Much of the contents of these guidelines were excerpted with permission from the Beginners Guide to the Hobby of Postcard Collecting, The Capital of Texas Postcard Club.
Thanks also to Chuck Harbert; and to Nina Webber, whose donated postcards are used for the examples on this page.
Hammon postcards.) *There are a few hundred cards ordered by the Woolworth company that begin with a "W" instead of the more typical "A" or "R".
For example, beginning in 1929, Teich cards were numbered sequentially as D1, D2, D3, etc., and starting in 1930, these numbers were preceded by a number for the last digit of the year and a letter for the decade—in other words, 3A meant 1933, 5B meant 1945, and 1C meant 1951.
Following the date was the card's ID number, which was always preceded by the letter H if the card was linen.
It is believed that in some cases the same view was ordered by another company and the card was printed with "A" or "R" preceding the number.
A small number of cards also filed with this series begin with "BS," "DT," "RG," and "RT." After approximately 1924, the "A" or "R" may not appear on the card at all.
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The foremost linen-postcard publisher was Curt Teich Co.