5 Different Pittsburgh Forbes Field Circa 1909-1911 Pre-Linen Postcards.
Lot 241. 5 Different Pittsburgh Forbes Field Circa 1909-1911 Pre-Linen Postcards. All of these postcards have color fronts and divided backs, and all but one are borderless. 1. No. 24777 on the front, aerial view of Forbes Field, “New Base Ball Stadium and Park, Pittsburg, Pa” at the top left on the front, no publisher. Addressed on the back and dated July 27, 1909, but not mailed. Ex-m to nm. 2. No. 2795 on the front, “Entrance to Forbes Field, Pittsburg, Pa.” in the upper left, fans leaving the ball park, no bunting shown. This postcard was postally cancelled on Sept. 21, 1911. G-vg. 3. No. 29048 on the back, aerial view from the outfield with the ball park empty, “Pittsburgh, Pa. Interior, Ball Park.” in the lower left and “Photo Copyrighted 1909 by Pittsburgh Athletic Co.” at the lower right. The R. W. Johnston Studios Inc., of Pittsburgh issued the postcard, which was printed in Germany. The card was addressed but not mailed. G-vg with a chipped upper right corner. 4. No. A65513 on the back, “Entrance to Forbes Field, Pittsburgh, Pa.” in the lower left border, published by Robbins & Son of Pittsburgh. The photo shows a few fans waiting to enter the park and a newsboy. Unused and vg+ to ex. 5. No. 24789, essentially the same photo as A65513 above, “Forbes Field, Champion Pirates’ Base Ball Park, Pittsburg, Pa.” across the top and centered to the left. Unused and ex-m. Winning Bid $55.