How can I tell how old a Hallmark card is?

How can I tell how old a Hallmark card is?

Originally Answered: How can we know how old a greeting card is? Look at the postage stamp on the greeting card. One cent is generally before 1920 and two-cent before 1940.

When was the first printed Christmas card available for sale?

1843
Or not: ‘Scandalous’ 1st Christmas card up for sale. The first commercially printed Christmas card is up for sale — a merry Victorian-era scene that scandalized some who denounced it as humbug when it first appeared in 1843.

Are old Hallmark Cards valuable?

“All of the holidays have gotten more popular in collecting,” she tells GoodHousekeeping.com. “And the most popular one obviously is Christmas.” Vintage cards in good condition can fetch about $10 to $50 apiece, she says, but particularly valuable ones can shoot up into the three- or even four-figure range.

How much is the first Christmas card worth?

At an auction on Saturday at British auction house Henry Aldridge & Son, an anonymous bidder paid £4,200, which equates to $6,846, for a card designed in 1843 that is considered part of a set of the world’s first Christmas cards.

How much did the first Christmas card sell for?

Sir Henry had the idea of Christmas Cards with his friend John Horsley, who was an artist. They designed the first card and sold them for 1 shilling each. (That is only 5p or 8 cents today(!), but in those days it was worth much much more.)

What should I do with old greeting cards?

What to Do With Old Cards & Letters

  1. Scan & store them on your computer.
  2. Tuck them in your scrapbook or journal.
  3. Keep them so you can one day give them back to the writer.
  4. Repurpose them into tags & gift cards.
  5. Repurpose them into scrapbook & journal embellishments.
  6. Repurpose card tops into postcards.
  7. Donate card tops.

What can you do with old vintage greeting cards?

Keep them, donate them, give them away. Or sell them! Most vintage greeting cards aren’t worth a lot of money, at least individually. But designers, crafters and artists often like to use the images in scrapbooking, decoupage and other applications – or simply for inspiration.

What country started sending Christmas cards?

the UK
The custom of sending Christmas cards, as we know them today, was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole.