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TOP 10 PICTURE POSTCARDS VALUED AT $49,700!

 ENKA, N.C., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The popularity of picture postcard collecting continues to grow. Much like salaries of sports professionals, values of rare antique cards are escalating phenomenally. High value rarities of the 1900-1920 era may still be found in long forgotten collections in attics and cellars throughout the U.S. The Top 10 values, taken from recent appraisals and auction results, illustrate why so many collectors are entering the hobby.
 1. Joan of Arc/Maude Adams card by A. Mucha $15,000
 2. Waverly Cycles advertising card by A. Mucha 13,500
 3. Cognac Bisquit advertising card by A. Mucha 4,100
 4. Wiener Werkstatte card No. 290 by Egon Schiele 4,000
 5. Real-photo, horse-drawn 1916 Socialist Caravan Wagon 3,600
 6. Real-photo, Babe Ruth 3,400
 7. Wiener Werkstatte No. 76 by O. Kokoschka,
 "Woman with Bird" 2,500
 8. Moulin Rouge card by Toulouse-Lautrec 1,800
 9. Uncle Sam Hold-to-Light card 900
 10. Real-photo, horse-drawn Remedy & Extract Delivery Wagon 900
 These miniature works of art, along with thousands of other postcards ranging from $1 to $1,000, are listed in "The Artist-Signed Postcard Price Guide," $16.95, ISBN 1-56664-028-8, 336 pages, 6x9, with over 380 illustrations. It was written by J.L Mashburn, a collector- dealer-historian with 30 years in the hobby.
 This valuable reference lists important artists and their works from 1900-1950 and explains grading, pricing, selling and identification. May be ordered through major bookstores or by mail for $18.95 from Colonial House, P.O. Box 609, Enka, N.C. 28728 (phone 704-667-1427).
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 /CONTACT: J.L. Mashburn of Colonial House, 704-667-1427/


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