Vintage Postcards + [vintage]

Leather Vintage Postcard Fun

My jaw dropped when MK (that groovy wonderful girl) posted this on her blog...

This is for my friend, Marie, our resident antique postcard expert! This is a leather postcard, copyrighted 1907 and sent from Chicago with a penny stamp. It belonged to Adam's great-grandmother.

Novelty leather postcards were printed between 1904 - 1908. The leather was branded and then tinted. Yee -haw cowboy! The US postal service banned them in 1909 because they kept on jamming newly designed sorting machines:)

That cowhide sure is flexible! Thank you so much MK! You're the cow's moo!