VintagePostcards.org: Antique and Collectible Postcards FAQ
- Are these old postcards or reproductions?
All postcards shown and offered for sale are authentic antique postcards. We guarantee their authenticity and offer no reproductions for sale.
- Do you buy antique postcards?
Yes, we do. WE BUY OLD POSTCARD COLLECTIONS, LARGE AND SMALL!
Do you have vintage postcards or other antique paper collectibles to sell such as Victorian trade cards, antique Valentines, photographs and other ephemera? We’re one of the best online postcard dealers. We’ll pay top dollar for your collection. Do you have a shoebox of old postcards and you’re wondering what they’re worth? We can tell you!
Here’s a sampling of postcards we buy:
- Entire postcard albums, pre-1970
Foreign Countries: We particularly like linens and real photos from the Caribbean, Mexico, Norway, South America, the Philippine Islands, Tahiti and U.S. territories
Holidays including Christmas and Santa Claus, Decoration Day, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Hanukkah, Lincoln’s birthday, Memorial Day and Washington’s birthday
- Large-letter linen greeting postcards and linen roadside postcards including motels, cafes, bus stations, taverns, etc.
- Real Photo Post Cards
United States and Canadian town views: Especially interested in Delaware, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Rhode Island and West Virginia in the United States, any Canadian province - especially Newfoundland — and any small towns
Postcard Topics: actors and actresses, advertising postcards, agriculture, airlines, airports, alligator borders, amusement parks (including carousels and merry-go-rounds), angels, animals and insects, Arctic exploration, artist-signed postcards, asylums and institutions, automobiles and trucks, aviation, banks (especially national banks), barber shops, baseball, bathing beauties, battleships and other ships, beer and breweries, bicycles, billiards, black Americana (including lynchings and KKK postcards), bowling and bowling alleys, boxing, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other scouting collectibles, cafes and restaurants, car dealers, card games such as poker, carnivals, casinos and gambling, cemeteries and funerals, chimney sweeps, circus, the Civil War, clowns, Coca-Cola, curling, dead people in coffins, diners, disasters, Disney, dressed animals (such as dressed cats, dressed chickens and dressed dogs), cowboys, factories and mills, fairs and exhibitions, fire engines and other firefighting postcards, fishing, football, gas stations and service stations, gay interests, ghost towns, golf, grocery stores, hockey, horse racing, hunting, ice cream, Indians / Native American, Judaica, lighthouse postcards, logging, Main Street scenes, Masonic and other fraternal postcards, medical, mermaids, midgets, military, mining (gold, silver, etc.), motorcycles, Moxie, nursing, politics, postcards about postcards, prisons and jails, propaganda (U.S. and foreign), racetracks, railroad, Red Cross, retail stores, rodeos, Route 66 (and other well-known highways such as Route 20, Route 30, Route 40, Route 50, Route 6 and Route 70), sanitariums, smoking, snowmen, sports, stadiums, subways, tattoos, tobacco, town views, train stations, trains, trolley postcards, Uncle Sam, university and college girls, veterinarians, Victorian trade cards, watches and clocks, Western Americana
- Other Interests: CDVs, stereoviews and tintypes
Please contact us via sales - at sign - vintagepostcards.org and briefly describe the postcards and we’ll take it from there on a case-by-case basis. Postcards must be in good condition — not musty, excessively water damaged, excessively soiled or torn, etc. To put it simply, not all postcards were created equally. Please do NOT send unsolicited packets of postcards, as these will only be returned at our discretion. By sending unsolicited postcards to us, you acknowledge that you’ve read this FAQ.
Do you appraise postcards?
It’s not possible to offer online appraisals of postcards, even based upon scans. For security reasons, we also don’t open unsolicited e’mail attachments or view any images otherwise attached to or located within e’mail. Please see our postcard collecting, postcard price guides and Canadiana pages for more information on vintage postcards. If you require further assistance, contact us via sales - at sign - vintagepostcards.org to discuss appraisal fees and arrange for an appraisal. Please don’t send unsolicited postcards or other paper materials; we can’t be responsible for them nor are we responsible for paying return postage on unsolicited materials.
Folks, we get dozens and dozens and dozens of requests a month from people wanting to know the value of “just one postcard,” or a very few postcards. Perhaps you’d enjoy a selection from the postcard books page.
How much is shipping when I buy postcards?
Shipping is a flat rate of $2.00, no matter how many postcards you purchase. Buy one postcard and shipping is $2.00. Buy 10 postcards and shipping is $2.00. We ship anywhere in the world. We ship all postcards in archival quality sleeves, securely packed.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept secure electronic payments via PayPal. Cash is sent at your own risk. Please do not send stamps as partial payment. For further information, please refer to our Terms of Service.
What is your return policy?
Simply return your postcard within 7 days in the same condition as it was received, and we’ll refund your money, less shipping costs.
More questions? Please contact us at webmaster - at sign - vintagepostcards.org