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Track & Field, Water Skiing, Wrestling & Yachting.
POSTCARDS--SURFING POST CARDS
Branderplankryery / Lainelautailu / Pagsusurp /
Selancar / Sörf / Surfanje / Surfe / Surfen / SURFER /
SURFENEN / Szörf / Wellenreiten / サーフィン / 파도타기
"Action On the Board" showing a male surfer on a good-wave, unused chrome, fairly fresh. $1.00 s(s)
"Barbados / EAST COAST BEACH" showing a typical little cove (suitable for wind surfing & surf boarding); continental postcard mailed with 45-c eel stamp to Pittsburgh, fairly fresh with saturated colors, from a photograph credited to Don Jordan. $1.00 bs(s)p
"Chicken Joe" with cartoon art featuring a chicken with a surfboard, unused continental publicity postcard for the 2007 debut of the film 'Surf's Up' from Sony Pictures Animation, near mint condition. (2 available) $1.75 each. s(s)m
"HUMEWOOD BEACH, PORT ELIZABETH // S.A R. / Publicity / Dept." sepia-tone postcard, unused, printed in Great Britain, serrated edge from booklet. Some surfing activity evident. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 cs
Karridene Beach. Shown at top: "Surfing--Karridene" photographed & published by H. Duncan Abraham, circa 1926. Karridene Beach is near Durban, which has always had the largest population of surfers in South Africa. Lower card captioned: "Bathing Enclosure Durban" (refers to shark nets), published by Valentine & Sons Cape Town, and annotated as follows: "This is where we going surfing on boards during the summer time at our Beach. Note the way the surfboards are put flat on the water & the force of the waves pushes it along until you strike the sandy shore. Love from Vi, 1926." (At the time many had not yet heard of the sport.) Both unmailed. No problems to mention. Either for $20.00. Both for $37.75. ss
"KH6AFS" QSL postcard with surfing art in the background, used 1991 by operator Samuel K. Kumukahi, trivial wear at one upper corner. $2.00 h(h)s. Another used 1994, also with trivial wear at one upper corner. $2.00 h(h)s. Another used 1994, with no corner wear at all. Shown. $2.25 h(h)s
See also our Ocean scene & seascape postcards where the emphasis is often on the surf itself.
"Surf Riding. Waikiki, Honolulu" showing a man & woman tourist riding an outrigger canoe powered by 3 natives (& the waves!); post card with undivided back but mailed much later from Haina (now a discontinued post office), small spot of toning in the front sky. $6.50 h(w)s(s)
"The Strand, Bundoran" showing several Irish people watching what we take to be surfers on the water (bit distant to be sure, but it is known for consistent waves); white-border era postcard in color, one upper corner chipped away but not into the image, other corner & edge wear is mild, from the Milton Fac-Simile Series No. 24, printed in Saxony. $4.00 is(s)
"'Z' is for ZURFING" with cartoon art featuring a penguin on a surfboard, unused continental publicity postcard for the 2007 debut of the film 'Surf's Up' from Sony Pictures Animation, near mint condition. $1.75 s(s)m
POSTCARDS & POST CARDS
See also our Swimming pool postcards webpage
for recreational venues & scenes.
"71481 AFTER THE MORNING SWIM" Phostint post card from Detroit Publishing Company, a little pencil writing on lightly toned back might erase well, minor corner wear, light toning on front shows mostly in the borders. $2.50 s(s)d
"M. MAHAN & JACKSON / PRESENT / ANNETTE / Kellermann / 'THE PERFECT WOMAN' / AND A COMPANY OF 1000 PLAYERS / IN / NEPTUNE'S / DAUGHTER / THE FILM MASTERPIECE OF THE WORLD / ... / At the BREMEN / TUESDAY, APRIL 11th / HENNEGAN & CO. CINCINNATI, O." advertising on an unused undivided back postcard tabulating a detailed comparison of her measurements with the Venus de Milo! Viewers of 'Neptune's Daughter' saw her do the first nude scene ever on film. A record-holding swimmer, she performed another first--a water ballet that many credit as originating the sport of synchronized swimming. Known as 'The Original Mermaid', she performed such an act at the Princes Court entertainment center in Melbourne. Slightly longer than regular-size, we offer it as is due to its several obvious faults. $15.00 fmms(s)
"PERCY HUME. WATER SPORTS ON THE GOULBURN, SHEPPARTON, VIC." apparently the beginning of a swimming contest in a stream lined by many spectators; sepia-tone real photo mailed 1925 to USA, 3 small corner creases not in the image, slight oxidation. Location is Victoria Australia. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 vs#
"PETER MEYER / CINCINNATI OHIO / ONE OF THE LAST 7 TO WITHDRAW" in the 1/16/27 San Pedro Channel swim racing for prize money off California; sepia-tone Azo (squares in corners) real photo postcard, good edges. The boat at the left was for safety: the waters were frigid, the currents tricky, & many beds of kelp had to be traversed (an art in and of itself). A previous dealer mistakenly penciled CINN. O. in the left front border for location; Peter was from Cincinnati, which is why it is mentioned in the caption. If you want to read a detailed version of the race, simply get the Cincinnati Enquirer of 1/17/27 (the next day), & read the article on page 11. Rare! Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. s(s)c(s)ro(c)g(m)
SPORTS POST CARDS, POSTCARDS & PHOTOS--TENNIS
"34 CONTREXÉVILLE. - Parc de Bellevue. -- Le Tennis. -- LL." circa 1920 carte postale with green back, unused, album marks at the corners. $5.50 s(t)f(c)
"A 15062 Tennis Court, Hotel Alcazar, St. Augustine, Fla." with a refereed doubles game in progress, using a non-rectangular crescent-shape net; undivided back postcard used as a divided back when mailed MAY 8 1910 (clear WASH. & BLUEMONT TR134 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) from Bluemont Virginia to Miss Florence Nelson In Atlantic City New Jersey (where it was forwarded locally), faint small upper corner crease, tiny speckles of cancel ink in the front sky, practice pen strokes at the bottom front. Rare. $12.50 f(s)s(t)-r
"Andre Agassi: 1993 Big Bear Challenge" action shot just at the moment of impact for a 2-handed shot, copyrighted 4x6 color photo by Brian W. Oates. $3.00
"Andre Agassi: 1993 Big Bear Challenge" alertly awaiting a serve, copyrighted 4x6 color photo by Brian W. Oates. $3.00
"Andre Agassi: 1993 Big Bear Challenge" backhand with a 2-handed shot, copyrighted 4x6 color photo by Brian W. Oates. $3.00
"Andres Agassi: 1993 Big Bear Challenge" close-up with him smiling, copyrighted 4x6 color photo by Brian W. Oates. $3.00
"Andres Agassi: 1993 Big Bear Challenge" just prior to backhand contact, copyrighted 4x6 color photo by Brian W. Oates. $3.00
ASMP "IMAGE" magazine no. 64 (September - October 1996). Cover by Dan Francis shows a northern Indiana farm, featured photographer Gordon Baer, and photos from the ATP tennis championship by Tom Guenther. $1.75 as(t)
"CALIFORNIA" art of a man playing tennis, unused continental with trivial corner wear. $1.00
"Cols. (Columbus Ohio) East High / Tennis Star / Anne Hall '93" serving, 3.5x5 black & white photo with yearbook markings on back. $2.00 os
"Columbus (Ohio) East / tennis star / Corey Ballenger '93" in action in a practice session, 3.5x5 black & white photo, yearbook markings on back. $2.00 os*%
Columbus Ohio East High varsity tennis practice, Tim Robinson (class of 1994) vs. Scott Trinter '95, black & white 3.5x5 action photo, yearbook markings on back. $2.00 os
"COPYRIGHT 1904 BY / DETROIT PHOTOGRAPHIC CO. // 8047 THE ARMORY, COLUMBUS, OHIO" post card mailed 5 JUN 1909 (partial RPO cancel) to Miss Marie Hughes in Shelby Ohio, small upper corner crease tangential to image, minor corner & edge wear. Interesting message reads in part: "I'm back at Col. on Big 4, bringing Cubbie home. I went to Kenyon to the ball game and see him win the championship in doubles in tennis for Ohio colleges with Clem Rockey ..." $10.00 s(t)c(k)o(c)d
"DOUBLE SERVICE / Copyright 1910 by the Colonial Art Pub. Co., B'klyn, N.Y. Published by F. G. Henry & Co. Inc. N.Y." showing a young man hugging a young lady with racquet on either side of him near the net; sepia-tone postcard mailed OCT 6 1910 (PITTS. & KENOVA T719 R.P.O. cancel & straight-line violet New Haven, W. Va. auxiliary mark both well-struck) to Mr. Robert Richard in Maggie West Virginia, long bottom corner crease, minor corner rounding, light toning both sides. This RPO was a leg of the Norfolk & Western that went on to Cincinnati. $7.00 s(t)-rw& NEW / NEU / NOV
"Gruss von der Salzquelle / Jah. C. Wille / Magdeburg" salt-spring spa in Saxony-Anhalt Germany; multiview with rowing, lawn tennis, sailing & the air cure place; monochromatic dark blue-green post card mailed there 1899 to Berlin, corner crease, minor corner wear & rounding. Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 gs(t)s(r)ms
"G. S. / HOTELS in Kingdom of Kerry / Bathing Fishin Boating / Golfing Lawn Tennis Excursions" monochromatic green multiview postcard with 5 captioned scenes--Kenmare tennis, Waterville tennis, Killarney exterior, Caragh Lake rowing & Parknasilla-on-Sea setting; mailed JY 29 09, 2 corner creases (one tiny), toning from album contact. 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 is(t)mg
"Heathwood Park, / 10th and L Road, / Kansas City, Kansas." with a doubles tennis match in progress, post card mailed there 1916 (year in postmark upside-down) to Miss Bertha Coleman in Gardner Massachusetts, upper corner crease, a lot of edge wear particularly on the bottom. Message in part: 'My sons go here quite often to play tennis in the summer.' $6.50 k(k)s(t)-k NEW / NEU / NOV
"John McEnroe: 1993 Big Bear Challenge" deciding whether to swing at a ball nearing the line, copyrighted 4x6 color photo by Brian W. Oates. $3.00
"John McEnroe: 1993 Big Bear Challenge" at Columbus Ohio, copyrighted 4x6 action color photo showing him airborne to serve. $3.00 os
"John McEnroe: 1993 Big Bear Challenge" raising his racket triumphantly, copyrighted 4x6 color photo by Brian W. Oates. $3.00
"K...P.-de-C.) -- Parc et Tennis" with location information scraped off in censorship, writing on back from soldier at the 1st Army Rest Camp dates to July 1917. small stain along one back edge, small corner crease. $4.00
"Old Fort Comfort Inn Tennis Court / and Neptune Fountain." with doubles game halted for the shot, Azo real photo (triangles up), unused, slight oxidation, minor wear to one corner. $8.00
"Photo Butin - Tours / The Brunswick Garden - 64. Boulevard Béranger - TOURS" including a tennis court (fenced in area with long net inside) with people beside it, sepia-tone postcard with green back, unused, browning back edges. In France, circa 1920. $3.75 fs+
"SAVE 66% / ... / Let Pete Sampras and all of TENNIS Magazine's / world-class Playing and Instruction Editors show / you how..." unused business reply card for subscription, circa February 1997. $1.00
"Tennis Court and Brown House, Haydenville, Ohio" prominently showing 2 couples at play with the ball in mid-air, black-and-white, mailed there 1909, light album marks at front corners, minor corner wear, light toning on front, internal crease not into image. Haydenville used to be a company town. We speculate that the tile company owner may have put out a few postcards such as this one to suggest an idyllic life there. That company, which later shut down in the 1960s, surely owned the house shown on this postcard. Rare. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (182,576 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 os
"TENNIS COURTS FOR EMPLOYEES. THE NATIONAL CASH REGISTER CO., DAYTON, OHIO" showing them in use by men & women, Phostint post card mailed 1922, one corner multiply creased, 3 internal creases, minor corner wear & rounding. 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 s(t)ois
"TENNIS COURTS, MOHONK LAKE, N. Y." color Phostint postcard with very late usage, 2 corner creases & minor edge wear. $4.00
"Tennis Grounds, Lincoln Park, Chicago" with a good view of the equipment in the foreground, postcard made in Germany, published for N. Shure in Chicago, mailed 1908 to Mr. Steve Fortune in Ludington Michigan by his mother & father, minor corner wear. Seen elsewhere as high as $29.97, but we need only $17.50. s(t)i(c)
"TENNIS LIST / 1892 / BOYD, JONES & CO. / 2 and 4 Hanover Street, BALTIMORE, MD. / Boston Rubber Shoe Co's Ventilating Tennis. ..." advertising price list for 41 different styles of tennis shoes--canvas innersole, canvas stay, black & white check, etc.--on a government postal card mailed 1892 to Society Hill South Carolina, 2 corners with small creases, a few small spots of toning both sides, shallow scrape in list obscures nothing. With all the modern fuss about tennis shoes, few realize that their history dates back to the process of vulcanization of rubber in the mid-1800's. The earliest date mentioned in the Wikipedia article on tennis shoes, for example, is 1907. $20.00 am(b)s(t)
"TENNIS TEA HOUSE BUCK HILL FALLS, PA." black & white from the Buck Hill Falls Co., Albertype with very late usage at Wallaceton. $2.50 (s(t)p(b)a)
"THE ROSE SERIES P.3200 MAYER CHALET, FROM TENNIS COURT, WARBURTON, VIC." real photo with good composition & contrast, mailed there 1954 to Missouri (almost complete cancel on 1 / lyrebird stamp), corner crease, small corner crease, mild corner wear. Warburton is in Victoria Australia. $3.25 vs**
"Three Queens" art showing three women at a fence (one holding a racket up), mailed 1908, writing on front puts names neatly under two, minor corner wear & rounding. 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
Uncaptioned color slide of a well proportioned woman wearing nothing but a helmet and tennis racket caught in a tennis net, date stamped July 1976, good focus & contrast. Ready for projection! [Original, not a copy.] $12.50
Uncaptioned real photo of a bedroom in which a tennis racket is prominently hung on the wall, fairly fresh, low-contrast / grayish. $5.00
"Vitas Gerulitas: 1993 Big Bear Challenge" at Columbus Ohio, copyrighted 4x6 action color photo of him going for a backhand. $3.00 os
Wanted to buy--postcards showing US player Andy Roddick. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
"'WONT(sic) YOU COME AND PLAY WITH US?'" with two women standing at a fence, one with a tennis racket, undivided back postcard, numeral stamped on back, lightly toned back, faint corner crease, small tear at bottom edge. $4.00 s(t)
SPORTS POSTCARDS, POST CARDS & PHOTOS--TRACK & FIELD
View of the University of Cincinnati, / Main Campus, Cincinnati, Ohio"
including their sporting complex at the right--football stadium, baseball
diamond, track & field venue; unused linen postcard printed by Curteich for
J. Louis Motz News Company in Cincinnati, excellent condition. $3.50
Captioned entirely in Cyrillic, Russian 1988 maximum card with hammer throw art & 15-k track stamp, fancy Moscow cancel 24-03-88, fresh appearance. $2.00 s
"Columbus (Ohio) East Track Star Donavan Johnson '93" negotiating the hurdles in a race, 3.5x5 black & white photo, yearbook markings on back. $2.00 os
"Die ersten drei im 3000-m-Hindernislauf; (von links) Dompert, Iso-Hollo und Tuominen" real photo souvenir card showing the athletes who won the 3000-meter steeplechase seated together in the stadium, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 46 Gruppe 61. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 os(t)
"Die USA, fierten im Zehnkampf ihren / schönsten und wertvollsten Erfolg. An allen / drie Masten wehte das Sternenbanner" real photo souvenir card showing three US flags marking the 1-2-3 finish of Morris, Clark & Parker in the decathlon, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 62 Gruppe 61, no postcard back, much pertinent information on back. $5.00 os(t)f
"GREATER LOS ANGELES POST CARD & PAPER SHOW / PASADENA ELKS HALL / ..." prominently featuring a woman discus thrower, printed back notes tie-in with LA 1984 Summer Olympic Games, fresh appearance. $2.75 (csp)
"Im Ziel der 400 m: Archie Williams (USA.) (Zweiter von links) siegt vor Brown (Gross-britannien (und Lu Valla (USA.)" Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 35 Gruppe 61, real photo Olympic souvenir card (no postcard back, slightly smaller than a regular postcard) with much pertinent information on back. Rough translation: "At the finish of the 400 meters: Archie Williams (USA) (second from the left), leads Brown of Great Britain & Lu Valla of the US". African-American winner Williams claimed that Hitler refused to shake his hand, just like he refused Jesse Owens. $6.00 os(t)bg*
"JERUSALEM -- Partial view of the New city" also captioned in Hebrew; chrome post card mailed there 1961 to Pennsylvania (0.25 javelin thrower stamp). $1.50 is(t)-i* NEW / NEU / NUOVO
"Mit unwahrscheinlich langen Schritten lief der Neger Woodruff dem Ziele der 800 m entgegen" showing the 800 meter race with the eventual winner John Woodruff nearing the finish line, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 38 Gruppe 61, real photo Olympic souvenir card (no postcard back, slightly smaller than a regular postcard) with much pertinent information on back. Rough translation: "With improbably long steps the negro Woodruff ran toward the goal of the 800 m." $6.00 os(t)bg
Photo of Columbus Ohio East High track star Natasha Clark in relay action circa 1991, yearbook markings on back. $2.00 os
Reproduction of 1967 Winnipeg Pan-American Games / Commemorative Postage Stamp showing a track & field runner on postcard, unused, tiny adherence to front detracts & resists removal. $1.75 m(w)s(t)p
"Stolz und frohen Mutes verlassen die deut- / schen Läuferinnen Albus, Kraus, Dollinger / und Dörffeldt den Schauplatz ihres grossen / Erloges--im Vorlauf der Frauenstaffel" real photo souvenir card showing four German women athletes walking together on the field, winners of the women's relay; Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 79 Gruppe 61, no postcard back, much pertinent information on back. Special note: our scanning software incorrectly trimmed off the thin white edge around the image, but the edge is still there and there is nothing wrong with it. $5.00 os(t)
Wanted to buy--postcards showing Australian Matt Shirvington, and Finnish javelin thrower Harri Haatainen. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
"Weitsprung meim Zeznkamfp: Erwin Huber / (Deutschland) springt" real photo souvenir card showing the long jumper in midair, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 65 Gruppe 61, no postcard back, much pertinent information on back. $5.00 os(t)g
SPORTS POST CARDS, POSTCARDS & MEMORABILIA -- VOLLEYBALL
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY (Columbus Ohio). "BUCKEYE SPORTS CAMPS / 2008 Ohio State WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL / SUMMER CAMPS // TRAIN WITH THE BUCKEYES THIS SUMMER" unused continental-size postcard in near mint condition. A surprising variety of offerings: spiking, serving & passing, defense, etc. $1.50 s(v)o(c)c(o)
"OHIO STATE / WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL" program for the October 28 2005 game vs. Northwestern, action shots of Anna Tengnas & Jackie Schardt, full schedule & results to that date, detailed lineups for both teams on back, excellent condition. (3 available) $2.00 each. s(v)c(o)
See also our Beach Volleyball photographs.
SPORTS POST CARDS--WATER SKIING POSTCARDS
"113 EVIAN-les-BAINS. - Ski nautique" good action shot of a water skier, sepia-tone from Cie Des Arts Photomécaniques, unused, minor wear to 2 corners. $4.50 fs
"AQUA-MAIDS perform spectacular waterskiing / feats at Florida's Cypress Gardens" showing 4 of them skiing side-by-side, unused chrome from Natural Color Publishers, small album adherences on back. $2.00 s(w)f(c)*
"BEAUTIFUL AQUAMAIDS AT FLORIDA'S / CYPRESS GARDENS" showing 6 of them skiing side-by-side, unused chrome from Ridge Distributing Company, fresh & colorful. $2.00 s(w)f(c)%
"CG.22--'Backward Swan' Water Ski Trick Riding / Florida Cypress Gardens" showing an Aquamaid close-up performing it, unused linen from Lakeland News Company, small corner crease, one corner chipped away, the other corners showing wear. $1.25 s(w)f(c)
"CG.26--Pyramid of / the Aqua Skiers / at Florida Cypress Gardens" unused linen, brownish paper on back, small corner crease, one corner well-worn & rounded. $2.00 s(w)f(c)
"CYPRESS GARDENS AQUAMAIDS OPEN THEIR / THRILLING WATER SKI SHOW WITH THE / PARADE OF THE PENNANTS / AT BEAUTIFUL CYPRESS GARDENS..." showing 6 of them at full speed in vertical format, unused postcard dates to 1954 (from printer's code), trivial wear at 3 corners. $2.25 f(c)s(w)
"Skiing is Fun in the Florida Sun" showing a woman riding on the shoulders of a male water skier, linen mailed 1955 by Martha Cross from Miami Florida, slight yellowing of the paper with age on back, trivial corner & edge wear. $2.00 s(w)
"Summer Fun" unused Curteich 3-D Natural Color Reproduction, 2 tiny corner creases not into image. $1.00 s(w)
"The Aquamaids performing their water ski ballet at / FLORIDA'S BEAUTIFUL CYPRESS GARDENS" showing 7 ladies linking arms to form one long line, chrome with mild corner wear, scribble & ink spots in address area. $1.50 s(w)f(c)%
Uncaptioned home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard showing a male water skier from a distance, mailed OCT 15 1965 at Urbana Ohio (clear 'PRAY / FOR / PEACE' cancel), cancel ink on front. $1.00 s(w)-o
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SPORTS--WEIGHTLIFTING POST CARDS & POSTCARDS
|"CON-CRĒT / FOR BLOCK-HARD
/ MUSCLES" showing Ervin Gainer Sr. (11-time USAPL National Champion
powerlifter) in action, unused postcard in near-mint condition with a
website offer that expired in January 2008. $1.50 s(b)s(w)a
"Der Olympiasieger im Federgewicht, Anthony / Terlazzo (USA.), stemmte insgesamt 321,5 kg" real photo souvenir card shows the weightlifter in a successful lift, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 140 Gruppe 61, no postcard back, much pertinent information on back. $5.00 os(w)
"The Best Grip You Can Buy! / www.VERSAGRIPPS.com" continental advertising card illustrated on both sides, near mint. (3 available) $1.25 s(w)s(b)
SPORTS POSTCARDS, POST CARDS & PHOTOS--WRESTLING
"1437 Gr. Salon de 1906. -- Fête de Luiteurs dans les Hautes-Alpes Suisses, par
Charles Giron / ND Phot." real photo of art depicting an open-air wrestling tournament,
mild wear at one corner, unusual subject matter. $9.50 ss
"Bill Parks" on arcade card made in USA, good edges, lightly toned back. $3.25 s
"Billy Goelz" shown with championship belt, on arcade card made in USA, good edges, lightly toned back. $3.75 s
Captioned entirely in Japanese, showing crowd gathered round sumo wrestlers ready to compete, unused, faint corner crease. $4.00 s
"George Drake" on arcade card made in USA, good edges, lightly toned back, toned upper left front corner. $2.75 Similar but no toned front corner. $3.25 s
"Icelandic grapplers / wear leather handles" showing 2 wrestlers in action, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962 in the US, trivial wear at one corner. $2.00 is
"Nature Boy Rogers" in an unusual costume on arcade card made in USA, good edges, lightly toned back. $3.75 s
Photo of Columbus (Ohio) East High Wresting star P. Sayacheck in action, black & white 3 / 5x5", 1991, 2 cropping marks on front. $2.50 cs
"Roger Mackay" on arcade card made in USA, good edges, lightly toned back. $3.25 s
"Rudy Kay" on arcade card made in USA, good edges, lightly toned back. (2 available) $3.25 each s
"RYOGOKU BRIDGE, TOKYO" postcard showing sumo site in the distance, interesting annotation on back. $4.25 (jsb)
"Schäfer (Deutschland) besiegte den starken Jogoslwen Fischer und errang die Silberne Medaille / Foto: Presse-Bild-Zentrale" real photo souvenir card showing the named wrestlers in action in a Germany-Jugoslavia match, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 137 Gruppe 61, no postcard back, much pertinent information on back. $5.00 os(w)
"Un pugilat. / (Bacotjé)." showing two Belgian Congo natives wrestling outdoors for the entertainment of black spectators in various states of dress, black & white on undivided back with dark red caption, mailed to Belgium but stamp removed. small tear & long crease at one corner (not into image), lightly toned front, lightly toned back. $10.00 sb
WRESTLING WANTED TO BUY NOTICES
Wanted to buy--post cards or arcade cards featuring wrestler Pete Bartu. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
Wanted to buy--postcards or arcade cards featuring wrestler Ruffy Silverstein, a Chicago-area wrestler. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c2
Wanted to buy--post cards or arcade cards featuring wrestler Walter Palmer. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
POST CARDS--YACHTING POSTCARDS
PLAISANCE / EL NAVEGAR
More can be offered--please inquire!
"27:-VIEW OF HUNTINGTON YACHT CLUB, HUNTINGTON, L. I., N. Y." white-border era from Photo & Art Postal Card Co., very late usage at Mastic, good edges. $6.50 n
'88 / KENWOOD / CUP' 4 unused stickers publicizing the event, 3 different sizes, area totals roughly to postcard size. Nice art. $2.00 s(y)
"In Kiellinie begeben sich die Olympia-(Ein- / mann-) Jollen zum Start" real photo souvenir card showing small sailboats at the start of their race, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 123 Gruppe 61, no postcard back, much pertinent information on back. $5.00 os(y)
"Left over from the twenties / Yacht Club on Montauk / Point still comes to life" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1959. $2.00
October-December 1981 Australian Stamp Bulletin No. 157, including write-up on the yachting in Australia issue. $1.50
"PARSONS MAT. / NIGHT NOV. 8 / THE (CORNELL) ROWING and / COLUMBIA YACHTING GIRLS in / Simple Simon Simple" black & white image with partly red captioning on undivided back postcard mailed 1905 at Hartford Connecticut, minor corner wear, toning both sides. Based on a book by Otis F. Wood & Charles H. Brown, this Broadway musical first opened October 30 1905 for a short 8 performances; then came this production. $14.50 s(r)s(y)c(h)c(c)tm
"Point Concord Lighthouse and Havre de Grace Yacht Club, Havre de Grace, Md." unused linen with fresh color, lightly toned back. $2.50
"S-1020 / Yacht Race on Saginaw Bay, Bay City, Michigan" unused linen from Curteich's Sailboat Scenes, grayish paper, corner crease. $1.75 ms(y)
"Smyrna Yacht Club, New Smyrna Beach, Florida" linen mailed 1946, stamp removed. $2.50 f(n)s(y)*+
"Yacht Racing, Halifax, Nova Scotia" color on yellowish paper from Photogelatine Engraving Co., mailed at Bedford 1952, minor wear at 3 corners. $1.75 ns
"Yachting at Chester, N. S." color from J. E. Evans, No. 1126 on back, circa 1915, fairly fresh. $5.00 ns
"Yacht Club House, Onondaga Lake, Syracuse, N. Y." including some of the nearby fenced shoreline, color from William Jubb, mailed there 1908, small corner crease, light album marks on back. noticeable wear at one corner. $6.50 n(s)sn(o)
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