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Does Anyone Have Postcards With Cars On Them?

 
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Posted 11/29/2014   6:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
St Augustine FL USA is proud of its hard-pack sand beach, and has its car-ducks in a row.

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For those of you who can tell one car from another:



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Posted 12/09/2014   11:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1973 Indy winner Gordon Johncock.

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Posted 12/09/2014   11:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
1929 Duesenberg

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Posted 12/09/2014   11:30 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A nice postcard, but that 1973 Indy 500 win was a race full of tragedies and unfortunate circumstances. Here's a summary (taken from Wiki):


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At the 1973 Indianapolis 500, Johncock was racing for STP/Patrick Racing. A major accident at the start involving Salt Walther, coupled with two days of rain, postponed the race until late Wednesday afternoon. When the race was held, Johncock's teammate Swede Savage was severely injured in a fiery crash on lap 58. A moment later, Armando Teran, a pit crew member on the same STP/Patrick team, was struck by a fire truck going northbound in the pits, and was fatally injured at the scene. When the race resumed, Johncock who had led the most laps, was leading when rain fell again on the 133rd lap. Nearing 6 p.m. in the evening, the race was red flagged and declared over. After a short and muted victory lane celebration, Johncock went to visit Savage at the hospital. Afterward, the celebratory victory banquet was cancelled. Instead, Johncock and his crew went to a local fast-food joint for hamburgers. About a month later, Savage died from his injuries.
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Posted 12/15/2014   8:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kehess to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here are a couple of Marlsburg VT, late 40s or early 50s




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Posted 12/16/2014   1:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a couple from the San Fernando Valley (Los Angeles) in the 1950's.



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Just out of curiosity, I looked up the address of Butlin Buick of Resita, CA as noted on the previously posted card. A condominium complex (with awfully small units) built in 1991 now occupies the site.
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Posted 12/20/2014   2:42 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not totally sure, but kehess's top card may have a 1940 Ford in there, also the one with the "portholes" is a Buick. And of course I see another Duesenberg... my favorite!
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Posted 01/17/2015   9:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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... postcards with cars on them? ...


Q/ How about cards with cars stuck on them willy-nilly?

My SCF Postulate: there is just about nothing that you can add to your collection that will not, sooner or later, be fodder for a post to SCF.

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Posted 01/18/2015   4:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kehess to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That's hilarious, I-P!
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Posted 01/18/2015   5:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Checkout the 4th and 5th paragraphs at this link about the B.S. Reynolds Company postcards:

http://history.house.gov/Blog/Detail/15032406431
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Posted 01/18/2015   7:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am an awful snob about the American postcards of the 1914-1960s.

The hyper-saturated colors (or, more properly, 'colours', as long as I am being snobbish) are forgivable - or, at least, easily over-looked - or, might even add value - in the Giant Letter cards.

But that's about it for the 'rich palette' excuse of the linen era.

Granted, the generally poor production values of the American postcards of 1914-1960s are beside the point in the humor cards, where we can focus on the joke.

But the 'view' cards - whites, linens, chromes - are atrocious.

B.S.Reynolds cards are uniformly difficult to look at ... until the very end of their run.

Mike Reynolds was one of the early prolific producers of photo chromes, and did no better.

Did the customers not care? Was price the cruel mistress of the entire American postcard industry? Was color so novel - on postcards, and on television - that 'awful' was expected?

Unfair? Harsh? Leaf thru your postcards of the 1964 World's Fair; were it not for the subject matter, would they be collectible?

There was an alternative. Throughout the post-WW2 period, a number of European publishers produced postcards with crisp images, rich detail, and an excellent depth of focus. These LDRPPs (Latter Day Real Photo Postcards, to coin an acronym) were mass-produced on photographic stock (of course), and it is a shame that similar cards of American topics from this period are difficult (read: near impossible) to find.

Yes, the European cards were monochrome (gasp!), but they were often gorgeous, which makes-up for a lot.

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Posted 01/26/2015   05:22 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Not sure if that's a Mustang in front ...



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Posted 01/27/2015   01:09 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This was an unexpected find, even after it was found.

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Posted 02/07/2015   10:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To follow IndianGoldEagle's lead:

1965 Indy winner Jim Clark.

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