Some websites I have found useful.

If you know of other sites around that offer at least some information on postcard printer and/or publisher research, trademarks / logo’s identified, postcard history in general, old printing processes and similar content, please drop me a line.

Neue Photographische Gesellschaft (NPG), Berlin

It was the biggest real photo card factory of the world. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Holtz and the help of many other people a fine illustrated full colour book was published on the history of this company. Very few copies of the fine done catalogue (in full colour) still available.


”Felt Postcards”

Dutch collector Harry Kerkhof has a strong interest in so-called “Felt Postcards”, postcards with images done in sort of felt (registred novelty). See what he has found!

Images of Asia

covers many countries, from Turkey to Japan. India is leading with over 800 different images / old postcards. Including some background information. Interesting web project in modern presentation. See for yourself!

Vereniging Documentatie Prentbriefkaarten (VDP)

The Dutch ‘VDP’ is one of the most active postcard collector societies I know of. There is nothing similar to it in Germany. They publish also a fine quarterly magazine, with articles not only on old ppc’s. (website in Dutch language)


Named after the famous statue at Brussels the Belgian collector club is around for some 30 years already. Their site is multilingual. The quarterly club paper comes along bi-lingual. Quite some information on artists regularly.

“Reflections of a Bygone Age”

were the publishers of “Picture Postcard Monthly” for some 35 years until April 2015 issue. They still publish the “Picture Postcard Annual”. Their web site still worthwhile to visit. See also the “Links” section for more interesting information, especially for beginners. The web site address of the new PPM publishers found here, too.

Historical ephemera and photographic images of Puerto Rico. An impressing site (in Spanish and English) in my opinion. See for yourself.

Postcards made of Wood

by photographer Maribel Herruzo from Spain. Interesting mixture of photographer / art / the old medium wood postcards. You can even order your own individual wooden cards. There is a second site with a blog on this topic, too.

A popular web site and definitely a must for all collecting actor movie star cards of the Ross-Verlag, Berlin. Checklists, plenty of historical information on the publishing business as well as on the person Heinrich Ross, too.

ETW Dennis of Scarborough published the first British picture post card in 1894. His firm, founded in 1870, had a long and distinguished career as a printer and publisher, which effectively ended in June 2000, when the firm went into liquidation ... in the very first years of the British picture postcard, 1894 to 1902. ... (George Webber’s web site at new address)

is the site of the postcard (and associated philatelic items) collector and research team organised under the roof the German Philatelist Association. Site in German language.

web site of the major French publication on old & modern postcards. Published bi-monthly, more than 60 pages in full colour. Impressive!


Oostende, Belgium. fine street view with the shops having plenty of postcards on display. By local publisher ‘C.D.’, sepia collotype, not p/u, pre-1914 date I believe.

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