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14/12/2018

10 DOWNING STREET

By

D. A. KETTLEY

Published by

BARRINGTON WARD GRAPHICS

 

I bet life has been interesting behind these doors this week! The Prime Minister has had a hard-old week what with cancelling the vote re the Brexit deal, then facing the vote of no-confidence, which she won, but at the loss of more time she needed to work on the Brexit plan with the Europeans. I bet there are not many that would want to be working here at-the-moment. What with all the news and broadcasts wrapped around UK politics this week I thought this would be an appropriate postcard to be posting.     

 

14/12/2018

STAMPEX POSTCARD

BRITISH SHIPS – MAURETANIA 1907

Unadopted stamp design by

Andrew Restall

For the 1969 ‘British Ships’ issue.

Published by

STAMPEX

Ref: Number 22 of a series

Issued free to all visitors to

SPRING STAMPEX 2012

Limited Edition of 7000

 

These slightly larger postcards were a great freebie from any visit to a Stampex exhibition. The earlier ones like this with an unadopted stamp design on the front were the best. More recently the free cards have been smaller (more normal postcard sized) and have depicted the advertising poster design for the event(s), but these have not been so good. This ocean liner design is one of my favourites.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Mint Unused Copy

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ANOTHER COPY OF THE ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Visitors to Stampex have often taken their free postcard and applied the special Stampex Show exclusive stamp items to it and had the card cancelled with a special Stampex hand stamp. I also used to do this.

This one here has the following items applied:

 

1) Post & Go – 1st Class – Puffin (Birds Series 4) – this was obtained from the Stampex Post & Go machine. These stamps with the 2012 date are very collectible and if I am right were only available at this specific Stampex show and nowhere else (they are very collectible for this reason).

 

2) Two of the RMS Titanic Stampex Show ‘Smilers’ sheet stamps with attached labels. Both have the small Union Jack 1ST class stamp and an attached pictorial label, one showing the grand staircase and another the front of the ship at the bottom of the ocean.

 

3) 1st Class and 1st Large Machin Queens Head Post & Go stamps with the Stampex exclusive additional print ‘Diamond Jubilee – 1952-2012’ print. Both obtained from the Stampex Post & Go machine.

All the stamps and Post & Go stamps have been cancelled with the special ‘SPRING STAMPEX – 22ND FEB 2012 – LONDON N1’ stamp shaped hand stamp. The 22nd of February 2012 was the first day of that years Spring Stampex, which means that this was also the first day of issue for all the items attached to this card (including the Puffin post & go which had been first issued in 2011, but here at this Stampex was the first, and I believe only time it was available with a 2012 date, so this was the first day of issue of this dated version).

This card was my personal souvenir of my visit to this Stampex.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF YET ANOTHER COPY OF THE ABOVE POSTCARD

 

I visited the 2012 Spring Stampex again on the 24th February (the last but one day – the 25th being the last day). On this trip I again produced a souvenir for myself.

 

1) Another two of the RMS Titanic Stampex Show ‘Smilers’ sheet stamps with attached labels. Both have the small Union Jack 1ST class stamp and an attached pictorial label, one showing the captain of the Titanic, Edward Smith and another showing the memorial in Southampton.

 

2) 1st Class and Worldwide up to 40g Machin Queens Head Post & Go stamps with the Stampex exclusive additional print ‘Diamond Jubilee – 1952-2012’ print. Both obtained from the Stampex Post & Go machine.

 

3) 1st Class (Welsh Mountain Badger Face) and Worldwide up to 40g (Dalesbred) post & go sheep stamps.

 

All the stamps and Post & Go stamps have been cancelled with the special ‘SPRING STAMPEX – 24th FEB 2012 – LONDON N1’ stamp shaped hand stamp. The 24th of February 2012 was the first day of issue for the Post & go sheep stamps, so for these two stamps this is a first day of issue item.

So, here you have two unusual items from my collection which probably are unique, although other collectors will have prepared similar looking items with perhaps a different selection of the items available. I really like these.

 

14/12/2018

150TH ANNIVERSARY

1825 – 1975

STOCKTON AND DARLINGTON RAILWAY

Published by

E. T. W. DENNIS & SONS LTD (SCARBOROUGH & LONDON)

Ref: D2134L

 

A lovely railway history postcard issued on the 150th anniversary of this famous railway. Postcards like this one which are connected to a specific anniversary or date tend to be less common than standard issue postcards which clearly have a longer shelf life. This card here I have rarely seen in amongst dealer’s stock (not that this adds any great value though).

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This card has been used to receive the 1975 issued 7p 150th anniversary of the Stockton and Darlington railway stamp that depicts the same train engine as depicted on the front of the postcard, Stephenson’s Rocket. This stamp has been cancelled with a special first day of issue railway ticket shaped special hand stamp: SHILDON, CO(UNTY) DURHAM – FIRST DAY OF ISSUE – 13 AUG 1975.

 

14/12/2018

UNTITLED

Police Identification Parade

By

Phil Evans

Publisher Unknown

(but possibly published either by Evans himself or his publishing company)

“Cartoon reproduced from THE JOKE WORKS: The Political cartoons of Phil Evans – a hundred-page book available [not anymore I suspect] from Bookmarks, 265 Seven Sisters Road, London N4 2DE, price £2.95 plus 70p postage. This is one of a set of 16 cards, price £1.75 from the same address.”

(Information text from reverse side)

 

Not a very complementary police themed postcard, but one from the 1980’s which became even more topical in the late 2000’s when there was all the talk of the inherent racism within the Metropolitan police. This cartoon does follow the belief in this racism and the fact that a cartoon like this could be produced indicates that there was a belief behind the stories of the time.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Very typical of a 1980’s political cartoon issue.

I like the use of the same colour ink as the front

 

14/12/2018

RMS QUEEN MARY

CUNARD LINE

81,237 GROS TONS. – LENGTH 1,019FT. – SPEED 28 ½ KNOTS

Painting by

J. NICHOLSON

Published by

J. SALMON LTD

Ref: 5304

 

I love this ship, and as you will have read back in October, I got to spend a night onboard sleeping in one of the rooms, what an experience.  

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Posted from Clacton-on-Sea, Essex using a 2d Wilding Queen Elizabeth II stamp which has been cancelled with a ‘Clacton-on-Sea’ wavy line machine cancel dated 20th February 1953.  

 

 

14/12/2018

UNTITLED

Beachwear scene

Published:

DDD3 (or 3DDD?)

Printed in Italy

Ref: 937/1

 

No date on this postcard, but it’s a deckle-edged issue so is probably 1950’s – 1960s. The bathing suits shout 1950’s to me, but as stated before that dates the photograph and not when the photograph was produced as this postcard (there is nothing to say that they were concurrent). Nice card though and one which cost me just 50p.

 

14/12/2018

Count Down to Christmas

 

The 10th of December has passed, and Jo has put our Christmas decorations up, so I decided to start my Christmas Postcard countdown – I shall depict at least one ‘Xmas’ themed postcard each day until we reach Christmas Day itself.

DAY FIVE

 

SANTA PAWS

Published by

‘paperchase’

 

This design was in the paperchase shops last year, but I have not seen any this year. Another one for all those ‘Cat’ people out there.

 

UNTITLED

Deer with cottage with Christmas tree

Published by

PSP

 

There is little to no information to help the postcard historian with the printed aspects of this card, except the card quality and the matt printing. This one was used, but either no stamp was applied, or more likely looking at it the stamp may have been removed, but the hand-written message shows that this card was from someone in Varena (which is now in Lithuania) to Praha (Prague – now in the Czech Republic but was in Czechoslovakia. The cancellation is from Prague and is dated the 22nd December in what was either 1943 or 1945 (I think it’s 1943, but it’s not clear). So, either this posted during the war (WWII) or after the war but still within that final year. Personally, I like the idea of someone still sending a Christmas postcard whilst the fighting was still going on.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

13/12/2018

NORTHROP ALPHA

ONE OF THE FIRST ALL-METAL LOW WING MONOPLANES

Original Painting by

JOHN BATCHELOR

1990

Published by

DOVER PUBLICATIONS

Postcard taken from the Dover Publications Postcard Book Titled:

HISTORIC AIRPLANES FULL-COLOR POSTCARDS

 

Dover Publications have issued a wide number of Postcard books and although it is nice to have the entire book it is also nice to get ahold of odd single postcards which have been removed from them.

 

13/12/2018

SOUVENIR OF YORKSHIRE PHILATELIC ASSOCIATION

30TH CONVENTION

22ND MAY 1976

AT HARROGATE

Official Postcard Published by the

Yorkshire Philatelic Association

 

This is now quite an old postcard, 42 years old in-fact. The age may be the reason why it is a black and white image rather than a full colour one, black and white being easier to produce in smaller numbers back then. The image depicts a stamp cover from the 1921 Philatelic Congress which was also held in Harrogate with two stamps cancelled with the event hand stamp and the cinderella 8th Philatelic Congress, Harrogate label. Although it would have been nice in colour I still think this black and white version is worth looking out for. My copy only cost me 30p.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

 

13/12/2018

SRN 2. HOVERCRAFT

Published by

NIGH’S

At Ventnor, Isle of Wight

‘REAL PHOTO POSTCARD’

 

As far as Hovercraft postcards go his is an absolute cracker. This is also a postcard I have not seen before and I like hovercraft postcards and do seek them out. This one was posted in 1962. If you can find one of these expect to pay anywhere between £3 and £6 for a copy, possibly even more on eBay.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Posted on the 7th September 1962 the ‘Wilding’ Queen Elizabeth II definitive stamp has been cancelled with a ‘EASTBOURNE SUSSEX’ wavy line machine cancellation. The hand-written message has a neat ending as it states that this card was bought in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight and that it was ‘very up-to-date’.

 

13/12/2018

INTREPID FOX

Illustration [a photograph] by

ROBERT VINCENT

Published by

FREE CARDS

(A free rack postcard company)

 

Whilst I am depicting some of the more unusual Marilyn Monroe postcards in my collection, I thought I would show you this one. Marilyn appears on one of the central posters on this wall along with a range of music related posters for groups like New Order, The Cure, Pink Floyd, Asia, The Cult and one of my favourites from when I was younger, Siouxsie and the Banshees. This is a great poster collection on a cracking photograph.

 

13/12/2018

MARILYN MONROE AT THE HOTEL GLADSTONE

And

EX-HUSBAND JOE DIMAGGIO AT THE HOTEL MADISON

January 1955

Published by

WATERSTONE & COMPANY, LONDON

Ref: BW5

(Waterstone copyright 1989)

 

For those outside of the UK and don’t know, WATERSTONE is a big British book store chain. It is also one of my favourite shops in my home town, but then I love books. Despite my many visits to Waterstone book shops I never came across this postcard. Although collectible to film theme collectors this postcard could also be added to a sport related collection because Joe Dimaggio was a famous American baseball player for the New York Yankees

 

13/12/2018

MARYLIN [sic]

By

AUDREY FLACK

1977

(Collection Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York)

Published by

ART UNLIMITED AMSTERDAM

Ref: C537

 

I collect all Marilyn Monroe postcards, even ones titled as ‘MARYLIN’ [I don’t know if this is a printing error by the company or just an unusual title used by the artist – either way, it’s the wrong spelling]. The drawing depicted in the book on this piece of artwork is a copy of a really-early photograph of a young Marilyn Monroe (then still using her real given name of Norma Jean Mortenson). This would ‘definitely’ class as an unusual Monroe postcard and, also, a great art postcard.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Standard ART UNLIMITED AMSTERDAM reverse layout, but I wanted to show you this one because of the spelling of the title as mentioned above, see, I was not making it up!

ENLARGED TOP LINE OF TEXT

 

13/12/2018

FOLKESTONE

BRITISH RAILWAYS

EXPRESS TRAINS FROM LONDON –

THROUGH TRAINS FROM MIDLANDS

(Railway Poster)

Published by

NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM

Printed and Distributed by

STAR EDITIONS LTD

Ref: KEN007

 

No details re any artist or year of issue are given with these ‘STAR EDITIONS’ postcards, but this lack of information does not detract from the fact that this is a great poster.

 

13/12/2018

Count Down to Christmas

 

The 10th of December has passed, and Jo has put our Christmas decorations up, so I decided to start my Christmas Postcard countdown – I shall depict at least one ‘Xmas’ themed postcard each day until we reach Christmas Day itself.

DAY FOUR

 

AND A PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE

THE TURKEY CHORUS

Design by

 RICHARD BLAKE

Copyright 1985

Published by

RICHARD BLAKE POST CARDS

Printed by Litho techniques (Kenley) Ltd

Ref: CC 1/85

 

There is no better connection to Christmas than a bunch of Turkeys singing a Christmas carol, although one wonders how long they would all last once the singing came to an end! I have always liked this postcard.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

CHRISTMAS

ALWAYS STARTS WITH

RADIO TIMES

ON SALE NOW

Official Radio Times promotional Post Card

 

As my latest Christmas issue of Radio Times arrived yesterday so I thought this postcard, one which can be quite hard to find, was an appropriate posting. For many years the Radio Times has had a painted cover design. This one features Father Christmas whilst this-years is Snowman themed.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

12/12/2018

 

LYNMOUTH

Published by

ST ALBANS

A St Albans Series Real Photograph

Ref: 29275

 

I have mentioned before my childhood holidays in Minehead and our family visits to Lynmouth. These holidays have led to my interest in the area and when I see older modern postcards like this one, I always pick them up. This one was posted in 1961.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

I do like postcards that are posted from the area they depict, or as in this case nearby as Lynton is immediately above Lynmouth, literally as you can take a cliff-lift from Lynmouth up to Lynton (which I did many times as a kid). This card has the stamp cancelled with a LYNTON - DEVON wavy line machine cancellation dated 15th August 1961.  

 

12/12/2018

 

LEGENDS OF THE AIR

FLYING FORTRESS      -               LANCASTER

THUNDERBOLT       -           HURRICANE

DAKOTA           -         SPITFIRE

MUSTANG          -       MOSQUITO

Published by

J. SALMON LTD

Ref: 6 – 99 – 02 – 02

 

This is the type of postcard we will miss now that J. Salmon have ceased to produce any new postcards, in fact ANY postcards, but hopefully the remaining stock will still be available in some shops for at least a little while. When past companies have ceased postcard production it has not been unusual to still find some of their cards in shops for ages afterwards, sometimes for decades (depending on the popularity of the cards and the images depicted on them, and of course how many the shops had ordered up in advance before the company stopped printing). So, hopefully you will see copies of this cracking war planes one in shops for a few years yet… but hurry.

 

12/12/2018

 

EVERYBODY RAZZLE DAZZLE

2015

By

PETER BLAKE

“14 – 18 NOW

WW1 CENTENARY ART COMMISSIONS”

TATE GALLERY

Published jointly by

THE TATE GALLERY

LIVERPOOL BIENNIAL

 

I bought this smashing postcard at the Tate Modern in London. The card depicts a boat which was painted by Peter Blake in commemoration of the war time ‘Dazzle Ships’, ships painted with unusual patterns across them to break up their outlines when viewed from the sea. This was a camouflage technique used to protect against German U-Boats. The designs on the original ships were, I believe in black and white, but this use of colour here is a modern artistic interpretation. The original geometric patterns did not make the ships invisible to the U-Boats, they broke up the outlines making it much harder for the U-Boats to discern the ships speed, distance and direction. Although this is clearly and art card it still manages to have a connection with my military history collection.

 

 

12/12/2018

 

THE STRAND AND NANNY MOORE’S BRIDGE, BUDE

Published by

DEARDEN & WADE, BOURNEMOUTH

Ref: 2230

 

The name o this postcard was one of the things that intrigued me. What was the story behind ‘Nanny Moore’s Bridge!” Well, apparently, it’s a listed Grade II structure (listed in 1985 – 9th Sep) which was originally named the Bude Bridge but was renamed in the nineteenth century. Once it was used by packhorses and carts, but nowadays it is just a footbridge. The unusual current name comes from a ‘Dipper’ from the 19th century, a dipper being a bathing machine attendant. They escorted ladies who wished to bathe in the sea and Nanny Moore was a dipper who lived in a cottage nearby. What is so fascinating is that it is apparently not known exactly why the bridge was renamed after her. I find this fact fascinating. What was so great about her that they ended up naming the bridge after her? For what was a simple looking and fairly-uninteresting photo I discovered a great back story.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

My actual reason for buying this postcard was the great company logo at the top centre of this side. The front did nothing for me (initially), but when I turned the card over, I immediately loved the old sail ship logo (which is probably a sign of just how mad my postcard collecting is!), it is a great logo though.

 

12/12/2018

 

“WHATS MY WIFE GOING TO SAY ABOUT ME GOING ABOUT

WITH STRANGE WOMEN AT TWELVE O’CLOCK AT NIGHT?”

Published by

H. B. LTD

(BRITISH PRODUCTION)

Ref: 7541

 

Another postcard from my extensive ‘Police’ themed collection. I collect all sorts of police related cards, photographic, art and cartoon. Older postcards depicting police women are not common, and therefore I do like to pick them up when I see them.

 

12/12/2018

Count Down to Christmas

 

The 10th of December has passed, and Jo has put our Christmas decorations up, so I decided to start my Christmas Postcard countdown – I shall depict at least one ‘Xmas’ themed postcard each day until we reach Christmas Day itself.

DAY 3

 

RUSSIAN

FATHER CHRISTMAS POSTCARD DESIGN

(as I speak no Russian what so ever, I cannot give you any other details about this postcard issue)

 

Not much I can tell you about this one, but it’s a cracking Christmas design and one of many Father Christmas postcard designs which have come out of Russia.

 

 

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

Published by

THE ART FILE

(Printed in the UK)

Ref: AFPX23

 

This is one of this year’s new postcard designs in branches of ‘paperchase’ (at least, new to me as this year was the first time, I had seen this design). I thought this was a lovely little Christmas themed image

 

WRITING TO SANTA CLAUS

Unknown Publisher – Printer – North American Issue

Ref: 2400

 

This looks like it is an American issue of a much earlier European image, but without any further details although I have other cards from this same series which are definitely-images of an Eastern European nature, which is where my beliefs come from).  This lovely card cost me just 50p and was worth every penny of that.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

12/12/2018

CATCH THE OWLS

AND YOU MIGHT

BE IN THE NEXT MOVIE

‘HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS’

‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone’ -  

Own it on Video and DVD from 11th May

Published by

BOOMERANG

Free Rack Card

 

This is a nice early Harry Potter movie related postcard, one which came out between the first two movies (which seems like a long time ago now!). Anyway, I am depicting this card today because I am shortly leaving to drive to the ‘HARRY POTTER WARNER BROS STUDIO TOUR’ where Jo and I intend to get another ‘Potter’ fix. We have been before, twice, but we have not seen the new additions of the Hogwarts Express train and the Forbidden Forrest section and I really want to see the giant Acromantula (and fans of the books and movies will know what this is).

I have bought postcards from here before, but I will be looking to see if there are any new ones today which I can add to my collection. I will hopefully add some photographs to the facebook page so check it out later this evening.     

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

11/12/2018

UNTITLED

Black Panther in the Jungle

Published by

PAPERCHASE

 

Another recent acquisition from this company

 

11/12/2018

CONCORDE HOT AIR BALLOON

Published by

A COOPER CARD

Ref: No. 77

Limited Printing of 40 Postcards

 

One of the more unusual Concorde themed cards in this series   

 

11/12/2018

AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES

Locational Map of Indian Tribes of North America

Art By

BILL STROBLE

LARGE A5 sized postcard

Published by

DONTOM INC., MANITOU SPRINGS, CO [Colorado].

 

I have a few postcards related to the Native Americans in my collection, although here they are called American Indians, which I thought was a term no longer used, although perhaps it is still more common then we might believe. I bought this large postcard in what was a Trading Post which was full of Native American artifacts and merchandise.

 

 

11/12/2018

WASHINGTON’S MANSION.

MOUNT VERNON, VA

Published by

B. S. REYNOLDS CO.,

1202 D STREET NORTHWEST WASHINGTON, D. C.

Ref: A 39184

 

I saw this postcard in an antiques shop in America. Although this was not one of the place’s I visited I thought it was a great postcard and one packed with American history, so I bought it. I also liked the layout on the reverse side.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

11/12/2018

ISLE OF WIGHT

Published by

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC GREETING CARD CO. LTD., LONDON

NATURAL COLOUR SERIES – PHOTO GREETINGS – USA

Ref: 2464

“Impressions of The Isle of Wight: Old Village, Shanklin: The Needles: Blackgang Gnomes”

 

This card is so typical of those that became popular during the 1970’s with tourists. It is a multi-view montage card with the required burst of bright, almost gawdy colour, in this case the bright red top to this postcard. For some reason gawdy colouring was a common factor of this period. Perhaps it was deemed necessary to catch the eye of the passing tourists.

 

REVERSE SIDES OF TWO COPIES OF THE ABOVE POSTCARD

 

TOP

Posted from RYDE on the Isle of Wight on the 24th August 1976

 

BOTTOM

Posted from SANDOWN on the Isle of Wight on 14th April 1977

 

11/12/2018

STOP STARING AT CATS!

Design by

NEIL A. WEBBER (FANTASY ARTIST)

LARGE A5 Sized Postcard

Published by – NEIL A. WEBBER

This is the last of the postcards I picked up at the recent MCM Comic-Con event I attended at the NEC Birmingham. It is also the largest of the postcards I bought. This postcard also backs up my ongoing theory that the theme of ‘Cats’ is currently a very popular one.

 

 

www.neilwebber.com

 

11/12/2018

NATIONAL POSTCARD WEEK

1985

Design by

ANN RUSNAK

Commissioned for, and published by

MARTHA MARTIN

 

Another Ann Rusnak designed postcard, one which was produced for a specific person. There is a quote by William Shakespeare included in the design which adds something to the design. There are no details on the card about how many were printed, but I doubt it was a high number.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

SIGNED BY THE ARTIST

 

This is another of Ann’s postcards which I got her to sign for me when I met her in 1994. As you can see the back of this card is quite plain.   

 

 

11/12/2018

SANDOWN PARK INTERNATIONAL

POSTCARD, CIGARETTE CARD AND COLLECTOR’S FAIR

JULY 17-19, 1992

Postcard design by

FRED CAMP (Incorrectly named on the card as FRED CAMPS)  

Published by the promotor of this fair:

BLOOMSBURY PROMOTIONS

Printed by

THOUGHT FACTORY

Ref: SP1

 

1992 seems so long ago now, but I remember attending this postcard fair (I remember more the partial drive home when my car blew a head gasket and had to go into a garage leaving me to find my way home by train!) Everyone who attended this fair received a free postcard, this one, although this card can be found with two different reverse printings (the front being identical on both versions).

 

REVERSE SIDE OF POSTCARD

TYPE 1

 

This is the standard reverse layout for the free postcard that was given to everyone who attended this postcard fair. This copy here was the one I received.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF POSTCARD

TYPE 2

 

Some people were lucky enough to receive in advance a copy of this postcard which acted as a free entry ticket to the fair. I was one of the people who obtained one of these ticket ‘ADMIT ONE’ postcards. This is my copy and the one which I used to attend the fair.  

 

11/12/2018

Count Down to Christmas

 

It’s now the 10th of December, and beyond, and Jo has put our Christmas decorations up, so I have decided its time to start my Christmas Postcard countdown – I shall depict at least one ‘Xmas’ themed postcard each day until we reach Christmas Day itself.  

DAY 2

WEIHNACHTSMARKEN 2000

(Christmas Marks 2000)

Published under:

HERAUSGEBER. BUNDESARBEITSGEMEINSCHAFT DER FREIEN WOHLFAHRTSPFLEGE E. V., KOLN

Ref: AUS DER WEIHNACHTSMARKEN-SERIE 2000

BEST.NR.

 

The design on the front of this postcard is a simple Madonna and Child image in blue, which I suspect is from an old painting somewhere (the details are not recorded on the card). But, as is so often the case with me, it was something on the reverse side which appealed.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This postcard has two nice Austrian postage stamps applied which have been cancelled with a special handstamp:

 

STILLE NACHT FEIER 2001

8. 12 .2001

5110 OBERNDORF

B. SALZBURG

STADTERHEBUNG

30. 04. 2001

 

“SILENT NIGHT CELEBRATION 2001

8. 12. 2001

5110 OBERNDORF

B. SALZBURG

CITY COLLECTION

30. 04. 2001”

 

There is also a separate single cancellation in the middle:

 

8280 KREUZLINGEN 3

-7. – 1. – 02 – 17

KURZRICKENBACH

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