Vintage paper can whisper in our ear. Giving us a glimpse of a time before now. I want to share some of my collection of vintage post cards here. To see other vintage paper items you can visit my other blog.
These are a couple of postcards I found at Antique stores. I am always on the look for postcards for my own collection or to resell on eBay.
My first post card is of downtown Denver, Colorado Sixteenth and Arapahoe Street. We can see the Post Office , Tammen Curio Company and at the right hand upper corner is a building listed as the Mining Exchange. Back of post card shows that that Charles Tucker of Del Norte Colorado had ordered something from the Tammen Company and they are acknowledging receipt of that order. Post card is dated 5/25/08
The second post card is newer and is showing the Union Stock Yards in Chicago. Showing is a Armour and a Swift sign.
It is a Curt Teich & Co. post card which is stated lower left corner.
I have a guide to help date post cards but this post card is newer than my guide goes, so I am still trying to date. Has stamp square for a one cent stamp. I am guessing around 1950 is when this post card was made. If anyone can help me I would appreciate help dating this post card.
I feel there is a mystery surrounding vintage post cards. First you are looking at something from the past. Then who was the person who sent it and the who was the person who received it. I have a collection of vintage post cards that my grandfather sent my grandma in the early 1900's. I love to look at them. He wrote in pencil so some are hard to completely make out. Hope that you will enjoy yourself here looking at my collection of postcards.
I am a mother and a grandmother. I have been married to the sweetest man for over 20 years We love to travel and dreaming of traveling. We like to cook and try new recipes. I have many interests including Genealogy, visiting Cemeteries and going on ghost tours. I love vintage postcards and pictures. We have in the past owned 2 used bookstores and still are always on the hunt for books to buy and sell.