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Vintage Postcards for the Holidays : Robert Reed :
It must seem like one of the odder ideas for a book — page after page of old postcards, with just a sentence or two below each image as a caption. But I can explain. About a year ago, on a quiet day at the office, I started posting postcards on Twitter. Not for their collectable beauty or even for their historic interest, but simply because I had one or two knocking about the house and the messages intrigued me. But as soon as I saw them pop up on my phone, I was hooked. I could see that, presented this way, the messages on the most ordinary old postcards were loaded with a humour and poignancy that, despite their age, is startlingly fresh.
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Come January, Christmas cards usually go straight from the mantel to the trash, but not all season's greetings count as clutter. Certain kinds of correspondence can in fact be sold for cold, hard cash. If you stumble upon a big box of holiday cards at an estate sale, flea market, or even your own attic, here's what to look for in terms of finding the big bucks.