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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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Happy Holidays from Shapleigh Hardware Co.

This holiday postcard advertising Shapleigh Hardware Company’s Diamond Edge tools was sent on December 24, 1915. Hardware Dealers’ Magazine, Volume 46 of 1916 had an article on Hardware Christmas Greetings in which Shapleigh’s Christmas card and its verse were mentioned. … Continue reading

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Poissons d’Avril — April Fool

These are  old French postcards for April 1, April Fools Day. The postcards usually include the words 1er Avril (April 1st) or Poissons d’Avril (April Fool). Other words on these cards often relate to expressions of love. Sometimes the cards … Continue reading

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French New Year “Carte Postale” Postcard

Bonne Année — Happy New Year I especially like this French New Year postcard because it is a postcard showing a postcard. The postcard (Carte Postale) held by the lady has the greeting “Le gui est un Porte-Bonheur” (Mistletoe is … Continue reading

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Boys’ World Sunday School Paper

This postcard has an unusual design on the address side. Father Time is showing a young boy a book with the dates 1902 and 1903 on adjacent pages. The book is resting on a cornucopia overflowing with packages labeled HAPPINESS, … Continue reading

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