Tom Casper writes:
I enjoyed seeing the numismatic postcards in the last issue of The E-Sylum. I also collect vintage numismatic postcards and have sent scans of a few of my favorites.
Here they are, with Tom's notes. Thanks! I've never seen any of these before.
1. Denmark 500 Kroner - it has a hand written date of 1914 on the back. The card was made in Denmark
2. French 10 Francs note - circa World War 1, card was printed in Paris, France.
3. Czechoslovakia Medal - The card was printed in Chicago, IL. The medal is embossed on the card. This medal was sold at the 1939 New
York's World Fair to raise money for Czechoslovakia which was taken over by Germany in 1938-1939.
4. Lusitania Medals - The card is undated, and no publisher. Karl Goetz designed this medal. It was distributed by a Dutch company.
5. Scott Stamp & Coin Co. Ltd. 1893 - an early card with most of the newspaper coin ad attached missing. This card was postally used.
I also have trade cards (circa 1880 - 1900) picturing coins and foreign currency. These were handed out by merchants for advertising purposes. People collected them for the beautiful colored pictures on the front and glued them in album which preserved them for the collectors of today.
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
POSTCARDS AND NUMISMATICS
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