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03/05/2020

FILMSZINHAZ

(Cinema)

SZABADSZALLAS

Photo by

CSOBAJI ELOD

Published by

KEPZOMUVESZETL ALAP KIADOVALLALATA, BUDAPEST

Ref: EF XIX- 35/742

 

I had to have this one when I saw it and for two reasons really. Firstly, I really loved this photograph and it was clearly a film house, or cinema as we would call it, but, there was something that was so ‘Eastern European’ about the architecture here, eastern bloc I think they call it. The town of Szabadszallas is a small town in Hungary, about 80 kilometres south from Budapest (by rail). So, this is a small-town cinema. That appealed to me straight away. Then I turned it over…

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

I collect postcards, covers, stamps and all things philatelic related to anything themed around Television. The postage stamp used on this card is one I have mint in my collection, and used on cover and an imperf copy, so seeing one genuinely used on postcard made this a must have card. The stamp is the 2fo value from the 1963 ‘Transport and Communications’ set and this individual stamp features an image of a TV Broadcast coach (SG 1912). The stamp is not valuable, its just nice to find a copy genuinely used.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

 

I found this photograph, and the one below of what I believe to be the same building but without the Filmszinhaz sign above the doorway. I do wonder how long this cinema lasted. Is it still there? I suspect the building is but perhaps they have a better cinema now or none at all, I cant seem to find out at the moment  

 

PHOTOGRAPH

 

03/05/2020

 

40 JAHRIGES BESTEHEN DES BUNDES DER POLNISCHEN

KURZWELLEENAMATEURE WSt (ou)

40 gr mehrfarbig

‘40TH Anniversary of the Polish Federation

Short Wave Amateur WSt (ou)’

POLISH POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

(Issued 16th May 1970)

40 gr (Stamp Value) Multicoloured.

Official Polish Postal Stationery Post Card

(Michel Reference: P 471)

 

Without my very expensive, but invaluable MICHEL postal stationery catalogue I would probably have assumed that the cancellation date here was the first day of issue, but it is not as this cancel is dated 17 IX (September) 1970. The cancel reads:

KONFERRENCJA

KOMISJI PLANU

UIT

WARSZAWA

Which means:

CONFERENCE

PLAN COMMISSION

UIT [International Telecommunications Union]

WARSAW

I collect philatelic material related to the International Telecommunications Union as it is intrinsically linked to the television world having initially been responsible for the world of radio.  

 

‘40TH Anniversary of the Polish Federation

Short Wave Amateur WSt (ou)’

POLISH POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

(Issued 16th May 1970)

 

This second copy of the same postal stationery post card has a different special hand stamp, this time dated 17th May 1971 (a year and one day after this postal stationery post card was issued). This is another cancel with a UIT – International Telecommunications Union connection.

 

02/05/2020

 

COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

Sold in aid of

THE NHS CHARITIES COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY

 

STANDARD REVERSE SIDE FORMAT

For all the below wooden postcard issues.

 

It is unusual for me to start off a posting with the reverse side of a postcard, especially a mint one, in fact this might be the first time. I have done this because I found out during the week that a company called ‘THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY’ (some of their wooden postcards have previously appeared on this webpage) have currently on sale a selection of special unique designs related to the issues of the current coronavirus (Covid-19). Having discovered this, I ordered a few and they arrived today. All these postcards have a red boxed COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL logo bottom left side and 25% of the cost of each wooden card goes to the NHS charities. Some of these designs are very good and include old styled poster like designs.

The postcards are not numbered or titled (beyond the text that appears on the front). I am still waiting on two more cards, but the designs of these two are not new ones. The ones I have received today appear below.

 

Enlargement of COVID-19 section of text

From reverse side of postcards

 

WHATEVER

STAY AT HOME!

Novelty Wooden Postcard

Sold in aid of

THE NHS CHARITIES COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

Published by

THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY

 

SELF-ISOLATION

THIS SPRING

Novelty Wooden Postcard

Sold in aid of

THE NHS CHARITIES COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

Published by

THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY

 

HOME DELIVERIES

THAT WOULD BE NICE

Novelty Wooden Postcard

Sold in aid of

THE NHS CHARITIES COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

Published by

THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY

 

OFF TO THE SHOP

DO YOU NEED ANYTHING?

Novelty Wooden Postcard

Sold in aid of

THE NHS CHARITIES COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

Published by

THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY

 

DESTINATIONS SPRING 2020

BATHROOM REVISITED

‘Enjoy the Loo Rolls’

Novelty Wooden Postcard

Sold in aid of

THE NHS CHARITIES COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

Published by

THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY

 

I think this one might be my favourite one because it has the year included in the text and makes mention of ‘Loo Rolls’, and we all know how hard they were to find in the early weeks of the pandemic.

 

STOP HOARDING

YOU PLONKERS

Novelty Wooden Postcard

Sold in aid of

THE NHS CHARITIES COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

Published by

THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY

 

The situation re Toilet rolls, Pasta, Rice, and later-on Flour (flour still being a bit of an issue even today!) was just ridiculous. I can only assume that some people are going to be eating Pasta for the rest of the year!

 

 

DON’T WASTE FOOD

Novelty Wooden Postcard

Sold in aid of

THE NHS CHARITIES COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

Published by

THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY

 

I don’t know if this is an exclusive ‘Covid-19’ design as this wording has been used on World War II posters and on national ‘World Food Day’ posters and as a basic piece of advice this carries on throughout. But this card does have the special ‘COVID-19’ reverse side logo.

 

KEEP CLEAN

Novelty Wooden Postcard

Sold in aid of

THE NHS CHARITIES COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

Published by

THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY

 

Like the ‘Don’t Waste Food’ design above I don’t know if this is a new issue or an older one being repurposed for this charity fund raising selection published by this company. Again, the advice being given is universal and has a life outside of this pandemic.

 

A HUG IN A MUG

Novelty Wooden Postcard

Sold in aid of

THE NHS CHARITIES COVID-19 URGENT APPEAL

Published by

THE WOODEN POSTCARD COMPANY

 

I think this one may well be a more basic design included in the charity fund raising collection. This postcard was also 50p more than all the others so must be considered a little special.

 

02/05/2020

 

ROYAL PAVILION

WEST SIDE

BRIGHTON

Published by

A. W. W. BRIGHTON & WORTHING

Ref: 1114

 

This is a wonderful looking building all-be-it an unusual looking one to find in a British seaside town. I have visited here a couple of times and always enjoy walking around inside this royal palace, as it was. This is probably one of the biggest tourist attractions in Brighton and when people can again go on day trips and holidays (when this lockdown eventually ceases) I suspect it will again be a major draw.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This card was posted from Brighton in 1961 with the ‘Wilding’ Queens Head stamp being cancelled with a BRIGHTON & HOVE, SUSSEX ‘A’ wavy line machine cancellation dated 12th June (probably posted by a tourist)

 

 

02/05/2020

GREETINGS FROM N. W. IOWA

CHEERIO POST CARD CLUB

 

(TOP)

GREY CARD

NATIONAL POSTCARD WEEK MAY 1985

Published by the

CHEERIO POST CARD CLUB (IOWA)

 

(BOTTOM)

YELLOW CARD

Published by the

CHEERIO POST CARD CLUB (IOWA)

 

These two cards are very similar in design. The top postcard just has some extra typed information related to the National Postcard Week and the fact that the club was established in 1954.

The bottom yellow coloured card was the standard postcard release for this post card club. This one does not have the small sized typed text but does have separation lines between the images down the left-hand side.

During the 1980’s and into the 1990’s this type of postcard club or postcard collector styled postcard was extremely popular and many different types were produced and in various levels of quality as regards the designs and card quality. These two here were printed to a higher quality than many were during this period.

 

REVERSE SIDES OF ABOVE TWO POSTCARDS

 

It was not unusual for a club or society to use different printers for their postcards, especially if these were produced a few years apart. What this does mean is that you can get some interesting reverse side layouts and designs.

 

02/05/2020

SECOND ANNUAL

NATIONAL POSTCARD WEEK

MAY 5 – 11, 1985

“Take time to smell the roses and send a friend a Postcard”

Design by

ANN RUSNAK

Published by

THELMA MORRIS

 

In the US the month of May was typical chosen to hold the annual Postcard Week in and it was common for it to be held the early section of the month. I dug this card out today and I don’t mind admitting that I was a little surprised to find it is now 35 years old. I remember obtaining this one when it came out. How time flies when you continue a collection for most of a lifetime.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This is another of the many postcards that the artist Ann Rusnak kindly signed for me when she attended the Picture Postcard Centenary Show in London in 1994.

 

01/05/2020

JAMES BOND

Maxi-Cards

 

PART EIGHT

 

All 62 of my James Bond stamp maxi-cards have now come back. I used postcards from the special JAMES BOND 100 postcards box set. I have been separating them out over several postings, but I need to bring this little project to an end, so, although there are quite a few here it does finish this off for me (I apologise for flooding this page with these, but some are very nice.  

 

DANIEL CRAIG AS JAMES BOND IN

CASINO ROYALE (2006)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

DANIEL CRAIG AS JAMES BOND IN

CASINO ROYALE (2006)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

Different special hand stamp

 

PIERCE BROSNAN AS JAMES BOND, MICHELLE YEOH AS WAI LIN IN

TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

PIERCE BROSNAN AS JAMES BOND

GOLDENEYE (1995)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

US POSTER FOR

THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

US POSTER FOR

A VIEW TO A KILL (1985)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

US POSTER FOR

THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

US POSTER FOR

LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

One of my favourite Bond film posters and with its depiction on this postcard it goes superbly with the applied ‘Live and Let Die’ James Bond postage stamp.

 

US POSTER FOR

ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (1969)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

UK ADVANCE POSTER

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (1971)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

GERT FROBE IN THE TITLE ROLE OF

GOLDFINGER (1964)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

This had to be the postcard for this Smiler sheet combination of Goldfinger James Bond stamp and stamp shaped Cinderella label which features a scene from the film showing the actor Gert Frobe as Goldfinger.

 

 

SEAN CONNERY AS JAMES BOND IN

GOLDFINGER (1964)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

LOIS MAXWELL AS MISS MONEYPENNY, SEAN CONNERY AS JAMES BOND IN

GOLDFINGER (1964)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

PIERCE BROSNAN (JAMES BOND) AND SAMANTHA BOND (MISS MONEYPENNY) IN

GOLDENEYE (1995)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

POSTER CELEBRATING FIFTY YEARS OF JAMES BOND FILMS (2012)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

I had this spare Daniel Craig ‘Smiler’ sheet combination of stamp and label but no Craig Bond related card left, but I did have this postcard and I noticed that Daniel’s three films, at the time, were listed down the centre bottom of the gold painted lady. So, I produced this maxi-card.

 

ROGER MOORE AS JAMES BOND

LIVE AND LET DIES (1973)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

JAMES BOND’S ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH

DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

LITTLE NELLIE

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967)

Home Made Maxi-Card

Postcard from the

JAMES BOND 100 POSTCARDS

Boxed set

 

So, I have kept one of my favourites right until the last. I think you would be hard put to find a better combination than you have here of photograph, stamp and cancellation (possibly if the hand stamp also pictured Little Nellie, but as no such cancel was produced that was not an option). This is a

 

30/04/2020

 

TELLAUFFUHRUNG BRUGG 1899

AUFFUHRUNGEN MAI BIS JULI

JE SONNTAGS 2 UHR

‘Tell Performance Brugg 1899

Performances May to July

Every Sunday 2 am’

Published by

MULLER & TRUB., AARAU

 

With

HAND DRAWN IMAGE

“Mrs Tell on her way to the chapel”

 

This beautiful 1899 postcard has been, in my mind, greatly enhanced by the sender drawing a lovely image of Mrs Tell on her horse with her hunting hawk on her arm. This unique combination caught my eye when I found this postcard in a local antique-collectors shop here in my hometown something like 35 years ago. It was an expensive card back then as it cost me £6, but when I saw it, I knew I wanted it and would probably never see anything like it again. This is what is truly described as a unique item.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This postcard was posted locally within SCHINZNACH BAD in Switzerland, which was a former municipality in the district of Brugg in the canton of Aargau. Interestingly time wise, this municipality only disappeared this year when on the 1st January it merged into Brugg (a coincidence or what? This small fact fascinated me). The Swiss definitive postage stamp has been cancelled with a ‘Schinznach-Bad’ cancellation dated 14 IV [June] 99 [1899]. There is second cancellation on the right hand side cancelled over a printed circle on the postcard design which is designated for the receiving mark, the mark cancelled at the final point of call for the posted item, as this was a local delivery the cancel is the same one with the same date. This card has a nice simple and clear usage which also adds to the postcards value.

 

30/04/2020

 

CATHEDRALE NOTRE-DAME

Published by

L. BOISSON, EDITEUR, 50 RUE DU TEMPLE – PARIS

Ref: 1384 - PARIS (4)

 

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. This postcard was used in 1943 whilst the city of Paris was under German occupation during World War II. This also of course depicts the cathedral as it was prior to the recent fire which occurred just over a year ago during April 2019 (overnight between the 15th and 16th April). During the fire it was the roof and the spire that can be seen in the near centre of this photograph. Although the spire will be replaced it is always nice to have images of a structure in its original look. This is a particularly nice postcard I thought.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This has two strikes of a nice aeroplane themed special handstamp for a special event:

 

“EXPON [Exposition] PHILQUE [Philatelique – Philatelic] – LA POSTE AERIENNE [Air Mail] – 2 OCT 43”

 

I really like the little aeroplane image that appears in this cancellation. You also need to remember that this was all designed and the event arranged whilst under enemy occupation. I’ve said it before, it amazes me what stamp collectors still managed to achieve whilst a war was going on around them.

 

30/04/2020

 

SURF’S UP

By

PETER ADDERLEY

Published by

J. SALMON LTD (Sevenoaks)

Ref: 09/80/04/10

 

It was a close friends funeral yesterday. Because of the lockdown, and social distancing, I could not attend, but I got to watch some of it live over a webcam system. Obviously, she loved her family most, but running a close second was her blue coloured VW Camper van which she called ‘Louie’. She travelled all over the country in this camper van. This one depicted here is red, but it still reminds me of my friend, and I post it here in remembrance of her.

 

DRIFTWOOD ART

By

MARTIN WISCOMBE

Published by

J. SALMON LTD (Sevenoaks)

Ref: 09/80/00/66

 

These Driftwood Art designs were extremely popular towards the end of the postcard publishing story of the company J. SALMON. These can still be found on sale in many seaside towns up and down the UK. They are still on sale in at least one location here in my hometown of Southend-on-Sea, although I bought this one somewhere on the Norfolk coastline.

 

LOVE CAMPERVANS

DRIFTWOOD ART

By

MARTIN WISCOMBE

Published by

J. SALMON LTD (Sevenoaks)

Ref: 09/80/00/92

 

30/04/2020

 

LAND ROVER

THE BEST 4 x 4 x FAR

Fire Brigades, police forces, ambulance services and armies from over 60 countries call our factory in Solihull when they need emergency vehicles”

Text from reverse side of Postcard

Published by

BOOMERANG (ACTIVE LIFESTYLE CARDS)

 

This copy was posted in what looks like 1990 (it could be 1999, but I think 1990) so it is an older Boomerang card, but it has a cracking front image. It is interesting that all the emergency services mentioned in the text on the reverse side are still out there working during this lockdown period (which seems to be going on forever, but I understand the need for it, as long as it works).

 

30/04/2020

 

IRRFAN KHAN ….. RIP

 

Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khann

 

7th January 1967 – 29th April 2020

 

Indian actor who worked in the Hindi cinema as well as British and American films. Best remembered outside of India for his appearances in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ (2008), ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ (2012), ‘Inferno’ (2016 – alongside Tom Hanks), ‘Life of Pi’ (2012) and the 2015 film ‘Jurassic World’ (which I remember him best from)

 

PHOTOGRAPH

IRRFAN KHAN

 

29/04/2020

 

I have placed some new images under the following webpage sub-tabs:

 

CENSORED (sub tab Censored 4) a shoe advert (don’t ask – naked people showing off fancy expensive shoes) and a drug related postcard from Germany

 

BOOKS (sub tab BOOKS 5) three new books illustrated

 

FALKLANDS WAR PHILATELIC DISPLAY (sub tab ‘Falklands FAGA 2 + Falklands Misc’) five related covers, four of which have been signed by connected people

 

Miscellaneous Items – a nice captain signed ‘Hindenburg’ Zeppelin cover

 

So, if you fancy looking at something different then by all means have a look at some of these.

 

 

29/04/2020

 

ZEPPELIN LZ 129

‘HINDENBURG’

OVER NEW YORK

Published by

POSTHISTORISCHE MAXIMUMKARTE, 1000 BERLIN

Ref: NR. 91 – 04

 

A great aerial photograph of the Hindenburg zeppelin flying over New York. Although the postcard depicts the Hindenburg the stamp applied to the front depicts the LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin, the earlier sister ship to the probably more generally better-known Hindenburg, better known because of its famous disaster in 1937. The stamp has been cancelled with a special BERLIN cancellation dated ‘9TH April 1991.

 

FIRST DAY SPECIAL COVER

This is for the Zeppelin stamp applied to the postcard above.

I like to include related other philatelic material with my cards

 

FIRST DAY SPECIAL COVER

This is for the Zeppelin stamp applied to the postcard above.

I like to include related other philatelic material with my cards

 

29/04/2020

 

WESTLAND WHIRLWIND

Official Postcard Published by

WESTLAND AIRCRAFT LIMITED

YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND

 

There is a nice little series of these postcards depicting Westland helicopters. I have this one and the one below which depicts a Wessex. I could look up all sorts of information about these helicopters but the Westland Aircraft Limited have saved me the bother by printing a nice little block of informative text on the reverse sides (although some of this information will now be dated of course and no longer correct)

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

WESTLAND WESSEX

Official Postcard Published by

WESTLAND AIRCRAFT LIMITED

YEOVIL, SOMERSET, ENGLAND

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

29/04/2020

 

DISNEY’S

TARZAN

TARZAN IS IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE FROM 22.10.99

Postcard with attached tab at bottom

Published by

BOOMERANG (CINEMA)

 

This free rack postcard came out a year before the ‘Toy Story 2’ postcard depicted below, but both card designs were similar in how they had the tab attached and were promoting both the films and the Robinson’s drinks character collections. Depicted on this card is the young gorilla called ‘Terk’ who is one of Tarzan’s jungle friends.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD & TAB

 

29/04/2020

 

TOY STORY 2

TOY STORY 2 IS IN CINEMAS NATIONWIDE FROM 11.02.00

Postcard with attached tab at bottom

Published by

BOOMERANG (CINEMA)

 

I watched ‘Toy Story 4’ last night on ‘Disney+’ and as I hoped it maintained the high quality of the previous three animated feature films, but I was a little shocked when I saw this postcard in my scanned collections today and saw that here in the UK ‘Toy Story 2’ came out twenty years ago in 2000 (in the US it came out in 1999!). Twenty years? Has it really been that long? Well, yes and to my surprise its now 25 years since the original Toy Story film came out. Logically this makes sense as it takes years to write, storyboard and animate each film, but really my head can’t grasp this sort of time span for these films, all of which I have now seen and enjoyed.

This was a great free postcard with a smashing image of Woody and Jessie. Jessie made her debut in Toy Story 2 but Woody of course has been in all the Toy Story films and is one of the main characters.  

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD & TAB

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