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Rhyolite Nevada Vintage Postcard, Bottle House 50000 Bottles

Vintage pre 1963 postcard of Rhyolite Nevada Bottle House. House was made with over 50,000 whiskey bottles in 1905. Postally unused.Vintage pre 1963 postcard of Rhyolite Nevada Bottle House. House was made with over 50,000 whiskey bottles in 1905. Postally unused.

Rhyolite Nevada Vintage Postcard, Bottle House 50000 Bottles

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Vintage pre 1963 postcard of Rhyolite Nevada Bottle House. House was made with over 50,000 whiskey bottles in 1905. Postally unused.

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Description on back of card:
The "Bottle House" was built during the boom days in 1905 by Tom Kelly. Some 50,000 liquor bottles were used in the construction of the foundations and walls. Located in the Ghost City of Rhyolite, near Daylight Pass entering Death Valley from Beatty Nevada.

Other markings on the back are:
Published by Frashers, Inc. Pomona Calif (NOTE the 5 letters in the Calif abbreviation)
Color by Frashers
F.C.320 and 3833
and 2 small Frashers logos

I am estimating the date of this card to be late 1950s to early 1960s. The reasoning behind that determination is the way California is abbreviated on the back. You'll notice the location of the publisher as being Pomona Calif. In October 1963 state abbreviations were changed to the 2 letter format that is used today, so the card has to be from before 1963.

The card measures roughly 3.5 by 5.5 inches. It's very bright in 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. Although not stated on the card, I believe this is called a photochrome postcard.

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

CONDITION:
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 over 50 years old.

SHIPPING:
Buyer to pay $2.50 First Class Mail delivery charges. That cost will cover up to the purchase of 4 postcards.
NOTE about combined shipping: My website 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.

INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES:
Due to claims that merchandise is not being received at various international countries (although Customs tracking verifies the delivery), I will no longer be able to process international orders unless payment is made with U.S. currency, including conversion fees. Orders will be processed after funds have cleared a U.S. bank. PAYPAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR PAYMENT ON INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES. 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.

Vintage pre 1963 postcard of Rhyolite Nevada Bottle House. House was made with over 50,000 whiskey bottles in 1905. Postally unused.
Rhyolite Bottle House 1950s
Vintage pre 1963 postcard of Rhyolite Nevada Bottle House. House was made with over 50,000 whiskey bottles in 1905. Postally unused.

Vintage pre 1963 postcard of Rhyolite Nevada Bottle House. House was made with over 50,000 whiskey bottles in 1905. Postally unused.
Rhyolite Bottle House 1950s
Vintage pre 1963 postcard of Rhyolite Nevada Bottle House. House was made with over 50,000 whiskey bottles in 1905. Postally unused.