Buying and selling credit cards

πŸ’³ eBay: is arguably the best source for buying and selling credit cards. There is a dedicated category for credit cards underΒ Collectibles > Collective Credit & Charge Cards. It is also possible to find credit cards on international eBay sites, however, they don’t have a dedicated credit card section, so you have to use eBay’s search function.
πŸ’³ Facebook: There is a public group on Facebook for Vintage Credit Cards with hundreds of members.
πŸ’³ Delcampe: This is a website for buying and selling collectibles. There is a category for credit cards.
πŸ’³ Colnect: A source for buying, selling, and managing cards. There is a marketplace for bank cards.

Articles and general information on credit cards

πŸ’³ The Airline Passenger Experience Association: Credit History: The Birth of the Air Travel Card.
πŸ’³ American Heritage: How we became a nation of instant, constant borrowers.
πŸ’³ Bank of Canada Museum: National Currency Collection including sections for Payment Cards and Credit Cards.
πŸ’³ Bankrate: What to do with an old or expired credit card.
πŸ’³ BBC: The Secret Genius of Modern Life: Bank Card (video).
πŸ’³ Diaphanes: A praxeological history of the credit card.
πŸ’³ Emojipedia: Information about the credit card emoji.
πŸ’³ Federal Reserve Bank of Boston: Credit History: The Evolution of Consumer Credit in America (pdf) from a publication called The Ledger.
πŸ’³ Get Out of Debt Guy: Indebted to Plastic: This History of Credit CardsΒ (infographic).
πŸ’³ Harvard Business School: A Brief Postwar History of U.S. Consumer Finance (pdf).
πŸ’³ National Museum of American History: Consumer Credit pieces and cartoons from the 1950s.
πŸ’³ New Numismatics: New NumismaticsΒ 
πŸ’³ PBS (Public Broadcasting Service): The Secret History of the Credit Card (video).
πŸ’³ Personal Finance Digest: What should you do with old credit cards and gift cards?
πŸ’³ Phonecard Muesum: Phonecard Museum is a comprehensive collection of technologies in card format.
πŸ’³ The Points Guy: The complete history of credit cards, from antiquity to today.
πŸ’³ Polymath Consultancy: A Brief History of Payments (pdf).
πŸ’³ More Than Money is one of the most complete and accurate overviews of credit card history we have found online.
πŸ’³ Relatively Interesting: The Evolution of the Credit Card.
πŸ’³ Now You Know: What Was the First Credit Card?.
πŸ’³ The UK Cards Association: History of plastic cards in the UK.
πŸ’³ Weebly: Credit Cards: Fantastic Plastic by Rylee Gorman and Austin Staubs.
πŸ’³ Wikipedia: There is a detailed page about credit cards on Wikipedia, plus many further pages about all manner of related topics.
πŸ’³ Wirecutter – The New York Times: The First American Credit Card Was a Coin.

Clubs and societies related to credit cards

American Numismatics Association
American Numismatics Society
Society of Paper Money Collectors
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society

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