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BIRTHDAY POSTCARDS & BIRTHDAY CARDS
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Subdivided: Birth announcement postcards
& Birthday postcards. See also Children postcards,
Children topical covers & Children topical stamps.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT POST CARDS & BIRTH POSTCARDS
sich seine glücklich erfolgte Ankunft auf dieser Weltanzuzeigen am Mutter
und ich befinden uns wohl" German birth announcement
translating roughly 'his happy arrival on this world honors his mother and
finds us well'. Nestle
logo advertising under the wings with their Kindermehl (baby meal) canister
atop wings on both sides. Background art also includes baby descending in a
balloon! A lot of edge wear includes a tiny crease at one corner & an indent
with tearing at the right front edge. Message over all the back is dated 16
July 14 at Gebweiler (now in France). As is. $5.00 ba
"Born to be a Surgeon // CLARK'S / O.N.T. / SPOOL COTTON" showing a close-up of a baby removing a doll's head, diamond-shaped ad card with fancy design & ad on the back, paper lightly browned with age. Nice gift for a medical doctor who has just added a child to the family. Ready to frame! $10.00 ambd
"Call on Mr & Mrs Clarance Fry / and see the baby Boy. / I left on the back gate. / ... / Name E. Franklin" with image of a bespectacled stork at a desk, postcard mailed August 8 1910 at Fremont Ohio to Mr. Frank Fry of Delaware Ohio (the proud grandparent), trivial corner & edge wear. Framing suggested. $9.00 gbboo
"Cupid Told The Stork To bring / a boy to us Sun. / Name Edward Philip / weight 9 lbs. / date of birth Feb 25 1912" with embossed image of a flying stork bearing 3 babies, color post card published by Winsch (1910 copyright), mailed Feb 27 1912 at Lilly Chapel Ohio (nice strike of the DPO cancel with just a couple of embossing gaps) by Mr. & Mrs. B. C. Sidner, a few unimportant tiny speckles of toning on front & a tiny corner bend. Framing suggested. $10.00 bgw-o
"Die / besten / Glück-wünsche / zum Geburtstage" art depicting a German zeppelin & many airborne four-leafed clovers; conveying embossed best birthday wishes on EAS postcard numbered 1237 on back, messaged on back in German, removed neatly from a booklet, minor wear to the top edge. $5.00 b
"Hearty / congratulations" with embossed art depicting twins being delivered by a stork riding a high-wheeler bike, postcard mailed 1909 to Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Miller in St. Mary's Ohio, faint small bottom corner crease, light toning on front, minor corner & edge wear. $5.00 bb
"Hurry! mother / is longing for us" with art depicting twins being delivered by a stork riding a high-wheeler bicycle (same as "Hearty / congratulations" above), Postkarte printed in Germany, numbered 314 on the back, both sides lightly toned, mild corner & edge wear. $5.00 bb
"Just / Arrived / I came Jan. 3 1923 / My name is / Vivian Arlene / I belong to / Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Phares / I weigh 7 lbs." postcard with artwork showing baby on flying stork, mailed, light toning both sides. $2.50 bg+
"'Little One' / Happy 14th Birthday / from Tiger Lily (MOM) / & Lady Sniper (AUNT)" Springfield Georgia CB QSL card from the Runnin' Bare Artist Series #1314 copyrighted in 1979, numeral & handstamp & signed 'Michaela' on back. $1.50 g(s)b
"Made a Safe Landing On June 3, 1930 / My headquarters are / with Mr. & Mrs W. B. Wheatley / My name is Mary Esther" small birth announcement & the envelope that conveyed it, mailed JUN 4 1930 from the Hertel Station of Buffalo New York to Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Hurley also in Buffalo. William B. Wheatley was later to work as a test pilot for the Consolidated Aircraft Company; on 2 June 1941 he crashed off San Diego in a bomber built for Britain, causing Mary to write a poem about him. $5.00 bg(w)
"The Stork brought a Boy to / Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Smith / on 8/29-09 at 1230 / Weight 7 lb / Name ________" with embossed art depicting twins being delivered by a stork riding a high-wheeler bicycle, sent SEP 4 1909 by J. R. Smith in Mansfield Ohio to his uncle Mr. Jerry Smith in Lexington Ohio, minor corner rounding, very light toning on back. $6.00 g(s)bb
"TIME ARRIVAL" picturing a stork and a tabular display of arrival data (which the sender checked) for an as-yet unnamed 8 pound girl born into the Campbell family in Huron on Saturday November 24 1906 at 4:10 am, mailed to Miss Helen Watkins in Newark Ohio the next day (partially legible RPO cancel), minor corner wear, light toning on back. $5.00 g(c)bb
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1083. "Bonne Fête" hand-colored / tinted real photo postcard from AN Paris, TCV circa 1908 to Sarthe, lightly toned back, 3 tiny spots on front. $9.00 w(a)b
'2/11/11 Local R-1' pencil cancel on a 1-cent Jefferson stamp franking a deeply embossed hand-colored "A HAPPY BIRTHDAY" postcard addressed to Mr. Charles Pflueger on Route #1 in Westerville Ohio, made in Germany, spotty toning on back, 2 of the stamp's corners are creased. $1.50 b-o
"220 Bonne Fête" hand-colored / tinted real photo postcard published by PC of Paris, writing on back, corner crease. $5.00
2806 / 6 "A Happy Birthday" showing a woman holding a large bouquet of flowers, hand-colored / tinted real photo post card with paste beads, published by RPH, writing on back, toned back. $5.00 w(r)b
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"A / Birthday Greeting // A message sweet doth this my card convey-- / 'May fortune's favours gladden thy Birthday.'" signed A. Haller art, embossed, postcard mailed 1916, 2 small creases away from the art. $2.75 ab
"A Birthday Greeting / For Remembrance // May Love's sweet roses bring to-day for You / A greeting tender and a message true, / ..." and 2 more lines of poetry around a locket with a woman's portrait & white flowers, post card from Rotary Photo in London circa 1910, writing on back. Nice & well-suited for framing. $5.00 bp
"A Happy / Birthday" three embossed angels in the clouds delivering sacks of sealed mail, color post card printed in Germany, mailed 1911 in New Hampshire. $7.50 ab*
"A Happy Birthday" under flowers in an embossed horseshoe, Winsch published postcard, mailed 1911, corner crease. $2.25
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"A Happy Birthday" under oval frame with scenic art, Winsch Series 680, unused post card, one corner worn. $2.00
"A / Hearty / Birthday / Greeting" with embossed pink flowers, postcard mailed 1910, small corner crease. $2.25
"A Very Happy / Birthday / This is my Birthday wish most true, / That coming years may hold, / DESIGN COPYRIGHTED JOHN WINSCH, 1914" post card with 2 more lines of poetry within embossed violet flowers & gold ornamentation, corner crease, part of cancel on front. $2.00
"BEST BIRTHDAY WISHES. / This comes to show this Natal-day, / That by old friends is not forgot, ... / 9044" with two more lines of poetry, hand-colored postcard published by NPG, appropriate writing on back, album impressions at the corners, bottom corners with small creases (not near the image). $2.50 bp
"Best Birthday Wishes.. / True as steel, pure as gold, / May each passing year unfold / / DESIGN COPYRIGHTED JOHN WINSCH, 1914" with one more line of poetry below a country scene in an embossed frame & pink roses in a vase, post card printed in Germany, unused, small corner crease, couple tiny toning spots. $3.25
"Birthday card. / Warshaw Collection of Business Americana / Archives Center, National Museum of American History" 2 cats stalk a butterfly on an open album, unused continental museum card, 2 serrated edges as issued, excellent condition. $1.25 cbb
"Birthday Greeting" embossed art depicting an aviator waving to a woman hiker, unevenly divided back postcard, salutation in pencil, back paper browning evenly consistent with circa-1908 age, short internal crease from the bottom edge, what looks like toning near the front edges may be part of the design because it borders the circles as well. $2.00 b
"BIRTHDAY / GREETINGS / All joys / be thine / throughout / the years / DESIGN COPYRIGHTED JOHN WINSCH 1910" with country scene in an embossed frame, postcard mailed 1913, faint corner crease. $2.75
"Birthday Greetings / DESIGN COPYRIGHTED JOHN WINSCH, 1913" post card with subtly colored art shows man working beside a stream, addressed, gouge out of edge does not affect art. $1.25
"BIRTHDAY GREETINGS / Don't estimate / My great regard, / ..." signed art showing a house on a hill with a short poem, post card numbered 2328 on back, unused, small corner bend. $1.75 ab. Same but no bend, lightly toned front. $1.75 ab
"BIRTHDAY / GREETINGS / ENDURING REGARD..." signed art depicts a stroll in the country, postcard numbered 2328 on back, unused, trivial corner & edge wear. $2.00 ab
"Birthday Greetings" signed art showing a child with a bunch of flowers, a country scene in the background panels; unused postcard, paper browning with age especially near the edges, soft corners. No you are not seeing double; this is a printing error from the publisher Gartner & Bender in Chicago, with the black color misregistered. $4.00 ecba
"Birthday / Greetings" with embossed clover decorations, post card on substantial paper, mailed MAY 23 1908 (ZANES. & PARKERS. T203 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel), to Mr. Spencer Fleck Kile in Lowell Ohio, 4 small spots of light toning on front do not detract, writing on front not the divided back (old habits die hard). $2.00 b
"Bonne Fête / 4635" showing a woman in a wide-brimmed hat, publisher's mark a monogrammed S in a diamond, hand-tinted real photo birthday postcard made in France, French message on back dates to 1922, mild wear to two corners, a few tiny speckles of toning on back. $7.50 w(o)bm
EAS 4697 / 2 (bottom of numbers do not show, but we know the series so we are sure--see next postcard). "Joyous may your / birthday / be // When Birthday hours their / course have sped, / " young woman with corsage within an oval that is also bedecked with flowers, hand-colored / tinted real photo, 2 corner creases, 1 tiny corner crease, writing on back, slight yellowing of the paper with age. $5.00 w(e)b
EAS 4697 / 6. "Bright birthday / hours // Kept by the hand of Heaven's / unerring power, / " young woman with small flowers within an oval also with flowers, hand-colored / tinted real photo post card, writing on back from Kristy Moravec of Chicago, slight yellowing of the paper with age, tiny spots of toning--just a few on front, many on back. $5.00 w(e)b
"Every Happiness / be yours this / Birthday" postcard published by the Gibson Art Company in Cincinnati, mailed OCT 18 1915 (almost complete PITTS. & CHI. TR35 R.P.O. hand cancel) to Mrs. J. S. McClure in Funk Ohio from her grandson Max, good edges, unevenly toned both sides. $2.00 bg
"Happy Birthday" die-cut Hallmark birthday card used for its intended purpose, 1937 copyright by Walt Disney Enterprises. Center continues: 'Here's Mickey Mouse with a birthday wish Intended just for you, And the Mickey Twins have come along to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY! too! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!' Size fits nicely into a regular postcard sleeve. Spots of white paste residue on back do not detract. 'Betty Stiles' written inside in a child's pencil writing. As best we can gather from filmographies & the Wikipedia article on Mickey Mouse, the twins are rarely seen. SOLD db
“Happy Birthday” featuring a birthday pastry in vertical format, unused continental postcard, copyrighted photo by Susan King, mild corner & edge wear, light toning on back. $0.75 pb
"Heartiest / Birthday / Greetings" art shows steamship in an embossed diamond frame, surrounded by roses & lilies of the valley, postcard made in Germany, writing on back. Best given matted & framed because top & bottom borders not the same thickness. $3.25 b
"HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH / ZUM GEBURTSTAGE" fantasy birthday wishes post card mailed 15.7.15 at Osterode am Harz (Thuringia) to Carl Ludwig in Cleveland Ohio by his father-in-law, messaged in Germanic script partly in Italian partly in German, 2 corners with noticeable color flaked off, other edge wear is minor. $4.25 fbg
"Hjertelig til Lykke paa Fødselsdagen" art depicts children boarding a propeller aircraft; postcard printed in Germany & airmailed to New York in 1946 (3 stamps removed), good edges. Danish translates roughly 'Heartfelt congratulations on your birthday'. $3.00 bdc
"Just a loving / Thought of you / On your Birthday" with signed De Garno art depicting 2 daisies in color, postcard mailed 1915, minor corner & edge wear. $1.75 a(d)b
"Loving / Birthday / Greetings" art in an oval depicts a winter scene surrounded by an embossed frame & violets, unused post card, fairly fresh. $3.25 b
"Many days as this is / I hope you'll see, / All good wishes / Please accept / from me. // Birthday / Greetings" embossed floral postcard printed in Germany (E.C.C. Serie II), mailed circa 1909-1910, mild corner & edge wear. $1.25 bf
"Sweet memories / attend you / throughout / the day // A / HAPPY / Birthday" under an embossed fan with violet flowers, postcard mailed circa 1910 at Milford New Hampshire, hint of toning in the front border. $3.25 b
"U. S. S. CONSTELLATION DRESSED FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH'S / BIRTHDAY DURING VISIT OF H. M. S. YORK, NEWPORT, R. I. / IN 1937" unused linen post card from Berger Bros., slightly browning paper with age, fairly fresh color & good edges. $3.75 rs(m)b
"WHEN IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY / I cannot make a speech today, / ..." signed Weaver art showing house through a window, post card numbered 2328 on back, unused, long crease. $1.50 ab
"Wishing you a / joyous Birthday / Raphael Tuck & Sons Copyright London" with embossed art showing two boys atop high-wheeler bicycles, trade card size (probably given out by merchants as a gifts on important customer birthdays), blank back, good edges. $10.00 tbbb
"With A JOLLY / WISH for / Your BIRTHDAY" verse beside hand-colored / tinted Rajar bromide real photo of boy playing with old model tractor, decorative embossed edges, postcard with writing on back, corner wear & rounding. $5.00 tb
"With Best / Birthday Wishes" with embossed roses & violets, name written on front, post card mailed 1911, soft corners. $2.00 (wb)
"With Best / Birthday Wishes / 'If we could all go out / of flower, as gracefully, as pleasingly, / as we come into blossom.' 'To me, fair friend, you never / can be old' Shakespeare" with his portrait in color with an embossed frame & flowers over the quotes, Winsch postcard with 1910 copyright, initials written at bottom of front, one tiny scrape on front, minor edge wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 abw
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