Friday, November 22, 2013

Why we Buy Postcards.

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, humor.

The picture postcard offers scope to specialists in many fields.   am sure there are more then 2 reasons to buy a postcard.  Why do you buy postcards?
Notes taken from Picture Postcards of the Golden Age, A Collector's Guide by Tonie and Valmai Holt

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