One missive, directed to Mrs Rowarth of the Lamb Inn in Chinley, Derbyshire, reads: 'A P. & I am afraid it would be the same next week.'Using reports from the Postmaster General, researchers from Lancaster and Manchester Metropolitan universities discovered that six billion postcards were sent across Britain during the nine years of King Edward VII's reign.
If the postcard has a stamp box, click on one of stamp box links below.
If there is no stamp box, or a generic stamp box, go to Postcards Backs.
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.
A Brief Guide to Identifying and Dating Postcards in the US Frith Postcard Reference Number Dates Guide to Dating Curt Teich Postcards Guide to Dating Curt Teich Postcards Guide to Dating Old Postcards How To Date U. Postcards by Postage Amount Postmark Dated Curt-Teich Cards Postcard Dating Guide Real Photo Postcard Stamp Boxes - How to Identify Real Photo Postcards Tips for Determining When a U. Postcard was Published Most of the above guides deal with the type of postcard and the various markings and numbering system the manufacturers used, but a rough date can often be determined by the buildings, clothing, vehicles and other items in the postcard picture itself.
What people wrote on the back of the card can also provide useful information...
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There are many Postcards that reproduce photos by various printing methods that are NOT "real photos"..same methods used when reproducing photos in magazines and newspapers.
The best way to tell the difference is to look at the Postcard with a magnifying glass.
If the photo is printed, you will see that it is made up of a lot of little dots, the same as a photo printed in a newspaper.
Dating Postcards There are already plenty of sites that have a lot of useful information about dating postcards, so rather than rewrite what's already been written I'll simply put links to them...