All giant large letter linen postcards are extremely rare. The seven postcards below are the only ones to be found so far of these type of postcards.
Beals No # - 7"x11"
E.C. Kropp 19025JN - 7"x11"
Tichnor 77096 - 7"x11"
Colourpicture No # - 7"x11"
Tichnor 77446 - 7"x11"
Curt Teich D-7141 - 7"x8.25"
Beals No # - 7"x11"
MINIATURE LARGE LETTER LINEN POSTCARDS
Miniature large letter linen postcards generally measure around 2.5"x3.5" and are smaller versions of an already printed normal standard size postcard. These type of postcards are usually found in miniature postcard packets.
LARGE LETTER LINEN POSTCARD MISPRINTS
Large letter linen postcard misprints are among the rarest postcards to be found. Sometimes, these misprints are likely to be unique. We divided these type of postcards into four categories, missing color(s), color(s) misaligned, cut incorrectly, and a blank back.
Curt Teich 9A-H2204 - missing the color black
E.C. Kropp 27693N - missing the colors red and orange
Tichnor 66678 - missing the color red
Metropolitan 1084 : missing the color blue
Curt Teich 6A-H2240 - light red misaligned
Curt Teich 1B-H1281 - blue misaligned
E.C. Kropp 8682 - background misaligned
Metropolitan 45485 - black misaligned
Metropolitan 49990 - top and bottom cut incorrectly - also missing light blue color in letter trim
Curt Teich 9A-H777 - top and bottom cut incorrectly - likely at top of the sheet when printed as there is no postcard printed above
Eastern Photo E-6389 - top and bottom cut incorrectly - N-506 is the publisher # for another postcard printed below
Tichnor 73700 - bottom cut incorrectly - top of postcard printed below is showing
Curt Teich 3B-H1636
Curt Teich 5C-H303
Curt Teich 3B-H1104
Curt Teich 3B-H460
LARGE LETTER ARTIST
Darrell Forney(1933-2002) was an artist whose artwork included number of paintings in the style of large letter postcards. Some of these large letter paintings were printed as actual postcards.
1983 42" x 72"
60" x 96"
1979 42.75" x 66.75"
In the August 1980 issue of the American Postcard Journal, Forney wrote an article about the inspiration behind his large letter postcard paintings.
LARGE LETTER ON A POSTCARD RACK
On this chrome postcard from the Trading Post in Ketchikan, Alaska, there is an Alaska large letter on one of the postcard racks.
Curt Teich Alaska large letter on a postcard rack
LARGE LETTER PULLOUT
This large letter pullout has 10 views that come out when the tab on the right is pulled. The large letter image is a black and white of the Curt Teich Bermuda large letter postcard with the same publisher, Yankee Store in Bermuda. It is unclear whether Curt Teich actually made the pullout as no manufacturer is listed.
Bermuda large letter pullout
TICHNOR LARGE LETTER FACTORY FILE
Tichnor large letter Factory File postcards have a handwritten stock in the upper right corner. On the back, Factory File is stamped. It is unclear how these Factory File postcards were used at Tichnor Brothers. We have found about 35 of these type of postcards around 2010 from postcard dealers in the New England area. Tichnor's Office File postcards were donated to the Boston Public Library and can be view on Flickr.
Tichnor 74680 Factory File
SWITZER CARD SERVICE LARGE LETTER POSTCARDS
Switzer Card Service was a distributor and publisher of large letter postcards. Collectors and dealers alike could order a set of all 48 states and state capitols individually or in bulk from their service. For an additional fee, Switzer would also overprint requested town names on a state large letter postcard. Switzer also published several state capitol large letter postcards to make sure they had all of the 48 state capitols available for sale.
1941 Switzer Card Service advertisement large letter postcard
1949 Switzer Card Service advertisement large letter postcard
Switzer order of 300 Columbus, Ohio large letter postcards
Switzer as publisher for this Little Rock, Arkansas large letter postcard
LARGE LETTER FROTTAGE
This New York frottage large letter postcard is from 1906. A frottage is made rubbing a soft pencil or crayon on a paper on top of a textured surface to reproduce an image on the paper. In this case, the postcard is the textured surface to reproduce the New York large letter postcard image on the paper.
1906 New York frottage large letter postcard
LARGE LETTER TRI-FOLDOUT POSTCARD
This Omaha large letter postcard unfolds into a bigger large letter view of Omaha of three sections.
~1910 Omaha tri-foldout large letter postcard, front
~1910 Omaha tri-foldout large letter postcard, inside 3.5"x16.5"