Dating tuck postcards
This differs from postcards identified as Real Photo, Art Nouveau and Art Deco.
The naming convention of these examples are classified by the image on the front of the postcard.
In identifying and dating postcards there are specific eras, defined by both style and dates; however, these dates do not account for the transition from one era to the next.
It is important to remember that these “Eras” refer to the printing on the back of the postcard.
More precisely numismatics encompasses the collecting of coins, paper money, and medals.
In 1913, during the height of postcard mania, the United States Post Office (USPS website, com) estimates more than 900 million postcards appear in the mail.
This is a staggering statistic when you consider that the population of the United States during the same year was less than 97.5 million people.
Privately printed postcards required two cents of postage and used U. The next era is the Private Mailing Card Era (1898-1901).
As of May 19, 1898 private vendors were allowed to print and sell postcards.
They often bear the words “Souvenir Card” or “Mailing Card.” Plus, there is no “Act of Congress” acknowledgement.