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.

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