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Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #180 on: August 26, 2017, 07:09:28 PM »
Here are two favorite natural disaster postcards.  Favorites because they are the only two I've got for that particular category.

The Napier (also known as Hawke's Bay) earthquake occurred on February 3, 1931.  It caused quite a lot of damage to New Zealand and 256 people were killed.  Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1931_Hawke%27s_Bay_earthquake

I acquired the pair of postcards during a stereo view auction back in 1994.  (A 'by mail' auction, back in those days.)  I bid five bucks for the both of them and won the bid.  (Probably because most of the other bidders were interested in stereo views and not postcards.)  At  least I think they are postcards.  They are postcard sized but are totally blank on their backs, like photographs. 


Shell Oil truck in fissure.


Stopped clock on street.

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #181 on: August 30, 2017, 08:00:16 PM »
I scored some vintage restaurant postcards on Ebay these last few weeks and will be happy to post them as time goes by.  But first, here is that card where the guy wrote about what he and his wife ate at The Beachcomber in Florida.  If you can't make out the back of the card, here is what they ate for $2.50 apiece, back in February of 1951.... 

One half chicken each
An appetizer
Two bowels of creamed slaw
Two bowels of whipped potatoes
One bowel of chicken gravy
One bowel of apple butter
Another vegetable
Hot rolls and muffins
Two cups of coffee
Wonderful pie 
(Some type of) cream
Strawberry shortcake
(PS, The Beachcomber is still there: http://www.heilmansbeachcomber.com/)


Beachcomber, front


Beachcomber, back

Here is a new one to the collection.  The Terrace Restaurant, also in Florida.  The card was mailed back in 1949 but I don't know when the place opened.  I think it is still there but if so, it doesn't have a website, just some online reviews.  I bid on it because of the cartoon like cars on the front of the postcard.


Terrace, front.


Terrace, back.




Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #182 on: August 30, 2017, 08:19:13 PM »


Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #183 on: August 30, 2017, 09:52:45 PM »
Sealtest ice cream

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sealtest_Dairy

Sealtest...right, and the link says they supplied Magic Kingdom in Florida.  Good one, Gravity! 

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #184 on: September 02, 2017, 05:08:56 PM »
Here are some World War One postcards.  The first three are unused, meaning they weren't sent through the mail, but the fourth one had a message written on it.  It's too faint to read though I think there is an August 1, 1917 date written on it.  Also, the standing soldier, second from the right looks like Manfred Von Richthofen, the famous Red Baron.  I'm really not up on WWI German uniforms though, and can't tell if those are aviators or not.  Probably just regular soldiers.  Looks like they are drinking Bock beer.  Yum!



   




Beer - front.


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Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #185 on: September 05, 2017, 07:03:11 PM »
Tree postcards.


Oak Tree - front


Oak Tree - back


Sausage Tree - front


Sausage Tree - back

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #186 on: September 08, 2017, 09:32:08 PM »
Another look at the Ship Lantern Inn Restaurant in Milton, New York.  As I wrote last year:   
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There looks to be an old colonial style house on the far side with an extended dining area to the back.  This is an unused postcard so no message but the back is very interesting because it shows a ship's model with a note that the restaurant houses the finest collection of miniature ships in the USA.  It also shows an illustration of the U.S.S. Enterprise ship model.

Cool looking place but is it still there?  Yes, and going by it's website, it appears that the house part hasn't changed much at all.  The back dining area seems different though.  There is also an outdoor dining area too that is not visible in the postcard. 

http://shiplanterninn.com/

John Foglia established the restaurant back in 1925 and that white house at the front goes clear back to the Revolutionary War days.  The third generation of Foglias are currently running the place.  Interestingly, Mr Foglia was one of the four original founders of the renowned Chef-Boy-Ar-Dee Company.  Here is a more recent (four years ago) picture of the place.  https://marlborolocalhistory.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/scan0094.jpg

In closing, I should note that a present day order of 'Fresh Thick Cut Veal Shanks Slowly Braised in Pinot Noir, Veal Stock, Vidalia Onions, Leeks, Shallots, and Fine Herbs' would set us back $37.50.

The above listed meal is still on the menu but has gone up $2.00 in price.


Ship Lantern - front


Ship Lantern - back


The Junaluska Wayside Restaurant doesn't appear to be in existence anymore.  There are some present day eateries that overlook Lake Junaluska, but nothing that resembles the building in this postcard.  I did find another postcard of the place here: http://www.postcardroundup.com/junaluska-wayside-restaurant-motor-court  I like this online postcard better because it shows the inside of the restaurant.  I would have loved to have eaten there. 


Junaluska - front

   
Junaluska - back.

Lake Junaluska looks nice.  By the way, it is in North Carolina.  There is a big Methodist retreat there.


North Eaglenest Mountain, formerly called Mount Junaluska.
By Daniel Hass - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23291652

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #187 on: September 08, 2017, 10:03:29 PM »
Another look at the Ship Lantern Inn Restaurant in Milton, New York.  As I wrote last year:   
The above listed meal is still on the menu but has gone up $2.00 in price.


Ship Lantern - front


Ship Lantern - back


The Junaluska Wayside Restaurant doesn't appear to be in existence anymore.  There are some present day eateries that overlook Lake Junaluska, but nothing that resembles the building in this postcard.  I did find another postcard of the place here: http://www.postcardroundup.com/junaluska-wayside-restaurant-motor-court  I like this online postcard better because it shows the inside of the restaurant.  I would have loved to have eaten there. 


Junaluska - front

   
Junaluska - back.

Lake Junaluska looks nice.  By the way, it is in North Carolina.  There is a big Methodist retreat there.


North Eaglenest Mountain, formerly called Mount Junaluska.
By Daniel Hass - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=23291652
I wonder why the renaming to North Eaglenest Mountain? That seems to fly in the face of modernity of renaming things back to their "native" name or due to historical reasons, lest someone is "triggered."  Mount Junaluska sounds more "native." Mt McKinley is now Denali, statues, streets, and parks are being renamed constantly, not that I'm assuming "Eaglenest" has some bad connotation (cough - Kehlsteinhaus - cough.)

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #188 on: September 11, 2017, 06:22:39 PM »
Postcards that show oceans.


Morro Rock - front


Morro Rock - back



Sun over ocean - front


Sun over ocean - back

Here is the tugboat Tatoosh, saving the Washington.  (A repeat posting for K__Dubb.)  http://offbeatoregon.com/1510c.tatoosh-rescues-steam-schooner.361.html

Tatoosh - front


Tatoosh - back

 

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #189 on: September 15, 2017, 08:44:55 PM »
Some very old, mildly risqué postcards.


Detained - front


Detained - back


Cheeky - front


Cheeky - back


Ripper - front


Ripper - back


Moon - front


Moon - back


Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #190 on: September 18, 2017, 06:17:21 PM »
Here are three unused restaurant postcards.  Just glorified advertisements I guess, but still fun to look at and wonder if they are still there or not.

Pea Soup Andersen's is still there.  In fact it looks like there are two of them in California.  They serve two million bowels of pea soup yearly, according to this website: http://peasoupandersens.net/  I noticed the year 1976 in the postcard's fine print.


Andersen's - front


Andersen's - back


I didn't have any luck in finding Boone's Restaurant, not that I spend a whole lot of time looking, but still I think that it is long gone.  All I could find online was another postcard like the one shown here:


Boone's - front


Boone's - back


I knew I would have better luck in finding info on Louis Pappa's Riverside Café because Mr. Pappas was world famous for his Greek salads.  It looks as though his son (or possibly grandson?) has sold the restaurant and moved the Pappas name into a different, culinary direction:  http://www.louispappas.com/about  I did have another postcard that showed a close up photo of a Louis Pappas greek salad, but when I went to get it, it wasn't in the postcard box.  Oh well, I'll come across it somewhere, and post it at a later date.


Riverside - front


Riverside - back

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #191 on: September 21, 2017, 05:20:31 PM »
Houses and buildings.


Old house


Buildings in France - front


Buildings in France - back


Castleton - front


Castleton - back


High School - front


High School - back

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #192 on: September 21, 2017, 05:48:47 PM »
https://communityimpact.com/events/capital-of-texas-postcard-paper-show/
hobby is more popular than I expected. I saw an ad in my local paper for an upcoming show and searched the web and there are shows in Austin, Ft.Worth, Dallas, and Houston upcoming and an organization about collecting postcards.
http://www.ctxpc.org/postcard----related--shows-around-texas-.html

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #193 on: September 25, 2017, 04:05:02 PM »
https://communityimpact.com/events/capital-of-texas-postcard-paper-show/
hobby is more popular than I expected. I saw an ad in my local paper for an upcoming show and searched the web and there are shows in Austin, Ft.Worth, Dallas, and Houston upcoming and an organization about collecting postcards.
http://www.ctxpc.org/postcard----related--shows-around-texas-.html

Postcard shows, wow.  I wouldn't have thought the interest would merit them, but I would go if I lived in Texas.  I wonder what brings a good price for them?  Postcards from famous people?  Postcards with rare cancelled stamps on them?  I wonder.  Postcards are graded according to use.  The ones that have gone through the mail are less valued than one's that are rare, but unused thus, no stamp, cancellation marks, wrinkles and other abrasions from being run through post offices.  I like the used type of postcards the best because they tell a story.

For instance, I recently won some vintage restaurant postcards on Ebay and I didn't realize until later that two of them were sent by the same lady, Betty Webber, to her friend Dot.  She sent them back in 1940, about two months apart.  Betty had poor eyesight, but she was still able to dine in elegant, New York eateries.

I couldn't find a Zucca's Restaurant at 118W. 49th St, in New York City.  There is a giant building there now.  If you run a search on the address you will see some food carts and fruit wagons parked out front.  Pretty cool.  I did score by entering the owners name, though.  There was a Louis Zucca who operated a successful New York restaurant in the thirties and forties called Zucca's Italian Garden.  Notice the Gardens notation on the postcard.  Might be the same place, if so, Louis had a daughter named Rita who achieved some fame but not for a very good reason:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Zucca

 
Zucca's - front


Zucca's - back


I don't think Riggs can be found at West 33rd Street in New York anymore, but there are some additional postcards of the establishment that can be found online.


Riggs - front


Riggs - back



 

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #194 on: September 25, 2017, 09:53:47 PM »
Postcard shows, wow.  I wouldn't have thought the interest would merit them, but I would go if I lived in Texas.  I wonder what brings a good price for them?  Postcards from famous people?  Postcards with rare cancelled stamps on them?  I wonder.  Postcards are graded according to use.  The ones that have gone through the mail are less valued than one's that are rare, but unused thus, no stamp, cancellation marks, wrinkles and other abrasions from being run through post offices.  I like the used type of postcards the best because they tell a story.

It doesn't surprise me there are shows for them.  I would guess they are fairly small though. and held in places about the size of a large hotel lobby?  I do know they are a popular collector's hobby.

I would have thought ones that went thru the mail but still in perfect shape would be the most highly valued - writing, but not over the top of preprinted text, address and stamp within the lines and not sloppy, no wrinkles or scuffing.  I doubt many had rare stamps, because postcard stamps were lower priced and lower priced stamps were mostly issued in huge numbers.  Doesn't hurt to check though

I would guess old, rare and unusual postcards in popular categories are the most valuable.  Not sure what those would be for postcard collectors.  Looking at Ebay would probably give a person an idea though 

I found a ton of old ones at a garage sale awhile back, and enjoyed looking through them.  Not sure what to do with them now though.  Heh, maybe take them to a postcard show.

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #195 on: September 26, 2017, 12:46:08 AM »
It doesn't surprise me there are shows for them.  I would guess they are fairly small though. and held in places about the size of a large hotel lobby?  I do know they are a popular collector's hobby.

I would have thought ones that went thru the mail but still in perfect shape would be the most highly valued - writing, but not over the top of preprinted text, address and stamp within the lines and not sloppy, no wrinkles or scuffing.  I doubt many had rare stamps, because postcard stamps were lower priced and lower priced stamps were mostly issued in huge numbers.  Doesn't hurt to check though

I would guess old, rare and unusual postcards in popular categories are the most valuable.  Not sure what those would be for postcard collectors.  Looking at Ebay would probably give a person an idea though 

I found a ton of old ones at a garage sale awhile back, and enjoyed looking through them.  Not sure what to do with them now though.  Heh, maybe take them to a postcard show.

You are right about the stamp values.  A one cent stamp was all that was needed to get a postcard sent.  Anything over one hundred years old is an antique, but even so, most of the 100 year plus old stamps on this thread are usually worth a quarter at best.  That's because they have been cancelled.  There are some used, one cent stamps that are worth some money out there but I have yet to find one on a postcard.

As you point out, there are lots of categories.  I like what are called real photo postcards and that's what they are, a real photograph that has been made into a postcard.  I collected WWI memorabilia years ago and wound up with a bunch of real photo postcards from that era...American, German and some British soldiers who had their photos taken and were then able to send them home as a postcard.  Oddly enough I haven't come across any sports related postcards but I'm sure they are out there.

I remember you buying those postcards at the garage sale.  You said that there were some 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition postcards mixed in with them.  I noticed somebody on Ebay selling two Panama Pacific's for $19.99.  I wonder if on average, they go for ten bucks apiece?  In any event, you made a good buy there. 

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #196 on: September 26, 2017, 01:18:17 AM »
You are right about the stamp values.  A one cent stamp was all that was needed to get a postcard sent.  Anything over one hundred years old is an antique, but even so, most of the 100 year plus old stamps on this thread are usually worth a quarter at best.  That's because they have been cancelled.  There are some used, one cent stamps that are worth some money out there but I have yet to find one on a postcard.

As you point out, there are lots of categories.  I like what are called real photo postcards and that's what they are, a real photograph that has been made into a postcard.  I collected WWI memorabilia years ago and wound up with a bunch of real photo postcards from that era...American, German and some British soldiers who had their photos taken and were then able to send them home as a postcard.  Oddly enough I haven't come across any sports related postcards but I'm sure they are out there.

I remember you buying those postcards at the garage sale.  You said that there were some 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition postcards mixed in with them.  I noticed somebody on Ebay selling two Panama Pacific's for $19.99.  I wonder if on average, they go for ten bucks apiece?  In any event, you made a good buy there.

Wow, I need to go thru them again, it's been awhile and I've forgotten.

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #197 on: September 30, 2017, 03:42:07 PM »
Boulder Dam.


Boulder Dam#1 - front


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Boulder Dam #2 - front


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Boulder Dam #3 - front


Boulder Dam #3 - back

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« Reply #198 on: October 04, 2017, 07:05:47 PM »
Soldiers, circa 1917 - 1918.






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« Reply #199 on: October 07, 2017, 06:05:07 PM »
Yum!  But sadly, Lucille and Otley's is no longer there.  Or rather the building is still there but it's not a restaurant anymore.  Senior citizens center now.   http://historic.boynton-beach.org/site/former-lucille-and-otleys-restaurant
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First restaurant opened 1936 near Briny Breezes. Moved to Boynton Casino after World War II, then this site in 1948. Closed 1998. Now a senior center.

More info: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/lucille-scott-boynton-famed-lucille-and-otley-eatery-dies-age/aVkTqI5nxlCwhJz3I0hQUI/


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« Reply #200 on: October 09, 2017, 07:12:01 PM »
A couple of bridges.


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salisbury - front


salisbury - back

Re: Post Your Favorite Postcards Here.
« Reply #201 on: October 11, 2017, 08:18:56 PM »
Here is (or rather was) the Blue Manor Restaurant.  It was located in Warren, Pennsylvania, established in 1925 and was replaced some time or other by the Liberty Café which in turn became a present day beer and eats place called Jack's Tap House.  I found the following notation while reading reviews for Jack's:
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The restaurant is where the Blue Manor used to be many years ago, and the wood paneling is still in place, other than that, it has been updated and not overdone.
(https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g53916-d3707778-r338157753-Jack_s_Tap_House-Warren_Pennsylvania.html)

The sign on the counter says "Great place for a meeting."


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« Reply #202 on: October 13, 2017, 08:40:00 PM »
Some plants from the California desert.


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« Reply #203 on: October 16, 2017, 07:21:14 PM »
Here we have a restaurant that used to be inside the Congress Plaza Hotel Annex in Chicago.  The Annex was a large building in its own right, just as big and square as the Congress Plaza Hotel itself.  The two buildings appear to be connected in old photographs.  I didn't get modern day info on the Annex and I'm wondering if it was possibly removed, or rebuilt into the Congress Plaza Hotel Convention Center.  The present day Convention Center holds two restaurants. 

The Congress Plaza Hotel is very old, having been built back in the 1800s.  I'm not certain when the Hotel Annex was built.  The Congress Plaza Hotel is thought to be haunted.

Info on the Congress Plaza Hotel: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congress_Plaza_Hotel


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From the Library of Congress.


Grant Park, showing Auditorium Building and Congress Hotel and Annex, Chicago, Ill.  1907.


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« Reply #204 on: Yesterday at 08:47:43 PM »
WWI postcards.








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