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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. '



[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 scatt...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$3,200.00


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


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...

From James Cummins Bookseller

$750.00


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 f...

From Schulson Autographs

$350.00


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


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


Signed Postcard to his Father by HARDING, Warren G. (1865 - 1923)

Waterloo, Brussels, 1909. unbound. 3.5 x 5.5 inches, Waterloo, Brussels, April 5, 1909. Autographed note signed "Warren" on a postcard from the Waterloo Monuments in Brussels, in full: "The pyramid with a lid on top is the English memorial...

From Argosy Book Store

$800.00


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


Everything is illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Everything is illuminated the first novel by Jonathan Safran Foer Signed copy on title page and dated 5/7/02. Published by Houghton Mifflin, USA, 2002. Softcover as published in advance of book in fine unread condition with a promotional postcard also si...

From TCBOOKS

£130.00


Charles Lindbergh Spirit of St Louis Mobiloil Advertising Postcard by Charles Lindbergh Rare Mobiloil Advertising Postcard

Mobiloil. Very Good +. Vintage Charles Lindbergh Mobiloil advertising postcard is for sale. The Charles Lindbergh Mobiloil advertising postcard features a photograph of Charles Lindbergh standing in front of the Spirit of St Louis with the caption “...

From The First Edition

£120.00


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 America...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

$950.00


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


Postcard photograph signed, inscribed to the Colombian musicologist Otto de Greiff, and dated 1969 by EGK, Werner 1901-1983

A German composer and pupil of Carl Orff, "between 1927 and 1929 Egk established contact with Kurt Weill, Hans Flesch, Bertolt Brecht and Erwin Piscator. The dramatic works that followed, for which Egk often served as his own librettist, embrace a r...

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

$110.00


Attractive signed postcard photograph of the noted Viennese composer in a music studio, seated at an Ehrbar piano by BITTNER, Julius 1874-1939

With an autograph note signed to verso dated Vienna, September 24, 1936, addressed to the Colombian musicologist Otto de Greiff. With Bittner's return address stamp in purple ink to upper left corner, "Julius Bittner, Wien IX, Dietrichsteingasse...

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

$138.00


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