Collecting Vintage Postcards

Collage of postcard is designed to provide information on postcard history, postcard price guides, and other helpful information for collectors of vintage postcards.

Postcard collecting has been a popular hobby for a long time, and the online auction site, eBay has made the hobby accessible to more people than even.  The portability of the items, relatively inexpensive prices, and the wide variety of subject matter add the the attractiveness of old postcards. 

Some old postcards are truly antiques, being over 100 years old.  The first commercially produced postcards were introduced to the United States in 1893.  Antique postcards give us a glimpse into the past, showing examples of places, fashions, and humor from the past.  It's really amazing that these little pieces of paper have lasted over 100 years.  Many are in remarkably good condition.

How Old is My Postcard? Visit our Postcard Age page for help in determining the age of vintage postcards.

If you are interested in old postcards, please take some time to explore this site.  You will find information on the history of postcards, postcard cancellations, postcard artists, and many collectible postcard categories such as real photo, holiday, artist signed, exposition, comic, etc.