The Joys of Collecting Antique Postcards

Assorted seaside-themed antique postcards on a gold tray

Deltiologists can explain exactly what makes some more valuable than others, such as subject matter, rarity, and condition. But, as with any collection, Ken says you should buy what you like. He recommends keeping the cards in protective sleeves and encourages those interested to find clubs, shows, and websites. Enjoy the side with artwork or photographs, and be sure to read each note for a glimpse of life in a bygone era. 

Find the Keepsakes story “Postcards from the Past” in our September 2021 issue.

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Photography by John O’Hagan

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