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

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