Summer, 2019 Premier Auction
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Rare real photo postcard depicting the grand opening game at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, June 30, 1909.  The photo caption describes most of the photo contents, a brilliant in-game shot in front of a capacity crowd witnessing the Pirates playing the Chicago Cubs.  Produced for advertising purposes by the Willits & Felix Company of Pittsburgh, the company clearly used the postcard for its own correspondence, as two examples of this card we have encountered both contained typewritten business correspondence from the company itself.  This example, slightly different from the others in the lack of typewritten correspondence and the bold word "FLOUR" superimposed at the bottom of the card, boasts a quality image, some minor wear at the corners (along with a lower-right corner crease).  An exceptionally rare and desirable card, particularly without postal use.

Rare 1909 Forbes Field Advertising Real Photo PostcardRare 1909 Forbes Field Advertising Real Photo Postcard
Rare 1909 Forbes Field Advertising Real Photo Postcard
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Auction closed on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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