Yesterday I wrote a long post – long with many pictures but not long on text - see it below. Blogger had changed and I had a hard time with line spacing. I finally published the post but it never updated in Google Reader. I don’t know why since I wrote the post and clicked on “Publish” just like I usually do. This is a small post to see if it will update in Google Reader. We drove to the advertized yearly postcard show this morning but when we arrived at the location we were told that it had been cancelled because there were not enough vendors. I had looked forward to this show as I collect vintage postcards. I spent many hours last year at the show looking at postcards. Here is last year’s show below.
There were not many customers buying cards. I like to go to postcard shows as there is such a variety of cards. They can be bought by locals and countries as seen below. (Click on picture to enlarge.)
There are boxes of “topical” cards as, for example, “Flowers” or “Greetings” or “Ships” etc. Here is an old greeting card I purchased last year – it is dated 1910 and was marked $1.
Usually a buyer will sit in front of their chosen boxes and go though them. I like old English cards like the one below.
Bird cards are also very pretty. Below is the Pine Warbler (which we see often coming to our bird feeder.)
Collectors who purchase a quantity of cards can usually get a discount. If vintage cards are purchased at antique sales or flea markets they are often overpriced, but not at postcards shows.
So we were disappointed. On the way back home we stopped at an “Estate Sale” and I found a small cut-glass dish for $10 but I would have much preferred to have attended the postcard show. It is in perfect shape – the light makes a reflection but it is not a break line.
This is a test post and if it does not upload in Google Reader, I may try one more time, but after that I’ll have to learn a new technique I guess.