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"©37776--CANYON HOTEL LOUNGE, YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK / COPYRIGHT BY HAYNES STUDIOS INC., BOZEMAN, MONTANA / 0B0H359" post card mailed JUL 18 1951 (clear MILES C. & SEAT. TR4 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mrs. Ben Bailey in Carbon Hill Ohio, lower corner crease, hint of cancel ink at upper left front corner, light toning near the back edges. The prairie style architecture was the design of Robert Reamer. This hotel was demolished in 1962. $2.50 yi(h)a
"107--Navy Pier, Chicago" with the Exhibition Hall on the left; Curteich linen postcard, pencil writing on back dates to 1956 but an earlier circa 1941 printing, good edges. Designed by architect & city planner Daniel Burnham. $2.50 i(c)a
"128. Aux Enfants de NIMES et du GARD Morts pour la France / Architecte Castan" showing an elaborate monument to soldiers who died in World War I, unused sepia-tone carte postale from A. Farge, good edges. $3.25 wa
"143 HOTELS NETHERLAND & SAVOY N. Y. / PUB. BY ILLUSTRATED POSTAL CARD CO., NEW YORK" overlooking Central Park at Fifth Avenue & 59th Street; unused & undivided back postcard, very light faint upper corner crease not into the image, very light toning on front, trivial corner wear. 1899 copyright for the image. In 1927 the Netherland was replaced by the Sherry Netherland Hotel. Architecturally interesting, the Netherland was cage-framed & once claimed to be the tallest hotel structure in the world. The Savoy was distinguished by continuous vertical rows of bay windows & was metal framed. Hard to find! $8.00 n(n)a
"151--The Federal Building, St. Louis, Mo. / 0B-H315" unused circa-1940 linen postcard, tiny spot near back bottom border, otherwise excellent condition. Despite the caption, this is obviously not the Robert A. Young Federal Building, but rather the Federal Courts Building designed by architect John Lawrence Mauran shortly before his death. $2.75 m(s)a
"192--Greyhound Bus Terminal, Washington, D. C. / Arrived in Washington Leaving for / / 0B-H974" unused linen postcard on yellowish paper from B. S. Reynolds Company. wear at upper corners. Now designated a landmark, it is an example of Art Deco architecture. $2.75 dba*. Another with faint corner crease, and minor corner wear. Shown. $2.50 dba
"2980. A Mexican Home" with a family seated outside in the shade. Postcard sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. Would make a stunning desktop background. $2.00 m(g)fa
"325 - UNION DEPOT, PORTLAND, OREGON." postcard from Edward Mitchell, printed in the US, unused, album marks on back, back toned from album contact, minor corner wear. Built by the Northern Pacific Terminal Company per plans of architects Van Brunt & Howe. Note the distinctive Romanesque clock tower. $6.00 omcr(n)a
"41 / PARIS. -- La Crypte de la Sainte-Chapelle / Collections ND. Phot." unused black & white carte postale with undivided light-green back, light toning near the back edges, front is very attractive with just a hint of toning at the bottom edge. The epitome of Rayonnant Gothic architecture, the lower level shown houses several important relics. $4.00 f(p)ca
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"62 -- SOLDIERS' AND SAILORS' MONUMENT ON RIVERSIDE DRIVE, NEW YORK CITY" its Neoclassical design a competition winner by architects Charles and Arthur Stoughton to honor those fallen in the Civil War; linen post card mailed at the New York World's Fair, speckles of cancel ink on front, long corner crease, light toning on back. $1.50 n(n)a
"989 - UNION DEPOT, PUEBLO, COLORADO" trackside, including some baggage carts; circa 1911 post card, corner & edge wear, light amount of cancel ink on front. On the National Register of Historic Places, it is an example of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 ca*
"ADMINISTRATION BUILDING. BOWMAN FIELD. LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY V83 / 48332" notable for its art deco architecture; unused linen postcard, faint small corner crease. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 aka
"Ansonia Appartement(sic) Hotel. New York. / No. 5088 Published by The American News Company, New York, Leipzig and Dresden." showing a corner view of the second empire high-rise that is now a condominium on the Upper West Side, postcard with undivided back mailed 1905 to Howard Briggs of Geneva New York, light album toning both sides, many speckles of album ink in the sky, trivial upper corner wear. The odd spelling of the word apartment in the caption may account for why this postcard is rarely seen or offered; surely they would have insisted that the printer get it right & destroy remaining errors. $10.00 n(m)a
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"Architectural Concrete Resurfacing / ... / Strength of concrete & Beauty of Architecture" continental advertising card for the Columbus Ohio company, full color both sides near mint condition. $1.25 ao(c)
"A Southern Home, / New Orleans" unused postcard, circa 1912, made in Germany, minor wear at 2 corners, faint album impressions at corners. Despite the tree there are interesting architectural details. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 la
"ATHČNES. / Eglise byzantine / (Saint-Eleuthčre). / ATHENS. / Byzantine Church / (St. Eleutherius)..." also captioned in Greek; corner view of the exterior circa 1908-1910, numbered 58772 on back, unused post card, browning paper on back, 1 corner & 2 edges noticeably worn. $3.50 ga
"A typical mud house (adobe), such as are used by the poorer classes in Mexico. Sun-dried bricks layed(sic) in / mud mortar and a dirt roof serve to house this class, whose contentment seems complete." Tarjeta postal sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format.
"BARRANQUILLA, / EDIFICIO GARCIA Y CALLE LIBANO" including an auto a couple of pedestrians, unused black & white postcard from an undisclosed publisher, trivial wear at one corner. Built in 1938, the García Building is notable for its art déco style architecture. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 ca
"Bass & Harbour Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / LAYTON SMITH & HAWK / ARCHITECTS OKLAHOMA CITY" postcard with minor corner & edge wear, lightly toned back. $4.00 oa
"Be it ever so Humble, there is no Place like Home. S. 1250" showing a sod house, Morris published; postcard mailed 1910, stamp removal thinned the paper. $4.75 a
"BEOGRAD / CRKVA SV. MARKA / MARKUSKIRCHE / CHURCH OF ST. MARC / ÉGLISE DE ST. MARC." showing the Orthodox Church whose architecture was inspired by the medieval Gracanica monastery; unused continental postcard with scalloped edges as issued, one small faint corner bend. $1.00 sa
"BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF LE FER HALL, SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS, IND." unused, white-border era, good edges. This residence hall at the college is an example of French Renaissance architecture. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 ica
"Brownhelm Jr. H. S. 1923." sepia-tone Azo (triangles up & down) real photo postcard with good focus & contrast, oxidation consistent with age. The school in Brownhelm Township, Lorain County Ohio, was renovated in 1922, including the Neo-classical / Georgian Revival front facade shown at the upper left. So these were the first students to experience the renovated school & the photographer included the architectural novelty in the hopes of drumming up additional business for the shot. Rare: nothing like it offered, sold, or exhibited when we searched the Internet -- even for subsequent years, so sales of the card were evidently not as brisk as the photographer had hoped. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. n(h)mgca\
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"Carrickfergus Castle Valentines Series" showing its exterior with a few small boats nearby, circa 1910 postcard with name written on back. Some consider it the finest example of Norman architecture in Ireland. $6.50 ia
"CENTRAL CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, GALESBURG / MAIL PRINTING CO., GALESBURG, ILL." showing its exterior, post card with undivided back, corner crease not into image, mild wear at one corner, two small spots of toning near upper front edge affect nothing. This building, notable for its Romanesque architecture, was completed in 1898 & is now on the National Register of Historic Places. $8.00 ia
"CHURCH OF THE HOLY CHILD / Shrine of the Infant of Prague / Jacksonville " unused chrome-era post card, fresh appearance. Architects credited on back: Pavlecic & Kovacevic, and Theodore Peters. $1.25 n(j)a
"Collection 'IMAGES DE L'ARCHITECTURE' (1er série) / 7. Lucien Hervé Le Corbusier, Marseille (1952)" as he stands next to some modern sculpture, unused black & white continental postcard. $1.50 a
"Construction of Tabernacle Roof, Salt Lake City, Utah" Fresh color, unused postcard, Souvenir Novelty published, unusual subject matter. Shown. SOLD. Another example from another printing, with less contrast in the clouds. $7.00 mua
"Copyright 1906 by the Rotograph Company / G6691 The Pickering House, built 1660, Salem, Mass." post card with undivided back, very late usage at Princeton Massachusetts, faint 1-1 / 4" internal crease, paper yellowing evenly with age. The oldest house in Salem, with gabled architecture. $7.50 mga
"CROFTERS COTTAGES, SKYE" Valentine's Colourtone, 2 corner creases neither of which is very noticeable. A crofter is a tenant farmer. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 saa*
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"Curtea de Arges. / Monăstirea. Vedere generală." post card from Editura Librăriei Gheorghe Mitu, showing the exterior of the monastery in Wallachia (built in the era of Vlad the Impaler), writing on back dated to 1913, corner & edge wear. The name of the city is often spelled with an accent as Curtea de Argeş. The church was restored in 1886 by architects Andre Lecomte du Nouy & Nicolae Gabrielescu in 1886. 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 ra
"Custis-Lee Mansion, Arlington, Va." showing the exterior of its Greek revival architecture, postcard with undivided back, printed in Germany for Foster & Reynolds, mailed 1909 to Miss Edith S. Phelan in Dorchester Massachusetts, long bottom corner crease, minor corner wear, light spotty toning in a few places on front. $1.50 vga
"Dublin Castle and Chapel Royal Valentines Series" with 4 people in the foreground for scale, circa 1910 postcard showing its exterior in color, name written on back, minor corner wear. An fine example of Gothic architecture. $7.00 ia
"DUNLEITH, Natchez, Mississippi / Built in 1847..." unused chrome postcard. Typifies the Greek revival influence on Southern Colonial architecture. (2 available) $1.25 each. m(n)a. Same, but a few very faint areas of toning on back. $1.00 m(n)a
"EZEKIAL SANDFORD HOUSE, BUILT 1680 / Bridgehampton, Long Island, Ny." unused chrome post card from a copyrighted photo by Milt Price. $1.00 na
"FORĘT de COMPIČGNE -- Monument de l'Armistice (Marcel Magčs, architecte) / Emplacement du Wagon du Maréchal Foch" showing where the Armistice was signed, when the railroad card was not there yet. black & white, unused, violet handstamp on the back dated 11 Novembre 1918, extraneous but small red mark on back, faint small corner crease. $3.50 f(f)aw
"Garsten / ... Steyr / Oberöst." with caption from handwriting in the sky; sepia-tone real photo Postkarte with glossy finish, The Rococo style architecture of the Church in Steyr Austria is not often shown from this side angle. $8.00 aa(g)
"Goff Building, Clarksburg, W. Va. / WILBURN HEISTER & CO., ARCHITECTS, / WASHINGTON, D. C." showing a corner view, unused post card, circa 1910 - 1915, published by I. Robbins & Son, numbered A-7331 on back, 2 small areas of light toning on back. Hard to find! $10.00 adw(c)
"Goodyear Airdock, Akron, Ohio" showing the world's largest structure without interior support, unused Curteich linen postcard distributed by the Central News Company in Akron, back toned from album contact, good edges. Now in the US National Register of Historic Places. In the Bowden Postcard Collection of the Miami University Libraries, it is seldom offered. 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 zosa
"Grace Church, Broadway and Tenth St. / New York. / COPYRIGHT, 1910, BY IRVING UNDERHILL, N. Y." postcard with unevenly divided back mailed by a Navy sailor aboard the USS Delaware (who just got back from furlough) in April 1912 to Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Herrington in Wilmington Delaware, long internal vertical crease mostly in sky, minor corner wear, back paper toned & yellowing with age. A National Historic Monument, this Episcopal parish church in French Gothic Revival architectural style is still active. A shame its Wikipedia photo cuts off its impressive 230-foot spire. But you see it here! $10.00 n(m)a-n(d)
"Grass-grown sod house / Alaska" well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1963. $2.50 a
"Harper Hospital, Detroit, Mich." on John R. Street, demolished in the early 1970's; unused circa 1919 post card, small faint bottom corner crease, a few spots of noticeable edge wear. Designed by architect Elijah E. Myers, it held about 200 patients. $4.75 m(d)ma
"Hayes Home Eden Vale, near San Jose, Cal." also referred to as the Hayes Mansion (which became the Dolce Hayes Mansion, a hotel), an exemplar of Mediterranean Revival architecture; postcard with descriptive text printed on back, mailed OCT 21 1908 (almost complete & uncommon ELROY & TRACY T508 R.P.O. hand cancel) from Claremont California to Miss Evelyn Steele in Spokane Washington, tear drops run ink a bit in message announcing the death of Henry, noticeable corner & edge wear, Seattle auxiliary receiving mark struck boldly in the front sky. $7.00 c(e)ga-r
"Heliopolis The Palace Hotel" showing the interior of its dining area in use circa 1920, black & white real photo postcard with glossy finish, Gevaey published, good edges. Built in 1908-1910, this hotel was once the most luxurious in Africa, and its architecture is still studied. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 eai
"'Highbury' Birmingham, Mr. Joseph Chamberlain's Residence" showing the ivy-clad exterior of the Victorian mansion, unused postcard, album marks at corners of both sides. The work of architect John Henry Chamberlain. Scott Series No. 239. $3.00 e(b)a
"Historical John Lyons Homestead, Built 1640, Port Chester, N. Y. 13 / 51-H2052" with the exterior as it looked in 1935, linen post card with late usage at Brodheadsville Pennsylvania, one corner multiply creased, mild corner wear. $1.75 na
"Historic 'salt-box' house / at Kingston, Mass." well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed there 1962. $2.00 (ma)
"HOTEL ITURBIDE, MEXICO 51" showing its inner courtyard, sepia-tone real photo post card mailed 1939 to Minnesota, small upper corner bend, light rubber band mark on back, trivial edge wear. This Baroque building is now known as Palacio de Cultura Banamex. $2.50 m(d)a
"Hotel Statler / DETROIT" seen in signed (looks Like J. Lulin) modern art on an advertising post card, pebbled stock, a little pencil writing on back may erase well, front gives a very fresh impression. This example of Georgian and English Renaissance Revival architecture was demolished in 2005. $1.50 m(d)a
"HOUSE OF SEVEN GABLES, BUILT 1668, SALEM, MASS." With an oval inset showing author Nathaniel Hawthorne, linen postcard, partial cancel on front. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 ma
"HOUSE OF THE FUTURE -- TOMORROWLAND / The all plastic House of the Future..." postcard mailed 1960, 2 tiny corner crease at bottom, edge wear along top. $1.00 dc(a)a
"Hubbard House Paris Me." Circa 1907 real photo mailed 50 years later from Porter, slight browning of the paper with age, 3 small corner creases, slight oxidation, all edges straight without noticeable wear (but miscut so that top corners are not exactly corners of a rectangle), brownish paper. On the National Register of Historic Places, a notable example of Federal architectural style. Architect was Thomas Metcalf. $10.00 ma*
"IK4HAL" Parma QSL viewcard used 1994 by operator Paolo Persiani, red handstamp of the Western Emilia DX club neatly on back. View from a high vantage point includes the distinctively Baptistery of Parma, which marks the transition form Romanesque to Gothic architecture. $2.25 ia
IMAGE FILE. Volume 19 Number 3/4, containing a lengthy article on miniature golf & another on handmade & homemade architecture. This is the last issue, due to the acquisition of the Teich Postcard Archives by the Newberry Library in Chicago. $2.50 the complete issue. s(g)a
"INSTITUTO Y UNIVERSIDAD / CREATIVA" unused advertising postcard publicizing their architectural, interior design & graphic design capabilities, tiny corner bump. Several images of modern Costa Rican art. (2 available) $1.25 each. ca
"iNTERIOR gENERAL vIEW tHE cLOISTERS / m.m. 1379 mETROPOLITAN mUSEUM OF aRT" circa 1908-1910 real photo postcard with very late mailing at South Salem NY, light toning in the front borders, edge wear is minor. Located at Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan, the museum displays an impressive collection or architecture & art from the Middle Ages in Europe. $5.00 amn(n)n(m)
"Iparművészeti múzeum Budapest Kunsigewerbe-Museum" showing the exterior of the Museum of Applied Arts; black & white post card with red caption. The work of architect Ödön Lechner, it is decorated with Zsolnay tile patterns, light fingerprint toning both sides. $5.00 ha
“JAKOB IGNAZ HITTORFF / Pantheon, Rom, Innenpartie in Rekonstruktion” unused continental postcard, copyrighted, tiny corner crease not into the image. Hittorff was a French architect & archaeologist. $1.00 ia
"J. H. MANCHESTER / 1908 MAPLE AVENUE FARM / HORACE DUNCAN BUILDER" picturing the round barn that is now on the National Register of Historic Places; sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed NOV 29 1909, good edges. Location is in what is now New Hampshire (Goshen Township, Auglaize County) Ohio, near Waynesfield. It is possible that the 1908 in the nameplate was its street address, because the barn was actually built in 1877. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. o(n)g(a)aa
"JOHN LATENSEN(sic), ARCHITECT New County Court House, Omaha, Neb." unused color postcard showing an exterior corner with many pedestrians nearby, circa 1910, tiny corner crease but otherwise fresh. This notable example of Renaissance Revival architecture was actually the design of John Latenser Sr. $8.00 nca*
"Köln a. Rh. Die Bastei" showing the tower (architect Wilhelm Riphahn) overhanging the Rhine at the northern end of Cologne; unused Postkarte from Karl Rud. Bremer & Co., minor corner wear, dark album marks at the corners of both sides. $2.50 na
"LA NACIONAL MEXICO" showing the Art Deco office building in the historical center of Mexico City (its first skyscraper), and a conspicuous CERVEZA / CARTA BLANCA / EXQUISITA sign nearby; sepia-tone real photo mailed 1959 from Poplar Grove Arkansas, but probably an earlier postcard judging by its slight oxidation, small bottom corner crease, minor upper corner wear. $2.75 m(d)ba
"Lanier Memorial Home. / Madison, Ind. / 18089" postcard showing its exterior, pencil scribble on back may erase, long crease noticeable from back, corners worn & rounded, toned back, short internal crease near a bottom corner. As is, but not as bad as it sounds, as you can see. This Greek Revival mansion designed by architect Francis Costigan is now designated as a National Historic Landmark, honoring the financier James F. D. Lanier, who loaned Indiana money to save it from bankruptcy. $2.00 iag
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"LEIPZIG. Volkerschlachtdenkmal." unused black & white postcard numbered 5063 on back, excellent condition. Showing the Saxon monument that is an excellent example of Wilhelmine architecture. $3.50 sa
"LEVBRO COMPANY / 94 Greene Street / New York 12, N Y" postal card advertising architectural & interior decorating services (demolition, alteration, store fronts, painting, etc.), mailed 1954 to the Fink Baking Corporation at 510 East 76th. Bottom corner crease, stress marks from the left front edge, a little cancel ink on front, tiny speckles of toning near the bottom edge. Apparently Levbro was very short-lived in Manhattan; its paper collectibles are rare. Fink is still doing business in Queens. $12.50 n(n)n(q)a
"Lobby Hotel Statler - Detroit Mich." including parts of the balcony above, sepia-tone real photo postcard mailed there 1915, probably shortly after construction was completed; trivial corner rounding. Now demolished, it was architecturally interesting for its combination of English Renaissance Revival & Georgian styles. Rare! 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 i(h)m(d)a
Log cabin with sod roof at an unspecified location, black & white 5x7" real photo with no postcard back, circa 1944, good edges. $2.50 a
"Longwood, Natchez, Miss." showing its exterior, unused linen postcard in vertical format, fresh front, toned back. Architecture with Moorish influence. $1.25 (ma)& NEW / NOV / ÚJ
"Lynćs Kirke" showing a Danish church designed by architect Andreas Clemmensen, brevkort from Albert Jensen, numbered 7046 on back, unused, 2 small areas of toning near the back edges. Before the sacristy was added & the choir expanded. $3.25 da
"Masonic Temple" showing its Gothic style exterior in Detroit Michigan, chrome post card, date 1962 written on back, otherwise quite fresh. $1.25 m(d)af
"McFROCKS (313)855-3860 / 27820 Orchard Lake Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48018" unused chrome post card with interior view showing their long bar. Architect / builder was Michael M. Thomas. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 mai#
"Medinah Temple. Chicago." a corner view in vertical format, shield with 'I WILL' inset in the upper right front corner; post card mailed there 1911, a lot of edge wear & a long bottom corner crease, as is. This building, notable for its Islamic and Middle Eastern ornamentation and originally built for the Shriners, has been occupied by Bloomingdale's since 2003. $1.00 i(c)fa
"'Monticello', Home of Thomas Jefferson / Founder of the University of Virginia / Charlottesville, Va." hand colored Albertype postcard, lightly toned back, short pertinent comment written on the back. The only private home designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its neoclassical architecture was designed by Jefferson himself. $4.00 v(c)hcaa
"Montpeller Mansion in Laurel, Maryland is one of / the finest five-part Georgian mansions in America ..." showing its exterior on a cloudy day, horizontal format, with a long hedge in the foreground obscuring the bottom portion of the building; unused chrome post card with even more pertinent information on the back, fresh appearance & good edges. Photographer & distributor was Mrs. Gerry Peck. $1.00 mpa
" Name ______________ / Address _____________ / Name _____________ / Address __________ / (etc.)" unused postal card pre-addressed to Messrs. Burnham and Phillips, Nos. 119 - 121 Nassau Street / Temple Court Annex N. Y. City; faint lower corner crease, toning both sides. There is almost no available information about the firm. They may have been affected by a famous fire there. In any case, their building was supposedly fire-proof but proved otherwise, so architects of the day had to take note before they designed any skyscrapers. Now a designated Landmark Site, it is in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan. $10.00 n(m)fa
"NAPIER / NEW ZEALAND. De Havilland D.H.84 Dragon" artwork in vertical format depicting the town's art deco architecture following the 1931 earthquake, continental postcard with a tiny corner bump. $1.00 na
"New York Produce Exchange at lower end of Broadway, New York City" showing its Italian Renaissance architecture within an embossed border, sepia-tone post card mailed at Chichester NY (2 different cancels), mild edge wear. The building was demolished in 1957; an office building now stands there. $3.50 fn(n)a
"No. 1103 Portland, Ore. - the Depot." built by the Northern Pacific Terminal Company per plans of architects Van Brunt & Howe, post card from Pacific Novelty, PNC Series, mailed 1910 at Kemmerer Wyoming, album marks on front, wear at three corners. Note the distinctive Romanesque clock tower. $10.00 or(n)ca
"Oldest House in the U. S., Santa Fe, N. M. / Built about 1530. / Occupied by Onate / in 1598. ..." circa-1912 postcard, a few tiny spots of cancel ink on one front corner, minor corner rounding. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $2.00 nhas
"Old House, Lower Bridge Street, Chester (A.D. 1603). 14675JV" showing its ornate exterior & a few people nearby, unused post card in vertical format, printed in Leipzig, back paper browning evenly with age, faint album impressions at corners, trivial corner wear. $4.25 ea
"OLD LOG HOUSE OF FIRST SETTLEMENT AT POINT PLEASANT, W. VA. --GREETINGS" black & white postcard. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 wa
"OTTAWA HILLS / THE E. H. CLOSE REALTY COMPANY / TOLEDO, OHIO // RESTING SPOT - HILLSIDE PATH / DESIGN BY JOHN J. WATSON" real photo postcard mailed 1918 at Perrysburg to Mrs. Willis Alden in Maumee Ohio by her daughter Myrtle, overpaid with a 2-cent stamp, oxidation consistent with age, upper corner crease partly within the border, message in pencil so just a little toning on back from that source. A real estate postcard purposed to display one of the amenities of that affluent bedroom suburb of Toledo, but put to private use. John J. Watson was a landscape architect who is most noted for his design of the 4 Ringling Isles of the Florida Keys. Rare: when we searched the Internet we found no other offers, no recorded sales, and no exhibitions either. $18.00 o(o)rg(a)a
"Paris, le............ / Porte Saint-Martin" with horse-drawn wagons near the monument designed by architect Pierre Bullet, black & white carte postale with undivided back, 2 corners creased, indent closes well at right center front, once addressed then whited out for very late usage at Elmo Kansas. $1.50 f(p)a
"PAYNE WHITNEY GYMNASIUM. YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN, CONN. 27 // 61799" showing its exterior in color, unused linen postcard, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise fairly fresh. Named after an 1898 graduate, the building was designed by architect John Russell Pope. $3.25 c(y)c(n)ga
"Pettis County Court House, Sedalia, Mo.--9" unused white-border era post card from Kropp Company, tiny light spot of toning near the upper right front corner, small ink spots in back message area probably from the printing process itself. Many architects submitted plans for this building; J. G. Cairns and J. S. McKean won. $3.75 m(s)ca
"Pohick Church, 1773" black & white post card from Auburn Greeting Card Co., pertinent information on back, very late usage at Maxwell Indiana, corner crease, lightly toned front, toned back. $1.00 a
"Potsdam-Sanssouci Antiken-Tempel." color postcard from Serie Radio L. W. B. No. 572, unused, edge wear, paper browning on back shows its age. Please note: The "temple" shown on this postcard is not a Jewish temple. Instead, it served to house part of Friedrich the Great's collection of antiques. Its architecture deliberately resembles that of a temple, as can be said of other buildings in that park. $7.50 ea
"Recuerdo de Sevilla / No. 7. Galeria y Patio de la Casa de Pilatos." showing the architecture with its many Moorish arches, monochromatic dark green on postcard with undivided back, comment written neatly in front border, album impressions at corners, minor edge wear, short stray mark at left front edge. $4.50 sga*
"Refectory. / Washington Park. / Milwaukee, Wis." divided back postcard mailed 1907, minor wear to one upper corner, one bottom corner with a heavy crease & wear, album impressions at 2 corners. This park was designed by noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. $3.75 w(m)a
"Rockefeller Center Observation Roof Atop R. C. A. Building New York City / 14858" unused linen post card, trivial corner wear. Finished in 1933 & now known as the GE Building, it houses the NBC network. Architect Raymond Hood is credited for preserving this panoramic view of the city by giving the otherwise Art Deco structure a flat roof. $4.00 n(n)a
"ROMA - Restaurazione Interna dell'Anfiteatro Flavio oggi detto volgarmente il Colosseo" recreating perhaps the greatest work of Roman architecture, showing it occupied to view a gladiatorial spectacle raging within it; cartolina postale neatly separated from a booklet, very late usage at Pricetown Kentucky. Interesting. $2.00 ia
"ROME. -- Santa Maria in Cosmedin." Alberto Pisa art showing a woman praying before an altar, Tuck Oilette postcard 7555 (Rome Series II), unused, light album impressions at the corners. Architecturally, the oldest example in Italy of a basilica with 3 apses. It is said to rest on the pagan site of the high altar of Hercules. $5.00 tcii(c)a
"ROXY THEATER - NEW YORK CITY" with the Taft Hotel included; unused Lumitone Photoprint postcard, made in the USA, informative details on back, excellent condition. Designed by architect Walter W. Ahlschlager, it opened as the world's largest theatre. $3.00 tn(n)a
"SAINT LUKE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH / GRANVILLE, OHIO / Built in 1837--one of the finest examples of Greek / Revival Architecture in America" showing its front, black-and-white post card in vertical format, undisclosed publisher, 2 corner creases (1 is tiny, neither goes into the image). $3.50 oa
"Saltillo, Mexico. Cathedral. / Ptg. John Baldwin." on a well-done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1958 at La Joya Texas, trivial wear at one upper corner does not affect the art. In Coahuila State, the architecture is mostly Spanish Baroque. $2.50 m(c)a(b)ca
"Series C. 12. ASBESTOS 'CENTURY' SHINGLES / Applied American Method on the roof and Asbestos / Building Lumber (half-timber) on the sides of the / Residence of Francis Line, Cleveland, Ohio. // Architects / J. MILTON DYER and / F. G. BATES / 825 Cuyahoga Bldg., / Cleveland, O." real photo advertising postcard mailed APR 2 1912 by Keasbey & Mattison Company in Ambler Pennsylvania to John Bachus in Jersey City New Jersey, upper corner bend, oxidation consistent with age. Ad on back continues, in part: "'The Roof that Outlives the Building' / NEVER REQUIRES PAINT". $9.00 p(a)o(c)aa
"S. F. 9 THE FERRY BUILDING, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA" with its large clock tower (modeled after the 12th-century Giralda in Seville) showing 8:20 am, unused linen post card, a little neat writing on the lightly toned back. Architect was Page A. Brown. $2.50 c(s)ca
"Stift Admont (641 m) mit den Hallermauern" prominently showing the old Benedictine monastery with notable Baroque architecture in Styria Austria, Stengel post card with bold colors, mailed 1920 at Rottenmann, small light smear in the message area obscures nothing, a little corner & edge wear detectable from the front. $4.00 scaa
"St. Mary's Church, Warwick / Printed by Valentine, Ltd., Dundee." showing an approach to it in black & white, unused post card with small corner crease & light album marks at the corners. This historic church of the Earls of Warwick is an example of English Gothic architecture. $5.00 e(w)a
"SHREWSBURY HOUSE, Madison, Indiana / Free-standing spiral staircase..." interior in Greek Revival architectural style, unused chrome postcard from Dexter Press, fresh appearance & good edges. $1.00 aii
"'STATE HOUSE,' MASSACHUSETTS STATE / CAPITOL BUILDING ON HISTORIC BEACON HILL, / IS RECOGNIZED BY ITS GILDED DOME AND / BULFINCH FRONT." unused Plastichrome® postcard in excellent condition. The architectural reference is, of course, to Charles Bullfinch who originated the distinctive Federalist style. $1.50 cm(b)a
"THAW HALL / School of Engineering / University of Pittsburgh" showing its exterior, black & white postcard mailed 1913, light toning both sides. Surprisingly hard to find. An example of Neoclassical Beaux-Arts style from architect Henry Hornbostel. $6.00 p(p)c(u)a
"THE ARCHITECTURAL LEAGUE OF NEW YORK / 190 / Dear Sir: / ..." government postal card to make dinner reservations, preaddressed to Mr. Horace Moran, multiply creased, but interesting. $1.50 an
"THE DELIGHTFUL COUNTRY HOME OF MR. VINCENT GOLDTHWAITE, WELLESLEY, MASS. / Roofed with Asbestos 'Century' Shingles. / From plans and specifications by / WILLARD D. BROWN, Architect, 15 Beacon St. Boston, Mass." advertising postcard mailed OCTOBER 8 1912 by Keasbey & Mattison Company in Ambler, Pennsylvania to the Reed Brothers in White Cottage Ohio, mild corner & edge wear. $5.50 m(w)aaggm(b)p
"'The Glass House,' Boswell, B. C." showing its exterior, unused chrome post card from an Ektachrome by R. Donaldson, round corners as issued, fairly fresh. The house is constructed entirely from 107,000 16-ounce glass bottles. $1.75 baeg
"THE HOMEPLACE / 'Land Between the Lakes' / This old farm home of 1850 " unused chrome post card showing a Tennessee scene of architectural interest. $1.00
"The Latte Stone Park in Hagatńa. Photo by Mitchell P. Warner" unused oversize (5"x7") post card from a photo by Mitchell P. Warner, 2001 copyright, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise excellent condition. In pre-colonial times, Chamorro houses in Guam (and elsewhere in Micronesia) were built upon these large coral structures for elevation. (2 available) $1.25 each. gpa
"THE LYCOMING HOTEL / WILLIAMSPORT, PA. / W. L. STODDART / ARCHITECT ..." showing its exterior in vertical format, mailed 1922 to Pearl M. Pearson in Allport Pennsylvania by her husband, speckles of cancel ink on front, writing by sender in right front border, minor corner rounding. $3.50 p(w)ga
"THE MARTINSVILLE SANITARIUM · Martinsville, Indiana / 'ONE OF THE THREE BEST KNOWN WATERING PLACES IN AMERICA'" showing its exterior English Tudor architecture in black & white; postcard with small ink spot on both sides of the bottom edge, very light toning elsewhere. Back printing: 'Under the same management and ownership as / THE HOME LAWN MINERAL SPRINGS / COMPANY'. The spa shown was also know as was Martinsville Mineral Springs & operated until 1957. Seldom offered. $8.50 i(m)sa
"THE MISHAWAKA HOTEL" real photo postcard by Kaylor for E. C. West & Company in Mishawaka Indiana (their violet handstamp on back), mailed AUG 16 1910 (complete & clear Mishawaka flag cancel) Mrs. A. L. Robson in Grafton Ohio by her daughter Ida. Focus is crisp so the sign on the side of the building can be read: 'Larson-Danielson Const. Co. / General Contractors / Laporte Indiana / Architect H. H. Richards Chicago'. Uncommon in black & white; rare in sepia tones. $13.00 i(m)ag
"The seminario de San Martin in / the village of Tepozotlan(sic), Mexico. / Ptg. John Baldwin." showing the Jesuit monastery in Tepotzotlán that was important in educating the indigenous people nearby, home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed 1958 at Il Indio Texas. The best example of Churrigueresque architecture in the country. $2.50 m(m)ca(b)a
"This Hyperbolic Paraboloid is the only build- / ing of its kind in the world. Located at Wedgewood Village Amusement Park..." with glimpses of the Ferris wheel & a child's ride, unused chrome. Postcard sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 oa
"U. S. Custom House, N. Y. City." with an exterior corner view on a Rotograph post card (circa 1910), very late usage at Glen Spey NY, light toning on back, minor edge wear, bottom corner creased twice heavily. An example of the Beaux-Arts style, its architect was Cass Gilbert. Later renovated, it now houses the National Museum of the American Indian. $3.00 n(n)a
"'Waveny' New Canaan, Conn." showing a garden in the park planned by architect W. B. Tubbs, hand-tinted Albertype post card, 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 or .tif format. $2.00 caahg
"West Bathhouse, Water Tower in Background, Jones Beach State Park, Long Island, N. Y. L.I. 18 / 16714" unused linen postcard from the Tomlin Art Company, grayish paper suggesting World War II dating. This large structure was one of the first works of architect Herbert Magoon. $3.00 n(j)a
"W0TJA" Minneapolis Minnesota QSL postal card mailed there 1948 by operator / architect Milton S. Miller, address correction on front (just after he moved there from Sioux City Iowa), long corner crease. $1.25 m(m)a!
"WONDERS OF THE WORLD / HOUSES OF CONGRESS IN BRASILIA" advertising card number 24 in a series of 24 from National Biscuit Company, 1960 copyright, much pertinent information all over the back, slightly smaller than a regular postcard, no postcard back, tiny spot of toning at one back corner. $1.00 ba
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