Friday, September 2

Postcards, Postcards, Postcards!

Dear Friends,
I am on vacation, how are you all?  I decided to take a few days off over the Labor Day holiday weekend and enjoy a visit to my parents house in Western Ohio.  I also made plans with a few friends to meet up and hang out.  One of my favorite quaint towns to visit is Goshen, Indiana - a mixed Mennonite, Amish, Mexican Immigrant, Bohemian community!  It's an eclectic mixture and the town is filled with thrift stores, artisan shops, and antiques.  I have found many wonderful buys and interesting ideas in these stores and today was the best of all!!!!!
Oodles and oodles of postcards- somewhat sorted. 
This is 200 postcards or $20!  They are amazing and most all are high quality travel cards!
  As the title implies, I found a haul!  For 10 cents (or less) a piece, I found all kinds of beautiful postcards and many would be considered late vintage!

This is where we went!  To the Whistle Stop Mennonite Resale shop.  The monies go to their missionary work.  And things are at bargain price!

These were also included in the bundles- both sets from China and less than a dime a piece!

These were being sold all over town!
These are AWESOME and part of the ten cent group advertising Goshen at its finest!
Made money on this one- an old uncancelled stamp!

Some more miscellaneous cards- these have issues with writing on the back, or just slipped through and really weren't what I wanted.  I'll have to be more careful next time. 

Now, when my Mom found out how much I loved my 250 postcards (no kidding! I left around 50 in the basket and shocked the volunteers working up front!)- Mom pulled out these old postcards she had saved from her father.  Most are postmarked 1943 or before!  These were sent to or from my Grandfather back in the day.  He passed when I was 17yrs old- so it's nice to reconnect.  Plus I recently made the decision to start collecting "vintage" cards that spoke to me, and these do.  My Grandfather was a great letter writer and had a huge stamp collection- so I come by it honestly!
These are other's that were not sent that she also found!
What amazing finds!  And sure to keep me busy for hours and hours.  I'm also slowly but surely trying to collect postcards from all 50 states that say the state on the front of them.  I have only a handful of states thus far (AR, AZ, CO, FL, GA, HI, IL, IN, MI, MA, NC, NM, PA, WA and the province of Puerto Rico)  So it's a work in progress! 

I'm still reeling from all the awesome finds and good times.  I don't want to detract from the postcards so tomorrow I will highlight the other buys tomorrow!
Hope this finds you all inspired to write a postcard!


  1. Hey! I recognize those China cards. I bought a set just like it in Xian at the terra cotta warrior museum a couple of months ago!

  2. Hi Becky! That's a lot of cards!! Unbelievable..You got 200 cards for $20! In Malaysia, the cheapest I can get is 70 cents per card. Anyhow, I'm sending you a postcard soon. :)

  3. First of all, Here I am!! It works! Thank you for having taken time to change the computer's things, to allow me to comment again! Woaw!
    Then, congrats for all your byuings! I especially like the vintage cards, I have some that I'm keeping preciously , that my father carried back home when he was young, after his trip to USA in the 50ies.
    I also like the amish and memonites views, so unusual and always a bit strange.
    Here postcards are more and more expensive, but not more and more beautyful..
    Have a nice week-end!

  4. Maybe you want to think about another

  5. Very special of your Mom to share those special memory postcards with you. A family treasure.