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] => 2017-03-27T07:10:15.032Z
    [searchResult] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [@attributes] => Array
                (
                    [count] => 4
                )

            [item] => Array
                (
                    [0] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 292063674166
                            [title] => Daruma 43 Magazine yatate netsuke Japanese metal Japanese postcard 
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 37938
                                    [categoryName] => Netsuke
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/m/m-GTJ_rN3PHwALStn1wGbYA/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=292063674166
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => Japan
                            [country] => JP
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => Free
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 10
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 19.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 19.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT0H14M26S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-03-22T07:24:41.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-03-27T07:24:41.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/292063674166_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [1] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 292063674311
                            [title] => Daruma 56 Mag. Japanese hanging scroll tea ceremony postcard zen Meiji netsuke
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 73466
                                    [categoryName] => Other Japanese Antiques
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/m66eJ8VsKfHbN768XrTey4g/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=292063674311
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => Japan
                            [country] => JP
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 0.0
                                    [shippingType] => Free
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 5
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 19.99
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 19.99
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT0H14M53S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-03-22T07:25:08.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-03-27T07:25:08.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/292063674311_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                    [2] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 222446071535
                            [title] => Rare Historical Libbey Cut Glass Works Toledo Ohio Postcard 1911
                            [globalId] => EBAY-ENCA
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 20229
                                    [categoryName] => Ohio
                                )

                            [secondaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 7290
                                    [categoryName] => American Brilliant
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/m-q4sGgK-W6-N5iQmjy1nmQ/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=222446071535
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [postalCode] => V6X2S4
                            [location] => Canada
                            [country] => CA
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingServiceCost] => 1.5
                                    [shippingType] => Flat
                                    [shipToLocations] => Worldwide
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                    [handlingTime] => 10
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 14.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 10.47
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT8H40M38S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-03-20T15:50:53.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-03-27T15:50:53.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => true
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/222446071535_1_0_1.jpg
                            [condition] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [conditionId] => 3000
                                    [conditionDisplayName] => Used
                                )

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

                    [3] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                        (
                            [itemId] => 252818560456
                            [title] => Bonzo dog painting 1931 Steiner !! No postcards!!
                            [globalId] => EBAY-US
                            [primaryCategory] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [categoryId] => 37908
                                    [categoryName] => The Americas
                                )

                            [galleryURL] => http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/m/mzVlicxaXke5O6o8UIAaI5Q/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=252818560456
                            [paymentMethod] => PayPal
                            [autoPay] => false
                            [location] => Hungary
                            [country] => HU
                            [shippingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [shippingType] => FreePickup
                                    [shipToLocations] => None
                                    [expeditedShipping] => false
                                    [oneDayShippingAvailable] => false
                                )

                            [sellingStatus] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [currentPrice] => 40.0
                                    [convertedCurrentPrice] => 40.0
                                    [bidCount] => 0
                                    [sellingState] => Active
                                    [timeLeft] => P0DT10H39M48S
                                )

                            [listingInfo] => SimpleXMLElement Object
                                (
                                    [bestOfferEnabled] => false
                                    [buyItNowAvailable] => false
                                    [startTime] => 2017-03-17T17:50:03.000Z
                                    [endTime] => 2017-03-27T17:50:03.000Z
                                    [listingType] => Auction
                                    [gift] => false
                                )

                            [returnsAccepted] => false
                            [galleryPlusPictureURL] => http://galleryplus.ebayimg.com/ws/web/252818560456_1_0_1.jpg
                            [isMultiVariationListing] => false
                            [topRatedListing] => false
                        )

                )

        )

    [paginationOutput] => SimpleXMLElement Object
        (
            [pageNumber] => 1
            [entriesPerPage] => 4
            [totalPages] => 19
            [totalEntries] => 75
        )

    [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
Santa Claus Portrait
Category
Description
Embossed, 3 X 5 In.
Year Priced
1997

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