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 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!