Postcards are commonly found on beach fronts and in famous buildings gift shops, however there is a lot more to the humble postcard than simply its use to strike envy in your colleagues and families by showing them the awesome time you're having when on holiday. People Collect postcards phenomenally. Collectable Postcards are considered to be the next biggest collectable in terms of printed media to the stamp.
Every popular place in the world will have specific postcards, shots of wonderful scenery or comical pictures and words. It's been this way for at least 100 years. Making Postcards a historical item as well as a collectable and even antique. It's common for postcards to be kept as the same design for up to 4-5 years but even at that rate, that means there has likely been 20 types of a specific shot over the last 100 years, making collectable postcards a great way to visualise the changes that take place at a geographical location.
Some people like collecting postcodes not for their historical value but because of their unique or favourable designs, with over a hundred years of production, the post card/postcards have been created in so many styles that everyone will find one that appeals to their style. Often this is how collectors get started, finding one very nice postcard in a shop or maybe even new on a post card rack.
People, as with all collectables then see the scope with collecting postcards and get hooked. As with all of the collectables on this site, postcards are as great as any to collect, with a historical context and often very pleasing design they can be a treasure to own as well as a great thing to spend time looking at and researching. Collectable Postcards are available here on Collectables-Now - simply see below for our selection of all uk online auctions for post cards for sale!