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22/08/2019

ENGLISH HERITAGE

WOODEN POSTCARD COLLECTION

 

Over the weekend, and earlier this week, I visited three locations run and owned by the English Heritage organisations. At each one I found a related wooden postcard all of which are in the same format and shape. I bought my first one from Carisbrooke Castle because I like unusual novelty postcards and wooden one’s appeal to me. Later I visited Osborne House, the home of Queen Victoria, and found another wooden postcard which clearly is in the same format as the Carisbrooke Castle one. I probably would have bought it anyway but having bought the first one I was ‘definitely’ going to be buying this one. Both the locations already mentioned are on the Isle of Wight. On Monday I was back on the mainland and visiting Battle Abbey. This time I went into their gift shop looking for a wooden postcard to see if they also had one, which they did. I now have three of these and I intend to visit other English Heritage sites this year and I shall be checking them to see if they also have a wooden postcard.

 

CARISBOOKE CASTLE

WOODEN POSTCARD

Unknown Publisher

Official ENGLISH HERITAGE postcard

 

OSBORNE HOUSE

WOODEN POSTCARD

Unknown Publisher

Official ENGLISH HERITAGE postcard

 

BATTLE ABBEY

WOODEN POSTCARD

Unknown Publisher

Official ENGLISH HERITAGE postcard

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

The BATTLE ABBEY version

 

21/08/2019

Todays addition to the CENSORED section of this webpage is a card from India circa 1920 of a rebel or religious fanatic as he is described on this card, who was shot dead. Death is an unusual topic for a  postcard release or at least it is today, but this was not the case in India during the time of this postcards issue.    

 

 

21/08/2019

1066

BATTLE OF HASTINGS

By

ADAM PARKER BERG

Published by

JUDGES OF HASTINGS

Ref: C-34452

 

I have a personal attachment to the history of the Battle of Hastings because my ancestor was here fighting as a knight on William’s side with the Normans. My families history in the UK starts from here and has been recorded right through to current times. As a result, I collect any postcard related to this battle. This one here I picked up on Monday in Battle on my visit here.

 

21/08/2019

QUEEN ELIZABETH II

ROYAL VISIT TO GERMANY

1965

MUNICH – 21ST May 1965

Plain Backed Long Card used with special event cancellation

No Publisher or Printer details given

 

I have a selection of plain backed cards from Germany for the Queens visit (I did depict a selection on the webpage some time ago, and I also posted some Apollo 11 cards in a similar vein). Although I have seen these before, this is the first time I have seen one used with a special Cinderella stamp like label which was clearly produced for the royal visit. I admit that it was this blue label that made me buy this as it does add some extra interest, and value to this nice card.

 

 

21/08/2019

THE MODEL VILLAGE

GODSHILL

Est. 1952

High Street, Godshill

Printed for the Model Village by

W. J. NIGH & SONS LTD

SHANKLIN I.W. (Isle of Wight)

Ref: WJN2876

 

This was my second visit to this superb model village, which is a must do for anyone who is visiting this well-known Isle of Wight village. It is a fantastic, and quite large, model village which is a joy to walk around for people of all ages. I was pleased, therefore, to find this exclusive postcard in the gift shop you exit out of.

 

INFORMATION LEAFLET

FOR THE MODEL VILLAGE

There are details here which are useful if you are considering a visit here.

 

21/08/2019

EGYPTIAN BAZAAR

Long Thin Shaped Postcard

Published by

ZOGOLOPOULO FRERES – CAIRO (EGYPT)

Ref: No. 30

 

For reasons that I can never fully explain, I do like these hand coloured black & white photographic image postcards (where the negative is painted so when printed the image has some colour to it. This is another card from the Yarmouth antique shop previously mentioned. I really liked the photograph here as it seems to capture the feel of the locals looking towards the picture taker with some disdain, and maybe a little bit of curiosity. Superb card.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

21/08/2019

ROMEO, ROMEO,

WHEREFORE ART THOU, ROMEO?

By

FITZPATRICK

Published by

BAMFORTH & CO., LTD

Ref: “COMIC” Series No. 2485

 

I have always found this one to be quite a funny design. It would certainly make an unusual addition to any Shakespeare collection.

 

21/08/2019

H. VERSTIJEN

ZILVERREIGERS

Published by

DRUK EN UITG. GEBRS. VAN RIJKOM. AMSTERDAM

 

This is a drawing of an Egret by the Dutch artist Henri Verstijnen (9/7/1882 – 11/01/1940) and it seems like this may be one of his most well-known pictures. This was another of the cards I picked up from the antique shop in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This looks like a signature, although there is no indication as to who signed this card (its not the artists signature as that looks very different and I could not be that lucky). Some more work is required here to ascertain, if possible, who this is.

 

 

21/08/2019

GOOD LUCK FROM

ISLE OF WIGHT

The Needles - Old Village Shanklin

Winkle Street, Calbourne – Godshill

Published by

VALENTINE & SONS, LTD., DUNDEE AND LONDON

Ref: K.8521

 

From last Thursday through to Sunday afternoon we were on the Isle of Wight (those who follow us on facebook will have seen the many posts made from the island posted on there). On our first day we visited Yarmouth where I found an antique’s shop which had a range of older postcards which included this multi-view kitten card. I have a large collection of postcards from all over the UK, including the Channel Islands, which have this same kitten photograph in the centre. I have previously depicted some from my home- town, but I also have ones from Scotland, so this is a much-travelled little kitten!

Although I did not know it when I bought this card we did visit each of the locations depicted.      

 

20/08/2019

 

THE CAT AND MOUSE ACT

PASSED BY THE LIBERAL GOVERNMENT

THE LIBERAL CAT

ELECTORS VOTE AGAINST HIM!

KEEP THE LIBERAL OUT!

BUY AND READ THE SUFFRAGETTE

Poster 1913

“Published in response to the Prisoners’ Temporary Discharge for Ill-Health Bill which was designed to thwart hunger strikers”

(Text from reverse side of postcard)

Published by the

MUSEUM OF LONDON

Ref: 17

Copyright 1986

Printed by

BALDING + MANSELL PLC

 

One of the great posters from the suffragette movement era prior to World War I. I had wanted to find a copy of this poster on postcard for some time before coming across it on a dealer’s stand a couple of years ago. It is a favourite of mine and I think a provocative, and eye-catching design and I am sure it did exactly what the suffragettes wanted it to do.

 

20/08/2019

 

FLY THE TUBE

TAKE THE PICCADILLY LINE TO HEATHROW AIRPORT.

IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO FLY

By

FCB ADVERTISING AGENCY

1977

Published by

LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Ref: 72

(My copy here is reference 72 (1R) – which means it’s from the first reprint)

Printed from the museum

By

BERIC TEMPEST & CO. LTD. ST IVES, CORNWALL

 

This was, and still is, a great poster design for all those dedicated Concorde collectors out there. It was also a popular design for the museum as it required reprinting.

 

20/08/2019

 

THE NEW PATROL

“An explosive Liam Scott Thriller”

By

ANDY McNAB

Author of ‘Bravo Two Zero’

Book Advert Promotional Postcard

Published by

BOOMERANG MEDIA

 

Last military postcard for today, but you have to admit that it is another one with an unusual reason for release, being a book advert card. The story of the SAS Bravo Two Zero operation is well known and Andy McNab’s book about it is perhaps the best-known version (but not the only one, nor is it reputed to be fully correct in all its details, but it was a best seller). Since that true story release, he has written a number of fictional books revolving around the soldier by the name of Liam Scott.     

 

20/08/2019

 

MUGHAL INDIAN PAINTING

THE BATTLE OF AHMADABAD

From

AKBAR NAMA circa 1603 – 1605

Published for

THE CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

1983

 

Like I said below, there are all sorts of military images on postcards and not just ones from our century or the previous war filled one. This one appeals to my love of animal images, although I deplore the use of animals in warfare, but it has to be admitted, that in all wars up to and including World War II animals played an essential part in all their battles and conflicts around the world.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

I bought this card for the front image, but there is something I also found interesting on this side. The reverse postcard layout is mostly printed on the card, but the descriptive text for the illustration is on a sticker which has been applied to the card. Now, this could be for a couple of reasons. Firstly, maybe the text block was mistakenly omitted from the printing, or was initially not going to be used, and a change of mind occurred, or, there was a mistake in the text that was printed on the card which required the sticker to cover this and supply the correct text. I don’t know which it was, or if it was some other obscure reason, but it does add a little more interest to this card.  

 

20/08/2019

1939 ROLLS ROYCE WRAITH,

LANDED ON NORMANDY BEACHES AND USED BY

FIELD-MARSHALL MONTGOMERY IN

FRANCE & GERMANY 1944 – 1946

Published by

ARMY TRANSPORT MUSEUM,

LECONFIELD, HUMBERSIDE

Printed by

BERIC TEMPEST & Co. Ltd, St Ives, Cornwall

“BERIC TEMPEST COLOURCARD”

 

I am back from my six or seven days away on both the Isle of Wight and Battle enjoying a few quiet days away sightseeing and picking up some new postcards (if you follow our facebook page you will have seen lots of photographs and information from my trip)… anyway, I am back now and posts will start again on the webpage here…

 

And we are back to the military postcards I picked up last weekend, but I am trying to show different ones so that at least you get a variety of images under one theme heading. With this year being the 75th Anniversary of D-Day (I very recently posted the royal mail’s stamp cards for their commemorative stamp set) this seems to be another appropriate postcard considering ‘Monty’s’ involvement.

 

15/08/2019

WOODSTOCK

(Film Poster Postcard)

Published by

METRO MUSIC

PRINTED IN THE E.E.C.

Ref: MM150 WOODSTOCK

 

Today is the 50th anniversary of the start of what was to become famous as the Woodstock music festival, better known probably as just ‘Woodstock’. This postcard depicts the film poster for the documentary styled film of some of those who performed at the concert, and some of those who attended. The poster subtext reads “starring Joan Baez, Joe Cocker, Country Joe & the fish, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Arlo Guthrie, Richie Havens, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, John Sebastian, Sha Na Na. Sly & The Family Stone, Ten Years After and The Who. This quite famous film, shown much more in the US than here in the UK (I have only ever seen snippets of it, I’ve never seen the full film) was by Michael Wadleigh. When I realised the anniversary was approaching, I sought out this card and scanned it ready for today.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

This is the typical layout of this company’s postcards. The company was issuing postcards in the 1980’s, mostly without copyright and thus they used the ‘PRINTED IN THE E.E.C.’ text to try and throw investigators off any track as I strongly suspect these were in fact printed in the UK, the E.E.C. being used to try and make it seem these came from the mainland of Europe.

 

 

14/08/2019

 

APOLLO 11

LENTICULAR POSTCARD

Published by

DEPOSITE CAMARGESA. JACOMETREZO 4/6 MADRID

 

This is a postcard from 1969 and although I have titled it as Apollo 11 the card itself does not have a title. The stamp applied to the front is for the next Apollo launch, Apollo 12. The stamp is from Roumania (Romania, Romana) and shows a landing module which looks nothing like the actual Apollo landing modules, but which does give the feel of a moon landing. The stamp is cancelled, but because of the plastic like surface of this card the cancellation has all but disappeared (thankfully, they also placed a cancel on the reverse side). There is a mint copy of this postcard mounted in my display shown under the tab 'MOON LANDING The Apollo Story' (see Tab above)

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This has a strike of the ‘BUCURESTI – 64 – d’ cancel dated 14th November 1969.  

 

14/08/2019

 

LES SEIGNEURS

DE LA ROUTE

“The Lords of the Road”

DAVID CARRADINE – SYLVESTER STALLONE

Film Poster Postcard

Published by

EDITIONS “HUMOUR A LA CARTE”

Ref: A-C 80

 

The title of this film in French was totally different to what it was called in the US and here in the UK where it was titled ‘DEATH RACE 2000’. I have a soft spot for this 1975 feature film, and I have a copy on DVD. It may not be a great film, and despite its gory premise the film itself is not gory at all, but it is an entertaining, slightly daft film with a worrying concept considering the way reality TV is going. I had not seen this film poster on postcard before. Its French published (no surprise there) and was issued sometime in the 1980’s.

 

14/08/2019

 

“D-DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 458

(postcards that reproduce the Royal Mail’s stamp releases)

Stamps issued – 6TH June 2019

(As always, I have my copies used with the appropriate stamp applied to the front of the card and cancelled first day of issue with a special hand stamp)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

 

(Just my luck! The next PHQ set I need to show you is Military themed!)

 

After the initial controversy at the start of the year when Royal Mail released a single stamp image which unfortunately depicted the Americans landing in the Pacific and not a D-Day image, for which they were quite rightly slated, they eventually have come up with a worthwhile set of images which properly commemorate the soldiers of D-Day.

 

(TOP)

BRITISH SOLDIERS ARE BRIEFED BEFORE EMBARKATION

1ST CLASS VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (1)

 

(BOTTOM)

PARATROOPERS SYNCHRONISING WATCHES

£1.35 VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (2)

 

The story of the parachute drops prior to the beach landings is perhaps my favourite part of the D-Day story. I have visited the area of Pegasus Bridge, where the very first British soldiers were landed by glider, and the surrounding area where paratroopers were later dropped.

 

 

(TOP)

AN AMERICAN LIGHT BOMBER PROVIDES AIR SUPPORT

£1.60 VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (3)

 

This design opens-up this set to collectors of aircraft. I think the long rectangular shape chosen for these stamps allows a more expressive and wider image to be used and opens-up the picture.

 

(BOTTOM)

HMS WARSPITE SHELLING IN SUPPORT OF BEACH LANDINGS

1ST CLASS VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (4)

 

I really liked this photograph, and I thought that the special hand stamp that the company I buy these card sets from used here is a superb addition to this ‘particular’ card.

 

SOLDIERS WADE ASHORE ON JUNO

£1.35 VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (5)

 

This is an iconic, and famous photograph from the landing beaches. My favourite parts of this image are the mini-motorised bike being carried ashore in the centre of this photograph, and the fact that the man in the foreground is coming ashore wearing his glasses, how normal is that?

 

BRITISH TROOPS TAKE COVER AS THEY ADVANCE INLAND

£1.60 VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (6)

 

I have visited all the landing beaches across both the British and American sectors, and some of the paratroop drop zones as well. This photograph is interesting because it is not well known that however difficult the original landings were, the fight to move inland through the French farmland, known as the ‘Bocage’ was possibly even harsher, especially for the British troops (those Americans landing on Omaha Beach suffered horrendous loses on that beach). The bocage was made up of sunken lanes boarded on both sides by high, thick impregnable hedges. This was an excellent landscape for defence and the Germans made full use of it. All advancing units suffered heavy losses in this countryside.

 

(TOP)

UTAH

MINIATURE STAMP SHEET SINGLE STAMP

1ST CLASS VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (7)

 

The miniature stamp sheet has five stamps, each depicting an image from one of the five main landing beaches. Utah was one of the two American beaches. There is a ‘really’ good museum located where the Utah beach landings took place, and this was the last of the landing beaches that I got to visit.

 

(BOTTOM)

OMAHA

MINIATURE STAMP SHEET SINGLE STAMP

1ST CLASS VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (8)

 

The second of the American landing beaches. This was a horrendous beach to land on and as a result the American soldiers suffered massive casualties in the first and second wave of landings. I believe that the Americans suffered more casualties on Omaha beach than the allies suffered across the other four beaches combined.

 

 

(TOP)

GOLD

MINIATURE STAMP SHEET SINGLE STAMP

1ST CLASS VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (9)

 

One of the British landing beaches although this photograph is not from the original landings, but a later picture once they got to land larger tanks and vehicles.

 

(BOTTOM)

JUNO

MINIATURE STAMP SHEET SINGLE STAMP

1ST CLASS VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (10)

 

I do like the fact that so many of these soldiers can be seen to be carrying bicycles ashore. This is another British landing beach.

 

SWORD

MINIATURE STAMP SHEET SINGLE STAMP

1ST CLASS VALUE

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (11)

 

This is another iconic beach landing photograph from the British landing sector. The photograph has been photo-shopped and one of the soldiers removed. This has caused some comment in the stamp magazines. The missing soldiers name was James Leisk and his removal from the stamp image did again cause some flak to go up against royal mail, but they needed to place the beaches name and to follow the standard format of the other stamp designs in this sheet set.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

 

I have included this photograph so that you can see the soldier, James Leisk, who was removed from the stamp design above. The Ascension Islands have also used this photograph on their 75th Anniversary of D-Day stamp set and have kept James Leister in their stamp design.

 

(TOP)

FULL MINIATURE STAMP SHEET CARD

D-DAY: 75TH ANNIVERSARY – THE NORMANDY LANDINGS – 6TH JUNE 1944

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (12)

 

(BOTTOM)

FULL MINIATURE STAMP SHEET CARD

D-DAY: 75TH ANNIVERSARY – THE NORMANDY LANDINGS – 6TH JUNE 1944

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 458 (12)

 

The special miniature stamp sheet was so long that two copies of the card were required to have a complete sheet applied and cancelled first day of issue. Here are the two copies of the card from my set.

 

14/08/2019

THE BATTLE OF THE LITTLE BIG HORN

BITVA NA RECE LITTLE BIG HORN

Published by

BILD UND HEIMAT – REICHENBACH (VOGTL)

Ref: 111/26/13 A1/178/79-280178 6825

DDR 0.20 M

 

I am interested in all periods of history, especially the many conflicts down through the ages. Living in the UK I don’t come across many postcards relating to the American history period still inappropriately known as the ‘Cowboys & Indians’. That’s probably no surprise, but I do like this era and picked up some postcards whilst in America, although this one here is yet another card picked up at the military fair on Saturday (I think you are all going to have to accept that for a while I’m going to be posting military postcards. Its not unusual for a collector to get hooked into a theme or topic after either buying a specific themed collection or attending a specific event or some such reason…currently, after the military fair, this is my hook). Strangely, this particular postcard was issued in Germany where I suspect there are even less related postcards, although the topic was once very popular due to the western films of the 1930’s.  

The battle of the Little Big Horn is of course also remembered as Custer’s last stand, although the Lakota and other Plains Indians call it the Battle of Greasy Grass. The battle was between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, led by General Custer. This was the most significant action that occurred in what’s also known as the Great Sioux War of 1876. The actual battle took place over the 25th and 26th June of that year and it got its name because it occurred along the Little Bighorn River (in the Crow Indian Reservation in south-eastern Montana Territory).

You don’t, or shouldn’t need me to tell you the outcome, but it is not called Custer’s last stand for nothing.       

 

14/08/2019

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

“The movie “JAWS” becomes an incredible “special effect” on the Universal Studios Tour as visitors see the deadly 24-foot shark up close. Baby Frankenstein greets visitors on tour at Universal Studios”

(Text from reverse side of postcard)

Published by

MIKE ROBERTS COLOR PRODUCTIONS, EMERYVILLE, CA 94608

‘THE CONTINENTAL CARD’

Copyright 1978

Universal City Studios, Inc. Universal City, CA 91608

Ref: B7921

 

This postcard is from the Universal Studios in California, but for me this cards image reminded me of the Jaws 2 ride in the Universal Studios in Florida, which I have been to. The Jaws ride has long gone, but we went on it in 1993 and my main memory of it is of my young daughter flying across the rides boat as the shark come out of nowhere towards her suddenly. I laughed for some time (like a good parent should). This is an old postcard from the late 1970’s but it was a recent acquisition for me, and I thought it would be a good idea to put something non-military on the webpage!

 

14/08/2019

GUERNSEY, HIGH STREET

AUGUST 1940

From a painting in the German Occupation Museum,

Guernsey, Channel Islands

Printed for the Museum by

BERIC TEMPEST & CO. LTD

ST IVES, CORNWALL

 

This piece of artwork is an almost exact reproduction of a well-known photograph taken on the Guernsey Channel Island after the German invasion and occupation. The photograph, see below, is famous for its inclusion of the branch of the British bank ‘Lloyds’ which can be seen behind the soldiers. As it happens, I bank with Lloyds myself, so I have always found this photograph interesting. I found this artwork version at the military fair I attended last weekend and could not resist it, especially for just a £1.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

1940

 

As you can see, this is the photograph on which the above painting is based. You can see this is almost an exact copy.

 

 

 

14/08/2019

TITANIC

1912

THE DEFINITIVE STORY OF THE UNSINKABLE SHIP

Hardback Book with

COLLECTIBLE MEMORABILIA

 

There was a period a few years back for issuing books which contained removable facsimile documents and paper/card items. I have a selection of military related ones with maps, passes, ID Cards and other documents. This book here is clearly about the RMS Titanic ocean liner (and regular webpage visitors will know I am a big fan of RMS Titanic postcards). What I liked about this one, strangely, is that the items of memorabilia are not reproduction items, but unique prints exclusive to this book. This includes two exclusive postcards related to the ship, one of which is a nice photograph of the ship before it sailed away. Because these are not reproduction postcards, but new designs exclusive to the book they make this a worthwhile publication to source.  

 

PHOTOGRAPH

 

Here you can see all the memorabilia items contained within the above book. This includes:

1 – Folded poster showing photograph of the RMS Titanic at Southampton (depicted on left side)

2 – Large Printed card showing page from a magazine (top centre)

3 – Large Printed card showing photograph of boy with newspaper headline (this is a well-known photograph which appears in many books and magazine articles – pictured top right)

4 – POSTCARD – showing photograph of the covered decking area with chairs and tables (bottom centre)

5 – POSTCARD – showing a photograph of the ship with title underneath (bottom right)

I picked this book up for just a couple of pounds in a sale of new books. I would have bought it, probably, even without the additional postcards but their inclusion made this a nice little (although not so little) item for y collection.       

 

13/08/2019

MRS LOWRY & SON

Film Poster Postcard

Official free promotional postcard issued by the film company

 

This is a brand-new postcard for a new film which has its premiere on the 30th August 2019, and that’s in seventeen days. How about this for pre-promotion? I picked up this from a dealer at the weekend and he had only just got copies. So, people have not even seen this one yet.    

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

13/08/2019

SEA, SUNSHINE AND SPORT

LYTHAM ST. ANNES

LONDON & MIDLAND SCOTTISH RAILWAY POSTER

 By

CHAS PEARS

Circa 1935

Published by

NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM

Ref: NRM 46

 

13/08/2019

A BRITISH TANK IN ACTION

Unknown Printer – Publisher

Ref: S1

 

This is one of the tank postcards I bought at the weekend at the special military fair. It is a WWI tank in action, although clearly at the time they did not know there would be a WWII that would follow. As previously mentioned, I am fascinated by the tanks of WWI, and this photograph here, despite of any publisher details, is a ‘really’ nice image.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

13/08/2019

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON

 

I was at the Imperial War Museum today and was in the ‘First World War’ exhibition and saw this WWI tank on display. Its position, as if coming over the top of the trenches, reminded me of the above postcard that I had recently bought.  

 

PHOTOGRAPH

13/08/2019

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

13/08/2019

JURASSIC WORLD

DELUXE KIT

WELCOME TO THE PARK

(BOXED SET OF ARTEFACTS)

 

Earlier in the year I attended the Memorabilia MCM Comic-Con event in Birmingham. Whilst I was there, I came across a stall selling this large boxed collection of artefacts related to the feature film JURASSIC WORLD. The set contained an exclusive postcard, and although I would never recommend buying something like this just for the postcard alone, if you are interested in the world of films, or dinosaurs then this box set is fascinating. The full contents list for this box goes as follows;

1 – JURASIC WORLD postcard (exclusive to this box, as many of these items are)

2 – METAL LICENCE PLATE – these are popular in America and are very collectible over there, so some people would buy this boxed set just for this, and it is probably the big sale item.

3 – ENTRANCE TICKET – a nice fake reproduction entrance ticket for Jurassic World, the Theme Park

4 – JURASSIC WORLD MAP – a folded map of the island and the theme park areas

5 – DINOSAUR GUIDE – a small booklet

6 – BRACELET SCANBAND – with the park logo on it

7 – JURASSIC WORLD LANYARD – with park pass attached (see below)

8 - VIP VISITOR PASS – attached to lanyard (see above)

9 – SOUVENIR COIN – looks like a small token with the park’s logo on it

10 – 4 x PARK STICKERS

From my point of view, it is best to keep a boxed set like this together, i.e. I would not remove the postcard and place this in my collection on its own. I would keep the package together, but I suppose if you are only interested in the postcard you could sell off the rest of the items and make a bit of your money back (not me though). This box is from America, so outside of specialist events like MCM Comic-Con I am not sure. There is a different version box on eBay, at the moment, which is smaller and does NOT have the licence plate, stickers (but does have 1 larger different sticker), bracelet scanband, Lanyard, VIP Pass and the coin (although it does have a shaped badge). The postcard appears to be identical on the front. This different set is from Italy and is £37 (with postage). Currently the cheapest eBay sale for my box is £29.95 (the most expensive £34.50). I paid £20, which now seems to have been a reasonable price! If you fancy one of these, I wish you luck, and try not to pay more than £30 for it.          

 

PHOTOGRAPH

 

FRONT OF COLLECTORS BOX

Still sealed when this photo was taken (small silver label top right)

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

 

Reverse side of the collector box with illustration of contents

 

 

POSTCARD

GREETINGS FROM

JURASSIC WORLD

ISLA NUBLAR

Published exclusively for the above BOXED COLLECTORS SET

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS & AMBLIN ENTERTAINMENT INC

 

Obviously for me this postcard is the highlight of this boxed set, but it does have a lot of interesting things in it besides.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

PHOTOGRAPH

 

 Full contents of the Collectors Box

 

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Close up of the Licence Plate, Lanyard, Dinosaur guidebook, Park Entrance Ticket and the coin (the coin was probably the least impressive part of this box set)

 

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Close up of the four stickers, the VIP PASS and the item described as a Bracelet Scanband, a strip of bendy plastic which wraps around your wrist, it does work as such, but obviously has no electronics in it to scan, as a real one would, but then what do you expect from a replica like this.

 

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Close up of the folded map from the box set.

 

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The un-cellophaned box with part of the printing on the other side of the folded map previously displayed above. It is made to look like a folded guide leaflet which contains the park map (Disney and Universal do issue something similar in their real parks).

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