Here’s a Postcardist Master Class.
I was lucky enough to interview Mark Routh, who is a well-known postcard collector in the UK. Mark collects cards and studies the history of postcards. Plus, he’s written a monthly column for more than 25 years in the very highly regarded Picture Postcard Monthly.
You can find Mark’s website here.
Here’s a sequence of what Mark covered in this Postcardist Master Class:
- Victorian era of postcards….very early start of postcard history
- Anything that happened in 1890s on were photographed..photographer would take a photo and less than 24 hours images were printed on postcards
- How often were postcards delivered in early 1900s; it was our mobile phones the time
- Where people bought postcards back in the day
- WWI battle photograph postcards; printing postcards in Germany
- Most common postcards coming from France to England in WWI were of bombed out towns
- The Great War postcards
- Cachets on cards…censor cachets in WWI
- Titanic postcards
- Postcard fairs
- More on the Titanic
- Display boards
- Dr. Who postcards
- Collecting postcards around television
- Even more on Titanic
- Do people insure postcards?
- First and last postcard Mark collected
- Falklands War…Mark wrote a book
- The very first postcard
- How to archive postcards
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