Stamps (Philately)/Postal Cards


What is the difference between postal cards and paid reply cards?
wht are the alpha prefix used for these types of cards?

Are some postal cards/ paid reply cards worth more used than new?
thank you,

Hello Wendy,

Thanks for your question.

Postal cards are a single card where you would write your message and then send it off to whomever you addressed it to.   A postal reply card is similar--you have an attached postal card to the one you are sending.  It is usually pre-addressed to you (as the sender).  This second card would be used for the person to reply back to you.

Postal Cards carry designation UX or UXC (airmail) in the Scotts Catalog.  Postal reply cards carry the designation UY in the Scotts catalog.

Some postal cards and postal reply cards have a very high list value.  You should always try and collect a mint card rather than a used one.   

Thanks again for your question and let me know if I can be of any more help.


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Terry Tipton


I have been involved in philately for most of my 56 years. I specialize in United States Issues and Postmarks. I have numerous reference sources to research if I do not know the answer. I am organized and promise swift courteous answers. I am a member of the American Philatelic Society. I also have my own philatelic mail order business.


As I mentioned, I have been collecting philatelic items for most of my 56 years. I have several albums of United States issues (most of them are pages I designed myself) and I also have numerous albums of postmarks sorted and researchhed by state.

American Philatelic Society, All Nations Stamp Club and Harford County Stamp Club

Linn's, All Nations Stamp Club Website, and local Newspaper

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Board of Directors for Christmas in April 1990-1996

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