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ILLINOIS  VIEW CARDS

CHICAGO ‘PATRIOGRAPHIC” SERIES (12 cards P#13080-13091)

Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD COMPANY (circa 1897)

CONDITION: Mint-like                        PRICE FOR SET (12) : $400

P#13080

Chicago 1, South Clark Street, Columbia Museum-Jackson Park, Schiller Monument. (pictured above)

P#13081

Chicago 2, Ashland Boulevard, Chicago University, Public Library.

P#13082

Chicago 3, The Auditorium, Jefferson Park, Field Columbian Museum.

P#13083

Chicago 4, Chicago River, Water Works, Randolph and Dearborn

P#13084

Chicago 5, Post Office, Union Park, Lake Shore Drive.

P#13085

Chicago 6, Humboldt Park, Drexel Blvd., Lincoln Park.

P#13086

Chicago 7, Academy of Science, Chicago River, Grant Monument.

P#13087

Chicago 8, Masonic Temple, Grant Monument

P#13088

Chicago 9, State Street, Washington Park (sundial), Washington Park (stream).

P#13089

Chicago 10, Art Institute-Michigan Ave., Lincoln Park, Lincoln Statue.

P#13090

Chicago 11, Michigan Avenue, Lincoln Park.

P#13091

Chicago 12, Dearborn Avenue, Fort Dearborn Massacre Statue, Cook County Court House.

NEW JERSEY  VIEW CARDS

Bridgeton, NJ View card

(Recently discovered. Probably First Full image view card of New Jersey)

CONDITION: VERY GOOD                                                PRICE: $420

           

Address Side of Bridgeton, NJ

 

  

Atlantic City, NJ View card of Hotel Islesworth, rare

       Small sketch image in sepia mailed in 1893 on a UX11 postal back                  Recently discovered, one of a kind)                                                            CONDITION: GOOD (some wrinkles)                                PRICE: $175

 

Atlantic City, NJ View card of Hotel Islesworth, rare

Large sketch image mailed in 1894 on a UX11 postal back                                       (Recently discovered, one of a kind)                                                                          CONDITION: GOOD (some cancel marks)                                               PRICE: $175

 

NEW YORK  VIEW CARDS

 

ALBANY ‘PATRIOGRAPHIC” SERIES (12 cards P#13130-13141)

Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD COMPANY (circa 1897)                            

CONDITION: Mint-like    PRICE FOR SET (12) : $400

P#13130

Albany 1, Capitol, Senate Chamber. (pictured above)

P#13131

Albany 2, Walk in Washington Park, Governor’s Mansion.

P#13132

Albany 3, City Hall, Harmanus Bleeker Hall (on building).

P#13133

Albany 4, Post Office, State Street.

P#13134

Albany 5, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. Agnes School.

P#13135

Albany 6, Van Renssalear Manor House, Van Renssalear House, Old State

P#13136

Albany 7, The Lake, Statue of Robert Burns, Moses Fountain, large scroll

P#13137

Albany 8, Boy’s Military Academy, Tenth Regiment Armory.

P#13138

Albany 9, State Normal School, Dudley Observatory, High Street.

P#13139

Albany 10, Baptist Tabernacle, Dutch Reformed, St. Joseph R.C. Church.

P#13140

Albany 11, Senate Stairway, (picture of cornice), Assembly Stairway.

P#13141

Albany 12, Y.M.C.A. Building, Madison Avenue.

 

 

STATEN ISLAND ‘PATRIOGRAPHIC” SERIES (12 cards P#13162-13173)

Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD COMPANY (circa 1897)                       

CONDITION: Mint-like   PRICE FOR SET (12) : $400

P#13162

Staten Island 1, St. George, Hotel Castleton. (pictured above)

P#13163

Staten Island 2, Tompkinsville (White Squadron Anchorage).

P#13164

Staten Island 3, Stapleton. View towards the Narrows.

P#13165

Staten Island 4, Fort Wadsworth.

P#13166

Staten Island 5, Randall’s Memorial Church, (Entry Gate) with Sailor’s Snug

P#13167

Staten Island 6, ACADEMY, Smith’s Infirmary.

P#13168

Staten Island 7, Silver Lake, Old Richmond Turnpike.

P#13169

Staten Island 8, Quarantine Station, Ferry Landing.

P#13170

Staten Island 9, Midland Beach.

P#13171

Staten Island 10, On South Beach.

P#13172

Staten Island 11, Richmond County Court House, Church in Richmond.

P#13173

Staten Island 12, Old Billop House, Tottenville, Clove Lake.

NIAGARA FALLS, SUMMER ‘PATRIOGRAPHIC” SERIES (12 cards P#13180-13191)

Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD COMPANY (circa 1897)                                

CONDITION: Mint-like              PRICE FOR SET (12) : $300

P#13180

Niagara Falls, Summer 1, The World’s Greatest Cataract, Falls by Moonlight, Whirlpool Rapids, American Falls from Goat Island (pictured above)

P#13181

Niagara Falls, Summer 2,  American Falls, Goat Island, Incline R.R.

P#13182

Niagara Falls, Summer 3, Whirlpool, The Gorge, Cave of the Winds.

P#13183

Niagara Falls, Summer 4, Goat Island, Sister Islands.

P#13184

Niagara Falls, Summer 5, Rock of Ages, Sister Island.

P#13185

Niagara Falls, Summer 6, From below Prospect Point.

P#13186

Niagara Falls, Summer 7, View of the Falls from Suspension Bridge, (2 views).

P#13187

Niagara Falls, Summer 8, Cave of the Winds. (2 views).

P#13188

Niagara Falls, Summer 9, Canadian Falls, Bridge to Sister Island

P#13189

Niagara Falls, Summer 10, American Falls from Goat Island, Below the Falls, The

P#13190

Niagara Falls, Summer 11, Rapids above the Falls, Cave of the Winds.

P#13191

Niagara Falls, Summer 12, The Rapids, Old Suspension Bridge

NIAGARA FALLS, WINTER ‘PATRIOGRAPHIC” SERIES (12 cards P#13192-13203)

  Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD COMPANY (circa 1897)

CONDITION: Mint-like                       PRICE FOR SET (12) : $300

P#13192

Niagara Falls, Winter 1, In the Park, Canadian Falls (pictured above)

P#13193

Niagara Falls, Winter 2, Incline R.R., View from Prospect Point.

P#13194

Niagara Falls, Winter 3, Goat Island, Horseshoe Falls.

P#13195

Niagara Falls, Winter 4, Rock of Ages, Canadian Falls.

P#13196

Niagara Falls, Winter 5, Rocks at foot of American Falls,  Horseshoe Falls, View from Goat Island.

P#13197

Niagara Falls, Winter 6, From below Prospect Point.

P#13198

Niagara Falls, Winter 7, View of the Falls from Suspension Bridge, (2 views).

P#13199

Niagara Falls, Winter 8, Cave of the Winds. (2 views).

P#13200

Niagara Falls, Winter 9, Canadian Falls, Bridge to Sister Island

P#13201

Niagara Falls, Winter 10, American Falls from Goat Island, Below the Falls, The

P#13202

Niagara Falls, Winter 11, Rapids above the Falls, Cave of the Winds.

P#13203

Niagara Falls, Winter 12, The Rapids, Old Suspension Bridge.

 

PENNSYLVANIA  VIEW CARDS

PHILADELPHIA SERIES (12 cards P#13290-13301)

                                 Published by E. A. GRIMM & COMPANY (circa 1897)                                       

CONDITION: Mint-like        PRICE FOR SET (12) : $700

P#13415

Souvenir of Philadelphia 1, The Wissahickon, Fairmount Park, Indian Rock Hotel, Wissahickon. (pictured above)

P#13416

Souvenir of Philadelphia 2, Penn’s Cottage-Fairmount Park, Headstones at Franklin’s Grave, Franklin’s Grave.

P#13417

Souvenir of Philadelphia 3, Victoria Lilly, Fairmount Park, Flower Beds,

P#13418

Souvenir of Philadelphia 4, Washington Monument, Fairmount Park.

P#13419

Souvenir of Philadelphia 5, The Lorraine, Broad Street.

P#13420

Souvenir of Philadelphia 6, City Hall from S. Broad St., Penn RR Depot.

P#13421

Souvenir of Philadelphia 7, Chestnut St. above 3rd, Arch St. west of 13th.

P#13422

Souvenir of Philadelphia 8, Reading Terminal, Chestnut St. above 9th.

P#13423

Souvenir of Philadelphia 9, Post Office, Broad St. north from Oxford St., Broad Street north of City Hall. CPV

P#13424

Souvenir of Philadelphia 10, Provident Bldg, 4th and Chestnut Sts., Mercantile Club, Odd Fellows Temple.

P#13425

Souvenir of Philadelphia 11, Girard Life Ann. & Tr. Co. and Betz Bldg, Independence Hall, Harrison Bldg. (Note: Independence spelled Jndependence)

 P#13426 Souvenir of Philadelphia 12, City Hall, YMCA Bldg., Drexel Bldg

 

PHILADELPHIA SERIES (6 cards P#13850-13855)

                                             Published by Philadelphia Press (George S. Harris & Sons)                                      

CONDITION: Mint-like        PRICE FOR SET (6) : $180

P#13850 Souvenir of Philadelphia-Betz Building, Drexel Institute.
P#13851 Souvenir of Philadelphia-City Hall, U.S. Mint, Penn Statue.
P#13852 Souvenir of Philadelphia-Holy Trinity, Christ Church.
P#13853 Souvenir of Philadelphia-Independence Hall, Carpenters Hall, Liberty Bell.
P#13854 Souvenir of Philadelphia-Phil. & Reading Terminal, Broad Street Station PRR.
 P#13855 Souvenir of Philadelphia-Post Office, Ridgway (spelling, no e) Library.

  

WISCONSIN  VIEW CARDS

MILWAUKEE ‘PATRIOGRAPHIC” SERIES (12 cards P#13230-13241)

             Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD COMPANY (circa 1897)

CONDITION: Mint-like                  PRICE FOR SET (12) : $360

P#13230

Milwaukee 1, City Hall, Milwaukee River, Lake Park. (pictured above)

P#13231

Milwaukee 2, Seal, Court House, North Point

P#13232

Milwaukee 3, Government Building, Mitchell Park.

P#13233

Milwaukee 4, National Soldier's Home, Exposition Building.

P#13234

Milwaukee 5, Pabst Building, Chicago & North Western R.R. Station, Water Tower and Park.

P#13235

Milwaukee 6, North Side Turn Hall, Maenner Verein, Armory and Police Station.

P#13236

Milwaukee 7, Chamber of Commerce, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R.R. Station.

P#13237

Milwaukee 8, Public Library and Museum, Lake Park, Leif Erickson Monument

P#13238

Milwaukee 9, Layton Art Gallery, Lake Shore Park, Juneau Monument.

P#13239

Milwaukee 10, Opera House, Henry Burch Fountain, View from North Point, Lake Park.

P#13240

Milwaukee 11, Grand Avenue, German American Teachers Seminary.

P#13241

Milwaukee 12, Academy of Music, Pabst Theatre, Davidson Theatre, The Uihlein Theatre.

WASHINGTON, D.C,  VIEW CARDS

WASHINGTON D. C. ‘PATRIOGRAPHIC” SERIES (12 cards P#13250-13261)

          Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD COMPANY (circa 1897)

CONDITION: Mint-like                      PRICE FOR SET (12) : $350

P#13250

Washington 1, Capitol (pictured above)

P#13251

Washington 2, General Hancock Statue, Louisiana Avenue, White House, Samuel F. DuPont Statue

P#13252

Washington 3, Pennsylvania Avenue, White House, Freedom’s Memorial.

P#13253

Washington 4, Executive Mansion, Washington Monument, McPherson Statue.

P#13254

Washington 5, Washington Monument, Library of Congress, Marble Group, First

P#13255

Washington 6, Thomas Circle, Fords Theatre, Jackson Statue.

P#13256

Washington 7, The Library of Congress, Arlington Mansion, Scott Monument.

P#13257

Washington 8, U.S. State, War, and Navy Dept, St. Johns Church, Lafayette Monument

P#13258

Washington 9, Scott Building, U.S. Soldiers Home, U.S. Treasury.

P#13259

Washington 10, Corcoran Art Gallery, Agricultural Building, Pension Building.

P#13260

Washington 11, Capitol, Washington Statue, Bartholdi Statue in Botanical Garden.

P#13261

Washington 12, New City Post Office, City Hall.

 

TOPICAL POSTCARDS

    TOPIC: ADVERTISING CARDS

Boston #3, ADVERTISING POSTCARD ‘PATRIOGRAPHIC” SERIES (P#10600)

            Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD COMPANY (circa 1897)

CONDITION: Mint-like                                         PRICE: $120

 

 Boston #4, ADVERTISING POSTCARD ‘PATRIOGRAPHIC” SERIES (P#10601)

             Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD COMPANY (circa 1897)

CONDITION: Mint-like                                        PRICE: $120

 

GREETINGS FROM HARVARD

WITH ADVERTISING OVERPRINT for Olssen & Co. Art Store (P#13317a)

 Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR COMPANY (circa 1896)      

CONDITION: Unused                                                      PRICE: $80

 

 

 MULTIPLE OAK HALL ADVERTISING POSTCARD

For Portland, Maine on UX3 used (pinhole and minor spindle damage)

CONDITION: Unused                                                     PRICE: $140

 

Asbestos Stove Mats

       Advertising Oversized Circular Diecut Private Postcard, 1897                     

CONDITION: Very Good                                                           PRICE: $110

 

 

  

TOPIC: GAR CARDS

GAR (31st National Encampment (P#14190)

                       Buffalo, NY August, 1897 from Anonymous Publisher                                            

CONDITION: Mint-like                                                                 PRICE: $135

Back 0f P#14190

 

   

TOPIC: PATRIOTIC CARDS

OLD GLORY POSTAL (P#14500)

Probably printed for the Spanish American War circa May, 1898 from Anonymous  Publisher on blank back. Creative use of graphics on address side with white stripes for addressee.

                                     CONDITION: Mint-like                                 PRICE: $105

 

TOPIC: SHIPS CARDS

THE WHITE SQUADRON ‘PATRIOGRAPHIC” SERIES (12 cards P#13290-13301)

      Published by AMERICAN SOUVENIR CARD COMPANY (circa 1897)                

      CONDITION: Mint-like                                                  PRICE FOR SET (12) : $600

P#13290

The White Squadron 1, U.S.S. Puritan, Monitor, U.S.S. Porter, Torpedo Boat. (pictured above)

P#13291

The White Squadron 2, U.S.S. Castine, Gunboat, U.S.S. Concord, Gunboat.

P#13292

The White Squadron 3, U.S.S. Bancroft, Naval Cadet Practice Cruiser, U.S.S. Dolphin, Dispatch Boat.

P#13293

The White Squadron 4, U.S.S. Katahdin-Ram, U.S.S. Vesuvius- Dynamite Cruiser.

P#13294

The White Squadron 5, U.S.S. Newark-Protected Cruiser, U.S.S. Charleston-Protected Cruiser.

P#13295

The White Squadron 6, U.S.S. TEXAS-Battleship, U.S.S. Maine- Battleship.

P#13296

The White Squadron 7, U.S.S. Philadelphia-Protected Cruiser, U.S.S.

P#13297

The White Squadron 8, U.S.S. Boston-Prot. Cruiser, U.S.S. Olympia-Protected Cruiser.

P#13298

The White Squadron 9, U.S.S. Columbia-Triple Screw Prot. Cruiser, U.S.S.

P#13299

The White Squadron 10, U.S.S. New York-Armored Cruiser, U.S.S. Brooklyn-Armored Cruiser.

P#13300

The White Squadron 11, U.S.S. Indiana-Battleship, Deck of U.S.S. Massachusetts.

P#13301

The White Squadron 12, U.S.S. Iowa-Battleship, (5 warships firing).

OUR INVENTORY

I must confess that I absolutely love Pioneer Postcards more than any other topic, state, country, or genre. Consequently, I search for, buy, identify, catalog, and sell from a huge and constantly growing inventory which includes the following:

EARLY PIONEER PERIOD (1870-1893)

First Issues (UX1 and UX3) Advertising and Topicals

Oak Hall multiple Advertising on UX 3

Goodsell Illustrated (Private postcards)

Crump Label Company Illustrated Advertising (Private postcards

Various privately published issues

Various Illustrated Advertising on UX5-UX10

Early Expositions

CLASSIC PIONEER PERIOD (1893-1898)

Hundreds of viewcards from various publishers

Various Illustrated Advertising on UX10-UX14

Various privately published issues

Specialty Topicals (food, guns, GAR, paint, pottery, etc)

One-of-a-kind rarities

Foreign usages

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