• Maryknoll

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    Maryknollers are members of an American and Catholic missionary society founded in the early 20th century. They are dedicated to missionary service. Maryknollers have a long and storied history of promoting peace and understanding. Postcards help tell their story.

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    Maryknoll

  • The Billion Dollar Chess TournamentWin or Die!

    The Billion Dollar Chess Tournament
    Win or Die!

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    Each person alive has quirks and fears. One of the strongest fears is failure. It is a universal human experience, but how we choose to confront and conquer it is open to debate. Action is often necessary, but in some cases, all we need to do is wake up.

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  • William Penn

    William Penn

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    William Penn was rumored to be a gentleman who learned the craft of diplomacy from his father. William came to the colonies to found a provence called Pennsylvania. He did. They made a statue of him. They put it on display. The people loved it, but there have been arguments ever since.

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  • Lum and Abner

    Lum and Abner

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    Time passes and so does comedy. What was funny decades ago may leave the modern teen scratching his head, but for the person who remembers Lum and Abner, their comedy never ages.

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News and
Noteworthy

  • The folks at Highlandtown Gallery in Baltimore, Maryland’s Highlandtown Arts District have found an interesting way to use extra copies of their promotional postcards from the last 10 years by stitching them together into a unique ballroom gown. Seems difficult if not impossible to achieve? There’s proof in this video, courtesy of the galley. (And we appreciate Clarissa Ferraris of the Capitol-Beltway Post Card Club for bringing this to our attention.)


    Mechanical postcards may have had their day, but oh! what a day it was. The proprietor of CreamofcardsTV has a neat retrospective of some of the great mechanicals from the beginning of the postcard era. We can only wonder at the difficulty of making these cards.

Past Article

Ray Hahn

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[elementor-template id=”3378″] The Legend of Stingy Jack  by Debbie Meister [Editor’s note: This piece is a fun read that appeared in a club’s newsletter over a decade ago, when I was editor for the Taconic Postcard Club; the east of the Hudson River Postcard Club in New York State. The author, Debbie Meister was so […]

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