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If there is no stamp box, or a generic stamp box, go to Postcards Backs.There is some confusion on what Real Photo Postcards (RPPC) are, and how to differentiate from a printed postcard. Research has already been done by earlier historians and guidelines have been put into place.
The inland postage rate for postcards was ½d (halfpenny) throughout this period.There were seven eras for the postcard industry and each one has distinguishing points to help establish its respective identity.The following helps determine the era of the card in question.The use of 'Picture Postcards' was first sanctioned by the British Postal Authorities on 1st September 1894.Prior to this date - pre-printed plain cards were in use which are commonly referred to as 'Postal Stationery' The size of cards varied throughout this period. The 'Intermediate' size of 5 x 3 inches (approx) was followed by the adopted standard sized card 5½ x 3½ inches which was in common use from 1900 until the 1960's The postage rate for postcards was a halfpenny - ½d ½d 1894 - 1900 Vermillion The colour of the halfpenny - ½d stamp was changed in 1900 to meet international standards.