Expert to talk on old, rare postcards, especially from Texas

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Recently, we headed out northwest of Dripping Springs to see Ken Wilson, a retired jewelry maker who is an expert in postcards, especially from the early 20th century, when they were the Facebook, Instagram and emails of their day.


We’ll do a big profile of Wilson and his fascinations, but first, we wanted to alert anybody who collects historic postcards that he will be speaking at the Texas State Library and Archives at 11:30 on July 9. To RSVP, email at


Ken Wilson

The archives, located in the Zavala Building just east of the Capitol at 1201 Brazos St., have produced a small show, “Wish You Were Here,” of rare postcards that illustrate the state’s history. It’s entirely free.

We’ll do a bigger story on Ken before the Austin Postcard & Paper Show, which is Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at the Frank Fickett Scout Centr, 12500 North Interstate 35 at Parmer Lane.



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