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    Posted 5 years ago

    ThriftyGypsy
    (103 items)

    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, 5 years ago
      Great old postcard!
    2. valentino97 valentino97, 5 years 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, 5 years ago
      Thanks pops52 for the love and compliment! Glad you "loved" it! Thrifty
    4. Manikin Manikin, 5 years 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, 5 years 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, 5 years 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, 5 years 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, 5 years ago
      beautiful !!! LOVE IT TG :)
    9. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years 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. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years ago
      Thank you gargoylecollector for the love! Thrifty
    11. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years 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.
    12. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years 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
    13. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years 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
    14. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years ago
      Thanks SEAN68 for the love and comment. Glad you stopped by and checked it out. Talk to you later, Thrifty
    15. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years ago
      Thanks Radegunder for the love! Thrifty
    16. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years 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
    17. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years ago
      Thanks bratjdd for the love, and for stopping by! Thrifty
    18. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years ago
      Thank you nutsabotas6 for the love! Glad you stopped by! Thrifty
    19. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years 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
    20. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years ago
      Thanks Dr.Fluffy for the love! Glad you stopped by. Thrifty
    21. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 5 years ago
      Thanks walksoftly for the love! Thrifty

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