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Does Anyone Have Postcards With Cars On Them?

 
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Posted 02/09/2015   3:27 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice Lotus! I have a similar car in kit-form... unbuilt... someday...
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Posted 02/10/2015   12:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JessEm to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Mike in A Red Four"



Middle of the Street Parking. Hey, That's not a half bad idea where parking is scarce...



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Posted 02/10/2015   10:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice cards, JessEm.

Middle of the street parking seems to have been a common practice; there certainly are enough postcards & photographs ...

This begs the question: why were the streets, of so many small towns, so wide to begin with?

Those of us who grew-up on movies of The Old West are likely to say "cattle drives", but that is insufficiently universal.

I think that people built further back from the street because of the dust (kicked-up from unpaved roads) and the smell (droppings from animal transport).

Once paved & mostly traveled by motor car, those very wide streets accommodated middle of the street parking.

My two cents.

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Posted 02/12/2015   1:58 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Splendours of the Edwardian music hall star:





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Posted 05/03/2015   8:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A new fire auto from about 1910.



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Posted 05/08/2015   10:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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 05/15/2015   11:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Days after posting The Taylor AeroCar postcard (above), I was walking down the street, minding my own business, passing a newspaper rack, when I looked down and spotted the cover story of the weekend edition of The Epoch Times:

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/134...l-this-time/ ... Are Flying Cars for Real This Time?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Epoch_Times

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Posted 05/21/2015   7:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are cars, and there are cars.

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Posted 05/29/2015   7:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Postcard booklet covers are kinda like postcards, right?

Q/ Anybody recognize any of these cars?



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Posted 06/05/2015   9:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Cars parked outside The Palladium in Los Angeles.

The card serial number is for 1953, but the photograph could be older; Russ Morgan had a l-o-n-g career.

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Posted 11/08/2015   4:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This car is a Steyr model 50 or 55, an Austrian "People's Car" produced 1936-1940.

You gotta love the aerodynamic styling, from the headlight mounting to the recessed door handles.

http://members.a1.net/steyr-baby/index.html ... more about the Steyr



The car appears on a mass-produced real photo card of Austria's Großglockner Mountain (et al) as seen from the parking lot of the Fuscher Törl monument, a memorial to the workers who died during the building of the Großglockner Hochalpenstrasse (High Alpine Road), which opened on 3 August 1935.





http://www.grossglockner.at/ ... the mountain has a website!

http://www.grossglockner.at/en/hoch...er-toerl.htm ... as does the memorial

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Posted 11/08/2015   4:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Got to hand it to you ikeyPikey.
You sure got a lot of mileage out of this one card.

http://goscf.com/t/39419


Now see what you did?

Now I have to go through all my PCs looking for cars.

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Posted 11/08/2015   6:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
After the hours it took to find that bloody car, you'd best believe I posted it twice!

(Besides, like nobody reads the Indexed Photo Postcards thread.)

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Posted 11/08/2015   7:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rustyc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I read almost all of your postcard threads.
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Posted 11/11/2015   9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bas S Warwick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Newcastle St looking north at night. Brunswick GA
...a Lau-Rhea Ward linen PC - 78305 - guessing cars from the 40's

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