Welcome to my auctions! I do not collect postcards for myself. I do, however, LOVE postcards, and get great joy in passing along beautiful cards to my customers. Because I do not collect, I always start all my sales at 99 cents, and let the market determine the true value of the cards. I strive to offer beautiful, rare, unique and hard-to-find cards in almost all categories.This is a antique pre-linen postcard, showing two cute little dogs. The pup on the left says "Say, why don't you get a haircut". The pup on the right says "Aw, go get your face ironed out". It is initialed V C. On the back it says Colby's Pets Series, No. 5464. The card is in good condition, with corner and edge wear, light creasing, and minor soiling. The card is postally unused. The message was dated June 15, 1911 and the card was addressed to Alice Callahan, Tacoma, Washington. Q uestions about my items? I typically photograph bo th sides of the card when the card is postally used, or when t is significant damage or soiling on the back. Otherwise, I show only the front of the card. If a card is postally used and I can read the writing, I will include the postmark information and who the card was sent to. I do this at the request of my customers who are genealogists and search EBAY for family names and locations. is how I grade my cards: "Good" means lightly bumped or faintly creased corners, and/or light edge wear, and/or light soiling. "Fair to Good" means corner wear, edge wear, soiling, and a slight tear or some faint creasing. "Fair" means corner wear, edge wear, soiling, and more than one tear or significant crease. "Poor to fair" means corner wear, edge wear, soiling, and moderate to significant creasing. "Poor" is a quality that I seldom use. It means the card is right on the brink of being tossed in the trash, and is only offered for sale because the card is unusual or unique in some way, and someone may need it for a collection until a 'better' one comes along. I never use "mint" as all my cards are used in some way, and even though they may look perfect, I can't vouch for how someone else will see the card. I sometimes will use "virtually no sign of wear" to indicate a card that looks unused, and is uncreased and squeaky clean. Invoicing and Shipping questions? Unless you have purchased only one card, please wait for my invoice before you pay. If you qualify for combined shipping, and don't wait for the invoice, the system will not combine shipping due to a quirk in the program. I invoice every morning, for sales made the previous day. I invoice every Sunday evening for all cards remaining unpaid for at the end of that week. If you have made previous arrangements with me for billing, you may disregard any Sunday night invoice you receive. Otherwise, payment is appreciated as soon as possible. Postage is $2.00 first class mail in the US. I will ship 1 to 19 cards for the same $2.00 combined price in the US. The cost for foreign and overseas is $2.50 Airmail for one to six cards. International buyers must pay with US Funds. This covers the cost of supplies, including sleeves and professional rigid postcard mailers to protect your purchase. I don't use regular envelopes, even with cardboard inserts, because I have had just too much damage in the mail. If you buy twenty-five cards or spend $25.00 on cards from me in the same week (Sunday to Sunday), your mailing cost is free anyw in the world. I prefer paypal, but also accept checks and money orders. International buyers contact me for NO EUROS PLEASE.
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