The Toronto Postcard Club is a non-profit association of over 250 dedicated deltiologists. Toronto, Ontario, Canada is our home base, but we are supported by members from all across Canada, as well as the United States and the U.K. too.
In 1977, ten postcard-collecting enthusiasts established the Toronto Postcard Club. They met once a month in Agincourt (Scarborough) and since then the club’s contribution to deltiology in Canada has been significant. In 2017, the Toronto Postcard Club proudly celebrated its 40th year. The Club hosts an Annual Show and Sale in February, our 39th in 2020. 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 records of history. At first, people tend to gravitate to postcards that have a connection to their lives; home towns, occupations, genealogy, places visited, and so on. Interacting with other collectors expands their postcard knowledge about things like the different eras of the postcard craze, types of postcards, the impact of international postal regulations, early Canadian photographers and publishers, and more. And these days, as a way to see fine examples of the disappearing art of cursive writing. It’s a hobby that inspires more research to interpret the view or the message on a century old 3-1/2″ x 5″ piece of paper. Come to one of our meetings or attend a postcard show and see for yourself what makes vintage postcards such a compelling collecting hobby.