I am in a Facebook group called “Postcards,” and when I first joined a few years back people really only posted linen era and earlier postcards. Now, most of the posts on there are showing modern cards and requests for newly mailed cards from other countries. I miss seeing the older cards people once used to post. It got me thinking about collecting vintage and antique cards versus modern cards.
I personally don’t collect any chromes or later periods, but some people intermingle and collect all eras, including cards published today. I suppose the appeal of collecting modern cards includes receiving it in the mail and seeing what country it is mailed from, it’s a card that is mailed to you and not someone else, and they are cheaper than collecting older cards.
What do you think about collecting newer cards? Do you make room for them in your collection? Of course they will be old some day, just like the cards in my collection were new to people at some point.