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WW1 Era Rppc Empress Augusta Victoria & Victoria Louise

 
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Posted 06/03/2011   8:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add fincbob2451 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello, I like military and older royal postcards. This is one of my favorites. It is a real photo postcard that show Empress Augusta Victoria, the last Prussian empress prior to the abolition of the monarchy after WW1. She is shown with her daughter, Princess Victoris Louise.
Thanks
David



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Posted 06/03/2011   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another stunner David!
beautiful postcards.
Were they expensive?

Local history picture postcards here
(Perth and Fremantle) regularly hit $25 each nowadays.

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Posted 06/03/2011   8:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fincbob2451 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi rod222, They really weren't. I bought a small collection from someone and were priced really low. Real photo postcards can go fairly high depending on the subject. I also like the local cards. I like to see the way things really were and to me postcards as well as postal history are a small snapshot in time.
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Posted 06/05/2011   8:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My wife was going through a pick box of covers and saw a cover with the postmark Doorn the town in the Netherlands where Kaiser Wilhelm II sought refuge after the first world war..first I will show the cover and then what was inside !

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Posted 06/05/2011   8:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Inside was a picture of the man himself..a good deal !

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Posted 06/05/2011   9:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fincbob2451 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
How cool is that? Nothing like an added bonus. Is that his real signature on the card? Either way it's a great postcard.
david
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Posted 06/05/2011   10:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Is that not the classic KG5 beard!
..and your wife collects...how cool is that!
But then again, expenditure is halved :(

A couple of observations:
Empress Victoria is cluthching a couple of Reynards.

The wristlet (wrist watch) is not evident on the ladies.

They became fashionable for men after ww1

Real gentlemen, who carried pocket watches, were actually quoted as saying they would "sooner wear a skirt as wear a wristwatch". This all changed in World War I when soldiers on the battlefield found using a pocket watch to be impractical.

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Posted 06/06/2011   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Gents, sorry to hijack the postcard forum..but the topic seemed appropriate..as to the signature I would say its a reproduction..but we could check further !!
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Posted 06/06/2011   3:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add fincbob2451 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Either way it is still a great postcard.
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Posted 06/06/2011   4:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jhlovell to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
absolutely great postcards David, I keep reaching for them to put in my collection. - jeff
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Posted 06/07/2011   10:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add philb to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
David, I really hesitate to call the Kaisers picture a postcard..here is the message on the back..my wife thinks he is thanking an admirerer or someone for a donation !

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Posted 12/03/2011   11:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

What a beautiful postcard!

Another one by Corregio....



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