A very early, undivided back, litho printed postcard featuring the paddle steamer Augusta. She was built in 1886 for Leerer Dampfs on the Leer to Borkum and Norderney services. In 1901 she passed to AG Ems. Card is by W. Schwalbe of Emden. Postally used in Borkum in 1901. A little light corner and edge wear, but with a small knock and extremely light surface crinkles to the top left corner tip. Impression / mark from postal cancellation top right corner. Pencilled message to the front which is very faded, otherwise a little marking / ageing to the front with a little postal ink marking top right. Very light marking / ageing to the reverse. (VG)
A lovely and very early, undivided back, litho printed postcard featuring the paddle steamer Emden. She was built in 1892 for the Emden to Borkum service. The card is postally used in Emden in 1893! Extremely light corner and edge wear. Extremely light surface bends to the bottom two corners with tiny surface crinkles. A couple of extremely light surface crinkles from the bottom edge upwards about 1.5". Extremely light impressions on both sides of the cards from the pencilled message / address. Extremely light marking / ageing to the front and reverse with a couple of tiny foxing dots. (VG)
A sepia printed postcard featuring the paddle steamer Rheinland (built 1926) at Norderney. Postally used in Norderney in 1929. Very light corner and edge wear, but a light crease across the bottom left corner tip. A little very light marking to the front, mainly top left. Very light marking / ageing to the reverse. (VG-)
A sepia printed postcard featuring the paddle steamer Westfalen (1907-42). Postally used in 1927 with a commemorative postal cancellation. Imprint from postal cancellation top left and bottom left. Light corner and edge wear and light ageing / marking to both sides. (VG)
A colour printed postcard featuring the paddle steamer Westfalen (1907-42). Postally used in 1925 in Emden. A little corner and edge wear. Some surface scuffing to the front top right. bottom right and along the edges of the card. A surface bend with surface crinkle to the top left. Rather grubby to the front. Grubby and aged to the reverse. (G-)
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