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Need the perfect last minute gift? Framed Postcard Prints!

Too late to get something shipped overnight? No problem, you can still put together a great gift.  We offer hi-res scans of most older cards - you can download the digital images and have them printed at most drugstores on photo-quality paper. Crop to common photo size (3x5, 4x6, 5x7, etc) and you can easily mount them in a photo frame with pre-cut matte.  I like using clear corners when mounting original cards, but you can probably use art tape on the back without causing too much permanent damage. See our Postcard Displays  and Gift Ideas sections for some ideas.

Greetings from 1967

I usually don't pay too much attention to the messages on the backs of postcards - but every once in a while one jumps out.  This fun card from 1967 mentions the debut of The Beatles' "Hello, Goodbye" on Ed Sullivan November 26, 1967. The sender also mentions Lord of the Rings and E. R. Eddison and college life in 1967.

Vintage Armory Postcards in Design New England Magazine

The June issue of Design New England magazine featured several antique armory postcards from CardCow.

RPI Postcards

I was up at RPI a few weeks ago - the archives had a few cards that I hadn't seen before.  I was able to scan them and add them to my site: They also had a nice display in the Union featuring a few old postcards: And a few prints and trade cards in the Library on display:

Montana Money Clip

Went to the Phoenix Grill last week - the decor was more interesting than the food. They had this front & back postcard framed, apparently from a patron or employee.  If you can't make it out, there's a quarter clipped to a guy's hat with a clothespin and the caption reads "Montana Money Clip". They had a lot of old-timey stuff decorating the walls.  The other piece that caught my eye was this first day cover from 1944 commemorating the "Golden Spike".  I found it curious that the dealer had written the price "10-"  on the front.  I guess it doesn't hurt the value too much... Anyway, food was ok - just kind of bland.

Boxborough Paper Show

Going to my first east-coast paper show in 6 years Sunday - we'll see how it compares to California. View Larger Map