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Lot of Three Rare Antique Comical Postcards

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A unique collection of three different rare vintage/antique comical postcards. All of them contain quirky captions that are still jocular today. A must-have for postcard collectors, these beauties have never been used or mailed. Get all three of these rare postcards for just $24.

A unique collection of three different rare vintage/antique comical postcards. All of them contain quirky captions that are still jocular today. A must-have for postcard collectors, these beauties have never been used or mailed. Get all three of these rare postcards for just $24.

Postcard #1: "Coffee, Dearie? No. A coffin is more in my line". This seaside postcard likely showed up around the turn of the century sometime during the Atlantic migration. Made in Great Britain, this is an M&L/G&L Ltd card and is #2799 of the "National Series" collection. Considered to be a rare postcard, at the time of publishing not another one exists on the Internet.

Postcard #2: "Epsom Salts vs. Glauber Salts". We scoured the interwebs for this rare postcard and all we could muster up was one tiny thumbnail image. This may or may not be a 'divided' postcard since there's no distinct line down the middle of the back. Printed in England the reverse reads, "Published by Bamforth & Co. Ltd., Holmfirth, England, and New York. 'Comic' Series. No.49". Exactly how old this card is, we're not sure. We do know that Bamforth & Co began producing comical seaside postcards in 1910.

Postcard #3: "I'll Climb thish Fence If it takes All Night!". This postcard is considered to be an undivided back era postcard (with a blank reverse) which dates this card to pre-1907 if used in the USA and even earlier if made in the UK or Germany. Nothing else is printed on this card aside from the caption and cartoon drawing of an intoxicated individual trying to climb over a fence that had already fallen over. Date and maker is unknown. There is one other known exact postcard out there (on eBay) as well as a few other similar variants of this comic-seaside-humour card.

Condition: All 3 postcards are in excellent vintage condition, with only some slight fading/smudging and minor corner wear.

TAGS: antique seaside postcard postcard 1900s

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Lot of Three Rare Antique Comical Postcards

Lot of Three Rare Antique Comical Postcards

A unique collection of three different rare vintage/antique comical postcards. All of them contain quirky captions that are still jocular today. A must-have for postcard collectors, these beauties have never been used or mailed. Get all three of these rare postcards for just $24.

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