Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Postcard of the day

July 28

Some trip. A long way from home. Uncle is having a fine time and goes wherever we go.
Mrs. Waldman

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Have lost the will to blog. Expect lots of postcards for the time being.


Professor Longnose said...

Postcards are experiencing the same decline as greeting cards. The number of individually mailed (not bulk-mailed [presorted], which are generally ads) cards, preprinted with stamps by the post office and privately printed without postage combined, fell from a high of 3,307,076,000 in 1990 to 1,436,994,000 in 2010.

Jim Donahue said...

I'm part of the problem. I can't remember the last time I sent one.

Professor Longnose said...

Just to clarify: the 1990 peak wasn't a historical high, just the high from which the current decline started. The most postcards ever sent by the USPS was in 1951: 3,434,000,000 preprinted and 1,073,000,000 non-preprinted cards.