This isn't our typical Photo ID Guide as the items being shown off don't comprise a set, though they were all part of a single collection. This post is more of an excuse to show off the pretty pictures, point you to them at auction, and link over to a helpful resource.
Below is a gallery featuring images of 95 silent film actresses on beautiful real photo postcards. Most of these postcards appear to have been issued between 1922-1926. Here's how I learned that:
Actually the close-up to the right is the part that matters. But there's no postmark or printed copyright date, so why do I say 1922-1926? I love postcards, but I only handle those picturing Silent and Golden Age movie stars so my exposure is limited to those issues. Playle's Online Auctions however, a longtime specialty venue for postcard sellers and collectors, handles thousands upon thousands of postcards of all types. In doing so they've set up both a Quick Reference for dating postcards as well as a fantastic full pictorial reference which page one reveals my AZO logo to the right as dating between 1922-1926.
I hope you find that as helpful as I did!
So the issue shown above is the most common of the 95 postcards I'm offering this week, though there are others as well including other AZO variations, some CYKO imprints, and a handful of others I couldn't identify but are certainly period.
Following is the gallery, and here are my eBay Auctions - Each of these postcards opens with a $9.99 minimum bid, just 99¢ to ship an unlimited number of postcards to wherever you are in the United States. Reduced shipping rates available for Canada and European countries as well. See the individual eBay listings for details.
If you're an email subscriber you'll want to head over to the Immortal Ephemera site itself to best view the gallery.
Just click on any image to open to full size and from there you can scroll through 25 postcards at a time. See the page numbering just below the gallery to move to the second page of 25 images, etc.