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Before the age of jets and cell phones, travel was a grand event to be shared with the ones left behind through postcards. Beginning in the 19th century, these brief little messages offered a very affordable way to share both thoughts and images from abroad. The introduction of linen postcards sometime around 1930 introduced the iconic images of grand travel that stick with us today. Highly staturated color etchings and photographs of famous landmarks that were somehow even greater than the real thing. Quite a few vintage postcards have made it through the years unused, safely tucked away in and forgotten in a drawer or a traveler's book, standing as souvenir of their journey or testament to a forgotten letter home. '



Autograph Letter Signed, in German. on a government postcard, Kimberly, South Africa, March 22, 1897 by KOCH, ROBERT

Koch went to South Africa to assist in fighting the spread of rinderpest which had ravaged cattle stocks across Africa in the 1890s. He stayed for 3 months between 1896-7, at Kimberley, Cape Colony. Koch had concluded his work on cattle plague and left K...

From Schulson Autographs

$3,400.00


[Lobby Cards]: A Collection of Motion Picture Title Cards from the 1950s by (WAYNE, John, Frank Sinatra, Spencer Tracey, Bob Hope, David Niven, Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Alan Ladd, Joseph Cotten, Doris Day, Jennifer Jones, Shirley MacLaine, William Holden, Sandra Dee, Mickey Rooney, Mamie Van Doren, Kim Novak, Gary Cooper

[No place: no publisher], 1960. Unbound. Near Fine. A collection of 25 decorative title cards for a range of motion pictures released between 1952 -1960. Each measures approximately 14" x 11". There is some wear to the extremities, a few scattered creas...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,200.00


SHANGHAI PERIOD COLOR & BLACK & WHITE POSTCARD ALBUM. [Begins with 1900 dated ca by SHANGHAI COLOR & BLACK & WHITE POSTCARD ALBUM

China c.1900 Onward. Gray cloth, pansy floral design covers, 22 x 28 cm., contains 45 color, 40 b.w. postcards, 85 in all each mounted in slit-page album, shows a large variety of the Bund, famous places in and around Shanghai, many are hand-colored, coll...

From Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB - AN ART AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMPANY

$1,868.00


ALBUM OF 45 HANDMADE VICTORIAN FRIENDSHIP CARDS, VALENTINE'S GREETINGS, CHRISTMAS CARDS, &c by [Friendship Cards]

England. Excellent condition. 45 paper cards, usually colored lithographs with pointille embossments in gold and silver, decorated with additional cut-out parts from other colored embossments, multicolored materials, gold-foil or silver-foil, many with ...

From First Folio

$1,250.00


Real Photo Postcard of a young Maxwell Perkins, addressed to himself by PERKINS, Maxwell

Unbound. Fine. Real photo postcard (image directly from a negative, not printed). Approximately 5.5" x 3.5". Postmarked 21 July 1906 from Barnstable, and 22 July 1906 from Boston. About fine. Oval photographic image of Perkins sitting in a roc...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$1,200.00


International Aviation Meet. Grant Park Chicago. Panoramic Post Card. by (Aviation) Max Rigo Selling Company

Chicago, IL: Max Rigo, 1911. Folding panoramic postcard (290 x 195 mm). Professionally mounted, gazed, and framed using archival materials. Composite photographic image depicting the Chicago lakefront and early planes. The sender's and receiver's details...

From Alembic Rare Books

£850.00


Postcard by SHAW, BERNARD

1910. Black and white photograph on postcard of Bernard Shaw circa 1910. In a pose with his hand up on the side of his face he has written in ink "No: not toothache, only profound intellectuality. GBS". Signed by Bernard Shaw. ...

From Contact Editions

$1,000.00


Autograph Postcard Signed to the Publicity Director at New Directions by WILLIAMS, Tennessee

1949. Unbound. Near Fine. Typed Postcard Signed to David McDowell of New Directions. Postmarked 29 November 1949 from Key West Monica providing a blurb for the American edition of Elio Vittorini's *In Sicily* (which was not used on the first American ed...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$950.00


Typed Postcard by Cummings, E.E

Silver Lake, NH, 1962. Surface abrasion, not affecting text. Airmail postcard to Howard Rothschild in London, dated shortly before Cummings' death: "thanks immensely for the priceless information about Norway - & for the 2handedswordlifting Swedish hero...

From James Cummins Bookseller

$750.00


Photo album and scrapbook compiled in postwar Japan and Thailand. by Barker, Marguerite

Tokyo, 1949. Hardcover. Excellent. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Folio (370 x 300 mm). Contemporary binding of elaborate, padded Japanese-style silk with silk ties. 36 heavy black paper leaves containing 289 photographs mounted with silver album corners (...

From Alembic Rare Books

£500.00


Japanese Lacquer Postcard Album with bone and mother of pearl Onlays by [anonymous]

1900 Large Japanese Lacquer postcard album with bone and mother-of-pearl onlays. Undated, circa 1900. With 22 total postcards, 18 of which are hand-colored collotype postcards, 2 are actual black and white photographs, most measuring 3½"x5&...

From Singularity Rare & Fine

$595.00


UNIQUE THEATRE (ca. 1905) Photo postcard by Unknown

No binding. Fine. Photo Np: [ca. 1903-1905]. Vintage original real photo postcard, 5 3/8 x 3 3/8" (14 x 9 cm.), some dust-soiling on verso, NEAR FINE. An extremely scarce photo of a very early nickelodeon. The scarcity of printed movie posters (the disp...

From Walter Reuben, Inc.

$500.00


Framed Signed Photo-postcard by BARRYMORE, Ethel (1879 - 1959)

1905. unbound. Vintage 5.25 x 3.25-inch postcard featuring a three-quarters bust-portrait of the actress with an intense look, no place, no date, circa 1905. Boldly signed in full across the bottom of the photo. Small crease in the upper right corner, bu...

From Argosy Book Store

$350.00


Concord of Slovakian Nation." Signed Color Art Reproduction Postcard, title translated as, "Concord of Slovakian Nation. by MUCHA, ALFONS

Mucha's printed name appears to the left under the image and the Czech title to the right. Mucha has signed in his fine hand, "Mucha," above and perpendicular to his printed name. A note on provenance: the signed postcard originally came from Mucha's da...

From Schulson Autographs

$350.00


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