Postcard collecting is one of the three most popular American hobbies, after coins and stamps. Many households own at least some postcards, whether they are an inherited collection, cards sent over the years by friends and family, or collected on vacation. Tucker shares a basic overview of postcard history and the different types of postcards, then helps you decide what to do with the ones you have.

A retired journalist, Nancy Tucker has played with postcards on and off since the early 1950s, when her father was stationed at Sandia Base. Today, she has hundreds of Albuquerque postcards from all eras, as well as thousands from elsewhere. She says that postcards scratch an itch that lies somewhere between her interests in history and in graphics.