Monday, October 23, 2017

Vintage Postcards

vintage psotcards from the early 1900's
Time of the year when I buy large lots of vintage postcards to use in projects and to sell.

I prefer the ones which have been used - I find the messages interesting.

The florals sell well.

Postcards featuring chicks are usually kept for my private collection.

A part of the group of four hundred.

A wide variety of Christmas, New Year's, Easter, birthday, and other holidays.

The postcards are from 1900 to 1935.

Often the Thanksgiving cards feature an Americana theme.

New Year's cards sometimes have the date as part of the graphic.

One lone souvenir card from Niagara Falls.

Some collectors choose cards by the message or handwriting style.

If the postcards do not arrive in plastic sleeves, I keep some on hand to protect the cards.

I sell them for $1.75 to $3.00.

A small price to pay for a piece of history from a hundred years ago.

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  1. I have quite a few of those from that era. They are very slow sellers for me though. It may be b/c by the time someone pays for shipping & the price of the card, it's not worth it...even if it's free shipping. Just my 2 cents.

    1. You could sell several in themed lots of, maybe, 10 at a time. Then, the postage and handling might be worth it.

  2. I enjoy all the vintage post cards. The messages are always fun to read. You have such a great collection of them.

  3. Love! Husband brought me some from his parent's estate. Since they are mostly to a family we can find no connection to I will be selling them, but I love going through them and reading them. Fascinating little details of the past. Interesting to find fluid spelling on names.....

  4. Where do you sell them? Do you still have your etsy shop?

  5. What a great thing to collect! Maybe I am not looking but I don't see them while thrifting. I will have to PAY ATTENTION!! I love the look of them and it would be fun to read them.

  6. I do love me some vintage postcards. I found a seller for the postcard sleeves for 89 cents for 100. I just bought 10,000 at once. I should be good for awhile. But I use them for more than just postcards in my booth.

  7. I never see postcards around here. Love the Niagara Falls one!


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