Much of the contents of these guidelines were excerpted with permission from the Beginners Guide to the Hobby of Postcard Collecting, The Capital of Texas Postcard Club.Thanks also to Chuck Harbert; and to Nina Webber, whose donated postcards are used for the examples on this page.They were designed and printed on the backs to be mailed, often having handwritten letters, addresses and postage stamps on the back.Real photo postcards with baseball subjects are popularly collected by vintage baseball card and memorabilia collectors, and prime examples of famous players and teams can fetch big bucks at auction.Real photo postcards are postcards with genuine photographic images on the fronts.They do not have “ink-and-printing-press” images but are actual photographs on photopaper.This a a must for the library of: Kokak 3A Folding Camera This camera and others like it took postcard size negatives which then made the postcards.Real Photo Postcards were just regular pictures developed on pre-printed postcard stock.
Learn about the history of the photo postcards with the Real Photo Postcards Kwik Guide.
However, real photo postcards can be found with a wide range of subjects, including other sports, movie stars, politicians, nature and animals.
Vintage real photo postcards, including of non-sport subjects, is a major collecting area all around the world.
Much family history can be derived from the messages and images on them.
This book helps you date the postcards when postmarks and written documentation is not available.