TWO YOUNG MEN OUT FOR A DRIVE IN A RENAULT CONVERTIBLE (1919)

This vintage real photo postcard features two young men out for a drive in a Renault convertible. Note the emblem above the front grill of the car, and also the folded down front windshield. The stretch of road that the two rode down is quite beautiful. It is a dirt road with a canopy of leaves from two columns of trees lining the way. The reverse of this postcard reveals that the postcard formerly resided in a postcard album. Writing on the back of the card indicates that it was written in 1919. The Artura stamp box dates the card somewhere between 1908 and 1924. This vintage postcard is good illustration of  Automobile History. (SOLD)

 

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JONES BEACH : LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK : ANTIQUE CARS : SNACK STAND : VINTAGE RPPC

This vintage lithograph printed postcard features the east overlook at Jones Beach, Long Island, New York. The beach is located on the south shore of Long Island near Wantagh, New York. The beach is very popular and has a boardwalk as well as an amphItheater. Note the line formed at the snack bar window. The automobiles seen on this postcard appear to be from the 1940’s and the postcard was published during that era. This kodachrome postcard was published by Dexter Press (Pearl River, NY). The postcard was published for the Long Island State Park Commision (Babylon, Long Island, NY). (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN, TWO WOMEN & A VERY COOL OAKLAND AUTOMOBILE : OHIO 1914

This is an incredibly nice vintage real photo postcard. It is perfectly posed and has all the elements of an outstanding photograph. In the middle of the photograph there is a young man wearing a grin ear to ear as he sits on the hood of his beautiful Oakland automobile. For extra comfort, he is sitting on a fur blanket. The man is dressed in great fashion. I love his suspenders and hat.  He is flanked by two smiling women and he is holding one of the hands of each of them. He clearly is located “out in the country”. In the background are fields and the proverbial weathered barn and lone tree surrounded by sky. Take a close look at the car. Note the partial front windshield, the starting crank, the front grill and Oakland name plate, as well as the bug-eyed headlights. The motor car has 1914 license plates and it appears that the automobile has a soft top. What do we know about the Oakland make of automobile. The first Oakland auto rolled of the Pontiac, Michigan, assembly line in 1908. Five models were offered and the price ranged from $1300 to $2150. By 1909, General Motors owned the Oakland manufacturing company. Oakland automobiles survived for 23 years and experienced it’s peak in 1928. The Oakland’s demise was caused by GM’s introduction of the cheaper Pontiac model. The marketing slogans of “Sturdy as an Oak” and “The All American Oakland” could not turn around plummeting sales and the Oakland brand ceased production at the end of 1931. The reverse of the photograph has an “AZO” stamp box and it’s format indicates that the card was produced sometime between 1904 and 1918.  Research reveals that the car’s 1914 plates come from the State of Ohio. There were 121,000 Ohio license plates issued that year. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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KENT, WASHINGTON : STREET VIEW : SIGNS : DESOTO, PLYMOUTH, GOODYEAR, FLAG : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a street scene in York, Pennsylvania. There is a lot to look at in this business district photo. There are many antique cars. Note the signs for Desoto and Plymouth Automobiles. There is also a sign for Goodyear Tires. In addition there is signage for an Investment company, Driver Licenses, a print shop, a movie theater, and Lumber store. There are also two American flags in the photo. This postcard is from the 1930’s or 1940’s. The photo was printed on EKC paper. (SOLD)

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ANTIQUE CAR AND DRIVER : NASH ROADSTER : VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPH

This vintage snapshot photograph features a proud driver standing next to his beautiful automobile. I believe the car is a Nash Roadster from the 1930’s. The Nash nameplate can be seen on the grill of the automobile. Note the car’s thin tires and bug-eye headlights. This vintage snapshot photograph measures 5.5″ x 3.25″. SOLD

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BRIDE AND GROOM : DECORATED ANTIQUE WEDDING CAR : FLOWERS

This vintage real photo postcard captures a bride and groom in a flower decorated antique automobile. Even the car’s wheels are decorated with flowers. Note the auto’s large headlights and the squeeze horn on the driver’s side of the car. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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STREET SCENE : FREDERICKSBURG, VIRGINIA : CLASSIC CARS, W T GRANT, WOOLWORTH’S

This lithographic chrome vintage postcard features a street scene in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The card shows Caroline Street, which according to the caption on the reverse of the postcard, is the town’s major retail street. Judging by the classic cars shown on the postcard; this card is likelky from the 1950’s. Note the signs for Peoples Drug Store, W. T. Grant, and Woolworth’s. Other interesting details seen in this image, include two buses and a parked red car. The car has lettering on it’s door. It is difficult to decipher the words on the door but it appears to me that they state “Official Car”. The postcard was published by Curteichcolor and distributed by Cussons, May & Company (Richmond  Virginia). (SOLD)

ANTIQUE BUGATTI :SPORTS CAR : A STRING OF MANY FISH : FISHING POLE

This vintage original photograph features a man, dressed in a shirt and tie, posing by his antique Bugatti sports car. Although the man is not dressed for fishing, it appears that is exactly what he did. A string of fish is hanging along the side of his automobile. A fishing rod is also visible. I would love to know the story of a man who wears a tie while fishing. This vintage photograph measures about 4 5/8″ x 3 1/2″. The image itself, measures about 3 3/8 x 2″. The photo is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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CARS ON THE BEACH : TYBEE ISLAND : SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

This vintage linen postcard features people and cars on Savannah Beach on Tybee Island in Savannah, Georgia. The postcard was published by Curteich-Chicago and is a “C.T. Art-Colortone postcard”. The card was distributed by Coastal News Co., located in Savannah, Georgia. This postcard has corner wear and is in overall good condition (see scans). SOLD

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A LITTLE BOY SITTING IN HIS TOY PEDAL CAR

This vintage photo features a cute little boy sitting in a pedal car. He is flashing a smile at the camera. This photograph was taken at the Thuillier studio in Paris, France. The photo measures about 5 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ and is in very good condition (see scans).

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