E35: A Chat with Postcard Dealer Susan Lane

This week host Frank Roche talks to postcard dealer Susan Lane of Passionate about Postcards.

Susan has been a postcard collector and dealer for more than 20 years. And I had a chance to talk to her at the Garden State Postcard Club Annual Show this past weekend. You’ll hear the buzz of 40-plus dealers and interested collectors in the background.


  • How Susan became a postcard dealer
  • Price considerations for collectible cards
  • What first-time postcard show attendees should know
  • Postcard artists and signed postcards
  • The most expensive postcard Susan held in her hands


Music in the episode is Japanese Prog by Rushus and is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.

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8 comments on E35: A Chat with Postcard Dealer Susan Lane

  1. Jessica Mand says:

    Frank – Thank you for bringing us (virtually) behind the scenes of the postcard show … I love hearing the energy at the event!

    1. Frank says:

      Thank you, Jessie…figured I’d leave that part in… a lot goes into a show.

  2. Jill Klein says:

    Hello, Frank,
    Thank you for this interview with Susan. She is a gem!

    1. Frank says:

      Hi Jill..that was such a fun show. Susan is so knowledgable and energetic. We could have talked for hours.

  3. Alan Peterson says:

    thanks for the interview with Susan Lane, Frank! She’s a ‘gem’ in the vintage postcard world–it’s a world-wide network of dealers/collectors but small in the sense that we meet at many postcard shows and swap stories and cards; everyone knows everyone. I’m not surprised that you were steered Susan’s way when you asked around about who would be willing to share with you. Susan and I see each other in Wichita Kansas, of all places, because it’s a show where east (coast) meets west (coast) and is always a good time. If you ever did a podcast at the Wichita show you’d need more than one set of batteries!

    1. Frank says:

      I felt really lucky to get directed to Susan…it was serendipity. Yes…my goodness…maybe I need to go on the circuit for a bit…so much to talk about. I’ll bring extra batteries!

  4. Kyle says:

    Great fun to listen to. Susan brings, lots of judicious knowledge, and delight in postcards to any conversation about them. She reminds us that their creation and use are connected to interesting lives past and present.

    1. Frank says:

      Thanks, Kyle. I was so lucky to be able to talk to Susan. Had some instant learnings…and hoping to continue with another chat with her.

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