Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The Lancer Cavalryman UŁAN Vintage military postcard Postkarte Ulan Ansichtskarte

El tema muy popular entre los coleccionistas en Polonia - un lancero cortejando a una chica de pueblo ;) arte muy preciosa .....

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Rudolph Valentino Postcards ;) Beagles from UK - embossed & vintage

Two great postcards of Rudolph Valentino ;) just amazing every piece of them. These come from The Beagles series and are part of greater collection.
Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d'Antonguolla arrived from Italy to find his better life in US. He is belived to have been bisexual.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Lafayette The Victorian Society Photographer Postcard Vintage

here is one example of Lafayette postcard; I found this article about Lafayette and
keeping in mind the fact that I already have one card to serve as example, I decided to present it here.


Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Witch and crow / raven - great halloween theme postcard vintage old

here is old vintage postcard featuring Witch in her hut (background) - obviously she is just preparing some poisonous mixture to knock down one of her perennial foes. This amazing card must be a great joy for any collector of the vintage horror collectibles ;)

Monday, 21 September 2009

La Declaration - vintage old artist postcard from France

Very nice vintage postcard from France showing very popular theme of seduction ou l'art de faire la cour a une jeune fille. Nicely produced postcard & great art.

Sunday, 20 September 2009

WARSZAWA before 1945 Poland Postcard old vintage cartes postales anciennes

Here are some postcards featuring Warsaw in Poland before the total distruction during the II World War. These are not the most beautiful postcards I had a pleasure to posess, nevertheless they represent a small part of the past that is gone forever. I should like to be able to walk these streets one day .....

Paon - Peacock Art Nouveau Jugendstil vintage postcard CPA carte postale

here is one of numerous examples of Art Nouveau postcards. Great peacock tail and image of some undisclosed location within.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Love Couple Vintage old postcard by E. Wedel chocolate manufacturer

This card was most probably issued as a part of advertising or promotional campaign by Polish producer of chocolate, bonbons and sweets before 1939. The card is clear on the back and the word "Paryskie" is a brand of chocolates sold in Poland. Nice picture of the couple is pleasing to the eye. Now, that I have done awawy with almost all of these cards (these=beauties, girls in fluffy furs wearing big hats, lovely couples etc), this litte one presents itself as a perfect add to my monothematic collection.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

ART DECO Children February 1939 Postcard Artist not signed cartolina bimbo Postkarte

The message goes:
"Most cordial greetings on your Name Day,
Marysia Kalinówna"

Postcard sent on February 1939. to Mościca near Sarnów

I received this card for free with another one purchased at
Polish auction. Sweet image of two kids as well as nice gesture
of the seller captured my heart so I had to put this postcard into
pele-mele section of my small collection.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Henny Porten - Idol of Marlene Dietrich Vintage Postcards actress German

Who heard of Henny Porten ? and it was not long time ago when reading Dietrich's Biography by Maria Riva, that I come across this name.
There are many names in books but this was special because Marlene seemed to have felt some unusual affinity with this woman; Marlene was
kind of fan of Henny or even more - one could call it "love" or "craze" . Marlene watched movies starring Henny and was deeply under her charm (or even madly in love or crazy about her ;), keeping
her photos just like I keep Marlene's today. I must be totally ignorant in the matters of silent movies because I had never heard this name untill
reading Dietrich's biography; or probably I could be, excused, could I ? To make up for my ignorance as well as out of curiosity, see what kind of
Idol my Idol had, I purchased these several postcards. Postcards were all (most probably all) published in Germany and show
this once famous art deco lady in typical theatrical poses. I do not suppose to ever become a fan of Henny; It is just another way to buy a piece of Marlene's world.
I like the postcards, nevertheless.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Cats Postcards - Old Vintage Postcards

Having 2 funny cats already, I would not be myself if I did not come to collect some postcards featuring these fluffy creatures. Here are 3 examples from Great Britain.
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