(YOU ARE QUEEN OF MY HEART TO NIGHT)
Bonzo the Dog
THE R.P.S. SERIES POST CARDS
The cartoon character of Bonzo the Dog was created in 1922 by the comic strip artist George Studdy. The character became extremely popular and went on to appear on many products including a large selection of postcards right through the 1920’s, especially the earlier years post 1922. Around 500 different postcards are believed to have been produced (although I have never seen a check list). This one is also popular with those who collect radio as a theme (which is a very popular topic).
Novelty – Applied real feathers
Hand Painted Background
(Has a logo on the reverse side – an upside-down triangle with the letters ‘WM’ across the top and ‘B’ at the bottom)
I have three cards by this company all with real feathers applied. What appealed to me though was the hand painted backgrounds on these cards, and by hand painted I mean each card individually hand painted, which must have been an unusual process for the time, although hardly greatly detailed so I suppose each card would not have taken long. Are these attractive? I am not sure, but they are certainly interesting. I will depict the other two postcards in a future posting.
COVIDIOT ANTI TRUMP
America had an interesting day yesterday and last night, although more properly Washington DC had an historic happening. The invasion of the Capitol building was something I had not expected to see, and I was glued to CNN for hours watching it all evolve. Who was ultimately responsible? Well, many seem to have one individual whom they blame. Now, I have tried to keep this website politically neutral, and will remain to try and do so, but postcard publishers often go in ‘very’ specific directions and this published design ‘definitely’ does that.
‘Untitled’ (as described on the reverse side)
Well, here we are again back in Lockdown (mark 3!). The announcement was made on the 4th January by Boris Johnson and although he did say it was to commence immediately, the first full lockdown 3 day was the 5th (yesterday). As we are all supposed to be staying at home unless there is a real need to go out, I suppose this design is as appropriate as any.
I SURVIVED THE PANDEMIC
GAILENA / GAILENA SHOP
Ref: NM 87004
The green bug depicted here is clearly from the same image as used on the above Redbubble issue although this card here was obtained many months prior to the above card. This one here was sourced through a Spanish based company. I find it interesting how these days a single image can be used by different companies with what appears to be little copyright usage, although the images are not identical (although based on the same basic premise).
Although this design is a bit premature, lets hope it becomes so for all fairly soon.