr
"RACE TRACK, TIJUANA, B. C., MEXICO 31" mailed 1940 but stamp removed, long crease, toning both sides, as is. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 (rm)
Race-winner and runner-up pose with their Indian motorcycles on an unused sepia-tone Azo (triangles all up) real photo post card, small upper corner crease nowhere near the image. The size of the trophy indicates a major race circa-1910; it is similar, but not identical to the trophy on display on display at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington Ohio. The Indian factory fielded a "team" in name only those days. Competitions amongst their riders were fierce; as can be judged by the expression & body language shown by the 2nd place finisher. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. mr
"Racing Under The Stars" dog racing at Caliente Race Track in Tijuana México. Unused chrome postcard. $1.25
"'Ready for the Race' Indianapolis, Indiana." showing 8 of the 9 gas-filled balloons entered in their in the first event-competition ever to be held at the Indianapolis Speedway on June 5 1909; unused post card published by the Indiana News Company, made in Germany, good edges. Also notable because the event caused the first traffic jam at the facility. The winner went some 382 miles to Alabama. Rare: we did not find it offered elsewhere 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. bri(i)
"Red Bank, N. J." with several sailboats at the Monmouth Boat Club dock being prepared for racing, chrome post card mailed 1956, minor corner & edge wear. $1.50 ns(s)r*
"Release of starting gate sends group of / greyhound stars away...St. Petersburg Kennel Club..." Unused linen post card with fresh color. $2.50
"RUTH ELDER holds world's cross country race for women, Santa Monica, Cal., to Cleveland, Ohio and return in her plane, 'American Girl'." unused with small upper corner crease, other edge wear is minor. Taking off on August 18 1929, Elder won the so-called 'Powder Puff Derby', beating out notable pilots including Amelia Earhart, Marvel Crosson, Phoebe Omile & Opal Kunz. Rare: the coupon on back was not cut off. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. a(p)c(s)o(c)r
"S-183 GREYHOUND RACING IN FLORIDA / TRACK OF ST. PETERSBURG KENNEL CLUB, ST. PETERSBURG, FLA." Unused linen postcard showing race in progress, soft corners. $2.00
"S.1--The Florida International Twelve Hour / Grand Prix of Endurance, Sebring, Florida / 4C-H629" showing several sports cars racing near the finish line; unused linen post card from Lakeland News Company, slight yellowing of the paper with age on back, trivial wear at bottom corners. $3.25 fr
"SAILBOATS AND THE OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS" depicting Victoria's annual Swiftsure Race, post card mailed 1971 to Pennsylvania, one corner with 2 small creases. $1.25 br
"Scene at National Air Races, Cleveland Municipal Airport 20 / 'Courtesy of Skyview Camera Company, Cleveland, Ohio' 63691" linen postcard with much writing on back, hint of toning at upper left front corner. $5.00 aor*
"Scene at Volusia Dog Track, Daytona Beach, Florida" post card mailed 1954. $3.00
"SO YOU'VE BEEN / FOLLOWING THE / HORSES FOR / YEARS // YEA, BUT THE TROUBLE / IS, THE HORSES I / FOLLOW ALWAYS FOLLOW / THE OTHER HORSES" with copyrighted cartoon art depicting a horse walking along side a bettor, unused Curt Teich chrome post card, fairly fresh. Mount for a great gift! $2.50 rch
"Sporting / Ireland / Souvenir Horses / of" postcard with 5 captioned views mailed from Dublin 3 JUN 1957 to Chicago Illinois, curved approximately 1" internal crease that is hard to see from the front, traces of cancel ink on front, trivial corner wear. Tiny print captions: Over 500 horses are on view at the Royal Dublin Society's Show Grounds, International Teams compete in the Jumping Arena; Sales Paddocks, Royal Dublin Society, where a Derby winner can be purchased; Famous Irish Sweepstakes Drum, from which are drawn thousands of Prizes in connection with the Derby and other races; Irish Arctic Prince, winner of English Derby 1951, Irish bred colt owned & bred by Mr. Joseph McGrath, Director of Irish Sweepstakes; meet of fox hounds, Dunsany Castle. $8.00 ihmr
"START OF DONKEY CART RACE / These races held annually on St. Croix..." a charity event in the Virgin Islands, unused chrome post card. $2.50
"Summer Arrives in June! / Racing and the NASCAR Dodge Weekly series every Saturday night at 7 PM! // Lorain / Speedway // ... / Saturday June 25th · School Bus Races!! / Saturday, July 2nd · Pontifical Plunging Pontiac from Pittsburgh ..." unused continental postcard with full color both sides, near-mint condition. (2 available) $1.25 each. ro(l)b
"SWAPS WINNER OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY" with a handler, unused chrome post card from a photo by Skeets Meadors, numbered K-9406 in the stamp box, fairly fresh with good edges. (2 available) $3.00 each. rh
"TEE CROSS 324,773 / AQHA CHAMPION" painting by Darol Dickinson, unused post card. $3.00
"'The Break', West Flagler Kennel Club, Miami, Florida" Unused linen postcard with fresh color & exceptional design. $3.50
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"'The Hurdle', West Flagler Kennel Club, Miami, Florida" Unused linen post card, fairly fresh, unusual subject matter. $3.25
"THE JACKSON RACING AN AEROPLANE / In the little town of Wahpeton, N. D., not long ago, was pulled off one of the most spectacular auto-aeroplane races of the / scores that have been held...It was between a Jackson car and a Wright biplane; / and the fact that the air machine--by cutting corners and not following the course--won the race..." postcard mailed DEC 20 1911 at Wellman Iowa, small bottom corner crease. The auto was the 1910 model carrying its regular equipment. Rare & interesting: all we could find was one recorded sale & no exhibitions whatever 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. a(p)arn(w)
"THERE WERE SOME RACES / CONNEAUT, OHIO" art showing harness racing, post card made in USA, mailed at Conneaut SEP 10 1913, small corner crease. There is no indication printed on the front or on the back or in the message itself specifying a racetrack. The message sounds like a horseplayer trying to make a joke: 'This one won 1.89 7 / 10'. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 or#
"The World's Fastest Greyhounds Race at / West Flagler Kennel Club, Miami, Florida" post card mailed 1951 (metered). $2.50
"... This card is of a photo taken at the races here ... // Aix-les-Bains July 24 1910" in Savoie France; uncaptioned (so we use part of the lengthy message over all the back) sepia-tone real photo carte postale, slight curl to the paper. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75.
"TURF" postcard with undivided back, beautiful drawn card in color, fresh appearance both sides. $20.00
Uncaptioned & unused Azo (triangles all up) real photo postcard showing a Motorcyle racing past some fans at a track, small bottom corner crease, very light toning. The vertical sign towards the center gives the impression that the cyclists were racing the clock, rather than a group of enthusiasts. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. mr
(Uncaptioned) Well-dressed people watch carnival-type horse race. Home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1958. $1.50
"View from Grand Stand Looking West, Fair Ground, Mt. Gilead, O." with many people (some in their buggies drawn alongside the track) watching a race; black & white post card from the undivided back era, lightly toned front, minor edge wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 or
"VP9CR" St. George Parish QSL postcard used 1959, view in color shows Bermuda fitted dinghies (14' racing sailboats) in the harbor there, rounded corners as issued. $2.00 bs(p)r
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"WAR ADMIRAL 'IN OLD KENTUCKY'--K84" showing him from the side, unused linen post card, writing on back dates to 1950, otherwise fairly fresh. Voted the outstanding thoroughbred of 1937, he won the Eastern Shore Handicap, Pimlico Special, Whitney Stakes & many other races. $3.50 rh
"Water Carnival, PEORIA ILL. JULY 1910. // J. W. Post / Peoria / Ill." showing the George F. Baker Jr.'s speedboat Vim with 2 men aboard, annotation in sky reads '26 miles per Hour'; real photo postcard mailed JUL 11 1910 at Peoria, oxidation consistent with age, 3 corners with small faint creases. This boat won the Columbia Yacht Club Races on the Hudson River at least two times, in 1909 and 1910. Seldom seen & even less seldom offered. $22.50 i(p)s(l)rp(p)
"Wellman Hersey & Lahm // 9/5 - 1906" in preparation for the historic race which started from Tuileries Paris France on September 30th; real photo carte postale including both eventual winners of the First Gordon Bennett International Balloon Race. Major Henry B. Hersey of the Rough Riders & Walter Wellman were just back from the first ever Arctic balloon expedition. The balloon showing was owned by Frank Purdy Lahm; because he could not race, he was replaced by his son Lieutenant Frank Lahm from a cavalry training base in France. [It is not absolutely clear whether Frank Purdy Lahm is in the image, but the prominent passenger in the basket is uniformed, so we know him to be Lieutenant Lahm.] The idea of the race was to fly over the English Channel as far as possible into Britain. Hersey jumped into the balloon literally at the last minute, because Lt. Lahm's planned assistant was declared ineligible. The winning distance was 410 miles, accomplished by Lt. Lahm & Hersey, ending at Fylingdales England. Oxidation consistent with captioned age; light inconsequential album toning near edges of both sides. $100.00 brf(p) NEW / NOUVEAU / NEU
"WESTERN MOTEL / WENDOVER, UTAH / Headquarters for world's fastest speed- / way racing crews." unused chrome post card, trivial edge wear at top. $1.25 ur. Similar, except mailed 1950, minor corner wear, a little cancel ink showing in the sky. $1.00 ur.
"Wheeling Downs and Skyline from the Air--Wheeling, W. Va." linen mailed 1951. 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 wr
"'WHEN YOU PICK YOUR WINNERS WITH A PIN, / YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU'VE GOT 'EM. /THE BEST BAT TO USE THE PIN / IS TO STICK IT IN ITS _________'" inviting the word bottom, signed D. Tempest art on postcard mailed from a Navy ship in 1952, Bamforth comic printed in England, numbered 801 on back, corner crease misses art, but a long crease does not. $2.00 rp
"WHITE WATER RACING / ...at Mouth of Seneca, / West Va..." Unused chrome postcard. $1.50
"WILBUR WRIGHT ORVILL WRIGHT / WORLD'S GREATEST AEROPLANE RACES / Speedway, Indianapolis, Indiana / June 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 1910 / WRIGHT BROS AIR SHIP IN FLIGHT / WRIGHT BROS AIR SHIP READY FOR FLIGHT" with Orville's name incorrectly spelled as reported here; multiview postcard published in Dayton Ohio, unused. A rare postcard: we could find no other offered or exhibited, with correct spelling or not, when we searched the Internet recently. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. a(p)i(i)rf
"Yacht Racing, Halifax, Nova Scotia" color on yellowish paper from Photogelatine Engraving Co., post card mailed at Bedford 1952, minor wear at 3 corners. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nsr
"'Yonkey' race on St Croix / of Virgin Islands" showing a donkey cart race, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 from Frederiksted. $2.50
"You / DON'T / KNOW / SUNSHINE / UNTIL YOU COME TO / ST. PETERSBURG / FLORIDA" multiview post card including the start of a dog race, unused linen. $1.25
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