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.
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|Image||Category||Pattern or Item||Description||Year Priced||Price|
|Postcards||Cambridge Glass Co.||No. 3, Cambridge, Ohio||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Case Motor Cars||Barney Oldfield, Giving Joe Tinker Driving Lesson, c.1910, 5 x 3 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Cats||Three Blind Mice, Louis Wain, Early 20th Century||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Cherokee Indians||2 Braves In Dance Regalia, Headdresses, 1950s, 5 1/2 x 3 In.||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Children Sitting In Homemade Airplane||Photo, Mid 20th Century,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Creme-De-Menthe||Drinking Series, Schmucker, Detroit Publishing, Early 1900s||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Electric Car Interior View||Photo, Bruce, Minneapolis, c.1907||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Happy Easter||Woman, Red Dress, Easter Egg Basket, Art Nouveau, E.R. Wien, c.1909,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||La Dame Aux Camelias||Sarah Bernhardt, Alphonse Mucha, Editions Cinos, c.1898||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Martini||Drinking Series, Schmucker, Detroit Publishing, Early 1900s||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Middletown High School||Middletown, N.Y.,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Mount Fuji||Trees, Birds, Boats, c.1905||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Notre Dame||Paris, c.1899,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Plastic||Stamped, Postmark Nov. 26 1915, Hamburg, Germany||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Seaside Trailer Park||Pacific Ocean, 1960s,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Set||Acropolis, Type 2, Raphael Kirchner, Enamel-Like Panels, 7||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Set||American & Foreign Buildings, Hold-To-Light, Early 20th Century, 28||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Set||Au Serail, Languishing Ladies, Gold Border, Raphael Kirchner, 6||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Set||Bears, Doing Chores, Days Of The Week, William S. Heal, c.1907, 7,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Set||Boy Scouts, Series 9950, Scouts As Owl, Tiger, Eagle, Bear, Tucks, Early 1900s, 4,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Set||Cats, Months Of The Year, French Titles, Boulanger, Early 20th Century, 12,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Set||Cutout Animals, Salmon Series, Early 20th Century, 10||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Set||Elegant Ladies, Russian Back, Signed, Philip Boileau, Early 1900s, 3,||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Set||Elves & Fairies, Outhwaite, Early 20th Century, 4||2009||Login / Create Account for Price||Postcards||Set||Fantasy, Skull Head Illustrations, Blaesi & Bell, c.1905, 6||2009||Login / Create Account for Price|