Dividing line on left third - From March 28, 1907 (Meiji 40), a line was added to the back of postcards to divide the address side into a third for the message on the left and two-thirds for the recipient's address on the right Dividing line in middle - From March 1, 1918 (Taisho 7), the dividing line to separate the message and recipient's address moved to the center of the card.Divided backs appeared in England in 1902, in France in 1904, in Germany in 1905, and in the US in 1907.I used alphabet stamps from Inkadinkadoo (the original was discontinued; find a similar one here) and a bird stamp from Paper Source to add a little something extra! I love how simple and budget-friendly these are while still really setting the tone for your wedding and showing a lot of personality. Don’t forget to check out our DIY project gallery and all of our DIY weddings for more inspiration!And while you’re at it, follow us on Pinterest for lots more DIY fun.First up, a DIY for vintage postcard save-the-dates. My wife and I love flea markets and thrift stores, and decided to bring that retro feel to the first piece of wedding correspondence our guests would receive.We bought vintage postcards from Ebay and local flea markets, and I hand-stamped our wedding info on the back.
They have an easy to notice sheen or gloss and a very fine grain.The catalogue is only JPY 1,000, including postage (inside Japan).Even without a date stamp, it is often still fairly easy to roughly date a card: Dividing Lines No dividing line - In 1900 (Meiji 33) the postal act allowed the private-sector to print postcards. It was not permitted to write a message on the address side, and therefore there was no dividing line on the address side.It is of course possible to find undivided back cards used after 1902 and divided back cards used with older (pre 1902) stamps Stamps for King Edwards reign were issued on 1st January 1902.The inland postage rate for postcards was ½d (halfpenny) throughout this period.