Sometimes the discovery of a collecting interest comes as a surprise. Case in point a recent letter from an Antique Trader reader and our newest postcard penpal.
It's been more than nine decades since the first motel opened its doors to weary road travelers. In her latest Postcard Ponderings column, Karen Knapstein examines the emergence of motels and their postcard presence.
It's that time of year again to celebrate postcards. If you've ever admired a postcards you know how much there is to celebrate. This year, why not join Antique Trader in celebrating National Postcard Week?
Sometimes, for no other reason than to say “I’m thinking of you,” people send a card. Print Editor Karen Knapstein discusses how postcards fit the bill in the past, and how these vintage greetings can become special gifts today.
What better way to celebrate love and friendship than by sharing century-old Valentine postcards, which in many cases, can be had for less than the price of a Hallmark card. In her most recent Postcard Ponderings column, Karen Knapstein examines this popular theme within the time-honored collecting interest.
Lee Rawdon and Edna Ary, like so many young couples of the 19th and early 20th centuries, 'went a courtin' and a big part of it was done via postcards. Today Lee and Edna's ancestors celebrate and carry on their legacy of love, through their postcards.
A reader's inquiry about an 1893 Columbian Exposition postcard promoted Ask the Experts' Dr. Anthony J. Cavo to share some valuable advice about postcards, as well as a bit of World's Fair history.
Often adorned with eggs and baby chicks, Easter greeting postcards serve as harbingers of spring. Karen Knapstein examines this practice in her latest Postcard Ponderings column.
The magnetism of France and French culture is undeniable. In her latest Postcard Ponderings column, Karen Knapstein explores French architecture and character, represented in antique and vintage postcards.
Early souvenir postcards, including World's Fair pocstcards and those featuring iconic athletes, are heading to market during Oct. 25-26 auction offered by Morphy Auctions.