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My Collection Of Missouri Town Rppc's Is Growing

 
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Posted 03/19/2018   6:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Decided I would finally make a thread to show off the RPPC's (real picture postcards) that I have either purchased or saved the images from the sold listings.

I have been actively pursuing these over the last three years. I will elaborate when I can.

-MV
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Posted 03/19/2018   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add MeadowviewCollector to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Stewartsville, Missouri







Stewartsville's downtown business section was home to multiple businesses among them a general store, a lumber yard, a bank, a drug store.

On the first postcard, the building with the tall, elaborate "crown" was built in 1882 after a fire destroyed part of downtown. The first floor housed the Stewartsville Bank from 1882-1887. The upstairs was the opera house. Later the town's drug store occupied the space.

The only building remaining on the Opera House block mentioned on the second postcard is the bank building however it no longer looks like that as it was "modernized" and is now a branch of US Bank.

The last one is Main Street looking north.
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Great stuff. An interesting view on a RPPC with a insightful message and a clean stamp with a sharp postmark is the total package. Closest thing to time travel in a singular object.
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Yes, I like seeing them used but have seen many that are either unused or written on but never mailed.

-MV
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Altamont, Missouri





This is one I saved the images from the sold listing. The back of the postcard stated this is the "Altamont Military Band"

I think this was likely taken on Main Street as the building behind the band looks to match the decrepit/abandoned one shown on Google Maps in August 2013.

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Brimson, Missouri






A pair I saved the images from the sold listings. Same seller had these. I do not know how many different cards there were for a set. I haven't seen any others in my eBay searches.
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Princeton, Missouri






Princeton is the county seat of Mercer County. The square in Princeton has suffered from fires through the years the most recent occurred in 2016.
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Cainsville, Missouri




I recently purchased this one. I haven't been to Cainsville in years in fact the last time I was there was probably when I was in high school.

Cainsville did not have enough female students for sports for several years. However, a few years ago the state implemented a plan where schools that didn't have enough could "co-op" with one that had a team. I think any opportunity to keep students active is a great thing that should be encouraged.
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Burlington Junction, Missouri




I've always liked railroad themed postcards. Burlington Junction is located in Nodaway County.
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Osgood, Missouri







Osgood continues to dwindle away population wise. The post office closed in 1965.

In fact, I came across a Youtube video filmed around 1985 that shows this building's dramatic decline
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Trenton, Missouri




The Grand River flooded in early July 1909. The flood affected Mercer County to the north and Livingston County to the south.

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Chula, Missouri



This one is a companion to the Trenton/Grand River one posted previously. I left this one larger.

I don't know how others feel but I consider this a RPPC since the smaller images are actual pictures.
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King City, Missouri



This is a RPPC even if my scan makes it look printed. King City is in Gentry County.
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Galt, Missouri



John Wesley Root was born in 1840 and died in 1924. Judge Root was a Civil War veteran. Of interest, he also served as postmaster at Galt.




East side of the square.

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Osgood, Missouri

Almost forgot I had this one.




Cousins & Sons Auto Livery. I own this postcard but haven't found much about the family or business.
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Mill Grove, Missouri




Mill Grove is located in Mercer County. Its post office open in 1873 and closed in 1974.

I believe this is a picture of the Christian Church. http://charles-mikkelshus.blogspot....ristian.html but have no way to be certain.

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