Postcard Values

Postcard Values. Postcard values can vary by town, condition, and artist. Tears devalue cards to an extent. We look for cards in great condition with crisp corners. A lot of times, though, it's tough to...

Tears devalue cards to an extent. We look for cards in great condition with crisp corners. A lot of times, though, it's tough to find cards that are 90 or 100 years old without dulled corners. It devalues the card a little, but what's on the back or if there is writing on the front is more important to the value.


Q: Are postcards from overseas worth more than those from the United States?




Sometimes, but most dealers in the U.S. aren't going to find many collectors of foreign cards. U.S. state cards aren't going to be expensive over in Europe because they just don't have the clientele. It does not mean that the card has no value. It's just that you won't often get a customer looking for a card from Wales or Scotland.

Q: Do you recommend researching the value of a card before buying or selling it?

Yes, I would. I'd either have it checked out online or through an auction to see what values have been given to similar cards from that era. Values can range depending on the town, condition, or artist. They could be worth anything from $5 to $100 per card. It's always best to try to check out the value. If it's worth a large amount, I would try to take it to a show or contact a dealer.

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