Curteich postcards dating
As thousands of smokers opened their packets, up would pop a picture of a bird, often a parrot, cockatoo, budgerigar, parakeet or lorikeet.
Parrots and parakeets were included in a colourful set of 50 cards called , issued by Player’s in 1933.
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The Whiting House, built in the early 1870s was destroyed by fire in 1894. The address had to be written on the right side of the back of the postcard while the left... There are no awnings on the Annex Building to the right in 1901, they are visible in 1903-4. The printing is not clear enough to be able to read the reader board above the door on the left.
In these days of widespread hostility towards smoking, cigarette cards are at least one good thing to have come from tobacco use.
Cards were issued in cigarette packets from the 1880s until the outbreak of the Second World War - and parrots certainly were not ignored by the tobacco companies.
Many people frame their cards, and kits for this purpose are on the market. These were immersed in water and the picture transferred onto paper, or children placed them on their arms like a tattoo.
Players later brought out a series of 25 larger cards on will produce a filtered search on e Bay which shows cigarette and trade cards of parrots that are for sale today.
Her attractive features made her one of the most popular postcard beauties of her day." "She loved animals and was often photographed with them. was produced to advertise the "Parrot Jungle" attraction in Miami in the1950s.
The 6A represents 1936 because all "A" cards are 1930's, "B" cards are 1940's"C" cards are 1950's and so on. His family was sure that the birds would fly away, but Franz had more faith in nature.
The number in front being the year of that particular decadeand the code after the hyphen being the sequence number of the card. The birds adapted to their new home quickly, and on 20th December 1936, about 100 curious visitors paid 25 cents admission to see and listen to Franz describe his birds, trees, and flowers. A good example of a typical "COMIC" series postcard published by Bamforth and Co., Ltd of Holmfirth in Yorkshire (No. The saucy little parrot on Nellies hat is saying "You are a mollycoddle all right all right!
Information on the back of each card gives the native land of each bird and details their size, the difference in appearance between hen and cock and their talking habits. In today’s world of instantly accessible information it is easy to dismiss such things.
But in the days of the cigarette card, such information was not readily available, and for many bird keepers these cards must have been a joy.