Rppc postcard dating
Ruskin stayed at La Calcina, Venice, from 13 February to . A small 10x magnifier (which folds up, and can be kept with you while visiting fairs, antique shops etc) can be bought from any good stamp accessories supplier or camera shop (a couple of examples of magnifiers are shown below).This card was posted in 1926 but it is a much earlier Chromolithograph overprinted with a Christmas(? "At 11 I went out in gondola to the Caterina to meet Mr Arbib & see Mme Emetaz who is going to open for him an Anglo Italian Pension It is the place (rebuilt now) where Ruskin used to stay when he came to Venice to write his Stones of Venice. A Real Photo postcard can either have a glossy or matt surface.If the card is original and not a reprint, a postcard's original printing date can be deduced from such things as the fashions worn by people in the card, the era in which the cars on the street were made, and other time-sensitive clues.Postcards produced by the Curt Teich Company can be dated more exactly if the stamp box on the reverse is visible, since the company printed a date code within the stamp box.Many elementary schools use postcards to teach children geography.Postcard Penpal programs have been established to help children in language arts.Others are interested in something in particular, such as ballet, then decide to collect ballet-related postcards as a way to augment their interest in ballet.
It is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between photogravure & RP without a magnifier.
Most collectors of town views start by collecting views of the town where they reside or the town where they grew up.
With many small towns having hundreds of different cards available, it is an area that can keep a collector busy for years.
On the right is a 'modern' card (actual size approx 6" x 4").
try to find a 'Descreen' option in your scanner settings & scan with that activated - this will prevent the pattern appearing & also clear up other 'interference'.If you do not have a Descreen facility try scanning at twice the dpi that you want, blur the picture slightly, reduce to size you want by resizing & then sharpen - experiment, the results will be good enough for showing your pictures on e Bay &c.