It’s Time To Trade!
Each week I’ll be featuring a selection of postcards for trade on my Instagram account.
Follow @KennethJWeiss and look for the reels. I’m trading for postcards and more.
Let’s have some fun! Lets trade!
Postcards -Select States & Topics
Yes! I do trade for postcards! States: OH, PA (Central and Pittsburgh Area), MI, NY (Central and Buffalo area), WV, TN, IN, IL, and IA.
And, topics: Any state – Beaches, small towns, trains, trolleys, boats, ships, circus/carnival, airplanes, and automobiles.
And, type: Any state – I love black and white postcards, Real Picture Postcards and pre-1907.
Blueprints, Posters, and Maps
I’m looking for things that are accidentally art! I like large format items that can be framed and tell a story. These can include blueprints, diagrams, instruction sheets, directional signage, maps, street guides, counter cards, topographical maps – you name it!
I love doing the research on the people who produced these items and the people that used them.
Photographs & Letters– Only Old!
Here’s the trick with old photos – they need to have at least one little clue. Since I do historical research, they need to have a note on the back, and accompanying piece of documentation or have at least one clue on the front like a street sign, business name or other notation.
I also love old letters. They have to be before 1910 and have interesting content.
A lot of very cool items have been reproduced over the years. I see this often with maps and old advertising posters.
Yes, they may be visually striking, but I only want old, authentic items.
For me, old and in bad shape is always better than a reproduction.
No Magazine Ads
Magazine ads like those that appeared in Life or Look are often beautiful, stylish and a reflection of them times. However, I like to trade for items that have an unexpected story.
But…if you have a very offbeat magazine cover from a publication that no one has ever heard of, perhaps we can trade.
No Greeting Cards
Greeting cards are a wonderful subset of the postcard collecting hobby, and some wonderful and brilliant artists were used in the production of greeting cards. But…these are not my specialty.
So find them, love them, and keep them.