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May 9, 2007

What are Mechanical Postcards?



"Mechanical postcards are postcards that have moving parts. Mechanicals may be as simple as a die cut top revealing a different picture when opened. Or it could be as complicated as pulling a tab for a curtain to move and totally change the image. Some mechanicals have wheels that change the faces on a body or dates on a calendar."

From: The Encyclopedia of Antique Postcards © by Susan Brown Nicholson
(used with permission)

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