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[Lobby Cards]: A Collection of Motion Picture Title Cards from the 1950s

[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 r...

$3,200.00
ALBUM OF 45 HANDMADE VICTORIAN FRIENDSHIP CARDS, VALENTINE'S GREETINGS, CHRISTMAS CARDS, &c

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, decor...

$1,250.00
Japanese Lacquer Postcard Album with bone and mother of pearl Onlays

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...

$595.00
Typed Postcard

Typed Postcard by Cummings, E.E

Silver Lake, NH, 1962. Surface abrasion, not affecting text. Airmail postcard to Howard Rothschild in London, dated shortly be...

$750.00
Real Photo Postcard of a young Maxwell Perkins, addressed to himself

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". Postmar...

$1,200.00
Signed Postcard to his Father

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&qu...

$800.00
Concord of Slovakian Nation."    Signed Color Art Reproduction Postcard, title translated as, "Concord of Slovakian Nation.

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 han...

$350.00
SHANGHAI PERIOD COLOR & BLACK & WHITE POSTCARD ALBUM. [Begins with 1900 dated ca

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 m...

$1,868.00
Everything is illuminated

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 Hough...

£130.00
Postcard

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 h...

$1,000.00
Watercolor of Lady on a horse on the back of a postcard sent to Paul W. Miller

Watercolor of Lady on a horse on the back of a postcard sent to Paul W. Miller by Penfield, Edward

Ny, 1905. 12mo. Some browning at edges. 12mo. ...

$500.00
Autograph Postcard Signed to the Publicity Director at New Directions

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...

$950.00
TYPED POSTCARD, SIGNED, TO VALENTIN OSTROVSKY

TYPED POSTCARD, SIGNED, TO VALENTIN OSTROVSKY by Kerouac, Jack

St. Petersburg, FL: S.i., [n.d. but ca.1965]. Original postcard, typed on recto and verso and measuring 3.25" x 5.5"....

$3,750.00
Photo album and scrapbook compiled in postwar Japan and Thailand.

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...

£500.00
Postcard photograph signed, inscribed to the Colombian musicologist Otto de Greiff, and dated 1969

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, Ber...

$110.00



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. '

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