Dating valentine sons postcards

19 Nov

The study and collecting of postcards is termed deltiology.

Cards with messages had been sporadically created and posted by individuals since the beginning of postal services.

Then in 1870 the postcard was introduced to Britain.The third binder is almost exclusively postcards of the town and village of Canton. One of the binders contains a series of photos from “War Maneuvers” that were staged in St. Initially blank, the price included postage which was printed directly onto the reverse of the card.Pictures were only added circa 1894 after the introduction of the halfpenny stamp and the legalisation of private postcard production which ended the monopoly of the Post Office, and created a commercial postcard market for the first time.