Printed cards when enlarged quickly distort and show the dots from offset printing.Many of the articles I write I use real photo postcards for a photo.Ginger Champaign Water Of Health huge display bottle - Defender Stamp Box Unposted - Unused - Moxie Thermometer by door, Mobiloil signage and pumps, Gulf and Quaker State signs, Mount Zircon Spring Water Co.In the past I have written a couple articles regarding postal history.There are too many categories of postcards for one article so I will focus on “Real Photo postcards” (RPPC) and “Holiday postcards.” It was about 1903 when postcards became widely collected by Americans.Collectors bought postcard albums to keep their cards organized.With vintage postcards, subject matter, condition, and rarity, plus general desirability and demand, determine value.(IN) - Richmond - Covered Bridge - Postcard - Bridge w/Advertising On Roof For Geo H Knollenberg Dry Goods & Carpets 813 815 & 817 Main St Ad On Billboard Ellwood Morris & Co Books Sationery Etc Real Photo Post Card (RPPC)World Guide Number (coveredbridge_box1)Unposted - Unused - Moxie Thermometer by door, Mobiloil signage and pumps, Vintage Auto at pumps, Mount Zircon Spring Water Co.
The Fourth of July patriotic postcard pictured with this article is in my collection.
I have one very rare card in my collection taken at the Whiting Library. Real photo postcards can be copied and enlarged without much distortion.
They are so sharp that often under magnification you can read a small sign on a building.
Real photograph postcards (RPPCs) are photographs with a postcard backing.
Novelty postcards were made using wood, aluminum, copper, and cork.
One article was about Stampless covers; the other was printed advertising envelopes.