PostcardBoutique

Vintage Postcards for Collecting & Gift Giving

St Louis, Missouri · 2011 Sales

PostcardBoutique

Vintage Postcards for Collecting & Gift Giving

St Louis, Missouri 2011 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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(441)

Announcement   Vintage Postcard Boutique features collectible vintage postcards of U.S. State and Town Views, Large Letters, U.S. Maps, Botanicals, Cowboy/Western and more.

Announcement

Last updated on Apr 22, 2018

Vintage Postcard Boutique features collectible vintage postcards of U.S. State and Town Views, Large Letters, U.S. Maps, Botanicals, Cowboy/Western and more.

Ellen Mrazek

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Ellen Mrazek

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5 out of 5 stars
(441)
Lauren

Lauren on May 18, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely lovely! What a pretty treasure that tugs at my artist heartstrings. This item will be cherished and framed to put in my little creative studio. Thanks ever so much for kind note and also for the thoughtful packaging, Ellen. :)

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About

Hooked on Historical Postcards

I've always loved vintage paper items because they are packed with history and often provide a nostalgic snapshot of the past. Years ago, I started selling postcards on eBay after inheriting boxes of vintage paper items from my mother. It didn’t take long before I was hitting local ephemera shows and learning everything possible about this fascinating hobby.

Once I had acquired boxes and boxes of vintage postcards, I began selling on Ebay and Etsy. I tend to specialize in postcards that feature historical views of our cities and towns but also look for cards from popular vacation destinations. I especially like the vivid colors on Linen Era (1930-45) postcards…many of which can be found in almost pristine condition.

My new website will eventually hold the many treasures I've yet to scan and catalogue. Currently, I have many older cards featured from the early 1900s at great prices:

https://vintagepostcardboutique.com/

Thanks for your interest in vintage postcards! Best, Ellen

Shop policies

Last updated on January 30, 2018
Thank you for stopping by Vintage Postcard Boutique! We specialize in collectible vintage postcards, dating primarily from the 1900s to 1960s that feature U.S. State and Town views. We also offer a variety of topical views including large letter, maps, botanicals, animals, cowboy/western, real photos, and more. In addition to collecting, vintage postcards make great gifts framed and can be used for art projects or scrapbooking. We add new cards to our shop daily so visit often. If you are looking for a specific subject matter, please send me a convo. We have boxes and boxes of unlisted postcards and just may have the topic you are searching for! Thanks for stopping by!

Ellen Mrazek

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Satisfaction guaranteed. You may return an item within 10 days of the purchase date for full refund (less shipping costs).
Payment
All orders shipped from Missouri to destinations within the state of Missouri will be charged 8.425% sales tax.
Shipping
STANDARD SHIPPING ($1.50): All postcards are shipped within 1-2 BUSINESS DAYS via USPS First Class Letter in plastic sleeves, sandwiched between cardboard for protection. We gladly combine shipping on multiple card purchases (.25 per additional card). Please note that postcards can take 3-7 business days to arrive after we ship them out, depending on your location. Standard shipping does NOT include Delivery Confirmation Tracking. Choose the Delivery Confirmation option below for shipping if you need tracking (recommended for NYC addresses).

DELIVERY CONFIRMATION ($3.00): USPS First Class with Delivery Confirmation tracking.

EXPEDITED SHIPPING ($6.00): If you need your postcard sooner, please choose expedited shipping (Priority Mail 2-3 Day Upgrade). We also offer overnight shipping for $24.95 (Priority Overnight Express).

INSURANCE: Items may not be insured for more than their value. Please note that the USPS cannot trace First Class Letters if lost or misdirected during transit, unless insured. Choose Priority Mail Upgrade if you would like your item insured.
Additional policies and FAQs
POSTCARD GRADING STANDARDS
Our postcards are NOT reproductions. Because describing the condition of used or older paper items is highly subjective, Vintage Postcard Boutique uses grading standards that are widely accepted as the industry standard.

MINT (M): Perfect card, as if just off the printing press. Honestly, I've not run across a card like this...

NEAR MINT (NM): Light aging or slight discoloration only. Crisp corners/clean image on picture side. Very collectible card.

EXCELLENT (EX): No bends, creases or edge/corner wear. May be postally used with writing on address side only.

VERY GOOD (VG): Like Excellent but may have slightly rounded corners or minor edgewear that does not detract from overall appearance of picture side.

GOOD (G): Rounded/blunt corners, some edgewear and noticeable creasing and/or bends.

FAIR (F): Collectible only if scarce card. Stains, soiling, creasing and edgewear may affect picture side. The type of card you hang onto while looking for a better one.