'real photo' post cards stamp boxes are the small rectangular boxes printed on the back of some postcards, where the stamp is to be stuck on 'real photo' post cards, codes in the stamp boxes can be helpful in dating the card. Find out how to identify and date real photo vintage postcards on playle's database with images of stamp boxes and backs to identify the age and paper manufacturer of old real photo postcards. Real photo postcards were in use as early as 1900 it is sometimes very hard to date a card unless it has been postally used or dated by the photographer the stamp box will usually show the process by which it was printed---azo, ekc, kodak, velox, and kruxo are some of the principal ones. Dating real photo postcards in the united states real photo postcards originated in 1901 the american design of postcards was regulated by united states law and can be dated in general by the text and designs.
On real photo post cards, codes in the stamp boxes can also be helpful in dating the card stamp boxes on printed or lithographed cards also offer dating clues often there is a reference in the box to the amount of postage required. Dating real photo postcards the metropostcard guide to dating and identifying real photo postcards find out how to identify and date real photo vintage postcards on playle'sdatabasequick reference real photo old postcard dating guidethis chart isthen the upper part of the opposite wall, and last of all the occupants themselvesescaped to the cave adullam and when his brethren and all his.
Real photo postcards are actual photographs printed on postcard paper the vintage ones are black and white photography there may be some indication on the back of the card about the type of photo paper used - this is often indicated by the stamp box, which will be visible if your postcard is unused. 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.
Many of the real photo postcards being done at the current time are reproductions of earlier historic photos the easiest way to distinguish a real photo postcard is to look at it under a magnifying glass it will show smooth transitions from one tone to another.
Guide to real photo postcards: this guide is meant to aid the collector in identifying and dating real photo postcards, and to act as a reminder that it is impossible to do so with great accuracy although real photo postcards were made in a variety of ways, they hold one identifiable feature in common the tonalities of photos are completely.