MEMORIAL CONTINENTAL HALL
WASHINGTON, D. C.
B. S. REYNOLDS CO.,
WASHINGTON D. C.
This is one of the postcards I bought in America on my last holiday there in October 2018 when I was crossing the US by train. Although this depicts a Washington D. C. building, and although I did spend three days in Washington D. C. I did not buy this card there. This is one of the cards I found in an antique’s shop in Flagstaff Arizona.
Make an appointment for vaccination now
Before the flu bug strikes
MEDEVA (as a service to medicine)
Date of preparation April 2000
This is an official postcard designed to be sent out by a Doctors surgery to advise people to book for their flu-jabs. Because I have diabetes, I get my flu jab every year and have already received mine this year. So, consider this as my ‘public announcement’… to save all those doctors having to send this out… Go Get Your Jab.
ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS
New Webpage Tab:
TANK MUSEUM, BOVINGTON
I have always been fascinated with military tanks, especially those from WW1. I have not been lucky enough yet to visit this museum, but it is on my ‘To Do’ list for some time next year. I do though, collect the museums past postcards, so today I have placed these on a separate tab on the webpage. So, if you are in interested in military themed postcards, and especially, obviously, Tank related postcards then click on the new tab.
For those who visit the CENSORED section of my webpage you may like to know that I have had an interesting evening placing 14 different cards here. This is an eclectic range of cards including a novelty card, a card which appears here because of the ‘F’ word that appears on it, but it is both artist and photographic nudes which predominate, including a naked Margaret Thatcher running across a map of the Gulf War… which I suppose is at least different!
To access this page, click on the ‘CENSORED’ tab and then the ‘Censored 3’ sub tab.
NATURFILM – KLASSIKER – FREITAGS 20.15 UHR
JENSEITS VON ENTENHAUSEN
‘Natural Film – Classics – Fridays 20.15
Official Postcard For
You do not find many postcards related to the early Walt Disney wildlife movies and TV films. This is a shame because I loved these as a kid and saw many at the cinema and more of them later when watching the Disney TV series. This card is from Germany where it seems these wildlife shorts and films ran for much longer.
The Greenpeace Magazine
Published by Greenpeace
Printed for them by
A German promotional postcard for the Greenpeace Magazine. A younger me would have snapped this one up for his Wildlife collection, so when I saw it on Saturday at Nottingham, I had to have it.
MARCHING TO PETERSFIELD MANOEUVRES
MAX ETTLINGER & CO. LTD
LONDON E. C. and NEW YORK
Ref: SERIES 4841
The Royal Series
Printed in Germany
There is no date on this postcard, and it is mint, so I have no postal date to work around. On the internet there is a couple of images of this card with dealers labelling it as either circa 1910, or 1905 to 1910, which is probably about right, although I think it is probably nearer the 1905 end of that range.
Petersfield is located in East Hampshire, and it is a market town located 17 miles north of Portsmouth, which may have been where these soldiers marched from.
WHERE’S YOUR MUSTACHE? [American spelling, obviously]
SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR
1998 NATIONAL FLUID MILK PROCESSOR PROMOTION BOARD
GO CARD NATIONWIDE POSTCARD ADVERTISING
American Free Rack Card Publisher
This postcard was released when the television series ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ was still running. Sarah Michelle Gellar played the titular character ‘Buffy’ in the series. This postcard is one from a series of such ‘Milk’ promotion photographic postcards which used celebrities from the TV, Film and Music world (possibly sport as well, I think). They are all depicted with a milk moustache (English spelling}. This one is my favourite one as I was a huge fan of the Buffy programmes, a great card.
STYLE HAS A PLACE
DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE
THE PICTURE WORKS
Dundrum Town Centre is a premier shopping centre and area located in the outer suburb of Dublin, Ireland. It is apparently one of the largest shopping complexes in Ireland! I thought this was a very fashionable piece of poster styled artwork. A nice modern advertising postcard.
TIME TO BUY £UYS BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY
SOUTH ATLANTIC SOUVENIRS
Ref: SEASONAL ART SERIES
I have been after a copy of this postcard ever since seeing a copy of it in the Tom Phillips book ‘The Postcard Century’. I like the Telly Tubbies TV connection, but although the card is not particularly scarce, I just could not find a copy, which sometimes happen when you are looking for something. I found this copy on Ron Griffith’s stall at Saturdays Nottingham fair. It was priced at the top end of its value, but I have been looking for a long time and am really happy to finally add it to my TV collection.
Costume designed and made by
MARCH HARE PHOTOGRAPHIC
I picked this card up on Saturday at the Nottingham Postcard Fair, it cost me just 60p! The stamp used on the front is worth that alone, especially as it has been cancelled with a special first day of issue cancellation for the POSTCARD – WORLDWIDE postage paid stamp. I also like the fact that this is a Postcard postage stamp on a postcard depicting a girl wearing a dress made of postcards (the postcards are all Brian Partridge designed postcards) with the stamp cancelled with a postcard themed cancel: WORLD OF POSTCARDS – CROYDON – 1 APRIL 2004. Worth every penny of 60p.
Children with toys
Made in France
A nice French real photographic postcard with the traditional hand tinting which you see on postcards from this country. I think this one is from the 1920’s era, although I admit it could also be from the previous decade, but my gut feeling is the 1920’s.
CAN’T STAND THE STUFF!”
Ref: 20HZA 980-8
It never ceases to amaze me how many postcards you can find that feature a toilet in their design! I have mentioned before that I have a friend who specialises in Toilet themed postcards, I am not sure if he has this one.
NOTTINGHAM MARKET STREET
SOUVENIR PRESENTED AT NOTTINGHAM CARD COLLECTORS FAIR
2ND NOVEMBER 2019
REFLECTIONS OF A BYGONE AGE
Ref: ‘NOTTINGHAM TRAMS’ SERIES No. 52
A copy of this postcard was given away to all those attending the weekends Nottingham Postcard Fair. This is my copy.
For photographs from the Fair check out the facebook page for the 2nd Nov 2019
KING OF THE MODS
MODERN POSTCARD FAIR
“THE POSTCARD SHOW”
31ST August 2002
I was at the Nottingham Postcard Fair this past Saturday. Also present, for a rare appearance these days, was Ron Griffiths. When I first started to expand my postcard interests, after years of just collecting Animal themed postcards, I was helped out by two people who became my Yoda’s, my Jedi Master’s without whom this webpage and my postcard articles would never have happened and my knowledge would be a much more diminished thing. Ron was one of these two people. I have much which I owe Ron as his knowledge is fantastic, and this is why I asked Ron if he would be willing to attend the London based 2002 MODERN POSTCARD FAIR, a one-day event which I organised and ran for the Postcard Traders Association that year. I believe it to have been the first all Modern postcard fair to be held in the London area. I am very proud of that fair, it was hard work, but I believe it was a success and to have been asked by the PTA to run the event was an honour. As you can see from this postcard Ron did attend, and he produced this special postcard to promote and celebrate his appearance there.
DE RESZKE CIGARETTES
NEW WEBPAGE TAB
If you like this postcard, then you may wish to see the other 59 cards in the two sets of 30 which make up these card’s series. I have placed them all over two pages on this webpage, so click on the tab titled
‘DOGS - DE RESZKE cigarettes’
for the first set of 30 images, then click on the Sub-Tab
‘DOGS – DE RESZKE page 2’
for the next 30 images.
It took me over 15 years to complete these sets, which I did prior to the days of eBay!
“THE BUFFS” MEMORIAL
DANE JOHN, CANTERBURY
RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS
Printed in their:
Ref: CANTERBURY – VIEW POSTCARD
This postcard was posted in Canterbury on 24th September 1906, so this memorial clearly predates the first world war. The ‘Buffs’, the Royal East Kent Regiment, were raised in the county of Kent and were garrisoned at Canterbury, where the memorial stands. I believe this was raised in respect of their actions in the Boer War.
Ref: Nr. 2
I bought this postcard whilst I was on my last visit to Berlin earlier in the year. I found it of interest because the hotel we were staying in has an entrance on Friedrichstrabe (or Friedrichstrasse as it is also known, and which means Friedrich Street). So, I walked along this street quite a bit, especially as our hotel is the one we stayed in over our last two visits to Berlin (it is also the hotel we have booked for our stay next year as well) and we used the Friedrichstrabe entrance more than the other one. Needless-to-say, which always pre-empts the very thing being said anyway, this street looks very different today, especially after the damage of WWII and its time locked away in East Berlin. Today though it is again a vibrant street full of excellent shops and is often packed with tourists (like me and Jo).
The next trip mentioned above never happened of course because of the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns and restrictions on travel
THE VIVIPAROUS QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON
NEW YORK 1846 - 1854
PLATE CXXXVII ENHYDRA MARINA (SEA OTTER)
J. W. AUDUBON
One of JJ Audubon’s sons who worked with his father on this book
Published by the
ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES
I have always been a fan of the work of J.J. Audubon, and at first, I thought this picture was also by him, but this perhaps understandable as it was executed by his son in a very similar, in fact almost identical style. The paintings and plates by J.J. Audubon are some of the best early natural history images from America.
A “TAKING” PERSON
This early comic postcard was posted in 1911 and shows an image of a thief taking the cloths of bathers who can be seen in the early full-length bathing costumes which were worn then. I think I was drawn to this one because of the criminal element depicted and its connection with my previous job.
I picked up this lovely little crab cartoon postcard from the Cromer Tourist Information Centre (Cromer is located in Norfolk, for those with my sense and knowledge of geography). The Tourist information was the only place in Cromer where I found this, which surprised me as I thought this was a great little card
A LATE LETTER IS ADDED TO THE MAIL BAG DURING
A FULL-SCALE REHEARSAL FOR THE LONDON-TO-WINDSOR
The Illustrated London News
2 September 1911
Published by the
LONDON 2010 FESTIVAL OF STAMPS
Fulmar Colour Printing Company Limited.
I have no doubt that similar postcards will be released for next years LONDON 2020 exhibition, also held in London and from which I will be posting photographs and news here on the webpage and on the webpages facebook page.
Also, I would not fancy being that postman what with the high number of early such like aeroplanes that crashed killing the pilots! I would not have fancied his chances!
LONDON’S GARDENS BY BUS AND TUBE
Published by the
LONDON TRANSPORT MUSEUM
Ref: LTM 610(1R)
The (1R) part of the reference number means this is the first reprint, so copies of this poster can be found with just the reference LTM 610, which will of course come from this card’s first printing. This habit of placing on the reprints of postcard designs these 1R, 2R etc additions means that those collectors out there who are completists need to obtain more than one copy of any design. There are people out there who do this, I know as I think I may be one of them!
THE PRINCESS ANNE
H. A. & W. L. PITKIN LTD.,
9 NORTHINGTON ST,
LONDON, W.C. 1
Royalty as a theme is in a bit of a dip at-the-moment, with many modern (and old postcard) dealers not bothering to stock the theme. To be fair the topic goes around in circles with rises and dips depending on events, like royal weddings, deaths and marital strife, and periods where the monarchy are more in the background news wise. Currently we are on a downward trend after the brief high of the last royal wedding. This means that even older modern postcards like this one can be picked up for 50p, sometimes less. It’s a shame, as they still have history.