If the postcard has a stamp box, click on one of stamp box links below.
If there is no stamp box, or a generic stamp box, go to Postcards Backs.
There are many Postcards that reproduce photos by various printing methods that are NOT "real photos"..same methods used when reproducing photos in magazines and newspapers.
The best way to tell the difference is to look at the Postcard with a magnifying glass.
Initially the only permissible cards were the pre-stamped postal stationery sold by the Post Office, but stamped to order postal stationery cards were allowed from 1872, and ordinary cards franked with adhesives from 1st September 1894 provided that they were of similar dimensions to the official cards (the allowable dimensions are given below).
Postcards as a special class of inland mail were subsumed into the two-tier post system from 16th September 1968.
To find background information and the dates when the various postage rates applied, I have consulted: (a) Stanley Gibbons' Specialised Stamp Catalogues (b) 2.
I am indebted to Peter Stubbs for much of the information below (extracted from Peter's site and his permission for allowing me to use this on the Harberton website.
The structure is all wood, hand-built & hand- painted. The roof is 4" thick, double skinned and fully insulated. It's in every book, and known to be one of the best waggons in it's day.
It was in the Romany Museum of Peter Ingram, who last painted it in 1974.
The inland postage rate for postcards was ½d (halfpenny) throughout this period.