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some city!jpg Posted from Toronto, July 11, 1911.
“Dear Lillie, This is some city. Going somewhere all the time.
Will be home soon. Blanche.

The Toronto Postcard Club is a non-profit association of over 250 dedicated deltiologists. We call Toronto, Ontario, Canada our home base, but we are supported by members from across Canada, as well as the United States and the U.K. as well.

In 1977, ten postcard-collecting enthusiasts established the Toronto Postcard Club. They met once a month in Agincourt (Scarborough) and since then, their influence and contribution to deltiology in Canada has been significant. In 2012, the Toronto Postcard Club proudly celebrated its 35th year. In 2016, the Club is hosting its 35th Annual Show and Sale. Several postcard dealers are also TPC members who participate in our ANNUAL SHOW and SALE buying, selling, and trading postcards with members and non-members.

Why collect vintage postcards? Because they are fascinating pieces of history. Initially, people are drawn to vintage postcard views that have a connection to their lives. Home towns, occupations, a genealogy connection, places visited, and so on. Then, from their interactions with other members and collectors and from their search for that next treasure, their postcard knowledge is expanded. They learn about  the impact of postal regulations, the different eras of the postcard craze, the different types of postcards, early Canadian photographers and publishers, and more. It’s a hobby that inspires more research and understanding of the view and the times represented in a 3-1/2″ x 5″ picture from a century ago. Come to one of our meetings or attend a postcard show and see for yourself what makes vintage postcards such a compelling a collecting hobby.

RPPC & TORONTO banner Valentine litho divided back 1908 enjoy TO banner
Stedman Bros. 1915  felt banner and attached RPPC
 Valentine & Sons 1908 litho multi-view
S. B. & Co. CHI 1913 felt banner and litho drawing