Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pelzer South Carlina Dam 1909

The card was pub. By The Pelzer Photographer Pelzer SC., and post marked in White Stone SC. As small as Pelzer is makes you wonder why a postcard of the Dam?

Easley South Carolina 1917 main street

biltmore house 1896

When this postcard was sent in 1906 the Vanderbilts were still living in the home. I wonder if Daisy paid them a visit

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


009a 009

010a 010

Political tensions were clearly stressed between two great world powers as the United States led 64 other nations to boycott the 1980 Olympics being held in Moscow. Even so it did not appear to stop amateur radio operators from contacting each other.


According to sources on the internet, on May 11, 1958 the national station of the UAB (Belgian amateur radio society) transmitted from the exposition for the first time. Willy Acke ON4AW created this special QSL to celebrate the event ( the second card ON4LB0). I suspect that the other QSL card was also used by operators during the expo to confirm contacts from that station.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

QSL Card

I realize that this is not a QSL card in the true sense, however I believe it was used to confirm a radio contact between him and K2SFA who was a ham radio operator. One thing I like about this card is that it has a stamp (Scott number 454) and a coin from the country of origin. The stamp and coin are from 1967.

Friday, March 5, 2010

FDR home Hyde Park, New York

The two real photo postcards I believe date sometime between 1945 and 1950. I conclude this because the photos were taken inside FDR’s home which became a National Historic Site in 1945 and the Ekc stamp box was in use from 1930 to1950.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Early 1900 Football Team, Maybe Furman University

I think it may be a Furman University football team. The old postcard was a flea market find. There is an F on the uniforms, and it was found in Greenville SC. All the other cards in the same box were local to South Carolina. The AZO stamp box indicates that the photo was taken some time between 1918 and 1930. Noticing that the card is not postally used, I assume it was a keepsake for someone on the team or a family member. Do you recognize any of the faces or maybe the building where the photo was taken? Please help me identify this team.