early postcard shows three men up close on right-hand side and one man, with
helmut, further back. It says "Israel im Heere!" and also nearer center has
"Kriegscourse." Although it has visible edge and corner wear, the drawing is
Meteor transparency for the 1900 Paris Expo features "Le Pavillon Royal
D'Espagne." When you hold it to a light the building, water, smoke from the
boat, and the sky all appear illuminated. Un, early undivided back, near MINT
in a white lab coat holds a snake with open mouth towards the camera. Note the snake
houses in back of the man. This real photo is of the Instituto de Butantan in Sao
Paulo, Brazil. Un, EX
from a wonderful if gruesome anti-war set by artist Alberto Martini. Very scarce,
especially in U.S.
Set is entitled "Danza Macabra Europea." 54 cards in total were printed over several series. This card is titled "An anatomy lesson." Un, EX
is an interesting blend of drawing and real photo elements. Issued on real photo
paper stock it montages the head of the Kaiser on an elaborate St. George-style image.
The Kaiser has been placed in full-body armor; his foot rests on a
dragon/serpent with six heads (by my count). The work is signed at bottom "F.
Kaskeline." A wonderful propaganda issue. Un, light silvering as is
common on old photos, one tiny crease at upper left corner; overall VG++
of a young girl nestled against a stag is from a "Naturkinder" work by Hugo
Rheinhold Hoppener who worked under the name of "Fidus." He
published a series of early postcards that were basically copies of his book
illustrations and graphic works. Much of the real
early work is the same, of pre-pubescent child in a very 'naturalistic'
setting. This one is printed.
Un, wob, minimal corner wear; some light foxing; overall appearance VG+
windows of "Der Stephansdom" and the sky really come to life when you hold this
Meteor transparency to a strong light. Published as an early novelty "Gruss aus
Wien" issue, 1899. PU 1899, light cancel ink at bottom left, neat
handwriting along bottom; overall VG+ for this early card.
scarce and attractive Anti-Fascist poster from Spain. I hope I have translated this
decently as "Today, Spain...tomorrow the world." Note the presence of
Hitler on left side of image. Un, EX
postcard is a scarce Boer War issue. With his gun raised above his head and a woman
clinging to him, a South African rides his winged horse to a future victory.
"Briefkaart" early undivided back; one tiny dark area at upper right corner
although, since card is black/white line drawing, this may be original to printing;
photo postcard shows a group of world leaders (among them Mussolini and Chamberlain) at
the Conference in Locarno, held in October 1925. This card must have been issued at
the conference as it has a "Salle de la conference" stamp on reverse. The
autographs are in the negative. Un, EX
you could narrowly categorize this card as a propaganda issue, "Omaggio Delle
Officine Ricordi Alla 3rd Armata," the gorgeous artwork by noted Italian illustrator
Brunelleschi broadens the interest to poster art. PU 1919, hairline crease in lower
left corner; overall VG+
is fascinating because it is an early 'montage' photo from a Spanish photographer who has
amassed a wealth of military figures in this image. Along the left side of card is
the text, "S. M. le Rey..." I have wondered if this card was, in fact, a way of
advertising the photographer's skills to future customers. Interesting. Issued
in Spain, Un, EX
stunning card from same set as above...complex elements that all come together perfectly.
From Japan. Un, EX
been told the reindeer was once basic to subsistence in Scandinavian countries and this
real photo from Eneret Mittet & Co. (Norway) seems to sum this up in the most intense
way. Early, Un, EX
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early real photo of a furniture van in Manila, Philippines. Un, AZO back with 4 triangles
up date this 1904-1918. Faint traces of lined paper adhere to back but front of card
1914 real photo of a Berlin fur company, Felllager & Wolff...taxidermy and lots of
pelts. No matter how you feel about the fur trade this photo is tops. Un, wob,
nice real photo of an early German bakery concern in Karlsbad, 'Sprudelsalz-Sattigung.'
photo of a worker at Orrefors, the famous crystal factory in Sweden, issued with an
Orrefors copyright. There is info on reverse but I am unable to translate.
Will provide in email if interested. Un, very light corner wear, EX
real photo of bolo vendors (there is a varied display of knives) in Manila,
Islands. PU 1907, some light silvering of photo and a light crease across middle of
card still in very collectible condition. VG
Egyptian image on this postcard depicts "The Divinity of truth and justice."
The card is signed by R. M. de Giorgio and seems to be a copy of an ancient image
in Thebes. Un, early undivided back with text in both French and Egyptian; EX
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