Antique Trader: Candy-themed postcards sweet to collect Postcard collectors can enjoy the pursuit of candy without actually eating any. Postcards show the attitude toward sweets was very different in the early 1900s, with many people believing that they we
candy boxes from this era are worth a collector’s attention.
Seemingly unrelated scenes were also distributed to call attention to candy products. If there’s advertising on the back, the card is a keeper.
It’s still possible to put together an impressive album of candy cards, some more enjoyable than a sweet treat and definitely longer lasting. ■
Barbara Andrews has contributed postcard articles to Antique Trader magazine for more than 35 years. She’s an author of women’s fiction, working on her 50th book in partnership with her daughter.
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