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Posted 02/26/2016   11:02 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Ciletaliph to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

Liberty Bell printed by Souvenir Post Card Co., New York and Berlin.
Postmarked Aug. 16 1906.




Glitter outlining bell and stand.

Post your Glittered postcards!
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Posted 02/26/2016   11:18 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Court House in Wooster Ohio. layered in Glitter 1905.

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Posted 02/26/2016   11:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ciletaliph to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Public Square in Cleveland Ohio.
Hard to see Glitter, but it is layered
on buildings and around the square.



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Steamboats on Lake Erie with Glitter in smoke and waves.


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Glittered postcards are rad!

This one is on the subtle side: the stripes in Mrs Langtry's gown have been overlaid with gold ...

... see the trim line near her neck, the two lines near the end of her sleeve, etc.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lillie_Langtry ... you can decide for yourself whether/not she was worth the effort.

This Rotograph Company card appears to be a photograph printed on bromide paper, rather than the 'usual' photograph printed on an emulsion layer, or via collotype, or ...

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these cards are so cool.
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When did glitter postcards become popular in the marketplace? It must have been a fad for some time period then faded out. I see two of the posts have dates. Did it all stop by 1910? Think about the handwork that had to be done sitting on the assembly line. Makes me want to try this on some newer postcards.
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Edited by bluegrassriver - 03/21/2016 07:35 am
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Some twit reportedly did not do what his mother would have told him to do - eg, wash the wound with soap & water - and his infection resulted in the ban on glitter et al.

The new rule was that glittered postcards would travel under cover and at the letter rate.

Thanks to http://www.uspostalbulletins.com/ ...

US Postal Bulletin item from Seminal Year 1907:



Comprehensively re-stated in 1946 as:



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I was hoping you would respond to explain this ikeyPikey.
I wish I had more of these harmful postcards.
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Your Lake Erie card (glittered smoke) is something special.
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