This postcard shows the front of the Rhyolite Nevada railroad depot. Rhyolite is now a ghost town and has been for many years.
The description on the back of the card states:
$100,000 Railroad Depot on rim of Death Valley with ruins of the city of Rhyolite Nevada, in the background. Now a Ghost Town.
The back also states the makers as Mike Roberts, Berkeley 2 Calif, and Desert Supply Company of Las Vegas. The card carries the part number of C7722.
This card would be from the 1950s or 1960s. A couple of clues that point to it being from between those dates is the way Berkeley 2 California is abbreviated on the back. In 1963 state abbreviations (Calif) were changed to the 2 letter format that we use today, and also in 1963 the zone digit (the number 2 in this card's case), was changed to the 5 digit zip code we use today. Both of those tasks took several years of planning and adjustments prior to implementation
The card measures roughly 3.5 by 5.5 inches and has great color. The card has straight even edges. The card has a divided back, meaning one side for the address and one side for writing a message.
I recently purchased a few dozen older postcards at an estate sale. The subjects of the cards are in and around The Las Vegas area. They are of 'old Vegas" and many are of the old casinos and hotels that have long ago been demolished. I do combine shipping on multiple purchases (see shipping notes below), so be sure to check out my other items.
I am not a postcard collector and don't know how to 'rate" postcards. Personally, I think the card is in great condition for being around 60 to 70 years old. There are no bends, tears, or cracking. The corners have very small white spots, almost as if the picture doesn't make it to the very ends. These areas are so small that I can't give you a measurement on them. The card is postally unused and has not been addressed or written on.
Buyer to pay $2.50 First Class Mail delivery charges. That cost will cover shipping for up to the purchase of 4 postcards.
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