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18/04/2020

 

DAG VAN DEN POSTZEGEL

11 OCTOBER 1942

15 JAAR

AMSTERDAMSCHE VEREENIGING

“DE PHILATELIST”

AMSTERDAM

‘Day of the Postage Stamp

11 October 1942

15 Years

Amsterdamsche Association

“The Philatelist”

Amsterdam

Official printed card

Ref: K 1982

 

Military history is a fascination for me, especially World War II, and although it is the military engagements which take up much of the historic writing re this period I am also very interested in how life continued on and how it was affected during occupation. One of the things that amazes me, but considering my own interests perhaps it should not, is how the philatelists under Nazi occupation continued collecting and issuing material. Of course, the posts in each country needed to continue and certainly did, but the fact that commemorative philatelic material was being issued and philatelic events still being commemorated is worthy of investigation. This card here was published/printed in 1942 well into Nazi occupation of the Netherlands/Holland. There was even a special handstamp designed which was applied in purple coloured ink. This type of material appeals to me because if its timing. It is a plain backed on the reverse side.  

 

CARD AS ABOVE

But with the printing in GREEN

 

This card has applied on it the five stamps issued in 1941 for ‘Child Welfare’:

1 ½ c Black (SG 563)

2 ½ c Olive (SG 564)

4c Blue (SG 565)

5c Green (SG 566)

7 ½ c Red (SG 567)

The stamp design across all five of the stamps depicts Titus Rembrandt, the fourth and only surviving child of Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, the famous painter.

 

2 cent ORANGE ON CREAM

NETHERLAND POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

Higgins & Gage, World Postal Stationery Catalog

Section 13

Netherlands - Page 10

Reference No: 192

Issued between 1930 and 1937

 

This earlier issued postal stationery post card has been used with the same special hand stamp as that applied to the postcard depicted above.

 

17/04/2020

 

AIR-EXECUTIVE NORWAY BUSY BEE

AS. BOEING 737-2R4C. LN-NPB

Photograph by

JONNY ANDERSSON

Published by

AEROPRINT (SWEDEN)

Ref: Nr. 31

 

Some of the lesser known airline services have also appeared on postcard, often these are issued as part of a long running series like this one from the Aeroprint. Where else would you find a Norwegian Busy Bee plane?

 

17/04/2020

 

D.C.7B OVER JOHANNESBURG

With the Compliments of South African Airways

Official South African Airways Postcard

Published by

SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS

 

Some of these early modern airline official postcards can be hard to find these days and are very collectible. This one is a really nice one showing a Douglas DC-7 which was an aeroplane built by the Douglas Aircraft Company between 1953 and 1958 with, apparently, 338 being built.  

 

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17/04/2020

 

SUNKEN GARDENS AND FOUNTAIN FRONT

OF R. C. A. BUILDING, NEW YORK

Published by

METROCRAFT EVERETT MASS’

Ref: 125

 

I have been to this sunken garden area twice, on my two separate visits to New York. It is next to the Rockefeller Centre where I like to have a look around the shops. The golden statue that takes centre stage here on this postcard is still here, and looks pretty impressive as I hope my photographs of it show, as depicted below and taken on the 14th February this year, just a few weeks before all our current issues and lockdowns commenced. This was my last holiday before all holidays ceased.

The current issues in and around New York are quite tragic and I hope they get through it and the current deaths reduce in number.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

14TH February 2020

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

14TH February 2020

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

14TH February 2020

 

Because I visited in the winter season there was a large ice skating rink in front of the gold statue. 

 

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17/04/2020

 

JAMES BOND

Maxi-Cards

 

PART FOUR

 

When Royal Mail issued their James Bond stamp set last month I decided to buy some of these stamps and stick them on some related postcards to be sent off for special hand stamps. I used postcards from the special JAMES BOND 100 postcards box set. Here are a few more that recently were returned to me.

 

US POSTER FOR

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967)  

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

Another nice combination. I liked the fact that the film poster used the Little Nellie auto-gyro that appears in the film. It was made for use with the stamp depicting the same craft.

 

SPANISH POSTER FOR

DR. NO (1962)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

This is one of the great posters for the first James Bond film. There was a James Bond exhibition held at the Science Museum in London some years ago which I attended. They had a copy of this poster on display there.

 

ROGER MOORE AS JAMES BOND IN

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

When you submit your cards for hand stamping you are at the mercy of the person who cancels the cards for you. I think the cancel would have been better applied where the white shirt would have shown it better, but it has been cancelled bottom left in what I think is a dark area, so this is not as good as it could have been.

 

GEORGE LAZENBY AS JAMES BOND

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

I have used this card before, but it has a different special hand stamp used here as the one shown before

 

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

The long double sets of stamp and label from the ‘Smilers’ sheet were difficult to apply to vertical format postcard, but this one needed to go on this card because the label depicting a car chase from the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service shows the cars going round an ice track. In the film the car depicted, which Bond is in, is being driven by the character Tracy di Vicenzo, as played by Diana Rigg and as depicted here. So, you can why I wanted this one on this card.

 

US POSTER FOR

QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

This is a very good combination, nice poster design, nice stamp depicting the same actor (Daniel Craig of course) and a clear James Bond themed first day of issue cancellation. 

 

16/04/2020

 

MOTOR SHOW

OLYMPIA OCT 16 – 25TH

WEST KENSINGTON – HAMMERSMITH OR ADDISON RD STATION

Poster design by

C. BURTON

1930

Published by the

LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Ref: LTM 147

 

I love the style of the 1930’s artwork and poster designs and when I saw this cracking motor show poster, I knew that this was yet another one of the many LTM poster design postcards that I had to have. There is something in the simple lines and classic style of this period which really appeals to me. Also, that looks like a smashing car, the one behind.

 

16/04/2020

 

BOY’S POP

Published by

BIZARR

(BIZARRWORLD)

Ref: 14226

 

I think I bought this postcard in the Belgium city of Bruges a good-few-years ago now. The image is clearly older than the postcard it has been depicted on, and I think that was what appealed to me, their use of a great mid-modern era photograph.

 

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16/04/2020

 

BRIAN DENNEHY ….. RIP

 

Brian Manion Dennehy 9th July 1938 – 15th April 2020

 

American film, television and theatre actor who was awarded a Golden Globe, two Tony Awards and six Emmy Awards.

Best remembered as a film actor who appeared in films like ‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ (1977), ‘10’ (1979), First Blood (1982 -the first Rambo film), Gorky Park (1983), Cocoon (1985), Silverado (1985), ‘F/X’ (1986), ‘Legal Eagles’ (1986), ‘Cocoon: The Return’ (1988) and ‘F/X2’ (1991) amongst many others.

 

SILVERADO

French Film Poster Postcard

Copyright 1985 COLUMBIA PICTURES INDISTRIES INC

Published by

EDITIONS “HUMOUR A LA CARTE”

Ref: A-C 189

 

Brian Dennehy appeared in this film as ‘Cobb’, the bad sheriff of the town called Silverado. This is a western themed film and one which I am rather fond of.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Brian Dennehy

 

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16/04/2020

 

CASCADE

JAPAN-BRITISH EXHIBITION

LONDON 1910

JAPAN BRITISH EXHIBITION OFFICIAL POSTCARD

Printed by

VALENTINE & SONS LTD

Ref: 389

 

These exhibition postcards are quite common, but I still think that the photographs are quite exceptional. I love the idea of these great old turn of the last century exhibitions which were nearly always covered by a large selection of official postcards. This water cascade does look lovely. Like a number of exhibitions around this time this one was held at the White City in London between the 14th May 1910 and 29th October 1910. At the time this was the largest international exposition that the Empire of Japan had participated in. The person who sent this postcard, posted at the exhibition, visited on the 2nd August 1910.

 

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Posted at the exhibition so the postage stamp has been cancelled with the official JAPAN – BRITISH EXHIBITION cancellation, which adds a nice extra touch to the postcard – Cancel dated 2nd August 1910.

 

GARDEN OF THE FLOATING ISLE

JAPAN – BRITISH EXHIBITION

Printed by

VALENTINES

Ref: 621

 

This postcard is a colourised version of a black and white photograph. The Japanese gardens had to be constructed from scratch because the Japanese authorities insisted on authenticity with many of the trees, shrubs and wooden buildings and bridges, and even stones, brought all the way from Japan.

 

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Posted at the exhibition so the postage stamp has been cancelled with the official JAPAN – BRITISH EXHIBITION cancellation, which adds a nice extra touch to the postcard – Cancel dated 15th August 1910.

 

16/04/2020

 

UNTITLED

CHILD & CHICKEN

EMBOSSED IMAGE

Unknown Publisher

European Issue

 

Such a simple but lovely design which is almost reminiscent of a marble statue or plaque. This is a beautiful postcard in my opinion.

 

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16/04/2020

 

GREETINGS FROM THE GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR

Published by

THE GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR LTD

Printed by

J. H. HAYNES & CO. LTD.

SPARKFORD, ENGLAND

 

My eldest son and his family (well, most of his family… possibly not his daughter) are big steam engine and traction engine fans and attend several steam fairs up and down the country. The Dorset event is a well known one and extremely popular (this years event is still on the calendar – 27th – 31st August 2020, but you never know – but, I really hope we are off of any lockdown by then, although social distancing could still be an issue, especially for events like this if no vaccine for the coronavirus has yet been found). In the meantime I can look at nice postcards like this one, and the one below, which my son picked up for me in a previous time, one before I spent all my time with my postcards and staring out of my room window!!

 

GREETINGS FROM THE GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR

Published by

THE GREAT DORSET STEAM FAIR LTD

Printed by

J. H. HAYNES & CO. LTD.

SPARKFORD, ENGLAND

 

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16/04/2020

 

FABULOUS FOULNESS

WISH YOU WERE HERE

Published by

DODO DESIGNS

1980

Ref: DODO’S DOOMSDAY CARDS

233 274100

 

Its interesting whenever I see this postcard design because although the idea here is that ‘Foul-Ness’ is funny because of the inclusion of the word ‘Foul’ I actually live just a few miles from a place called ‘Foulness Island’. My local Foulness is owned by the Ministry of Defence and has been an isolated (sort of) testing ground for new weapons and machinery. The beach is a massive no go area for some distance out to sea because of lots of still live ordnance that is both under the water and on the beach. A very-small number of people live on the island (just 151 in 2011) but access and movement on the island is otherwise restricted, especially around the testing grounds (understandably I feel). Many local people living next to the island have never been on it, mostly because of the security barrier at the entrance, which is off putting (and the fact that you need to have been booked in to visit any of the residents or have military pass etc). I had the pleasure of being local ‘Bobby’ for the area which included Foulness Island and as a result I got to visit many times, both the occupied areas and the testing grounds. It was somewhere I always enjoyed visiting, although saying all this I really dont think this card has anything to do with this local area - its just one of those coincidences!.     

 

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16/04/2020

 

JAMES BOND

Maxi-Cards

 

PART THREE

 

When Royal Mail issued their James Bond stamp set last month I decided to buy some of these stamps and stick them on some related postcards to be sent off for special hand stamps. I used postcards from the special JAMES BOND 100 postcards box set. Here are a few more that recently were returned to me today.

 

JAMES BOND (SEAN CONNERY) WITH HIS ASTON MARTIN DB5

IN GOLDFINGER (1964)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

Isn’t this a smashing postcard maxi-card combination? I knew that this stamp from the vehicles miniature stamp sheet was made to go on this postcard image. I was also pleased that there was a special hand stamp which also featured the Aston Martin DB5 so that also had to be used here.

 

MADEMOISELLE LA PORTE (MARYSE GUY MITSOUKO) HELPS JAMES BOND (SEAN CONNERY) REMOVE HIS JET PACK IN THUNDERBALL (1965)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

Another example of where the postcard was perfect for one of the miniature stamp sheet stamps. Another nice combination, especially as the car partially depicted is the Aston Martin DB5 which appears in the special hand stamp.

 

JAMES BOND’S ASTON MARTIN DB5,

GOLDFINGER (1964)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

Another cracker with all three aspects hitting the mark, the postcard image of the Aston Martin DB5, the stamp depicting the same card (check out the matching number plates) and the Aston Martin DB5 special hand stamp. Superb! I am really pleased with this one.

 

US POSTER FOR

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

As I have mentioned before it is nice when you have a film poster for the film mentioned on the stamp, although I accept with George Lazenby this was always going to be the case with only one film under his name. Another great combination.

 

ROGER MOORE AS JAMES BOND,

LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

This is a quite well-known publicity photograph of Roger Moore at an actual crocodile farm where the real sign at the entrance reads ‘TRESPASSERS WILL BE EATEN’. The stamp and stamp label are from the James Bond ‘Smilers’ stamp sheet with the Cinderella label depicting a scene from the great motorboat chase section of the film ‘Live and Let Die’ (My second favourite Bond film)

 

US POSTER FOR DR. NO (1962)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

The stamp is for Goldfinger, but I still think this made a nice combination as the film was Sean Connery’s first outing as Bond and the hand stamp is appropriate to the stamp as Goldfinger was the first appearance of the Aston Martin DB5.  

 

16/04/2020

 

POSTCROSSING

UNOFFICIAL POSTCROSSING MEET UP

ALBERTA 2020 –

COVID 19 APOCALYPSE

By

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

Published by

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

 

The inevitable has happened, the first coronavirus themed postcard has been released, in fact there is a set of seven in this series. They show certain aspects of our lives related to the early stages of the pandemic and before the lockdown became so serious.

The cards are not titled independently nor numbered, so the below listing is of my own creation:

1) THE CORONAVIRUS CORVID 19 – this is how the bug has been shown to us across many a TV programme.

2) FACE MASK – a sort of face mask emoji figure. Appropriate really, and if you picture this in your mind as being a nurse it could also be a nice tribute card to the health workers

3) SOAP, SMALL VERSION – the constant advice about washing our hands was a major component of the early days of the coronavirus advice

4) SOAP, LARGE VERSION – companion card to above

5) TOILET PAPER – who will ever forget the stupidity of the early days of stockpiling. There were empty shelves in every supermarket and in the early week’s toilet paper was the major symbol of this early period of the virus. I wonder, now that the shops all have shelves of toilet paper back on sale, those people with stacks of toilet paper feel foolish.

6) RUBBER GLOVES – oh how these have become an issue since. In the early days, more people were wearing rubber gloves, but now a selection of supermarkets have begun to ban them, and quite rightly as the NHA nurses and doctors need these, not us out here. Also, there was nothing worse than finding an abandoned pair of gloves discarded in a shopping trolley, which defeats the point of them if your not going to dispose of them properly – we are better leaving the gloves for those who need them in the hospitals and care homes.

7) COMBINATION CARD – this one combines all the above with the addition of some disinfectant wipes.

So, there you have it, the first coronavirus themed cards. These were designed before the 21st March so came out during the very early stages of lockdown and before the death rates raised to the high numbers we have seen over the last few weeks and you should bare this in mind before thinking they are inappropriate at this time, which for some will be the case. Will there be many more do you think?

 

POSTCROSSING

UNOFFICIAL POSTCROSSING MEET UP

ALBERTA 2020 –

COVID 19 APOCALYPSE

By

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

Published by

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

 

POSTCROSSING

UNOFFICIAL POSTCROSSING MEET UP

ALBERTA 2020 –

COVID 19 APOCALYPSE

By

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

Published by

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

 

POSTCROSSING

UNOFFICIAL POSTCROSSING MEET UP

ALBERTA 2020 –

COVID 19 APOCALYPSE

By

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

Published by

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

 

POSTCROSSING

UNOFFICIAL POSTCROSSING MEET UP

ALBERTA 2020 –

COVID 19 APOCALYPSE

By

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

Published by

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

 

POSTCROSSING

UNOFFICIAL POSTCROSSING MEET UP

ALBERTA 2020 –

COVID 19 APOCALYPSE

By

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

Published by

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

 

POSTCROSSING

UNOFFICIAL POSTCROSSING MEET UP

ALBERTA 2020 –

COVID 19 APOCALYPSE

By

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

Published by

MAGDALENA WOJCICKA

 

AUTOGRAPH OF THE ARTIST

From the reverse side of postcard.

Each card was kindly signed by the artist

 

15/04/2020

 

QUEEN ELIZABETH

A ‘QUEEN’ IN SOUTHAMPTON WATER

Watercolour by

K. GLEN

Published by

MARINE ART POSTERS

1991

Ref: MARINE SERIES No 9

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This card has a nice ‘POSTED ON BOARD QE2’ red cachet applied to the left-hand side. This also has a 1st class lion UK postage stamp which has been cancelled with a special hand stamp:

 

THE QUEEN MOTHER

100 GLORIOUS YEARS

CASTLE OF MEY

THURSO

4 AUGUST 2000

 

I quite like the fact that this hand stamp was applied in silver ink, which a number of cancels were applied in for this Queen Mother birthday.

 

15/04/2020

 

108TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SINKING OF RMS TITANIC

 

THE LAST SUNRISE FOR TITANIC AND 1,503 PEOPLE

TITANIC AT DAWN,

SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH 1912

Photo by

ROSS MEHAN

Design by

JAMES ZACH

From

TITANIC NAMES

By

Lee W. Meredith

Published by

ROCKLIN PRESS

 

This postcard, and the two depicted below, were obtained from the shop attached to the ‘TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION’ in Orlando, Florida. I have visited here several times now, and no doubt will visit it again (if the exhibition survives the current issues).

 As today is the anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic I thought these three nice images showing the ship before the tragic events took place would serve nicely for today’s posting.

 

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A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR STEAMING

TITANIC AT NOON,

SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH 1912

Photo by

ROSS MEHAN

Design by

JAMES ZACH

From

TITANIC NAMES

By

Lee W. Meredith

Published by

ROCKLIN PRESS

 

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TWO DAYS FROM NEW YORK AND A BEAUTIFUL EVENING

TITANIC AT SUNSET,

SUNDAY, APRIL 14TH 1912

Photo by

ROSS MEHAN

Design by

JAMES ZACH

From

TITANIC NAMES

By

Lee W. Meredith

Published by

ROCKLIN PRESS

 

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15/04/2020

 

CATCH THE OWLS

AND YOU MIGHT BE IN THE NEXT MOVIE

HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS

Published by

BOOMERANG

A free rack postcard

 

Happy 30th Birthday to

EMMA WATSON

 

As its Emma Watson’s 30th birthday today I wanted to post a Harry Potter themed postcard. Usually I would have gone across to my storage unit and picked up one of my many Harry Potter postcards that depict Emma playing the part of Hermione Granger, but with the lockdown I have not been over there for weeks now. Fortunately, I did have this odd card already in my scanned selection. Its not what I would have wanted to post, but it will do nicely as a stand in until circumstances change.

 

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‘…BY NIGHT’ and other ‘ALL BLACK’ Postcard designs

 

TAB: ‘…BY NIGHT’ p/c’s’

 

For those who like the lunacy and stupidity of the ‘… BY NIGHT’ all black postcard designs which are well known to many postcard collectors, I have updated my Tab and added images of 39 new postcards to it. For some reason I like these, and recently obtained some older cards from around 1915 and 1939 and these make up a large part of the new update. If you fancy having a look then simply click on the tab above.  

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