Thrifted | The Roberts' Family Postcard Album

Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album

I found this photo album about a month ago at my favourite opshop and I thought the cover pattern alone was pretty sweet but baulked at the price ($20). Opening it up, it was full of vintage postcards, almost 100. The collection seems to have belonged to a woman in the seventies, most of the postcards are to "Jan from Mummy", though there are a couple to and from other members of the family so perhaps it was a family album. There are postcards from Wales, England, Scotland, Belgium, Holland, Brussels, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy. It looked and sounded like some holiday!

I um-ed and ah-ed about buying it at that price, but since I didn't find anything else to buy that day I decided to take it home. And vintage postcards are often at least a dollar each, so it was a pretty good buy. I considered taking the postcards out and using them for collages, but I think the collection is pretty interesting on its own and at least for the time being, I'm going to keep intact.

Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album
Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album
Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album
Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album
Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album
Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album
Each page folds out and holds 12 postcards.

Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album
Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album
Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album
Thrifted: Vintage Postcard Album

What made the album even more cute was that they seemed to live in a Tasmanian town called 'Snug'!