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    65.00 USD

    Anita Berber (1899-1928) was undoubtedly the tragic queen of Weimar Berlin's Cabaret "scene," if only for a short time.

    The daughter of a violinist and a cabaret entertainer, she was mostly raised in Dresden by her grandmother and by 16 had moved to Berlin and become a cabaret dancer.

    In 1918, she began appearing in silent films, many of them by Richard Oswald (born Ornstein), an Austrian actor and film maker about whom you hear not nearly so often as big names, like Fritz Lang, but who was very much a part of the Expressionist movement in early German film.

    By 1919 Berber was also popular for her risque and nude dancing. She is probably best known today for her very open bi-sexuality and her voracious appetite for drugs and alcohol, the latter no doubt contributing to her death at age 29. The "Berlin bad girl" image is exciting, sure, but she was also a very talented performer. An iconic figure of 1920s Berlin, finding an original postcard with her image is far more difficult than say, finding one of Mata Hari. Rare is a much overused term lately when speaking of old postcards, but this one (any of Berber's really), qualifies.

    One interesting thing about this portrait is the little white mouse she holds in her hand.

    The Weisse Maus, or the White Mouse, was a cabaret that opened in 1919 on Jägerstraße in Berlin. This card was printed some time between 1919 and 1924, a period during which Anita Berber regularly performed there. We can't help but wonder if there's an implied connection or if it's just coincidental as the image was likely drawn from a film in which she appeared.

    If you'd care to see her up on your monitor's little silver screen, do follow the below link to Youtube and watch "Unheimliche Geschichten," (Uncanny Tales) a very, very, entertaining film from 1919 by the above mentioned Richard Oswald, starring Anita Berber and also the always wonderful Conrad Veidt! English subs...make popcorn...turn out lights. Like many of the artfully made Expressionist German horror films, this one often achieves "creepy" in a delightful way, so it makes a good date movie :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqyx5J9bLnc

    Such nice condition. A very light bending that is almost invisible, lower center. Does not qualify as a crease or even a bend, really. Probably something resulting from long term storage. Typically minor wear to edges and corners and a mysterious dark line along the left edge of the card (really on the very edge). These are negligible faults and we hate even pointing them out, but this is a fairly pricey card, so we gotta :)
    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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    36.00 USD

    Lovely French nude by Corona. Her eyes are so beautiful, reminding us of actress Gabrielle Robinne. Very nice condition on this one.
    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

    Rough shape on this Bulgarian RPPC circa 1910, so why do we even want a card with these faults in our shop? We just couldn't resist. How often do we get to see an early photo of a rose distillery? Amazing! An area known as the Valley of Roses in Bulgaria is still where a very large percentage of the world's rose oil comes from. We think we've priced this rarity within reason and hope you enjoy the 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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    18.00 USD

    We love the Italian publisher and printer, Fotocelere of Torino. They were originally established in the 1910s and in addition to postcard production also produced silent films, though we're under the impression that this was a fairly limited experiment.

    The company also opened a satellite in Paris, printing postcards marked on the obverse, "Made in France," and we're not certain, sometimes, whether an image originated in Italy or France, since some of the models, like this one, seemed to make regular appearances on postcards produced by French companies as well.

    This is one of several "Woman with Pet" images by Fotocelere we recently received into the shop. Postcards featuring pets are always a popular item and we hope you enjoy this one!
    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

    Lots of fun, if silly :)
    Lovely print! Album remnants on the obverse but not thinned.
    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

    Norma Shearer (1902-1983) Was raised in Canada before traveling with her stage-mother mom (though very willingly, mom was a big support) to New York City, hoping to break into motion pictures.

    She never really had it easy. Flo' Ziegfeld called her a dog, D.W. Griffith said she'd never make it and reading her bio on Wikipedia gives one the idea she made it primarily on guts and elbow grease, but no one can contest her talent. A fine actress, Miss Shearer became one of MGM's biggest stars. Her bio (link below) makes for some very interesting reading. Like us, you'll probably find yourself involved in her drama and rooting for her, cheering her successes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Shearer

    Great Italian postcard, circa 1920s/early 30s, by Cinema Illustrazione.
    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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    19.00 USD

    Remarkably good condition on this vintage Ross Verlag/Ballerini and Fratini card!

    Always an "upstream" swimmer, here we find Miss Shearer once again fighting the tough fight as she tries hiding in "front" of a wonderful Art Deco changing screen during a playful game of hide and seek, rather than behind it, as most would prefer doing.

    Norma Shearer (1902-1983) Was raised in Canada before traveling with her stage-mother mom (though very willingly, mom was a big support) to New York City, hoping to break into motion pictures.

    She never really had it easy. Flo' Ziegfeld called her a dog, D.W. Griffith said she'd never make it and reading her bio on Wikipedia gives one the idea she made it primarily on guts and elbow grease, but no one can contest her talent. A fine actress, Miss Shearer became one of MGM's biggest stars. Her bio (link below) makes for some very interesting reading. Like us, you'll probably find yourself involved in her drama and rooting for her, cheering her successes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Shearer

    Great Italian postcard, circa 1920s/early 30s, by Cinema Illustrazione.
    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 posted condition on this vintage card by Georg Gerlach.
    We don't find much history on Mlle. Berané, but in the same year this card was posted, the image appeared in "The Sketch" a theater and arts magazine, with the tidbit that the crucifix our artiste wore in this portrait once belonged to none other than Marie Antoinette! Those gals and their jewelry, I mean, really! :)

    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

    Zowie! What is likely to be a one-of-a-kind RPPC (Real Photo Postcard) of a dancer engaged in some variety of "veil" dance, probably circa late 1910s, or into the 20s. The "As de Trefle" logo (text on reverse) was for a Parisian producer of photographic plates and papers, in business between the 1880s and the 1950s.

    This is one of three cards from a group we acquired a couple of weeks ago. So much to appreciate here! This dancer wears the "racoon" eyes popularized in the mid-1910s by film stars of that era, a fashion that definitely persisted into the '20s.

    She has already discarded at least one veil at her feet, and the one that remains is sheer enough for us to glimpse the costume (and lack of costume) beneath. She's topless beneath the veil, while around her hips she wears a very nice bit of bangled "costume orientale" of the kind brought over to France from their colonies in Algeria and Morocco.

    What appears to be a painting of Pierrot and friends decorates the wall behind her, but do you see how the painting, poster, or mural, follows the shape of the wall, bending past a corner? Love this almost surreal detail :)

    The barrenness of the room (apart from the poster and the upright piano), is only one aspect of the image confirming that this is a wonderfully amateur RPPC. We can only guess at the object of the exercise. Were there more in the "series" than the three we found? How many veils did she start with? And what did she end with?

    Might these photos have been intended for the offices of a theatrical agent, or were they taken just for fun, perhaps to be mailed off to a lover who could have been, circa 1918, posted on the Western Front of the "Great War?"

    But no matter their original purpose, as with so many RPPCs, we enjoy a window into that extraordinary moment as it was experienced by an "ordinary" person, in an "ordinary" way. Pure time travel :)


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    19.00 USD

    Zowie! What is likely to be a one-of-a-kind RPPC (Real Photo Postcard) of a dancer engaged in some variety of "veil" dance, probably circa late 1910s, or into the 20s. The "As de Trefle" logo (text on reverse) was for a Parisian producer of photographic plates and papers, in business between the 1880s and the 1950s.

    This is one of three cards from a group we acquired a couple of weeks ago. So much to appreciate here! This dancer wears the "racoon" eyes popularized in the mid-1910s by film stars of that era, a fashion that definitely persisted into the '20s.

    She has already discarded at least one veil at her feet, and the one that remains is sheer enough for us to glimpse the costume (and lack of costume) beneath. She's topless beneath the veil, while around her hips she wears a very nice bit of bangled "costume orientale" of the kind brought over to France from their colonies in Algeria and Morocco.

    What appears to be a painting of Pierrot and friends decorates the wall behind her, but do you see how the painting, poster, or mural, follows the shape of the wall, bending past a corner? Love this almost surreal detail :)

    The barrenness of the room (apart from the poster and the upright piano), is only one aspect of the image confirming that this is a wonderfully amateur RPPC. We can only guess at the object of the exercise. Were there more in the "series" than the three we found? How many veils did she start with? And what did she end with?

    Might this photo have been intended for the offices of a theatrical agent, taken just for fun, or perhaps to be mailed off to a lover who could have been, circa 1918, posted on the Western Front of the "Great War?"

    No matter its original purpose, as with so many RPPCs, it allows us to enjoy a window view into that extraordinary moment as it was experienced by an "ordinary" person, in an "ordinary" way. Pure time travel :)
    Please examine our high res scans for detail. Postage is for insured 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.


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    17.00 USD

    Zowie! What is likely to be a one-of-a-kind RPPC (Real Photo Postcard) of a dancer engaged in some variety of "veil" dance, probably circa late 1910s, or into the 20s. The "As de Trefle" logo (text on reverse) was for a Parisian producer of photographic plates and papers, in business between the 1880s and the 1950s.

    This is one of three cards from a group we acquired a couple of weeks ago. So much to appreciate here! This dancer wears the "racoon" eyes popularized in the mid-1910s by film stars of that era, a fashion that definitely persisted into the '20s.

    Might this RPPC have been intended for the offices of a theatrical agent, or perhaps to be mailed off to a lover who could have been, circa 1918, posted on the Western Front of the "Great War?"

    No matter its original purpose, as with so many RPPCs, we enjoy a window into that extraordinary (for us too!) moment as it was experienced by an "ordinary" person, in an "ordinary" way. Pure time travel :)
    Please examine our high res scans for detail. Postage is for insured 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.


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    29.00 USD

    Charles Collas and Company (et Cie) of Cognac was one of those postcard printers of the late nineteenth, early twentieth, centuries that began as a producer of printed matter other than postcards, but that, when the postcard boom occurred just after the turn of the century, jumped on that bandwagon and excelled at the craft. Based in Cognac, they originally printed lots and lots of decorative labels for the bottles of...you guessed it...cognac :).

    We don't know if they ever did much in the way of silver-bromide photographic printing, or not. Most of their cards we find were very nicely done offset press prints, like this one, one of our favorite series of theirs! 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 shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.


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    29.00 USD

    Charles Collas and Company (et Cie) of Cognac was one of those postcard printers of the late nineteenth, early twentieth, centuries that began as a producer of printed matter other than postcards, but that, when the postcard boom occurred just after the turn of the century, jumped on that bandwagon and excelled at the craft. Based in Cognac, they originally printed lots and lots of decorative labels for the bottles of...you guessed it...cognac :).

    We don't know if they ever did much in the way of silver-bromide photographic printing, or not. Most of their cards we find were very nicely done offset press prints, like this one, one of our favorite series of theirs! 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 shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.


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    17.00 USD

    Such a lovely image of this precious little girl! Photo-Elite K.S.P.M. is not a printing house or publisher we're familiar with. This is one of two cards we recently acquired in a series. Could possibly have been an RPPC with limited circulation, but really the quality is such that we imagine it was a larger commercial printing. The photographic method was likely not a standard silver bromide type, but probably one of the hundreds of experimental methods in use during those times. We'll keep trying to dig up more history on the printer and supplement this, if we find something. A superb portrait!
    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 shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.


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    18.00 USD

    We come across these charmers printed by E.L.X. once in a great while and absolutely love them! The classic curvilinear border decorations in gilt ink, so evocative of the Belle Epoque, are priceless, and sometimes, as in this instance, tiny script in a nice hand...even an ink smudge...can transform a lovely antique postcard into a window looking into another time, and a one-of-a-kind piece of mixed media art!
    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 shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.


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    18.00 USD

    Raimund Ritter von Brennerstein Wichera (Raimund, Knight of Brennerstein, Wichera) Born 1862, Died 1925, was of Austrian nobility and a painter at the court of the Emperor Franz Joseph. He also created countless charming postcard images in a style that was much imitated during the early 1900s. This one is so sweet! Very nice posted 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 shipping materials, and as of the date of this listing are still charging below our overall cost on shipping.


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    33.00 USD

    Lots of fun, if silly :)
    Lovely print! Album remnants on the obverse but not thinned.
    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

    Norma Shearer (1902-1983) Was raised in Canada before traveling with her stage-mother mom (though very willingly, mom was a big support) to New York City, hoping to break into motion pictures.

    She never really had it easy. Flo' Ziegfeld called her a dog, D.W. Griffith said she'd never make it and reading her bio on Wikipedia gives one the idea she made it primarily on guts and elbow grease, but no one can contest her talent. A fine actress, Miss Shearer became one of MGM's biggest stars. Her bio (link below) makes for some very interesting reading. Like us, you'll probably find yourself involved in her drama and rooting for her, cheering her successes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norma_Shearer

    Great Italian postcard, circa 1920s/early 30s, by Cinema Illustrazione.
    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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    19.00 USD

    One of the very finest risque body stocking images we've run across. E.L.D., or E. Le Delay, as it was also called, was a successful French postcard publisher operating between 1900 and 1930. Owned by Ernest Louis Desire Le Delay, they were particularly successful during WWI when they produced many, many, battlefield scene and propaganda images. Like many companies, in 1930 it suffered in the economic collapse, went bankrupt, and closed its doors for good.
    A fine card with what appears to be a love letter penned on the reverse side. It begins, "My dearest, my man," We'll leave it to you to translate, or imagine, the rest :)
    Please examine our high res scans for detail. And for another card from this same series, follow the link below:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/168404146/risque-french-postcard-circa-1905-by-eld

    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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    We have never seen an example of La Cavalieri's signature on a postcard before. We DO NOT believe this to be an actual autograph, though it may well be her signature, reproduced, which in and of itself makes this an unusual card. Though some artistes of the period made frequent use of reproduced signatures on their postcards (De Merode, and Otero, for example), this one is a first for us. But we have not run across this particular image before, either. From her costume, we think it is one from a Reutlinger series often associated with an appearance of hers in St. Petersburg, but the publisher of this image may be Italian, and they may have purchased the rights to this image from Reutlinger, resulting in its being less common.

    Naturally, when we first saw a scan of this card before purchasing it for the shop, we were hoping we had found an autographed Cavalieri image! It's tough to judge from a scan. Why don't we think this is a real autograph? If the card is held in the proper light, the silvering is evident on the surface of the card floating "over" the signature. We are, by no means, experts, but many of you probably know that the lovely glow we call "silvering," is a chemical reaction that occurs over time in which the light sensitive metallic salts that were originally held in place on the surface of the photo print paper by a gelatinous compound, gradually migrate to the surface of the photographic print. Although there were many such metallic salts used in photography (still are), bromide of silver was one commonly used, hence the term "silvering."

    It seems very unlikely to us that an actual ink signature would show even silvering over its surface without any difference in surface appearance between it, and the print upon which the signature was written, because the ink from a pen, would have covered the print's surface, not allowing the salts to migrate upwards. Make sense?

    In our listing images, though *not for sale*, is a scan of what seems to be a DVD case that offers us another reproduction of her signature. Closely examined, they are not identical, but are close enough to let us believe that this was, for a time at least (signatures change over the years, of course), a signature she used.

    A wonderful card (relatively rare, from our limited perspective), with some wear to corners. 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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