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SRI LANKA POSTCARDS
& CEYLON
POST CARDS

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SRI LANKA POSTCARDS & CEYLON POST CARDS
இலங்கை / DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA
Şri-Lanka / Шри Ланка / Σρι Λάνκα / Sililanaka

The "continental" sized items are from the modern Sri Lankan
period; all other items are from the earlier Ceylonese period.

"26 - Breakwater Scene during S.W. Monsoon." copyrighted color post card No. 25 from the Colombo Apothecaries Co. Ltd., light album marks at the back corners, good edges. $2.50 c NEW / OPKOMEND / NY







"79  A CHIEF KANDYAN DANCER, CEYLON" hand-colored  / tinted real photo postcard of English manufacture from Ceylon Pictorials, unused, numeral written on back in ink, album marks on back, writing on front (in margin) dates to 1956. $5.00 cd

"ABHAYAGIRI DAGOBA. ANURADHAPURA, CEYLON" with a cart (left) near some ruins, unused circa-1939 real photo post card of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 66 on back, good focus & composition, good edges, yellowish toning along one back edge, six small indentations detectable only from the back. $7.000 c

"A Feature of the Mural Lounge aboard TWA's JETSTREAM® aircraft is a distinctive painting by Maric Zamparelli" depicting a Ceylonese woman in a sari amidst Ceylonese artifacts, postcard mailed 1960 from France to Pennsylvania, a tiny bend in each of the lower corners which is hard to see from the front, fresh appearance except for tiny spot of cancel ink on front in sky of illustration. Stylized wing & globe design printed in upper left corner of back. $5.00 aa(j)c-*

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"BORALESGAMUWA. A TYPICAL RURAL SCENE. COLOMBO, CEYLON" unused circa-1939 real photo post card of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 13 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges. $8.50 c

"BULLOCK CART AND DRIVER. CEYLON" unused circa-1939 real photo postcard with glossy finish, British made, copyrighted, numbered 68 on back, corner mount discoloration at back corners (3 light), almost colorless small adherence near the top center front edge, good edges. $7.50 cu

"Ceylon" showing a cricket game in progress, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1963 at Royalton Minnesota, small corner crease & paper clip indentations at the top. $2.50 s(c)c

"CEYLON, PETTAH ROAD SCENE." including several jinrickshaws & pedestrians near the Dutch belfry in Colombo, unattributed art on an unused Tuck Oilette postcard 7482, faint album impressions at the corners, good edges. $4.50 ctb

"Copyright by Plâté Ltd., Colombo / No. 176 Tamil Woman with Child" unused black & white post card on brownish paper, vertical format with the woman seated & the child standing next to her, tiny scrape on front affects only the background. Caption is entirely on the back. $5.50 c




"Devil Dancers, Ceylon." including 2 drummers, Plâté Art postcard numbered 52 on back, unused, corner wear. $8.00 cdm




"'Dobies' (Washermen) Colombo Lake" in action, unused post card, Plâté No. 235, light fingerprint toning on back, good edges. $5.00 cp


"Ferry Boat Lewella, Ceylon" on the Mahaveli River, including 5 people & an outrigger; postcard with brown caption from Colombo Apothecaries Co., unused. $8.50 cs(r)

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"GALLE FACE HOTEL, COLOMBO CEYLON" unused real photo post card of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 4 on back, good contrast & focus, good edges, yellowish toning along top of back. $4.00 c

"GENERAL VIEW OF KANDY, CEYLON" unused circa-1939 real photo postcard of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 48 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges. $5.50 c


"KANDY LAKE FROM WACE PARK, CEYLON" unused circa-1939 real photo post card of British manufacture from Plâté, glossy finish, numbered 31 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges. $7.50 c

"Kiriwehera and Jeawanarama, Polanaruwa Ceylon"

"MAIN STREET, FORT, COLOMBO, CEYLON" unused circa-1939 real photo postcard with glossy finish of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 69 on back, good edges, yellowish toning along 2 back edges. $8.00 cm

"MAIN STREET, PETTAH. SHOWING THE NATIVE QUARTER OF COMMERCE, / COLOMBO, CEYLON." unused circa-1939 real photo post card with glossy finish, numbered 65 on back, British made, copyrighted, faint album marks at back corners. $8.50 cm

"Maligakande Temple, Colombo" color postcard printed in Saxony, very late usage at Tryon Oklahoma, noticeable corner & edge wear. $2.75 c NEW / OPKOMEND / NY

"MOHAMMEDAN MOSQUE, CINNAMON GARDENS, COLOMBO, CEYLON" unused circa-1939 real photo postcard of British manufacture from Plâté, glossy finish, numbered 45 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges, light toning along one back edge. $7.50 c

"MONSOON WAVE BURSTING ON BREAKWATER, COLOMBO, CEYLON." with a ship in the distance; unused circa-1939 real photo post card of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 3 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges, small spot of toning in sky & on back. We have seen a colorized version of the same image. $7.00 co


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"MOONSTONE AND STEPS, ANURADHAPURA, CEYLON" unused real photo postcard of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 63 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges, yellowish toning along upper edge of back. $7.00 c

"MOUNT LAVINIA HOTEL AND ITS SURROUNDINGS, CEYLON" unused circa-1939 real photo post card of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 48 on back, nicely composed, good edges. $8.00 c

"Münzenkarte und Nationalflagge. / ... / Britisch indisches / Kaiserreich und Ceylon" unused Postkarte on pebbled stock with deeply embossed images of 12 different coins circulating in British India (including Burma) & Ceylon circa 1904 (some as old as the 1/2-rupee of 1835) & the British flag; minor album toning especially near 2 front corners, excellent condition overall. Interesting center table gives 7 different exchange rates for the rupees, annas & mohur, meant to help merchants with travelers. $30.00 nbcif





"Native Bontique(sic) or Shop" vending fruit & baskets, postcard on brownish paper from Plâté, unused, toned back, faint corner bend. $4.50 (c)

"NATIVE BOUTIQUE SHOWING A GREAT VARIETY OF CEYLON FRUITS. CEYLON" including a proprietor with his child & 1 customer; circa-1939 real photo post card of British manufacture from Plâté, glossy finish, numbered 19 on back, very late usage at Fruitland Idaho, trivial corner wear. $8.50 cf NEW / OPKOMEND / NY

"Naval Hospital, Trincomallee." post card from Plâté, mailed 1909 to Crescent Springs Kentucky (Doane receiving mark), stamp removal thins back corner, corner crease, edge wear, light album toning both sides. A scan of the postmark is available if needed. $8.00 cm

"No.24 Scene on Government railway, Ceylon" a freight train being pulled by a steam locomotive; unused & postcard copyrighted by The Colombo Apothecaries Company Ltd., noticeable corner & edge wear, back toning uneven & extensive. $5.00 c NEW / OPKOMEND / NY

"PERADENIYA GARDENS, ORNAMENTAL WALK, CEYLON" including topiary plantings, unused real photo postcard of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 30 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges, yellowish toning at 3 back corners. $4.00 cg

"Queens Hotel, Kandy," including nearby shops of Lebbe jewelers, a hairdressing salon & more readable signs, sepia-tone post card on yellowish paper with red caption from Plâté & Co., mailed 1952 in US (VLU), minor corner wear & rounding, trace of cancel ink on front . $4.75 c*!

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"Queen's Hotel, / Kandy, Ceylon." postcard mailed in British Columbia in 1941, corner & edge wear, lightly toned back, 2 faint small corner crease. $2.75 c

"QUEEN STREET SHOWING ENTRANCE TO QUEEN'S HOUSE / COLOMBO, CEYLON" including the Hirdaramani garment retail store (left) & clock tower (3:46 pm showing), unused circa-1939 real photo post card of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 5 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges. $8.00 ccg

RAPID AIR. Continental black-and-white photo showing its DeHavilland DH-89 (4R-AAI) aircraft on the ground, good focus & composition. Rare. $5.00 as%

"REAPING PADDY, CEYLON" showing several workers, unused real photo postcard from Plâté, British made. $5.00 ca

"Road Scene  Badulla, Ceylon" including several people in the street, monochromatic green post card with red caption from undisclosed publisher, small corner crease, very late usage at Springer Oklahoma, lightly toned back. $3.50 c

"ROUND THE LAKE, KANDY, CEYLON" unused circa-1939 real photo postcard with glossy finish of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 32 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges, yellowish toning from album at 2 upper back corners. $8.00 c

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"RUBBER TAPPING, CEYLON." showing workers extracting sap from trees, unused real photo post card with good edges. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 cpt

"Sigiriya  SRI LANKA" continental multi-view postcard with 5 scenes of Lion Hill & its nude frescos, unused, soiled back, front fresh. $1.00 s





SKY CABS. Continental-size photo showing its Antonov AN-8 (4R-SKI) on the ground with propellers running, nicely composed. Rare. $5.00 as

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to other Ceylonese history & Sri Lankan collectibles webpages.
Collector, museum & club links are especially welcome.

"TEA PLUCKING, CEYLON" showing 2 young women workers, British made circa-1939 real photo post card from Plâté, numbered 62 on back, unused, glossy finish beginning to oxidize, small bottom corner bend, good edges. $8.50 cpa

"Temple of the Holy Tooth, Kandy, Ceylon." unused black & white postcard with red caption, copyrighted by Plâté, a lot of light fingerprint toning on back. $2.75 c NEW / OPKOMEND / NY

"THE BATHING PAVILION, MOUNT LAVINIA, CEYLON" unused circa-1939 real photo postcard of British manufacture from Plâté, glossy finish, numbered 71 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges. $8.00 c


"THE COLOMBO MUSEUM, CEYLON" showing the exterior & gate, unused circa-1939 real photo post card of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 15 on back, good contrast & composition, good edges. $8.00 c

"The Museum, Colombo, Ceylon." circa-1919 (from the printer's code on back) postcard made in the USA for The Coop Limited in Colombo, good edges. $3.00 c NEW / OPKOMEND / NY

"THE NEW TOWN HALL, COLOMBO, CEYLON." unused real photo post card of British manufacture from Plâté, numbered 14 on back, good contrast & focus, good edges. $4.50 c

"Union Place, Slave Island, Colombo" including several wagons, black & white postcard with red caption on yellowish paper from Plâté, numbered 238 on back, mailed 1952 from Pennsylvania, stamp removed, upper left front corner chipped away with small paper adherence nearby. $3.75 c

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UPALI AVIATION, LTD. Continental-size photograph showing its DeHavilland Canada DHC-6 (4R-UAA) parked, well composed with good focus, contrast is a little low. Rare. $5.00 a(p)s

Wanted to buy--post cards or photos picturing the Times of Ceylon building in the 1950's or 1960's. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c2


"York Street, Fort, Colombo, Ceylon." including cars parked outside the Sime building at the left, unused real photo postcard with glossy finish from The Amateur Photographic Co., lightly toned back, corner crease. $8.00 c


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SRI LANKAN & CEYLONESE CROSS REFERENCES
Also of potential interest at this site:

See also our Ceylon philatelic literature.





See also our Ceylon postal history. Shown is a US army envelope mailed free from Kandy in World War II.




See also our
Sri Lanka covers & postal history. Shown is an aerogramme mailed to the United States.

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