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Old 09-05-2017, 10:07 AM
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Default 1926 RPPC of Ruth and team

I realize I am outing an auction but oh well.
Does this look like a real photo? Great card if it is what it is portrayed to be. Kind of grainy looking to me.....

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Ditto on the grainy......
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Could the grainy look just be the phone/camera/scanner or the settings used?

Feels like it might be real to me...

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I'm not sure, but a quick scan for 1926 postcards on ebay shows quite a few 'grainy' B&W or Sepia postcards, so I don't think the graininess in and of itself is a big indicator in this case. And it's not nearly as bad as those gosh-awful Ice Cream issues from 1928.
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The AZO four triangles up stampbox period is generally believed to have ended in 1918. That said, they could have used old stock.
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The grain is key, it's supposed to be a real photo postcard and looks very much like it's printed (on photo postcard stock). It's fake in my opinion.
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The grain is key, it's supposed to be a real photo postcard and looks very much like it's printed (on photo postcard stock). It's fake in my opinion.
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My initial thought was not a good one. Kind of like when I saw the fake E94 overprint being sold on our BST many years ago. It isn't a real photo card from the way the scan looks...

That said I thought it could be like the one in the middle of these 3? But then too the one in the first post is not what it is represented as (rppc).

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Definitely a fake. I asked the seller if he would guarantee that it would get an authentic grade from PSA or SGC and his response is below. He knows it is not from the 20's.

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Will you guarantee that the postcard will receive an authentic grade from PSA or SGC. I am not expecting a numeric grade only authentic.

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If he knows postcards as he says you would think he would know the difference between an RRPC and a grainy printed version.

I've seen there where it looks as if someone printed them then glued them to the postcard which looks like the case here. Just my opinion.

Also I would assume that there would be more of these floating around since it has a team description underneath and not a one off from a person having it made like local RRPC seem to be. Again just my 2-cents.
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I'd thought it was real, the background and shadows are also grainy. That there's writing on the image isn't a big deal whoever was making real photo postcards would use whatever negative they had, or what was supplied.

So I did some looking to see what it might be worth. And that's when it all unraveled.

The Azo back with triangles pointing up in each corner is shown as ending around 1918. Hmmmm...... It wouldn't be impossible for a place to have never rotated their stock of blanks, but 8 years is a bit of a stretch.

The image and text is the same as the Sporting News Supplement.

So unless the sporting news was using a postcard as a sales promo for the supplements, it's not looking good. And why wouldn't that postcard have the ad copy printed on it?

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