There was a classic 24-hour diner near my college dorm in Philadelphia. One night my roommate, who was wakeful and depressed, went down to the diner. There she met an old sailor who, at 3 am over coffee and cigarettes, proposed marriage. She declined, but told me it made her feel much better.
Price Estimates: Diner postcards are available in both linen and chrome varieties. Linens are older and more valuable. Price is also determined by the rarity of the postcard. The Richmond Belle postcard, for instance, is often available and not too expensive. Show dealers tend to price diner linens high - in the $40 - $75 range. It's more advantageous to keep a close watch on auctions, or to search flea markets for diner linens. The postcards shown here cost between $12 - 35. These estimates are for postcards in EXCELLENT condition, and they are only estimates.