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A nation of high streets - celebrated in vintage postcards

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A nation of high streets - celebrated in vintage postcards

4 January 2020 -  In the thousands of old postcards for sale in our online store, perhaps the most frequent and quintessentially British views we see are images of our High Streets.  The term High Street is a very old one, the UK's version of the American Main Street... it is the most common street name in the UK and although modern day high streets are in somewhat of a decline, they were originally the hub of business life in our towns and cities, where the main shopping centres were to be found.  Wikipedia states that there are 5,410 High...

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Most popular view on vintage postcards?

Most popular view on vintage postcards? Old Postcards

Most popular view on vintage postcards?

Ever wondered what the most popular view is on vintage postcards?

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How to search our vintage postcards store

Old Postcards Search our vintage postcard store

How to search our vintage postcards store

Dos and Don'ts of searching our store!

Many people come to our online vintage postcards store, hit the 'search all site' button but don't get the results they hoped for.  So.... in order to search more accurately here's a few tips!

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Vintage French street scenes

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Vintage French street scenes

What are my own favourite vintage postcards? One question I am often asked, is what are my favourite types of vintage postcards? The answer may surprise you - I really love the old French street scenes - one of my own favourites is the following rare vintage card of Le Tronquay, Maison de Commerce.... note the store owner posing on the step for the photographer, surrounded by other locals. Le Tronquay is only a tiny village, it's situated in Calvados.  In 2008 it's population had dropped to 480.  So yes, it's an expensive card (£24) which captures a moment in...

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