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Postcards Vintage

Vintage Postcards, Holiday, Real Photo's, Topicals,Views etc

Location: Palmdale Ca.
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Latest Activity: Mar 27, 2013

Hi finally came by to check in so busy last few months. I will retire from my job in two weeks and can work on all the things I've not had time for, Surgery on left shoulder on the 16 of October, recovery and retirement can hardly wait! Susan

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Vivian mansell - anyone know about them? 1 Reply

Started by Gunilla. Last reply by Intimatewitch Oct 27, 2012.

Any one in the mid Atlantic region interested in some bartering?

Started by Mike Brouillette May 26, 2010.

Old postcards dating from 1907 and before 5 Replies

Started by Tom Murphy. Last reply by Nancy May 17, 2010.

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Comment by Andrea Switzer on March 27, 2013 at 8:18am

I am very interested in postcards from any of the World's Fairs or Expos.  I also collect postcards with these themes:

circus Disney Parks  carnivals  amusement parks  county fairs   drive-in movies  state fairs

Comment by Intimatewitch on October 27, 2012 at 11:15am

Hi, I'm looking for any postcards, greeting cards, playing cards or prints by Jennie Harbour. I'd like to purchase or trade for any I don't already have in my collection. I'm collecting these to reproduce in a book I'm writing about the life of Jennie Harbour. She illusrated for Raphael Tuck & Sons, Valentine & Sons and A. Vivian Mansell. These are the three I know of so far. Can anyone help me out?

Comment by Mark on January 12, 2012 at 9:08am

Ran across 6 Chiropractic Cards from I believe the 20s they fold and have advertising on one side for the Cortland Institute of Chiropractic on the other are photo's of the Panama canal being built. One has Elbert Hubbard on the back giving praise for the Chiropractic business. I can't find anything like them would there be interest? And has anyone ever seen these before?

Comment by Jeff on June 27, 2011 at 6:39pm
Is anyone familiar with Cyanotype postcards?

   The cyanotype process was one of the first non-silver technologies used to create photographic images. Originated in the 1840's, it was not utilized in mainstream photography and was adopted as a copying technique, becoming known by the term "blueprint", with its blue background reproductions of large architectural and mechanical drawings. It was Anna Atkins who first brought this method to photography. Shown here is a British Cyanotype postcard of a boy holding flowers and wearing wooden shoes printed by the German firm of N.P.G. for E.J.Hey & Co., London. It is postmarked 1913.


Comment by Chris Otto on April 9, 2011 at 7:33pm
I have posted what I think are some interesting postcards (and their stories) on my Papergreat blog this year:
Comment by Kathy Semble on July 15, 2010 at 10:40am
Hi Susan--I'm happy to be part of the postcards group! I have a nice collection of contemporary postcards but I am interested in collecting antique cards as well. Looking forward to group discussions!
Comment by Nancy on May 14, 2010 at 5:56pm
From the web site above.
Linen - Postcards published in the late 20s through 50s, using a textured paper with a cross hatched surface. These are antique, non-glossy postcards. The surface resembles linen fabric. The paper they are printed on tends to yellow somewhat with age. The cards romaticized the images of gas stations, diners, hotels and other commercial buildings. Using the photographic image of an establishment, all undesirable features, such as telephone poles, junk yards, background clutter, and sometimes even cars and people were removed by air brushing. Most of these cards were printed in the US by the Asheville Postcard Co. and can only be found in a smaller regular size.
Comment by ExileBibliophile on November 17, 2009 at 4:10pm
They look like the little cards you'd find in little mini folders as travel souvenirs. They often recycle images used on postcards, but are not really postcards. No comment on rarity.
Comment by Lady Estelle T. Barada on November 16, 2009 at 10:58pm
It kind of resemble this old 1898 Hawaii post card I got. It is said to be very rare.
I have had it for years. I got in Canada back in 1971.
Comment by ExileBibliophile on October 27, 2009 at 3:55pm
A beaut! Thanks for sharing.

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