September 2, 2019

Author: Bob Toal

An Unassuming Postcard has Historical Significance

Bob Toal

An Unassuming Postcard

has Historical Significance

A small package arrived containing a CD, a note and several vintage postcards. The note read: “Bob, Found these today in a cigar box of Uncle Lowell’s. The dog one with writing on the back was handed to him by a Parisian

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Vintage Postcard Folder

Nobody Collects View Folders

Bob Toal

Nobody Collects View Folders

Many years ago I bought two view folders from Bill Martin, a Maryland postcard dealer and patriarch of the Mary Martin Postcards Company. I made the purchase because of the neat stamps used for mailing. Being the promoter of postcard collecting that Bill was,

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Vintage Mansfield Post Card

The Mansfield Bar

Bob Toal

The Mansfield Bar

Figure 1. Jayne Mansfield and husband Mickey Hargitay arriving at a glamorous Hollywood party.

The card in Figure 1 shows actress Jayne Mansfield and husband Mickey Hargitay arriving at a glamorous Hollywood premier. Mansfield, a Hollywood sex symbol in the 1950s and 1960s was known

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