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The Postcard Price Guide, 4th Ed., A Comprehensive Reference Paperback – February 21, 2001


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Product Details

  • Series: Postcard Price Guide
  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Colonial House; 4 edition (February 21, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1885940084
  • ISBN-13: 978-1885940087
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #337,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The new book by Mashburn is simply one of his best". -- Ralph Roberts, Alexander Press Magazine, Feb. 15, 2001

About the Author

J.L. mashburn is a former chemist and laboratory manager and has been a collector, dealer, auctioneer, and historian with over 37 years experience in the postcard field. This price guide is his 10th on postcards.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By MooseMan on May 8, 2008
Format: Paperback
It's been over 7 years since this has been updated, and a lot has happened in the world of postcards. I'd say that the vast majority of prices quoted in this book are much higher than prices realized at traditional and online auctions, and many retail sales. So, if you just found a shoebox of postcards in your grandmother's attic and are planning on selling them, don't expect to realize prices anywhere near most of the prices you see in this book. That said, there are exceptions - and condition really does play an important part in pricing, but as the Internet opens up dealers to a worldwide audence it appears that many cards that were in demand 10 years ago are no longer that scarce.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gary Sprandel on January 13, 2005
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This guide provides prices for over 10,000 cards and will be useful for collectors, dealers, and novices. The book highlights the most collected categories, and the artist-signed chapter covers over 250 pages. The 900 postcard images, though reduced and in black and white, are useful; my favorites included the Krampus cards, Alligator border card, and the Halloween cards are a real treat. Mashburn provides short biographies of some of the artists and publishers (and even an introduction to Krampus). Although Mashburn does present some useful guidelines on topical, views, and roadside America I thought those chapters were too short in light of the vast number of cards available. Mashburn also includes references for more specific topics also.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe Jet on November 26, 2013
Format: Paperback
If you don't take the values of a great many postcards in this book you'll be OK. It is much like those us who also sell postage stamps and refer to the Scott Catalogs for their current value. Those (catalog) values are usually are cut by 35-50% when the item is either purchased or sold, taking into consideration condition, condition, condition.
Enough said.
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