A Great haul of vintage papers

Vintage paper haulLast month my kids and I went to Salt Lake City to along with my husband who was attending a conference. The conference provided day care for children of attendees so I essentially had 3 days to entertain myself. Our hotel was in downtown, about 7 blocks away from an antique mall.

Over the course of 2 days I combed every stall, through the contents of every vendor. It took about 3 hours total. I was looking for vintage papers; things with interesting illustrations, color patterns, etchings, photos, hand-written letters with pretty writing, maps, paper currency, etc.

Here are some of the more interesting things I picked up:

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And I loved this postcard from 1906. It cost me 50 cents.

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In all I spent about $40 and enjoyed myself thoroughly. What am I going to do with all of it? I’ll explain in my next post.

2 Replies to “A Great haul of vintage papers”

  1. Ooooooh – I love it!!! Wish I would have been there with you!!!! I gues Naschmarkt is nothing compared to what you discovered in Salt Lake City!! My favourite is of course the Mersey Tunnel Jubilee one!!! 🙂

    1. Ahh, but my findings at Naschmarkt come with sentimental value that increases their worth to me immeasurably. And, you know, I’ve never been to an antique shop in Vienna, only the open market. There must be tons of great shops I have yet to visit. I’ll have to do a little research before the next time I come.

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