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Chat Burns in the New Bot

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The Rooster King (Returns)

The Rooster King, returning to Jambudvipa, waits for the bus

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Performance Art

Owl and Crow do performance art.

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Amateur Photographer Chat

Amateur photographer Chat poses Owl as a thunder bird

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Red and New in ’52

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The Roadliner came on the market in the early ’50s.  I’ve seen references to this model in 1952.

Owl Inspects

Owl inspects an “antique locomotive steering wheel”

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Maj. Balboa Bunny

Maj. Balboa Bunny’s All-Rabbit Band

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S. S. United States Needle Card

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This needle card was issued by the Pioneer Merchandise Company of New York in 1952 (the small print reads “copyright 52 Pioneer Mose. Co. New York”.  It should be “Mdse”. The card was printed in Germany.  The reverse is the same as the front.  Some of the needles remain, but the threader is long gone.

The S.S. (Steam Ship) United States launched in 1951 and, apparently, was a real hot item for a couple of years thereafter.  It was fast, maybe 40 mph on a good day.  It held the record for speedy Atlantic crossings for many years.  It’s now berthed in Philadelphia.

A Typical Moonshine Still

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I thought the guy on the right looked a little like Horace Kephart, but he died four years before this post card was published in 1935.

Florida Razor Back.

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Published by F. C. Pfeiffer, Daytona FL.  Early 1920s.

Owl Records Earl Eltanin

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My buddy said he was having trouble seeing the caption on this.  Here it is:

“Owl records Earl Eltanin, the ‘Lung of Love’, for his new release ‘Lung on Fire’.”

The words on the console are “Izzr Mxr”.

“Lung” is a word in Chinese that has to do with “dragon”, same as the Arabic word “Eltanin”.

Owl Directs

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The caption reads, “Chat plays dead in a tense scene from ‘Chat on a Hot Tin’.”  And Sherman Geppard says “Woof”.

Chat, the cat, is French.

Owl teaches semiotics to Chat

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Cobb Shinn

This post card, dating from around 1915, was drawn by Cobb Shinn (Conrad X. Shinn).  References indicate that he produced around 165 designs for cards.  He moved to illustrating children’s books in the 1920s.

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Natural Tunnel

This is an old card, pre-WWI, a collotype lithographed in Germany.  Pretty card, though, understandably, showing its age.

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Another Cinderella

Cinderella stamp, that is.  It’s 1.81 x 2.5″.  Two colors on ivory paper.  No adhesive.

The Grand Central Palace was demolished in 1964.

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New Johnson City Country Club

Not only did someone trim this pre-WWI lithographed postcard down with scissors, but they also glued it (clutching of pearls, here) into an album.  It remains a nice looking card, though.

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Henson Airlines

Henson, the original Piedmont.  This livery was used from 1983 to 1987.  As far as I can tell, Henson used these Short (Bros. of Belfast) SD3-30s from around 1979 to 1990.  This one went to Alleghany then was exported in ’91 to Canada, whence it had come.   This is another Mary Jayne’s Railroad Specialties postcards, airline series.

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Aerostar!

This is a postcard published by Mary Jayne’s Railroad Specialties out of Covington VA.  Printed by Alleghany Publishers, Covington VA.  Photo by George E. Lawrence (no relation).  MJRS published a series of cards on aircraft.  I think there are around 200 different cards in the series.
Anyway, Aerostar was owned by Professional Travel, Inc. of Louisiana.  In 1981-82 the company was expanding.  In 1982, they secured permission from the Civil Aeronautics Board (in existence from 1938 – 1985) to set up the airline and eventually secured three 727s from Eastern Airlines.  In 1983, it was all over.  Eastern repossessed the aircraft and the company went bankrupt.  The name Aerostar has been used by an airline out of Kiev, Ukraine, since 1995.

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