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Ruins of Center Furnace, Hematite Lake, KY, 1972 (#2EK-584)


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Ruins of Center Furnace, Hematite Lake, Kentucky
Copyright 1972

Unused postcard in Very Good condition
3.5” x 5.5”
Photographer: L.D. Thompson
Publisher: Thompson's Community Service, Paris, TN

"Land between the Lakes." Center Furnace, near Hematite Lake, is one the the oldest and best preserved examples of the once flourishing iron industry in western Kentucky and Tennessee. Center Furnace operated intermittenly for a period of some sixty-five years. All that remains of this bustling enterprise is a portion of the brick stack and the heat-glazed central core where molten iron once seethed.

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Condition and Grading of Postcards (from The Postcard Price Guide by J.L. Mashburn)

Mint: A perfect card just as it comes from the printing press. No marks or creases and no writing or postmarks. A clean and fresh card. Cards of this grade are seldom seen.

Near Mint: Like Mint but with very light aging or very slight discoloration from being in an album for many years. Not as sharp or crisp.

Excellent: Like mint in appearance with no bends or creases, or rounded or blunt corners. May be postally used or unused and may have writing and postmark only on the address side. A clean, fresh card on the picture side.

Very Good: Corners may be just a bit blunt or rounded. Almost undetectable crease or bend that does not detract from overall appearance of the picture side. May have writing or postal use on address side. A very collectible card.

Good: Corners may be lightly blunt/rounded with noticeable bends or creases. May be postally used or have writing on address side. Less than Very Good.

Fair: Card is intact. Excess soil, stains, creases, writing, or cancellation may affect picture. Could be a scarce card that is difficult to find in any condition.

This product was added to our catalog on Monday 20 April, 2015.

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