The golden age ended as imports from Germany ceased and publishers in the U. Factors Affecting Value Similar to other types of vintage and antique collectibles, postcard values are based on a specific set of criteria that affect the value of antique and vintage postcards. The Unites States Postal Service was the only one allowed to print the cards until May 19, 1898 when Congress passed the Private Mailing Card Act which then allowed private firms to produce cards. As in the back definition many philatelic collectors consider the front the address side. Footnotes Post-Office Department, Annual Reports for the Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 1900. Popular early style which left writing space on the picture side of the card.
Publishers, such as Mike Roberts, Dexter Press, Curt Teich, and Plastichrome, began producing cards that had very beautiful chrome colors and were very appealing to collectors. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be, prior to offerding or buying. The public was now able to take black and white photographs and have them printed right onto postcard backs. Despite the decline in popularity of postcards that are overtly 'saucy', postcards continue to be a significant economic and cultural aspect of British seaside tourism. This prohibition was rescinded on December 24, 1901, from when private companies could use the word postcard.
These will all affect its value. Women would wet the tip of their brush, usually cotton covered, with their lips as they worked. These real photo art studies of beautiful women, children, lovers, etc. Can mean any card that is not new, but more often means cards from the 1920s or earlier. These changes brought in the Golden Age of postcards as millions were sold and used. The first third of the book contains material on the authors collecting experiences, collecting advice, and research on linen postcard manufacturers and distributors.
Some mechanicals have wheels that change the faces on a body or dates on a calendar. These were sold in packets or individually. Crazing - These are the tiny cracks and fractures you many times see in the emulsion or the top layer of a card. Postcards produced by a photographic, rather than a printing, process. May be postally used or have writing on the address side. Postmark the age of a postcard, and along with the message on the back, it offers provenance for collectors. These first postcards depicted the Interstate Industrial Exposition that took place in Chicago.
Sets - Postcards published in a group of 4, 6, 7, 8, or 12. At that time the total population of the United States was only 88,700,000! Card with multiple picture areas separated by a solid color band printed with a location name. The following are the most important. Instead, display them on interior walls away from natural light. Hold to Light - Any postcard that creates a different image if held to the light.
Gelatin - A card with a varnish-like coating producing a glossy surface. Real photo postcards are actual photographs printed on postcard paper. Sunlight is a great destroyer of paper. Cabinet Card - A simple term used to describe a print, usually an albumen print that is no more than 6inches, unless it is an imperial cabinet card that is mounted upon period cardboard. Vignette Usually found on undivided back cards, consisting of a design that does not occupy the whole of the picture side. The cards romaticized the images of gas stations, diners, hotels and other commercial buildings. May have writing or postally used on address side.
Hume, Dickey Doyle, and James Valentine. 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. The rag content in the card stock allowed a much more colorful and vibrant image to be printed than the earlier white border style. Style seems to be the main thing that attracts American collectors to linen postcards. Some of the most prolific card artists moved to Germany. Foreign Shipping: We are willing to ship anywhere in the world. For Postcard types and terminology: Visit our where we proudly exhibit over 1000 Vintage C ards.
While these are certainly the first known picture postcards, there was no space for stamps and no evidence that they were ever posted without envelopes. The first government-produced postcard was issued on May 1, 1873. Instead, linen actually refers to the surface texture of the postcard—prior to the early 1930s, it was not economically feasible to print anything of. Aluminum - Cards made out of aluminum. Unfortunately these cards did not last long. These are also considered novelties.
Very popular with linen postcards where all undesirable elements have been airbrushed away while enhancing the scenes colors. If the postcard is used, the most obvious solution is to check the date on the postmark. The purpose is to leave some space for the message to be written, as the entire reverse of the card could only be used for the address. The section of his book devoted to postcards of recreation shows this sunny side quite clearly, dwelling on scenes of good times—a lakeside sunset in Cleveland; a day spent on the Atlantic City boardwalk; a nighttime view of from the outside—all heightened into brightly saturated surreality. They look similar to albumen prints, but the paper isn't quite as thin as the paper used in a albumen printing and they do not need to be mounted as do albumen prints. Postcard collecting became a public addiction. Unlike the view or greeting card, most art cards were special interest cards when they were printed and in most cases brought a much higher price.
Postcard by , 1912 In Japan, official postcards have one side dedicated exclusively to the address, and the other side for the content, though commemorative picture postcards and private picture postcards also exist. If a top quality album was used, this slick paper didn't move or breathe leaving heavy indents on the postcards called album marks. They look similar to albumen prints, but the paper isn't quite as thin as the paper used in a albumen printing and they do not need to be mounted as do albumen prints. Each women was responsible for a particular color. A total change in image is caused by strong light behind the postcard.