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CHRISTMAS POSTCARDS & SANTA POST CARDS
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CHRISTMAS POST CARDS & SANTA POSTCARDS
Božić / Gabonetako / Jól / joulu / jõulud / Kersfees /
KERSTFEEST / Khirisimasi / Krishtlindje / Nadal / NATALE /
NAVIDAD / NOËL / Pasko / WEIHNACHTEN / Սուրբ Ծնունդ /
Каляды / ক্রিসমাস / 圣诞 / საშობაო / Χριστούγεννα / クリスマス
We have many more still to list--please inquire!
See also Madonnas on postcard, Christmas topical covers,
Christmas topical stamps and philatelic literature
& Religious art on postcards & icon cards -- all at this site!
16.10.2001 Christmas issue with Buuti art on double postcard, stamps denominated 4,75 & 4,50 depicting ptarmigans. Getting hard to find! Complete as shown: $7.50 gc-gc
"1886-7 / A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR / ... / TORONTO LETTER CARRIERS" including a postman, mailbag, heraldic crests & a Canada Post Card, 5-colors (brown on sepia, dark violet, dark red & gold), toned back, mild corner & edge wear, long corner crease, small corner crease, lightly toned front. Handed out to "Their Friends Everywhere", no postcard back. As nice a precursor as you are likely to find. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 o-onpc*
"802--'Santa Claus Lane' Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California / 2C-H393" at night with Christmas decorations, Grauman's Chinese Theater at the left, Roosevelt Drugs at the right; unused circa-1952 linen post card, lightly toned back, short stray mark in upper front border. $2.50 c(h)cp*
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"A Christmas Greeting / When pink the Christmas / dawn shall be / O'er world of land - / o'er world of sea, My heartfelt wishes forth shall go / That you all happiness may know. / From " postcard mailed 1914 (Balboa stamp) to Mrs. G. S. Thomas in Pasadena, word inked out in message, album toning, cancel ink on front. $1.00 cp
"A Christmas Line. / If all the wishes of my soul, / In sheer goodwill reach you anon, / I rather think you'll need the whole, Horizon line to hang them on // 404D" art on a postcard published by the Owen Card Publishing Company in Elmira New York, mailed 1917 to Fredericktown Ohio (cancel ties both Red Cross Christmas seal for that year & 2-c stamp, very light toning both sides. $3.50 cp-u(c)
"A Christmas Thought / Christmas thoughts to you I send, / From a true and faithful friend." with Dulk signed art showing a windmill in wintertime, light toning on front is extensive but mostly in the borders. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 acww
"A Happy Christmas" with maroon-coated Santa arriving on an airship toting toys; art on an embossed postcard with glittery background, printed in Germany, minor corner rounding, tiny white spot on front is a thin, couple small spots of toning on back. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. bc
"A Happy Christmas / LAW COURTS, ESPLANADE, DURBAN" unused sepia-tone postcard with holiday caption added in blue-green, printed in Great Britain, small spot of toning on back, slight curl to the paper. $2.50 slcc NEW / NUEVO / NOV
"A Joyful / Christmas" with children's toys consisting of a biplane (unusual!), locomotive & doll; intricately embossed post card from the Santa Claus Series 404, mailed from Chicago DEC 25 1911 to Miss Wilhelmina Sailer in Albion Michigan (misspelled Sialer), stamp with corner gone, three corners with creases (one double), the other corner with wear, short faint internal creases from the long edges. $4.50 tc
"A Joyous / Christmastide" postcard from Series B No. 14 mailed DEC 23 1910 (unusual violet RFD ROUTE / DEC 24 1910 / MARTINSBURG violet 3-straight-line cancel with the 24 filled in by pencil) to Miss Bessie Cooksey in Martinsburg, paper browned both sides especially at the edges due to album contact. $5.00 c-o
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"All Good Wishes / for Christmas" in telegram format within an embossed frame of holly, post card mailed 1913 to Mrs. John O'Gready in Iron Mountain Michigan with a Balboa commemorative stamp, 2 small tears from the top edge are connected by a crease but all that is hard to see from the front, tiny upper corner crease, 2 small spots of light toning on back. $1.25 c
"A Joyful Christmas / 'May you be as happy." as the children playing with their toys, signed Clapsaddle art on an embossed postcard mailed DEC 22 1909, printed in Germany, 2 corners with creases tangential to the design, one back corner toned, good edges. $7.00 a(c)cct
"A Merry Christmas" 5 embossed angels in flight with 3 bells over a wintry scene, color postcard with small corner crease, large album adherences on back. $5.00
"A Merry Christmas / Amos Wilson Kaufman / Rural Letter Carrier. Route No. 2" circa-1910 postcard with 4-stanza poem printed on the message side, addressed simply to 'Joe Wert and family'. Ordinarily items like this are hard to place, because a location is not specified -- but not this one! The carrier's name is sufficiently distinctive that only one such name is found in a Google search: this man & his wife both buried in Oakland Cemetery in Auburn Township, just outside of Tiro Ohio (Crawford County). Cinching the deal is the addressing: there are many Wert families living in Crawford County. So Amos Wilson worked out of the Tiro Post Office, most likely servicing rural people he knew in Auburn Township. $11.00 o(a)o(t)pgc-ro
"A Merry Christmas" real photo with close-up two children dressed as angels near a Christmas tree, No. 1077 published by Tower Mfg. & Nov. Co., undivided back postcard on brownish paper, mailed to Pennsylvania, trivial edge wear. $6.00
"A / Merry / Christmas" with art depicting a winter scene in an oval frame, Red Cross seal added to the front, mailed DEC 19 1910 to Rochester Minnesota, mild corner wear, upper corner crease, a few speckles of cancel ink on front. $1.50 c-u
"A Merry Christmas / 541" beneath embossed poinsettias, Winsch published post card mailed 1910. $3.25
"a Merry Christmas / and a Happy New Year // Chas. H. Beetle / The Victrola Shop" advertising card the size of a regular postcard, heavily toned back, lightly toned front. According to the Illinois Daily Review, he was doing business in Decatur in 1913. Any kind of paper memorabilia from that business is rare. $7.50 i(d)gc
"A merry Christmas / and a happy New Year / St. Gall A. & L. Metzger" postcard sent 1907 (clear St. Gallen postmark) at the Drucksache rate to Indianapolis Indiana, presumably from a couple that was touring there, probably at least partially on business -- the auto has an advertising slogan on its front: 'WE / LEAD'. $9.00 g(m)csa
"A Merry Christmas / Geo. E. Enterline / 1920" Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard with caption from writing on front, showing a gentleman in formal attire with spectacles standing near his house. lightly toned front, toned back. $5.00 cg
"A MERRY CHRISTMAS" signed Krahmer art depicting deer in a wintry scene, German American Novelty Art Series No. 772, printed in Germany, unused, one corner creased badly but it is hard to detect from the front. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 a(k)cwa
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"A / Merry / Christmas" postcard with an angel in green on a silk silver pillow surrounded by ornately embossed art, writing on back dates to 1912, browning paper due to age, corner crease that is very hard to detect from the front, very light toning on front that does not detract from its overall fresh appearance. Tip of wing at right is missing. $6.50 sca
"A Merry / Christmas / to you" art in vertical format portrays a woman gathering at the shore, small children in the background & a sprig of violets; Tuck Christmas Post Card Series No. 43, chromographed in Bavaria, mailed 1911, tiny crease hard to see in the embossed border, cancel ink on front. $1.50 ct
"A Merry Christmas / You're in my Christmas circuit / And on the waves of thought / A Happy Christmas and New Year / To you is gladly brought" art depicts Santa with his ham radio equipment on a postcard mailed DEC 24 1926, scalloped edges as issued, made in the USA. This image with little modification became the cover art for the 12/90 Antique Radio Classified. 'Inspired by authentic sets' as noted on p. 103 of December 1995 BWS Bulletin. We have seen the date of this card closely estimated as 1925 in another offer, but our cancel is a bit more accurate. $8.00 cp NEW / NUEVO / NOV
"A MERRY / XMAS / 'ROTOGRAPH' / SERIES B1738" real photograph on bromide paper, postcard with undivided back & light oxidation, addressed neatly but not mailed, album marks on the back, good edges. $5.00 cg
"Any way you look at it, / Santa Claus is comin' to town! / Happy Holidays from Lyn Knight Auctions" illustrated with a dozen better Santas; oversize (approximately 6"x9") postcard mailed to Ohio, trivial edge wear, small scuff on back from the postal equipment. $1.25 c
"A PRAYER FROM CHRISTMAS, FLORIDA / 'THE CITY OF PEACE'" with an extended version of the Lord's Prayer around a small illustration of praying hands, unused post card on blue stock. $1.25 fc
"A Sonora Phonograph is the most cherished of all Christmas gifts" with art showing a Sonora delivery truck outside the bay window of a residence all decked out for Christmas. Advertising card (with preprinted message we use as the caption) from Irwin Moser & Son in Hamden NJ ('merchants of pianos and players pianos / Edison, Victor & Sonora'), distributed August 24 1921 at the Flemington New Jersey Fair. Pencilled information at the top ('Blanche's first Fair at Flemington N.J.'). 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 n(h)mgca\
"A Southern / California Home / Merry Christmas from California" in a border of poinsettias, postcard mailed in Harper California. small ding on top edge, 3 small corner creases. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 c(u)c
"A speciality(sic) of Seatle(sic), Wash. / A Christmas Ship traveling / around the harbor including Lake Union" as seen from above at night in art attributed to James E. Peck, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1960 from Houghton Washington, slight curl to the paper, small ink smear in the front caption area. $2.25 w(s)ca(p)*
"At Christmas time, so runs the rhyme, / Neath mistletoe and holly, / A man may kiss a pretty Miss, / When otherwise t'were folly" embossed postcard with signed HBG art, mailed DEC 21 1911 at Columbus Ohio, clear cancel ties both a wide margin-edge type-2 Red Cross seal for that year & the stamp, a little album toning both sides. $30.00 c-u(c)
Barr's Post Card News. December 7, 2015 (20 pages). Articles on Nancy Drew mysteries & collectibles, World War II writing rooms, and old Christmas books. $1.00 pca
"Best Wishes / for a Holiday / filled with all / of the nicest things / Your Columbus Dispatch / Newspaper Carrier" card signed by paperboy, design shows cute kitten looking out of a Santa hat. Nice. $2.00 ocn
"Best Wishes / for Christmas" art on an embossed postcard printed in Germany, mailed circa 1910 to Mrs. Melvin Morris in Mishawaka Indiana by her sister & mother, corner knocked off, skillfully done transparent tape repairs on back heal multiple tears. As is. $1.00 cgg(m)
"Boston, Mass at / Christmas" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 at Pocasset, rusty paperclip mark on back. $1.50 mc
"BRONNER'S FAMILY CHRISTmas WONDERLAND" unused chrome advertising post card showing a signpost to various churches in a garden, For a store specializing in Christmas decorations year-round. $1.50 mac
"Buon Natale" real photo post card of a family & a doll prominently near a small Christmas tree, mailed 1913 in Italy, large stain spots on back, trivial corner wear. $3.75 (dc)
"Christmas at 'Old Trading / Post,' Kirkville(sic), Mo." well done, home-made (and, hence, unique post card mailed 1962. It is Kirksville, of course. $1.75 mc*
"Christmas at San Felipe / Mission, New Mexico" art showing Indians in costume, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963. $2.00
"Christmas / Greetings" art signed J. M. with a winter scene including 2 people clearing their walkway, on a Tuck Oilette Postcard 9891 (Winter's Mantle), mailed 1911 in Virginia, ugly inking to obscure recipient's name, noticeable corner wear. Front caption is embossed. $2.00 wct
"Christmas / Greetings" embossed winter scene on artist palette surrounded by holly, post card mailed circa 1915. Silver color off by about 3/5-inch. $5.00 ec
"Christmas Greetings" Tuck Oilette from the In The Depth of Winter series, postcard 9421, signed, glitter applied attractively to snow area, mailed, small corner crease, otherwise fresh appearance. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 (actw)
"Christmas / Greetings." with a sprig of holly set against a striped background, postcard mailed DEC 28 1908 at Martinsburg Ohio (unusual violet RFD NO. 1 violet 3-straight-line hand cancel in which the date 28 is pencilled in, double struck), paper browned both sides especially at the edges due to album contact. $4.00 c-o
"Christmas Greetings" intricately embossed winter scene on a Winsch post card mailed DEC 23 1910 at Xenia Ohio to Miss Ethel Scott in Goes Ohio, 2 small bottom corner creases, a little toning in the silvery front border. Goes is also known as Goes Station. $2.75 wcw
"Christmas / GREETINGS / Alaska" real photo showing the Church of the Nazarene in Fairbanks, writing on front dates it at 1944, continental size, signed 'Alfred & Bernice Morgan / pastors'. Back is blank. Card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 acg+
"Christmas Greetings. / Sing, oh, sing this blessed Morn; / Unto us a CHILD is born, / Unto us a Son is given, / GOD Himself comes down from Heaven; / Sing, oh, sing, this blessed Morn, / JESUS Christ to-day is born." with an embossed frame, postcard from Tuck's Christmas Hymns Series No. 517, mailed 1911 with the Red Cross Christmas seal in the message area, heavily & unevenly toned back, minor corner & edge wear. $1.50 ct
"Christmas, Michigan" with art showing a Santa on skis, unused continental postcard from Dexter Press, scalloped edges as issued. $1.00
"Christmass(sic) at Taunton, Mass." home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 at Conklin, faint corner crease. $1.50 mc
"Christmass(sic) in Boston, Mass / Ptg. Robert Pervin. / ..." home made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 at Seekonk, long straight scratch on image. $1.25 mc
"Christmas time at The Higbee Company, Cleveland, Ohio" postcard mailed NOV 1946 at Cleveland to Mrs. W. H. Hedges in Marion Ohio, slightly taller than regular size, minor corner wear, small smudge of cancel ink on back obscures nothing. Writer comments: 'The bells chime constantly & make everything seem very Christmassy. This picture was enclosed with my statement -- a new way of advertising I guess.' $5.00 o(c)i(s)c
"Christmas / Wishes / Though old times, old ways, old customs / Change and pass away…" with two more lines of poetry beneath embossed holly, Winsch published post card mailed 1914, a little extraneous writing on back. $3.00 (wc)*
"Dave Koz & Friends / A Smooth / Jazz Christmas / featuring Brian Culbertson, / Norman Brown, & / Patti Austin" unused continental-size publicity postcard for their appearance at the Palace Theater in Columbus Ohio; presorted first class US postage paid (permit #410), near-mint. $1.25 mo(c)c"Dayton, Ohio RTA Christmas Trolley Bus on the / Oakwood line, December 1974. Although no number / is visible this is #509, a Marmon Harrington ..." with a winter scene painted all around, on an overcast day; unused chrome post card, small spot of toning on the back, otherwise excellent condition. This bus was also referred to as the Winter Bus, for this who wished to avoid religious references. $3.50 bo(c)cw
"Donnison's CHRISTMAS POST CARD" with an embossed sprig of holly & hand-written message (as intended), post card mailed DEC 24 1906 from Brownsburg Indiana to Mrs. Schuyler Dobson in Columbus Ohio, Indianapolis transit marking same day with year inverted in the dial, receiving mark at Columbus same day, light toning near the edges. $2.00 c-i
"DOUCE ESPÉRANCE / Joyeux Noël" baby handed down from clouds to shepherds & flock, signed allegory number 250, Noyer copyright 1913, postcard mailed in France. $5.00 ac
"DUNSTAFFNAGE CASTLE / Christmas Greetings" Tuck with short verse in the embossed frame, post card number 9711, mailed 1909 in Michigan, light amount of cancel ink on front, corner & edge wear. The castle is in Western Scotland. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 a(w)tcs
"EHRE SEI GOTT IN DER HOEHE" uncaptioned (so we use the German words from the central decorative arch meaning 'Glory be to God in the Highest' from a cantata by Bach) Artura real photo postcard showing a large organ, altar & Christmas decorations; evenly-divided back is addressed by Hulda to Mr. Edwin L. Freeze in New Berlin Ohio. If this interior is in New Berlin, then this is likely the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church on West Maple Street in its second or third year (1908-1910) at its then-new location. The lack of caption naming the village may be because of anti-German sentiment during World War I. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. i(c)o(n)c
"Elkhorn Wis. The Christmas card town. The creche in the / towns square..." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1961. $2.00 (wc)
"Every / Joy / may Christmas / bring you / And its sweet chimes… / DESIGN COPYRIGHTED JOHN WINSCH, 1913" postcard with embossed lettering in a decorated embossed frame, name signed at bottom, writing on back, tiny bends to the corners, album marks on front. $2.25
"Gelukkig Kerstfeest" 6 angels amidst stars, clouds & the crescent moon; black & white post card, Serie 92 for Christmas, unused, rough edges as issued. $5.00
"God Jul" caption from writing on front, angel with small Christmas tree flies over a wintry scene, color, undivided back postcard, much corner & edge wear, mailed in Sweden circa 1903. $3.75
"Good Christmas Wishes. / 'You can't spoil Christmas'" Santa with bag overflowing with toys regards a balloon in the distance, signed Ellen H. Clapsaddle art; embossed circa-1909 post card printed in Germany, messaged on back in English, trivial wear at the right front corners. $6.50 ca(c) NEW / NUEVO / NOV
"Good / Luck, / and a / Merry Christmas" with an embossed holly & a horseshoe framing a winter scene, postcard mailed DEC 21 1911 at Columbus Ohio, clear cancel ties both a wide margin-edge type-2 Red Cross seal for that year & the stamp. $30.00 c-u(c)
"'Greetings / to / one and all.' / Merry Christmas // PAINTING ONLY / COPYRIGHTED S. GARRE 1909." signed Ellen H. Clapsaddle art depicting Santa Claus & a bagful of toys being conveyed by zeppelin, mailed circa 1910 (indistinct cancel) from New York, tape reinforces tiny upper corner crease, mild edge wear, some color gone from the front border. $4.25 ca(c)
"GUARANTEED IMPORTED / FLOWER FROM PALESTINE / Bethlehem (Palestine) on Christmas Day. / Christmas Greeting / (Anemone Coronaria)" unused post card, paper browning evenly with age, long but faint crease runs vertically near an edge & is visible only from the front. $7.50 pcf*
"Health and Happiness to You / with all My Heart. / Dickens // Hearty Christmas Greetings // To My Absent Friend" with art depicting a windmill in winter, embossed circa-1910 postcard printed in Germany, minor corner wear. Sold but front side still available for artistic study & reference as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 cw
"I hear that / Santa Clause / employs / His time in giving / girls and boys…" & 2 more lines of poetry, Santa in yellow-green suit trimmed in white with red hat & gloves, embossed border & Christmas tree, Gibson Art, post card mailed 1912, corner crease, corner wear. $6.00 cp
"I Hope You're Happy Too / I feel so fine and Christmassy / And generally good, / I want to share the feeling / As a good friend rightly should. / 425A" postcard mailed NOV 1 1921 (sharp red-violet N.Y. & GENEVA TR30 R.P.O. RMS cancel) to Mrs. Emma Eggleston in Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania, small bottom corner crease, minor corner rounding, lightly toned both sides. $1.25 cp-r
"Keep your face / always / towards the / sunshine, and / the shadows / will fall / behind you. / M. B. Whitman // A Merry / Christmas" from The Poinsettia Series of Christmas Post Cards, mailed circa 1909 in the United States, noticeable corner & edge wear, some cancel ink on front. $1.75 tc
"Lots ob good things / Christmas time, / Christmas turkey / an' Christmas wine, / Punkin, mine an' / apple pie--" showing a black butler bearing a tray full of food & more poetry, Tuck Leatherette Post Card Series No. 8, printed in Saxony, mailed 1911 in Michigan, minor corner & edge wear, couple inconsequential tiny ink smears in address. The light-color curve from the turkey & down towards the left edge is either an artistic representation of the food dripping as he is moving forward or a very light scrape that leaves color on the card. $8.00 bctfp
"MARIA GORTHON" continental size Christmas card with a color photo on front of the ship taken from the side while underway. A Swedish vessel; photo credit is Finnish. Necessarily predates 1963 when ship owner Constantine Efthymiades converted it to the passenger ship Phaistos. Nice! $10.00 s(o)sc
"MAYOR P. H. McCARTHY INTRODUCING TETRAZZINI TO 100,000 PEOPLE ASSEM- / BLED IN THE STREETS OF SAN FRANCISCO ON CHRISTMAS EVE, 1910, TO / WHOM SHE SANG AS A COMPLIMENT. / PUBLISHED BY CARDINELL VINCENT CO. SAN FRANCISCO" showing the world-famous operatic singer simultaneously presenting that city with a gift & a pointed snub to Oscar Hammerstein (who wanted her singing in New York City). Spotty but light toning on the back, minor corner rounding. $7.50 c(s)cmfp
"May Xmas morn / For you adorn / … / George C. Clark / Dec. 24, 1916" sepia-tone real photo with no postcard back showing a parlor with fireplace, trivial wear to 2 corners. $4.00 ci*
"Merry Christmass! / 1902" with embossed art in color depicting a pair of irises, postcard mailed from Russia to Detroit at the printed matter rate, tiny spots of cancel ink on front, paper browning evenly with age, minor corner & edge wear. $10.00 yc
"Merry Christmas / and a Happy New Year / Peter Cahill / Rural Letter Carrier Route No. 4" postcard with long poem pre-printed in the message area, partially erased pencil-writing in the address area, minor corner wear. $4.50 gpc
"Merry / Christmas / Greetings" art showing a church in winter surrounded by a frame of holly leaves & berries, undivided back Tuck 'Holly Postcard' (unnumbered), penciled message both sides, minor corner & edge wear, front lightly toned. We have seen cancelled cards from this series mailed 1906. $2.00 ct
"MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL" airship bearing Santa & toys floats over a winter scene; signed Beaty art on a post card with undivided back, mailed DEC 24 1907 at Chicago Illinois to Mr. & Mrs. Benerle in the same city, album impressions at all corners, noticeable wear at the bottom corners. $4.50 bca(b) NEW / NUEVO / NOV
"Merry, happy, bright and gay / Be each hour this Christmas Day. // Christmas / Greetings" with a winter scene embraced by holly & an embossed border, 2 small corner creases neither into the image, minor corner rounding, light toning both sides. $1.00 cw
"NOËL" hand-colored / tinted real photo post card with children within letters set against a winter scene, mailed 1906. slight oxidation, album marks on front. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 lc
"Nyström Stoopendaal" a fantasy depicting several gnomes in a pickup truck delivering presents and Christmas trees, with our caption from the Swedish artist Jenny Nyström Stoopendaal's signature, brevkort mailed to Oslo in 1939, stamp removed, minor toning & corner rounding. Surprisingly hard to find on postcards, her work like this is well known on Christmas cards & magazine covers. A classic! $13.00 caa(n)f
"Our Christmas Ornament Capital / Wellsboro, Pa. Ford Times Dec 59 / Ptg Talitha Botsford" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 at Mainesburg Pennsylvania, 2 small corner creases not into the image, very light toning on back. Botsford was a watercolorist, poet & musician. $2.25 cppa
"Our Gay Don is a / symbol of loyalty, / ... / Christmas Greetings / from the Morlands / Paxton, Ill." depicting a dog at the feet of a woman, sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed there in 1937, minor wear to bottom corners. $6.50 idcg
Postcard Collector. December 1989 (Volume 7, Number 12). Features on earthquake cards, advertising Santas, Atlas Snowball advertising & more. $2.50 p,c
PT. Trikora 'Palembang': photo with a close-up of the ocean-going ship on hand-made continental size Christmas card, the kind exchanged as a courtesy between ship officers far from home, not often seen & always treasured. Small staple holes in the border, probably once attaching the card to a handwritten note. $7.50 is(o)c& NEW / NUEVO / NOV
Socked-on-nose 1921 UNIONTOWN OHIO cancel ties 1921 Christmas seal to an embossed "Christmas Greetings" postcard picturing a tree decorated for the season, front toned, back lightly toned. This would be the Uniontown in Stark County. $3.50 c-u(c)
"STEEL BAND, ST. CROIX / One of the colorful and harmonious steel bands parading / for the Christmas Festival / Photo by Doug Millar" unused chrome post card with round corners as issued. $1.50
"The Miami Valley Regional Transit Authority in / Dayton, Ohio features 'A Bus for All Seasons.' Pictured is the Winter Bus ..." with a winter scene painted all around; unused chrome post card, a few tiny speckles from the printing process in the back address area, otherwise excellent condition. This bus was also referred to as the RTA Christmas Trolley Bus. $3.50 bo(c)cw
"The NATIONAL NEWS / Oil Trade Journal / Copyright 1916 / Christmas Number" complete 20-page staple-bound advertising brochure from the National Refining Company in Cleveland Ohio. Advertised White Rose Gasoline, National Carbonless Motor Oil, National Light Oil, Motorcycle Oil, Harvester Oil, Separator Oil, Dustless Floor Oil, Enar Firbre Roof Cote, Black Star Harness Cote, Black Beauty Axle Greas, German Valve Oil, etc. Cover with December 1916 calendar & drawing of girl. Back cover has some toning. Fits in a continental sleeve. Interspersed with seasonal jokes, cartoons & drawings, which were probably the reasons most recipients took them or read them. Published over many years: we have seen 1911 to 1923. Seldom offered generally. $20.00 gccoa
"This is a Special Record / by Rosemary Clooney / and Mitch Miller's Orchestra / Play it on any standard '78 RPM' / phonograph ... // See and drive the '56 Ford today! / Your whole family will love Ford's / Thunderbird Power and Styling ..." unused & unplayed advertising postcard / record, an Auravision production by Columbia Records, light toning near one short back edge. Image side shows Santa Claus & a leggy model standing near the car. We have seen this fancifully priced as twice what we are asking: $12.50 mca
"To those that love us, joy and peace, / Whether afar or near; / To old and young, to rich and poor, / Be merry Christmas days in store, / And hope in the New Year." post card mailed DEC 30 1910 at Charleston West Virginia to Mrs. J. Chas. Mohler of the same city, a lot of album toning on back obscures nothing, a little wear near one bottom corner. $2.50 cn
TUCK SERIES C1066. "Christmas Greetings" picturing a robin perched in snow near holly; Oilette postcard with embossed lettering & unsigned Maude Scrivener art (compare to Series C1058 above), mailed DEC 23 1909 from Toronto Ontario to Miss B. Crone in Flint Michigan, good edges, upside-down postal receiving mark (the same day!) in the front sky. Hard to find! $5.00 tbca
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TUCK SERIES 500 HOLLY LEAVES & BERRIES. "A / Merry Christmas" embossed post card mailed 1909 without postage at Hartford Connecticut, 1910 Creston Ohio auxiliary marking 'This is the mail for which / you sent stamps' in violet, mild corner wear & rounding, short thin linear scrape on front, lightly toned both sides. Part of the bottom border was inadvertently cropped in the scanning process but it is there. $2.25 tc-o
TUCK SERIES 500 HOLLY LEAVES & BERRIES. "A / Merry Christmas" embossed postcard mailed 1909 by C. M. Beers in Jamaica New York to Mrs. Charles Wilkinson at Oyster Bay Long Island, a lot of wear at one bottom corner, other edge wear is minor, some cancel ink shows at the upper left front, several tiny surface abrasions show in the leaves. $1.75 tc
SERIES 500 HOLLY LEAVES & BERRIES. "Wishing You / A Merry Christmas" with embossed art from Tucks Holly Leaves & Berries Series of Christmas Post Cards No. 500, mailed 1909 to Mrs. Agnes Stewart of Reynoldsburg Ohio, minor corner & edge wear, some light cancel ink on front. $2.25 ct
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TUCK SERIES 502 CHRISTMAS TEXT. Joy attend you, Peace divine / On your household fall, / Heavenly blessing freely given, By the Lord of all." embossed postcard printed in Saxony, minor corner & edge wear, hint of cancel ink on front. Poetry attributed to Gertrude de Moore. $4.00 tcp
TUCK SERIES 504 OAK PANEL. "Christmas / Blessings" embossed border surrounds art depicting 2 people heading toward church, Tuck postcard mailed circa 1909 to Ohio, minor edge wear, tiny adherence near bottom left front corner may be removable. $3.75 tc
TUCK SERIES 509 WINTER GLORIES. "A Merry Christmas" embossed post card mailed 1910 at Punxsutawney Pennsylvania (stamp removed), noticeable corner & edge wear, internal crease. Shown left. $1.25 tc. Same series & caption, mailed 1911 at Mansfield Ohio, minor corner & edge wear. Shown right. $2.50 tc
TUCK SERIES 523 POINSETTIA SCROLLS. "Yule-tide Memories / Old memories come back to me, / Old tunes my heart is singing, / Ah, Yule, no joy can sweeter be ..." with 3 more lines of H. M. Burnside poetry on an embossed post card mailed 1912 at Milford Pennsylvania, mild corner & edge wear. $3.00 tcp
Uncaptioned slightly oversize continental Christmas post card mailed at the health resort of Radenci (children A stamp & label showing a pair of angels neatly tied). Front design is a jolly Santa exiting a house while children carol outside. $1.25 sc
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"Vesel božič in srečno novo leto" art in vertical format depicting Santa Claus in a red suit laden with gifts, unused slightly oversize continental postcard mailed within Slovenia in 2004, trivial wear at 2 corners. $1.25 sc
"Visit / BRONNER'S / CHRISTMAS / DECORATIONS / Frankenmuth / MICH." unused chrome advertising postcard, excellent condition, caption starts with red-on-white lettering. $1.50 mci. Same view but caption starts with white-on-red lettering, soft corner. $1.50 mci. Both for comparison: $2.75 mci.
"Vroolijk / Kerstfeest" hand-colored / tinted real photo postcard shows 2 girls with stuffed animals by a small Christmas tree, numbered 6524, made in France, mailed in Belgium. $12.50 tc
"Watching / For / Santa" signed Beaty art showing a youngster crouched before a fireplace, color post card, unused, faint corner crease, lightly toned back. $4.00 ac
"WHEN CHRISTMAS / COMES 'ROUND / A day of cheer / may Christmas be, / ..." signed Weaver art showing girl caroling by lamplight, post card numbered 2329 on back, unused, lightly toned back, trivial corner wear. $2.50 ac
"Wishing You / A Merry Christmas" with embossed art from Tucks Holly Leaves & Berries Series of Christmas Post Cards No. 500, mailed 1909 to Mrs. Agnes Stewart of Reynoldsburg Ohio, minor corner & edge wear, a few small spots of light on front. $2.25 ct
"Wishing You / A Merry Christmas / Day // Accept my hearty good wishes / For all that you hold most dear, / May Christmas joy reign in your heart / And gladden the coming year" postcard mailed DEC 23 1910 (clear DES MOINES & KEOKUK T473 R.P.O. RM hand cancel) to Mrs. Emma Meikle in New Lexington Ohio from his cousin Caly, spotty & noticeable toning both sides. $1.00 cp
"Wishing you a very / merry Christmas" unusual greeting on a c. 1890 ad card shaped like an artist's palette, birdhouse design on back & sender's signature, album paste residue on back. $2.00 c%
"Wishing You / Christmas Cheer / 6003" with a rosy cheeked Santa Claus bearing toys & children reaching for their stuffed stockings, deeply embossed art on a postcard mailed 1909 to Miss Mattie Murphy of Hartford Connecticut, trivial corner wear. $9.00 c
"With Christmas Greetings" under 3 embossed bells & holly accented with glitter; color Tuck Holly Post Card (no numbering) with undivided back, mailed DEC 10 1906 to Miss Ethel Sampson in Yorkshire New York (Doane 3 South Wales transit mark the next day, also in Cattaraugus County), light spotty toning on front, minor corner & edge wear including a tiny crease at the bottom. $4.00 n-ctggb
"You Can Christmas / Shop At Quickprint" black-on-green publicity card with a drawing of Santa standing, size of regular post card, for a print shop that has since moved from Grandview Avenue location specified. $1.00 oc
"Your Christmas, / why I wish you / the biggest ever" sepia-tone showing flowers & a Spanish-style church, postcard published by Gibson Art, mailed circa 1915, trivial edge wear. $4.25
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