Western New York Postcard Club

A Club For Collectors Of Vintage Postcards

Meetings are held via Zoom. Links
are emailed to club members
and guests. To request a link,
please send an email to
Michael Bloch. If you opt-in
to our email list below, you
will receive the links for each meeting.

Club Dinner – Tuesday, December 12 – 6:30
Fruit & Salad Co. on Route 96 in Bushnell’s Basin
Club Pays for dinner!

You must RSVP by Friday, December 8
Send an email to Michael


Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 – 8:00 PM


Monday, November 13 at 7:00 PM

The Secret Life of Postcard Artist Phil May

Presentation by Anne Ross

Don’t miss this presentation.

Monday, October 9 at 7:00 PM

Art, Culture, Tradition and Inspired Change in Early New York City Restaurant Postcards

Presentation by Kyle Jolliffe

Don’t miss this presentation.

Monday, September 11 at 7:00 PM

Detroit Publising Company Postcards
1895 – 1935


Presentation by Michael Langenstein, postcard artist and collector.

Don’t miss this presentation.

A Dealer’s Perspecive on the Photo Postcard
Market & Collecting

August 7, 2023 – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Presentation by Erin Waters. Erin has a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from New York University

Don’t miss this presentation.

Who Killed Hugo Tuck? – A Postcard Publishing Mystery
July 17, 2023 – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Presentation by Anne Ross

During the Victorian and Edwardian eras, postcard publisher Raphael Tuck & Sons struggled to keep a family skeleton in the closet. His name was Hugo Tuck. Hugo carried a secret that could destroy his father’s publishing company. At Raphael House in London, all was not merry and bright.

Don’t miss this presentation.

There will not be a meeting in June.

Reseeing Linen Postcards
May 15, 2023 – 7:00 PM Eastern Time

Presentation by David Freund

David recently purchased a huge pile of linen postcards online. He will disccuss what he found in the pile.

After his MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop, Freund taught at Pratt Institute and Ramapo College.  In 1978 he received an NEA grant to photograph gas station culture and environments, published as Gas Stop in 2016 by Steidl.  Exhibitions include Light Gallery, New York and the George Eastman Museum, Rochester.  His work is in the collections of MoMA, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Don’t miss this presentation.

October 8, 2023


Due to lack of available dealers.

Annual Postcard Show And Sale

Millions of postcards from dealers from throughout the northeast United States. Show runs 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM. Perinton Community Center on Turk Hill Rd in Fairport, NY

View Recordings Of Past Meetings

Homage to the Wonder City – Detroit Postcards of NYC. – Video

Photo Postcards – Collecting and the Market – Video

Who Killed Hugo Tuck? – Video

Reseeing Linen Postcards – Video

McDonald’s Postcards – Video

How to Sell Your Postcards – Video

Cement and Concrete on Postcards – Video

Curt Teich Postcards and Factory Representative G.I. Pitchford – Video

Japanese Attack On San Francisco – Video

Factories That Printed Postcards – Video

People In The Workplace – Video

Newberry Library – Curt Teich Collection – Video

New York State Carousels – Video

Public Transportation in New York City – Video

Real Photo Postcards – Video

Mark Jones Talks About Postcards – Video

Postcards Between Two Lovers – Video




About Postcard Collecting

Collecting vintage postcards is an enjoyable hobby. In incorporates history, photography, different methods of printing and production. The mjority of postcards collected are from the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Postacrds were very popular in those years and most families had postcard albums in their homes to showcase the postcards people sent them in the mail.

The Golden Age of Postcards was from 1907-1915.

What do people collect? People collect postcards of the following categories:


Specific Cities, states and counties


World’s Fairs


Valentine’s Day






Covered Bridges



Main Street Views



Government Buildings

Real Photo Postcards by local photographers



Famous People


And there are many more categories.

Collectors typically  buy postcards from postcard dealers at postcard shows and online from eBay and other websites. Prices range anywhere from 25 cents to $50 and more. A wide variety of postcards are readily available for less than $10 each.

Many cities have local postcard clubs and many of these clubs host annual postcard shows with multiple dealers selling thousands of postcards.

There are many books about postcards and collecting postcards. One excellent book is Postcard America by Jeffrey Miekle.