Valentine postcard dating
In the United States, the custom of sending through the mail, at letter rate, a picture or blank card stock that held a message, began with a card postmarked in December 1848 containing printed advertising.
The first commercially produced card was created in 1861 by John P.
St Andrews University Library holds an archive of Valentine black and white photographs and postcards.
The Library has produced an informative booklet entitled: University of St Andrews Valentine Collection.
A postcard or post card is a rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope. There are novelty exceptions, such as wood postcards, made of thin wood, and copper postcards sold in the Copper Country of the U. state of Michigan, and coconut "postcards" from tropical islands.
While a postcard is usually printed by a private company, individual or organization, a postal card is issued by the relevant postal authority.Over the next twenty years, they moved to tourist areas abroad, including: - Jamaica - Medeira - Norway - Tangier - New Zealand Thank you to Wendy Walker for sending me two Valentine photos of the Canadian Pacific Railway Station at Manitoba.(a) The back of the the first of these cards has the Valentine 'Two Globes, logo and the words: Unfortunately, the 'University of St Andrews VALENTINE COLLECTION' booklet, which I have found to be very helpful in dating Valentine's black and white British postcards explains: "With a few exceptions, the overseas views were assigned to other sequences whose registers are not preserved in St Andrews University Library and which were probably not housed in Valentine's Dundee office" So, I'm unlikely to be able to help anybody wishing to know the publications dates of any of their Valentine postcards that were published overseas.Send love from the beach with a fitting postcard like this.