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SUBWAY POST CARDS,
METRO / METROPOLITAN RAILWAY / MOLTREIN / RAPID TRANSIT /
SOTTOPASSAGGI / SOUTERRAINS / SUBTERRÁNEOS /
UNDERGROUND / UNTERGRUNDBAHNEN / Undergrundsbane
"#218 CUT-AWAY VIEW OF CHICAGO SUBWAY" white-border era post card from A. C. Company, unused, tiny corner crease, exceptionally interesting. Postcard sold. Still available as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 is
"104 SOUTH STATION AND ELEVATED RAILWAY, BOSTON. / COPYRIGHT 1904 BY METROPOLITAN NEWS CO., BOSTON" post card with undivided back, mailed there 1904 to Ohio, corners are noticeably worn, 2 corners are heavily creased but not into the image. $5.00 m(b)s
"203--Train Platform, Chicago's Initial Subways" showing an EXPRESS train in station, a 'SPEED / CHICAGO / SUBWAY' poster on the wall; copyrighted Curteich linen postcard mailed 1949 to Namur Belgium (neat arrival marking), tiny spot of toning on back affects nothing. $4.00 si(c)*
"5175 / RAPID / TRANSIT / NEW YORK / / A SUBWAY STATION / TUBES UNDER THE HUDSON RIVER / SUBWAY TRAINS" multiview post card with 3 scenes indicated in color, from H-H-T Company, unused, yellowish paper, minor corner & edge wear, pertinent information on back. $9.00 sn
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"518. BOSTON, Public Garden Entrance to Subway, COPYRIGHT 1905 BY METROPOLITAN NEWS CO., BOSTON" above-ground view showing trains going each direction & pedestrians, postcard with undivided back, a little edge wear but otherwise surprisingly fresh for its age. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 ms
"710. 14th St. Subway Station, New York" with several male passengers waiting for the train, post card printed in Germany, unused, trivial corner & edge wear, couple small light spots of toning on back. Gives a you-are-there kind of feeling. $10.00 sn
"8th ST. SUBWAY STATION. PHILA. PA.." including signs--TICKETS, ENTRANCE TO LIT BROTHERS TO STREET, EXIT ONLY KEEP OUT" with a ticket-taking booth in the distance; unused postcard, Imperial trade mark on back, 2 tiny scrapes on front, noticeable corner & edge wear. Samuel & Jacob Lit opened a department store noted for affordable prices in 1893; it became a chain until closure in 1977. 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 spg(l)
"'ACCIDENT PROOF' ESCALATORS / *****STAR FEATURES OF THE CHICAGO SUBWAY / *VENTILATION *ILLUMINATION *ESCALATORS *SAFETY *COMFORT" post card from Blackstone Studios, unused. 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. si(c)
"A LONDON TUBE STATION (GT. NORTHERN & CITY RLY)." with passengers, 4 crewmen in front & a sign at the left pointing to the No. 2 Platform; black & white postcard published by C. Pont & CO., writing on back dates to 1912, minor corner & edge wear, a few tiny scrapes to the front surface. Bought a scant year later by the Metropolitan Railway (London). $7.50 se(l)r
"BOARDING THE TRAIN FIRST IN CANADA 1954 / TORONTO RAPID TRANSIT, TORONTO, CANADA." the subway heading for Union Station, sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed JUN 23 1954 with a 4¢ Queen stamp to Mr. & Mrs. John W. Roberts in Heiskell Tennessee, 2 tiny corner creases, 4 small spots of toning within the front borders, interesting message. $8.00 o(t)s
"Boston, Mass., Park Street Subway" showing the tracks splitting just before you arrive there, color on unused undivided back post card from Hugh C. Leighton, slight yellowing of the paper with age, wear at edges near one bottom corner, otherwise fairly fresh. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 sm
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"BOSTON, MASS., PUBLIC GARDEN, ENTRANCE TO SUBWAY." with 2 trains emerging, postcard from Mason Bros. & Co., brownish paper. 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 ms
"Boston Public Garden - Entrance to Subway" including a Union Square car on the right & some pedestrians in the foreground, post card mailed 1908, album mark at the lower front corner, faint upper corner crease. 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 sm
"Chicago Transit / Map CTA / Showing CTA Streetcar, Bus, "l" / and Subway Lines and Connecting / Suburban Bus Routes / Issued by Chicago Transit Authority" foldout map in 24 panels back by a key to many streets & much information--lost & found, telephone information, chartered service, etc. Dates to October 1948. Just one small corner crease to report. $5.00 ibmss^
"CHURCH STREET TERMINAL / SECTIONAL VIEW FROM STREET LEVEL TO STATE / PLATFORMS. HUDSON & MANHATTAN R.R. CO TUNNEL" with a cut-away view showing 3 levels; unused color postcard published by Union News Company, good edges. $9.00 snr&. Same but noticeable wear at the upper right front corner. Shown. $8.00 snr
"City Hall Subway Station, New York." including several people (2 uniformed) on a curve in the tracks there, post card mailed 1910, mild corner rounding, minor edge wear, a few extra speckles of cancel ink on back. $6.50 sn(n)
"Dudley St. Elevated Station, / BOSTON, MASS." with Ferdinand's Building in the background, postcard on grayish paper, mailed 1910 from Dorchester Station of Boston, lightly toned back, 2 corner creases, mild corner wear. $5.50 sm
"Entrances to Subway; City Hall Park, New York / No. 713 Published by The American News Company, New York-Leipzig-Berlin" in Lower Manhattan; unused black & white post card with undivided back, minor corner rounding, light toning both sides from album contact, one upper corner with multiple faint creases. $4.00 sn(m)
"Entrance to / Subway, / Public Garden, / Boston, / Mass." unused monochromatic yellow-green postcard with undivided back, album marks at the corners of both sides, other toning due to album contact, minor wear to the bottom corners. Publisher not disclosed. $4.00 sm(b)
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"Full Size Replica of a Section of the Mayakovsky / Station of the Moscow Subway, Exhibited in the / Pavilion of the U.S.S.R." also captioned in Cyrillic, sepia-tone post card mailed 1960 in Nebraska, small corner bend. Also captioned in Russian beneath the English. $4.75 sr
"GLASGOW SUBWAY STATION ST ENOCH SQUARE" including the terminus of the G. & S. W. Railway, with mostly horse-drawn vehicles nearby, unused Tuck Oilette Postcard 7578, faint album impressions at the corners, minor wear at one bottom corner, toned back. $4.00 s(g)st
"Hudson River Tunnel, connecting New York and New Jersey" showing a point where the tracks cross, color post card on yellowish paper from Success Postal Card Company, unused, toned back, multiply creased (most are inconspicuous from the front), as is. $1.75 sn(h)
"Hudson Terminal and Tubes, New York City" with ship traffic shown at top & 2 cutaway views of the subway underneath, numbered 156 on back, unused post card, minor corner & edge wear. Shown left. $4.25 sn(h). Similar description but an earlier postcard shown right. $4.75 sn(h)
"HUDSON TUNNELS. / 14th St. & 6th Ave. Station, Downtown Side // Copyright 1908 by / A. Q. Southwick, N. Y. // 10696" showing subway fare collectors & a newsstand with publications such as Yachting & Variety displayed; unused black & white postcard, back paper browning unevenly with age, mild corner & edge wear. $9.00 sn(n)s(p)p
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"MADRID: Interior de una Estación del Metropolitano Alfonso XIII." with readable directional signs & subway passengers, phototyped postcard detached neatly from a booklet, very late usage at Liguori Missouri, small upper corner crease, long but inconspicuous internal bend from the right center edge. The subway inaugurated in 1919 with the King being one of the first riders. $8.50 ss
"Market Street Subway, 11th St. Station / Showing Entrance to ...allenburg's / Stores" including a passenger railway car, riders, a TICKETS sign & some station personnel; post card mailed 1909 in Philadelphia, 2 scrapes noticeable on front, bottom corner crease, tiny upper corner crease. Most of the toning on back is from the printing process itself. The writer thoughtfully wrote over the entire caption on back, so we have done the best we could with it. $4.00 sp(p)*
"New York Subway" with detailed map on unused continental, post card designed by John Tauranac, corner bend. Visitor would find it handy! $1.50 smn**
"One of the stations and a train / The Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Company Tunnel (McAdoo System) under the Hudson River" unused black & white postcard, undivided back, copyright 1908, paper starting to brown with age, light rubber band mark on back, faint small corner crease not into image. $10.00 nris
"One tube complete. Work is begun on the other / The Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Company Tunnel (McAdoo system) under the Hudson River" with handwriting below 'Expect to go through tomorrow / Mother', showing more than a dozen workers & some of their equipment; black & white undivided back post card circa 1908, paper starting to brown with age, corner crease not into image, light toning on front. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 nris
"Public Garden Subway Entrance, Boston, Mass." black & white on undivided back from The Metropolitan News Company, unused postcard, slight yellowing of the paper with age, fairly fresh with good edges. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 sm
"Rapid Transit System / Vancouver, B.C. Canada" shortwave continental QSL postcard picturing the Stadium Station (gateway to Expo '86) with a train in, used 1987 by the Honorable Grace M. McCarthy (Minister Responsible for BC Transit, small upper corner crease, 2 dings in the vertical sides. This item has been trimmed (not by us!) from a larger piece. $1.25 bse
See Russian stamps for sets depicting Moscow subway interiors.
"SOUND-PROOF TELEPHONE BOOTHS / PUBLIC TELEPHONES / *****STAR FEATURES OF THE CHICAGO SUBWAY / *VENTILATION *ILLUMINATION *Escalators *Safety *Comfort" showing 3 adjacent booths in use by women, unused black & white postcard, a genuine Blackstone Print, very light toning on back. $5.00 tsi(c)
"THE McADOO TUNNEL, N.Y. / SHOWING THE MOST MODERN METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION" including 3 workers at rest & some structural detail, unused souvenir post card from The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Company, slight yellowing of the paper with age, trivial corner wear. The first tunnel under the Hudson River, it was completed in 1904 & opened in 1908. 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 sn(h)
"UdSSR. Leningrad. Metrostation. «Puschkinskaja" / ... / Vestibule of 'Pushkinskaya' Metro Station, / Leningrad. The U.S.S.R." also captioned in French & Russian, unused continental post card on brownish paper, corner & edge wear. Russian subway stations are works of architectural art. Issued 1958 in a printing of 25,000. $2.00 rs
"Underground R. R. CHICAGO, ILL." including cars near 3 archways, airbrushed & embossed postcard mailed circa 1908, irregular trim to 2 adjacent edges takes just a little off. As is. $2.25 sia
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