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 Posted: Tue Apr 14th, 2020 02:37 am
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David Laughery
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We always bought postcards on our vacations and have albums full.

Makes a record of great memories.

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Now I have a side hobby.





Is there a good way to date postcards?




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Michael, I can't help you with that.

If there is a stamp a date might be possible from the postmark.
Most cards in my collection were never sent.

Clues from items on the card like autos or clothing styles might help.
Also, the type of card can date it.

Google the history of post cards for info on this.
Have fun with your NEW hobby.

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I've added a few more postcards to my collection.




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We all need more hobbies!

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We all need more hobbies!

... and self-expanding homes.

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While searching for postcards I came across one on an ostrich farm. 

Cawston's Ostrich Farm had a couple of locations around the Los Angeles area,
including South Pasadena locating near the Pacific Electric. 

Judging from the postage of one cent and the printing,
this looks to be around the 1910-1920s.




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Michael

That is an interesting card,
especially if it's local or close by.

Of the many trolley cards in my collection,
I have only one that shows a local trolley.

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It's interesting to see what people did over 100 years ago.

There wasn't much entertainment back then other than listening to the radio or going to see a "flicker" (movie).

Ostrich farms, alligator farms and such were a precursor to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm.



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Quite by accident I ran across a brochure on Death Valley dated 1947. 

Oh, good.  Now, besides postcards I can look for brochures and timetables.




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