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& FISHERMEN POST CARDS
PÊCHE / FISCHEND / PESCA / RIBARENJE / LOVIT / FISK
VISVANGST / KALASTUS / HALÁSZAT / VEIÐI / FISKEN
PESCUIT / RIBOLOV / FISKANDE / GENWEIRIO
See also Fish topical covers & Fishing topical stamps.
"15. - Petits Métier - Pêcheur avec oiseaux Little crafts -
Fishing with birds / Fishingman With birds (Tientsin Moriya)"
with second line of caption in blue, showing fisherman carrying 7
large birds on a long pole, sepia-tone on unused
undivided back postcard, light brownish
paper. The birds are cormorants. 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. cfb
"1014--SALMON FISHING AT THE MOUTH OF THEROGUE RIVER, OREGON COAST HIGHWAY, ORE." with many fishermen on shore and in boats, © PHOTO BY SANDS 9A-H2539" unused linen on grayish paper, good edges. $2.50 of
"11 COXYDE-SUR-MER. -- Pêcheurs de Crevettes" showing Flemish shrimp fishermen in Belgium; unused carte postale with green back, neatly removed from a booklet, good edges. $8.00 bf NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU.
"15. - Petits Métier - Pêcheur avec oiseaux Little crafts - Fishing with birds / Fishingman With birds (Tientsin Moriya)" with second line of caption in blue, showing fisherman carrying 7 large birds (cormorants?) on a long pole, sepia-tone on unused undivided back postcard, light brownish paper. The birds are cormorants. Hard to find!
"16306 FISHING CONE, YELLOWSTONE LAKE, YELLOWSTONE PARK" showing a man fishing from it, copyrighted post card in color from J. E. Haynes (official photographer), very late usage at Opal Wyoming (bold cancel), minor corner wear, 3 tiny spots of faint reddish toning in the top front margin. $4.00 yfp
"1er Avril" art showing jumping fish attached to flowery fishing pole, color from M. G. A., mailed in Belgium 1925 but stamp damaged, small corner crease, corner crease. $2.25 af
"2011 / Seasons, sizes / and Creel Limits / POCKET GUIDE / ... / PENNSYLVANIA / FISH & BOAT COMMISSION" complete in fold-out with 10 panels, authoritative, exceptionally detailed & interesting. Shown are 3 panels including the seasons, minimum sizes & daily limits for dozens of species of fish (left & center) and how to report water pollution (right). Other panels list lakes by counties, catch & release regulations, life jacket laws, etc. $1.50 fp(p)l
"340. TONKIN -- Doson - Pêcheuses" postcard showing female fishermen having emerged from the water (see-through effect on one); black & white with dark red caption, TCV 26 NOV 1906 from Saigon Central Cochin-Chine (French Indo-China) to Romans France (cancels & backstamps clear, mild corner wear & rounding, writing on front does not detract. Doson is now in North Vietnam. $16.00 vff-v
"4301. Fishing Cone, Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park" including a man & a woman fishing from it, postcard with black caption, mailed at Laramie Wyoming, back (Mildred's Chowder House in Hyannis, Massachusetts) mismatched with front . $5.00 yfe
"5643. INDIANS FISHING IN THE RAPIDS SAULT ST. MARIE MICH." Detroit Photographic post card mailed there 1905, album marks at the corners of both sides, light spotty toning both sides. $3.75 m(s)fd NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"600. - MORGAT - Le Retour de la Pêche" showing fisherman with his catch in two baskets & some small boats nearby, sepia-tone carte postale on yellowish paper, mild corner wear & rounding, few small dark spots of toning in the front borders. Written comments over the back describe the actual colors of the scene quite well. $3.75 f(m)f
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"Alaska. Eskimo / ice fishing" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 from Moreauville Louisiana, internal vertical bend towards the center of the card can be felt more easily than it can be seen. $1.50 af
"American scene. Fishing along / the Atlantic. 'Surfacing' for / stripers on Cape Cod" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960. $2.00 (m(c)f)
"American Scene. Fishing along / the Atlantic. Swordfishing / near Martha's Vineyard, Mass." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 at Cape Neddick Maine. Uses reproduced art by Edward Turner. $2.50 mfa*
"American Scene. Smelt fishing / in Chicago Ill. Fishing point / at 55th Street" with signed Cecile Johnson art, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 at Island Lake Illinois, trivial edge wear. $2.50 i(c)f
"American Scene. Smelt fishing / with steel mills of Gary / lighting the sky beyond." with Cecile Johnson art depicting the Indiana scene, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 at Dyer, 2 tiny corner crease. $2.00 if%
"Am Thunersee, Niesen und Stockhornkette. Lac de Thoune" with fishermen in a rowboat & another on shore, the two named Bernese Oberland mountain peaks in the distance; unused carte postale with hand-colored appearance, soft corners, small dark spot near a back edge & 2 tiny dark spots in the weeds. A beautiful card that could inspire a large painting. $2.25 smf
"Anna Maria, Fla. Gathering / famous Anna Maria stone crabs." from art attributed to Robert Chase, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1957 from Sydney Florida, small bottom corner crease not into the art. $2.25 f(a)a(c)f
"'Archibald Brook Pool' on St Mary's / River in Nova Scotia." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 from Lille Maine. $2.00 nf
"A TYPICAL GLOUCESTER 'FISHERMAN'" showing a large sail boat, sepia-tone, no. 740 from the Boston Post-Card Co., undivided back mailed 1911, stamp damaged, light cancel ink on front. $4.75
"BELLINGHAM, Wash. P. A. F. Cannery." postcard from Tuck Series No. 2684, photochromed in Saxony, mailed 1910 to Columbus Ohio, upper corner crease, cancel ink in the sky, noticeable corner wear. Surprisingly hard to find in any condition. $5.00 w(b)ft
"Bennett Spring State Park, between Lebanon and Buffalo, Mo., near U. S. Highway 66 / 5B278-N" including a wading fisherman near the stone bridge with 3 arches, circa 1945 linen postcard, erased pencil writing in back message area still shows partially. $1.50 m(b)f
"Big 'E' / ... / KKJ-1750" Livermore Kentucky QSL with Runnin' Bare Style commissioned art showing a man fishing in a creek, used 1978 but fresh appearance. $2.00 kf
"'Big Rock Pool' on St. Mary's / River, Nova Scotia." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 from Standish Maine. $2.00 nf
"Blue River, Swope Park, Kansas City, Mo." including a fisherman in the foreground, circa 1910 color postcard with writing on back, mild corner & edge wear. $3.00 (mf)
"Boy! Do these babies go / for live bait up / here!" cartoon art depicting 2 simultaneous fish strikes--one conventional, the other at the fisherman himself; post card made in the USA, mailed 1957 at Shaw Island Washington, 2 small corner creases, a little toning near the edges of both sides. $2.00 cf
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"CAROLINES. -- 3. Dressés sur le récif de / corail, ces petits canaques guettent le / poisson qui s'ébat. Le trait lancé paar / eux ne manque jamais son but." black & white, unused, rough edges as issued by M. Lescuyer. $5.00 cf
"CAROLINES. -- 4. Retour de pêche. Ar- / més de leur trait en bois de cocotier, / les indigènes ont bientôt fait une cap- / ture abondante..." monochromatic green, unused, rough edges as issued by M. Lescuyer. $5.00 cf
"CAUGHT AT BAYFIN, GEORGIAN BAY, BRITT, ONT." Showing 4 men working to pile large fish on a car top, real photo mailed there 1951, internal crease, toned bottom edge, ink smear on back, copyrighted. $6.50 oef
"CAVERSHAM ON THAMES" showing a couple fishing from a small boat, Tuck postcard 7121, mailed 1908, light amount of cancel ink on front, corner & edge wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 aeft
"'Come quick, Dear! / My bobber's acting up again' / Greetings from Sturgis Mich." black & white cartoon art showing a woman fishing, long crease, internal crease, lightly toned back, lightly toned front. $1.00 mf
"Constantinople. Kiosk, aux Eaux-Douces." Showing a beautiful woman catching a small fish from a boat, color, circa 1912, numbered 185 / 8216 on back, unused, fairly fresh. $4.25 tf
"Coracle Men / CARMARTHEN" showing 3 Welsh fishermen bearing their small coastal boats on their backs, near the water; color image within an oval border decorated by onions or leeks, unused postcard printed in Great Britain, noticeable corner wear, back with short marks from album contact. $5.00 wfs(c)
"CRABBING ON THE ST. JOE RIVER / NEAR SOUTH BEND, IND. / 11440" showing 2 men working near the bank, postcard mailed at South Bend 1910, postcard swap with Mrs. John Hartman in Nappanee mentioned, corner & edge wear. Uncommon in color; usually offered in black & white with sky tint. $6.50 if
"'Crows Nest Pool' on St Mary's / River, Nova Scotia." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 from Madawaska Maine. $2.00 nf
"Curing Codfish at Percé, P.Q.--Séchage de la morue à Percé, P.Q.--C.F.3." in Quebec, unused postcard from the Photogelatine Engraving Company in Toronto, good edges. Uncommon & interesting. $3.75 q(p)f NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"DB-51 SURFSIDE FISHING -- HOOKING A BIG ONE AT DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA" unused circa World War II linen postcard from a photo attributed to R. D. Pope, trivial wear at one upper corner, back paper browning evenly with age. Postcards featuring women fisherman are uncommon--as one of our collector customers pointed out to us & as you can verify yourself from these listings. But action shots? Forget about it! $5.00 f(d)f
"DEEP SEA FISHING $3.00 / BAIT AND HANDLINES FREE / OCEAN CITY YACHT BASIN " monochromatic blue picturing the boat Pisces at Ocean City (Worcester County) Maryland, unused, overinking during printing transferred spots to back & front sky, small scrape on right front edge. $4.25 mfs*+
"Down off Newfoundland, / the cod harvest begins." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 from New Hope Alabama, tiny upper corner crease, minor bottom corner wear. $1.75 nf NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Enoggera Creek, Brisbane" showing men & women fishing & nearby boating activity in Queensland, color, circa 1910-1915, numbered 91970 on back, printed in Germany, unused. minor corner & edge wear, slight yellowing of the paper with age. $4.00 qf+
"EXIT 13 STANDISH, MICH. / We Have to Beat Them Off" art showing 2 men in rowboat beating back the fish, unused & quite fresh. $1.50
"FAMOUS PLACES AND FINE PROSPEKTS IN (SHIMA)" black & white postcard showing 4 female pearl divers inspecting their harvest of oysters and other seafood at Mikimoto Pearl Island; late usage in the United States, long upper corner crease, other corner wear is minor. $4.50 jpf
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"FIJI FOR / FINE FISHIN' // VR2BC" with sailfish art, shortwave (28 MC) QSL card used 1957 by operator Greg B. Gregory of the Department of Agriculture in Suva, minor edge wear, light toning both sides. $3.00 ff
"Fisherman on Liscomb River / Nova Scotia. / Painting by Henry McDaniel" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1957 from Eaton Maine. $2.00 nf*
"Fisherman on Moser River, / Nova Scotia. / Painting by Henry McDaniel" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1957 from Baring Maine. $2.00 nf*
"Fisherman on Secum River / Nova Scotia, Canada / Painting by Henry McDaniel." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1957 from Centerville Maine. $2.00 nf*
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"Fisherman with his rainbow / colored catch in Virgin Islands" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 from Woodlawn Tennessee. $2.00
"Fishermen on the Medway River / Nova Scotia. / Painting by Henry McDaniel" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1957 from Whitneyville Maine, tiny paperclip stain on back. $1.75 nf*-*%
"Fishing around Omaha, Nebr. / Mead Lake of the Venice Chain..." with quality art attributed to Bill Hammon, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1958 at Valley. $2.50 n(o)f
"Fishing around Omaha, Nebr. / Plattview(sic) Recreation Grounds / Louisville, Nebr." art attributed to Bill Hammon, home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1959 at Gretna, corner crease not into the image. Platteview is the correct spelling, we believe, and the area is now called the Louisville Recreation Grounds. $2.25 nf
"Fishing Camp on Lake St. Helen / St. Helen, Mich. / 8427" postcard from the St. Helen Development Co., unused, heavily toned back, minor corner wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mf
"Fishing on St. Joe River, South Bend, Ind." showing a fisherman wading in the water, post card, circa 1909, made in Germany, minor corner & edge wear. 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 i(s)f
"Fishing Smacks at dock, Stonington, Conn." unused postcard published by G. A. Hyde circa 1912, tiny upper corner crease, bottom corner noticeably rounded. 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 c(s)s(c)f
"Fishing Susquehana(sic) for shad at Maryland" home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963. $1.75 mf
"FLORIDA'S FASTEST - FINEST DEEP SEA FISHING CRUISER / SAILS DAILY FROM / CLEARWATER BEACH, FLORIDA NEW DELUXE MODEL" showing the Miss Buckeye III with many passengers aboard, black & white advertising postcard with rates printed on back, unused, tiny corner bend, otherwise fresh. When owned by Mary & Joe Cramer. $5.00 f(c)fs(c)sg
"Greetings from HESSTON, KANS. / 6761 / An early Morning Catch" exaggeration card including giant fish & one giant frog; mailed there 1920 to Norman E. Stauffer in Lancaster Pennsylvania, 2 corners creased, all corners noticeably worn, toning both sides. Hard to find in any condition. $3.00 k(h)ef
"Greetings / from / [Jacksonville Ohio]" fantasy generic postcard for the small village has art showing 2 beautiful children atop a shell being pulled by a very large fish caught by a ribbon, postcard mailed there AUG 20 1910 to Miss Vesta Morrow of North Berne Ohio, mild corner rounding, a light water stain at the top corners. The placename was penned by hand to complete the caption, and its ink has smeared just a bit. The embossing is quite detailed. $6.00 o(j)sffc
"Hayward, Wis." art depicting children fishing, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962. (2 different) $2.25 each wf
"H.B.-44 / 'BLUENOSE II' / Replica of world famous fishing schooner 'Bluenose'. / Built at Lunenburg, Nova Scotia", side view of her under full sail, post card lithographed in Canada, trivial spot of wear on one edge, otherwise fairly fresh. $2.25 ns(c)f
"Here are a few of the fish we got. ... D. L. Swarts Buckeye City Ohio" with caption excerpted from message on back, mailed but not cancelled in 1911, 2 bends into the lower left front corner. 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. o(b)gfa
"Here's just a sample. The rest were / so heavy that I had to leave 'em / behind" with man moving large fish in a wheelbarrow, impressing the lady who exclaims 'WHATTAMAN!' unused linen post card, numbered C-270 on back. $2.50 cf
"Hering(sic) is important / industry to Iceland" showing many people processing the fish outdoors, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 in the US. $1.75 I
"Herring Cove, a Fishing Village near Halifax, Nova Scotia.--66," color post card mailed JAN 30 1945 (odd cancel is well struck but mute as to Canadian location--military?) to Iowa, minor corner wear, cancel ink noticeable in the front sky. $5.00 n(h)f-n& NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"HOLLAND--AMERICA LINE / Young fisher of the Isl. Marken (Zuyder Zee) and his wife." black & white with brown caption on unused undivided back postcard, paper browning with age, album marks noticeable at 2 lower front corners. $8.00 nf
"HOW WE DO THINGS AT TRENTON, OHIO / A DANDY" circa 1915 exaggeration fishing card, lightly toned front, corner crease. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 oef
"HURON RIVER, Chicago, Ohio" with men & boys fishing, postcard mailed NOV 1 1911 (almost complete & well struck SANDUSKY & NEWARK TR4 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) in Sandusky to Miss Mary Deardurff in Newark Ohio, 2 tiny corner creases. $4.75 o(c)o(h)o(w)-r
"Ice fishing in the Irish Hills / in Lenawee County, Michigan. / Ptg. Phil Austin" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 at Ronan Montana, trivial corner wear & a small smudge in the address area. $2.25 m(i)fw
"Ice fishing in the Irish Hills of / Lenawee County Michigan. / Ptg. Phil Austin ..." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1960 at Canastota New York, trivial corner wear & a small smudge under the stamp. $2.25 m(i)fw
"If they won't come peacefully, then I go after 'em / that's me" boy fisherman abandons his pole & line, dives off pier for fish; comic linen post card with 29-c US scuba diver stamp strategically placed & cancelled neatly on its first day of issue in Honolulu Hawaii. Unique! $5.00 fch-u(f)
"I'm dropping you a line from / Greenwich, Ohio" with unsigned art showing a fisherman at the town sign, mailed there 1915, uneven browning of the paper especially on the back, corner wear & rounding, short internal crease, as is. $2.25 of
"I am dropping you a line / No. 22 CHRIS. N. KROGSTAD, MENOMONIE, WIS." signed art depicting a boy fishing off an embankment, circa 1906 postcard with lightly toned front, mild corner wear & rounding. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 af
"Ice fishing, Put-in-Bay" in Northern Ohio, modern photo reproduction of an old card, caption from writing on back, showing man in shack with one good-sized fish. $1.50 of
"In the wilderness of Adirondacks" showing fisherman wading in stream, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 from Manchester New York. $1.50 nf
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"Japanese fisherman / with the hop of cormorants" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1965 in US. $1.75 jf
"Just as big fish in the sea as ever / were caught? Well, I'm catchin' / 'em now." comic linen post card with 29-c US scuba diver stamp strategically placed (so as to align the ocean horizons), cancelled neatly on its first day of issue in Honolulu Hawaii. Unique! $5.00 fch-u(f)
"K0OSN" gorgeous Kansas CIty Missouri QSL postcard with fishing artwork in background on quality stock, rounded edges as issued for operator Charles A. Stone, near mint. (Multiples available) $1.75 each. mf
"KHC8741" Anderson Indiana CB QSL postcard with pencil writing on back, with fishing poem & cartoon, fresh appearance. $2.00
"KRM04358" CB QSL postcard with art depicting fisherman floating on beer keg, used by operator Dennis Ryan but fresh appearance & good edges. $2.00 mf
"LADY EAGLE EAGLE / 'HERE'S TWO / SALMON THE INDIANS / WON'T GET IN THEIR / NETS!'" Pendleton Oregon QSL card with commissioned Runnin' Bare style art depicting two eagles with salmon, used but fresh appearance. $5.00 oif
"La Gaspésie / Cloridorme, P. Q., Canada / The small fishing village " with many cod drying in the sun, unused chrome. $1.00 qf
"Lake Sunapee, N. H." showing fishing from 2 small boats, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1963. $1.75 nf
"LANDING-PLACE TO ENJOY FISHING WITH CORMORANTS. GIFU." circa-1910 carte postale with late mailing at Limaville Ohio, long upper corner crease. Circa-1930 (per G. W. Browne's reference) & very hard to find due to the strategic bombing there during World War II. $7.50 jfb
"Likely your best chance at / a trophy northern pike" unused color business reply card from Lawrence Bay Lodge at Tolna North Dakota, excellent condition. Trophy pike shown! $1.25 fn
"LOADING OUR CATCH / Greetings from TEMAGAMI, Ontario" real photo exaggeration card showing men struggling to load large fish on top of a car, mailed there 1947 to Ohio, tiny corner crease, corner crease & long internal crease. $2.00 oef
"Lobster Fishermen Boothbay Harbor" signed Ethel B. Fowler art, black on tan, unused post card. $5.00 a(f)m(b)f
"Make Manitoba your / next sport fishing destination" unused multicolor business reply card from Travel Manitoba in Winnipeg, excellent condition. $1.25 mf NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"N-510 FISHING IN LAKE AT HUNGRY MOTHER STATE PARK, IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA / Photo by Virginia Conservation Commission E-5812" unused linen post card with saturated colors in excellent condition. $3.00 v(h)f
"Make Manitoba your / next sport fishing destination" unused multicolor business reply card from Travel Manitoba in Winnipeg, excellent condition. $1.25 mf
"Malta - Fishing Boats in Grand Harbour" mailed from a US military ship in the 1960's (cancel not completely legible), uneven edges as issued, light surface abrasions to front do not affect color. $1.75 mf
"MARKEN" showing 2 fishermen aboard their boat, stowing their nets; briefkaart with undivided back from Jos. Nuss & Co., considerable corner & edge wear, numeral 5 pencilled in heavily at the upper left front corner, light album marks at the back corners. $4.75 nfs(c)
"Municipal Pier, St. Petersburg, Fla." with a Goodyear blimp close-by the many fishermen & parked autos, real photo post card mailed there 1936, upper corner bends not into the image, light toning on back. No surprise--all the fisherman are paying attention to their lines, not to the zeppelin! Hard to find! $15.00 zff
"N-725 A FINE 'CATCH' FOR ANYONE" shapely woman fly fisherman in mini-skirt on a linen postcard cleverly converted into a first day cover for the 29-cent fish stamp issued by the US OCT 3 1994. Cleverly placement so the stamp fish are near the stream & her line. Neatly canceled. We know who made it, and that only two exist. $5.00 f-u(f)
"Napoli / Stengel & Co., Dresda 19902" showing fishermen on shore looking out toward the volcano & small coastal sailing boats, color cartolina postale, mailed 1905 to New York City but stamp removed, receiving mark neatly struck on front, ink smeared in the front caption area, mild corner wear. $5.00 sifv
"NATIVE FISHERMEN / WITH SPEARS. / AUSTRALIA 6." with 2 aboriginee men seated on a rock, unused Kodak Austral real photo postcard with glossy finish, minor corner & edge wear, fresh appearance. $7.50 af&%
"No. 715 / Turkaman Fisherman, Mazandaran" with his nets, unused continental, near mint. (2 available) $1.50 each if
"On the Baker River, New Hamp- / shire, near Warren. / Ptg. Henry McDaniel" showing a fisherman, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card, mailed 1961 from Lebanon New Hampshire, small internal crease from the bottom is hard to see from the front, small corner bend does not affect the image. $2.00 n(b)f
"Paris. Feyin-Perrin / Rückkehr der Austernfischer" art showing the return of oystercatchers; unused post card from Stengel, numbered 29804 on back, paper browned with age dulling the colors, much information printed on back in German. $2.00 sfa NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Philadelphia fish market on / Pike Place, Seatle(sic) Wash. / Painting by Rudolph Bundas" home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1957 from Selleck Washington, small bottom corner crease, slight curl to the paper. $2.25 w(s)a(b)f
"PICTURESQUE SHRIMP BOATS AT ANCHOR IN BEAUTIFUL BACK BAY OF BILOXI, MISS." unused white-border era postcard, otherwise fresh appearance, good edges. 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 mf
"Portuguese fisherman" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 at Gordonville Pennsylvania. $1.50 (pf)
"Potholes full of fish. Fishing from / the shore in a pothole lake in / the Columbia Basin, Washington" with art attributed to James Edward Pace, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1958 from Benge Washington, slight curl to the paper. $2.50 fw(p)a(p)
"Pressing Codfish on the beach at Grand E'Tang, Gaspe, P. Q. G.E.11" sepia-tone real photo with interesting composition & good contrast, from H. V. Henderson, slight oxidation, mailed 1938 to New Hampshire, trivial corner wear. Note printer's treatment of the accent mark. $3.50 q(g)f
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"Pretty Girls at Rod and Gun Club, / Omaha, Neb." at water's edge, post card mailed there 1914 to Helen G. Kleinhaus in Easton Pennsylvania. City ad printed on back: OMAHA / THE CONVENTION CITY OF THE WEST. Writer's comment: 'They are all suffragettes out here but they don't show it.' Seen with a $9.99 starting bid elsewhere but we need only $6.00 fixed price. n(o)f
"REIMS - Le Canal" showing several French people fishing in the foreground & some boats in the distance, mailed 1903 at Reims-Vesle to Texas (stamp wrapped neatly around the side edge), minor corner & edge wear. $6.00 ff
"Ricordo / di ROMA. // Carla Kunzli, Zurigo, Dep. No. 423" including a fisherman prominently & St. Peters in the distance; cartolina postale with undivided back, very late usage at Sanford Texas, 3 small corner creases, corner rounding at all corners, paper starting to brown evenly with age. $10.00 if
"RIVERSIDE HOTEL AND NOTTAWASAGA RIVER, WASAGA BEACH, ONT." sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed there JUL 15 1933 to Mr. & Mrs. F. C. Charlton in Lakewood Ohio, short curved internal crease from the top center edge. Amusing message: 'We are spending a day or two here. the fish are so big in the river we can't land them so we will stop at Meafort where they are smaller and more of them..." The beach that you see is said to be the longest freshwater beach in the world. A rare postcard: when we searched the Internet we found no other offer, exhibit, or prior sale. $12.50 o(w)f
"SCALLOP TOWN, EAST GREENWICH, R. I." showing several docked scallop fishing boats; black & white, mailed 1943 but with all indications of a much earlier postcard, spot of toning on back, noticeable toning in the front borders, yellowing of the paper with age. Hard to find. $5.00 rfs(c)
See also Fish & marine life postcards just above.
"SHRIMP BOATS / Jacksonville, Florida" Plastichrome® post card with Jan 1957 date written on back, spot of toning in the lower address area obscures nothing, good edges. Boat names include Mr. Max. & Theresa-F. $1.50 f(j)fs(c) NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"Spearing sturgeon through the ice / on Lake Winnebago" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1957. $2.00 (wf)
"Special December Offer! // Fur-Fish-Game" offering subscription discounts to the Columbus Ohio publication, postal card mailed there 1960 to Pearl Mathers in Niotaze Kansas, little wear on left front edge, tiny spot of cancel ink on front misses everything. $2.00 hfso
"Sportsman in Dixieland / PHOTO COURTESY CLINT DAVIS" showing a black youngster with a catch of very small fish, on back of "Springtime in Dixieland" taken from a folder. $1.00 bf*
"Start Your Canadian Fly-Out Fishing Adventure At / www.KaBeeLo.com" unused multicolor business reply card from Kabeelo Lodge at Prior Lake Minnesota, excellent condition. $1.00 fm
"String Lake / GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING / The Jenny Lake area provides excellent fishing..." including a fisherman who has waded into the water, continental postcard mailed 1978 at Colter Bay, scalloped edges as issued. $1.00 wf
"Sun Fish Caught by Geo. Farnsworth / Girth 9 ft. Catalina Isl. July 27 1903 / 9 ft. long & Wight 1500 lbs. // Sun Fish caught at Catalina Island, / Girth 9 ft. 9 ft. long, Weight 1,500 lbs." doubly captioned, people gathered round below a sign which we can partially read 'FARNSWORTH / ... HARRY ELMS / FISHING A SPECIALTY'; postcard printed in Germany for publisher M. Rieder, unevenly divided back, mailed MAY 6 1909 (partially readable R.P.O. cancel of Salt Lake City & L... TR 2) to J. H. Bower in Newark Ohio, 3 long creases in the same bottom corner. Witty message: 'Somewhat bigger than your sunfish.' Seeing is believing! $3.00 c(c)fg
"The End / of the Line // A Fisherman's / True Story // by Ron Lindner" religious tract with an 8-page history about the co-founders of Lindy Tackle, from their interview on the radio program God's Great Outdoors, 2001 copyright. $1.25 rf
"THE FISHING GEAR GIVEAWAY" official entry form on business reply card from the North American Fishing Club in Minnetonka Minnesota, excellent condition. $1.00 f
"The Old Fishin' Hole" with Thomas Kinkaid art depicting a boy fishing next to a covered bridge, unused continental postcard used to publicize the availability of prints, copyrighted 2003, near mint condition. No merchant handstamp on back--harder to find that way. $2.00 a(k)fb
"THE OUTER BANKS OF NORTH CAROLINA / NAGS HEAD / One of the famous Fishing Piers " unused chrome-era post card from Elizabeth City News, fresh appearance. $1.00 nf*
"'THE RETURN OF THE OYSTER FISHERS' / Original painting by Francois Nicolas Augustin Feyen-Perrin / ..." unused circa-1910 postcard published by Continental Art Company in Chicago, minor corner wear, a few small spots of light toning on back. Considered one of the best examples of his work. $3.75 a(f)f NEW / NEU / NOUVEAU
"The Sponge Fleet, Nassau, Bahamas 8A-H1690" showing several docked ships circa 1938, unused Curteich linen post card with yellowish paper, distributed by the New Colonial Pharmacy, faint small corner crease just misses image. As shown. $2.25 b. Same but more browning paper shows age instead of yellowish paper, two unused US 1-c stamps on back, distributed by P. M. Lightbourn, two small paper adherences on back. $2.00 bf. Both for comparative purposes for $4.00 bf. Same but fresher: no stamps or adherences on back, no crease, etc. $3.00 bf
"The Sponge Fleet, Nassau, Bahamas 8A-H1690" showing several docked ships circa 1938, unused linen post card, some browning of the paper with age, two unused US 1-c stamps on back, distributed by P. M. Lightbourn, two small paper adherences on back. $2.00 bf.
"THINK YOU'LL GET ANY TODAY?" asks a passerby fisherman to another who is more busy pitching woo, signed Cooper art on an unused postcard published by Cooper's Photo in Great Falls Montana, toned back, 2 tiny corner creases. Seen elsewhere as high as $11.96, but we ask only $3.75. a(c)fl
"Trawl Fishermen Boothbay Harbor" signed Ethel B. Fowler art, black on tan, unused post card, small spot of toning on back. $4.75 a(f)m(b)f
"Trout fishing on Lake Sunapee / N. H. Ford Times Aug 60 / Ptg. David C. Baker" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1960 from Charlestown. $2.00 nf**
"View at Lake Land Farm, Marion, Ala. / 2C442-N" noted as a fishing destination & for its clover tours. No post card back, with much legible writing on back dating to 1953. The image is printed at a slight tilt to the edges, but all we have seen come that way. $2.75 af
"WA1VTI" QSL postcard with fly fishing lure & Military Affiliate Radio System logo prominently in background, round corners as issued, meter mailed 1976 by operator Jeff Carlin. $2.00 mf
"WISHING YOU / FISHERMANS LUCK. / 'GOOD LUCK' Series No. 11 Copyright 1905. A. S." color drawing in vertical format shows a portly man hauling in a big fish from his boat; undivided back postcard mailed 1908 in Oklahoma, toning near back edges, corner & edge wear noticeable but not near the image. $4.50 f
"WORKING HARD FOR THE FAMILY DINNER" showing 3 black children fishing at a dock, with a stringer of small fish already caught (a scene that would inspire an engaging painting); on back of another scene "GETTING READY FOR 'HOT-CAKES', OLD FASHIONED METHOD OF SYUP MAKING IN THE SOUTH" with no blacks; tiny corner crease not into either image, no postcard back. $1.00 bf%
CLASSIC FISHING REFERENCE
"THE RAPALA FISHING GUIDE / Secrets from the Pros / Proven techniques / for taking more and / bigger fish" paperbound, 200 pages plus covers, 1976 copyright, many illustrations & color plates. Articles by tournament winners, award-winning writers & record holders such as Ron Weber, Bill Cullerton, Buck Perry, Roland Martin, Al Lindner, Ray Ostrom, Ray Johnson, Stu Apte, Mark Sosin, Ken Lauer & Jed Welsh. Subjects include: knots, pattern fishing for bass, catching trophy trout, taking walleyes at night, offshore fishing in the Northeast, fish filleting, taking giant tarpon, fishing in the Pacific Northwest, fish filleting & much more. Profusely illustrated (125+), cover creased & toned; a few color plates loose from binding. The previous owner referred to it often giving mute testament as to its usefulness. The first decent fish catch you get will more than pay for the book. $6.50 f
Untitled Tuck Oilette from the Fishing Smacks series, postcard number 8893, signed, unused & fairly fresh. (2 different) $4.50 each
Wanted to buy--postcards showing the commercial fishing vessel "Two Brothers", which used to dock at the West Ocean City Harbor. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
"WORKING HARD FOR THE FAMILY DINNER S-430" showing 3 black children fishing at a dock, with a stringer of small fish already caught (a scene that would inspire an engaging painting); on back of another scene "GETTING READY FOR 'HOT-CAKES', OLD FASHIONED METHOD OF SYRUP MAKING IN THE SOUTH" with no blacks; tiny corner crease not into either image, no postcard back. $1.00 bf* Same scene but on the linen postcard shown here, with a tiny corner crease that is hard to notice. $3.50 bf
WORLD FISH & AGRICULTURAL CORPORATION (United States). Unused regular size post card showing its Lockheed L-1049B (N4247K) at Manila in 1988, near mint. Flew tuna from Palau in the Caroline Islands to Japan in 1987 shortly before this was taken. $7.50 a(p)pfc
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