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Art & Inspiration Postcards from Paradise

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
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  2. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,864


    I still mail postcards to my friends and family.
    Been doing it most of my adult life.

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  3. I started collecting these. I need many of them!
  4. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    I started collecting baseball cards when I was a kid and still do.About 20 years ago I started picking up anything car,fighter plane,motorcycle,train,and Zeppelin related.Used to be a cheap thrill,now they're get hard to find.

  5. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,623


    As great as modern technology is (remember we wouldn't have the H.A.M.B. without it nor would be able to as easily track down those old parts we so desperately covet), a lot of good stuff is going by the wayside, including post cards. These LSR post cards are really great.
  6. This post card of the Tommy Thompson 990 Goldenrod was sold at truck stops around Salt Lake City from the mid-50's to the 70's.

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    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
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    from Michigan

    I have the same post card, it has a small bag of salt attached to it still from when it was new
  8. I have one from Bonneville picturing a streamliner.. it has a small package of salt attached to it duh read all posts first
  9. Jonnie King
    Joined: Aug 12, 2007
    Posts: 2,077

    Jonnie King
    from St. Louis


    Love postcards ! Have a collection of many that were sent to me through the years, plus others that I've acquired because they were cool. (See my classic Detroit Postcard on my "Chuck Miller Detroit Autorama, 2014" Thread.)

    In addition, through the years since my parents have passed away, I've found postcards that I sent them from my various travels that they saved. It's neat to see what I wrote at the time they were sent, and my thoughts that were in place at the different ages that I was when they were sent.

    Ah, how simpler some of those times & days were ! And, yes, if I had a time machine, I'd love to revisit some of those exact moments that I experienced in the time-period when they were written ! (Especially those from the Roger Miller "King Of The Road" Hotel in Nashville in 1972, after the Stones Concert, and, the Century Plaza Hotel, L.A., in 1971, for the ABC/Dunhill Records Convention !!)

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  10. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    Maybe some of my fellow Veterans will chime in, when I say, NOTHING beats getting a letter or card from home or where ever. Yea, e-mail is quick and all that crap, but when you're away from home, tired and feeling the blues, a perfumed letter from your girl lifts the load off your shoulder.

    Military life gave me a whole new respect for the hand written card or letter. My mom has all the ones I sent from over seas. Ask a Vet. The loneliest guy in the world, is the guy who didn't get a card or letter from home.

    Those cards look great and would have been cool to collect.
  11. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,135


    I have a collection of automotive postcards but mine are from the Indy 500, the early Can-Am races at Road America and Formula 1 races
    at Watkins Glen, N.Y.

    The ones I wish I had more of are the so-called "penny" cards of rods, customs and drag cars that came out of vending machines at five & dime stores in the early '60's. I love pulling those out, a true blast from the past.

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  12. 59 brook
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,017

    59 brook

    sent my kids a postcard every day while im on the power tour . always let them know i was thinking of them even when we are miles apart. they let me know as soon as they start arriving
  13. WildWilly68
    Joined: Feb 1, 2002
    Posts: 1,724


    I have a set of 10-12 postcards all from Bonneville in the late 50's early 60's I was given by a friend. They are actual photo's not artwork. If I can locate them I will scan them and post them up.
  14. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,542


    Were you actually supposed to mail a postcard with a little bag of salt attached to it? I can only imagine what the post office would do if they got a postcard with a plastic baggie of small white powder/crystals today.
  15. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Got this Revell Beatnik Bandit "giant" post card the other day.
  16. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,864


    That's a keeper!

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