One of the cards in the lot of 1,500 I most recently purchased had a type of card I had never seen before-
an entirely hand painted postcard. The scans do not do the card justice. It is very beautiful, and it is a shame that this one is so damaged.
So I started looking on eBay for them, just typing in “painted” at first, which came up with a lot of results. Then I noticed that these are from Japan, because the majority of listings said so, and there are Japanese characters on the back right side.
So then I would only type in “painted Japan.” Most of the ones I found online were unused, but I did find one that was mailed in 1920 from Kobe, Japan to Seattle.
I like these cards so much because they are like miniature artworks. Apparently they are pretty common, but that doesn’t matter much to me.