Ray Boas, Bookseller, has been collecting Post Cards for over 40 years, and the time has come to pass on some of our cards to other collections. Currently (March, 2008) on our shelves in Walpole, New Hampshire, we have 12 books on Post Cards and Post Card collecting that may be of interest, so please enjoy browsing the list below, and feel free to place your order at any time. Thank you for visiting, yours, RAY


1. Bernard, Willi (English translation by R. K. Lochner), BILDPOSTKARTENKATALOG - PICTURE POST CARD CATALOGUE - CATALOGUE DE CARTS - POSTALES ILLUSTREES: GERMANY 1870-1945, published by the author, Hamburg, Germany, (1972), B&W illustrations, fine, wraps (softcover), Compiled from the author's collection, 1784 illustrations; value indications; and descriptions in German, English, and French. Updated price guide laid in., (Order No: 38310 ), $30.00

2. Carline, Richard, PICTURES IN THE POST: THE STORY OF THE PICTURE POSTCARD AND ITS PLACE IN THE HISTORY OF POPULAR ART, Deltiologists of America, Philadelphia, 1972 1st US, B&W and color illustrations, 128pp, fine w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), "This book is much more than a diverting record of one feature of the Victorian and Edwardian social scene; the author, in his analysis of his material as an index of popular taste, combines the insight of a painter with his special knowledge of the history and origins of the picture postcard. This is an unusual book, unusual in its point of view, its conclusions and its refreshing excursion into a neglected bypath of social history." Price Guide Laid In., (Order No: 35330 ), $25.00

3. Franks, Ray and Ketelle, Jay, AMARILLO TEXAS: THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS 1887-1987 - A PICTURE POSTCARD HISTORY, Ray Franks Publishing Ranch, Amarillo, TX, (1986) 1st ed, B&W and Color illustrations, unpaginated, good, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 0943976022 This is number 622 of a limited edition. Provides a personal and human insight to Amarillo's first hundred years through 213 picture postcards., (Order No: 40338 ), $45.00

4. Freeman, Larry (edited by), "WISH YOU WERE HERE" A CENTENNIAL GUIDE TO POSTCARD COLLECTING, Century House, Inc., Watkins Glen, NY, (1976), B&W illustrations, 160pp, good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0872820009 A well done history and introduction to the collecting of postcards. I have had a copy in my own collection for many years., (Order No: 50409 ), $30.00

5. Hall, Wade, GREETINGS FROM KENTUCKY: A POST CARD TOUR, 1900-1950, Univ. Press of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, (1994), B&W and color ill., 208pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813118875 Without leaving home, let Wade Hall lead you on an armchair trip through time and place with this gathering of more than 500 vintage picture post cards of Kentucky., (Order No: 27374 ), $20.00

6. Miller, George and Miller, Dorothy, PICTURE POSTCARDS IN THE UNITED STATES 1893-1918, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, (1976) 1st ed, 71 color, over 125 B&W ill., 280pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517524007 An exhaustive and meticulously researched story of the development of the postcard in America. A MUST IN THE POSTCARD COLLECTOR'S LIBRARY!!, (Order No: 6718 ), $45.00

7. Mrazek, Wilhelm, KUNSTLERPOSTKARTEN AUS DER WIENER WERKSTATTE (1908-1915), Verlag Galerie Welz, Salzburg, (1977), 48 color ill. follow text, 22pp of text, very good+, pictorial boards (hardcover), ISBN 3853490646 Subtitle: "Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der Gebrauchsgraphik in Wein." Title and subtitle translate roughly to: Postcards from the Vienness (1908-15) a contribution to history D. industrial design in Vienna. Great art nouveau style postcard illustrations., (Order No: 50320 ), $40.00

8. Smith, Jack H., POSTCARD COMPANION: THE COLLECTOR'S REFERENCE, Wallace-Homestead, Radnor, PA, (1989) 1st ptg, B&W and color illustrations, 374pp, very good, brown cloth (hardcover) (no dj as published), ISBN 0870695193 Excellent source book on all aspects of postcard collecting, and highly recommended as a must in the postcard collector's library. NOTE - slight bump to corner., (Order No: 473 ), $25.00

9. Staff, Frank, PICTURE POSTCARDS AND TRAVEL - A COLLECTOR'S GUIDE, Lutterworth Press, Guildford & London, (1979), 290 B&W and color ill., 96pp, very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover) signed by author, ISBN 0718824105 The history of postcards runs parallel with that of travel and rapid communication. The great travel agents, such as Thomas Cook, American Express, Georges Nagelmackers, and Henry Lunn, made mass travel popular; modern transport - trains, steamers, ocean liners, cards and aeroplanes - made it possible. Frank Staff, the well-known postal historian, here tells the story of the establishment of the travel business and the development of the postcard publishing industry, and is so doing reveals the wide scope for collecting in many fields of interest. He also shows how the social history of the past hundred years, whether it be in humour or fashion, transport or architecture, village life or a holiday scene, is accurately depicted in the postcards of the time., (Order No: 29990 ), $30.00

10. Welsch, Roger L., TALL-TALE POSTCARDS: A PICTORIAL HISTORY, A. S. Barnes and Company, South Brunswick, NJ, (1976), B&W and color ill., 244pp, fair, green cloth (hardcover) no dj WORKING COPY chips on spine, ISBN 0498016064 In this volume, the full range of subjects, techniques, and skills of the genre are examined, with the postcards themselves graphically telling the story in the best way possible. NOTE - THIS IS A WORKING COPY - Clean and Tight Internally but this copy LACKS dustjacket, and is CHIPPED AT THE TOP AND BOTTOM OF THE SPINE ., (Order No: 30471 ), $20.00

11. Wood, Jane, THE COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO POST CARDS, L. W. Promotions, Gas City, IN, (1984), B&W and color illustrations, 175pp, very good+, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0891452419, (Order No: 47783 ), $5.00

12. Zaid, Barry, WISH YOU WERE HERE: A TOUR OF AMERICA'S GREAT HOTELS DURING THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE PICTURE POST CARD, Crown Publishers, Inc., New York, (1990) 1st ed, color illustrations, 96pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0517580098 Take a trip through a hand-colored America. This is an album of the exquisite linen-finish hotel picture post cards that flourished during the thirties, forties, and fifties., (Order No: 18232 ), $17.50

Ray Boas, Bookseller