I collect vintage postcards with images of horses on them. All of the cards in my collection are pre-1925. I love the images, both the drawings and the real photos that were so popular. But I also love the words.
Most people who collect vintage postcards seem to prefer the ones that are in mint condition; the ones that were carefully put aside before they could be used.
I like the cards that were used. The ones that have elegant handwriting from a long gone era when penmanship was valued. The ones that have addresses like St. Louis with no street names, just the name of the recipient. Can you believe that’s all you needed?
Some of the postcards in my collection are written in different languages or feature stamps more than 100 years old. I love the thought that these lovely old postcards are reaching through time to carry the messages of people who are long dead . . . but who chose the card because they loved the image as much as I do. Each of these postcards is a little time capsule that does just that. It has reached into the future (some by 100 years more!) and created a window into the past life of the person who wrote it.