Sunshine Award

Sunshine Award
We All Need A Little Sunshine Daily

Saturday, July 18, 2009

East St. Louis Illinois St. Teresa' Academy & St. Elizabeth's Church

St. Teresa's Academy and St. Elizabeth's Church, East St. Louis, Illinois

Dallas Texas Titche Goettinger Department Store

Titche Goettinger Department Store in Dallas Texas. Wonderful old vintage cars in this postcard.

A Festival of Postcards SIGNS

What better way to start my blog than to join the carnival at This month is about " SIGNS "
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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Mystery of Vintage Postcards

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.