1) A textured/linen card from the Sanborn Souvenir Co showing Long Peak. This one appears to been a hand colored image and is unused.
2) Garden Of The Gods, Colo, By Moonlight This was mailed in July of 1928. nother from the Sanborn Souvenir Co. with a divided back. It was sent by the mysterious "Mrs H."
3) Trail Ridge Road. Mailed July of 1949. Slightly textured surface. Sanborn again.
4) Wildcat Point on Lariat Trail. Unused, hand colored image. Smooth front surface. A Genuine Curteich-Chicago "C.T, American Art" Post Card (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.)
5) Mt Elbert. Mailed in January of 1951. Hand colored image, textured/linen front surface. Sandborn
6) Grand Teton. And it is. Another hand colored, mailed in August of 1966. Has a Lincoln 4 cent stamp. A Curteich card
7) Duplicate of #13 below
8) Denver City Park Gardens and Lake. An unused chrome card from Petley Studios. A wide view with mountains on the horizon. Somewhat hypnotic if you look at it for a while.
9) Royal Gorge And World's Highest Swinging Bridge. Could be a 1960's card.... A nice chrome card with a view of the bridge that has remained unchanged through today. In great condition and unused, published by the Cooper Postcard Co.
10) Golden and Lariat Trail Climbing Lookout Mountain From Castle Rock. Another unused card from Sanborn. Features nice, happy little clouds and tiny, happy little houses in the valley.
11) Golden and Table Mountains As Seen From Buffalo Bill Memorial Museum, Lookout Mountain, Colorado. They like to keep an eye on the mountains out there... An unused Johnny Baker published by Curteich. A very serene setting.
12) Summit of Pikes Peak at Sunrise. This unused card from Sanborn has a rather otherworldly image on it, and a few very straight rays of sunlight stretching across the morning sky.
13) Pikes Peak. A very striking, simple image that would look great on a Christmas card. The postmark is difficult to read, but appears to be from 1956. And remember, Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires. Duplicate of #7 above.
14) Looking Down on Lariat Trail from Summit of Lookout Mountain, Colorado. Looking out for the trail is a great tradition of this region. Mailed in 1956. Has a hand stamp from Buffalo Bill's Memorial Museum and a slightly smudged purple stamping on the back, I'm not sure what that one is. This card has 2 thumb tack holes along the top edge and a crease from flooding just to the right of it's middle. But don't we all sometimes?
15) The U.S. Olympic Training Center In The Shadow of (What Else?) Pike's Peak. Mailed in June of 1989 for 25 cents. A Sanborn featuring the US Olympic Training Center built in 1978, which is still in operation today.
16) The Royal Gorge Bridge in Portrait Format. The mailing date appears to be in 1953 a textured/linen face shows a nicely detailed view of the gorge and bridge. Appears hand colored. By the way.. The Royal Gorge Bridge held the record for World's Highest Bridge (Measured as the distance from the bridge's deck to the surface of whatever lies below it) from 1929 through 2001. The Pride of Canon City had a very respectable run in the number one position - 72 years, but now resides at number 16 in the world.
17) Royal Gorge (Portrait Format). No year on postmark, but the message written on it is hand dated Sept. 17 1976. An unusual view from one end of the bridge showing the historical sign. Rounded corners. And yes, it's a Sanborn. Lot of 17 Vintage Colorado Post Cards Royal Gorge, Lariat Trail, Pikes Peak, Denver Gardens, Grand Teton, Mt Elbert, Longs Peak Tags: Paper_Goods,Colorado,Royal_Gorge,Canon_City,Vintage_Postcard,Pikes_Peak,Longs_Peak,Lariat_Trail,Wildcat_Point,Grand_Teton,Mountains,Nature,Olympic,Trail