I've been told
that 800 postcards fit into a shoe box. Since I live in a one-bedroom apartment
in Manhattan, space is an important consideration. After 23 years of collecting
all kinds of camera cards, I'm only on my second shoebox (actually a shoebox-sized
archival box). Good camera cards are hard to find and ones with women even harder.
Please let me know if you have any to sell or trade.
There are many different
collecting categories of postcard. Pre-1907 ones have undivided backs. Some cards
were drawn by famous artists, some were published in series by fine European printers,
others are embossed or have linen surfaces. Recent cards from the 60's and 70's
are called "chromes". One category is called "real photo".
These cards were individually printed from a negative on postcard photo paper.
Check out some of my real photo camera cards on display in the Photos section of this site.
If you think you might be interested in starting a collection, check out the Ephemera Links for information
on where to find postcard shows. At shows you will see fanatic collectors sifting
through zillions of cards in every conceivable category from around the world.
Prices range from a quarter to hundreds of