Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Old Antique Vintage 1940s Gainesville Georgia Postcard

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When I first started buying old postcards, I would not buy linen postcards because I though they were not old enough but I slowly changed my mind. Curt Teich, or Curteich, started using the high cloth content paper in 1930 because it was cheaper but it wasn't long before everybody else followed their lead. Not only was there a price advantage, but the new inks combined with the linen paper produced some fantastic colors that are highly sought after today. Linens were prominent from 1930 through the 1950s when they began to be replaced by the slick finish chrome postcards. Now the people who grew up in the 1930s through 1950s are over 50 years old and they are looking for the linen post cards that reflect their youth. The baby boomers will be buying up the chrome postcards for the same reason but that story will have to wait for another issue.

The 1940s linen Ashville post card below is typical for these postcards and gives a great hometown view of the Dixie Hunt Hotel in Gainesville Georgia with the Dixie Drug Company on the corner with a great Coca Cola advertising sign. This post card is available in my Georgia listings along with 10,000 additional postcards on my website Moody's Postcards.

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