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21 Feb

'Real Photo' postcards are cards that have been produced in the darkroom on photographic paper.One of the popular photographic papers used for printing postcards was Kodak Professional AZO Paper.

On a card that was not mailed, the first place to look is the stamp box.

If the photo is printed, you will see that it is made up of a lot of little dots, the same as a photo printed in a newspaper. Most real photo postcards have identifying marks on the back, usually in the stampbox corner, that identifies the manufacturer of the photographic paper.

You can approximate the age of the Real Photo by knowing when the paper manufacturer was in business.

Stamp boxes are the small rectangular boxes printed on the back of some postcards, where the stamp is to be stuck.

On 'real photo' post cards, codes in the stamp boxes can be helpful in dating the card.