Tag Archives: 1942

Greetings from Ocean City

Just a quick post today of a linen “Greetings from Ocean City” postcard since today would have been the perfect beach day! The card was mailed in 1942. Of particular note are the Flanders Hotel in the T and Music … Continue reading

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U.S.S. Roper

The U.S.S. Roper was a destroyer built in 1918 and used in World War II before being sold and scrapped in 1946. This card was mailed in July of 1942, and the sender noted that he should have sent this … Continue reading

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Allentown Paper Show Findings

The Allentown Paper Show yesterday was AMAZING!! I got a lot of great cards, and also great Chicago World’s Fair memorabilia. “Best Wishes for a Happy Hallowe’en.” Published by Wolf and pretty sure this is Clapsadde. It was mailed in … Continue reading

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Message from a Soldier: Ensign John A. Pyfer Jr.

This card was mailed exactly one year after Pearl Harbor by Ensign John A. Pyfer Jr. from a Naval Hospital in Norfolk, VA. His message reads: “Dear Agnes, Gail, PeeWee & Rose: As usual I have had my shower, shaved, and have … Continue reading

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Cool Postmark- Address Your Mail to Street and Number

It seems unimaginable today to address your mail without a house number and street name, but it was all the rage back in the early 1900s. The postmark on the above postcard says “Address your mail to street and number.” … Continue reading

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