Collecting postcards is a good hobby for folks of any age. It’s popular, affordable, and provides lots of fun. It can be valuable if you want to learn foreign languages and have pen pals from all over the globe. Today it’s really easy to find photos of distant places on the web. But getting a real postcard from these locations is way more interesting.
A picture from the web exists only on your hard drive. A true postcard is something somebody has written on it, something you can touch, there are stamps and postal signs. This makes this hobby so interesting.
It is a very popular hobby because postcards are cheap, cover hundreds of subjects and they are virtually everywhere.
Determine what sort of postcards you want in your collection. It could be trains, landscapes, animals, lighthouses or almost anything else. Perhaps the places you’ve been on vacation? Postcards with foreign postmarks? Some collectors like only vintage postcards.
Pick a theme and let your loved ones know about it. Since postcards are very easy to find and cheap, you’ll find it won’t be long before you have a wonderful collection.
Get real about postcard collecting and join a collector’s club or go to your local antique stores and search online auctions for those distinct ones. There are also some exciting websites for postcard collectors with forums and tips.
If you want postcards from other countries, attempt to connect with folks who live there. The best way is to get pen pals from those countries using international social portals or even some online sites.
As you can tell, it’s not so difficult to begin collecting postcards. This hobby (also referred to as deltiology) is cheap, simple, and suitable for both the young and the old.