Showing 1–40 of 90 postcards

  • Mystery town

    So many old real photo cards like this: clear, evocative, no attribution, and no idea where they were. This town must be somewhere in the USA but the card was mailed from Japan to Malaysia in 1996 and has the Japanese stamp and postmark intact. If you can tell us where this is, please do! Grade: 3

    Code: 10100001

    Price: $1.50

    Mystery town
  • Peaceful setting

    G.R. Brown card J54N published in Wisconsin, but the “Peaceful Setting” is not attributed to any specific place. All we know is that’s it’s not on the ocean or in the desert. Mailed in 1992 with two 29-cent stamps. Grade: 1

    Code: 10100002

    Price: $1.00

    Peaceful setting
  • In the cotton fields

    This old, unmailed card has index number A-1925 but gives no information about publisher or location. What it does have in the message space is a very large block of text in either Japanese or Chinese, along with the English notation of 109 Prince St, N.Y. City.   Grade: 3

    Code: 10100003

    Price: $3.00

    In the cotton fields
  • Uncle Rastus

    From the Detroit Publishing Co., card 8212. No attribution apart from what you can see here. If you do a web search you will see a few references to this specific card, but few if any now for sale–except here. This card is unmailed, and has some corner indents from an album. Also some abrasion along the right edge. Grade: 3

    Code: 10100004

    Price: $5.00

    Uncle Rastus
  • Underseas boat about to submerge

    Unused American Colortype Co. (Chicago) postcard 10, with extensive historical caption on the reverse. Grade: 2

    Code: 10100005

    Price: $4.00

    Underseas boat about to submerge
  • Homesteaders

    Card 89 from the Old West Collectors Series, this is a recent postcard with an old photo. Mailed from Phoenix to Hong Kong in 2002, with three stamps and mostly readable postmark. There’s also postal bar coding and a black marker strip on bottom reverse. And the cow is standing on the hill, not suspended in mid-air. Grade: 4

    Code: 10100006

    Price: $1.00

  • Old South recipes

    Unused, slightly aging card 925035 (also APS-128) from APS, Inc. It has a recipe printed on the back. Grade: 2

    Code: 10100007

    Price: $1.00

    Old South recipes
  • Yucca wood

    A very few of these old cards, made out of pressed yucca wood (brevifolia), can be seen through the search engines, but these are uncommon novelties. This one was not postally used, has aged significantly, has a travel agent’s black rubber stamp on the reverse, and the date 1957 penciled in. Not at all a pristine card, but genuine. Grade: 4

    Code: 10100008

    Price: $6.00

    Yucca wood
  • Fisherman

    Generic linen Colourpicture card 18393 (and L-107), unused, but with travel agency rubber stamp on the reverse. Grade: 4

    Code: 10100009

    Price: $1.00

  • Mystery city

    Apart from slight aging, this unused Colourpicture/Golden West card P7432 from the 1960s could be sold as new. Only problem is, there’s no caption and we don’t know where this appealing-looking location is. Do you? Grade: 1

    Code: 10100010

    Price: $1.00

    Mystery city
  • Sawmill in the wintertime

    Unmailed Mirro-Krome card HSC-24, by H.S. Crocker in California in the 1960s or so. Has a large black rubber stamp marking from a travel agent on the reverse. Grade: 4

    Code: 10100011

    Price: $1.00

    Sawmill in the wintertime
  • Autumn glory

    Two of these unused and unattributed cards are available. They have an index number 359, but that’s it, and they date from roughly the 1960s. Gentle aging on reverse. Grades: 1 ($1 for each)

    Code: 10100012

    Price: $1.00

    Autumn glory
  • Harvest

    Nice, unattributed and unused card from the 1960s, though hopefully timeless. Grade: 1

    Code: 10100013

    Price: $1.50

  • Grazing

    One might guess these cows are contented. Two of these cards are available, unused and unattributed. Grades: 1

    Code: 10100014

    Price: $1.00

  • Red barn

    Like previous cards in this series, “Red Barn” is unused and unattributed but in excellent shape. Grade: 1

    Code: 10100015

    Price: $1.00

    Red barn
  • Blossoms

    Two of these unused and unattributed cards are available. Grades: 1 ($1 for each)

    Code: 10100016

    Price: $1.00

  • Fall Magic

    You may have noticed by now that this is in a long series of generic country scenes. How relaxing they are. Unused, unattributed. Grade: 1

    Code: 10100017

    Price: $1.00

    Fall Magic
  • Thanksgiving

    Ending our series of these country scenes. The card, like the others, is unused and unattributed as to publisher or location. Mild aging on reverse. Grade: 2

    Code: 10100018

    Price: $1.50

  • My heart turned back to Dixie

    Different versions of this card appear in various search engines. This one has caption at the bottom. It’s unused, card A-31684 from C.T. American Art and I.F. and Co., of Atlanta. A vintage Black Americana postcard, for sure. Grade: 1

    Code: 10100019

    Price: $4.00

    My heart turned back to Dixie
  • Unused, pre-stamped

    These are what the post office was selling back when it cost 9 cents to mail a domestic postcard. Not sure why the three of these that are available each have an additional four-cent stamp on there, but we suppose you could top them up and use them today–if you wanted to. Grades: 1 ($1 each)

    Code: 10100020

    Price: $1.00

    Unused, pre-stamped
  • A high wave

    Not sure why, but this is an extraordinarily odd card and we’re not sure why anyone would send it.  Well, in this case, they didn’t.  It’s unused, old, and uncaptioned apart from what you see on the front.  Index no. 1087, published by Post Card Distributing Company.  Maybe it’s just what you have been looking for.  Grade: 2

    Code: 10100021

    Price: $1.00

    A high wave
  • Official three-cent prepaid

    When we were little (were we ever?), these were so common.  Now we have just this one, unused but a bit fingermarked.  Grade: 2

    Code: 10100022

    Price: $1.00

    Official three-cent prepaid
  • Sun, Sand, and Surf along the Atlantic Coast

    Unused, generic card, probably 1960s but looking as-new.  Grade: 1

    Code: 10100024

    Price: $0.50

    Sun, Sand, and Surf along the Atlantic Coast
  • Old mill and autumn foliage

    Unused Dexter Press card DT-65930, probably 1960s.  Grade: 1

    Code: 10100025

    Price: $0.50

    Old mill and autumn foliage
  • Canoeing on the Mountain Lake

    Unused old card, unmarked but for someone’s old pricing pencilled on the reverse.  Grade: 3

    Code: 10100026

    Price: $1.00

    Canoeing on the Mountain Lake
  • Home Sweet Home in Dixieland

    Doesn’t say much for Dixieland, does it?  Unused old card (40’s?), Grade: 1

    Code: 10100027

    Price: $1.00

    Home Sweet Home in Dixieland
  • The Old Salt – Along the New England Coast

    Unused Dexter Press card 72777, most likely 1960s.  Grade: 1

    Code: 10100028

    Price: $0.50

    The Old Salt – Along the New England Coast
  • Old linen error card

    What looks like the front of one card is overprinted on the reverse of another, with no colour registration.  The reverse is only the orange part of a different card altogether.  Purely an error card for oddity collectors.  Because it is in more or less the same condition as it was when it came out, we still give it Grade: 1

    Code: 10100029

    Price: $5.00

    Old linen error card
  • Vacation Paradise – Scenic Beauty

    Indeed, but this unused E.C. Kropp Co. card 4806-NE1 doesn’t say where the paradise is.  Grade: 2 


    Code: 10100030

    Price: $0.50

    Vacation Paradise – Scenic Beauty
  • Dixie Souvenir Folder (folio)

    From Curt Teich & Co., which now probably wishes it had not ever issued such an item, came this small (3-1/8″ x 4-1/4″) folio of 16 fold-out photos.  With each photo being more offensive than the last, we offer it as an historical relic.  Grade: 4

    Code: 10100031

    Price: $29.00

    Dixie Souvenir Folder (folio)
  • Cowboy Roping a Steer

    From Adolph Selige Publishing Co. of St. Louis and Leipzig, an unused old card, heavily aged.  Grade: 3

    Code: 10100032

    Price: $7.00

    Cowboy Roping a Steer
  • The Bush Decision (Ann Telnaes)

    You need to be familiar with American politics to understand what the artist was saying here.  It’s clever.  Card mailed from US in 2012 with 98-cent stamp and postmark.  Orange postal barcoding on the front, black on the back.  Grade: 3

    Code: 10100034

    Price: $1.00

    The Bush Decision (Ann Telnaes)
  • Sunbathing in the Southwest

    Mailed from Phoenix in 2012 with stamp and mostly readable postmark.  Grade: 1

    Code: 10100035

    Price: $1.00

    Sunbathing in the Southwest
  • Greetings from The Ozarks

    Well, The Ozarks span more than one state and this large letter card doesn’t specifically identify either of them (though we know it’s Missouri) so maybe the sender had the right idea when she mailed it from Michigan in 1957 with stamp and postmark.  Grade: 2

    Code: 10100036

    Price: $2.00

    Greetings from The Ozarks
  • Route 66 “Main Street of America”

    In the pantheon of Route 66 postcards, at least this one is inclusive.  Yes, once, Route 66 was the Main Street of America, and thanks to clever and persistent marketing efforts, it almost still is.  The card was mailed internationally in 2013 with three different stamps (two were postmarked).  Grade: 1

    Code: 10100037

    Price: $2.00

    Route 66 “Main Street of America”
  • American Country Store

    Unused card.  Grade: 1

    Code: 10100038

    Price: $1.00

    American Country Store
  • America by Rail: Rainier National Park – Northern Pacific North Coast Limited

    Reproduction of a poster now in the U.S. Library of Congress, on a 2011 postcard mailed in 2013 with two stamps and postmark.  USPS barcoding on both sides also.  Grade: 3

    Code: 10100039

    Price: $1.00

    America by Rail: Rainier National Park – Northern Pacific North Coast Limited
  • Exotic jungle setting

    The caption on this unused Dexter Press card S-44669 seems to go out of its way to avoid saying where this photo was taken.  Well, they succeeded.  Grade: 3

    Code: 10100040

    Price: $0.50

    Exotic jungle setting
  • Mountain stream in the Redwood Forest

    Redwoods are usually in northern California, but the card doesn’t say so specifically, so we are listing it here.  Unused, starting to age.  Grade: 2

    Code: 10100041

    Price: $0.50

    Mountain stream in the Redwood Forest
  • Twin Rocks on Needle Road

    Very old, unused, fading, real photo (“Rise Photo”) card with no other caption.  We went to Google.  Do you have any idea how many entries you get back when you enter “Twin Rocks”?  If you know which ones these are, please let us know.  Grade: 3

    Code: 10100042

    Price: $1.00

    Twin Rocks on Needle Road