Kaaterskill (N.Y) Post Card Club
When asked by the reporter, "What makes a postcard collectible?" Almquist said, "The condition of the card and its subject matter."
"You're looking for cards with nice clean edges, not worn down, and a sharp, crisp image."
Of particular value are so-called "topical" cards. " Those are very special. Before they had greeting cards, there were these postcards, for Halloween, Easter, other holidays. Cards like that are worth quite a bit. I prefer the historical cards."
Anything with a pumpkin on it is valuable, Almquist said, or a Santa, or Easter lilies.
"People can get anywhere from $15 or $20 up to more than a $100 for one of those."
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