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06/11/2019

 

FROM THE SUNNY SOUTH

Published by

RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS

Ref: “PHOTOGRAPHIC CONNOISSEUR” Series 5368

 

A beautiful unnamed model on what I think is a very glamorous and attractive early postcard.    

 

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06/11/2019

 

MEMORIAL CONTINENTAL HALL

WASHINGTON, D. C.

Published by

B. S. REYNOLDS CO.,

WASHINGTON D. C.

Ref: R-58364

 

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 but this card there. This is one of the cards I found in an antique’s shop in Flagstaff Arizona.

 

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I am a huge fan of the ornamental reverse layouts of these early American postcards. This one is a beauty.

 

06/11/2019

 

LE CIRQUE 1990

By

MONIQUE BRUEL

Published by

L’AVENTURE CARTO

Ref: AC 90/409

 

I have mentioned before my surprise at the apparent lack of interest in circus themed postcards, especially when you can find such delightful designs as this one.

 

06/11/2019

 

SWINDON WORKS

View from the wheel shop 1978

Published by

WILTSHIRE RAILCARDS

Ref: 12

10. 12

Copyright: Wiltshire Library & Museum Service 1978

 

This would be great unusual postcard for anyone who collects railways and trains as a theme. It is certainly something different.

06/11/2019

 

FLU

Make an appointment for vaccination now

Before the flu bug strikes

Produced by

MEDEVA (as a service to medicine)

Date of preparation April 2000

Ref: VF00/PCARD/0472

 

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.

 

 

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06/11/2019

 

FAWN IN A SUNLIT GLADE

From a Colour Photograph

Published by

ROYLE PUBLICATIONS LTD., LONDON

Ref: PC.212

 

A beautiful picture on a 1960’s postcard

 

06/11/2019

 

METROPOLITAN

FIRE BRIGADE

A model of a London County Council fire engine with a steam pump.

From the National Trust Collection at Snowshill Manor, Gloucestershire

By

ALTHEA BRAITHWAITE

1974

Published for the National Trust by

DINOSAUR PUBLICATIONS CAMBRIDGE

 

06/11/2019

 

ROYAL ARMOURED CORPS

TANK MUSEUM,

BOVINGTON, DORSET

 

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.   

 

05/11/2019

 

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.

 

 

05/11/2019

 

WALT DISNEY’S

NATURFILM – KLASSIKER – FREITAGS 20.15 UHR

JENSEITS VON ENTENHAUSEN

‘Natural Film – Classics – Fridays 20.15

Beyond Duckhouse’

Official Postcard For

SUPER RTL

 

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.

 

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05/11/2019

 

QUEEN

I WANT TO BREAK FREE

By

SHAMROCK, JEROEN KLAVER

Published by

BOOMERNAG STUDYCARDS, HAARLEM

 

A Dutch published Boomerang postcard in their series which supported local artists.

 

05/11/2019

 

GREENPEACE

ADIEU PANTHER

The Greenpeace Magazine

Published by Greenpeace

Printed for them by

EXTRACARD

 

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.

 

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05/11/2019

 

COLDSTREAM GUARDS

MARCHING TO PETERSFIELD MANOEUVRES

Published by

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.

 

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05/11/2019

 

PRETORIA

NEW DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH

Published by

BRAUNE & LEVY

Ref: I [possibly J] H B [possibly R] 626

 

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. This postcard here was posted in 1906, so the image is an early turn of the last century photograph of this church.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

NEW DUTCH REFORMED CHURCH

PRETORIA

 

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The Transvaal ½ d postage stamp has been cancelled with a STATION B. O.  cancellation, which I assume was a PRETORIA cancel, dated 7th May 1906.

 

05/11/2019

 

MILK

WHERE’S YOUR MUSTACHE? [American spelling, obviously]

SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR

1998 NATIONAL FLUID MILK PROCESSOR PROMOTION BOARD

Published by

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.      

 

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05/11/2019

 

STYLE HAS A PLACE

DUNDRUM TOWN CENTRE

Published by

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.

 

 

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05/11/2019

 

TIME TO BUY £UYS BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY

HAVE-A-FANTABBY-TUBBY-XMAS

Published by

SOUTH ATLANTIC SOUVENIRS

Ref: SEASONAL ART SERIES

SAS 145

 

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.

 

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05/11/2019

 

“CARTE COUTURE”

Costume designed and made by

BRIAN PARTRIDGE

Modelled by

HELEN SEABORNE

Photograph by

 NORMAN ROBERTS

Published by

Brian Partridge

As

MARCH HARE PHOTOGRAPHIC

Copyright 2002

Printed by

THOUGHT FACTORY

 

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.

 

04/11/2019

 

HUSBAND & DOG MISSING…

REWARD FOR DOG!

Graphics by

RICK ROEHRICH

Published by

THE AMERICAN POSTCARD CO., INC., N.Y.C.

Ref: 3218

Printed in Italy

 

Another one that should give you all a bit of a laugh.  

 

04/11/2019

 

ARCTIC FOX

Published by

J. ARTHUR DIXON LTD

PHOTOGRAVURE POST CARD

                          Ref: WL. 7466

 

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04/11/2019

 

UNTITLED

Children with toys

Published by

ABC

Ref: 3079

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.

 

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04/11/2019

 

“CAT LITTER?

CAN’T STAND THE STUFF!”

Published by

HALLMARK

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.

 

04/11/2019

 

“FURGA DOLL”

ITALY

Unknown Publisher

PRINTED IN HOLLAND

Ref: 5095/5

 

I do like postcards depicting toys, although I usually prefer the more boy like toys rather than dolls, but when the card is as eye-catching as this one, I still pick them up.

 

04/11/2019

 

NOTTINGHAM MARKET STREET

SOUVENIR PRESENTED AT NOTTINGHAM CARD COLLECTORS FAIR

2ND NOVEMBER 2019

Published by

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

 

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The dark black text which reads:

 

Souvenir presented at Nottingham Card Collectors’ Fair 2 November 2019

 

Can only be found on the cards given away at the fair. The postcard can also be bought as a general postcard without this added event additional print.

 

RAILWAYS AROUND NOTTINGHAM

ROBIN HOOD LINE

TRADE CARD

No. 4

 

A copy of this small trade card was also given away to all visitors to Saturday’s Nottingham fair.

 

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04/11/2019

 

KING OF THE MODS

RON GRIFFITHS

At the

MODERN POSTCARD FAIR

“THE POSTCARD SHOW”

31ST August 2002

LONDON

Design by

Ron Griffiths

Printed by

C. ROACH

 

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.   

 

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Ron very kindly gave me this copy of his postcard and signed this side of the postcard for me. It is one of my personal souvenirs from the event.

 

DE RESZKE CIGARETTES

POSTCARD SETS

“DOGS”

 

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!       

 

03/11/2019

 

“THE BUFFS” MEMORIAL

DANE JOHN, CANTERBURY

Published by

RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS

Printed in their:

“CHROMETTE” Series

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.

 

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03/11/2019

 

BERLIN

FRIEDRICHSTRABE

FRIEDRICHSTRASSE

Published by

RADIUM

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).

 

 

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03/11/2019

 

THE VIVIPAROUS QUADRUPEDS OF NORTH AMERICA

By

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

NEW YORK 1846 - 1854

PLATE CXXXVII ENHYDRA MARINA (SEA OTTER)

By

J. W. AUDUBON

One of JJ Audubon’s sons who worked with his father on this book

Published by the

ACADEMY OF NATURAL SCIENCES

PHILADELPHIA

 

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.

 

03/11/2019

 

A “TAKING” PERSON

Unnamed Publisher

 

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.

 

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The applied stamp has a beautifully centred WETHERSFIELD single ring cancellation.

 

 

01/11/2019

 

NORFOLK

GONE CRABBING

Published by

GONE CRABBING

 

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

 

01/11/2019

 

AUGUST 1911

A LATE LETTER IS ADDED TO THE MAIL BAG DURING

A FULL-SCALE REHEARSAL FOR THE LONDON-TO-WINDSOR

AERIAL POST.

The Illustrated London News

2 September 1911

Published by the

ROYAL MAIL

For the

LONDON 2010 FESTIVAL OF STAMPS

Printed by

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!

 

01/11/2019

 

LONDON’S GARDENS BY BUS AND TUBE

1997

By

JENNIE TUFFS

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!

 

31/10/2019

 

H.R.H.

THE PRINCESS ANNE

Published by

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.

 

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