Postcards

Welcome postcard enthusiasts! On AntiqueTrader.com’s postcard page you will find a vast and varied selection of postcard-related articles, including all those wonderful feature stories that were on PostcardCollector.com. From vintage linens to new commemoratives, you’ll find it here on AntiqueTrader.com.

Postcards document oil’s wins, losses

Do you remember when oil was called “black gold” or “Texas tea” in the “Beverly Hillbillies’” theme song? Striking oil was the ultimate source of wealth, more desirable than gold or diamonds. It flowed out of the ground, and no one gave much thought to running out of it.

Postcard Album: Recycled postcards: art or crime?

A friend recently saw several baskets made of postcards at an auction and wondered if postcard collectors were interested in this type of novelty. The answer brings up a major divide between artists who think their art takes precedence and collectors who cherish the ephemera of the past.

Kraemer postcards leave historic legacy – Part II

This is the second in a two-part series on Kraemer Company postcards of Cincinnati, Ohio. In the first part [published in the Feb. 3 issue] we learned the Kraemer Art Co. became famous for producing  private mailing cards among others. Collectors pursue Kraemer’s souvenir cards featuring important buildings, street scenes and skylines.

Postcard books are historical keepsakes

“Postcard of Lost Royals” and “Postcards From Utopia: The Art of Political Propaganda,” both with an introduction by Andrew Roberts, are two little books with big dreams; collections of postcards from days-gone-by and forgotten history.