Pioneer postcards, which were printed before July 1, 1898 in the U.S., also have high monetary value. The cards were used as advertising pieces (which is still done today), and often carried information about a shop or a sale. These older cards are quite valuable with individual cards sometimes bringing more than $400.
What to do 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.More items •26 Mar 2021
Does anyone collect old postcards?
One of the best places to sell vintage postcards is at a place where collectors gather. Look for collectors fairs in your area if you want top dollar. You can also check antique dealers and sell your cards on sites like eBay, but be sure you know the value of your cards and dont accept less.
How can you tell if a postcard is vintage?
17-18), postcard size can also be a clue. Ø If the card is old and is larger than 3.5 by 5.5 inches, it may date from before 1898. Ø If the card is old and is slightly smaller than 3.5 by 5.5 inches, it may date from 1898-1902. Ø If the card measures 3.5 by 5.5 inches, it was probably made between 1902 and 1970.