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This page contains a listing of upcoming stampshows and postcard shows, arranged in order by date and location.
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Stamps, Postal History and Postcards (6)Informationis arranged in the following order (listings may or may not containall of the information shown): Date / City & State (or Provinceor Country) / Show Name / Location / Time (Local Times) / Numberof Dealers / Admission Fee / Sponsor / Contact Name, Address,Phone, Email.

We have made every effort toensure that the information presented here has been accuratelytranscribed from the source. However, we make no claims regardingthe accuracy of the information contained in this list; nor dowe accept any responsibility for any inconvenience caused by anyinaccuracies that appear here. Readers are advisedto refer all inquiries regarding shows to the sponsor's contactshown in the listing. We cannot respond to any inquiries aboutthese shows. Changes in the information listed should be submittedby the sponsor's contact person ONLY.

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WHEN ATTENDING ANY OF THESE SHOWS,be sure to tell the sponsors that you saw their listing in JimMehrer's INTERNET SHOW CALENDAR.
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THE LISTINGS BEGIN HERE:

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Sep 17-18, 2022. Arcadia, CA. L.A. County Vintage Postcard& Paper Show. Arcadia Masonic Center, 50 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia.Sat: 10 AM-5 PM. (EARLY BIRD session 8 AM-10 AM.) Sun: 10 AM-4PM. FREE admission. Saturday EARLY BIRD ADMISSION: $25.00. TheWest Coast's premiere show series, featuring Postcards, TradeCards, CDV's, Collector Cards, Valentines, Posters, Magazines,Movie Memorabilia, Sheet music, Scrap, Covers, Art, Aviation/Train/AutoParaphernalia, Photos, Supplies, Stereographs, Autographs &Much More! Northwest Productions. For further show info or FREEappraisals, contact: Jeremy LeRoque: (626) 665-9435. Web site:www.postcardshows.com. Email: jeremy.leroque@gmail.com.

Sep 17-18, 2022. El Dorado Hills, CA. El Dorado Hills GoldRush Paper Show. Holiday Inn Express Hotel (near Post Office),4360 Town Center Blvd. (Highway 50 to Exit 30A onto Latrobe, 25minutes East of Old Sacramento), El Dorado Hills. Sat: 10 AM-6PM. Sun: 9 AM-3 PM. FREE admission all days. Plenty of FREE parking.Short walk to food. 12 dealers will be selling antique paper ephemerafrom the California Gold Rush; Manuscript & Printed Western& World History Ephemera of all types; Photographs; RailroadItems; Post Cards; U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History;much, much more. Free evaluations. Mark Baker Enterprises, P.O.Box 1210, Pollock Pines, CA 95726. Phone: 530-417-4117. Email:Mark@goldrushpaper.com. Web site: http://www.goldrushpaper.com

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Sep 24, 2022. Okemos, MI. Lansing Postcard Show. Masons Lodge,2175 Hamilton Road (from I-96 take Exit 110 north toward town),Okemos. Enter at back lower level. Sat: 10 AM-4 PM. FREE admission.FREE parking. Three $10 door prizes!! For more information, contact:David Newman. Email: postcarddave@hotmail.com. Web site: www.postcardarcheology.com.

Sep 24, 2022. New Philadelphia, OH. TUSCOPEX 2022. TuscoraPark Pavilion, 161 Tuscora Avenue N.W. (from I-77, exit 81, goeast on High Avenue to center of town; at intersection of High& Broadway, turn left/north on Broadway; go approx.1 mileto Tuscora Ave., at blinker light; turn left & go 500' toparking lot), New Philadelphia. Sat: 10 AM-5 PM. Seven dealerbourse & Post Office with auction at 4 PM. Free stamp packetsfor new and junior collectors. FREE admission. FREE parking. Foodon site. Sponsored by Tuscora Stamp Club.

Sep 24-25, 2022. Parsippany, NJ. Garden State Post Card Club62nd Annual Post Card Show. PAL Center, 33 Baldwin Road (Exitoff Route 46), Parsippany. Sat: 10 AM-6 PM. Sun: 10 AM-4 PM. 35dealers, offering post cards, ephemera, advertising trade cards,postal history, photographs. Door prizes and exhibits. $4.00 for2 days. $3.00 for 1 day. ($1.00 OFF WITH THIS AD.) FREE Parking.Garden State Post Card Club. Contact: Barbara J. Booz, Chairman,P.O. Box 1364, Perth Amboy, NJ 08862. Phone: 908-418-3326. email:gardenstatepostcard@gmail.com

Sep 29-30, 2022. Houston, TX. Fall Houston Metro Postcard andPaper Show. Holiday Inn Houston Intercontinental Airport, 15222John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston. Thu: 10 AM-5 PM. (Early Bird SessionThursday: 9 AM.) Fri: 8 AM-3 PM. $4.00, good for both days (10AM Thursday & 9 AM Friday). Special Early Bird Admission:$6.00 (available 9 AM Thursday). Host hotel reservations: (281)449-2311. Ask for the Houston Metro Postcard Show block of rooms.For additional collector & dealer information: CourthouseSquare Antique Cards. Jim Taylor, P.O. Box 399, Neosho, MO 64850.Call or text to 417-389-1512. Email: postcards@courthousesquare.net.FOR A $1.00 DISCOUNT ON YOUR ADMISSION FEE, follow the link atthe end of this page.

Oct 1, 2022. Joplin, MO. Joplin Stamp Club Show. ContinentalBanquet Hall, 2728 N. Rangeline Road (behind Granny Shaffer'sRestaurant; north of Casey's on Zora 1/2 block on west side),Joplin. Sat: 9 AM-5 PM. FREE admission. FREE parking. Approximately7 dealers from the 4-state area, featuring philatelic materialas well as postcards. Door prizes about every hour. Joplin StampClub. Contact: Marlin Willoughby, 1149 S. Maple, Carthage, MO64836. (417) 388-0107. Email: willoughbym@msn.com

Oct 1, 2022. Ebensburg, PA. Postcard & Paper AmericanaShow. Ebensburg Young People's Community Center, 300 Prave Street,Ebensburg. Sat: 9 AM-3 PM. Admission: $2.00. Sponsor: The GreaterJohnstown Postcard Club. Contact: Austin Rodgers, 143 Mangus Court,Portage, PA 15946. Phone: 814-421-5224. Email: arodgers1361@yahoo.com

Oct 7-8, 2022. Allen, TX. Fall 2022 Greater Dallas (Allen)Postcard Show and Sale. (Same Dates, New Hours, New Venue) HiltonGarden Inn - Allen/Dallas, 705 Central Expressway South, Allen.Fri: 12 noon-6 PM. (Early Bird Session Friday: 10 AM.) Sat: 8AM-4 PM. $4.00, good for both days (Noon Friday & 8 AM Saturday).Special Early Bird Admission: $10.00 (available 10 AM Friday).Plenty of FREE parking. Great hotel, near all the food & nearbyshopping areas. Lots to do. For additional collector & dealerinformation: Courthouse Square Antique Cards. Jim Taylor, P.O.Box 399, Neosho, MO 64850. Call or text to 417-389-1512. Email:postcards@courthousesquare.net. FOR A $1.00 DISCOUNT ON YOUR ADMISSIONFEE, follow the link at the end of this page.

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Oct 8, 2022. Grand Rapids, MI. Grand Rapids Postcard and PaperShow. Roger Chaffee American Legion Hall #154, 2327 Byron CenterAve. SW, Wyoming (Grand Rapids). Sat: 10 AM-4 PM. FREE admission.Plenty of FREE parking. Food available. Three $10 door prizes!!For more information, contact: David Newman. Email: postcarddave@hotmail.com.Web site: www.postcardarcheology.com.

Oct 15-16, 2022. Wichita, KS. 44th Wichita International PostcardShow & Paper Americana Sale. All Saint's Gymnasium, 3313 Grand(northeast of Hillside and Harry Streets in southeast Wichita;west from Via Christi Hospital), Wichita. Sat: 9 AM-5 PM. Sun:10 AM-4 PM. There is a members only session on Friday evening.A Postcard Seminar precedes the show at 8:00 AM Sunday. It isfree & open to public. Phil McDaniels will speak on "CaliforniaExpositions, 1915." Artist Rick Geary will be here on Saturdayonly from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM to sign autographs and meet withcollectors. 30+ dealers. FREE admission. FREE parking. Exhibits.Food on premises, by Knights of Columbus. If coming from out oftown, write or email ahead for show packet that we will mail toyou with map and list of motels, details, arrange for airportpick up, application for club membership, etc. Wichita PostcardClub. Show Chairman, P.O. Box 780282, Wichita, KS 67278-0282.(316) 841-3273. Email: halottaway@gmail.com

Oct 29-30, 2022. Rocky River, OH. Cuy-LorPex 2022 Rocky RiverMemorial Hall, 21016 Hilliard Boulevard (at the corner of HilliardBlvd. & Wagar Road), Rocky River. Sat: 10 AM-6 PM. Sun: 10AM-3 PM. 14 dealers. FREE admission. FREE parking. Exhibits. NewCollectors area. (Easy access building. No stairs.) Sponsor: Cuy-LorStamp Club. Contact: Stan Fairchild (Publicity Chair), P.O. Box161064, Rocky River, OH 44116. Email: napoleon@voyager.net

Nov 4-5, 2022. Countryside, IL. Fall 2022 Greater Chicago Postcardand Paper Show and Sale. Holiday Inn & William Tell ChicagoSW - Countryside Banquets & Conference Center, 6201 JolietRd., Countryside. Fri: 10 AM-5 PM. (Early Bird Session Friday:9 AM.) Sat: 8 AM-3 PM. $5.00, good for both days (10 AM Friday& 8 AM Saturday). Special Early Bird Admission available at9:00 AM Friday. Early bird admission is $10.00 (also good forboth days). Easy access and FREE parking. Door Prizes awardedhourly. For additional collector & dealer information: CourthouseSquare Antique Cards. Jim Taylor, P.O. Box 399, Neosho, MO 64850.Call or text to 417-389-1512. Email: postcards@courthousesquare.net.FOR A $1.00 DISCOUNT ON YOUR ADMISSION FEE, follow the link atthe end of this page.

Nov 6, 2022. Franklin, WI. Milwaukee Postcard Show. NEW LOCATION:Root River Center, 7220 W. Rawson Ave., Franklin. Sun: 9 AM-3PM. Quality dealers offering postcards, postal history, ephemera,and more. $3.00, or $2.00 IF YOU MENTION THIS AD. FREE parking.Joe Stransky, 3150 Sunnyside St., Stoughton, WI 53589. (608) 877-0538.Email: jstransky1@charter.net

Nov 11-12, 2022. Chester, VA. 44th Annual Old Dominion PostCard Club Show & Sale. Same location, with a new name: BrightpointCommunity College (formerly John Tyler C.C.) 13101 Jefferson DavisHighway (approx.12 miles south of Richmond; I-95 Exit 61B to Lon U.S.Route 1 South, then 0.5 mile on left), Chester. Fri: 10AM-6 PM. Sat: 10 AM-5 PM. 25 quality dealers. Millions of Postcards!Club exhibit board competition. Bring your postcards for freeevaluation. "One of the Largest Shows on the East Coast!"$5 donation, good for both days. FREE parking. Several motelsnear the Interstate exits. Search on line for names, availabilityand rates. At the time this ad was posted, dealer tables werestill available. Old Dominion Post Card Club. Contact Mike Uzel:(804) 720-0937. Email: uzelsells@comcast.net.

Nov 12, 2022. Livonia MI. Detroit Postcard Show. Monaghan Kof C Hall, 19801 Farmington Road, Livonia Sat: 10 AM-4 PM. FREEadmission. FREE parking. Three $10 door prizes!! For more information,contact: David Newman. Email: postcarddave@hotmail.com. Web site:www.postcardarcheology.com.

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Nov 12-13, 2022. San Francisco, CA. Hal Lutsky's Vintage PaperFair. Golden Gate Park, County Fair Building, 9th Ave. & LincolnWay, San Francisco. Sat: 10 AM-6 PM. Sun: 11 AM-5 PM. FREE admissionBOTH DAYS. FREE appraisals. We buy old postcards & paper.For sale are old postcards, photography, Victorian Trade Cards,labels, brochures, scrapbooks, greeting cards, prints and manyother types of old, collectible paper. We have items in all priceranges. Hal Lutsky's Vintage Paper Fair. Hal Lutsky: (415) 531-0553.Web site: www.vintagepaperfair.com. Email: vintagepaperfair@gmail.com

Nov 18-19, 2022. York, PA. York International Postcard Expo.York Fairgrounds, Horticultural Hall, 334 Carlisle Ave., York.Fri: 9 AM-6 PM. Sat: 9 AM-5 PM. More than 75 dealers from 30 differentstates & several countries. $5.00, good for both days. MaryL. Martin, Ltd., 230-232 North Washington, Havre de Grace, MD21078. (410) 939-0999. Email: sales@marylmartin.com. We have oneof the largest postcard inventories in the world, with more than1,000,000 cards in stock at all times. When in the Havre de Grace,MD, area, visit our shop inside the Bayside Antiques building!

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Jan 13-15, 2023. New Braunfels, TX. Courthouse Square in associationwith Heritage Event Company presents New Braunfels Antique Postcardand Paper Show as part of the New Braunfels Antique Show. NewBraunfels Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue,New Braunfels. Fri: 10 AM-5 PM. Sat: 9 AM-5 PM. Sun: 10 AM-4 PM.$6 Adult admission valid for entry all weekend. Children 8 andunder: Free. Quality antique & vintage shopping with dealersfrom across America! Free Parking. Ticket Valid for Entry AllWeekend. ONE ADMISSION COVERS BOTH SHOWS! Our Postcard/Paper Roomwill be featuring all ages and prices of collectable postcards,postal history, first day covers, antique and collectable books,ephemera, collectable paper, and related items from the top Texaspostcard and paper sellers. The Antique Show is huge and drawsabout 3,000 visitors every year. Great area, great food, and aHUGE show! We are very proud to be able to bring our postcardshow to be a part of this event. Courthouse Square Antique Cards.Jim Taylor, P.O. Box 399, Neosho, MO 64850. (417) 451-3463. Email:jmtaylor@ipa.net. FOR A $1.00 DISCOUNT ON YOUR ADMISSION FEE,follow the link at the end of this page.

Jan 27-29, 2023. Peachtree Corners, GA. Southeastern StampExpo 2023. Hilton Atlanta Northeast, 5993 Peachtree IndustrialBoulevard, Peachtree Corners. Fri: 10 AM-5:30 PM. Sat: 10 AM-5:30PM. Sun: 10 AM-3 PM. Admission: $5 for the family, all weekend.20+ dealers. Southeast Federation of Stamp Clubs. Contact: SteveSwain, VP, Southeast Federation of Stamp Clubs, 5 Meeting Street,Roswell, GA 30075.

Jan 28-29, 2023. El Dorado Hills, CA. El Dorado Hills GoldRush Paper Show. Holiday Inn Express Hotel (near Post Office),4360 Town Center Blvd. (Highway 50 to Exit 30A onto Latrobe, 25minutes East of Old Sacramento), El Dorado Hills. Sat: 11 AM-6PM. Sun: 9 AM-3 PM. FREE admission all days. Plenty of FREE parking.Short walk to food. 11 dealers will be selling antique paper ephemerafrom the California Gold Rush; Manuscript & Printed Western& World History Ephemera of all types; Photographs; RailroadItems; Post Cards; U.S. & Worldwide Stamps & Postal History;much, much more. Free evaluations. Mark Baker Enterprises, P.O.Box 1210, Pollock Pines, CA 95726. Phone: 530-417-4117. Email:Mark@goldrushpaper.com. Web site: http://www.goldrushpaper.com

Feb 17-19, 2023. Tulsa, OK. Courthouse Square in associationwith Heritage Event Company presents Tulsa Antique Postcard andPaper Show as part of the HUGE Vintage Tulsa Show. Exchange CenterBuilding At Expo Square (Tulsa Fairgrounds), 4145 E. 21st St.,Tulsa. Fri: 12 Noon-6 PM. Early Bird Hours: 9 AM-12 Noon. Sat:9 AM-6 PM. Sun: 10 AM-5 PM. Adults: $8.00. Children 9-12: $4.00.Children 8 & Under: Free. Early Bird Buying: $12. Free Parking.Ticket Valid for Entry All Weekend. One Admission covers bothshows, all three days. The Largest Antique Show in Oklahoma: Over55,000 square feet filled with authentic antique treasures. 130+antique dealers from 20 different states. All indoors. Your FavoritePostcard, Paper, Photo Dealers/collectors will be there! Our Postcard/PaperArea will be Featuring all ages and prices of collectable postcards,postal history, first day covers, antique and collectable books,ephemera, collectable paper, and related items from top postcardand paper sellers. Courthouse Square Antique Cards. Jim Taylor,P.O. Box 399, Neosho, MO 64850. (417) 451-3463. Email: jmtaylor@ipa.net.FOR A $1.00 DISCOUNT ON YOUR ADMISSION FEE, follow the link atthe end of this page.

Mar 4-5, 2023. North Canton, OH. McKinley Stamp Club AnnualStamp Show. St. George Serbian Orthodox Social Hall, 4663 ApplegroveSt. NW (Exit west off I-77 at Exit 111, Portage Street, to SunsetStrip; turn right; go approx. 1 mile and cross Applegrove; Hallis at end of road), North Canton. Sat: 10 AM-5 PM. Sun: 10 AM-4PM. 18 stamp dealers. Exhibits. FREE admission. FREE parking.McKinley Stamp Club of Canton, Ohio. Contact: Dave Pool, P.O.Box 455, Massillon, OH 44648. (330) 832-5992. Email: lincolnway@sssnet.com.Web site: www.mksc.webs.com

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Mar 10-11, 2023. Allen, TX. Spring 2023 Greater Dallas (Allen)Postcard Show and Sale. Hilton Garden Inn - Allen/Dallas, 705Central Expressway South, Allen. Fri: 12 noon-6 PM. (Early BirdSession Friday: 10 AM.) Sat: 8 AM-5 PM. $6.00, good for both days(Noon Friday & 8 AM Saturday). Special Early Bird Admission:$10.00 (available 10 AM Friday). Plenty of FREE parking. Greathotel, near all the food & nearby shopping areas. Lots todo. For additional collector & dealer information: CourthouseSquare Antique Cards. Jim Taylor, P.O. Box 399, Neosho, MO 64850.Call or text to 417-389-1512. Email: postcards@courthousesquare.net.FOR A $1.00 DISCOUNT ON YOUR ADMISSION FEE, follow the link atthe end of this page.

Mar 17-18, 2023. Houston, TX. Spring 2023 Houston Metro Postcardand Paper Show. Holiday Inn Houston Intercontinental Airport,15222 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Houston. Fri: 10 AM-5 PM. (EarlyBird Session Friday: 9 AM.) Sat: 8 AM-3 PM. $4.00, good for bothdays (10 AM Friday & 8 AM Saturday). Special Early Bird Admission:$6.00 (available 9 AM Friday). Host hotel reservations: (281)449-2311. Ask for the Houston Metro Postcard Show block of rooms.For additional collector & dealer information: CourthouseSquare Antique Cards. Jim Taylor, P.O. Box 399, Neosho, MO 64850.Call or text to 417-389-1512. Email: postcards@courthousesquare.net.FOR A $1.00 DISCOUNT ON YOUR ADMISSION FEE, follow the link atthe end of this page.

Apr 14-15, 2023. Countryside, IL. Spring 2023 Greater ChicagoPostcard and Paper Show. Holiday Inn & William Tell ChicagoSW - Countryside Banquets & Conference Center, 6201 JolietRd., Countryside. Fri: 10 AM-5 PM. (Early Bird Session Friday:9 AM.) Sat: 8 AM-3 PM. $5.00, good for both days (10 AM Friday& 8 AM Saturday). Special Early Bird Admission available at9:00 AM Friday. Early bird admission is $10.00 (also good forboth days). Easy access and FREE parking. Door Prizes awardedhourly. For additional collector & dealer information: CourthouseSquare Antique Cards. Jim Taylor, P.O. Box 399, Neosho, MO 64850.(417) 451-3463. Email: jmtaylor@ipa.net. FOR A $1.00 DISCOUNTON YOUR ADMISSION FEE, follow the link at the end of this page.

June 23-24, 2023. Lenexa, KS. Greater Kansas City Metro AntiquePostcard and Paper Show. Radisson Hotel - Lenexa - Overland Park(Lenexa), 12601 West 95th Street (at the S.E. part of I-35 and95th St. interchange), Lenexa. Fri: 12 noon-6 PM. (Early BirdSession: 11 AM.) Sat: 9 AM-4 PM. $4.00, good for both days (12noon Friday & 9 AM Saturday). Special Early Bird Admission:$6.00 (available 11 AM Friday). FREE parking. Dealers will bebuying as well as selling, and several dealers will be providingfree appraisals. Courthouse Square Antique Cards. Jim Taylor,P.O. Box 399, Neosho, MO 64850. (417) 451-3463. Email: jmtaylor@ipa.net.FOR A $1.00 DISCOUNT ON YOUR ADMISSION FEE, follow the link atthe end of this page.

Aug 12, 2023. North Canton, OH. North Canton Postcard Show.(NEW LOCATION. This is the show that was previously held in Strasburg.)St. George Serbian Orthodox Social Hall, 4663 Applegrove St. NW(Exit west off I-77 at Exit 111, Portage Street, to Sunset Strip;turn right; go approx. 1 mile and cross Applegrove; Hall is atend of road), North Canton. Sat: 10 AM-4 PM. $3.00 admission.Lincolnway Stamps. Dave Pool, P.O. Box 455, Massillon, OH 44648.(330) 832-5992. Email: lincolnway@sssnet.com

WHEN ATTENDING ANY OF THESESHOWS, besure to tell the sponsors that you saw their listing in Jim Mehrer'sINTERNET SHOW CALENDAR.
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FAQs

What is the history of postcards? ›

The concept of the individual postcard as we now know it was invented by Dr. Heinrich von Stephan in Prussia in 1865. His idea was rejected at the time, but the first postcard was sent in Austria-Hungary four years later, in 1869.

Do I need to use 2 Forever Stamps? ›

For any domestic mail piece that weighs more than one ounce, you must include additional postage along with your Forever Stamp to ensure USPS delivery. Also, you may purchase higher denomination postage stamps for heavier postage at the Post Office™. Avoid placing two Forever Stamps on a mail piece for heavier mail.

What are the 4 main components of a postage stamp? ›

There is the paper on which it is printed, the design, by which we usually mean the pictorial part of the stamp, the inscriptions, or lettering and figures of value, the ink with which the design is printed, varying in colour, the gum, and the means of separation i.e. the perforation.

What is pictured on the rarest stamp in the world? ›

Video Unavailable. Worth £6.2m, the world's rarest stamp has gone on display in central London. The rarest stamp in the world is returning to Britain for the first time in almost 150 years. The British Guiana 1c Magenta (1856), dubbed the "Mona Lisa of the stamp world", is believed to be the most valuable man-made item ...

What is postcard used for? ›

Many postcards are sent when people are traveling and want to share a local view without writing a page-long letter. They're quick and efficient to get a message across and don't require an envelope to mail them, which makes them unique to the mailing system.

Why is it called a postcard? ›

For the purpose of clarification, the term “Postal Card” refers to cards that were printed and sold by a governmental body on which postage paid indicia were preprinted on the cards themselves. The term “Postcard” refers to cards which were privately produced and were not sold with postage prepaid.

Why is forever crossed out on stamps? ›

Why is forever crossed out on stamp? Answer: That is simply for digital images only, to prevent counterfeiting. The actual stamps don't have the word crossed out.

Are old Forever Stamps still good? ›

You can still use an original Forever stamp purchased 15 years ago for 41 cents to mail a first-class letter today without additional postage. Forever stamps, introduced in 2007, are always equivalent to the current price of a first-class stamp. Since 2011, virtually all first-class stamps sold are Forever stamps.

Are old stamps still valid? ›

Any stamps which are pre-decimalisation are not eligible for swap out — as they don't have a postage value. Non-barcoded stamps are still valid as postage until 31 January 2023 — and you can continue to use these stamp between now and then to avoid the need for you to swap them out.

How many types of stamps are there? ›

In general, there are 3 types of rubber stamps: Traditional rubber stamps. Pre-inked stamps. Self Inking stamps.

What is the purpose of a stamp? ›

A postage stamp is evidence of pre-paying a fee for postal services. Usually a small paper rectangle that is attached to an envelope, the postage stamp signifies that the person sending the letter or package may have either fully, or perhaps partly, pre-paid for delivery.

How much is a one stamp? ›

WASHINGTON, DC — Today the United States Postal Service filed notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) of price changes to take effect July 10, 2022. The new prices, if favorably reviewed, include a two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 58 cents to 60 cents.

What rare stamps are collectors looking for? ›

These are the best stamps that deserve a spot in your collection:
  • Mauritius Post Office Stamps.
  • British Guiana 1 Cent Magenta.
  • Benjamin Franklin Z Grill.
  • Swedish Treskilling Yellow.
  • Sicilian Error of Color.
  • Two Penny Blue.
  • Baden 9 Kreuzer Error Stamp.
  • Inverted Jenny.

What kind of stamps are worth a lot of money? ›

21 most valuable stamps in the world
  • Mauritius 1847 Post Office Stamps: $12,760,600.
  • British Guiana 1856 1 Cent Magenta: $11,601,700.
  • Benjamin Franklin Z Grill: $4,441,000.
  • Swedish Treskilling Yellow: $4,238,000.
  • Sicilian Error of Color: $2,570,600.
  • Two Penny Blue: $2,322,400.
  • The Whole Country Is Red: $2,302,700.
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How many types of postcards are there? ›

​Available in two varieties: Single & reply post card.

What is another word for postcard? ›

In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for postcard, like: note, letter card, letter, postal card, post card, poster, mailing-card, photo, photograph, souvenir and postcards.

How much is a postcard? ›

Sending a postcard is an extremely affordable way to communicate when you're using the U.S Postal Service—regular postcards cost only $0.44 to mail!

Is postcard still used? ›

Not just activists, for millions of commoners across India, the humble postcard, which costs only 50 paisa, continues to be a preferred mode of communication. According to recent data from India Post, postcard sales went up from 99.89 crore in 2016-17 to 106.23 crore in 2017-18. This figure was 104.70 crore in 2015-16.

Who first used postcards? ›

The first known printed picture postcard, with an image on one side, was created in France in 1870 at Camp Conlie by Léon Besnardeau (1829–1914). Conlie was a training camp for soldiers in the Franco-Prussian War.

Who invented the first postcard? ›

The world's oldest known postcard was sent in 1840, long before the format was made official by the Austrians in 1869, 150 years ago. The hand-painted card that pokes fun at post office scribes was sent to a writer called Theodore Hook.

Is it OK to put tape over a postage stamp? ›

Affix your stamps securely, but do not put tape over the stamp(s) — this invalidates the postage. If your envelope is textured, or contains decorative fibers or floral inclusions, you may want to secure the postage using a glue stick.

Why is there a bar code on my stamps? ›

"The introduction of unique barcodes on our postage stamps allows us to connect the physical letter to the digital world," said Nick Landon, the group's commercial director, said in a statement.

Can you still use 37 cent stamps? ›

You can use them any time. Any combination of stamps may be used in meeting the postage requirements. You may think it looks “tacky” to have a variety of stamps on your envelope, but the Post Office encourages you to utilize all the stamps you have.

What should I do with old stamps? ›

Postage stamps are recyclable and you don't even need to remove them from the envelope they're on — just throw the whole envelope in the recycling bin and you're done!

Are 44 cent Forever Stamps still good? ›

Using Previous Year Forever Stamps

Old stamps are still good and can be used at face value. The only caveat is that you might have to affix more stamps to the envelope until you reach or exceed the current postal rates. This is inconvenient, which is one of the reasons why the Forever Stamp was invented.

Can I still use 58 cent stamps? ›

Yes, Even the Cost of Postage Is Going Up—USPS Just Increased the Price of Forever Stamps to 60 Cents. If you have an old Forever stamp that you purchased at a lower price, you can still use it to mail a first-class letter at no additional cost.

Are barcoded stamps tracked? ›

This won't get lost in the post! Royal Mail launches stamps with a BARCODE so they can track and trace deliveries.

Can I use last year's Christmas stamps? ›

If you have old Christmas stamps you CAN continue to use them after 31 January 2023 following a Royal Mail U-turn. The postal service had initially announced, as part of a wider shake-up, that Christmas stamps would be replaced by new barcoded versions from 31 January 2023.

What is happening to postage stamps in 2023? ›

From 1 February 2023, only the new stamps will be accepted. Any old stamps must be used before then or traded in. Christmas and other themed special stamps will remain valid indefinitely.

Who invented the stamp? ›

Postage stamp

How are stamps made? ›

How It's Made - Postage Stamps - YouTube

Which is the most common form of stamps? ›

Definitive stamps -- the most commonly used stamps and they are issued mainly for everyday postage charges. They are issued year after year, and the number produced is not limited. Since they are very common, they have less interesting designs than commemorative stamps.

What is postal stamp called? ›

postage stamp in American English

noun. a small gummed label issued by postal authorities that can be affixed to an envelope, postcard, or package as evidence that postal charges have been paid. Also called: stamp.

What is a letter stamp called? ›

Word forms: plural postage stamps. countable noun. A postage stamp is a small piece of gummed paper that you buy from the post office and stick on an envelope or package before you post it.

Are postcard stamps forever? ›

It will take ONE stamp to mail a postcard. These stamps will be good forever for the POSTCARD rate, which is lower than the First Class rate even if the postcard rate is increased in the future. If you use ONE stamp to mail a standard 1 ounce letter, there is a chance the post office will RETURN your mail undelivered.

What is the cost of stamps in 2022? ›

On June 9, 2022, the PRC announced the approval of changes, which include a two-cent increase in the price of a First-Class Mail Forever stamp from 58 cents to 60 cents.

How much is a 3 cent Liberty stamp worth? ›

1954-80 Liberty Series Coil Stamps Perf 10
Denom.DescriptionMint
2 centJefferson$0.95
2 1/2 centBunker Hill$0.40
3 centLiberty$0.30
4 centLincoln$0.35
4 more rows

Can you still use Forever Stamps in 2022? ›

Increase in Postage Stamps and Metered Mail

The good news is that Forever stamps are good for, well, forever. This means that any Forever stamps you currently have will still be good next year, no matter how much you purchased them for, so stock up now if you cannot stand any more increases.

What are old 1 cent stamps worth? ›

Most 1¢ green Benjamin Franklin stamps are common and valued at less than $1, but two rotary press varieties that look almost the same as common flat-plate issues are scarce and worth thousands.

Are Cancelled stamps worth anything? ›

Cancelled stamps do have value but it is usually far less than stamps without cancellation marks on them. The value attached to a cancelled stamp will depend on the stamp's rarity and desirability for collecting. Generally, the heavier the cancellation mark, the lower the stamp's value and it will get a "poor" grade.

Are old 3 cent stamps worth anything? ›

The rarest three-center, an 1867 rose-colored likeness of George Washington, is worth $45,000 in mint condition. But most old 3-cent stamps bring under $50, says Mr. Katz. "Everyone has them; they were printed by the millions.

What country are the rarest stamps from? ›

Blue & Red Penny Mauritius, 1847

Housed in the Blue Penny Museum (Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius), the Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps are among the rarest in the world.

Which country has most valuable stamps? ›

The British Guiana 1c Magenta is the most valuable rare stamp in the world. In 1856, The British Guiana (now the independent nation of Guyana) post office issued the initial run of 1c magenta stamps for use in newspaper circulation.

How much is a 1950 stamp worth? ›

On January 1, 1950, a first class U.S. postage stamp cost $0.03. This is equivalent to $0.35 in 2022 dollars.

What is the rarest US stamp? ›

Inverted Jenny Stamp

The rarest U.S. stamp ever printed is one with an error on it. The Inverted Jenny, which was issued in 1918, had a face value of just 24 cents. However, today the stamp is valued at $1.35 million. The high value of the stamp is determined by the mistake in printing the airplane upside down.

What does Z Grill mean in stamps? ›

While stamps of this design were the common 1-cent stamps of the 1860s, the Z-Grill is distinguished by having the so-called "Z" variety of a grill pressed into the stamp, creating tiny indentations in the paper.

Are stamps worth more used or unused? ›

Stamps available for both postage and revenue (fiscal) purposes are usually worth more unused or with a postal cancellation.

Who invented the first postcard? ›

The world's oldest known postcard was sent in 1840, long before the format was made official by the Austrians in 1869, 150 years ago. The hand-painted card that pokes fun at post office scribes was sent to a writer called Theodore Hook.

When did postcards begin? ›

On February 27, 1861, the US Congress passed an act that allowed privately printed cards, weighing one ounce or under, to be sent in the mail. That same year John P. Charlton (other places seen as Carlton) copyrighted the first postcard in America.

When did people start collecting postcards? ›

Deltiology appeared at the end of the 19th century, when the mass production of postcards began and received international distribution as the cheapest type of postal items. The first postcard was published in 1869, and by 1875, 231.5 million open letters were sent in the member countries of the Universal Postal Union.

When was the golden age of postcards? ›

Although the first picture postcards recognizable to us became available in the 1890s, the Golden Age of the postcard is considered to extend from about 1890 to 1915 (Bassett 2016). During this time, print colors, subject material, and the sending and collecting of postcards reached a zenith.

How many types of postcards are there? ›

​Available in two varieties: Single & reply post card.

What is another word for postcard? ›

In this page you can discover 17 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for postcard, like: note, letter card, letter, postal card, post card, poster, mailing-card, photo, photograph, souvenir and postcards.

Is postcard still used? ›

Not just activists, for millions of commoners across India, the humble postcard, which costs only 50 paisa, continues to be a preferred mode of communication. According to recent data from India Post, postcard sales went up from 99.89 crore in 2016-17 to 106.23 crore in 2017-18. This figure was 104.70 crore in 2015-16.

How big is a stamp? ›

They range in size from 0.870" wide by 0.98" tall to 1.255" wide by 1.59" tall. Depending on the actual dimensions, the specific rectangular sizes range from definitive to jumbo.

What year were postcard stamps 1-cent? ›

Relief for mailers and Post Offices alike came on May 19, 1898, when Congress approved a special one-cent rate for postcards — the same rate in effect for postal cards — beginning July 1, 1898. As privately-printed postcards became more and more popular, the Department issued more one-cent stamps to keep pace.

What a postcard looks like? ›

What is a Postcard? - YouTube

What are the most valuable postcards? ›

15 Most Valuable Vintage Postcards
No.NamePrice
1Photochrom$10.54
2Linen postcards$18
3Vintage portrait postcards$20
4Divided Back postcards$21.24
11 more rows

What are old postcards called? ›

Postmark. A postmark can help to establish the age of a postcard, and along with the message on the back, it offers provenance for collectors. However, the type and condition of the postmark can affect the value. An easy-to-read early postmark can indicate a card that is worth more than average.

What can I do with old postcards? ›

How to sell old postcards
  1. Step 1 - Store your postcards properly. ...
  2. Step 2 - Research the value of your cards. ...
  3. Step 3 - Visit vintage markets & postcard fairs. ...
  4. Step 4 - Trade with a postcard dealer. ...
  5. Step 5 - List your items on eBay. ...
  6. Step 6 – Offer postcards for sale at auction. ...
  7. Step 7 - Sell to an auction house outright.

What country was the first to use postcards? ›

First Use of Postcards in the U.S.

The idea for the postal card originated in Germany in 1865. It was the Austrian government, however, that on October 1, 1869, issued the first postal card. The early postal cards had their critics.

In which paper type the postcard is made? ›

Historically, postcards are generally printed on a standard 16 pt “ultra thick” semi-gloss paper stock because of the luxurious feel, quality, and durability. Since this is the thickest paper type, it will last the longest.

How did they make old postcards? ›

Lithography and collotype were the two processes responsible for most picture postcards printed between 1893 and 1920. Collotypes have an artistic finish with delicate lines and tonal gradations similar to an original photograph.

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