Auction 22

Postal History


Misc. Postal History including World Wars


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Lot Photo Description Realized
Lot 357
Late 1850's to ca. 1910, collection of cartes de visite, a dozen different small photographs on cards which proved to be a very popular item during the American Civil War, soldiers, friends and family members would have a means of inexpensively obtaining photographs and sending them to loved ones in small envelopes; additionally, photos of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and other celebrities of the era became an instant hit in the North, people were not only buying photographs of themselves, but also collecting photographs of celebrities.
Estimate $30 - 40

These small photographs were patented in Paris by photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri in 1854, although first used by Louis Dodero. They were usually made of an albumen print, which was a thin paper photograph mounted on a thicker paper card. The size of a carte de visite is 54.0 mm (2.125 in) 89 mm (3.5 in) mounted on a card sized 64 mm (2.5 in) 100 mm (4 in). In 1854, Disdéri had also patented a method of taking eight separate negatives on a single plate, which reduced production costs. The carte de visite was slow to gain widespread use until 1859, when Disdéri published Emperor Napoleon III's photos in this format. This made the format an overnight success. The new invention was so popular it was known as "cardomania" and it spread throughout Europe and then quickly to America and the rest of the world.

Each photograph was the size of a visiting card, and such photograph cards were traded among friends and visitors. Albums for the collection and display of cards became a common fixture in Victorian parlors. The immense popularity of these card photographs led to the publication and collection of photographs of prominent persons.

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Realized
$36
Lot 358
Late 1850's to ca. 1910, collection of cartes de visite, a dozen different small photographs on cards which proved to be a very popular item during the American Civil War, soldiers, friends and family members would have a means of inexpensively obtaining photographs and sending them to loved ones in small envelopes; additionally, photos of Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and other celebrities of the era became an instant hit in the North, people were not only buying photographs of themselves, but also collecting photographs of celebrities, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $25 - 35

These small photographs were patented in Paris by photographer André Adolphe Eugène Disdéri in 1854, although first used by Louis Dodero. They were usually made of an albumen print, which was a thin paper photograph mounted on a thicker paper card. The size of a carte de visite is 54.0 mm (2.125 in) 89 mm (3.5 in) mounted on a card sized 64 mm (2.5 in) 100 mm (4 in). In 1854, Disdéri had also patented a method of taking eight separate negatives on a single plate, which reduced production costs. The carte de visite was slow to gain widespread use until 1859, when Disdéri published Emperor Napoleon III's photos in this format. This made the format an overnight success. The new invention was so popular it was known as "cardomania" and it spread throughout Europe and then quickly to America and the rest of the world. Each photograph was the size of a visiting card, and such photograph cards were traded among friends and visitors. Albums for the collection and display of cards became a common fixture in Victorian parlors. The immense popularity of these card photographs led to the publication and collection of photographs of prominent persons.

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Realized
$36
Lot 359

1918, cover to a soldier in France, marked "Deceased" and returned, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $30 - 40.
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Realized
$26
Lot 360

1918, cover to a soldier in France, marked "No Record" and returned, they really tried to find this guy - numerous forwarding marks, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $30 - 40.
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Realized
$26
Lot 361

1918, cover to a soldier in France, marked "Killed in Action" and returned, Fine to Very Fine.
Estimate $30 - 40.
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Realized
$26
Lot 362

1918, cover to a soldier in France, marked "No Record" and returned, Fine.
Estimate $30 - 40.
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Realized
$24
Lot 363

1939-45, collection of WWII patriotic covers, over 70 covers with unique cachets, most are very colorful, a unique opportunity to acquire so many different WWII propaganda covers all in great condition and imaged in its entirety on the website, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Realized
$250
Lot 364

1939-45, collection of WWII patriotic covers, another group of 70 covers with unique cachets, most are very colorful, a unique opportunity to acquire so many different WWII propaganda covers all in great condition and imaged in its entirety on the website, Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimate $250 - 350.
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Realized
$250




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