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    Posted 4 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    I have never seen a hand-painted postcard before, especially of such age as this one-- dated 1910 and sent to Grand Rapids, Michigan! And they only wanted $2.00 at the antique store for it.

    They're all Japanese postcards.

    See post one:
    http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/214829-chinese-and-japanese-postcards-early-1900?in=activity

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    1. Celiene Celiene, 4 years ago
      Did you notice it was sent from Seattle? That is a pretty great card.
    2. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      I noticed, but it came from Japan originally. Most of the painted ones, from what I've read, do. At the same time, it has the required international postage cost. Either:
      It was mailed outside of America and gained it's first postmark in Seattle.
      Or
      The post office required two cents to mail a real painting.
      It's really odd to hold a foreign mini 107-year-old oil painting in my hand and think that it was actually mailed as a postcard.
      I just wish they hadn't written on the front.
    3. OlofZ OlofZ, 4 years ago
      Sweet! And in my language too! You can tell it's written by a Swedish immigrant who's language is getting a bit rusty after many years in the new country..! A few "Swenglish" spellings and wording :)

      "Hello Anne how are you it's been a long time since I saw you I got you address from my sister hear that you are in Grand Rapids again I would like to come there for a few minutes and see my old acquaintances but here is quite lively here sometimes also Sorry I send you this card to you and if you don't mind so send one back my address is 501 Pike ?? Seattle"
      And on the front: "Greetings from Roger Anderson" Last words could be "I'll wait"
      Thanks for posting!
    4. OlofZ OlofZ, 4 years ago
      Did you notice on the back that the card was purchased at "Miyako and co Maine Street" wherever that is..? So it seems the card is from North America, at least it was written and posted in Seattle. If you google Miyako and co Maine street you get a couple of hits indicating the card would be Canadian.
    5. OlofZ OlofZ, 4 years ago
      Googled a bit more, sorry not Canada. The card is indeed Japanese as you wrote. Someone confused Canada and Kanda. It should probably be "Miyako and Co, Main Street, Kanda, Tokyo"
    6. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Thank you so much for translating, OlofZ, and for your research too!

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