Dating postcards divided back uk

Published: 06.02.2018

It has three views of the cathedral and one of the clock tower, together with the city arms and some attractive framing. When the printing presses produced sheets of cards, the different colours would bleed, or leak, into each other along the edges. The golden age ended as imports from Germany ceased and publishers in the U.

You can read about it at SquidooHQ: Clicking Banners Below will take you to our other sites. However, the Victoria and Albert Museum has some great illustrated pages covering the periods " History of Fashion - " and " History of Fashion - ", splitting it up into decades.

I have some vintage valentine postcards. Great Britain was the first country to sanction the use of the divided back postcard in I collect letters from the world war 2 period. These were very popular and proved to be a great success. The message, translated from French, reads: Collecting postcards is a great hobby, one I've considered. It's neat that you have postcards that are dated back so far.

The First Picture Postcards

My next 'check' is the postmark. Congratulation on your LotD and purple star. These are easily distinguished by the white border around the pictured area.

Very interesting - I collect Victorian trade cards myself. Have to dig them out.

The Postcard Archives: Part 1 of a visit to the British Postal Museum & Archive

Postcard Traders Association Stamps on Postcards - a guide to dating cards We hope you find this guide useful but it should be used with caution, stamps in circulation could and can! Very often manufacturers of the cards allowed quite a lot of white space for this message because the back was given over entirely for the address.

The USA allowed divided backs from 1 March and Japan from 28 March , so this particular card's manufacture can be very neatly dated because it states "This space can now be used for communication to all countries except Japan and Spain". This card, old and battered though it is, is clearly dated

    1. Andrew_Mayers - 14.02.2018 in 10:22

      Which, now that I come to think of it, will be interesting to anyone who grew up after milk deliveries became a thing of the past. A postcard with that particular 'look' is most certainly no older than the 'craze' it mirrors.

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