Jim Mehrer's
SUPPLIES for COLLECTORS
of
POSTAL HISTORY and POSTCARDS


Following is a list of supplies that we have available for collectors of postal history and postcards, including sleeves, albums, pocket pages, storage boxes, category dividers, place markers and corner mounts. Each item is preceded by a six-digit item number. Please order by item number and description.

The most common question that we are asked about our supplies is: "Are they safe for storing my collection?"

We are in the business of selling old covers and postcards, so we are just as concerned about preserving those items as collectors are. All of the storage products that we carry are designed for safe long-term protection of covers and postcards. We would not handle any products that would damage them.


ORDERING INFORMATION:

We accept payment by check or money order. Show quantity, description and price.

Products are price postpaid to addresses in Continental U.S.

There is NO shipping charge to addresses in Continental U.S.

For Alaska, Hawaii & elsewhere, email your order to us at mehrer@postal-history.com and we will email a quote which includes shipping.

ILLINOIS RESIDENTS: Add 7.5% state sales tax to your order.

Place orders by regular mail. Send your check or money order (in U.S. funds) payable to:
Jim Mehrer
2405-30th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
USA

*PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER with your order.

IMPORTANT: You must supply street address for U.P.S. shipping.
U.P.S. cannot deliver to post office boxes.

We regret that we're unable to send "bill with" orders, but that just adds to the paperwork, and we've got plenty to do without the extra load. Exceptions: If you're a long-time customer of ours, and you're experiencing some kind of major "supplies emergency" that won't allow you to wait a couple of extra days, give us a phone call (309 / 786-6539) and we'll discuss the possibilities.

We do not accept CHARGE CARDS, and HERE'S WHY: Card companies would take about 5 percent off the top of whatever we sold. We don't feel like giving it to them, and we would rather not raise all of our prices just for the sake of handling charge cards. (Before you write and tell us that we can negotiate a better deal than 5 percent, we know that. But whether it's 3 or 4 or 5 percent, we still don't feel like raising the prices to "cover" it, as they say.) We were accepting payments through an online payment service for awhile, but then they started charging for their services, too. Maybe things will change someday.


SLEEVES


Polypropylene Sleeves: 2 mil / 1,000 per box. Archival.

#122011. Regular Postcard Size (5-3/4" W x 3-3/4" H): $ 28.00 / box

HALF-BOX: If you need a shorter quantity...
#122005. 500 Regular Postcard Size (5-3/4" W x 3-3/4" H): $ 22.00

SPECIAL: SAVE $26.00 off the single-box price when you order 5 boxes:
#122006. Carton: 5 Boxes of 1,000 (5,000 total) Regular Postcard Size: $ 114.00

SPECIAL: SAVE $70.00 off the single-box price when you order 10 boxes:
#122007. Carton: 10 Boxes of 1,000 (10,000 total) Regular Postcard Size: $ 210.00

#122012. Classic Continental Size (6" W x 4-3/8" H). 2 mil: $ 32.00 / box
#122014. First Day Cover. 2 mil: $ 44.00 / box
#122015. European First Day Cover (7-13/16" W x 5-1/8" H). 2 mil: $ 49.00 / box
#122016. #10 Cover (9-5/8" W x 4-1/4" H). 2 mil: $ 55.00 / box

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Polyethylene Sleeves: 2 mil / 1,000 per box.

#121003. Modern Postcard Size (6-1/8" W x 4-3/4" H): $ 23.00 / box

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Polypropylene Sleeves: 4 mil / 500 per box. Archival.

#124011. 4 mil Regular Postcard Size (5-3/4" W x 3-3/4" H): $ 28.00 / box

SPECIAL:
#124016. 2 Boxes of 500 (1,000 total) 4 mil Regular Postcard Size (5-3/4" W x 3-3/4" H): $ 45.00
#124017. 10 Boxes of 500 (5,000 total) 4 mil Regular Postcard Size (5-3/4" W x 3-3/4" H): $ 190.00

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Hard Plastic Sleeves: 16 mil.

Thick plastic sleeves, sealed on three sides.

#116021. Postcard Size, with long side open: Order in multiples as shown.

25: $ 19.00
50: $ 29.00
100 to 400: $ 45.00 per 100.
500: $ 190.00
1,000 and up: $ 335.00 per 1,000.

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16 mil: Custom Sizes.
"Hard Plastic Sleeves/Custom Sizes" are available in packages of 25 ONLY. (Item #316006 in packages of 20.)

#316001-N. Size 4" x 6" with opening on NARROW edge. Package of 25: $ 19.00
#316001-N. Size 4" x 6" with opening on NARROW edge. 4 packages of 25 (100 sleeves): $ 65.00

#316001-W. Size 4" x 6" with opening on WIDE edge. Package of 25: $ 19.00
#316001-W. Size 4" x 6" with opening on WIDE edge. 4 packages of 25 (100 sleeves): $ 65.00

#316002. Size 5" x 7". Package of 25: $ 24.00
#316002. Size 5" x 7". 4 packages of 25 (100 sleeves): $ 69.00

#316003. Size 6" x 9". Package of 25: $ 29.50
#316003. Size 6" x 9". 4 packages of 25 (100 sleeves): $ 89.00

#316004. Size 8" x 10". Package of 25: $ 39.00
#316004. Size 8" x 10". 4 packages of 25 (100 sleeves): $ 129.00

#316005. Size 8 1/2" x 11". Package of 25: $ 49.00
#316005. Size 8 1/2" x 11". 4 packages of 25 (100 sleeves): $ 169.00

#316006. Size 9" x 12". Package of 20: $ 59.00
#316006. Size 9" x 12". 4 packages of 20 (80 sleeves): $ 179.00

#316007. Size 11" x 14". Package of 25: $ 69.00
#316007. Size 11" x 14". 4 packages of 25 (100 sleeves): $ 209.00

#316008. Size 11" x 17". Package of 25: $ 87.50

#316009. Size 14" x 17". Package of 25: $ 118.75

#316013. Size 16" x 20". Package of 25: $ 125.00

#316010. Size 18" x 24". Package of 25: $ 175.00

#316011. Size 22" x 28". Package of 25: $ 225.00

#316012. Size 24" x 30". Package of 25: $ 275.00


SAFE Brand Sleeves

SAFE offers many variations in these fully transparent sleeves to fit your collection. They are crystal clear on both sides and are 100% free of plasticized PVC, stearates and softeners. Archival quality.

Lighter Weight (5 mil):

Top Opening Side Opening Size Used For Price per 100 Price Per 500 Price Per 1000
491010-T 491010-S 5-7/8" x 4"H Post Cards $36.00 $144.00 $270.00
491011-T 491011-S 6-7/8" x 4-1/8"H US No. 6 Size $39.00 $155.00 $289.00
491012-T 491012-S 7-5/8" x 5-1/4"H European $48.00 $189.00 $359.00
491014 n/a 11" x 9-1/2"H Full Sheets $98.00 $389.00 $735.00

Heavier Weight (10 mil):
Top Opening Only Size Used For Price per 100 Price per 500 Price per 1000
492010 6-1/4" x 4"H Post Cards $46.00 $184.00 $345.00
492011 7-1/4" x 4-1/8"H US No. 6 Size $65.00 $259.00 $487.00
492012 8" x 5-1/4"H European $79.00 $315.00 $589.00
492013 10-1/4" x 4-5/8"H US No. 10 Size $79.00 $315.00 $589.00
492014 12-1/4" x 8-5/8"H Large Items per 10: $19.00
492015 17-1/8" x 12 3/16"H Larger Items per 10: $44.00
492016 24-3/4 x 17 1/8"H US Press Sheets per 10: $64.00

 


POCKET MAGNIFIER

4 1/2" x 1" x 3/8"

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Pocket Magnifier

This 4 1/2" x 1" x 3/8" pen-style magnifier is equipped with a 13 mm diameter 10-power acrylic lens and a 34 x 15 mm rectangular 3-power acrylic lens. Designed with a handy pocket clip and a pull-out plastic cover, to protect against scratches. #MAG-1. $11.00 each.


ALBUMS

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G & K Dual-Pocket Cover Albums.

Standard Size Cover Album. (#6, first day, postcards, standard 3.5 x 7" stereopticon cards, etc.)
Padded, 2" thick binder with 34 Archival PolyPro film pages. Top-loading pockets, with black backing. Holds 136 covers or postcards.
Page Size: 8 1/4 x 9". Pocket Size: 7 1/8 x 4 1/4".

State your color preference: black, blue, wine red.
Please give three choices, in order of preference. We will fill the order with your first choice whenever possible. If no color preference stated, we will select the color.
#500101. Price:
Single-lot: $ 39.00.
2-lot: $ 36.00 each.
3 or more: $ 34.00 each.

#10-Sized Cover Album.
Padded, 2" thick binder with 25 Archival PolyPro film pages. Top-loading pockets, with black backing. Holds 100 covers.
Page Size: 269x291mm. Pocket Size: 246x140mm.

State your color preference: black, blue, wine red.
Please give three choices, in order of preference. We will fill the order with your first choice whenever possible. If no color preference stated, we will select the color.
#500102. Price:
Single-lot: $ 55.00.
2-lot: $ 52.00 each.
3 or more: $ 48.00 each.


POCKET PAGES

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POLYPROPYLENE: Top-Loading. Acid-Free Pages, designed to fit Standard 3-Ring Binder. Polypropylene Pages are very clear and shiny. Both are safe for storage.

Minimum Polypropylene pages order: 100 pages. OK to mix sizes for minimum and lot pricing.
100: $28.00
300: $74.00
500: $109.00
1,000: $ 184.00

#241001-P. 4-Pocket (3 1/2 x 5 1/2" Postcards)
#241002-P. 2-Pocket (5 x 7" Photos)
#241003-P. 1-Pocket (8 1/2 x 11" Photos)
#241004-P. 3-Pocket (Continental Postcards)


CORRUGATED BOXES

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For Storage or Display. All boxes include removable lids.

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BEFORE ORDERING BOXES, please read this IMPORTANT NOTE:

THERE are two categories of boxes shown below: "STANDARD SIZE" (Boxes 1 and 2) and "SPECIAL SIZE" (Boxes 7, 9 and 14.)

THESE PRODUCTS are shipped directly to you from TWO DIFFERENT SUPPLIERS. You may mix your order WITHIN a category to meet the minimum order and for quantity pricing for that category ONLY. That is, any STANDARD SIZE boxes can be ordered in mixed quantities to meet the 5-box minimum for that category, or to get the 11-lot or 25-lot pricing for that category. Then, as a separate calculation, any SPECIAL SIZE boxes can be ordered in mixed quantities to meet that the 25-box minimum for that category, or to get the 25-lot or 50-lot pricing for that category.

IF THAT INSTRUCTION IS AT ALL UNCLEAR, PLEASE SEND YOUR QUESTIONS BY EMAIL BEFORE ORDERING.

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"STANDARD SIZE" boxes:

Minimum order FROM THIS CATEGORY: 5 boxes. OK to mix sizes for minimum order and quantity pricing for the 2 sizes listed IN THIS CATEGORY. (Do not include "SPECIAL SIZE" boxes in your calculation of the "STANDARD SIZE" box total.)

#281001. Box 1. Postcard Size (7 x 4 1/2 x 15"):

5-10: $ 5.00 each
11-24: $ 4.50 each
25-up: $ 4.00 each

#281002. Box 2. Postcard Size - Long Box (7 x 4 1/2 x 24 1/4"):

5-10 $6.50 each
11-24 $5.75 each
25-up $5.50 each

"SPECIAL SIZE" boxes:

Boxes FROM THIS CATEGORY must be ordered in multiples of 25 of the SAME type.

#281007. Box 7. Bookshelf Size for Regular Postcards (7 1/4 x 4 x 10 5/8"):

25: $ 5.00 each
50: $ 4.75 each
75: $ 4.50 each
100-up: $ 4.25 each

#281009. Box 9. Bookshelf Size for Regular and Continental Postcards (7 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 10 5/8"). ALSO, THIS BOX is PERFECT for storing #10 covers. (Just turn it sideways!):

25: $ 5.00 each
50: $ 4.75 each
75: $ 4.50 each
100-up: $ 4.25 each

#281014. Box 14. "Double-Wide" Square Box, for Regular and Continental Postcards (14 x 5 1/2 x 14 1/2"):

Like two postcard boxes in one, the Double-Wide Box has a center divider from front to back.
25: $ 8.50 each
50: $ 8.25 each
75: $ 7.00 each
100-up: $ 6.00 each


CATEGORY DIVIDERS

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NOTE: As the name suggests, CATEGORY DIVIDERS are designed to be separators between each category. For PLACE MARKERS, SEE BELOW.

Post Card Category Dividers. White plastic. 4 7/16 x 6".

#291001. Straight-cut 25 Gauge. 4 7/16 x 6". (Upper illustration.)
#291002. Indexed 25 Gauge. 4 7/16 x 6". (Lower illustration.)
Pricing for either style above:

50: $ 19.00
100: $ 25.00
200: $ 42.00

#291003. Deluxe Indexed 30 Gauge. 4 3/8 x 6".
#291004. Deluxe Straight-cut 30 Gauge. 4 7/16 x 6".

25: $ 22.00
50: $ 32.00
100: $ 49.00


FLEXI-CARD PLACE MARKERS

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NOTE: As the name suggests, our FLEXI-CARD PLACE MARKERS are designed to assist dealers and their customers in returning postcards and covers to their proper categories. For CATEGORY DIVIDERS, SEE ABOVE.

Our FLEXI-CARD PLACE MARKERS were designed by a long-time postcard dealer who wanted to create the PERFECT place marker. These plastic markers are thin and flexible, but sturdy and strong, with safe, rounded corners. NO MORE cracks, breaks, splits or creases in your markers. NO MORE cuts and scrapes on your hands. Whatever else you might be using as place markers, they just can't be as good as our FLEXI-CARD PLACE MARKERS.

Size: 6" high x 4 1/4" wide. Available in 5 different colors and 3 different styles. (NOTE: CORNERS are ROUNDED, not square as they appear here.)

"PLEASE FILE BEHIND" FLEXI-CARD PLACE MARKER
#275001-A: Red
#275001-B: Light Blue
#275001-C: Dark Blue
#275001-D: Lime Green
#275001-E: Orange

"PLEASE USE ME" FLEXI-CARD PLACE MARKER
#275002-A: Red
#275002-B: Light Blue
#275002-C: Dark Blue
#275002-D: Lime Green
#275002-E: Orange

"BLANK BOX" FLEXI-CARD PLACE MARKER (Write your own slogan or leave blank.)
#275003-A: Red
#275003-B: Light Blue
#275003-C: Dark Blue
#275003-D: Lime Green
#275003-E: Orange

Package of 12: $12.00.

2 to 9 Packages of 12: $11.00 for each package of 12.

10 or MORE Packages of 12: $10.00 for each package of 12.

You may mix styles and colors when ordering more than one package. However, we cannot "break" packages. Each package will contain 12 markers of the same style.


 CORNER MOUNTS

Made for mounting, displaying and exhibiting covers, postcards and other paper items.

#273003. Self-Stick 1 1/4" (diagonal measure) Clear Corner Mounts. Box of 250: $32.00.

#273005. Self-Stick 9/16" (diagonal measure) Clear Corner Mounts. Box of 500: $25.00.


SEE "ORDERING INFORMATION" at top of this page.

For our Postal History Mail Bid Sale Catalog, click here.
For information about consigning material for our Mail Bid Sales, click here.
To see our list of Postal History Reference Literature, click here.
To go to our Postal History Net Price Sale, click here.
To see our Postcard Net Price List click here.
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