| Create Account

Any words Exact Phrase
Enlarge Text
A A A

Postcards

Postcards were first legally permitted in Austria on October 1, 1869. The United States passed postal regulations allowing the card in 1872. Most of the picture postcards collected today date after 1910. Hand-colored postcards were popular in the 1920-1930 period. The amount of postage can help to date a card. The rates are: 1872 (1 cent), 1917 (2 cents), 1919 (1 cent), 1925 (2 cents), 1928 (1 cent), 1952 (2 cents), 1958 (3 cents), 1963 (4 cents), 1968 (5 cents), 1971 (6 cents), 1973 (8 cents), 1975 (7 cents), 1976 (9 cents), 1978 (10 cents), March 1981 (12 cents), November 1981 (13 cents), 1985 (14 cents), 1988 (15 cents), 1991 (19 cents), 1995 (20 cents), 2001 (21 cents), 2002 (23 cents), 2006 (24 cents), 2007 (26 cents), 2008 (27 cents, 2009 (28 cents), 2011 (29 cents). While most postcards sell for low prices, a small number bring high prices. Some of these are listed here.

SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.13.0
    [timestamp] => 2014-12-19T16:36:26.279Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 131377380907
                            [title] => S.S.KOMA MARU JAPAN PICTURE POSTCARD SIGNED BY SHIP'S CAPTAIN SUNK BY QUEENFISH
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 66638
                                    [categoryName] => Other
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mJgUH07RzSP890SM74F_Wbw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=postcards&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=131377380907
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 92407
                            [location] => San Bernardino,CA,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => US
                                            [1] => CA
                                            [2] => GB
                                            [3] => AU
                                            [4] => AT
                                            [5] => BE
                                            [6] => FR
                                            [7] => DE
                                            [8] => IT
                                            [9] => JP
                                            [10] => ES
                                            [11] => CH
                                            [12] => NL
                                            [13] => HK
                                            [14] => MX
                                        )

                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 50.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 50.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT2H7M59S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-12-12T18:44:25.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-12-19T18:44:25.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/131377380907_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 251754673867
                            [title] => ROYAL ALBERT SALAD PLATE PETTIPOINTE 7 ¾" & 6 J. Lennon postcards signed Spindel
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 63531
                                    [categoryName] => Plates & Chargers
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mDFHb9Avd43bvzIviwy07Pw/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=postcards&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=251754673867
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 85086
                            [location] => Phoenix,AZ,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => US
                                            [1] => GB
                                            [2] => AU
                                            [3] => AT
                                            [4] => BE
                                            [5] => FR
                                            [6] => DE
                                            [7] => IT
                                            [8] => JP
                                            [9] => ES
                                            [10] => CH
                                            [11] => NL
                                            [12] => HK
                                            [13] => MX
                                        )

                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 12.95
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 12.95
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT5H23M42S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 17.95
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 17.95
                                    [startTime] => 2014-12-12T22:00:08.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-12-19T22:00:08.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/251754673867_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 261698757127
                            [title] => GLASS BOWL PRESSED AND ETCHED VINTAGE-lennon postcards
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 4764
                                    [categoryName] => Pressed Glass
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/meaxkrWPmLymi7r5nhIyXSQ/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=postcards&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=261698757127
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 85086
                            [location] => Phoenix,AZ,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => US
                                            [1] => GB
                                            [2] => AU
                                            [3] => AT
                                            [4] => BE
                                            [5] => FR
                                            [6] => DE
                                            [7] => IT
                                            [8] => JP
                                            [9] => ES
                                            [10] => TW
                                            [11] => NL
                                            [12] => CN
                                            [13] => HK
                                            [14] => MX
                                        )

                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 12.95
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 12.95
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT5H23M43S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 17.95
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 17.95
                                    [startTime] => 2014-12-12T22:00:09.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-12-19T22:00:09.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/261698757127_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 261698757131
                            [title] => Colbalt Blue Cut Glass Clear bowls plus 6 John Lennon postcards
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 989
                                    [categoryName] => Other
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mTQAvj-Fsu0muGE5G8h0qZg/140.jpg
                            [viewItemURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=2&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=postcards&lgeo=1&vectorid=229466&item=261698757131
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 85086
                            [location] => Phoenix,AZ,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => US
                                            [1] => CA
                                            [2] => GB
                                            [3] => AU
                                            [4] => AT
                                            [5] => BE
                                            [6] => FR
                                            [7] => DE
                                            [8] => IT
                                            [9] => JP
                                            [10] => ES
                                            [11] => TW
                                            [12] => NL
                                            [13] => CN
                                            [14] => HK
                                            [15] => MX
                                        )

                                    [expeditedShipping] => true
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 22.95
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 22.95
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT5H23M43S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 31.95
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 31.95
                                    [startTime] => 2014-12-12T22:00:09.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-12-19T22:00:09.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/261698757131_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 35
            [totalEntries] => 138
        )

    [itemSearchURL] => http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=postcards&lgeo=1&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3FLH_Auction%3D1%26_nkw%3DPostcards%26_ddo%3D1%26_ipg%3D4%26_mcats%3D870%257C20081%26_pgn%3D1%26_sop%3D1
)
strkey:postcards
metakey:Postcards
870,20081
Details
Price
Login / Create Account for Price
Pattern or Item
Post Cereal Club House
Category
Description
Battle Creek, Michigan, 3 1/2 X 5 1/2 In.
Year Priced
2006

Get the latest collecting news

Enter you email below to receive for FREE the latest tips, antiques & collectibles news every Wednesday.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact us for more information.
Kovels Premium