06/12/2019

 

JERSEY

POST OFFICE HEADQUARTERS

Published by the

JERSEY POST OFFICE

Printed by

THE HOUSE OF QUESTA, LONDON

1979

 

This long postcard is quite a common card and turns up a lot at philatelic stamp fairs and the like. Mint cards can be easily found and are often quite cheap, 50p or so, but you can also find copies used with the stamp that uses the same image as depicted on the postcard. This stamp is normally applied to the front and cancelled first day of issue. There is also a third version which has four stamps applied to the reverse side and this copy here is one of those.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

The four stamps applied here are communication themed with two showing post boxes and two showing telephone related images. The stamps were issued as Europa stamps, every year the countries which form the Europa group issue at least one stamp which is related to whatever theme is picked for that year, a tradition which continues to this day.

Although this is a lovely card, and it comes with four stamps applied and cancelled first day of issue, this version is often also found in cheap boxes.

 

06/12/2019

 

THE THREE SHELLS

WESTERN ESPLANADE

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

Printed and Published by

E. T. W. DENNIS & SONS LTD, SCARBOROUGH

“A DENNIS POSTCARD”

Ref: S.0458

 

After what was an horrendous time getting through security at Orlando Airport, we had a good flight back and are now relaxing back at home in a much less sunny (than Orlando) Southend on Sea here in the UK. So, I thought I would dig out a postcard depicting a scene from my hometown.

I drove along part of the seafront today when we got back, but not past the section shown here. The three shells is a well-known local doughnut and ice-cream stand, and I have had many snacks from here, but what you can see on this early modern postcard has changed considerably. Here the Three Shells can be seen to be right on the edge of the sea. This is no longer the case exactly, as they built a seafront pool here with the water kept in by massive boulder like rocks which arc around from the right side of the building out and around to an area off the left side of this photograph. A kiddies small climbing frame has been placed on the sand area to the left side as well. This makes all this area look totally different, except that the Three Shells is still here.

 

04/12/2019

 

GREETINGS FROM ORLANDO

Published by

BEACH HUT

Ref: L606

 

This is the last webpage posting from my holiday as we fly home tomorrow and my laptop will be packed up any moment now…

This is a postcard I picked up just last year although even when I bought this one the water park you can see bottom right was already closed. As I drove past the site of this old water park two weeks, nearly three in fact, ago I could see that they have built a massive new hotel on this site. So, this is another modern postcard with an out of date but historically interesting image (the ‘Wet and Wild’ water park was very popular and will be remembered by many who holidayed here in the 1990’s and 2000’s)

Also, I am pleased that I have managed to post at least one card on the webpage every day of my holiday except the flight out day and tomorrow, my flight back day. I know it has been Florida and Disney/Universal Studio’s centric, but some other cards, both old and modern have also appeared, and I have always stated that the webpage would flow with my activities and travels, as any collection would. I hope you have enjoyed seeing the cards and reading the many extra images and information which has been posted on our facebook page as well.  

 

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03/12/2019

 

FLORIDA

GREETINGS FROM FLORIDA

Published by

THE POSTCARD FACTORY

Ref: PC57-FL-4593

 

This is my favourite non-Disney Florida postcard currently available in the souvenir shops outside of the theme park areas. I like the combination of older postcard and poster styled images. I have a copy of the alligator postcard top right in my collection (I will hunt it down when I get back home). Although this is a non-Disney postcard it can still be included in a Disney collection as the Magic Kingdom Castle can be seen bottom right (we will be in the Magic Kingdom park today until very late as we have tickets for the Christmas Party event being held until 0100hrs tomorrow)

 

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02/12/2019

 

JOYEUSE FETE

(Happy Birthday)

Published by

CIRCE

French Published Postcard

 

Another postcard from my early French collection, all mostly bought in France in my travels over the last ten-fifteen years. These postcards are numerous and have little real catalogue value, but they have a tremendous history within the French postcard story. So many studio photograph sourced postcards were issued in the early French postcard history that these cards can be picked up for 50p or less (but I am not sure that this will last as at some point interest is going to grow in these)

 

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TELEGRAMME

Published by

P.C.

Ref: 4102

 

Telegrams became a popular form of correspondence and they started to appear on postcard designs as postcards always depicted what was popular and in trend at the time. I have a number of early French postcards which use the telegram as part of their design.

 

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TELEGRAMME

Published by

P.C.

Ref: 4102

 

This has the same reference number on the front as the above postcard, and the image includes the same female

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

different reverse layout to the above postcard

 

01/12/2019

 

BUZZ, WOODY AND THE GANG

SENDING YOU GREETINGS FROM FLORIDA

Published by

THE POSTCARD FACTORY

Ref: PC57-TS-FL 749

 

I was in the Toy Story Land part of the Hollywood Studios theme park today (I ate at Woody’s Lunchbox). I rode the ‘Flying Saucers’ ride and the ‘Toy Story Mania’ ride. Its not my favourite part of the park, but I do enjoy walking around its very clever theming. So, this postcard, bought on my visit to Florida last year, seemed an appropriate one for today’s posting.

 

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30/11/2019

 

WIEN – VIENNA – BEHA

SCHLOSS SCHONBRUNN

Published by

COLORAMA

Ref: BESTELL: Nr.PK VIE02

 

Tourists visiting Vienna should have this famous palace on their itinerary. We visited this impressive structure earlier this year and I bought this souvenir as a memento of my visit. I thought that as I have been concentrating on American themed postcards whilst here in Florida on my last holiday of the year, I should perhaps depict a card from Europe from an earlier holiday, just for a bit of variety. Travel broadens the mind they say. It definitely broadens a postcard collection.

 

29/11/2019

 

TROOPING THE COLOURS

STAURDAY JUNE 4TH

NEAREST STATIONS

TRAFALGAR SQUARE – STRAND – ST JAMES PARK – WESTMINSTER

Artist

MARGARET CALKIN JAMES (1932)

Published by the

LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM

Ref: “POSTER GIRLS” A CENTURY OF ART & DESIGN

(No reference number given)

Copyright 2018

 

After todays attack in London I thought I would post something which celebrates the wonder and history of the city of London. My sympathies go out to the relatives and friends of those who died today, but terrorism will never succeed here because we will not let it. I love London and will continue to visit it as often as I can. Attack us if you can, but do not be surprised, as with today, if people fight back.

 

28/11/2019

 

ELEPHANT BATHING POOL

JUNGLE RIVER CRUISE

WALT DISNEY WORLD

Official Walt Disney World published postcard

Ref: 01110209

 

During the Christmas season, and that is what the theme park is in at this moment, this attraction gets renamed the ‘JINGLE CRUISE’. We rode this last night in the dark and we had an excellent guide who was probably one of the best I have had on this ride.

I love these earlier golden age sized Walt Disney World postcards as they show parts of attractions still in place which have not appeared on modern postcards for over twenty years now.  

 

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28/11/2019

 

GREY SEAL

Published by

J. SALMON LTD

Ref: COASTAL IMAGES Series

6 – 69 – 01 – 22

 

I bought this postcard earlier in the year when I was in Norfolk (in Wells-Next-The Sea). Although I no longer concentrate on wildlife postcards, I still like to pick up good ones when I see them, and with this company no longer publishing postcards these great cards are soon going to be much harder to source.

 

GREY SEAL

Published by

J. SALMON LTD

Ref: COASTAL IMAGES Series

6 – 69 – 01 – 16

 

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27/11/2019

 

CLIVE JAMES ….. RIP

Vivian Leonard James AO, CBE, FRSL

7TH October 1939 – 24th November 2019

Australian critic, broadcaster, poet and television critic for The Observer’ newspaper. Although Australian Clive James lived and worked in the UK.

 

GARY RHODES ….. RIP

22ND April 1960 – 26th November 2019

Restauranteur and television chef known and best remembered for his love of British cuisine. His television series ‘Rhodes Around Britain’ was an important early food series. At the time of his death he was running two restaurants in Dubai (where he passed away)

 

WE LOVE T.V.

Design b y

PARKER & BURRILL

Official ‘ROYAL MAIL’ release

 

Today they announced the loss of two television presenters which I watched regularly as a younger man. My mum was a big fan of Gary Rhodes and we watched all his food programmes, and was a fan of the dry, sly wit of Clive James.

 

26/11/2019

 

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

VISITOR COMPLEX

SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS

Official Kennedy Space Center Postcard

Printed by

IMPACT PHOTO GRAPHICS

Ref: 75385

 

I visited here today, and I think that although the Saturn 5 Rocket area is fascinating, and the rocket is an amazing piece of technology it is the Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibition area which is truly jaw dropping when you first see it. This excellent postcard image does not do it justice, but it is a great souvenir of my visit (I bought this one here on my visit last summer – I bought another one today which I had signed by an Astronaut – see my facebook page for images, although I will post images here when I get back home).

 

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

VISITOR COMPLEX

SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS AND OTHER VIEWS

Official Kennedy Space Center Postcard

Printed by

IMPACT PHOTO GRAPHICS

Ref: 75846-46

 

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

VISITOR COMPLEX

SPACE SHUTTLE ATLANTIS

LIFT OFF

Official Kennedy Space Center Postcard

Printed by

IMPACT PHOTO GRAPHICS

                             Ref: 50009

 

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

VISITOR COMPLEX

Official Kennedy Space Center Postcard

Printed by

IMPACT PHOTO GRAPHICS

Ref: 55067

 

 25/11/2019

 

STAR TOURS

DISNEYLAND

‘THE ULTIMATE ADVENTURE’

Official ‘Disneyland’ California Postcard

Ref: 0100-10996

Copyright 1986

 

This is a poster styled postcard for the Star Tours ride in California. Today I rode the same ride here in Orlando, Florida, so it seemed to be a good card to post here. I also visited the new Galaxy’s Edge Star Wars area here in the Walt Disney World Hollywood Studios. Having had such a ‘Star Wars’ day how could I not post this one.    

 

Reverse Side of Above Postcard

 

24/11/2019

 

WILD ABOUT ADVENTURE

JAMBO!

WALT DISNEY WORLD

ANIMAL KINGDOM THEME PARK

Official Disney Animal Kingdom Theme Park Postcard

 

We have been to the Animal Kingdom theme park today and as usual had a great time (it is possibly now my favourite of the four theme parks here in Walt Disney World, Florida).

This postcard here I bought a couple of years ago (I did not see it today, but I was not spending much time in the shops, so will check next time to see if it is still on sale). When I bought this, it was an exclusive postcard only sold in the Animal Kingdom park

 

update: I checked the shops in the Animal Kingdom a couple of days ago  and this card seems to no longer be available. 

 

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23/11/2019

 

TARZAN

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER

“100 DE ANI DE LA NAST ER E A LUI

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER”

(100 Anniversary of the birth of Johnny Weissmuller) 

Official

POSTA ROMANA

Postal Stationery Post Card

Ref: 095/2004

 

When I was at the recent Nottingham Postcard Fair, I was looking through one dealer’s stock of stamped postcards, which included some postal stationery post cards. In amongst this stock I found these four Tarzan themed cards which all depict film posters for the early Tarzan films which starred Johnny Weissmuller as the titular character. Other than the fact that these were issued in 2004, I have very little details about these four cards, but I loved them and had to have them. This first one is my favourite of the four.  

The special cancellation celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Johnny Weissmuller, who was born in Szabadfalva (Freidorf), Austria-Hungary which is now part of Romania, thus these cards being produced by POSTA ROMANA, the official postal authority for Romania.  

 

TARZAN

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER

“100 DE ANI DE LA NAST ER E A LUI

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER”

(100 Anniversary of the birth of Johnny Weissmuller) 

Official

POSTA ROMANA

Postal Stationery Post Card

Ref: 096/2004

 

The special cancellation used on this card commemorates Weissmuller’s distinguished swimming career. During the 1920’s he was one of the world’s fastest swimmers and won five Olympic Gold medals (and a bronze for Water Polo). This is reason for the inclusion of the Olympic rings in the cancel. He was the first to swim 100 meters freestyle in under one minute, and the first to swim the 440-yard freestyle in under five minutes. In America he won 52 US National Championships and set more than 50 world records. Allegedly he was undefeated in official competition for the entirety of his competitive career.

 

TARZAN

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER

“100 DE ANI DE LA NAST ER E A LUI

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER”

(100 Anniversary of the birth of Johnny Weissmuller) 

Official

POSTA ROMANA

Postal Stationery Post Card

Ref: 097/2004

 

This card, and the one below has been cancelled with the first day of issue cancellation for these cards (the top two cards have cancellations from later in the year which relate to Weissmuller). This is dated 02 June 2004, which was the 100th anniversary date of Weissmuller’s birth (which was on 2nd June 1904, naturally enough).

Weissmuller is perhaps better known for his Tarzan films than for his swimming, it was certainly how I came across him as I was a huge fan of the Tarzan films which were often shown after the news on weekday evenings on BBC2. I remember often eating my dinner whilst watching them on these school day nights.

 

TARZAN

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER

“100 DE ANI DE LA NAST ER E A LUI

JOHNNY WEISSMULLER”

(100 Anniversary of the birth of Johnny Weissmuller) 

Official

POSTA ROMANA

Postal Stationery Post Card

Ref: 098/2004

 

The full list of Weissmuller Tarzan films:

TARZAN THE APE MAN – 1932

TARZAN AND HIS MATE – 1934

TARZAN ESCAPES – 1936

TARZAN FINDS A SON! – 1939

TARZAN’S SECRET TREASURE – 1941

TARZAN’S NEW YORK ADVENTURE – 1942

TARZAN TRIUMPHS – 1943

TARZAN’S DESERT MYSTERY – 1943

TARZAN AND THE AMAZONS – 1945

TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD WOMAN – 1946

TARZAN AND THE HUNTRESS – 1947

TARZAN AND THE MERMAIDS – 1948

 

Not sure why the poster used here depicts a Tiger! These are from Asia of course and not the African home of Tarzan, not that the films were that careful re the creatures they used! (Weissmuller did later appear in a film called ‘VOODOO TIGER’ set in Asia in which he starred as Jungle Jim – 1952)

 

22/11/2019

 

HOLYWELL HILL,

ST ALBANS

Published by

H. A. RICHARDSON

(ST ALBAN)

 

Unlike the previous posting this image has all the marks of being a staged photograph, and this one ‘definitely’ has a police officer on it, he can be seen standing on the corner of the road. I love these early photographs as they often hold a plethora of historic details about an area, the shops, the transport and much more.

St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire, here in the UK, north north-west of central London.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This card was posted in September 1907 and it has a Hackney cancellation.

 

22/11/2019

 

BRIXTON ROAD, LONDON S. W.

Published by

VALENTINE’S

‘VALENTINE’S SERIES’

Ref: 46279

 

Brixton of course has had a more notorious reputation through the later decades of the 20th century (whether earnt or not), but here the street you can see, on a postcard sent in 1907, looks quite respectable and that looks like quite a big ‘Bon Marche’ (I didn’t know the store has been running for this long!). I liked this photograph because of the horse drawn ‘Brixton’ bus you can see bottom left and I think that’s two police officers on the right side. The picture has been hand-coloured (were the Brixton buses of this era coloured Green?), and you can see that some people were moving whilst this photograph was taken as they appear as blurred images, so this was not an entirely staged picture, which I also liked.

 

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A nice BRIXTON cancel dated 8th June 1907, not complete as a bit faded top right side, but you can clearly make out the location and the date, which is always nice.

This is a cheap card, maybe somewhere between £1.50 and £2, but it has character non the less, and what else from 1907 can you pick up so cheaply?

 

21/11/2019

 

HAVING A GREAT TIME IN

ORLANDO

Published by

THE POSTCARD FACTORY

Ref: PC57G-WD-OR 843

 

We had a cracking last morning in Universal Studios, and I was a bit sorry to be leaving for Disney, but the rest of my family love Disney, and normally I am with them, but today upon arrival we had a bit of a mare with our rooms (long story – but envisage workers fitting an air-con system on the roof immediately outside our room!!). Complaints were made and we did get new rooms, but it was all a bit of a palaver! Anyway, we are here now and complaints to one side we are ready to explore anything new since our last visit, and there is quite a bit… so hopefully the title of this postcard will again be true.

 

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20/11/2019

 

FLORIDA SCRUB JAY

Photo by

JOE McDONALD

Published by

FRIENDS OF THE SCRUB

 

The Florida Scrub Jay is one of the rarest birds in the Florida area. If you want to see one you need to visit Merritt Island, which is a massive wildlife reserve area (and I do mean ‘MASSIVE’) near to the Kennedy Space Centre. I visited here on Monday and I was lucky enough to again see one of these scarce birds, but I also had a close encounter with a Bobcat that jumped out onto the track that I was walking along. As my heart stopped, and me and the Bobcat exchanged looks, I again realised what a fantastic place this island is for anyone who loves wildlife.

I believe this was my fourth time visiting here and on every one of these visits I have been fortunate to see Florida Scrub Jays.

 

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The postcard was sold with two areas covered over with black felt-tip pen marks. I don’t know why, but it does add a strange question mark to the card.

 

FLORIDA SCRUB JAY

Photo by

CHARLIE HEIDECKER

Published by

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY

 

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Yet more black marker pen application! I wonder if this because the card was being sold by another company or organisation, so they needed to cover up some of the details.

 

20/11/2019

 

TOP

POSEIDON’S FURY: ESCAPE FROM THE LOST CITY

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Official Universal Studios Postcard

Ref: PCP4-IOA001-4

 

BOTTOM

JURASSIC PARK RIVER ADVENTURE

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Official Universal Studios Postcard

Ref: PCP4-IOA001-3

 

These two postcards depict two of my daughter’s favourite attractions in the ‘Islands of Adventure’ theme park at Universal Studios. My youngest son got soaked today riding the Jurassic Park ride, much like the people on this postcard appear to be.

Tomorrow morning is our last time in the Universal Studio parks as tomorrow afternoon we will be leaving here to move across into Walt Disney World to stay a couple of weeks at the Beach Club Resort (so get ready for an influx of Disney themed postcards appearing here over the next couple of weeks, assuming I get internet access).

 

TOP

DUDLEY DO-RIGHT’S RIPSAW FALLS

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Official Universal Studios Postcard

Ref: PCP4-IOA001-10

 

BOTTOM

POPEYE & BLUTO’S BILGE-RAT-BARGES

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Official Universal Studios Postcard

Ref: PCP4-IOA001-8

 

Both the rides depicted here are ‘Wet’ rides, in fact, they are both ‘Very Wet’ rides. Unfortunately, or perhaps not if you like staying dry, the Popeye ride was closed this week for refurbishment and maintenance, but I have not lost any sleep over this (the last time I rode this one I got so wet it looked like I had gone swimming in my clothes!)

It should also be noted that none of these postcards are still on sale, and they have not been for quite a few years now. So, if you want any souvenirs like this for your trip to these parks you will need to trawl eBay to get them

 

19/11/2019

 

RAPALLO

EDIT J. VELTEN KARLSRUHE PROPR RISERVATA

LIT. E. NISTER NURNBERG

[Text from along bottom of front of postcard]

CARTOLINE POSTALI ARTISTICHE D: VELTEN No212

[Text from down left side of front of postcard]

N.B. SUL LATO ANTERIORE DELLA PRESENTE SI SCRIVE SOLTANTO L’INDIRIZZO

[The above text appears on the reverse side – it is an instruction that only the address can be placed on the reverse side]

 

Rapallo is a town on the Italian Riviera coastline. This early postcard shows a painting of the town, and we know this is an early postcard because it has an undivided back and space on the front for a short message to be written.

 

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19/11/2019

 

PROJECT OF CLOTHED CARS

By

SALVADOR DALI

Printed in Spain

(due to a small area of damage on the reverse side I can not see the full name of the publisher)

Ref: C-148

 

When I was young, I saw what was at that time the largest exhibition of Salvador Dali paintings here in the UK. I found them fascinating and I became a fan of his work. There is something about the all-round weirdness of his work which really appeals to me.

 

18/11/2019

 

SAVE THE TIGER

By

ROB LOXTON

Published by

NATIONWIDE

The Nation’s Building Society

Ref: Number Three in a series of six

Specially commissioned illustrations by students from Falmouth School of Art and Design

 

I bought this one because it depicts a tiger, but I would be interested in what the other five designs depict.

 

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18/11/2019

 

GLASGOW CORPORATION

TRAMCAR No. 585 (1901)

First introduced as an open-deck car,

Later modified to its present form

Printed by

THE WHITE ROSE PRESS

Published by the

SCIENCE MUSEUM

 

Some of the earlier Science Museum postcards depict items from the museums collection which have not appeared on their postcards for some years now, probably decades. They are also becoming quite collectible and can be hard to track down. This is a superb example of one of these cards.

 

17/11/2019

 

LONDON BRIDGE

Published by

HILDESSHEIMER & CO., LTD, LONDON & MANCHESTER

Ref: NO. 601

 

I picked this card up for a few pennies a couple of years ago. It was cheap because it has some damage down the left side, but I don’t think it damages the visual appeal for me, and at the price I was happy to add it to my collection. I considered that I was saving this one from being thrown away, which I think would have been a shame.

 

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