German Opera Postcards Sampler - Page 1

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Café Schwegler - Hamburg Ahh.... Nothing like sitting in a local pub in Hamburg under a painting of a scene from a Wagner opera. These postcards date from 1901, possibly earlier. They are very colorful, interesting, and very rare. Known postcards in this set are: Lohengrin, Götterdämmerung, Tannhäuser, Die Walküre, and Siegfried.
Jürgens Kaffee - Richard Wagner’s Meisterwerke This engraved series of coffee advertising postcards depicts scenes from Wagner's operas. To deltiologists (postcard collectors) the cards in this series fall under either the advertising or opera categories. On the address side of each card is a depiction of a green Jürgens Kaffee can. The cards are colored in bright pastels. The borders are blue-gray. Two different series numbers and coloring have been identified, perhaps representing different publishing locations or printing runs. Postcards identified so far: Fliegende Holländer, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Die Walküre, and Tristan und Isolde. E. Schulz: B.K.W.I. Series Number 438 As far as I know, this is a 6-card set (numbered 438-1 through 438-6) of Wagner operas: Der Fliegende Holländer (438-2), Rienzi (438-5), Meistersinger (438-3), Tristan und Isolde (438-4), Lohengrin (438-6). Not seen here is [unknown Wagner opera] (438-1).
Tannhäuser
Götterdämmerung
Lohengrin
Die Walküre
Holländer
Parsifal
Tristan/Isolde
Lohengrin
Die Walküre
Rienzi
Tristan/Isolde
Meistersinger
Holländer
Lohengrin
Café Sammet - Bayreuth These magnificently colored and embossed postcards were published by Café Sammet out of Bayreuth, circa 1904. Highly collectable and rare. Siegfried Wagner. The sender of the postcard wrote, "Saw Siegfried Wagner many times during my stay in Bayreuth -- the poor man is not a beauty." Marie Wittich as Sieglinde. The sender of the postcard wrote, "Heard Miss Wittich as Sieglinde August 15th 1904 in Bayreuth."
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