CODE FOR THE COUNTRY
“RESPECT THE LIFE OF THE COUNTRYSIDE”
Prepared for the
NATIONAL PARKS COMMISSION
CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION
Printed in England for Her Majesty’s Stationery Office
T. L. Ltd
Ref: CODE FOR THE COUNTRY 12
This is one postcard design in what was quite a large series of cartoon images especially drawn by well known British cartoonist Norman Thelwell (23/5/1923 – 7/2/2004) who is perhaps best known for this drawings of children on horses and ponies who are often depicted taking part in Gymkhana’s. I have a small selection of these cards but am far away from having a full set as these cards do not turn up very often. These are far harder to source than their value indicates. If you come across one and like it then I suggest buying it, especially if its under £3.
“I PROMISE TO…”
MAKE A # MENTAL HEALTH PROMISE
MENTAL HEALTH BEGINS WITH ME
2016 OCTOBER 10TH
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
A very simple postcard design, but one with a very important message. This card is unlikely to ever be very valuable, but not every postcard will be or needs to be.
WICHITA POSTCARD CLUB
18TH WICHITA INTERNATIONAL
21 -22 OCTOBER 1995
Show Theme: Advertising Postcards
WICHITA POSTCARD CLUB
Yet another Rick Geary postcard design. I have often mentioned that his artistic style is immediately recognisable. I have always liked his cards and have tried to obtain as many as I can.
I came across this postcard, and the one below, whilst going through a cheap box at a postcard fair. I thought the artwork here was lovely, but even more important though is the way this has been designed, as in the whole image and text combination. Looking at this postcard. Although there is no informative text detail related to where this card was published or sold, I obviously assume it is a card sold locally in Portsmouth, and perhaps the artist is also from this location, or nearby.
THE SINKING OF THE
OFF PORTSMOUTH 19TH JULY 1545
Having found the HMS Victory card, I then found this card further along in the cheap box. I think the HMS Victory design is the better of the two, but that does not detract from this excellent design. I have been interested in the Mary Rose story since she was brought up from the seabed and later preserved, well, one half of her frame anyway. I have also visited the exhibition and seen the recovered section of her hull. Quite a lot of postcards were issued around this time and I collected many of them, although I missed this one, although I think this one may have come out a little later.
P. & O. S.S. CHITRAL,
15,000 TONS GROSS
AUSTRALIA MAIL AND PASSENGER SERVICE
Printed and Published for the
PREMIER HOTEL, RUSSEL SQUARE, W.C.1
Chitral is the capital of the Chitral District situated in Pakistan. The ship depicted here was built in Linthouse, Glasgow in 1925 by Alexander Stephens & Sons. Initially the ship ran between London and Australia via Suez and Colombo. In 1932 Bombay was added to her route. She was commissioned as an armed merchant cruiser in October 1939 and rescued the survivors of the HMS Rawalpindi off Iceland in that same year (23/11/1939). Later in the war, in 1948, she became a troopship and remained in naval service until the end of the war and beyond. She did not resume on her Australian route until 1948. She was broken up at Dalmuir in Scotland in 1953.
REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD
This copy was posted in France from a philatelic exposition held in Paris in 1943. The French stamp has been cancelled with a special airmail cancellation for the event. So, what you have here is a British postcard used in France during the period of German occupation during world war II. I think this fact alone is enough to make this postcard that little bit more interesting.
SOUTHEND ON SEA
WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA Cliff Gardens LEIGH-ON-SEA Marine Parade
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA The Pier LEIGH-ON-SEA Cockle Boats
COASTAL CARDS LTD, Holland-on-Sea
Printed in Holland by
Ref: K. 632 A
We are back in our hometown of Southend-on-Sea after a few days in New York (which was covered by a variety of posts on our facebook page). Therefore, I thought I would post this older modern postcard which depicts some views of my home area. The top two views have only changed a little bit whilst I believe that the depicted Leigh cockle boats, bottom right, may well still be working (perhaps not all of them, but certainly some).
The biggest change would be in relation to the aeroplane shown in the middle. This is a ATL-98 Carvair and if you are a James Bond fan you may remember that this was how the films baddie ‘Auric Goldfinger’ flies his Rolls-Royce Phantom III put of the country, and this scene was filmed here at Southend Airport. This film scene was the first thing I thought of when I saw this postcard on eBay.
ALL THAT’S MISSING IS YOU.
MAINE LINE CO., ROCKPORT
Printed in the USA
Ref: MT 045
An early US modern postcard from my television collection. Looking at it today I realise that it could also have been posted yesterday as a vague(ish) valentines day postcard, the message is corny enough
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
LONGSHAW CARD CO., LOS ANGELES, CALIF
This station covers 40 acres and cost 11 million dollars to build. It is in the Spanish architecture style of Southern California.
This was one of the stations we pulled into during our cross America train holiday back in 2018. I remember it well as I thought it one of the more beautiful exteriors of the stations we visited, not the most impressive (I think Washington DC was perhaps that) but certainly a lovely looking station.
Having only flown in and out of Florida on my previous US holidays I did not know much about US rail stations and I admit I had not known that more than one station was called ‘Union Station’. When I came across several on my trip I realised that it was not just a single name for one impressive station but is the standard name for stations which where the facilities are shared by more than one separate railway company (this allows passengers to connect between them for travel). Something which makes sense when you know it, but it was something I learnt and is why I enjoy travel so much (that and the ability to access more postcards of course…)