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29/08/2019

UNTITLED

‘CATDOG’

By

ENRICA MARTINE

(ENRICA MARTINE STUDIOS)

www.enricamartinestudios.com

Published by the artist

 

These postcards by Enrica were possibly my best postcard find of the last Comic-Con event I attended. With the exception of one colour design, see below, these were all black and white drawings of cartoon characters in a ‘Cut-Away’ effect, which means you can see the internal organs of the character, different, possibly a bit ‘Yuck’, but still superb designs which I really liked. This one here is ‘CatDog’ from the animated cartoon series which is an American cartoon created for the Nickelodeon channel by Peter Hannan. The first episode aired on the 4th April 1998 and the characters lasted for four series’ (68 episodes). The final episode aired on the 15th June 2005.

Although popular, this character is perhaps not so well known as others, and as a result, postcards depicting them are not common, so to find a new, and unusual one, like this was a bonus.

When I met Enrica and bought these postcards she kindly signed them all on the front in the bottom right corner (so this is a signature and not part of the printed designs – obtaining a signature of an artist on their card(s) adds interest and something different

 

UNTITLED

‘PIKACHU’

By

ENRICA MARTINE

(ENRICA MARTINE STUDIOS)

www.enricamartinestudios.com

Published by the artist

 

This was the only colour picture by Enrica which was depicted on a postcard. Pokemon is back in vogue after the computer game and the new film this year, but to be fair the characters have always been popular in Japan and never went out of vogue there. Pokemon postcards are plentiful, but hardly ever cheap, mainly because of the popularity across a couple of generations now. The more unusual related postcards are always work looking out for, and I thought this one fitted that description. A great postcard and one which would, if you were not attending an event that Enrica was attending, be quite hard to source (but I have supplied Enrica’s contact details below, so you can try and get these direct).

 

UNTITLED

‘TASMANIAN DEVIL (TAZ)’

By

ENRICA MARTINE

(ENRICA MARTINE STUDIOS)

www.enricamartinestudios.com

Published by the artist

 

Another of the ‘Cut-Away’ designs.

 

UNTITLED

By

ENRICA MARTINE

(ENRICA MARTINE STUDIOS)

www.enricamartinestudios.com

Published by the artist

 

I think this might be a Pokemon character, but I have not been able to find out for sure. It certainly looks Pokemonish, but despite going through several character lists I could not find this one, so, I could be wrong. Whoever this is, the cards image is still interesting.

 

REVERSE SIDE FOR ALL FOUR OF THE ABOVE POSTCARDS

 

BUISNESS CARD

ENRICA MARTINE

 

28/08/2019

1969

WOODSTOCK:

CONCERT OF THE CENTURY

1969 – AUGUST THE 17TH

Published by

EDITIONS F. NUGERON

Ref: THE GREAT EVENTS (SERIES)

GE 18

 

An appropriate issue for this month as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of this famous concert (I posted a related Woodstock postcard on the anniversary of the first day – 15th August). This image is of part of the crowd with an insert photograph of Jimmy Hendrix. This is one card in what was quite a large series from this company all related to different events from the 20th Century.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

28/08/2019

DESERT JACK RABBIT

Published by

PETLEY STUDIOS

(ARIZONA)

Ref: 680115

545

 

A postcard from my extensive wildlife collection. I was on a coach last year that passed through part of the Arizona desert area, so I had an interest in desert creatures like this, although I did not see any of these rabbits, sadly.

 

28/08/2019

“HAST DU EBEN WAS GESAGT?”

“What was it you said?”

“DAS WAR GESTERN”

“That was yesterday”

By

CHRISTIAN HABICHT

CARTOONKAUFHAUS

Published by

MODERN TIMES

Ref: Best.-Nr. 1115-1355

 

I had no idea what this couple were saying when I bought this postcard in Berlin, but then I bought it because it seemed clear to me that they are sat in front of a television set, and therefore it was an unusual addition to my ‘Television’ collection.

 

28/08/2019

BERLIN

BRANDENBURG GATE

Untitled Postcard - Untitled Postcard Series

(No individual titles and no descriptive text on any postcard from this series)

Published by

SOUVENARY

 

Earlier in the year, on my first visit to Berlin this year, I picked up what I would describe as souvenir tourist postcards. I particularly liked these simple one colour designs which show the outline of the famous Brandenburg Gate (Brandenburger Tor). I thought these were attractive and eye-catching.

 

BERLIN

BRANDENBURG GATE

Untitled Postcard - Untitled Postcard Series

(No individual titles and no descriptive text on any postcard from this series)

Published by

SOUVENARY

 

BERLIN

BRANDENBURG GATE

Untitled Postcard - Untitled Postcard Series

(No individual titles and no descriptive text on any postcard from this series)

Published by

SOUVENARY

 

BERLIN

BRANDENBURG GATE

Untitled Postcard - Untitled Postcard Series

(No individual titles and no descriptive text on any postcard from this series)

Published by

SOUVENARY

 

28/08/2019

THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS

THE BAYEUX TAPESTRY

Long shaped

WOODEN POSTCARD

Sold In the ‘BATTLE ABBEY – ENGLISH HERITAGE’ gift shop

 

I love anything to do with the battle of Hastings and William the Conqueror because of a family connection to this battle (which I have previously mentioned). So, when I saw this smashing wooden postcard, and its unusual long ‘ruler’ like shape I had to have this one.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE WOODEN POSTCARD

This is clearly produced by the same people who produce the ENGLISH HERITAGE location wooden postcards I posted on the webpage on the 26th August (three days ago)

 

 

28/08/2019

YARMOUTH SEVERN CLASS LIFEBOAT ON 1249 (17-25)

ERIC AND SUSAN HISCOCK (WANDERERS)

Photo

MARION HEMING

Official RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)

Ref: RSP602482

5075

 

I visited Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight recently and bought this card, and the two depicted below, from the RNLI shop located here. Living by the seaside like I do I know how much work the RNLI do, so, when I come across any RNLI shop or stand, I always buy the lifeboat postcards on sale.

On this card the lifeboat is shown out by the Needles lighthouse.

 

YARMOUTH, ISLE OF WIGHT SEVERN CLASS LIFEBOAT ON 1249 (17-25)

ERIC AND SUSAN HISCOCK (WANDERERS)

Photo

ANDREW PARISH

Official RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)

Ref: RSP602482

23222

 

Companion card to above issue

 

YARMOUTH SEVERN CLASS LIFEBOAT ON 1249 (17-25)

ERIC AND SUSAN HISCOCK (WANDERERS)

Photo

GERRY WOOD

Official RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)

Ref: RSP16532

5076

 

The third available lifeboat postcard on sale in the RNLI charity shop in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

15TH AUGUST 2019

 

 I took this photograph in Yarmouth because I had just bought the above three postcards, so when I saw the actual lifeboat, I thought I would take a photograph to go with my posting. This is the ‘ERIC AND SUSAN HISCOCK (WANDERERS)’ lifeboat, an unusual name but I suspect it is named after some specific people.

 

28/08/2019

BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE

SOLDIERS’ STORIES

AUGUST 2000

Official BBC History Magazine Promotional Postcard

 

I have a collection of advertising related postcards, although this card here could also fit very nicely into my military collection as well. This cost me just 30p at the Military Fair I attended recently. It was worth every penny of that.

 

28/08/2019

GUERNSEY POST OFFICE

1974 GUERNSEY MILITIA STAMP SET

ON OFFICIAL POSTCARDS ISSUED WITH THE SAME IMAGES IN BLACK AND WHITE AS ON THE ISSUED STAMPS

Stamps cancelled first day of issue with special First Day of Issue cancel:

‘GUERNSEY POST OFFICE

PHILATELIC BUREAU

2 APRIL 1974

FIRST DAY OF ISSUE’

The stamps & postcards depict the following:

 

½ p – Private, East (Town) Regiment 1815

1p – Officer, 2nd North Regiment 1825

1 ½ p – Gunner, A. G. Artillery 1787

2p – Gunner, A. G. Artillery 1815

2 ½ p – General, Field Battery A.G.A. 1868

3p – Field Officer, A. G. Artillery 1895

3 ½ p – Sergeant, 3rd Regiment 1867

4p – Private (Battalion Co.) East or Town Regiment 1822

5 ½ p – East (Town) Colour Sergeant of Grenadiers 1833

6p – Officer, North Regiment (L. I.)1832

8p – Field Officer, 2nd A. G. L. I. 1868

9p – Private, 4th West Regiment 1785

10p – Field Officer, 4th West Regiment 1824 (Showing epaulettes worn over wings – Seep)

 

Although this is a nice selection, it is unfortunately not complete as I am missing the following two values; 5p and 7p, but this gives me something to look out for. I bought these individually at a fair from a 50p box.

 

27/08/2019

THE PENGUIN LOVERS

By

MATT DINNIMAN

2011

Published by

ART PRESS PUBLISHING LIMITED

Ref: MD5063

 

My daughter bought me this card for my birthday earlier in the year. It is a lovely design which picks up on a nice little art trend that has now been around for just over a year or two where artists have been painting directly onto pages from either a book or a newspaper. I think that the end result is quite impressive.

 

27/08/2019

CITROEN DS 1962

Published by

FIFTYWAYS CARDS

Ref: PB048

 

A nice early advert image, although the publisher has given us no further information on this picture. This one has a bit of everything, a car, aeroplane, glamourous girl, advertising, fashion and a touch of modern history. A great image.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

27/08/2019

DORNROSCHEN

MARIA REHM

F. A. ACKERMANNS KUNSTVERLAG. MUNCHEN

(NACHDRUCK VERBOTEN – PRINTED IN GERMANY)

All of the above text appears on the reverse side of this German Postcard

DORNROSCHEN – Sleeping Beauty

By MARIA REHM

F. A. ACKERMANNS KUNSTVERLAG. MUNCHEN – F. A. Ackermanns Art Cover. Munich

(This is clearly the Publisher details)

NACHDRUCK VERBOTEN – Reprinting Prohibited

 

This is a lovely art card showing a scene from the fairy tale story ‘Sleeping Beauty’. This was a cheap postcard, which I fund in a charity shop. I could not resist it.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

27/08/2019

GREETINGS FROM GUERNSEY

Published by

JOHN HINDE LIMITED

Ref: 2GY 49

 

A nice map card of the channel island ‘Guernsey’. I still like these early modern map postcards, but for some reason they have lost a lot of their popularity. I don’t know why this is as these can be beautiful cards, packed with little illustrations and information, often much of it historical in content, but all this seems to have lost favour. Sad.

 

27/08/2019

JOHNNIE WEISSMULLER

IN

“TARZAN AND HIS MATE”

Published by

PICTUREGOER

“PICTUREGOER” SERIES, 85 LONG ACRE. LONDON

Ref: No. 864

 

When I was a kid in secondary school, they had a run of Johnnie Weissmuller Tarzan films on BBC 2 in the early evening (at 6pm if I remember correctly). I thoroughly enjoyed them and became a big fan of all Tarzan films as a result, but for me Weissmuller was, and still is the best.

The film ‘Tarzan and His Mate’ came out in 1934, and besides Weissmuller it also starred Maureen O’Sullivan as Jane Porter, the ‘Jane’ of ‘Me Tarzan, you Jane’ fame, the partner of Tarzan and the ‘Mate’ from the films title. The film was by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and it made an impressive, for the time, $2.2 million. As a fan I snapped up the chance to buy this postcard when I recently saw it at a fair for just £2. Picturegoer produced many film related postcards featuring both actors and actresses, film scenes and promotional photographs like this one here. They are numerous in number and can be obtained quite cheaply, many being only a £1, but popular characters like Tarzan will cost you more.

 

27/08/2019

EVIDENCE OF A GOOD TIME

Published by

C. T. (RYDAL ?) COMICS

GENUINE CURTEICH – CHICAGO C.T. ART COLORTONE

Ref: C-627

6B-H597

 

An American postcard posted in 1950. This is a type of postcard which the Americans call a ‘Linen Postcard’, as in the image looks like it is printed on a linen patterned card. It is something, a type, which is uniquely American.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

The George Washington 1 cent stamp has been cancelled with a machine wavy line cancellation with the date 27th July 1950.

 

27/08/2019

LOWENGRUPPE IM THIERGARTEN

BERLIN

‘Lion Group in the Tiergarten’

Unknown Publisher – Printer

 

The Tiergarten is a massive park in Berlin, one which has a selection of monuments and statues in and around it. This lion group is still here in the park and although I had forgotten about this postcard in my collection, I took a photograph of this very statue when I came across it in the park. Today as I was looking through my scanned images, I came across this postcard and decided to post it. Looking at it suddenly remembered my photographs from Berlin and went through them and there it was, this same statue, still there in the park.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

20TH July 2019

 

This is the photograph of this same lion statue that I took last month in Berlin

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

27/08/2019

SOUVENIR DU SACRE-COEUR DE MONTMARTRE

MES PENSEES – MES PRIERES – MES SOUHAITS

1919

Published by

IMP. LEVY FILS & CIE, PARIS

 

I have always liked the postcards from France that came out during the post WWI period. The cards from the very early period, 1919 to 1925 are simple in concept and often simply printed, but there is something about them which appeals to me. This is just the kind of postcard that I mean.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Posted from Paris

5th January 1923

 

27/08/2019

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

By

DAVID TROUILLOUD

Published by

CORRESPONDANCES

Ref: CD 13

 

Despite being in English this postcard was published and sold in France, which is where I bought my copy. It is also another tiger themed postcard for my ‘Tiger’ collection.

 

27/08/2019

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

WALT DISNEY WORLD

POSTCARD BOOK

(BONUS POSTCARD BOOK)

 

This is obviously an American ‘Walt Disney World’ postcard book, but here in the UK this type of book, with a postcard attached to a smaller sized version of the same image, is called a ‘BONUS BOOK’, because you get a bonus little image for each of the postcards in the book (I do not know if these books have the same name in the US).

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of my favourite rides in the Magic Kingdom theme park and I have a nice collection of related cards. This collection here, in this book, is an older issued item which I found on eBay. It is not in excellent condition, I would describe it as ‘fair to good’, but the individual cards are all in excellent condition (it is the area around the binding which is damaged, which means I could technically remove the individual cards and each would be excellent in condition, but I shall keep my collection together – as long as what remains of that binding holds out anyway)

 

 

A ”SKELETON” CREW

Postcard from the:

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

WALT DISNEY WORLD

POSTCARD BOOK

 

COVER POSTCARD

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

Ref: 0100-10101 A

 

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

“DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES”

Postcard from the:

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

WALT DISNEY WORLD

POSTCARD BOOK

 

BACK COVER POSTCARD

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

Ref: 0100-10101 H

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD + BONUS IMAGE

This is the standard reverse layout, but each card has its own descriptive text and capital letter in the reference number (in stamp box)

 

 

WHERE BE THAT TREASURE

Postcard from the:

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

WALT DISNEY WORLD

POSTCARD BOOK

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

Ref: 0100-10101 B

 

 

WHAT BE I OFFERED?

Postcard from the:

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

WALT DISNEY WORLD

POSTCARD BOOK

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

Ref: 0100-10101 C

 

This is a collectible image now as they have changed this tableau and the woman you can see in the red dress is now a female pirate (Disney apparently changed the tableau because they thought the original was now too sexist, what with the attractive woman being sold, or so it has been said!)

 

 

SING HEARTY, MATES!

Postcard from the:

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

WALT DISNEY WORLD

POSTCARD BOOK

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

Ref: 0100-10101 D

 

 

A PIRATES LIFE FOR ME!

Postcard from the:

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

WALT DISNEY WORLD

POSTCARD BOOK

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

Ref: 0100-10101 E

 

I have always liked this pirate with his pigs. He can be seen just before you pass under the bridge. He is on the right-hand side.

 

 

A “JOLLY ROGER”?

Postcard from the:

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

WALT DISNEY WORLD

POSTCARD BOOK

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

Ref: 0100-10101 F

 

ONE FOR THE MONEY…

Postcard from the:

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN

WALT DISNEY WORLD

POSTCARD BOOK

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

Ref: 0100-10101 G

 

 

27/08/2019

SIX OF ONE

THE OFFICIAL APPRECIATION SOCIETY

BOX 66, IPSWICH IP2 9TZ

‘VILLAGE POST’ –

“BE SEEING YOU..”

Official ‘SIX OF ONE’ – THE PRISONER APPRECIATION SOCIETY Postcards

 

The ‘Six of One - The Prisoner’ appreciation society has been going for many years and during this time have produced a reasonable number of exclusive postcards. I have bought all the different cards I have so far come across, but I do keep finding more and these four cards here I only discovered on eBay this month. Anyone who collects anything related to the television series ‘The Prisoner’, surely one of the iconic British TV series, would love these cards. The cards all have images from the series and often these are ones which I have not seen on postcards before which adds extra interest in these issues. If, like me, you collect television postcards then these are worth seeking out.

 

SIX OF ONE

THE OFFICIAL APPRECIATION SOCIETY

BOX 66, IPSWICH IP2 9TZ

‘VILLAGE POST’ –

“BE SEEING YOU..”

Official ‘SIX OF ONE’ – THE PRISONER APPRECIATION SOCIETY Postcards

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ONE OF THE ABOVE POSTCARDS

All the cards have this same reverse layout, which is common to most of the cards published by this appreciation society.

 

27/08/2019

MR BRAINWASH

PRESENTS

ICONS

Part 1

Published by

MR BRAINWASH

“ICONS – A solo exhibit that includes 15,000 square ft. of fine art and installations. Opens February 2010 – 415 West 13th Street – Meat Packing District – New York City”

 

I have seen a number of Mr Brainwash postcards on eBay, and they are often very expensive, £6+ is common, although I have seen a Superman one at $55 (I am lucky enough to have one of these, which I paid a lot less for). Previously on the webpage I have posted several of the Mr Brainwash designs I have managed to pick up, including designs for Superman, Batman, Star Wars and President Obama. My advice to you is that if you come across any Mr Brainwash postcards under £2 then buy them (they are very scarce here in the UK, although I found this Charlie Chaplin one in a Oxfam charity shop in Chelmsford, in my home county of Essex! It cost me just 50p!)

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

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