“CHINESE PROVINCES IN SUPPORT OF WUHAN “
Set of 32 Postal Stationery Post Cards in a special pack
COVID-19 themed set
This is described as a set of postcards depicting ‘the medical teams of various provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government, People’s Liberation Army, and Xinjiang Construction Corps supporting Wuhan’. Each postal stationery post card has a heart themed stamp pre-printed on the reverse side. These all have the same reverse type layout (see below after all the card fronts), although they are all individually numbered in the bottom left corner and the cards are depicted below in order from ‘2020 6(32 – 1)’ to ‘2020 6(32 – 32)’.
Clearly, I have no idea which provinces are individually depicted because I do not speak or read Chinese, although I could recognise the TV Tower in Shanghai, the Great Wall of China and a couple of other landmarks which would lead to identifying the province in question. This is a great set with superb illustrations and is also reasonably priced. Well worth seeking out.
FRONT OF PACKAGE CONTAING THE 32 POSTCARDS
(Postal Stationery Post Cards)
“DE LA COMPAGNIE DE NAVIGATION PAQUET
LA MAROC PAR MARSEILLE ET PORT-VENDRES
LES CANARIES ET LE SENEGAL PAR MARSEILLE”
(Text from reverse side of card)
“From the navigation package company
Morocco by Marseille and Port-Vendres
Canary [Islands] and Senegal by Marseille”
SOCIETE MARSEILLAISE DE PUBLICITE, IMP. AUDRY – MARSEILLE
This appears to have been a passenger ship first used in service in 1952, which nicely gives a start date for the possible year of issue for this postcard (always something useful to know). As from the text on the reverse side you could discern that the ship ran from Marseille as its main port of origin.
The ship ceased working or ceased to be in 1975.
Five days ago, I updated the BOOK LISTING tab adding 27 new booklets and magazines to the images and listing. These can be accessed via the main BOOK LISTING tab and then the two sub tabs ‘BOOKS 5’ and the new one ‘BOOKS 6’.
This was mentioned on my facebook page, but I forgot to place it here on the main page (Doh!)
‘GEORGE OVERTON “FAGA” AUTOGRAPHED POSTCARD COLLECTION Display’
This is something different for you which I have been working on placing on the webpage for a few days now. It is images of one of my full displays, which I give to clubs and societies. This one has 165 fully mounted display sheets. All the postcards displayed have been signed. The range of signatures covers a wide number of themes, but has good collections of Military WW2 Commanders, Battle of Britain and WW2 Pilots, Victoria Cross winners, Explorers and celebrities. The display covers three pages of the webpage, all accessed via the main tab, and then two sub tabs for the continuation.
The stories of the people involved are fascinating and well worth a read, especially the pilots.
I show a few examples here to give you a flavour of the display
25 LAT SZKOLY RUCHU DROGOWEGO MO
’25 Years of Traffic School MO
Official Polish Postal Stationery Post Card
I bought these because I liked the police depicted in the pre-printed stamp on this official release. Paiseczine is a small town in Poland where this traffic school is located.
There was a spate of applications for employment at the Ford motor company in 1981 and all these cards are from people enquiring about application forms. A nice little selection with some nice additional stamps to cover postage to the UK.
ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET
PHQ Set 468
(postcards that reproduce the Royal Mail’s stamp releases)
Stamps issued – 17TH March 2020
(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)
JAMES BOND (CASINO ROYALE)
Ref: PHQ 468 (1)
I am months behind on these PHQ cards, but my orders are quite behind as well as I am only up to April with what I have received. I did post a lot of my own maxi-cards for this James Bond issue, so you have seen the stamps already, but these PHQ cards are nice.
It is worth remembering that this stamp set was due to coincide (or be released just before) the new ‘No Time To Die’ James Bond film came into the cinema’s, but as we now know the film was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the new film was the reason for this stamp sets release.
“THE BRIDE’S GOT SOSMETHING BORROWED,
AND HE’S GOT SOMETHING BLUE!”
D. CONSTANCE LIMITED
(36 BEACH ROAD, LITTLEHAMPTON, SUSSEX)
The comic postcards from the later decades of the 1970’s and 1980’s, are becoming more and more collectible as time moves on and as such comedic non-pc images and jokes have become a thing of the past. I am not saying that our more enlightened world is not better, its just that it has drawn more attention to cards such as this, and considerably worse, as a thing of the past, and thus something to look back on as a long gone time (although only a handful of decades ago). Prices for cards from this period of this ilk will only be going up in value and collectability.
WE’VE NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT LOVE –
WE HAVEN’T BEEN DRINKING!
BAMFORTH & CO., LTD
Ref: “COMIC” Series No. 2545
One of the comic postcards from my ‘Police’ themed collection. This is not a particularly large collection, but I have one or two and it is the funny ones which mostly appeal.
Official Euro Disney Theme Park Postcard
I have building up a collection of postcards which bare the original name for what is now Disneyland Resort Paris. This theme park was of course originally called ‘Euro Disney’ but that name was later changed. This change inspired my interest in hunting down postcards which have Euro Disney on either the front or the reverse side.
As with other Disney theme parks around the world there were postcards issued before the parks opened. This card depicted here was available as a pre-publicity postcard, but it was also sold in the park when it opened so copies were being sold for some time, although it is not an easy card to find these days. I was fortunate to come across this one is a selection of Disney postcards sent to me by a dealer. As soon as I saw this one. I knew it was a good find. What I also like about this one is that at first look, with no pre-knowledge of Disney theme park set ups, this does not look like a Disney postcard. There are no obvious Disney touches to this artwork, no characters and no Disney signs, but for people like me who have knowledge of the theme parks it is most definitely a Disney image.
HEATED INDOOR POOL AND LOUNGE CAFÉ
Ref: M 5
My mum and dad, but especially my Mum, loved this café and would sit here in the afternoon and sometimes in the evening. My brother and I would check in with her here before going off exploring or riding the monorail, ice-skating, swimming or looking around the other activities.
I used to enjoy watching the swimmers in the pool through the glass windows. I even used to try and see through into the café from the other side, but I could never see my mother.
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA
Published by the:
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA
An MCA/Rank Organisation Joint Venture
Authorised User: SCENIC CARD & NOVELTY
Printed in Korea
Ref: USDC – 183294
I rode this ride in 1993, a year before this postcard was released. I remember it well because as we were riding in the cable car, and the massive Kong came towards our cable car (or more correctly as our cable car moved towards Kong) I noticed that our very young son, I believe he was just 3 years old at the time, was missing from his seat. This was because he was hiding underneath it! Kong clearly scared the living daylights out of him. The ride remained memorable to us because of this. Sadly, the ride was closed in 2002 (on the 8th September) so when I returned to Florida on my second trip in 2003, I could no longer go on it. I have collected postcards depicting this ride ever since.
POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD
CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 THEMED
Official earlier Postal Stationery issues with additional images to tie-up with the coronavirus pandemic
I recently acquired some of these postal stationery post cards which have had some new images printed on them which links them to the 2020 pandemic. This first one is a 2008 issue upon which has been printed a large picture of the coronavirus bug. Added text reads, when translated, ‘Croatia and the world against Covid-19’. There are at least nine different Covid-19 themed postal stationery post cards that I have seen, and these are around £5 - £6 each.
The cancellation used here has an interesting back story as it was originally due to be used on the 25th March 2020 but Zagreb was hit by a powerful earthquake on the 22nd March which caused considerable damage to the Zagreb post office. Use of this handstamp was thus postponed. As can be seen here it was eventually put into use on the single date of the 30th April 2020. The cancellation depicts the coronavirus Covid-19.