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    Buffalo Bill's Wild West: Four Postcards. When publicist Charles Griffin left America in 1903 to join Buffalo Bill's Wild West in England, he noted that "the souvenir postcard craze had not yet struck New York." Upon returning in 1906, though, "I found the disease, after a careful diagnosis, to be far more acute than it ever was in Europe." Quick to jump on a profitable bandwagon, Buffalo Bill's publicity department produced some of the earliest and finest of the genre. These four have greatly added interest. On the backs is a serial letter that begins: "I am sending you 6 of these Buffalo Bill cards. I got them at his show..." We even know precisely when they were purchased -- on September 7, 1908, during the Wild West's only performance at Grand Junction, Colorado.

    (Lot description by Paul R. Fees)


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2013
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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