Vintage Postcard, 1950, showcasing Crotons

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by TikiRick, Sep 21, 2009.

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  1. TikiRick

    TikiRick Well-Known Member

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    While at a flea market, I stumbled across this, what I thought, was an unusual post card featuring crotons. On the back, the card states about the care and where more croton cultivars could be found.

    Is this anyone's mother or grandmother? Anyone know any history behind this postcard???
     

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  2. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Rick-
    Using post card collectors terminology: It is a 'chrome' (from Kodachrome, the film that was used for the first color photo prints); it was printed before 1964 since the publisher's address has a two digit postal code instead of the later 5 digit ZIP code. Since the text on the reverse is touting Flamingo Gardens, good chance this may be Flamingo Gardens circa 1960. The firm in Miami Beach is the publisher; <oepplel kolor Cards did the actual printing. The alphanumeric code at bottom center is a manufacturer's code (which if you can decode it probably tells the year and maybe month in whcih printed).

    Phil
     
  3. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    ...and some 26 months later, here's another picture post card featuring crotons:
     
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    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    stupid )((*&^%$#@! keyboard loads a msg before I'm ready; anyhow, the test is as follows:
     
  5. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    damn and blast, it did it again. Here;'s the text on back:
    SWINGING AT THE GATE!
     
  6. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    )(*&^%$#@! Hit the ENTER key to move down a line and it enters the text already keyed in; Along the scenic drive between Hotel hana Maui and Sacred Seven Pools of Kipahulu

    Not bad - only two croton PPCs in 2 and a half years
     

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  7. koki

    koki Active Member

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    The Koki namesake, half way between Hana and Kipahula.
     

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