Welcome to Prater Collectible's premier website. We offer antiques, ephemera, books, furniture and so much more. We sell on multiple channels from our online website (where you are now), in our physical store in downtown Clayton, Georgia, on ebay and on social media. Not all items are available in all channels due to shipping constraints and other constraints.
Our specialty is antique postcards.
We offer investment quality antique postcards for the advanced collector. You will also find educational articles on different postcard categories, artists, historical events and special collections. We suggest you bookmark this page, sign up for emails announcing new articles or follow us on social media.
Investment quality postcards are cards whose scarcity, historical significance, beauty and condition will cause their prices to rise significantly over time. In the past it was hard for such cards to be found and purchased by individual collectors but thanks to the internet the entire world is the new marketplace.
We have have been in the postcard business since 1980 and selling cards via the web since 1998. You can view our eBay feedback ratings at our ebay stores 1) pratercollectibles and 2) shilohpostcards.
Prater Collectibles is owned and operated by George Prater and Vickie Leach Prater. Vickie is the author of Macon, Georgia - Postcard History Series and co-author with husband George of Rabun County, Georgia - Postcard History Series. Both of these books can be purchased our website.
If you are new to Deltiology (postcard collecting), you will find our History of Postcards page is a good starting place to learn.