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Based in United Kingdom, dave.in.devon has been an eBay member since 04 May, 2004

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RP or Real Photo postcards v. Printed postcards
RP means Real Photographic.  The difference between a Real Photographic postcard (RPPC) and a printed one, is easily seen under magnification - as I have illustrated below using New Brighton Lighthouse as the subject.  A small 10x magnifier (which folds up, and can be kept with you while visiting fairs, antique shops etc) can be bought from any good stamp accessories supplier or camera shop.  A Real Photo postcard can either have a glossy or matt surface.Picture at left is RP -...
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YELLOW BANDS appear when SCANNING postcards & magazines
If you find YELLOW BANDS appear while scanning some printed postcards this is due to a printing method that produces these 'Moiré Patterns' when they are scanned (also happens when scanning pictures from magazines).  To stop this happening try to find a 'Descreen' option in your scanner settings & scan with that activated - this will prevent the pattern appearing & also clear up other 'interference'.  If you do not have a Descreen facility try scanning at twice the dpi that ...
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CHROMOLITHOGRAPH POSTCARDS
Chromolithograph postcards are in my opinion one of the most under-rated types of postcard.  In good condition they are far superior to modern printed cards.  These are mostly pre-WWI and printed in 'Old Germany', e.g. Bavaria, Saxony, Prussia etc by firms such as Stengel, although other firms, notably Sborgi, in Florence, Italy, also produced them.  For more examples you can type 'tylcoat postcards' into Google & click on one of the results near the top entitled 'POSTCARDS...
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