Tag Archives: Santa

Winsch Santa with Umbrella

This Winsch Santa was mailed on Christmas day, 1914. The sender was anonymous and didn’t bother to write a message to Master Edward Krim in Utica, NY. I love all the Winsch Santa cards, they are some of the nicest … Continue reading

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8 Year Anniversary

This month marks my 8 year anniversary of postcard collecting. My grandmom passed away in May 2008, and we went through her house and cleaned it out in September 2008, which is when I found the box that would FOREVER … Continue reading

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Christmas in July- Kewpies 2!

This is my favorite Kewpie Christmas card that I have. I love how it has so many Kewpies on it (16!), more than the usual Kewpie card it seems. It was mailed on December 23, 1919, exactly 96 years and … Continue reading

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Winsch Santa

The above Winsch Santa was published and mailed in 1913. It was postmarked in Jamestown, NY on December 26th. “Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year from your Sunday School teacher Margaret Hazeltine.” The detail on Winsch Santa cards is … Continue reading

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Postcard Hobby Alive and Well

I like this article from Antique Trader about the success of postcards at auction back in 2009 at the Lyn Knight gallery. “A wide variety of Samuel L Schmucker postcards including full silk, silk inserts, projections and novelty postcards were … Continue reading

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Nimble Nicks

Nimble Nicks were something I bought when I first started collecting. I still like to keep an eye out for ones I don’t have. They are Whitney cards, and Nimble Nicks are dressed as miniature Santas. The above card shows … Continue reading

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Christmas in July

This Christmas postcard features Santa throwing toys down from the sky. Notice he is not in a sled with reindeer, but an early aircraft. Other John Winsch cards like this with the two children waiting for toys feature Santa in … Continue reading

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