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ROCK FORMATION POSTCARDS & POST CARDS
L. COOK CO. / MILWAUKEE, WIS. / GRAND PORTAL MUNISING, MICH. /
B-1959" real photo post card with good focus & tonal range, mailed JUL 5
1963 at Bay City Michigan to Eunice Maxwell in Jackson Michigan, slight curl
to the paper, good edges, remnants of a small sticker adheres to the center
back. In Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. $2.00 m(m)r
"10838 ELEPHANT'S HEAD AND GATE OF CRAWFORD NOTCH, WHITE MOUNTAINS, N. H. DETROIT PUBLISHING COMPANY" showing the rock formation from the side, post card mailed 1912 from Fayban House, trivial corner wear. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 n(c)ermd
"156--'THE CITY OF ROCKS' / BETWEEN DEMING AND SILVER CITY / NEW MEXICO" unused Curteich linen post card, printed circa 1937, back paper just starting to show its age. $2.50 nr
"10. Face of East Rock on Drive Way. New Haven, Connecticut" with a horse-drawn buggy in the foreground, circa 1907-8 (unevenly divided back) postcard with very late usage at Richford Vermont, minor edge wear, light toning in the address area. Seen elsewhere as high as $13.99, but we need only $4.75 c(n)r
"#205 EAST & WEST MITTENS" with both Arizona rock formations as seen from the observatory, unused chrome post card from a photo credited to Ben Houck, excellent condition. $1.00 a(m)pr
"#20 / Spinx(sic) Head profile, Old Man's Cave. / Hocking Co. Ohio." unused real photo with good composition and contrast, trivial wear to bottom corners. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 o(h)rco(o)
"MACKINAC ISLAND / MACKINAW ISLAND (MACKINAC COUNTY). "227 / Sugar Loaf Rock, / Mackinack(sic) Island // MANUFACTURED BY CURT TEICH & CO., CHICAGO, ILL." postcard with undivided back mailed there 1906 to Mr. Julius Biederstadt in Washington DC, a little extraneous writing at the back left edge, minor corner wear. $2.25 m(m)r NEW / NUEVO / NEU
"252. Siamese Twins, Garden of the Gods, Colo." Thayer Publishing Company postcard mailed JAN 7 1909 (LaJunta Colorado transit marking clearly struck) to Parkersburg West Virginia, cancel & date written on front, minor corner wear. $3.75 rc(g)
"2953--West Rock Park, New Haven, Conn. / Souvenir Post Card CO., New York and Berlin" undivided back post card with very late usage at Alburg Vermont, back paper browning evenly with age, mild corner rounding & just a bit of edge wear. $4.25 c(n)r
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"304--Alligator Rocks, East Point, Keely's Island, Ohio, on Lake Erie" unused linen post card with fresh appearance & good edges. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (about 277% of original area) & enhanced 120-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.75 or
"47--THE GREAT WHITE THRONE / ZION NATIONAL PARK, UTAH" chrome post card mailed 1954, noticeable wear at one corner, couple small spots of toning on back. $0.75 ur
"549 Natural Chimneys, near Mount Solon, Va. 45318" with another caption (presumably an error) inked off the top at the printer's, unused linen postcard, printer's guide marks at the upper corners look like creases but they are not. Cards like these were used as a temporary supply until the printer could get it right, then discarded (so they are not particularly common). Scene is now in Natural Chimneys Regional Park. $3.75 v(m)er
"7541 SUGAR LOAF ROCK (90 FEET HIGH) MACKINAC ISLAND, MICH." unused white-border era postcard from H-H-T Co., toning on back probably from the production process itself. $1.25 m(m)r NEW / NUEVO / NEU
"A Duciel, éditeur, Saulien / En Morvan--299. SAINT-BRISSON--Domen Chevress - Monument druidique" showing a Druid monument, black & white on unused green back, faint corner bend, good edges. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg (389,219 bytes) or .tif format. $1.50
"A group of the well-known Drumheller Hoodoos. A rock / and sand stone formation found in the badlands..." Unused chrome postcard with writing on back, copyrighted. $1.00 Same, but no writing. $1.25 ar
"ARCH ROCK, MACKINAC ISLAND, MICH. 54798" white-border era post card published by G. H. Wickman, a little light toning along the top edge of both sides, otherwise fairly fresh. $1.50 m(m)r NEW / NUEVO / NEU
"BACKBONE ROCK / Located on Hwy. 91 between Damascus, Va., and / Mountain City, Tenn., in the Cherokee National / Forest." unused Dexter Press chrome postcard from a photo by Joyce L Haynes, several small spots of dark toning on back. $1.00 t(c)r
"BALANCE ROCK, SOUTHERN IDAHO--15 / © C. E. BISBEE" near Castleford and Buhl, color post card, much writing on back dates to 1952, slight yellowing of the paper with age. $2.00 ir*
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"BELL ROCK / Located 5 miles south of Sedona, Arizona on / Highway 179. / Photo by Rollie F. Houck" unused chrome postcard, good edges. $1.00 ar
"Bell Rock / Sedona // FlixPal.com / FREE TRIAL" thick hand-made continental postcard with a piece of the rock embedded within it, advertising for the Spiritual Cinema Circle. Sent at first class rate, the postal machinery imparted a little corner wear & some crinkling on the back. A most unusual post card. $3.75 rm& NEW / NUEVO / NEU
"Bishops Cap / Columbia River Highway Ore." unused sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways) postcard from Cross & Dimmitt, fairly fresh. $4.00 or
"BROCKEN. Teufelskanzel. 6727" showing the 'Devil's Den, the highest peak in the Prussian Harz mountain range; real photo Postkarte from H. Rubin & Co. in Dresden, very late usage at Stony Run Pennsylvania, small upper corner crease, slight oxidation indicates true age, a little curl to the paper, minor wear at 2 corners. $2.75 pmrd
"'Castle Rock' / #512 Columbia River Highway, Ore." unused sepia-tone Azo real photo (triangles both ways) post card from Cross & Dimmitt. $4.00 or%
"Cathedral Spires" black & white woodcut with signed James D. Smillie art on an 8-3/4"x12" page from an 1872 book that was disassembled due to water damage. Fortunately in this case, the water stain is only light & 1/2" into the top border (not the art), so matting when framing would easily obscure it. This rock formation is in California. $3.75 rc(c)a(s)
"Chessmen on Peek-A-Boo Trail Phot by Max Miller" depicting rock formations in Bryce Canyon National Park Utah, unused continental post card with scalloped edges as issued, fairly fresh. $1.00 ur
"COFFEE POT ROCK / OAK CREEK, CANYON" punctuated as shown, unused chrome post card from Roben Company, trivial wear at one corner. In Arizona. $1.00 a
"Copyright 1912 by W. B. Perkins. / 55. The Stone Giant, / Stage Barn Canyon, Black Hills, S. D. / 'See The Black Hills First.'" including a narrow-gauge train of the Black Hills & Fort Pierre Railroad passing by the rock formation; L. B. Hollister postcard mailed AU 13 1920 (clear Deadwood & Edgemont T142 R.P.O. cancel) to Canton Ohio, minor corner wear, tiny spot of cancel ink in the front sky. Seldom offered: either you can buy the book Black Hills and Badlands in Vintage Postcards, which shows it; or you could buy the real thing from us. SALE IN PROGRESS s(s)r(b)r-r
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"Elephant Legs, White Rocks / 22333 VC" an aptly named coastal rock formation, unused post card printed in Great Britain for Valentine, toned back. An uncommon postcard that is not often offered. 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 ier
"Elephant's Feet Rocks, near Eddy Farm, Pa." postcard printed in the USA for the Valentine-Souvenir Company of New York, mailed JUL 30 1914 (almost complete N.Y. & SALAMANCA TR1 R.P.O. RMS hand cancel) to Mr. Ernest Frye in Delaware Ohio, minor corner & edge wear, light toning on back. Surprisingly hard to find. The closest we came to finding it in our Internet search was only one instance of the same view but whose red caption on top was much wider. Where is Eddy Farm? Google could not find it in Pennsylvania! $10.00 r NEW / NUEVO / NEU
"FLOWER POTS NEAR TOBERMORY, ONT. / PHOTO BY CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS" with a man atop one of the rock formations, unused Azo (squares in corners) real photo postcard, small adherence (looks like a bird) in the front sky, small spot near the stamp box on back. $5.00 o(t)rr(c)
"G 918 Stone Arch, Cliff Walk, Rough Point, Newport, R. I." Unused Rotograph, beautiful colors, inconspicuous corner crease, tiny spot of toning near one back edge. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 (r(n)r)
GIANT'S CAUSEWAY (NORTHERN IRELAND)
Recently purchased, this collection still has all of its better cards, and includes a good variety of basaltic rock formations, most shown in color:
Three of these postcards have been posted, and the others are of similar production, so we have used their range of dates for the collection. Lovingly stored for decades in an old album, there is no badly damaged card. Minor defects from album contact--such as light impressions at the corners, or toning of the corners--can be expected.
The Giant's Causeway collection: $95.00. nr
"Gypsum Flowers in Mammoth Cave, Ky." unused linen post card circa 1939. $3.00 kr
"..H-51 Chimney Rock near Sandpoint, Idaho / Ross Hall" Ekc real photo postcard in vertical format with glossy finish, mailed free from the USNTS at Farragut by Douglas Messmer to G. F. Messmer in Robbinsdale Minnesota', light toning & a couple of small ink smears on back, lower front corner scraped so we cannot tell if there was another character before the H in the caption, two small corner creases, as is. $2.50 igr
"Harz. Brocken, Hexenaltar, Teufelskanzel u. Hotel" showing the rocks nicknamed witches altar & devil's den in the Harz mountain range in western Prussia, real photo Postkarte from Cramers Kunstanstalt in Dortmund, very late usage at Graceton Pennsylvania, slight oxidation & curl to the paper, small upper corner crease & short indent both not into the image, other edge wear is minor. $2.75 pmdr
"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 NEW / NUEVO / NEU
"K-1706 / HAT ROCK / Located at Hat Rock State Park on lake above McNary Dam." in Oregon, chrome postcard mailed 1957, a little corner wear & rounding. $0.75 (or)
"Le Morvan illustré / 2001. UCHON / Les Roches gigantesques / de la Ravière" in France including 2 men for scale, black & white on green back, unused, browning back edges. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as a full-size & enhanced 72-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 fr
"Monk's Cowl, Scilly Isles" unused sepia-tone postcard from an undisclosed publisher, much writing on back includes commentary on the rocks & nearby coast, minor wear at one corner. Postcard sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 er
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"Needle Rock, Fishguard" in Wales, appropriately in vertical format; unused color post card and red caption, from Valentines Series, corner crease, on bottom corner eaten away a bit & and a longish scratch showing in the front sky. As is. $1.50 wr
"NEEDLE ROCK, QUIRAING, SKYE / 8134 JV" color postcard from Valentine's Colourtone series, mailed 1956 at Pinto Maryland but very late usage, minor corner & edge wear. $2.00 (sr)
"Old Man's Face, Narragansett Pier" mailed there 1910, missing r in caption, light cancel on front, corner & edge wear. Post card sold. Still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original area) & enhanced 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 r(n)r
"OVERHANGING ROCK, GULF MILLS, PA. / 18906 near Valley Forge" black-and-white postcard showing the overhang on a dirt road, circa 1910 (old spelling of town name) but mailed much later at Bakerstown, considerable corner & edge wear includes a tiny tear, browning paper on the back. $2.75 pr
"Owl Rock on the Columbia River near The Dalles, Oregon" color from Portland Post Card Co., mailed 1911 (North Yakima Washington flag cancel), much pertinent information on back, edge wear, ink spot in sky. $3.00 or
"Pulpit Rock. Nahant Mass. / No. 5213 Published by the New England News Company Boston Mass. Leipzig Dresden." color postcard with undivided back, very late usage at West Peabody, minor corner & edge wear, small corner crease, toned back, lightly toned front most evident in sky. $3.75 mr
"QUEEN VICTORIA / BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK, UTAH / One of the best-know(sic) formations at Bryce..." unused chrome post card from Intermountain tourist Supply, fresh appearance. $1.00 u(b)r ILLUSTRATION ADDED RECENTLY
"RED KNOLLS SAFFORD, ARIZONA C-279" real photo postcard mailed there 1941 by Ernest to his mother Sadie Tracy in Los Angeles, very light toning near the back bottom edge, soft corners. These rocks are known for their natural amphitheaters in which cowboys used to round up their cattle. $3.25 a(s)r
"Rooster Rock, Columbia River" with a rowboat in the foreground for scale, monochromatic blue postcard mailed 1908 from Astoria, receiving postal mark of Shelby Ohio on the back, minor corner & edge wear. [This is the Rooster Rock in Multnomah County Oregon, not to be confused with the Rooster Rock in Clackamas County.] $4.50 or
"See 7 STATES FROM POINT LOOKOUT, LOOKOUT MT., TENN./ UMBRELLA ROCK ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, CHATTANOOGA, TENN. 4A-H879" With arrows indicating directions to Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina; unused linen postcard with good color from William H. Bennett, printed circa 1934. $2.00 t(c)ru^
"Spook Rock, Hudson, NY" color postcard with undivided back from Valentine & Sons, mailed there 1908, a little extraneous writing on back, corner & edge wear. $4.00 nr**
"Standing Rock, Kent, Ohio" Octochrome post card made in Germany for an undisclosed publisher, comment pencilled on the divided back correctly notes that the location is a cemetery, spotty toning on back, minor corner rounding. $5.00 o(k)cr
"Tea Kettle Butte, Badlands, / Western North Dakota." postcard published by Bloom Brothers in Minneapolis (their R-28118), mailed MAR 11 1915 (light ST. P. & MILES CITY R.P.O. WD hand cancel) to Mr. W. P. Steward in New London Connecticut, minor corner wear. Seen offered elsewhere as high a $7.08, but we need only $3.00. rn(t)
"'The Battleship', Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona FROM A NATURAL COLOR PHOTOGRAPH" the rock formation as seen from Grand Canyon Village, post card with several tiny pinholes near the edges, unmailed, small bottom corner crease, as is. 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 fra
"The Edwin Natural Bridge, San Juan County, Utah. / Span 205 ft., heighth(sic) 121 ft" black & white postcard, unused, made in anticipation of the 1907 writing on back rules change, lightly toned front, soft corners. $3.75 u(e)r
"THE INDIAN HEAD, FRANCONIA NOTCH, WHITE MTS., N. H. 49" with drawing of Indian prominently at the left, unused post card. Sold but still available for scholarly study & research as an enlarged (almost 2x original postcard area) 100-dpi scan in .jpg or .tif format. $1.50 nr
"THE MAGNIFICENT 'KYAIK-TIYO' PAGODA IS A STUPA SITS ON TOP OF A HUGE BOULDER COVERED IN / GOD LEFT, WHICH BALANCES ON THE EDGE OF A CLIFF..." unused continental post card, excellent condition. $1.50 br. Near mint condition. $2.00 br
"The Old Man of the Canyon on Route 19 and 21 near Chimney Corner, New River, W. Va. 3A490-N" as it appeared in 1933, unused linen postcard from S. Spencer Moore Company, small scrape in left front border, otherwise fairly fresh. $2.50 wr+
TUCK SERIES 767P CANNES II. "CANNES. - LES ROCHERS DE LA BOCCA" as seen by moonlight, a couple on the beach for scale; unused Oilette postcard, light album impressions at the corners, slight corner & edge wear, a little toning from album contact on back. $3.50 tfrm
TUCK SERIES 936P BIARRITZ. "BIARRITZ. / PASSERELLE ET ROCHER DE LA VIERGE." showing the footbridge to the rocks on which a statue of the Virgin Mary has been erected; unused Oilette carte postale, album toning both sides (back more so than front), minor corner & edge wear. $3.00 tfr
"WALLS OF JERICHO, CEDAR BREAKS, SOUTHERN UTAH." showing a natural bridge in the rocks, unused linen postcard with fresh colors, tiny disturbance in lower right front margin, otherwise fresh. $2.00 u(c)r NEW / NUEVO / NEU
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