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Frequently Asked Questions

Are all the cards you sell original?

Yes, nearly all of the cards we sell are original vintage postcards.  Most reproductions will be noted in the title or description. 

We do also provide high-resolution scans of many of the older cards (download only).  These are on a secondary "Purchase this Scan" page.


Do you buy Postcards?

Yes, we buy all kinds of postcards, and many other types of ephemera and vintage paper items.

Please Contact Us or see our page about Selling Vintage Postcards to CardCow.


Can I list my cards for sale on CardCow?

CardCow is not a multi-vendor marketplace, all items listed are sold by CardCow directly.  Selling cards online is a time-consuming process and we typically just buy collections outright.

We do occasionally auction collections or cosign them for sale.  Please Contact Us for more details if you wish to consign or auction your collection.


Why show "Sold" cards on the site if they are not available for purchase?

We show sold cards for posterity because it is often useful for collectors to see as many cards of a particular topic or series as possible.  Also, we offer scans of many of the older cards for purchase.

When viewing category pages and search results with the default sort/relevancy sold cards will always be shown at the end of the list.  When searching, the default is to show only "Available Products", meaning originals.


High Resolution Images and Scans

We can provide 300 to 1200 dpi images of individual cards in the public domain for a nominal fee.
Scan purchases are downloadable immediately after checkout with a download link sent via email.
We will provide high-res scans for non-profit use in exchange for a photo credit.
Please contact us if you wish to purchase scans.


Copyright and Usage

Many of the images of our cards are in the public domain, so you may be able to use their images Royalty-Free.
For more information see these resources or consult a copyright attorney:

Copyright Terms and Public Domain
Postcard Guide to Copyright Terms In the United States 

The CardCow watermark on some images is for identification purposes only and not a claim of copyright.
Any existing copyright is still held by their respective owners.

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