10/11/2018

“LOOKS VERY NICE – BUT AIN’T IT A BIT HIGH UP?”

By

PIP

Published by

FINE ART PUBLISHERS, KILBURN, LONDON N.W.6

Copyright E. MARKS

Ref: 2031

COMICARD PRODUCTION

 

What can I say? Humour is dependant on the person looking at the cartoon. I suspect some females might even take awhile to get the joke here…or not!

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

The 2d Wilding Queens head definitive stamp has been cancelled with a CLACTON-ON-SEA, ESSEX slogan cancellation dated 21st June 1954: ‘POSTAGE ON LETTERS – FOR – EUROPE 4D’

This slogan cancel is reference ‘Type 104’ in the ‘COLLECTING SLOGAN POSTMARKS’ catalogue. This slogan was in use in 1954 from the 1st to the 30th JUNE.

 

10/11/2018

ELEPHANT

1997

LITHOGRAPH ON PAPER

By

LISA MILROY

(Purchased by Tate Museum in 1998)

Published for

TATE GALLERIES

(Bought in the TATE MODERN gallery gift shop in London)

 

Now, I am not saying I could do better than this Elephant painting, but I’m not sure mine would be considerably worse, after all I do have a Grade 1 CSE in art from my school days. They say art is in the eye of the beholder, but I do find myself wondering, and fearing, what they paid for this Elephant! This is another of the postcards I picked up this past Tuesday on my visit to London.

 

10/11/2018

LOYD & TOWNSEND ROSE

THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

2015

Large A5 sized postcard

Official Promotional Company Postcard

 

I found this large postcard on eBay. My interest in this card was generated by the small, but relevant Harry Potter content. A scene from the first Harry Potter feature film can be seen on the large screen television (very large!) in one of the photographs on this multi-view advertising postcard.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

The blue message from Andrew Loyd is printed, although printed in a way that makes it look like its hand written, something I have mentioned before as it is a way of making a card look more personal and appealing to the person who has received it. This was posted using a red pre-paid postage meter mark dated 21st October 2015.

 

 

10/11/2018

THE GLOBE THEATRE

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE,

BANKSIDE, LONDON

Printed exclusively for the GLOBE THEATRE GIFT SHOP by

ROBERT JAMES (PUBLICATIONS) LTD

Ref: PLM19: THE GLOBE THEATRE

 

I was in London on Tuesday to see the new Armistice WWI installation at the Tower of London (see earlier postings dated 6th and 7th Nov 2018), but before that started, I had the chance to have a walk around on the South Bank of the Thames. I have walked past and looked at the Globe Theatre many times, but strangely I have never entered the structure and seen that there is a gift shop here. This time I did and found a nice rack of exclusive postcards. I bought two which depict the Globe from the outside street. This one of them

 

THE GLOBE THEATRE

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE,

BANKSIDE, LONDON

Printed exclusively for the GLOBE THEATRE GIFT SHOP by

ROBERT JAMES (PUBLICATIONS) LTD

Ref: SGT3: THE GLOBE THEATRE

 

And this was the second card

 

The Globe Theatre is a reconstruction of an Elizabethan playhouse which was associated with William Shakespeare. This recent reproduction is an approximation based on all the available evidence that could be found relating to the 1599 and 1614 building. Everything was done to make this as authentic as possible, and it is considered-to-be quite realistic, but health and safety rules have reduced the customer number from 3000 to 1400. The project to build the new Globe theatre was the personal project and plan of the late actor and director Sam Wanamaker. It was opened to the public in 997.   

 

10/11/2018

1840 – 1990

150 JAHRE BRIEFMARKEN

(150 Years of Stamps – the 150th Anniversary of the Penny Black)

Published by

DBZ-VERLAG

German published postcard

 

Someone, I assume Arthur De Bolle, produced this very unusual personal ‘STAMP WORLD LONDON 90’ souvenir. Basically, this is a special postcard issued to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Penny Black postage stamp. On this has been applied a special ‘STAMP WORLD LONDON 90’ stamp show promotional sticker which has then had a 20p Queens head double headed (Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria – which was issued to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Penny Black - 1990) stamp stuck onto this which has then been cancelled with the special ‘INTERNATIONAL STAMP EXHIBITION  LONDON N22 – STAMP WORLD LONDON 90 – PENNY BLACK DAY – 6 MAY 1990’ hand stamp which was in use for the special 1990 London Stamp Exhibition and to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Penny Black. This application of sticker, postage stamp and special hand stamp has made this a very special Penny Black anniversary postcard.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Another of the STAMP WORLD 90 exhibition promotional stickers has been applied to this side of the postcard as well.

 

10/11/2018

“COULD I SEE YOUR LICENCE – MISS?

I SHOULD THINK YOU’VE SEEN ENOUGH, CONSTABLE!”

By

A. TAYLOR

Published by

BAMFORTH & CO., LTD

HOLMFIRTH, YORKSHIRE

Ref: No. 2053 “COMIC” Series

 

This one fits the bill perfectly, a Bamforth comic card which includes a police constable so that I can add it to my ‘Police’ themed collection.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

The 2 ½ d wilding postage stamp has been cancelled with a BLACKPOOL, LANCS B slogan cancellation which has the slogan:

6D – CHEAP – RECORDED DELIVERY – EFFECTIVE – 6D

 

This postcard has a superb, straight and clear strike of this machine applied slogan cancellation.

 

10/11/2018

AUSTIN A40 SOMERSET

“Light car motoring is at its best with the Austin A40 Somerset: a sparkling comfortable car powered by a famous O.H.V. engine – You can depend on it!”

(Text from reverse side of postcard)

Official car company promotional postcard

Ref: Publication No. 1003

 

These earlier official motor car promotional postcards, which I suspect were originally given out free from motor car dealers and showrooms, are becoming more and more collectible and therefore harder and harder to source. This has also increased their value and dealer cost as well. I paid £3 for this one a few years ago, but I would not be surprised to find it at £5, or more today. These are great and anyone who is a collector of a certain age may even have had one of these cars, or remember their parents owning such a car. This nostalgia is what has helped propel these into the more collectible category.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

10/11/2018

STAMPEX

LONDON

22 – 25 FEBRUARY 2012

DETAIL – MALTA ½ d YELLOW 1860

Published by

MALTA POST

Ref: Occasion Card No. 28

 

This is a pre-paid postal stationery post card which was produced for exclusive use at the Malta Post stand at the 2012 Spring STAMPEX show in London. The card could be bought mint or, as here, with the pre-printed stamp cancelled with a special ‘MALTA POST – STAMPEX PHILATELIC EXHIBITION LONDON – PHILATELIC BUREAU -MALTA – 22-25. 02. 12’ cancellation, which was exclusive to this show/exhibition, and only available on this stand. This copy here I bought on the last day of the 2012 Spring Stampex show and, as you can see, I applied two Stampex post-and-go stamps from the exhibition, a sheep one which had been issued the day before, and a Queens head Machin design overprinted ‘Diamond Jubilee 1952 – 2012’, which was an exclusive Stampex overprint for this one Stampex exhibition. I then had these two cancelled with the events special ‘SPRING STAMPEX’ perforated stamp and magnifying glass shaped hand stamp – dated here, 25th February 2012, the last day of this specific Stampex.

There is every possibility that this usage is unique, and for me this was a great souvenir of my visit on this date.

 

10/11/2018

AUSTRALIA HAS PROMISED BRITAON

50,000 MORE MEN

WILL YOU HELP US KEEP THAT PROMISE

Australian Army Recruitment Poster

World War I

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PP01442

 

Another great WWI poster issued by this great London based museum (although there are now other IWM outlets around the country). The museum manages to issue postcards which depict some really unusual and interesting poster designs, many of which people have not seen before.

 

 

10/11/2018

HIER, VARER MIRHEL

WIEDER EINEN SARK

NOLL LUMPEN

ZUM EINPARKEN

(Here Father Mirgel

Again a Sack

Full Lumps

For Parking)

(This is a literal translation from Google Translate – not sure this is entirely correct – or what it means in relation to the image)

1914

Official German WWI Postcard

Ref: Nr. 8

 

Early World War 1 German army cartoon propaganda postcard. Unfortunately, I cannot get my head around what is being implied here exactly with this drawing. FRANZOSEN is ‘French People’ and GESCHUTZE means Ordnance. So, the soldier is emptying a sack of French people and their equipment into a basket. Perhaps this means something about the French army being packed up and finished, or put away after the initial invasion, that kind of makes sense, I think. Whatever its full meaning it is a cracking early German issue.

 

10/11/2018

GRAF ZEPPELIN

Photographic Postcard

Published by

VICTOR WEISKOPF. INC

505 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK

 

This is a fairly-simple postcard image of the German Zeppelin, but then it is the reverse side which really catches the eye and contains the value. There is a ‘backstamp’ on the front of this postcard which is for Friedrichshafen dated 1st November 1928.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Postcard posted from New York using three 1926 US air stamps; two 15c value (SG A629) and one 20c value (SG A630), and an additional 1928 5c air stamp (SG A649). The card has a ‘VARICK STATION N.Y 1’ slogan machine cancellation, whilst the stamps have been further cancelled with a ‘NEW YORK’ oval hand stamps dated 27th October 1928. This postcard was carried on the first United States to German Graf Zeppelin flight and has received the special violet cachet ‘FIRST FLIGHT AIRMAIL VIA GRAF ZEPPELIN. UNITED STATES – GERMANY OCT 28, 1928. This flight took place between the 28th October and the 1st November 1928 (the date of the ‘backstamp’ on the front of this card).  

 

09/11/2018

YOUPI

Illustration by

Michael Guire-Vaka

No Printer given

 

These two postcards caused me some issues as I did not recognise the cartoon character depicted. I did some checks and apparently YOUPI is the equivalent of our ‘Yippee’ or ‘Yahoo’.

Youpi is also a childrens magazine which has a mascot character who is a kangaroo, so I assume this is that character and these cards relate to this children’s magazine (or is that a comic? as we would call it) and Michael Guire-Vaka is listed as one of their artists, so now I feel comfortable that I have sourced what these cards are advertising.

 

09/11/2018

LA TOILETTE DE LILI

Published by

(or photographs taken by)

J. L. C.

Series 1034

 

I have a fondness for postcard sets, especially the early ones which tell a progressed story through a series of images, often photographs. It seems like a strange topic for a photo-shoot, but the French, and this is a set published in France around the turn of the last century, although I think it was posted in 1919. There’s not a great deal of difference between some of these images and I wonder if anyone missed any when they were first sold, or were they sold as a set only?

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ONE OF THE ABOVE CARDS

They have the same basic reverse, and the same written message, clearly sent on the same date to the same person.

 

09/11/2018

ROUTE 66

Published by

REAL TIME PRODUCTS

 

If you go to the Tab marked up as ‘ROUTE 66, America’s iconic highway’ you will find this design illustrated as the second and third postcard down. The first one is a wooden design (no boarder), whilst the second has the same image but with a white boarder. This one depicted here has a blue boarder. The other two I bought whilst on my holiday, but this one here was sent to me by my postcard friends David and Pat Rye. I had forgotten about this card, but I did scan it when I received it back in April of this year. Today when I was going through my scanned card’s I found this one and thought that I really must place this one on the webpage… it also works well as another reminder for people to go and have a look at the ROUTE 66 selection on the new page

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This has a totally different reverse side to the other two cards –go and have a look

 

09/11/2018

THE FLAMINGO OF FRIENDSHIP

YOU ARE AN AMAZING FRIEND

By

KATIE ABEY

Published by

WHALE & BIRD

Ref: KAPC023

 

No, I’ve no idea either, but who does not like flamingoes. Sometimes a design does not need to make sense to still be an interesting card. This one I bought a while back, but I have not seen it recently so paperchase may no longer be selling copies.

 

 

09/11/2018

ENGLAND EXPECTS

THAT EVERY

TANK WILL DO

ITS DAMNEDEST

‘THE BYNG BOYS’

Published by

M & L., LTD

(Miller & Lang)

In their:

NATIONAL SERIES

Ref: No. 1057

 

As tanks became so popular in the public eye it was obvious that they would feature on many postcard designs, both photographic and artist images appeared and were very popular at the time and still are to this day.

The Byng Boys, as written on this tank, were the soldiers who served under Sir Julian Byng, Commander of the Canadian Corps from May 1916 to June 1917. He was later elevated to Commander of the Third British Army where he helped to develop and lead the historic tank attack at Cambrai in 1917.   

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

09/11/2018

INTERNATIONALE BRIEFMARKEN AUSSTELLUNG

(International Stamp Exhibition)

IBRA 73

Plain backed large (A5) sized American Postal Service Exhibition Souvenir Card

Official US Post stand Card

Only available at the IBRA 73 Exhibition

 

These large cards could be bought mint, or they could be bought with an American postage stamp applied to the front cancelled with the special American U.S. Postal Service cancellation for the event: MUNCHEN [Munich] 73 – 11th May 1973. Munich was the location of this philatelic exhibition. The cancel applied is dated for the first day of the exhibition which ran between the 11th and 20th May 1973. The card has an impression of the 65c US Graf Zeppelin stamp on it. The original stamp was issued in 1930 and which is a very collectible and expensive stamp, so this impression here is a much cheaper way of getting a print of the stamp design, especially as this card can be picked up for around £1.

 

09/11/2018

THAILAND

2 BAHT POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

Published by

THAILAND POST

 

The Elephant pre-paid postage mark has been cancelled with a circular ‘RED CROSS FAIR 2006’ cancellation. There is also a pictorial 4th April 2006 BANGKOK cancel beside it which seems to also be a Red Cross related cancel. The card also has a large purple boxed ‘RED CROSS FAIR 2006’ cachet. This would be a nice item for anyone interested in the Red Cross, a theme which I know is popular with many people.

 

09/11/2018

RULE BRITANNIA (3)

Still more majestic shalt thou rise,

More dreadful from each foreign stroke;

As the loud blast that tears the skies

Serves but to root thy native oak.

Published by

BAMFORTH & CO., LTD, PUBLISHERS, HOLMFIRTH

Ref: SERIES 4775/

 

This is clearly one card in a series, this being card No 3, with the others I assume continuing the Rule Britannia verses. The person depicted, although not named, probably because at the time, during the First World War he would have been instantly recognisable to those buying this card, is Admiral Jellicoe who commanded the Grand Fleet at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

Typical brown print Bamforth reverse type

 

09/11/2018

MARK V TANK

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: MH9012

 

This is a much older modern Imperial War Museum issue, one long out of print. The Tank was of course an invention of the First World War and this example, held by the museum, is of the type and shape which we associate with this conflict.    

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Although this layout is quite a dull one in appearance, it is the type which you need to look out for as these are from the earliest modern period of postcard issue by this popular museum. Any cards with a reverse like this should cost over £1 each (often £2+). They are, depending on the subject matter depicted, amongst the most collectible of their cards.

 

09/11/2018

THE GREAT CHILDREN’S PARTY

HYDE PARK

30 – 31ST MAY 1979

THE POST OFFICE

Official Postcard

 

MINT CARD

 

I have previously depicted a very rare copy of this card with the original applied event cachet – if you are interested in reading about this one check-out the ‘December Blogs 2017’ Tab and then the ‘December 2017 Blog 5’ Tab and tab down to the date of 30/12/2017.

Although the previously depicted version is rare and quite expensive this mint front copy would be just 50p and can often be sought out, although they are getting a little harder to find with time. This particular-copy has an interesting reverse side as you can see below.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE COPY

 

This nice Christmas stamp has been cancelled with a ‘BIPEX 79 – NOVEMBER 22 – LONDON SW’ special hand stamp. This missed the first day of issue for the stamp by one day as this was issued on the 21st November. This BIPEX 79 special hand stamp was in use from the 21st to the 24th November, every day of the show, BIPEX being the BRITISH INTERNATIONAL POSTCARD EXHIBITION’, and event which was held yearly throughout this period.

If you have or do check out the previous posting as mentioned above you will see that the previous design had the misprinted pink around the doves, a listed variety. This one depicted here has the correct Dove printing.

 

09/11/2018

TOP

‘A HARD TASK’

Unknown Publisher

American issued Postcard

Ref: 2402

 

BOTTOM

‘IN HOLLAND’

Unknown Publisher

American issued Postcard

Ref: 2404

 

Despite the clear European look and content of these images the cards were produced for sale in the US. This is clear from the details of postage rates required that is printed in the stamp box on the reverse side (see below). I wonder if they were designed to appeal to the large immigrant population that had taken up residence in the US during the late 19th and early 20th century. They may of course have been produced by someone who had moved to the US and was producing these out of a remembrance from where they had come from. The designs may even be from older European images, even older postcards perhaps. There is also a Father Christmas design in this same format which I obtained at the same time, but I am saving this one for depiction during the run up to Christmas in December.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD(S)

 

09/11/2018

RICHARD BASEHART

Published by

PICTUREGOER

in

THE PICTUREGOER SERIES

128 LONG ACRE, LONDON, W.C.2

Ref: NO W 884

 

The ‘Picturegoer’ series was a long series of publicity and promotion photographs of actors from the world of film, and television. This postcard here is from my ‘Television’ collection as John Richard Basehart (31st August 1914 – 17th September 1984) played the part of Admiral Harriman Nelson in the series ‘Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea’, a programme which I loved as a kid. So, when I saw this postcard it was another card that I had to have in my collection.    

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

The standard ‘PICTUREGOER’ reverse side layout

08/11/2018

PHQ STAMP CARDS

THE HOUSE OF QUESTA

Original Packaging

National Trust PHQ Stamp Cards in their original packaging as sent out to post offices and philatelic counters.

The PHQ Stamp Cards were sent out in sealed packs of 20 of each design

 

PHOTOGRAPH

The front of the five sealed packs as originally sent out from the printers – The House of Questa

 

14p National Trust – Glenfinnan, Scotland – PHQ 52(a) 6/81

18p National Trust – Derwentwater, England – PHQ 52(b) 6/81

20p National Trust – Stackpole Head, Wales – PHQ 52(c) 6/81

22p National Trust – Giant’s Causeway, N. Ireland – PHQ 52(d) 6/81

25p National Trust – St Kilda, Scotland – PHQ 52(e) 6/81

 

This set of five PHQ cards as a single five card set is quite cheap, it can be picked up for around £1 to £1.50 as a mint set (sometimes even cheaper if found in a dealer’s cheap box, but £1 is a reasonable price). Far less often they can be found, like this, as sealed unopened packs. Mind you, you have to be quite a serious collector to want this kind of unusual packaged full set of 20, with 20 of each individual card individually sealed in packs of 20, but I like this kind of thing. I think it is something different to show you.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

SEALED PACK

14p National Trust – Glenfinnan, Scotland – PHQ 52(a) 6/81

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

  SEALED PACK

18p National Trust – Derwentwater, England – PHQ 52(b) 6/81

 

PHOTOGRAPH

SEALED PACK

20p National Trust – Stackpole Head, Wales – PHQ 52(c) 6/81

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

SEALED PACK

22p National Trust – Giant’s Causeway, N. Ireland – PHQ 52(d) 6/81

 

PHOTOGRAPH

SEALED PACK

25p National Trust – St Kilda, Scotland – PHQ 52(e) 6/81

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

The five packages all stacked up to show you how thick these packs are

 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

The five packages all stacked up to show you how thick these packs are

 

08/11/2018

WINTER BEARS

1988

Polychromed wood

By

JEFF KOONS

Published by

TATE (TATE MODERN)

ARTIST ROOMS

NATIONAL GALLERIES SCOTLAND

 

The number of postcards on sale in the Tate Modern gift shop is extensive, and although some remain on sale for many years (I still recognised the odd one from when I visited the old Tate Gallery as a school child) others come and go with some rapidity. This one I found when I visited the Tate Modern on Tuesday, two days ago. Some, possibly even myself, would question as whether this is art or just a model, but regardless of anyone’s opinion I still like these bears.

 

 

08/11/2018

THE DUTCH COTTAGE MUSEUM

1618 CANVEY ISLAND

Administered by the Benfleet and District Historical Society

Printed (Published) by

BERIC TEMPEST

(BERIC TEMPEST COLOURCARD)

 

I have posted a selection of postcards, and written a lot, about these Dutch Cottages, so I do not intend to wax lyrical about them anymore. This particular-postcard I picked up last night at the Benfleet Philatelic Society meeting, it cost me just 25p.

 

08/11/2018

BRONZE PORTRAIT HEAD OF

WINSTON CHURCHILL

By

SIR JACOB EPSTEIN

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

 

This would have been an interesting postcard in-its-own right as Churchill is a popular theme amongst collectors, but this card also has the 1974 Jersey 20p birth centenary of Winston Churchill stamp (SG 114) applied to the front. This stamp has been cancelled with a special first day of issue – 31st July 1974 – cancellation ‘WINSTON CHURCHILL CENTENARY 1874 – 1974 – THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - JERSEY, CHANNEL ISLANDS’. The addition of this stamp turns this card into a maxi-card.

 

08/11/2018

BRITISH AIRWAYS

747 JETLINER

Published by Unknown Company

(Although it is possible that this is an official British Airways issue)

“The British Airways 747, powered by 4 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7 engines, designed and built by the Boeing Airplane Company”

(Text from the reverse side of postcard)

 

There are lots of people who collect aeroplane postcards, but there is also a band of dedicated collectors who specialise in the planes used and marked up in the official airline company liveries. The 747 is one, if not the, longest running passenger aircraft.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

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