high quality print of a young boy in the moon. Card is marked with the
number 5184. Divided back, unused, EX.
will have to look at the larger image to see the multiple babies montaged on
this image. Card is from a studio in Salt Lake City Utah, and Johnson was a
noted polygamist. Real Photo, divided back, unused. EX
may be triplets, or sisters, or the same girl with the same cat. A montage;
at the very least somewhat of a mystery. Early foreign back marked "Papier
Radium Brom. Light silvering, un, EX
and Gretel in the famous fairy tale. Published by T.S.N., series 1001.
Cancelled 1912. VG++
fairy tale is very finely done by a company called Lafaire and Goldfarb.
Image is nicely embossed. Early undivided back, this art card of Puss
in Boots is in great condition. EX
early view of a San Francisco Hospital for Children and Training school for
nurses. Very light spoil and writing on back, very light corner wear;
overall card is VG
ICE CREAM parlor, proprieter Joseph Trudgeon, Juneau, Alaska. Great clarity
for a printed card. Albertype Co. produced this card. Unused, early,
near mint, EX
Nebraska sod house is advertised on this card by a man who sold farm
implements, etc. in Milford, Nebraska. This is a lithographed card
published by Downs Co., unused. EX
magician's card is signed on the front with his stage name, Crochet.
An actual autograph, not in the negative. Real Photo, 1943, one very
faint tiny crease under signing. Un, stamped on back with his name and
address. Un, VG++
|MS328-This card is from a very scarce M & B series. Puppets and bright colors against a brown background make this card one of the best, in my opinion. Un, EX $75.00|
real photo is a scarce advertising issue for a French postcard company. Note the woman is
seated with a postcard album and you see both some cards in the album and the advertising
for the "Croissant" logo. The name of company and address are at top.
This card is not printed with a postcard back (plain) obviously because it was
handed out by the salesman whose name appears at bottom front. In effect, it was
used as a trade card. The card is postcard size and format on front. Un, lightly
real photo has a super close-up of a snake charmer from Egypt "in the streets of
Cairo." Un, minimal corner wear; EX
is a very good (and very somber) image of three men from Ceylon working their skills as
snake charmers. The words "Skeen Photo" appear in the lower right corner.
daredevil is crossing the Falls on a light wire. His name was Pro. Morrell and I do
wonder if he made it across. This card was issued in Montreal so I'm assuming it is
Niagara. A sharp look at larger image will show a fair crowd gathered at the
top of the Falls. Un, EX
wonderful chess postcard doubles as a WWI propaganda issue with the German Kaiser losing
handily to the French. All but one of the German game pieces (soldiers) are off the
board. Published in France, of course. Un, EX
is your game then this card would be one of the 'better' additions to a collection on that
theme. The artwork is by celebrated artist C. Coles Phillips. A woman stands
on a chessboard (Queen or Pawn?) surrounded by various symbols on adjacent squares: money,
love, royalty, etc. Un, near Mint
but very sophisticated drawing of a devil's head is set
off by a bright
red background. The verse (filling in the word 'devil' where the image appears) is
"The devil take these postcards." Not when they look like this!
Actual card looks better than scan because it is done on a quality stock. Un,
British postcard back, very faint trace of small smudge on front; overall EX
German issue of the Red Cross uses a wonderful image of St. George dressed as a medieval
knight slaying the dragon. The card has the signature of the artist, Viktor Muller
in the lower right corner. PU, very tiny tear in upper border about 1" from
corner and small crease under it, however this is not an eyesore; balance of card very
clean; overall VG
beautiful young woman spins yarn. This early chromolitho refers to the Sleeping Beauty
fairy tale. The black ravens suggest her impending 'death.' PU, cancel faint
but very early undivided back, very minor corner wear; overall VG++
|MS140-This is a
scarce interior view of Goodman's Book Store in Manchester, NH. The front tables in
image are covered with early postcards! Un, EX
image of a nurse in a series (#2008) published by Reinthal & Newman. The artist's
signature looks like Hal Hurst and the title of card is "In Clover." Un,
symbolic image of a nurse against a red cross. Published by Reinthal and Newman
(#2005) with artwork by Hal Hurst. Card is titled, "An Angel of Mercy."
the letter "T," from an alphabet set that many attribute to famous illustrator,
Ellen Clapsaddle. Un, wob, this issue has early undivided back; there is a name in very
small hand written on front at bottom right; overall EX
carries the large alphabet letter "A" which is surrounded by a cloud of blue
flowers. Artwork attributed to Ellen Clapsaddle. Early undivided back.
These issues tend to be scare; most have European backs and obviously were intended for
that market. UN, near Mint
card from the alphabet set described above. This time the letter I. This
card was published by Tuck...set was re-issued several times, hence the different backs.
PU 1906, overall EX
card from the Alphabet set described above. Cupid clings to the letter E.
Un, wob, overall VG++
drawing of Old Mother Hubbard done by A.E. Kennedy. Published by Faulkner & Co.,
London. Uncommon. PU 1930, one light mark in left border; overall EX
drawing of Humpty Dumpty having his fall by artist A.E. Kennedy. Published by
Faulkner & Co., London. Uncommon. Un, EX
style card featuring the Statue of Liberty. This set features a card for various
major nations and was printed in Italy. UN, VG++
collect Golliwogs here is an interesting one...large image of Golliwog talking on phone,
and seemingly suspended in air! Published by A.C. Redman & Co., England. Un, EX
photo studio postcard of a young girl with a large puppet, perhaps Punch. The size
and clarity of the puppet image make this card super nice. Card is also hand-tinted.
is from the very lovely poster art series on Esperanto that Tuck Company published. Men
from all nations approach a statue of the language's inventor. Artwork by C.A.
Sheehan. Very hard to find. Un, EX
Pierrot head with the oversized neck ruff and black skull cap and button against paler
background. Printed in Italy, Un, EX
race car manufactured by Cannon Ball Baker in Indpls. Real Photo, Un, specs for toy
on back of card, EX.
but distinctive chromolitho of Pierrot and woman celebrating. Early undivided back,
plays the violin. One of a set of four. Un, wob,
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