This week I won some ebay auctions for some vintage Oregon and Washington postcards:
So, they’re not all Oregonian postcards, but they are mostly Pacific/Northwest. I’ve never been to the Court Hotel in Portland, but apparently it’s on the register of historic places. I’ll have to check it out when I go downtown.
I’m not sure when these postcards were printed, but guess how much stamps were back then?
Now I debate whether to send these out to postcrossers or keep them pristine. I have duplicates of both the high school cards, so I will probably write on and send those. That’s the problem I have with the vintage cards; do I try to keep them perfect or are they just as valuable to a collection when they’ve been written on? I’m sure opinions differ.
Hot air balloon (CT1361): published by Clifford Scofield Productions, Chesire CT
Ashland High (1601), Everett High (2763), Ogden Canyon (884), Court Hotel (1024), Donahue Monument (2087): published by Edward H. Mitchell, San Francisco