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1910s Bell Telephone Postcards

Started by Sargeguy, October 10, 2012, 05:19:04 PM

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What's that?  You don't have a telephone in your home yet?  Here's are a Few Good Reasons why you need one:

The Bell Telephone Announces Unexpected Guests (R1)

A Convenience of Marketing (R-2)

The Bell Telephone Keeps the Traveler in Touch with Home (R-3)

Into the Heart of the Shopping District-By Bell Telephone (R-4)

Use the Bell Telephone When Servants Fail You (R-5)

The Social Call (R-6)

A Doctor Quick-By Bell Telephone (R-7)

The Bell Telephone Guards the Home by Night as by Day (R-8)

Use the Bell Telephone in Household Emergencies (R-9)

The Bell Telephone Relieves Anxiety (R-10)

The Bell Telephone Gives Instant Alarms (R-11)

When the Elements are Against You the Bell Telephone is For You (R-12)

Here is what the back looks like:

***Numbers 1, 5 and 10 are not mine and were taken from eBay auctions and other sites that I cannot recall***
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409

Russ Kirk

Those are real nice cards. I have never seen some of those. 

I have a couple drawn cards like yours and a few photo cards.  I try to get photo cards that closely match phones in my collection.  I will scan some in the next few days and post them here.
- Russ Kirk


Russ, these all look like 20-Bs and 20-Ss, which looks like most of my collection.  I am going to get the three I am missing, they turn up on eBay fairly frequently, with the fire engine being the most difficult to obtain.  I am going to hold out for blank unused ones like these. 
Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409


For all you guys in Connecticut who haven't heard the news:

Greg Sargeant
Providence, RI
TCI /ATCA #4409


The one with the fire engine is the most difficult to obtain because there are a lot of people that collect fire dept. collectibles & fire fighting memorabilia items.

Remco, JKL Museum of Telephony Curator

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