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Posted 08/15/2020   3:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I have to admit, I don't actively collect these but there are some interesting ones out there. I came across this "card" in a little history museum. It's really more of a tiny pillow and the stamp is missing, but it was definitely postal used.

What other leather cards are out there?



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Posted 08/15/2020   3:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add John Becker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
True, the chemicals in the leather and the flexibility doom many stamps on leather items. Here are some non-standard leather items which went through the mail:

Albuquerque, New Mexico to South Bend, Indiana:



Bloomfield, Indiana to Newburg, Indiana:



Although this Burrometer is not technically a postcard from a mail classification standpoint, it's at least leather and went through the mail:
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Posted 08/19/2020   11:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've seen a good many discolored stamps on leather cards. Is it from the acid in the leather?
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Posted 08/21/2020   07:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add morriswalon to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey. I adore leather postcards. I recently thought to start making its with my own hands. I've already found some useful information on the blog https://leather-toolkits.com/blog/h...amp-leather/ Can someone give you an approximate market price of handmade leather postcard in dollars?
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Posted 08/21/2020   1:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A quick check of recently sold leather cards on eBay shows that most are in the $2 to $5 range. Some more, some less. As with other collectibles, eye appeal and subject matter can increase collector demand.
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Posted 11/22/2020   2:41 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joe2007 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
A friend of mine collects leather postcards. He recently purchased a blanket of leather, locally written postcards at an estate auction. It is pretty neat, all cards were postmarked from 1900-1910 and they were sewn together.
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