Started by Rix Gins, May 08, 2016, 04:07:19 PM
Quote from: aldousburbank on May 13, 2016, 04:03:05 PM
Quote from: chefist on May 13, 2016, 04:08:26 PMWhere the heck is Wall Drug?
Quote from: Billy Joe Mulgreavey on May 13, 2016, 04:28:48 PMWall, SD
Quote from: chefist on May 13, 2016, 04:29:38 PMLOL...I know...it was their slogan back in the day...
Quote from: Paper*Boy on May 19, 2016, 10:03:05 PMI just bot maybe 1000 old postcards at a garage sale. Seems like most are maybe 1900-1920, a bunch from around 1920-1940, and some into the 1960s. Some pos peeled the stamps off a lot of them, quite a few were never mailed. Seems to be quite a few with Thanksgiving or Easter themes, National Parks, a lot of random tall buildings in various cities, the rest are a little bit of everything. I was hoping there would be more with scenes from around here, but didn't see that many - although there are a couple dozen or so from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition, celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal.
Quote from: Rix Gins on May 19, 2016, 11:09:22 PMSounds like a cool find, especially those Panama Pacifics. I hardly ever find postcards at garage sales, seems like mostly just paperback books, cassette tapes and old vhs movies. Antique stores usually have shoe boxes filled with postcards. You mentioned a number of topics they cover and that's what I like about them. You can find just about anything on postcards.. I like the ones that have a person's actual picture on one side while the other side has space for a note and a stamp...because it is after all, a real postcard.
Quote from: Evil Twin Of Zen on May 19, 2016, 10:48:36 PMvintage postcards are full of ghosts.
Quote from: Rix Gins on May 19, 2016, 11:19:22 PMSo true. Nice clear postal date there. Cool, hand stamped cancellation mark over the stamp, too. Interesting how the barest of an address would still get mail to its proper destination back then.
Quote from: albrecht on May 19, 2016, 11:25:52 PMBelieve-it-or-not: it still will. My mom told me she got a letter from an aunt who is well into her 90's (I verified later) for a addressed wrongly letter, in cursive and hesitant script (due to some age issues though she is still sharp as a pin.) I would post if I had and not make spam or whatever. But it was amazing. Hard to read, penned, cursive and wrong address (by some extra zero) and "zip" wrong. Delivered. Hails out to Postmen!
Quote from: Rix Gins on May 19, 2016, 11:40:30 PMWow. Chalk one up for the postal service.
Quote from: Lt.Uhura on May 19, 2016, 11:56:30 PMAnother favorite of mine. Nimoy volunteered Spock's support for that year's American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout[attachment id=1 msg=816948]
Quote from: Lt.Uhura on May 19, 2016, 11:41:39 PMThe Fillmore East/West and other music venues used to send out postcards (replicas of the posters) announcing upcoming shows to folks on their mailing lists. Now collectibles![attachment id=1 msg=816934]
Quote from: albrecht on May 20, 2016, 12:00:06 AMI suspect an infernal tobacconist conspiracy, why choose sorta alien-looking character (Yul Benner also) to talk about tobacco dangers! I'm surprised "vaping" companies haven't bought rights to a "West World" Brenner or Spock to sell those devices.
Quote from: Rix Gins on May 20, 2016, 12:03:48 AMNow how cool is that? I honestly didn't know that they did that. Would be fun to have the whole set.
Quote from: Rix Gins on May 13, 2016, 03:50:38 PMHere is a postcard of The Blue Bird Tourist Court in Arkansas. This is an unused card (no message on the back) and a researcher estimates that it was printed sometime between 1930 and 1955.The back of the card says, 'Blue Bird Tourist Court - Located 2 miles East of North Little Rock, Ark. on Highway 67-70 "Memphis Highway." 24 cottages completely modern with innerspring mattresses, fans, gas heat, shower baths and hot water 24 hours a day. Private Garages. Telephone and Western Union Service. H.H. Lewis, Manager. Phone 2-9542.'Pretty sure the Blue Bird is no longer there as I wasn't able to find any info on it. I did find another card that was obviously printed at a later date (notice how the trees have grown up behind the master cottage.) Bottom photo...not from my collection.I noticed that someone on ebay is selling one just like mine. With postage, they want $9.99. I saw another site that values the card at $15.95.