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.
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.
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.