Dating old letter cards

The variety of subjects to collect is so immense that nobody could possibly become familiar with all of them, therefore it is fairly easy to become an expert in your own chosen speciality with a modest investment of time in research.We hope you find this guide useful but it should be used with caution, stamps in circulation could (and can!Many people will collect any scenes which evoke fond memories of visits to that location.Here the value of a card is in direct proportion to its scarcity: city centre scenes can be worth pence, while village views, of which only a few copies were originally published by a local photographer, rate much more highly.

½d 1st January 1902 - 25th November 1904 Blue-Green 1/2d Yellow Green issued 26th November 1904 Edward VII died on 6th May 1910 The George V 'Downey Head' stamps were issued on 22nd June 1911 (Coronation Day).One of the main attractions of the Postcard Collecting hobby is that the subject is so vast that you can gain expertise in your favourite category in a short space of time.Even relative beginners are capable of discovering extremely rare cards in their own chosen specialised field.) still be used after being superceded by later issues and equally 'old' postcards could be sent using more recent stamps.Stamps illustrated are the common issues for the relevant 'postcard rate' of the period.

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