Unusual Collegiate Postcards

Postcards have long been out of vogue, and are clearly irrelevant in the age of social media. How do you even mail a postcard today? You mean there are places owned by the government that you actually go into to deposit them? How old-fashioned. It’s much easier to just tweet something or post it on Facebook.

Well, the world of old-fashioned postcards are actively collected. Most feature a simple piece of rigid paper measuring 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches, although as seen below, they actually come in all shapes and sizes. Since our interests run to colleges and universities, we feature some of the abnormal below, beginning with a Columbia University fold-out postcard from the turn of the century. The beautiful image of a Victorian era girl folds out to six and a half inches when fully displayed.

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This Harvard postcard features an actual piece of fabric in the middle, with a raised flag:

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This unusual Harvard postcard is made, of all things,  from leather:

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We have a large selection of all types of collegiate postcards at our website:

Collectableivy.com

 

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