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07/03/2020

 

AMERICAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION

ANAHEIM 1992

American Booksellers Association Convention and Trade Exhibit,

Anaheim, California, May 1992

Official Event Promotional Postcard

 

I suppose that if you are holding your convention in Anaheim, the home of Disneyland, then you are going to want to have Mickey Mouse on your event postcard, especially if you are holding this event in Disneyland or a connected Disney conference centre, which was a probability. This makes for a great Disney themed card.

 

07/03/2020

 

GOD PASKE

JEG KOMMER KUN UD AF POLITISK KORREKTE CEG

Happy Easter

I only get out of a politically correct egg…

NOVELTY SHAPED CUT BOARDER

Published by

GO-CARD (DENMARK)

GO-CARD PRIMETIME

Ref: # 2294

Free Rack Postcard

 

This one is a bit early, but to be honest I did not realise it was an Easter themed postcard until I started writing it up and translated the text. I might have waited if I had known, but with there being so many Easter eggs already appearing in the shops then perhaps I’m not being so early after all… consider this my supermarket Easter egg posting …

This one has nice cut shaped boarder which adds a little more interest in this postcard.

 

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This has some interesting text top right where the stamp box would be. This reads as GO-CARD PRIMETIME, which I suspect was another branch of the Go-Card issuing franchise, perhaps for special postcards. Then you have PASKEN 1997 which is Easter 1997, which I assume is the year this card came out.   

 

07/03/2020

 

PUNCHING CATTLE ON A JACK RABBIT

Published by

SAN ANTONIO CARD Co., SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

Ref: TEX. 101 (Front)

49519 (Reverse)

 

The theme of ‘Oversized Animals’ is a popular one in America, and it has been for many years, decades in fact. Some depict giant fish being caught and I have seen one with a cowboy riding a giant armadillo, but from what I have seen this idea of a cowboy riding a giant Jack Rabbit is one of, if not the, most common and popular. This one is also another linen card, another US postcard trend.

p.s. these are either very small cows or the cowboy himself is also a giant! 

 

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06/03/2020

 

ELLIS ISLAND

STATUE OF LIBERTY NATIONAL MONUMENT

Published by

PIGMENT & HUE, INC

 

This slightly larger than normal postcard I picked up in the gift shop on Ellis Island in New York. I liked the photograph and I think it was a popular postcard as it makes a nice souvenir of a visit.

 

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PHOTOGRAPH

This image appears on the front of this book sold at Ellis Island

 

06/03/2020

 

PARIS – LA TOUR EIFFEL VUE DU TROCADERO

THE EIFFEL TOWER

Published by

PHOTOTYPIE L’ABEILLE – PARIS

Ref: 250

 

In my old days of only collecting animal themed postcards I would probably still have bought this one for the fantastic rhino statue depicted in the foreground. This postcard was posted in 1934

 

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06/03/2020

 

THE EIFFEL TOWER

Published by

EDITIONS D’ART YVON, PARIS

Ref: SERIE 4

67 – PARIS.. EN FLANANT

 

I suspect that the Eiffel Tower has been photographed from just about every conceivable angle and position. I also think that nearly all of them have been reproduced on postcard. This postcard may not be in perfect mint condition, but I liked the image and it has been nicely used. The card was posted in 1928

 

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06/03/2020

 

LA POSTE

The Post Office

ROYAN

Published by

C.A.P.., 44, RUE LETELLIER, PARIS (15e)

Ref: 1754

 

What a great photograph and a smashing piece of local history. I have visited the French town of Royan a few times as it is within an hour’s drive of where my in-laws house is located in France. Royan is on the coast and you can get some great seafood here, which we have done. If you go back through my webpage you will find a couple of other older modern era postcards depicting Royan, but I collect these on my visits to France and they act as souvenirs of my trips. I do know that Post Offices are disappearing fast in the current financial climate and although Royan looks like it still has a few I don’t think this building is still being used as one.

 

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06/03/2020

 

LA NORMANDIE PITTORESQUE

NOCE NORMANDE – LES INVITES

Picture Normandy

Norman Wedding – The Guests

Collection L. G. B., SAINT-PIERRE-EGLISE

Published by

CLICHÉ A. V.

Ref: 3012

 

I believe that this was posted in 1905, which nicely dates the image as being around that time. I love the costumes being worn here which includes a selection of traditional Normandy costumes. I also love the colouring of what was an original black and white photograph. This type of early French costume postcard is in a very collectable category abroad and especially in France itself.

 

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05/03/2020

 

AIRPOST.

REISSUE OF THE DIRIGIBLE IL CETRIOLO

WITH ADDED DATE INSCRIPTION

FROM MANGIARE, 1927

Watercolour and rubber stamp, 1974

(From the estate of Donald Charles Evans)

Published by

ARTPOST

Ref: 501

 

I collect Airship themed postcards and saw this one in dealer’s box so picked it up for my collection. I don’t know anything about it beyond the fact that it seems to be a piece of artwork or possibly stamp essay designs.  

 

05/03/2020

 

FUDGE MAKERS,

CAMBRIDGE

By

TORI WOOLLEY

Published by

THE FUDGE KITCHEN LTD, CAMBRIDGE

 

I love the Fudge Kitchen and have visited its shops in Windsor, Canterbury and Cambridge. I have probably eaten more of their fudge than is healthy for me but then they make it so well.

On my most recent visit to the shop in Cambridge I saw some designs on their wall which I thought looked like postcards. I mentioned this to the person behind the counter and was informed that they had had some postcards printed up to place on their wall as small pieces of artwork. We had a chat and I mentioned I was a postcard collector and would like to buy one, but I was informed that they were not for sale although they had a small number stored away. Then, because I was a collector, they dug this card out for me and gave it to me for free. It makes for a great souvenir of my visit, and I also enjoyed the fudge I bought as well.

 

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05/03/2020

 

H. M. S. VICTORY

Official HMS Victory Post Card

Published by

PHOTO PRECISION LIMITED, ST IVES

Ref: PT3089

 

I have only visited HMS Victory twice, once as a child and once as an adult. My childhood visit was in 1972 with my parents and brother. On that trip my mother posted this post card to what was then our home address.

 

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Mail items posted on board the HMS Victory received a special blue coloured pictorial cachet ‘POSTED ON BOARD’, which depicts the ship.  

 

05/03/2020

 

URGENT!

By

SUSAN HILTON

Ink and Pencil

Published by

ARTISTS’ CARDS, LONDON

Ref: No. 2a

 

This is a piece of artwork which depicts the back of a postcard which ironically now appears here on the front of this postcard release. I like this one and have done so since I first saw it many years ago. It is an interesting design.

 

05/03/2020

 

“VIDEO GAMES”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 466

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

Stamps issued – 21st January 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)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

 

OK, the first PHQ Stamp Card set of 2020 (I’m catching up with these cards now). There is a problem for me with this set and that is that I never got into video games, or any computer games for that matter, so there is no nostalgia in this set for me. Without the nostalgia I think the images are all a bit dull. Having said that, I do understand that here in the UK there is a history of input and game creation where video games were concerned. So, I understand why this set has been issued and I also can just about see that video games are an important part of the gaming history (for those who were into it), but this set did nothing for me personally.

 

ELITE 1984

2ND Class Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (1)

 

SENSIBLE SOCCER 1992

1st Class Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (2)

 

WIPEOUT 1995

£1.55 Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (3)

 

DIZZY 1987

£1.60 Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (4)

 

WORMS 1995

2nd Class Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (5)

 

LEMMINGS 1991

1st Class Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (6)

 

MICRO MACHINES 1991

£1.55 Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (7)

 

POPULOUS 1989

£1.60 Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (8)

 

TOMB RAIDER

1st Class Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (9)

 

This stamp design, and the three depicted below are all from a stamp miniature sheet issued alongside the above eight single stamp designs. The sheet was themed around the character of Lara Croft, the Tomb Raider from this games title. This is probably the best known of the games used in this stamp set as the character of Lara Croft has crossed over into feature films.

 

ADVENTURES OF LARA CROFT 1998

£1.55 Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (10)

 

TOMB RAIDER CHRONICLES 2000

£1.55 Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (11)

 

TOMB RAIDER 2013

1st Class Value Stamp

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (12)

 

TOMB RAIDER MINIATURE SHEET

The Full four stamp Miniature sheet

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

Ref: PHQ 466 (13)

 

This time the stamp sheet was small enough to fit on just the one sheet PHQ Card.

 

04/03/2020

 

Today I have added some images of some collector’s books under the BOOK LISTING tab. These are under the BOOKS 4 tab and the, as of today, new BOOKS 5 tab.

I have also posted images of a nice Disney print under the ‘Miscellaneous Items’ tab.

Both these tabs allow me to put some different things on the webpage.

 

 

04/03/2020

 

PARROT JUNGLE, MIAMI, FLORIDA

THE MACAWS SWING QUARTET,

PARROT JUNGLE, MIAMI, FLORIDA

Published by

NOVELTI-CRAFT PRODUCTS Co., Olympia Bldg., Miami, Fla

A “COLOURPICTURE” PUBLICATION, BOSTON 15, MASS

Copyright G. W. ROMER

Ref: 14313

 

I couldn’t resist this postcard, especially as I was in Florida when I found it on an antiques stall. I am also intrigued now because we have booked up a trip to Miami later this year, our first time. So, Miami will soon be on my list of collected postcard locations.

For those in the know, this is a Linen Card.

 

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04/03/2020

 

UNTITLED

(CAT DESIGN)

By

ROB HODGSON

Published By

U STUDIO – PAPER PLANES

Ref: PAP 121

 

If you are a cat person then this design probably looks cute… but, if you are not a cat person then I think this could also be scary… attack of the zombie cats scary!

 

03/03/2020

 

THE FASHION OF THE AVENGERS

STEED & TWIGGY

 

SIGNED ON THE FRONT BY

TWIGGY

 

Published by

LONDON POSTCARD COMPANY

Ref: CODE:LU635 (Series 5 set of 9)

Steed & Twiggy #1

 

The postcards published by the LONDON POSTCARD COMPANY were superb, and they covered their subjects, often cult TV programmes and feature films, using some rare and unusual photographs and images many of which had not appeared on postcard before. This postcard, and the one below are a mixture of topics as you have TV (from the original ‘Avengers’ TV series from the 1960’s) and the world of fashion with the inclusion of the famous 1960’s fashion model Twiggy.

 

THE FASHION OF THE AVENGERS

STEED & TWIGGY

 

SIGNED ON THE FRONT BY

TWIGGY

 

Published by

LONDON POSTCARD COMPANY

Ref: CODE:LU637 (Series 5 set of 9)

Steed & Twiggy #2

 

The second postcard from this 9 - postcard series titled ‘The Fashion of the Avengers’ which features Twiggy with the character called Steed, as played by Patrick Macnee, the only character (and Actor) to appear across all the ‘Avengers’ series’. This card has also been signed by the fashion model (and later actress) Twiggy.  

 

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The two postcards above have the same basic reverse layout but obviously with different reference numbers

 

02/03/2020

CENSORED

 

It has been some time since I last posted anything under the Censored tab, two months in fact, so today I have added a new page:

CENSORED 4

 

On this new page I have added 10 postcards with some mixed content. This new page can be found under the main CENSORED tab at the top of the page

 

 

02/03/2020

 

UNTITLED

(On the postcard at least)

‘THE BEATLES’

Artwork by

MR BRAINWASH

Published by

MR BRAINWASH

 

This is not the first Mr Brainwash postcard that has appeared on this webpage and on other postings I have talked about this graffiti styled artist and his work, so I wont go into details here, but I will mention that the artist does like to use celebrities old and new in the designs.

 

02/03/2020

 

DEVENY

THEBEN A DONAU

Published by

NOSTALGIA

Ref: A6

 

Deveny is, as can be seen down the side, Devin, a village in Slovakia and a borough of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. This is located along the Danube, which is the ‘DONAU’ in this cards title.

This unusual modern postcard, which just reproduces an older postcard but with a modern sized card and adding a white boarder, I found in a cheap box of cards in an Oxfam charity shop in Cambridge on my recent visit there. I like boats on postcards, and I like unusual usage of postcard image’s so this appealed on more than one level. Unfortunately, the card itself holds very little information on either side and I suspect it is designed just to catch the eye of modern tourists who perhaps would not require details.

 

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02/03/2020

 

CAMBRIDGE LANDMARKS

THE POLAR MUSEUM

By

Cambridge Artist

CHIZ

Published by

WILLAIMS ART CARDS

WILLIAMS ART 2018

Ref: 2102

 

This is another of the large square shaped postcards I picked up on my recent visit to Cambridge. This depicts the Polar Museum in what is a cartoon like joke based around the issue of global warming.

 

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02/03/2020

 

JUST ARRIVED AT…

SYMOND’S YAT

Novelty ‘PULL OUT’ Post Card

Published by

VALENTINE’S

Valentine’s “MAIL NOVELTY” Post Card

Ref: 2004

 

This is another of those postcard designs which could be used for any location. You will see that the location ‘SYMOND’S YAT’ is printed in a different type face than the ‘JUST ARRIVED AT’ which clearly shows that it has been added after the printing of the rest of the postcards image. This was quite a common publisher format and allowed them to use just one image for many locations, a neat and simple idea and a very popular one.

This copy is in good condition as often with these pull-out cards the top of the flap gets badly creased through usage, although here this area is still quite smooth.

 

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IMAGE OF THE POSTCARD WITH

THE PHOTOGRAPH STRIP PULLED OUT

 

02/03/2020

 

8 OUT OF 10

POSTCARDS

MENTION THE

WEATHER

‘TATE MODERN’

The Unilever Series:

OLAFUR ELIASSON

THE WEATHER PROJECT

TURBINE HALL

16 OCTOBER 2003 – 21 MARCH 2004

Published by

BOOMERANG MEDIA (CINEMA)

Free Rack Card

 

A simple but superb advertising postcard for an art display (or more correctly an installation) at the Tate Modern in London that was held between 2003 and 2004. For obvious reasons this simple design appealed to me.

 

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01/03/2020

 

In a moment of madness, I found myself wondering how many postcards had been posted across this webpage since day one back in 2016. In a second moment of madness, I decided to have a count… Oh that was a mistake as it took two long sessions over two days to count them all up.

I ignored all the non-postcard photographs which were linked to displayed postcards (where I have looked up images of how places look now etc or of people mentioned), the images of bookmarks, bank notes and other non-postcard items displayed, and all the reverse sides of postcards where the front had already been depicted. So, just each different postcard front and alternative displayed postcard reverse (where I have one postcard but used in different ways or with different reverse types).  

So, how many have I shown you?

 

9707

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not Bad

 

 

 

01/03/2020

 

HELICOPTER MAIL

By

RICHARD BLAKE

Published by

RICHARD BLAKE POST CARDS

Ref: PH238

 

This is one postcard in a series of postcards depicting different aspects of mail delivery down through the years. Each Postcard depicts a piece of artwork by Richard Blake. This design was clearly of a ‘fairly-modern’ form of mail delivery, the helicopter deliveries out to the North Sea oil rigs. I think it is one of the best images from this series.

 

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The artist arranged for a small number, 100 postcards, to be flown by helicopter out to different oil rigs. Each carried postcard received a red cachet designed by the artist which reads:

 

ONE OF 100 FLOWN BY HELICOPTER

[Helicopter image]

TO AND FROM A BP NORTH SEA OIL-RIG

COURTESY THE BRITISH PETROLEUM p.l.c.

 

This ‘particular’ postcard was carried out to the FORTIES CHARLIE oil rig platform and received a black two-line oil rig cachet bottom left.

Also applied is a 22p Royal Mail postage stamp cancelled with a ‘FIRST DAY OF ISSUE – ABERDEEN – 23 APR 1991’ simple word cancellation.

The card has also been signed by the artist in blue ink bottom right.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ANOTHER COPY OF THIS HELICOPTER POSTCARD

 

The artist arranged for a small number, 100 postcards, to be flown by helicopter out to different oil rigs. Each carried postcard received a red cachet designed by the artist which reads:

 

ONE OF 100 FLOWN BY HELICOPTER

[Helicopter image]

TO AND FROM A BP NORTH SEA OIL-RIG

COURTESY THE BRITISH PETROLEUM p.l.c.

 

This ‘particular’ postcard was carried out to the FORTIES ALPHA oil rig platform and received a black two-line oil rig cachet bottom left.

Also applied is a 22p Royal Mail postage stamp cancelled with a ‘FIRST DAY OF ISSUE – ABERDEEN – 23 APR 1991’ simple word cancellation.

The card has also been signed by the artist in blue ink bottom right.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ANOTHER COPY OF THIS HELICOPTER POSTCARD

 

The artist arranged for a small number, 100 postcards, to be flown by helicopter out to different oil rigs. Each carried postcard received a red cachet designed by the artist which reads:

 

ONE OF 100 FLOWN BY HELICOPTER

[Helicopter image]

TO AND FROM A BP NORTH SEA OIL-RIG

COURTESY THE BRITISH PETROLEUM p.l.c.

 

This ‘particular’ postcard was carried out to the FORTIES DELTA oil rig platform and received a black two-line oil rig cachet bottom left.

Also applied is a 22p Royal Mail postage stamp cancelled with a ‘FIRST DAY OF ISSUE – ABERDEEN – 23 APR 1991’ simple word cancellation.

The card has also been signed by the artist in blue ink bottom right.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ANOTHER COPY OF THIS HELICOPTER POSTCARD

 

The artist arranged for a small number, 100 postcards, to be flown by helicopter out to different oil rigs. Each carried postcard received a red cachet designed by the artist which reads:

 

ONE OF 100 FLOWN BY HELICOPTER

[Helicopter image]

TO AND FROM A BP NORTH SEA OIL-RIG

COURTESY THE BRITISH PETROLEUM p.l.c.

 

This ‘particular’ postcard was carried out to the FORTIES ECHO oil rig platform and received a black two-line oil rig cachet bottom left.

Also applied is a 22p Royal Mail postage stamp cancelled with a ‘FIRST DAY OF ISSUE – ABERDEEN – 23 APR 1991’ simple word cancellation.

The card has also been signed by the artist in blue ink bottom right.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ANOTHER COPY OF THIS HELICOPTER POSTCARD

 

The artist arranged for a small number, 100 postcards, to be flown by helicopter out to different oil rigs. Each carried postcard received a red cachet designed by the artist which reads:

 

ONE OF 100 FLOWN BY HELICOPTER

[Helicopter image]

TO AND FROM A BP NORTH SEA OIL-RIG

COURTESY THE BRITISH PETROLEUM p.l.c.

 

This ‘particular’ postcard was carried out to the FORTIES BRAVO oil rig platform and received a black two-line oil rig cachet bottom left.

Also applied is a 22p Royal Mail postage stamp cancelled with a ‘FIRST DAY OF ISSUE – ABERDEEN – 23 APR 1991’ simple word cancellation.

The card has also been signed by the artist in blue ink bottom right.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ANOTHER COPY OF THIS HELICOPTER POSTCARD

 

The artist arranged for a small number, 100 postcards, to be flown by helicopter out to different oil rigs. Each carried postcard received a red cachet designed by the artist which reads:

 

ONE OF 100 FLOWN BY HELICOPTER

[Helicopter image]

TO AND FROM A BP NORTH SEA OIL-RIG

COURTESY THE BRITISH PETROLEUM p.l.c.

 

This ‘particular’ postcard was carried out to the M.V. IOLAIR oil rig platform and received blue boxed rig cachet bottom left which reads:

 

M.V. IOLAIR

O. No. 376461

Port Reg. Dundee

N.T. 4729.00

S.H.P. 12000

 

Also applied is a 22p Royal Mail postage stamp cancelled with a ‘FIRST DAY OF ISSUE – ABERDEEN – 23 APR 1991’ simple word cancellation.

The card has also been signed by the artist in blue ink bottom right.

With this sixth posted and carried version I believe I have depicted all the varieties produced by the artist.

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