Collecting vintage postcards dating

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The government postal cards included a printed 1-cent stamp; the privately printed souvenir cards required a 2-cent adhesive postage stamp to be attached. The term Post Card was not widely used until the early 1900s (it was later contracted to "postcard" as a word-counting cost-saving measure). Government-issued cards were to be designated as Postal Cards (Staff, p. Writing was still not permitted on the address side.

Messages were not permitted on the address side of the cards; after attempting various forms of explaining that regulation, the U. Post Office adopted the printed message that This side is for the address only (Staff, p. Other backs from this pioneer era of the American post card are known today as Souvenir Card and Mail Card. In this era, private citizens began to take black and white photographs and have them printed on paper with post card backs.

#8) Automobiles where one can see the make of the car are desirable.Postcards (sometimes spelled out in two words as "post cards") became popular at the turn of the 20th century, especially for sending short messages to friends and relatives. S, and sometimes individuals printed their own postcards as well.They were collected right from the start, and are still sought after today by collectors of pop culture, photography, advertising, wartime memorabilia, local history, and many other categories. There are many types of collectible vintage postcards.Black Baseball cards can got upward of ,000 USD.#################################################### Below is an excerpt from an article I wrote for a major Antique publication that may help you price your better RPs #################################################### Values for Better Real Photograph (RPs or RPPCs) Postcards Why are real photograph postcards now so pricey and so hard to find?