GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A Vietnam Navy Veteran is sharing his collection of historic postcards with his fellow Veterans at the Help Hospital Veterans Organization.
Clinton Buniger has over 10,000 postcards that date back all the way to 1890 and has decided to share his extensive collection with others at the HHV.
“The enthusiasm they have, the ‘oh my gosh they had that in them days’ that’s what I enjoy I have an interest and they appreciate it,” said Buniger.
On Wednesday Buniger showed off his impressive collection for the other volunteers at the HHV. His cards range from Military to pin-up girls and come on a variety of materials.
Buniger said he has wooden, metal, linen, and leather cards that have all gone through the mail system. His collection includes rare World War I and II postcards from different branches of the Military.
The collection started back in the 1960’s and is still going strong. Buniger said he has found all of his cards at yard sales, antique stores and consignment shops.
Buniger explained to the group that his favorite part about all of the different postcards is all of the history that comes from the different types and artwork on each one.
“The origin of postcards, I’ve got them starting from 1890 and a little history about the different eras of postcards and when they came out,” said Buniger.
The impressive collection will be featured at the HHV office at 1670 North Avenue from now until December Fourth.
By: Stacia Strong
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