Create Account

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. 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.

SimpleXMLElement Object
(
    [ack] => Success
    [version] => 1.13.0
    [timestamp] => 2017-10-19T11:33:52.580Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 272880569759
                            [title] => JAPANESE  LACQUERED POST CARD ALBUM SILK PAINTED PAGES  c1910 FOR RESTORATION
                            [globalId] => EBAY-GB
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 73466
                                    [categoryName] => Other Japanese
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mXJe8UyCb6pVNxlGTsIpX8A/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=272880569759
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => WR11UT
                            [location] => United Kingdom
                            [country] => GB
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 20.77
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 0
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 6.5
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 8.56
                                    [bidCount] => 4
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT1H49M47S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-10-09T13:23:39.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-10-19T13:23:39.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                    [watchCount] => 14
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 202077266988
                            [title] => Antique Framed Postcard - 5x7 Frame - Postmarked 1909 - Made In Germany -Flower
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 40024
                                    [categoryName] => Picture Frames
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/m88h8TcbFoKyo64hdM5moGw/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=202077266988
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 80241
                            [location] => Denver,CO,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 4
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 10.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 10.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT6H42M36S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-10-09T18:16:28.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-10-19T18:16:28.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 192329239971
                            [title] => Vintage Framed Postcard-American Made -Early 1900's "Mint" - Ceramic Frame
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 40024
                                    [categoryName] => Picture Frames
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mhTghYd20SNk3tize6M2SeQ/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=192329239971
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => 80241
                            [location] => Denver,CO,USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => Calculated
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 4
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 12.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 12.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT6H49M11S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-10-09T18:23:03.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-10-19T18:23:03.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 311977056510
                            [title] => PRIMITIVE WOODEN DOG CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT +1910 POSTCARD +PINERY~AAFA FOLK ART
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 1217
                                    [categoryName] => Primitives
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/mk2tYbPeXpcB3RttSBETpxg/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=311977056510
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => USA
                            [country] => US
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 6.95
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 2
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 8.95
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 8.95
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT8H5M24S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-10-09T19:39:16.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-10-19T19:39:16.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/311977056510_1_1_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 17
            [totalEntries] => 68
        )

    [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
Columbian Exposition
Category
Description
1893, 8 Piece
Year Priced
1995

Get The Latest Collecting News Every Week for FREE!

Enter your email below to receive Kovels Komments for the latest antiques & collectibles news, answers to readers questions, marks and tips. In your inbox every Wednesday.

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