Launch of '73s & 88s', a full colour book featuring incredible and bizzaro artwork from a private collection of Canadian QSL cards from the 1970s and 80s.
QSL postcards were exchanged by ham radio operators & CB operators to acknowledge and verify conversations that took place over long distances. Rudimentary information was supplemented by artwork that became increasingly imaginative, rude, eccentric, and impressive.
73s and 88s were 'Philips codes':
73s = Best Regards , 88s = hugs and kisses
Edited by S. Mercer and P. Mercer, cover art by Rob Whoriskey, layout and design by T. Bush.
106 pages. Full colour. 120gsm /300gsm. $30