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There is some confusion on what Real Photo Postcards (RPPC) are, and how to differentiate from a printed postcard.Real Photo Postcards are photographs that are reproduced by actually developing them onto photographic paper the size and weight of Postcards, with a Postcard back.In researching this page I am indebted to many other collectors who have sent me photographs of lighters in their collections that were factory engraved with a date.By looking at factory dated lighters we can make some assumptions that that the lighter was made either in that particular year or maybe the year before.Hello Seowon, I stumbled upon your profile on Showaround and was really happy with the number of positive reviews you carry and thought of approaching you.I'm Sahana, I live in a city known as Mumbai in India.Whilst the base stamps my look similar there are a number of differences to observe.
Email Lighters made in early 1946 have a case made from Nickel-silver.
There are many Postcards that reproduce photos by various printing methods that are NOT "real photos"..same methods used when reproducing photos in magazines and newspapers.
The best way to tell the difference is to look at the Postcard with a magnifying glass.
If the photo is printed, you will see that it is made up of a lot of little dots, the same as a photo printed in a newspaper.
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