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Curling and Hockey Postcards, Sports Collectibles

February 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Winter’s here, with the first snows of the season and sub-zero temperatures. Hot chocolate and hockey. Watching wintry sunsets amidst the hush that falls when roads are covered in snow. Well, sort of…In all fairness, we must tell you that a forecast of one to two inches of snow produces a “winter storm warning” here. As if preparing for the Blitzkrieg, hordes of shoppers descend en masse on local grocery stores, stripping the shelves bare of staples such as milk, bread and eggs. School officials stay up until the wee hours, monitoring conditions and trying to decide whether the roads will be navigable for school buses. We’re not kidding.

Curling Postcard

We recently were fortunate enough to find our second curling postcard, which brought to mind the Canadian winters we miss. This c. 1940s real-photo postcard, or RPPC, is a beauty, depicting women curlers on one of the sheets at the Seigniory Club at Le Château Montebello in Montebello, Quebec. It’s now known as the Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, but curling doesn’t appear to be offered anymore.


Ice Hockey Postcard

Another highly collectible genre of sports postcards is the hockey postcard: specifically, ice hockey. Here’s a recent find, a c. 1908 artist-signed F. Earl Christy hockey postcard showing a man with ice skates slung over his shoulder chatting with a woman who falls into the “pretty lady” or “glamour girl” category of art postcards. Sometimes, this card is seen with a caption reading: “Hockey is not the only game.”

Have fun browsing the sports postcards at our website. If you have any curling postcards or ice hockey postcards for sale, we’d love to hear from you!

Read more about winter sports postcards.

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