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.

History of Ohio’s covered bridges in postcards

History was never one of my favorite subjects in school, but as a “more mature” adult that has changed tremendously. Working for the largest indoor antique market in the world has opened the door to new adventures and given me a whole new perspective on history as well as life.

Postcards tell St. Cloud, Minn., history

Author Harold Zosel, a 48-year resident of St. Cloud and an active member of the Stearns History Museum, shares his personal historic photograph and postcard collection in “St. Cloud,” a recent addition to the Postcard History Series from Arcadia Publishing, a leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.

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.