Have you ever wondered what your Vintage Friends here like to receive in general groups? Here’s a list!
That doesn’t mean you have to fulfill any of these wishes, but sometimes it may be of help when selecting cards for a group.
I like : colorful Victorian style illustration, vintage reprint advertising/travel poster,
cute retro/vintage greetings illustration, and animals and children illustration. I am not so into vintage photography or retro touristic cards. Please sent written in envelope if possible.
I like : I prefer singleviews with streets and cities, illustrated city views, linen postcards, b&w views, scenes of traditional culture, markets and fairs. If possible, unwritten in an envelope.
I like : humorous, people, mail-related, cards with a quote or lots of text on the front, anything strange/weird. I prefer my cards written (envelope or no envelope both okay).
I like :
- anything related to the sea (beaches, seashells, sailing scenes,etc.)
- all boats and ships except military
- Citroen 2CV (as the subject or as a detail)
- reprint of vintage travel posters/anything with luggages
- old movies (from the 1920s to 1960s)
- all about literature/reading/books/libraries/writers
- all about baths/soaps/perfumes
- architecture out of the ordinary
- anything related to champagne
- people writing or cards showing old letters or writing objects
- women with hats (from the 1920s mostly)
I like : Cemetary, burial grounds, library, post offices, Kewpies, Atlantic city, New Jersey shore, key west, Florida, Girl Scouts. I enjoy the old comic cards too and slightly off topics, the more bizarre the better! 1960s & 1970s, Moulin Rouge.
Not so much into war related/military, guns, & snakes.
I like : photos with people, vintage housewifes, photos with retro cars, all types of ads
I like : homes (exteriors & interiors), nature, dogs, landscapes, animals, flowers, JFK, cute things!
more wishes here. Prefer unwritten!
I like : mail related, anything about books or reading, fairy tales, clocks, multiples of any kind, Motorcycles, advertisements, globes, People at work, maps, Pin-Ups, Children’s book illustrations, travel posters
I like : Botanical illustration, flora, fauna, mountains, caves, nature, national culture and crafts, beautiful city views, illustrations, cute things, ad cards.
: Please don’t send pin-ups or anything violent.
I like : (pre-1950) movie-related, travel-related, pre-1980 advertising and fashion, maps, and surprises!
I like : old advertisements, food-related cards, transportation cards, magazine covers, Greetings From, Mucha and vintage cities
I like : military, nautical, women (esp. single woman, full length that shows her outfit); police/fire/fire dept.; anything related to medical or science prior to 1930s; mixed media (embroidered, tin, wood, etc) or linen; cards w/areas hand colored; people working; industry and machines including rural machinery and railroads; ads & travel posters (for this reprints are fine); and horses
I like : Portraits, Royalty, famous people, actors/actresses in costumes, movie-related, advertising and fashion, life, books, letters, libraries, castles, manors, old universities , cityviews , mountains. Old view/touristic cards from France, UK, Austria, USA & Canada , anything cool / awesome , kitsch & glittering & coloured / shiny (with sparkles, like cards like Holidays, St. Patrick etc.)
: Please don’t send me military & anything war-related
I prefer vintage cards sent in an envelope.
I like : Art, dogs, mountains, lakes, night sky with full moon, castles/cathedrals, cityscapes, ships / boats, cars, airplanes, movie-related or anything cool / awesome
I like : propaganda, Soviet-related, war-related, historical events, unique or interesting architecture, trains/trams/metro, single views (street/city/landscape)
I like : travel posters, ads, national parks, botanical illustrations, cats, people, fairytales, Halloween
I like : Movie-related, quirky/weird, advertising, risque, propaganda, pin-ups, travel posters, maps. If card is quite old and fragile I prefer to receive it in envelope and unwritten.
I like : ads (all themes), travel posters, cat and animal illustrations, vehicles, educational posters/school boards, book and magazine covers, botanical illustrations
I like : cats, ads, fairy tales, witches & witchcraft, fortune-telling, gypsy wagons, people (esp. human marvels & oddities), motorcycles, spooky & scary stuff (Krampus cards, tombs, graveyards, skeletons, skulls, devil), Death (anything death-related, mourning cards, Memento mori, Death portrayed in Art, Elterngrab-Postkarten aus Deutschland), tattoos, sideshows/circus/artists, Scotland, beautiful landscapes - I prefer vintage cards sent unwritten in envelope - thank you!
: Please don’t send me military & anything war-related or religious cards (churches, cathedrals etc. unless they have a graveyard, Christmas, Easter) & retro cards (1960+).
Vintage Reprints Collection
I like : botanical things, windows & doors, spaniels, rabbits and rodents, drawings, cards with some informative text on the back, or anything else interesting
I like :
-Anything with old vehicles (cars, trains, motorcycles, airplanes, ships, etc)
-Views of cities, or small towns
-People in their natural surroundings (working, walking on the street, riding horses, etc. )
-Unique or interesting monuments, buildings, statues, bridges, lighthouses, train stations, etc.)
I like : Portraits, romantic scenes, actors/actresses in costumes, Christmas/Easter/Valentines cards, illustrations of myths, fairy tales or ballads, castles & mansions
I like : Vintage Advertisements (1900-1962) Travel Posters, Pin-ups, Movies and actors (1920s-1960s), Vintage Magazine covers, Ballet and Ice skaters, Vintage Housewives, Vintage Toys, Circus/Carnival/Theme Parks. Ads for Candy/Sweets. Vintage Soviet Union, Royal Families. Anything and everything that relates to World War 2 including any and all war propaganda/Posters/Ads especially items from Germany/Soviet Union/UK (Nothing will offend me, items do not need to be in English either). If no additional cost, I prefer cards mailed in an envelope as our postal machines have destroyed/mangled many of my cards.
Please NO Cats/insects/snakes (I am scared of them) Please no religious cards or churches.
I like : reprints of ads and travel posters
I like : people, old romantic cards, all kinds embossed cards, graveyards, cityview with or without people, landscape, illustrations, advertisement, movie-ads, birthday, christmas, easter etc. - I prefer my cards sent in an envelope - thank you!