I have to rate this card only as a VG due to a couple of minor issues, but they certainly don't take anything away from the historic interest of this real photo, or rppc, post card of Billings, Montana. The postmark from Tacoma, Washington is dated June 19, 1953 and the card was sent to Hans G. Baash of Andover, Iowa. Andover is located in Clinton county, Iowa and is a thriving rural community to this day. The stamp used is a purple three cent Jefferson and the card was sent from one Pvt. Edward Baash who was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. The condition issues mentioned are a very light crease at the upper white border just to right of center, and the fact the the writer used quite a bit of pressure and you can pretty much read the card if you held the front side up to a mirror. There are no holes from this or any other reason and no tears, stains, or noticeable soiling. There is one mark on the front also, an arrow, not heavily drawn, at the top just left of center, pointing to a building. In the lower right was written on the negative, AIR VIEW BILLINGS, MONTANA and the photo was done by Roahen Photo's of Billings.
Thanks for your time and interest.
Item ID: rl10298