Friday, December 11, 2009

Postcard Friendship Friday!

Leather postcard!
Aunt Ida saved it, thank goodness!
March 24, 1907
Absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, but I really thought it was worth showing!!!

12 comments:

Marie Reed said...

Peggy! This is WONDERFUL! Novelty leather postcards were printed between 1904 - 1908. The leather was branded and then tinted. Yee-haw cowboy! The US postal service banned them in 1909 because they kept on jamming newly designed sorting machines! Happy happy PFF girl!

Terri Kahrs said...

How intriguing! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Postcardy said...

There actually were some leather postcards with Christmas Greetings on them.

Jamie said...

Peggy!!! This is a wonderful leather postcard. So neat that it is your's now:) I can't believe I won your Giveaway!!!!! I am so excited!!! Thank you so much Sweetie:) Love, Jamie

I will email my address. Here is my email:

askarteology@yahoo.com

Sheila said...

Somewhere at the back of my mind, I think I've heard of leather postcards, but I've certainly never seen one!

MrCachet said...

Because of the small window for actually mailing these cards, they are VERY collectible.

Mary said...

How fun to see this. I have a wooden postcard, but not a leather one.

Irene said...

What a wonderful keepsake. I can imagine how these would have stuck in machines a posty nightmare.

Lyneen said...

how lucky to have one of these in your collection! and it is postmarked!

steviewren said...

This was a new one of me. Gotta love blogging...you learn something new everyday.

FibreJunky said...

That is definitely worth saving. Even cooler that it's from Ketchikan before Alaska was a state. Thank you for sharing it.

Christine said...

How funny. I just looked at this now...a little late, but I almost posted a leather card on Friday too. I posted it on Saturday instead.