Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Yes, we buy all kinds of postcards, and many other types of ephemera and vintage paper items.
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.
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.
We can provide 300 to 1200 dpi images of individual cards in the public domain for a nominal fee.
Many of the images of our cards are in the public domain, so you may be able to use their images Royalty-Free.
Copyright Terms and Public Domain