Thursday, September 10, 2015
Vintage AUTOMOBILE & TRUCK Advertising Postcards
Automobile and truck advertisement postcards are a popular collecting specialty. This post introduces some of the vivid images from the 1930s and 1940s. Above is a postcard for the 1941 Ford line of trucks and "commercial cars" - these postcards were printed with advertising on the back and the dealer added their own name. In this case, Stovall-Hilliker Motor Company, Denver, Colorado.
No advertising on this postcard - a former owner wrote 1937 Pontiac on the back.
A great undated design for Ford trucks...the printed advertising on the back says "Never before has 'Buy Now' meant so much. Don't Wait!"...from McGuire Motor Co., Lexington, Nebraska.
The printed advertising on the back of this postcard says this is a 1947 "Pontiac Torpedo Four-Door Sedan" available in a wide selection of solid and two-tone colors."
The caption on this 1941 Buick postcard goes nicely with the slogan on the back: "When Better Automobiles are built Buick will build them."
This second postcard for the 1947 Pontiac shows the attractive two-tone colors mentioned in the Pontiac postcard above with the blue sedan. Maybe it's time to revive two-tone colors on automobiles!