Postcards - Detail

Postcards
Postcards are an extremely popular field of philately.  A postcard is a rectangular-sized cardboard for correspondence usage.  Such cards are pre-typed with appropriate text indicating how to use the card, a limited area for writing the message and a preset fee,  usually lower than the fee for mailing out a letter.
While some postcards are uniface (no printing on the other side), others have some specific printing such as touristic locations, ancient and classical monuments, sites of churches, features of towns (central squares, main roads, medieval structures, famous buildings, etc), trains and railway structures, bridges, views of coasts and landscapes, statues, paintings, museum exhibits, scenes of everyday life and much more.

With the invention of photography, in historical terms, postcards have captured and preserved many aspects of human civilisations and achievements.  This wealth of information is today essential to the reconstruction of the history of many towns and sites around the world.

In philately, postcard collecting not only allows such historical reconstructions, but also provides useful research as to the postage services and rates used at the time, including the use of postmarks from towns and cities, some of which may not exist today.  Depending on the period and location, some ''limited printing'' postcards can be scarce.

Postcards require a postage stamp to be adhered to it before its mailout.
Postal cards have the postage rate detailed on them.
 

 

A modern Australian postcard

 
Netherlands
Corinphila Auctions, The Netherlands
Specialities
Auction Firms
Netherlands & Colonies
Postal History - Worldwide
Postcards
World Wide
Nathan Bouscher
Business Address
Mortelmolen 3
Amstelveen, 1185 XV
Netherlands
 
Phone:31-020-624-9740
Fax:31-020-624-9749
Additional Info
Partner in the Global Philatelic Network.
 
Website: www.corinphila.nl
Email: info@corinphila.nl
 
United States of America - NY
The Gold Mine
Specialities
Covers - Advertising
Covers - First Day
Covers - Flight
Covers - War
Covers - Worldwide
Plate Blocks
Postcards
Sheets - U.S.
Geri & Gil Celli
Business Address
4137 Merrick Rd
Massapequa, NY 11758-6012
United States of America
 
Phone:516-795-0090
Additional Info
Hand-painted First Day Covers, Classic U.S. First Day Covers, Patriotic & Military Covers, Airmail & Zeppelin Covers, Postal History Covers, Advertising Covers, Foreigh Covers, Topical Covers, Autographed Covers, Used U.S. Blocks & Sheets, Postcards
 
Email: golmyn@aol.com
 
Coverman
Specialities
Covers - First Day
Covers - Flight
Covers - U.S.
Lots
Postal History - U.S.
Postal History - Worldwide
Postcards
Topicals
Wholesalers
Alan Tohn
Business Address
PO Box 327
Oceanside, NY 11572-0327
United States of America
 
Phone:516-764-4328
Fax:516-208-3014
Additional Info
Cinderellas, Collections, First Day Covers, Flight Covers, U.S. Covers, War & Worldwide Covers, Lots, Postcards, U.S. Postal History, Worldwide Postal History and Topicals.
 
Mob:516-359-7647
Email: alantohn@gmail.com
 
United States of America - MA
Britannia Enterprises
Specialities
Appraisals
British Empire/Commonwealth
Cinderellas
Covers - Worldwide
Ephemera
Postal History - BNA
Postal History - U.S.
Postal History - Worldwide
Postcards
United States
World Wide
Michael Mead
Business Address
PO Box 2114
Orleans, MA 02653-2114
United States of America
 
Phone:508-237-7383
Fax:508-255-2465
Additional Info
British Commonwealth & Worldwide Postal History and stamps. Worldwide Picture Postcards and Ephemera. Worldwide Cinderellas.
 
Email: michael.e.mead@verizon.net