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getting ready for Christmas #4 – vintage postcards

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For a few years, I have hung examples from my collection of postcards on a string above the fireplace.  I have postcards for all the major holidays – New Years, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween and, of course, Christmas.

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This year, when I hung my Christmas postcards, I could only find six.  I need more, I decided, and went on eBay to find just three more.

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By the time I finished my bidding and winning, I had 14 postcards to add to my collection.

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After I had hung some of the postcards over my fireplace, I discovered 7 other postcards from a collection that belonged to my grandmother.  So now I have 27 vintage Christmas postcards.  The eBay extravaganza was not necessary at all, but, oh, it was fun!

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three of my new postcards – notice, I now have two of a set of ‘robin’ postcards – will I go out to find three more I know are in the set????

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Vintage postcards, mailed in 1922 (left) and 1926 (right)

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Copyright  2013  Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

December 18, 2013 at 6:27 am

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