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25/07/2019

CRINKLEY BOTTOM

25TH ANNIVERSARY

1994 – 2019

SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY PACKAGE

 

In 1994 Noel Edmonds agreed a deal with Lancaster City Council to open a Crinkley Bottom theme park area in the grounds of Happy Mount Park in Morecambe. The original name was ‘Noel Edmonds World of Crinkley Bottom’, but after issues over the lower than expected attendance levels, and the liquor licence awarded the property causing locals to complain, the park was closed after just thirteen weeks.

Two other parks were also opened, but these also closed after only a short period.

The parks were based on the fictional village of Crinkley Bottom that appeared in the television series ‘Noel’s House Party’. Some of the parks apparent attraction seemed to rely on the then popularity of the character Mr Blobby, who appears on two of the below postcards.

This package of items seems to be some sort of commemoration of the opening of the park, although why is anyone’s guess, but with the TV connections I decided to obtain one of what appears to be 50 numbered packs (although I would not be surprised to find any of these items being sold separately)

 

CRINKLEY BOTTOM

25TH ANNIVERSARY

1994 – 2019

Illustration by

MR BOBBY COLLECTION

Published by

MR BLOBBY COLLECTION and DUNBLOBBIN

Ref: CRINKLEY BOTTOM 25TH ANNIVERSARY POSTCARD 3 of 3

 

CRINKLEY BOTTOM

25TH ANNIVERSARY

1994 – 2019

MR BLOBBY

Illustration by

MR BOBBY COLLECTION

Published by

MR BLOBBY COLLECTION and DUNBLOBBIN

Ref: CRINKLEY BOTTOM 25TH ANNIVERSARY POSTCARD 2 of 3

 

CRINKLEY BOTTOM

25TH ANNIVERSARY

1994 – 2019

NODDY & BIG EARS, NOEL EDMONDS, MR BLOBBY, DALEK

(ART VERSION)

Illustration by

MR BOBBY COLLECTION

Published by

MR BLOBBY COLLECTION and DUNBLOBBIN

Ref: CRINKLEY BOTTOM 25TH ANNIVERSARY POSTCARD 1 of 3

 

As a lover of Dr Who related postcards the inclusion of a Dalek made this a must have postcard for me. This art version came in the package I bought but see below for a different version and the story of how I came across this one.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARDS

Only the reference number changes

 

NON - POSTCARD ITEM

Colouring in sheet (1 – although I have numbered these, and they are numbered in the package)

 

NON - POSTCARD ITEM

Colouring in sheet (2 – although I have numbered these, and they are numbered in the package)

 

 

NON – POSTCARD PACKAGE ITEMS

Business Card, Small Pin Badge and two stickers

 

NON – POSTCARD ITEM

Numbered package sheet

16/50

 

(NON – PACKAGE POSTCARD)

CRINKLEY BOTTOM

AT

CRICKET ST. THOMAS

BRITAIN’S FIRST TV LEISURE PARK

NODDY & BIG EARS, NOEL EDMONDS, MR BLOBBY, DALEK

(PHOTOGRAPH VERSION)

Published by

DUNBLOBBIN

2018

 

Clearly this is the photograph from which the postcard further up (which did come with the package), with the artwork version, was taken from. The artwork is a direct copy of this photograph. The logo in the centre on the postcard further up is clearly the 25th anniversary logo, whilst the one here has a location-based logo. I bought this one first and then came across the package above and thought the two postcards were the same and therefore I was going to be needlessly buying this one, but when they arrived I realised the difference and was glad that it happened this way around otherwise I might not have noticed and would not have had this example in my collection. The reverse side of this postcard is also different.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Note this has a 2018 date

 

25/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of mans greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins I shall be placing related posts throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY THIRTEEN (this will be my final posting)

 

APOLLO ASTRONAUTS IN BONN

Unknown Publisher

PLAIN BACKED CARD

With special handstamp:

‘BONN 1 – DER MONDFAHRER – BESUCH – 12.10.1969’

This special hand stamp celebrates the visit of the Apollo 11 Astronauts to the city of Bonn

 

After their successful moon landing Apollo flight and return, the astronauts took part in a worldwide tour. In Germany their appearances were commemorated with these plain backed cards, which were a common production item for political and other celebrity visitors to such locations.

 

DEUTSCHLANDBESUCH APOLLO 11 – BESATZUNG

ERSTER BEMANNTER MONDFLUG 21. 6. 1969

LONG PLAIN BACKED CARD

With special handstamp:

‘BONN 1 – DER MONDFAHRER – BESUCH – 12.10.1969’

This special hand stamp celebrates the visit of the Apollo 11 Astronauts to the city of Bonn

 

 

DEUTSCHLANDBESUCH APOLLO 11 – BESATZUNG

ERSTER BEMANNTER MONDFLUG 21. 6. 1969

LONG PLAIN BACKED CARD

With special handstamp:

‘BONN 1 – DER MONDFAHRER – BESUCH – 12.10.1969’

This special hand stamp celebrates the visit of the Apollo 11 Astronauts to the city of Bonn

 

These cards can be found used with different German postage stamps, as shown here

 

 

25/07/2019

RUTGER HAUER…..RIP

Rutger Oelsen Hauer

23rd January 1944 – 19th July 2019

Dutch actor known for many film appearances and the Guinness TV adverts. His films included:

Nighthawks (1981), Blade Runner (1982), Ladyhawke (1985), The Hitcher (1985), Flesh & Blood (1985), Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987), Split Second (1992), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (film – 1992), Sin City (2005), Batman Begins (2005), Hobo with a Shotgun (2011 – possibly one of weirdest films he made, its not a good film, not by any means, but it defies description in its strangeness!).

On TV he appeared in many programmes including ‘Inside the Third Reich where he played Albert Speer, and ‘Escape from Sobibor’ (1987) which I remember watching, but these mentions barely scratch the surface of both his film and TV appearances.

 

POSTCARD

WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE

Film Poster

Published by

SANTORO GRAPHICS

 

25/07/2019

ROSALIND WICKS – RIP

Modern Postcard Artist

BIPEX 1993

(BRITISH INTERNATIONAL POSTCARD EXHIBITION)

KENSINGTON TOWN HALL

8TH – 11TH SEPTEMBER

SNAPPING (UP) SOME PICTURE POSTCARDS

Design by

ROSALIND WICKS

BIPEX POSTCARD COMPETITION WINNING ENTRY

Published by

THE POSTCARD TRADERS ASSOCIATION

Ref: BIPEX POSTCARD No. 17

 

I was saddened to read in the current issue of PPM (Picture Postcard Monthly) of the death of Rosalind Wicks. I was a huge fan of her postcard artwork and collected her cards from her early days right through to her retirement. I also had the pleasure of meeting Rosalind several times and she signed a selection of her postcards for me. It was always a joy to chat with Rosalind about her work and the current postcard situation. Even better though, in my view, is that I got to subsequently regularly correspond with Rosalind over the last fifteen years of her postcard issuing period. Rosalind would send me copies of all her new issues and explain to me why they were being published. I thoroughly enjoyed these years of exchanging letters and was sorry to hear from her when she announced to me that she was ceasing her postcard work, but over the years of her postcard publishing Rosalind was responsible for an outstanding range of images all painted in her very distinctive style (although Rosalind also produced some photographic postcard images as well, nearly all with a Post Box theme). My condolences to her family on their loss.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

24/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of mans greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins I shall be placing related posts throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY TWELVE

 

Today is the 50th anniversary of the successful return to Earth of the three Apollo 11 Astronauts

 

PRESIDENT NIXON AND ASTRONAUTS ABOARD USS HORNET

From Official NASA Film

Colour by MIKE ROBERTS

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA

Ref: CC25928

 

The Apollo 11 crew were the only astronauts to be kept in quarantine after their return to Earth, but at that time no one knew if they would be bringing back anything that might cause infections or issues here back on Earth. Thankfully this was not the case and all future astronauts did not have to go through this procedure.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

24/07/2019

New TAB:

FERNSEHTURM – The East Berlin TV Tower’

 

I have spent the last two days doing a large posting related to the Fernsehturm, or the Berlin Television Tower (previously known as the East Berlin TV Tower) postcards. Rather than place these on the main page I have placed the cards – all 113 [yes one hundred and thirteen] under a separate Tab titled ‘FERNSEHTURM – The East Berlin TV Tower’ (see home page). Under this tab is a further three tabs all showing postcards of this famous Berlin landmark (‘Berlin TV Tower 2’, ‘Berlin TV Tower 3’ and ‘Berlin TV Tower 4’). The 113 postcards are spread across these four pages. The cards include photographic, art, montage, novelty and the down-right weird. There are some interesting postcard images here and it also works as an example of what you can do towards building a collection related to just the one structure (and all the cards were bought this year over two visits to the city of Berlin)

 

 

 

23/07/2019

 

THE ROYAL WEDDING

29TH APRIL 2011

Published by

JUDGES OF HASTINGS

Ref: C-41100

 

These royal wedding postcards were popular at the time and believe it or not some can still be found on sale on some tourist stalls in London. This was one of the better ones.  

 

23/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of mans greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins I shall be placing related posts throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY ELEVEN

 

WISH YOU WERE HERE?

CLYDE SOUVENIR

FIRST DAY COVER: FIRST MAN ON THE MOON

Large sized Postcard

Published on behalf of the

CLYDE PAPER COMPANY LTD, RUTHERGLEN, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, EARTH

 

The front of this very large postcard depicts one of the famous photographs taken on the moon. Despite the interest of the photograph it is the reverse side which grabs the attention.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This side has a photograph of the planet Earth and has had two copies of the 1969 10c Moon Landing stamp applied which have been cancelled  with the WASHINGTON DC – SEP 9, 1969 – MOON LANDING – JUL 20, 1969 first day of issue special handstamp.

 

22/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of mans greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins I shall be placing related posts throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY TEN

 

BLOOMSBURY POSTCARD & COLLECTORS FAIR

SUNDAY JULY 26TH 2009

Design by

M. COLLINS

Published by

IPM PROMOTIONS

Printed by

DX Imaging (Watford)

Ref: B284

 

This postcard was given away free to everyone visiting this fair back in 2009. The card celebrated the then 40th anniversary of the Moon landing.  

 

22/07/2019

DODGE POMPIERS 1945

Published by

CENTENAIRE EDITIONS

13, rue Rabelais – 1700 SAINTE – FRANCE

Ref: VEHICULES UTILITAIRES - 15

(This is the series of postcards which I discovered in the town of Sainte, which is located close to where my In-Laws house is located, in Venerand, France. The cards depict old adverts from all periods, but I particularly like the ones from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s, and those depicting farm equipment & vehicles, Cars, Vans, Motorcycles and other forms of transport – many of which I have not seen on postcard before. I also like the fact that these postcards were locally published in Saintes. I like this series a lot and I have previously posted some examples)

 

This is another great example of this local French company’s output. I loved these cards and they were one of my major finds when visiting my in-laws here back in the late 2000’s. On my last visit, last year it was sad to see far fewer of their cards being sold. Thankfully I had picked up quite a few over previous years. This advert here is an early American with a great piece of artwork.  

 

 

CITROEN H

Published by

CENTENAIRE EDITIONS

13, rue Rabelais – 1700 SAINTE – FRANCE

Ref: VEHICULES UTILITAIRES – 02

 

You can see why I love this series of cards. Really great advertising pieces and ones which I believe have not appeared on postcard before.  

 

22/07/2019

SAINTES

LES ARENES VUES DU CLOCHER SAINT-EUTROPE

[The Arenas Views]

Published by

LL (Levy Fils, Paris)

Ref: No. 4

 

This is an early postcard depicting the Roman arena in the town of Saintes in France. I know this area well and have posted cards related to it several times in the past because this is the area where my in-laws used to live (and where the family still own a house).

I have visited this arena many times and have walked around its walls and sat in the seats that go up around the central arena ground, which unlike the image here has now been cleared away and has been levelled out to look like it would have done back in its heyday. It is an impressive structure, and even more so now than as depicted here as much work has been done on it since this image was taken turning it into a major tourist site for the town. Having visited it I had to have this old postcard when I came across it in a collector’s shop in the town. For me it is a memento of my visits.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

The arena, or to be more precise, the Amphitheatre as it appears today  

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

21/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of mans greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins I shall be placing related posts throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY NINE

 

MAN ON THE MOON

APOLLO 11, JULY 1969

A 15 FOOT MODEL OF APOLLO SATURN 5, SHOWING HOW THE ROCKET WOULD TOWER OVER THE MUSEUM

Published by

ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM, EDINBURGH

Printed in Scotland

Ref: 91

 

Postcard issued in 1969 for a special exhibition held in Scotland related to the successful Apollo missions. The postcards image is interesting enough, but this is another example of a postcard where it was something on the reverse side which attracted my attention.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This has a great, and large, cachet applied which reads:

 

I SAW THE

MOONDUST

AT THE

ROYAL SCOTTISH MUSEUM

SEPTEMBER 1969

 

It was this cachet that made me buy the card, and it was a bargain at just 50p

 

21/07/2019

HEART OF ENGLAND

CARD COLLECTING CLUB

FOUNDED 1982

Official Heart of England Card Collecting Club Postcard

 

A nice promotional postcard produced by the club and issued to promote the club outside of its members. The design is simple but nice and was issued at the height of popularity for postcard club and fair issues.

I also thought it was time for a non ‘Space’ related posting, although I will still be doing one.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

A simple layout, but individually numbered

 

20/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of mans greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins I shall be placing related posts throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY EIGHT

MOON LANDING ANNIVERSARY DATE

(In the USA the date of the anniversary is the 20th July, often in Europe the date is given as the 21st July - I have opted for the American anniversary date)

 

APOLLO 11 MOON WALK

ASTRONAUT ALDRIN STANDING ON THE MOON

FIRST MOON WALK

21ST JULY 1969 [ date on this postcard’s text]

Published by

CITY OF LIVERPOOL MUSEUM

(NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PHOTOGRAPH)

Printed for the museum by

COLIN RICHARDSON PRINTERS LIMITED, BRIGHTHOUSE, YORKSHIRE

Ref: 73

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

APOLLO 11

MAN ON THE MOON

USA

Published by

NASA

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER

Printed by

IMPACT (USA)

Ref: #16427

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

MAN ON THE MOON

21. Juli. 1969

Published by

KRUGER

ROWESA AG, ZURICH

Ref: 916/504

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

MEN IN SPACE

EDWIN ‘BUZZ’ ALDRIN SETS UP THE SOLAR WIND EXPERIMENT AND IS RECORDED BY NEIL ARMSTRONG’S CAMERA

APOLLO 11 – JULY 20, 1969

Produced and distributed by

SPACE FRONTIERS LIMITED

30 FIFTH AVENUE, HAVANT, HANTS, ENGLAND

Ref: SPACE CARD – MEN IS SPACE (3)

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

 

 

APOLLO 11 MOON WALK

ASTRONAUT ALDRIN INSPECTING THE FOOT PAD OF APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE DURING THE

FIRST MOON WALK ON 21 JULY 1969

 [date on this postcard’s text]

Published by

CITY OF LIVERPOOL MUSEUM

(NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION PHOTOGRAPH)

Printed for the museum by

COLIN RICHARDSON PRINTERS LIMITED, BRIGHTHOUSE, YORKSHIRE

Ref: 79

 

19/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of mans greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins I shall be placing related posts throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY SEVEN

 

LARGE STAMP CARD

US 10c MOON LANDING STAMP (1969)

Publisher unknown

Has a 10c Moon Landing stamp applied cancelled first day of issue

 

Although not a postcard, technically, this is a large plain backed card which has been used with a stamp and cancelled. It is really a philatelic card, designed for stamp and cover collectors, but as it is a card, I wanted it for my collection, and it is a nice item.

 

18/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of mans greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins I shall be placing related posts throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY SIX

 

ROCKETS TO GO TO THE MOON

“LET THEM ALL GO TO THE MOON

I LIKE IT HERE!”

DOUGLAS (ISLE OF MANN)

Published by

BAMFORTH & CO., LIMITED

 

Staying with the theme but showing a comic side to the fascination with the Apollo moon missions, this contemporary postcard is a smashing UK issued postcard published by the company renowned for its saucy seaside comic postcards, although this one is not so saucy, just quite amusing and topical.

 

NEVER MIND LANDING A MAN ON THE MOON –

I’VE LANDED ONE HERE!

Published by

BAMFORTH & CO., LIMITED

Ref: “COMIC” Series (No. 2573)

 

Another card by the same company as above, but this one is much closer to the Bamforth saucy seaside postcard roots. I think this card, and the one above are great and unusual contemporary moon landing era postcards, a different approach to celebrating the great event.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

I am showing this because it has an unusual aspect to it. It has the standard “COMIC” series number down the left side, but it also has a number which has been blocked out, Number 2524 [I have written the number underneath it in pencil]. I don’t know why this number was blocked out, perhaps it had already mistakenly been used or had there been a printing era at the printing works! Who knows, whichever it is it does make for a curiosity item and another interesting aspect to the card.

 

“WELL… IF THEY CAN PUT ONE MAN ON THE MOON,

WHY NOT ALL OF THEM?”

Published by

FLYING FISH (Inglewood)

ARTPOST, BOX 661

Ref: AP144

 

This is a more recent comic take on the idea of placing a man on the moon. Even though this is much later than the 1960’s I still think it fits nicely with the more contemporary postcards depicted above. I think it would be an interesting approach to collect the comic postcard designs related to the moon landing and the idea of the sending of man to the moon.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

17/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of mans greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins I shall be placing related posts throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY FIVE

 

MOON SHOT

1969

APOLLO 11

LUNAR MODULE

Published by

A DIXON LOTUS PRODUCTION

(J. ARTHUR DIXON)

From a SERIES OF 5 cards

From authentic NASA transparencies

Ref: L6/8606/T

 

These Dixon-Lotus Moon Shot postcards are quite common so were clearly issued in large numbers, but they have a complicated history as they come with different reference numbers and were used with different hand stamps and had the US 10c Moon Landing stamp applied and cancelled first day of issue but with the reverse side of the cards having extra text applied (and different reference numbers again) – if you want more of the story behind these cards click on the ‘MOON LANDING The Apollo Story’ tab above and scroll down until you reach the large mounted section related to these cards.     

 

 

16/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of mans greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins I shall be placing related posts throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY FOUR

 

PIONEERS OF SPACE

APOLLO 11 CREW – THE BEGINING

(Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin ‘Buzz’ E Aldrin)

Published by

IMPACT (USA)

Ref: #16414

 

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Apollo 11 mission. The Saturn 5 rocket lifted off on the 16th July 1969 and we are now commencing what was to be one of man’s greatest achievements. This postcard depicts an official NASA publicity photograph taken prior to the commencement of the mission.

 

15/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of man’s greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and their heroic space flight and moon landing I shall be placing related postcard images here on the webpage throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY Three

 

LUNAR ASCENT

“With a half-lighted Earth in the background, the ascent stage of the Apollo 11 lunar landing vehicle with astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin aboard rises to rejoin the command ship piloted by Michael Collins in lunar orbit, 21st July, 1969. The lower half of the vehicle was left on the surface of the Moon”

PRINTED ON A ROLAND REKORD RSK 3B 6-COLOUR MACHINE

Publisher and Printer Not Named

(But the reference number layout is typical of the company J. ARTHUR DIXON)

Ref: L6/9137/T

 

I am jumping the gun a bit date wise with this one, but it is an unusual issue with a strange reverse layout, which is either missing printing or the company and printer’s names were deliberately left off. I like this one and suspect it is not a common card.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

15/07/2019

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ENGLISH CRICKET TEAM

ON THEIR WIN AT THE CRICKET WORLD CUP YESTERDAY

 

COUNTY CRICKET 1873 – 1973

W.G. GRACE 3p Stamp Issue

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 1

 

This was Royals Mails very first PHQ (Postal Headquarters) and it has some very different qualities to what we now know as the standard PHQ stamp card design. Firstly, the card was much larger than the now normal PHQ card size. It also had a white boarder instead of the now well-known beige like colour. It is also the only PHQ card to have added text on the front, here this describes the reason for the depicted stamps issue. Only one PHQ card was released although there were three stamps in the set. Now days we accept that a single card is realised for every single stamp in a set, but for the first few issues Royal Mail picked just one stamp from a set to be depicted on a card. Also, every subsequent PHQ card has been issued in time to be used First Day of Issue with the depicted stamp (meaning that the card(s) are issued prior to the release date of the depicted stamp(s). With this first PHQ card it was released some time after the release date of the depicted stamp and its set. This means that technically this card could not be used first day of issue for the stamp shown with that stamp. Having said that, some cards can be found back dated by favour with a 16th May first day of issue cancel, but these are not accepted as true first day of issue items.

This is an interesting PHQ card with a lot of differences than we now come to accept from PHQ issues and as a result copies are sought after and cards can be £50 even without any cancels, which we call ‘Mint’.

 

14/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of man’s greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and their heroic space flight and moon landing I shall be placing related postcard images here on the webpage throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

 

Something different this time – a Non-Postcard item

 

LIMITED EDITION LARGE FRAMED PRINT

Signed by the American artist

PAUL CALLE

(1928 – 2010)

Designer of the 1969 American 10c Apollo 11 ‘FIRST MAN ON THE MOON’ stamp

 

Some years ago, I was fortunate enough to be offered this large framed limited-edition print by another collector at my local stamp club. The print depicts a piece of artwork by Paul Calle who painted the artwork design used on the famous American 10c first man on the moon stamp, issued 1969. One of these stamps, along with other space themed US stamps is mounted underneath the main print. In 1962 Calle was selected to participate in the NASA Art Program which lead to him designing the 1969 stamp.

This item appealed to me because it is signed by the artist (bottom left corner of the prints boarder). The addition of this signature, and his connection with the issue of so many stamp-designs, makes this a great item with a strong philatelic connection, and something very different for my collection.

 

ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FRAMED PRINT

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Close up shot of the artists signature in pencil on the right bottom edge of the print boarder area

 

PHOTOGRAPH

PAUL CALLE

With his most famous piece of artwork

 

14/07/2019

YORK MINSTER

ITS QUICKER BY MAIL

L.N.E.R. POSTER (London & North Eastern Railway)

By

FRED TAYLOR

1930

Published by

NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM

Ref: 317719

 

I am very fond of poster postcards and I am not alone as it is one of the most popular postcard collecting themes. Poster postcards have been issued almost since the start of picture postcard production back in the Victorian era. The numerous railway company posters have been reproduced on postcards since this early period. This one here is a nice York themed one with a smashing detailed image, and one which could also be of interest to anyone with a lean towards religious themed cards.

 

14/07/2019

MOON LANDING

50TH ANNIVERSARY

This month we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of man’s greatest feats, the 1969 Moon Landing. To celebrate the anniversary of Apollo 11 and its crew of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, and their heroic space flight and moon landing I shall be placing related postcard images here on the webpage throughout the upcoming week, commencing on the 13th July.

DAY TWO

 

WALLER HALL, SALEM, OREGON

WILLIAMETTE UNIVERSITY SESQUICENTENIAL

1842 – 1992

Official USPS [United States Postal Service] Postal Stationery Post Card

Issued 1991

 

Special Cancellation:

TWENTY-THIRD ANNIVERSARY

FIRST MANNED MOON LANDING

ARMSTRONG SPACE MUSEUM

MUSEUM STA [Station]

WAPAKONETA, OH 45895

20TH JULY 1992

 

When I came across this card with this special cancellation it was the cancellation that made me buy it. This is a nice example of how something else other than the original postcard itself can be collectible and add value to the item.

 

NEIL ARMSTRONG

AUG 1930 – AUG 2012

THE FIRST PERSON TO WALK ON THE MOON

Published by

CoIR CARDS

Ref: 2012.CR.132

 

This UK based company have consistently issued topical and relevant anniversary postcards and cards dealing with incidents and events happening at the time. I am sure there are other postcards celebrating the life of Neil Armstrong after he passed away in 2012, but this is the only one I have so far come across and I suspect the only UK issued one.

 

14/07/2019

BE BRAVE

BE STRONG

BE TRUE

DISNEY PRINCESS –

DREAM BIG PRINCESS

Published by

THE POSTCARD FACTORY

Ref: PC57-PR-GEN 0J2

 

I have said this before, but it should be noted that in and around Orlando, Florida you do not have to go into the actual Disney theme parks to pick up nice Disney postcards. Personally, I think that the designs officially published by ‘The Postcard Factory’ are the best ones available, and they can be found in numerous souvenir and gift shops in the areas around the parks. They are also, thankfully, considerably cheaper than the official theme park postcards.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

I also like the fact that this company illustrate the reverse side of their postcards. This adds a nice extra touch to your card.

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