FA908-The Iris head of a child tops this lovely old chromolitho. Card
has early undivided back and cancel but the cancel is very light. Date
of 1901 appears on the front. Very light wear; handwriting on front, overall
VG. Rarely seen.
|FA802-Three fairies take up most of the space on the
left side while 3 bees/beetles play musical instruments at the bottom.
1902 usage on back, very early chromo. Very light glitter, handwriting on
right as is often the case which such early cards. VG+
|FA804-Two large brown bears toast each other with
glasses of compaigne. Very early undivided back; printed in Prussia for
London. Unused, EX
|FA510-An elf sits beneath a
mushroom while a blackbird dances to his flute. This New Year greeting
appears hand-tinted or airbrushed and is signed in the middle. German
writing on back, but UN. EX
women are centered in large cabbage. Two radish-people (small) stand in the
road. From a difficult photo montage set done in Germany. Postal
usage (1905-06). Small amount of writing on lower right margin;
|FA386-The title of the card
explains it all: "Zugspitze m.
Knorrhutte". You have a climber's cabin beneath the top of the mountain but dominating the image is the evil-looking face of the mountain. Early undivided back and purple-stamped distributor of F. Knauer, Nurnberg, Germany. Un, very small scuff in middle left; Stamp on top upper left of front, overall VG (mainly due to stamp only).
|FA364-This early chromolitho from
Germany has an imaginative scene titled "Die Jagd nach dem Gluck." It
shows a horseman in pursuit of a nearly nude woman standing on a crystal ball. Death
rides right behind him. A woman reclines (dead?) on the high wooden trestle beneath
the flying horses. Lots of symbolism here! Un, early undivided back, VG++
|FA379-A frog takes a big swallow
of beer from a stein. He is directly behind a large red mushroom.
This is an early card (1902) from Munchen by Ottmar Zieher. PU, VG+
May have been some pencil erased at bottom.
|FA349-A child holding a letter and
flowers sits beneath a jumbo mushroom. Lush ferns form an exotic background.
Quality printed and embossed. PU 1910, EX
|FA357-This fantasy image shows
three mountain tops in Switzerland with large human faces: two men and one woman (the
Jungfrau, of course, is the lady). The train running on the tracks at their neckline
is piercing the center of the Jungfrau's neck! Un, early undivided back, minimal corner
wear; overall EX
|FA365-A close image of a mermaid
is featured in this early Russian postcard by H. Gohler. She's holding a small,
golden crown. This may be tied to the frog-king myth. Un, some visible rounding of
corners, light aging to paper on back; light soil on white border; image still in very
collectible condition G+
|FA358-A woman monkey stands in
front of her dressing table putting on a large hat. A pig sits on a cushion beside the
table. (A pig is generally used as a symbol of good luck on New Year greetings).
This very unusual New Year postcard has the artist's initials at bottom right. Un,
|FA351-This card mocks the fashion
of large, elaborate hats that were fashionable in the early years of the 20th century.
A woman is shown in a huge hat which has a big head of lettuce, and a rabbit
nibbling on it. The card is signed and has a hand-crafted look. Published in France; early undivided back. Un, EX
|FA344-A woman's face appears in
the center of a large four-leaf clover. The image is artist signed at the bottom of
the lower leaf by E.M. Kantner. The date appears to be 1902. Card was printed
and carefully hand-colored. Un, early undivided back, EX
|FA322-A pair of mushroom-lovers welcome the New Year.
This spare, poster-style card was published by B.K.W.I. and printed in Austria.
|FA275-An elf paints the markings on a mushroom. A
wonderful image titled "Der Maier" by Paul Lothar Muller. Very different
and very scarce. Un, EX
|FA268-This commercial real photo has a woman sitting in
a huge Champaign bucket toasting the New Year. Note the spider-web background which
gives a slight twist to the cheerful image. PU 1910 from France. EX
|FA235-The fantasy on this card, of a lovely nude woman
doing the cake walk wearing only shoes, stole and hat falls in the 'unlikely' rather than
'impossible' category! Note the figures on the pedestals and the ends of the woman's
stole. Card is very early and has hand-tinted appearance. Made in
France. Un, EX
|FA170-A young boy flies over a
village on a blossoming branch pulled by two swallows. Embossed high-quality card
printed in Germany. PU 1909, EX
|FA162-Published by the quality
company of M.Munk, Vienne, this postcard shows a group of beetles most likely
celebrating the arrival of Spring. Series 317. Un, wob, one small crease in
bottom right corner otherwise VG++
|FA163-Another great beetle fantasy
card from publisher M. Munk, Vienne. Two beetles court while a rival watches from
behind tree. Has the appearance of hand-tinting. Un, wob, EX
|FA172-Here we have a fantasy image
of the very famous Jungfrau mountain...without a rival as the card says. Early
undivided back. Printed in Zurick. Un, EX
|FA174-This jolly moon-head man was
published by P.F.B., series 6283. Un, some very lite scuffings on black jacket;
|FA198-Another great moon fantasy
from the quality publishing firm of P.F.B., series 6283. Un, EX
|FA124-Unusual photo format of Bear in top hat serving
champagne. Published by PFB in Germany. Un, wob, light crease along top left but
doesn't detract from card's appearance. VG+
|FA127-One from a beautiful series of flower faces from
the Nister Publishing Company. Top chromolithography. PU, 1913.
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