From its very beginning, America has been a thirsty nation. Postcards and ephemera were often used to wage the debate between the teetotalers and those who chose to partake.
What postcards are bestsellers today? The people most likely to have the pulse of the hobby are dealers who offer thousands of cards to the public every year.
Henry Rinn Jr. loved roaming Baltimore streets in the late 1800s. With his penchant for photography and unusual perspective, Rinn left a legacy of 250 collectible vintage postcards and much, much more. His first series of black-and-white picture postcards started in 1898.
According to legend, the first Valentine greeting was sent by St. Valentine himself. Vintage Valentines are popular with collectors, who enjoy visuals and whimsical themes. Displayed singly or framed in a montage, vintage Valentines add a touch of retro charm to any décor and are guaranteed to rekindle plenty of nostalgic memories.
For 24 years, the San Francisco Antiquarian Book Print and Paper Fair has drawn bibliophiles together to refine their collections. The fair was Feb. 4-5, 2012. The report from Fair exhibitors was positive. Rosemarie Rustico of San Francisco’s W C Antiques described the first day as “killer busy.” The second day was a bit...
Feb. 7, 2012 is a big day for admirers of Charles Dickens. It’s the 200th anniversary of his birth in 1812. As a postcard subject, Dickens is a rewarding challenge. By the early 1900s, he was a national icon in Britain and appeared in many highly collectible sets.
Celebrate Veteran's Day 2011: One of the most poignant ways vintage postcards tell a story is the fate of veterans who served their country at the highest cost to themselves and families.
More changes are coming to the Indy Antique Advertising Show beginning next year: a Friday afternoon preview/early buyers session followed by a one-day show on Saturday. Sundays have been dropped from the schedule. Promoters Bruce and Donna Weir, B&D Promotions, announced the change at the fall installment of the Indy Ad Show Sept. 24-25,...