Postcards of Santa Catalina Island, California

Often simply called just Catalina, the island lies 35 km south of San Pedro, Los Angeles, and belongs to the Channel Islands of California. It is administered by the county of Los Angeles, and includes the towns of Avalon and the smaller settlements of Two Harbors, Rancho Escondido and Middle Ranch. It is connected by ferries and helicopter. The use of motor vehicles is restricted to protect the magnificent landscapes of the island, so most visitors go hiking or rent bikes.

Place: Santa Catalina Island - A view of Seal Rocks, located at the eastern end of the island. At the time according to the description on the back of card "hundreds of seals were basking in the sunlight or feeding their young". Chromolythographic technique.
Details: written, posted to Germany, postmarked Avalon 1924, 2 US 1-cent stamps - printed by Western Publishing & Novelty Co, Los Angeles - small size, some corner wear
Item: catalina-0001
Price: 8.50 EUR

Place: Catalina Island - Cliff House and Seal Rocks - a world-renowned restaurant since the first house was built here in 1858, overlooks the Seal Rocks where everyday hundreds of seals bask in the sun. Cars and buses in the parking lot.
Details: vintage, unused, part of a leaflet as can be seen from the indentation on the left side
Item: catalina-0002
Price: 1.50 EUR