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Posted 08/14/2017   04:47 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Greg and thank you!
Has your stationery arrived?
I have some US letters if you are interested APO and navy.
Let me know.
Cheers
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Posted 08/14/2017   04:48 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Laurie 02 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
great battleship postcards Greg
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Posted 04/04/2018   8:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is difficult to see just how beautiful this card is from the scan.

I was certain that it was a collotype until I took an 'assisted' look and saw that it was 'merely' a really/rarely excellent halftone.

http://www.metropostcard.com/glossaryc.html ... "C" is for "Collotype"

http://www.metropostcard.com/glossaryh.html ... "H" is for "Halftone"

Google the string [ collotype site:www.metropostcard.com ] (sans brackets) for vastly more than you want to know.

Meanwhile, as to the ship:


Quote:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Aquitania

The origins of Aquitania lay in the rivalry between the White Star Line and Cunard Line, Britain's two leading shipping companies. The White Star Line's Olympic, Titanic and the upcoming Britannic were larger than the latest Cunard ships, Mauretania and Lusitania, by 15,000 gross tons. The Cunard duo were significantly faster than the White Star ships, while White Star's ships were seen as more luxurious. Cunard needed another liner for its weekly transatlantic express service, and elected to copy the White Star Line's Olympic-class model with a larger, slower, but more luxurious ship.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris...l_Exposition ... the postmark slogan marks the "Exposition coloniale internationale"

http://goscf.com/t/22899&whichpage=4#484003 ... an earlier post about the RMS Aquitania by erilaz, who is welcome to this card

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey



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Posted 04/04/2018   10:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, ikeyPikey, but I already have a postcard like that! (Well, without the stamp, postmark, etc.)

I think I've got enough Aquitanias, but I'm still looking for some nice postcards of the S.S. Martha Washington, which is the ship that brought my grandfather to America. I have one with a black-and-white photo of the ship, but I'd really like something like this:

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Posted 06/27/2018   01:55 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have some other ship cards I'll be posting shortly, but this one caught my eye immediately as I was poking through a bargain box.

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Posted 06/27/2018   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wow! I like the boat loaded with cotton bales. Neat Card.
Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 10/25/2018   9:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Took me a while to get around to posting these!







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Posted 12/09/2018   12:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampavalanche to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The only ship postcard that I own, and the only one I need.

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Posted 12/09/2018   2:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This heavily creased card shows the USS Denver, a Protected Cruiser, armored, but not armed. Postmarked with a very well struck Eureka & Scotia RPO ( M.P.O.S. #985-M-2) on May 29 1911.



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Posted 06/20/2019   12:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi all,
Images are from Recent purchases from my favorite antique store in Villa Rica, Georgia:









No idea as to the names of the ships on the last two cards.

Robert


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Posted 06/20/2019   2:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are two recent additions, both what I consider maximum usage cards. Postmark corresponds with picture side, printed for a local business.
The Pomona, at 225 feet long and 33 feet at the beam, displaced 1264 tons. Once, the pride of the Coastal fleet, she went down and was lost in Fort Ross cove on March 17 1908, almost 15 months after this card was mailed.




The Pome was a wooden hulled steamer, displacing 368 tons. Here, she's tied up at Point Arena.






You can read more on the fate of both ships on this page, just scrool down. Click the more info button below Pomo!

https://www.mendorailhistory.org/1_...hips_p-q.htm
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Posted 06/20/2019   11:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
'
Robert: Dazzling!
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Posted 06/21/2019   01:44 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stampfan9, those vessels with "ocean camouflage" are terrific! You can read about some others here: https://io9.gizmodo.com/an-illustra...ip-676257937
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Posted 06/30/2019   1:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Two from the Great Lakes for the topic:




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Posted 07/11/2019   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Recent purchases:








ALL unused.

Robert
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