Western New York Postcard Club

A Club For Collectors Of Vintage Postcards

Meetings are held via Zoom. Links
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Our Next Meeting
Monday, April 8 – 7:00 PM Eastern

Real Photo Postcards of New York State
Presentation by Kevin Hughes, The Postcard Guy

 

Our Last Meeting
Monday, March 11 – 7:00 PM Eastern

Airports, Runways and Airplanes – A Collection of Aviation Postcards
Presentation by Michael Bloch

Michael is president of the WNY Postcard Club. He received his private pilot license in 1979 when he was a student at RIT. He had the opportunity to fly two different Goodyear Blimps, the Stars and Stripes and The Enterprise, when they made stops in Rochester. He has been  collecting aviation postcards for many years.

View Recordings Of Past Meetings

RPPC of Studio Portraits and Arcade Props – Video

Postcard Collecting Ideas – Video

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:

Hometowns

Specific Cities, states and counties

Advertising

World’s Fairs

Holloween

Valentine’s Day

Thanksgiving

Christmas

Automobiles

Boats

Airplanes

Covered Bridges

Hotels

Restaurants

Main Street Views

Pets

Courthouses

Government Buildings

Real Photo Postcards by local photographers

Trains

Disasters

Famous People

Construction

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.