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|"© C. T. CO. / 509 GROTESQUE
DESERT ROCK FORMATIONS--BELOW SEA LEVEL 4A-H947" linen
postcard mailed 1942, minor wear
at top corners, internal crease. $1.00 d
"1432_Monaco_Les Jardins Exotiques." showing several tall cacti, real photo with good contrast from Edition La Cigogne, unused post card. $1.50 mdg
"279--HEDGEHOG CACTUS / Echinocactus belongs to a family containing / many desirable forms for cultivation..." linen post card mailed 1945 from Lordsburg New Mexico, trace of cancel ink on front , good edges. $1.50 d
"292 La Mer de Sable" showing extensive sand dunes, black & white postcard from booklet, unused. $1.50 d
"2953. Getting Pulque, Scene on the Interoceanic Railway, Mexico. / Es Propiedad Sonora New Company, City of Mexico." unused tarjeta postal, printed text on the back about the importance of cacti, faint small bottom corner crease, very light toning on back. The railroad referenced was the Ferrocarril Interoceánico de México. $5.00 m(g)r(f)pd%
"300 EL OUED / Caravane dans les dunes" unused continental post card with rough edges as issued by Edition La Cigogne, album adherences on back. El Oued is centered in the desert amidst some oases in the northeastern part of Algeria. $1.25 ad
"322 - Seven Palms and Mt. San Jacinto, near Palm Springs, Cal." unused
sepia-tone AZO (triangles both ways) real photo postcard, some oxidation in
the dark areas, slight curl to the paper, tiny bottom corner crease, 2 tiny
edge scrapes. $3.25 c(p)tdm
"494 La Prière au Désert" with an Arab kneeling in the sand to pray, unused carte postale removed neatly from a booklet, slightly out-of-square due to angle of perforations but complete, very light toning on the back probably from the production process itself. $3.25 ad
"627 A Road Through the Desert / 7A-H3619" colorful linen post card from Western Publishing & Novelty Co., mailed 1946 at Upland California, one corner creased & worn. $1.25 d
"654--Sand Dunes and Verbenas on the Desert / © C. T. CO. 4A=H931" linen postcard mailed 1954, light amount of cancel ink on front. small corner crease. $1.00 d
"660 JOSHUA PALMS ON THE DESERT / ...-H944" unused linen post card from Western Publishing Co., toning in 2 front margins. $1.25 d
"661 WILD FLOWERS (VERBENAS) ON THE DESERT IN WINTER / 3A-H992" unused linen postcard from Western Publishing & Novelty, fairly fresh. $1.75 d
"693 A FEW VARIETIES OF DESERT CACTI / 3A-H1400" with labels in view--buckhorn, mescal, ocotillo, pincushion, etc. Unused linen postcard from Western Publishing & Novelty Co., good edges. $1.75 d
"909 SENTINELS OF THE DESERT, GIANT CACTUS (SAHUARO) / 1A-H547" linen post card mailed 1938, lightly toned front, lightly toned back. $1.00 d. Similar but brighter colors & trace of cancel ink on front . $1.25
"A DESERT TRAGEDY - CALIFORNIA" showing some skeletal remains, real photo postcard from a Pomona photographer, unused, small spot on back edge & pencil writing on back. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg (154,166 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 (c(u)dm)
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"Arizona" showing an elderly couple enjoying their grandchildren in a desert setting, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 at Holt Michigan. $1.50 da
"A TYPICAL DESERT WASHBOARD, THE OLE SOUTHWEST" unused linen post card, minor wear to bottom corners, a few small spots of toning on back. $1.50 d
"'Cacti' in the desert Apus aequalus / living fossils of American Southwest" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 at Blain Pennsylvania. $1.50 d
"Citroên ZX - Total Granada-Dakar 96 / driver: A. Vatanen / G. Picard..." showing a car racing over desert sands in Senegal while a helicopter flies nearby; unused continental postcard from booklet, excellent condition. $3.00 a(r)sd
"Collection 'ASPECTS DU PAYSAGE' (2e série) / 6. Bernard Descamps El Goléa Sahara (1983)" including an S-shaped palm tree, unused black & white continental postcard, long but faint internal crease. $1.00 d
"Collection 'ASPECTS DU PAYSAGE' (2e série) / 6. Bernard Descamps El Goléa, Sahara (1983)" showing an S-shaped palm tree in a central Algerian desert grove; unused continental real photo post card from Editions Admira, minor wear at 2 corners. $1.25 adpt
"D-24 Palo Verdes and Sahuaro in Bloom / PHOTO BY CAMPBELL STUDIOS NATURAL COLOR REPRODUCTION FROM KODACHROME 1B-H732" unused & colorful linen postcard distributed by Lollesgard Specialty Co. $1.75 d
"D-35 Various Species of Cactus as seen on the Desert" labeled in the view--prickly pear, rainbow, fish ook, mescal, sotol, etc. Unused linen post card from Lollesgard Specialty, good edges. $1.75 d
"D-63 Famous 'Walking Cactus,' near Wickenburg, Arizona / PHOTO BY R. C. PROCTOR" linen postcard mailed 1954, small tear & much wrinkling along one short edge, as is. $1.00 da
"DESERT CACTI & FLORA:" with labels within the art--paloverde, Xmas cholla, beavertail, century plant, etc. Early chrome post card from Bartone, unused. $1.25 d
"Hot Rod Ford T-Bucket 1923 - Projekt 'Desert Dreams' Best-Nr. C501" showing a model in tight-fitting clothing standing next to it, unused continental postcard, fotodesign Hesselmann, near mint. (2 available) $2.50 each ad
"Egypt -- Eventide in the desert" showing a man on a camel with another camel behind, real photo postcard copyrighted by Lahnert & Landrock. good edges. $2.50 ead
"FUNCHAL, MADEIRA Perestrolles" (last caption word hard to read -- small & overinked), cacti in the foreground of a coastal scene, unused real photo post card with good contrast, lightly toned back, mild wear at one corner, faint pitting & some discontinuities in the glossy finish of the front. $2.50 fd
"HEADED FOR THE / LAST ROUNDUP // GC429 ©MWM" with signed Jakie Irby art depicting a horse struggling under the load of a heavy cowgirl in the desert; unused post card with good edges, 2 tiny gripper marks at the top front edge attributable to the printing process. $3.00 a(i)ccd
"HOWDY / FROM THE LAND / OF THE GIANT CACTUS / ARIZONA" signed art with the state name spelled out in plants, 1942 copyright notice, distributed by Lollesgard Specialty Co., unused linen postcard, fairly fresh. $3.00 ad
"HOWDY FROM THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE!" buzzard on desert sign eyes thirsty donkey & rabbit, unused postcard, numeral written in ink on back, chrome era. $2.00 a(p)d*
"In the Southwest" stylized art depicting 2 cowboys riding through some yuccas, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 at Malida Ohio. $1.50 dc
"J-57--DESERT YUCCA, OR SPANISH BAYONET" unused chrome postcard from a photo by Esther Henderson, balanced color, fresh appearance. $1.00 dp
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"'Jess' turkey ranch on Mojave / Desert in California" with signed art reproduced, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1963 from Benzonia Michigan. a little wear at top corners, short internal crease. $1.75 cda
"Joshua Cactus Trees in Red Rock Canyon, California 7156" linen post card mailed 1940 from Los Angeles, 2 small spots of light toning in front borders. There are 8 different Red Rock Canyon's in California, but this one is probably the one in Los Angeles County. $1.50 c(r)d
"MONACO // J. VELTEN ÉDITEUR, KARLSRUHE" with signed Manuel Wielandt art. numbered 465 on back, unused post card, slight yellowing of the paper, internal crease with bend not into the art. A beautiful postcard. Note the prominence given to the cactus plant in order to implicitly convey the warm climate. $6.00 mda+
"MOVABLE PLANK ROAD THROUGH THE DESERT, NEAR EL CENTRO, CALIFORNIA" unused hand-colored Albertype postcard published by the Barbara Worth Hotel, tiny upper corner bend. The movable feature of the road shown is definitely unusual. 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 udhc(e)a
"Mt. San Jacinto from the Devil's Gardens, California 4B-H1450" with barrel cacti prominently in the foreground, linen post card with fresh color, mailed 1948 from Indio, rough edges as issued. $1.50 dc(m)
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"Namib / Photo: P. E. Wipplinger" showing some tall grasses in the desert, unused continental postcard in excellent condition. $1.00 sd
"New Mexico" showing a welcome sign at a state boundary & nearby desert, continental post card with scalloped edges as issued, mailed 1976, 2 small corner creases, small scrape at left front edge. $0.50 nd
"NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS PIRTLE CACTUS GARDENS 37418 / EDINBURG, TEXAS" sepia-tone real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, mailed from McAllen Texas JAN 2 1948, good edges. The flowers come out only at night. Hard to find! 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(e)fd
"P-221 / SPRING COMES TO THE DESERT / Brought o life by the warm sun..." chrome postcard from a photo by Bob Petley, fresh appearance. $1.00 dp
"S-17 Evening on the Desert / © FRASHER FOTO" unused linen post card from Lollesgard Specialty Co., album adherences on back, toning at upper right front corner. $1.00 d
"SAND AND CLOUDS" chrome postcard from a photo by Fred Clatworthy, mailed circa 1954, partial cancel on front, minor corner & edge wear. $1.00 dp
"Some of the myriad forms of cactus which liven / desert sands. / C122" unused chrome postcard from Desert Supply Company, fresh appearance. $1.00 d
"Something new on ancient / Sahara-- a oil derrick." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 at Dupont Indiana. $1.50 do
"Sunset On The Desert X29" unused linen postcard with saturated colors, album adherences on back, toning on 2 back edges. $1.00 d
"SUPERSTITION MOUNTAIN / Once Seen, Always Remembered / Majestic Guardian of the apache Trail / Highways 60 70 80 89" linen post card mailed 1947, pertinent information on back, small ink smear on corner of front caption area. $1.00 dm
"The abounding southwestern desert Cacti and flora / are one of this areas(sic) most..." unused chrome postcard with art depicting & labeling many plants--including cholla cactus, Joshua Tree, staghorn & agave; fresh appearance. $1.00 d
Uncaptioned close-up in color or a desert cactus with yellow flowers, well done, home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1964 at Aurora Indiana. $1.25 d
"Walt Disney's / LIVING DESERT" by Jane Werner & the Staff of the Walt Disney Studio, base on the film narration, 124 pages well indexed & illustrated in color. 1954 copyright, former owner's name on an inside page. $10.00 dm
"YUCCAS IN BLOOM, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 1113 / 63812" unused linen post card from Tichnor Art, front slightly off-register clipping caption a bit, soft corners. $1.25 d
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