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Posted 03/29/2009   03:29 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add OldGum to your friends list  Get a Link to this Message
My topical postcard collection "Cats on cards".
Hope you like,
OG

Here's a nicely embossed one dated the 26th and posted the 24th.




A novelty card that squeeks when you squeeze it.




An odd sentiment on a valentine card.




This one managed to find it's recipient despite an incorrect address.




Some anthropomorphic cats.






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Posted 03/29/2009   03:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ZhangCheng to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very rich taste of history,thanks for your share.
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Posted 03/29/2009   07:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Dianne Earl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Those are absolutelty adorable OldGum. Thanks for sharing them with us. I am a 'Cat person' and we've always had at least 2 cats in our home.

Dianne
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Posted 03/29/2009   10:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add David Giles to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I too, am a cat person. Your last post cards prove my line the "... cats are people, too".

David
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Posted 03/29/2009   12:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampydampy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am a dog person but I have to say I am impressed with the postcards...nice posts
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Posted 03/29/2009   1:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sharksfan11 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
These are great. I am a cat lover big time. I have 9 cats.
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Posted 03/30/2009   1:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add e7sara to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Another cat fan checking in!

The first group are cute. Does the squeeze card still work? I've never seen any like the second group. I do like that the dogs are harnessed to the car's wagon! As the old saying goes, "dogs have masters, cats have staff!" Sorry stampydampy
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Posted 03/31/2009   6:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add OldGum to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
e7sara, yes it does still squeek! Notice the hole between the sender's words "back" & "soon". It let's the air in and the sound out.

Did anyone see in the last card that one cat is using the confusion to lift the wallet of another?

Anyway, I'm glad you all liked them!
OG
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Posted 03/31/2009   9:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stefanib123 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I love these! I am one of those rare people that's a cat and a dog person. I love both!

The squeaky one is great! Thats way ahead of its time.
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Posted 07/24/2010   10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jonathan Futter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You probably already know this but the group of cards at the bottom are produced by Alfred Mainzer. There are several sites which describe their history. (just read the Stamp Community rules and as a new member, I cannot post links. But if you go to Google and type in Mainzer Cat Postcards, you can learn all about them)
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Posted 07/24/2010   10:25 am  Show Profile Check smauggie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I like cats more than most . . . and I still find the cat-people kind of freaky. I like the irony of them having a pet dog. Cool collection!
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Posted 05/21/2016   6:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The original poster showed some great anthropomorphic cat postcards, but didn't give a description (country of origin? Artist?).

Here is another one. This one is from Germany, but the artist is not credited. Caption says "Honor our great master!" I would guess that the cats are being sarcastic about the statue of the little girl with the hoop. After all, humans are pretty poor acrobats, compared to cats. I've seen other, similar cards by the same artist.

Card was sent from Frankfurt A/M to Oschersleben. Postmark is 18 October, 1937.



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Posted 05/22/2016   8:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


More cats for the topic.





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