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The Toronto Postcard Club is an association of over 250 dedicated deltiologists. We are admirers and collectors of vintage postcards.  Our home base is in Toronto, Ontario, Canada but we have members from all across Canada.  We are also supported by members from the United States and the U.K.


1897 Canada Post Card

Invented over 150 years ago in 1869,  the postcard was the quick, new way to communicate. The social media of the day if you will. Cameras, photography and photo processing methods were new, expensive  and not easily used by a layman.  Long distance telecommunication was not readily available either. Mail service was timely and in many communities was delivered twice a day. The pictures on a penny postcard brought the world closer for just a 1¢ stamp for domestic mail and a 2¢ stamp to send internationally.




In 1977, ten postcard-collecting enthusiasts established the Toronto Postcard Club. They met once a month in Agincourt (Scarborough).  Since then, the club’s contribution to deltiology in Canada has been significant. In 2022, the Toronto Postcard Club proudly celebrated its 45th year. The Club has hosted an ANNUAL SHOW and SALE since 1982 where our member-dealers  facilitate buying, selling, and trading vintage postcards from their well organized inventories.

some city!jpgWhy collect vintage postcards? Because they are fascinating records of history. Usually, we gravitate to postcards that have a connection to our lives; home towns, occupations, genealogy, places visited. Interacting with other collectors by joining a postcard club expands our postcard knowledge. Things like the different eras of postcards, different kinds of postcards, the impact of international postal regulations, early Canadian photographers and publishers, and more capture our interest. The back sides show fine examples of the artistry of cursive writing.  Come to one of our meetings or attend a postcard show to see for yourself what makes deltiology such a compelling hobby.

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