SYBIL WISE : BEAUTY CONTEST WINNER AND FILM ACTRESS

This vintage real photo postcard features British beauty contest winner and film actress, Sybil Wise (1901-1971). The “hand painted” card honors her third place finish in the Daily Mirror’s beauty competition. Miss Wise had a film career between 1928 and 1955. Her filmography includes five films. She was best known for her appearance in ” Adventurous Youth” (1928) and “Scarlet Pimpernel” (1955). The postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (No.M46-3). This portrait postcard is in very good condition (see scans). 

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MISS SPAIN : CONTESTANT IN THE MISS EUROPE BEAUTY CONTEST

The pretty young woman seen in this vintage real photo postcards is a contestant in one of the early 1930’s Miss Europe beauty contest. She represented Spain in the competition.The Miss Europe contest was established by a French journalist in 1927. Most of the women in this event had won their own country’s national beauty contest, and used the Miss Europe contest as a warm-up for the Miss World pageant. This postcard was published by the well known and acclaimed photographer, Alfred Noyer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. Miss Spain’s portrait was photographed by the studio of M. Pergay. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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MISS FRANCE, MISS BELGIUM, AND MISS ITALY CHAT AT THE MISS EUROPE PAGEANT (1930’s)

This vintage 1930’s photo postcard features three contestants in the Miss Europe contest. Most of the women in the competition had won national beauty contests in their own country and progressed to the Miss Europe contest as a warm-up to competing for the Miss World title. This photographic postcard presents Miss France, Miss Belgium, and Miss Italy. The three contestants are beautiful and marvelously dressed. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. He was very talented and well respected. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

MISS BULGARIA, SEVENTEEN YEAR-OLD VERA RUSINOVA COMPETES IN THE 1993 MISS WORLD CONTEST

This vintage photograph features the beautiful contestant from Bulgaria that participated in the 1993 Miss World Contest. This young lady’s name is Vera Roussinova (aka Vyara Rusinova). Miss Rusinova was only seventeen years old at the time of the contest. She did not place in the top ten finishers, but she likely had an amazing experience participating in the event and serving as Miss Bulgaria for a full year. The winner of the 1993 Miss World title was Lisa Hanna, representing Jamaica. In total, there were 81 contestants participating in the pageant which took place in Sun City, South Africa. This vintage photograph measures about 5″ x 7″ and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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ROSE FESTIVAL QUEEN : PORTLAND, OREGON : (1947)

This vintage real photo postcard features the Queen of the 1947 Portland, Oregon, Rose Festival. The newly crowned Queen is named Georgene. She is pretty and is flashing a wonderful smile. She looks majestic wearing her crown, dressed in a royal robe, and clutching a large bouquet of roses. The festival has an interesting history. The Portland Rose Society was founded in 1888 and the group began with a backyard rose show. By 1902 the society was hosting a parade and pageant, in addition to the rose show. The first Rose Festival and Flower Parade was held in Portland in 1906. The parade included decorated floats, wagons, people and horses. The first “official Porland Rose Festival occurred in 1907. The Rose Festival Parade included an “electric parade” of illuminated floats. In 1930, the festival began selecting a Rose Festival Queen. The Queen was selected from a group of nominees representing local high schools. These high school seniors were called princesses. Research reveals that the young woman pictured on this photo portrait postcard is Georgene Ormston. She was a student at “Girls Poly” high school in Portland.   (SOLD)

MISS SPAIN : CONTESTANT IN THE MISS EUROPE BEAUTY CONTEST

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miss spain 1The pretty young woman seen in this vintage real photo postcards is a contestant in the 1931 Miss Europe beauty contest. She represented Spain in the competition. Her name was Ermelina Carreno (1912-1999). She became Miss Spain when she won the competition representing the region Castilla-La Mancha. A book about her was written by Enrique Sanchez Lubian and published in 2009. The book was entitled “Ermelin: The Beauty That Gave Birth To The Republic: Origins Of The Misses Contests In Spain, 1929-1932”. The Miss Europe contest was established by a French journalist in 1927. Most of the women in this event had won their own country’s national beauty contest, and used the Miss Europe contest as a warm-up for the Miss World pageant. This postcard was published by the well known and acclaimed photographer, Alfred Noyer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. Miss Carreno’s portrait was photographed by St Mano studio. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans)..

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MISS RUSSIA, MISS AUSTRIA, AND MISS HOLLAND : CONTESTANTS IN THE MISS EUROPE COMPETITION (1930)

This vintage photo postcard features three contestants in the 1930 Miss Europe contest. Most of the women in the competition had won national beauty contests in their own country and progressed to the Miss Europe contest as a warm-up to competing for the Miss World title. This photographic postcard presents Miss Russia, Miss Austria, and Miss Holland. The three contestants are beautiful and marvelously dressed. This postcard was published by Alfred Noyer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. He was very talented and well respected.    (SOLD)

MISS ROMANIA : CONTESTANT IN THE MISS EUROPE BEAUTY PAGEANT : LILIANA DELESCU : (1932)

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The pretty young woman seen in these vintage real photo postcards is a contestant in the Miss Europe beauty contest. The young woman’s name is Liliana Delescu..She represented Romania in the 1932 competition. The contest included only European contestants. The contest was established by a French journalist in 1927. Most of the women in this event had won their own country’s national beauty contest, and used the Miss Europe contest as a warm-up for the Miss World pageant. Miss Delescu has been described by a fellow blogger as having a “certain mystery” and a “a come hither” look. She went on to become a respected composer. This postcard was published by the well known and acclaimed photographer, Alfred Noyer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. Postcard 2 was photographed by the M Pergay Studio and published by Noyer. Postcard 1 and Postcard 2 are in very good condition (see scans). 

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MISS ITALY : BEAUTIFUL CONTESTANT IN THE MISS EUROPE CONTEST (1931)

This vintage real photo postcard features Miss Italy, a contestant in the Miss Europe beauty pageant. This beauty contest includes only European contestants. The contest was established by a French journalist in 1927. Most of the women in this contest won their own country’s national beauty contest, and used the Miss Europa contest as a warm-up for the Miss World pageant. This postcard was published by well known and acclaimed photographer, Alfred Noyer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. This postcard is from 1931 and the beautiful contestant seen in this photo, is Claudia Di Nocetti. Miss Di Nocetti is wearing a ring and a pretty, but bulky, necklace. The bottom right corner of the postcard has the printed name of “St. Mano”. Generally, the name of the photographer appears in this location on a photo postcard. Perhaps the photo studio was named “Mano Street”. This vintage postcard is in good condition (see scans).

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MISS HUNGARY : BEAUTIFUL CONTESTANT IN THE MISS EUROPE CONTEST (1930’s)

This vintage real photo postcard features Miss Hungary, a contestant in the Miss Europe pageant. She is beautiful and has a wonderful smile. This photograph was taken around the time of the competition (early 1930’s). This beauty pageant includes only European contestants. The contest was established by a French journalist in 1927. The first contest was held at the Paris Opera and 18 countries were represented. The winner in 1927 was from Yugoslavia. The latest winner (2019), is from Spain. Most of the women in this contest won their own country’s national beauty contest, and used the Miss Europa contest as a warm-up for the Miss World pageant. This postcard was published by well known and acclaimed photographer, Alfred Noyer. His Paris studio operated between 1910 and the 1940’s. The postcard is part of a series (no. 10) and is in excellent condition (see scans).

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