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Rppc postcard dating

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The dates for each time period are not concrete and different sources contain slightly variable dates.It is also important to keep in mind that postcard types produced in one period could also be produced in another, but were simply not produced in the same volume as other card types of the period.

This postcard also uses the mask system where a template is placed on top of the photo. The Post Office did require a few rules as to the printing of these personal family postcards.The convention decreed that postal cards produced by governments of member nations could have messages on the left half of the address side, effective October 1, 1907.The Universal Postal Congress also decreed that after March 1, 1907, government-produced cards in the United States could bear messages on the address side.While we do not have picture envelopes that date from this time period, this envelope with the Smithsonian Institution Building on it is similar to the earlier picture envelopes.On February 27, 1861, the US Congress passed an act that allowed privately printed cards, weighing one ounce or under, to be sent in the mail. Charlton (other places seen as Carlton) copyrighted the first postcard in America. Lipman began reissuing Charlton’s postcard under a new name: Lipman’s Postal Cards.In this blog I wish to share postcards from my collection with others, as there are many different catagories of postcards.

I also will share what I am currently selling on Ebay. The Plus in the title is for the handcraft items I make and collect. You can date this RPPC (real photo postcard) by studying the stamp box.

Congress passed legislation on June 8, 1872, that approved government production of postal cards.

The first government-produced postcard was issued on May 1, 1873.

One side of the postcard was for a message and the other side was for the recipient’s address.

By law, the government postcards were the only postcards allowed to bear the term “Postal Card.” Private publishers were still allowed to print postcards, but they were more expensive to mail than the government-produced cards (2¢ instead of 1¢).

In December 1901, the Postmaster-General issued Post Office Order No.