08/08/2017

HOW TO WALK SILLY

German Issued Modern Postcard

 

This clearly depicts John Cleese in the famous ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ sketch which is best known as the ‘Ministry of Silly Walks’ sketch. This is a superb postcard and anything Monty Python based is collectible to a whole range of fans. This is the only copy of this ‘particular’ postcard that I have seen but I really would love to obtain another because whoever had this posted it to the UK but stuck a piece of paper down across the entire reverse side, which means I cannot obtain any details of publisher or why this postcard was released (see image below). Despite this damage to the reverse side I still bought this postcard from a dealer, this is because there is every likelihood that I will never see another one.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

(reduced)

 

Here you can see the damage mentioned above

(this postcard might be an advert for a tee-shirt judging from some of the text which can be seen)

 

08/08/2017

NETHERLANDS

Novelty ‘Applied’ Postcard

Untitled

‘Boy and Windmill’

Unknown Dutch Publisher

 

This is an interesting postcard (also appropriate considering the previous postings subject matter!). The image, in blue, depicts a windmill, cottages and trees. All of this has been embossed, i.e. it has been pushed upwards into a raised image. The little Dutch boy is ‘actually’ a small metal (possibly tin) embossed piece which has been stuck down on the front of the postcard. The addition of this little applied boy, and the embossed background image, make this a novelty item for my novelty collection.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This was posted to England but unfortunately the postmark did not apply very well and no date can be seen. The stamp used is a 7 ½ c value (SG 178) from the Netherlands 1898 stamp issue. But, although the stamp is from before the year 1900, it was certainly posted some years after the turn of the new century as the card has a divided back which was not used until 1902.    

 

 

NETHERLANDS

Novelty ‘Applied’ Postcard

Untitled

‘Girl, Canal Barge and Windmill’

Unknown Dutch Publisher

 

As with the postcard depicting the boy this one, depicting a Dutch girl, also has an embossed raised blue background, which again includes a windmill although this time it is a canal vessel, I believe a sail barge, which is the main theme of the background. The little Dutch girl is again a small metal piece which has been stuck down onto the front of the postcards image. This is clearly a partner card to the one above featuring a boy. I found them together on a stall at a local Stamp & Postcard fair in my home town. It seemed logically to me to keep these two together, so I bought them both.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Again, posted to the UK, and with the same stamp as used on the ‘Boy’ postcard above, this also again has a handstamp which cannot be read. So, I do not know when or where this was posted. This is a shame but not enough to stop these being of interest.

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08/08/2017

WINDMILLS AND WATERMILLS

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

Stamp Set Issued

20th June 2017

 

NUTLEY WINDMILL, EAST SUSSEX

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 430 (1) 6.17

1st Class Stamp  

 

I have always liked windmills, and, for that matter, watermills as well, so, I approached this stamp set with some enthusiasm when it was announced. Thankfully, I was impressed with the photographs used although I still do not know why exactly Royal Mail decided to produce this set as there seems to be no specific anniversary or commemoration.

As always, my cards have the actual stamp applied to the front and cancelled first day of issue with a special hand stamp.

 

 

NEW ABBEY CORN MILL, DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 430 (2) 6.17

1st Class Stamp  

 

I do like the way that the stamps basic image is also reproduced in the centre of the special hand stamp. It makes this ‘particular combination’ most attractive.

 

 

BALLYCOPELAND WINDMILL, COUNTY DOWN

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 430 (3) 6.17

£1.40 STAMP

 

This looks like an older windmill to me, more practical and basic in design

 

 

CHEDDLETON FLINT MILL, STAFFORDSHIRE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 430 (4) 6.17

£1.40 STAMP

 

A nice rustic, industrial looking watermill

 

WOODCHURCH WINDMILL, KENT

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 430 (5) 6.17

£1.57 STAMP

 

I think this is the nicest of the three windmill images

 

FELIN COCHWILLAN MILL, GWYNEDD

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 430 (6) 6.17

£1.57 STAMP

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07/08/2017

AZUR & ASMAR

THE PRINCES’ QUEST

IN CINEMAS FEBRUARY 2008

Official Publicity Postcard

“Once upon a time there were two children, on of noble blood and one not. Raised as brothers, their favourite childhood story is about the Djinn fairy waiting to be released from captivity by a heroic prince. Fate cruelly separates them until many years later when they become rivals in a quest to free the fairy they have dreamed about for so long”

(Text on reverse side of postcard)

 

I have not seen this film but have read up on it and now know that this is an animated (3D CGI animated) film which was originally a French-Spanish-Belgium- Italian film released in 2006, although this postcard seems to indicate that the film did not arrive here in the UK until 2008. The descriptive text on the reverse side seems to describe the film story quite well

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Another example of an attractive reverse side layout

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06/08/2017

A YOUNG POLICEMAN FAILS TO KEEP ORDER AS BRAZIL’S PELE IS SWAMPED BY AUTOGRAPH HUNTERS OUTSIDE THE TEAM’S HOTEL, 1966

Published by

PRESS ASSOCIATION

 

There are a number of these Press Association postcards and they are worth a look as many depict unusual images not seen on postcard before and the ones I have seen either have a sport or political themed content, but I would not be surprised if other subjects are also covered.

This one would fit into three of my different collections, the first being my ‘Police’ collection, and at first look this is the most obvious one. But, then you have ‘Sport’ as the footballer ‘Pele’ is also depicted, and in what I consider to be quite an unusual photograph. Lastly, I also have a collection around the 1966 Football World Cup and this photograph was taken during this tournament. It definitely makes for an unusual addition to this collection.

 

AWARD WINNER, WORLD PRESS PHOTO OF THE YEAR, SPORTS ACTION AND PICTURE OF THE YEAR, SPORTS JOURNALISM AWARDS

 

ENGLAND’S JONATHAN TROTT IS RUN OUT BY AUSTRALIA’S SIMON KATICH DURING THE FIFTH nPower TEST MATCH AT THE OVAL, LONDON, 2009  

 

Published by

PRESS ASSOCIATION

 

This one is clearly sport related but it is a superb photograph and I fully understand why it was such an award winner. Surely this is a must have for any Cricket postcard collector. Another really nice card from this series.

 

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06/08/2017

LA GRANDE GUERRE 1914 – 15

ASPECT DE LA BASSEE

APRES LES COMBATS HEROIQUES ET VICTORIEUX QU’Y SOUTINRENT NOS ALLIES

 

THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 15

ASPECT OF THE BASSEE

AFTER THE HEROIC AND VICTORIOUS COMBATS THAT SUPPORT OUR ALLIES

 

Ref: 164

 

Almost certainly it can be said that this type of postcard, depicting a shelled or bombed area of France, either a town or city, is the most common type of World War 1 postcard. This one here depicts a street where the road has been covered with bricks and other wreckage. The location is a commune in the Nord department in Northern France – La Bassee.

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06/08/2017

JACKPOT

TELEVISION LAUNCH FOR BRITAIN’S

NATIONAL LOTTERY

19 NOVEMBER 1994

Published by

PH TOPICS

Ref: No 22

Design by

WILLIAM DUTTON-SMITH

Issued in a Limited Edition of 500

 

I had forgotten how long the National Lottery has been running here in the UK. The design allows this to be collected by those who like political postcards, as it features the then Prime Minister, and television collectors, like me because this was televised live. With only 500 copies issued this is often now quite an expensive postcard and seems to sell at around £2.50 on eBay in mint condition. This superb comic postcard was produced and issued before the launch day which meant that it was available for hand-stamping on the actual day.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

As you can see here, my copy was posted on the actual first day of the National Lottery – 19th November 1994. Only a small number were cancelled, the general estimation is about 10 cards, and as a result these hand-stamped postcards are scarce and can be expected to cost quite a bit when, and to be honest it is more likely an ‘if’, one turns up. This is quite a special card.

 

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05/08/2017

A TEXAN’S MAP

OF THE

UNITED STATES

Greetings from “The Lone Star State””

Published by

A-W DISTRIBUTERS AND IMPORTERS

Copyright

John Hinde Curteich

Ref: 7CK-75A

 

This was sent to me by my old friend David Rye who posted the card from Fort Worth, Texas. This is a comic card as the descriptions of the other states are somewhat derogatory, and I assume considered to be amusing.

 

ENLARGEMENT

This is the stamp and Fort Worth, Texas cancellation from the reverse side of this card

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05/08/2017

MICHELIN AND THE TYRE MAN (BIBENDUM)

ARE TRADEMARKS USED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE MICHELIN GROUP

Published by

EDITIONS DU DESASTRE

(BIBENDUM COLLECTION)

Ref: BI 033

Printed in France

 

I assume there are a range of postcards in this collection but this is the only one I currently have. I have always collected advertising related postcards and the best ones are those which depict well known, or even famous, advertising characters, and the Michelin tyre man is definitely one of these.

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05/08/2017

QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA

ONE PENNY POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

 

The message written on the reverse side of this postal stationery post card is dated 3rd April 1891, and was addressed to a place called GYMPIE, which is a regional city in the Wide Bay-Burnett region of Queensland, Australia, which is about 100 miles north of the state capital of Brisbane, from where this postal stationery post card was posted. So, this postcard travelled around 100 miles. The red one penny pre-printed Queen Victoria stamp was cancelled with a BRISBANE cancellation dated the 3rd of April 1891. On the reverse-side there is a receiving mark, a cancellation, for GYMPIE, QUEENSLAND, dated the 4th April 1891.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF THE ABOVE POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

Here you can see the GYMPIE, QUEENSLAND receiving cancellation

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04/08/2017

ROBERT HARDY ….. RIP

Timothy Sydney Robert Hardy, CBE, FSA

29TH October 1925 – 3rd August 2017

Theatre, Film and Television actor who to older British Viewers is best known as playing Siegfried Farnon in the television series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ (1978 – 1990). But to younger viewers he will be far better remembered as being Cornelius Fudge, from the Ministry of Magic, in four of the Harry Potter feature films.

 

THE ‘JAMES HERRIOT’ COUNTRY

Published by

BAMFORTH & CO LTD (Holmfirth)

Ref: Y.OO7609L

 

A multi-view postcard depicting many locations from the James Herriot books, which were of course turned into the television series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’.

 

JAMES HERRIOT’S YORKSHIRE

Published by

SALMON LTD

(SALMON Camercolour Post Card)

Ref: 2 – 09 – 00 – 16

 

Another postcard depicting scenes from the part of Yorkshire related to the James Herriot stories:

 

TOP LEFT – Buttertubs Pass

TOP RIGHT – Aysgarth

BOTOM LEFT – Kilnsey Crag

BOTTOM RIGHT – Reeth

 

JAMES HERRIOT AND CHRISTOPHER TIMOTHY

 AT THE SURGERY, THIRSK, DURING THE FILMING OF

‘JAMES HERRIOT’S YORKSHIRE – THE FILM’

Copyright 1993

Published by

BIG LIFE PICTURES LTD

 

Here you have the actor Christopher Timothy with the Yorkshire Vet he portrayed in te long running television series ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, James Herriot. This is a popular postcard with television themed collectors and is a nice one to seek out.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Robert Hardy as Siegfried Farnon in

the television series

‘All Creatures Great and Small’

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04/08/2017

 

PLAYSTATION

OFFICIAL MAGAZINE UK

ISSUE 139

SEPTEMBER 2017

(Retail £6.99)

 

This magazine, currently available in newagents in the UK (if you are reading this before the nd of August 2017) comes with six free postcards (although, clearly, if you are buying this magazine just to get the postcards, like me, they are anything but free!)

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Here you can the magazine and the folder in which the magazine comes along with the free postcards and other computer game based goodies

(My special thanks to Robert Doel who brought this magazine and its free postcards to my attention)

 

PLAYSTATION OFFICIAL MAGAZINE UK

FREE POSTCARD

SPIDER-MAN

“Having a swinging time!”

 

This is the first of the six free postcards and it is a cracker. I collect super-hero themed postcards and this is probably the postcard that caused me to buy this magazine. This was the only depicted subject that I had prior knowledge of before buying this package (thanks to Robert). This is a really addition to my collection but, it did not end up being the best postcard in the set (and, I should let you know that these cards are not numbered or described beyond the name os the computer game from which the image depicted has been taken.

 

 

PLAYSTATION OFFICIAL MAGAZINE UK

FREE POSTCARD

STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II

“A flying visit to Naboo!”

 

This is ‘definitely’, well, in my opinion, the ‘TOP’ card in this free package. Star Wars is still a hot property and any related postcards are highly collectible and I have a nice collection of the more unusual postcard releases. For Americans, for whom this postcard may well be extremely hard to obtain, this would be a highly sought-after example. This one really makes this selection worth seeking out (check eBay as I would be surprised if copies do not appear here soon)

 

PLAYSTATION OFFICIAL MAGAZINE UK

FREE POSTCARD

ASSASSIN’S CREED – ORIGINS

“Taking in the view!”

 

They have recently made an ‘Assassin’s Creed’ feature film which is apparently based on this computer game. So, this is a well-known gaming series. It is also a ‘really’ nice image on this postcard.

 

 

PLAYSTATION OFFICIAL MAGAZINE UK

FREE POSTCARD

UNCHARTED

THE LOST LEGACY

“Wish you were here!”

 

Not being a computer game person, I have never heard of this one

 

PLAYSTATION OFFICIAL MAGAZINE UK

FREE POSTCARD

FARCRY5

“Sampling the local cuisine. Cheers!”

 

Nope, never heard of this one either. I assume there was a FARCRY 1, 2 3 AND 4!

 

PLAYSTATION OFFICIAL MAGAZINE UK

FREE POSTCARD

DESTINY 2

 

This one must be sci-fi themed, and I do like the image here, but, another game I do not know about

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03/08/2017

£10 HIGH VALUE DIFINITIVE

(BRITANNIA)

Reproduced from a stamp designed by

Roundel Design

And issued by Royal Mail on 2nd March 1993

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

 

When this £10 stamp was issued in 1993 Royal Mail also released this postcard depicting the stamps design, well, actually, it was depicting a very similar design. The stamp image on the card is actually slightly different. This was because Royal Mail were worried about fraud and copying of the enlarged image to print fake stamps. Some of the differences are:

 

The prongs on top of the fork held in Britannia’s hand (on the card they only have one tip edge)

On the card Britannia is wearing a bracelet on the arm holding the fork – this is not on the stamp itself

There is a neck piece with rings around Britannia’s neck on the card – this is not on the stamp itself

 

There are others, apparently, but these three are the ones I remember and which are the most obvious.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

I wanted to have my copy of the postcard used first day of issue with a copy of the £10 stamp. I then discovered that the ident number strip, which appeared in the top margin area around the stamps went across the top of two stamps, so, I asked for a strip of two of the stamps with the complete ident number strip. This was then applied by someone who used to make up my first day of issue cards for me, and was cancelled with a special ‘DOVER, KENT 2/3/93’ hand stamp. This made for a very special and unusual addition to my collection (I have also often wondered if anyone else did the same thing – if not there is also the possibility that this could be a unique usage).

The card mint is quite collectible and valued at several pounds. Copies used with one £10 stamp cancelled first day of issue are catalogued at £30. I therefore wonder what the value of this one is.

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03/08/2017

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSE

COSTUME EXHIBITION

THE PIER SOUTHEND ON SEA

2017

 

POSTCARD SIZED ENTRY TICKET

 

Today I have paid a visit to a travelling exhibition located in the main building at the shore end of Southend Pier. The exhibition costs £4 for entry but you do get this very nice postcard sized illustrated ticket (basically it is a photograph print, but I think it is worth keeping).

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Postcard Spinner located in shop attached to Exhibition

 

In all there were 28 different postcards on sale and they were really well priced at 50p each or 4 for £1, which, considering I have seen these same postcards at collector’s events and shows up and down the country priced at £1 each I was very pleased to finally buy a substantial number.

 

HOMESICK

Published by

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES FAN CLUB

(Although the Fan Club is not mentioned on the card itself)

Ref: Set 1, 2 of 5

 

Early black and white photograph of the original three main characters, Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter, Rodney Trotter and Grandad.

 

 

MIRACLE IN PECKHAM

Published by

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES FAN CLUB

(Although the Fan Club is not mentioned on the card itself)

Ref: Set 1, 1 of 5

 

This photograph is from later in the programme’s history when the character Uncle Albert (as played by Buster Merryfield) took over from the character of Grandad.

 

UNTITLED

(GRANDAD)

Published by

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES FAN CLUB

 

The Fan Club have issued a range of caricature art postcards depicting individual characters from the programme. In my opinion, these have always been the best of the postcards that they have produced, they have also been amongst their bestsellers as well. These are not titled or numbered.

 

UNTITLED

(DEL BOY)

Published by

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES FAN CLUB

 

Some of the caricature cards have a thin coloured boarder whilst others have no boarder, like this one. This one depicts the main character from the series, Derek Trotter (as played by David Jason)

 

 

UNTITLED

(RODNEY)

Published by

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES FAN CLUB

 

Del Boy’s younger brother and sidekick who was often the butt of many jokes from his older brother and who is always called ‘Dave’ by another character called ‘Trigger’

 

UNTITLED

(UNCLE ALBERT)

Published by

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES FAN CLUB

 

The signature that appears on the bottom of this card is printed and was obviously on the original artwork. The signature is of Buster Merryfield who played the part of Uncle Albert.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Front of the building where the Exhibition is being held

 

UNTITLED

(CAST PHOTOGRAPH)

Published on behalf of the

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES FAN CLUB

                                              (Although the Fan Club is not mentioned on the card itself)

Printed and Published by

THE SPORTING POSTCARD Co

 

Many of the characters from this television series can be seen here in the ‘Nag’s Head’ pub

Image from later period of the programme

 

 

UNTITLED

(BATMAN AND ROBIN)

Published on behalf of the

ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES FAN CLUB

                                              (Although the Fan Club is not mentioned on the card itself)

Printed and Published by

THE SPORTING POSTCARD Co

 

Perhaps one of the highlights of the long running series was when Del Boy and Rodney dressed up as Batman and Robin to attend what they believed was going to be a fancy-dress party.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Batman and Robin costumes on display at the exhibition

Photographed today

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Yours truly beside one of the vehicles used in the series

 

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02/08/2017

CENTENARY OF BRITISH POSTCARD

And opening of

Proud-Bailey

Philatelic Galleries

Plain backed Private Issue Postal Stationery Post Card

4d Value

 

This smashing post card has a pre-printed 4d Machin Queens Head but beside it has been printed a purple coloured (as was the first Queen Victoria stamp printed on the very first UK postal Stationery Post card issued in 1870) Queen Victoria stamp head with the dates 1870 – 1970 printed underneath the head.

The 4d Machin pre-printed stamp has been cancelled with a special hand stamp that reads;

“CENTENARY OF BRITISH POSTCARD – EXHIBITION PROUD BAILEY PHILATELIC GALLERIES – OCT 1ST – 1870 – 1970 BRIGHTON”.

This date was the exact 100th anniversary date as the very first UK Postal Stationery Post Card was released on the 1st October 1870. This hand stamp was the official hand stamp to go with this card issue.

This is a nice postcard which celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first UK Post Card.

 

CENTENARY OF BRITISH POSTCARD

And opening of

Proud-Bailey

Philatelic Galleries

Plain backed Private Issue Postal Stationery Post Card

4d Value

 

This is a second copy of the above postcard which has been used to receive a different special handstamp which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first UK post card and which reads:

“BRITISH POSTCARD CENTENARY 1870 – 1970, LONDON, 1st OCT 1970”    

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02/08/2017

JU 88A’s

ONE OF A FORMATION OF JU 88A’s

According to the original German caption, the bombers are flying just above a cloud layer in which they could seek cover in the event of fighter attack”

Published by

AFTER THE BATTLE

Ref: P379

 

There was no posting last night because I was at the cinema watching the new film called ‘DUNKIRK’. I have an interest in military history and have visited Dunkirk. The film is not an historical record of the events of Dunkirk but, rather, an emotional view of Dunkirk through the eyes of a range of characters.

One of these is a Spitfire pilot played by the actor Tom Hardy, this character takes on bombers just like the one depicted here.

If you get the chance to see the film it is one which I would recommend regardless of any interest in war films because, as stated before, this is about the people rather than just about the fighting and the killing.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Appropriately, considering the inclusion of Spitfires in the film DUNKIRK, and I don’t think the Spitfire has been better framed or filmed as here in this film, this postcard has an 18p Jersey ‘50th Anniversary Battle of Britain’ Spitfire stamp (SG 531) applied and cancelled first day of issue, in 1990, with a special hand stamp which also features the outline of a Spitfire.

The card has also received a special blue cachet which reads ‘50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN – R.A.F. ASSOCIATION, SOUVENIR CENTRE, LONDON 1990’.

The Battle of Britain was of course the next struggle that the UK went through after the retreat at Dunkirk.

 

THE ‘PEDESTAL’ CONVOY TO MALTA

Conflict at Sea, 1939 - 1945

Paintings by John Hamilton displayed on HMS Belfast

Two of the merchantman under repeated Luftwaffe attack were the SS Brisbane Star and SS Rochester Castle”

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: 46

 

The ‘Pedestal’ convoy to Malta was in August 1942. It was organised to carry supplies to the heavily under siege island. Only five of the 14 Merchantman vessels involved in the convoy made it into the harbour at Malta, but, because one of these was the tanker SS Ohio, an American ship with a British crew that allowed for this convoy to be considered a success.

I do not have any postcards, probably understandably, depicting ships being bombed and strafed during the evacuation at Dunkirk, but this did happen frequently and is shown several times during the film. This postcard here, from a much later incident during the second world war, does depict the type of assault that the destroyers transporting soldiers away from Dunkirk underwent, although the vessels depicted here are merchantmen and not battleships.  

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31/07/2017

STRIPEY CAT

CZECHOSLOVAKIAN MATCHBOX LABEL

1965

Published by

ART PRESS

(artPRESS PUBLISHING LIMITED)

Ref: ZZ5195

 

By now you will have realised that I like unusual images and especially animal based ones. This one appealed even before I realised this is artwork from a matchbox label. Cats as a theme was highly collected in the 1980’s and 1990’s, but the interest has dropped off a lot, which is a shame as there are still some nice cards out there (I am sure they will become popular again at some future point).

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31/07/2017

‘GILES’

CARL GILES

ARTWORK FOR COVER OF ANNUAL 36TH SERIES

1982

GILES – ONE OF THE FAMILY EXHIBITION

AT THE

CARTOON MUSEUM

I am a big fan of cartoons and over the years I have read a number of the annual ‘Giles’ cartoon books. His family of characters always made me laugh and Grandma was my favourite, and, I think it was the fact that she is depicted here creating a work of art that lead to me buying this card from a dealer at a postcard fair.  

Ronald ‘Carl’ Giles (29th September 1916 – 27th August 1995) was well known for his work for the newspaper the ‘Daily Express’, which consisted of single, highly detailed panels where often loads of things were going on in the background. The famous ‘Giles Family’ first appeared in a cartoon on the 5th August 1945. Grandma first appeared in November 1947 and went on to become the favourite of many readers.

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31/07/2017

BRITISH AMBULANCE

SHATTERED BY SHELL-FIRE

AT THE FRENCH (VERDUN) FRONT

BRITISH AMBULANCES FOR FRENCH WOUNDED

We Staff and maintain 120 at the French Front

Published on behalf of

THE BRITISH AMBULANCE COMMITTEE

 

These postcards, from the First World War, depict a badly damaged ambulance which was used here, on this postcard, to raise money on behalf of the British Ambulance Committee, to be used to maintain and supply ambulances for use on the French front line. Verdun was a French battle, and a German campaign where the German army tried to bleed the French army dry by slaughtering them whilst they fought hard to prevent the German army from capturing the city of Verdun.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

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