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E12: Postcardist Master Class


Release Date: 04/13/2018

This show is a master class on postcard collecting. In this interview with Mark Routh, we cover topics from the collecting of postcards about the Titanic, the bombing of cities during World War I, and Dr. Who. 

Mark Routh, is a well-known postcard collector in the UK, who collects and studies the history of postcards. Plus, he's written a monthly column for more than 25 years in the very highly regarded Picture Postcard Monthly.

You can find Mark's website here.

Topics we cover in this Postcardist master Class:

  • Victorian era of postcards
  • How often were postcards delivered in early 1900s
  • Where people bought postcards back in the day
  • WWI battle photograph postcards
  • Cachets on cards…censor cachets in WWI
  • Titanic postcards
  • Postcard fairs
  • Display boards
  • Dr. Who postcards
  • Collecting postcards around television
  • Postcard insurance
  • Falklands War…Mark wrote a book
  • The very first postcard
  • How to archive postcards



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Music in this episode:

Ragtime Dance by Scott Joplin, licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain Mark 1.0 License. Music sourced from Free Music Archive.