The Southport Times Releases
Historical Postcard Collection

Press Release

September 13, 2006 – Southport, North Carolina (NC) – The Southport Times has unveiled their collection of Southport area postcards forPostcard - Southport Business Block 1910s public viewing. The Southport Times is the proud owner of the largest known collection of Southport area postcards. The collection includes vintage postcards of Southport, Oak Island and Bald Head Island dating back to the early 1900s and includes very rare postcards of the Cape Fear Lighthouse, the Price’s Creek Lighthouse, the Oak Island Life Saving Station and more. The collection also includes modern postcards dating through the current year.

The Southport Time’s postcard collection currently contains over 200 postcards and chronologically portrays the history of the Southport area using postcard photographs as the medium. The collection provides valuable insight as to what the Southport area has looked like in years gone by.

The collection has been obtained by The Southport Times card by card through eBay, postcard shows and through postcard dealers over the past two years. The collection is valued at more than $2,000.00. Modern cards purchased at local stores have cost as little as $0.25. The 1939 postcard of the Price’s Creek Lighthouse cost $79.00.

The collection has been converted to digital format by The Southport Times for online viewing. The original postcards have been stored in acetate-free postcard sleeves in a low humidity environment to maintain the integrity of this historical collection.

The collection can be viewed online at:

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