April 18, 2021

Author: Ray Hahn

Where oh, Where, Has This Postcard Been?

For postcard collectors around the world, including ones who have collected for many years, it is, and always has been, the thrill of the chase. And, the discovery of a card you have never seen before. Yet, there comes a time when the chase becomes a “Wow!” Such was the case with this card and the message it carries.

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The Santa Fe Suite

A story of modern postcards. The images we present here at Postcard History are frequently older than any of us. Today I champion a set of cards that are sixty years newer than me. I think you will like these cards; I do!

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The “Ides” of March

In the Book of Ecclesiastes, it is recorded, “There is no new thing under the sun.” This scripture illustrates the boredom and monotony of daily life, and it certainly applies to the predictability of tomorrow in this Corona virus lockdown. As we watch the Ides of March tick-by, knowing what the Ides are, may amuse.

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Nee!

Changing a name can be a complicated task, but many names are changed every day. Through the years some name changes have been necessary and amusing. Some are for good, some not. Postcards are the perfect medium to illustrate name changes.

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The Story of the Lorelei

The major rivers of the world have profound effects on the lands they flow through. Any 5th grader can name some of them, but the Rhine River that raises in Switzerland and flows to the North Sea has influenced western civilization more than most. This bit of postcard history shows how.

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Marcella Sembrich

Learning the history of a special interest is not always easy, especially when you need to read old books and dusty newspapers, but when you learn from a Christmas present, it is a true pleasure. Here’s a story of a real special lady.

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