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That last card, referring to "Union Oil Company's Natural Color Scenes of the West" were first issued in 1939 by Union Oil Company gas stations in the Western US -- some of the first postcards using the "photochrome" process.
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Posted 09/14/2014   07:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add YeaPolska to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Moreton Bay is a bay on the eastern coast of Australia near Brisbane, Queensland, very important historically in early European settlement in that area.

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Posted 10/02/2014   1:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Shown is an oversized postcard featuring a plethora of palms, Royal Palms on Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, Florida.



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Posted 11/05/2014   1:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have several cards with trees on them as you would expect from some who collects logging postcards. All my tree cards are Sequoia sempervirens..California Redwood and are giants. Here's a few.













The redwood have such a large root swell that in order to fall one the fallers worked on their way up above the swell using "springboards" a 6-8"wide 6' long board with a T shaped metal end that was driven into the sap wood and other boards placed on them, as seen here. Some stumps left behind were 20 or more in height. A few things of note in this photo, the thickness of the bark, the length of the axe handle and the huge pile of chips below the men.




The trees were so large a diameter that special saws were made, this one is 3 and half time as long as the man on the left is tall. If he was 5'8" ( average height ) the saw is 20 feet long!





This was the Booles Tree near Moody, Cal. It was over 300 feet tall and had a circumference of 109 feet above the root swell, thats is where the upper men are standing. This was the logging crew at Moody.





Just to give some perspective this Southern Pacific card from 1908 gives us some dimentions, as well as a graphic image.



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Posted 11/07/2014   10:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
It is amazing at just how wild and wooly California was not so many years ago. Great cards!
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Posted 11/07/2014   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks. When most people think about California, it's Southern Calif that they visulize. It's much differnt north of the Golden Gate. Bears are still a problem in parts of Mendocino County.
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Posted 11/09/2014   04:01 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Staying with majestic California Redwood trees, here are two unused postcards for the topic:







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Posted 11/10/2014   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A few more tall ones!













Here is a look at Redwood headed for a new purpose,





And one of the uses that Union Lumber put that redwood to.









This beautifull all redwood building is still standing on the north west corner of Main and Redwood in Fort Bragg, California. Now it is a mini mall, and the balcony area in now a bistro style resturant. Excellent fare, the last time I dined there!

I remember shopping in that store as a child, notice the small cable system? Made your payment at the counter, which was seent up to the offfice and returned with your change and a reciept. That system still operates.
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Posted 01/06/2015   11:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The ups & downs of posting postcards !@#$%!

Wanting to support stampfan9's then-new thread, I started setting-aside such tree cards as crossed my fingers.

Finally, I picked a properly dramatic tree, scanned it, found the thread, and ... its the same darned tree!

Okay, well, maybe its not the exact same tree ...

But wait, there's more!

Look who owned this tree!

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey







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Posted 01/07/2015   11:27 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
ikeyPikey, Always impressed with your posts. Great card.
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I put this card aside for stampfan9's thread because it also features a tree with a name.

The divided back says >1907.

The tree died in 1923 ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Elm

The, uh, quality suggests that the card was printed domestically post-1914.

That gets us down to 1914<p<1923.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey







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Posted 01/25/2015   9:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This one's got a bit of a canopy ;)

Cheers,

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Posted 05/08/2015   10:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ouch!



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Identified as Forest Park on this 1906 post card posted from Eureka and as Sequia Park on the 1912 post card from Beatrice, the 1909 post card posted from Bulwinkle, although it is clearly the same place didn't name the park. It does however better display the true size and density of a grove of redwoods, as these 51 people are seeing.







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Posted 11/13/2015   10:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Oh, Dear, the things people will do to a tree !

Q/ Can anyone identify the perfin WEM?

Cheers,

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