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Hertfordshire Post Card History. The Undivided back. Commercial firms could buy in bulk and print their own information on the blank side, but there were no picture post cards as we know them. This one was posted in Little Gaddesden, and went to France via Berkhamsted.
In addition picture cards were becoming available which could be sent in envelopes, such as Dating postcards divided back uk "Kind Thoughts" card of St Albans Abbey from about The earliest picture postcards were therefore published with blank space on the picture side - so that a message could be written next to the picture. The address side usually carried the words "The address only to be written only on this side" or similar. Initially the publisher information had to be on the picture side.
It has three views of the cathedral and one of the clock tower, together with the city arms and some attractive framing. It was posted in This is a view of the Abbey from the North East and appears to be from the same photograph as the picture on the earlier multi-view card shown above.
It was posted in Aprilwith a 1d Queen Victoria stamp, and was Dating postcards divided back uk overseas - where it was repeatedly re-directed. The message was written in German, round the picture. The card is identified by "Printed by Valentine Ltd, Dundee". Valentine Ltd was one of the earliest picture postcard publishers. ificantly the publisher information is on the picture side, as initially such information was not allowed on the address side of the card.
A simple early card, publisher unknown, with plenty of space for the message on the picture side, and posted in August Example 4 - St Albans Abbey - Another early card showing the Abbey from the South West. The card is ed and the address side says "Post Card - Great Britain and Ireland" as well as "The address only to be written on this side".
Message: 6 The Avenue, Barnet, Herts, Have secured a cottage in every way most satisfactory at Wheathampstead.
This was the first of three answers from our advert. Much Love, A. Example 5 - Early Postage Rates. Many of the cards recorded the postal rate in the "stamp box".
The picture is of St Albans Abbey from a similar position to the picture. Stengel published view and other postcards in the UK from Example 6 - Hitchin - 2. This card has a very attractive de and shows how the text could be packed in.
Unfortunately the publisher is not named. I have a second example of this card, with identical picture and back, but without the printed decoration, posted in October By moving the picture up and to the left more space has been provided for the message.
Undated the address side has not been used but clearly early. No publisher information. Example 8 - Watford Church - Fig Tree - or earlier. It is ed and was posted in June The publisher s used can be a clue to the relative dates of cards. The card of the Fig Tree was probably published at the same time as the above postcard of Watford Church which has the but the copy I have was posted in Julywhile the St Albans card example 5, above was presumably published a bit later. The two Watford cards both have the publisher information on the picture side, while the similarly styled St Albans card has the publisher information on the address side - again suggesting that the Watford cards are older.
Example 9 - A manually Dating postcards divided back uk card. A version of this card, with text on the picture side, is known from When the regulations changed there would have been a lot of stock with undivided backs for sale, or in production but this did not stop the purchaser from dividing the back themselves. This C. Faulkner card, with undivided address side and space on the picture side for a messagewas neatly "divided" by Bert when he sent the card to Miss J. Nightingale in The publisher also responded to the change and reissued the card in a completely new format q.
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The earliest UK postcards were issued in The postal rate for overseas post cards was a penny and so card were printed specifically for posting overseas, with a 1d stamp and "Union Postale Universelle" message. Post Cards and other Pictures.Dating postcards divided back uk
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