Postcards are more than a pretty picture

they are a glimpse into the past

Vintage postcards are more than just a pretty picture to die hard collectors. They can be a personal trip down memory lane, or an insight into someone else’s past.

Postcards are the calling card for these collectors

When Karen Martin started collecting postcards, her mother was surprised that anyone would consider these cards – which sold for a penny or two in their heyday – worth saving, much less studying and pursuing. “She was fascinated by the fact that something people used for routine communication while she was growing up were now collectibles,” recalls Martin, 59, of Huntington Station.