How do you display old postcards?
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- Floor display shelf.
- Eclectic collage.
- Frame it.
- Magnetic strip.
- Worldly wall art.
- Work them into a gallery wall.
- Reuse an old mirror or frame.
- Keep it symmetrical.
Do vintage postcards have any value?
As with all antique items, rarity brings up the value of postcards. If only a few of the cards were printed or only a small number have survived the ages, your card may be very valuable. However, rarity goes hand-in-hand with other characteristics; if only a single card was printed, that makes it rare.
What are the most valuable old postcards?
Some of the most valuable postcards are Pioneer postcards, which were manufactured between 1873 and 1897 in the U.S. These cards are unique in that you won’t find a message on the backside, only the address. The postal service prohibited writing messages on the back of postcards until the early 1900s.
What can I do with old vintage postcards?
How to sell old postcards
- Step 1 – Store your postcards properly.
- Step 2 – Research the value of your cards.
- Step 3 – Visit vintage markets & postcard fairs.
- Step 4 – Trade with a postcard dealer.
- Step 5 – List your items on eBay.
- Step 6 – Offer postcards for sale at auction.
- Step 7 – Sell to an auction house outright.
What can you make with old postcards?
Get crafty and recycle or upcycle your old postcards for a creative project such as:
- #1 Scrapbook. Scrapbooking is basically a creative way of recording your story.
- #2 Decoupage.
- #3 Hang them up.
- #4 Pin board.
- What other paper crafts can you do with postcards?
- #9 Photo album.
- #10 Travel Boxes.
- #11 Shadow Box.
Are unused postcards more valuable?
All unused postcards have some value. However, an unused one would be of more value to a deltiologist more so than a philatelist or postal historian due to lacking a postmark and / or stamp(s).
Can you decoupage a postcard?
The answer is absolutely. You’re going to have to make a few adjustments if you want to use real postcards.
How should I store my collectible postcards?
Storing and protecting your valuable collectible postcards will keep them looking great for years to come. Whether it’s a collection of places you’ve been, postcards you’ve received from others, or collectible antique postcards, you’ll want to make sure they’re protected in acid free, archival safe products that will not yellow them over time.
What size do postcards come in?
Most standard size postcards are 5.875 x 3.75, but they can be as small as 3×5 or as big as 4×6 or even 5×7 in some cases. Checking dimensions prior to ordering is crucial to ensuring you get the right fit for the items you’re trying to store.
Why buy postcard albums and postcard sleeves from safe?
Deltiologists, both beginner and advanced, enjoy collecting vintage postcards and other postcard history but they need to be protected and secured. SAFE produces the best archival quality Postcard Albums and Postcard Sleeves for your new, antique postcards, continental postcards and vintage postcards.
What’s the best way to protect my postcards?
Whether it’s a collection of places you’ve been, postcards you’ve received from others, or collectible antique postcards, you’ll want to make sure they’re protected in acid free, archival safe products that will not yellow them over time.