The Vincent Soboleff Gallery
The Crown Jewels of Alaska Postcards
John H. Grainger of Ketchikan, who collected Alaska postcards for decades, and was the author of Directory of Alaska Postcards: 1897-1940, had this to say about Vincent Soboleff postcards in interviews with the Anchorage Daily News and the Juneau Empire: "Probably less than a dozen different cards were produced, and Soboleff may have made only a few of each, says Grainger, who doesn't remember ever seeing a duplicate. The undivided back on the Soboleff cards indicates they were made before 1907."
"Among the rarest [Alaska] postcards are those with a single, undivided back and photo that was hand-painted by the photographer. They're beautiful," says Grainger.
For more info on the Soboleff's, see Alaska Journal, Winter 1971, Vol 1, No. 1, pages 29-33.




Alaska Oil & Guano Co.

A magnificent hand-colored Vincent Soboleff postcard of the Alaska Oil & Guano Co. in Killisnoo, Alaska.

The card was hand-colored by Vincent.  It's in very good condition, with a crease on the tip of the lower left corner.

On the back is written "Alaska Oil & Guano Co's Mess House.  Men entering at 12:00 p.m. for lunch.  Four cooks at the gate, the next yellow house with blue top is the Company's store."

Alaska Oil & Guano Company was a herring reduction operation at Killisnoo, where Vincent's father was the Russian Orthodox Priest
.
Undivided back, therefore pre-1907.

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For sale: Alaska Oil & Guano Company Vincent
              Soboleff Killisnoo postcard.



For sale: Rare Vincent Soboleff postcard Alaska.


Killisnoo Russian Orthodox Church

The card was hand-colored by Vincent.  It's in good condition. You can see where the emulsion on the glass plate was peeling on the left.  Undivided back, therefore pre-1907.

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Vincent Soboleff as Boat Builder

The card was hand-colored by Vincent.  It's in very good condition. Has a misty look to it. This is the best Vincent Soboleff postcard I've ever found in 25 years of looking. The woman with the dark "tie" is Vera Bayers. Vera Soboleff Bayers was Vincent's sister, and was the mother of Capt. Lloyd H. "Kinky" Bayers, a famous old Juneau character.

Divided back, therefore 1907 or later.

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Vincent Soboleff, himself, working under the boat,
with hammer in hand!




Killisnoo Town View

The card was hand-colored by Vincent.  It's in very good condition.
Velox, triangles up.  Undivided back, therefore pre-1907.

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For sale: Original,
              rare, Vincent Sololeff Killisnoo Alaska postcard.
Vincent Sololeff
              Killisnoo Alaska postcard.









Vincent Soboleff
signed postcard
View of Killisnoo

The card was signed by Vincent.  It's in good condition.

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For sale:
              Original,rare, Vincent Sololeff Killisnoo Alaska
              postcard.




For sale: original Vincent Soboleff
              postcard of the Killisnoo church.


Vincent Soboleff
  postcard of his father's
Killisnoo church

The card was made and converted to a "hold to the light" postcard by Vincent. 
It's in good condition.

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