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"35 -- La Passion à Nancy. - Caïphe. / P. Helmlinger & Cie. Co., Imp. Phot. Nancy" an actor portraying a Jewish rabbi in a Passion Play; unused circa-1905 carte postale with divided back, toning both sides from album contact. $5.00 f(n)r(d)
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"412. PASSIONSSPIEL OBERAMMERGAU / BLICK I.D. ZUSCHAUERRAUM" showing performers facing a large audience--unusual interior because viewed from the stage; unused real photo post card from W. Pfingstl, toning shows in front edges, minor wear to 2 upper corners. $7.50 bri
"Anton Lang / 8 / VII.1922" autograph for caption, real photo souvenir postcard with his portrait, from the Bavarian passion play in which he played Christ for many years. $10.00 *
"Bruges - Procession du St. Sang. / Brugge - Processie van het H. Bloed. / Portement de la Croix / Kruis draging." including soldiers keeping order on the parade route & Roman soldiers participating in the religious drama; postcard with left front edge chipped from booklet removal with a partial tape mend, very late usage at Marquez New Mexico. $2.00 br
"FINDING THE JEWELED CHALICE / ACT 3. MISSION PLAY, SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA" unused Phostint. $3.00
"Haus des Rochus und Anton Lang. / Passionsspiel Oberammergau 1900." color view of his house, & black & white of him in the role of Christ, writing on front & writing on back, much corner wear & rounding, toning along one edge that shows both sides, long internal crease, as is. $2.50
"LA PASSION A NANCY - 1905 / 10. - Discussion au Grand Conseil - Gamaliel et Nicodème se retirent" carte postale with blue caption, unused, internal crease, heavily toned back, corners worn & rounded. $6.00 r(d)f(n) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"LA PASSION A NANCY - 1914 / Assuérus couronne Esther (Tableau symbolique)" black & white with green caption, unused. $5.00
"LA PASSION A NANCY - 1914 / La Cène - Le lavement des pieds // 5, 7 et 19 Juillet / Ensuite tous les Dimanches jusqu'au 18 Octobre" with Christ washing the feet of a disciple, unused carte postale with blue caption, a little light toning near the top back edge probably from the production process, good edges. $5.00 r(d)f(n) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"LA PASSION A NANCY - 1914 / Le Christ au Jardin des Olives" black & white with green caption, unused. $5.00
"LA PASSION A NANCY - 1914 / Saül veut percer David de sa lance (Tableau symbolique)" with David holding a small harp, black & white with green caption. $5.00
"Matthew's Miracle, March 21-23 " announcement of a Seventh-day Adventist play at World Headquarters in Silver Spring Maryland, continental size but no postcard back, front fresh, back has toned area from printing process. $1.00 mtr
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"OFFIZIELLE FOTOKARTE / PASSIONSSPELE 1960 OBERAMMERGAU / 'HERR, BIN ICH ES' / Phot. H. Wiegand, Perutz-Film" depicting the Last Supper, continental real photo postcard mailed 8/19/60 with 1960 Passion Play stamps (1960 Münchner FESTSPIELE cancel fairly clear ties stamps) to Greenville Ohio, slight curl to the paper. $2.00 r(d)b
"PASSIONSSPIEL OBERAMMERGAU 1910 / Offizielle Postkarte No. 1: Jesus (Anton Lang)" unused real photo post card. $5.00
"PASSIONSSPIEL OBERAMMERGAU 1910 / Offizielle Postkarte No. 10: Kindergruppe" showing a group of children with palm fronds in the Bavarian Passion Play; unused real photo postcard, oxidation consistent with age, good edges. $5.00 r(d)bc
"PASSIONSSPIEL OBERAMMERGAU 1910 / Offizielle Postkarte No. 3: Abschied Jesu von Maria" unused real photo, faint toning at upper left corner. $10.00
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"PASSIONSSPIEL OBERAMMERGAU 1910 / Offizielle Postkarte No. 4: Kaiphas und Annas" unused real photo, faint toning at upper left corner. $10.00
"PASSIONSSPIEL OBERAMMERGAU 1910 / Offizielle Postkarte No. 5: Vertreibung der Händler" unused real photo. $10.00
"PASSIONSSPIEL OBERAMMERGAU 1910 / Offizielle Postkarte No. 6: Jesu Gang nach Jerusalem" unused real photo, faint toning at upper left corner. $9.50
"PASSIONSSPIEL OBERAMMERGAU 1910 / Offizielle Postkarte No. 7: Der Verrat" unused real photo. $10.00
"PASSIONSSPIEL OBERAMMERGAU 1910 / Offizielle Postkarte No. 8: Priester und Pharisäer" unused real photo, couple of characters lightly printed on the back. $9.50
"PASSIONSSPIEL OBERAMMERGAU 1910 / Offizielle Postkarte No. 9: Jesu vor Pilatus" unused real photo, faint toning at upper left corner. $10.00
"Passions-Spiel / 1910. / Oberammergau. / Wahnhaus des Cristus Darsfellers / Anton Lang" with inset showing him in the role of Christ, black & white, numbered 1052 on back, unused. corner wear & rounding. $6.00
"PROCESSION TO MASS / ACT 2 MISSION PLAY, SAN GABRIEL, CALIFORNIA" white-border era Phostint, unused. 2 bottom corners worn. $2.50
"SEMANA SANTA DE ZAMORA / 14.--La Desnudez, por Garrós" a Holy Week reenactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ, the cross at his feet in this view; real photo tarjeta postal form the collection Libreria Religiosa de J. González, made in Spain, very late usage at Schwertner Texas, slight curl to the paper, slight oxidation. $3.75 csr
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POST CARDS & RELIGIOUS POSTCARDS--OTHER
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"10551 SAVING SINNERS, SCENE ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI" showing many black people witnessing a baptism by immersion, Phostint postcard from Detroit Photographic, mailed from Slidell Louisiana, corner crease, mild corner wear. Unusual subject matter. $11.00 bdr*
"1336. - Fontaine sacrée (Finistère) / St-VÉNEC, près Châteaulin (Co. E. Hamonic, (St-B.)" including women (one kneels) & children nearby, carte postale with very late usage at Catron Missouri, minor corner & edge wear, vertical bend is hard to notice from the front. The name of this saint is sometimes seen as Guéthnec, Guithénoc, Vennec, or Wihenoc. Rare. $10.00 f(s)rc
"17 - THE WORKERS AND CHILDREN AT MISSION HOME AT SENNOURES EGYPT W.R.S." unused circa-1911 sepia-tone real photo postcard with some focus problems in the foreground, small bottom corner crease, light toning both sides. Our date is from a mention in 'The Southern Democrat, 1908 - 1914' of a Baptist missionary's death there from smallpox. Rare: we found no other offers, recorded sales, or exhibits when we searched the Internet. $17.00 er
"220 BISKRA. -- La Grande Prière, terminant le Ramadan, Lecture du Coran ND Phot." Showing an Algerian outdoor reading of the Koran to many faithful at the end of the religious holiday, sepia-tone carte postale with green back, unused, fairly fresh. $5.00 ar
"31. Outdoor School on the Congo, Africa. (AMERICAN BAPTIST FOREIGN MISSION SOCIETY.)" with a teacher & several school children & some writing tablets; unused post card in color, made in Japan circa 1908, paper browning evenly with age. Most likely the Belgian Congo or the French Congo. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ar
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"33. PARIS-MONTMARTRE -- Le Sacré-Coeur, le Maitre Autel pendant l'office" showing an office- taking ceremony inside a large church, black & white from F. Fleury, writing on back dates to 1919, light toning on back, minor corner wear, unusual subject matter. $6.00 rf
"492 LOURDES - LA GROTTE. D. T. Editeur." carte postale showing a crowd kneeling near some long benches, color, circa 1904, one corner scraped badly with small piece missing there, a little more corner & edge wear elsewhere. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 r(o)f
"52 LOURDES. --Bénédiction des malades. -- LL." with several priests in the foreground, unused color carte postale. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 f(l)rm(p)c
"62 LOURDES. - Les malades et la Procession sur l'Esplanade" showing a religious procession watched by many people, several in wheelchairs; black & white postcard with very late usage at Hat Creek Wyoming, light green back, small upper corner crease. $4.75 f(l)pm(p)
"68 MORLAIX. -- Procession en l'Honneur de la Vierge. -- LL." a parade in honor of the Virgin Mary, black & white carte postale with green back mailed 1914 to Paris (stamp removed), minor corner rounding. In Brittany France. $5.50 f(m)pr
"82 Monastery at Paludi" including some walls around the grounds, unused sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways, yellowish paper, corner crease, wavy paper, toned back. $4.25 r
"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, 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. 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(w)mrp
"Beach Road, Lagos" unused & unnumbered Tuck Sepia post card, specially published for the Church Missionary Society in Lagos Nigeria, printed in England, back paper browning with age, minor corner rounding. $5.00 ntr
"Bethlehem - The altar of the Adoration of the Magi in the Grotto / of Nativity..." very colorful copyrighted postcard printed in Jordan. Writing on back dates to 1966 & specifies that this is the Catholic altar, not the Greek Orthodox or Armenian altar, minor corner wear, clear tape remnant on both sides of one short edge. $1.25 ir
"BETHLEHEM, THE MANGER." color post card made in Israel, copyrighted, writing on back dates to 1966, 2 tiny corner creases. $1.25 ir
"BILLY SUNDAY AND FAMILY AT HOME, / MOUNT HOOD, WINONA LAKE, IND. COPR., INBODY." showing the retired National League baseball player (1880's), turned evangelist; real photo postcard mailed 1912 from Canton Ohio to Berlin Ohio, tiny 1/4-inch tear from bottom edge, stress marks to the left of it, slight oxidation consistent with age. Interesting commentary on back: 'Very large crowds attend the meetings last Sunday over 20,000 were present. Bill's oldest boy holding his hat.' 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 fri(w)s(b)
"Billy Sunday Tabernacle and Prayer Chapel / Winona Lake Christian Assembly / ... / 'Home of the World's Greatest Bible Conference'" chrome from L. L. Cook Company, post card mailed there 1963 (clear Pray for Peace slogan cancel), small corner crease, minor wear along top edge. $1.00 ir
CALIFORNIA MISSIONS - 1770 TO 1823
12 shown above. Top row: La Purisima Concepcion (1787) & Nuestra de Senora de la Soledad (1791). Second row: San Antonio de Padua (1771) & San Carlos Borromeo (1770). Third row: San Francisco de Asis (Dolores, 1776) & San Francisco Solano (Sonoma, 1823). Fourth row: San Jose de Guadalupe (1797) & San Juan Bautista (1797). Fifth row: San Luis Rey de Francia (1798) & San Luis Obispo de Tolosa (1772). Sixth row: San Miguel Arcangel (1797) & San Rafael Arcangel (1817). Not shown, but of comparable quality from the same series: Santa Ines (1804), Santa Clara (1777) & Santa Cruz (1791). Individually they are all hard to find; collectively they are an amazing find at $30.00 for all 15, or you may pick & choose at $4.00 each. rc(v)
"CANNES (A.-M.) Abbaye Lérins. Jardin du Cloître / P. L. Maillan, lib.-édit., Cannes 658" showing monks in their garden, black & white on undivided back, mailed to Austria but stamp removed, minor corner wear, bend at one corner. $4.75 rf
[CCCS logo in red] showing two Catholic postulants in wedding attire, clutching rosaries, kneeling beside each other in the 'brides of Christ' ceremony where they become novice nuns; the Order of St. Benedict has such a ceremony, for example. Carte postale of French origin, unused, good edges. Seldom seen. $19.00 rc(n)
"CHESTER / Epworth / League / Chapter No. 12167. / Chester, Ohio" Small foldout listing topics & leaders for July 1905 to January 1906. The organization was for Methodist youth. People mentioned include: Delbert Eiselstein, Ida Eiselstein, John Edelstein, Eta Kimes, Elsie Roecher, Maggie Taylor, Della Windsor, Mabel Windsor & Maybel Windsor. The 2 outer panels are shown. $6.00 (or)+
"Chionin Kyoto ..." also captioned in Japanese, showing the exterior of the Jodo sect of Buddhism; postcard, unused, light toning on back & a small toning spot near the right front edge. The name of the temple is sometime hyphenated Chion-in. $3.75 jr
"CHRIST BLESSING THE CHILDREN, THE BEAUTIFUL CAVERNS OF LURAY, VIRGINIA" white-border era from Marken & Bielfeld, unused, corner crease. $1.25 rc
"CLEVELAND / OHIO / August 4-11, 1946 // GLAD NATIONS / THEOCRATIC ASSEMBLY / OF / JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES" multiview postcard with 2 scenes including prominently the Lakefront Stadium where they assembled, light sepia-tone printed by Watchtower Bible & Tract Society, brownish paper, long internal crease, few tiny spots near the upper left front corner, as is. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ors
"COMING OF THE CROSS. // COMMERCIAL COLORTYPE CO. / CHICAGO" showing Catholic priest holding up cross before a group of Indians, white-border era, unused, minor corner & edge wear. $3.25 ir
"DAYTONA BEACH DRIVE-IN CHRISTIAN CHURCH" showing a service in progress when Wallace Pomplun was minister, unused chrome multiview postcard with 2 scenes--an aerial & a view choir at the lectern, fairly fresh. $2.50 f(d)gmr
"Dear, Far-away Americans: This is a picture of my flock... / One Sent by the Church to / Those Who Are in Liberia" black & white showing a large group of natives before 2 large huts, printed on the Methodist Mission Press, corner crease. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (lr)
"Diablada y Morenada danzas típicas / del folklore nacional. / Oruro - Bolivia / Fotografias: Edgar Dueri" with 2 views of ornately costumed street dancers participating in the Carnival of Oruro, a Bolivian religious festival with ancient roots; unused continental postcard, lightly toned along left back edge. $1.75 bdrp
"DJIBOUTI - Procession mahométane à l'occasion d'une Fête religieuse" black & white with brown caption, unused, 2 corner creases, corner & edge wear. $7.50
"Easter Sunrise Service Mt. Rubidoux, Riverside, Calif." Unused Azo (triangles point up) real photo post card, caption & following attribution handstamped in violet: "Photograph by Harry E. Scott, Riverside, Calf." Some toning on the back. $9.00 (ecr)
EDIT. A. ATTALLAH FRÈRES, JÉRUSALEM
BOOKLET, CIRCA 1910
The complete contents of a booklet of 40 black & white postcards depicting sites in Palestine that are sacred to Jews, Christians & Muslims. Quality printing throughout, captioned in 4 languages (English, French, German & Italian), excellent variety of topics including some that are uncommon. 38 are in excellent condition, the other 2 have a bend near the perforations. Seldom seen or offered together. Top row examples: Jericho and Mount of Temptation (left); Jerusalem, The Calvary, Golgotha (right). Bottom row examples: Jew's Wailing Wall (left); Bethany, Tomb of Lazarus (center); & Jerusalem, Mosque of El Aksa (right). $35.00 for all. pr
"EDUCATIONAL POST-CARDS / FOR SCHOOL AND HOME / THE HOLY SCRIPTURE / IN PICTURES... / FOURTH SERIES (OLD TESTAMENT)..." advertising card on brownish paper lists 12 available cards on both sides. Interesting. $2.00 rp
"DAYSTAR" evangelist wagon & adjacent tent on sepia-tone real photo postcard circa 1910. Scripture & slogans on side include: "The blood of Jesus Christ, God's son, cleanseth us from all sin."; "We have redemption through his blood."; Christ once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, ... "; "All have sinned and come short of the glory of God."; etc. There is even a letter slot at the end of the wagon. 'Day star' is a reference to the Bible verse 2 Peter 1:19; interpretations of that phrase can be found in Bible dictionaries. Now only available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $4.00 r*#
"Eucharistischer Kongress / Bitsch 26/27 Mai 1912" showing a parade of young girls with palm fronds & banners, Postkarte mailed from Breidenbach Lothringen with German 10-pfg stamp to New York City. The International Eucharistic Congress took place in September of that year, so there is not much information about this local Catholic event. Also spelled Bitche, the commune is now in the Moselle department of France. $20.00 prf(b)c
"Evangelische Akademie Loccum Haupteingang" showing the Protestant academy for prospective ministers, with 4 automobiles (3 are Volkswagens) parked outside, real photo postcard mailed (3 stamps tied by fancy cancel depicting a church) to Ohio, small corner crease not into the image, small light spot of toning at edge of both sides, another small spot of toning affects only the back. Loccum is presently in the German state of Hanover. $2.50 phr
"Every Member / at Church and / Sunday School, / Sunday, MAY 9, 1915 // Linden Heights Methodist Episcopal Church / ROANDO C. ORNDORFF, Pastor" with a corner view of the Ohio church & many well-dressed members standing outside; card slightly wider than a regular-size post card, small corner crease, minor corner wear, small reddish spot on otherwise blank back. Rarely offered. $11.50 o(l)rga
"Flight of Dalai Lama of Thibet" borne on the shoulders of 4 men surrounded by horsemen, going to India in 1959; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 at Silver Lake Minnesota, minor upper corner wear, small ding tears paper at the top edge but affects nothing of importance. A moving sight & most unusual subject matter! $7.50 thr
"FlixPal.com is a certified affiliate of the Spiritual Cinema Circle / Bell Rock / Sedona" thick continental advertising postcard with a piece of red rock embedded within, color both sides; mailed with first-class stamp to Ohio, a little corner wear, light scuffs in the top front border from postal equipment. Hand-made card from 3deez.com. $2.00 mcra
"FORMOSA CRISIS / THREATENS MILLIONS / IN KOREA!!" US 2-c postal card sent FEB 14 1955 from Seattle, printed appeal for funding to enable 500,000 religious booklets to be sent to Korea by The Life Messengers, corner crease & a little cancel ink on front. At the time an invasion by Communist Chinese was though imminent by some. $5.00 ktrhwc
"Gospel / Sail-A-Bration" unused multiview continental postcard publicizing a May 2005 Columbus Ohio event by the Santa Maria, near mint. $1.25 or
"Greetings from Burma" appeal for World Vision, which ministers to children & needy lepers, Burmese stamp attached, but meter mailed from California, 1959 (meter reads 1995 incorrectly), black & white postcard, one edge nicked. $4.50 bcm(p)r
"Grotto of Lourdes, Rio Grande City, Texas" as it appeared circa 1941. Linen postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original postcard area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 tr
"HC6OJB" QSL commemorative card--60 years of broadcasting from pioneer missionary radio station at Quito, illustration depicts their curtain antenna with 8 parallel-fed dipoles, colorful. Card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50
"Hearing the Praises of the Sorrowful Mother, at the Shrine, Frank, Ohio." white-border era from E. C. Kropp, black & white with sky tint, unused, fairly fresh. The oldest Marionist shrine in the Midwestern US, its current mailing address is in Bellevue. $11.00 o(f)o(b)rc+
"He who walks on the pilgrimage / to Mecca gains more favor / from Allah." showing a man walking in the shade of his umbrella as a bus-full of pilgrims pass, many of whom are seated atop the vehicle with open umbrellas; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 from Eldorado Ohio. $2.50 urb
"Huntington Beach, Cal. / July 27 to Aug. 12, 1906 / Methodist Encampment, Tent City and New Auditorium" black & white postcard with undivided back, unused, light toning on front, faint small corner crease, minor corner wear & rounding. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75Y c(h)cr
"HPOONGYEES IN TRAM CAR RETURNING WITH ALMS COLLECTED, RANGOON. No. 73" showing many saffron-robed Burmese priests returning on a streetcar; unused postcard from D. A. Ahuja, lightly toned from album contact. Most unusual & seldom offered. Postcards of them actually soliciting the alms are much more common. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 brs
"INDUSTRIAL PARADE OF OCT 5 SWANTON OHIO" showing a group of girls named the 'Kings Heralds' (a religious reference to Jesus Christ) wearing crowns & carrying a publicity banner in their Corn Festival parade; sepia-tone postcard with writing on back dating to 1909. This group was organized by Mrs. Delilah Smith, a Woman's Christian Temperance Union member, who saw a need for wholesome recreation for young people -- such as hay rides at her farm one mile north of Swanton. Many organization members went on to religious or missionary work for the United Methodist Church. No one else can show you this. $25.00 o(s)grp
"Initié tchankponon, culte de la terre. / (Koko, Bénin)" unused continental-size postcard copyrighted by Gilles Favier, tiny upper corner bend, light but extensive toning at the top of the back is probably from the printing process. Tchankponon is a traditional deity, an earth god who protects men against epidemics. The young man is an initiate into the cult that reveres it. A rare postcard on a rare subject: we could find nothing like it, offered or exhibited, when we searched the Internet. $10.00 br
"ISRAEL / CARMEL / From the Vineyards of Israel to Grace Your Seder Table" 66-page booklet in English & Hebrew with detailed text of the Seder ceremonies & suggestions for wine service. Exceptionally interesting. $3.75 iar
"JAPANESE CHILDREN AT SCHOOL" showing girls taking a writing lesson from their teacher; interesting descriptive message over all the back in English, concluding with '...No religion is taught in these schools, and unless we send the missionaries who tell the message of Jesus to the bright children, there is no way by which they can know of a Saviour'. $2.50 jre
"JE NE VOVS PROMETS PAS D'ETRE HEVREVSE EN CE MONDE MAIS DANS L'AVTRE / SAINTE BERNADETTE dans sa Châsse" at Couvent St.-Gildard in Nevers France, real photo post card from Yvon, unused, fresh appearance & unforgettable. $10.00 rf
"Jerusalem. / Calvary, Stations XII and XIII / Golgatha, Stationen XII und XIII / ..." also captioned in French, color postcard, Edition Vester & Co. No. 6, unused, light toning on back, minor edge wear. $1.50 r
"Khartoum (Soudan). Mosque" showing construction in progress (note the scaffolding above the roof, most unusual), sepia-tone postcard, unused, undivided back, upper corner crease best detected from the back, trivial corner wear. When part of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, which explains the Egypte on back. $14.00 sr
"Lampes Juives du Musée Ste-Anne, JERUSALEM / ... / But the wise virgins took oil in the vessels with lamp ... And the foolish said to the wise : Give us of your oil, ..." unused black & white carte postale, very light toning in front caption area, good edges. The verse is in from Mat. 25, 4, 8 & is stated in other languages including German & French. $2.00 rjm
"LA NORMANDIE / PITTORESQUE / 753.--Fermière se rendant a l'Eglise" showing a French woman going to church with her Bible & umbrella, black & white with dark red caption on green back, very late usage at Stanton Tennessee. $4.75 rf
"LE FOLGOET (Finistère). ND. Phot. / Le Grand Pardon du S. Septembre, Arrivée de la Procession." showing a French religious parade, black & white carte postale from Neurdein et Cie., late usage at Lundale West Virginia (clear hand cancel). minor wear at corners shows mostly on back. $7.50 fpr^
"Lewis E. Glenn, Mrs. Viola L. Glenn / Fayoum, Egypt / North Africa // Princes shall come out of Egypt: Ethiopia shall soon / stretch out her hands unto God. - Psa. 68:31" also giving an Indianapolis Indiana address for these missionaries, unused postcard on pinkish stock with undivided back, tiny bottom corner crease, other corner wear is trivial. Rare: no other offers, past sales, or exhibits were found when we searched the Internet. A pamphlet on 'Mohammedan Women', authored by the Reverend Glenn in 1909, is in the collection of the Columbia University Library. $17.00 eg(g)r
"LIEU DE LA CONVERSION DE S. PAUL / (BAB-CHARKI - - SAKHRA)" at Bab Sharqi or the Eastern Gate of Damascus. Showing the interior of the church now in Syria where Saint Paul, travelling on the road to Damascus, was said to see & be blinded temporarily by an appearance of Christ. The cure of that blindness completed his conversion from Judaism to Christianity; thereafter, he wrote several epistles now included in the New Testament. Unused real photo postcard with high contrast, undisclosed publisher. Rare: when searching the Internet we could only find one view of the place & that was its exterior. (What its interior or exteriors look like after more recent conflicts we simply do not know.) SALE IN PROGRESS rsi
"MAIN CORRIDOR WOMEN'S BATH ROOMS, SANITARIUM BATTLE CREEK MICH. 11" several women within, circa 1920 real photo post card, long internal crease, slight oxidation, minor corner & edge wear. Extensive bathroom facilities were required because patients were subjected to dietary modifications & frequent enemas (hydrotherapy). Most unusual subject matter! Originally a Seventh Day Adventist structure, the building is now the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 m(b)imr
MERCY AIRLIFT INTERNATIONAL. Continental black-and-white photograph of its Douglas DC03 (N180WK) parked, sign of the cross on its tail, low contrast, dark image. Saw service transporting vaccines to Uganda in 1973, Ethiopian famine relief 1973-1979, and much more disaster relief at later dates to other countries. Rare. $5.00 ar
"Missiën der Paters Oblaten in Zuid-Afrika / mille van Montolivet." Known to be serving a Basuto village from the other card below, sepia-tone postcard published by Nels, fairly fresh. Refers to a Catholic mission of Oblate Fathers of Mary Immaculate. $15.00 brc
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"Missions des Pères Blancs / OUGANDA -- Pèlerinage à la Chapelle / de la Sainte Vierge" showing a large crowd of natives outside a church, black & white postcard on green back, unused, fairly fresh. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ur
"Mission des Pères Blancs / SOUDAN FRANÇAIS -- Leçon de Catéchisme" for a large group, circa-1920 carte postal with divided green back, fairly fresh, just a hint of a bend at one corner, otherwise good edges. Rare: when we searched the Internet no one else offered or exhibited this postcard, and there were only 3 other postcards total for these missionaries. The White Fathers got their name from the white cassock or gandoura that they wore (see the man teaching at the left) at the time, not from the color of their skin. The location is probably Ségou which is in present-day Mali. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. frc
"Missionsstation Soppo: Eine durch Missionar Bender vollzogene Taufe" showing a baptism by immersion in progress, black & white Postkarte, trivial toning on the back. The German Baptist Church of North American had a mission & school in what is now called Great Soppo in West Cameroon. In the early days, shown here, it was called the German Baptist Mission. The missionary shown is Reverend Carl Jacob Bender. Rare & the best Cameroon postcard we have ever seen in anyone's stock. $40.00 crg
"MONTSERRAT - Processó de les palmes del Diumenge de Rams / Procesión de las palmas del Domingo de Ramos" with bilingual caption in Catalan & Spanish, showing a Palm Sunday procession; tarjeta postal with divided back, minor corner wear, light toning in the upper front border, very late usage at Ross Texas. Surprisingly hard to find. $5.00 prs
"Naih prvih 12 misijonarjev D. J. za Bengalijo / Novi se pripravijajo, da pohitijo za njimi. ..." picturing the first 12 Jesuit missionaries to be sent to the Bengal region from Slovenia--including Sedej Viktor DJ, Anton Vizjak DJ, Janez Ehrlich DJ, Leopold Vidmar DJ, Mihael mid DJ, Lojze Demar DJ, etc. Black & white postcard mailed to Ohio 28 III 38; corners creased, worn, and in 2 cases chipped away. But who is looking at the corners? 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 rsc
"OLD FASHIONED REVIVAL HOUR / AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY & AFFILIATED . STATIONS TO AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE. ; Charles E. Fuller, Director Municipal Auditorium · Long Beach, California Fuller Family / Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet, Rudy Atwood-Pianist Audience participating in typical Sunday Broadcast. Revival Hour Chorus, George Broadbent, Organist Zeeland Green, Director of Music" unused postcard with back overprinted in green with new times for US time zone radio broadcasts, lightly toned both sides, minor wear to one upper corner. $8.00 c(l)rrm(v)
"ORDINATIONS, ST. MARY OF THE LAKE SEMINARY, MUNDELEIN, ILLINOIS 114926" as seen from the choir loft, the bishop officiating; unused sepia-tone white-border era postcard from the Hermitage Art Company in Chicago, couple of small spots of very light toning on back, small ding in the bottom edge can be seen from the back. $3.00 i(m)c(o)r
"OUR FATHER / WHO ART IN / HEAVEN / ..." advertising card with the Lord's Prayer surrounded by flowers & small vignettes, brownish paper due to age (circa 1880's). A beautiful gift for the right person. $5.00 ar
"Pasadena Branch / Nazarene Publishing House / Washington at Bresee / Pasadena 7 ..." including a sign for Pasadena College (now Point Loma Nazarene University); unused linen postcard, tiny ding in the top center edge, otherwise quite fresh. $2.75 rc(p)c(p)
"PILGRIMS assembled outside Main SHRINE / CHURCH for Benediction..." postcard, mailed there with Franciscan metering 1975 advertising 'Conventual Franciscan Retreat For The Laity'. Such retreats did not involve living alone; instead there was an emphasis on community life. $2.50 o(c)cr
"PROCESSION AT THE SHRINE, OUR LADY OF CONSOLATION, CAREY, OHIO" white-border era post card published by Hermann, fresh appearance, trivial corner wear. 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 ocpr
"PROMOTION DAY / is for Everyone / As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 // COME / SUNDAY" lithographed postcard mailed 1965 in Mansfield Ohio, fresh appearance & good edges. $1.00 r
"ROBERTO GUERRERO, driving the STP / Dianetics / Lola for the Vince Granatelli Racing Team..." with Dianetics advertising information, unused continental postcard, 1988 copyright, near mint. The driver stands holding the Scientology book near to his racecar. $2.50 a(r)nr
"Saint-Junien, / le _________ / Eglise paroissaile - Tombeau de Saint-Amand et de Saint-Junien" black & white post card with dark red caption & undivided back, unused, edge wear, long crease along top, light toning on back. $4.50 rc
"Sanatorium, Battle Creek, Mich." black & white postcard, divided back with browning paper, a little pencil writing on back, light toning on front, mild corner wear & rounding. Originally a Seventh Day Adventist structure, the building is now the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center. $6.00 m(b)mr
"Santiago - Urna que guarda las Cenizas del Apóstol Santiago" real photo postcard made in Spain, good contrast & focus, very late usage at Gerrish New Hampshire. $3.00 rs
SCANDINAVIAN MISSIONARY FLIGHTS. "SM8BD / Nordiskt Missionsflygs flygplan >Ansgar>" real photo postcard converted to a Stockholm QSL viewcard, showing the Douglas DC-3 Dakota aircraft (SE-APG) of Scandinavian Mission Flights & SSA logo on front, documenting a 1947 contact by operator Bengt Lindström, QSL bureau backstamp in violet 17 APR 1948. Two tape remnants on back, corner crease, internal crease, fingerprint toning on front--all of no consequence to its truly rare & historic value. Named after the patron saint of Denmark, this plane flew Danish women missionaries / refugees from Manchuria in October of 1946. It did not long fly for their service. Previously, while serving in the US Air Force, this plane was 'Haystack Annie' which flew air support on D-day. $25.00. a(p)rdms
"Schlossgarten Schwetzingen / Moschee" showing a mosque in Germany, real photo post card mailed 16.8.30 TCV to Illinois (two 8-pfg 30 JUNI 1930 overprint stamps tied by clear cancel), tiny spot on one back edge. $4.50 r-g
"School House and Coffee Trays, American Evangelical Lutheran Mission, / Muhlenberg, Liberia, Africa" showing the exterior & several natives nearby, black-and-white, unused, undivided back, heavy toning near both short edges on the back, light toning on front. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 (lr)+
See also our Easter postcards.
Sepia-tone real-photo postcard showing 2 college-age men with their musical instruments, mailed Feb 4 1914 at Lexington Nebraska. Exceptionally interesting message: "Am going uptown to-night to hear a speech against the Catholics. Are having quite a time here over religion now." According to the Clipper-Citizen weekly of Feb 6 1914, the speaker was William Lloyd Clark. He spoke to a standing-room-only crowd on February 2 & 3 (the card was mailed next day) at Smith's opera house. His pre-announced topic was an innocuous sounding 'Public Schools, Free Speech and Press'. But the local Catholics knew of the career anti-Catholic pamphleteer & speaker by reputation & promptly circulated a petition for signatures asking their city council to suppress the meeting. Some signed it, some did not & were threatened with a boycott of their businesses. The meeting was peaceful, and so too was the aftermath. William Lloyd Clark continued travelling extensively well into the mid-1920's. He later identified himself with the Independent Klan of America, which some label a splinter group of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK). In any event, when the KKK began its resurgence -- some say 1914, some 1915 -- they found his many anti-Catholic pamphlets useful & circulated them widely at their meetings. Clark also published ads in the KKK Dawn asking for subscriptions. An interesting piece of social history. $30.00 n(k)src
"Six Presidents / of the / Church of Jesus Christ / of Latter-day Saints" post card with portraits of Joseph Smith Jr., Brigham Young, Joseph F. Smith, Lorenzo Snow, John Taylor & Wilford Woodruff; unused postcard published by Souvenir Novelty Company, made in Germany circa 1910, back paper evenly browned with age, minor corner & edge wear. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mr
"SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE BUILDING, FROM BUSHNELL PARK, HARTFORD, CONN." hand-colored / tinted Collotype postcard mailed there 1936 with personal message to Shaker Eldress Fannie Estabrook (authored the book 'Imitation of Christ') from Olive (Hayden Austen?) who longed 'to put my arms around you, can hardly wait', some cancel ink distracts on front, trivial corner wear. 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 c(h)tsrch
"Ste. Anne de Beaupré, Canada. / Le Saint Escalier--SCALA SANTA--The Holy Stairs" showing several people kneeling on them, color post card mailed there 1936 to New York, 2 small corner creases. In Québec. $1.75 rq
"Temple of Dakka" including some people for scale, unused black & white postcard with red-brown caption, undivided back, minor wear at 2 corners. This Greco-Roman temple was dedicated to Thoth (the god of wisdom). It had to be moved from Lower Nubia in more modern times to make way for the Aswan dam. $4.50 rea
"Tertiaries going up to the Convent. Tertiaries se rendant au couvent." in Québec, white-border era with pebbled surface, from booklet, unused by 2 areas of toning on the back, unusual subject matter. $3.75 rc
"The Entrance of Thy Words / Giveth Light / -PS. 119:130a / ... / Come to Church / Next Sunday" unused postcard, fairly fresh. $1.00 r
"THE KINDERGARTEN BAND / Japan is being won for Christ in mission kindergartens. / Copyright by Young People's Missionary Movement, New York" postcard mailed at Pittsburg Pennsylvania MAR 1908 to Mr. D. W. Stewart in Beaver Falls Pennsylvania. Pertinent message on back relates this scene to the 1904 best-seller 'The Lady of the Decoration' written by Frances Little aka Frannie Caldwell. Rare: when searching the Internet we found but one recorded sale & no other current offers. $11.00 jrmc
"THE MAIN PARLOR / SANITARIUM / BATTLE CREEK / MICH. 21" including several seated patients, unused sepia-tone Azo real photo with excellent composition & contrast, light toning along 2 back edges. Originally a Seventh Day Adventist structure, the building is now the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center. $15.00 mmir
"The Side Board in the Dining Room of the Campbell Mansion, Bethany, W. Va. 7 / The Communion Set is one of the oldest sets from the Bethany Church" unused linen post card, lightly toned back, tiny corner crease. $2.25 w(b)fr
"'THE WORLD IN BOSTON MISSIONARY EXPOSITION.' / Afternoon Tea, Japan Scene" unused post card published by Thompson & Thompson, lightly toned both sides, noticeable edge wear when viewed from the back. The exposition opened April 22 1911 for the Baptist, Congregational & Universalist, Episcopal, and Methodist & Presbyterian churches. Missionaries were invited to attend in the native dress of the countries in which they served. Rare: no other examples were found offered or exhibited when we searched the Internet. $9.00 jrme
"To Commemorate the Visit of His Holiness / POPE PAUL VI / to New York City, October 1965" continental-size souvenir card in vertical format from Dexter Press, scalloped edges as issued, lengthy quote on back from his address to the Reopening of the Ecumenical Council in September 1963; tiny corner bend, very light toning in a few places on the front border, image itself is worthy of framing. $2.00 crn
"Touch me / thy way / O' Lord. / PSALM 86:11" showing the exterior of a brick church, chrome postcard mailed 1975 in Ohio, minor corner & edge wear, some cancel ink on front detracts. $1.00 r
Twelve unused museum cards depicting Lithuanian roadside shrines, locations & elevations given. Meant to be displayed together. Shown: Berzora (left) & Rietavas (right). Also included: Arlenai, Darkinciai, Gedminaiciai, Jokubauskai, Mankaiciai, Puskoriai, Saukliai, Tveriai, Uogiskes & Ylakiai. $17.50 for all. lr*
"Vesper Service, / Hollywood Bowl, So. Cal. / 383" unused sepia-tone Ekc real photo postcard, small spot of toning near stamp box, couple of erasures on back, slight curl to the paper (no problem in an album). $2.50 c(h)r
Wanted to buy--postcards & photos showing Muslim pilgrimages, ceremonies & holy sites. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
Wanted to buy--post cards showing Quaker/Friends meetings & churches. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
"W. E. Dye and Wife / Pastor Hillsdale U. B. Circuit. / Churches, Hillsdale, St. Bernice, Montezuma, Stumptown. / Residence, Post Office and Phone, St. Bernice, Ind." black-and-white, no postcard back, small corner crease, heavy vertical crease, mild edge wear. Card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 igr
"We invite you to worship with us regularly. / Will You Come Next Sunday? / 'O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel / before the Lord our maker.' / Ps. 15:6" unused chrome era postcard, illustrated with a photo by F. P. Griffin, printed in the USA. $1.00 r
"WM. A. SUNDAY TABERNACLE / COLUMBUS, O." (better known as Billy Sunday) with a buggy & early auto outside of it; black & white postcard mailed there February 1913, front toning noticeable in the sky, corner wear & rounding. During the time when questions about the evangelist's income started to surface. 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 cr
"World / Christian / Broadcasting / Yes! I'll join you in praying that the / ministry's door to China will remain open / after Hong Kong returns to communist / control..." unused gift card with art depicting the Great Wall, fresh appearance, unusual subject matter. $2.50 rhc
"Yabatoulou, Pays Dogon, Mali / Les femmes de Garibou" show wives of young Muslims studying the Koran who must beg for sustenance daily by going door-to-door; continental postcard with message in French over the entire back, upper corner crease, small scrape on back obscures nothing. The Garibou must be supported under Islamic law, but their name has been sullied by pretenders. In this village, however, who was really Garibou would be well known. The name of this very small village in Mali is sometimes spelled Yabatalou. $5.00 m
"You should have a substitute preacher in this Bible / Institute in Korea. Only $7.50 (£2.00) per month. / Address Cowman & Kilbourne, / Tokyo, Japan." showing many students standing outside, black & white post card with undivided back, brownish paper, inscribed 'With Hearty Greeting and / Best wishes for a Blessed / Newyear(sic) in the Lord. / -Cowman & Kilbourne." in violet on the back. $10.00 knr
"You Were Missed . We hope / that you will be with us / for study and worship / Next Sunday // Keep yourselves in the / love of God. Jude 21" unused early chrome postcard in excellent condition. (2 available) $1.00 each. Same but for a tiny spot in the address area. $0.75 r
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"HAVE / Miracles / CEASED?" 30 pages of text plus cover. $1.50 r
"NEITHER / Catholic / Protestant / NOR Jew" 14 pages of text plus cover. $1.25 r
"The End / of the Line // A Fisherman's / True Story // by Ron Lindner" with an 8-page history about the co-founders of Lindy Tackle, from their interview on the radio program God's Great Outdoors, 2001 copyright. $1.25 rf
"The Lord / Keeps You Safe" with foldout text from Psalm 27 (Contemporary English Version), 1995 copyright, from the American Bible Society, rubber band marks on the back cover. $0.50 r
"The Lord / Protects You" with foldout text from Psalm 121 (Contemporary English Version), 1995 copyright, from the American Bible Society, surface indentations on the back cover. $0.50 r
"THE / Surgeon's / Knife" postcard-size fold-out tract of 4 pages, Gospel Series No. 73, excellent condition. $0.50 r
"You can be a / CHRISTIAN / without ever / joining any / denomination" reprinted from a nation-wide advertisement in US News and World Report & Cosmopolitan magazines. 5 pages of text plus cover. $1.00 r
RHINELAND-PALATINATE POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
Katz. St. Goarshausen. St. Goar." with the 'Cat Castle' on the
left, both towns in the Rhineland-Palatinate, facing each other across the
Rhine; unused postcard from Louis Glaser (numbered 4663 on back), 2 corners
creased, light spotty toning on back. $2.25 g
"DJ9HB" QSL card mailed 1968 from Bad Salzig/Rhine in the Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany to Ohio by operator Heinz Benne, black & white art with Donald Duck & another character. continental postcard with 2 small corner bends, attractive. $2.00 dg
"Hönningen am Rhein." with a steamship passing the town, incompletely colored (missing blue water) postcard due to an error at the printers; name written in back address area, minor wear to 2 corners, back paper starting to show its circa-1910 age. The town on the Rhine River in the Rhineland-Palatinate is also known as Bad Hönningen am Rhein. $5.00 egs(r)
"Schloss Thorn bei Remich" in the Rhineland Palatinate, including the nearby Moselle; sepia-tone from N. Schumacher, corner crease & bend, 2 long creases, small dark spot on back, as is. Remich refers to the fact that Luxembourg is nearby too. $1.00 g
"Stengel / 46807 Bacharach - Total" with a panorama of the town in the Rhineland-Palatinate, as seen from the Postentum; echte Photographie postcard, unused, matte finish, slight curl to the paper no problem in an album, minor corner rounding, 2 short marks on back probably from the printing process itself. $8.00 gs
"Trier - Porta Nigra" unused color postcard from booklet, numbered 16907 on back, browning paper on back, long edges rough from separation. In the Rhineland Palatinate of Germany. $1.25 sr
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