Umm... Picture Postcards?

Discussion in 'World Stamps' started by revenuecollector, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. I just received a lot of 500+ picture postcards. Yes, picture postcards.

    Normally I just pass over material like that, as I'm not interested in them in the least... but this lot was a bit different. It is worldwide from approximately 1900 to 1955. What piqued my curiosity was this in the description:

    "these were collected by a stamp collector and I belive all saved for the backside of the card as a postal history cover"

    Postcards collected by a STAMP collector puts them in a different light, and based on the 10 or so pictures, it looked like it could have all sorts of fun stuff in it.

    And I was right. Paquebot cancels, hotel cancels, stampless military free franks, various auxilary markings, and just interesting cancels as well (some seemingly ordinary stuff too, but I've not given any of it a close examination). None of the stamps themselves look to be worth much in and of themselves, but when it comes to postal history, the stamp itelf is usually negligible.

    Here are the original seller pics. No one else must have really explored the listing, as I ended up being the only bidder.

    The research will be interesting!












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  2. kacyds

    kacyds New Member

    WOW!!!! Thats some great postcards there. I love to look at old postcards only for the cancellation and stamp. I would be interested to know if there are any New Orleans cancellations or any other cities in Louisiana.

    Thanks for allowing me to drool..........:p
  3. Steve Robinson

    Steve Robinson Well-Known Member Supporter

    What a lovely selection :) I collect old cards regardless of the stamps up to 1945 LOL and from a quick glance at what you have shown you have some nice ones there
    I have many of mine posted on my facebook page (pic section) if any one is interested in looking at them
  4. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Jeesh! That looks like a load of fun right there! Are you going to part with any?
  5. zararina

    zararina Simply Me! :D

    Wow! How all those postcards got on such one box? Maybe it is where the lost postcards end up! LOL
    I wonder where our lost mails end up. :p

    Researching can be thrilling specially knowing its history.
    Very nice collection you have there. ;)
  6. Tom D

    Tom D Well-Known Member

    Now that does take the history of the stamp to the next level!
  7. RossTO

    RossTO Member

    Nice find there!

    I was at a flea market a few weeks ago and saw some postcards that I wanted to investigate. They were in some sort of photo type pages in a binder. I went to remove one of them to investigate the back prior to purchasing it, and the owner of the booth swooped down and rudely told (told, not asked) me not to remove them. I said I wanted to check the back prior to purchasing and he refused to let me look. I politely informed him that if he expected to make a sale on items such as these then both the front and obverse needed to be looked at and then I walked away. Looked back at the guy later and he just stared at me as it I had three heads.

    I like flea markets for the deals you can get, but I don't like some of the vendors for their absolute stupidity about their products.
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