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Damaged Vintage Postcards From The 1900s

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Posted 02/23/2020   11:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add socotroco to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi everyone,

does anybody know if there is any collectible value in postcards from the 1900s that have some damage to them? Here is one examples. I will post more this week.


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Posted 02/24/2020   03:44 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello. Only if the subject is collectable. Most old postcards, like most old stamps, are worth pennies even in good condition. The one you show is an example of this, I'm afraid. Show a few more!
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Posted 02/24/2020   05:52 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FitzjamesHorse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
People tend to buy older postcards for different reasons. It might be an interest in one town or area. It might be the publisher. It might be about Life at that time. Or humour. Or the message on the card.
Enthusiasts for one of these special areas of interest will overlook some small flaws but a very damaged card is not going to sell.
I have around 225 Irish postcards from the period 1900-1922. My interest is the postmark and increasingly the message on the card. They are the text messages and twitter of a century ago. I picked up over 30 on Saturday. They were selling at 1 euro each but I got them for 28 euros. They are not exactly perfect cards but they are ok for me.
Unfortunately the card you show is probably too damaged.
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