Dating foreign postcards Free naked date no registration
We hope you find this guide useful but it should be used with caution, stamps in circulation could (and can!
) still be used after being superceded by later issues and equally 'old' postcards could be sent using more recent stamps.
Many cards were sold for years after their printing, and the postmark date shows only when something was mailed, not when it was made.
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Posted in 1840, the postcard's value lay in its significant age, as well as the fact that it was among the earliest cards printed and mailed. law forbade any writing on the address side of a postcard until the early 20th century.
Pioneer postcards, which were printed before July 1, 1898 in the U. The cards were used as advertising pieces (which is still done today), and often carried information about a shop or a sale. These older cards are quite valuable with individual cards sometimes bringing more than 0.