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  • About me

    Upon retirement from the New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations in 1981 I entered into a management position with a large cable TV Corp. serving Up State New York, and parts of Pennsylvania.( now part of Time Warner) While traveling in this position I passed many Yard Sales, Barn Sales, and Estate Sales, and thus started collecting small antiques. Eventually I stumbled into vintage post cards and was hooked. Over the next 5 years I accumulated a substantial inventory of cards and eventually started selling vintage post cards from an excellent antique mall the Country Sampler, Route 6, Sylvania, Bradford County, Pa. I also conducted a Post Card auction several times a year in Barr's Post Card New's publication. Eventually I accumulated an inventory of approximately 30,000 cards and have been buying, selling, and trading ever since. Along the way I picked up small antiques and collectibles and continued my hobby by selling at ebay since 1998. Every item I offer for sale in my booth is vintage of the era I describe. I do not sell reproductions of any sort. My Diecast models are an exception as they are contemporary collectibles that I started selling as a service to my Antique Car Show customers.
    I hope you enjoy my booth and find something you just cannot live without, and I thank you for the visit, and I will tell you that this is a Hobby for me and I am in it for the pure JOY !!
    I would also like you to know that I am a non smoker in a non smoking home and my entire inventory is stored in my home.
    You may contact me directly at karoden@sbcglobal.net

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  • Personal Endorsements of karoden

    fourbagger says: October 27, 2012

    Item purchased arrived promptly and in excellent condition. Highly recommend.

    southwestamericana says: August 17, 2012

    Bob is a wonderful asset to the Bonanza community….very knowledgeable…a true gentleman…someone who just naturally offers fantastic customer service. I was so pleased with my purchase….shipped quickly….keep me informed, and packaged to perfection. It just doesn’t get any better than this! His booth is awesome…if you haven’t browsed it yet……you should!

    amethyst27 says: May 20, 2012

    Bob is one of those very rare Sellers who goes above and beyond in all areas. He’s very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. His communication and Customer Service skills are outstanding. Quick detailed responses to any question you can throw at him, his vast knowledge comes from so many years collecting & selling postcards. Shipping was superfast and the cards were packaged to perfection, and I was thrilled with the cards in person. My experience was so positive I found myself coming back to his booth to look at all of his other postcards. In the future his booth will be the first place I check when looking for additional postcards. He’s a tremendous asset to Bonanza and I look forward to working with him in the future. Rating In All Areas – A Perfect 10++++!

    EuropeanGoodies says: December 04, 2011

    Gift Idea, Fellas!
    Especially for someone who has everything and you do not know what to give.
    It’s very personal and unique!!
    Bob’s cards are soooo sweet, (and such a perfect gift) I always scan them,
    include the picture into a Christmas or Birthday letter and send the original card too.

    TippysQuaintCottage says: March 29, 2011

    Gave me such wonderful and thorough advice. Very helpful and willing to help novices like me!

    bohunice says: July 20, 2010

    Thank you for great cooperation and help and patience,Bob! You are very nice seller and amazing person! I´m happy with your postcards!K.

    EuropeanGoodies says: April 30, 2010

    THIS is one special PostCard man, people! He’s extremely knowledgeable and experienced; has an abundance of antique postcards. Something for EVERYONE. GOT to check it out!
    Thank you Bob, for your kindness, letting me create your Promo Videos – and even PAY for what I love to do


    Sofy'sChoice says: March 07, 2009

    Bob is an extremely pleasant person to get to know. He takes extreme pride in business and you can tell it is his pride and joy. His knowledge much less his personality are wonderful assets to the Bonanzle family!

    Dazzlin says: January 27, 2009

    eXcellent Devoted Seller! Friendly, Awesome Booth, A total Pleasure! Terrific Asset to Bonanzle!

    TheNostalgiaNook says: January 22, 2009

    Fantastic member and booth. It’s Christmas year round! This booth is a must see what beautiful Postcards and collectibles.

    Ribbonsforareason says: December 16, 2008

    A Great person to work with! Always willing to help you out and do his best! He will be a great assest to this site!

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