Two new antique postcards

I have been collecting antique postcards (printed and mailed before 1920) for awhile now. I particularly like the cards that are postally used. I like the hand writing, the stamps, the postmarks — to me they make the card far more interesting.

Recently I bought two cards that I’d been eying for awhile. They are hunting prints, which I like the most. I will probably use them in future collages, but in the meantime, here they are in their glory. These both feature writing on the front of the cards, something which was much more common when the back of the cards were not divided. When postcards were first issued, they had only a blank reverse side which was used for the addresses.

Vintage postcard Italian
This card was mailed to someone in Venice in 1904.
Antique postcard hunting scene
This card was mailed from Budapest in 1905.

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