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From: "Nivard Ovington" <>
Subject: Re: [YORKSGEN] Dating a postcard
Date: Wed, 7 Mar 2007 15:44:31 -0000
Philately will get you everywhere <vbg>
> Hi All:
> This is not particularly a Yorkshire question but I know that the finest
> brains lurk on this list so I thought I'd ask for help.
I found this site interesting, it gives the basic timelines for types of
post card and rate
It looks like your card could be up to 1918 but also anywhere in the
preceding 50 years, with that rate but check the above site for types of
card, does yours have a picture on it? Was the postage itself preprinted or
just the rate on the card, hopefully the type should give of an idea of when
it dates to.
Best wishes Nivard Ovington, in Cornwall (UK)
Admin for OVINGTON - HAYLOCK - SEYMOUR Lists
> I have a postcard used to write a letter. It wasn't posted by itself but
> probably in an envelope with others as it's numbered 2 in a sequence. It's
> primarily a list of prices that the writer is complaining about. Also the
> writer says that food is to be rationed at 4lbs of meat a week and 7 of
> bread but there's no mention of war just that there is a lot of unrest in
> the country. Fresh pilchards are 3 hapence each and smoked herring 3 for
> 10d. Boots are 15/- the pair and coal 2/3 per cwt. A haircut and shave is
> 6d, porter is tuppence hapenny a glass and Parish Chemical Food is 11d per
> bottle. The printed rate for postage on the card is a hapenny for inland
> and a penny for foreign. I don't know for sure who it was sent to or who
> wrote it but it sure would help if I could date it even approximately.
> So when did it cost a hapenny to send a postcard in England?
> Irene Marlborough