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The CALIFORNIA ART CO.

CHECKLIST - BACK DESIGN & DEFINTIONS
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NOTE: HELP with this Listing of the backs would be appreciated!
SOME Useful CODE DEFINITIONS

 

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NOTE: There is a LOGO for  San Francisco

“A” Group  and no LOGO for the Other Groups

 

 BACK DESIGNS FOR -- " A " backs

          Earliest Postmarks Noted: 1933

" A "

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1. Undivided back
2. At Top Words: CALIFORNIA - ART - CARD
2a. Under Words:

343 Front St., San Francisco, or Monterey, California

Note: Some do have words under top

3. LOGO under words
4. Stampbox: None
5. Description  in lower left
6. Some have added information 
6a. Number/Painter/Artist

 

 BACK DESIGNS FOR -- " B BA BB" backs

          Earliest Postmarks Noted: 1930

" B "

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1. Divided back
2. At Top Middle Words: POST CARD
2a. Description: To Left under POST CARD
2b Left Edge: Published by California Art Co.,  343 Front St., San Francisco   (other Publishers also)
2c. from Painting by  (Artist Name here)
2d. Number: Left lower Corner, or none
3. Middle vertical under POST CARD:
    W. T. Lee Co. Inc., Colorprinters,
Monterey, Calif.
4.
To Right under POST CARD: Name and Address Here
5. LOGO: None
6. Stampbox: To Upper Right Corner ( no words )

 

" BA "

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1. Divided back
2. At Top Middle Words: POST CARD
2a. Description: To Left under POST CARD
2b. OR have Words: CORRESPONDENCE HERE

2c. On front: Can be artist Signed
3. Middle vertical under POST CARD:
    W. T. Lee Co. , Printers, Monterey, Cal.
4. To Right under POST CARD: NAME AND ADDRESS HERE
5. LOGO: None
5a. NUMBER: None
6. Stampbox: To Upper Right Corner ( no words )
 

 

" BB "

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1. Divided back
1a. May have Description words on front
2.
At Top Middle Words: POST CARD
2a. Description: To Left under POST CARD
2b. To Right  POST CARD:  CORRESPONDENCE HERE

2c. Left Edge: Can have Painters info
3. Middle vertical under POST CARD:
    W.T. Lee Co. Inc., Color Printers,
Monterey, Calif.
3a.
OR Wybret-Lee Co., Printers, Monterey, Cal.
4. To Right under POST CARD: NAME AND ADDRESS HERE
5. LOGO: None
5a. NUMBER: None
5b. Lower Left Corner: May Have Copyright (example: [C] 1915 S. C. P.)
6. Stampbox: To Upper Right Corner ( no words )

 

 BACK DESIGNS FOR -- " C " backs

          Earliest Postmarks Noted: 1939

" C "

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1. Divided back
2. At Top Middle Words: POST CARD (large)
3. Middle vertical under POST CARD:

     California Art Co., Monterey, Calif.
4.
LOGO: None
5. Stampbox: None
6. Description: Lower Left (Can be on front)

6a. Number: Under description, or no number
7. BACK to Back to Home Page

 

 BACK DESIGNS FOR -- " D " backs

          Earliest Postmarks Noted: ????

" D "

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1. Divided back
2. At Top Middle Words: POST CARD (shadow letters)
3. Middle vertical under POST CARD:

     California Art Co., Monterey, Calif.
4.
LOGO: None
5. Stampbox: None
6. Description: Lower Left

 6a. Number: Under description
7. BACK to Back to Home Page

 

 BACK DESIGNS FOR -- " E " backs

          Earliest Postmarks Noted: 1944

" E "

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1. Divided back
2. At Top Middle Words: POST CARD (various sizes)
2a. ( Length will be noted in centimeters-(cm) after design code)   2b. (can have CORRESPONDENCE upper left                               and ADDRESS in upper right)
3. Middle vertical under POST CARD:

     California Art Co., Monterey, Calif.
4.
LOGO: None
5. Stampbox: None
6. Description: Lower Left (Can be on front)

6a. Number: Under description, or none, Artist  signature can          be on front/back
7. BACK to Back to Home Page

 

 BACK DESIGNS FOR -- " H " backs

          Earliest Postmarks Noted: ????

" H "

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1. Divided back
2. At Top Middle Words: POST CARD (centimeters)
3. NO Publisher data
4. LOGO: None
5. Stampbox: Yes (rectangular)
6. Description: Lower left , can also be on front                          6a.  Number: None , Artist can be on front
7. BACK to Back to Home Page

 

 BACK DESIGNS FOR -- " S " backs

          Earliest Postmarks Noted: ????

" S "

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1. Undivided back (Apparently Small Proof Prints)
2. TOP: No Words
3. NO Publisher data
4. LOGO: None
5. Stampbox: NO
6. Description: Bottom Middle 6a. Number: Below Description
7. BACK to Back to Home Page

 

 

   NOTICE: This Reference list for CALIFORNIA ART CO. is for individual

      use "ONLY" - Use & Reproduction(Including scans) for business purposes,

      or links will require Walt's written permission.


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     NOTE: OTH-Other backs not defined here, or variations should

           be zeroxed(or scanned front and back) and sent to Walt

           for analysis! See below: This includes booklets,

           folders, large cards, comics, Art works,

           or any other unique material published by:

                      California Art Co.

           Thank You!  Walter Kransky 1-408-251-8304

                             wrsky@att.net

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