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.

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.

Hawaiian postcards say “Aloha”

Hawaii became a unique tourist attraction early in the 20th century just as postcards were becoming firmly established as a means of colorful promotion and communication.

Burning stones: Mining history tells a dark tale

Despair settled in the grimy creases of a face made old through wear. His lungs sucked heavy dust with every breath, his bones deformed from repetitive labor. His hands are cut, and often bleed from handling thousands of stone shards. The boy is 8 years old and for whatever reason he has been sold...

The mischief makers

Our local super-store has one sad rack of postcards with little to tempt even the most avid collector. A hundred years ago the situation was vastly different. Almost every topic under the sun was depicted on postcards, but none appealed to the general buyer more than adorable children.

Take these postcards with a grain of salt

The history of salt is the history of the earth. More than 500 million years ago many areas of the globe were under the vast oceans. As the sea retreated from the land mighty deposits of salt were left behind, often hundreds of feet thick.