Sunday, March 1, 2015

Collecting maps

Collecting Maps - different styles available

Pictorial - More artistic then technical illustrated maps were a common way to promote tourism in the early 20th century

Outdated boundaries - maps that feature obsolete state lines (like Dakotas for north and south)

Decorative Ornate borders illustrations, lithographs, engraved

Statistical these maps exhibit the distribution of townships, post offices, railways etc

Prominent Maker Created by top cartographer

Birds eye View - natural resources, large view of city, country

Topographical lithographs, shows topography of land like Crater Lake

Railroad Display the countries many RR lines,

If you are buying maps to resell, condition is everything unless very rare.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Postcards for Collectors

What 2 interests draw collectors in buying postcards?

1.  Interest in one's locality.  Students of local history  discover that a view card of their favorite town can give them a fuller and more accurate picture of what life was like 60 or 70 years.
2. Social History - which falls into many forms, Military, costume, transport, car enthusiasts
The picture postcard offers scope to specialists in many fields 
 Probably the most common is buying a postcard while you are traveling so you can mail to a friend or relative or keep as a remembrance of your trip.

Notes taken from Picture Postcards of the Golden Age, A Collectors Guide by Tonie and Valmai Holt

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I have neglected my blog due to other events in my life.  I am doing well but am having surgery in about a week so have been gathering up bills to pay, and doing taxes hopefully tomorrow.  Mine are so simple but I sure like going to the tax man instead and I wont't make those silly errors I tend to do.  I am taking a break from eBay and have not done much with postcards except enjoy looking at them.  Instead I have been doing hand embroidery with samples below.  Today is the Daytona 500 NASCAR race and I am now getting a project ready to do while I watch the race.  Hope February has been a good month for you.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Judy's Postcards Plus Blog

Check out this link for a farmhouse look on how to display your postcards.
Click here.

Looking for postal history covers! Do you have any?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Crafting Friends Trio a new blog with a giveaway

This is one of the prizes you can win.  Check out the blog to enter.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Cancellations on old Letters Tusseyville PA

I wish the Post Office would cancel our mail with the name of the originating town.  Now it is all in code.  That is why collecting cancels of towns is fun especially if they are discontinued ones.
This nice cancel of Tusseyville PA is available on eBay

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