A little info on some postcard and
photography related books you might want to have in your research
library. Two of the books I use the most are: "The Postcard Price Guide" by J.L. Mashburn (4th Edition)
and another book titled: "The Encyclopedia of Antique Postcards" by Susan Brown Nicholson
(1994). The Nicholson book is out of print but I have a few
copies to sell from our shop so please email me from the contact
button in the left column if you are
The Nicholson book is a more in-depth
look at some of the important artists and the postcards they created. The Mashburn
book covers Artists and Topics. It covers a much broader selection of nearly anything you can think
of with many prices, series numbers and publishers. Of
course, it doesn't
list them all but the book is one of the more thorough books on the market.
Again, these are books that I
personally own and use on a daily basis. I feel that both
of these books are good for people who might just be starting out in
postcards and are trying to determine postcard
values. There was a secondary book done by Mashburn which lists
Artists alphabetically. It isn't a book on topics, just
artists. This is a good book if you already know who the
artist of a card as you can just look it up that way instead of
trying to wade though all of the topics. I use it as a
an extra resource tool from the other Mashburn book. It is also
newer and so some of the prices are updated.
I also own two other books by
Mashburn. One is on Sports related postcards and the other
is on Black postcards. When you buy the Black postcard book
make sure it is the newest edition (1999). He also did a
book on Fantasy related postcards (not shown here) but can be
found by searching below.
These five books I have listed above are books that I own
and have enjoyed using. I'm sure as you become more advanced in your collecting you will find yourself
branching out as your interests expand and might also find yourself immersed in
researching cards in your collection. Enjoy and happy collecting !
If you have any questions about a recommendation
about a postcard or photography related book please let me
know. I have a number of books that are out of print
that I would recommend. I am also interested in any comments about anything here
so feel free to drop me a note.
Best wishes, Nathan Huegel