Dating old postcards uk
If the postcard has a stamp box, click on one of stamp box links below.
If there is no stamp box, or a generic stamp box, go to Postcards Backs.
Most Real Photo Postcards, abbreviated RPPC, have information on their backs to help in identifying the manufacturer of the photographic paper that was used by the postcard publisher.
If you can identify the paper manufacturer, you can approximate the age of the old postcard.
There is some confusion on what Real Photo Postcards (RPPC) are, and how to differentiate from a printed postcard.
Real Photo Postcards are photographs that are reproduced by actually developing them onto photographic paper the size and weight of Postcards, with a Postcard back.
Most followed the tradition and style of earlier cartes de visite and cabinet prints.
These presumably sold in larger numbers but, again, I have rarely seen any that have been sent through the post.
What decade is this photograph from, see the changes of the designs on the back through time and a brief description of fashion changes Which Back? Find out what type of photograph you have Types of Photograph 3.
Photographs of Victorian, Edwardian and 20th century ladies sorted by year 1860 to 1930 4.
Summary United Kingdom postcards can be roughly dated from their FORMAT. If they were, the posting date may be shown on the FRANK.
If this is unreadable, the STAMP (if any) indicates the approximate year. Most of this info was gleaned from two excellent web pages, which are on: PC stamps PC history