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Posted 01/28/2018   09:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ikeyPikey to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
It is unique & useful to read a newspaper article (or see a TV news report) about a subject of which you have first-hand knowledge ... you learn that they (journalists) cannot be trusted at the same time that you learn that, in fact, they get a lot right ... but its never the story you would have told.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/26/...-people.html "Postcard People" is the New York Times' take on New York's Metropolitan Postcard Club.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey (who found a slippery slope from stamps thru postal cards to postcards)
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Posted 01/28/2018   3:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add redwoodrandy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I must have used up my free NYTimes articles for the month.
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Posted 01/28/2018   4:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


.......A cracking read, fabulous.
Thank you.

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Posted 01/28/2018   4:46 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
... and it would have to be the meeting you didn't attend!

Rod - if you haven't seen it, the Club's site is a fabulous mine of information

http://www.metropostcard.com/index.html
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Posted 05/30/2018   6:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Deltilogical to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My 2nd forum post to disclose I am a member of this club and it remains a great place to buy postcards (and sell, I assume, the dealers continue to come and new ones show up. Collectors in the metro area would do well to check the meetings out, get there early!
Mary Martin Ltd now puts on the NYC Spring show in conjunction with the club; the show 2 weeks ago was world class, I saw many worthy 3 figure cards available in addition to more affordable material.

The NY Times visited the club subsequently and this came out:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/24/...an-life.html

the Times also collected images that could relate to a #METOO article but that hasn't come out as far as I know.
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Posted 05/30/2018   6:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bookbndrbob to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks! Great articles!
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Posted 05/30/2018   10:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I encouraged the NYTimes folks to broaden their article to include the many derogatory postcards that target populations other than African-Americans.

It does not detract from the awfulness of the African-American-targeting postcards to show that they were part of a broad stream of then-acceptable now-unacceptable behavior.

I've got one or two cards that put down 'hillbillies' somewhere in The Great Pile, for example, and obnoxious anti-Asian cards (that predate Pearl Harbor) are easy to find.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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