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About postcardy

I am a longtime postcard collector who has been creating websites and blogs based on my postcard collection since 1998.

Feliz Año Nuevo

I originally bought this postcard because of the greeting in Spanish and just recently started examining it more closely. The first thing I noticed was that it has a Cuban stamp and was mailed from Cuba to the U.S. with … Continue reading

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Children’s Books for Christmas

This is a 1907 Christmas advertising postcard from Stearn & Co., a Cleveland store specializing in children’s toys and women’s clothing. The store claimed to have a good selection of children’s books deposited by the Good Saint Nicholas from his … Continue reading

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National Food Store Holiday Savings 1934

National Tea Co. was founded in 1899. By the end of the ’20s, National Tea had over 600 locations in the Chicago area alone and another 1,000 stores nationwide. Sales grew to about $90 million a year. Many of these … Continue reading

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Artists at Work

When you think of “art postcards,” you usually think of postcards with reproductions of artworks by famous artists. It is easy to find those at museums. A much rarer and unusual topic related to art on postcards that I like … Continue reading

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FUN With 1963 Rambler Americans

Rambler American automobiles were manufactured by the American Motors Corporation between 1958 and 1969. The Rambler American’s target audience was motorists who wanted reliable, economical transportation in a package that was small without being crowded. It was most often the lowest … Continue reading

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Kodak Girl Velox Postal

This postcard, which features the “Kodak Girl” and  advertises Kodak’s Velox paper, is one of my favorites. There are preprinted Kodak advertising messages on both the front and back of the postcard touting the ease and fun of making and … Continue reading

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“Mexicali” Beer Hall

These two postcards show the Mexicali Beer Hall which was located in Tijuana, Mexico. These postcards were published in 1935, after the end of prohibition in the United States. However at least one of the images is from an earlier … Continue reading

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