Friday, February 27, 2009

Postcards on Friday

Express Rates are High

Just posting a vintage postcard because I can.
I can't read the date on this card but it was sent with a two cent stamp. No zip code was necessary to mail it. Now we use Zip plus 4. Times change.
The inscription says--Hope you won't fly in the ditch with that new car. Come over some time soon. All of you.
Sent from Frankfort to Joliet, IL.

6 comments:

MuseSwings said...

Wonderful card! Very interesting comment on the card - it sounds kind of like the new car version of "break a leg"

Jud said...

That is a very neat card. Post card rates went up to .02 on 1 January 1952, and were not increased again until August of 1958, so that narrows down when it was sent. Zip codes were introduced in 1963.

Marie Reed said...

he colours are so warm and calming! I love how the smoke swirls towards its destination! I want to rip open that huge package! I wonder what's inside!

Evelyn Yvonne Theriault said...

I've never seen a vintage postcard with this type of graphic design - the split frames. Very original!
Evelyn in Montreal

sarala said...

Jud you are such a source of enlightenment. Thanks for sharing!

Sreisaat said...

This is a beautiful card and I love the illustration. Was it made from recycled paper?

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