the right side a woman looks out. The background is plain but very
poster-like. Mistletoe is hanging so I suppose this is a holiday
greeting. Used 1942 from Belgium. VG+
of a set with a 'jewel' theme. This one is for rubies and so renders the
drawing with red details. Undivided back,real image much sharper than
an egg-shaped border a woman holds a basket of colored eggs. Artwork
by Chiostri, signed in border. Published by Ballerini & Fratini,
Italy. Used by cancel partial; VG++
woman stands beside a fortune-teller who is spreading her cards.
Artwork by Chiostri (signed);
published by Ballerini & Fratini, Italy. Un, EX
woman in a bolero and turban holds on to gold moon; her veil doubles as
wings. Artwork by Chiostri; published by Ballerini & Fratini, Italy.
Signed at lower left. Un, light album marks, overall EX
close-up of a woman's head, with an art nouveau border, is an early
chromolitho by Tuck. Quote by the poet Byron in the upper part of image.
Undivided back, VG+
image of a woman waving her hair in a "roaring twenties" style is signed by
NANNI. Meta seems to be the manufacturer. Info on back
bottom. Used 1926. Small cancel at top, visible on larger
image; overall VG+
hat, shiny with tiny little chips like hematite, is what makes the card
sparkle, to be quite literal! Un but w.o.b., VG+
excellent portrait of a woman in profile. Chalk-like finish to image.
Signed in lower right. Un, a few very light stains on reverse; overall
woman peers at a Pierrot from behind an ornately decorated curtain. The gold and
white blocks of the floor which appear in all the cards of this set creates a special
look. Artwork by Italian artist, Busi. Un, EX
nude woman sits with two leopards and a black cat (cougar?). This exotic image is
from a set drawn by the Italian artist, Zandrino. All the cards feature a
woman with wild animals. Un, wob, VG++
The scene is a typical 'courting' scene in a garden but the color palette and
highly stylized art work really set this card apart. Note the peacock in foreground.
Published by M. M. Vienne; artist signed on card by Ethel Franklin Betts. Un,
card is from the same set as above. A beautiful young woman serves herself some food
while a man sits staring at her rather fixedly. The artist is Ethel Franklin Betts
and the card is a great example of M.M., Vienne' s publishing at its very best. Un,
profile of the beautiful woman is deeply embossed to stand away from background. The card
has a unique combo of elaborate, Art Nouveau-style printed background with air-brushed
image of the woman. A quality car published by P.F.B. Company, series 7227.
watches tiny ballerinas in this fabulous design of red/black/gold done by Italian
illustrator, Chiostri. I think most would agree that this is one of that artist's
best sets from an Art Deco standpoint. Published by Ballerini & Fratini of
Italy. Un, really EX
woman in a flashy outfit straddles a toy hobby horse. Note the whip in her hand...I
think we have an underlying fantasy going on here! Very early undivided back.
Published in France. Un, EX
lovely Art Nouveau style postcard features a beautiful woman in the dress of Classical
times against a background of ancient ruins. Early undivided back. Published
in France. Un, EX
unusual and scarce Kirchner. Listed in the Italian book on Kirchner's
post card work as "Akropolis." This series was done in different 'types'
meaning different printing effects. This card is from the type where the drawing
appears on a bronzy panel against a marbleized beige background with embossed borders.
Un, undivided back, NEAR MINT
usual Kirchner postcard which shows a woman charming a snake. The card
is highly embossed on the bronze image. Undivided, decorative
edges, French back, Un, EX
woman in old-fashioned bathing caps sport in the ocean. Artwork by Kirchner is
titled "Enfants de la Mer." This is one card from a 10-card set. PU 1902,
very light edge wear; very faint album pressure marks at corner; slight toning of paper;
Cigarrettes Du Monde" is the name of this attractive series done by Raphael Kirchner.
As the name suggests each card features a woman from a different nation smoking a
cigarette. This card pictures an Egyptian woman with a backdrop of
Un, early undivided back, EX
postcard by Raphael Kirchner is part of a set which features portraits of Viennese ladies:
"Wiener Blut." It is subdued in tone compared to some of his later work.
This set dates from 1899 and is more difficult to find than many others. The
scan gives a slightly toned look to background but actual card is very even in color. Un,
early undivided back, EX
really like the lively use of color in this card from a set of six cards titled
"Santoy." Note the Japanese motif which is carried through entire set.
Evidently these drawings were inspired by a English operetta by the name of San
Toy done in 1898. Un, near MINT
and soft drawing from Kirchner of a Geisha between two broad side borders of pale green.
PU, 1901. Undivided back. The sender has written 'London' and the date in a
small neat hand in the top of the right border. Very light edge wear; overall VG+
from a set of 4 by artist Chiostri (this set is not signed but the style is
which uses the theme of fruit. On this card a woman enjoys
Published by Ballerini & Fratini. PU 1926, tiniest trace of cancel ink
beneath tree limb...barely noticeable; overall VG++
from a set of 4 by Chiostri (not signed but style is unmistakable) which uses the theme
of fruit. On this card, a woman enjoys dark grapes. Published by Ballerini
& Fratini. Un, VG++
background on this card by artist Mela Koehler is very effective in highlighting the
details of the woman's scarf and dress. Published by BKWI 384-6. Un, EX
rich effort by Mela Koehler for BKWI series 384. Highly styled and highly evocative
artwork. Un, wob, dated 1919, EX
charming Kirchner showing a woman and a chick both hatching from the same egg was
copyright by Bruton Galleries and published by The Delta Fine Art Co., London. Note
national flags at top of card. Un, near MINT
Art Deco influence combines with poster art to make this image of a woman sledding down a
snow-covered mountain a great looking card. Artwork by Rylander. Un, one light
crease about 1 inch long near bottom left corner; overall VG+
make a nice if small collection of glamorous woman pictured with wild animals. The
furs enclosing this lady make this card a double jeopardy! Printed in Italy. Un,
card has one very faint and hairline crease on left side near bottom but overall card is
still in very collectible condition. VG+
pierrot by artist Corbella is more androgynous than most. Strong contrast
marks this card with its use of just three colors. There are four cards in the set.
Published in Italy. CP, Un, EX
profile by artist Mela Koehler, published in Europe. CP, Un, card has writing on
back in French and the date and a name are written in purple ink on front near top right.
The writing, maybe due to color of ink and good penmanship, does not detract much,
if any, from overall card. VG
with her dog stand against an ornately patterned background. Artwork by Mela
Koehler. From B.K.W.I. series 621, number 5. Un, EX
Kirchner, pub. by M.M.Vienne. Chromolitho, undivided back, Un. EX
Kirchner, from the Mikado set. Chromolitho, Pu 1908, EX
Philip Boileau from the Tuck Connoisseur series 2819. These cards are among his
loveliest due to the high end printing and good board. Chromolitho, Un, near Mint
wonderful figure of Pierrot, this time done in a card printed in Italy. Un, CP, EX
very effective design by Chiostri. This card from a set of Pierrots was published by the
Italian firm of Ballerini & Fratini, series 167. Un, EX
woman's head is montaged against a large, open fan. Has an early,
undivided back. Un, Very light silvering at edge; overall EX.
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