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MILITAIRES / MILITÄR / MILITARI
FORÇAS ARMADAS / MILITARES
Filed filed by country: Algeria, Belgian, British, French,
German, Israeli, Swedish & US (another page).
See also: Military ship postcards--worldwide.
MILITARY POST CARDS & POSTCARDS--A COUNTRIES
ARGENTINA. "LU 1 ZA" Base Naval Orcadas shortwave (28 MHz) QSL card used 1987 by operator Dalmacio, a little wear along the right front edge. The location is a permanent Argentine naval base on Laurie Island, South Orkneys, part of the British Antarctic Territory (formerly a Falkland Islands Dependency) since 1962, and long disputed by Argentina. Seldom seen & most unusual. $10.00 m(a)baa
AUSTRIA. "KAPELLE ALPENJÄGER-REGIMENT STEIERMARK No 10" showing the Austrian military wind orchestra after Friedrich Pilz (probably the man in civilian clothes at the front center) was recruited as the capellmeister of the Alpine hunter regiment No. 10 in 1923; sepia-tone real photo postcard with slight surface pitting & oxidation consistent with that age, back with light spotty toning. Rare: we found no other offers, no exhibitions, and no recorded sales when we searched the Internet. $10.00 a(s)mm(a) NEW / NOVA / NOU
AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE. "Korpskommandant / F. Z. M. Stephan Ljubicic / PHOT. JANUDKA / WIEN, 1919." striking portrait Austro-Hungarian officer Stephan Baron von Ljubicic in uniform, tiny spot of light toning at two front corners, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise surprisingly fresh. Born in Croatia, his long military career spanned 1877-1915, rising to Kommandant of XI Corps. Hard to find. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 wcgm
AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN EMPIRE. "K. u. k. technische Militär-Akademie Mödling, N.-Oe." showing the exterior of the military academy, monochromatic gray-green Postkarte mailed there circa 1918, 2 small corner creases not into the image, other edge wear is mild, a little toning shows in the front borders. $3.25 am(a)
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POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
--BAVARIAN MILITARY TO BRAZILIAN MILITARY
"Unser König beim 2. Korps. / Februar 1915" showing the Bavarian King inspecting his troops during World War I, unused post card with yellowish paper, minor wear at one corner. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 brw
BELGIUM. "Belgian Troops in / Action Round Louvain" behind a barricade, defending the main road to Louvain & Brussels; unused post card numbered W. C. A. 146 on back, trivial corner & edge wear, very light toning on back. $5.00 bmw
BELGIUM. "EN GUERRE / AUTO MITRAILLEUSE BELGE // THE WAR / A BELGIAN MOTOR GUN" with 'MINERVA' on its radiator; carte postale with CPI crest & a little pencil writing in English on its reverse, small bottom corner crease, inconspicuous wear at one top corner. Used in the first month of World War I, moving rapidly on near-perfect roads in the lowlands, often as escorts for aviators going against the Germans. Uncommon. $15.00 wbm(b)
BELGIUM. "One of the / Belgian / Dog-drawn / Machine Guns / Off to the Front" color, W.C.A. 145 on back, unused, corner wear & rounding. This idea was only temporary because the dogs did not like the noise of battle. $35.00 bdmw*
BELGIUM. "Scenes in Belgium / after the / Battle of Haelen" showing the Belgian infantry at rest, badly creased corner. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg (194,778 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 bmw
BELGIUM. See also Belgium post cards for other views of that country.
BRAZIL. "Passing Fort Santa Cruz, Entrance of Rio Harbor" unused Azo (triangles up, 1904 - 1918) real photo postcard, published by Brown & Shaffer in Newport News Virginia, album marks at the corners of both sides. Brazil tried to maintain neutrality at the start of World War I, but torpedoing of its ships by German subs resulted in their joining the Allies in October 1917. On August 1 1918, after the Allies had squabbled over their usage, the Brazilian Navy departed from the port of Rio de Janeiro to work closely with US forces in the Atlantic -- rather than working with the Italians in the Mediterranean, or with the French along the African coast. We dare say this explains & dates the postcard precisely, because US ships would have been in attendance. History in your hands! $19.00 m(b)bw
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MILITARY POSTCARDS & POST CARDS--BRITISH MILITARY
"Afghanistan, Remnant of British Army / in 1842, Dr. Brydon" black & white art within a beige border, 2001 copyright, unused oversize postcard in excellent condition. $2.00 amh
American Postcard Journal. December 1982 (Vol. 7 No. 7). Articles on photographer E. S. Curtis, the Bonus Expeditionary Force of 1932, price trends for transportation & more. $3.75 a,m(b)
"Britain's Bulwards / H.M.S. 'KING EDWARD VII" unused real photo from Valentines, trivial corner wear. $10.00
"British Cruiser / 'Orion' / off / Port Everglades, Fla." As seen from above, unused sepia-tone DOPS real photo, low contrast / grayish, good edges. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 fms
"COLLAR BADGE / SHOULDER STRAP // HIGHLAND / LIGHT INFANTRY" post card with undivided back mailed 1905 from Edinburgh to the United States. Johnston issued, spots of toning at lower left front corner (nowhere near the image), long & conspicuous curved area of toning mostly in the unused front message area, minor corner rounding. Excellent uniform details. $6.00 sm
"Fighting the U-boat in British shipyards.-- / Vessels under construction on the Clyde / Printed in England / S-6" sepia-tone post card on thin stock, unused & interesting. $4.25
"G0CZQ / SPITFIRE 1940" with signed Dowsk art depicting the interceptor aircraft that proved so vital in the Battle of Britain, Pensilva Cornwall QSL postcard used 1993 by a member of the Royal Air Force Amateur Radio Society, excellent condition. $4.00 a(m)e(p)m(b)
"G3IHH" Bailleul Camp (near Arborfield, Berkshire) QSL card used 1958. The camp was used for training 'potential telecommunications mechanics' or 'pot. telemechs.' in the R.E.M.E. in the British Army. Very uncommon material! $5.00 e(a)mm
"G3MRP" shortwave (14 Mc / s) R.A.F. Kenley Surrey QSL card used 1960 by their Signals Section, 2 corner creases, tape toning along one short back edge. $2.00 em
"G4MVA" attractive Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society QSL card used 1995, small bottom corner bend. $2.00 e(s)m(b)
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"G8VG" QSL card used 194 by operator Captain W. H. Windle of the Royal Corps of Signals, 3 spots of tape residue (1 both sides with slight paper loss nearby). $2.75 m(b)
"GB 300 GR" continental shortwave (10 MH) QSL card celebrating the 300th anniversary of the Gloucestershire Regiment, used 1994 by operator Ray Peart, suggesting a donation to the regimental museum, excellent condition. Attractive. $3.75 e(g)m(b). Similar, but 1 corner with a small crease, an opposite corner with a tiny crease. $3.00 e(g)m(b)
"Grantown-on-Spey 51" real photo postcard with glossy finish mailed there 1931, 2 corner creases, internal crease at bottom, corners worn, toning in upper front border. $2.25 s
"GRAVE OF BRITISH SOLDIERS BATTLE GROUND, CONCORD, MASS. / ... April 19, 1775" postcard published by Mrs. G. N. Tanner in Concord, very late usage at Strafford New Hampshire, one upper corner creased twice, small indent on right front edge. $1.50 cm(c)m(b)h NEW / NOVA / NOU
"H. M. King George V handling the colours to the Staffordshire Regiment" postcard written Oct 29 1912 at Gibraltar franked with a 10-centimes French stamp from France (cancel hard to get details) to Mr. Joseph Stoll in Upland Pennsylvania. Because the caption is so vague, we fill in the historical details: This scene is the South Staffordshire Regiment or South Staffords, whose new colors were presented by King George V on 31 January 1912 after their move to Gibraltar. 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. rm(b)g
"H.M.S. BELFAST / Saved from the scrapyard by public subscription in 1971..." showing the cruiser that served with Arctic convoys & fought at the Battle of North Cape during WWII. unused continental mailed 1976. $2.00
"MD5KW" homemade & hand-colored shortwave (7 Mcs) QSL card used in the Suez Canal Zone during a 1948 DX contest by Major Ken Ellis with the Royal Signals, hinge remnants on back, edges with several unimportant crimps & short tears, continental size. The Zone was under British control from November 14 1936 - June 12 1956. $5.00 em(b)
"No. 36 BLUFF COVE. STRETCHER PARTIES RUSH THE / INJURED FOR TREATMENT" showing medics & the Red Cross tending to the wounded; unused postcard from the War in the South Atlantic series, made in England. $3.50 fm(b)r
"No. 37 9 PARA SQN. ROYAL ENGINEERS REBUILD THE / BRIDGE AT BLUFF COVE" unused post card from the War in the South Atlantic series, made in England. $3.50 fm(b)
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"The Ram of 2nd Derby / ... // Hansen. Photo. / Ashbourne" showing the Swaledale ram (a fighting goat) that was the official mascot of the Derbyshire Regiment, ready for parade duties (silver plate on forehead, silver protectors on the tips of his horns, coat with regimental insignia); postcard mailed AU9 1907 from Towyn North Wales to Pittsburg Pennsylvania using a 1/2-d King stamp, one upper corner with 2 small creases, minor edge wear elsewhere. Taken very seriously, this ram is essentially treated like any other soldier. 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 m(b)a(g)
"VS9KAC" Kamaran Island QSL card used 6 October 1961 by operator Al, Royal Air Force Careers Information Centre advert on back, tiny corner crease. Now a part of the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen / South Yemen, it was at the time declared by Great Britain to be under the jurisdiction of the governor of Aden. Most unusual! (2 available) $9.00 each. ym(g)a
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"ZB1FA" shortwave (7 Mc) QSL card used 1961 by operator Robert 'Bob' Conway in the 235th Signal Squadron (previously known as Malta COMCAN Signal Squadron) of the British Army at Zonkor, good edges. More commonly the community name is spelled Zonqor. $3.75 mm(b)
"ZC4GT" continental Ayios Nikolaos Dhekelia Cyprus QSL card with background of Royal Air Force jet flying through the clouds, used 1957. Attractive. Ayios is misspelled Aylios on the card. 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 cm(b)a(m)q
BRITISH NAVAL REFERENCE
"Brassey's Naval Annual 1949" edited by Rear Admiral H. G. Thursfield, hardbound, 212 pages plus 84 pictorial pages plus indices. Worldwide in coverage, but from a decidedly British point of view. Lengthy reference section gives dimensions & particulars of naval ships worldwide. Gently used, paper beginning to brown. Hard to find. $42.00
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MILITARY POSTCARDS & POST CARDS--CANADIAN MILITARY
"CH-113A 'VOYAGEUR' HELICOPTER // CANADIAN / ARMED / FORCES" with a description of its capabilities printed over much of the card's back, size of a regular postcard, light but long linear scrape in the topmost cloud, tiny bottom corner crease. Gives an initial impression of being a photo, but it is a quality printing instead. The only such image we could find when we searched the Internet. $4.75 a(m)cm(c)
"FRASER BROS. (CANADA) LTD. / Announce a Great Fall / CATALOGUE AUCTION / For a Prominent Local Estate / ... / And For Other Interests / including / Air Marshal Wm. Bishop, V. C., C. B., etc." on 2-c postal card mailed at Montreal OCT 22 1952 (clear EAT RIGHT / FOR HEALTH / ALIMENTEZ-VOUS / SAINEMENT) slogan cancel. Air Marshall Bishop was Canada's top World War I ace. $3.50 qm-q%
See also Canadian post cards for other views of that country.
"VE3QB" Lanark Ontario QSL contest postal card on brownish paper, mailed there DE 6 1935 by operator W. Bert Knowles, trivial wear at one bottom corner. Knowles was the leader of the Air Force Amateur Radio System when it was first organized after WWII. $3.75 om-o
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MILITARY POST CARDS & POSTCARDS--CHINESE MILITARY
"28.--Petits Métiers-- Soldat Chinois à l'exercice. Little
crafts--Chinese soldiers practising." black & white on grayish paper, circa 1915,
unused, light 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.
"CANTON. REGIMENT OF 'BRAVES' ON PARADE" showing Muslim Kansu Braves who fought in the Boxer Rebellion / Boxer Uprising / Yihetuan Movement against foreigners, bearing pikes & war scythes; post card with blue caption & undivided back, mild corner & edge wear, a little cancel ink near the top front, front lightly toned. Rare. 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 cpmh
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POSTCARDS & POST CARDS--CROATIAN MILITARY
THROUGH EGYPTIAN MILITARY
CROATIAN. "Trogir: / Slavija 5. VII. 1908" showing a small band & soldiers marching through some spectators, black & white postcard with dark red caption from Ivan Belas, unused, tiny corner crease, mild wear at upper corners. $15.00 cm*
DANISH. "København No. 112 Den tapre Landsoldat" showing a sculpture honoring Danish soldiers; sepia-tone real photo brevkort with excellent composition & contrast, writing over all the back, noticeably rounded corners, small scrape not into the image. $2.50 dm
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POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
--FALKLAND ISLANDS TO FRANCE
FALKLAND ISLANDS. "Review of the Home Guard / of the Falkland Islands" a force that numbered approximately 100 (if you include about 70 Settlement Volunteer); well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 from Le Roy Michigan, small spot of edge wear discernable only from the back. Most unusual subject matter. $7.50 fm(f) NEW / NUEVO / BAGO
FINLAND. "OH1LHS" Korpo / Korppoo Island QSL card with the island's coat of arms & logo of SRAL, used 1996 by operator Rainer 'Rai' Skog, label of FNARS (the Finnish Navy Amateur Radio Society on back. Nice! $3.00 fm(f)h
FRANCE. "132 L'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE. -- Compagnie Cycliste en Marche. -- LL." black & white on grayish paper from Levy Fils et Cie., unused, lightly toned back, trivial wear at one corner. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 bm(f)*
FRANCE. "135 -- SAUMUR (M.-et L.) - Revue du 14 Juillet - Défilé de l'Artillerie / Fr. Voelcker, phot., Saumur, déposé" carte postale mailed 1912 (stamp damaged by removal attempt) to Pennsylvania, violet 'Hotel de L'Univers / Maurice Roblin & Treyet / Directeurs / Tours' handstamp neatly on the back, one upper corner multiply creased, ding with bend at right front edge, speckles of cancel ink in the sky. $4.00 f(s)m(f)
"20. COLÉA - Camp du Pigeonnier" showing an encampment of Zouaves in Algeria, image circa 1915-7 (judging by their uniforms), entrusted with communications by pigeon; circa-1920 (green back) black & white carte postale, unused, lightly toned front, lightly toned back. Coléa is often seen spelled Koléa. $10.00 acm(f)
FRANCE. "24 - KÉNITRA -- Panorama de l'Intendance et du Camp" as seen from a high vantage point, black & white carte postale with green back, back edges browning with age, 2 tiny marks at back edges could be printer's guide markings at the corner of a sheet. Kenitra was formerly known as Port Lyautey. It was established in 1912 as a French military fort, and grew substantially since then. These buildings were where the soldiers got their necessary items such as clothing & food. $4.50 fm%
FRANCE. "269 ALGER - HOPITAL MAILLOT - Intérieur du Pavillon des Officiers" show the interior balcony of the officer quarters in the hospital, with a French officer overlooking the Moorish court; sepia-tone postcard, minor corner wear, tiny tear at bottom edge closes well. $3.75 am(f)m
FRANCE. "279 Les Poilus! / Les chansons de Jean RAMEAU illustrées // Le v'là tous là nos cher poilus / Plein d'santé et plein d'amitiance ..." illustrating a song in French dialect by Baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau; unused carte postale with green back, strong vertical crease, small corner bend affects nothing. Poilus is an old French term for an infantryman, that was reused in World War I; and the soldiers in this view are in infantry uniforms & the mustaches are appropriate as well. $4.50 wmm(f)
FRANCE. "37 VITRÉ (I.-et-V.) / Entrée de la Caserne du 70e Régiment d'Infanterie" unused circa-1920 carte postale with green back, some browning near the back edges, rough edge from booklet removal. In a few history books, and reproductions are offered. But why not own the real thing & buy it here? $7.00 f(v)m(f)w NEW / NOVA / NOU
FRANCE. "6W1AE" Dakar shortwave (18 Mhz) QSL card with attractive art picturing a mosque, used 1997 by an operator with 23e Bataillon d'Infanterie de Marine--a French military force which was then protecting & evacuating French nationals, due to sporadic separatist street violence and border tensions. History in your hands! $5.00 sm(f)
FRANCE. "Cl. A. V. LA NORMANDIE PITTORESQUE / 2073. - Ah ! Mon vieux, ce jour-là, si ça bardait !!...." showing a World War I French soldier talking to locals gathered outside around a table, black & white carte postale with green back, Le Goubey édit, minor corner wear, very late usage at Matlock Washington. $5.00 f(n)m(f)
FRANCE. "CONQUÊTE DE L'ALGERIE" hand colored / tinted real photo of a painting, CH. FONTANE Éditeur, back paper browning with age. Looks like it was meant to be placed next to another postcard to show a wide mural. France conquered Algeria from 1830 - 1847. $7.00 am(f)
FRANCE. "C. V 6 - LE HAVRE -- La Gare et le Course de la République" black & white from booklet, unused. $3.25 f
FRANCE. "ÉVREUX - Las Caserne Varillon" with several soldiers in various uniforms standing outside a gate, sepia-tone carte postal mailed there 30-10 07 to Paris (clear cancels on 3 different stamps), corner crease, other corner wear is minor, a few speckles of cancel ink on front. $7.00 f(e)m
FRANCE. "Foyer du Soldat, Germersheim a. Rh" including soldiers standing before their lodgings during the French occupation of the Rhineland in World War I. Pertinent message in French over the back comments on the windows, number of rooms, etc.; just a little ink smearing on back obscures nothing, minor corner & edge wear, a couple tiny spots of toning in the front borders. $9.00 m(f)ww
FRANCE. "French carrier 'Bois Belleau' / in dress parade" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1963 in US. $2.00
FRANCE. "GENL. LAFAYETTE'S HEADQUARTERS, / Valley Forge, Pa. / 21-13" circa 1912 postcard from an unattributed publisher, very late usage at Germansville Pennsylvania, minor edge wear, a bit of cancel ink on front. $4.00 p(v)m(f)
FRANCE. "German Uhlans / Captured by / French / Dragoons" being led through the streets of Douai, color, numbered C.C.A.145 on back, unused, corner wear & rounding. These soldiers are also known as Ulans to Polish / Prussian people. $6.50 fm(f)w
FRANCE. "La Grande Guerre 1914-15 Blemerey (Meurthe-et-Moselle). / Visé Paris 41 R.P. Paris Barricade élevée par nos poilus" unused black & white carte postale from booklet, stress mark near the detachment edge noticeable from the back, printing at a slight tilt as issued. $4.50 wfm(f)
FRANCE. "LE MANS. CASERNE DU 26e RÉGt D'ARTILLERIE / No 12. Joguet-Gonpil, Le Mans" including 5 soldiers near the gate, black & white, unused, lightly toned back, mild corner & edge wear, toning spots along top edge. $3.00 fm
FRANCE. "Les Chanson de Botrel illustrées par ... 1682. - Les Deux Gabiers // I / Il était un gabier de Misaine, / Il était un gabier d'Artimon; ..." carte postale mailed 5-8 06 TCV from Granville Manche, back unevenly toned, front top edge with a bit of toning. Subject song is about 2 petty officers in the French Navy; but it should be noted that their insignia is not shown & their appear to be quite young for the rank. $4.75 m(f)m
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FRANCE. "Phot-Express Imp. Baudinière, Nanterre Visé Paris. N. 341 / 341. La Grande Guerre 1914-15 -- En Alsace / Chasseurs Alpins en réserve" showing several mountain infantrymen taking cover near a large cross, unused carte postale, good edges. Probably the French XVth Corps 6th Battalion, which was there in 1915. Seldom offered; we found but one example on exhibition when we visited the Internet. 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 am(f)wc
FRANCE. "STRASBOURG. - 22 Novembre 1918. - Le Général Gouraude pendant le Défilé des éléments de la IVe Armée / ..." Green back, writing on back, The prosthesis on the General's right arm is visible; that arm was lost when he led a French expeditionary force at the Dardanelles in 1915. He commanded the 4th Army mentioned in the caption till the end of World War I, and later served as a one-time member of the supreme war council. $8.00 am(f)w
FRANCE. "The Turcos -- the Algerian / 'Fire Eaters' of the / French Army - Leaving Paris" unused postcard made in the USA, mild corner & edge wear. The caption is a very hard-to-read red-on-brown in the lower right front corner. The unusual name Turcos comes from the Crimean War, when Russians mistook them for Turks. $8.50 m(f)f(p)a
FRANCE. "Visé Paris No 3021 NOYON 884. -- Soldats Français deblayant les Ruines après la fuite des Boches -- LL." carte postale showing several French soldiers clearing the ruins after the Germans left in World War I, black & white on unused green back with toned back edges, minor corner wear. $7.50 fm(f)w* ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
MILITARY POSTCARDS & POST CARDS--GERMAN MILITARY
"304. L'Argonne. -- Premiéres lignes allemandes à MARIE-THERESE
front at Marie-Thérese." showing where they dug in, sepia-tone carte postale
with green back from booklet, back edges browning slightly with age. An interesting view,
showing how these trenches were made safer for soldiers within them. $3.75 wfm(g)
"61. LES PRISONNIERS ALLEMANDS EN FORÉT -- Après la Barbe, la Toilette au ruisseau" showing German prisoners, guarded by the French in a forest, freshening up after receiving a haircut; black & white carte postale with green back, toning near back edges, faint corner crease, trivial rounding at 3 corners. Most unusual subject matter; presumably a propaganda piece to assure the world such soldiers were being well-treated. $25.00 bwpm
"Die Bäcker im Felde. / Das frische Brot wird zum Lagerraum gebracht." showing the delivery of fresh bread by German military bakers during World War I, unused Kriegspostkarte, reddish-brown paper, trivial edge wear. $12.50 wfm(g)
"Die Bäcker im Felde. / Mannschaften einer Feldbäckerei auf dem westlichen Kriegsschauplatz." showing the crew of a field baker's shop on the western front in World War I, unused Kriegspostkarte, reddish-brown paper minor corner wear & rounding. $11.50 wfm(g)
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"Fesselballon, unsere Artilleriewirkung beobachtend. / Nach einem Gemälde von Prof. Hans Rudolf Schultze, Berlin // Deutscher Luftflotten-Verein / für Schaffung einer starken deutschen Luftflotte / und Förderung der Luftaherschule! /Jahresbeitrag: einschl. Vereinszeitschrift / 'Die Luftflotte' nach Selbsteinschäßtung / mindestens 3,- Mk. Berlin W 57, Grobenstraße 27." signed Hans Rudolf Schultze art showing an observation balloon directing artillery fire on a World War I battlefield; Postkarte sold for the creation of a strong German air fleet, mailed in Germany in 1915. The signature of the artist is in the upper left front corner of the image; all the caption information is from the back. A couple of tiny cancel ink spots in the lower left front border, good edges. $40.00 za(m)gmwa(s)
"Founding Father of the U. S. Cavalry / Col. Com. Michael Kovats de Fabriczy" or more completely & accurately Colonel Commandant Michael Kovats de Fabricy who, together with General Casimir Pulaski are known as the Founding Fathers of the US Cavalry; unused copyrighted postcard issued on the occasion of the US Bicentennial, a detailed biography printed in the back message area, small bend on a bottom corner is noticeable from the back. The signed painting is by Zoltán de Bényey. The misspelling in his last name may explain why this postcard is hard to find. $4.00 hm(a)m(h)
"German Dirigible 'Hansa' Arriving at Potsdam Harbor. / 29 © UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD, N.Y." postcard mailed FEB 22 1916 at Fountain City Indiana to Lora Brinkley in Muncie Indiana, corner & edge wear. Back text continues '... dirigibles used by the German / army in locating the position of the enemy and in / making night raids into the enemy's county.' 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 zwm(g)g
"Hallo Hamburg // Reserve hat / noch 110 Tage! // Wer weiß ob / uns wiedersehn!" sepia-tone real photo Postkarte mailed circa 1910 from a town in Holstein (details in cancel obscured by stamp removal) sent to Punta-Arenas Chile. These are reservists from Hamburg on leave (one drinks beer under the auto) who have 110 days left to serve together before receiving assignments, and then (the sign continues) who knows whether they will ever meet again. The photographer posed such groups and put a small numeral placard by the left front tire (this is 603) to help him keep track of who was in what picture. The sign on top of the engine could be varied to specify which town they were from. The sign in the middle had a spot were the number of days could be erased & chalked in. Heavy vertical crease, rounded corners & a toned back. $5.50 m(g)ga
"HANS RUDOLF / SCHULZE" art signed in upper left front corner, color Postkarte published by Deutscher Luftflotten-Verein & mailed 1915 at Karlsruhe Baden, a little translucent toning near the back left edge, speckles of cancel ink in the front sky. A fund-raising postcard for the creation of a strong German air fleet, illustrating the usefulness of an observation airship during the bombardment of Warschau (Warsaw Poland). $27.50 za(m)gmpwa
"Hauptmann Stubbendorff gewann die Gold- / medaille in der Vielseitigkeitsprüfung auf 'Nurmi'" real photo souvenir card showing the showing the German Captain winning a gold medal aboard his horse in the 1936 Olympics. Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 183 Gruppe 61, no postcard back, much pertinent information on back. $5.00 oh(n)m(g)
"KRETA / Kreta-Band / Das 'Armelband Kreta' wurde für diejenigen Wehrmachtangehörigen / gestiftet, " color on continental post card with browning paper due to age, unused, tiny tear & long creases at top, corner crease, corner wear & rounding. The Nazi armband was for serving in the Crete theater up to May 1942. 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 nmgc
"Le Dirigeable du Major Gross (Allemand)" with signed Prof. Hans Rudolf Schultze art depicting a semi-rigid & experimental German military dirigible hovering over a shoreline; unused circa 1907 Postkarte from T. S. N. Serie 994, minor corner rounding at the bottom, more noticeable corner wear at the top. Described on the back: "Deutscher Militärballon von Major Gross. / Halbstarrer Lenkballon, bei welchem die Propeller / an einer unter dem Ballonkörper hängenden Segel - / fläche sitzen. Die Steuerung ist den fransösischen / Militärballons nachgebildet." $60.00 za(m)gm
"München. Haus der Deutschen Kunst / Wilhelm Sauter 'L. M. G.'" art showing 3 German soldiers with weapons about to leave a trench, sepia-tone on continental-size post card with browning paper due to age, unused, thin lines of light toning on the back. Priced as a reproduction. $3.75 nm(g) ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"Pont-a-Mousson. Parade vom 14ten Juli 1914 12er Dragoner." showing German dragoons (mounted infantry) on parade in the French town that was an important river crossing during World War I, accent on the à in the town name omitted. Back reads 'Militärisch zensiert und zum freien Verkehr zugelassen. / Kunst- und Verlagsanstalt Schaar & Dathe, K.-G. a Akt. Trier // Nr. / 947' which means militarily censored & approved for homeland use. Bottom corner has a faint crease, very late usage at San Felipe Texas. $10.00 pm(g)wf(p)
"Ruckerinnerung schoner Tage! / I. Bei der Toilette (Original-Aufnahme)" showing German military barbers at work, postcard mailed from Germany to New York circa 1903, one corner badly creased, other edge wear. Original printing sold for the benefit of orphans. $20.00 bgm
"Torpedodivision unter Volldampf" signed art on post card showing a division of torpedo boats under full steam cutting through choppy seas, beautifully lithographed postcard from Meissner & Buch, mailed in 1898 in Dresden (stamp corner damaged by sender), paper lightly but evenly browned with age, good edges. $8.50 mgs(m)
"Zeppelin's Dirigible / Military Airship" showing the LZ1 tethered near the Bavarian waters of Lake Constance / Bodensee; postcard mailed 1908 from Mobile Alabama to Mr. E. G. Davidson of South Point Ohio, speckles of cancel ink near the top front edge, minor wear to the bottom corners, 1905 copyright notice is faint along the left front side. $50.00 zba(m)m(g)
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MILITARY POSTCARDS--HUNGARIAN TO INDIA
HUNGARY. "Founding Father of the U. S. Cavalry / Col. Com. Michael Kovats de Fabriczy" or more completely & accurately Colonel Commandant Michael Kovats de Fabricy who, together with General Casimir Pulaski are known as the Founding Fathers of the US Cavalry; unused copyrighted postcard issued on the occasion of the US Bicentennial, a detailed biography printed in the back message area, small bend on a bottom corner is noticeable from the back. The signed painting is by Zoltán de Bényey. The misspelling in his last name may explain why this postcard is hard to find. We did find one in the Zemplén Museum though. $4.00 hm(a)m(h)b
INDIA. "Jaipur Soldiers (Nagas)" showing a large armed group facing the viewer, some bearing shields; postcard with brown caption & undivided back, from the days when a half-penny stamp could mail a postcard. 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 im
MILITARY POSTCARDS--ISRAELI TO ITALIAN
ISRAEL. Israeli woman soldier hanging her underwear out to dry between some tents, captioned in Hebrew, excellent condition, printed on thin stock with glossy finish. Because of tight security at Israeli military facilities, such views are not often seen! We can safely assume these derive from official photos. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 im
ISRAEL. See also Israel post cards for other views of that country.
ITALY. "Colonia Eritrea - ASMARA - Il Comando Truppe." showing the commando headquarters, unused postcard, very faint small corner crease, one corner bent slightly (not creased). Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 em(i)*
See also Italy postcards for other views of that country.
MILITARY POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
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MILITARY POSTCARDS & MILITARY POST CARDS
--M & N COUNTRIES
MÉXICO. [Cuitlahuac Monument, Mexico City, honoring the 2nd last Aztec ruler who fought Spanish occupation], with Mexican soldiers & flags; fairly fresh. Postcard 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 m(d)m(m)fi(a)
NETHERLANDS. NATIONAL LUCHTAUS SCHOOL. Continental black-and-white photo of its Beech 200 King Air (PH0SBK) on the ground, good composition, but contrast is low & image is dark. Rare. Once served in the Royal Netherlands Air Force. $5.00 anm(n)
MILITARY POSTCARDS & POST CARDS--O & P COUNTRIES
PRUSSIA. "GEBURSTHAUS VON FRIEDERIKE KRÜGER. WOLLWEBERSTR. 35 / FRIEDLAND I. M." with an inset at the upper left front corner giving details of her life, including her service (undetected for some time in the Prussian army during the Napoleonic wars); sepia-tone Postkarte mailed at Friedland 2.12.22 with 2 3-pfg. stamps, long horizontal crease is surprisingly inconspicuous. $2.25 pgm NEW / NOVA / NOU
MILITARY POST CARDS & POSTCARDS--S & T COUNTRIES
SPAIN. "LIGA / NAVAL /
ESPAÑOLA // CTCA / ANDALUCIA // EF9AI" Isla de Alborán shortwave (21 MHz)
QSL viewcard used 1989, logos of Club Nautico 'El Candado & U.R.E. on front.
This islet in the Alborán Sea hosts a small garrison of the Spanish Navy.
SWEDEN. "Kngl. Svea Artillerie Regemente / SL5CZ" continental Linköping QSL postcard mailed there 1970 to Ohio (45 lumberman stamp), upper corners creased lightly. Front has large drawing depicting horse-drawn artillery, trivial wear at bottom corners, minor edge wear along top. $3.00 s
SWEDEN. "SL3AE" continental Östersund shortwave (14 mc) QSL postcard used by a member of Kungl Jämtlands Fältjägarregemente in 1971, QSL bureau label in stamp box (SD), corner crease, long crease along top, slight yellowing of the paper with age. Front has attractive art showing a mountain scene in color & a heraldic crest. $2.00 s
SWEDEN. "SL3BG" continental Frösön QSL postcard used 1971 by member of Kungliga Jämtlands Flygflottilj, QSL bureau label in stamp box, two small creases to one upper corner, minor wear at bottom corners. Outstanding front design--we have handled thousands of QSL cards and this is among the very best. QSL postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50
THAILAND. "HS1R" Nakorn Srithamaraj QSL card used 1961 by operator Captain L. P. 'Pat' Rose RCT (RTA, Royal Thai Army), trivial corner wear. (2 available) $2.00 each tm
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MILITARY POSTCARDS & POST CARDS--VENEZUELA
UNSPECIFIED. "I don't belong to the / regulars, I'm just a / volunteer // A25 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED" undivided back postcard mailed NOV 27 1906 (ZANES. & PARKERS. T204 R.P.O. cancel with year inverted in the dial) to Miss Ada Earley in Constitution Ohio, tiny upper corner crease, other corner wear is minor, traces of cancel on upper front, old price on back may not erase well. Check your albums! There are two versions of this postcard: one does not have ALL RIGHTS RESERVED printed at the bottom, as ours does. $5.00 m(u)-r
VENEZUELA. "YY5LB" Isla la Blanquilla QSL viewcard used1989, verified by YV5LMG, back has information about the volcanic island in Spanish, trivial wear to the bottom corners. Commemorates the anniversary of the Batalla Naval del Lago de Maracaibo & Venezuelan Navy Day. $5.00 m(v)vv
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