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Linus
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30 Apr 2019
02:58:19pm
It's a rainy day here in central Iowa, so I have time to share an old postcard from my postal history collection, mailed from Shanghai, China to my old hometown of Marshalltown, Iowa, USA in 1909. This card takes on a special meaning for me. The writer is Willard Hull, the original owner of Willard's Furs, a store on Main Street in Marshalltown that sold fur coats and clothing. Above Willard's Furs was a stamp shop ran by Vern McGrew. As a kid, he was "The Stamp Man," and going to his stamp shop back in the 1960s was where this "addiction" all started for me. I found this one at the Quad Cities Stamp Out Cancer Auction, and this is one card I will never sell.

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30 Apr 2019
08:58:40pm
re: China Postcard From 1909

What a sentimental find! That's definitely a keeper!

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30 Apr 2019
10:12:51pm
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Nice detail in the image ...

Q/ Is that card a collotype?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Linus
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30 Apr 2019
10:18:29pm
re: China Postcard From 1909

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"Q/ Is that card a collotype?
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Uh, sorry, I do not know what that means or how to tell if it is one. I will have to "google" it, unless you can give me a definition/explanation link, ikey.

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Linus
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30 Apr 2019
10:49:08pm
re: China Postcard From 1909

After some internet research...yes, I think it might be a collotype, but I am not an expert by any means.

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ikeyPikey
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30 Apr 2019
10:53:30pm
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http://www.metropostcard.com/tech2-collotype.html ... about 40% of the way down the page

Basically, under magnification, you see irregular globules ... nothing like the ugly checkerboard patterns of the half-tones, etc.

The result is an extraordinary level of detail, closer to a real photograph than any other postcard printing technique of the time.

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

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Linus
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02 May 2019
03:56:40pm
re: China Postcard From 1909

IkeyPikey - Thanks for the link...I will need to purchase one of those USB microscopes for my laptop to be 100% sure that this postcard has the "irregular globules" of a collotype. I cannot tell for sure with my strongest lens magnifier.

Here is a photo of Willards, it survived the tornado last year that went right down Main Street in Marshalltown. Looks the same today as it did when I was a kid. They do not sell furs anymore, but the sign out front is now a classic antique.

Linus

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ikeyPikey
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02 May 2019
09:51:25pm
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Those USB microscopes are awfully popular, but ...

I've been looking for a free-standing go-anywhere light-footprint photo-inspection system.

The Celestron 44360 Infiniview LCD Digital Cordless Microscope seems to fit the bill, to wit:

- operates on a 2-hour battery or grid power, and

- transfers imagery via SD card or USB line.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/917595-REG/celestron_44360_infinview_lcd_digital.html

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey (who wonders what he is going to not like about this product)

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Linus
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02 May 2019
10:40:37pm
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I was thinking of this type, off the stand or on the stand, it would be portable enough for me. I would probably use it more at home than taking it to shows, stamp shops. etc. But, it would be a nice tool when my eyesight starts to go.

Linus

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