29/04/2020

 

NICHT NUR SEEMANNSGARN…

‘Not only Sailor’s Yarn’

HANF & GUT FRIEDRICHSSTR

ENTWURF: BENEDIKT WOHLLEBEN

(‘Entwurf’ means ‘Design’)

Published by

HANF & GUT

 

This card appears here because it is drug related. The image far right of this design depicts cannabis plant leaves, or more correctly Hemp leaves, which although less an issue than the type of cannabis plant used by addicts, and some people for medicinal purposes, it is still in the UK a controlled substance grown under strict licence.

Interestingly, the topic of ‘Drugs’ was not originally one of the topics I thought about when making this sub-section of the webpage. It was also not amongst the list of items mentioned on the front page (it will be included now that I have put this postcard on the site, so you will see it in future).

 

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29/04/2020

 

CHARLES JOURDAN

PARIS

NARCISSUS AND ECHO BY LAURENT ELIE BADESSI

ZANZI - $765

&

ZODIA - $520

Published by

MAX RACKS

MAX CUSTOM MEDIA

 

Seems strange to be putting a shoe advert postcard here in the censored section, but nudity is what it is and as I have decided that any form of nudity needs to be placed here then here it goes…

 

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21/03/2020

 

“GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN,

LET NOTHING YOU DISMAY!”

INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS’ GUIDE

WISHES YOU A VIRUS FREE – 1986

Published by

INTERNATIONAL COLLECTORS’ GUIDE

‘Reserved strictly for subscribers to the magazine

‘International Collectors’ Guide’

Ref: I.C.G. No. 1 – January 1986

(Ref No in stamp box area: J/V507cx)

 

This is recorded as being the first ever AIDS related postcard release. It was, and still is, quite a collectible postcard, and there is no denying that it is an image that has impact, but, something about this one has always seemed wrong. I think it is the idea of death, or the skeleton which I have always considered to be death, writing the word AIDS on his scythe. AIDS was such a horrific virus, and one which caused so much death and despair, and it destroyed so many lives, not just those who suffered it but also the family members of those with the condition, that this image just seems so wrong. So, I have issue with this card, although I accept that this was early on in the Aids story as it was not really noticed in the US until 1980 and became noticed outside of the medical community during the next few years, but 1986 was an early time. But, when we are struggling our way through a very different virus, one which is killing a completely different segment of our society, I could see some similarities, all be it that I think many people will consider that the current Coronavirus has shut down much more of the world. Is this therefore an appropriate card for posting today? Topically I think yes, but under every other reasoning, then, no. Therefore, this is why it is here, in my Censored section, so as not to cause offence… because if you are reading this you were warned.

 

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17/03/2020

 

BALLEPRESSERE

Advert Postcard

Published by

GO-CARD – COPENHAGEN

Ref: # 766

 

I liked this photograph, its sexual without showing any nudity. It has more class than many of the nude glamour postcard images I have seen. A nice card.

 

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17/03/2020

 

ALONS MES ENFANTS!

ANSWER THE CALL TO THE

SOLIHULL POSTCARD FAIR

MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM

8TH JUNE 1996

Artwork by

JACK FOLLOWS

Promotional Postcard Publicity Postcard

Published by

E. WOOLLEY and G. SAWYER

Limited to 1,000 copies

 

17/03/2020

POSTCARD DEALERS

RICHARD FELL and MICHAEL COX

BIPEX 88

(British International Postcard Exhibition 1988)

 

Left Side:

EARTH

 

Right Side:

FIRE

 

Artwork By

RICHARD BLAKE

Both postcards printed by:

THOUGHT FACTORY

For the Postcard Dealers

RICHARD FELL and MICHAEL COX

Limited Edition of 1,000 (each)

 

These two postcards, and the two postcards below, form a set of four promotional publicity postcards issued in 1988. The BIPEX postcard show was an annual International event/postcard fair which ran for many years (the event changed its name in 1995 to ‘The Postcard Show’). I don’t think these are too naughty, but I have a strict nudity rule, which means these get depicted here rather than on the main webpage. This is probably a shame as I think this is a superb set.

 

 

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I have had the pleasure of meeting the artist Richard Blake several times, although some years ago now, and had the opportunity to get him to sign a selection of his artwork cards in my collection. He kindly signed all four of the postcards in this set for me. Richard always seemed to sign in blue ink which I think makes his signature stand out.  

 

POSTCARD DEALERS

RICHARD FELL and MICHAEL COX

BIPEX 88

(British International Postcard Exhibition 1988)

 

Left Side:

WATER

 

Right Side:

AIR

 

Artwork By

RICHARD BLAKE

Both postcards printed by:

THOUGHT FACTORY

For the Postcard Dealers

RICHARD FELL and MICHAEL COX

Limited Edition of 1,000 (each)

 

 

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These two are also signed by the artist

 

15/03/2020

 

FUCKING WEIRD

By

EK COMICS

Published by

BOOMERANG FREECARDS, AMSTERDAM

Ref: P21-99

 

A free rack postcard from the Netherlands. This one is clearly here for its title, which I don’t think you would get away with so easily these days, but I did pick up the tiger one already depicted earlier whilst in London last year, so maybe you could.

 

02/03/2020

GALERIE IM EINSTEIN

Unter Den Linden

Berlin

PHOTOGRAPHISCHE QUANTENSPRUNGE

RIVAL – UHLIG – LAGERFELD

10. Mai bis 30. September ‘96

Pulished by

DINAMIX

 

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02/03/2020

 

JEANS CLOTHES

JC.

Postcard Produced By

JEANS & CLOTHES, SWEDEN

 

I have a brother who lives in Sweden and I know a little bit about the country. I do know that they are more liberal than most and as such a clothing company can issue a postcard like this and not cause any stirs.

 

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02/03/2020

 

KERST KAN ZOVEEL

MEER ZIJN DAN ETEN

EN DRINKEN

‘Christmas can be so much more than food and drink’

LEEF BEZETEN

MAAR

BEHEERST

‘Live owned but managed’

Published by

BOOMERANG FREECARDS (AMSTERDAM)

Ref: P25-98

 

You really can find just about anything on postcards, especially in some European countries, although cards like this have been going into an understandable decline due to current censorship levels and the worlds approach to sexual attitudes  and, to be honest, things like the ‘#ME-TOO’ program. If you are interested in cards like this and others depicted across the CENSORED section of this webpage then try getting them now because as the years move forward, without their being any change, these are going to be harder to source.  

 

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02/03/2020

 

BASTEI

MADDRAX

13TH STREET – THE ACTION & SUSPENSE CHANNEL

A UNIVERSAL STUDIOS NETWORK

Published by

CITY CARDS

 

Maddrax is a German science fiction series which commenced in 2000. It is published by BASTEI-LUBBE (Romantruhe) and Zaubermond. This is (was?) published biweekly in a pulp booklet format by the company, although I believe quite quickly this was moved into a book format published exclusively in German (certainly this was only available in German up to 2014, beyond that I don’t know).

 

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02/03/2020

 

WHAT IS HE DOING DOWN THERE?

By

SHAZAM LLC

Published by

HALF MOON BAY,

BATH

Ref: PC3616

 

Come on! You must admit, that despite this being quite funny there is no way I could put this one onto the main page, not with the images these words bring up. It is the text that makes this a sexual themed image and not the image itself. So, I decided again to play safe and put this here.

Then again of course, he could just be downstairs in the kitchen making a lot of noise... but none of you thought that did you?    

 

02/03/2020

 

FEMME FATALE

Published by

ANDERSYORK

STOK-ART. Kaerparken 6, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark,

tlf. 02-876007

Laursen - Tonder  

Ref: motivnr. 6013

 

FEMME FATALE

Published by

ANDERSYORK

STOK-ART. Kaerparken 6, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark,

tlf. 02-876007

Laursen - Tonder  

Ref: motivnr. 6014

 

FEMME FATALE

Published by

ANDERSYORK

STOK-ART. Kaerparken 6, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark,

tlf. 02-876007

Laursen - Tonder  

Ref: motivnr. 6015

 

02/03/2020

 

THE MAN WITH THE HORN

By

CHARLEY ‘95

Published by

CUNST & COMMERZ – GRATISPOSTKARTENSERVICE

Ref: VERKAUF UNTERSAGT - # 136

 

I am not entirely sure why I have put this postcard here rather than on the main webpage, but there was just something about the style, an almost racist style of depiction of the man and the monkey, and then there’s the fact that this man is blowing into the elephants bottom! That cant be right, can it?

I do know that this was a free postcard, probably a free rack postcard although that’s not confirmed, and I believe it is a German issue.  

 

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02/03/2020

 

NON-POSTCARD

INFORMATION ADVERT ‘FLYER’ CARD

(Post Card Sized)

“NEED HELP DRESSING?”

Beyond Retro - Vintage Clothing for Men & Women

 

A lovely advert card for a shop in London and Stockholm. The image makes this card worth keeping despite it not being a true postcard, but then I don’t care.

 

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