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    39.00 USD

    Literally a "pin-up" of Méaty Fleuron, please note there are four tiny pin holes in this card, one each in the upper right and left corners, and two in the bottom center, within the blank space reserved for messages beneath the image.

    We know that Méaty Fleuron was performing at Aix-les-Bains in 1893 and practically nothing more than that at this point. She was the sister of Lise Fleuron, the better known of the two.

    We've never had a nude portrait of either Lise, or Méaty, Fleuron before, never even seen one! This is almost certainly quite a rare card and will be a valuable addition to any collection of Belle Epoque postcards.

    Clearly, this image celebrates a body shape that was more popular at the turn of the century than since and raises a number of questions, but we don't really have the space in this venue for a discussion as involved as that would be.

    Most images of Méaty Fleuron we find, like those of her sister Lise, are a tad on the suggestive side. Often she wears the skin-tight body suits popular in that era. Monsieur Oricelly of Paris was also the photographer of most of the other images of her we've seen.

    It's likely that Méaty, like her sister, was born in the 1870s in Alsace-Lorraine. Lise Fleuron was actually born Marguerite Rauscher, Rauscher, therefore, was probably Méaty's name also. If that reads very German to you, it's because the region of Alsace-Lorraine, a border-land, was for a very long time under the control of France, and then Germany, and then back again, and so on.
    However, when Prussia annexed Alsace-Lorraine in the early 1870s, Herr, or Monsieur, Rauscher, declared French, rather than German, nationality.

    The name Fleuron suggests a flower-shaped jewel and it may or may not be coincidental that in 1884, the French author Georges Ohnet, a popular novelist of the period whose name, at the time, was as well known as that of his contemporary, Emile Zola, published a work of fiction titled "Lise Fleuron." This novel spun the tale of a young girl...her fall from innocence...her gradual climb to success in the theaters of Paris...romance, scandal, and according to at least one British reviewer, a lack of morality, which might be why it quickly sold through more than 100 editions! When attempting to research the Fleuron sisters, we run across page after page of references to this novel.

    Would it be so surprising to learn that a young actress adopted the name of a very famous fictional siren of the stage and that her sister Méaty followed suit? Maybe not so much :) She would have enjoyed immediate "brand recognition," at the very least.

    The two sisters were very popular stage performers (and postcard queens) of the late 1800s and very early 1900s. Their time was generally a good decade before most of the stage artistes featured on our cards, and by the beginning of WWI (1914), the end of that beautiful era (la Belle Epoque), their popularity seems to have waned.

    A remarkable find in nice unposted condition. The apparent circular blemish near the bottom edge of the image appears to be a concentration of silvering...not sure how this might have happened, whether a flaw in production, or a drop of some substance after printing.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    33.00 USD

    A rare find! Wonderful promotional RPPC by Photo Haas of Hamburg of the Prinzess Ballet, a Weimar era, German song and dance troupe. We really love this :) This card wound up in the files of Dante Ospiri the impressario (the guy what puts the show together :) Notice the text on the back side: "Manager de Grock." Was he a stranger in a strange land? Possibly, but in this case (and spelling) Grock was the stage name of Charles Wettach, one of the most famous clowns of the 20th century and for a time the highest paid stage performer in the world!

    So the impressario Dante Ospiri was this clown's manager. Nice gig! How did he get this job? Might have had something to do with Grock's second wife, singer Inès Della Casa, who, before she became Inez Wettach, was actually Inez Ospiri, maybe Dante's sister? That's showbiz, keeping it in the family :)

    Grock had the good fortune, in the early 1930s, of having a powerful world leader as a big, big fan. This did wonders for his career! This world leader saw him in Berlin, and came back to see his act not once, but thirteen times! The downside (isn't there always?) was that this world leader was named Adolf Hitler, an association Grock (though Swiss and apparently apolitical himself) had a difficult time living down after the war.

    Of course none of this has a thing to do with the so charming Prinzess Ballet, about whom we know nothing at all, but it does show how a postcard is an incredible time machine...a window into a time and place. It might give you no more than a thread, but take up the thread, follow it, and you may discover an historical perspective that few other mediums offer! We do so love them :)

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    17.00 USD

    Great image! The text at the base of the card translates as (in so many words) The New Home Fitness Gym. Just 5 minutes a day will get results! Such fun, and how little things change :)
    We believe that rather than a photo, this is a press print of a photo image.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    14.00 USD

    Beauty in a lace cap. Superb print. One from A. Noyer's (some say Alfred, some say Armand, we haven't gotten to the bottom of that yet) beautiful women of France cards, this series focusing on different locations and their local costumes. This was a very popular series of cards. The artful photography and quality of the prints on these, as with so many Noyer cards, is truly amazing!
    Lovely, unposted condition.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    14.00 USD

    So charming :)
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    33.00 USD

    Wonderful, unusual item from Weimar era Berlin. This is a very high quality offset press print produced by Eros Bildarchiv of Berlin in what we'd guess were the 1920s. We're pretty certain Number 4 Hessische Strasse is located in what later became East Berlin following WWII, before the Wall was brought down in 1990.

    We can't find any history on the publisher, Eros Bildarchiv.

    This is NOT a postcard. Though printed on card stock of similar weight to a typical vintage postcard, this print is a bit wider, and a bit shorter, than the average vintage postcard, about 3 and 3/4 by 4 and 1/4 inches. A great artifact!
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    39.00 USD

    A rare item. Imperial Russian card of Olga Desmond (1890-1964) in a very risque costume.

    Fraulein Desmond was born in East Prussia, in what is now Poland. As a dancer in Berlin she earned notoriety for her "poses plastique," and natural form dancing. Apart from appearing without clothes and the difficulty local authorities had with her art, there isn't a lot in her history to suggest any kind of scandal.

    In the summer of 1908, she performed onstage in St. Petersburg, Russia. According to Wikipedia, this was her only performance there as she was banned from any further appearances. Wikipedia quotes her as saying, ""Call it daring or bold, or however you want to describe my appearance on the stage, but this requires art, and it (art) is my only deity, before whom I bow and for which I am prepared to make all possible sacrifices," she told the Russian press." (Thanks Wikipedia!)

    A wonderful piece of Dance history here! There is a very obvious crease in the upper right corner. Priced accordingly.
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    33.00 USD

    We named this one "Look Twice" because the listing image doesn't give you the whole image at first glance. Family pet? Relative who fell afoul of the fairies? We laugh every time we see this card :) The sheep looks so very, I dunno...happy...don't you think?
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    14.00 USD

    Great stuff! The three companions embark on their great adventure. Where to? Well, we can't know for certain, and although we'd love to say Machu Picchu, it is probably merely a day jaunt along the shore of Sables d'Olonne (The sands of Olonne), a seaside resort on the Atlantic coast of western France, where according to text on the card's obverse, this photo was taken.

    Still, our merry adventurers make it look challenging enough as it is, under layer upon layer of very proper looking attire, and sidesaddle yet...how did they do that? :) Now, is it just our imagination, or does the gentleman seem to lack the enthusiasm shared by the two smiling ladies? Well, we hope they all had a lovely time.

    There is a pin hole approx. 1/3rd of the way up the left edge of this card. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    16.00 USD

    No history we've found on the charming Miss Doré. We'll keep looking, though.
    Wonderful Art Nouveau border really makes this a striking card!

    On the reverse side of the card, note "For Inland Use Only." This text was applied to cards printed in England after 1902, and before 1904. Why? Because a man in England named Frederick Hartmann came up with the idea of the divided back postcard, which would allow senders to write messages (or even to place advertisements) on the backs of postcards where before only the recipient's address was allowed.

    This was just fine in England, but the rest of the world lagged behind just a bit, France not allowing the divided back until 1904, Germany, 1905, and the United States, 1906. So, what happened if a person in England sent a divided back card to someone in France in those early days? The French postal authorities affixed an added fee to the card, payable upon delivery!

    A very nice card, very evocative of the time and with a nice bit of postal history too :)
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    12.00 USD

    We have always loved this series of images by Walery of the mysteriously veiled Mlle. Fiska. Not that she was veiled in some mysterious way or that there is any mystery behind the fact that she is veiled...it is just a veil, after all...simply that being veiled, she assumes a mysterious quality...well, it's at least a very interesting image...but never mind, we were just pulling the proverbial leg. That is not to say that your leg is necessarily proverbial, or anything other than an ordinary leg... but yes, we were pulling it. Sorry :) We couldn't find any history on Mlle. Fiska, you see, and felt we needed to put something in this listing, so there we are!

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    29.00 USD

    Miss Nadia Stroghoff, cuter than cute Russian dancer on an autographed promotional RPPC produced in Brussels, Belgium. There were actually a few cards Miss Stroghoff (or her agent) had made of herself in different poses that we found in a small collection, but none of the others so beautifully captured for us the iconic image of the "Jazz Baby." Wonderful :)

    Because this card was produced in a small studio in Brussels and not by one of the giant printer/publishers of the time, it's very possible that we will never again see this wonderful image. We found no history on her, but hope she found happiness in her art and life.

    The "Roaring 20s" is a favorite era in any era (except possibly for some who lived it...it was a pretty rough time, too). So many successful novels, dramas and musicals have been set in that time. Below, you can follow a link to Youtube and a clip from the 1982 film "Victor Victoria" in which the incomparable Leslie Anne Warren gives us her version of a 1920's Chicago speakeasy performer's routine. Priceless, hilarious, and lots of fun :) This was also the role for which Miss Warren received an Academy nomination.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om_fsyY3pc0

    Great image, great vintage postcard, with some wear to edges and corners.
    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    22.00 USD

    Gorgeous image of Lilian Harvey from the late 1920s, one of our very favorites, and in almost pristine condition. Published by Heinrich Ross of Ross Verlag.

    Welcome to "Idols of the 1920s," where we hope to provide a special, cozy place for those of you who long to linger among the stars of the early silver screen, the hoofers and songbirds of dear old vaudeville's fading hours, a few divas of the grand opera, and of the operetta too, flappers, flappers, more flappers, and of course, and perhaps especially, those femmes fatales who with one smoldering glance can melt a heart, or break it in two. Have fun!

    Lilian Harvey could play sexy, or sweet, or sexy and sweet, but never particularly vampy, or at least not that we've seen. Mostly known as a musical comedy star, she filled a place in late Weimar era Germany that actresses like Ruby Keeler filled in the US during that period of economic and cultural depression when people badly needed a bright and happy, optimistic character to cheer them through the tough times, and the roles she played provided a necessary contrast to the often dark, "femme fatale" characters played by other German actresses of the same period, like the great Marlene Dietrich.

    Miss Harvey led a fascinating life. She was born to an English mother and a German father in 1906 in London, but by the time WWI broke out she was living with her family in Germany. She became a successful singer, dancer, and silent film actress in Vienna and Germany, made the transition to the talkies easily, and actually starred opposite Laurence Olivier in his film debut, an English version of a very successful German film called Hokuspokus in which she'd played the leading lady.

    She was one of those people of conscience who though happy to play a part for her movie-going audience, was unwilling to act as a puppet for the state. In the late 1930s, after having been closely watched by the Gestapo for years as a result of her close associations with Jewish friends and politically dissident associates, she went out on a limb for one of them who'd been arrested, managed his release, and after his escape from Germany, she was pretty much forced out of the country herself and forced to leave her substantial fortune behind. Please read the Wikipedia article for so much more!!!

    Below is a link to Youtube, and a clip from the film Die Drei von der Tankstelle (The Three from the Gas Station), a very popular musical produced in 1930, that will give you an idea of Fraulein Harvey's charms. Playing opposite her is Oskar Karlweis, a popular song and dance man of the 20s and 30s, who like so many others, was forced to flee Germany when Hitler came to power.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri0sPJV3NGI

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    14.00 USD

    We have always loved this series of images by Walery of the mysteriously veiled Mlle. Fiska. Not that she was veiled in some mysterious way or that there is any mystery behind the fact that she is veiled...it is just a veil, after all...simply that being veiled, she assumes a mysterious quality...well, it's at least a very interesting image...but never mind, we were just pulling the proverbial leg. That is not to say that your leg is necessarily proverbial, or anything other than an ordinary leg... but yes, we were pulling it. Sorry :) We couldn't find any history on Mlle. Fiska, you see, and felt we needed to put something in this listing, so there we are!

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    22.00 USD

    Translation (the best we can do anyway) of the Italian text on the card face:

    "Hail Mary,
    Sweet Madonna,
    I offer you flowers.
    I offer you my heart."

    Lovely bit of early 20th century Italian popular iconography! This is one of several beautiful religion-oriented postcards we're offering this week in which the images, though classic, make use of then contemporary style and fashion elements, in this case the model's "raccoon eyes," prevalent in early silent film. Just wonderful! Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    29.00 USD

    What looks to us like a press print, rather than an actual photo of the lovely and alluring Miss Drina Verchesi. Miss Verchesi was one of the big postcard queens of England during the 1910s. Outside of that, we know very little about her. We've found notices of her appearance in a few theatrical productions during the war years (WWI), but they appear to have been small roles, down at the bottom of the cast list, and we haven't yet located any reviews.

    With the name Drina Verchesi, we imagine her as a war refugee from Italy, finding herself in London and struggling as a model and actress there, then finding great success, but that's just our usual romantic imagining. For all we know she was English through and through, though of Italian parentage. One thing we will say is that her images are very much collected and that we rarely see her in quite so risque a postcard. This card will undoubtedly make some collector very happy. If you know anything of Miss Verchesi's history, please let us know. We'd love to hear from you.

    A lovely card. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    18.00 USD

    Lovely bit of early 20th century German popular iconography! This is one of several beautiful religion-oriented postcards we're offering this week in which the images, though classic, make use of then contemporary style and fashion elements. The word "Liefde" is Dutch, meaning in this case compassion, or charity of spirit. Just wonderful!
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    22.00 USD

    Lovely bit of early 20th century French popular iconography! This is one of several beautiful religion-oriented postcards we're offering this week in which the images, though classic, make use of then contemporary style and fashion elements. This one really verges into the Art Deco, don't you think?
    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    33.00 USD

    Beautiful evocative nude image. No photographer attribution. No help on the publisher either. Edges and corners show the slightest wear, but for the most part a fine card! The image is crisp, but look at the number in the lower right corner...just a little soft there...also the close crop of the model. We wonder if this could be a bootleg card, from the same era as the original probably, but a pirated version produced by another printer. This stuff happened back then, just like bootleg DVDs and movies in this day and age, though it was more likely to be simply a different version of the original print produced by the same company.

    In any case, a really fine card. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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    14.00 USD

    Great stuff! The three companions embark on their great adventure. Where to? Well, we can't know for certain, and although we'd love to say Machu Picchu, it is probably merely a day jaunt along the shore of Sables d'Olonne (The sands of Olonne), a seaside resort on the Atlantic coast of western France, where according to text on the card's obverse, this photo was taken.

    Still, our merry adventurers make it look challenging enough as it is, under layer upon layer of very proper looking attire, and sidesaddle yet...how did they do that? :) Now, is it just our imagination, or does the gentleman seem to lack the enthusiasm shared by the two smiling ladies? Well, we hope they all had a lovely time.

    There is a pin hole approx. 1/3rd of the way up the left edge of this card. Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    The item you are considering for purchase is, unless otherwise noted, a vintage postcard of approximately 5 and 1/2, by 3 and 1/2 inches. Postage is for fully-insured, first class shipping in a secure photo mailer (to avoid any damage to your purchase in the mails), and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will not charge for postage on the second card, and when you purchase three or more cards from us at the same time, your shipping will be entirely free, except for international orders which, because of increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more. We do not charge for insurance or shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.

    And please come visit our blog at:

    redpoulaine.blogspot.com

    where we post biographical and historical tidbits, images of cards and photographs for sale, some already sold but remembered fondly, related images of historical interest and sometimes even images of items that have not yet arrived in the shop, but that are expected to arrive soon, as well as coupon codes, links to other related sites, and more!


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