The only QSL cards that I have that were not mailed to me were a few I got for christmas - it's almost impossible to find quality prints of old radio stations, but some QSL cards had decent photos - I've got a couple of really old school station cards framed on the wall for the station pics.
There is a book, I think called Hello World, that is a collection of photos of QSL cards from one amateurs collection - it's a nice book of history.
Personally, I hate to see QSL cards pitched without being sorted for the 'better' stuff - which in my eyes would be at least one from every country/state/county, plus any card that was of visual interest - either a unique design, a really terrific picture, a special contact, etc.
I don't have nearly that many cards yet, but I'm slowly working on it.
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Like most of us hams in CA and the US in general, probably VERY VERY Few people in the world would WANT an official WA6MHZ QSL Card.
Originally Posted by WA6MHZ
Gene Brewer - W5DQ
DXCC - WAZ - VUCC - WAS - WAC - IOTA
ARRL Life Member - Sierra ARC - Hi Desert DX Association
W6 Incoming DX QSL Buro "L" Segment Sorter
Ridgecrest, CA - DM15dp
Holders of 5DQ / W5DQ Callsign
1916 thru 2012
Circa 1916 : Mr. Roy Stanton, Bonham, Texas (assumed SK)
Circa 1921 : Mr. Felix Boizelle, New Orleans, Louisiana (SK)
Circa 1923 : T.J.M. Daly, North Little Rock, Arkansas (assumed SK)
Circa 1925 : Q. Vockrodt (assumed SK) and Frances O. Davis (SK),
both of Cushing, Oklahoma. Call listed for both names.
1926 - 1941 : Mr. Francis Owen Davis, Cushing, OK (SK)
1947 - 1998 : Dr. Felix Boizelle, M.D., Baton Rouge, LA (SK)
2000 - 2008 : Mr. Landon John (Jack) Brewer, Jr., Hatfield, AR (my Dad) (SK)
2009 - onward : Gene Brewer, Ridgecrest, CA
I can't see wanting to acquire other people's QSL cards, but I would never, ever part with mine....not with any of them.