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    8.50 USD

    Wonderful hand-coloration on this Japanese card that shares so many beautiful smiles! Posted in 1921, this appears to be a commercially used card, sent by a travel booking agent, to confirm reservations aboard a steam ship bound for...it doesn't say...Japan?

    A very nice posted 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 refund the 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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    90.00 USD

    No one knows for certain these days, which of those two famous American humorists it was, Mark Twain or Will Rogers, who encouraged the public to "Buy land! They're not making any more of it!" But the same idea could certainly apply to antique postcards, particularly in the case of a hand-colored French nude like this one.

    Our scanner cannot even approach the richness of color on these cards when they are viewed in person. These are becoming more and more difficult to find, but we recently located a small cache of them we are very pleased to share with you. This one, as you can see, is in nearly pristine condition.

    Please examine our high res scans for detail.

    Postage is for first class shipping in a secure photo mailer, and we happily combine shipping on all paper goods. If you purchase two cards, we will refund the 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 sudden increases in international shipping rates will still be charged one card's shipping fees on orders of three or more.

    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

    Unidentified image of Italian opera diva La Cavalieri in an absolutely stunning Pierrette costume. Often called the most beautiful woman in the world, it was said that the worst thing that could happen to the cast of a show on opening night was if Signorina Cavalieri happened to be a member of the audience...the problem was that the attention of the audience would be so hypnotically transfixed by that beautiful woman, that they would hardly glance at the stage :)

    We've never come across this image before. To be fair, we should say this means next to nothing. We've been doing this for years, but we could see three of these tomorrow, you just never know. Still, from our limited point of view, a rare Cavalieri image.

    This card was posted in Germany, in 1915, amidst the turmoil of World War One. It is very safe to say that this card, therefore, was published some years before, and only put to use in '15, particularly since Cavalieri had retired from the stage a few years prior to that point.

    There is some wear on this one at the edges and corners, some foxing as well, but it will be a feather in the cap of any collection of Cavalieri images.
    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

    "Danger! Danger! High Voltage!
    When we touch, When we kiss
    Danger! Danger! High Voltage!
    When we touch, when we kiss
    When we touch" --Electric Six

    No history on this Belle Epoque performer, darn it. Great image by Walery of Paris. Lovely hand-coloring work.

    A wonderful card. Minor wear to edges and corners. 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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    24.00 USD

    German Postcard, very reminiscent of work by Heinrich (Henry) Traut. Great mermaid gown image, beautifully composed, we think! "robe galbée," or "contoured gown" is a term often used in France to describe these outfits, incidentally.
    Beautiful, subtle, hand-coloring on this one and very, very nice 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 refund the 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

    as per convo


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    126.00 USD

    as per convos


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    17.00 USD

    Absolutely one of our favorite French postcard images of all time. So lovely :)
    We've sold a few of these over the last few years in our shop. Noyer's series, "Les Plus Belles..." or "The Most Beautiful Women of the Provinces," is also one of our best loved series of cards. Very nice condition and a letter in a lovely hand.
    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 refund the 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

    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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    26.00 USD

    In the poem Der Gott und die Bayadere, Johann von Goethe (1749-1832) interpreted an Indian folktale about a god and a temple dancer.
    In the story, the god Mahadeva in his sixth incarnation, comes to earth to live as humans live in order to better understand them.
    On the last day of his life in that incarnation (while yet a beautiful young man), he meets a temple dancer on the street who invites him into her home.
    One thing leads to another and they spend a passionate night together, the temple dancer finding true love for the first time, in the arms of the god.
    To discover if she truly loves him, Mahadeva tests her by seeming to die in the bed they share as she sleeps.
    When she awakens the next morning to discover his dead body beside her, she is heart-broken.

    Later, funeral rites commence and his body is placed upon a pyre for burning. The temple dancer, suffering deeply from the loss, wishes only to join him in death, to join him on the pyre, but the priests refuse her.
    "This man was not your husband," they say. "You are a temple dancer and your duties are not the duties of a wife."
    Ignoring them, she cries out that even if it was only for one night, the young man whose body burns on the pyre was her true love, and running to the pyre, she casts herself into the flames.
    In that instant, Mahadeva rises up, whole and unharmed, lifts up the temple dancer, also miraculously untouched by the fire, and carries her away with him up to heaven.

    Some story, huh? Well, leaving all gender politics aside for the moment, because a story like this one certainly sparks debate, our postcard's image, from a painting by enormously gifted Austrian painter and illustrator Erich Schütz (1886-1937) is simply gorgeous!

    From the marvelous text and border design on the card's face, we'll guess this card was produced in the 1910s.

    Incidentally, the spelling of Goethe's name at the top of the card is very unusual. Though an o with an umlaut (those two little dots up on top of the o) often takes the place of an oe in German words where those two vowels are found side by side and in that order, important proper names from the past (like Goethe's) are usually left unaltered. A case of artistic license, we suppose, and the Jugendstil, after all, was all about casting off the shackles of the past and embracing the modern :)

    If you'd care to read the poem, the link below will take you to a site where it is offered both in the original German and in English.

    http://www.lieder.net/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=74030

    An amazing card with only minor wear to edges and corners. 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 refund the 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

    Fraulein Eva was born in 1899 Berlin as Elly Giese. As a young girl, she worked in the cigarette manufacturing industry, but by age 19 was being cast in silent films. She received leading roles immediately, mainly in comedies, and playing mostly adolescent girls. This was, for her, a very lucky thing indeed, since 1918, the year she began a successful career in film, was also the year the war ended, and a terrible economic depression was just around the corner from descending on Germany, whose people had already undergone great privations in the years leading up to the war's end.

    Her career, though successful, was a relatively short one, mostly spanning the 1920s. She did make a few films into the 1930s, but whether she simply didn't catch on with the "talkies," or didn't see eye to eye with the Nazis, who gained power in the 1930s, is not a question we were able to answer through our research, though doubtless we'll learn more in future.

    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 refund the 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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