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Reflections of Kansas

by Frank Wood and Scott Daymond is in stock now 


Beautiful Real Photo views of Kansas from 1900 to 1930. Illustrated with over 300 historical large images of Real Photos of small communities around the state.

Hard Bound, 8 1/2 x 11 format. 1st Edition. Published in 1988. We have the remainders of this great book, they are new, never read, and with a beautiful dust jacket.

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Colorado History: Insights and Views Through Postcards

by Charles Harbert


This is the first Colorado postcard book in many years and the most comprehensive in terms of the scope of images and its historical content. The new 315-page book contains 275 high-quality color and black and white images of towns and people throughout the state. Written with historical themes, it includes chapters on Mining, Agriculture, Small Towns, Denver, Tourism, Fun Times, Hard Times, Postcard Photographers, and portfolios on Occupations and People of Colorado. It also includes helpful appendices on the history and dating of postcards as well as the nuts and bolts of postcard collecting. The book contains many outstanding images of street scenes, store fronts, interiors, railroad depots, mining, horse drawn wagons, baseball, brewery, Indians, etc. This is a highly desirable book for any collector of postcards. It is available in both soft cover and leather-bound, limited-edition hardback copies.


Charles (Chuck) Harbert, a member of the Wichita and Denver Post Card Clubs, began his working life as an organic chemist at Pfizer. He is one of the inventors of Zoloft, the world‚ leading antidepressant drug. Since retiring in 1999, Dr. Harbert has devoted more time to the study of postcards and history.

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WWII Comic Postcards, 2nd edition, by Thomas O. Garnhart,

Available on 2 DVD’s. This new version is produced in digital format, to view on your computer using Adobe Reader (a free on-line download), or print for your own personal use.

• List includes comic and other artist drawn postcards related to WWII
• View on any computer with a DVD reader.
• Permission to print one copy for personal use included with purchase
• 5,600 plus postcards are listed
• Over 2,000 new listings added since 1st edition
• WWII comic arcade cards now included
• Separate list of nearly 300 WWII Large Letter cards
• Over 3,300 full color illustrations of postcards
• Cards by unidentified publishers grouped together with alphabetical names and fully illustrated on Disc #2

Disc #1 Includes these WWII Comic related items:
• Comic Postcard Checklist in both PDF & Excel formats
• Arcade Checklist in both PDF & Excel formats
• Large Letter WWII Checklist in both PDF & Excel formats
• Index of Comic Postcards by Inscriptions that appear on the cards
• List of known artists and the publishers for whom they drew
• List of known publishers with notes.

Disc #2 Includes 14 PDF Documents with full color illustrations as follows:
• Asheville and Eastern
• Colourpicture
• Curteich
• Graycraft & Kropp
• MWM & Metropolitan
• Tichnor
• Minor Publishers A – B
• Minor Publishers C – D
• Minor Publishers E – G
• Minor Publishers H – L
• Minor Publishers M – P
• Minor Publishers Q – T
• Minor Publishers U – Z
• Unidentified Publishers

Disc #1, and Disc #2, ordered and paid for at same time, shipped together for a special introductory price of
$40.00 plus $5 USPS Priority Shipping.

REVIEW BY Hal Ottaway, Wichita KS:

Hal Ottaway, after reviewing the new and improved edition says:…."Without a doubt, this is the "Google(c)" of WWII postcards! The Index by Inscription is so convenient to use and then be able to sort by publisher and file that way too, and enjoy knowing where your postcards are in these large categories of collecting. Fabulous also to have actual pictures of so many of the postcards listed. This new edition is expanded and is probably going to be just like the first edition, the single reference book that I use most often, every day."

Both Disc #1, and Disc #2 for $40. They are available from the website, from Jim Taylor at shows, and through the mail from
PO Box 399
Neosho MO 64850

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Checklist Curt Teich Linen Comic Postcards

by Thomas O. Garnhart


The Checklist of Curt Teich Linen Comic Postcards is the first definitive and systematic cataloging of linen comic postcards by this quality printer and publisher. Amidst the growing popularity of linens, it is a valuable resource for both collectors and dealers. Some 1548 detailed entries list cards in order of the production. Value ranges are provided to identify the comparative desirability/rarity of each postcard. Detailed information is given about each entry, including inscriptions, series names, and indicators of which are WWII related and which are black racial stereotypes.

Thomas O. Garnhart is a well known postcard collector and dealer residing in suburban Milwaukee, WI. He has collected for nearly 40 years and has been buying and selling as Garnhart Reaper Works since his retirement from United Methodist ministry in 2002

Checklist Curt Teich Linen Comic Postcards, digital on DVD, pdf files- $24.95 + $8 USPS Priority p/h

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The Before and After Trade Card Book

and Price Guide


A 136-page, 8-1/2 x 11, softcover book written by Ben Crane, A total of 232 trade cards in 14 different categories are shown in high-quality black and white images at 70 percent of full size or larger. Each of these cards has a before and after theme, exemplifying the benefits of using the advertised product. Over 80 metamorphic trade cards are shown, both opened and closed, as well as several mechanical and hold-to-light cards.

Lots of illustrations and descriptions, includes price guide,

Special Price - $15.00 plus $8 USPS Priority s/h plus p/h

Dealer SPECIAL! Lot of 5, Before and After Trade Card Books, w/price guide only $50 plus shipping

Dealer Lot (5 ea @ $10 ) Special Price - $50.00 plus $10 p/h


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Courthouse Square Antique Postcards

Jim Taylor

P.O. BOX 399 -NEOSHO, MO - 64850
417.451.3463 - 888.451.0340

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