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.

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

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


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.