I found a collection of postcards at a yard sale years ago and Lisca at Scrapping cavewoman has reminded me of the find.
The study and collecting of postcards is called “deltiology.” Postcards were first printed in the 19th century, but it took some time for them to gain in popularity; many people did not like the idea of writing notes which anyone could read! The value of old postcards is dependent on a number of factors, including their condition, rarity, age, and subject matter. Quoted from Love to Know.
About the artist – V. Colby
Vincent Colby was an American artist and animator whose work was popular in the early 1900′s. He is known for artwork of pets. He briefly worked in the animation industry at Bray Studios, where he animated and possibly directed two short films, I Should Worry (1915) and Seven Cutey Puppies (1917). quoted from Deviantart.com
This card was sent to Cora Gilbertson in Bryant, S. Dakota in Oct of 1911. The sender writes “Hello Kiddo”, and that she’s still alive and kicking. She talks of the weather and “wish you were here” also to greet the family.
I had joined postcrossing in 2009 when my daughter was young thinking we could map all the places that the postcards were from and it would be fun. Sarah loves animals, so I asked for animal postcards too. Unfortunately, my new found interest didn’t last but a few postcard exchanges before I brushed it aside. Reading and seeing Lisca’s passion for cards re-sparked my own. When she said it was Postcrossing that she used to exchange cards, I re-opened my long forgotten account and sent a few to give it a try once again. So my plan is to post about postcards in the weeks ahead.
My ABC Scrapbook is coming along nicely,
we have M for Mouse and N for Net.
And some Friday Smiles to share
~ Have a Good Weekend ~