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.
It's amazing what a 3 by 5 card, often with an image on the front, received in the mail, can mean. See if you know the facts about postcards.
Reader questions timing of the Santa Christmas postcard story.
There are Easter witches and Salem witches (which were not witches at all), there are witches on broomsticks and ones that have never learned the art of flying. Collectors can have a field day incorporating these images into the magic of a witchy Halloween display.
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.
Feb. 7, 2012 is a big day for admirers of Charles Dickens. It’s the 200th anniversary of his birth in 1812. As a postcard subject, Dickens is a rewarding challenge. By the early 1900s, he was a national icon in Britain and appeared in many highly collectible sets.
Celebrate Veteran's Day 2011: One of the most poignant ways vintage postcards tell a story is the fate of veterans who served their country at the highest cost to themselves and families.
Put your imagination in high gear, and there are some magical surprises waiting for you on postcards. Before surreal art, before electronic games that take the player into strange new worlds, there were artists who created their own fantastical worlds on postcards.
Longtime collector, columnist and member of the Post Mark Collectors Club, Paul Petosky is usually occupied with finding relics from Michigan's postal history. Hidden deep in his vast collection is an astounding group of vintage and obsolete postmarks from a fast fading era.
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.