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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1440 on: October 08, 2019, 11:58:03 PM »
Canadian 1c stamp is George V, who ascended the throne in 1910.

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« Reply #1441 on: October 09, 2019, 07:08:20 AM »
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          Lillis, up in Ponoka, Alberta Canada, has sent a postcard to....

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Aunt Lillis, down in Hartstown, Pennsylvania.

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Stamp cancelation date: May 3, 1912.

Dear Aunt Lillis:  Will
drop you a card to let you
know we are well, hope
you are all well.  It is
a month today since Elbert
left us.  But it is as fresh
in our memory as ever, It
doesn't seem possible, and
it is only with the help from
above that we are able to
bear up under the grief,
loss and sorrow, but it is
only for a few years.  Hope
to hear from you soon.  Yours
                                        Lillis
(off to the side) I am going to stay
                           home this summer.


You might think it impossible but I can actually feel the leftover emotion of sorrow that this card contains.  That is something that happens on occasion, when one has taken up collecting postcards as a hobby.  Note the 25 cent price marked on the back.  I could erase it, but I don't want to chance rubbing off some of the tint/coloration of the card.  Also note that someone in time has used the postcard as a note card.  "flat yellow Rogers finish stain floor ground color"  You never know what you are going to find written down on these old postcards. 

Very nice
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1442 on: October 09, 2019, 04:12:05 PM »
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Here is a nice topical postcard.

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The stamp on this postcard was cancelled on July 7, 1909.  (11 am to be more precise.)  Did you see the secret coding on the back?

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Here is a closer look.  (Hope it's not upside down.)  Anybody know what it says?  Looks like something from a college fraternity to me.

It reminded me of this:
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 "The Atlantean language was created for the film Atlantis: The Lost Empire by Marc Okrand, who worked with John Emerson, a designer at Disney, to produce an alphabet for the language. The language is spoken and written by the people of Atlantis in the film and is integral to the plot.

Okrand based the Atlantean language on a hypothetical reconstruction of the language spoken by the early Indo-Europeans using sounds common to modern Indo-European languages and some not found in any of them. He wanted it to sound like a real human language, to be easy to speak and to be unlike English. He was also inspired by Biblical Hebrew and Greek and Latin, as well as other documented and reconstructed ancient languages."

 The movie came much after the postcard, but perhaps the card is written in one the source languages.
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1443 on: October 11, 2019, 11:26:47 PM »
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In celebration of the October Full Hunter’s Moon, I present a full moon over the State Capitol Building in Richmond, Virginia.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1444 on: October 12, 2019, 06:07:41 AM »
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Here is a nice topical postcard.

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The stamp on this postcard was cancelled on July 7, 1909.  (11 am to be more precise.)  Did you see the secret coding on the back?

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Here is a closer look.  (Hope it's not upside down.)  Anybody know what it says?  Looks like something from a college fraternity to me.

It says “George Noory sucks.”

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1445 on: October 15, 2019, 11:39:28 PM »
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Postmarked April 13, 1947.

Bertam, dear,
Did you
see the
article on
Tallulah in
this weeks Sat
Eve Post. With
more to follow
                  Fern (?)


When I first had a chance to examine this card closely, I thought it might have belonged to a Hollywood personality from the 1940s.  Sadly, I couldn't find any information on Bertram, but I did locate his address.  It could have been a swanky address back in the old Hollywood days, I suppose, but I don't know for sure.  (There was an empty lot where his house would have been.)  Of course, there is always the chance that he was a script writer or something, and he might have used a pen name.  Also, I wonder if Fern (?) was writing to Bertram to inquire if he saw the article on Tallulah Bankhead, that she had written for the Saturday Evening Post?  In the immortal words of Fats Waller, "One never knows, do one?"      

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1446 on: October 15, 2019, 11:54:37 PM »
Very neatly placed upside-down stamp..

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1447 on: October 15, 2019, 11:56:10 PM »
What's the 28 after Hollywood?

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« Reply #1448 on: October 15, 2019, 11:59:54 PM »
What's the 28 after Hollywood?

IDK.  An apartment number?  If so, she put it on the wrong line.

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« Reply #1449 on: October 17, 2019, 11:56:29 PM »
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Where we ate___________June 24, 1962.

I couldn't find a record of this eatery, just more postcards like this one.  We can however find out what was happening on the day that the people were eating there.  That was the day that Jack Reed's 22nd inning homerun won the longest New York Yankee game in history.  Just 13 days previous, Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz Island federal penitentiary. (June 11, 1962.)

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« Reply #1450 on: October 18, 2019, 07:01:01 AM »
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Where we ate___________June 24, 1962.

I couldn't find a record of this eatery, just more postcards like this one.  We can however find out what was happening on the day that the people were eating there.  That was the day that Jack Reed's 22nd inning homerun won the longest New York Yankee game in history.  Just 13 days previous, Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin escaped from Alcatraz Island federal penitentiary. (June 11, 1962.)

I put the address in google maps, there is a much smaller burger place now.
https://gandeburgers.com/#location
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1451 on: October 18, 2019, 04:12:08 PM »
What's the 28 after Hollywood?
I don’t know for sure, but the post office had postal zones in some cities before zip codes. The number was placed after the post office name as the 28 is.

It would appear that a seven page article on Tallulah Bankhead appeared in the Post in 1947. It was written by Maurice Zolotow and was entitled Alabama Tornado. It contained her quote that she was as pure as the driven slush.

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« Reply #1452 on: October 18, 2019, 08:06:29 PM »
I put the address in google maps, there is a much smaller burger place now.
https://gandeburgers.com/#location

Thanks, anniem.  You made me hungry for a double cheeseburger and fries.  Yum!  (I wonder if one of the Alcatraz boys wrote "Where we ate." on the back of that postcard?)

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« Reply #1453 on: October 18, 2019, 08:11:35 PM »
I don’t know for sure, but the post office had postal zones in some cities before zip codes. The number was placed after the post office name as the 28 is.

It would appear that a seven page article on Tallulah Bankhead appeared in the Post in 1947. It was written by Maurice Zolotow and was entitled Alabama Tornado. It contained her quote that she was as pure as the driven slush.

Thanks, juan.  I located that issue of the magazine also, but couldn't find out who wrote the article.  Still, by the way Fern wrote that note, it almost seems like there is some kind of connection between Tallulah and Bertram.  Perhaps he was her business manager or agent?

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #1454 on: October 22, 2019, 10:19:30 PM »
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