01/01/2019

Today is not only the first day of a new year it is also the birthday of this webpage, which commenced on the 1st January 2016. So, this is our third birthday! I hope you have enjoyed all the postings and will continue to do so as we continue into this new year.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARLING

Marilyn Monroe

PHOTOGRAPH BY

MILTON H. GREENE

Published by

HERSTELLER & VERTRIEB: MODERN TIMES GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee

Ref: Best.- Nr. 0103-7950202

 

I came across this range of Marilyn Monroe ‘Birthday’ related postcard designs (and one ‘Christmas’ one which I posted on Christmas Day) whilst in Nuremberg in early December of last year (seems strange saying this as it was only last month, but today is the first day of a new year!) With today being what it is I thought these postcards would look great here today.

 

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

Marilyn Monroe

PHOTOGRAPH BY

SAM SHAW

Published by

HERSTELLER & VERTRIEB: MODERN TIMES GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee

Ref: Best.- Nr. 0103-7950207

 

BIRTHDAY KISSES

Marilyn Monroe

PHOTOGRAPH BY

MILTON H. GREENE

Published by

HERSTELLER & VERTRIEB: MODERN TIMES GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee

Ref: Best.- Nr. 0103-7950205

 

They have used a great photograph with this one, one I had not seen on postcard before (although I would not be surprised to find that it has appeared on one before).

 

 

NEVER TOO OLD TO ROCK.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Elvis Presley

Published by

HERSTELLER & VERTRIEB: MODERN TIMES GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Allee

Ref: Best.- Nr. 0103-8000220

 

I only found the one Elvis related postcard from this company, but it was in the rack alongside the above Monroe designs, and where postcards are concerned, I think Monroe has always been more popular, I’m not saying better, I’m just saying that Monroe postcards seem to be published more often. Having said this, I still think this one is great card, but this image has definitely-appeared on postcard before.

 

All these postcards were bought whilst on a trip, as were a number of other postcards depicted over 2018, both new modern issues and old cards bought at fairs and antique shops etc. Travel always enhances a collection and I hope further trips in 2019 will do the same thing, and more interesting and unusual cards will appear here.

 

01/01/2019

JANVIER 1

(January 1st)

BONNE ET HEUREUSE ANNEE

‘Happy New Year’

Unknown Publisher (publisher has a sail ship logo with beacon at top and large letter ‘E’ on sail)

Possible Reference: M.S.i.B. 13812

(But some of this could be Publishers initials)

 

Smashing New Years Day postcard from sometime in the first few years of the last century (1902 to 1909). An appropriate postcard for today’s posting.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Clearly posted in France, to a Paris address, although unfortunately the date cancel is very difficult to make out all the details on.  

 

31/12/2018

VOTES FOR WOMEN

BELVA A. LOCKWOOD, LL. D

Privately produced campaign Postcard

UNITED STATES

 

Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood was born in New York in 1830 (24th Oct) and died on 17th May 1917. She was an American attorney, politician, educator and author. As this postcard shows she was also active in the women’s rights movement including the women’s suffrage. She was a member of the National Equal Rights Party and as a teacher and principal she campaigned for equal pay for women in education. She was also a proponent of the Temperance movement. Lockwood graduated from Law School in Washington D.C. and became one of the first female lawyers in the United States. In 1879 she successfully petitioned Congress to be allowed to practice before the United States Supreme Court. She was the first woman attorney to be given this privilege. Lockwood ran for president in 1884 and 1888 on the ticket of the National Equal Rights Party and through this was the first woman to appear on official ballots for this post (before any American historians get in contact, I am aware that there is some dispute over Lockwood being first and some people state that a Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for President).

All the above was unknown to me when I came across this postcard in an antiques shop in Flagstaff, Arizona, but I knew that 2018 was a big anniversary year in the UK for the votes for women movement, so when I saw the main heading, I knew I was going to be buying this card. Having done so, and returned to the UK, I looked up Lockwood on the internet. I discovered the fascinating and important history of this amazing woman. This is what I love about old postcards, and this one has-to-be pre-1917, the way they open- up history and can lead you to discover amazing people and their stories, ones you would otherwise have never come across. Not bad for $4, and to think about it, I think this might have been quite cheap to be honest.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

 

Lockwood even appears on a US Stamp. The more I discover about this woman the more her story fascinates me

 

31/12/2018

MODEL SHEET

REVISED CRICKET MODEL

PINOCCHIO

Photostat on Paper

By

WARD KIMBALL (1914 – 2002)

Published and printed by

THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM

 

The postcards available in the gift shop of this fantastic house museum depict some Disney related images which I have not seen on postcards before, and as they are exclusive to the museum, they are hard to source other than by paying a visit here. I was fortunate to do just this in October, and it was an expensive trip once I reached the gift shop. These really are great postcards.

 

CONCEPT ART

DUMBO (1941)

Timothy Q. Mouse

Graphite on Paper

By

WOLFGANG REITHERMAN (Germany, 1909 – 1985)

Published and printed by

THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM

 

MODEL SHEET

Circa 1930’s

Mickey Mouse

Graphite on Paper

By

LES CLARK (United States, 1907 – 1979)

Published and printed by

THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM

 

31/12/2018

DO WOMEN HAVE TO BE NAKED TO

GET INTO THE MET. MUSEUM

‘GUERRILLA GIRLS – CONSCIENCE OF THE ART WORLD’

1989

SCREENPRINT ON PAPER

Published by

TATE MODERN

 

As 2018 comes to an end, the year of the ‘#MeToo’ phenomenon and all the sexual politics and equal pay disputes, I think this piece of artwork, a poster styled piece, is quite indicative of the mood of the year. I bought this one earlier this year, but it has been on sale in the Tate Modern gift shop for a while now, certainly more than this year. I have thought this was an interesting design since I first saw it.

 

31/12/2018

NURNBERG,

HENKERSTEG

Nuremberg

Published by

1479 HERMANN MARTIN, KUNSTVERLAG, NURNBERG. 1909

(One of the two numbers above could a reference number, or they are both part of the address)

 

This postcard has been in my collection for many years and I came across it whilst looking through a box of older postcards recently. This was after my visit to Nuremberg in early December this year (or last year if your reading this in the morning or later…he says with a grin). The scene on the card, which was posted in 1909, looked familiar, so I went back through my photographs taken on my break. If you look below you will see one of my photographs and you will realise why it rang a bell!

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Taken 7th December 2018

 

This matching up of scenes today with old postcard photographs and paintings on postcards in my collection is something which fascinates me. There is more to postcard collecting than just collecting a load of postcard images.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This postcard was posted from Nuremberg and the applied stamp has received the NURNBERG 2 B. A. circular date stamp dated 15th October 1909. The card was addressed to the UK to a Windsor address. The card was sent by Hermione (great name, and this shows that the name was around long before Harry Potter!)

 

31/12/2018

HASTINGS

(Top Left) ST. CLEMENTS CAVES – (Top Right) OLD HASTINGS FROM WEST HILL

(Centre) NEW PROMENADE AND BANDSTAND

(Bottom Left) CARLISLE PARADE, LOOKING EAST – (Bottom Right) WHITE ROCK GARDENS

Unknown Publisher

(But this looks like it must have been locally produced)

 

This is a nice multi-view postcard of scenes of Hastings in East Sussex. It has that ‘local’ printed look, you know what I mean, not as sharp, or as professional as a big publisher would have produced, but as a result I think it is a more interesting postcard.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Posted from Watford locally to another Watford address. Nothing particularly unusual about the card being used in another UK area (Watford is of course a town northwest of London), but I find it interesting that historically, and to this day, there has been a train line between Watford and Hastings. Did the sender, or a friend or family member of the sender, travel to Hastings by train on a trip and pick up this postcard and return to Watford with it.

The stamp, a George V definitive 1 penny red, has been cancelled with a WATFORD wavy line machine cancellation dated 1st December 1924 (Christmas is mentioned in the message)

 

31/12/2018

 

In preparation for the near commencement, although I am aware that in some parts of our world the New Year has already commenced, of the New Year may I wish all our readers and visitors a very -

 

Happy New Year.

 

ZALIG NIEUWJAAR

VEEL HEIL EN ZEGEN

‘Happy New Year

Lots of Holy and blessing’

By

Ria Kooymon

Published by

DRUK SENEFELDER,

AMSTERDAM

 

Happy New Year Everyone

 

Dutch early ‘Happy New Year’ postcard

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Frankeer met Kinderzegels

Franking with Children’s stamps’

 

The text in the stamp box relates to the Dutch annual issue of children’s charity stamps at Christmas which raised money for children’s charity. ‘VOOR HET KIND’, which is printed by the little boy picture bottom left means ‘FOR THE CHILD’. 

 

31/12/2018

M.G.M.’s

MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS

Film Poster

Staring

JUDY GARLAND

Published by

PYRAMID (Leicester, England)

Ref: PC 8492

 

This is a smashing film poster for this 1944 American technicolor [sic] musical made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was based on the 1942 novel of the same name by Sally Benson.

Judy Garland was a bit of a tragic star really when you look at her private life, but on the screen she shined and became hugely popular.   

 

30/12/2018

JUNE WHITFIELD ….. RIP

Dame June Rosemary Whitfield - 11th November 1925 – 28th December 2018

British Actress who appeared in four ‘Carry On’ films (Nurse, Abroad, Girls and Columbus) and some extremely popular television series like ‘Terry and June (1978 – 1997), Absolutely Fabulous and Last of the Summer Wine. There were also appearances in The Goodies, Bless This House, Comedy Playhouse, It Ain’t Half Hot Mum and Minder.     

LONDON CARDGUIDE POSTCARD

advert for start of Channel 5

 

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS

LARGE SIZED MULTI-SIGNED CARD

First Day of Issue Card

 

This was a very large card (not really a postcard, although it was used with a set of comedy stars stamps which have been cancelled first day of issue). It has been signed by Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Jane Horrocks, Julia Sawalha and June Whitfield. Produced by the stamp cover company called ‘Benham’, who produced a few of these large stamped signed cards. This one was selling for around £75, but I expect it will increase now that the sad news of June Whitfield’s death has been announced.    

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

June Whitfield

 

30/12/2018

I have got a bit behind with my PHQ Stamp Cards because I had to wait for the last three sets to be sent together. The Harry Potter set can be found at the top of the previous page, but here are the last two sets of 2018:

 

“HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES: 70TH BIRTHDAY”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 451

(postcards that reproduce the Royal Mail’s stamp releases)

Stamps issued – 14TH November 2018

(As always, I have my copies used with the appropriate stamp applied to the front of the card and cancelled first day of issue with a special hand stamp)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

 

The last set of the year, and an extra set which was not announced until late in the day if I remember correctly (so, the Christmas set was not the last set for once).

 

(TOP)

“HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES: 70TH BIRTHDAY”

PORTRAIT

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 451 (1) 11. 18

 

(BOTTOM)

“HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES: 70TH BIRTHDAY”

THE PRINCE OF WALES AND HRH THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 451 (2) 11. 18

 

 

(TOP)

“HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES: 70TH BIRTHDAY”

THE PRINCE OF WALES WITH HRH THE DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE AND HRH THE DUKE OF SUSSEX

(Otherwise known as Prince William and Prince Harry)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 451 (3) 11. 18

 

(BOTTOM)

“HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES: 70TH BIRTHDAY”

HRH PRINCE OF WALES AND HIS SONS AT CIRENCESTER PARK POLO CLUB

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 451 (4) 11. 18

 

(TOP)

“HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES: 70TH BIRTHDAY”

HRH PRINCE OF WALES AT THE CASTLE OF MEY

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 451 (5) 11. 18

 

(BOTTOM)

“HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES: 70TH BIRTHDAY”

HRH PRINCE OF WALES GREETS SCHOOL CHILDREN DURING A VISIT TO LLANCAIACH FAWR MANOR

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 451 (6) 11. 18

 

“HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES: 70TH BIRTHDAY”

MINIATURE STAMP SHEET

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 451 (7) 11. 18

 

The stamp sheet was too long to appear on a single PHQ card, so two were required with the stamp sheet cut into two and placed across the two cards. Both cards appear here.

 

“CHRISTMAS 2018”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 450

(postcards that reproduce the Royal Mail’s stamp releases)

Stamps issued – 1ST November 2018

(As always, I have my copies used with the appropriate stamp applied to the front of the card and cancelled first day of issue with a special hand stamp)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

 

It would have been nice to have got these out on the webpage before Christmas itself, but I am only five days late, so not too bad, and it is a set which I really like. I think these letter box paintings by Andrew Davidson are delightful

 

(FAR LEFT or TOP LEFT)

CHRISTMAS 2018

2nd CLASS

(POSTBOX DESIGN by ANDREW DAVIDSON)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 450 (1) 11. 18

 

(NEAR LEFT or TOP RIGHT)

CHRISTMAS 2018

1ST CLASS

(POSTBOX DESIGN by ANDREW DAVIDSON)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 450 (3) 11. 18

 

I love this double letter box. There is one of these local to me in Southend.

 

(TOP)

CHRISTMAS 2018

2nd CLASS LARGE

(POSTBOX DESIGN by ANDREW DAVIDSON)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 450 (2) 11. 18

 

An expanded version of the 2nd class stamp image

 

(BOTTOM)

CHRISTMAS 2018

1ST CLASS LARGE

(POSTBOX DESIGN by ANDREW DAVIDSON)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 450 (4) 11. 18

 

An expanded version of the 1st class stamp image

 

(FAR LEFT or TOP LEFT)

CHRISTMAS 2018

£1.25 value

(POSTBOX DESIGN by ANDREW DAVIDSON)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 450 (5) 11. 18

 

(NEAR LEFT or TOP RIGHT)

CHRISTMAS 2018

£1. 45 value

(POSTBOX DESIGN by ANDREW DAVIDSON)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 450 (6) 11. 18

 

(FAR LEFT or TOP LEFT)

CHRISTMAS 2018

£1.55 value

(POSTBOX DESIGN by ANDREW DAVIDSON)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 450 (7) 11. 18

 

(NEAR LEFT or TOP RIGHT)

CHRISTMAS 2018

£2. 25 value

(POSTBOX DESIGN by ANDREW DAVIDSON)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 450 (8) 11. 18

 

CHRISTMAS 2018

FULL STAMP MINATURE SHEET

(POSTBOX DESIGN by ANDREW DAVIDSON)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 450 (9) 11. 18

 

The stamp sheet was too long to appear on a single PHQ card, so two were required with the stamp sheet cut into two and placed across the two cards. Both cards appear here. I think this was a delight. I like postal history, and post boxes anyway, but these designs, and the sheet boarder, are superbly painted and the end-result is one worth looking at and enjoying.  

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