Postmarks, Date Stamps and Stamps If the postmark has the location name in English, the date format is day-month-Gregorian year.If the postmark is in Japanese, the date format is Japanese year-month-day.Many of these show celebrities such as movie stars and politicians.Postcards picturing sports subjects are highly popular in the sports hobby, and you can find examples picturing Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Red Grange and most of the big stars and teams.Determining an old postcard’s date of printing, or when it was made, can be a complicated process – especially if the vintage postcard was never mailed.The only way to really find the age of a postcard is to compare the back of the postcard to the known facts of postcard history and the front of a picture postcard to the history of its subject.
The key to identifying those changes is a good selection of reliably dated cards.
Monday, October 15, 2007 Posted: PM JST Vintage Japanese postcards give a wonderful view of what Japan and the Japanese used to look like about a hundred years ago.
Postcards became unbelievably popular in Japan during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904 to 1905.
These will show standard family poses, including little Jimmy in his school uniform, the family picnicking, a wedding photo.
Some real photo postcards were used for advertising or sold to the public at stores.