Postcard dating guide
Some people include postal cards that have printed pictures or text added to them in this category, though properly speaking postal cards (cards issued by the Post Office) are not considered Post Cards.Pioneer era cards did not qualify for the one-cent postage rate that applied to the government issued Postal Cards.Some pioneer era cards were stamped Private Mailing Card so they would qualify for the reduced postage rate. While most of the types in our list have temporal implications, and are listed chronologically, Real Photos are the exception. 1901 they have been continuously produced ever since.These are actual photographs, printed on paper that has a post-card back.(This is mainly found with the very early Teich postcards and with V.0.
Beach, both published by Syracuse University Press.not only provides the kind of information that collectors need to determine whether or not a card is appropriate for their collection and is worth what it will cost to purchase it, but also the book is an insightful and painstakingly researched excursion through the social worlds of the photographers and their clients, how they went about plying their trade and what they shot." " ...indispensable..." John Grady, Visual Studies...if this handsomely produced book isn't the definitive general guide to understanding, valuing, and collecting photo postcards, nothing is.His column on real photo postcards is a monthly feature in the magazine The Postcard Collector.Todd Weseloh was the librarian/archivist at the Erie Canal Museum in Syracuse and has been an active collector of postcards since 1976.