How to age a postcard the chicago postcard museum is a privately endowed independent organization devoted to collecting and presenting chicago history through picture postcard imagery and correspondence the virtual museum displays collections of rare antique vintage contemporary and novelty chicago postcards.
There is some confusion on what real photo postcards rppc are and how to differentiate from a printed postcard real photo postcards are photographs that are reproduced by actually developing them onto photographic paper the size and weight of postcards with a postcard back.
Home history glossary publishers artists techniques topicals warfare blog contact guide to real photo postcards this guide is meant to aid the collector in identifying and dating real photo postcards and to act as a reminder that it is impossible to do so with great accuracy.
The history of postage rates in the united states 1863 to present as well as several notes about the addition of zip codes postcards and a lower rate for mail heavier than one ounce also a few news items about the us postal service.
We sometimes receive email from postcard collectors wondering how we know the date of an unused postcard while a date range can only be supplied with most unused old postcards post cards published by curteich known as curt teich in earlier days from the mid1930s through the 1950s have an easytounderstand builtin dating system.
Canadian publisher rumsey amp co from toronto continued to order postcard printing from cg roeder after ww1 the picture shows a view from sparrow lake ontario a tiny imprint inside the logo on address side says printed in saxony and the typical roeder job number has moved into the stamp box.
gentlemen prefer blinds 619 showing 2 lovers spooning in the back of an auto postcard from the auto comic series mailed sep 4 1930 to miss grace geary in pennsylvania extensive spotty toning on back light toning on front 2 opposite corners creased.
The metropostcard list of vintage postcard publishers and printers beginning with s p2.
real photo postcards kwikguide is a fun guide to the popular postcards in the early 20th century this guide is required reading for genealogists family historians postcard collectors and.