Stamps in Love

Per Gustafson

As the postcard craze spread across the world in the early 1900s, numerous innovative ideas emerged about the design and use of postcards. One idea was to use the stamps on the cards for sending secret messages, and to print postcards with ”keys” to such messages. These ”stamp language” cards show postage stamps in different positions associated with different messages, usually about love and affection. This exhibit shows the variety of European stamp language cards in use before WWI. The exhibit is shown as a pdf file. (Version NorrPhil 2022)

Previous versions of the exhibit: Ruhrvia 2017Ienecopia 2019
Article in Postryttaren (in Swedish): Tidiga vykort med frimärksspråk