AND MARKS AFTER THE PRICES
Our postcard descriptions
always come before the prices. Lower-case
alphanumeric abbreviations after the price
(sometimes including punctuation marks)
are inventory codes that help us
to serve you quickly.
This idea is also used by many large catalogue companies, for the very same reasons. If they use an exclusively numerical code, it is often called a "stock number", but that number also encodes significant information about availability and location in their inventory.
For example, the af following $1.00 in:
"FLAMBOYANT BLOSSOMS /
Antigua, W. I." unused chrome
is an inventory code, and is not a part of the postcard description. If you ask us about this postcard, you will be answered most quickly if you include the inventory code with the description in your e-mail.