There was a time when almost all motels and hotels had free postcards for their customers. The postcards were not just a convenience for the customers to write to their friends and relatives. They were also a marketing tool for … Continue reading
Cranberries grow on low lying vines planted in bogs composed of peat soil topped with a layer of sand. After planting, the first crop is ready for harvesting in 3-4 years. They are harvested in the fall from mid-September until … Continue reading
I took the title of this post “Camera Enthusiasts” from the caption on the postcard of Lower Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. One of the main attractions of postcard collecting is that collectors can collect any topic that they … Continue reading
Vend-A-Kard postcards were introduced in 1949. They were postcards made to be sold in sets from vending machines. The Vend-A-Kard name, shown above was printed at the bottom of the message section on the back of the card. I found … Continue reading
SEVENTEEN HEAVEN was a dream room designed especially for teens. It was exhibited at the National Home Furnishings Show, Aug. 25 through Sept. 9, 1956 at the New York Coliseum. The back of this postcard invited you to read about … Continue reading
Colourpicture Publishers published this unusual style of Plastichrome Private Message Card, circa early 1960s. This style seems like a clever idea, but it never became popular. The postcard has a gummed edge and is scored so the message area can … Continue reading
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My Postcard Gems Blog showcases “The Best of Classic American Vintage Chrome Postcards of the 1950s to 1970s” from my postcard collection. Here I have selected a favorite one from each month of 2015 that I consider among the “best … Continue reading