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Postcards sometimes spelled out in two words as "post cards" became popular at the turn of the 20th century, especially for sending short messages to friends and relatives. They were collected right from the start, and are still sought after today by collectors of pop culture, photography, advertising, wartime memorabilia, local history, and many other categories. Postcards were an international craze, published all over the world.
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For collectibles that are more than years old, postcards produced in the early s can often be found in remarkably good condition. Many of these cards were collected and stored in albums when they were new, and this helped to preserve the vivid printing and paper through the decades. This is true even if those albums eventually made their way into attics, garages, and other environments usually unfriendly to ephemera. As the albums themselves deteriorated over time, the cards were often removed by family members, antique dealers, or collectors who ended up with them.
The first deltiologists, also known as postcard collectors, approached the hobby casually. Most every home in the early part of the 20th century had a postcard album holding greetings from near and far. Students presented them to teachers, relatives used them to keep in touch at a distance, and an occasional beau would profess his love for his lady with a beautifully decorated card.