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POSTCARDS & DRUG STORE POST CARDS
apótek / APOTHECARIES / APOTHEKEN / apteekides /
apteekit / apteke / famasi / farmasi / gyógyszertárak /
ispiżeriji / lékárny / vaistinės / apteklər / аптэкі / аптеки /
藥店 / აფთიაქები / φαρμακεία / फार्मेसियों / 薬局 / hiệu thuốc
"17.--Petits Métiers--Physique / Little Crafts--Physics" postcard showing a street druggist, circa 1915 carte postal from Collection Liou-Seu, unused, corner wear & rounding, lightly toned back. $17.50 cp
"18TH CENTURY SPANISH PHARMACY JAR / HOWARD DITTRICK MUSEUM / OF HISTORICAL MEDICINE / ...CLEVELAND 6, OHIO" unused chrome post card, minor edge wear, fairly fresh, unusual subject matter. $1.50 opm%
"36 DIJON. -- La Rue de la Liberté. -- LL." including a streetcar with 'A LOUER' sign about to pass the new Pharmacie Bruant (left foreground), unused black & white carte postale with green back, neatly removed from booklet, tiny speckles of toning in the front sky, 5 spots of album paste on the back. $3.00 sfp
"802--'Santa Claus Lane' Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, California / 2C-H393" as it looked at night with Christmas decorations, Grauman's Chinese Theater at the left, Roosevelt Drugs at the right; unused circa-1952 linen post card, lightly toned back, short stray mark in the upper front border. $2.50 c(h)cp%
"A Native Medicine Vendor." seated on a street with his wares (many roots & herbs) displayed before him, sepia-tone SAPSCO real photo postcard with crisp contrast & slight oxidation, mailed 1924 at Durban South Africa to Pennsylvania, slight curl to the paper, small bottom corner crease. Sender writes in part: 'He seems to have plenty of remedies but few patients.' $35.00 smpp
"A SHADY NOOK, NELIGH, NEB. / CLEAVER'S PHARMACY, / PHOTO BY E. WOLFE." hand-tinted postcard showing 2 families paused during their ride on their horse-drawn wagons, mailed 1910 to Miss Frances Duffill in Hebron Ohio by her aunt or uncle, small corner crease, other edge wear is minor. $6.50 n(n)g(c)hhp(w)p
"Böhm.-Sächs. Schweiz. // Herrnskretschen, / Zum Prebischtor u. zur Edmundsklamm." postcard with advertising for J. Paul Liebe (a pharmacist in Dresden) on the back, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise fresh. $9.00 bp
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"Burdock / Blood / Bitters // Presented At / WILLETT'S PHARMACY / MONROE MICH" with woman in low-cut dress holding a long stick; back continues "Invalid ladies / This is for you…" from Foster, Milburn & Co. of Buffalo New York, faint corner crease, spot of light toning near the CY of PHARMACY at the bottom, otherwise fresh. $13.00 am*
"C. A. Mann & Co. Perfumes / New York / [illustration of musk deer] / ... / A SELECTION OF THE MOST DESIRABLE ODORS / ... / BRIDAL BOUQUET SEPHANOTIS ORANGE BLOSSOMS / ... / FOR SALE BY / JAMES PHARMACY, / Third & ... Dayton, Ohio." circa-1886 advertising card, with our quotation from the back, thins on back obscure a few letters but most information about fragrance line & bottle sizes intact. Our date is from a mention in The American Druggist of May 1886; memorabilia of any sort from this perfume firm is rare. $10.00 pn(n)o(d)p
"Center Moriches Canal 370 / Main Street 369 / High School 371 / Clearview Hotel 373" in New York, black-and-white multiview with 4 scenes, mailed there 1937, corner crease, small corner crease, corner & edge wear. Several small boats are shown on the canal, and the main street view includes the bakery / drug store. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 n(c)mp#
"Central Avenue Looking West, Middletown, Ohio / 5A484-N" including Castell's Cut-Rate Drugs in the foreground left & parked autos, unused Curteich white-border era post card, large album adherences on back. minor edge wear, toning along top front border. $3.00 ogp
"CHAS. A. ANSCHUTZ / 212 W. 53d Street / CLEVELAND, OHIO" showing the travelling salesman posed in a Wright Biplane; postcard mailed AUG 14 1912 to publicize his imminent arrival at The Hopgood Drug Store in Warren Ohio. Contact information on back & a list of the products he represented: Wm. R. Warner & Co.; Pfeiffer Chemical Company; Fred Wright, Perfumer; Mellier High Class Perfumes; The Searle & Hereth Company; Carter Family Medicines; & Kickapoo Family Remedies. This salesman really got around the state; we find many mentions of him in trade publications (such as the Midland Druggist & Interstate Druggist) when we use Chas. & Charles from 1907 to 1915. But this postcard is the only paper memorabilia of any kind we could find when we searched the Internet. Sold but both sides still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scans (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75 each or $7.25 both. a(p)o(c)pmg
"'Creators of Reasonable Drug Prices' / ECKERD'S Modern Drug Store -- 1530 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina" black & white postcard showing a long aisleway inside with counters & rack displays on each side, unused, fresh & interesting. $4.50 spi+
"'Creators of Reasonable Drug Prices' / ECKERD'S Modern Prescription Counter -- 1530 Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina" black & white post card showing large glass cases at the left & a cash register at the right, unused, fresh & interesting. $4.50 spi+
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"Dr. Miles' / Household / Help Book" advertising booklet for Nervine Tablets, Liquid Tablets, laxative tablets, Aspir-Mint & more with the handstamp of Charles W. Feller, druggist in Leesburg Ohio on the back, 32 pages with housekeeping tips for women accented in red, plus covers in color, 1" tear on back cover, several minor faults. Interesting & complete (coupons unused). A bit larger than continental size. $6.00 o(l)pwgm
"Drug Store at / Mortons Gap, Ky." art that included the Coca-Cola sign, well done home-made (and, hence, unique) postcard mailed 1962. $2.00 kpa%
Fancy "Edw. Broeckner Druggist" Wagon, $1000 Day at Dyersville Iowa, 1919 real photo post card, a little low on contrast, but the detail sure is there! With the glass, we see a man in blackface, a hobo, a clown, a cowboy... Stamp removed clumsily from the back, causing some paper separation that did not go through to the front. The lower right corner is creased (small). In the area of the window at the upper left are 3 about 1-inch-long paper cracks, possibly caused by the stamp removal. $30.00 (ipg)
"FORT-de-FRANCE. - Hôtel des Postes" post card showing the exterior of the post office, also showing the Pharmacie F. Lamy; green back with much brownish paper, writing on back dates to 1920, corner & edge wear, one corner creased twice. $3.35 mppg
"Greetings from / GRAHAM'S GROCERY / Plummer, Ontario" comic art in color shows woman with many small children at pharmacy counter saying 'Give me something / to make my husband sleep!', chrome postcard with scalloped edges as issued, mailed to Ohio 1974, smudge at one back corner. $1.25 op
"Horsford's Acid Phosphate / for mental & physical / Exhaustion, dyspepsia &c. / IT MAKES A DELICIOUS DRINK / WITH WATER & SUGAR ONLY" circa 1890 trade card issued by Dayton Ohio pharmacist E. Hoover to publicize the availability of Prof E. N. Horsford (Rumford Professor at Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts) at his establishment, more details on back, back has a scrape that has been restored (for readability, but not to deceive), back paper browning with age, front is fine. $5.00 amm(c)c(h)gpo
"Late 19th century prescription counter in the Upjohn Pharmacy / in Disneyland. Pharmacist's balance in background dates back to / 1840, but of Hippocrates to 1800" post card with good edges, numeral written neatly on back. $1.50 dp
"Lydia E. Pinkham's / Vegetable Compound / B310" showing two small children seated separately, detailed curative claims on back including for 'constipation, bilousness & torpidity of the liver, tumors from the uterus, kidney complaints, etc.', violet handstamp on back of Dr. Lew Bush (a druggist in East Stroudsberg Pennsylvania), corner crease, paper browning with age. Blood Purifier ad, also on the back, claims cure for diseases 'arising from impurities of the blood, such as 'Rheumatism, Cancerous Humor, Erysipelas...'. $10.00 amppg
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"Main Street / Chestertown, N.Y." showing a drug store with a sign for home-made ice cream across the street from the Remington meat & grocery store, sepia-tone real photo postcard with good contrast & focus, circa 1918 but very late usage at Marlboro, good edges. $16.00 nmp
. "Main Street, Salem, W. Va." prominently showing the Salem Drug Company at the right, postcard mailed 1911, one corner badly creased. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 wpm
"POST OFFICE. NEW PARIS, IND." with many crowded outside, including 2 delivery wagons (one for RFD #3), sepia-tone real photo post card mailed there SEP 12 1911. The building itself was built in 1902 to house a drugstore (left) next to the MM Barber Shop (right), as we can see from the stonework overhead. 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 i(n)ppb-ri
"Pot-bellied stove and hanging chandeliers set the mood of / Upjohn's old-fashioned drugstore in Disneyland. / Store is replica of an establishment of the 1880's." unused postcard, light toning at the upper right back corner, small dark spot of toning in the address area. $1.25 c(a)dp
"Randle Highlands Drug Store, Randle Highlands, D. C." sepia-tone post card on yellowish paper, published by that drugstore, unused, wear along bottom edge most easily seen from back, back printed skewed just a bit. Most unusual. $10.00 dp
"Residence and Drug Store, Elmer G. Joseph, Freeburg, Ill." black & white with sky tint, unused, light toning in front borders. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) & enhanced 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 igp
"SCIO COLLEGE OF PHARMACY" black & white undivided back, mailed Scio Ohio 1908, corner crease, corner wear & rounding, cancel ink on front, toned back due to album contact. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50. po
"Souvenir Silhouette Post Card / FROM / BURKITT'S DRUG STORE / S. E. COR. FIFTH AND MAIN STS. / DAYTON, OHIO / Try a 10c. special from our FOUNTAIN / WE ARE AGENTS FOR HUYLER'S CANDIES" with a beautiful silhouette of a woman wearing a flowery hat, some letters obsured by it so we filled in what is shown here in italics. Divided back postcard, unused, toning both sides, small crease in one of the hat projections. Apparently the pharmacist hired a quality artist to cut these quickly for prominent customers, and then pasted the work onto their advertising postcards. Rare: we could find nothing like it on the Internet -- displayed or offered. The quality of the art is so realistic that you would swear you could extrapolate some of her facial features. $20.00 spwgoa
"St. Clair, Mich. 20" including a clinic, Rexall Drugs, Shaw's, Commercial & Savings Bank; unused circa-1940 sepia-tone Ekc real photo post card, oxidation consistent with estimated age, good edges. Rare: no other offers, no recorded sales & no exhibits when we searched the Internet. Sold but front side still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged 300-dpi scan (publication quality) in .jpg format for $3.75. m(s)p
"U. S. S. SHAWMUT / U.S.S. SHAWMUT = DISPENSARY" with 2 sailors near racks filled with bottles, unused sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card with low contrast, browning of the paper on back, toning & thinning in front corners due to album contact & removal (not affecting image), short marks at a back corners may not erase well, most unusual subject matter. $25.00 s(m)ip
"W-9--West Market Street at Night, Warren, Ohio" showing Miller's Cut-Rate Drugs, Roseday & Allan's (a clothier) at the right, many parked cars & some pedestrians; unused linen postcard. 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 o(w)p.
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"WAMPOLE'S PREPARATION / TONIC AND STIMULANT FOR ALL AGES / THE GEM PHARMACY / PYTHIAN BLDG., NELSONVILLE, OHIO" unused blotter depicting 8 different types of birds along its borders--scarlet tanager, bobolink, blue jay, cedar waxwing, etc. Slightly longer than a regular postcard, soft corners, inconspicuous internal crease. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg format. $1.50 obpm
Wanted to buy--blotters similar to the one shown just above. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
Wanted to buy--post cards in color showing the SunRay Drug Stores, preferably dating 1953-1963. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
Wanted to buy--post cards showing pharmacies in Halifax Nova Scotia. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
Wanted to buy--postcards showing any of the Gray's Rexall Drug stores in Huntington West Virginia. Please offer us some, priced in US dollars or Euros! *c
"WEBB'S CITY, INC. / World's Most Unusual Drug Store. Florida's Greatest Show / Place Located at St. Petersburg, Florida" showing its lit exterior at night, unused chrome postcard from a color photo by Leahey, trivial edge wear. $2.00 f(s)ps
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