KTK Knowles American Art Pottery Postcard Ad
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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Postcards: Pre 1910: Item # 170789
Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107
This unusual 5-3/8" x 3-3/8" souvenir postcard depicts "A Part of K. T. u. [German abbreviation for "und," meaning "and"] K Pottery and Surrounding, East Liverpool, O. [makers of Lotus Ware].
On the back, a printed notice reads "Published by Davis & Gould, East Liverpool, O. Printed in Germany" and bears the stock number 2942.
This card was postmarked on December 4, 1908 from East Liverpool and bears a green one-cent stamp. The postcard is addressed to Mrs. Olga Newchurch of San Barnardino [sic], Cal., and was mailed (with a short personal message) from Rose E. Dunn.
Condition is fair. The corners have been bumped, and there are chips to the image at all 4 spots, plus some at the outer edges. Some minor age discoloration.
Note that this scanned image is not as crisp as the actual postcard. A great find for the collector or researcher of American art pottery and American china/dinnerware.