Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The price is part of the card

When I first started collecting, I used to rub out the prices dealers wrote on cards. I don't any more.

I guess I had wanted to restore the cards to how they'd originally looked.

Now, the price mark is part of what I'm buying. It signifies the card's present - that it has a value today. And also that it has passed through many hands since it was first sent.


2 comments:

  1. Dealers who write the price on expensive cards should be lined up and shot! I've even seen the price written in biro or coloured crayon. Makes life a bit difficult if you buy stock to sell!

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  2. I don't especially like prices on my postcards, but it is too much trouble to remove them. I do remove them with Photoshop when I post the back of the card on the web. I have many cards with inaccurate prices due to auctions, sales, and discounts.

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