• NEXT MEETING: FIELD TRIP to COLBORNE LODGE

    Saturday, June 10th, 10:30am – A field trip to High Park to the 1837 home of John Howard, one of Toronto’s first architects, a City engineer and surveyor, and founder of the park. After our tour, we will retire to the nearby Grenadier Restaurant for a presentation on the area by TPC Member Joe Rozdzilski using postcards from his collection.

    For more information, see CLUB MEETINGS.

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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 postcards that have a connection to their lives. Home towns, occupations, genealogy, places visited, and so on. Interacting with other  collectors and adding to their collections, expands their postcard knowledge. They learn about  the impact of postal regulations, the different eras of the postcard craze, different types of postcards, early Canadian photographers and publishers, and more. It’s a hobby that inspires more research to interpret 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.

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Valentine & Sons undivided back litho

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Private Post Card litho, 1906

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Valentine & Sons divided back litho, 1908

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