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    Antique Musky Post Cards Featured In Ramsellís New Book

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    Antique Musky Post Cards Featured In Ramsell’s New Book

    Musky historian Larry Ramsell has published a new book that focuses on his longstanding hobby of collecting post cards that feature muskies and musky fishing, “Mostly Antique Just Muskellunge (and related) Post Cards.

    Post cards were a critical part of the various editions of Ramsell’s A Compendium of Muskie Angling History, and his new, 354-page book features more than 700 post cards that date from the late 1800s to present.

    “To say I have become obsessive about post card collecting would be an understatement. In fact, I tend to get a bit excited when I discover another new one,” Ramsell said. “Not only do I collect post cards with muskies on and in them, whether fresh or mounted, single or in groups, comic (of which there are dozens), world records or hybrid muskies, I collect any related post cards as well, including lake cards, rivers, promotional, states, towns, resorts, cabins, dining rooms, boats, fish hatcheries, dams, mills and scenic picture post cards.

    “I have no idea how many hundreds of post cards I currently have!. I have already amassed another 200 or so just muskellunge post cards and several hundred more muskellunge-related post cards, which will contribute to a follow-up Volume II of this book in the near future.”

    Ramsell continued: “To be clear, not all of my collection are original cards and a few originals will not be reproduced for various reasons. It is hoped that the publication of this book will trigger the discovery or exposure of yet many more different musky post cards. I still find more new ones almost every week or two.”

    Ramsell has done his best to date the post cards, which he said is simple when they have been used and postmarked but becomes a bit tougher when they are found unused. For example, one of his earliest muskellunge post cards, if dated by expert methods, would place it at the earliest from 1907. However, of the two copies Ramsell owns of this card, one was postmarked 1903 and the photo on the card was likely taken even earlier.

    The new book traces musky post cards from their black and white origins into color versions. All cards that were originally printed in color are reproduced in color in this book.

    For autographed copies, mail a check to Larry Ramsell, 9407 N Highline Road, Hayward, WI 54843. Softbound copies cost $45.95 plus $7.95 postage, or $9.95 insured Priority Mail postage. Hard bound copies cost $62.95 plus $9.95 Priority Mail postage. Books can also be purchased online from either www.buybooksontheweb.com or www.amazon.com
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    I'm just happy that Larry is sharing some of the post cards he received as a child via stagecoach.

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    Steve: Thank you for the nice post about my new book.

    Correction on the postage: Soft bound is $7.95 and I will only ship the hardbound Priority insured at $9.95. UNFORTUNATELY, postage to Canada (and overseas) is out of control, so check with me at: larryramsell@hotmail.com before ordering. Best bet for out of the US may be www.amazon.com

    Sales of hardbound copies have far exceeded my expectations, and if the pace continues I will out of stock shortly and it will take approximately 6 weeks or so to replenish. Again, Amazon my have a better supply. Same book without the author signature.

    I have a good supply of soft bound copies.

    For those wanting to use PayPal, email me at:
    larryramsell@hotmail.com for details.

    PUD: Pony Express and stagecoach; ah yes, those were the days!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry_Ramsell View Post
    Steve: Thank you for the nice post about my new book.

    Correction on the postage: Soft bound is $7.95 and I will only ship the hardbound Priority insured at $9.95. UNFORTUNATELY, postage to Canada (and overseas) is out of control, so check with me at: larryramsell@hotmail.com before ordering. Best bet for out of the US may be www.amazon.com

    Sales of hardbound copies have far exceeded my expectations, and if the pace continues I will out of stock shortly and it will take approximately 6 weeks or so to replenish. Again, Amazon my have a better supply. Same book without the author signature.

    PUD: Pony Express and stagecoach; ah yes, those were the days!

    I changed the above article and the one that will run in our Feb/March issue to include your shipping updates.
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