Business Cards
by Patrick Sweeney

Vintage business cards provide a look back into the commerce of yesterday. Business people have been exchanging basic information via printed cards long before there were zip codes and telephone numbers, let alone e-mail addresses. Here are some samples of the many perspectives that make makes vintage business cards particularly interesting collectibles.

Vintage business cards are reasonably available, comparatively inexpensive, and offer wide opportunity for commercial, social and geographical research.


Once important businesses that we no longer have much need for

    Very simple cards that would challenge today’s Postal

Really odd and curious businesses


Exceptionally ornate cards




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