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.
Check out the inaugural installment of a new column, Postcard Ponderings, written by Antique Trader co-editor Karen Knapstein, as she explores her passion for postcards.
Santa Claus is a jolly old elf beloved of children and postcard collectors, but some artists of the early 1900s gave him a less than sentimental image. Even when they got the beard and costume right, they didn’t picture him as someone you’d want in your living room in the middle of the night.
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts exhibit “The Postcard Age: Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection,” depicts postcards as an artistic medium, Oct. 24, 2012.
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.
The Society Anonyme, a group made up of some of the most avant-garde artists of its day, can rightfully claim to be New York's first museum of modern art.
No, this is not an article about vampires although, the new myth-expanding HBO series True Blood has generated curiosity. Instead, focus your attention on apples – commonplace apples – which appear frequently on antique Halloween postcards.