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Dating Frith Postcards

The Royal Mail first allowed the sending of privately-produced illustrated cards (picture postcards) in September 1894, and many millions have been bought and posted since that date. It is as a result sometimes difficult to actually date a particular image, if as is usual, no date is actually printed on the card. Even a postmarked postcard may be misleading as it might well have laid unsold or unused for several years before being mailed. However, using the table below it is now possible to fairly accurately date the many thousands of postcard images produced by the photographer and publisher Francis Frith between 1894 and 1940.

  • 1894 - 33315

  • 1895 - 35040

  • 1896 - 37121

  • 1897 - 38962

  • 1898 - 40804

  • 1899 - 42852

  • 1900 - 44900

  • 1901 - 46320

  • 1902 - 48082

  • 1903 - 49125

  • 1904 - 51142

  • 1905 - 53180

  • 1906 - 55241

  • 1907 - 57201

  • 1908 - 59460

  • 1909 - 61298

  • 1910 - 62187

  • 1911 - 63077

  • 1912 - 64058

  • 1913 - 65149

  • 1914 - 66516

  • 1915 - 67714

  • 1916 - 67868

  • 1917 - 67894

  • 1918 - 68020

  • 1919 - 68796

  • 1920 - 69357

  • 1921 - 69918

  • 1922 - 71721

  • 1923 - 73333

  • 1924 - 75416

  • 1925 - 76667

  • 1926 - 79014

  • 1927 - 79313

  • 1928 - 80652

  • 1929 - 81559

  • 1930 - 82990

  • 1931 - 83725

 

  • 1932 - 84911

  • 1933 - 85424

  • 1934 - 86015

  • 1935 - 86471

  • 1936 - 87164

  • 1937 - 87845

  • 1938 - 88252

  • 1939 - 88855

  • 1940 - 88958

 

 

 

 

Question: What date is this Francis Frith Postcard? Answer: Date your Friths postcards using this table. Completely free!

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