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"Annaberg-Buchholz" black & white multiview with 5 scenes-- including a mining hammer, mailed. small tear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 (e)
"DIE WARTBURG v. OSTEN" sepia-tone on undivided back from C. Jagemann, unused, minor corner & edge wear. $3.50 e
"Dresden. Hôtel Kaiser Wilhelm. / (Inh. Albin Pansdorf.)" including 2 cabbies waiting nearby for a fare (they had to keep their distance until called, these 2 were the next in line). Postkarte from Wilhelm Hoffmann in Dresden, hand-colored appearance. Interesting but unrelated message all over the back in English details the life of composed Carl Maria Von Weber. Small chip out of the upper left front corner, other corners with minor wear. $2.50 tpe*
"Dresden-Kaditz / Luftschiffhalle" with the river steamer 'DRESDEN' passing by in the foreground & an inset with Count Zeppelin's image, post card that was mailed, small almost transparent album remnant stuck to the top of the back, corner wear. $25.00 zes(r)
"Fütterung der Wildschweine Moritzburg" showing wild boar that had been rounded up in East Germany, monochromatic dark green with red caption on yellowish paper, ad for Adam's Gasthof on back, mailed in Dresden 1900 to Maine. corner & edge wear (including 2 small corner creases nowhere near the image), light toning on front, unusual subject matter. $8.00 ae+
"FARMHOUSE IN SPREEWALD / GERMANY" also captioned in German on the back, art signed "F.B." in color showing a couple poling a heavily laden boad near a farmhouse, mailed 1910 at Wheeling West Virginia but stamp removed. 2 toned back corners, corner wear & rounding. $3.50 ae
"Gruss aus dem Spreewald. / Bei Lehde." showing a family group picnicking & fishing; black & white with brown caption on undivided back mailed 1901 (clear Burg cancel on 5-pfg Germania stamp), slight yellowing of the paper with age, faint album marks at corners, tiny spots on 2 front edges, minor corner wear. Spreewald is in Eastern Germany. $8.50 ge
"Gruss aus dem Spreewald / Lübbenau" color on undivided back with brownish paper, mailed at Cottbus in 1900, faint corner crease, upper left front corner worn. Lübbenau is in Eastern Germany. $8.00 ge
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"GRUSS / aus / WEISSENFELS" in Eastern Germany, multiview Postkarte with undivided back & 3 scenes--a panorama from above, some rowers approaching a bridge & Klemmberg; brownish paper, very late usage at Cherokee Texas, much corner & edge wear, dark toning on front along 2 short edges, as is. $3.75 ge
"GRUSS aus Wittenberg" in Eastern Germany, multiview postcard with 6 scenes--including Marktplatz, Schlosskirche & Lutherstube; no writing on front, very late usage at Eureka Texas, light album marks on front, mild corner & edge wear. $8.50 ge
"Gruss aus Wittenberg." showing an ornate interior, black & white on unused Postkarte with undivided back, small faint internal crease in one margin. $5.00 ge
"GRUSS aus ZERBST" in Eastern Germany, multiview post card with undivided back, 3 scenes--including Markt mit Rathaus & Schloss; no writing on front, very late usage at Batesville Texas, brownish paper, album marks on front, mild corner wear & rounding, pinhole near right side torn to edge (not affecting images), browning paper due to age. $7.50 ge
MAY 14 1903 Newton Kansas receiving mark neatly dates multicolor "Gruss aus Zwickau i / S." postcard franked by 10-pfg Germania stamp with socked-on-nose AUE(ERZG)-WERDAU BAHNPOST / ZUG 1955 / 1 5 3 cancel, light album marks on back. Nice! $12.00 e-eg
"Gruss vom Brand (sächs. Schweiz)" in Eastern Germany, color on undivided back, mailed there 1900 to Potschappel, lightly toned front, minor corner wear. $10.00 ae-e
INTERFLUG. Unused regular-size postcard showing its Antonov AN-2 (DDR-SKY) at Cologne / Bonn in 1990, printed in Thailand, near mint & colorful $7.50 ae
INTERFLUG. Continental color post card showing its Ilyushin IL-14 (DM-SAB) ready to board, aircraft type penned in on back, minor corner & edge wear. $4.50 ae
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INTERFLUG. Unused regular-size postcard showing its Ilyushin IL-18D (DDR-STK) at Zurich in 1987, printed in Switzerland, near mint. $7.50 aes
INTERFLUG. Unused continental post card showing its Kamov KA-26 helicopter near the ground, Interflug Air-Touristik logo over the back message area, near mint. $10.00 ae
INTERFLUG. Unused continental postcard showing its Let Z37 / 2 (DDR-SLL) preparing for takeoff, Interflug Air-Touristik logo over the back, tiny ding in upper edge, otherwise excellent condition. $7.00 ae
INTERFLUG. Continental color photo of its Mil Mi-8 (DM-SPE) helicopter near another Interflug aircraft, good focus, lens flare vertically through. Rare. $5.00 ae
"Jubiläums-Postkarte 1797-1897 / Gruss / von der Bastei Sächs / Schweiz" in Germany, color multiview on undivided back with 3 scenes-- Basteifelsen, Basteibrücke & Wald-Villa; much corner & edge wear, very late usage at Prairie Hill Texas, thin but browning tape reinforcement along lower edge (nowhere near images), no writing on front. Sächsische Schweiz or Saxon Switzerland is in Eastern Germany. The first mention of this rock formation in travel literature was in 1797--the anniversary referred to in the caption. $9.00 gre
"Leipzig, Johannapark u Lutherkirche" Postkarte with undivided back, mailed there 1907 to Mr. Herbert Steen in Richmond Indiana by his aunt Emma, a lot of edge wear at the lower left front corner, minor corner rounding elsewhere, slightly taller than a regular-size postcard. Attractive overall. $4.00 eg
"LEIPZIG REICHSGERICHT" showing the High Court building, black & white signed art in an embossed border, rough edges on laid paper as issued, unused. Back reads 'Original-Radierung / Handabzug' (original etching / proof made by hand). $4.50 ae&
"Leipzig. Universität" showing the former main building (changed summer of 2012) of the University of Leipzig, black & white signed art in an embossed border, rough edges on laid paper as issued, corner in more so that others (still distant from image), unused, light toning on back, spot of toning near lower left front corner. Stamp box reads 'Original- / Radierung / Handpressen- / Kupferdruck' (original etching, hand-pressed from a copper plate). $3.50 aec
"Oberbürgermeister / Kirschner mit den / Ehrenjungfrauen" unused real photo Postkarte with crisp focus & good contrast, approximately 1/3" tear in bottom border closes well. The reception for German Crown Prince Wilhelm and his bride of 2 weeks in Potsdam, 20 June 1905. Mayor Kirschner is here shown with the maids of honor. $8.50 rg(k)e
"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
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"WARTBURG v. OSTEN" sepia-tone postcard from C. Jagemann, unused, minor corner wear & rounding. The castle has a long history involving St. Elizabeth & Martin Luther. $3.75 e
"Wiederaufbau / Frauenkirche Dresden / 30 Postkarten 30 Postcards 30 Cartes Postales" booklet sold to raise money for the rebuilding of a large church that was destroyed in World War II bombing. Shows interior & exterior details & the construction, of course. High quality printing. Like new. With companion "Frauenkirche / Dresden // ENGLISH / EDITION" a 24-page illustrated booklet (shown) detailing its history & appealing for help; first English edition 1994. $10.00 for all. e
"Zerbst in Anhalt, / Scloss mit Landesmuseum. 14" sepia-tone real photo Trinks-Postkarte with good composition, very late usage at Poyen Arkansas, slight curl & slight yellowing of the paper, slight oxidation, trivial wear at one corner. $3.75 e
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priced in US dollars or Euros! See also Ecology topical covers.
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different National Wildlife Federation business reply cards & postcards from their
publications: NWF Action Alert Network, gift subscriptions, habitat starter kits, gifts
for children, Heralds of Nature membership, expeditions, estate planning, annuities, etc.
Interesting, several with wildlife images. All for $10.00 e
"16. Selecting turtles for the market" in Costa Rica, postcard from H. Wimmer, unused, slight yellowing of the baci paper with age, minor wear at 2 corners, unusual subject matter. Turtles such as the one shown are now endangered. $9.50 ce
"8. Carr Fork, Bingham Canyon, Utah" color postcard mailed 1909, corner crease most easily seen from the back, minor corner rounding. This interesting & historic scene depicts mining of copper, lead, and zinc ore, and the preparation of the area for smelting operations of International Smelting and Refining (which commenced the following year). This area was declared a Superfund Site in 2000 due primarily to the levels of arsenic & lead in the soil after the operations of IS&R and later companies. 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 ume
"Aquafest / WORLD OCEAN DAY / SHEK-O CHALLENGE / SATURDAY 9th JUNE 2007 12PM-11PM / 2.2 KM OPEN WATER SWIM • SEA KAYAKING• SURF SKI RACING• BEACH SPRINTS • VOLLEY BALL ... / This event is sanctioned by the Hong Kong Amateur Swimming Association" unused continental publicity postcard, 2 corners with minor wear, otherwise fresh. $1.25. Same but a tiny corner crease as well. Shown. $1.00 he*
"A session of the Junior Naturalist / Training Course at Washington, D. C. / Ptg. John Oakley ..." signed art showing a lecture being given to children in a forested setting, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961 at Jordan Mines Virginia, good edges. $2.50 dea
"BLACK, SHERIDAN, WILSON Co." two-color ad for sulphur-free Maryland coal on government postal card mailed 1901, toning along bottom back edge. $4.00
"Burroughs and Ford at Woodchuck Lodge, Roxbury in the Catskills" showing the naturalist author. Unused. $6.00
"C.E.113--CHICAGO NATURAL HISTORY / MUSEUM, GRANT PARK, CHICAGO" unused chrome with saturated color from Aero Distributing Company, writing on back in stamp box, good edges. $1.00 ie
near FREEPORT (CUMBERLAND COUNTY). "Desert of Maine / Freeport, Maine // WA1MYQ" QSL mailed 1970 by operator Scott Mitchell from Claremont New Hampshire, art showing 3 camels with riders, cancel ink on front, toned back. The 'Desert' is 40 acres of glacial silt exposed by overgrazing, land clearance & soil erosion. Thus, a long-standing lack of ecological awareness eventually created a tourist attraction! $1.75 m(f)e
"Grow Wild" unused National Wildlife Federation business reply card to purchase habitat starter kits for backyards & schoolyards. (2 available) $1.00 each. e
"Heralds of Nature Membership Form" unused National Wildlife Federation business reply card soliciting donations of $1,000 or more. $1.00 each. e
"HK0TU" Isla de Malpelo DX-pedition QSL card used April 4 1961 by HK3LX. Only 4 other landings on this island were known at the time. Since then the island was declared a natural World Heritage site by UNESCO for the remarkable shark population in its waters--including the smalltooth sand tiger. Equipment was carried ashore in 8 sealed barrels. Several members of the Colmbian Naval ship Ciudad de Quibdo are credited for their help. Bi-fold format, the size of 2 regular postcards. Shown left. $7.50 cs(m)eu*. Another, used April 4 1961 by the same operator. Its other side is shown right. $7.50 cs(m)eu
"Illinois super goose farm. A conservation project. Banding at Union County Wildlife Refuge" well-done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1961. $2.00
"KP2A / KP5 / Desecheo" QSL viewcard with a coastal scene of the island in color, used 1991, confirmation handstamp on back, quality printing, excellent condition. Rare, this small National Wildlife Refuge is uninhabited & ordinarily closed to the public because of unexploded US military ordnance there. The only viewcard we have ever seen from it. $7.50 pe NEW / UUSI / NÝR
"KP5 / N1DX" Desecheo Island National Wildlife Refuge DXpedition shortwave (28 MHz) QSL card with detailed map (!) of the small island on front, used 1992 by operator Jack Corson. Back describes in harrowing detail the perils of his trip there, apparently done with the permission of the US Interior Department. Rare, this small National Wildlife Refuge is uninhabited & ordinarily closed to the public because of unexploded US military ordnance there. $6.00 pme
"'LUHRIG COAL WASHER, ZALESKI, OHIO' 10085" including some tracks passing by its exterior, unused color postcard, circa 1908 judging by the back; noticeable corner & edge wear. Near present-day Lake Hope, this washer would separate out unmarketable wastes such as iron pyrite & flush them into Raccoon Creek (also called Coon Creek, which ran black & acidic as a result, and whose fish died out for decades). 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 o(z)o(r)me
"Luonnonsuojelun tukemiseksi / --Fõr att bevara naturen ..." Finnish conservation postcard stamped and addressed to Albania but unmailed, 1987 (when it would have been dangerous to get a contact from a Westerner), continental size, paper bend. $1.50
"MALLARD / RUDDY DUCK" composed from 2 copyrighted National Wildlife Federation seals--the mallard the larger from 1965 with signed C. Peterson art, the ruddy duck the smaller from 1962 signed DRE; well done home-made (and, hence, unique) post card mailed from the Black River Harbor Rural Station in Michigan, one corner with a small crease nowhere near the labels. $2.00 be
MIT Sloan, Spring 2009. Leading and managing during crisis. The Climate Collaboratorium. $4.00 the complete issue. me
MONROE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT / MCMCD. Continental black-and-white photo of its Douglas DC-3 (N8097) on the ground, good focus & composition & contrast, This Florida District reached agreed in 1995 to discontinue ground spraying of mosquito insecticide from its planes in important Schaus swallowtail habitat during the endangered butterfly's breeding season. Rare. $10.00 abefi
MONROE COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT / MCMCD (USA). Continental black-and-white photo of its Douglas DC03 (N8097) on the ground, good focus & composition & contrast, This Florida District reached agreed in 1995 to discontinue ground spraying of mosquito insecticide from its plane in important Schaus swallowtail habitat during the endangered butterfly's breeding season. Rare. $10.00 abef
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"MV 'Tugela' - 8220 dwt" showing a side view of the ship with a few containers on deck, writing on back. During October & November 2005 she made 3 continuous plankton recorder tows in the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem (stretching from Cape Frio Namibia almost to East London South Africa). $10.00 s(c)ens
National Defense (March 1996) magazine published by the American Defense Preparedness Association, cover story on "Pentagon Green Goals / Despite Cuts, Cleanup / Moves Forward", gently read. $1.50 the complete issue.
"NAVASSA ISLAND / JANUARY 1992 DX-PEDITION / KP1" Lulu Bay shortwave (14 MHz) QSL viewcard used 1992 by Randy (N0TG) one of the operators pictured on the front . To give an idea of how rare this view of the uninhabited island is, consider that "the landing is accomplished by climbing a wire rope ladder that dangles about 40 feet from a cantilevered catwalk over the ocean." The island is a nature reserve administered by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, but Haiti still claims sovereignty since 1801. Shown. $7.50 he. Same but the sending operator is Will (AA4NC). $7.50 heu
"NAVASSA ISLAND / KC4AF" DX expedition card of the Ohio Valley Amateur Radio Association, attractive paddle wheeler boat in the front background, used 1958. The island is a nature reserve administered by the United States Fish & Wildlife Service, but Haiti still claims sovereignty since 1801. $3.75 heu
"NJ7D / KP5" Desecheo Island shortwave (14 MHz) QSL card used 1988 by operator Richard Henry. Rare, this small National Wildlife Refuge is uninhabited & closed to the public because of unexploded US military ordnance there. Trespassers there are subject to arrest! (We can only assume that this visitor received special permission.) Politically, the island is part of Puerto Rico. $5.00 pe
"ONLY YOU CAN PREVENT FOREST FIRES" & Smokey the Bear cancel on postcard from Crescenta, California 1963. $1.50
Paper square handstamped "QUOGUE / Sanctu / -ary, / NY // NATIONAL / AIR MAIL / WEEK / MAY 15-21, / 1938 // WON / FIRST / PRIZE IN / NATIONAL / WATER FOWL / REFUGE CONTEST" around a drawing of ducks in flight, Backstamped 'FROM THE FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT COLLECTION / AUCTIONED ... CORONET". Slight bend nowhere near the lettering or art, some lettering on back indistinct as indicated. Odd item offered on its own merits. $3.75 ner
"Picture Yourself in the Wilds of the World!" unused National Wildlife Federation business reply card to receive information on expeditions & group tours. $1.00 e
"Planning for the Future" with penguin parent & chick, unused National Wildlife Federation business reply card to solicit estate planning information. $1.00 e
"PLEASE-- / 'Keep California Green and Golden' / Your ashtray will help" unused black & white showing Shasta Dam and Lake in Shasta County California. $3.75
POLLUTION CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF TRADE (United Kingdom). Continental color photo showing its Dougls DC-3 (G-AMPZ) on the ground, good composition & focus & contrast, Rare. $5.00 aue
POLLUTION CONTROL, DEPARTMENT OF TRADE (United Kingdom). Unused continental Ilford read photo postcard showing its Britten Norman Islander (G-BJSA) aircraft on the ground, good focus & composition, contrast a bit low. Near mint. $7.50 aue
"Protector of birds, an Audubon warden" shown in a row boat, well-done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962. $2.00
"Selecting a specimen at Saltcreek Site, Grand Cayman." Unused chrome showing a turtle farm worker, unusual subject matter. The species they raise here is considered endangered, but they have thousands! Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 cpe*
"SIBERIAN TIGER / (Panthera tigris altaica). / Largest of all living cats." unused postcard from the World Wildlife Fund, photo copyright Bruce W. Bunting, excellent condition. Numbered WFE 106 on back. eap
"South Shetland Islands / The 16th Polish Antarctic Expedition / HF0POL" shortwave (28 MHz) QSL card documenting 2 contacts by operator Zbigniew Kulczak in 1992. The Polish station, on Admiralty Bay of King George Island, conducts biological, meteorological & geophysical research on a year-round basis, coordinated by the Institute of Ecology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. $6.00 aemp& NEW / UUSI / NÝR
"TE1OE" Costa Rican shortwave (28 MHz) QSL card with bold & attractive graphics, special call on the International Day of the Reduction of the Natural Disasters by Asociación Radioaficionados para Emergencias, unusual subject matter. $4.00 ceq*
"The beluga (white) whale is just one of many rare species threatened by hydro-power development in James Bay..." $3.00
"The Burning Well, a Natural Wonder, Colfax, La. / Grant Parish is Reforesting and Restocking Game Preserves 9B209-N" as it appeared circa 1949, with a detailed printed explanation on reverse, linen postcard, neat writing on back from someone who saw it in 1951, good edges. $3.00 l(c)fe
"'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
"THERE IS A BIRD IN THE ZOO / CALLED THE PELICAN / IOWA STATE FAIR" Back continues: "These pelicans were crippled by shooters who didn't / know or care that the big birds are protected in / Iowa...Make sure of your target, shoot / only at lawful game species, and give rare birds / and animals a chance for survival." Lengthy & interesting ecological message sent 1954 at Des Moines, postcard with toned back & small corner crease, unusual subject matter. $6.00 ebi(d)
UNCAPTIONED. Two real photo postcards showing a man and a very large overturned turtle on an ocean beach. $16.00
"VK9NS" Norfolk Island QSL card used 1991 by operator J. B. Smith, excellent condition. Attractive front has the Heard Island DX Association logo in blue & a large drawing in silver of the Heard Island Cormorant. [That threatened bird is also known as the Crozet shag & the Antarctic blue-eyed shag.] $5.00 nbae
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"We're Looking for a Few Rare Birds" unused National Wildlife Federation business reply card soliciting people to put them in their wills or trusts. $1.00 e
"WHALEBOAT ON EXHIBITION, SAG HARBOR, L. I., N. Y." Phototone post card mailed 1961. $1.50
"Who could ignore / a child in distress? // Some in Washington are ignoring the health of our nation's children, especially / kids living with asthma, by attempting to delay necessary measures to / clean-up air pollution. // AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION / Fighting for air" unused continental-size card which continues all over the back explaining the importance of the Clean Air Act. Near-mint condition. (2 available) $0.75 each. cme
"Wildlife Marketplace" unused National Wildlife Federation post card which could be used by magazine readers to request more information, slight paper curl. $0.75 e
"wild tails!" unused National Wildlife Federation business reply card for gift subscriptions to their children's publications. $1.00 e
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