Sunday, June 26, 2011

Huge Lots of Vintage Cards & Ephemera at Birdhouse Books

Hi all!  I've listed several HUGE lots of vintage cards in my store.  These lots are inexpensive (starting between $6.00 - $9.99) and would be a great way to find lots of ephemera for scrapbooking or art projects.   Lots that I currently have listed include:

  • Vintage Valentine Cards Lot of 50 Die-Cut for Children
  • Vintage Postcards Lot of 22 Motels Roadside Americana
  • Vintage Greeting Cards Lot of 53 Dogs Children Birthday
  • Vintage Christmas Greeting Cards Huge Lot of 34
  • Vintage Postcards Lot of 43 Holidays Greetings Children
  • Victorian Scrapbook Cards Lot of 5 Trade Advertisin​g

You'll find these cards at Birdhouse Books - Vintage card and postcard links at Birdhouse Books.  They end this evening, and I will probably run any lots that don't list just ONE MORE TIME at auction ... so please check them out if you like vintage paper!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Unusual caption on postcard -- Eva's Truck Stop

This card depicts a Pan-Am truck stop, Eva's Truck Stop in Attalla, Alabama.   I would date it as 1930's to 1940's.   It has the most unusual caption on the back of the card that I've seen:

"Clean rooms, showers, Pan-Am Service, home-cooked foods, 'Patronizing us is like making love to a widow - you can't overdo it.'"

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Retro Motel -- A Nice Place For Nice People

Had to share this vintage motel postcard from Colonial Court Cottages in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Captioned at bottom of card:  "A nice place for nice people."  Sort of makes you want to pay a visit, doesn't it?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Antique Matchbook Collection

My friend Dave, who collects vintage ephemera and photos (his vintage New Orleans flickr page is here) has a knack for finding the most unusual items when we are out yard saling!   On our last yard sale jaunt, he found an AMAZING 1920's - 1940's matchbox collection -- over 600 matchbooks for just $2.00!   The collection includes matchbooks related to:  cars, soft drinks, food, beverages, restaurants, bars, hotels, motels, and stores.  What a great find!  He is keeping the collection, but sent me some photos to post here.  The matchbooks are so fabulous that I wanted to share them with you.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Peanuts Cross Stitch Books

I love Peanuts!  I have two great, hard to find Peanuts cross stitch books in my store:   Peanuts in Cross Stitch and Peanuts All Year Long.  They are both in great condition and full of characters like Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Schroeder, and more.   Fun!!   Click here for Peanuts cross stitch books at Birdhouse Books.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Vintage Valentine Lollipop Cards

I love, love, love these vintage Valentine lollipop cards.  The earliest ones I have are from the 1940's to 1950's, and the others are 1960's vintage.  They are all printed by Rosen and they have little slots for a child to tuck a lollipop into the card.  So cute!   This 1940's vintage pirate card is especially nice.  Vintage Lollipop Cards at Birdhouse Books.