Postcard Collection

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Postcard Collection

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This is a baker's dozen (that's 13, just so you know) of assorted Delaware postcards.  These are packaged together & mailed to your shipping address!

We would entertain the notion of putting together a special order over the phone with a flat rate shipping fee for the USPS Priority Mail.  Call us during business hours (302) 674-1787, we're friendly!

Some are designed by Jan Crumpley and we are making new ones, too! You should see an update in July of 2015!

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We sell postcards and that works out really well because we're inside the historic location in all of Delaware!  We are on the site of the Golden Fleece Tavern.  

Built in 1742, it was most of the block facing King Street (now State Street, we revolted from  that dang King!) on the corner of the Green.  It had stables, a barnyard, servants quarters out back, too. In 1777, Delaware knew it had to move the capital from New Castle and Dover was to be the capital.  We have but the three counties, Kent County being the middle and Dover is the County Seat.  While they were building the State House, the legislature met in the two taverns on the Green. Across the Green, we had another called the King George during colonial days but changed its name to the George Washington during the Revolution.  The General Assembly met there but the Senate met in the Golden Fleece. When they had a joint session, they met in the Golden Fleece, as they did in December of 1787 to ratify the US Constitution unanimously! We know that because Mrs. Battell, the tavern keeper of the Golden Fleece, was reimbursed by the State for the costs noted with that meeting! By 1791, Delaware finished building the State House and the Golden Fleece remained the social hub of the small capitol town of Dover, Delaware!

The old tavern had a good run until it was torn down in 1829 to make way for the Capital Hotel, opened in 1830.  It too was open for a good long time, until 1926 when it was purchased by our landlord's family and converted to apartments & offices.  We love our old building & the historical site.  There's lots more to tell, though, come see us!