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|"1138. Scčnes et Types -- Campement de
Nomades. CAP" showing an encampment with Arabs & their dogs, color from booklet, brownish paper, mild toning near back edges. $2.50 a
"114--Portion of Tented Area, Camp Perry, Ohio, on Lake Erie / 1A1166-N" circa 1941 post card, corner crease at bottom not into image, internal crease from the top left just into the image, a bit of cancel ink in the lake & sky. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(c)cm
"17 LAKE VIEW PARK AND CAMPING GROUNDS, PORT CLINTON, OHIO / 5A-H1860" as it looked circa 1935, unused linen postcard, small spot of light toning in upper front border, good edges. $2.75 oc
"17 MILE DRIVE / COTTAGE CAMP / FRED W. WORKMAN - MGR. / A first class clean camp -- / well located in a pine forest / near the beach, P. O. Box / 529 - Pacific Grove, / Calif. - Tel. 342 J." unused multiview post card with 3 scenes--the entrance, typical cottage, and scene in grounds, very light toning both sides. Considered a pioneer in motel accommodations, Workman was long active in community affairs. Rare. $12.00 c(p)gcm
"19. COMPANY INSPECTION. WEST POINT, N. Y." also including a tent at the encampment in an inset oval; post card mailed there 1909 to Miss Philica Hughes in Dubuque Iowa, minor corner wear & rounding, several tiny spots of cancel ink in the upper front margin, tiny corner bend. $9.00 nmc
"20. COLÉA - Camp du Pigeonnier" showing an encampment of Zouaves, image circa 1915-7 (judging by their uniforms), entrusted with communications by pigeon; circa-1920 (green back) black & white carte postale, unused, lightly toned front, lightly toned back. Coléa is often seen spelled Koléa. $10.00 acm(f)
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"22-9 Kearny Photo CAMP KEARNY SAN DIEGO" showing many men among their tents, real photo postcard mailed there 1917, water stain affects upper left corner (sky), corner crease. Most of the 65,000 men who passed through here on their way to World War I assignments lived in such tents. $8.00 c(c)cw
"615 / Al-Che-Say, Noted / Apache Scout, White / River Agency, Ariz. / On line of Santa Fe Ry." also showing his family by a tent, color, unused postcard published by Williamson Haffner Company, one corner crushed, slight yellowing of the paper on back. The area designation is now obsolete. $6.00 irac
"At Camp / Moose-horns / N. W. Pond, Me." on Schoodic Lake, sepia-tone real photo post card mailed at Schoodic May 1913 (discontinued post office, La Posta rarity 3), slight oxidation consistent with that age, trivial bottom corner rounding, stamp removed. Writer advised recipient that the caption on front would be an adequate address! The name of the location is often seen Northwest Pond. Rare: we could not find another example of this view when we searched the Internet, and only 2 other different cards for the camp. $12.00 m(n)c-m
"A WET DAY / IN KELLY FIELD" in Texas circa-1917, sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo postcard, minor corner wear & edge wear, toned back, slight curl to the paper (no problem in an album). Taken by the official staff photographer, Walter J. Binder, as we know from visiting the Special Collections & Archives of Eastern Kentucky University. Their example was the only other example we could find when searching the Internet, and theirs was definitely not for sale. $15.00 t(k)m(a)pc
"BATHING BEACH CAMP WAUSHARA ON SILVER LAKE, WAUTOMA, WIS." Small spots on image, back hit by a disaster! Real photo post card mailed 1946, as is. $1.00 (wc)*
"BUTTERFIELD CAMP, SHAFER LAKE, MONTICELLO, IND." showing people enjoying a swimming pool near parked cars, unused linen post card, inconspicuous indent in message area, long but faint internal crease near a short edge. $2.25 ics
"CAMPING & PLAGE CHMAPLAIN / Plage Sablonneuse -- Vestiaire… / VENISE EN QUÉBEC " chrome showing the entrance, mailed c. 1975, ink smear on back. $1.50 qc
"Camping Lac Jourdain / 3 milles de QUEBEC" showing several RV's & pitched tents, as seen from a high vantage point; unused chrome postcard printed in Canada, excellent condition, with a small map at the top back center. When Marcel Bedard was the proprietor. Rare: when we searched the Internet there were no other current or recorded sales, and no exhibitions of it. $5.00 qgcr
"'CAMPING' / PARC ENSOLEILLE Inc." showing their swimming pool in use, postcard mailed 1988, scalloped edges as issued, small corner bend. When G. Bernard was the president of the company. $1.25 qc
"Camp Maqua, Poland Me." including several girls on a diving platform in the lake & a small rowboat nearby, sepia-tone Azo (squares in corners) real photo with low contrast, scene dated Aug 7 1928 by writing on front, interesting message over all the back dated, August 30 1928. Line at the bottom right corner is a rope demarcating their safe swimming area. $6.50 m(p)c
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"CAMP MOWANA, R. F. D. 2 MANSFIELD OHIO - THE CHAPEL IN THE WOODS" facing the altar, sepia-tone on yellowing paper, mailed there 1954, writer mentions '1000 mile check up on car', minor corner wear & rounding, corner crease. $2.00 oc
"Camping Out - 1905 Style at Columbia Gardens, near Butte, Montana, was nearly exclusively an activity of the well-to-do..." unused sepia-tone continental reproduction. $1.50 mc
"Camps on Gem Island, with Tongue Mountains in background. Lake George (N.Y.)..." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed SEP 17 1959 at Lewis New York, art attributed to Stuart Edredge, light spotty toning on back. $2.50 n(l)n(g)c NEW / NUEVO / NOUVEAU
"CAMP WOLTERS / TEXAS. / EKMARK 16154" including about 20 young men Army recruits; real photo postcard mailed there JUN 26 1942, small red spots near the top center front edge, many spots of toning on the back. Posted a few days before Audie Murphy went there for basic training. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. t(c)cm(a)
"Coffee Pot" QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art depicting a camp scene with coffee brewing, 2 colorful backstamps, fresh appearance. $2.00 oc
"COLLECTION SAHARIENNE / 17 - Campement de nomades" showing Arabs & camels in a small desert camp, unused continental with rough edges as issued by Edition La Cigogne, speckles of tiny toning spots on the back. Probably Algerian. $2.00 ac
"COTTAGE TENTS EUCLID BEACH CAMP GROUNDS / CLEVELAND, OHIO" mailed 1912, long crease & corner crease. Euclid Beach was such a large amusement park that families would travel there from many miles around, requiring overnight accommodations. There were so many things to see, do, and experience that many made an inexpensive vacation of it! $7.50 aoc
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"CRANE FARMS CHILDREN'S CAMP HEADQUARTERS" with several youngsters nearby, monochromatic gray-green postcard mailed SEP 6 1929 from La Grange Illinois to Miss Patricia Lipton in Muscatine Iowa by a child there. Long & conspicuous vertical crease parallels the left front edge, spotty edge wear. Located at the western end of the lake, now in Geneva. Rare: when we searched the Internet there were no other postcards or exhibitions. $9.00 w(g)cc
"Epworth League Institute / Lancaster Camp Ground, O. // Tobias / STUDIO / 1927" showing a large group of well-dressed people standing outdoors, unused Azo (squares in corners) real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, trivial corner wear. $10.00 oc
"Fishing Camp on Lake St. Helen / St. Helen, Mich. / 8427" post card from the St. Helen Development Co., unused, minor corner wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 m(s)fc
"Huntington Beach, Cal. / July 27 to Aug. 12, 1906 / Methodist Encampment, Tent City and New Auditorium" black & white with undivided back, unused, lightly toned front, faint small corner crease, minor corner wear & rounding. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 c(h)cr
"INTERIOR LODGE OR MESS HALL. TAR HOLLOW CAMP" unused sepia-tone Artvue post card, approximately 1-1/8"x3/8" shallow thin in bac address area, minor wear to one corner, upper corner crease. Location: Laurelville Ohio. $2.25 o(l)c
"Kampleven - de vaat." showing 3 women washing dishes at camp, post card mailed 1941 in the Netherlands, real photo. $2.75
"... / KINGS HEROLDS COL. O's / LANCASTER CAMP GROUND O. // Tobias / STUDIO / 1932" showing a group of about 27 people posed outside a cabin there, unused Azo (square in corners) sepia-tone real photo with good focus, two tiny scrapes near back corners, small corner crease not into image, minor corner wear. Top line of caption with just initials is hard to read because of correction. $8.50 oc
"KRESGE ASSEMBLY HALL NATIONAL / MUSIC CAMP, INTERLOCHEN, MICH. N1204" showing its exterior viewed from the water, unused real photo post card with good contrast & glossy finish, good edges. $2.50 m(i)mc NEW / NUEVO / NOUVEAU
"LAKE ARROWHEAD, A FAMILY CAMPGROUND / FOR TENTS & TRAVEL TRAILERS" in South Carolina, aerial view, mailed 1969. $1.25 (sc)*%
"Lake Delaware Boys' Camp, Delhi, N. Y." showing a row of large tents, monochromatic gray-green, mailed there 1931, lightly toned back, corner crease. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ncb*
"LODGE. TAR HOLLOW CAMP" unused sepia-tone Artvue post card, small white paper adherence on back, minor wear to one corner. Location: Laurelville Ohio. Offered elsewhere as high as $6.79, but we need only $3.50 o(l)c& NEW / NUEVO / NOUVEAU
"LOTUS LAKE FARM & CABINS / WILLIAMSTOWN, VT." real photo post card mailed from Brandon Vermont in 1940 to Miss Virginia Walker from her mother who was travelling, minor bottom corner wear, light toning near the 2 short back edges. Now the Lotus Lake Camp. Rare. $8.50 v(w)mga
"MESSALONSKEE BEACH CAMPS BELGRADE, MAINE" mailed 1931, lacks freshness. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. The area is now called Oakland Town Beach. $1.50 mmc
"MICHIGAN / Campground / 2007 DIRECTORY / Your Guide to Michigan Camping" 80-page booklet in color with facilities descriptions, contact information & more for 247 private campgrounds & the state park facilities. $1.50 mc
"MICHIGAN EDUCATION ASSOCIATION CAMP / ST. MARY'S LAKE BATTLE CREEK, MICH. t233" including some people near their dock, Kodak real photo from L. L. Cook Co., good composition & contrast, writing on back dates to 1955. Shown above right. $3.75 mce. "MICHIGAN EDUCATION / ASSOCIATION CAMP / ST. MARY'S LAKE / BATTLE CREEK / MICH. t238" including several buildings & a glimpse of the water, Kodak real photo from L. L. Cook Co., writing on back dates to 1955, light toning near one back corner. $3.75 mce. Same but a little more back toning. Shown above left. $3.50 m(s)m(b)ce
"Modern day 'voyagers' at Croo- / ked Lake campsite on Grand / Portage northern Minnesota." with art attributed to Bernard H. Bradley, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 at Ray Minnesota, slight curl to the paper. $2.50 m(c)ca
"MUSKEY JUMPING WHEN HOOKED AT / CALVERT'S WHITEFISH CAMP, RAINY RIVER, ONT." sepia-tone real photo mailed there 1948 (gorgeous cancel) to Phil Scaffide in Sandyville Ohio, bend at one corner, small chemical spot at the right front edge. Addressee's name is misspelled. $3.25 ofc-o
"NEMROD / ... / XM52 11227" with art depicting a fishing camp, CB QSL card from the Runnin' Bare Artist Series #890, attractive blue handstamp of the NEMROD QSL CLUB on back with a brief message penned, good edges. $1.25 q(m)c
"Out in the Country, MC23 / From the Bruwell's Collection / ... / Tinted with Bruwell's Magic Color" showing 2 motorcycles near small tent in mountainous area, unused continental. $1.25 mc
"'Round-Up.' Dagger Lake, near CARLSBAD, New Mexico." showing a cowboy camp, unused circa 1907-1908 unevenly divided back Albertype postcard, trivial wear at 3 corners. Rare! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 nacc
"SCENES AT LAKE MAXINKUCKEE / In Camp--Culver Military Academy" showing many tents, black & white on yellowish paper, mailed there 1906, corner wear & rounding, internal crease, corner crease. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 i(l)i(c)c*
"SIGN AT ENTRANCE / REGULAR BAPTIST YOUTH CAMP" at Lake Ann in Benzie County Michigan, unused chrome postcard. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 mc
"SILHOUETTE / Y. W. C. A. FOREST BEACH CAMP, NEW BUFFALO, MICH." Showing a standing teenage girl archer in black & white, unused. Vertical format. $3.75 (mcas)*
"SIOUX INDIAN CAMP IN THE BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA" linen from the Dakota News Agency, unused, slight paper browning with age. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 s(b)ic
"SPEND SUNDAY WITH THE BOYS / At CAMP KERN 28--Miles from Dayton / Via. Automobile / LEBANON PIKE / To Lebanon O. / VIA. RAIL / Dayton to Xenia / Xenia to Ft. Ancient // ... // O. O. Morris, Camp Director" an Oregonia Ohio YMCA facility; advertising postcard mailed 1921 to Mr. and Mrs. Dillard Estell in Dayton, small bottom corner crease. Rare: no others found offered, illustrated, or even mentioned when we searched the Internet. $11.00 (obc)
"Sunset, Grand Reservoir, 17,000 acres, / largest Artificial body of water in the World, / St. Marys, Ohio" including some camping on its shore, Weixelbaum published post card, circa 1915, minor corner & edge wear, tiny bottom corner crease. $3.25 o(s)sc
"SWIMMING TIME, CAMP LAKODIA STATE 4-H CAMP. / MADISON, SOUTH DAKOTA" showing several swimmers & rules sign as seen from the beach, black & white from Artvue Post Card Company, writing on back dates to 1962. $3.50 sc
"THE GROTTO OF THE REDEMPTION / West Bend, Iowa 50597" unused postcard with a route map of the state of Iowa -- suggesting how to get there & information on its free camp grounds -- on much of the message side. This religious site portrays the life of Christ in ornamental stones. $1.75 mi(w)rc
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"THE PENNSIC WAR / Cooper's Lake Campground, Western Pennsylvania" showing many multicolored tents in the encampment from above, unused continental post card from a photo copyrighted 2000 by Dan Amerson, excellent condition. $1.25 p(c)c
"Tod's, Long Valley Junction, Utah" chrome multiview with 2 scenes--horseback riders & campers with accordion, used 1967. $1.25 uc
"Townsend Trailer Camp Located One-half Mile West of El Reno. / FREE SERVICES--Electricity-- Hot and Cold Baths--Modern Toilets--Laundry Tubs / --Telephones --Plenty of Ice Water--and Drive-in Theater." with pre-printed ad message on back, mailed there 1948, black-and-white on yellowing paper, small corner crease, trace of cancel on front, couple small spots of toning. $12.00 ocr*
Uncaptioned cartoon in color, showing visitors to campers with kids & a motorcycle, "Import Nr. 537" is the only thing printed on the back, unused. $2.25
Uncaptioned real photo mailed 1913 at Cameron Wisconsin, mentioning camping on the lake & plentiful fish, low contrast / grayish. The buildings are distinctive enough that someone should recognize them. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 (wc)
Uncaptioned sepia-tone Azo (triangles up) real photo post card of a soldier standing near some tents at the Ohio National Guard Camp at Marietta Ohio, slight oxidation, chemical toning spot in the front sky. The width is smaller than the usual 3-5 / 8-inches for a regular postcard, and the tell-tale curve of a scissors cut along the left front edge tells us why. Shown. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. omc. Similar but an older soldier in a jacket that is not long enough for his arms, a darker image with more contrast, slight oxidation, toned back. The width is again smaller than the usual 3-5 / 8-inches for a regular postcard, but its edges are straight. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. omc
Uncaptioned sepia-tone real photo postcard showing a woman conveyed by a motorcycle with side car to the Tent City office at Euclid Beach amusement park, salesman respectfully removing his hat as she arrives; mailed AUG 8 1909 (a Sunday) to Mrs. H. S. Parks in Watertown New York, upper corner crease, minor rounding to the corners, back with uneven album toning. Postcard sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 o(c)cma
"VALENTINE MOTEL / On US 20 and 83 east edge of town / ... / TRAVEL TRAILER AND CAMPER PARK / in rear of Motel, screened with trees and shrubs..." chrome mailed at O'Neill 1970, faint yellowish toning in large area of back. $1.50 nc*
Wanted to buy--post cards & memorabilia from Camp St. Malo in Colorado, especially during the 1950's. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Wanted to buy--postcards from Camp Tippecanoe in Ohio, so that we may restock. Please offer us some priced in US dollars or Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Waterfalls at Camp Baxter, Maine; unused linen with fresh appearance. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (393,395 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 mwc
"'Y. M. C. A. CAMP' / OTOREKE, QUE. 36." showing the boathouse there; real photo post card mailed JUN 16 1952 from Montreal to J. W. Printz in Ipswich Massachusetts, messaged in German by his father, tiny upper corner creases, small reddish adherence in the lower right front water, toning in the front margins. A rare postcard in any condition. $8.00 q(o)fg(p)c NEW / NUEVO / NOUVEAU
"ZEPPELIN TOURIST CAMP Jennerstown, Penna." the door to its eatery flanked by Coca Cola bottle signs, an long arrow near its nose pointing the way to the rest rooms; circa-1930 sepia-tone DOPS real photo post card, pencilled annotation of back reads 'now located at Deerfield Ohio on Rout 14', small lower corner crease, minor edge wear. For an article on this roadside Americana, please see the Lincoln Highway Forum Vol. 8 (1,2) 22. Rare: when we searched the Internet we could find no other offers, no recorded sales & no exhibits. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. p(j)rmccz#
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