Friday, February 19, 2010

Marblehead Mass. Free Range Chicks


Back when I first started participating in Marie's postcard exchange, I commented that I had a chicken postcard somewhere. This week I finally found it!


"Marblehead Mass, Dear Sir. In answer to your inquiry will say that I could not make any reduction on larger lots, as my eggs and chicks are booked in advance. If you are in need of an early shipment kindly let me hear from you at an early date. Yours respectfully Chas Robinson."

Glued to the postcard is a newspaper clipping of a classified advertisement reading:
WYKOFF'S STRAIN of S. C. W. Leghorns, all great layers, all have free range and fed nature's way; these eggs hatch chicks that live; $1 set, $5 100; chicks 10 cents; cockerels $2; India Runner duck eggs, $2 11. CHARLES ROBINSON, Marblehead.

Here are a couple of Chicken Plates from my clipping files.


Hope everyone is having a marvelous Postcard Friendship Friday!

8 comments:

Chris Overstreet said...

Whoa, very interesting postal card configuration -- extra space on the front in case your message needs to carry over! I hadn't seen that before.

Aimee said...

Oh, I just love this post! I used to raise chickens for the county livestock show when I was in high school. I remember getting the call from the post office that they were in...25 little fuzzy chicks all crowded in a box with holes in it!

Postcardy said...

The clippings are great. I always picture all chickens looking the same. I love to see the different kinds at the state fair.

Sheila said...

I've always loved chickens, ever since I kept my own years ago.

Irene said...

Great cards. Happy PFF

Mary said...

Eggs-straordinary post and postcards!

layers said...

these old postcards and other correspondence are so much fun-- and wonderful to incorporate into our own work

viridian said...

...and people are requesting free-range chickens again.