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Category: POSTCARD ANTIQUE (3 records) Auction Title: 2003 – Venice Auction: ANTIQUE MAH JONG GAME, SMALL APPLIANCES, ANTIQUE MAP OF FLORIDA, BARWARE, TABLE LINENS, POTTERY/PORCELAIN, ANTIQUE POSTCARDS, CHRISTMAS, CLOTHING, DINNER SERVICES, PILLOWS, SPECIALTY GLASS, TRAILER HITCHES. - AUCTION ENDS Tuesday October 20th, 2020 7:00PM ET

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UNUSED ANTIQUE POSTCARD, UNCLE SAM PLAYING BASEBALL, "KULTUR" BASEBALL, ENTITLED 'THE PINCH HITTER':  This pre-linen postcard is in very good condition (see scan) Political comic/humor related to World War I, publisher is perhaps YWCA??  Caption: "When I Knock the Cover off of That, William, What's Goin' to Become of You?" (Ball has the word "Kultur" on it) Bottom: "The Pinch Hitter".  

Kultur:  noun German, (in Nazi Germany) native culture, held to be superior to that of other countries and subordinating the individual to national interests; a civilization characteristic of a time or a people.

William may refer to Kaiser Wilhelm.

 


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T17-1.jpgTHREE (3) CIRCA 1913 ANTIQUE POSTCARDS with DUTCH CHILDREN:  S. Bergman, NY manufactured two of these.  Little boy carrying trunk has artist signature of E. Weaver, clearly an artist of children, but I find nothing about this person.  These would look wonderful framed on a child's wall.
 

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T25-1.jpg1914 POSTCARD by T.C. Co, Chicago, FLORIDA PINEAPPLE:  For the collector, these are called RPPCs (Real Photo Post Cards), but this one has a twist of having a GIANT pineapple superimposed over the original photo.  Entitled "A Good Wagon Load, Florida Pineapple" with the added delciousness of having a horse-drawn wagon with workers and what looks like a policeman.  These unusual postcards sell from $20-50 on Worthpoint which is an auction price website.

THIS POSTCARD APPEARS TO BE FROM SOMEONE NAMED LARKIN, WILLIAM LARKIN FOUNDED THE CITY OF SOUTH MIAMI in the very late 1800s.  AT that time, there was also a town of LARKIN.


CT Co.:  The Curt Teich Company was founded in Chicago, Illinois, by Curt Teich (1877–1974) in 1898. The company printed postcards, view postcards, and advertising cards, and became the world's largest printer of postcards. Teich was born in Greiz, Thuringia (Germany), and had been a lithographer in Lobenstein, Germany, before emigrating to Chicago in 1895. He founded his own firm in 1898, printing newspapers and magazines, and became an early publisher of postcards but did not begin printing them in number himself until 1908.

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