Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Kaaterskill (N.Y) Post Card Club

The Kaaterskill (N.Y) Post Card Club got a nice write-up and photo in the Kingston Daily Freeman - Kingston,N.Y. yesterday. Shown at the left are Club Secretary John Duda, left, and President Frank Almquist looking over a handful of post cards.

When asked by the reporter, "What makes a postcard collectible?" Almquist said, "The condition of the card and its subject matter."

"You're looking for cards with nice clean edges, not worn down, and a sharp, crisp image."

Of particular value are so-called "topical" cards. " Those are very special. Before they had greeting cards, there were these postcards, for Halloween, Easter, other holidays. Cards like that are worth quite a bit. I prefer the historical cards."

Anything with a pumpkin on it is valuable, Almquist said, or a Santa, or Easter lilies.

"People can get anywhere from $15 or $20 up to more than a $100 for one of those."

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 PM