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September 15, 2011

About Postcard Collecting

The coining of a special term for a hobby is usually a good indicator of its popularity, and right up there with numismatics (coin collecting) and philately (stamp collecting) is deltiology – postcard collecting.

Like coins and stamps, the sheer volume of available material, old and new, promotes specialization in an almost unimaginable number of categories. Interested in a particular type of postcard? You can choose among See-Throughs, Linens, White-Borders, and more. Fascinated by an event like the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, or a particular decade (the Swinging Sixties, anyone?), or the New York skyline? Or maybe you just like pictures of kittens, diners, or motels? Chances are that you will read more

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