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05-31-2007, 09:05 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Here's one I've not seen before.....anyone know what year this is from?<br /><br /><a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230134041623" target="_new" rel="nofollow">http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230134041623</a>

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06-01-2007, 08:16 AM
Posted By: <b>barrysloate</b><p>If you could identify the stadium by the little bit of grandstand showing, you would be on your way. Are you sure that postcard is period? It looks a little funky.

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06-01-2007, 10:35 AM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Yep, it's period Barry. I thought about that too, but then I googled "maurice Wells & Co" and found out they made mostly novelty postcards circa 1907. The guy who won the card is an expert at baseball postcards....so is the bidder just below me.

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06-01-2007, 01:26 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>It doesn't work all the time, in fact many times not at all. But sometimes in this situation, if you have a modern state of the art magnifying glass, and look over the photo very carefully, sometimes tucked in a corner or in the far background, you can spot clues. I have had success several times. I bought a photo that an expert couldn't name the city or the park. After about 5 minutes, and much eye strain, I found out the city and park. It's been years so I can't recall the whats and the wheres, but give it a try. You never know. I keep one on my desk at all times. Even on old photos it's amazing what you can spot if you try. And when you magnify, it is like time travel. Looking into the past. Kind of cool.

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06-01-2007, 03:21 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Mike, better than using a magnifying glass is to scan the photo at high resolution and then use the magnifying feature of your photo editing program. I've identified many old photos from the scoreboards.

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06-01-2007, 04:05 PM
Posted By: <b>Mike</b><p>Dan, you must be under the impression I am a techie. I had my water softener fixed today. that is about as tech wise as I get. But seriously, thanks for the info. I will look (No pun intended) into it.<br /><br /><br /><br />Spelling

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06-01-2007, 04:17 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Mike, I'm just trying to get you, Corey and some of the other guys in here with outstanding collections to enter into the world of tech so WE can see your collections. <img src="/images/happy.gif" height=14 width=14><br /><br />The next New York dinner should have a tech demonstration for you guys. Someone buy Corey a scanner!!!