| 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] => 1.12.0
    [timestamp] => 2014-08-30T22:16:31.754Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 221530829660
                            [title] => JAPAN Japanese Postcard Original Art Hand-Painting Artist Seal Woman Lotus #15
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 20259
                                    [categoryName] => Japan
                                )

                            [secondaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 38125
                                    [categoryName] => Paintings & Scrolls
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/m9zWJa8FpHsoUbz7b8frq_Q/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=221530829660
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 2.0
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => US
                                            [1] => CA
                                            [2] => AU
                                            [3] => Europe
                                            [4] => Asia
                                        )

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

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 49.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 49.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT0H39M48S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-08-23T22:56:19.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-08-30T22:56:19.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/221530829660_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 191299085421
                            [title] => ORIGINAL ANTIQUE FRENCH SHABBY PINK ROSES GORGEOUS POSTCARD BOY BOAT
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 73467
                                    [categoryName] => Other
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/m4-68Nwzwl8Q6vt-fUVHrSQ/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=191299085421
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => true
                            [postalCode] => 85300
                            [location] => France
                            [country] => FR
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => Free
                                    [shipToLocations] => Array
                                        (
                                            [0] => GB
                                            [1] => AU
                                            [2] => DE
                                            [3] => Americas
                                            [4] => Asia
                                        )

                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 1
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 29.5
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 29.5
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT1H40M28S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => true
                                    [buyItNowPrice] => 39.5
                                    [convertedBuyItNowPrice] => 39.5
                                    [startTime] => 2014-08-23T23:56:59.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-08-30T23:56:59.000Z
                                    [listingType] => AuctionWithBIN
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/191299085421_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 151391145517
                            [title] => UKIYOE HIROSHIGE Woodblock print POSTCARD Japanese antique  Rare Limited ukiyo-e
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 38126
                                    [categoryName] => Prints
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/m/mwi0Yxa5m_uBtKOuFqN-aSQ/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=151391145517
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => Japan
                            [country] => JP
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 2.2
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 1.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 1.99
                                    [bidCount] => 1
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT3H45M14S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-08-24T02:01:45.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-08-31T02:01:45.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/151391145517_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 151391146102
                            [title] => UKIYOE HIROSHIGE Woodblock print POSTCARD Japanese antique  Rare Limited ukiyo-e
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 38126
                                    [categoryName] => Prints
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mp5UU-t4m1j9n1stDiU-dbQ/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=151391146102
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => Japan
                            [country] => JP
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 2.2
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 3
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 1.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 1.99
                                    [bidCount] => 1
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT3H46M29S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2014-08-24T02:03:00.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2014-08-31T02:03:00.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/151391146102_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 76
            [totalEntries] => 302
        )

    [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
Farmer At R R Station
Category
Description
Wonder If I Can Spend That, Boston, Unused, 1908
Year Priced
1995

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