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" (1679--1752). J. F. de Troy. / Des amoureux" rest of caption in Cyrillic, showing a pair of lovers, sepia-tone Russian Red Cross postcards, corner wear & rounding. $12.50 rl
"1005..." rest of caption in Cyrillic translates roughly 'Love Sacrifice' unused real photo of V. Vink art, lightly toned back. $7.50 al
"4 - Elle - Tir es un menteur, je 'sais que tu as / remarqué la petite Princesse." Charming scene in which a boy & girl are about to kiss, mailed TCV in France, 2 large pinholes detract, lightly toned front. $1.00
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"Ach vy oci cerné, / drahé oci moje, / budete-li verné, / dám Vám ziti svoje." art showing lovers on some grass, made in Bohemia, mailed 1911 in the United States, ink smear on back, some extraneous writing on back, corner & edge wear, thin lamination peels from front corners (not too noticeable), as is. $2.75 bl
"Artist : Attasart Tularak. / Romance in Swamp : Two lovers are / embracing each other in the lotus swamp." unused continental post card with tiny bend at one corner. $1.25 tl
"B1436 / 'ROTOGRAPH' / SERIES // The Song without Words" showing two lovers dreamily seated at a piano, sepia-tone real photo with some oxidation (bromide paper), mailed circa 1910, small bottom corner crease not into the image, other corner wear is minor, toned back. $3.75 lm
"Bonne Année // IDYLLE AÉRIENNE" 2 lovers embrace in an airship piloted by Cupid, flying high in clouds over a city; signed Mastroianni allegory number 195 on a postcard copyrighted 1912 by A. Noyer, mailed 30 -12 12 from France to Mr. Charles Lichtenstein in Buffalo New York. Happy New Year greeting is lightly embossed & in green. Writing on front: 'How nice it should be to make love in the air'. Good edges. $6.00 a(m)nl
"BREAK AWAY" sepia-tone showing lovers beneath a stack of hay with an observer on top, unused & fairly fresh. $3.00
"Don't be Jollied." art showing 2 men simultaneously seeking the attention of a seated woman in a park, fresh colors, mailed 1913, soft corners. $4.50
"DON'T WORRY ABOUT ME" unused post card, fairly fresh, good edges. $12.50 a(g)l*%. Same, showing a tall soldier embracing a young lady, signed Archie Gunn art on a postcard mailed 1917, three corners with small creases, front lightly toned. $2.75 a(g)l
"GEE, BUT / THAT LOOKS / GOOD / TO ME. // 038-7" odd scene in which an armed burglar catches the eye of a woman hugging her lover; post card mailed JAN 22 1913 to Charley Rits in Hamler Ohio, all corners creased, both sides toned (back more so than front). $2.00 l
"GENTLEMEN / PREFER / BLINDS // 619" showing 2 lovers spooning in the back of an auto, postcard from the Auto Comic series, mailed SEP 4 1930 to Miss Grace Geary in Pennsylvania, extensive spotty toning on back, light toning on front, 2 opposite corners creased. While most reading this have heard of the 1953 movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" with Marilyn Monroe, this pun refers to the silent film of the same name released in 1928. $2.50 alm
"Gesnapt door mevrouw. NED. PANOPTICUM." black & white showing soldier holding hands with a woman in a kitchen while an older women looks on, circa WWI, unused & fairly fresh. $4.25
"Give me a brook, a summer night, / A shady nook, by moon's soft light, " showing couple seated on bench with an open umbrella prominent, color from Bamforth, 4-line poem beneath the image, mailed 1908, stamp removed, typed message, brownish paper, minor edge wear. $2.50
"Here's lovers two, to the maid thats(sic) true, / and four to the maid caressing! / But the wayward girl with the lips that curl, / keeps twenty lovers guessing." postcard mailed from Antioch Ohio in 1908, pencil writing smudged in a few spots, mall tear in bottom edge just up to the art, minor corner wear & light toning. $2.00 lp
"I drink to you,
my love, / A hearty toast this day; / We'll clinkety clink
our hearts, /
"If a body meet a body, Comin' thro' the rye, / If a body kiss a body, Need a body cry! " and 2 more lines from the song, art shows kilted man strolls with lady friend, ad card for DR. D. Jayne & SON Sanative Pills [a laxative & purgative medicine] on back; 22nd Series, copyright 1890, brownish paper. Known by bottle collectors, the long-established [since at least 1858] firm also made a Tonic Vermifuge, Carminative Balsam, Specific for Tape Worm & Ague Mixture. $9.00 aml
"I'm Holding My Own in Wilkes Barre, Pa." with art showing lovers & Cupid on the wings of a flying machine, postcard mailed MAY 26 1911 to Miss Flora Evans in Tunkhannock Pennsylvania, message mentions an 'air ship contest' briefly, light toning both sides, noticeable corner wear. Rare: when searching the Internet we found no other offers past or present & no exhibits. $8.00 p(w)l
"I SAW IT FIRST" color showing 2 men vying for position as an attractive young lady steps out of the back of an auto, mailed 1912, lightly toned front, lightly toned back, stamp damaged. $2.00
"I should like to explain to you / but I havent got time at present / so good by" art picturing a male & female bicycle parked near some bushes, with romantic implications; post card with undivided back published by Belige in Saint Louis, mailed 1905 in Chicago to Mr. Tony Schutz in Danville Illinois, several creases & stress marks have been ironed out fairly well, corners rounded, toned both sides. As is. $3.50 bl
"I've Been Around Some at / Great Lakes, Illinois / Like It All Right as / Far as I've Gone / 2229" town name in pennant at the side of a cartoon showing a man attempting to grope a fat lady sitting on his lap; postcard mailed 1918, light toning both sides, scrape at back top edge, small corner crease, another corner crease faintly, all corners with minor wear. $1.75 il
"I've got the / Man in the Moon / beaten a mile" post card mailed JAN 6 1911 at Ware Massachusetts, very faint small upper corner bend, other corners with trivial wear. The first postcard we can recall suggesting aerial surveillance with a biplane, but it was a long-standing idea for balloons. $5.00 lm
“JOHN HUMMEL / Liebespaar, aus ,, The Red lake Series” 1981” depicting a pair of lovers seated on a park bench in the moonlight, unused continental postcard, copyrighted, tiny corner crease. $1.25 a(h)l
"Just a new way / to play / the Old Game." signed Cobb X. Shinn art on a post card depicting lovers on a biplane in the clouds, mailed APR 20 1911 from Arenzville Illinois to Mrs. Ellen Hisle in Doylesville Kentucky by a sibling, tiny bottom corner crease, all corners with minor wear. $5.00 la(s)g(h)
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"Kissing Pennsylvania / Dutch style." showing a young couple rubbing noses beneath a chair; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1962 from Avis Pennsylvania, faint small upper corner crease. $1.50 al
"Kiss me again for the world I pray, / For the birds, woods, and trees and the flowers so gay." postcard mailed AUG 4 1909 at Charlestown Station Boston to Miss Elsie Showalter in Dayton Ohio by a sailor who could not attend the Wright Celebration, minor edge wear, a little toning near the back edges. Hard to find! $6.00 l NEW / NOUVEAU / BAGO
"K. O. Belawski: Der Kuss / Csók / Polibek / Pocalunek / Le baiser" signed art showing a male violinist kissing a lady's bare shoulder as she stands near a piano. 3 small corner creases & some edge wear. Mailed 11.IV.17 by an Austrian infantryman, bold 98% complete censor marking reads in part "Griechisch orientalische Militärsaalsorge der k. u. k. 93 Infanterietruppendivision" which places the location as Macedonia; clear black KuK Feldpostamt 220 also struck on back. $25.00 a(b)l-am
"Lets trade -- You'd better / Your heart for the letter" color showing couple standing out of doors with a 3-leaf clover seal at LL, mailed, heavily toned back. $2.50
"L. Ismailowitsch. / Frühling. -- Printemps. -- Spring" depicting 2 lovers with flowers, German writing on back, corner crease, minor wear at 3 corners. $2.50 al
"LOST IN THE WOODS" showing two couples necking in an old auto on a dirt path, in color, unused, small thin & a few album remnants on the back, tiny corner crease. $1.75 al
"Lovers Lane / in / Princeville / Ill." showing two couples embracing, color postcard mailed there 1911, minor edge wear, 4 spots of album remnants on the back. $3.25 il
"Messagers / de / Bonheur" showing a well dressed couple with flowers, mailed TCV at Metz 1910 but stamp removed. chunk of top border gone. $1.00
"Mexico. Novios Mexicanos. / J. Granat, Mexico. 6918" showing an engaged couple, unused tarjeta postal with undivided back, noticeable toning of the front, minor wear with rounding at one bottom corner, back paper browning lightly & evenly with age. $3.00 m(g)l
"MOONING / COPYRIGHT 1908 BY M. T. SHEAHAN, BOSTON" with 'Lowell, Mass.' handwritten on the lower rim of the moon, art depicting a lover ascending in a zeppelin toward the face of his beloved as seen in the moon; postcard mailed SEP 25 1909 from Providence Rhode Island to C. Deane Perkins in Lyme New Hampshire, numbered 264 on back, minor edge wear to thick stock. Sheahan is the printer & publisher, not the artist; he was a going concern until 1910. The copyright was not only asserted, it was actually obtained. Nonetheless, this postcard is very hard to find. $6.00 ml
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"PFB SERIE 5999" with caption quoted at lower back, postcard with deeply embossed art showing lovers off for a drive in an early auto on an overcast day, mailed 1907 to Miss Wilda Finch in Massillon Ohio, back paper browning evenly with age, exceptionally attractive from the front. $15.00 al
"PFB SERIE 5999" with caption quoted at lower back, postcard with deeply embossed art showing lovers with lap blanket cuddling in an early auto on an overcast day, mailed 1909 from Brice Ohio by T. Earl Bury to Miss Gertie Ruff in Sugargrove Ohio, minor corner wear & rounding. Shown left. $15.00 al. "Ser. 884-1." Similar post card but in much lighter colors, suggestive of snow, no PFB mention on back (a knock-off?), mailed 1910 from Wallace Idaho, long but inconspicuous internal crease & more corner wear. Shown right. $12.00 al. Take them both for $25.00 al.
TEMPLE. "PFB SERIE 5999" with caption quoted at lower back, postcard with deeply embossed art showing lovers with lap blanket being chased by a man on a horse, mailed 1908 to Master Robert Temple in Coshocton Ohio by his Aunt Kate in Cleveland Ohio, light uneven toning on the back obscures nothing. $14.00 alg. Different deeply embossed image from the same series, showing the couple conversing, post card mailed 1910 to Mrs. Bertha Hair in Milford Ohio from her daughter in South Lebanon Ohio, edge wear mostly & mercifully on the back. $14.00 alg
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"Province of Blekinge. Sweden." art by Jenny Nyström depicts man carving initials in tree for his sweetheart, color from Axel Eliassons (No. 1401) on unused undivided back, mild corner & edge wear, slight browning of the paper with age. $5.50 sal
"Schlimarski In Amors Banden / ..." depicting lovers, with caption in 2 other languages, post card with Schlimarski art mailed 1916 in Hungary, corner crease & small corner crease. $3.75 a(s)l
"THE AEROPLANE HONEYMOON TRIP" post card printed in Britain, mailed 9 SP 24 to Master Horace Fox in Newham Glos., rough border all around as issued, paper yellowing with age, couple small dark spots of toning in the massage area obscure nothing. $3.00 l NEW / NOUVEAU / BAGO
"The new piano player" couple in amorous embrace while gent entertains unawares mama in next room by striking some notes with a rake; unused comic series Number 15 postcard copyrighted 1910 by J. Marks in New York, good edges, a few small light spots of toning on back. $5.00 lc NEW / NOUVEAU / BAGO
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"There's a Girl in / Rutland / That's Got Me Going" red pennant with black & white circular insert showing a man getting frisky with a woman, mailed at Plymouth Indiana in 1914, smudged cancel on front mostly in white space, faint internal crease, mild corner & edge wear. $3.50 il+
"They all have loving / dispositions in / West Union / But they're not like / you, Kid" showing a man and woman embracing to the right of a purple pennant with the town name, mailed there 1913, a little wear at the corners includes one tiny crease, but otherwise fairly fresh. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) & enhanced 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 wl*
"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
"TIPOS DE INDIOS CUETZALAN / INDIAN TYPE FROM CUETZALAN / ESTADO DE PUEBLA, MEXICO. / Foto Luis Marquez" showing two lovers, color post card printed in Mexico, unused, a beautiful card. $4.50 ml*
"Tourtereaux. / Ils reviennent toujours / au nid / Où règne un bonheur / infini." numbered 60808 / 3, hand-colored / tinted Amag real photo postcard shows a couple amidst doves and flowers. writing on back dates to 1913, TCV in France (stamp added to dark area). $10.00 al
"Try this on your piano" embossed die-cut card folds out to reveal a couple kissing atop a piano keyboard, size is approximately 6-3/4" when folded out to view that image & punch-line, the name Esther neatly written on the back. Many postcards circa-1910 had variations on this comic theme, but we were surprised not to see any advertising on either side (such as the make of the piano, or its merchant). $3.75 ml
"Two Lovers ... Guam" with a close-up of the statue as photographed by Don Seery, 2001 copyright, unused oversize (5"x7") continental postcard, tiny indent in front left border, otherwise excellent condition. An unforgettable image to match their story--a suicide jump with their hair interlocked. $2.00 glsp
"U.S. MAIL / R.F.D. / No. 2 / WESTVILL[E] / N. ..." // RURAL FREE DELIVERY" unused sepia-tone postcard with unevenly toned divided back, faint upper corner crease, minor corner wear. How do we know it is Westville New Jersey? The Westville New York post office was discontinued in 1907 (pre-divided back); there is no Westville New Hampshire; there is no Westville North Carolina; & there is no Westville North Dakota. That is how we know where this surprising scene actually was, even though they tried to obscure the last letters of the town & state abbreviation to keep us guessing. What fun! $9.00 n(w)phl*
"Where Ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise / 712" lovers necking in an old auto are unaware of the policemen aware of the goings-on, black & white post card mailed 1909 in West Virginia but stamp removed, minor corner & edge wear, light toning along top back edge. Front surface has numerous tiny speckles of white that suggest the printer under-inked the run. $6.00 all
"Wil mij aanhooren, vergeet mij niet / Ne me rejetez pas et ne m'oubliez pas" real photo post card showing man holding a smiling young woman from behind, scalloped edges as issued, mailed in Belgium 1933. $3.75
"Won't you say yes?" showing man & woman holding hands beneath a tree, color postcard from Winsch, mailed 1912, considerable corner & edge wear, lightly toned back. $2.75
"W. PRUSZKOWSKI SIELANKA / UNE IDYLL" lovers outdoors under a crescent moon, signed art on an unused post card with much corner & edge wear, small spot on back, corner crease. $2.75 al
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Autonomous free state of Germany until 1937.
/ Lübeck anno 1796." black & white with
gold caption on undivided back, mailed there 1898 to Vienna Austria (5-pfg. stamp socked-on-nose,
blurry blue receiving mark), 2 corner creases, corner wear and rounding.
This postcard is No. 24 from Bernhard Nöhring of Lübeck. It shows a panoramic view of the
city as it appeared in 1796, undoubtedly from a painting.
"DL300" continental Luebeck QSL card with hobby-related art, used 1959, edges toned. $2.00 l
"FINNCARRIERS - POSEIDON" with an aerial view of the ship near small boats, unused continental postcard that has been slightly reduced at the top, back message area has a violet handstamp 'M/S TRANSFINLANDIA / SCHIFFSLEITUNG / POSEIDON SCHIFFAHRT OHG / LÜBECK' over the autograph of its master. $5.00 l
"LUEBECK, BURGTOR" unattributed art in vertical format showing the north gate of the city (erected in 1444), unused Tuck Oilette Postcard 7080 from the Wide - Wide - World Series, mild corner rounding, toned back. $3.25 lth
"LÜBECK Dom und Museum" with the cathedral at the left, black & white, mailed there 11.10.26 (5-pfg German stamp tied) to Steglitz, small corner crease, minor wear to bottom corners, writing on front. $2.25 l
"Lübeck - Marktplatz mit Rathaus / und Brunnen" sepia-tone real photo with slight oxidation, from Verlag Chr. Schöning, Nr. 2029, very late usage at Lockbridge West Virginia, trace of cancel ink on front , small corner crease, toned back. $3.00 l
"Lübeck -- Rathaus / Innentür der Kriegsstube" including large sculptures, sepia-tone post card, very late usage at East Claridon Ohio, very lightly toned back, good edges. $1.50 ls
"LÜBECK - Rathaustreppe" showing the covered stairway, real photo post card from Fritz Schöning, very late usage at Lubec Maine, lightly toned back, paperclip indentation & mark on face. $1.75 l
"Lübeck / Rathaus und Treppe / (1251)" sepia-tone real photo Postkarte with slight oxidation, from Verlag Chr. Schöning, Nr. 2030, very late usage at Alpha West Virginia, good edged. $3.75 l
"Mäcchenschloss Mespelbrunn im Spessact" caption in script that is a little hard to read, black & white continental postcard from Schöning & Co., rough edges as issued. $1.00 l
LUNDY ISLAND POSTCARDS
"4758. Landing Beach, Lundy" including several people who have disembarked from a small in silhouette, real photo postcard from the Domino Series, photographed & printed by E. A. Sweetman & Son in Tunbridge Wells, mailed there 23AU32 (2-puffin Lundy stamp with flawed puffin stamp, fancy puffin cancel) to Miss Sally Smith in Appledore North Devonshire, clear & complete INST"4758. Landing Beach, Lundy" including several puffins in silhouette, real photo postcard from the Domino Series, photographed & printed by E. A. Sweetman & Son in Tunbridge Wells, mailed there 23AU32 (2-puffin Lundy stamp with flawed puffin stamp, fancy puffin cancel) to Miss Sally Smith in Appledore North Devonshire, clear & complete INSTOW cancel ties 1-d King stamp on back. Non-philatelic mail from a tourist who found the crossing 'very good, lovely & choppy'. The flaw on the stamp is a scrape with raised paper on the foot of the cancel puffin. Faint cancel ink in the front sky seems to line up with the stamp cancel -- faint LUNDY is very light but readable in what would have been the upper right corner of a larger rectangular cancel -- but is not easily explained. For example: if there had been an unnecessary second stamp that was removed, causing the scrape, then how did the ink so quickly soak through the unnecessary stamp? $15.00 lb-l
"5797 South Lighthouse & Bat Island, Lundy" Domino Series real photo mailed there 4 SP 47 (2 puffin Lundy stamp correctly used TCV & tied by clear cancel), good edges. Postcard sold. Front with stamp still available for scholarly study as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg (134,098 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 ll-l*
"Clovelly from Hobby Drive." with Lundy Island in the distance; postcard published by G. S. Reilly (a photographer there), hand-tinted appearance, knowledgeable commentary legibly written on back in English, numbered 1 by the same hand in the sky. Seen elsewhere as high as $9.99, but we offer for only $4.00. e(c)l
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