THE ABBOTT DRUG COMPANY’S ROUND THE WORLD SERIES

ADVERTISING PENTOTHAL POSTCARDS (Updated as of July, 1998)

1. All cards start with the salutation, "Dear Doctor."

2. All cards were addressed to Doctors, & selected health professionals (ie nurse anaesthetists) in the US or Canada, using labels.

3. All cards are handwritten, (except for typed cards from Argentina & Uruguay).

4. All cards are signed Abbott at the bottom.

5. All cards include the words PENTOTHAL SODIUM (or the local Pentothal trademark) at the bottom or as a divider between the message and the address.

6. All cards were mailed between 1956 and 1968.

 

If you have any corrections or additions to make, please , send E-Mail

or write to Researcher: Dan Friedman

# COUNTRY CITY (cancel) DESCRIPTION YEAR NOTES VAL
1 Andorra (1) Andorre La Vielle Maison Du Parlement 58 Continental size $5
2 Andorra (2) Andorre La Vielle Bridge over the valley 66,67,68 Cont, Vert $5
3 Argentina (1) Buenos Aires (Four views of city) 56 B & W photo $5
4 Argentina (2) Buenos Aires (Four views of city) 56 Color, Typed message $5
5 Argentina (3) B. A. or La Plata Cathedral - La Plata 57   $5
6 Argentina (4) Buenos Aires Vista Del Riachuelo 61 Oversized card $5
7 Argentina (5) Buenos Aires Cascades del Iguaza (waterfall) 64   $5
8 Argentina (6) Buenos Aires Gauchos 67   $5
9 Australia (1) Ayers Rock, N.T. Ayers Rock 66   $5
10 Australia (2) Hobart, Tasmania Constitution Dock 58,59 small card $5
11 Australia (3) Sydney Sydney Harbour Bridge 56 small card $5
12 Australian Antarctic Wilkes Base camp 61   $15
13 Austria Vienna View of city 58   $5
14 Bahamas ? Man O'War Cay 68   $5
15 Barbados Barbados Beach scene at Barbados 67   $5
16 Belgium (1) Brussels Hotel De Ville at Louvaine 57 Deckled edges $5
17 Belgium (2) Brussels Grand Place (market) 65,66 B & W card $5
18 Belgium (3) Brussels A part of the marketplace 68 Deckled edges $5
19 Brasil (1) Brasilia The National Congress 63   $5
20 Brasil (2) Rio de J. or Sao Paulo, Aerial view of Rio at night 57   $5
21 Brasil (3) Rio de Janiero Sight from Lady Martha Terrace 67   $5
22 Canada (1) Medicine Hat A panoramic view (woman with flower) 56,66   $5
23 Canada (2) none Mountie on horse 57,67 Precancelled $5
24 Canada (3) ? Flags 67   $5
25 Ceylon Columbo Snake Charmer with Cobra 59,60   $5
26 Chile, Easter Is. (1) Isla de Pascua Easter Island (Three Stone Giants) 65,66   $10
27 Chile (2) Punta Arenas Reconstruction of Fort Bulnes 58 small B & W $10
28 Chile (3) Santiago Rio Mapocho 67   $5
29 China Taipei, Taiwan Pineapple cart 66   $10
30 Columbia (1) Cartagena Vista desde el Castillo (city view) 56   $5
31 Columbia (2) Bogota Santa Marta-Columbia (mountain top) 64   $5
32 Comores Mutsi-Mudu Group of women in native costume 64   $10
33 Cuba Havana El Castillo del Morro 56,59 rounded corners $5
34 Denmark Copenhagen The Little Mermaid 57 Vert $5
35 Ecuador Guayaquil Ninos en las calles de Riobamba 68   $5
36 Finland Helsinki The Children's Castle 58   $5
37 France (1) Strasbourg Storks, nest, & church 56,57 Vert $5
38 France (2) Paris Place de la Concorde 56   $5
39 France (3) Dieppe Eiffel Tower 67   $5
40 France (4) Paris Montmarte section of Paris 64   $5
41 Germany (1) Berlin        
42 Germany (2) Frankfurt Goethe House 58 Vert $5
43 Germany (3) Saarbrucken, Saar, Greetings...& 4 views 62   $5
44 Germany (4) ? Various scenes 67   $5
45 Great Britain (1) London Nelson Mon., Trafalgar Sq 56   $5
46 Great Britain (2) Oxford Queens College 57   $5
47 Great Britain (3) Dorset, Bournemouth, Corfe Castle 58 Vert $5
48 Great Britain (4) Southhampton Painting of HMS Queen Mary 59 Oversized Jumbo card $20
49 Great Britain (5) Douglas Peel Castle, Isle of Man 60   $5
50 Great Britain (6) Bristol Lundy (Horses & lighthouse) 62   $5
51 Great Britain (7) Stratford-on-Avon The Royal Shakespeare Theatre   Oversized card $5
52 Great Britain (8) Paddington Glasgow Royal Infirmary 65 Oversized card $5
53 Great Britain (9) Earl's Court, London,Big Ben, London 67 Vert $5
54 Great Britain (10) London Nelson's Col, Trafalger Sq, London? ? Vert $5
55 Greece Athens Athens-View of Parthenon 56,57 B & W photo $5
56 Greenland Godthaab Native Sealers 59   $10
57 Hong Kong Hong Kong Cargo Junks in Hong Kong Harbor 60   $10
58 Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong By Night (Harbor view)63 63   $10
59 Iceland Reykjavik Geysers erupting ?   $5
60 Ifni Sidi Ifni Plaza De Espana 59   $10
61 India (1) Agra Taj Mahal 60,66,67   $5
62 India (2) Bombay Victoria Terminus 67 "by sea mail" $10
63 Ireland (1) Dublin O'Connell Street, Dublin 56   $5
64 Ireland (2) Baile Atha Cliath, Emerald Isles & winding bays 61   $5
65 Ireland (3) Killarney Jaunting Car 66   $5
66 Ireland (4) Dublin County Dublin (3 views incl airport) 67   $5
67 Italy (1) Florence View across River Arno 56   $5
68 Italy (2) Venice Rialto Bridge   57,58 $5
69 Italy (3) Bologna University of Bologna 61 Vert, B&W $5
70 Italy (4) Chicago, Ill; USA Isle of Capri Stand none Vert, Bulk mail $5
71 Jamaica (1) Kingston Doctors Cave, Montego Bay 64 Cont $5
72 Jamaica (2) Kingston Straw Market 67,68   $5
73 Japan (1) Tokyo National Park, Hakone, Japan 59 Vert $5
74 Japan (2) Tokyo Matsushima Bay 64   $5
75 Jordan Jerusalem Dome of the Rock ?   $10
76 Kenya Nairobi Greetings from East Africa 67 (6 panels) $5
77 Lebanon (1) Beirut Byblos, Lebanon (port scene) 63   $5
78 Lebanon (2) Beirut Baalbek, Lebanon. Jupiter's Temple 66 Vert $5
79 Lebanon (3) Beirut Roman Ruins. Anjar, Lebanon 67 Vert $5
80 Lichtenstein (1) Vaduz Schloss Vaduz Castle 58   $5
81 Lichtenstein (2) Vaduz Two Children in Native Dress 68 Vert $5
82 Luxembourg Viaden Chateau De Viaden 58,59 Vert $5
83 Malaya Kuala Lumpur A Malay Mosque 64,65   $5
84 Maldive Islands Male Minaret of Juma Mosque 62,63   $10
85 Malta Valletta Malta-Old Fortification. (Harbor view) 65   $5
86 Mauritius Port Lewis The Post Office Mauritius" (1847 stamp) 60, 61   $5
87 Mexico (1) Mexico City Modern Mexico-Downtown 56   $5
88 Mexico (2) Mexico City Public Wks. & Com. Bldg. 56   $5
89 Mexico (3) Mexico City The Cathedral 56   $5
90 Mexico (4) University City College of Medicine 56   $5
91 Mexico (5) Mexico City Pre-Spanish Funeral Mask 58 Vertical $5
92 Mexico (6) Mexico City Contempory Art, The Apocolypse 58 Vertical $5
93 Mexico (7) Mexico City Pyrotechnical toy 58 Vertical $5
94 Mexico (8) Mexico City Mexican Popular Art (horse) 58 Vertical $5
95 Mexico (9) Mexico City Chichen Itza Temple at Merida 61   $5
96 Mexico (10) Mexico City Centro Medico 63   $5
97 Mexico (11) University City Rectorate 65   $5
98 Mexico (12) Mexico City Palace of Fine Arts 67   $5
99 Mexico (13) Mexico City Ciudad Universaria 68   $5
100 Monaco (1) Monte Carlo View of city 59   $5
101 Monaco (2) Monte Carlo View of the Port at Night 66,67   $5
102 Netherlands (1) Amsterdam Rembrandt Painting 57   $5
103 Netherlands (2) Amsterdam St. Olofssteeg 57 Vertical, Bl & wh. $5
104 Netherlands (3) Amsterdam Tulips 58   $5
105 Netherlands (4) Amsterdam Madurodam 65   $5
106 Netherlands (5) Amsterdam St. Olaf's 67   $5
107 Netherlands (6) Amsterdam Herengracht 68   $5
108 Neth. Antillies (1) Curacao Bridge "Koningin Emma" 59   $5
109 Neth. Antillies (2) Curacao New Heerenstraat 68 Vertical $5
110 New Caledonia Noumea View of Noumea 59   $5
111 New Hebrides Port Vila Native With Hatchet 66   $10
112 New Zealand (1) Auckland View of city ?   $5
113 New Zealand (2) Wellington Mt. Egmont &... Taranaki 61   $5
114 New Zealand (3) Lower Hutt Lakes 67   $5
115 Nicaragua Managua Ruben Dario Monument 68   $5
116 Norway (1) Oslo Fiords ?   $5
117 Norway (2) North Cape Night View of North Cape 66   $5
118 Pakistan (1) Abbottsbad Ilyasi Mosque 63   $5
119 Pakistan (2) Karachi Shalamar Gardens 67   $5
120 Panama Porte Pagado Miraflores canal locks 57 No stamp $5
121 Peru (1) ? Landscapes 67   $5
122 Peru (2) ? Llamas en Peru... 65   $5
123 Peru (3) Lima 3 Views-church, city, ruins 56 B & W photo $5
124 Philippines Banaue Ifugao village 66   $5
125 Portugal (1) Lisbon Plaza - Pedro IV 56   $5
126 Portugal (2) Lisbon Monument to Prince Henry 61   $5
127 Portugal (3) Ponta Delgado, Azores Waterfront 65   $5
128 Portugese Indies Nova Goa Statue of Jose Custodio de Faria 59,60   $5
129 Ruanda-Urundi Usumbura Animals and mountains 59,60   $5
130 San Salvador (1) San Salvador (Erupting volcano) 59,60   $5
131 San Salvador (2) San Salvador Bulneario Chorros 67   $5
132 San Salvador (3) San Salvador View of Volcano 60   $5
133 San Marino (1) San Marino Panorama view & castle 58   $5
134 San Marino (2) San Marino Government Palace 58   $5
135 San Marino (3) San Marino Honor Guard, Government Palace 68   $5
136 Scotland (1) Edinburgh Scott Monument 56   $5
137 Scotland (2) Edinburgh Peel Castle 57   $5
138 Singapore (1) Singapore Riverfront scene 62   $5
139 Singapore (2) Singapore Harbor 67   $5
140 South Africa (1) Johannesburg Table Top Mountain 56   $5
141 South Africa (2) Umatata Venda native women 58   $5
142 Spain (1) Madrid Plaza De La Cibeles 56,57   $5
143 Spain (2) Palos Sailing ships in harbor 58   $5
144 Spain (3) No postmark Toledo: Puente de Alcantara (Castle) 63   $5
145 Spain (4) Madrid Cervantes monument 65   $5
146 Spanish Guinea Bata Palm Tree and Buildings 63 Vertical $5
147 Spanish Sahara Aaiun Plaza 65   $5
148 St. Pierre & Miquelon, St. Pierre & Miquelon Dock & fishing boats 59   $5
149 Surinam Paramaribo Government buildings 59,60   $5
150 Sweden (1) Stockholm Stadshus 56 Vertical $5
151 Sweden (2) Goteborg Waterfront scene 57 Watercolor print $5
152 Sweden (3) Polcirkeln Laplanders home 58   $5
153 Sweden (4) Stockholm Nobel Prize Presentation 60 B & W photo $5
154 Switzerland (1) Basel Childrens Castle 56   $5
155 Switzerland (2) Zurich Clock tower & statue 56 Vertical $5
156 Switzerland (3) Geneva Castle of Chillon 57   $5
157 Switzerland (4) Bern Square in Bern 57   $5
158 Switzerland (5) Montreux Alps family blowing horn 65   $5
159 Switzerland (6) Zurich Zurich: Blick...Qualbrucke (waterfront),67 67 Vertical $5
160 Tahiti Papeete Beach scene 65   $10
161 Thailand Bangkok Emerald Buddha Temple 68   $5
162 United States (1) Honolulu, Hawaii Outrigger canoe 56 Deckled edges $5
163 United States (2) Juneau, Alaska Mendenhall Glacier 59 Upon Statehood $10
164 United States (3) Honolulu, Hawaii Waikiki Beach 59 Upon Statehood $5
165 Uruguay Montevideo Painting, "Crossing the Brook" 56 small card, typed $5
166 Vatican Vatican City St. Peter's Square 56,58   $5
167 Venezuela Caracas Gran Sabana 66   $5
168 Wallis & Futuna Mata-Uta (palm trees) 65   $10