Downtown Clayton Store is closed due to semi-retirement. Online sales continue
Prater Collectibles
Specializing in Antique Postcards
Lots of ways to Shop
Brick & Mortar - Online Website - Social Media - eBay
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With semi-retirement we hope to have time to grow this website which we have neglected over the past few years. We are concentrating on scarce and better cards at first. Bookmark our site to check back often. If you are interested in specific better cards, drop us a note and we will attempt to add those cards faster (no promises).  We have almost 10,000 cards on eBay which you can see using the link below. 

We buy and sell cards in person by appointment.

George Prater & Vickie Leach Prater

PO Box 280

Tiger, Georgia 30576


George's eBay store = pratercollectibles  (clicking this link will take you to ebay) 

Vickie's eBay store = shilohpostcards

Email is

Ebay store has different cards than this website, so be sure to search both.

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A Tale of Peter and His Crazy Dad - Louis Wain

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