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The E-Sylum (12/15/2013)

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Tom Kays has a new hobby and some questions for E-Sylum readers. He forwarded the following images and notes. Can anyone help? -Editor

I started a new hobby of Old Postcard Collecting, but tied in with Numismatics, so I look for century old postcards that feature money as a theme.

Dug Coins - First is a hoard of Spanish Dollars with their earthenware container that I wonder if anyone might know more about. See the second picture of the back of the card for details. Does anyone know more about this recovery, that was famous enough back in the day to make it onto a postcard?

Hoard postcard front

Hoard postcard back

Deficits - Second are jolly reminders for home to send money or the card senders may return prematurely. Nice! Does anyone have more examples of money themes on postcards?

Send money postcard front Send money postcard back

I have collections of old postcards and stereo cards picturing U.S. Mints and the Bureau of Engraving and printing. Readers have shown some of these in earlier issues of The E-Sylum. There are also postcards issued by coin dealers and collectors, and the Blumel series of numismatic postcards. Below are links to some earlier E-Sylum articles featuring numismatic-related postcards. -Editor

Blumel postcard set

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: NUMISMATIC POSTCARDS (

Mystery Numismatic Postcard

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: QUIZ ANSWER: WHO IS THE MYSTERY NUMISMATIST? (

Frank Dupee Stamps and Coins

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: FRANK DUPEE FOUND IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT (

Rode Harzfeld card back

To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see: MORE ON GEORGE W. RODE (

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