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People often find themselves in possession of an old postcard and want to know how old it is. If the postcard is used, the most obvious solution is to check the date on the postmark. However, there are many vintage postcards out there that were never mailed, so here are some clues to determining the age of your post card. These are general guidelines. There are exceptions to most of these rules, but these guidelines will give you a general idea of how old your postcard is.
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Identifying German postcard printers. This is something only for the die-hard ppc collector. It needs plenty of time, requires an own bigger or access to a ppc collection to compare, a good eye for details and best some knowledge of old printing processes and their characteristics.