Monday, March 26, 2007

Birds on Postcards: Hummingbird


I found this modern chrome postcard in a used book store, of all places. It was one of several hundred postcards stuffed in a circular display rack. It features a male Broad-tailed Hummingbird, photographed by Ted and Lois Matthews, sipping from a nectar feeder. It was published by Mike Roberts of Oakland, California, and distributed by Mountain States Specialities, Inc., 7161 Valtec Ct., Boulder, CO 80301. The number B14757 (a unique identifier supplied by the publisher) appears at the top of the spine on the back of the card, and the number 13865 (I have no clue as to what this represents) appears at the top of the stamp block.

2 Comments:

Blogger About Postcards said...

It's a nice image. Look out for vintage postcards featuring birds (mostly published 1900 to the 1940's). There are many colectors buit some superb images can be found ....

April 24, 2007 11:22 AM  
Blogger John L. Trapp said...

Thanks for the comment. About Postcards looks to be a very interesting and informative blog about postcards. I definitely plan to spend some more time there. Yes, I've spent many enjoyable hours at postcard shows searching out the vintage bird cards. Finding a quality bird card is always exciting, and often times a drain on the bank account!

April 24, 2007 12:37 PM  

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