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Southport Times Adds Rare Cape Fear Oil Company Postcard To Collection

Cape Fear Oil Company Postcard

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August 28, 2012 Southport, NC The Southport Times is please to announce the addition of a rare Cape Fear Oil Company postcard to their collection of postcards. The postcard shows a view of the Cape Fear Oil Company dock on the Cape Fear River. While the card is not dated, it likely dates from the 1910s.

A unique feature to note about this card is the faceless man stepping out of his boat and onto the dock. Is this a ghost or apparition? Was it intended to represent fishermen who have died at sea in the Southport area? Or is this just a simple printing error? It would be unusual to print a postcard with a faceless person, especially in the 1910s, and it is equally unlikely that this was a printing error that went unnoticed. Draw your own conclusion about this unique aspect of this postcard.

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As previously announced in April, The Southport Times' postcard collection will be published in print format in a book entitled "Postcard History Series: Southport, Oak Island and Bald Head Island" by Arcadia Press in South Carolina. The book will be written by Kris Friend, current blog writer for The Southport Times, and will be available in the spring of 2013. Read Full Article>>>



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