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Linen Post Cards - not linen!

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    February 1, 2016 6:20 PM EST


    Little fact about Linen Post Cards... it refers to the surface texture as if you would select a paint texture for your walls, gloss or flat etc.,

    Linen postcards were printed in the United States from the 1930s until the 1950s. Contrary to their descriptive name, linen postcards were not made out of linen, which is derived from flax, but they did have a high rag content, which means the paper contained a certain amount of cotton fiber. Instead, linen actually refers to the surface texture of the postcard—prior to the early 1930s, it was not economically feasible to print anything of quality on embossed papers.

    quote from collectors weekly

    This post was edited by Lora - CEO at February 1, 2016 6:20 PM EST