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Posted 07/06/2010   3:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add bfranton to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
No pictures... sorry, but interesting?
Dates are Aug 1873; Aug 1877; July 1884; & May 1886

And then the uncirculated ones...





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Posted 07/06/2010   5:58 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hello, you don't have postcards, but postal cards. They are a form of postal stationery and are listed in the Scott's U.S. specialized catalog. The postal cards with Liberty have different watermarks which affect type and catalog value. A few of them have condition issues and will lower values and if any of the unused cards have preprinted messages on the other side that will affect value too. The messages and cancels on the used cards can be of interest too.
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Posted 07/06/2010   6:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks, I've postcards too, with pictures; Just didn't know to differentiate. Can you tell me if there is a market, proper place to show not just these, but the postal replay cards... I've number of those.
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Posted 07/06/2010   9:43 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There's a subforum on here for postcards. The postal cards were issued by the government and post cards by numerous private printing companies.
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Posted 07/13/2010   6:28 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Luisvillalobos to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Wooow, those are old!
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Posted 07/25/2010   7:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add goldnugget to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you for sharing your Postal Cards with us
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Posted 07/25/2010   8:05 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add smauggie to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
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Posted 07/25/2010   8:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add bfranton to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hey Thanks!
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Posted 07/25/2010   8:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nigelc to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice range of postcards (as we call them in the UK!)

Thanks for sharing them.
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Posted 08/27/2010   3:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nutmeg to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Anyone ever go to Brimfield? That's Brimfield, MA. Three times a year they have what is called antiques week. Anyway, there are postcard dealers there who will buy anything. And some have thousands of old postcards for sale.
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Posted 08/27/2010   7:34 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'm thinking about going to Brimfield. I've heard good things about it from others and it's just a few hours away.
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Posted 03/05/2011   9:00 pm  Show Profile Check Nells250's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Nells250 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Battlestamps: good luck finding a parking space! We have driven THROUGH there a few times, but have never actually stopped and shopped. Some day...

As for those postal cards, I have some with interesting ads on the backs. I should take a fresh look at them...
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Posted 08/27/2015   2:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kingstonstamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Hi I have a pretty good collection of the early post cards .My question is where to look for the water mark on them and if you use the lighter fluid method will it leave a stain on the card. I thought I would ask before attempting to Do this on my own. especially on some of the Mint vf ones .
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Posted 08/28/2015   3:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Stampalotapus to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Utilize a strong backlight, usually such can be revealed.

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Posted 08/28/2015   11:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kingstonstamper to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I will look for a black light to add to my tool box thank you for the help. Stampalotapus.
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Back light, not Blacklight. :)
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