Tag Archives: Postcards

Publisher’s Corner: October 2019

Publisher’s Corner: October 2019

Enthusiastic About Ephemera by Maxine Carter-Lome Merriam-Webster defines ephemera as “something of no lasting significance – paper items (such as posters, broadsides, and tickets) that were originally meant to be discarded after use.” Yet to collectors, these pieces of history on paper are anything but “minor transient documents of everyday life,” as they were once […]

Antiques Peek: February 2018

Antiques Peek: February 2018

Wish You Were Here by Jessica Kosinski Today we all take the sending and receiving of postcards, or post cards, for granted. Postcards are commonly sent by vacationers to their friends and family members detailing their travels. However, postcards did not always exist. In fact, their life span to this point has been relatively short […]

Boxborough Paper Town: The Vintage Paper, Book & Advertising Collectibles Show

BOXBOROUGH, MA – SEPTEMBER 19, 2015: Flamingo Eventz is pleased to announce the return of the popular Boxborough Paper Town – The Vintage Paper, Books & Advertising Collectibles Show. This is the original Boxborough Paper Show where you’ll find all things Paper – from classic Ephemera to Books, Board Games, Postcards, Advertising, Classic Vinyl, and […]

Hunting for Vintage Postcards

Hunting for Vintage Postcards

Hunting for Vintage Postcards By Gary Leveille Long before cell phones, e-mail, Facebook or Twitter, the penny postcard was an inexpensive, yet effective way to send brief thoughts and interesting images to friends and family. Today these vintage “snail-mail snapshots” are considered historic treasures offering insight into our remarkable past. Collecting postcards, however, is not […]

32nd Annual Antique Photo & Postcard Shows Collaborates with Quinn’s Auction Galleries

ARLINGTON, VA… A second consecutive year collaboration was announced today between the 32nd Annual Spring D.C. Antique Photo and Postcards Show held annually at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 N. Ft. Myer Dr., Arlington, VA, and Waverly Rare Books, a division of Quinn’s Auction Galleries, 360 S. Washington St., Falls Church, VA. The announcement was […]

What Other Casino Memorabilia Do I Want to Collect?

What Other Casino Memorabilia Do I Want to Collect?

What Other Casino Memorabilia Do I Want to Collect? by Sheldon Smith The last time we left you we had run through a few of the more popular casino collectible items. We already know that most collectors collect Casino/POKER CHIPS. We already know that quite a number collect POSTCARDS, MATCHBOOKS, PLAYER’S CARDS, ASHTRAYS and ROOM […]

So Maybe I Don’t Want to Collect Casino Chips

So Maybe I Don’t Want to Collect Casino Chips

So Maybe I Don’t Want to Collect Casino Chips This column is devoted to pieces of gaming memorabilia OTHER than the CHIP! by Sheldon Smith There are so many items of casino memorabilia to collect that the hobby is truly diversified. Some of them are included here. If it has a casino name on it […]

The Postcard Age

The Postcard Age

The Postcard Age Selections from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection Celebrates the Postcard Craze that Revolutionized Communication at the Turn of the 20th Century In the decades around 1900, a craze swept the world as postcards—a fast and innovative way to communicate—became the email, Twitter, and Flickr of the age. Billions upon billions of cards […]

Fantasy: When Fruits and Veggies Act like You And Me!

Fantasy: When Fruits and Veggies Act like You And Me! – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – January 2012 By Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell, The Halloween Queen® Dreams of gossamer winged fairies, Ogres, pixies, the wee people, and anthropomorphic beings are as inventive as those who believe in them and welcome them into their lives. For […]

Mystical, Magical, Mistletoe: The Link between Santa Claus & the Green Man

Mystical, Magical, Mistletoe: The Link between Santa Claus & the Green Man – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – December 2006 by Pamela E. Apkarian-Russell Mistletoe is an ancient and much revered plant and can be seen on many a Christmas and New Year’s card because of its importance to the season. More revered than […]