‘It’s In The Details’
|Title||Earl Christy Illustrated Fan Buggy Postcards
|Size||3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
|Number in Set
Earl Christy / Illustrated Fan Buggy Postcards Overview
These unique postcards featured female fans traveling, presumably, to college football games. Each group of fans is shown in a buggy/car of some sort with pennants for their favorite school/team.
Collectors should note that two types of these postcards exist. One has a white border all the way around it and has the image of a Polaroid photo of sorts. These are numbered but do not identify the publisher and also have a divider line.
A second type has no border and states they were produced by the Illustrated Post Card and Novelty Company of New York. They also have numbering but it is different from the first set.
Both types are shown here for reference. Earl Christy’s name is on both types as the artist.
These appear to have been produced in 1906. The second type has that copyright date with the Illustrated Post Card and Novelty Company of New York Name. While no such date is found on Type 1, they are presumed to have been printed at or around the same time.
Please note that I have included this postcard set on this site despite the absence of football equipment, a cheer/yell, or a mascot. This is because the Harvard and Yale postcards also show the women holding a horn, which would be used at a game.
Earl Christy / Illustrated Fan Buggy Postcards Checklist
Below are the only four postcards I have ever seen in this series.
Type with Borders
These appear to have either been skip-numbered or other postcards in a different group have the numbers that would fill in the gaps below.
Type without Borders
Unknown Number – Penn