All collectors end up with unusual items in their collections, items other than that which they mainly collect but which relate to their collection in some way. I have a selection of signed photographs in my collection which I picked up alongside signed postcards. I have an interest in all things TV, FILM and Philatelic related, so I do have a mixed collection of ephemera. So, I have decided to place a few bits and pieces here. This will include some photographs I have taken which may have a 'postcard' connection. These could, and some will, be placed on the main webpage, but without some other connection there are some which probably belong here.
SOUVENIR AND MINI-GUIDE
“GREETINGS FROM STAITHES”
J. SALMON LTD
Ref: 13 – 40 – 19 – 01
These mini-guides were published by the postcard publishing (at least until last year) company J. Salmon Ltd. Although not a post their connection with the company, and the fact that the two images used on this folded card are both postcard images, makes these a nice bit of connected ephemera.
THE INSIDE ‘INFORMATION’ PAGES OF THE
WALT DISNEY WORLD
This photograph I took last year. This is in a shop in the Dinosaur area of the theme park. It is not a working phone but a piece of decoration (for those who know the Disney parks this is a piece of Disney Imagineering). I loved the way they placed postcard images around this wall mounted old phone.
Located on Pier 39
United States of America
Last year I had a holiday where I crossed America by train. My final stop was San Francisco, and like many tourists I visited Pier 39. Here I found this interesting information board, so I took this photograph.
RETURN OF THE JEDI
Hanging Mobile set
I get this at Comic Con. I cannot resist anything related to Star Wars, especially anything paper or card related. I came across this hanging display item on a stall for £5 and had to have it. The sign at the top is double sided, as are the space ships, and is at the top of the display. The two ships are an X-Wing and a Tie Fighter. This is unusual and I love it.
Autographed on the front by the actor
I had the pleasure of meeting Brandon earlier this year at a Comic-Con event. Brandon is perhaps best remembered for playing Superman in ‘Superman Returns’.
You may notice that we have the same surname. After a very brief discussion it became clear that we are related. We took a few photographs and I got this signed and dedicated photograph for my collection. Its not a postcard, but then if you are a collector then you always end up with items of ephemera other than those which fit into your main collection