In 1895 the law was changed to allow a normal stamp to be affixed to a card, but the breakthrough was in 1899 when the standard sized card 5 by 3 inches was introduced, but it was still not possible to have the picture, or the message, on the address side of the card.
The two Watford cards both have the publisher information on the picture side, while the similarly styled St Albans card has the publisher information on the address side - again suggesting that the Watford cards are older. Faulkner card, with undivided address side and space on the picture side for a message , was neatly "divided" by Bert when he sent the card to Miss J. The publisher also responded to the change and reissued the card in a completely new format (q.v,).
When the regulations changed there would have been a lot of stock with undivided backs for sale, or in production but this did not stop the purchaser from dividing the back themselves.
I have a second example of this card, with identical picture and back, but without the printed decoration, posted in October 1902. 39 Redcross Street printed at Works, Dresden," showing the fig tree growing out of a tomb in Watford Church Yard. The publisher numbers used can be a clue to the relative dates of cards.
By moving the picture up and to the left more space has been provided for the message. The card of the Fig Tree was probably published at the same time as the above postcard of Watford Church which has the number 18876 (but the copy I have was posted in July 1905), while the St Albans card (example 5, above) number 19381was presumably published a bit later.
Postcard Penpal programs have been established to help children in language arts.
Deltiologists, as postcard collectors are called, collect for a variety of reasons.
It was posted to the USA in March 1903 and has two d King Edward VII stamps.
The card is numbered 1905 and the address side says "Post Card - Great Britain and Ireland" as well as "The address only to be written on this side".
Some are attracted to the postcards themselves, then narrow down their interests.
Others are interested in something in particular, such as ballet, then decide to collect ballet-related postcards as a way to augment their interest in ballet.
These were plain, sold at a d each - with the stamp already embossed on the address side, leaving the other side blank for a message.