The photographer of the stars, László Willinger was prolific during the Golden Age of Hollywood, leaving behind glamorous images and collectible prints.
Leonard Lauder is among the richest people in America. And yet it's his lifelong passion for the everyman hobby of postcard collecting that continues to capture his imagination. Lauder's collecting escapades provide a rich story – one he is happy to share.
Postcards, providing a window to the world for more than a century, get their due during National Postcard Week in May. But collectors celebrate these picturesque beauties year round because looking back helps us to understand who we are today.
Tame by today's standards, vintage postcards capture a provocative midcentury Sheraton Hotel business strategy: waitresses in gowns with plunging necklines and see-through skirts serving cocktails in swanky lounges. Sheraton promised “your favorite drink, mixed with a touch of genius… served with a touch of Venus.” And they delivered.
It is largely due to Wilson Bentley’s pioneering photomicrographs of snow crystals that the world became aware that no two are alike.
National Postcard Week 2019 ended weeks ago, yet we're still enjoying the experience. Here are the cards Antique Trader received in trade for its own limited edition NPCW 2019 postcard.
Did you realize we're in the midst of carnival season, and Mardi Gras is just a few weeks away? Within all the revelry of this season are many many secret traditions, including Mardi Gras invitations.
Understanding the history of postcards aids in efforts to amass an impressive collection during the present, explains Dr. Anthony J. Cavo, in this special feature.
Deltiologists around the world celebrate National Postcard Week the first full week of May each year. In 2018, Antique Trader traded NPCW postcards with dozens of postcard enthusiasts.
"The Last Chord" series of postcards, from Bamforth and Company, is the product of inspiration from an early 20th century song by the same name, according to an assessment by Ask the Experts panelist Dr. Anthony J. Cavo.
It's that time of year again: National Postcard Week. Well, it's exactly NPCW week, yet. However, it never hurts to start planning for participating in this enjoyable event. Team Antique Trader is thrilled to be unveiling the design of our 2018 NPCW postcard.
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.
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.
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.
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.