Postcard dating by stamp

15 May

Year Production Numbers: 1908-10 A1 1910 A19922 1911 A22998 1912 A32000 1913 A32236 —A45599 1914 A45600 —A53999 1915 A54000 —A61999 1916 A62000 —A71999 1917 A72000 —A77320 1918 A77321 —A77481 1919 A77482 —A81999 1920 A82000 —A83599 1921 A83600 —A87975 1922 A87976 —A92873 1923 A92874 —A96826 1924 A96827 —A102410 1925 A102411 —A107826 1924 A107827 —A112867 1927 A112868 —A118311 1928 A118312 —A124180 An "-N" after a number indicates it was a reprinted card.Any other alpha character after the number indicates it has more than one subject listing or the same number was used on two different views.fortified churches, mostly in Les Landes cathedral labyrinths and mazes in France using metal in gothic cathedral construction paying at the péage (toll station) Germans in France cathedral destruction during the French revolution, subsidiary page to Germans in France on first arriving in France - driving France is not England Transbordeur bridges in France and the world 2: focus on Portugalete, Chicago, Rochefort-Martrou Gustave Eiffel’s first work: the Eiffel passerelle, Bordeaux a fifth bridge coming to Bordeaux: pont Chaban-Delmas, a new vertical lift bridge France’s western isles: Ile de Ré France’s western iles: Ile d’Oleron Ile de France, Paris: in the context of Abelard and of French cathedrals short biography of Pierre (Peter) Abelard Marianne - a French national symbol, with French definitive stamps la Belle Epoque Grand Palais, Paris Pic du Midi - observing stars clearly, A64 Carcassonne, A61: world heritage fortified city Futuroscope Vulcania Space City, Toulouse the French umbrella & Aurillac 50 years old: Citroën DS the Citroën 2CV: a French motoring icon the forest as seen by Francois Mauriac, and today Les Landes, places and playtime roundabout art of Les Landes Hermès scarves bastide towns mardi gras!

From 1908 until 1913 production dates are not clear and were determined by copyright dates found on a few of the cards. After 1913, dates began to appear occasionally in the order books kept by the company and from 1922 on, production dates were well documented.As people caught on to the usefulness of this cheap and fast method of sending messages, the poor man’s telegram - remember the telephone did not yet exist - national postal services authorised the sending of postcards through their postal systems.It must be remembered that many years, even decades may pass between the taking of a photograph, when it was published on a postcard, and when the postcard was posted.They are generally the same size as standard vintage postcards (3-1/2" x 5-1/2").The scan at the top of this page is a real photo postcard; click on it to view a larger image.