Two postal cards featuring multicolor comic illustrations including one self-portrait. Will Hedgcock to Burdette Johnson.

Two postal cards featuring multicolor comic illustrations including one self-portrait

Jeffersonville, Indiana to St. Louis, Missouri: 1905. Both postal cards (Scott UX18), which Hedgcock sent to his cousin Johnson, bear Jeffersonville, Indiana postmarks. On also has a St. Louis receiving handstamp. One is in nice shape; the other has some soiling and is worn at the lover right corner. The first card chides Burdette about not writing and notes, “Please don’t be so occupied with your friends that you cannot write to me. . .. How is everything in the curio line coming along? Also the books?” An arrow is drawn from the text to a series of eleven small drawings of coins, stamps, books, magazines and royalty that are collective captioned “Your Friends.” A small drawing of a top-hatted cardinal smoking a cigar is in the lower right corner captioned, “This is my new trade mark.” The second card reads, “Got home safe. . .. I think I will go out to the country next week. Here is a portrait of me when I get there.” It is illustrated with a man in overall’s and straw farmer’s hat riding a white horse through a field with a haystack in the background. Once card with some problems so priced accordingly. Good to Very Good. Item #009436

Price: $100.00

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