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Vintage Halloween Postcards
Collecting Halloween Postcards is a Passion of Mine
During the Golden Age of Postcards which ran from 1898 until 1918, sending Halloween greetings by way of postcards was equally as popular as sending Christmas greetings.
Today, they're mostly collected because of the wonderful fun images of witches, black cats, pumpkins and other October 31st icons on them.
Do you collect vintage Halloween postcards? Are you interested in getting started? Here you will find a few collecting tips, postcards for sale, and more.
Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine. By collecting these ephemera treats from the past, the fun lasts all year long.
Start Your Collection Today
I've included several eBay searches in order for you to see what is available and for you to get an idea of the price ranges of collectible vintage Halloween Postcards.
I've bought most of mine from eBay and I haven't been disappointed yet. Just be sure to read all of the fine print and check for comments on the condition of the card you are purchasing. Mint is best, poor is worst and anything in between should be carefully explained.
Available at eBay
The following appear here through the magic of ebay.com. Well, a live search anyway. Click on any product link to be taken directly to your chosen item at ebay where you can learn more about it or bid and buy with confidence.
The following ebay auctions will be ending today. You better hurry to get your bid in, in time!
Tuck produced some of my favorite Halloween postcards. Learn more about the Tuck company by reading Tuck History by JD Weeks.
The artist Ellen Clapsaddle made some of the most beautiful postcards of her time. Take a look at some of her miniature artwork here.
How to Determine the Price
I wish I had the magic answer for you here but determining the price of a vintage Halloween postcard is basically the same as determining the price of any collectible. Your postcard is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it.
Of course the rarer your card is, and the conditon of your postcard play a huge roll in determining it's value, if no one wants it, you won't be able to sell it for much.
To get a general idea of what your particular vintage post card is worth you will need to do a bit of studying. Get a price guide. Study the fluctuating prices at ebay for a while, not just a day or two, but for at least a month. Visit vintage Halloween postcard dealers online.
After you've done all of that, compare the condition of your card to the others that you have seen and then you should have a pretty good idea of what your particular postcard is worth.
Why collect used ones?
Although mint condition postcards are much more valuable, I like collecting the ones that have been used better. I love to read the old messages on them - A window to the past, I suppose. (or maybe I'm just nosy!)
Useful Links and other helpful sites!
- eBay Guides - The Tricks and Treats of Collecting Vintage Halloween
When someone asks me what I'm passionate about...I have a rather unusual answer...Halloween Honestly, I am still a big kid at heart and if I could still trick or treat, I would; There is something about this
- A beginner's guide to collecting antique postcards
Recognize, acquire, and store antique postcards. Tips and strategies for the beginning collector, along with a brief history of the picture postcard.
- Postcard Clubs and Societies
List of Postcard Clubs and Societies. Click to see if there's one in your area.
- Collecting Vintage Postcards - Associated Content
Collecting Vintage Postcards
A Look at some Rare Antique Halloween Postcards
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