Yesterday was the South Jersey Postcard Club’s postcard show in Mt. Laurel, NJ. My main focus while I was there was on postcards sent by soldiers during WWII, and I found a lot! I also added some Chicago V.O. Hammon cards to my collection I’ve always liked, but could never find postally used.
Above is a jiffy card. These cards had options where the sender would mark what they needed more of or what they had already received. I already had this one, but I liked how the soldier wrote “and lots of love and home cooked meals.” I also found several other jiffy cards! I suppose they got their name because they could be sent out in a jiffy when time was limited. They were published by WIPCO.
“Keep ‘Em Flying!” Pursuit flyers.
“We’ve got you spotted, lookout for air raids!” Comic Navy card. Mailed December 4, 1942 with a U.S. Navy postmark.
“Why, no, sailor, I don’t see your hat around here.” Notice how her sheets look like the ocean!
One of the V.O. Hammon Chicago cards I bought. Scene From Top of Chutes Towards Entrance, Forest Park. Mailed in September of 1909. The message on the back reads: “A big time in town today. Hurrah for “Taft” I expect to see him. EMS” William H. Taft was president from 1909-1913, so I am pretty sure that is who EMS meant. 😉
Overall, the Mt. Laurel show was a great show and always is. I found a lot of cards, my scanner is hating me today. I can’t wait to go again next year!