May 2, 2021

Author: Ray Hahn

National Post Card Week

Ray Hahn

National Postcard Week

Postcard collectors, WORLDWIDE, take notice!
This is your week.

There is a certain delight in knowing that our hobby is celebrated in such a way that a whole week of the year is dedicated to collecting, organizing, and learning about postcards.

A personal note from

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Frescos in Florence

Ray Hahn

Frescos in Florence

The Catholic order of Dominicans are the tenet preachers of the faith. The land on which their church was established in Florence was assigned to the order in 1221 – 800 years ago this year. Construction began around 1276 and like many churches in the

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Where oh, Where, Has This Postcard Been?

Where oh, Where,
Has This Postcard Been?

This card was found in a box of fifty-cent cards. It is more than 115 years old. It is dirty, two of the four corners are gone and a third is creased. The surface is scuffed in many places and the edges are

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The Santa Fe Suite

Ray Hahn

The Santa Fe Suite

The Santa Fe Suite is a modern, four-card set of art postcards by the Charleston, West Virginia, writer, poet, and graphic designer, Colleen Anderson.

So many collectors tell me they like history. I do too, but I wonder how thoroughly others examine the objects

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Fred Buchanan – Humorist, Cartoonist, and Tuck Postcard Artist

Ray Hahn

Fred Buchanan
Humorist, Cartoonist,
and Tuck Postcard Artist

It is much easier to learn today! For the most part we can sit at a keyboard and type words into an Internet Browser and within seconds technology puts a world of knowledge before our eyes.

I spent more than

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The “Ides” of March

Ray Hahn

The "Ides" of March

There are historians, philosophers, social behaviorists, and dozens of others who have long speculated on the topic of which person, ever, has been most influential on history. Lists have been made that include names such as: Jesus of Nazareth, Confucius, Mohammad, Buddha, Julius Caesar,

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Nee!

Ray Hahn

Nee!

Née, in French or Nee in English. These words are often used interchangeably. The Merriam-Webster definition is, [adjective] used to identify a woman by her maiden family name. “Nee” is used in corporate, professional, and business settings. It also appears in legal and genealogical documents. Colloquially it

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The Story of the Lorelei

Ray Hahn

The Story of the Lorelei

A short-story I read many years ago featured a music professor, affiliated with a large university, who had read a headline in his local newspaper and was afterward plagued by hearing unremembered music play over and over in his mind. The proper term

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A Fifth Sunday Special – a look at some odd cards

Ray Hahn

A Fifth Sunday Special

a look at some odd cards

Serious students of the calendar could amuse most of us with a long list of events, the facts of which would fall into a bin where the world keeps all its worthless information. However here at Postcard History

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Homage to the Poet – Robert W. Service

Ray Hahn

Homage to the Poet

The Cremation of Sam McGee
By Robert W. Service

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen

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