You don’t see them a lot in San Antonio estate sales, but I came across a nice collection a few weeks ago. This article is to help you determine vintage postcards value.
The history of the postcard started in 1861, with a US Congressional Act that allowed the mailing of privately printed cards weighing less than an ounce. Until 1872, postcards were primarily printed by two men: first John P. Charlton and then Hyman L. Lipman.
Postcards have a serious and dedicated following of collectors. They’re small, lightweight and plentiful, which makes them a perfect item for amassing a large collection. Vintage postcards, in particular, offer a unique glimpse of the past.
The value of old postcards is affected by many variable factors, but demand, condition and rarity often have the greatest influence on how much a postcard’s worth. As experienced valuers of collectables, our experts are often asked: How do I value my vintage and old postcards?
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