TUCSON POST CARD EXCHANGE CLUB

EMPIE POSTCARDS



The Tucson Post Card Exchange Club has taken upon the task of checklisting the postcards produced by the artist Hal Empie (3/26/1909-3/26/2002) who was an Honorary Member of our club. He made them for a limited time period in the 1930s and 1940s and then continued on only with his oil painting. Hal first set up shop in Duncan, Arizona, and later moved to Tubac. His daughter, Ann Groves, reproduced 50 of his postcards in the early 1990s. Ann thinks there are about 250 original postcards out there, but there could easily be many more lurking in attics, albums, etc. You can help us by looking through your postcards and telling us what you find. Unfortunately, the numbers on the postcards were publishers' numbers and they have no real meaning. Some of the postcards do have dates, so that will help get the list going. And for now, at least, we will list them with publishers' numbers as a guide.

Identifying the original postcards from the reproduced postcards may be done with little difficulty. The original postcards have "Gloss Tone" printed on the back -- the reproduced postcards do not. Here are scans of the front and back of both an original and a reproduction with the same design to help in detecting an original:

ORIGINAL:REPRODUCTION:


A scan of another Empie postcard (a reproduction) may be seen at the bottom of this page.


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