I have some fun cards to share with you today. We were watching Antique Road Show the other night on T.V. and there was a man who had a binder full of post cards from the early 1900's that was appraised at $5000.00. They were in pristine condition and just beautiful. That sparked a thought in my mind and I got up and went down the hall to retrieve the box of cards my Grandfather had saved...
1 cent post cards were very popular in the early 1900's. This is a Christmas postcard received by my grandmother Estella Fisher Hunnicutt in 1912. I scanned these and have the back too.
I believe she was born in 1903, so she would have been 9 years old when she received this card. She died in 1933 from a brain aneurism when my Dad was 6 years old.
I'm not sure of the date on this one, some are easier to see the dates than others. Scanning them actually made a lot of the post mark dates easier to read.
My cards are not in pristine condition, but I think they're a real family treasure and very inspiring to me as a card maker.
This one in person is a lot more interesting, it's a hologram and changes and sparkles when you tilt it this way and that. The date on the bottom front is 1908.
I have an old dress shirt box full of my Grandmother's post cards, I'll share more later. There are some wonderful Valentine's and other occasions cards.
Have a blessed day!