Jun 2, 2010

the post card post


The other day at the book fair, I found these old postcards. None of them had been sent. I wonder why? I'd seen similar ones in an antique store for much more. Each was about a dollar.
I love how every building is labeled on this one.



This one, was only 50 cents. Poor Baton Rouge.

These came together. I loved the one of the Blue Room. The Roosevelt is where we welcomed in
this past new year.




Today, at my local Goodwill, I found a frame for them, one from the 40s (?), it seems. So, in less than 10 minutes, and for one dollar. I have yet another thing cluttering up the wall of my kitchen.



9 comments:

Kim Hambric said...

Great finds! I rarely pass up a vintage New Orleans post card. Of course, way up north, I rarely find a New Orleans post card.

ayem8y said...

Score! These used to go for a dollar at flea markets a few years ago but now most sell for five and ten dollars.

As for clutter some say, "Less is More" but I say, "More is Better".

BrooksNYC said...

I love old New Orleans postcards!

A nice addition to that grouping might be this gorgeous matchbook cover:

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa130/SBrooksB/Rooseveltmatchbookcover.jpg

I've seen it more than once on eBay — usually for dirt cheap.

Mr. Bluehaunt said...

gorgeous!

David Toms said...

The Blue Room is fabulous! As ayem8y says "more is better"

Ask the Cool Cookie said...

Husband and I are HUGE postcard collectors, but our scope is very limited. I buy 1) Marion, Ohio (my hometown) and 2)Euclid Avenue, Cleveland (Millionaires Row era). Husband buys Wellesley, Massachusetts (his hometown).

Some people just buy HUGE produce postcards, others buy themed ones.

I think the most I have paid for a "really rare" card was $150. But then again, we went through an antique mall in Indiana last weekend and I found an unbelievably rare postcard in good condition for $2.00.

Margaret said...

Oh, those are mine. I left them in NOLA in 1950. Can you please mail them back to me? C.O.D. is okay.

Ur-spo said...

I like old postcards too
I like written ones, for the history of them.

FelixInHollywood said...

You have caused me to swoon.