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FDC's, Postcards?

Long, Long ago, back in the '70's & '80's, I used to collect First Day Covers (that I self-addressed & sent off to various post offices). Have barely looked at or touched them since. I know they include the Apollo-Soyuz, 50 state flags, Bicentennial, and a lot more. Any value/interest here or out in the marketplace?

Same with a bunch of colorized postcards I have from what I would guess are the '50's & '60's, many of them from the interstate highway system, NYC landmarks, Midwestern towns, etc. Plus a ton of postcards from attractions around the world which my parents collected over the years (mostly 1980's thru around 2000).

I'm looking to clear out my house of things like these that I haven't followed for decades. But I've been to a few local book/magazine/poster/postcard/stock-certificate "warehouses" where they only seem to be stockpiled by the hundreds of thousands and gathering dust with no buyers around, so I would assume the postcards especially would have a very small, limited-interest group of followers...............

What would be good on-line references to get an idea of whether any of the above are worth anything, or if anyone even really collects them?

Any help would be appreciated!


- - Dave


  • 291fifth291fifth Posts: 23,930 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What cachets, if any, do the first day covers have? While first days seem to have plunged in popularity some cachets may still have a little value (very little, unfortunately). If the first days are addressed it will depress their value. If they have no cachets they will be nearly worthless. So far as the post cards go I can't say as I have no experience with them. Expect to be disappointed.
    All glory is fleeting.
  • DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,447 ✭✭✭✭

    Sorry. Forgot all about my earlier post....... Most of my FDC's have no cachet's and my old address. Maybe a handful have cachets with or without addresses. I expect to be disappointed. There's a warehouse nearby with tons of postcards & possibly some FDC's that I might call to see what they might offer, just so I don't end up tossing the post cards or giving the FDC's away......

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