Sunday, July 30, 2006
Did you know?
In France in the past, postcards were franked when they were sent and when they arrived at their destination.
They were often written in pencil. Biros hadn’t been invented and fountain pens were an expensive item.
More postcards were produced in the past than are produced today. People used postcards to send short messages like ‘pick me up from the station tomorrow at four o’clock’. The postal service was reliable then!! They were also a way of having a photograph of somewhere. There weren’t so many cameras then and certainly no phones to take pictures with.