Printed and coloured topographical cards: These were produced on a printing press and lack the definition of the real photographic card. Otherwise, still a clean and perfect card. Near Mint: Like Mint, but showing some very slight aging or discolouration - probably from being in an album or other unprotected storage format. It may have noticeably rounded corners and some creasing or edge damage, but it is still in a collectable state. Whilst postcard grading is a subjective area, cards which are worn, damaged or dirty tend to be less desirable. This is from a vintage Valentine postcard from the early s.
Vintage Valentine Postcards and Illustrations for Collectors
Humorous and Risque Cards. Santa or Halloween cards, however, are rarely available to the casual browser and are hardly ever available for a dollar or two. Mark and Tracy Powell. Also see the Canadiana and Northern Ontario Postcard Photographers pages for additional postcard references. Let's Be Love Birds this tiny card has fuzzy hearts on it.
Antique postcards give us a glimpse into the past, showing examples of places, fashions, and humor from the past. If you acquire a damaged card, it may have little commercial value and is best thought of as a space-filler. Here are a number of references which can be used to research old antique postcards and to date vintage postcards. Belgium - Wallonia - Postcards Collection of - Home Sell Your Postcards. One single Christmas card that includes the autograph of a well-known artist, like Ellen Clapsaddle, can be worth over 50 euro. This would be an impossible task for any organisation to undertake.
If you acquire a damaged card, it may have little commercial value and is best thought of as a space-filler. Girl with Hearts stand-up card. Most every home in the early part of the 20th century had a postcard album holding greetings from near and far. Collect Vintage Postcards. Such a waste of memories, historical value, and future profits.