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Simple Blank Postcard

This week I have a blank postcard for you. This one is relatively simple, with a little bit of ornamentation and a lovely example of an old typeface. Like most of my postcards, this one is at least 100 years old. It’s always really neat to find postcards that old that were never used! Ta-ta […]

Antique Ephemera Postcard Back

What I like the most about old postcards is the writing. You’re able to see how writing styles have changed over the years, including what form of cursive was most common during different time periods. What I learned in grade school is far different from what a student in the early 1900s learned, and it […]

Beaux-Arts Postcard Back

The International Fine Art Company Ltd. comes up a lot in antique postcards. Do you think I can find any information about the company? No. No, not at all. From what I can gather, they were primarily active during the 1920s-1930s, but beyond that? Nada. Nothin’. Zip. Zilch. Perhaps someone out there on the internet […]

Duro Decal Envelope

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, decals were the in thing to use to decorate anything from your kitchen cabinets to your car. Okay, maybe not quite the car, but they were used everywhere. If you’re lucky enough to find old catalogues from this era, you have real honest-to-Gods treasure in your hands (and I’m […]