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What Makes A Vintage Postcard Desirable To Collectors

 
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Posted 05/31/2018   10:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To run further off on this interesting tangent ...
Salsig: An interesting cancel chronology. The use of a manuscript postmark after a handstamp device often indicates a fire or flood or tornado destroying a PO. Emergencies create interesting postal history! Although I do not find anything about a disaster on-line, I would not be surprised if there was a PO destruction at Salsig in May or June of 1912, a new Salsig device was ordered which arrived at about the same time as the name change (which oddly does not seem to appear in the Postal Bulletins), then there was a delay in getting the new Manzanita cancel, which delay in supplying the new device is consistent with several name changes I know of in Indiana. Just a guess, but the use of the manuscript cancel raises is a good mystery to research.
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Posted 05/31/2018   1:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Q/ Was Salsig large enough for a post office?

For smaller towns, where the 'post office' was a contract with the general store, all you would need would be a store closing (owner dies?), theft, or very small fire for the canceler to be out-of-service for a short time.

That scale of event might be lost to history.

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/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 05/31/2018   6:21 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add littleriverphil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


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Q/ Was Salsig large enough for a post office?



No, it was in the store. and along side the railroad. As close as the store is to the tracks, any thing could have happened. From a log breaking loose to sparks setting fire to the store. On another Salsig card the writer mentions days above 100 degrees.





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Posted 06/10/2018   9:08 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add LeDandy_54 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
History! That's what makes postcards valuable to this collector. Valuable in the sense that I appreciate their importance and often scarcity. As an investment, forget it. Get into art, that's the best vehicle (if you know what you're doing).

This is one of my favorites. A picture postcard sent from a National Guard soldier on the border with Mexico during the Pancho Villa Expedition of 1916. Columbus, NM was the site of Villa's raid a few months before.




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