Tag: Lipman Postcards

  • The Lipman Postal Card

    The Lipman Postal Card


    Bob Toal The granddaddy of the American Mailing Card is the Lipman Postal Card of 1872. It is the first private postcard successfully marketed to businesses for mailing advertisements. It also represents the first fully illustrated private postcard in America. As such, this card is historically significant. It is rare and commands a premium at…

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Past Article

S. Swift
The South Florida Hurricane happened in September 1928. Calvin Coolidge was the occupant of the Oval Office. The weather bureau had been working at forecasting dangerous storms for more than fifty years, but their most useful tools were that of educated observation and data comparison to the statistics of past events. “Accurate” was hardly part of the meteorological vocabulary at that time. Here are the facts of a storm almost forgotten.

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