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Discussion in 'Ephemera and Photographs' started by Joe2007, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy

    Some of Bertha’s postcards:

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    On the internet, I found the same Ambassador Bridge image used on a 1955 postcard (postmarked 1955). However, note in the lower left corner it now states Windsor, Ontario when my 1933 card states Sandwich, Ontario. In 1935, Sandwich was amalgamated with East Windsor, Windsor, and Walkerville to form the city of Windsor, Ontario.

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  2. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    A searchable online collection of postcards, from the Newberry Library in Chicago -- The Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Raphael Tuck & Sons / Oilette Postcards:


    The Newberry Library just posted a link on Facebook and I thought some people here would be interested.
  3. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    that is a great link, thanks fig:)
  4. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Went to a yard sale today and amazingly they had some postcards. Got the lot for $3. Mostly nothing to write home about but I found a few cards I liked so it was well worth the price.

    postcards yard sale june 2019.jpg postcard casper street.jpg postcard nashville airport.jpg postcard weatherford tx city hall.jpg postcard wooster public square.jpg
  5. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Joe, I really like the Nashville Airport one!
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  6. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    I really like linen postcards. That looks like a great buy for $3.00 Joe!
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  7. Shwikman

    Shwikman Well-Known Member

    I like em as well, almost photographic quality and detail with a softness...those clouds lower my blood pressure.
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  8. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Here's a linen postcard in my collection... Michigan Avenue in Chicago, with the lions that are in front of the Art Institute.

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  9. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    I thought this Ceylon postcard looked very colonial:
    ze Ceylon Sri Lanka Penang Girls School  c1910.jpg

    This one is an actual etching of Goethe's house in Frankfurt.
    zc Germany Frankfurt Goethe House etching.jpg

    It's use as a postcard seems to be something of an afterthought.
    zd Germany Frankfurt Goethe House etching.jpg

    This view of Holyrood Palace is by Judges Postcards. The photo was taken by the company's founder who built the (ongoing) business from a hobby. I think he had a pretty good eye. zb England Judges Ltd Holyrood Palace Arthurs Seat 1774 Sepia -a.jpg

    This one of Williams Park in St Petersburg, Florida, struck me as very painterly:
    za USA Williams Park St Petersburg Fla.jpg
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  10. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    postcard canton hoover factory.jpg postcard detroit mich cadiliac motors factory.jpg postcard hamilton ohio library.jpg postcard toledo steamer.jpg Got a bunch of postcards at a coin and stamp show. Went to an auction that had a ton of cards in flats but they weren't quality and sold for outrageous money for what they were. Above are a few of the cards I got at the show …….
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  11. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    @Joe2007 - I thought you might be interested to know that your last card shows that boat cruising past the Acme coal fire plant which was on the east side of the Maumeee River. The plant was closed down years ago & the smoke stacks imploded back in 2014. :happy::happy::happy:
  12. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

  13. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

    Joe, I posted a PC on the Rants & Raves thread a couple of days ago. (Didn't want it here on the more "public" forum...) I thought of you when I posted it. You might want to take a peek over there.
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  14. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

  15. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    I tend to like the funny ones
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    and the French ones I can't post here
  16. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    From the coin & stamp show. Really love the Drinker's Dream card but it is in rough shape.

    postcard cincinnati ohio clifton residences.jpg postcard hamilton ohio railroad bridge.jpg postcard minot nd railyard.jpg postcard drinkers dream 1.jpg
  17. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector


    Do you have any suggestions for collecting Halloween cards? I assume the spookier the better and quality of graphics help too.
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  18. cxgirl

    cxgirl Well-Known Member

    that is a tough one @Joe2007 :) I assume they will be for your own collection, so collect the ones you like. Any devils are always hot, ones with multiple Halloween figures (witch, bat, pumpkin, ghost, etc.) certain artist/company are worth more, the vegetable figures halloween ones, the list is never-ending. Warning - once you go down the slippery slope of Halloween postcards you end up looking at Christmas postcards too - Santa in different coloured coats/robe are always worth money, a purple coat/robe is still #1, then dark blue. Who am I kidding, I love them all:) Good luck, can't wait to see what you find!!
  19. Joe2007

    Joe2007 Collector

    Thought this was an interesting postcard given my interest in Ohio Art Pottery

    postcard ohio pottery and glass shop.jpg
  20. Makanudo

    Makanudo There is no such thing as simple.Simple is hard.

    Its a great postcard!
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