Earl Christy Embossed EAS Postcards Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Earl Christy Embossed EAS Postcards
Year c. 1908
Size 3 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
Images Color
Type Postcards
Number in Set
6

Earl Christy Embossed EAS Postcards Overview

Earl Christy Woman Football Fan with Wall Postcard StadiumThis series featured a picture of a football player and a fan or cheerleader. They can be distinguished from many other issues because a brick wall (presumably a stadium) is seen at the bottom of each postcard.

The women in the pictures, as is common on other similar postcards, are dressed up and are holding a pennant for her team. These postcards were designed by Earl Christy and bear his name on the front. Christy, of course, produced images for numerous other postcard series’.

There are a few different styles of these as some are embossed while others are not. Backs include a simple, traditional postcard layout with a divider line to separate the message from the recipient’s address. They bear a small inscription ‘EAS’ as well as indicate that they were made in Germany.

Finally, these same images were also used on trade cards. Trade cards bearing these pictures are much tougher to find than the postcards.

Earl Christy Embossed EAS Postcards Checklist

I have listed the postcards that I have seen to date from this set. I believe the checklist is complete at six but others could exist.

  1. Columbia
  2. Cornell
  3. Harvard
  4. Penn
  5. Princeton
  6. Yale

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