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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2850 on: October 10, 2021, 05:51:32 PM »
Oh, and can anybody explain to me why the postcard from Hazel to Otto only has his street with no number, and no name of the city?

Because *everyone* knows Otto.

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« Reply #2851 on: October 10, 2021, 05:52:15 PM »

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« Reply #2852 on: October 10, 2021, 06:11:22 PM »
Thank you for the information. @Rikki Gins   I was not aware that the stamp came off a roll.  Interesting.  I have to go through my collection.  I know I have the Washington stamp but it's perforated on all four sides.  I think I may have some others that came from a roll.

You can still buy them that way today, they call them a roll or coil.

Up until a few years ago they were sold in vending machines at the post offices.  The postmaster general decided they could sell more products if everyone stood in line and had to buy them at the counter so he had all the vending machines removed from post offices across the country.  That move did wonders for the print at home industry.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2853 on: October 10, 2021, 06:14:08 PM »
Oh, and can anybody explain to me why the postcard from Hazel to Otto only has his street with no number, and no name of the city?

I'm going to say that it's because it was going to the same city it was sent from, and the people at the post office knew where everyone lived anyway, or would find out. 

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2854 on: October 10, 2021, 06:46:50 PM »
You can still buy them that way today, they call them a roll or coil.

Up until a few years ago they were sold in vending machines at the post offices.  The postmaster general decided they could sell more products if everyone stood in line and had to buy them at the counter so he had all the vending machines removed from post offices across the country.  That move did wonders for the print at home industry.

Huh.  I never paid attention to see if they had the rolls still.  I'm one of those people that just stands in line, zones out, then asks for a book of stamps when I get to the counter.  Creature of habit.  Oh, and I don't trust that print at home postage.  I guess because I don't like change, and being handcuffed to a computer to do most things.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2855 on: October 10, 2021, 06:47:52 PM »
I'm going to say that it's because it was going to the same city it was sent from, and the people at the post office knew where everyone lived anyway, or would find out.

That makes sense.  Especially in that era and being a smaller city/town.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2856 on: October 11, 2021, 06:18:11 AM »
It used to be common the write only “city” on letters if delivery was to be within the same post office.
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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2857 on: October 11, 2021, 06:45:12 AM »
It used to be common the write only “city” on letters if delivery was to be within the same post office.

Thanks.  You and PB cleared that up for me.   :)

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2858 on: October 20, 2021, 03:10:31 PM »
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In celebration of the Full Hunters Moon, here is a postcard showing a full moon over a dance hall in Virginia.

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Postmark:  NORFOLK, VA.  MAY 3, 1927.  9:00 AM.

This is the second
time I have written
you and no answer.
Why don't you write?
You should see the
baby.  He is fine.
How are the kids
and Grandpa?  Let
me hear from you
sometime.  Love to all.
124 Ocean Ave.       (?)

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« Reply #2859 on: January 02, 2022, 01:21:04 PM »
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Postmark:  EAST CHATHAM, NEW YORK.  JUN. 27, 1946.  10 AM.

  So nice to hear from
you and glad to know
the flu has left you.
  We are having (?)
weather here (?) our
nights are cool and
delightful.
  I hope (?) (?)
(?) to arrive home
July 2nd and shall
be so glad to see you.
  Had a letter from Carrie.
  Love, Jane M.


   


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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2860 on: January 03, 2022, 01:29:03 PM »
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Postmark:  EAST CHATHAM, NEW YORK.  JUN. 27, 1946.  10 AM.

  So nice to hear from
you and glad to know
the flu has left you.
  We are having (?)
weather here (?) our
nights are cool and
delightful.
  I hope (?) (?)
(?) to arrive home
July 2nd and shall
be so glad to see you.
  Had a letter from Carrie.
  Love, Jane M.


   

It looks like she's saying:

  So nice to hear from
you and glad to know
the flu has left you.
  We are having warm
weather here but our
nights are cool and
delightful.
  I hope weather per-
mitting
to arrive home
July 2nd and shall
be so glad to see you.
  Had a letter from Carrie.
  Love, Jane M.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2861 on: January 03, 2022, 02:00:46 PM »
It looks like she's saying:

  So nice to hear from
you and glad to know
the flu has left you.
  We are having warm
weather here but our
nights are cool and
delightful.
  I hope weather per-
mitting
to arrive home
July 2nd and shall
be so glad to see you.
  Had a letter from Carrie.
  Love, Jane M.

Indeed, she was writing those words!  Thanks for the help, S.T.

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Re: The Postcard Thread
« Reply #2862 on: January 10, 2022, 11:42:13 AM »
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