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?

Sunday, March 26, 2006 4:29 PM
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***

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!
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.

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." !!!

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***

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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