Cyko postcard dating Delmy dating club
It is also important to keep in mind that postcard types produced in one period could also be produced in another, but were simply not produced in the same volume as other card types of the period.Before postcards, some people sent cards through the mail with attached postage.By law, the government postcards were the only postcards allowed to bear the term “Postal Card.” Private publishers were still allowed to print postcards, but they were more expensive to mail than the government-produced cards (2¢ instead of 1¢).On May 19, 1898, Congress passed an act allowing private printing companies to produce postcards with the statement “Private Mailing Card, Authorized by Act of Congress of May 19, 1898.” Private mailing cards now cost the same amount of money to mail as government-produced postcards: 1¢.The first government-produced postcard was issued on May 1, 1873.One side of the postcard was for a message and the other side was for the recipient’s address.
Private printers were now also allowed to omit the line citing the 1898 Private Mailing Card Act.Because these cards are not actually postcards, they are typically referred to as “mailed cards.” During this period, envelopes were produced with pictures on them, and some speculate that postcards are the direct descendants of the picture envelopes.While we do not have picture envelopes that date from this time period, this envelope with the Smithsonian Institution Building on it is similar to the earlier picture envelopes.Postcards, as we are familiar with them today, have taken a considerable amount of time to develop.
First restricted by size, color, and other regulations, postcard production blossomed in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
However, messages were still not allowed on the address side of postcards.