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Lovelights Soul Mates Kissing Couple in a Light Bulb Postcard 1910
1 Lovelights Soul Mates Kissing Couple in a Light Bulb Postcard 1910
1910 Very good 
The kissing couple in an Edison light bulb is part of a series. I forget what the others are, but this one is sweetly racy, though you may have to look twice to see why! The card was sent to Bertha Randall of Medina, Ohio by someone from Berea, Ohio who illegibly scrawled their initials. The message is slightly racy too but is quite readable -- "Isn't this a peach?" Love it! 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Postcard Couple on Skis Spying Through A Window
2 Postcard Couple on Skis Spying Through A Window
European, Likely Norway Unknown Unknown Good 
It's a cold and snowy night and a young couple on skis can't resist a peak through the window where another couple are embracing. The colors are very attractive, as is the the little tableau we get to watch. The card originated from Norway, as the two stamps are marked Norge, but of course that doesn't mean the card is Norwegian made. The divided back offers no clues, as the message & address are written in a foreign language. The card is quite good, but does show some foxing on the back and a tiny bit of corner wear. Will arrive in a plastic sleeve. 
Price: 8.95 USD
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Postcard Devotion and Love International Art Co.(Blue Flowers, Doves)
3 Postcard Devotion and Love International Art Co.(Blue Flowers, Doves)
International Art Publishing Company Circa early 1900's Fine 
Very crisp, clean card with sharp corners and no stamps or messages except for a long ago owner's name penciled on back. The name, Sophie Nundahl, helped me date it to the first decade of the 1900's. I have many cards of hers that have postal stamps. This card is a pretty little "rhapsody in the blue". Will arrive in protective sleeve. 
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Postcard H. Gervex The Bird of Venus Nude Woman Lying in the Tide
4 Postcard H. Gervex The Bird of Venus Nude Woman Lying in the Tide
Berlin Moderner Kunst Unknown Very Good Condition 
Beautiful card showing a young nude Venus lying in the tide as it moves toward the shore. The four dark brown corners provide a frame for the pastel colors and the spume of mist which engulfs half of the sky. Through that mist you can see the arm and a tress of her long red hair. The card is lovely with no writing on the divided back. The logo at the bottom corner spells MBK beneath which is the number 2481. Only faults are two small light spots that appear to be shadows of something adhered to it, though there's no damage to the paper. The English title of this card is The Bird of Venus. It's also Die Gurt der Venus in German and La naissance de Venus. Card will arrive in a brand new plastic sleeve. 
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Postcard Hunting Near Akron, Ohio Couple Kissing, Rifles Next to Fence (1910)
5 Postcard Hunting Near Akron, Ohio Couple Kissing, Rifles Next to Fence (1910)
New York, N.Y. United Art Publishing Co. 1910 Very good Condition 
I love this card! A young couple is caught kissing in the woods while both rifles are leaning against a fence -- though the young lady IS holding on to hers! The card is postmarked Akron, Ohio and was written on the divided back on September 6, 1910 by a hunter! His message reads, "Arrival all OK, but have not been hunting yet." It was sent to Lorain, Ohio. Card will arrive in brand new plastic sleeve. 
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Try This On Your Piano Couple Kissing on Top of Upright Piano 1907
6 Try This On Your Piano Couple Kissing on Top of Upright Piano 1907
New York Hamforth & Co. 1907 Very good 
This is a rather unusual pose given that the couple are sitting on a piano with their feet on the keyboard cover! The image is in black and white and the card in very good, clean condition. The date is 1909 as there is a copyright statement in the lower right corner of the image. Yhe card is postally unused, has a divided back, and there is a name on it which I can;t quite make out accompanied by the date June 18, 1907. 
Price: 10.95 USD
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Vintage Postcard Couple By Streetlamp with Luggage (Saxony 1910)
7 Vintage Postcard Couple By Streetlamp with Luggage (Saxony 1910)
Saxony E.C.C 1910 Serie 199 Very good 
A pale green border offsets this pretty image of a young couple who may be saying goodbye. The handsomely dressed woman is seated on a bench with her luggage at her feet. The man rest his hand on her shoulder as if to communicate regret at her departure. A tiny bit of wear to two top corner tips only fault. Though of European origin, the card's sender was from Youngstown, Ohio and the recipient from Warren, Ohio.The card was postmarked June 6, 1910 and the message reads "I will drop you a few lines and thank you for the letter. Hoping you all kinds of luck out in Niles. Send my best to all. Your truly, G. H." Card will arrive in plastic sleeve) 
Price: 7.95 USD
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Vintage Postcard, Calling Cards, Victorian die-cuts Hands and Flowers
8 Vintage Postcard, Calling Cards, Victorian die-cuts Hands and Flowers
Germany Unknown 1910 Very good 
This is such a pretty grouping of a vintage postcard, two calling cards, and two Victorian die-cuts, brought together by a common theme -- hands and flowers. The silvery postcard was sent to Bertha Randall of Medina, Ohio in 1910 from C.W.R. who wrote the flamboyant message upside-down. The two calling cards appear to have been homemade by affixing die-cuts to an already printed card. The larger one is 2"x4" and the smaller 1-3/4"x3-1/2". The die cut design is lifted up to reveal the names -- Mr.& Mrs R.H. Fombaugh and Maggie Fombaugh, respectively. The areas around the designs have toned, but otherwise they're lovely. The loose die-cutes show evidence of glue at back, but only to one end which means they likely decorated a card as well. They measure 2"x3-1/4" and relay two different messages. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Viviane et Merlin Vintage Postcard
9 Viviane et Merlin Vintage Postcard
Unknown (Possibly German) Unknown Unknown Good 
This one is actually titled Viviane et Merlin which of course refers to two mythological characters of literature. It's a strange card in some ways as he appears very frail and vulnerable, while she, though young, seems the opposite.The setting is a floral bower and they appear to be alone. The card has a divided back and a German stamp and Berlin postmark.The message appears to be in German. The card is very clean and nice with just a small bit of corner wear. Will arrive in a plastic sleeve/ 
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