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SIERRA LEONE AIRLINES. Continental black-and-white photo showing its DeHavilland DH-114 aircraft (SL-LAD) on the ground, good composition but contrast is low & image is printed at a slight tilt to the paper. Rare. $4.75 as
SIERRA NATIONAL AIRLINES. Unused continental postcard showing its Let 410S aircraft (9L-LCD) at Lisbon Portugal, writing on back identifies country, otherwise excellent condition. Very attractive. $5.00 asp
"The Spatial Dynamics of Modernization in Sierra Leone" hardbound reference by J. Barry Riddell, 1970 copyright, 142 pages well indexed, a few marks from the previous owner of no consequence. Emphasis on the institutions of modernization & the migration to Freetown. Hard-to-find at a price like this: $30.00 s
Wanted to buy--black & white Sierra Leone postcards printed by Levy Fils et Cie. Paris. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio!
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SIKKIM POST CARDS
འབྲས་ལྗོངས་ / Սիկկիմ / Сикким / সিকিম /
Сиким / 锡金 / सिक्किम / シッキム / 시킴
"Kurseong." unused color post card with ornate green border, published by Gianaclis in Calcutta, printed in German circa 1912. Once part of Sikkim, Kurseong is now in West Bengal. $5.00 is
"Sikkim" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1967. Shows man with loaded camel. $2.00
Wanted to buy--postcards & postal cards of Sikkim. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio!
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& SILESIAN POST CARDS
SILÉSIE / SCHLESIEN / SLESIA / Ślůnsk / Slezsko
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"Artur Schnabel" Silesian Jewish classical pianist, composer & teacher, silhouette on an unused Verlag Ludwig Möller post card from the Berühmte Musiker Series (Famous Musicians, Nr. 9), minor corner rounding, otherwise fairly fresh. His signature printed under the image compares quite well to an autographed item we have seen. $18.00 scjs
"GRUSS / aus Beuthen o/S." German for Bytom in Silesia, multiview showing the Rathaus, Boulevard, Reichs-Postamt & Trinitatis-Kirche, Postkarte with undivided back, small bottom corner crease, all corners rounded, very light toning on front. 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 sg
"Jägerndorf Stefanie-Strasse und Minoriten-Platz" a street scene with pedestrians & horse-drawn vehicles, black & white Postkarte with brown caption, mailed there 1914 with Austrian stamp, a few small spots of light toning on back, cancel ink evident at the upper left front corner. $5.00 s
"TISCHAU Foto Komann Ossek" including a few pedestrians, sepia-tone real photo postcard with excellent contrast & depth-of-field, mailed with Czech stamps to Sandusky Ohio, minor corner wear, spot of dark toning confined to the left front border. More commonly the name of this city is seen as Tichau or Tychy. $5.00 s
Wanted to buy--other postcards from Beuthen OS, Bobrek OS, Hohenlinde OS, Karf OS, Rossberg OS & Trockenberg OS. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio!
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Angel in silhouette with flowers. Postcard sent from Germany to the US in 1930.
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Angel at Christmas tree silhouette. Unmailed circa 1948 post card. Sold but still available for artistic study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 sca
"491 / United Nations Building at night with Empire / State Building at left..." unused chrome from Alfred Mainzer, exceptionally colorful. $1.75 us+
"A Bicycle is not a Racycle. / Without Racycle Crank Hanger / Why is a CHEAP bicycle like this Lady? / (HOLD TO THE LIGHT) / MORAL: / BUY A RACYCLE / The Henderson Litho. Co. Col." when held to light revealing the woman's figure in silhouette with exceptionally skinny hips & legs over the words (now showing) 'A FINE FINISH BUT A POOR FRAME'. Slightly longer than a continental postcard. Handstamped in violet on back: 'ED. BORDERWICH, / Sale Agt. / 331 E. 8rd. St. DAYTON, O. / Telephone, 469'. Paper browning with age, 3 horizontal creases so it could be folded into quarters. Rare: nothing like it offered, or even displayed, 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 bhsgo
BELL AIRCRAFT CORPORATION. "K2GAL" Niagara Falls New York QSL postcard with illustrations of some of their aircraft including silhouettes of their 47 G utility unlimited helicopter & their HSL-1 anti-submarine helicopter & a larger drawing of their X-1A, mailed there 1955 by operator Henry 'Hank' W. Kasper, some cancel ink on front but it misses everything important. $2.50 a(m)a(p)ns
"Bruder Sorglos" showing a young man with a bird on his walking stick, postcard mailed in Germany 1929. $5.00 s
"Conrad Ansorge" Silesian classical pianist, composer & teacher, silhouette on an unused Verlag Ludwig Möller post card from the Berühmte Musiker Series (Famous Musicians, Nr. 2), minor corner rounding, color fading near the top front border. His full name is often seen Konrad Eduard Reinhold Ansorge. $19.00 scs
"Diefenbach: Per aspera ad astra Teilbild 3" Art Nouveau Karl Diefenbach silhouette of nude fairies on a goat cart and bicycle, black & white Postkarte advertising the availability of prints on back (with prices), 1911 copyright date on back, minor wear at 2 corners. Sold but front side still available for artistic study & reference as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 sbfa(d)
"EW1WN" continental shortwave QSL card with art depicting the Tallinn Estonia skyline in silhouette, used 1993, good edges, very light toning in the bottom front. $2.00 es
"G4UJI" 1990 Cockerham England continental QSL card illustrating the skyline of Lancaster with operator Mr. E. Cowperthwaite supplying extra information about his locale on both sides, silhouette representation Lancaster's location on the River Lune, minor wear to the bottom corners. $2.75 e(c)s
"California" design features golfer in silhouette, by Michael Schwab 1984, unused continental post card. $1.50
"Collection 'IMAGES DE CHATS' (1re série) / 13. Francois Le Diascorn. Dora, la chatte, Washington (1983)" showing a silhouette of a cat between a curtain & a window, continental postcard in excellent condition, 1987 copyright. $1.25 cs
"Greetings / for / Hallowe'en" art showing witch & her familiar cat riding an early propeller aircraft silhouetted against the full moon, unused embossed post card, printed in German, lower corner crease, trivial wear at all corners, very light toning on front, small spots of light toning in the address area. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. hs
"Gruss aus Coblenz / Denkmal Wilhelm I am deutschen Eck b / Coblenz." and the royal couple in an embossed silhouette & wreath, Postkarte with undivided back, very late usage at Tom Bean Texas, a few speckles of toning on front, small corner crease & rounded corners, still very attractive. Coblenz, now spelled Koblenz, is in North Rhine Westphalia. $11.50 ngsr
"Headquarters for Specialty orders / T. R. Savage Company. / WHOLESALE GROCERS / ... / Importers of MOOSE CHOP TEA / E. P. Patten" printed advertising with striking silhouette of moose on government postal card mailed at Unionville 1903, browning paper shows age, small spots of cancel ink on face. $12.00 magfs**
"K5ADQ" QSL postcard with silhouette Kachina doll design, mailed 1957 by operator Nikki Boyd, partial cancel on front, tiny corner crease, 2 small dings in the bottom edge. $1.25 ns
"K8HGD" Carthagena Ohio QSL postcard, mailed 1961, light amount of cancel ink on front, attractive silhouette design. Mercer County. $2.00 (os)
"K8KTH" Akron Ohio QSL card with attractive hobby-related silhouette art, mailed 1959 by operator Ken Felter, 3 / 5" tear closes well, hint of cancel ink on front. Attractive. $1.00 os*
"KLN 6502 / BATMAN" QSL card with large bat silhouette, used by operator Mike Thiede, tiny corner crease, otherwise fresh. $1.75 m(w)s
"Laurent-elie BADESSI L'oasis, Niger 1988." Black-and-white continental African postcard, showing silhouette of woman & camel. $1.50
"LINCOLN / MEMORIAL / STATE HOUSE COL, O / THE SHADOWS ARE LIKENESSES / OF OUR OTHER TWO MARTYRED / PRESIDENTS, MCKINLEY AND / GARFIELD" unused sepia-tone real photo postcard with unevenly divided back, caption made to look like handwriting on the card but done on negative before printing, two small upper corner creases. A bit eerie is it not? Sold but its front is still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged & enhanced (publication-quality) 300-dpi scan in .jpg format. $3.75 ocpils
"Major von Parseval / mit seinem lenkbaren Luftschiff in Zürich." with an inset showing the pioneering aviator, unused sepia-tone real photo postcard prominently showing the pioneering dirigible balloon from the side, P/RA in the stamp box, oxidation mostly near the bottom front border, good edges. Flights to Zurich were attempted (& sometimes accomplished) to partially satisfy military specifications. The Major was a retired German officer and his designs competed against those of Major Von Gross & Count Zeppelin. This airship wrecked and fell into Lake Plau in April 1910. Does the silhouette of this airship remind you of any movie you have seen? $75.00 za(m)ssn
"Night Scenes in Bourneville, Ohio" with silhouette art depicting people waiting in the rain for another trolley to pass by, postcard mailed there 1909, toning on both sides due to album contract. Amusing & hard to find! $14.00 o(b)o(t)s
"On the Fringe of No Man's Land / A Lassie meets a Laddie" showing silhouettes of a female Salvation Army worker near the front line saluting a soldier in the American Expeditionary Force in France circa 1918; unused postcard solicitation for the Salvation Army Home Service Fund, small corner crease, long internal crease & a few small raised spots on the front (possibly from the printing process), noticeable scrape on soldier's arm. Campaign in 1919 just after the publicity that predictably followed the sending of women to the front lines. The women behaved circumspectly, with great credit to their organization; there was not even a hint of scandal. 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 w(s)ssw
"RAPID TRANSIT IN SEBRING O." with a black & white line drawing signed Earl Wehner showing a mule-drawn trolley car (penned on its side 'Warsaw Ave. Car' by sender, postcard published by J. B. Meiler & Sons in Dayton, mailed there 1908 (well struck SEP 8 1908 Elmwood Place Ohio DPO flag cancel overlaps & Cincinnati receiving marks, both on the next day), minor edge wear, light toning both sides from album contact. Amusing & hard to find! $20.00 o(s)a(w)s-o&
"Recipe of the Month Club" with a chef & serving platter in silhouette, unmailed bulk rate continental-size card that opens up, recipe for honey-pecan pork cutlets within, long but inconspicuous bend at one corner. From Columbus Ohio realtor. $1.25 orrs
"Ris-k / HU-LA-LA / DANCER" fold-out working mechanical card revealing a bare-breasted hula dancer in grass skit that wiggles when you pull the tab slowly, art depicts appreciative servicemen. Front shows suggestive silhouette of a woman. Size when folded is that of a regular-size postcard. Not mailed or written on; mild edge wear. $7.00 dhs
"SAM LEVIN / Ingrid Bergman et Mel Ferrer / 'Elena et les hommes' film de Jean Renoir, 1956" with Mel Ferrer in silhouette, unused black & white continental postcard, printed in Spain, fresh appearance. $1.50 wsm
"SILHOUETTE / Y. W. C. A. FOREST BEACH CAMP, NEW BUFFALO, MICH." Showing a standing teenage girl archer in black & white, unused post card. Vertical format. $3.75 (mcas)%
"Souvenir Silhouette Post Card / FROM / BURKITT'S DRUG STORE / S. E. COR. FIFTH AND MAIN STS. / DAYTON, OHIO / Try a 10c. special from our FOUNTAIN / WE ARE AGENTS FOR HUYLER'S CANDIES" with a beautiful silhouette of a woman wearing a flowery hat, some letters obsured by it so we filled in what is shown here in italics. Divided back postcard, unused, toning both sides, small crease in one of the hat projections. Apparently the pharmacist hired a quality artist to cut these quickly for prominent customers, and then pasted the work onto their advertising postcards. Rare: we could find nothing like it on the Internet -- displayed or offered. The quality of the art is so realistic that you would swear you could extrapolate some of her facial features. $25.00 spwgoa
"SUNSET THRU FOG ON ATKINS BAY, POPHAM BEACH, MAINE" with lobster traps in silhouette', unused real photo post card from N. E. Otis (photographer in Bath, Maine), back is toned, but the front & edges are in excellent condition. This photographer is special: he conveys the beauty of the sunset in black & white, and simultaneously gives a you-are-there kind of feeling. Rare & beautiful. $17.00 m(p)m(a)ps
Uncaptioned & unused circa-1906 postcard, possibly bearing early unsigned art of Karl Diefenbach, undivided back, fairly fresh with good edges. Scene shows 4 dancing girls performing to the music of a band while lecherous gentlemen in the audience pay rapt attention (one with binoculars)! $10.00 sd NEW / NY / BAGO
Uncaptioned & unused circa-1906 postcard, possibly bearing early unsigned art of Karl Diefenbach, undivided back, fairly fresh with good edges. Scene shows romantically inclined couples at a restaurant, dancing & being serviced. $10.00 s NEW / NY / BAGO
"VC4-AOZ" QSL with black & white art of depicting the city skyline in silhouette, used 1992 by operator Morley Nickles, fairly fresh. $1.75 m(w)s
"W5MYM" Truth or Consequences New Mexico QSL card mailed there 1970 by operated Francis B. Kaczorowski, silhouette art possibly (depicting the sender?), partial cancel on front, long but faint corner bend. $1.75 ns%
"W6SAM" unused QSL card prepared for operator Al Wessel, design has silhouette of house with large antenna, trivial corner & edge wear. $1.75 cs
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"A / Merry / Christmas" with an angel in green on a silk silver pillow surrounded by ornately embossed art, writing on postcard back dates to 1912, browning paper due to age, corner crease that is very hard to detect from the front, very light toning on front that does not detract from its overall fresh appearance. Tip of wing at right is missing. $6.50 sca
Postcard Collector. September 1989 (Volume 7 Number 9). Features on mail order selling, Alaska, Koehler hold-to-lights, drive-ins, woven silks & more. $2.50 p,s
Wanted to buy--silk post cards bearing the art of Charles M. Russell. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
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