A few examples of the 1,000 postcard grabbag lots now open for bids! Starting bids only $1.00
This is another in a series of grabbag auctions to sell estates and collections. ALL lots are at auction without descriptions, 4 cards per lot scanned on both sides. Bidders won't be able to search by category or
read descriptions, which should result in lower prices for those that take the time to browse through them. The lots are scheduled to close in numerical sequence every 10 seconds starting at 5:00 PM CDT Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The last lot will closed at 7:57 PM CDT.
This widely circulated collection was created in the 1960s and 1970s by the talented photographer John Hinde. His vibrant images depict sun-drenched days in London, rural Ireland and some of Britain’s best-loved beaches. His studio became one of the world's most successful postcard companies selling over 50 million annual postcards.
Shakespeare & the Players is an online exhibition of nearly
1,000 postcards featuring many famous English and American actors who
performed Shakespeare’s plays for late Victorian and Edwardian
audiences. The postcards date from around 1880 to 1914, encapsulating an important era in not just postcard history, but Shakespeare history and world history
as well. The site showcases postcards featuring the dominating actors
of the time in roles from some of the more popular and oft-performed
The evolution of sex appeal: 100-year-old postcard images of 'sexy' women from around the world show how the idea of a perfect pin-up has gone from dainty and demure to raunchy and risque. These days, if you send a postcard home from your travels (and not just an email), it's likely to feature an image of a famous landmark like the Eiffel Tower, the Trevi Fountain, the Empire State Building, or perhaps - depending on your pen pal - a picture of a stunning woman posing provocatively on a beach while wearing a barely-there bikini. But while these stereotypical 'wish you were HER' style postcards are today deemed to be somewhat tacky, a century ago, postcards featuring photos of women were much more commonplace - specifically, photos of pretty women who represented the beauty ideals and fashion trends of the day in any particular place in the world.
THESE remarkable images from more than 100 years ago give a fascinating insight into a bygone Sussex. They are among an amazing collection of more than 200 postcards featuring all parts of the county from Hastings to Selsey and Brighton to Crawley, bringing a lost era back to life. Following the death of their owner, they went up for auction yesterday, selling for more than £40,000.
The story of how the cards were discovered is the stuff that hidden-treasure dreams are made of. Attics, garages, barns and flea markets have been typical finding places for spectacular and miraculous collectibles discoveries. But a crumbled brown paper bag has yielded what Forbes magazine called one of the greatest baseball card finds in history: Seven Ty Cobb tobacco cards.
This collection of postcards, which dates back to the early 1900s, provides a beautiful snapshot into a time in Japanese history when trolley cars and modern buildings were slowly beginning to appear on the landscape. The hand-coloured photographs also serve as an important document of the Tokyo and Yokohama regions in the years preceding the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, which devastated the area and several surrounding prefectures.
The New York Public Library has released a staggering collection of roughly 200,000 public domain materials via it's online portal. "Go forth, and reuse!" says Shana Kimball, manager of the library's public programs. Consisting of photographs, maps, postcards, manuscripts, they are a virtual treasure trove for archivists, researchers, writers or just plain 'ol armchair nostalgia buffs. Included in the massive collection is everything from manuscripts from Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, and Nathaniel Hawthorne to correspondence of founding fathers like Thomas Jefferson