Some cards bear an image on only a portion of the card with most of the front left for a message. Still others have no place for a message, which is why many cards from this era have a message written on the image itself. Private Mailing Cards with messages written across the image are no longer considered inferior; they are scarce enough that those with messages written on the image are prized.
The Undivided Back Era is the next milestone in the production of postcards. Very late in , on December 24, to be precise, the government also allowed private printers to use a logo; the back of the card was still reserved for the address of the recipient. Perhaps the most famous and easily recognizable logo to the postcard collector is the Tuck lion and unicorn logo.
This logo first appears during this postcard era. The majority of postcards produced during this time were from Europe, especially Germany, which was well known for rich chromolithography.
By this time postcards were so popular it is estimated that production doubled every six months. It was during this era that postcards in series of two or more were first printed. Popular topics for series included: It was during this Golden Age that the most vibrant, memorable, imaginative and nostalgic images were produced. Companies in Germany printed many of these brightly colored images. Suddenly there were postcards for every holiday.
Birthdays, souvenir images, comic cards, and postcards to simply send well wishes are also prevalent. Most of these cards, although printed in Germany, were in English; however, there were many greetings in German sent within the United States and to the United States. One type of postcard that is rarely addressed is the puzzle postcard. These are a series of four to six postcards with each card being a portion of the image.
Once all components in a series were received, they could be placed together like a picture puzzle to complete the entire image. These are very difficult to encounter as they have usually been separated through the years. The outbreak of World War I dealt a devastating blow to the postcard industry from which it never recovered. Most of the large postcard companies were based in Europe, especially Germany. Montedoro and Sofia Chiostri produced some of the most dazzling images in the Art Deco style — especially of women, but these are rarities. Many American companies attempted to satisfy the demand for postcards.
However, the quality was not up to the standards of the chromolithographs from Germany. The stock was often insubstantial, even flimsy, the colors dull, and the subject matter mediocre; white borders economized on ink. The term White Border Era is loosely descriptive in the sense that a majority of postcards produced during this time were printed with a white border around the image. It is not an absolute, however, in that not every postcard with a white border is from this time period nor does every postcard from this time period have a white border.
It is not unusual to find postcards from the Golden Era reprinted with a white border during the White Border Era; however, when comparing the quality the difference is obvious at once. There are many books and price guides about antique and vintage postcards. I hesitate to include the last two as eras since they are actually styles of art. We have seen cancelled cards from this series mailed Very attractive nonetheless--would make a gorgeous T-shirt.
There are white paper adherences at the lower front corners that partially obscure the caption; but there is no doubt what the caption is. The back also has just a bit of the adherences. The lower back corners have been thinned; at first I thought it was more adherences. If you have the patience to remove the front adherences and don't mind the back thinning, you will have a fine looking card.
All the difficulties are nowhere near the image of the ship, which is shown in a side view. The ship was registered in Harmston is in Lincolnshire England. Ready for your favorite tailor. Smith on Bridge Street in Ballater, unused, good edges. Roman numerals if any are converted to Arabic numerals. Tiny speckles of ink in the water from the writer's dotted i's on another postcard. Four post cards illustrating the song "Comin' thro' the rye" all unused with divided backs, printed in England, album impressions at the corners, top back corners thinned from album removal.
Bridgman in Keene New Hampshire, small upper corner bend, 2 short internal creases from the bottom edge not easily seen, small rubber band adhesion to the center lower edge. Install this webpage as a Favorite now.
This pier was modified in the 's; but here we see the version. Johnson; Tuck Oilette postcard with light album impressions at the corners, light toning on both sides of one lower corner, good edges. All signed Charles E. Flower art on Oilette post cards printed in England, unused, excellent condition. Other postcard numbers also in stock: For any of these, please inquire by clicking here. There are 2 churches with the name St. Mary's in Stafford, so please study the thumbnail carefully.
Royal Window in 17 Fleet Street. Flower art on an unused Tuck Oilette postcard , very faint album impressions at the corners, good edges. Back comments that the falls powered many lumber mills, but that is no longer so.
We are told that there is a movement afoot now to restore the falls to their prior natural splendor. Flower art on an unused Tuck Oilette post card , light album impressions at the corners, faint upper corner crease, otherwise good edges. Flower art on an unused Tuck Oilette post card , light album impressions at the corners, good edges.
TuckDB Postcards is a free database of antique postcards. Every card in this database was published by the now defunct Raphael Tuck & Sons. Raphael Tuck & Sons was a business started by Raphael Tuck and his wife in Bishopsgate in the City of London in October , selling pictures and greeting cards, and eventually selling postcards, which was their most successful line. Their business was one of the best known in the "postcard boom" of the late.
Wanted to buy--Tuck postcards bearing this the patriotic art of Elio Ximenes. Made by convict labor, some of whose initials are carved into its bricks. Morehead Monuments-- Guilford Battle-Ground. The informational printing on back misspells the word curios as 'curious', so we suspect the life of this version was short.
High School" printed at a slight tilt, Tuck Raphotype postcard No. This celebrated regiment is part of the Household Brigade that served as bodyguards to the then-King. Addison, unused Tuck Oilette post card , printed in England, trivial wear at one corner, otherwise excellent condition both sides.
On the grounds of the horticultural college there. Flower signed art, post card printed in England, unused. The monument commemorates the defeat of the Jews in AD Ruddell in Parkersburg West Virginia. Minor corner wear, but the overall effect is quite beautiful. Fulleylove art on unused Tuck Oilette post card Edinburgh Series I , slight album impressions at the corners, good edges.
Discovered and named by Dr. Peter in vertical format, unused Tuck Oilette postcard Rome Series II , very light album impressions at the corners, minor wear at 2 corners. Tradition asserts that the church is founded on the house of Clement, fellow laborer of St. Architecturally, the oldest example in Italy of a basilica with 3 apses. It is said to rest on the pagan site of the high altar of Hercules. This Dominican church is 14th century Gothic.
Railway, with mostly horse-drawn vehicles nearby, unused Tuck Oilette Postcard , faint album impressions at the corners, minor wear at one bottom corner, toned back. Wimbush art depicting a small steamer approaching passengers at the small village, unused Tuck Oilette post card , printed in England, minor wear to 2 corners. Wimbush art depicting small sailing boats upon it, unused Tuck Oilette Postcard , toned back.