Postcard Collectors

Sunday, March 26, 2006 1:37 AM
So who else out there collects roller coaster postcards?

I just went to a show yesterday, in Lancaster, PA, and found a real photo postcard of a scenic railway, at Woodside Park(Defunct), in Phildelphia, PA.

The reason why I mention this is because, up till now, I never knew that Woodside park ever had a scenic railway.

So if anyone else out there does collect cards, then what is your favorite, or most interesting?

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Sunday, March 26, 2006 4:29 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar I collect post cards in addition to brochures and patches. Mostly just of Cedar Point and Geauga Lake though. I just got a new one from 1911 (i think) of the Racer. Plus I have one (date unknown) of the Senic Railway.

At some point I plan to scan at least the Cedar Point ones and post them on my site. *** Edited 3/26/2006 9:31:01 PM UTC by Jason Hammond***


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Sunday, March 26, 2006 6:50 PM
I collect postcards from local parks like Robison park, and some of the older ones from Cedar Point and Conneaut Lake. Conneaut Lake was VERY beautiful back in the day!
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Sunday, March 26, 2006 9:16 PM
I have a small collection of postcards & brochures, but nothing too huge. Most of them are from PKI, HW, CP, BGW, Univ., maybe a few others.

Since my daughter was about two we've been collecting the smashed pennies everywhere we go, it's a daddy & daughter thing we share...along with a love for coasters and thrills rides. Were starting on our fifth book this year, and we still have fun doing it.


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Monday, March 27, 2006 8:34 PM
I have a nice collection of C.P. postcards. A few Coney Island, Kennywood, and Olentangy Park, too. Postcard collecting is easy and not too expensive. Usually at large flea markets there is a dealer or two and amusement park categories are always marked. It's a good way to learn the history of your park, it's easy to organize and doesn't take a lot of space.

Messages written can be interesting, too. On one of my early C.P. cards she writes "Hate this place. Can't wait to leave." !!!

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Monday, March 27, 2006 9:18 PM
^^^^^^^I just recently picked up 2 cards of Olentangy Park. Both of them showed a roller coaster, and from the looks of it, they both seemed to be of the same coaster.

Olentangy had 4 different coasters. Guess I have to find out which one I have now. *** Edited 3/28/2006 2:23:58 AM UTC by Coasterphan***

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Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:23 AM
I came across a couple of Indianola Park postcards the other day. At $25 apiece, I left them there. But they were interesting because information about that park is really hard to find. One of them showed a figure 8 side friction coaster.
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