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Best way to display postcards?

Interior design filter: We have a bunch (15-20) of cool postcards that we'd like to display. In our old apartment, there was a narrow (maybe 20") wall next to our desks that worked really well to "frame" the postcard collection, but in our new apartment, our only viable wall is like 20 feet long, which makes it look weird to put up a handful of postcards. Assuming that we are neither crafty nor inclined to spend tons of money (no custom framing), what's the best way to show off our postcards? Something nicer-looking than a bulletin board would be good.
posted by goodbyewaffles on Jun 3, 2014 - 9 answers

Postcard stalker?

Since mid September I've been receiving vintage postcards in the mail from an anonymous person. [more inside]
posted by Hellafiles on Dec 20, 2013 - 140 answers

What is the best way of mailing postcards to a neighborhood?

I want to mail a few hundred postcards to a neighborhood to inform them about a particular issue. How should I do this? [more inside]
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth on Feb 23, 2013 - 11 answers

Post not-so-Secret

I'd like to start a blog featuring my small collection of found (used/sent) postcards. What measures should I take for due ethical diligence? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jan 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Postcards for the Pokey

My little brother is currently in jail, and will likely be staying there or in a similar facility for quite a while. He is only allowed to receive postcards, and softcover books mailed from Amazon or B&N. If either of these items violate the byzantine regulations (details contained within), they will not reach him. What are some creative things that are basically just pieces of paper (no paint, stickers, double layers, etc) I can send as postcards? What are some books that won’t be taken away for sex, drug, gang, etc content you’d recommend for a 23 year old male who never really read for pleasure, recently earned his GED, and likes Hunter S. Thompson? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Jun 28, 2012 - 100 answers

How can I display postcards?

How can I display postcards in a unique way? [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Apr 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Printing and trimming odd-sized images? Turning images into print on demand postcards?

Two image printing questions: 1) Will Costco trim images (and if not, is there a similarly priced & equally high quality competitor who will), and 2) What are my options for turning images into print-on-demand postcards? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Feb 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Where are all the touristy postcards online?

Where can I find pictures (preferably postcards I can buy) of post WWII bombed out Berlin and Dresden? (More inside) [more inside]
posted by xammerboy on Aug 22, 2011 - 6 answers

What are the economics of art reproductions?

Museum stores and art print retailers (e.g. art.com) sell reproductions of art in many forms. These include archival-quality prints, postcards, coffee mugs, t-shirts and so on. But sometimes I see a painting in a museum and I can't find any reproductions of it. What determines which pieces of art are available for reproduction and at what price? [more inside]
posted by cjh on Aug 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Vistaprint for over-sized postcards? Yay or nay?

What are my printing and shipping options for 8.5 x 5.5 postcards? [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Jul 8, 2011 - 13 answers

Playing games through the (snail) mail.

I'm interested in novel recreational uses of snail mail, both historically and currently. Aside from pen-palling and exchanging goods, what kind of games or similar activities take place via old fashioned letters and postcards? [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on May 5, 2011 - 26 answers

Old Route 66 Postcards

I'm looking to buy around 150 postcards from the 50s - 70s that feature attractions from Route 66, or that highlighting Route 66 generally or the states along the way. Are there any stores in either New York City or Washington DC that sell that sort of thing? I've looked around on eBay a little, but I haven't found anything but single postcards here and there -- but I'm hoping to buy them in a lot. Is there somewhere better online I should be looking into?
posted by buriedpaul on Feb 11, 2011 - 7 answers

What's the copyright law on postcards from the early 1900's?

Can I publish really old postcards in a book free and clear? What are the rules around doing this (i.e. are there copyright concerns? do they every expire?)
posted by joshuamcginnis on Feb 10, 2011 - 5 answers

DIY printing job for postcards

I want to print a series of postcards, and my aim is to have them at least look kinda hand-made. (I don't really want to go through the whole process of learning screenprinting.) [more inside]
posted by ism on Oct 18, 2010 - 10 answers

Advice about promotional postcards?

Any advice on designing/ordering promotional postcards? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Aug 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Who needs architectural postcards and books?

My father has tremendous collections relating to architecture and music. He's also getting old enough that he's beginning to be willing to thin out the collection. What are some some resources that I can steer him towards? [more inside]
posted by piratebowling on Apr 6, 2010 - 11 answers

I’m trying to decide how best to spend my limited advertising budget.

I’m trying to decide how best to spend my limited advertising budget. [more inside]
posted by Jackie_Treehorn on Mar 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Printing Postcard Pads

I'm looking for the best place to find 4x6 postcards glued into a pad of like 50 or 100. Kind of like a memo pad only with thicker cardstock. [more inside]
posted by banished on Nov 5, 2009 - 6 answers

How Do I Catch Your Eye With This?

I just started at a web development/SEO firm here. We're looking to present a seminar on social media and marketing, but we're really unsure exactly what's going to grab people about it. If you got a postcard about a seminar like this at your business, what would make you read it rather than throw it away?
posted by aliceinreality on Nov 2, 2009 - 13 answers

My contacts need a fire-proof home.

Anybody know of a worthwhile, online address book? [more inside]
posted by RobertFrost on Jul 2, 2009 - 7 answers

How to print my wedding postcard?

We're printing our wedding invitation as a couple of postcards. It's classier then it sounds, but where's the classiest (cheapest) place to print them. [more inside]
posted by gilgamix on Jun 9, 2009 - 11 answers

what are these thingdoos called that hung my posters as a kid?

Can I buy something to display my postcards on a wall that is simple and cheap? Looking for a low end version of this sort of thing that I can get in the US. [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Mar 2, 2009 - 19 answers

Can you identify any of these old cars?

I came across a stash of old postcards in the basement. I'm trying to identify the cars pictured in the postcards, but I haven't gotten very far. The pictures are here; unfortunately the resolution's not great.
posted by killerinsideme on Nov 2, 2008 - 17 answers

Cheap, fast postcard printing in LA.

I need to print 100, 2-sided, black and white postcards, preferably in L.A. [more inside]
posted by Thin Lizzy on Sep 22, 2008 - 4 answers

How to print double side postcards, multiple pages per sheet, while mail merging?

When mail merging with a postcard template in Publisher 2007, and printing multiple postcards per page (4), how do I get four different records on one page, rather than a page full of the same record? [more inside]
posted by peripatew on Aug 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Artsy like Moo, but more American?

I'm looking for a source of "artsy" modern postcards, preferably via web. Graffiti-styled, abstract, you name it. It just has to be visually interesting and around $1 per card. [more inside]
posted by Leon-arto on Jun 26, 2008 - 7 answers

Wish you were here, love from 1924

Where can I buy books of historic postcards of Toronto and/or Canada? [more inside]
posted by randomination on Jun 12, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I send picture postcards of a city without being in it?

I was in Milan and Zürich for the last two weeks and I had promised to bring back/mail postcards to certain close friends and family. Sadly, I misplaced my package of postcards and didn't get a chance to buy any more. Is there any way to buy scenic picture postcards online or are there any shops that sell such postcards? I live in New York if that helps. Thanks for the anticipated help.
posted by defenestratedego on May 30, 2008 - 1 answer

Postcard in Translation

OldPostcardFilter: Help me translate an old postcard purchased in Muggia, Italy. [more inside]
posted by Dalton on Apr 14, 2007 - 12 answers

How flexible are the USPS's postcard size guidelines?

How flexible are the Postal Service's postcard size guidelines? [more inside]
posted by sandor on Jun 30, 2006 - 11 answers

How much would it cost to send a postcard to every household in the United States?

How much would it cost to send a postcard to every household in the United States? [more inside]
posted by yeoz on Mar 2, 2006 - 13 answers

help track down a prose poem

My husband is looking for a prose poem about postcards used to create a religion. [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Nov 11, 2005 - 6 answers

Tracking down copyright owners

Tracking down copyright owners... [more inside] [more inside]
posted by cedar on Dec 1, 2004 - 12 answers

Do you have any collections?

Do you have any collections? [more inside]
posted by Dreama on Oct 13, 2004 - 41 answers

Postcards

Postcards without photographs by Ansel Adams or Anne Geddes on them: do they really exist, or is it just a crazy dream? --> [more inside]
posted by iconomy on Sep 15, 2004 - 17 answers

Does anyone know of a USA-based alternative to moonpig.co.uk?

Does anyone know of a USA-based alternative to this website
posted by ascullion on Jun 1, 2004 - 2 answers

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