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Early Used Car Dealers Postcard

This postcard is very interesting  in that it was from F. J. Wallbridge, Provision Merchant Birkdale, Southport, which is in England. His message reads as follows: “Dear Mr W, Rather disappointed at not hearing from you. The car shown here is a 10-12 Wolesey in excellent running order throughout. Is anything in your way? We…

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Washington

Here’s a 1909 or 1910 Washington. Washington’s were built in Hyattsville, MD from 1909-1912. This one shows a 1910 Maryland license plate on the front. They were a traditional 4 cylinder, 30-40 hp car. They were  fairly low production, but fortunately one survives to this day.

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Make mine chain drive

1910 Apperson rated at 50hp. Unfortunately, we don’t know anything about this particular car or its history (and can’t make out the message at lower right). Great view of an interesting car with plenty of distracting goodies around it. Photo from Dave Longstreth collection.

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Stutz wins at Old Orchard Beach.

Dave Lewis who went on to a sucessful racing career is seen on this postcard after winning the 100 miler on  the beach. This was the first production year for Stutz with their famous Bearcat, which shared the same chassis as this racer. The factory race cars had the radiator and engine set back about…

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