It is best used as a reference section, rather than reading from beginning to end (unless, of course, you are a train-spotter type! Great Britain 1870 - 1918: ½d (one half-penny/one half-pence, hap’ny) apparently, postcard postage for overseas was 1d (one penny) 1918, 3 June: 1d 1921, 13 January: 1½d 1922, 24 May: 1d 1940, 1 May: 2d (letter 2½d) 1957, 1 October: 2½d (letter 3d) 1965, 17 May: 3d (letter 4d) 1968, 16 September: postage tariffs changed to first and second class.
First-class post should arrive the next day, second-class post taking longer. A postcard, at a weight of 3 grams, is well within the lowest postal rate, be it a half or a full ounce.
But the correspondent did not date their message and the postmark franking on the stamp is smudged. To help make some sense of being able to date old postcards, first we give a short general history of postcards.
This is be followed by more detailed listings for some countries - Great Britain, the United States of America and France.
The first step in dating 19th century photographs is identifying which technology was used to create the picture.
This is straightforward detective work for most images, but very early photographs can be misleading.
The information provided here can turn you into a proficient photo detective.
The vast majority of antique photographs taken in the 19th century were one of the following types.Sexy seniors today are not really interested in teaching a boy how to please them.Women over 50 want men who know what they're doing.Find the facts about your old photos with a Kwik Tip guide for: See the Kwik Tip Research Guides here.Save time - Find your Answers - The Kwik Way Easy to store and carry, Kwik Tip research guides are perfect for quick reference in the home, office, library, and on research trips.French postcard tariffs: 1872: 10 centimes - journeying in the same town 15 ¢ - between two towns in France 1875, 26 October: 15 c 40 c - unfranked post card 1878, 1 May: 10 c - France 15 c - abroad • Local post card rate ended • The 15 centime rate lasted until 1917.