Often, I'm asked about postcard collecting. That's not surprising--its one of the hottest categories of ephemera. So, here is my Postcard Collectors' Resource Guide that runs the gamut, identifying eBay postcard sellers of note to 'must-have' books on postcard collecting.
First, a few essential tools for serious postcard collectors:
- BCW Postcard Storage Box
- Postcard Toploaders
- Continental Postcard Sleeves
Postcard Buyer's Guide
eBay is the most often cited source for postcards by the dozens of collectors I've interviewed. If you don't have an eBay account, I've written a step-by-step guide on how to sign up for your own eBay account. Without further ado, in no particular order, here are links to notable postcard sellers' eBay stores:
Postcard Reference Books
Of my 'habits of successful collectors', scholarship is #3. To gain knowledge on postcard collecting, I suggest the following titles:
- The Postcard Price Guide, 3rd Edition, A Comprehensive Reference
- The Artist-Signed Postcard Price Guide, Second Edition: A Comprehensive Reference
- The Golden Age of Postcards: Early 1900s Identification & Values (Identification & Values (Collector Books)
- Real Photo Postcard Guide: The People's Photography
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