Found 45 articles matching Postcards category.
  • Mar 14 2016
  • 14 Mar 2016

St. Patrick’s Day: Another Excuse to Collect!

As an Irish person—living in Ireland—let me relay the bad news/set the record straight: we don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Aside from having the […]

  • Mar 11 2016
  • 11 Mar 2016

The Postcard Time Machine: Going Green on St. Patrick’s Day

Whether we’re Irish or just Irish at heart, we all know that on March 17 we should wear something green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. […]

  • Feb 12 2016
  • 12 Feb 2016

The Postcard Time Machine: Vintage Valentine Postcards have Heart

The first mailed valentine was postmarked in 1806 in England. By the end of the 1800s, fancy valentines adorned with lace, ribbons, hearts and Cupids […]

  • Dec 10 2015
  • 10 Dec 2015

Postcard Time Machine: Christmas—The Way it Never Was

These days, I hear people bemoaning the commercialization of the holiday season. At least once during Black Friday, there’s a tale on the news of […]

  • Aug 13 2015
  • 13 Aug 2015

Novelty Postcards offer a World of Collectible Opportunities

According to the dictionary, “novelty” is the quality of being new, original, or unusual. And so it is with novelty postcards. We’re used to seeing […]

  • Jun 10 2015
  • 10 Jun 2015

The Postcard Time Machine: The Mermaids of Weeki Wachee

Mermaids have captured the hearts of men, women and children worldwide for thousands of years, from the first stories in 1000 B.C. to the animated […]

  • Nov 13 2014
  • 13 Nov 2014

The Postcard Time Machine: Postcard Producers Played on Leather’s Uniqueness

What do you do when there’s lots of competition? Make something completely different! That’s what publishers did during the postcard boom of the early 1900s. […]

  • May 6 2014
  • 6 May 2014

Mother’s Day, Moms and Tattoos: An American Tradition

As Mother’s Day approaches, and sons and daughters are considering what to get Mom as a gift, many will decide that the perfect gift for […]

  • Mar 17 2014
  • 17 Mar 2014

The Postcard Time Machine: The Dionne’s Miracle Quintuplets

On May 28, 1934 a young farm wife in the back woods of northern Ontario, Canada, gave birth to identical quintuplets two months prematurely. From […]

  • Mar 3 2014
  • 3 Mar 2014

The Postcard Time Machine: How About Those Quiz Kids?

The Quiz Kids were part of American culture for many years. In a time when children were to be seen and not heard, the entire […]