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. 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), 2012 (32 cents), 2013 (33 cents), 2014 (34 cents). While most postcards sell for low prices, a small number bring high prices. Some of these are listed here.
You can sort by any title. Click on any of the top titles to sort. If you want to see how it works, click on “Year Priced.” All prices are reviewed by experts, but not every price has an image.
|Image||Category||Pattern or Item||Description||Year Priced||Price|
|Postcards||Salminas Resort||Cottage, Lake County, Calif., Photograph||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Sheridan Inn||Wyoming, Photograph||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Sincerely Yours||Warren G. Harding, Black & White||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Sportsmens Park||St. Louis||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||St. Anthony||Idaho, Chevron Gas Station, Photograph, 1940||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||State Girls Series||Kansas In Silk, Red Silk Applied To Dress||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Stay Sick||Ghoulardi, Horror Movie Host, Autographed, 1963 ~illus||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Stein Series||Indian, Fabric Art Co., 1908||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Switzers Dept Store||Tucson, Drawing, Russell Wilson||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Titanic||Largest Ship In The World Remembrance, 1912||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Tobacco Field View||Marion, Leaves, Workers In Background, 1910||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Triumph Speed Twin||Motorcycle, Model 5t, Distributors Addresses Back||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Tulare High School Banner||Calif., Embroidered, Yellow, Red, 1907||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||U.s. Olympic Team||Rome, Team Names Printed On Back, 1960||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Waldport||Oregon, Oregon Coast Highway, Sawyer Photo Street Scene, 1930s||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||White Sulphur Springs||W.va., Hotel Swimming Pool, Photograph, 1920||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||World War I Soldier||Full Dress Uniform, On Stool||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Camel Can Go 8 Days Without A Drink||Who Wants To Be A Camel||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Cape Smythe Whaling & Trading Co.||Eskimo Children, Photograph||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Easter||Mechanical Butterfly||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Harding & Wife||Seated With Others In Background||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Horse Blankets||Stratton||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Josephine Baker||Autographed||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Miss Alice Roosevelt||Hand Written On Front Picture||1998||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Silhouette Of Wilson||Quote From Josiah Holland||1998||Login / Create Account for Price|