July 29, 2021

Author: Ray Hahn

Postcard Research

Ray Hahn

Postcard Research

Research of paper documents including postcards is easy. The researcher is usually guided by the two main characteristics of a postcard. First the image or subject identifies the origin of the card. When it is addressed and mailed a date and destination often completes the picture.

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Greetings from Harrisonburg

Ray Hahn

Greetings from Harrisonburg

The Shenandoah Valley Postcard Show and Sale happens in Harrisonburg, Virginia, usually on the third or fourth weekend in July. It is an annual event and has been for more than thirty years.

Harrisonburg is not a town that time forgot. I once heard a

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The Story of Coleman’s Frog as told by Gary and Peggy

Ray Hahn

The Story of Coleman’s Frog

as told by Gary and Peggy

Think. Try to recall something you know that weighs 42 pounds.

Maybe, your four-year old grandson. Or ten and a half bags of sugar.

Or, Coleman’s Frog?

Did you ask, “What is Coleman’s Frog?” I thought you

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Allow Me to Introduce Rene Cloke

Ray Hahn

Allow Me to Introduce
Rene Cloke

There are times in life when your soul needs a few specks of beauty. For most it doesn’t take much to brighten a gloomy day. Standing at my kitchen window each morning, waiting for the tea-water to boil, is usually my recommended

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Sunday Afternoon at the Historical Society

Ray Hahn

Sunday Afternoon at the Historical Society

A man walked into the historical society last Sunday and asked, “What’s new?”

Everyone laughed. Not at the questioner nor his question, but the look on his face when I pointed to a box of postcards that had been donated just an

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Postcard History Quiz Answers

Postcard History Quiz Answers

Your Attention, Please!

The Postcard History 2021 Quizes (First Half)
are now officially closed.

Second Half begins on the first Monday in July

Postcard History Quiz Answers

Quiz No. 1, Faces of the Military – World War I was presented on January 4.

                In Quiz #1

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A Fifth Sunday Special – a look at some more odd cards.

Ray Hahn

A Fifth Sunday Special

a look at some more odd cards.

Since you have read Postcard History this year, you remember in January we began a series of articles devoted to odd postcards. Odd cards are unrelated to most of what we collect which makes them as unusual

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Catching up with Postcard History PART TWO

Ray Hahn

Catching up with Postcard History

PART TWO

Postcard History will celebrate two years of publication at the end of May. As the editor, it has been a pleasure to work with a team that strives to make postcard collecting both fun and educational.

The website statistics are encouraging

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Catching up with Postcard History PART ONE

Ray Hahn

Catching up with Postcard History

PART ONE

Postcard History will celebrate two years of publication at the end of May. As the editor, it has been a pleasure to work with a team that strives to make postcard collecting both fun and educational.

The website statistics are encouraging

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Fort Pickett

Ray Hahn

Fort Pickett

A clerk in a Fredericksburg, Virginia antique shop was counting the postcards I wanted to purchase. She stopped for a second, held up a card and said, “Fort Pickett is about a mile from where I grew-up in Blackstone, Virginia.”

When the sale was complete, no

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