Welcome to pinebluffpostcards.com
Who knew there were so many postcards from Pine Bluff? I began collecting them over 20 years ago and now have more than I ever thought possible. In the first few years, I found the postcards the old-fashioned way – at flea markets & antique shops. Just when I thought I must have every old card from Pine Bluff, another five would turn up.
I only had about 20 PB postcards when a co-worker told me about this little on-line auction thing called “eBay”. After mastering eBay my collection doubled, tripled and quadrupled, eventually surging out of control (and out of my little plastic card file) with no less than 468 postcards, with, apparently, no end in sight.
Old Pine Bluff postcards are everywhere. I'll bet I’ve bought them from eBay dealers from every state in the nation. After all, the last place to look for a used postcard is in the place of origin, right? (And besides, I live in Dallas, Texas.) And without eBay, most of these little pieces of Pine Bluff would be catching dust in antique shops all over the country, never to be discovered (by me, anyway).
I would be remiss in not thanking the new friends I've made the last several years who have also helped me fill out my collection.
Ray Hanley, that guru of Arkansas postcards, unselfishly opened his collection and provided great copies of many cards I did not have.
Regina Priest, between shifts at JRMC, gave me access to her collection, providing me with some great ones I had never seen.
Karlyn Spencer, who came to Pine Bluff all the way from Tennessee to share her collection.
Sue Trulock at the Jefferson County Historical Museum for loaning me cards to copy.
Allen Whitwell, my favorite Pine Bluff postcard eBay competitor, has provided me with lots of good ones.
Ernie Wallis provided the wonderful card of the three couples in the hot air balloon setting – one of which is my Great Aunt Evelyn Perdue.
Johnie Martin (Design By Jmar), who has a done a great job with designing and building this site.
And there’s more! I already have a stash of new acquisitions to add, and have agreements with other collectors to get theirs onto the site, as well. Plus, there will be new features added to this site after I catch my breath. So add www. pinebluffpostcards.com to your favorite sites and keep checking in.
We’d love your comments and suggestions (or fact errors) on the comments page. And if some of these postcard scenes jog your memory, please tell us about that, too. This site could eventually serve as a memory book for all Pine Bluffians, past and present.
And if you have any old Pine Bluff postcards that I don’t, please contact me. (If you don’t want to part with them, I only need a color copy or scan.)
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