Posted in Vintage Postcard Tidbits, tagged angel, angel wings, antique, antique postcard, antique postcards, blog, cupid, cupid postcard, cupids, fairy, fairy wings, PFB, post card, post cards, postcard, postcard collection, postcards, valentine, valentine postcard, valentine postcards on August 16, 2011|
I was sooo excited two weeks ago. I had found the 6th (and final) antique cupid postcard in a series published by PFB! Granted, three of the six weren’t brilliant (gold trim). I was still very happy to know what the image was on the last postcard to find. It was of a cupid with fairy wings standing on the shoulders of another cupid with bird like angel wings trying to reach a clover on a small rock cliff. So darling! I have posted images of all six antique postcards for my blog’s readers. Enjoy these treasured members of my personal postcard collection!
If anyone knows who the artist is for this series, I would be interested to know.
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Posted in Christmas, Santa Claus, Vintage Postcard Tidbits, tagged antique, balloons, blog, blue, checkered, donkey, golliwoggs, post card, post cards, postcard, postcard collection, postcards, Santa, Santa Claus, smoking, switches, teddy bears, vintage postcards on November 7, 2009|
- Smoking Blue Santa Claus Postcard
Collecting Santa Claus postcards has been and still is sooo enjoyable for me. These days, I look for an unusual feature in the antique or vintage postcard with him on it.
These unusual features can add $5 to $10 or more to the postcard’s value depending on how unique and scarce it is. The features I look for include, but are not limited to:
The postcard to the right isn’t from my personal postcard collection (alas, bills beckoned), but illustrates what one could look for when building an outstanding collection. It shows a blue suited Santa Claus smoking, plus wearing checkered boots. In over 33 years of collecting Santa Claus’, I’ve never seen him wearing checkered boots.
Note, the Santa Claus on my store’s home page is holding a switch. It is from my personal collection and a favorite. I also have a midgit Santa Claus postcard, but that is for another blog post.
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