Collecting vintage postcards
Poor P : An incomplete postcard which shows an image that has been seriously affected. The same is true for cards emanating from areas where native usage was small, such as some of the Pacific Ocean islands. Over the years we have met some of the most knowledgeable and interesting people in their field and believe that you can never stop learning. The majority of cards are worth just a few pence or cents regardless of age. Drop-down menus will appear of the areas of interest. Use the category list at right to find the topics of interest to you, or use the search above to look for specific terms. Topographical cards fall into two broad categories: Real photographic postcards: Printed direct from the negative and, in the 'Golden Age' of postcard production from to , these cards were often produced in very limited numbers by local photographers.
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Many British collections contain cards sent home from British troops serving in France and Belgium during the First World War, but these cards are common and rarely have much value. Motel Postcards — Chrome postcards with interesting signs. I have not added all the new digital collections to this list. Postcard from James Joyce to friend It is allowed to download postcards from this site for private use, however it is always required to mention the original source if the information is to be used elsewhere on the internet. Diner Postcard Collection.
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With subjects such as children and glamour, the postcard artist is an important factor in assessing a card's value. Louis Wain produced a large number of cat designs and his work is widely collected. The American Motel —Vintage motels. Topical Postcards Our store carries a large selection of topical postcards. Superb Detail: An art nouveau style postcard from the 'Roma' set by prolific postcard artist Raphael Kirchner
Visit our Postcard Age page for help in determining the age of vintage postcards. Usually of their own locality or perhaps places they have lived. More than old postcards on this site! Art nouveau and art deco glamour cards by artists such as Alphonse Mucha pictured in the image above and Raphael Kirchner pictured in the image below can sell for three-figure sums, as long as the condition is good. We also carry foreign postcards. Some old postcards are truly antiques, being over years old. Topographical postcards and those depicting social history are by far the most important collecting area in the UK.