At an estate sale recently, I purchased a small box of old photographs. This is one of the photos from that box. From the photographer's information along the bottom of many of the cards, I believe they are all from two areas, one being Stockton California and the other being Athol Massachusetts. Several of the photos have what appears to be a name and address on the back, as if the photo was to be mailed. The name that I am seeing the most is Bishofberger of Lodi California.
Along the bottom of this card appear the words "Towne Simonds Block, Athol".
This particular card has no info on the back other than what appears to be a price of $12.50 and the initials HD. Ive seen many designations like that price and initials at antique stores where items are on consignment. I don't know for sure if that is the situation with this, but its my guess.
The card measures 6.5 by 4.25 inches. The photo is on off white cardstock with gold printing and borders. Using a photo dating website, it appears that this card was produced between the years of 1889 and 1896.
The USPS delivery charge will be $3.99.
SHIPPING COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items will safely fit into a single box. However, my web host is not set up to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.