For the time being, we are moving to an electronic meeting format for TPC Members. As we become more accomplished at this, we may open our discussions to visitors.
In addition to our new video meeting format, membership in the TPC includes ‘CARD TALK’, a 24 page ‘magazine’ of stories about vintage postcards contributed by members. Stories about the history that postcards depict, about the publishers and photographers who created them, stories about the postcards from the ‘Golden Age’ of postcards, and more. Many postcard images are reproduced in these articles. ‘Card Talk‘ is published annually each Spring, Fall and Winter (April, August and November). You can find out more about how to become a TPC member here.
Our Winter/Spring line-up is as follows:
January 17, 2021 – 2:00pm Toronto time – INSTALLMENT POSTCARDS. From Metropostcard.com These novelty postcards were issued in sets and (were) meant to be sent to a single person over a short period of time. When all the cards were accumulated, they could be pieced together to form a coherent image or message. It is no longer easy to find complete sets of these cards. Join us for a ZOOM show of ‘installments’ from the collection of TPC member Ian Danzter (#1405) He’ll address some of the finer points of what makes ‘good ones’.
February 21, 2021 – 2:00pm Toronto time – THE 40TH ANNUAL TPC SHOW NO SHOW – SHOW & TELL. We can’t gather in person but we can ZOOM together to share Show stories. About that great Show discovery. Maybe a favourite Show memory (please, not the ice storm ones!) Remember ‘frames’? Recalling collectors met at the Show who influenced your collection. Of course, we want to see postcards so scan them to be able to share them on ZOOM.
March 21, 2021 – 2:00pm Toronto time – HAMILTON’s TRANSIT HISTORY through POSTCARDS. Hamilton had it all; trains, buses, inclines, streetcars, trolleys and radials that serviced this commercial centre in Ontario from the late 1800’s. TPC Member Tom Luton (#1592) with share his extensive research about these many transitways along with vintage views to accompany the story. If you can’t make the meeting, you can see Tom’s discoveries on his web-site www.trainweb.org/hamtransithist/Postcards.html
April 25, 2021 – 2:00pm Toronto time – APRIL ASSOCIATIONS. A ‘show and tell’ of postcards that portray April – like Showers, Flowers, Spring, Robins, Gardens, Fool, Baseball, Easter, Earth Day, the delight in being outside in the fresh air again!! and so on.