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Deltiologists, as postcard collectors are called, collect for a variety of reasons.Postage rates: My father — a freelance bookkeeper for many years — kept a list like this, and I made a copy of his list sometime in the 1970's, and then kept updating it myself every time there was a rate increase. Links to the US Postal Service web site are constantly changing, so there may be a number of broken links below. History of post card rates came from the US Postal Rate Commission, which has this to say about post card rates: "The post card rate has remained at 20 cents since 1995.The majority of these come from PHLNDX, compiled by Gene Fricks.The journal article records are provided as a research resource.
Currently, the catalog includes the holdings of these libraries: The catalog contains records for books, journals, auction catalogs, and other library holdings.
For this reason, some collectors choose to limit their acquisitions to cards by specific artists and publishers, or by time and location.
Postcards are generally sent within a few years of their printing so the postmark helps date a postcard.
On January 10, 1999, however, a one cent charge for the card itself was implemented, in addition to the postage.
Putting a 20 cent stamp on a private card avoids the one cent card charge." Airmail rates are not shown here; however, it is worth noting that domestic airmail was eliminated as a separate subclass of mail service, effective May 1, 1977.* ZIP 4 was announced in 1978 and implemented October 1, 1983 according to Unicover.