NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
ebay GSB

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Main Forum - WWII & Older Baseball Cards > Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-13-2016, 07:16 PM
Bicem's Avatar
Bicem Bicem is online now
Jeff 'Prize-ner'
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,983
Default The Four Wonders of Weiser

Wanted to revisit the Weiser Wonder Walter Johnson postcards as some recent eBay findings has renewed my interest in these cards. Here are now four versions (two discovered this year) and some theories on each. Feel free to chime in if you disagree with anything or have any other thoughts on the matter... (images borrowed)

Version #1 – 1907 Real-Photo Postcard (photo by local Paul Van Graven of Weiser)

Postmarked September, 1907 in Weiser. High clarity and resolution, created from actual photo negative. Recent eBay discovery, first one known in the hobby and most likely created from Van Graven himself or from someone with access to his negatives.



Version #2 – c1910 Printed-Photo Postcard (Publisher Unknown)

Lithograph version created from ink printing a copy of Van Graven’s 1907 image onto a postcard. Postcard style and multiple known cancellation dates has this as most likely a 1910 issue.



Version #3 – pre-1920 Real-Photo Postcard (Published by Wesley Andrews of Oregon)

Created from a photograph (not negative) of the Johnson image and cropped/resized/borders added to fit standard sized postcard. Andrews' “Waco Real Photo” stamp box (hidden by the stamp) points this to being a pre-1920 creation despite the 1924 Weiser postmark. Another eBay find, and the first one I've ever seen.




Version #4 – c1918 Real-Photo Postcard (Publisher Unknown)


This one is still a mystery to me. The No. 39 (Andrews' unique numbering system) and typing on front suggests it was created from the Andrews postcard above but not by Andrews himself (no Wesley Andrews, Inc. Publishing credit on reverse). Also supporting the theory that it's a period copy of the Andrews PC is that it has noticeably poorer contrast and clarity. However, the cropping of the photo in the two postcards is slightly different. The earliest postmark seen so far for this one has it dating to most likely 1918, which also fits the style of the postcard.

__________________
Love of the Game Auctions
JeffP@loveofthegameauctions.com
*contact me if you're thinking about selling something from your collection
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-13-2016, 07:46 PM
Leon's Avatar
Leon Leon is online now
Leon
peasant/forum owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: near Dallas
Posts: 25,093
Default

Love the Weiser Wonder postcards. I don't have a lot to add but that is a great analysis, Jeff.
__________________
Leon Luckey

Last edited by Leon; 06-13-2016 at 07:46 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-14-2016, 12:28 AM
BeanTown's Avatar
BeanTown BeanTown is offline
Jay Cee
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,017
Default

Nice work Jeff. If I recall, there was a Cabinet with the same image that Mastro/Legendary auction off awhile ago.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-14-2016, 04:35 AM
benchod benchod is offline
Craig
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 460
Default

Nice work and interesting, Jeff
Are congratulations in order?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-17-2016, 09:31 PM
Baseball Rarities's Avatar
Baseball Rarities Baseball Rarities is offline
Kevin
member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 673
Default

Great research Jeff. Was hoping that this thread would gain more traction, but I guess that means that there is a pretty thin market for some if these postcards.

Last edited by Baseball Rarities; 09-23-2016 at 12:01 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-20-2016, 06:07 PM
Leon's Avatar
Leon Leon is online now
Leon
peasant/forum owner
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: near Dallas
Posts: 25,093
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baseball Rarities View Post
Great research Jeff. Was hoping that this thread would gain more traction, but I guess that makes that there is a pretty thin market for some if these post cards.
Thin but competitive!!
__________________
Leon Luckey
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-18-2016, 02:48 PM
BeanTown's Avatar
BeanTown BeanTown is offline
Jay Cee
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,017
Default

Wanted to bring this back to the front page from what I read in the BST. Great research is always worth reading again.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-18-2016, 04:17 PM
Bicem's Avatar
Bicem Bicem is online now
Jeff 'Prize-ner'
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,983
Default

Thanks, but have you seen t206's?
__________________
Love of the Game Auctions
JeffP@loveofthegameauctions.com
*contact me if you're thinking about selling something from your collection
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1907-1910 Weiser Wonder - Walter Johnson PC, new to the hobby Leon Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 123 06-30-2014 10:58 AM
1909 Weiser Wonder Postcards - Walter Johnson Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 4 10-24-2005 04:47 PM
The wonders of software... Archive Net54baseball Vintage (WWII & Older) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 1 05-27-2005 10:04 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 PM.


ebay GSB