(See Definition Below)
Year of Publication
Preprinted Postcard Text
(Front): Hello From Southport, N.C. - Southport Motel and
Restaurant - I'm On The Wagon This Trip!
Preprinted Postcard Text
Published By: Baxter
Lane Co. Amarillo, Texas U.S.A. - A Cackle Card
Postmark: Not Postally
Postage: Not Postally
Sent/Addressed To: Not
September 7, 2011 from Biloxi, MS
Editor's Notes: This is an
artist signed comic postcard dating from the 1960s. The artist who
created the image on this card was Tex Lowell. While the card itself
dates from the 1960s, the image probably dates from an earlier
period, maybe the 1910s or so. The image was either taken from an
earlier card or was inspired by an earlier card, as being "on" or
"off" the wagon, as it relates to the consumption of alcohol, was a
somewhat popular theme for early postcards. This postcard design
would have been widely sold by salesmen in the 1960s, so it would
not be uncommon to see this exact same design tailored for another
motel or restaurant. However, this printing for the Southport Motel
and Restaurant is uncommon.
Availability Scale: We have loosely defined 4
categories of availability for classifying postcards in our
collection. There are many degrees of availability within each main
category and the opinion of availability is subjective. These 4 main
categories have been created to convey to the reader the approximate
availability of a postcard within our collection. The availability
is subject to change as new research comes to light.
Common - A common postcard is one where many examples
are known to exist. Most modern postcards are considered common
due to the large numbers of cards published and distributed.
Uncommon - An uncommon postcard is one that does not
surface often. There may be many examples of an uncommon card in
circulation, but just not as readily available as a common card.
Scarce - A scarce postcard is one that is hardly ever
seen outside of a few well known postcard collections such as
The Southport Times' Collection, the New Hanover County Public
Library's North Carolina Collection or the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill's North Carolina Collection.
Rare - A rare postcard is a postcard where only 1 or
2 examples are known to exist. Cards in this category may not
even exist in the largest and most complete collections. Cards
in this category have extremely low publication rates and
extremely low distribution rates, adding to the rarity of the
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