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"33980 / Greetings from
VERNFIELD, PA." showing 3 cars in the distance on a country road, sample
generic post card from the Colored Landscape Locals offered by NYCE
Manufacturing Co. (their ad over all the back quoting prices for various
quantities of this & other series). Minor wear at one corner. $4.00 p(v)s*
"Anseremme / Le coude de la Meuse." sepia-tone specimen postcard of Bromurite bruin from Nels, image shows a bend in the river in Belgium, prices noted in pencil, rough edges as issued. $2.50
"Barvaux / L'Ourthe" sepia-tone specimen post card from publisher Nels, image shows river scene, prices with postage noted in pencil on back for different quantities. Back handstamped in red neatly: 'Execution bistre double tons sur carton chamois ...' $3.00 sb
"BIG ROCKS IN CASCADE PARK, ELYRIA, OHIO" black & white Platino post card from the Albertype Co., exceptionally interesting, minor corner & edge wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 sao*
"BOUILLON / Pont de Condemois et Château" sepia-tone specimen postcard of carton ivoire blanc from Nels, image shows a bridge in Belgium, prices noted in pencil. $2.50
"BRIDGE AT LLANSTWMDWY, / CAERNARVONSHIRE" a scene in Wales, postcard from Colourmaster International, fresh appearance. $2.50
"Bruges Quai Vert" sepia-tone specimen post card of carton chamois from Nels, image shows small boat & a bridge in Belgium, prices noted in pencil. $2.50
"C.B. / PRINTERS / ANDERSON" with cartoon art of a mouse / woman eyeing a trap, tape stain at top front center, blank back, slight browning of the paper with age, light toning at upper right front corner & along bottom front edge. The mouse / woman has a mouse head on a small woman-like body. Obviously a sample QSL card. $2.25 is*+
"Club Card for / Barefoot QSL / Swap Club of Washington" Auburn Washington QSL card with Runnin' Bare style commissioned art depicting a mountain scene, actually a sample stating cost per thousand for members on face, fancy handstamp on back, unusual subject matter. $3.00 wsq
"Coho Capital QSL Swap Club / of Sheboygan, Wis. / This beautiful club card can be / printed for our club members only, ..." going on to give price & address, unused CB QSL sample card copyrighted by Runnin' Bare, fresh colors & good edges. $2.00 w(s)s
"D. C. 226--A Beautiful Florida Home / on LaGorce Island, Miami Beach" postcard with 'Do not remove from file' printer's handstamp on face, linen with good color, from Dade County Newsdealers Supply Co. in Miami. $2.50
"Easter Greetings / These little folks and bunnies / Know what I want to do / And bring the best of wishes / This Easter Day / to you." circa-1915 post card from Nyce Mrf. Co. in Vernfield Pennsylvania, embossed art shows children, 2 corner creases, stain at 2 corners visible from back. $1.50 sep(v) NEW / UUSI / NÝR
"Elfenbein-Carton, sepia / Smooth board, sepia / Carton satiné. Phototypie sepia. Sample. No. 5" no caption on front, post card shows scene in an unnamed town, a name is written on the back (above & between the lines of the sample offer). $2.50 s*
"FP45 Steven Bledsoe" showing Santa Fe diesel engine numbered 102, 1982 quality sample postcard per writing on back. $2.00 rs
"Gand La Poste." black & white specimen post card of Bromurite noir from Nels, image of a post office in Belgium, rough edges as issued, prices noted in pencil. $2.50
"Genova -- La Cattedrale di S. Lorenzo" black & white postcard from Don Daste. $2.50
"Gottes Segen zum / Geburtstage! / " and a quote from Psalms 23:1, a beautiful sample card from the Kaufmann (Baden, Germany) rose series--the only sample we have ever seen for a private mailing card, album marks on front. $12.00 (pfsr)
"Greetings from VERNFIELD, PA." a sample generic post card from the Colored Landscape Locals offered by NYCE Manufacturing Co. (their ad over all the back quoting prices for various quantities of this & other series). Small spot of toning in the left front margin & a pen stroke within the bottom front border. $4.00 p(v)s*
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"Logging in Kentucky" showing many log rafts on a river, black & white post card with dark red caption, sample from The Art Manufacturing Company of Zanesville, Ohio, quoting postcard rates. Very interesting; lightly toned back, trivial corner wear. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 kls^
"May only / Golden Days / be Yours" embossed sample floral postcard from the Art Manufacturing Company, number 8019 in their gold-tipped series, very lightly toned both sides, good edges. This company made postcards from 1908 - 1915. $4.50 o(a)s
"No. 320 Valentine / GOLD AND SILVER BACKGROUND / ASSORTED DESIGNS / 60˘ per 100 / W. H. STANAGE & CO. / PEARL AND WALNUT CINCINNATI, OHIO" sample postcard printed in Germany for United Art Publishing Company in New York City, art on 'VALENTINE / GREETINGS' front shows 2 cherubs borne by a fanciful airship lowering a basked filled with 2 hearts, minor corner wear, name & state written neatly on back may not belong. $4.50 svo(c)g
"No. 5019. Embossed floral. / 40 Attractive Subjects. / ... / Art Manufacturing Co., / Amelia, Ohio." embossed Postkarte printed in Germany, prices in English printed in red over all the back, front design is horseshoe & shamrocks & violets with no words, front is toned, minor wear to the corners. $4.50 so(a)
"Occassions: / ARTICLES de RÉCLAME / " uncaptioned from Ch. Fontaine in Bruxelles Belgium, sepia-tone postcard showing a woman with flowers. $2.75
"Ostende L'avant Port" sepia-tone specimen post card of carton ivoire blanc from Nels, image shows small boats at a waterfront in Belgium, prices noted in pencil. $2.50
"Publ Geo. Stackhouse. Greetings from Nuangola, Pa." showing it by its somewhat triangular lake, divided back sample postcard bearing a printed advertisement of Whitten & Dennison in West Bethel Maine offering to make glazed postcards (such as this one from photographs), partially whited out unfortunately. But information about price postpaid, guarantee & delivery time survive. Rare. $10.00 p(n)m(w)s
"Sample of Sepia Style E. C. Kropp Co., Milwaukee, Wis." showing a Bauer Cab Co. vehicle from the side, brownish paper with light toning. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 tsa
"SAMPLES / $1. QSL-SWL CARDS / The Old Goat of Del Mar / Rube Riesland W6HTN..." stapled booklet of 6 different sample QSL cards, tiny crease weakens corner of cover. Most unusual. $7.50 sc
"SERIES NUMBER / 4 / Continental Art Co., / CHICAGO, ILL." violet handstamp that has been crossed off in the message area of a sample postcard mailed SEP 20 1907 and Grand Ledge Michigan to Miss Marie Hoover in Marion Ohio, a little toning near the upper left back corner, small corner bend near the stamp, front has art depicting an elegantly attired young woman (unsigned, a shame), front borders showing a few light toning spots. Mailing a sample card not intended for mailing is quite unusual. $6.50 si(c)
Ship Chelsea (1888 registration) of the Neptune Line, Kodak real photo sample post card from Eastern Illustrating & Publishing, publishers order number penned in front corner. Not often seen! $7.50
"Stanley Johnson, Photographer, Waupun, Wis. / THE NEW AUTO SERIES, PRICE LIST. / Mark X after the number wanted." order form for eight comic-design postcards involving automobiles, priced by quantity ordered & pre-addressed to him, unused, light toning, minor corner rounding, circular internal crease at the bottom edge. Front sample image is a frightened dog pulling a toy automobile, captioned "HOMEWARD BOUND". Sold but back 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 w(w)s
"Take these wishes true,- / A Happy New Year / to You" showing bells, circa 1915 post card from Nyce Mfg. Co. in Vernfield Pennsylvania. $4.00 snp(v)&
"THE CIVIC BUILDINGS AND / FLORAL CLOCK, SWANSEA" postcard with a scene in Wales, from Colourmaster International, fresh appearance. $2.50
"THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF WALES, ABERYSTWYTH PT28301" post card from Colourmaster International, fresh appearance. $2.50
"THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT- / YOU GO TO THE DOGS BY / CHASING THE CHICKENS" art showing older man & two shapely women, Lusterchrome® sample postcard, made in USA, light toning on back. $2.00 cs
"The simplicity and charm of these early postcards " post card showing Little Red Riding Hood & wolf in art on front, large handstamp in violet on back provides reorder number 922 for store manager, noticeable stain at one back corner. Issuing company was Jon Andries Incorporated in New York City. $2.50 sn(n)
"T. S. N. S. 673. (6 Dess.)" postcard with caption from back, artist signed in LL, showing a shepherd with his dog & flock, 2 worn corners. $2.75
"U-30CG K. B. King" showing Santa Fe diesel engine numbered 104, a quality sample card from Bledsoe Rail Slides used as a Christmas card! $2.00 rs
Uncaptioned Kodak real photo sample showing the steamer Westport, from the owning Eastern Steamship Company, handwritten identifying number on front. Unusual. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 s(e)s
"Vianden et les Ruines" sepia-tone specimen postcard of carton chamois from Nels, image shows ruins of a castle in Belgium, prices noted in pencil. $2.50
"W0TXK" sample QSL card for operator Irvin 'Erv' Simmons, ARRL logo on front in black, quoting 3-color prices for various quantities in the back message area, tiny yellowish spot near the top front edge, good edges. $2.00 s(h)s
"W3CJI" sample QSL card for operator Richard E. 'Brownie' Brown, mailed at the bulk rate (permit No. 30) from Emmaus Pennsylvania to a ham radio operation in Charlottesville Virginia, wear along the top edge, spotty toning near the edges. $1.50 p(a)s
"W5KXU" unused Houston Texas sample QSL card for James A. Brumlow Jr., quoting detailed prices on the back by color of ink & quantity ordered, good edges. $3.00 t(h)s
"W5LPM" Childress Texas sample card for Don's QSL Beauties per label on back, prepared for operator Ulis L. Tucker, excellent condition. Series featured an attractive young woman dressed in a teddy for the background. $2.00 t(c)s
MILWAUKEE (MILWAUKEE COUNTY). "W9CVK" QSL postcard with costs from printer on the stamp side. Interesting! $2.50 w(m)s
"W9USU" sample QSL card quoting rates for 1-, 2-, and 3-color inks in quantities of 100, 200, 300 & 500 in effect during the 1930's; toned front edges, corner crease. Exceptionally interesting, the example used was the QSL for local operator Al Fritz. This card in 3-colors. Another card in 2 colors. $15.00 for both. is
"WA0GOS" Staples Minnesota QSL sample card with hobby-related art done by H. L Raum in Philadelphia Pennsylvania for operator William Paul Howard, good edges, quoting prices for various quantities & distances shipped over all the back. $2.00 m(s)s
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"WB5XYZ", "WD5XYZ", and 2 different"WN5XYZ" sample QSL postcards with the handstamp of the Little Print Shop of Austin Texas quoting prices on the back. Near mint. Each postcard illustrated a different design. All 4 for $10.00 st
"WB8BVL" unused QSL post card for operator Joe Malecki, evidently used as a sample because 'STYLE 6' is handstamped in the stamp box area, excellent condition. $2.00 os
"Where Nature Calls Us / Greetings from VERNFIELD, PA" generic postcard showing canoeists, color, circa 1915, from Nyce Mfg. Co. in Vernfield Pennsylvania. $4.00 sp(v)&
"WN1YVU" sample West Kingston Rhode Island QSL postcard showing the design for operator Edward D. Cook, prices on the back for quantities of 100 to 300 cards from the Little Print Shop in Austin Texas, fairly fresh. $3.00 srt
"You needn't cover it / up mister -- I saw / what kind it was" said newsboy passing a Ford owner, sample postcard from the Ford Auto Comics series from the Auburn Post Card Company in Auburn Indiana, printed ad with pricing in green over all the back, album marks at the corners. $5.00 acsi
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