So excited to offer you this very rare vintage postcard from the 1900's featuring the Titanic. This card is a printed card that commemorates and memorializes the loss of this cruise ship,"the largest boat in the world", on April 15, 1912 killing 1500 passengers. This card features the infamous maiden voyage cruise ship on this Salesman's sample and was mailed to "Mrs Whitman in W. Paris Maine" and it is postmarked but difficult to read 100%. The postmark says "Pittsfield Maine, 10 Am quite clearly. The day and year are less clear. Here is what I believe it says. I'm about 75% sure it says April 23rd and about 60% sure the year postmarked is 1919. If that is accurate, this is 7 years after the ship sank. The writing with pricing leads me to believe this is also the early 1900's. The back of the card says
"We want agents to sell post cards of the Titanic. This is sample card. Cards sell two for five and we furnish agents at $1.00 per 100. How many can we send you? We also have complete book of Sinking of Titanic and other sea disasters. Sells for $1.00, we allow 50% commission to agents. Outfits now ready. Free Send .10 postage. W. M Prilay Post Card Co Pittsfield, Maine."
Condition is good but shows wear from age. Their is also a corner crease in bottom right. This will arrive double sleeved for it's protection. Simply a spectacular card worthy of framing. And while this postcard isn't from before the sinking (which would mean it would be worth thousands), I have been unable to locate another card like this from this time period making it a fantastic piece of both Titanic history and postcard history.
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