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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #660 on: January 03, 2019, 06:17:15 PM »
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So that's how they got them to stack those massive blocks of granite on top of each other - topless wimmin.  Shoulda known.

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« Reply #661 on: January 04, 2019, 08:27:12 PM »
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I believe that this wall panel illustration is made from dried, multi colored ears of corn.

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« Reply #662 on: January 05, 2019, 03:27:25 AM »
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I believe that this wall panel illustration is made from dried, multi colored ears of corn.

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Corn Palace website: https://cornpalace.com/

Once again, I wish I had my collection with me. I have one of the corn palace in there...
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #663 on: January 06, 2019, 06:03:40 PM »
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Is this jack rabbit a close cousin to the jackalope?  http://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=91.msg64406#msg64406

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« Reply #664 on: January 06, 2019, 06:06:05 PM »
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Is this jack rabbit a close cousin to the jackalope?  http://ellgab.com/index.php?topic=91.msg64406#msg64406

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I had a friend who demanded I pull over so he could go punch a cow.
He jumped the fence and chickened out when he got 10 feet from the cow.
Not his fault, he was a drummer.
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #665 on: January 07, 2019, 07:00:37 PM »
I had a friend who demanded I pull over so he could go punch a cow.
He jumped the fence and chickened out when he got 10 feet from the cow.
Not his fault, he was a drummer.
Happy New Year, Mr. Rikki and thanks for classing this joint up with your threads!

Thanks, Bart.  And a Happy New Year to you as well.  It is my supreme pleasure to share these postcards with you fine folk at Ellgab.  I'm very happy that you enjoy the other threads too. 

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #666 on: January 07, 2019, 07:02:41 PM »
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Oh fun, a postcard from 1936.  I love to watch movies from the thirties.  A personal favorite is 1936's Charlie Chan at the Opera starring Warner Oland.


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #667 on: January 07, 2019, 07:36:34 PM »
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Oh fun, a postcard from 1936.  I love to watch movies from the thirties.  A personal favorite is 1936's Charlie Chan at the Opera starring Warner Oland.



I love Charlie Chan movies and old movies from that time-period also. That postcard is a hoot. I recall someone saying that about me as a kid at the lake.

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« Reply #668 on: January 09, 2019, 03:21:52 PM »
I love Charlie Chan movies and old movies from that time-period also. That postcard is a hoot. I recall someone saying that about me as a kid at the lake.

Ha, yeah, I remember my grandma calling us kids a bunch of wild Indians when we were playing and running through her house.

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« Reply #669 on: January 09, 2019, 03:22:33 PM »
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I used to sell a newspaper across the street from Grauman's back in the day, but  not when the movie on the postcard was being shown.  (Seven Days in May was released back in 1964.)  I did see one movie premiere from my vantage point...1969's True Grit starring John Wayne.  There was a big crowd there, of course, and I watched Glen Campbell and Kim Darby step inside of the theatre.  I didn't see The Duke anywhere, though.

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« Reply #670 on: January 09, 2019, 08:31:11 PM »
I won a bunch of postcards on last Sunday's auction on eBay.  Of course, there are always some that I get outbid on, like these:

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Mining Camp Restaurant.

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California, LaVerne Brethren Hillcrest Homes Birdland Postcard.

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California, San Luis Obispo Madonna Inn Sugar & Spice Postcard.

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South Carolina, Oasis Restaurant, Florence.

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Minnesota, St Paul, Hamm Rathskeller Sky Postcard.

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Ad, Automobile 1979 Buick Skylark Postcard.

I especially wanted this one because it would have easily been the oldest postcard in my collection.  It is dated April 17, 1875.
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Ad, Bliss William Presses Dies 1875 New York NY NYC Brooklyn Postcard.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #671 on: January 10, 2019, 06:50:13 PM »
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I don't remember this particular postcard, but it was in my box, so will post it.  It is somewhat unusual.  I thought it would have religious connotations but the Bankers Life notation on the back dispelled that thought.

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This postcard would have worked 'upside down' if it hadn't been for the pesky pole sticking out of the bay, and the lights off to the right, or technically, to the left.


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #672 on: January 11, 2019, 05:40:15 PM »
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #673 on: January 12, 2019, 12:56:46 PM »
I won a bunch of postcards on last Sunday's auction on eBay.  Of course, there are always some that I get outbid on, like these:

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Minnesota, St Paul, Hamm Rathskeller Sky Postcard.

Hamm's!! Too bad you were outbid.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #674 on: January 12, 2019, 01:39:16 PM »
Hamm's!! Too bad you were outbid.

I know.  Plus it is in Dave and Winnie's neck of the woods.  The weekly auction expires on Sunday and that doesn't work all that well for me, as I'm usually out of the house on weekends.  This means I can't be on hand to get into a bidding war with someone else who wants the card.  Usually, if I really want a particular postcard, I will put a maximum bid on it but even that doesn't always work, as the above outbid postcards illustrate.  Sometimes I will put a fat bid on a card and if nobody else bids on it, I will get it for 50 cents.