Picture Postcards and their Publishers.
February 11, 2018 4:55am CST
I have often thought about taking up postcard collecting as a hobby. I did start collecting postcards as a child when people always sent postcards when they went on holiday. They would do this to let their friends and family know that they had arrived safely and they were having a nice time. This was at a time when mobile phones had not been invented , and not everybody had a phone at home. This book is of great interest to me because it has lots of pictures and information about postcards that were produced from 1894-1939. It also gives information on the firms that published these postcards.
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@MALUSE Do you think that there could have been some rare ones in the collection, or perhaps some of them had historical interest? I know that the ones I collected as a child were ordinary mass produced tourist postcards from the 1970s. This does bring back some happy memories for me though, whenever I went to the seaside , I would spend ages looking at funny postcards outside the souvenier shops. Some of those cards were very funny and really made me laugh.