Blue Ridge Assembly Post Card Collection

Post Card Variations:

At first glance a card may seem identical, but upon close inspection you will find small differences. Small differences can include: a slight difference in the picture, different roof colors, different front caption, different reference number, different location of the reference number, different stamp box, back paragraphs (different or some cards have them and some cards do not), different publishers, or different publisher markings. Some cards have been printed by several publishers. Scans have been done of each variation so you can see how post cards have changed. Variations are identified by a letter towards the end of the image name (apc253a01, apc253b01, apc253c01). See if you can pick out the differences. If you need help, some of the differences are noted below.

APC000A

Similar Card: APC000A, UNK006

 

APC253 (A, B, C)

Back Paragraph: A and C have different paragraphs (same words, different fonts); A includes a number above the paragraph, C does not;  B does not have a paragraph

Publisher’s Logo on Back: C has the “In the Heart of the Blue Ridge” logo (lower left), A and B do not

Directions on Back : A and B include “This Space for Writing” and “This Side for the Address” on the back (on the bottom), C does not

Similar Card: APC253, SPCB423 (number on back) (APC253 has a smoother driveway, SPCB423 has rough driveway)

 

APC279 (A, B)

Picture: A shows two women standing next to the pool, B has a black box over them (look close you can still see their reflection in the water)

Similar Card: APC279, ECK55 (both with and without black boxes)

 

APC458 (A, B, C)

Picture: A and B are the same, C shows a rougher road and a pipe (handrail or bike rack) in the lower left

Back Paragraph: A has a paragraph on the back, B and C do not

Lines for the Address: A and B do not have lines, C does

Publisher’s Logo on Back: A and C have the “M” logo, but in different places (bottom center), B does not; C has the “In the Heart of the Blue Ridge” logo (lower left), A and B do not

Numbers on Back: A has “47747” printed on the back (lower right), B and C do not

Directions on Back: A and B have “This Space for Writing” and “This Side for the Address” on the bottom, C has those directions on top

 

APC459 (A, B, C)

Picture: A and B are the same, C shows a car by the steps of Lee Hall (between the bushes)

Front Caption: A, B, C are different (B and C are close, but different sizes)

Front Number: A and B have “42868” printed on the front (lower right), C does not

Back Paragraph: A has a paragraph, B and C do not

Lines for the Address: A and B do not have lines, C does

Publisher’s Logon on Back: “M” logo is on A, B, and C but in slightly different locations; B and C have the “In the Heart of the Blue Ridge” logo, A does not

Directions on Back: A has the “This Space for Writing” and “This Side for the Address” on the bottom, B does not have any directions, C has the directions on the top

 

APC657 (A, B)

Lines for Address: A has lines, B does not

Similar Card: APC657, HNM139, SPCB20 (number on front)

 

APC684

Similar Card: APC684, SPCBR18

 

APC685

Similar Card: APC685, SPCB643 (number on back), SPC643 (number on front)

 

APC685 (A, B)

Front Caption: A is in all caps, B is in mixed case and italic

Lines for Address: A has lines, B does not

Divider: A has a line with words, B has no line but more words

 

APCBM19 (A, B)

Back Paragraph: A has a paragraph, B does not

Directions on Back: B has “This Space for Writing Messages”, A does not

 

APCKBM14 (A, B, C)

Picture: A and B are the same, C is a slightly closer angle (notice the window of the gym in the lower right and less windows showing on the left side of Lee Hall)

Back Paragraph: A is slightly different that B and C (same words, different font)

Stamp Box: A is different than B and C

Directions on Back: A has “Address”, B and C do not

Divider: A has words only; B and C have words within a line, logo, and photo credit (note that A has different words than B and C)

Publisher: A has publisher on lower left, B and C have it with the divider line

Back Number: B and C have “C22177” in the lower right, A does not