Hand-illustrated postal cards will add a new dimension to your collection. They are special because someone has taken the time to complement their message with a personal artistic expression.
The gem below is one of my favorites.
Drawn at Kobe, Japan, 14 Jan 1900, by a passenger on the
S.S. Queen Eleanor, a steamship built in 1894.
Kobe, Japan, 15 Jan 1900
Transit Yokohama, Japan
Carlsbourg (Luxembourg), Belgium, 26 Feb 1900
Transit Luxembourg-Gare, 27 Feb 1900 [5:00-6:00 a.m.]
To Esch-sur-Alzette, 27 Feb 1900 [7:00-8:00 a.m.]
1 1/2 sen postal card uprated to 8 1/2 sen
Higgins & Gage # 31