Turn of the Century Christmas Postcards

I love collecting paper and vintage holiday postcards and greeting cards are a favorite area of collecting.  This is a group of early 1900's Christmas postcards.  The designs are quite serious and interesting.   Check out the gallery below and I will add more. 

Companies making amazing postcards that still fetch good prices today are names like Wensch, Ellen Clapsaddle, Raphael Tuck and Sons, Marcus Ward and Co. and many more.  Holiday greeting cards didn't take off in the US until the early 1900's. Postcards were popular for the holidays until about 1915.   To learn more about the origins click here. 

As far as collecting, Christmas post cards offer great  opportunities for both new and experienced collectors. There are plenty of categories like cards made in Germany or signed by a particular artist, or just vintage Santa.  There's also styles and eras to go after. 

Fun fact, the Christmas stamp was introduced by the US Postal Service in 1962.  Most postcards were  .01 or .02. 

We hope you have the best of holidays and a safe New Year!  See you March 2/3 for CVCJ


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PS- Read more about collecting vintage Kitschmas here and vintage Christmas Cards here



The Chicago Vintage Clothing and Jewelry Show will take place March 2, 3pm to 8pm, March 3, 2018. 10am to 5pm at 5649 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660. St. Andrews Greek Orthodox Church at the corner of Hollywood and N. Sheridan Road. The official website is www.vintageclothingandjewelry.com

The 2018 Vintage Garage dates are April 15, May 20, June 17 , July 15, August 19, September 16, and October 21. There will be 100 vendors offering cool vintage and antique pieces every 3rd Sunday, April to October. Vintage Garage is located at 5051 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. Hours are 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with a $5 admission. Official website is www.vintagegaragechicago.com.

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