The corners and edges have a little blunting or wear or both.
The eras for post cards are as follows:
Pioneer Era, 1870-1898
Private Mailing Card, 1898-1901--Beginning May 19 1898, printers were allowed , by act of congress, to print postcards marked "Private Mailing Card" on the back. The back was used strictly for the address. There was often a blank area left on the front, or picture side, for a message.
Undivided Back, 1901-1907--Starting December 4 1901, publishers were allowed to use the word "POSTCARD" on the back, but still no writing was allowed on the non picture side, except for the address.
Divided Back 1907-1915--Starting on March 1, 1907 postcards could be printed with a vertical line on the back, with the area to the right of the line for the address, and the area to to the left for a message.
White Border, 1916-1930 (there were some cards produced until 1920 without white border)--During this period, cards were printed with a border around the picture, to save ink. Quality during this era was often not up to the earlier standards.
Linen, 1930-1945--Colorful cards, printed on stock with a textured, linen-like surface. Many collectors love these cards for their unique look and often "Art Deco" style.
Chrome or Modern, pre zip code (1945 to 1962)--These cards were made from color photographs, often Kodachrome or Ektachrome. If the publishers address printed on the back does not have a zip code, or has the earlier 2 digit postal code, it probably dates to this period.
Chrome or Modern, (1963 to present)--The zip code was introduced in 1963, so if your card has a zip code on it, you know it dates to 1963 or later.
There can be some overlapping between divided back and linen eras
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