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
Links To Websites About Postcard Collecting
Podcast featuring dealer, Susan Lane
Purchase Postcards Online – Hippostcards
Postcard Collections – University of San Diego
Leonard Lauder and his postcard collection
Historical Postcard Collection – Princeton University
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
Main Street Views
Real Photo Postcards by local photographers
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.