THE MOUNTED POLICE
An Officer in the 1836 uniform of the original
Mounted Horse Patrol “Robin Redbreasts”, with his
modern Mounted Branch counterpart
(Text from reverse side of postcard)
J. ARTHUR DIXON
Published for the 150th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Police
(1829 – 1979)
Ref: L6/SP. 5549
A Metropolitan police officer was shot and killed today at Croydon police station. It is another example of just how dangerous a Police Officers work can potentially be. It is sad when anyone dies, especially when it is sudden and in an unexpected way, whatever that persons employment or community position, but somehow it is more impactive when that person is from a circle that you feel connected to in some way. So, I have posted this Metropolitan Police postcard in remembrance of the officer who lost his life today and in commemoration of all officers who have lost their life on duty in previous times.
MICHAEL LONSDALE ….. RIP
Michael Edward Lonsdale-Crouch
24th May 1931 – 21st September 2020
A British-French actor who appeared in many films (over 180). He is best remembered for his portrayal of the villain Hugo Drax in the 1979 James Bond film Moonraker, but he also appeared in The Day of the Jackal, The Remains of the Day, Caravan to Vaccares, The Holcroft Covenant, The Name of the Rose and Ronin, amongst as stated, many others.
LONDON POSTCARD COMPANY
Ref: CODE: EO 00734 (Series 2 set of 20)
Bond Classic Posters
AUTOGRAPHED ON THE FRONT
(The actress who plays the character ‘Dolly’ in the film – the female character who partners the character ‘JAWS’ in the film)
GENERAL MOTORS BUILDING,
CHICAGO WORLD’S FAIR
N. SHURE CO., CHICAGO. ILL
C. T. ART-COLORTONE – By
CURT TEICH & CO., INC, CHICAGO
I am a sucker for any type of airship or blimp and although I prefer cards depicting the old German zeppelin’s I will also pick up any showing the Good Year smaller airship, or blimp.
This postcard depicts the General Motors Building at the Chicago World’s Fair which ran from 1933 to 1934. I have previously depicted another card from this series which depicted the Ford Motor Company building at this same fair, so this card goes very nicely beside that one.
LAWSON MARDON POST CARD
THE O.S.P. LINE
Ref: HSC – 614 (PC 709)
As I type this, I should have been on an aeroplane flying to Miami in Florida. If the coronavirus had not hit, I would be in my aeroplane seat watching a movie and enjoying the flight (unlike many I do enjoy the flight and consider it part of my holiday). We were to spend a couple of weeks exploring Miami before moving north to the world of the mouse, Walt Disney World. It now looks as if I will not get my Disney fix this year, the first time for many years, but as I have previously stated, I do still have my Disney postcard collection to look through. It is not the same, but better than nothing.
THE POSTCARD FACTORY
Ref: PC57-FL 098
Tonight, we should have been overnighting at the hotel next to the airport before a flight in the morning to Florida. Clearly, like everyone else who was hoping to travel on their holidays ours was cancelled. So, in commemoration of what could have been – five weeks in the US – I post this lovely postcard which depicts one of my favourite Florida creatures. I have seen these often both in captivity and in the wild, but I have also had the pleasure of swimming with them.
POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARDS
With different coloured cachets which read:
Khairatabad HO – 500004
Or the location:
Hyderabad G.P.O.- 500 001
I saw these on the delcampe auction site, and I wanted to buy a selection of cards with this cachet in different colours and from different locations, the two I have seen being Khairatabad and Hyderabad. What I really wanted these for of course is my now quite large Covid-19 collection. So, I found three different on cards and a fourth on a cover, which I will show you just for a bit of completion.
This one is obviously purple and from Hyderabad.
NEW BOOK ENTRIES
I have placed some more books from my collection in the BOOK LISTING section of this webpage. This includes a book depicting images of police themed postcards and the superb two volume set titled ‘THE POSTAL CARD WORLDWIDE 1869 – 1974’ by James Peter Gough which was issued just last year.
ELECTRICALLY HAULED EXPRESSES PASS NEAR
THE NEW FLY-OVER AT RUGBY
IAN ALLEN LTD
Ref: No. 20
I do like a nice artist painted train image. This one is a cracker. I found this recently in an antiques center located in York (which fits in nicely with the previous posting). I paid top end for this one, £2, but for me this was OK, as I really liked the image and I have a tendency to look for the diesel and electric train images above the far more popular steam engines. I think this is because to me these are more modern, and, also, because they often appear much less than almost any steam train has.
“Love Your Location”
STAR EDITIONS LTD
So, we have a curfew coming for restaurants and pubs. We will not be able to gather in groups of more than six. Are we heading for a second coronavirus wave? I think many are starting to admit that we are in one.
When we were allowed to travel again, after the lockdown was lifted, the first place we travelled to was Yorkshire. We took our campervan and stayed on a proper site. Everyone there was social distancing properly, and it was nice just to sit outside and watch the birds flying and the beautiful sun setting. But we also visited a couple of tourist locations. Now I wear a mask, possibly because I am diabetic, but also because I think it is the right thing to do. I saw very few others wearing one, except in shops. I saw very-little proper social distancing in some places, and I was not surprised when I later heard, weeks after our return, that covid-19 numbers were rising again in the north. Whilst in York I bought this lovely postcard as a souvenir. I know cycling became far more popular as a form of exercise during the last lockdown. I may soon need to look at picking up a new cycle myself.