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Baker Drug Store Delivery Wagon Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

Interesting Baker Drug Store Wagon. Note the single window. I wonder if it was ordered that way?

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“VINTAGE POSTCARD – CONDITION: EXC – SEE SCANS. DATE/ERA: c1950s-60s. Standard Size 3.5×5.5 Inches.”

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Famous “Sand Hills Jeep” Postcard

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I just bought this for a few buck on eBay. How about this crazy contraption for running dunes? The postcard is a jumbo 6.5″ x 9″. I looked for more information about it, but all I could find was a reference in a book by J. Conrad and Kathyln Dunagan about a Jeep developed in the sand dunes (see bottom pic).

“Jumbo Antique Postcard 1970’s Chrome Famous Sand Hills Jeep Texas Sand Dunes”

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Google result that shows a reference to a “jeep ride”

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Lewis and Clark Cavern Jeep Railway Postcards on eBay

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UPDATE: This was last published in 2012. A couple of the postcards are back on eBay.

Originally published November 10, 2012: The Lewis and Clark Cavern was Montana’s first State Park and is located here. You can read about the history of the caves here.  In 1947 the Montana Standard published an article about the cavern accompanied by the photo and caption below. You can view the entire article in this PDF file.

Here are three postcards related to this Jeep Railway.

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2. I haven’t seen this one on eBay in a while …

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1966 Smokey The Bear in Jeep Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Postcards

The seller has several of these available. They are 6 5/16ths” Wide by 2 1/2″ High.

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“1966 Smokey Bear SEZ: BLOTTER Bookmark
MINT U.S. Ephemera FP-5-4661 CDF
73700-356 6-66 1.000M OSP
Unique US Historical Artifact
Clear and Clean Printing
with vivid Color UN-circulated Mint

Smokey SEZ: (Unique RED JEEP Issue)
PROTECT OUR CHILDREN’S HERITAGE
…BE EXTRA CAREFUL
WITH FIRE!
Prevent Forest Fires!
Smokey Bear
Blotter Bookmark GPO 1960’s
United States Forest Service
U.S. Government Printing Office :1966
MINT Condition UN-Circulated
Limited Supply
Bright Colors Clean and Clear Printing

 
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James Motor Co.’s Willys Jeep Adv Card on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Postcards

I thought this was a business card at first, but it is 3.5″ x 8″, so it’s much larger than that. There’s nothing on the reverse side.

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“This is an ink blotter advertising James Motor Co. Willys Jeep. It measures 3-1/2″ X 8″.”

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1950s Postcard of Jeeps Pulling Floats on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards

The first jeep is a later model CJ-2A. Behind it and the band is a second jeep. I think there is a 3rd jeep way in the back. This is part of the Annual Festival of States Parade in St. Petersburg, Florida. The festival began in 1913. In 1958, the festival’s name was changed to Sunshine Festival, so I would guess this is an early 1950s parade.

“The photo(s) help to show the condition. MGK110379 {USAFloridaPinellas County} TK69 IT10. FINE PRINT. The item has no edge wear and very minor corner wear.”

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1950s? Jeep Tour Postcard **SOLD**

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UPDATE: **SOLD**

This CJ-3A has been extended in the rear to accommodate passengers. It looks pretty comfy!

“A new color advertising postcard probably of SAN JUAN SCENIC JEEP TOURS of their early 1950’s Jeep CJ-5 with a lunch and coffee box mounted off the tailgate, very lightly bumped corners, no creases, no postmark. Crisp and clear. Nothing written on the back. About 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″. Any glare or distortion is from my digital camera.”

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Postcard w/Bantams on eBay

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This postcard shows some Bantam BRC-40s.

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Japanese Envelope on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards

Here’s an unusual piece.

“Vintage Colorful Japanese Jeep Envelope or Sleeve — New Old Stock… Newspaper like paper has colorful illustration on one side and line drawing on the other… Colorful illustration of a woman officer driving a jeep, a small doll dangling in the wind shield and a rose… Back side has line drawing of a little girl riding a donkey… There is also Japanese character writing… Good condition, new old stock, both top and bottom open… Piece measures about 5 1/8″ x 7 3/8″… ”

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Ford GP Camp Croft Postcard on eBay

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Good look at a Ford GP.

“VINTAGE POSTCARD – CONDITION: VG/some corner wear *SEE SCANS BELOW OF BOTH SIDES. DATE/ERA: c1940s. Standard Size 3.5×5.5 Inches.”

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Pig-Jeep Christmas Coin Card on eBay

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An odd Christmas-jeep-pic-coin combo card.

“This vintage Christmas greeting card is unused with no envelope. Has line of discoloration on front from age and storage. 4 3/8 x 5 3/8″.”

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Kelly Manufacturing’s “Safari” Hardtop

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This Kelly Manufacturing “Safari” Hardtop postcard was for sale on eBay. I’ve never run across a brochure for this.

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1950s Postcard of Salty Johns, Junior and Their Jeep on eBay

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This postcard shows Salty Johns, his dog Junior, and his “Flashy” jeep. Salty’s real name was Vernon Johns. He worked as the Audubon Society warden for Lydia Ann Island. He also brought some color to the Port Aransas, Texas, beaches. That sure is an unusual bumper setup.

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Truck Postcard from Australia

• CATEGORIES: Artists/Drawings, Features, Postcards, Willys Trucks

Leigh shared this one.  It is a postcard of a Willys Truck with the CFA (Country Fire Authority – Victoria, Australia), one of a series of historic fire appliances with the CFA.

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Postcard of Wisconsin Deer Park on eBay

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Seth spotted this postcard depicting a jeep pulling visitor trams at the Wisconsin Deer Park at the Wisconsin Dells. Opened in the 1950s (see history here), the park still operates, but there’s no evidence that the trams are still used, The closest thing to a jeep tram is a kids train.

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St. Augustine Jeep Train

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Another example of a Jeep Train. This one is from St. Augustine.

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Willys Overland Service Postcard

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Here’s a neat postcard image that John shared with me. Unfortunately, there’s nothing to indicate the year. Based on the comment that tops are available in canvas, plastic, and wood, this is likely a late ’40s postcard.

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1950s ‘Feshin Hole’ Wagon Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Features, Postcards, Willys Wagons

UPDATE: Another Feshin Hole Postcard for sale.

“Scene shows a view of a catch of an 11 feet & over 1,000 pound Hammerhead Shark with 46 young caught near Bahia Honda by Wilma Branter of Ye Olde Feshin Hole of Marathon, Florida. Postcard is in very good condition and is postally unused.”

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Late ’40s? Willys-Overland Sales & Service Postcard on eBay

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features, Postcards

Neat old postcard.

“VINTAGE POSTCARD – CONDITION: VG-EXC *See Scans Below For Detailed Condition of Both Sides.”

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1959 Canfield Wrecker FC Postcard on eBay

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Great vintage postcard.

“original Postcard , 8.5 x 5.5 , Canfield Tow Truck Equipment .”

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1944 Idaho Potato Postcard w/ Jeep on eBay

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UPDATE: Back on eBay.

This seems like an appropriate card, since we’ll be driving through Idaho today. The back of the postcard mentions Gowen Field.

“Military Comic Vintage postcard army soldier navy USN americana World War II WWII jeep”

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1942 Postcard of early Jeep Pulling Cart on eBay

I imagine the only thing that would have made this better for soldiers is if women had been serving the ice cream!

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How About this Great B’Day Card?

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John and his family sent me this great birthday car! Thanks!

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WWII Postcard to Recruit Women on eBay

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Great postcard.

“This is a very meaningful historical event of mankind history on postcard and this postcard is VERY VERY RARE.

Our Extensive collections are source through antique shop, collectibles shop, flea market and second hand market, we could not trace the originality and the previous owner status is unconfirmed but the card age consistently.”

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