Real Photo Postcard-Bridge
Real Photo Postcard-Bridge

What is a real photo postcard?

Real photo postcards or RPPCs are actual photographs that have been developed on photographic paper.  Typically they are  the same size as postcards (3-1/2 x 5-1/2 inches).

How can you tell a real photo postcard from a printed postcard?

Look at the postcard with a magnifying glass.  If you see little dots, it is a printed postcard and not a RPPC.  If the image is solid, it is a RPPC.

How Can You Tell How Old a RPPC  Is?

Many RPPCs have marks on the back which identify the manufacturer of the paper that the photograph is developed on.  Look for a stampbox in the upper right hand corner.  Often this is where such marks are printed.   There are two good websites that have comprehensive guides to these marks: The Two Buds  and Playle’s




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