Buy and Sell Vintage Postcards, Postage Stamps, Postal History, Antiques and Collectibles!

The current time is Aug-21-19, 23:24:48 GMT
Set all times to your local time

Postcards > Topicals & Categories > Romance/Lovers

1909 Romantic Couple Glossy Lacquer Postcard – Auburn-Haired Girl with Beau – Theo. Eismann Co., Leipzig, Germany

Item# CTYANKEE123

Age: Pre-1920

The auction is closed. 

1909 Romantic Couple Glossy Lacquer Postcard – Auburn-Haired Girl with Beau – Theo. Eismann Co., Leipzig, Germany

1909 Romantic Couple Glossy Lacquer Postcard – Auburn-Haired Girl with Beau – Theo. Eismann Co., Leipzig, Germany

Seller: Kris & Keith Armour, Connecticut Yankee Antiques, CONNECTICUT, US     Log in to ask the seller a question

Other items by this seller     Email this listing to a friend.

Please email the seller to answer any questions you may have on this item before bidding. Buyer pays postage/shipping unless otherwise noted. The seller assumes all responsibility for their own listings. Currency used in the listings is U.S. Dollars. For an up-to-date conversion to worldwide currencies, click here.

Minimum opening bid:$2.00
Shipping/Handling charge in the U.S.:$3.00
Number of bids:0
Auction ends:Jun-29-19, 00:29:27 GMT
Auction posted:Jun-01-19, 00:29:27 GMT

Description:

1909 Romantic Couple Glossy Lacquer Postcard – Auburn-Haired Girl in Shawl with Beau – “It Feels Good Around the Neck” – German-Made - Theo. Eismann Co., Leipzig, Publisher's Comet Logo

Vintage 1909 color lithograph photo postcard in glossy lacquer finish, framed with matte gold leaf gilt paint.  Image captioned “It feels good around the neck.”, is that of a smiling auburn-haired young girl wearing a white shawl, with her arm firmly around her young man beau’s neck.  She definitely appears pretty satisfied with her catch! Along the left side of the photo is the legend “Photo only copyrighted 1909 by Theodor Eismann, New York”.

The back has the imprint of the company logo - a comet with the company script initials (Th. E. L.) – for publisher Theodor Eismann of Leipzig, Germany, and is labeled “Th. E., L. -  Theochrom-Comic-Series No. 1131/39", and “Printed in Germany. Theochrom was the name of Eismann’s glossy lacquer finish printing process. A person’s name has been written in the upper left of the gilt border on the front.

The back features a 1909 Ipswich MA postmark, a Brooklyn NYC address, and a handwritten message that appears to be in Polish.

PHOTO NOTE:  Scanning frequently distorts the clarity of the image and the intensity of color.  When viewed in person, the card image usually has greater clarity and color intensity, compared to the more muted "grainy" look of the scan.  In this instance, viewed in person, the actual postcard image is sharply defined with a shiny surface.  The diagonal colored lines visible in the scanned image are an imaging distortion.  The actual reverse-side is much lighter in color, and slight smudges and spots have been exaggerated by the scans.

CONDITION:  Standard-sized (3-1/2” x 5-1/2”) glossy lacquer finished color lithograph photo divided-back postcard, with a gold gilt frame - in generally good condition, but not perfect.  There is generalized wear and light abrasions on the front (most noticeable on the gilt frame), and light soiling on the back. Two corners have reinforced creases, and there is one repaired margin tear on the left side, and one light horizontal surface crease across the top of the card.  The message, address, postmark, stamp and cancellation are all clearly legible.  ALL FLAWS ARE OBVIOUS IN THE PHOTOS.

Item ID: 29-0460AU-7
------------------
SHIPPING: Shipping within 3 business days. Items shipped well-protected by US 1st Class Mail, USPS tracking in the United States. Shipping and handling charge for US buyers is currently $3.00, but could be more depending on the USPS price increases, or customer shipping requirements.  Bidders from other countries should email us for quote on shipping to your country. Buyers outside the US assume risk of non-delivery in their country.

COMBINED SHIPPING: We offer combined shipping at reduced shipping charges. Please let us know if you are bidding on or purchasing two or more items.

PAYMENT: Payment with PayPal preferred. We also accept U.S. personal checks and money orders.

https://www.playle.com/dealer.php?d=CTYANKEE

The auction is closed.