|FR511-This real photo shows a family portrait of the
Russian aristocracy. A most serious pose which matches their future.
Un, slight silvering due to age; overall EX
|FR510-General Joffre in a beautiful poster card.
Printed in Britain. W.O.B. but not used through mail. Has flag
|FR506-A lovely view, for which
this artist, Carl Kunst, was famous: the Karolinenplatz.
Note how the pattern at the bottom matches the image at top. Un, back
shows age somewhat but front is in great condition. VG++
|FR505-Light from the sky blends
with the waterfall and the body of water in this lovely image of the
Rheinfall. This is a Meteor-like transparency (card is marked
only as a novelty and a Gebr. Metz production from Basel. PU,
undivided back, 1904. Light foxing bottom and small amount of handwriting.
|FR160-This artistic rendition of palace guards
proclaiming King George V on May 9th, 1910 was drawn by Harry Payne. It was
published by Tuck as a premium issue on heavy board with gilt edges. Un, EX
|FR155-This early advertising issue for the Paris 1900
Expo is a transparency. When you hold it to a strong artificial light it appears
illuminated. Lots of action with this one! Not only does the light on top of
the tower throw a lighthouse search beam but the water and various sections of the
buildings light up. The name "Gaufrettes" also appears in upper right
corner. Un, EX+
|FR151-This extraordinary image relating to the
Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) shows men selling weapons from the nations of Japan, Russia
and England. They call out to the Japanese women to take their choice! Un, EX
|FR137-This very uncommon Russo-Japanese War issue
(1904-1905) pictures a Japanese sailor victoriously walking off with a ship tucked in the
Japanese flag. The text at bottom is "A good present brought from Port
Arthur." Un, light corner wear; overall VG+
|FR138-This very early postcard (1898) captures a interesting moment in history. It shows the 'departure of the missionaries from Tsingtau.'
This surely is linked to the mounting persecution of foreigners in China,
particularly missionaries, which eventually got tagged "The Boxer Rebellion."
PU 1898, wob, wof, VG+
|FR131-An early top flight Japanese issue featuring two
views (one of Matsushima Bay; the other of the Nikko Temple) surrounded by an ornate
border. The board is thick, the printing is sharp, and the drawing very
eye-appealing. Issued by the Imperial Gov't Railways of Japan. Un, very light
corner wear; EX
|FR132-This poster-style ad postcard is for a restaurant
located in Buenos Aires. The artwork was done by Pablo Schweizer. The exact
location listed on back: Calle Sarmiento 932; Union Telef. 5222, Libertad...Un, EX
|FR135-This early Russian-Japanese War (1904-1905)
issue is an artistic rendering of "Japanese Scouts Fighting with Russians at Anju,
Corea" (sic...Korea I think). Un, early undivided back, EX
|FR136-This vintage postcard features a military
type offering a toast. The artist's initials, E.F., appear in upper left corner.
It's an excellent caricature. Un, very light corner wear; VG+