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Posted 7 months ago

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ThriftyGypsy
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Good Morning Fellow Collectors,
I hope everyone is having a great week. This postcard is one that I found in a small stack that I purchased from a flea market over the holidays. I really love old postcards, and usually buy them whenever I find any. Also,when traveling for my company, or on vacation, I always buy postcards from the area I am in. They are neat souvenirs and collectables that don't take up alot of space! When buying vintage postcards, I don't mind if they have been used, or written on. I prefer that the fronts of the cards not to be written on, although you can sometimes find them interesting when the sender points out something personal or unusual about what is on the card. Going through this stack of postcards, I really did not pay alot of attention to it the first time around. Later, I happened to notice that there was hand writing on the postcard front. What I found written, puts it in "my favorites" collection. This postcard had been sent to the U.S. from France, specifically from inside the Eiffell tower, as noted by the sender, on June 16th, 1925 at nearly 1000 feet up. They had drawn an arrow to the area it was purchased from. It was also postmarked from the Eiffel tower post office. I have researched this, and have been unable to see if this is still possible to do today, with no luck. There are restaurants and viewing areas, but no mention of a post office. The postcard is made out of paper, and has held up really well, considering it is almost 90 years old. Thanks for looking and forgive me for taking up so much time. I always enjoy reading other peoples post's, and I usually try to add as much information as I can on mine. I have always said that an item is more intersting when people share a story with it. Thrifty

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  1. pops52 pops52, 7 months ago
    Great old postcard!
  2. valentino97 valentino97, 7 months ago
    I love your postcard! I love old postcards too. Thanks for your story very interesting - true even more so w/more information.
  3. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thanks pops52 for the love and compliment! Glad you "loved" it! Thrifty
  4. Manikin Manikin, 7 months ago
    Very nice TG ! Never been to Paris but I am sure this would go on my bucket list :-)
    Hope you have a great day today and always glad to see your posts !
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    PARIS TOUR EIFFEL BP
    6 TOUR EIFFEL
    75007 PARIS

    http://www.laposte.fr/bureau/PARIS_TOUR_EIFFEL_BP/(search)/paris/idp14209A/rem/UGFyaXM=



  6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    This might work ....

    https://maps.gstatic.com/m/streetview/?panoid=Pe03wIAND2EexK9lTcxm0w&cbp=0,33.22197516603147,,0,0

    It's like a trip to Paris!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 months ago
    It's now positioned at ground level at the southern pillar of the 'Dame de Fer'.
    http://www.multicollection.fr/+Tour-Eiffel-La-Poste-chute-d-un+.html
  8. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 months ago
    beautiful !!! LOVE IT TG :)
  9. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thank you valentino97 for the love and comments! Postcards have a way of taking you to other times and places. I have loved them from as far back as I can remember. I always enjoy reading what people add when they post an item, so I always try and put down something interesting about the item, why Iam interested in it and any information that goes along with it when posting something. Sometimes I think I put down too much information! I am always glad to find other people with an interest in postcards. I have some others I will try and post in the next few days. Thanks again, Thrifty
  10. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 7 months ago
    I have always loved old postcards, particularly the small town view from Canada. They always get me excited to see one.
  11. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thank you gargoylecollector for the love! Thrifty
  12. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thank you Manikin for the love and comments. I have never been to Paris either, but I would definitely like to. Hope you had a good day also. Talk to you later, Thrifty.
  13. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thanks vetraio50 for the love and the awesome website link. I have been checking it out and it is just like being there! Thanks, Thrifty
  14. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 7 months ago
    Sometimes the story is better than the item.
  15. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Hi nutsabotas6, I agree with you 100 Percent!!! I also think that there is always a little "something" that can be said about an item that is posted on here. I get a little crazy when I see an item and the only comments are how old is it, and what is it worth! Surely something can be said about an item, even if it is just minor details. To me, it just seems to make an item that much better. I will also say that I don't mind people trying to find out information about things they have, but there is a right and wrong way to do it! Thanks for your comment and I look forward to your future post's. Thrifty
  16. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thanks SEAN68 for the love and comment. Glad you stopped by and checked it out. Talk to you later, Thrifty
  17. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thanks Radegunder for the love! Thrifty
  18. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thanks Phil for the love and the comment. Postcards are able to make you laugh, cry and say "wow", depending on the subject. I always enjoy different types of post cards, and those that are from different locations at earlier times, they really take you back. Sometimes the message written on the cards are added bonuses! It is amazing to see some of the things that were actually put on post cards back in earlier times. Thanks for stopping by, talk to you later, Thrifty
  19. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thanks bratjdd for the love, and for stopping by! Thrifty
  20. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thank you nutsabotas6 for the love! Glad you stopped by! Thrifty
  21. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 7 months ago
    Hey Thrifty I saw Aimers post. It's hard to believe those glasses sold for so much money. Have a good night.
  22. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    nutsabotas6, I was surprised myself when I saw the prices. It is also hard to believe the time frame for our glasses. They definitely look like a match. Talk to you later, Thrifty
  23. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thanks Dr.Fluffy for the love! Glad you stopped by. Thrifty
  24. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 7 months ago
    Thanks walksoftly for the love! Thrifty

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