A few examples of the 800 postcard grabbag lots of 4 now open for bids! Go to www.playle.com ~ Starting bids only $1.00 per lot!
This is another in a series of auctions conducted by Ron Playle to sell estates and collections. All 800 postcard lots of 4 are scanned on both sides, without descriptions or categorization, which should result in lower winning bids for those that take the time to browse through them. The lots are scheduled to close in numerical sequence every 10 seconds starting at 5:00 PM CDT Tuesday October 17, 2017. The last lot will closed at 7:26 PM CDT.
Exquisite vintage colour postcards from the Victorian-era reveal the lavish landscapes of Wales and its rivers bridges and cathedrals as our forebears would have witnessed the landscape. The alluring snapshots represent the stunning views of Wales’ most picturesque touristic spots, such as the canal walk in Llangollen, Bangor Cathedral and the Iron Pier in Llandudno. Other images show the sun setting on a lake in Bala over 100 years ago, the elegant lighthouse in Llandudno and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Llangollen.
Like most erotic postcards, these were made in France in the early twentieth century. That’s why they are unofficially called the “French flyers”. It is clear that to send such “gifts” in the mail was illegal, so they often exchanged in secret.
The collection of travel prints holds more than 7,000 postcards with the views of Estonia from 1900 - 1935, also travel guides and other books related to the theme of travel and tourism. This collection has been digitised within the EuropeanaTravel project. The collection allows users to wander around Estonia in the beginning of the 20th century. Users can visit towns and countryside and get the idea of how Estonia looked like before World War II. Users can get acquainted with landmarks of the time, some beautiful sights and enjoy architectural delights. These postcards represent the Estonian history through the eyes of Estonian photographers.
How Westerners first saw Japan: Colour postcards of idyllic life in 19th century show sleeping Geishas, women writing letters in their boudoirs and elegant ladies riding rickshaws. Postcard photographs taken by Kusakabe Kimbei and painstakingly hand-coloured show Japan in the 1890s.
The majesty of Victorian Scotland's rugged landscapes and seaside towns has been captured in a series of astonishing colour postcards. The breathtaking images encapsulate the true essence of the country in vivid colour and detail. From idyllic beaches and crashing waterfalls, to flowing rivers and lofty hilltops — Scotland may have never looked more sublime than during the reign of Queen Victoria.
These spectacular postcards show how some English landscapes have changed while others have remained exactly the same. They are the vintage postcards that our ancestors would have enjoyed while on holiday in Victorian Britain. The stunning beauty of these landmarks in the 1800s has been brought to life thanks to these colour postcards displayed here alongside photos as they look today
The Ireland of the 1890s may have been one of greater poverty than modern-day Ireland, but the views and beauty still came for free for anybody who walked the country’s shores. These incredible postcard photos, taken between 1890 and 1900, offer a magical look back at the Ireland of over 120 years ago.