I found a collection of postcards at my grandmother’s house in September 2008. She had passed away and as we were cleaning out the house, I was walking from the basement over to the stairs. There on a cabinet was a little green and white box. Curious, I picked it up and discovered unused Halloween cards, Watermelon Jake, and a Winsch santa, among other cards. All were my great grandmom’s.

Since then, I have started my own collection, consisting of over 4,000  postcards including artist signed (Clapsaddle, Dwig, Twelvetrees, Kewpies), Chicago, RPPC people with dogs, and cards mailed by servicemen during World War II. My love of Chicago World’s Fair 1933 postcards has led me to collecting souvenirs from the fair, and I especially love Official World’s Fair Weekly magazines.

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  1. I was trying to find some images to help someone who inquired at out website about Flanders Hotel in Ocean City and came upon your blog. I very much enjoy the authoritative and informative posts that accompany each image. Few websites provide decent size images as you do. I’ve also been to the Mt. Laurel show and have just a handful of my own cards, but display hundreds of scans of postcards on our website – Historical Society of Riverton -rivertonhistory.com May I include some of your Atlantic City and Ocean City images in our image collection?

  2. I think we won the postcard lottery! Your vintage postcards of popular shore scenes made great additions to our historical society’s growing archive of postcards from the region over at rivertonhistory.com I also used a couple of seasonal and holiday themed cards to accompany my blog posts. Thank you so much for so generously making these unique images available for all to see. Best regards, John

  3. Hi, I recently purchased an Ullman Manufacturing post card labeled “Forever and Ever” It is listed on the back as being “Photogravure” Series No. 134, Subject No. 18. The card, light brown in color, shows lovers embraced and sitting on a beach. A moon track of light is cast by a full moon.
    Does anyone have any idea of when this card may have been produced? Any information will be most appreciated. I am in the process of writing a major lunar observers’ handbook and will be including the postcard in my book. I can supply a scan of the card. Thanks. Bob Garfinkle, FRAS

  4. marian says:

    hi, i came on your blog and i am wondering if you can help me to find out the information i need of an old postcard posted 1907, how can i find the manufacture and the designer? can you please advise me? i am from the netherlands

    • moore5145 says:

      Hi Marian, not all cards are done by artists. If it was, it’s called artist signed, and it would be somewhere on the front of the card. Sometimes, depending on the publisher of the card, their name could be printed on the front or printed on the back along the side. Sometimes there are only initials. I will send you an email and if you want to send me a scan of the front and back of the card, you can. Thanks!

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  6. postcardy says:

    I looked at your Delcampe store but I don’t know how to order–
    How do I know what shipping charges are?
    How do I contact you?
    It says to verify my account, but the instructions are not in English.

    • moore5145 says:

      There is a tab down by the item description tab that says shipping & handling- I charge $1.50 for up to 6 cards. But I also see your message about trading, so I am sending you an email!

  7. postcardy says:

    P.S. I would rather trade than deal with Delcampe.

  8. Jim Royer says:

    I have a set of post cards from the Chicago World’s Fair. World a Million Year’s Ago. Prehistoric creatures. All in great condition. Cards are by Messmor and Damon. Have no idea of the value.

    • moore5145 says:

      Hi! I can send you an email and if you would like you can send me scans or photos of the cards- I’ll see if there is anything similar I can find online because I am not quite sure what they look like. If you are interested comment back- I can see your email on here.

  9. Jim Royer says:

    Send me your e-mail and I will send you pictures. Thanks, Jim

  10. Elvira de Lange says:

    Hi! Do you display your postcards, like an actual museum? I’m a Postcrosser, so a postcard fan 🙂

  11. Michael Hancock says:

    Love that you are sharing your collection. I started when I was a kid with my parents. I have traveled as much as I can around the world and all 50 states, and have built quite a collection. I am now really focusing on building my collection. My favorites are Christmas and the National Parks. Thanks again for sharing your amazing collection.

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