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Collecting Vintage Greeting Cards, Hallmark and other retro Cards for Birthdays, New Baby, and Holidays

Updated on April 4, 2013

Collecting Greeting Cards begins with fascination :)

I stumbled across a collection of baby boy greeting cards from the late 1950s and I was so fascinated by them, that I thought here at Squidoo might just be a good place to share them. Enjoy the pictures :)

If you are looking to buy some old greeting cards to add to your collection, or to make a scrapbook with, then I hope you will find some interesting ones on this page.

Page updated 8/13/2011

1950s Hallmark Booklet: "How to Take Care of Baby"

1950s Hallmark Booklet: "How to Take Care of Baby"
1950s Hallmark Booklet: "How to Take Care of Baby"

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Vintage Greeting Card: Stork delivering the baby :)

Vintage Greeting Card: Stork delivering the baby :)
Vintage Greeting Card: Stork delivering the baby :)

Price Guide and Identification Handbook for Collecting Greeting Cards

Collecting Vintage Children's Greeting Cards (Identification & Values (Collector Books))
Collecting Vintage Children's Greeting Cards (Identification & Values (Collector Books))

This book will take you on a trip down memory lane. Remember those cards your mother saved when you were born? Collecting Vintage Childrens Greeting Cards begins with those first baby cards and takes you from first birthdays to the teenage years. There are chapters on Christmas with Santa, Frosty, and Rudolph. Youll find cartoon characters, cowboys Indians, dogs, cats, wild animals, and fairy tale and nursery rhyme cards, including boxed sets. There are cards by artists Charlot Byj, Marjorie Cooper, Angela, Mabel Lucie Attwell, and others. The book covers cards from the 1930s through the 1960s, with the main focus on the 40s and 50s. Included for each card is information on size, date, series, name of card, and current collector value. There are tips on where to find cards, what to look for, and how to care for your collection.

 

"To You and Your Brand New Boy"

"To You and Your Brand New Boy"
"To You and Your Brand New Boy"

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      anonymous 

      5 years ago

      I have a box of about 280 vintage greeting cards which range from the 1950's-1970s. I'd like to sell the entire box and I'm asking $25.00 plus shipping cost. If you're interested, please contact me at: buzska@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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      lilymom24 

      6 years ago

      I love looking at vintage cards and postcards and you have a lovely selection of them here. =)

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      Treasures By Brenda 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Love these vintage cards!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I came across Little Boy Blue 1947 #8 HallmarkDoll Shape card from the Make-Believe Series and Bobby Shaftoe 1947 Hallmark Doll card by Victorian Cobweb, if anyone is interested.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      My Mom did a baby book for all of us kids that included birthday and Valentines cards we had received. I sure do enjoy looking through them.....had a similar feeling here!

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      CeruttiTesi 

      7 years ago

      You are absolutely right about fascination! thank you!

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      Delia 

      7 years ago

      Great lens! I have many Hallmark cards and other Vintage cards I have saved over 50 years, especially for special occasions...when I lived in Kansas City I knew a couple of the Hallmark Artists

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      I love the history that clings to these beautiful old cards.

      I once found an old card that was sent from a young man to his sweetheart who had just moved to another city. It has three places where colored ribbons had once been and and a rhyme that said...

      If your heart belongs to me send the red ribbon back to me, If your heart belongs only to you I'll say goodbye when I see the ribbon of blue, if your heart is in between I'll live in hope with the ribbon of green.

      I often wonder which ribbon he received in the return post.

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      Rita-K 

      7 years ago

      You have really found some wonderful cards! They look very well kept and so awesome! Another ten years and I have a feeling they will increase greatly in value...I'm afraid the day of the mailed card is ending soon.

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