Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MA-LE-NA Ointment for the skin.....early trade card from Pennsylvania

Many of the trade cards you find that are over 100 years old are not in great shape..  But even with dings, nicks and creases they are still charming and very collectible.  One thing though, is often the pictures do not have anything to do with the product.  This large trade card has 3 darling girls on the front which maybe has nothing to do with skin ointments.  But I love the detail of this artistic rendition of these young girls.  Sometimes it is hard to tell if it is an actual photo or a painting.

The bonnets, caps are fluffy and tied under the chin with a bow.  What caught my eye was the lace covers over the shoulders.  So this is a great trade card even though it is well worn.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Busy with Ebay doing so well for me

Acquiring Trade Cards of great interest every week or two.  Along with a few postal history covers and postcards.  Typing away as I sit by the water cooler.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Trade Card using Globes in their advertisement

Globes (or world images) are popular  with Trade Card Collectors.  This is a folded 2 panel card with a globe and reaching hands.  On the back is advertisements for Office Supplies and for beds and other furnishings.  I acquired many interesting Vintage Trade Cards which I am listing daily on Ebay

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Tips for visiting towns full of Antique shops

Tips for Any Town

1) Find Main Street: Yes, row of shops, restaurants and locally-owned businesses still exist in many of America’s and often includes at least one great antique shop to peruse.
2) Look for Flea Market Fliers: When you’re at the grocery store stocking up on s’mores supplies, bug spray and sunscreen keep an eye out for local fliers that could clue you in on some prime antiquing finds. Don’t rule out street fairs and even the county fair itself for antiquing goodness.
3) Keep an Eye Out For Estate Sales: You not only get to search for keepsakes, but you’ll also get a truly insider take on how the residents make their home.
4) Ask the Locals: If you find a spot that has some good pieces, don’t be afraid to ask the purveyor where else you might find similar goods.
5) Experience a Live Auction: There’s nothing quite like the rush of a live auction; the auctioneer’s singsong voice, the thrill of placing your bid, and the adrenaline rush of winning a prized item. Can't make it in person, but still want to bid on the go? Download Invaluable's app for iPhone or iPad and stay up to date on sales around the world.
For a new auction site visit invaluable.com.  They provided the above tips.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Post Office - San Francisco CA Vintage Postcard

Here is a link about old Photographs and Postcards of San Francisco.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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