PORTRAIT OF FRENCH WRESTLER OR BOXER : 1920’S : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features a boxer, or possibly a wrestler, in a fighting pose. He is not wearing any boxing gloves which leads me to believe that he is more likely a wrestler. One thing is certain; I know that he is not a UFC fighter. The boxer is unidentified. The postcard is likely from France, since similar boxing postcards in my collection are from that nation. This postcard has excellent clarity and is in very good condition (see scans).

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SOUTH AFRICAN FOOTBALL TEAM :D. MORKEL : TADDY & CO. : CIGARETTE CARD : (1906-7)

This vintage tobacco card features D. Morkel, a player on the 1906-7 South African Football team. The card advertises “Grapnel” pipe tobacco for Taddy & Co.. The firm was located in London, England. James Taddy & Co. was founded in 1740 and by the end of the 19th century, the company was one of the most important British tobacco companies. It first produced citgarette cards in 1897. The company closed down in 1920 as a result of a labor strike by it’s tobacco workers. The photograph of Mr. Morkel, seen on this card,  was taken by Scott & Co.. This tobacco card has a few stains on it’s middle right side border. The card is in overall good condition (see scans).

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YOUNG CRICKET PLAYER HOLDING A CRICKET BAT IN TORONTO, CANADA

This original cabinet card photograph features a boy wearing his cricket uniform and holding a bat. This young athlete is identified on the reverse of the photo as Edwin English. He was photographed by N. Bogart of Toronto, Canada. Most Americans know very little about cricket. Cricket is a “bat and ball” team sport originating in England and played in over 100 countries around the world. Cricket can be traced back to Tudor times in the 16th century. In regard to this photograph, it is interesting to note that the tradition of photographing children in their sport uniforms continues today. Many parents of children participating in sports buy individual and team photographs of their children. Some things don’t change. (SOLD)

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VERMOT : FRENCH BOXER : (1912)

This vintage real photo postcard features a portrait of a boxer. His name is listed as “Vermot”. Unfortunately, without knowing his first name, it is difficult to confirm the identity of this fighter. It is likely that this is a photograph of “Vernot”, a French light weight boxer active in 1912. He only fought one bout. This postcard was published by Dix, a company located in Paris. The firm published a series of postcards of boxers of the day. This postcard offers a crisp image and is in very good condition (see scans). SOLD

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EARLY BOWLING PHOTOGRAPH : NEWARK, NEW JERSEY : BOWLING PIN

This cabinet card portrait features a gentleman dressed as if he is wearing a military uniform. In reality, this serious looking man is a bowler. The pin on his hat has the letters UGSB. I was unable to identify the full name of the organization. The gentleman is wearing two pins on his jacket, one of which, shows falling bowling pins. The second pin may show a bowling ball. This cabinet card photograph is from the studio of Helmuth Schumacher. He operated his business out of Newark, New Jersey, from 1880 to after 1940. Schumacher was at the William Street address, where this photo was taken, between 1880 and 1897. SOLD

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PINUP BLOTTER : THE CONTINENTAL DOOR COMPANY : SLOCUM : 1938 : FOND DU LAC, WISCONSIN

This vintage unused blotter features pinup art by Russell Slocum. The pretty pinup is holding skis and ski poles. This is a calendar blotter from December 1938. The blotter advertises “The Combination Door Company. The firm was located in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. The Combination Door Company is a fifth generation family-owned business. It was founded in 1912 and remains in business today. The publisher of this blotter is Brown & Bigelow (no.38132). The publisher was based in St. Paul, Minnesota. The blotter measures about 4″ x 9” and is in very good condition (see scans).  (SOLD)

PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG ARCHER AND HIS SERIOUS BOW AND ARROW (NATIVE AMERICAN?)

This vintage real photo postcard is a beauty. It features a young man holding a large bow and arrow. The size of the bow indicates to me that he knows how to handle it. The bow is not a toy. One has to wonder if this young man is Native American? The feather accessory hanging on this bow is most likely to be found on the bow of a Native American archer. The man’s complexion may also be a clue to his ethnicity. This vintage postcard is in very good condition (see scans).

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ACTRESS MAUREEN O’SULLIVAN HOLDING A PING PONG PADDLE NEXT TO A PING PONG TABLE

This vintage real photo postcard features actress Maureen O’Sullivan (1911-1998). She is holding a ping pong paddle and standing next to a ping pong table. The Irish-American actress is best known for playing Jane in the Tarzan series of films. This postcard was published by Dutch publisher Jos-Pe. Arnhem. The card is part of a series (No. 432), and at the time this photograph was taken, O’Sullivan was under contract with Metro Goldwyn. The postcard is posted and has a Netherlands stamp. SOLD

PHOTOGRAPH OF DETROIT TIGER PITCHER ELON HOGSETT (1935 PRESS PHOTO)

This vintage press photo (9/15/1935) features Elon Hogsett who was a pitcher for the Detroit Tigers during the 1935 season. The caption, on the back of the photograph declares that the Tiger’s “supremacy for 1935 is virtually assured”. In fact the Tigers reached the World Series that year and Hogsett pitched in one the the games. Who was Elon Hogsett? Elon Chester “Chief” Hogsett (1903-2001) was a submarining left handed major league pitcher who played 11 seasons in the American League with Detroit (1920-1936, 1944), St. Louis Browns (1936-1937), and the Washington Senators (1938). He was known by his nickname “Chief” but he was only 1/32 a Native American (Cherokee). He stated that he received the nick name because he once had a teammate that he roomed with who was one hundred percent Native American (Kiowa). Hogsett was both a reliever and a starter during his pitching career. His career stats included a 63-87 won-loss record and a 5.02 ERA. Hogsett appeared in two World Series. This photograph is an interesting piece of baseball history. Elon Hogsett was not only an old time baseball player but he also looks the part. The photograph measures about 5″ x 7″. The photograph was once owned by Acme Newspictures of New York City and the company’s stamp appears on the reverse of the photo along with a caption. SOLD  

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SAID KAHOUT : WORLD CLASS WRESTLER AND WORLD CLASS HUNK

This vintage real photo postcard features turban wearing strongman Said Kahouta. He was a world class wrestler and hailed from India. The photographer of this portrait is Gebr. Garloff. This postcard was mailed from Magdeberg, Germany in 1935. This postcard has phenomenal clarity and is in very good condition (see scans). Note crease in top right hand corner.

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