This is a postcard which feature a nipa hut house on stilts within the sea owned by a Moro or Muslim family in Mindanao island – The first postcard was printed around 1910. This was distributed by Peco ( Philippine Educational Company) printed in (Lithograph) linen.
This topic was reprinted several times from 1910’s to late 1940’s and commonly send by US army to their families living in the United States. Tourist coming to the Philippine islands, postcard collectors and school project by elementary students before the war.
School children would paste this postcards in bond papers or photograph book. Most of the postcard available in the market is in poor condition. One can see that the obverse side of the postcard is badly worn out, sometime with traces of paste or tape.
Most of the nice quality ones are in the hand of postcard collectors in the United States and Europe.
obverse side of the postcard
The obverse showed the recipient of the postcard is Mr. Reynaldo Larva or Lurva of 1115 Seattle, United States. The sender is Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Auger and family. However there was no stamp nor postmark on this postcard. I presume that this might be hand carried to the recipient.
I had spotted this postcard during the last RetroCon2019 held in Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila. The seller from Dekada told me that they gave a small discount for this postcard since i bought 3 postcards.
Planned to buy 2 more vintage postcards that i have seen. Cost a small fortune and the sellers did not budge to haggle down the price.
Quite happy that i have added 3 more vintage postcards in my collection.