Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2016 Jersey Shore Postcard Show-Point Pleasant NJ

Well the 2016 JSPCC show has come and gone! As usual, the weather was quite interesting, with some mid day snow flurries! 

The location was once again the Point Pleasant Beach Fire House, near the train station. The show was sold out and the dealers seemed quite happy with their sales. We had approx. 125 visitors through the door, a bit light, but still a solid turnout for mid January at the Jersey Shore.

Hot topics for me were Jersey shore postcard images,  local memorabilia, books on local history, Real Photo postcards, ship postcards and others. 

Hourly door prizes kept the shoppers happy! A great local Jersey shore run by our local club and club President Jo Ann Vincent. Nice job!       

Friday, January 3, 2014

We have another great local postcard show coming up on January 19th, 2014. Its the 16th Annual Winter Postcard Fair in Howell NJ. Lots of great dealers and tons of old postcards, local memorabilia and more for sale! 

Be sure to stop by the show and say hi! Hope to see you there! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Metropolitan Postcard Show In NYC May 17-19th 2013

We happened to be in New York City this past weekend for a business trade show. It was perfect timing, as the Metro New York Club was holding their Spring International postcard show at the New Yorker Hotel In NYC at the same time! 

The show covered three ballroom-sized rooms. The dealers had plenty of room to spread out. I only knew a handful of dealers, as there were many International dealers that flew in for the show. 

I assortment of dealers was vast, but I only found a handful of cards for my collection. It seems that the material was heavy on International cards, high end artist signed etc, and light on local views. 

I spoke with many dealers and they said sales were a bit light as compared to other years. I was still happy to have attended, met some old friends and made some new ones! 

Friday, February 1, 2013

Did you ever see a group of postcards that almost make you want to start a collection? Well it happened again! I'm breaking up a large lot of hand embroidered silk postcards for one of my consignors. And as I'm listing on ebay, I'm beginning to appreciate the artistic beauty, time and skill put into these tiny little cardboard masterpieces!

Each one of the cards depicts a different Spanish country or region, with their flag or crest displayed. The beautiful women are dressed in traditional garb from their respective country and their clothing is embroidered with silk! The cards are quite beautiful, and I could see someone easily amassing quite a wonderful collection! 

The cards are starting at only 99 cents a piece, so a collection could begin with a very modest investment. Check them out on ebay now! 

Monday, January 28, 2013

I recently picked up a wonderful group of old real photo postcards that I wanted to share. 

The postcards all came from the collection of a young sailor who sent postcards back home to his family in Plainfield NJ during the 50s. Through his postcards sent, he takes us on a tour of his new home in Vallejo CA, with all the local landmarks highlighted! The backs are all quite fun to read!  

It was interesting to find that Vallejo is the largest city in Solano County California. It's the tenth most populous city in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is located on the northeastern shore of San Pablo Bay. Vallejo is named for General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo.

Check out the group below: 

Real Photo Collection Of Vallejo California Postcards-Click Here

Here's an unusual postcard! It is not only a postcard, but also an  actual record you can play on a phonograph !!!

This is an original Chrome era postcard from around 1950 or so. It shows a nice patriotic view of the Color Guard at West Point NY. What makes this so unusual, is that it is also a 78 rpm record as well! The front of the postcard has a record etched into it, and if you pop out the center hole, you can play the music on a standard phonograph! The front of the postcard is printed "Play this record on your phonograph, 78 rpm speed manual". 

Really cool! 

I'm sorry I have been away for so long! 

We were hit by Hurricane Sandy here on the Jersey Shore in November 2012, and suffered severely from the wrath of storm. Our 1950s ranch was no match for the powerful wave that rolled down our street from the Barnegat Bay. The resulting flood dumped almost 3 feet of water in every room of our house. Our furniture, personal belongings, family photos, every appliance, bedding, clothing and yes....my postcards, suffered greatly! 

It was not only my postcard sales stock, but also a good portion of my collection that was destroyed by the flood. Approx. 18 boxes of postcards and maybe 15 albums could not be saved. Over 35 years of collecting gone. But life goes on.... 

I'm happy to say that our home is almost restored now, and within a few months we should be back to "normal". 

Thanks for everyone's well wishes. I've just started up my eBay auctions again and have some really interesting items up for bid. 

Check them out below: 
My Latest eBay Items-Click Here

I'll be posting here again as time allows. Thanks again and happy collecting!