Dating more old photograph

1960, 1 January: 20 centimes (the 1 January 1959 tariff expressed in new francs) 1965, 18 January: 25 c 1969, 13 January: 30 c • From 1971, 4 January: there are two tariffs - urgent and non-urgent.The urgent postcard postage tariff followed the letter tariff.Numerous types of photographs appeared and then went out of favor throughout th 1800s.So, the first step in narrowing the possible date for your old photograph is to be able to identify 19th century photographs to determine what type you have.

This is straightforward detective work for most images, but very early photographs can be misleading.Another possibility for finding an old postcard with a relatively modern postmark date is someone had taken the whim to stamp and post a vintage postcard.The “paid-for by sender” postal system was developed by Rowland Hill.French postcard tariffs: 1872: 10 centimes - journeying in the same town 15 ¢ - between two towns in France 1875, 26 October: 15 c 40 c - unfranked post card 1878, 1 May: 10 c - France 15 c - abroad • Local post card rate ended • The 15 centime rate lasted until 1917.1917, 1 January: 15 centimes Post card with less than 5 words: 10 c 1920, 1 April: 20 c 1926, 1 May: 30 c 1926, 9 August: 40 c 1937, 12 July: 55 c 1938, 17 November: 70 c 1939, 1 December: 80 c 1942, 5 January: 1 franc 20 centimes / 1.20 F 1945, 1 March: 1.50 F 1946, 1 January: 2.50 F , 3 January: 3.80 F 1947, 1 March: 3.50 F 1947, 8 July: 5 F 1948, 21 September: 8 F 1951, 8 December: 12 F 1957, 1 July: 15 F 1959, 6 January: 20 F • The franc was devalued 100-fold so 1 new franc = 100 old francs.

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