We love vintage postcards! A little slice of history, and so much fun to collect. They make great wall art, or they can be used as epherma in art projects. To see our full selection, click here.
We found this great article about the history of postcards. In this interview, Ann Waidelich discusses postcard collecting and the many varieties of collectible postcards on the market. Ann is a volunteer with the Wisconsin Historical Society, whose microsite, Tall Tale Postcards, is a member of our Hall of Fame.
She answers the following questions:
What did people use postcards for in the 1900s?
How did companies determine what images to put on the cards?
Do collectors typically specialize in a certain category?
Were all postcards made of paper?
Who made these postcards?
Did some artists specifically focus on postcards?
Are there a lot of postcard collecting clubs?
Are there any really rare postcards you particularly look for?
Have you noticed any major trends in collecting postcards since you’ve started?—————————————————-
We wish you very happy collecting, and leave you with some postcards that we carry.
Linda and Amy