QSL Cards

Ham CB SWL QSL Postcards

 During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Many cards have mention of children, refered to as background noise. Some taunt the FCC about then rules and regulations.
About 2005, we bought a very large collection of QSL cards from the estate of the late Henry C. Tadrzenski, KMA-4245, from Bristol, CT. At the time, we looked at them, we sorted them by states, and then re-stored them until now. Henry was an avid user of Citizens Band radio, back in the mid 1960's. He traded bundles of cards with everyone, most times without making radio contact, and accumulated over 15,000 cards.  All of the cards appear to be from the same time period, from about 1965-1969. Some cards have a 4 or 5 cent stamp and postmark, and some may just be noted with a date and comments about radio equipment. Some cards have pre-zipcode zone numbers, and some have letters in their telephone number. A few even have notice of their old original CB call sign that was change to the newer assignment, back in the early 1960's.  Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed.

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KAL-0909 George Busby Houston TX 1960s Vintage Postcard CB Radio QSL

KAL-0909 George Busby Houston TX 1960s Vintage Postcard CB Radio QSL

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KAM-0677 Henry Bell Long Beach CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card 1

KAM-0677 Henry Bell Long Beach CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card 1

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KAM-0677 Henry Bell Long Beach CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card 2

KAM-0677 Henry Bell Long Beach CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card 2

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KAR-1628 Sal Maita Daly City CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

KAR-1628 Sal Maita Daly City CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KAR-2806 Mike Woodrome Oakland CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

KAR-2806 Mike Woodrome Oakland CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KAT-0201 Prefix Swapper Fullerton CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL

KAT-0201 Prefix Swapper Fullerton CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KBA-3517 Thomas Huey Napa CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

KBA-3517 Thomas Huey Napa CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KBD-1463 SSG Henry Sam Sampier TX 1960s Vintage Postcard CB Radio QSL

KBD-1463 SSG Henry Sam Sampier TX 1960s Vintage Postcard CB Radio QSL

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KBH-0254 Ronald Hoskins Azusa CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

KBH-0254 Ronald Hoskins Azusa CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KBK-1033 Charles Sampson San Jose CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL

KBK-1033 Charles Sampson San Jose CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KBK-1698 Boyce Henderson AFB CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

KBK-1698 Boyce Henderson AFB CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KBK-2028 Bob Scarbrough San Jose CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

KBK-2028 Bob Scarbrough San Jose CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KBK-2246 Mac McGuire Sacramento CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

KBK-2246 Mac McGuire Sacramento CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KBK-2380 Jim Campbell Whittier CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

KBK-2380 Jim Campbell Whittier CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KBK-2838 Jack Reed Torrance CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

KBK-2838 Jack Reed Torrance CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

KBK-2905 E Husted Fullerton CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

KBK-2905 E Husted Fullerton CA 1960s Vintage Postcard CB QSL Card

Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s ... (more)

$14.00 $10.50

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