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POSTCARDS & TELEGRAPH POST CARDS
ffonau / PHONES / Símar / teileafóin / telefonat / TELEFONE
TELEFONI / telefonid / telefonok / TELÉFONOS / telefonus /
TelefoonS / telefony / TÉLÉPHONES / telepono /
հեռախոսներ / тэлефоны / 電話 / Τηλέφωνα / 전화
"Archie Griffin / 1974-1994 / 20th ANNIVERSARY" showing him in football uniform with the Heisman trophy, Kroger phone Network credit-card size dialing instruction card. Nice. $2.00 ts(f)o
"CENTRAL UNION TELEPHONE CO. / LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE / DIRECT WIRES TO ALL POINTS" uncaptioned (so we use all the window signage) Kruxo real photo postcard, heavy horizontal crease, faint stress marks from the bottom edge, unevenly & heavily toned back. Located on the NW corner of North Third & East Lynn Streets in Columbus Ohio. Necessarily pre-1921, it was acquired by Ohio Bell & later became part of AT&T. Obviously one-of-a-kind: no caption, no photographer or publisher attribution. $22.50 o(c)t NEW / NOUVEAU / NUEVO
"CHINESE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, CHINATOWN. 76" Unused linen with good color. $2.00
"DEPICTING TWO-WAY VOICE / RADIOPHONE COMMUNICATION / BETWEEN PLANES AND GROUND" circa-1959 unmailed regular-size postcard from United Air Lines, lengthy message pencilled on back indicates the writer had just seen the movie 'A Dog of Flanders' which gives us our date. Printed back also interesting: 100-mile communications, pilots could also converse with other flight pilots, give to stewardess who will stamp & mail, etc. Rare: we could not find another example when we searched the Internet. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. a(p)t
"Entrance to / American Tel. & Tel. Exhibit / America's Exposition--1935 / May 29--November 11" published by John Sirigo (official photographer), unused postcard in vertical format, light toning to front edges, heavier toning to the back edges. $3.75 epgt
"FRATERNITY PARK, HAVANA, CUBA CUBAN TELEPHONE CO. BLDG. IN THE BACKGROUND" with fresh colors & interesting printed information about the scene on back, postcard published by Roberts & Co., mailed at Habana 1939 to Miss Patricia Paddock in Columbus Ohio, small ding in the right front edge. $3.25 ct
"Free Audio Tour / of Washington DC's Greatest Treasures / Mobile Tours / A Free Tour on Your Cellular Phone" continental advertising card with phone numbers for historic sites such as the Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, Korean Memorial, etc. Near mint. $1.25 dt
"Ghust to inform youse / Dat yo are my debtor, / To de amount off / A long newsy ledder." with art in monochromatic blue depicting a Dutch boy making a phone call to a Dutch girl, unused postcard, no publisher information, upper left front corner lightly toned. Modern? 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 dt
"Healthy Choice® / 10 FREE LONG DISTANCE MINUTES" a phone card that expired in May 1997. $1.25
"HELLO PAPA!" showing child in diapers standing on chair to phone, color postcard mailed 1906. brownish paper, 2 corner creases the others rounded. $3.25
"I WILL CALL / ... / Beecher Lane / Terry-Durin Co. / Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Wholesale only / Electrical, Radio and Telephone Distributors" circa-1953 unused adverting postal card picturing a Century fan, a toaster, and the US Radio logo; excellent condition. The Beecher Lane brand of appliances was established in 1952. $7.00 i(c)at
"Long Distance / Dialing Instruction / Stickers" from the Long Distance Wholesale Club. (2 available) $1.00 each
"MEET ME MIT YOUR / SHMILING FRONT IN / CALDWELL, O. / UNDT I VILL BE CHOYFUL" showing Dutch boy on phone and Ohio town name in pennant, mailed there, stamp damaged, ink smear on back, ink mark near bottom front edge. $2.75
"No. 719 TELEPHONE CENTER, CAMP PATRICK HENRY, VA." showing its exterior in Area 6, unused post card from W. R. Thompson & Company, trivial edge wear, light toning at the very top & bottom front edges. The Camp served to stage many troops in World War II. $4.00 vt
"Pressing business / detains me in / Caldwell, O. / I don't know when / I'll get away" showing man on phone and Ohio town name in pennant, mailed 1913, stamp damaged, lightly toned front, light toning on back. corner wear & rounding. $3.00
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"ROM TELECOM / INDRUMAR / INDICATIVE / INTERURBANE / 1994" stapled 20-page booklet (counting covers) detailing Romanian telephone service, exceptionally interesting. $2.00
"SCENE ON SAGINAW RIVER SHOWING BELL TELEPHONE BUILDING AND SECOND NATIONAL BANK" unused linen on government postal card, pencil writing on back. $1.50
"Secret Service / 'The Automatic Telephone is all there all the time.' / FEBRUARY 1908 / Compliments of Automatic Electric Company ~ Chicago ~ Electrical Show '08" with the months below undisturbed; postcard mailed FEB 4 1908 at Chicago to Mrs. Rufus Porter in Adamsville Massachusetts, hold at top to facilitate calendar use, long bottom corner crease with stress marks breaks the paper in spots but ironed out fairly well. $5.00 tci(c)e NEW / NOUVEAU / NUEVO
See also our Telephone topical covers.
"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)
"SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND TELEPHONE BUILDING, FROM BUSHNELL PARK, HARTFORD, CONN." hand-colored / tinted Collotype postcard mailed there 1936 with personal message to Shaker Eldress Fannie Estabrook (authored the book 'Imitation of Christ') from Olive (Hayden Austen?) who longed 'to put my arms around you, can hardly wait', some cancel ink distracts on front, trivial corner wear. Sold but front side still available for artistic study & reference as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 c(h)tsrch
"...tellafone..." in message on postcard mailed 1910 in Lockland Ohio, with misspelling reflecting the novelty of the device, embossed floral greeting. $1.00
"TELEPHONE ON THE ORIENTAL / LIMITED, GREAT NORTHERN / RAILWAY. SEE AMERICA FIRST." postcard mailed OCT 7 1913 (partial violet RPO cancel ties the 1˘ green Washington stamp with GN-perfin) to Mrs. John Boldt in East Cleveland Ohio, Great Northern logo on back, two corners creased, noticeable spot of toning at right front, toning near the top back corners. Neatly pencilled message from husband: 'My dear / I am sitting at this desk and writing these cards. John' Unusual subject matter that is seldom offered & seldom seen. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. tr(g)gi
"THE BELL TELEPHONE GIVES INSTANT ALARMS" at depicting a fire engine drawn by 3 horses racing to a fire, woman with telephone in the inset; advertising postcard with undivided back, AT&T logo on back, mailed 1912 from Connecticut. 2 vertical internal creases not that conspicuous except in the top border area. Insight into how telephones were marketed at that time. $14.00 fth
"The First Transcontinental Telephone Call was trans- / mitted by a telephone instrument of this type on / January 25, 1915. ... Mr. Theodore N. Vail, President / of American Telephone and Telegraph Company ... encased in plastic on Jekyll / Island, Ga." unused chrome postcard in color, vertical format, excellent condition. $1.25 tgh
"W8CVH" QSL postcard with attractive pinup art (reclining woman in lingerie talks on telephone) in background, mailed there 1952 by operator Winton Dover, cancel ink on front mercifully misses the art. 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 o(d)pt
Wanted to buy--AT&T advertising postcards, especially the earlier ones. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars Euros, postpaid to Columbus Ohio! *c
"Without Sensaphone, you / could be in way over your head. / With the Sensaphone Express II, and an ordinary / telephone, you'll always be informed, and in control" unused business reply card from a July 1996 advertising campaign for Phonetics Incorporated in Aston Pennsylvania. $1.50 tp
“WOMAN ON TELEPHONE, 1930’s / PHOTOGRAPH BY GRANCEL FITZ” unused continental postcard, copyrighted, excellent condition. $1.25 pt
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