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Posted 09/18/2019   2:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Jst375 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message




I came across a couple hundred 1900-1920 post cards.
This one jumped out at me.
Does anyone have any idea if this holds any value?
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Posted 09/18/2019   4:04 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi JST375 and welcome to the forum. Pretty card, but what is a RPPC ? We have many folks that do speak little English and for that reason we try not to use abbreviations

Peter
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Posted 09/18/2019   4:38 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Real Photo postcard
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Posted 09/18/2019   5:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jst375 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi, sorry, rppc is an abbreviation that I picked up while doing some research.
It means real photo post card.
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It is a real photo card so obviously better than the run-of-the-mill. But the image is small. It would be of interest to collectors interested in gunboats. Note that it is in drydock with damage from a recent boiler explosion on July 21; interesting subject. It was considered not worthy of repair and decommissioned October 31. The San Diego flag cancel is nothing special. Edge toning, small corner faults and perhaps the perfin reduce the value. With pluses and minuses, you'd probably have to sell this to establish value.
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Posted 09/18/2019   7:22 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jst375 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for the info hy-Brasil.
I acquired these cards from my mother who received them from the original recipient 40 years ago, they have been in her closet every since, there are around 200 cards in this collection. Unfortunately I really dont know what I have in terms of anything rare or desirable to collectors. It has been quite intriguing reading them as they are mostly all addressed to the same person. I believe this card is actually her son Walter, who took the picture of the bennington!
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Posted 09/18/2019   7:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Jst375 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply


Sorry, having issues uploading,

This is the back
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This is the back


Technically, it is the front, just as the address and stamp are on the front of a cover, Uncle Walter is on the back.
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Can anyone tell me about the perfin?
What is it for?
And I cant figure out what it means or stands for.
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Technically, it is the front, just as the address and stamp are on the front of a cover, Uncle Walter is on the back

Thank you littleriverphil!!!
I agree fully and it annoys the heck out of most postcard collectors!
Yes, the picture is on the back side of most postcards.
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