Dating Linen Postcards

There are novelty exceptions such as wooden postcards copper postcards sold in the Copper Country of the US. Or for real photo rppc by the info on the stamp box.

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The codes appear either on the scenic side or in the postage box.

Dating linen postcards. Other means of dating postcards. For more information please contact. Would this be something helpful.

Linen Postcards - Old Vintage Antique Postcard Postcards. Year Production Numbers. The dating of the postcard for years or eras of issue can be accurately determined if the card is studied for identity points.

Contrary to their descriptive name linen postcards were not made out of linen which is derived from flax but they did have a high rag content which means the paper contained a certain amount of cotton fiber. 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 mid-1930s through the 1950s have an easy-to-understand built-in dating system. These are color postcards with a linen texture dated ca.

Linen postcards were printed in the United States from the 1930s until the 1950s. Print Department McKim Building 3rd Floor Boston Public Library 700 Boylston. During the years 1929 and 1930 another new system was started.

Have a blessed day Colleen Curt Teich Co. The number and letter before the dash in the code stand for the date. There were seven eras for the postcard industry and each one has distinguishing points to help establish its respective identity.

Ive found a lot of old family photos were printed postcard style. Petersburg - Pasadena Community Church Linen Unused postcard dating from about the 1960s or so. Often there is a reference in the box to the amount of postage required.

A postcard or post card is a piece of thick paper or thin cardboard typically rectangular intended for writing and mailing without an envelopeNon-rectangular shapes may also be used but are rare. The Tichnor Brothers Collection contains approximately 25000 office proofs of postcards of the United States published by the Boston firm Tichnor Brothers Inc. State of Michigan and coconut postcards from tropical islands.

My earliest is 1902. The company used code numbers and letters to indicate the date the card was published. Most linen and black and white postcard publishers either shut down or converted to producing Chrome postcards.

These new postcards had a high rag content which allowed the use of bright dyes for coloring the images. Postcard producers printed cards that followed the current trends of postcards. Augustine - Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Hammon postcards sometimes used the same number on two different views and the character has been added by the Archives to show this. Stamp boxes on printed or lithographed cards also offer dating clues. Nice clean card in Mint condition with good crisp corners.

The concentration is on American vacation places. Inc Jasper IN USA IN - Jasper 15000 15000. You can also date postcards by whether they are white border linen chrome etc.

The Chicago Postcard Museum is a privately endowed independent organization devoted to collecting and presenting Chicago history through picture postcard imagery and correspondence. Lucky you for having a pc from the 1870s. Petersburg - Pasadena Community Church Linen.

The company used the number of the card and then a - followed by the year. In identifying and dating postcards there are specific eras defined by both style and dates. Teich postcards and VO.

Augustine - Memorial Presbyterian Church Unused postcard dating from about the 1940s or so. Nice clean card in Mint condition with good crisp corners. However these dates do not account for the transition from one era to the next.

Dating Curteich Linen Postcards A couple of years ago I posted this mini guide below and I am considering making this type of information a weekly feature. Looking at the back of the motel postcard one sees a code printed in the stamp box at top right. Old Florida Linen Postcard - St.

How to age a postcard. The number indicates the last figure in the date and the letter indicates the decade. Research has already been done by earlier historians and guidelines have been put into place.

Shipping is combined for multiple purchases. Old Florida Linen Postcard - St. What do you think.

It is important to remember that these Eras refer to the printing on the back of the postcard. The production of linen postcards eventually gave way to photochrom or photochrome 4 postcards which first appeared in 1939. Dates can be approximated by the material and design of a postcard.

Old Florida Postcard - St. It must be remembered that many years even decades may pass between the taking of a photograph when it was published on a postcard and when the postcard was posted. Shipping is combined for multiple purchases.

The virtual Museum displays collections of rare antique vintage contemporary and novelty Chicago postcards. Dating home Postcards Linen 1930-1945 Linen 1930-1945 Around 1930 a new printing process in the United States allowed for a less expensive higher quality postcard. Click on the images to display a larger view more detailed information about the card.

Our Postcard History page provides information about these general trends. However linen cards continued to be produced for over a decade after the advent of photochrom postcards. For example a card printed on linen was most likely produced between 1930 and 1945.

Old Florida Postcard - St. John Tannahill from Somewhere in England on July 19 2012. Published and printed cards from 1900 - to about 1978.

1 Advertising Postcard Tow Truck Hoffman Bros. On real photo post cards codes in the stamp boxes can also be helpful in dating the card.

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