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Postcards With A Personal Interest

 
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Posted 03/09/2013   3:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Bujutsu to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Does anyone keep particular postcards that means smething to them personally?

I came across a few within the past year or so.

Let's see cards that are that way to you.

The rock cut card is personal because I was a student with the Deprartment Of Highways on this project in 1963. The Golden Beach scene of the cottage is also a good one because I lived only 3/4 of a mile from it by boat and passed it many times.

Chimo

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Posted 03/09/2013   4:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philatarium to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I collect postcards of my hometown in South Carolina (I've been in California 30+ years now), and have a pretty complete collection of those (except for Real Photo cards, which I just don't love enough to break the budget for).

I also collect them of my church, which has some architectural significance, and so has been featured over the years on postcards. Someday I hope to build some little webpages of this and the SC material, but I'm afraid I don't even have any scans to show today. :-(

Great question!

-- Dave
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Posted 03/09/2013   5:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kehess to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This postcard is a recent acquisition. I bought it for several reasons but mainly because I never realized that Hamline had been at one time a village and not just a St Paul neighborhood. Although this location is only a few miles from the Minnesota State Capitol building, I'm sure that this was considered to be out in the countryside when this photo was taken. It's undated, but judging by the clothes and vehicles I suspect it is from the turn of the 20th century.

In the heart of the Hamline neighborhood is Hamline University, Minnesota's first university, and where my parents met. In addition to my parents, my grandfather who left me my stamp collection, an uncle, a cousin and a nephew also graduated from Hamline.

That Dairy Building still exists at the Minnesota State Fair. When I go to The Fair it's one of my traditional stops to get freshly made ice cream with freshly cut apples covered in warm caramel sauce. Next time I'm out that way I must try to identify the building in the background, if it still exists. Maybe my fellow Minnesotan SCF members recognize it?



This postcard is unused, but I hope someday I'll spot a Hamline, Minn. postmark!
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Posted 03/10/2013   12:23 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice card kehess.

State Fairs etc, are quite popular.

Keep searching. You just might find that cancellation you are looking for.

Chimo

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