Each year Bobbi Mastrangelo selects one of her art images for National Post Card Week which is celebrated annually during the first full week in May. Over one hundred fifty persons trade cards during the spring and summer season. Post Card Collectors, also called Deltiologists, have participated in the NPCW Exchange for twenty six years. Some of the PC Aficionados have specific themes, for example: the cards of Eileen Goldsmith display outhouse cartoons, Jack Mount deals with historic markers along Route 66 and Audrey Madan’s cards honor antique hat pins.
An extensive National Post Card Week Collection is posted by Demaris Swint at. Her site and many other links to NPCW issues can be found on popular search engines.
Bobbi Mastrangelo’s post cards are based on her art theme of manhole covers and water covers. Most of her images included a photo of a sculpture relief. Exceptions were in the Patriotic Series. In 2007 and 2008 her camouflage grate and base were set into a sandy moraine landscape.
The 2009 card, “American Pride,” is a detail taken from a small, irregularly shaped sculpture relief.
It is a scene of a USA manhole cover and a child’s chalked lettering on the sidewalk:
“I LUV the USA… by Molly.”
NPCW issues from 1992 to the present are exhibited on her web site bio: http://bobbimastrangelo.com/postcards.php. Post card dedications and related stories are archived on Mastrangelo’s News-Blog:
Bobbi Mastrangelo’s 2009 Post Card: “American Pride”