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"148 BELLE ALLIANCE PLACE, BERLIN, GERMANY" including 5 horse-drawn streetcars, postcard, unused, a little extraneous writing on back, minor wear to bottom corners, album marks on back. $3.75 sg
"2128" German locomotive with 2 track inspectors beside their quadcycle inspection vehicle, sepia-tone real photo postcard with matte finish, German writing on back in old script. No publisher or photographer attribution either side. Unusual & possibly unique. 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 br(u)g
"318. H. VERNET. Bataille d'Iéna. Batalla de Iena. - Bataglia d'Iena." showing Napoleon reviewing his foot soldiers, unused postcard printed in Paris, very light toning on back, trivial corner wear. The battles of Jena and Auerstädt occurred 15 October 1806 against Prussian & Saxon forces. Jena is now in Germany. $3.25 nmapsg
"Admiralspalast. / Ellen Dallerup / in dem Eisballett 'Flirt in St. Moritz." / 69 / PHOT. WILLINGER BERLIN" exquisitely hand-tinted real photo postcard with numerous paste beads applied, unused, good edges, slight oxidation near the front corners consistent with age. The Admiralspalast is an unusual theater in Berlin, built 1911, which included a large skating rink on which ice ballets & shows were performed. When not in use, the ice rink could be covered over with a wooden floor for dancing. 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 s(i)dggnt
"Air Losses / In one of the first 1000-plane bombing raids on / Hamburg, a German shell severs the tail of a U.S. / bomber." shortly after impact--a remarkable photo; chrome post card, near mint condition. (5 available). $2.00 for one. $1.75 each for quantities. a(m)g
"'Am Potsdamer Platz' Dienstmann. Droschkenkutscher. / No. 626. D. R. G. M. s. Neuheiten Vertrieb Novitas, Berlin S. 42" showing horse-drawn cabby & bellman outside a hotel, sepia-tone Postkarte with red caption, undivided back, unused, good edges. $25.00 gtp
"Announcing a new Limited Edition / 'John Surtees - World Champion 1964' / by Nicholas Watts" art depicting the German Grand Prix at Nurburgring in 1964, unused continental. Nice. $2.00 a(r)g^
"Aus dem / Gewerbemuseum / zu / Markneukirchen." showing early bassoons, oboes & brass instruments within a German music museum, post card mailed there 151130 TCV to Illinois, slight curl to the paper, small bottom corner crease, minor wear on the top edge. Attractive & interesting. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 gmm-g
"Aus friedlichen Tagen. Unser Kronprinz als Gast bei dem Generaloberst v. Kluck" showing Crown Prince William with General Colonel Alexander von Kluck, unused real photo postcard with matte finish, fairly fresh with good edges. Among other things, the general commanded the 1st Army in the First Battle of the Marne in 1914 after his blunder -- a deviation from plan -- prevented the Germans from encircling Paris. $15.00 rgwh
"Automobil-Omnibus, Unter den Linden / haltend // Berlin" stopped at the Victoria Cafe, signage of Fritz Heller at the building beside it; unused post card with minor corner rounding, a little album toning at the back corners. $4.50 bgg(h)
Bavaria postcard listings are separate because we have so many!
"BERLIN Brandenburger Tor" showing the gate with traffic passing through & nearby; Serie Chromotint Postkarte from J. W. B. (Nr. 127), unused, several small spots in the address area & the right front sky, a little wear at the upper corners. $2.25 g
"Berliner Leben / Am Hochbahnhof Bülowstraβe" showing pedestrians, a streetcar & early autos outside the railroad station; Postkarte mailed 10.08.09 from Berlin to Toledo Ohio, noticeable wear at all corners but not into the image. The earliest usage we have seen for this postcard. $4.75 g
"Berlin, Mittagskonzert im Lustgarten" showing a mid-day concert by a uniformed band in a pleasure garden, unused post card, serrated edge where separated is a bit rough, back paper browning with age, numbered 31/9 in stamp box. Instruments showing: brass, base drum, oboes, flutes, clarinets, bassoon & glockenspiel. $4.00 mg
"Berlin Potsdamer und Liepziger Platz mit Verkehrsturm" showing a stream of traffic, sepia-tone Postkarte including 2 double-deckers & a streetcar in the foreground, TCV (3 different stamps clearly cancelled there) 1931, from a photo by Conrad Junga, one bent corner, attractive. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 g-g
"Berlin Reichstagsgebäude" black & white with brown caption on undivided back from Dr. Trenkler Co., mailed there 1899 to Hungary (clear cancel, 5-pfg rate), album marks on back, small 1 / 3-inch tear at top that closes well. $4.50 g
"BERLIN. Reichstagsgebäude mit Siegessäule." with an airship in the sky over the Parliament building, circa-1911 postcard, small bottom corner crease, back toned unevenly, speckles of cancel ink in the front sky. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 zg
"Berlin Thiergarten / König Friedrich Wilhelm III / KUNSTANSTALT J. MIESLER, BERLIN S" multiview postcard showing a view of the world-class zoo & a statue of the King; postcard mailed there 1900 to Hungary (clear cancel, 5-pfg rate), album marks on back, corner crease. A beautiful card with art signed by J. v. Kulas. $7.00 gma*+
"BERLIN Universität / Dr. Trenkler Co., Leipzig. 18688" including cyclist & pedestrians, black & white on undivided back, very late usage in the United States, lightly toned back, corner wear & rounding, long crease. $3.50 g
Braunschweig / Brunswick Postkarte are listed separately because we have so many.
"CLARENCE D. CHARMBERLIN(sic) with a passenger, flew from New York to Eisleben, Germany, 3,911 miles, in 42 hours and 30 minutes, June 4-5, 1927. Minor corner wear & rounding, long bottom corner crease. The last name should be spelled CHAMBERLIN. Rare: coupon on back is not cut off. $15.00 a(p)ng NEW / NEU / BAGO
"Der Kaiser begrüsst den Grafen Zeppelin / nach der Landung." showing the Kaiser greeting Count Zeppelin after a landing of his airship; unused sepia-tone real photo Postkarte in excellent condition. Conveys the excitement that airships raised at the time, as few other postcards do. $16.00 zgr
"Der Löwe mit dem Sklaven. Der Tiger mit dem Waldesel. Der Panther und Speerwerfer / Details des Mossaik-Fußbodens in der römischen Villa zu Nennig. / Gruss aus Nennig. / Die Gladiatoren mit dem Lanista" showing 4 well-preserved mossaics from a Roman villa. Roughly translated: 'The lion with the slave. The tiger with the forest donkey. The panther and javelin thrower ... The gladiators with their trainer.' Unused post card with divided back on brownish paper, lightly toned front, 3 small spots of dark toning on back. This Saarland village now in Germany was heavily damaged during World War II. $8.00 gga(r)s
DEUTSCHE - ATLANTIC LINIE. "TS HANSEATIC 25 300 BRT GRT / Deutsche Atlantik Linie - German Atlantic Line" with a side view of the passenger ship underway on a sunny day, unused continental post card printed in Germany & numbered 4668 on back, one corner creased twice (one tiny, both in sky), tiny nick at the top edge. This is the second TS Hanseatic: one funnel, 1973 - 2001. In later years she was renamed: Doric, Royal Odyssey, Regent Sun, and then Sun. It sank off the coast of South Africa in deep waters while under tow. $5.00 s(o)g
"Die Amerikaner kommen" (the Americans are coming) political cartoon by August Roeseler showing a parade--led by a limousine bearing Americans (with real money to spend) followed by a German farmer driving a tractor pulling bags full of almost-worthless German currency. The hyperinflation referred to in the art occurred in 1922-1923, when Americans (or anyone else with real money to spend) would be treated like royalty. But the Postkarte was resurrected into use during the depression that was raging there (and elsewhere) in 1932, when again anyone with real money to spend would have been most welcome. Postkarte mailed August 2 1932 from Münich to New York City. Message partially reads 'This is how we were welcomed into Germany'. Signs in the art include: 'We speak English', 'Welcome to Germany', 'Welcome to the Beergarden, etc. The top & bottom edges were scissors cut. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 gppa(r)n
"Durstige Grüsse aus Frankfurt a./M." man suspended on a beer-barrel balloon send 'thirsty greetings', image of a tram near the Hauptwache Plaza; post card with undivided back mailed there 26.7.06 to Mr. John Bernard in Brooklyn New York, lower corner bend, whitish abraision over Postkarte on back, noticeable toning both sides. $5.00 bbgg NEW / NEU / BAGO
"Elsfleth a. d. Weser Oberrege" including a stork nest on the barn, color postcard from Emil Haase, mailed there 1931 to Ohio, yellowish paper, lightly toned back, faint corner crease. $2.75 o
"Fesselballon, unsere Artilleriewirkung beobachtend. / Nach einem Gemälde von Prof. Hans Rudolf Schultze, Berlin // Deutscher Luftflotten-Verein / für Schaffung einer starken deutschen Luftflotte / und Förderung der Luftaherschule! /Jahresbeitrag: einschl. Vereinszeitschrift / 'Die Luftflotte' nach Selbsteinschäßtung / mindestens 3,- Mk. Berlin W 57, Grobenstraße 27." signed Hans Rudolf Schultze art showing an observation balloon directing artillery fire on a World War I battlefield; Postkarte sold for the creation of a strong German air fleet, mailed in Germany in 1915. The signature of the artist is in the upper left front corner of the image; all the caption information is from the back. A couple of tiny cancel ink spots in the lower left front border, good edges. $20.00 za(m)gmwa(s)
"FINNJET" photo showing the gas turbine cruiseferry underway, blue hull; good focus & contrast & composition, size of a regular postcard. Route was from Finland to Germany, 1977 - 2008. The fastest conventional ferry in the world until she was scrapped. $3.00 s(o)fg
"Friedrichshafen a. B. 'Graf Zeppelin' (Luftbid)." in an aerial view, real photo Postkarte mailed with a 6-pfg. German stamp franking it to Ludwigsburg, pale red cachet reads 'Zur Erinnerung an den Besuch / Zeppelin Luftschiff Weret' (reminder of the visit / Zeppelin airship value'), published by Eting, upper right front corner with 3 creases, trivial wear at 2 other corners. We have seen the cachet in violet as well. $12.00 bg
"Friedrichshafen a. B. -- Luftschiff L. Z. 127 'Graf Zeppelin' / wird in die Halle eingeschleppt (Neue Halle in Bau)" real photo Postkarte with good focus & interesting composition, neat handstamp in the address area of Munich philatelic dealer & zeppelin specialist 'Otto Edenharter / München 19 / Frundsbergstraße 44 / Munich-Germany', good edges, light toning near two back edges. His customers could subscribe to his zeppelin flight souvenirs which often featured photos that could not otherwise be obtained [such as this one of the new hangar construction, the zeppelin being brought into the old hangar], neatly applied cachets, high-value stamps & directions on how to return them. This postcard was intended for use on a 17.06.30 flight to Switzerland. His few leftover postcards were addressed as noted here for a dual purpose: (1) they became business cards that recipients were not likely to throw away; and (2) they prevented the new owner from mailing them on their own account, thus preserving the scarcity of his subscribers' souvenirs. Rare: when we searched the Internet we could only find one flown example with an auction realization of 300 Euros, and no unflown example whatsoever. $22.50 zg
"Friedrichshafen 'Graf Zeppelin' über seiner Geburtsstätte" showing the airship over its birthplace, unused sepia-tone Postkarte, advertising of an Altoona Pennsylvania stamp shop in the message area, obviously a reproduction. $2.50 zgpp
"GERMAN CRUISER "BREMEN" with a side view of it underway, in color, several spots of toning most noticeable in the borders. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg (771 KB) or .tif format. $2.25 s(m)a^
"German Dirigible 'Hansa' Arriving at Potsdam Harbor. / 29 © UNDERWOOD & UNDERWOOD, N.Y." circa 1916 postcard, corner & edge wear. Back text continues '... dirigibles used by the German / army in locating the position of the enemy and in / making night raids into the enemy's county.' Sold but front still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 zwm(g)g
"Göttingen Rohns" close-up, with a horse-drawn carriage waiting outside; Postkarte mailed there -3.11.17 without stamp by a soldier (partial violet postal marking on back) to Hannover, tiny speckles of cancel ink show in the front sky, good edges. $3.00 g
"Gruss aus " with placename to be filled in by sender (but not done), detailed map postcard of Swiss / German border (Hergensweiler in the north, Wolfhalden to the west, Lindach to the south, Ofterschwang to the east); Postkarte mailed 1920 in Einsiedeln Switzerland to Cleveland Ohio, mild corner & edge wear, back paper yellowing with age. $4.00 msg
"Gruss aus Berlin. Hedwigskirche. / 273 / L. Saalfeld, Berllin S.W. 19" black & white with brown caption on undivided back, mailed 1901 to Hungary (clear cancels & arrival marking, 5 -pfg rate), corner crease, much corner & edge wear. $4.00 b
"Gruss / aus Bebra." color multiview with 4 scenes--including Breitenbach, Bahnhof (with trains) & Hotel Schlüter; no writing on front, , much corner & edge wear, light album marks on front. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg (197,145 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50 gg
"Gruss aus Berlin. / Kunstverlag J. Goldiner, Berlin. Opernplatz -- Denkmal der Kaiserin Augusta" monochromatic blue on undivided back, very late usage in the United States, small corner crease, corner & edge wear. $4.75 g
"Gruss aus Berlin. Palais Kaiser Friedrich III. / 30 Emil Siegel, Ber in(sic) W" monochromatic dark blue with black caption, mailed there 1899 to Hungary where it was forwarded, heavy album marks on front, album marks on back. $6.00 g
"Gruss aus Charlottenburg. Königl. Schloss. / No. 113. Kunstverlag Ernst Küssner, Charlottenburg 4." in Germany, black & white on yellowish paper, very late usage at Easton Texas, small corner crease, small internal crease, corner crease, lightly toned front. $7.00 gg
"Gruss aus dem Palmengarten. Frankfurt a. M., den...... / 110." showing a footbridge near a fountain, monochromatic dark green Postkarte printed in Heidelberg 1901, very late usage at Clodine Texas, light toning along the front long edges, minor corner & edge wear. $10.00 gg
"GRUSS aus Freiburg i/Br. // Kunst Anstalt Rosenblatt Frankfurt a/M." in Breisgau, multiview Postkarte with 6 views -- Münster, Schwarzwälderin, Martinsthor, Kaufhaus, etc.; album toning especially at the corners of both sides, minor corner rounding, very late usage at Vera Texas. $7.50 gg
"Gruss aus Göppingen / Gesetzlich geschützt" Postkarte published by R. Bernheimer in Göppingen, undivided back mailed at Goppingen 22 OKT 06 to Miss Paulina Schäfer in Chicago Illinois, pencil address smearing, album toning at the back corners. $8.00 bgg NEW / NEU / BAGO
"Gruss aus Halle a. S. Cröllwitz bei Halle a. S. / VERLAG: J. L. HALLE a. S." monochromatic blue scene of the small town on Postkarte mailed 21.5.04 at Halle to Rossleben in Thuringia, light green back, one bottom corner weakened by 2 small creases, other corner & edge wear is minor, tiny speckles of cancel ink on front do not detract, but part of front message appears to have been erased. Cröllwitz bei Halle an der Saale is now part of Halle in Saxony-Anhalt Germany. $6.50 gg
"GRUSS / aus / Hann Münden" in Germany, multiview postcard with 5 scenes--including Weserblick, Rathaus & Tillyschanze, no writing on front, very late usage at Glen Flora Texas, minor corner & edge wear, lightly toned back. The full name of the town is Hannoversch Münden, in Lower Saxony. $9.00 gg
"GRUSS aus / Norderney. / Perle v. Norderney . J. Dirks. / Meierei" including a panoramic view of the East Frisian Island, a large dairy farm & lighthouse; Postkarte with undivided back, very late usage at Dobbin Texas, small upper corner crease not into the image, fairly fresh for its 100+ year age. $19.00 lgg
"GRUSS aus OFFENBURG // Kunst Anstalt Rosenblatt Frankfurt a/M." multiview Postkarte with 6 scenes--Rathaus, Kath. Kirche mit Umgebung, Schloss Ortenberg, Evang. Kirche mit Umgebung, etc.; internal crease near small tear at bottom right front, upper corner worn with very small internal crease nearby, very late usage at Snook Texas. $5.00 gg
"Gruss aus Schwerin i. M. / Verlag von Otto Gutkind, Schwerin i. M." now in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Germany; Postkarte with undivided back mailed there -2.4.01, album toning. Sender comments that the statue shown, that of Otto von Bismarck is new. 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 ggs
"GRUSS aus THORN." multiview Postkarte with 5 river-related images, including the Eisenbahnbrücke & long rafts; published by Ottmar Zieher, mailed there -4.7.99 (clear hand cancel on German 5-pfg stamp) to Weingarten Württemberg (clear receiving mark 2 days later), small faint corner crease not into any image, paper yellowing consistent with age. $16.50 pg-g
"Gruss aus / ULM. / Kunst Anstalt Rosenblatt Frankfurt a/M." with 2 views of the church with the tallest steeple in the world; Postkarte with undivided back, very late usage at Rio Vista Texas, noticeable album toning both sides. $5.00 gg
"Gruss aus Vechta. / Kath. Kirche." showing the Catholic church in black & white on post card with undivided back & yellowish paper, unused, light toning both sides, long but faint bend near top edge. Vechta is in the heart of Oldenburg. $8.00 go
"Gruss vom Fährhaus Nettelburg b. Loga / Verlag: Atelier Fischer, Leer u. Papenburg" showing the ferry on the Leda River at Nettelburg near Loga now in Lower Saxony Germany; unused Postkarte with undivided back, excellent condition. Rare. 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 ggs(r)
HADAG AIR SEEBAEDERFLUG GmbH & CO. Unused continental postcard showing its DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 (D-IDHC) parked, published in England, minor wear to top edge. $4.75 ag
"Halberstadt Das große Weinfaß im Jagdschloß Spiegelsberge" showing a large wine barrel by a hunting lodge; circa-1918 Postkarte from R. Lederbogen (Nr. 148), interesting details printed on the back, very late usage at Wheaton Kansas, bottom corner crease tangential to the image. $4.25 gha
"HALBERSTADT. HOLZMARKT." real photo post card from R. Lederbogen (Nr 647), slight oxidation, very late usage at Tyro Kansas, 2 tiny corner creases, another corner with 2 creases & a bend, small spot of light toning in the back message area. $2.25 g
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"Hallo Hamburg // Reserve hat / noch 110 Tage! // Wer weiß ob / uns wiedersehn!" sepia-tone real photo Postkarte mailed circa 1910 from a town in Holstein (details in cancel obscured by stamp removal) sent to Punta-Arenas Chile. These are reservists from Hamburg on leave (one drinks beer under the auto) who have 110 days left to serve together before receiving assignments, and then (the sign continues) who knows whether they will ever meet again. The photographer posed such groups and put a small numeral placard by the left front tire (this is 603) to help him keep track of who was in what picture. The sign on top of the engine could be varied to specify which town they were from. The sign in the middle had a spot were the number of days could be erased & chalked in. Heavy vertical crease, rounded corners & a toned back. $5.50 m(g)ga
"Hamburk(sic). Alsterpavillon u. Neuer Jungfernsteig" including a double-decker bus with Chlorodont advertising, echte Photographie Postkarte with scalloped edges as issued, message written on back in German dates to 1947, long internal crease from the bottom edge, 1"-long pencil mark from the left front edge may possibly be erased. This promenade area (where eligible young women would be shown by their proud families) has since been redesigned for high-end shops. The toothpaste brand advertised lasted until the 1980's. $3.50 gbds
HANG KONG VIETNAM / AIR VIETNAM. Unused regular-size post card showing its Antonov AN-24V (DM-SBD leased) parked at Berlin-Schönefeld in October 1976, printed in England, small check mark in stamp box, very light toning at one front corner. Hard to find. $4.75 agv
"HANS RUDOLF / SCHULZE" art signed in upper left front corner, postkarte published by Deutscher Luftflotten-Verein & mailed 1915 at Karlsruhe Baden, a little translucent toning near the back left edge, speckles of cancel ink in the front sky. A fund-raising postcard for the creation of a strong German air fleet, illustrating the usefulness of an observation airship during the bombardment of Warschau (Warsaw Poland). $15.00 za(m)gmpwa
"Hildesheim. St. Godehardikirche" sepia-tone real photo post card with slight oxidation, very late usage at Thrifty Texas, a few very light spots of toning in the front sky, minor corner wear. We have also seen this church spelled St. Godehard Kirche. $3.00 g
HOLIDAY EXPRESS. Unused continental post card showing its DeHavilland Canada DHC-6-300 (D-IDHB) at Geneva in 1984, published in Switzerland, near mint. $7.50 ags
"Höllenthal" showing a road at the base of a cliff, black & white postcard on yellowish paper, numbered 3718A on the back, mailed circa 1910 to Wien, trivial corner & edge wear, extraneous mark on back. $4.00 g
HOLSTEINFLUG. Regular-size postcard showing its Fairchild-Hiller FH-227 (D-BOSS) parked, published in West Germany, writing on back supplies name of airline, good edges. $5.00 ag
HOLSTEINFLUG. Continental black & white Ilford Real photo post card showing its Fairchild Swearingen Metro IV (D-IDEE) ready to board, good focus & composition but image is quite dark, minor wear to one corner. Rare. 44.75 ag
"Idee u. Erfinder / 4 Erwerbslose reisen durch die Welt / Erbauer" caption showing the idea originator & inventor at the left, and the builder at the right (Erbauer), of an unusual shelter-on-tricycle bearing a model of the DLZ127 Graf Zeppelin atop its roof. Middle part of the caption & signage on shack combine to inform us it is 4 unemployed men who are travelling all over the world--and more specifically, Europe. Postkarte from Nordische Kunstanstalt Ernst Schmidt in Lübeck. A rare postcard. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. zbgu
"INTERNATIONALE LUFTSCHIFFAHRT / AUSSTELLUNG / FRANKFURT AM MAIN 1909" unused offizielle Postkarte No. 5 of the Airship International Exposition, lightly toned back, small bottom corner crease, mild wear at the left corners. Seldom offered, shown $30.00 zeg. Same, but a little more toning on the back, no corner crease, mild wear at 3 corners. $25.00 beg
"Kaiserkrone, Reichsapfel u. Zepter des Heiligen Römischen Reiches Deutscher Nation" showing the German crown jewels from the King of Germany (who also was referred to in the Middle ages as Emperor of the Romans); unused real photo postcard from M. Jacobs Postkartenverlag (Frankfurt a/M.), good edges, slight curl to the paper. $3.75 jg
"Kurfürstenbrücke, Schloss u. Dom / Gruss aus Berlin" black & white with brown caption on undivided back, unused, one corner badly creased. $3.00 g
KLU. Continental color postcard showing its Fokker F-27 flying over clouds, airline identification handwritten on back, otherwise excellent condition. Hard to find. $5.00 ag
"Le Dirigeable du Major Gross (Allemand)" with signed Prof. Hans Rudolf Schultze art depicting a semi-rigid & experimental German military dirigible hovering over a shoreline; unused circa 1907 Postkarte from T. S. N. Serie 994, minor corner rounding at the bottom, more noticeable corner wear at the top. Described on the back: "Deutscher Militärballon von Major Gross. / Halbstarrer Lenkballon, bei welchem die Propeller / an einer unter dem Ballonkörper hängenden Segel - / fläche sitzen. Die Steuerung ist den fransösischen / Militärballons nachgebildet." $60.00 za(m)gm
"Lufthansa Airbus A310-200" unused continental post card with pertinent information on back in German & English, airline issued, printed in Germany, fresh appearance. $2.00 ag
"Lufthansa / Boeing Jet 747" unused continental post card with pertinent information on back in German & English, airline issued, printed in Switzerland, fresh appearance. $2.00 ag
LUFTHANSA. Continental black & white photo showing its Curtiss Write C-46 (N9891Z leased) being serviced, good focus & composition, contrast a bit low (on the bright side). Rare. $5.00 ag
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"Luftschiff 'Graf Zeppelin' 2771" showing it near the hangar in Friedrichshafen; echte Photographie Postkarte from Konrad Wittwer in Stuttgart, mailed at Stuttgart 18.6.29 with a 15-pfg. stamp to Mr. & Mrs. Charles Scholl in Indianapolis Indiana by Carl Schnepf who wrote in English of seeing the airship in Friedrichshafen, tiny bottom corner bend, slight curl to the paper no problem in an album, extensive toning on the back. A very similar view with the words 'beim Aufstieg' (ascending) exists, so be sure to check your albums. $10.00 bg
"Luftschiff L. Z. 127 'Graf Zeppelin' / nach seiner Landung in Friedrichshafen a. B." real photo Postkarte with good focus & interesting composition, neat handstamp in the address area of Munich philatelic dealer & zeppelin specialist 'Otto Edenharter / München 19 / Frundsbergstraße 44 / Munich-Germany', good edges, light toning near two back edges. His customers could subscribe to his zeppelin flight souvenirs which often featured interesting photos that could not otherwise be obtained [such as this one showing an effort to turn the airship with droplines just after landing], neatly applied cachets, high-value stamps & directions on how to return them. This postcard was probably intended for use on a circa-1930 flight, when the dealer was prominent. His few leftover postcards were addressed as noted here for a dual purpose: (1) they became business cards that recipients were not likely to throw away; and (2) they prevented the new owner from mailing them on their own account, thus preserving the scarcity of his subscribers' souvenirs. Rare: we could not find any other examples, flown or unflown. $22.50 zg
"Luftschiff L. Z. 127 'Graff Zeppelin' überfliegt Ueberlingen" sepia-tone on brownish paper, unused postcard with good edges, priced as a reproduction. The airship is flying over Lake Constance in the foreground. $2.50 zg. Same except black & white on yellowish paper. $2.50 zg
"LZ 127 'GRAF ZEPPELIN' Ueber der Luftschiffhalle" real photo post card mailed 4.6.29 at Friedrichshafen to Ohio, 2 small corner creases not into the image, lower corner crease into the image ground, a little toning in the upper right front corner. $50.00 zg
"LZ. 127 'Graf Zeppelin' / der Deutschen Zeppelin- / Reederei / Blick auf eine / Motorengondel" with visitors to the shipping company regarding an engine nacelle above them; mailed Postkarte with the well-struck black logo of the airship port at Rhein-Main at the upper left of the back, very faint reddish cachet at the top back center [probably 'Zur Erinnerung an den Besuch / Zeppelin Luftschiff Wert' (reminder of the visit / Zeppelin airship value' that we have seen on other postcards], 'Vergiss nicht Strasse und Hausnummer an augeben" slogan in black admonishing people not to leave out the house number or street in the address, messaged & addressed in Germanic script, recounting details of a trip from Berlin to Lübbnau (Lübbenau). Hard to find! $50.00 bg
March 2001 (No. 263) Picture Postcard Monthly. The Southampton Floating Dock, East Anglian piers, speedway racing (early days), counter-revolution in Berlin, Caledonian Canal, artist Toni Goffe, Dennis the Menace & even more. $5.00 p,ag
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"Mausoleum. / Charlottenburg. / 564 L. Saalfeld, Berlin S.W. 29." color postcard with undivided back, writing on front dates to 1904. minor corner wear & rounding, small areas of light toning at lower front corners. $4.75 gc
MEREDITH AIR TRANSPORTATION (United Kingdom). Unused black-and-white continental post card showing its Douglas DC-3 (G-AMSU) ready to board at Flughafen Rhein-Main Germany, good focus & contrast, published in Switzerland, near mint. The aircraft was formerly registered as G0AMOO for Scottish Aviation Limited. Briefly at Euro Disney in France but not used there. $8.50 agud
"Münzenkarte und Nationalflagge. / ... Wert exclusive Courtage / Deutschland" unused Postkarte with deeply embossed images of 11 different coins circulating in Germany 1867 - 1902 (1 Pfennig through the 10 gold marks) & the German flag, minor album marks, trivial wear at one upper corner, excellent condition overall. Interesting center table gives 7 different exchange rates for 4 of the coins, meant to help merchants with travelers. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 ngf
"Neuer Dom / Berlin / Kgl. Schloss / Dr. Trenkler Co., Leipzig. 6914" monochromatic yellow-green on unused postcard with undivided back, fresh appearance. $7.50 g
"Neunlinden. KAISERSTUHL. Katharinenkapelle. // Nachbildung verboten. // Gasthaus zur Tanne / Bes. G. Fiand. // Gruss / aus Opfingen i. B." then in Baden, now a part of Freiburg in Baden-Württemberg Germany; unused circa-1900 Postkarte with undivided back, good edges. $12.50 ggg(f)
NORA AIR SERVICES / NAS. Continental black-and-white photo of its Nord 2501 Nordatlas (D-ANAS), good focus & composition, but image is dark. Rare. $5.00 ag
NORA AIR SERVICES / NAS. Continental black-and-white Ilford real photo postcard showing its Vickers Viscount 814 (D-ANIP), good focus & contrast & composition, pertinent note on back spells out NAS. Rare. Also served Lufthansa & British Midland Airways. $7.00 ag
NORDFLUG. Continental black-and-white photograph of its Lockheed L-1649 Constellation (D-ALUB) parked, good focus & contrast & composition. Rare. Also flew for Lufthansa. Photo sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.75 ag
NORDIC (Norway). Unused continental post card showing its Lockheed L-188AF (LN-MOD) on the cargo-ramp at Cologne / Bonn in 1974, from a limited edition, trivial wear at upper corners. $5.00 ang
"Nr. 14. Gesamtansicht vom Reichsportfeld / mit Dietrich-Eckart-Bühne / Amtliche Olympia-Postkarte zugunsten des Olympia- / Fonds. --Reichssportverlag, Berlin SW 68" interesting aerial photo of the Olympic venues, violet Olympic handstamp on back, 2 long crease, spots of toning near stamp box, tiny corner bend, minor wear at 1 corner, slight oxidation. $5.00 ogs
"OLDENBURG (Oldb) Partie am Rathaus 14" including some bicyclists near Wilhelm Degode's corner shop, real photo post card with good composition & contrast from L. Ciliax, unused, slight yellowing of the paper with age, good edges. $4.50 o
"Opernhaus Schauspielhaus / Gruss aus Berlin" showing the opera house & theater, color, mailed there 1895 to Oneida Illinois via New York (clear cancels, 10-pfg rate), long crease & corner crease, two top corners chipped away, rare, as is. $8.00 gmt
"Ostseebad Stolpmünde, / Molen vom Lotsenturm gesehen." real photo with good focus & composition, mailed 20.6.30 to New York (fancy Stopmünde cancel ties 15-pf leader stamp), minor wear at one corner, slight oxidation. The military ship, shown at its Baltic Sea dock, has the number 44; several men are shown on deck. $7.50 s(m)g
"Parker going thru ice on Elbe River, Germany / 69" showing the destroyer with men on deck on her cruise to German ports in early 1919 to implement the terms of the armistice, real photo with dark image & writing on back, lightly toned back. History before your eyes. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 s(m)gh
"Partie am Neuen See im Tiergarten. Berlin. / 1905. Paul Schnabel, Berlin. No. 196" color on undivided back, good edges, fresh appearance. $5.00 g
"Philatelle-Ansichtskarte. Gesetzl. geschützt. D. R. G. M. 222744. Ottmar Zieher, München / No. 10" picturing the 14 different definitive stamps of Germany & its heraldic crest, unused intricately embossed Postkarte, small spot of light toning on back, otherwise fairly fresh. $14.00 pgh
"PRENZLAU" complete booklet of 12 sepia-tone postcards published by Charles Lehmann, excellent condition generally including the binding, one interleaf has a small crease. $25.00 g
RATIOFLUG. Continental color photo showing its Fairchild Swearingen Metro (D-CFEP) on the ground, focus good, contrast a bit low. Rare. $5.00 ag
RATIOFLUG. Unused continental postcards showing its Fokker F-27-600 (D-AISY) taking off from Frankfurt Airport in September 1992, trivial corner & edge wear. This aircraft also flew for Farnair. $5.00 a(p)g
RFG / REGIONALFLUG, G.m.b.H.. Continental postcard showing its Fairchild Swearingen SA-226 Metro II (D-ICRK), violet handstamp on back, wear to top edge. $5.00 ag
RHINEGAU AIR SERVICE. Continental black-and-white Ilford real photo post card showing its Dornier DO-27B-3 (D-EGAO) on the ground, good focus & contrast & composition. Pertinent writing on the back, otherwise excellent condition. Rare. $7.50 ag
"RICKMER RICKMERS" continental card with glossy color photo showing the 3-masted bark moored at Hamburg Germany to serve as a museum, apparently one half of what once was a greeting card. Having a long history, she previously sailed as the Portuguese Navy training ship NRP Sagres, winning the Tall Ships' Race in 1958. $5.00 gs(m)s(o)p
"R.M.S.P. 'OHIO' HAMBURG." with signed Kenneth D. Shoesmith art within a black border, postcard printed in England for the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company (logo on back), back paper browning evenly with age. This ocean liner sailed for the Royal Mail Lines. $24.00 s(r)s(o)a(s)g*
"Ruckerinnerung schoner Tage! / I. Bei der Toilette (Original-Aufnahme)" showing German military barbers at work, postcard mailed from Germany to New York circa 1903, one corner badly creased, other edge wear. Original printing sold for the benefit of orphans. $20.00 bgm
Schleswig-Holstein postcards are listed separately & we have several!
"Schwäbische Liedergruppe / Stuttgart / Conductor: Karl Kromer / American Tour 1922" showing the Swabian vocal group in costume, making hard money after the inflation of 1919; post card with good edges & very light toning on back. Rare. $20.00 mgc
SCOTTISH EUROPEAN AIRWAYS, LIMITED. Unused regular-size postcard showing its Hawker Siddeley HS-748-3342A (G-BPDA) at Frankfurt Germany in March 1990, printed in Thailand, near mint. Known as "The Paper Plane". it later flew for Reed Aviation as G-ORAL. $7.50 ag
Set of 4 official fund-raising postcards with unevenly divided backs urging Germans for patriotic reasons to remember zeppelin-building efforts in their wills (Zeppelin-Eckener-Spende). Rough translations follow. Upper left: One Zeppelin over German lands! Is that all we will ever see? No way! Upper right: All powers to the contrary, uphold the work! Lower left: Do German mothers want their children never to see one? Lower right: One German Zeppelin! That will happen again! Each front caption exhorting the recipient to remember the next Zeppelin building effort in their wills. The first truly successful zeppelin referred to by these postcards was the LZ3, which first flew on 9 October 1906. [The previous 2 crashed after a very few flights, discouraging most investors. The early LZ3 flights, while better, did not come up to military expectations.] The fundraising was therefore for the LZ4, first flown 20 June 1908. So the postcards date early 1907 to early 1908. All lightly toned on back from the printing process itself, all with good edges. Individually, they are seldom seen or offered; the group is unheard of. They belong in a museum. Set of 4: $50.00 bgp
"SHANGHAI -- GERMAN CONSULATE" including a few ships nearby, unused postcard from an undisclosed publisher, divided back, minor corner wear. The rounded object in the lower right front corner is not a spot of toning; instead it is the top of a pile or pillar of a nearby pier or dock. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. cg
SUDFLUG / SUDDEUTSCHE FLUGGESELLSCHAFT. Unused black-and-white continental postcard showing their Fokker F-27 on the ground in 1993. $5.00 ag!
SUDFLUG / SUEDDEUTSCHE FLUGGESELLSCHAFT. Continental photo of their Douglas DC-7 (D-ABAC) on the ground. $3.75 ag
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SUDWESTFLUG G.m.b.H. Unused continental postcard showing their Douglas DC-6 (D-ABAH) at Basle-Mulhouse Airport in August 1968, published in the Czech Republic, near mint. $5.00 ag
TEMPELHOF AIRWAYS, USA. Unused continental size post card showing its Nord 262A (N106TA) near a Berlin-Tempelhof Airport building, trivial wear at one bottom corner, otherwise fresh. Necessarily 1981 - 1990. $4.75 a(p)ga
TF CARGO. Continental size black & white photo of its Douglas DC-4 (D-ABAG) parked near another aircraft, well composed with good focus, image a bit dark. Rare. $5.00 a(p)g
Thuringia post cards are listed separately because we have several.
TNT (The Express Freight System). Unused regular-size postcard showing its Fokker F-27-600 (SE-KGC) at Cologne/Bonn Airport in early 1989, printed in Thailand, from a photo credited to Andreas Becker. Near mint. $7.50 a(p)ga
"Torpedodivision unter Volldampf" signed art showing a division of torpedo boats under full steam cutting through choppy seas, beautifully lithographed postcard from Meissner & Buch, mailed in 1898 in Dresden, paper lightly but evenly browned with age, good edges. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 mgs(m)
"Unsere Königin bei einem / Schwerverwundeten / October 1915" caption in Germanic script, sepia-tone showing the Queen's visit to a hospital in Pfalz to visit wounded soldiers, unused. $12.50
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"Warnemünde Bahnhof / Verlag: Emil Krakow, Warnemünde" with its platform at the right & a nearby bridge in the foreground; Postkarte mailed there 1905 to Herrn Ernst Wolff in Steglitz bei Berlin, pencilled annotation in address area draws attention to the gold-colored paper of the 5-pfg stamp used, good edges. $8.00 g
WDL. Unused regular size postcard showing its Fokker F-27-100 (D-BAKA) parked, published in West Germany, near mint condition. $7.50 a(p)g
"Weitsprung meim Zeznkamfp: Erwin Huber / (Deutschland) springt" real photo souvenir card showing the long jumper in midair, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 65 Gruppe 61, no postcard back, much pertinent information on back. $5.00 os(t)g
"...Werkehr: / ...Ecke Dönhoffplatz." post card numbered 8 on back, real photo Berlin street scene showing streetcars, cyclists, pedestrians & signage; mailed -6.3.28 in Berlin (bold cancel), TCV stamp obscures some lettering in caption. Crisp focus & excellent contrast will make you reach for your magnifying glass, because the details are there! Amag published. $10.00 (asg-g)
"Wilhelmshaven / Hafeneinfahrt von der Strandhalle gesehen" showing the harbor entrance as seen from the beach, Postkarte with undivided back, mailed there 1901 to Bremerhaven, mild corner wear, tone front, heavily toned back. The port on the North Sea is now in Lower Saxony. $5.50 g
"Wir Deutsche fürchten Gott, sonst aber nichts in der Welt! / Gruss aus / No. 104. Postkarten-Verlag Vogel, Leipzig, Goethestr. 2." with Bismarck's portrait on an unused Postkarte with undivided back, light album toning both sides, minor wear at one upper corner. Saying translates: 'We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world.' $9.00 gpg
WRIGHT VISIT TO GERMANY, 1909
"'Flugplatz Johannisthal.' / Neues Wright-Flugzeug" showing an unusual two-man flight at Germany's first commercial airfield about 9.3 miles from Berlin; circa-1909 real photo Postkarte with matte finish & good edges, old price erasure on back not too distracting. Seldom offered. $17.50 a(p)g
"Orville Wright im Aeroplan in Berlin / auf dem Tempelhofer Feld" flying in a Berlin field that at the time was more typically used for military practice; unused 1909 Postkarte with good edges, seldom offered. $17.50 a(p)g
"Orville Wright mit seiner Flugmaschine // ΦNo. 2643 Verl. / S & G. Saulsohn. Berlin C.75." unused Postkarte, unevenly divided back is extensively toned with a light rubber band mark interrupting it, minor corner rounding. In the Edgar Stillman Kelly Collection at Miami University. Seldom offered. $20.00 a(p)g
THIRD REICH POSTCARDS
"D'après Paul Colin" black & white 1945 maximum card showing French rooster crowing triumphantly on a Nazi helmet, similar 40-centimes stamp canceled at the Paris Aviculture Exposition 1 April 1945, mailed to Anjou, back franked with a different 40-centimes stamp, both cancels neat & clear. $15.00
"DATA ON HITLER'S PERSONAL ARMORED LIMOUSINE / Used by him to travel through his Conquered Countries / / On Display July 16 to 20, 1950 at / STENGERS--FORD / Your Ford Dealer at 817 North Main, Dayton, Ohio" black & white advertising card with much pertinent information on back; corner crease, toned back & front. $20.00 ngao*
"Die Olympia-Expedition Griechenlands mit / Spyridon Loues, dem Marathonsieger von / Athen (1896), an der Spitze, nach der Kranz- / niderlegung am Ehrnmal in Berlin" real photo with a parade in which a Greek Olympian & a Nazi soldier are in the foreground, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / Olympia 1936 - Band II / Bild Nr. 9 Gruppe 61, no postcard back, much pertinent information on back. $5.00
"Frankfurt a/M. Flug- und Luftschiffhafen..." showing the Hindenberg with Nazi logos on its rudders in the flight- and airship port; real photo postcard mailed 8.8.37 with an Internationale Leipziger Messe publicity cancel tying a 6-pfg German stamp to Bad Orb Hesse, tiny upper corner bend, slight curl to the paper, right side of image imperfectly developed. Rare. The airship is identified explicitly in printing on the back. Sold but both sides still available for scholarly study & research as enlarged 300-dpi scans (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75 either or $7.25 both. bn
"KRETA / Kreta-Band / Das 'Armelband Kreta' wurde für diejenigen Wehrmachtangehörigen / gestiftet, " color on continental post card with browning paper due to age, unused, tiny tear & long creases at top, corner crease, corner wear & rounding. The Nazi armband was for serving in the Crete theater up to May 1942. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 771% of original print area) & enhanced 200-dpi scan in .jpg format. $2.00 nmgc
"München. Haus der Deutschen Kunst / Wilhelm Sauter 'L. M. G.'" art showing 3 German soldiers with weapons about to leave a trench, sepia-tone on continental Postkarte, paper browning with age, unused, thin lines of toning on the back. Priced as a reproduction. $3.75 (gm)
"ROMA - Foro Mussolini - Stadio dei Marmi / 21 - Ediz. S. A. F. MILANO - XXI" black & white on brownish paper, unused, heavily toned back. $3.00
"Siegerehrung der Turner im olympischen / Zwölfkampf: 1.Schwarzmann (Deutschland), / 2. Mack (Schweiz), 3. Frey (Deutschland)" real photo showing the named male gymnasts on the awards stand, two giving the Heil Hitler salute, Sammelwerk Nr. 14 / OLYMPIA 1936 -- Band II / Bild Nr. 158 Gruppe 61, no postcard back, much pertinent information on back. $5.00
"Steyr, Oberdonau, / Adolf Hitler-Plaatz" real photo showing a town square, unused but heavily toned back. $3.00
"TECHNISCHE NOTHILFE BESSERT ZERSTÖRTE LICHTLEITUNG AUS" showing two soldiers doing electrical work on a pole, black & white on continental with brownish paper, Wehrmacht symbol on back, unused & fairly fresh. Priced as a reproduction. $3.75 (gm)
Uncaptioned real photo on continental with brownish paper showing a side view of Adolph Hitler close-up, from Hoffmann in München, unused, thin lines of toning on the back. Possibly a reproduction. $12.00
Uncaptioned real photo showing three German officers seated with some dignitaries surrounding them, album adherences on back, penciled number writing on back. Priced as a reproduction. $5.00 (gm)
"Und Ihr habt doch gesiegt" showing two men beside a soldier bearing the Nazi flag, black & white on continental with brownish paper, back reads "Offizielle Erinnerungspostkarte / zum 9. November 1938", unused, thin lines of toning on back. Priced as a reproduction. $3.75 (gm)
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