20/08/2018

   

CARTES D’ART

EDITIONS CARTES D’ART

NOVELTY ‘STICKERS’ POSTCARDS

SERIE: CARTES-STICKERS/STICKERS-CARDS

 

PART ONE

 

I bought a selection of these on my last visit to France and I was fascinated to find what appeared to be matching cards with the same theme and basic shape of the images depicted but in two different styles, you will see what I mean when you look at these cards:

 

LES DINOS RIGOLOS

FUNNY DINOSAURS

By

CORINNE LEMERLE

Published by

CARTES D’ART

EDITIONS CARTES D’ART

Ref: ST 334

 

Each individual dinosaur is a separate detachable sticker. I really like these postcards, which are published and issued in France. The selection of designs is quite interesting, with the little twist of the two similar designs for each issue – see below! 

 

MES SUPER DINOSAURES

MY GREAT DINOSAURS

By

KARINE LAMOUROUX

Published by

CARTES D’ART

EDITIONS CARTES D’ART

Ref: ST 326

 

New artist, but the same dinosaurs in the same position and doing the same things as those depicted on the postcard above. It looks to me like someone has said to the artist “Here is the previous postcard, we want the same but more detailed”. What do you think?

 

CIRCUS: LA GRANDE PARADE

By

CORINNE LEMERLE

Published by

CARTES D’ART

EDITIONS CARTES D’ART

Ref: ST 367

 

By the same artist that did the first of the dinosaur ones depicted above. All of the depicted creatures and pictures including the larger three stars top centre, the balloons lower left and the balls being juggled by the clown are individual stickers (it is only the small yellow stars that are not stickers).

 

JOYEUX ANNIVERSAIRE

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

By

ISABELLE CHAUVET

Published by

CARTES D’ART

EDITIONS CARTES D’ART

Ref: ST 358

 

There are small differences here between the design of the card above and this one here, and I prefer this one to the one above. Here I am assuming this design came first, but only because of the numbering system. The main differences are the birthday cake in the tent entrance instead of a clown and the inclusion of a bear and a tiger in the train cages (and you know how much I love tigers). None of the little wrapped packages are stickers but pretty much everything else, with the exceptions of one dark green star and the little yellow stars, are stickers.

 

I will place some more of these sticker cards on the webpage over the coming days, or weeks

 

19/08/2018

 

THE RUGBY LEAGUE CUP FINAL – WEMBLEY

MAY 4TH AT 3 O’C

BY UNDERGROUND

Poster by

DOROTHY PATON, 1929

Published by the

LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

In their:

‘POSTER GIRLS – A CENTURY OF ART AND DESIGN’

Series

Ref: unusually this card does not appear to have any LTM number attributed – which appears to be the case with this specific POSTER GIRLS series 

 

Amongst this museum’s extensive poster postcard series there has always been an interesting and large selection of sporting event poster designs. These are always going to be popular because of the duality in the interests. Rugby has its own unique band of collectors and this superb design would appeal to them.   

 

WINTER FUN

Poster by

ANNA HYMAS, 2016

Published by the

LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

In their:

‘POSTER GIRLS – A CENTURY OF ART AND DESIGN’

Series

Ref: unusually this card does not appear to have any LTM number attributed – which appears to be the case with this specific POSTER GIRLS series 

 

One of the great things about this museum’s long running series is that despite the amazing number of old posters in their collection they have continued a policy of producing postcards depicting modern and extremely recent posters as well. As a collector of London Eye postcards this one was always coming my way.

 

COME OUT OF DOORS

IN

YOUR NEW DRESS

TRAVEL BY

UNDERGROUND

Poster by

ALMA FAULKNER, 1928

Published by the

LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

In their:

‘POSTER GIRLS – A CENTURY OF ART AND DESIGN’

Series

Ref: unusually this card does not appear to have any LTM number attributed – which appears to be the case with this specific POSTER GIRLS series 

 

I have always liked the fact that this museum has never just published obviously popular designs, or ones which would clearly fit into popular themes. Unusual poster designs like this one also make an appearance. Other than the ‘Poster’ theme itself this card would not fit easily into many other topics (at a push I suppose ‘Advertising’ and ‘Transport’ because it is an Underground poster, but I would struggle to come up with more).

 

19/08/2018

 

C is for CAT

From

A CHILDREN’S NONSENSE ALPHABET

EDWARD LEAR (1812 – 88)

Pen and Ink on paper

Britain, about 1880

Published by the

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

Ref: 085405

 

In 1988 when the Royal Mail issued a set of stamps for the death centenary of Edward Lear this ‘C is for CAT’ image was used on the 32p stamp (SG 1407). So, when I saw this postcard image of it I was reminded of the stamp so bought this card. I have always liked the work of Lear, both his wildlife paintings and his ‘nonsense’ poems, with perhaps the best known one being ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’, the inclusion of another cat in his work

 

PHOTOGRAPH

The 32p royal mail stamp which depicts the ‘C is for Cat’ image

 

 

19/08/2018

 

SELF PORTRAIT

FOR THE ALBUM COVER OF HEROES

By

DAVID BOWIE

1978

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

DAVID BOWIE EXHIBITION

(EXHIBITION EXCLUSIVE POSTCARD)

Published by the

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

Ref: 120108

 

A nice addition to any Bowie, or pop/rock music postcard collection and a good example of the range of different images collected together for this exhibition postcard series.

 

It has been a busy couple of days on my holiday, so there were no postings over the past two days, but I did attend a great Flea Market and Antiques Centre yesterday and bought some cracking cards (see the facebook page) which I will scan and place on here when I return to the UK.  

 

16/08/2018

 

SHOPPING DAY

(TEDDY BEARS)

Artist

WILLY SCHERMELE

Published by

J. SLAMON LTD

Ref: 5335

 

The artist is not named on this postcard because there is no descriptive text, but her signature can be made out on the picture itself. Willy Schermele, a Dutch artist who resided in the UK for many years, produced a range of children’s book illustrations which appeared on many postcard issues.  

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

This is a standard 1960’s styled J. SALMON reverse layout and logo

 

 

16/08/2018

 

TRAPPED SAFARI

WALT DISNEY WORLD

Official Walt Disney World theme park postcard

Ref: 01110208

“Hunters become the hunted, as an angry rhinoceros sends an African safari scrambling for high ground… one of many surprises in store for guests aboard explorers’ launches on the Adventureland Jungle Cruise”

(Text from reverse side of Postcard)

 

Without wishing to repeat myself, I love this ride attraction as it was one I had always wanted to ride long before ever visiting the park itself. This section with the party trapped up a rotting tree is my favourite part of this quite big and memorable (despite the truly terrible puns) ride.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This is a brown printing reverse type upon which someone has quite correctly hand written ‘Identical at Disneyland’.

 

16/08/2018

 

NURSE EDITH CAVELL CENTENRAY

TUESDAY 12TH OCTOBER 1915

NORWICH POSTCARD FAIR

25TH ANNIVERSARY

ST ANDREWS HALL

SATURDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2015

Design by

JOHN PULHAM

Limited Edition of 550

Published by

OVERDALE CARDS,

SUDBURY, SUFFOLK

Ref: OC24

 

This is a superb design and if, as I suspect, this was given away free to everyone attending the September 2015 Norwich Postcard Fair then it was also a cracking free postcard as well. The 100th anniversary period of the first world war has produced some really-nice related postcards, but this is the first I have found which commemorates the sacrifice of Nurse Edith Cavell, whose execution by German firing squad on the 12th October 1915. This image captures the sentiment of the period following her execution when she was used extensively as a propaganda tool leading to her martyrdom.

 

16/08/2018

 

TRAVEL THROUGH TIME WITH STAMPS

DISCOVER THE HOBBY OF A LIFETIME

NATIONAL STAMP COLLECTING MONTH

OCTOBER 1 – 31

Official National Stamp Collecting Month Postcard

Published by

U. S. POSTAL SERVICE

COUNCIL OF PHILATELIC ORGANIZATIONS

& SEVERAL EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

This is an American postcard issued to promote an American campaign to promote the collecting of postage stamps. This has now been an annual event since the first one in 1981 and this postcard is definitely from the early years, if it is not in fact from the very first one in 1981, which I think is a definite possibility. On eBay this card sells well, but I was fortunate to pick this up recently for just 30p here in the UK.

 

 

15/08/2018

 

TYPHOON LAGOON

WALT DISNEY WORLD

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

Ref: PC46-DA1015

 

I spent today at Typhoon Lagoon, my favourite of the water-parks in Orlando around the theme park areas. This postcard is an older one (this copy was posted in 2002) which has not been on sale for many years now. Mint copies sell for £5+ on eBay. Nice used copies still seem to sell for £4+, so it is an expensive card to buy online, but I was lucky enough to find this one on a dealer’s stall at a postcard fair here in the UK for just 50p. Because of my love for this water park I had searched eBay and had seen copies of this card. It was one I wanted, so to find one being sold so cheaply was a real bargain and it again shows why attending postcard fairs can be so rewarding.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This has been used with a great ORLANDO slogan cancellation which reads “POSTAL SERVICE GOES BATS – 2002 NATIONAL STAMP COLLECTING MONTH – 16 October 2002”. As you will have worked out by now I have a strong interest in used postcards with special cancellations, slogan postmarks and general cancels and cachets. This one ticked several boxes.

 

14/08/2018

 

THE QUEEN IN HER STATE CARRIAGE

From

‘ROBIN’S PANORAMIC REPRESENTATION OF THE

QUEEN’S CORONATION PROCESSION FORM THE

PALACE TO THE ABBEY, ON 28TH JUNE 1838’

JOSEPH ROBINS

Published in London, England, 1838  

Published by the

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

Ref: 085404

 

The Queen of course was Queen Victoria and I think this superb image was grace any collection of Queen Victoria material, and I suspect this is the only depiction of this ‘particular’ piece of artwork on postcard, another V&A exclusive.

 

14/08/2018

 

CUT UP LYRICS FOR BLACKOUT FROM HEROES

By

DAVID BOWIE

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

DAVID BOWIE EXHIBITION

(EXHIBITION EXCLUSIVE POSTCARD)

Published by the

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

Ref: 120118

 

The V & A museum produced some very interesting postcard images for this exhibition postcard series. Anyone interested in the musical art and career of Bowie should take a good look at some of these.

 

14/08/2018

 

SEASPEED

“PRINCESS MARGARET”,

DOVER

COLOURMASTER INTERNATIONAL POSTCARD

Printed by

PHOTO PRECISION LIMITED

ST IVES, HUNTINGDON

Ref: PT4631

 

Hovercraft are currently amongst the most collected of postcard transport images. I believe this is because they have a nostalgic appeal to those who are of a certain age and who are currently in the age range of most UK postcard collectors. With all this popularity they are also the amongst the most expensive of modern postcard themes, especially the ‘really’ early types.

 

14/08/2018

 

H.M.S. SOMALI

DESTROYER TRIBAL LASS

Published by

J. SALMON (SEVENOAKS)

Ref: 6 – 45 – 47 – 59

 

There has been a series of these artist paintings of ships issued by this company and they can be found with different styled reverse layouts depending on the decade they were released. This one here is a more recent modern version. Shipping is a reasonably collected topic and these individually named ships can be very popular.

 

14/08/2018

 

DISNEYLAND

SWASHBUCKLERS OF THE SPANISH MAIN

Official Disneyland Postcard

Ref: 0100-11502

“Past Dead Man’s Cove and a cave full of glittering treasure, guests come upon the salty crew of Pirates of the Caribbean”

(Text from reverse side of postcard)

 

So, this is from the other Disney theme park all the way across America over in California. Now, clearly, we are in Florida but this section of the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ depicted here was the same as the one that was here in Florida. The reason why the last sentence is in past tense is because this scene was changed this year, well definitely this year at Florida but I also think this year at California. This was always known as the auction of the women in red scene, but this year it was decided to change this scene because it was deemed to be sexist towards women through the expression of the sale of this attractive ‘women in red’. You can see the women in red in the centre of this photograph, she is touching her hair and has almost been placed dead centre of the image.

She is still here in the scene, but she has now changed completely and is dressed as a pirate and is joining in with the auction on the other side.

Today we visited the ride in Florida and saw the change for the first time. I preferred the previous version, but all things change. At least this postcard exists to show you what the scene did look like before this year’s politically correct change (I wonder when, or if there will ever be a postcard depicting the new ‘Pirate Woman’ change?).        

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD

PLUNDERING PIRATES

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

Ref: 0100-11302

“Buccaneers ransack the Spanish Main in Adventureland’s tale of the swashbuckling escapades of the Pirates of the Caribbean”

(Text from reverse side of postcard)

 

As mentioned above we visited this attraction today, and this postcard and photograph are from the Florida location version, and it is one of my favourite rides in the Magic Kingdom theme park. It is also a classic ride and one which I do recommend if you come here as a ‘must do’ ride.

13/08/2018

 

DURIA ANTIQUIOR

(1830)

Or Ancient Dorsetshire, a hand-coloured lithograph by Henry de la Beche, was the first scientific attempt to picture the geological past, in this case based on the fossil evidence of extinct species of fauna and flora from the Liassic (Lower Jurassic) rocks of Dorset. De La Beche named the ichthyosaurus vulgaris (1 on the lithograph) which snaps the neck of Pleisiosaurus dolichodeirus (3). Ichthyosaurus tenuirostis (2) is eating the fish Dapedium politum (5). Pterodactylus macronyx (4) wheels in the sky above and the ‘stone lilly Pentacrintes briareus (6) occurs bottom right. The sea floor is littered with future fossils. De La Beche founded the Geological Survey in 1835”

(Text from reverse side of postcard)

Published by

BRITISH GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

LARGE A5 SIZE POSTCARD

 

The text from the reverse side of this large A5 postcard pretty much tells you all you need to know about the image and I love the fact that the word ‘Dinosaur’ is not used anywhere! The only thing left to tell you is that this is a postcard I picked up from the ‘Geological Survey’ shop within the Natural History Museum, London. This used to be in the building that was the old Geology Museum, which I visited as a kid, but now this has been incorporated into the Main Natural History Museum although the old main entrance to the Geology Museum still has the museum name carved into the stone above the doorway despite this now being the side entrance to the Natural History Museum (and this was the entrance we used last week – both me an Jo reminisced about the old Geology Museum which was mainly just your standard rock collection display except for a great volcano exhibit at the back which lit up like lava flowing across the wall).

 

13/08/2018

 

ZIPMAN!

Zippy from the children’s television programme

RAINBOW

Presented free with

RAINBOW COMIC

Thames Television Limited 1990

 

Here in the UK the children’s series ‘RAINBOW’ is iconic and was a firm favourite of several generations of kids. Everyone remembers Zippy, here shown dressed up as a version of Batman.

In the 1990’s there was a trend for children’s magazines and comics to often come with free postcards attached. These were rarely printed on good quality board or card, more likely a flimsy thin card, but they have become quite hard to track down nearly twenty years later. This one is a cracker for any television collector and until I found it on a dealer’s stall earlier this year I had not been aware of this one (it is always nice to find an older card for your main theme which you were unaware of).

The thing which can be seen top left is the top of a stamp which has been applied too high on the back and thus folded over onto the picture side of this card.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This has been used with a 20p 1990 issued Royal Mail Victoria Cross stamp (SG 1517) from the ‘Gallantry Awards’ stamp set, but this is upside down and folded over! This stamp has been cancelled with a red DONCASTER MLO slogan cancellation dated 12 September 1990:

 

RAF FINNINGLEY

AIR SHOW

INFORMATION 0302 771120

SAT 22 SEP

 

This slogan was in use between 3rd September and 15th September 1990 at Doncaster (as shown here), Leeds, Lincoln, Nottingham and Sheffield, although there are some recorded late usage of this slogan, and some late error applications in black.

The slogan has the reference 4141R in the ‘Slogan Postmarks of the Nineties – Part 1: The First Five Years 1990 – 1994’. For those who collect slogan postmarks from the UK the Slogan Postmark catalogues are essential guides, packed with information (there are five of these, one for the periods up to and including the 1970’s, another for the 1980’s and two for the 1990’s).

 

 

13/08/2018

 

WOBURN ABBEY

QUEEN ELIZABETH’S

ARMADA PORTRAIT

BY

MARC GEERARTS

Printed in Britain for Woburn Abbey by

JARROLD & SONS LTD

NORWICH

 Ref: WOB 104

 

A famous royal painting which I have seen at Woburn Abbey, although some years ago now. Royalty postcards are still popular although I do not think that many of those collecting them buy those which depict the countries older monarchs from history, which is shame as there are some cracking images out there like this one.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This one has the infamous ‘pen cancel’ which annoys so many stamp collectors, but it is common practice for the UK postmen, and post-ladies, to do this, in fact it is the policy of Royal Mail that this has-to be done. I have also found out that it is done in the US as well. Although annoying for stamp collectors it is also a a piece of mail history as it is the policy and normal behaviour of current postal authorities (although this one is quite a well done one).

 

13/08/2018

 

DIE BADESAISON IST EROFFNET

‘The Bath Season is open’

Published by

EDGAR MEDIEN AG

 

This is an advert postcard for a re-showing of that classic film ‘Jaws’. It is technically a novelty postcard because it has a section missing top right which looks like a shark bite. It was this missing chunk of card which first caught my eye as obviously I could not initially, at the fair where I bought this, read what was on the front. When I turned it over and saw the shark – see below image – then I knew this was related to the film. I remember queuing up to see Jaws when it came out and having to queue right around the cinema and then not getting into the first showing with just eight people in the queue in front of me when the line stopped. I then waited there through the complete showing of the film so that I could get into the next showing – with still a massive queue behind me. That was how popular this film was!

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

12/08/2018

 

SIR ROGER MOORE

1927 – 2017

By

ANTHONY BUCKLEY

Modern bromide print from original negative

Published by the

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

 

This is one of the new postcards that I first saw this year in the National Portrait Gallery shop. I was, and am, a big fan of the Roger Moore films. He was the first person I saw as James Bond when my late auntie took me to the cinema to see ‘Live and Let Die’, so for me he is my favourite Bond actor, although I am willing to admit he has not been the best actor in the Bond part, but to be fair Sir Roger used to say the same thing, usually with a smile on his face. Roger Moore was a good actor, often underrated (most often by himself with his own comments), but ‘definitely’ a great man.

 

 

12/08/2018

 

BE A

WARRIOR

NOT A

WORRIER

By

Katie Abey

Published by

WHALE AND BIRD

Ref: KAPC028

 

Another design by this postcard publishing company that I only recently discovered. It is a simple design but one with a nice quote which probably worth taking on board. The postcard is one currently available in branches of 'paperchase'

 

12/08/2018

 

TRAVEL THE WORLD

THE LION KING’S TIMON AND PUMBA

DISNEY’S ‘BIG TIME’ MAGAZINE

“SUMMER FUN”

Free postcard that came with an issue of the Disney ‘BIG TIME’ magazine

 

I remember well when there was a period where many children’s magazines and comics came with exclusive free postcards, often attached to the front or back of the magazine via the side staple(s). This is just such a postcard. My copy is postmarked 1997, so this postcard came out either in that year of definitely prior to the date of 20th August of that year (which is the full postmark date).

These free postcards can be hard to find these days as many were used by the children who received the comic or magazine and removed the postcard(s) and either posted them (this is where copies now originate from) or used them as mini wall posters or stuck them down on school book covers or just pinned them somewhere where they would deteriorate. So, good quality examples do not often turn up. This is a lovely example, nicely used as a competition entry postcard.

This is also an appropriate postcard for today as I have been in the Disney World for nearly 24 hours now!

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

I like the use of blue printing, I always think this colour enhances a postcard reverse

 

 

12/08/2018

 

HATE SOMETHING

CHANGE SOMETHING

Novelty ‘Sticker’ postcard

Honda Diesel Engine advertisement postcard (yes, really, it is)

Published on behalf of

HONDA

Ref: CP0176

 

This postcard has five removable stickers attached to the front, each of the two penguins and each of the two rabbits and the big central sun/flower/firework shape. Because of the stickers this fits into my novelty collection, but, and I still struggle with the concept here, this is also a Honda motor company advert! Apparently for their new Diesel engines! See the text on the reverse side of this postcard (image below). Definitely this is an unusual postcard for a motor company topic.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

02/08/2018

 

LOOKIN’ FRESH!

Published by

Paperchase

 

No artist details or reference number is given for this recent issue, but paperchase do not always give these details on their cards. This is another ‘Cat’ themed piece of artwork on a postcard, so the popularity for new cat issues has not yet gone into abatement.

 

02/08/2018

 

 

AFRICAN ZEBRAS

WHIPSNADE, ENGLAND

By

NINA PRESCOD

Published by

SKYLINE CARDS

(LONDON)

Ref: NP 14

 

I like unusual images, and this is more a piece of artwork than a photograph of zebras. Here the black and white photograph has been coloured in so that the stripes on the two zebras now look multi-coloured. It is an attractive image and one that caught my eye when I saw this on a spinner outside a market stall in the Jubilee Market in Covent Garden, London.

 

 

02/08/2018

 

KORAN

THE OPENING CHAPTER

ARABIC

14TH – 15TH CENTURY

Published by

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

Ref: C/OPB/56

 

This is an older British Museum postcard issue and another good example of the many different items they have in their collection. I have mentioned before, I think, that religion is a little collected theme, but this does not mean that there are not some very interesting related postcards.

A little while ago my cub pack had a fascinating visit to our local mosque where we were warmly greeted and given a tour which I really enjoyed. Learning about different cultures and religions helps to break down barriers and I also learnt a lot about the Koran and just how important it is to the Muslim religion.

 

31/07/2018

 

MY BOOSTER IS OVERDUE!

IMPORTANT VACCINATION REMINDER

Ref: Reminder Card Type 7/88

 

There are a whole range of different pet vaccination booster reminder postcards to collect and these were used both in the UK and the US, and probably elsewhere in the world. I have a small collection of these but this one appealed to me as it includes a television set in the cartoon image. This therefore goes into my TV collection.

This is an example of where postcards were used for a very important service, one which I suspect is now done by email.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

These can obviously be found with the printed details of different veterinary surgeries, so it can be fun to hunt down ones for your own local area, although this one is from Surrey which is definitely-not local to me – but I’m keeping it because of the television.

 

31/07/2018

 

DEPECHE MODE

THE SINGLES 81 – 85

Published by

‘LE TERME’

(French Publisher)

Ref: 111

 

The band Depeche Mode originated here in my home county of Essex, just up the road from me in Basildon, where I worked up until last year. I was a big fan of theirs when they first broke onto the record market and bought all their original singles and their first two albums. I also got to see the original band line up live here in Southend-on-Sea on their first mainstream tour. The original line up included band member Vince Clarke who I saw but who left the band after the release of the album. He was replaced by Alan Wilder who is seen here in this album cover photograph. I know that the band have gone on to massive success both here and in the US with subsequent record’s, but I still prefer the early material from the 1980’s and from when I saw them live.

 

30/07/2018

 

COLLAGE OF MANIPULATED FILM STILLS

FROM ‘THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH’

By

David Bowie

1976

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

DAVID BOWIE EXHIBITION

(EXHIBITION EXCLUSIVE POSTCARD)

Published by the

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

Ref: 120111

 

The collage title confused me at first as initially this just looked like a still from the film, but on a closer look I could see that the image reflected in the mirror is not the pose that David Bowie is ‘actually’ in within the room – the mirror section has been replaced. Also, the actress Candy Clark can be seen in the bath but her breasts, which are on show in the film at this point, have been covered up with a section of the flooring cut away and applied over her body. I suppose this is photography turned into art, and why not.

I remember the film well, although I will be honest and say that when I first saw it I was somewhat confused by the story, but I was probably a bit too young for it then. I have watched it since and although I do enjoy watching it I admit it has its weird sections.

 

30/07/2018

 

DAVID BOWIE WITH WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS

PHOTOGRAPH BY

TERRY O’NEILL

COLOUR ADDED BY

DAVID BOWIE

1973

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

DAVID BOWIE EXHIBITION

(EXHIBITION EXCLUSIVE POSTCARD)

Published by the

VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

Ref: 120109

SQUARE SHAPED POSTCARD

 

Another example OF David Bowie using a photograph as a central and essential part of a piece of art. This one caught my eye in the postcard rack and was one which I thought would be most collectible in the future.

 

 

30/07/2018

 

BLUEBELL RAILWAY

THE HOME GUARD

PHOTOGRAPH BY

JAMES YOUNG

Produced for

HORSTED KEYNES STATION FUND

Printed by

JUDGES OF HASTINGS

Official BLUEBELL RAILWAY postcard

Ref: HK 8

C-36702X

“The Home Guard of the 23rd Sussex (Hastings & Bexhill) Battalion stand guard over Horsted Keynes station on the Bluebell Railway in case of enemy invasion.”

(Text from reverse side of postcard)

 

This is one of those postcards which again has multiple themes contained within it. It is an official railway line postcard with trains and carriages depicted so it fits into both ‘Railways’ and ‘Transport’ but you also have a military contact and more specific a WWII commemorative content. These photographs certainly have a ‘Dad’s Army’ feel to them and I think it was this that appealed to me. It is a great postcard with much to like about it.

 

 

30/07/2018

 

ANNE FRANK HOUSE

CLOSE-UP ANNE’S ROOM

Photo by

MAARTEN VAN DE VELDE

Published by

ANNE FRANK STICHTING AMSTERDAM

(VITA NOVA HARK)

 

I previously, some-time back, did two postings of postcards and material obtained by my wife and daughter on their visits to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. This postcard was not amongst the cards they found on sale, although the same image did appear on a stamp sheet sold there (which I did depict). This is an interesting display which has film and royalty connections for those who like something different in their collections. If I am right this is a reproduction of how the wall looked as the original was destroyed.

 

30/07/2018

 

AIR CRASH NEAR

EAST MIDLANDS AIRPORT

JANUARY 31ST, 1986

Published by

J/V POSTCARDS

(J/V SERIES)

Ref: 540S

 

This is one of the superb news related black and white postcards published by this small local publisher based in the Nottinghamshire area. The two founders of the company were P.W. Judson and A.C. Veasey who initially released local view postcards in their ‘Village Series’ before moving onto these disaster styled news postcard releases which harked back to the golden age of postcards tradition of such issues. This was a great release and a highly collectible one.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Here you have the details of the crash and a nice little location map which gives future readers and owners of this card all the information they need.

 

30/07/2018

 

JANET AND JOHN’S HAPPY HOUR

By

Brian Partridge

Published by

P.H.TOPICS

Ref: No 342

CHILDHOOD TREASURES 8

Print Run of 500 cards

 

I don’t know how this one went under my radar when it was first released, but I was unaware of it until I came across it at a recent postcard fair. I have a nice sized collection of Brian Partridge artwork postcards and I was glad to add this delightful example of his art to my collection.

 

27/07/2018

 

AVENGERS INFINITY WAR

Character set

Unknown Printer / Publisher.

Issued from Asia

(possibly China or Thailand – that sort of area)

 

These are not numbered or titled

 

This was a set of postcards I obtained through eBay. They are printed on superb quality coated board and look fantastic. I loved this film when I saw it, not the best of the Avengers films but a truly excellent wrap up of characters to this point – roll on the next one. I have also found out that the film is being shown on the plane during my return flight at the end of this holiday, so I shall get to watch it again.

Here at Universal Studios Islands of Adventure they have a Marvel Super Heroes area. Yesterday I rode the Spider Man ride again, I have done this many-times before, but I also rode the Dr Doom’s Fearfall, which I had not done before. My grandaughter screamed so much.  

 

FILM POSTERS

 

Baddies

 

Teaser poster

 

 

Iron Man

Dr Strange

Spider Man

Wong

 

Guardians of the Galaxy

&

Thor

 

Loki

Ant-Man

Hawkeye

 

Captain America

Bucky Barnes

Shuri

Nebula

Mantis

Black Widow

Black Panther

Okoye

Hulk

 

Scarlet Witch

Vision

Falcon

War Machine

 

REVERSE SIDE

This is the standard reverse side for all of the above postcards

 

25/07/2018

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

CAT IN THE HAT

CELEBRATING THE 40TH BIRTHDAY OF THE CAT IN THE HAT

Published by

GO-CARD (USA)

(GO-CARD PUBLISHING)

Free Rack Post Card

“Wish the Cat in the Hat a happy 40th Birthday and help support family literacy. For each card Random House receives we will donate a book to the National Center for Family Literacy. Send your birthday wishes today! – Up to 150,000 books will be donated”

(Text from reverse side of postcard)

 

Dr Seuss books are not as highly popular here in the UK as they are in the US, but they still have a long history and you can still buy them. Over here we have all heard of ‘Green eggs and Ham’ and I was read this book by my mother, but they were not classic stories as such. Although we have knowledge of the books, they are amongst my wife’s favourites for example, and she love’s the Dr Seuss land in the Universal Studios theme parks in Florida, we do not have many other sales items here which relate to the books, so postcards are not often come across. This one here is from the US where the stories have a much higher following and are more highly regarded as classic children’s literature. This postcard is a very nice example of a related postcard and is amongst the very, very small collection of postcards depicting Dr Seuss characters that I have, which I believe are all from the US now that I come to think of it. This is also a topical card for me as we have just been in the Dr Seuss land in Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park (we rode the carousel there and did the Cat in the Hat ride).

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Pre-addressed so that they company could receive your card and donate a book as stated in the descriptive text. I wonder how many postcards they received? My problem would always be that I would want to keep my card for my collection and I suspect you would only have picked up this card if you were either a postcard collector or a fan of the character or the book, but in either case you would want to keep the card, wouldn’t you? So, I suspect not too many postcards were posted – I hope though that some were because it sounds like the books were going to a good cause.

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