Going Postal

My love for all things mail related is no secret. I've talked about my favorite kind of stamps, mailing supplies, my cross country letter writing campaigns, I could go on and on. I really love the US postal service.

So imagine my unbounded joy when a few years back I found these, a set of over 200 old postcards at a Provincetown thrift shop, all together just $10!

Collected from all over the country (and a bit heavily in California, I might add), they're mostly blank, some are oldies and lots are from the 40's and 50's.


Dozens have already been sent out to my friends in the past few years and a ton still remain.

Help me get rid of my worldly possessions and tell me where you're from and I'll try to find you a match. Not a lot of East Coasters, but lets try anyway.

Modesto, anyone? I've got a ton of those.

31 comments:

  1. Hi! I live on the east coast in ct. in a small town called Niantic. I do know that our area had postcards of the Crescent Beach and town beach area. Towns near us are New London, Old Saybrook. Hope you find something near us!!

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  2. Hi Emerson, I'm living in the city by the bay: San Francisco! What a fantastic find at such a steal. All my best

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  3. Anything from Portland, Oregon? I miss my hometown so...

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  4. I'm not holding out a huge amount of hope that you've got any from London (UK).....?!

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  5. Do you have any from Colorado or Arizona? Loooovvveee the old postcards, especially the ones that show people. All the hairdos. Hee hee.

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  6. Old postcards are my favorites, and I love combing through boxes of them in thrift shops! Anything from the San Fernando Valley in California? I'd love to see postcards from here or from Los Angeles even :)

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  7. Boone, North Carolina?

    Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Deep Gap, Todd, Lenoir..?

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  8. Fresno, California?

    Not Modesto, but close!

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  9. I live somewhere in the middle: St. Louis, MO! There is NOTHING better than getting a personal card in the mail. The real mail, not email. Emerson, you are a girl after my own heart.

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  10. what a fabulous find!
    any from s.f or berkeley,ca?
    bennington ,vt.?

    i love your blog- even though i'm old enough to be your mother, i always find something to relate to. you bring out the "young girl" in me.
    thanks!
    xo hs brown

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  11. I live in St Petersburg Florida... but we're looking to move to Northern California (don't know the location, yet) Maybe San Francisco or Oakland, maybe somewhere in Sonoma County... maybe you could pick us a place to land?

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  12. I love old post cards, what a great score!
    Modesto?... thankfully no, it's hot as hell in the summer, I do hear from a friend who grew up there though that they've got good thrifting. How about Santa Rosa or somewhere in Sonoma County, CA?

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  13. I live in philadelphia but have affinities for northern california and new orleans, la. anything from grass valley, ca or somewhere close to that? along the coast?

    all love.

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  14. i am from the good ole Midwest, either Duluth Mn or minneapolis/st paul minnesota! or minnesota in general.. how fun!!

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  15. My stash of postcards is more along the lines of current or reproductions of older cards. How wonderful for you to have actual cards that are old. . . . I'm in Portland, OR, though I hail from Salt Lake City, UT.

    Love your blog. It always cheers me and makes me feel that I can be a better person.

    ~Liss
    thefascinatingwoman at gmail.com

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  16. How about Pasadena or Los Angeles? -Alicia

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  17. I live in Minneapolis, MN :) It would be so cool if you had one from there but I'm not getting my hopes up! I collect postcards as well, I have them from all over the world!

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  18. I have a feeling all of these postcards are from the States, but I live in British Columbia, Canada, and it would be amazing if you stumbled across one from here!!

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  19. Got any from Texas? I claim both the DFW area (where I live now, and where I grew up) and Austin (where my heart resides). I love shuffling through old postcards at antique shops..

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  20. It's a long shot but anything for Riverside/San Bernardino/Carona/San Diego California? The San Diego might be more plausible, but the others I doubt.

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  21. atlanta, ga? or any small eastern tennessee towns?

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  22. This is such a neat idea, FYI. I would kill for a giant pile of old postcards!

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  23. Can I ask you a favour? If you are inclined, would you be so kind as
    to pop over to http://style.la-mimi.com/weekly-fashion-idol/vote-for-your-favorite-fashion-idol/
    I just would love if you would vote for your favourite. Better if you vote for me. :)
    Thank you
    The Seeker

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  24. Hey Amy- I just picked up my mail and there's your post card.
    It's perfect that you sent The Greek Theater from CAL as that's where
    I'll be sitting in the middle of June- watching my daughter walk the stage as she graduates from Berkeley High School( it's such a huge school thy have to use Cal's theater) Was there a few years ago for my eldest and will be back there in 2012 for my last babe. Thanks for the card -it's much appreciated.... .And Happy Spring to you too!
    xo hs brown

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  25. Ok i'm from Ukraine,Kiev, i just really love your blog world

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  26. i just bought a bunch for a $1 a card! man did i lose out and you win B-I-G! congratz. i'll buy some vintage New York City or Niagara Falls ones off you. i'm a bid softy for those.

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  27. Hi,

    I also came across a giant box of old postcards. I was at a flea market in DC and talking about how i wish i could find some old DC postcards to frame. When a vender came over and pointed me towards an old box full of them.

    I have send framed my favorite. and turned the rest in to RSVP cards for my august wedding in DC.

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  28. Old postcard RSVP cards?! What a brilliant idea! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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  29. All of my new york city ones have long been sent off to my local loves. None left to share!

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  30. Thank you for my California Mission one! I love it! :)

    Nat

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