Dating tuck postcards
Deltiology, numismatics and philately are reportedly the three most popular interests in the field of collecting (yawning yet? In just the first line of this article, I have managed to make it sound confusing, pretentious, and even strange.Especially that last line, which seems like something you’d read in the police blotter.
The Undivided Back Era (1901-1907) is the next milestone in the production of postcards.
In May 1893 vendors exhibited and sold picture postcards to the public.
Pre-stamped postcards had been introduced decades earlier.
Yet, the Columbian Exposition was the first venue that introduced postcards to the masses.
Cards from the Pioneer Era are scarce and easily identifiable by the presence of certain indicators.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.