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09/11/2019

 

COLLECTION 109/1

EXTERMINATION DES OISEAUX

DES GRAPPES D’OISEAUX,

HORRIBLES “TROPHEES DE CHASSE”

(CHARDONNERETS, PINSONS DU NORD,

GRIVES, ALOUETTES, ETC…)

SUR LA PLACE DE LA CATHEDRALE

A TRENTE (ITALIE)

‘109/1 Collection

Extermination of Birds

Bird Clusters,

Horrible “Hunting Trophies”

(Chardonnerets, North Pinsons,

Grives, Alouettes, etc…)

On the Place of the Cathedral

In Trento (Italy)’

Published by

EDITION “EUROP” –

PIERRON

Photo by I. JAFFKE

1979

 

This postcard was issued in France as a protest styled card towards the popular, often called traditional, hunting, killing and eating of the many songbirds that migrate through the Mediterranean countries. Here it is Italy that is targeted by this photograph, and it is one of the major countries that has this tradition of eating songbirds, often captured in long illegal nets hung between bushes across landscapes. This is now illegal in many countries, but this has apparently not stopped the practise.        

 

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COLLECTION 109/2

EXTERMINATION DES OISEAUX

3 000 OISEAUX “GRILLENT” SUR LA PLACE

DU MARCHE DE PIERRE DI SOLIGO

‘109/2 Collection

Extermination of Birds

3,000 birds ‘Grilled’ on the place

Of the market of Pierre Di Soligo’

Published by

EDITION “EUROP” –

PIERRON

Photo by I. JAFFKE

1979

 

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KEINE REISEN

IN DAS LAND

DES

VOGELMORDES

(ITALIEN)

WERDE MITGLIED IM

BUND GEGEN DEN MISBRAUCH DER TIERE E. V.

(VORM. BUND GEGEN DIE VIVISEKTION E. V.)

VIKTOR-SCHEFFEL-STR. 15 – 8 MUNCHEN 40

‘No Travel

Into the country

Of

Bird Murder

(Italy)

Become a member

Bund against the misuse of animals e. v

(Vorm Bund against vivisection e. v)

Viktor Scheffel Street, Munich

 

This is a German published postcard which follows the same issue of songbird killing and eating in Italy as the two above French issues, although this one takes an artistic direction rather than photographic. I bought all three of these postcards from the same source many years ago.

 

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09/11/2019

 

FLAMINGO

DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION 2010

By

MARIA PIA MOSQUERA

Part of the ‘Bolivia & Peru’ series

Published by

AVANTCARD AUSTRALIA

FREE RACKCARD

Ref: #14927

Issued 2011

 

It has been some time since I last put an Avantcard Australia postcard on the webpage, so I decided to place this one here today. It is an advert card by the freecard company asking artists if they would like to have their artwork placed on one of their postcards and have it distributed by Avantcard Australia. It also has a great front image, which is the real bonus.

 

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09/11/2019

 

REICHSTAGSGEBAUDE

BERLIN

Unknown Publisher

I assume this was German printed

 

Like many collectors I like to pick up postcards, both old and new, from places I have visited, especially from places that I really enjoy, so on this webpage you tend to get a lot of French postcards, postcards from Berlin and of course Florida in the US. I also like to pick these older postcards when I am in the country in question. This photograph depicts the Reichstag building in Berlin, a building I had the pleasure of visiting in the summer (as I have mentioned before… on another old postcard depicting this structure if I remember correctly). I bought this card from a street antique stall along the Unter den Linden.

 

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There is no text on this side, except ‘POSTKARTE’ top right, but there is some sort of logo bottom right with a number underneath which I think is ‘58’, which may be a reference number. The logo is almost certainly the publisher’s logo, but it is not one I recognise.

 

09/11/2019

 

LIFE IN OUR NAVY

THE DIVER’S RETURN

By

STEPHEN CRIBB

Published by

M. ETTLINGER & CO., LONDON, E. C. & NEW YORK

“THE ROYAL SERIES”

Ref: LIFE IN OUR NAVY SERIES 4618

Printed in Germany

 

This is a superb photograph from a company who issued a range of Navy related postcards. This one shows one of those deep-sea diving suits (I always look at these and think that those who went down in them must have been fearless). This is also a fairly common postcard which crops up on eBay and on dealer’s stalls and as a result it is normally reasonably priced.

 

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09/11/2019

 

AUSTIN A40 SOMERSET

Official Promotional sales postcard

Printed in England

Ref: Publication No. 1003

 

These early modern vehicle advert postcards are becoming more and more popular as older people come across pictures on them of vehicles they once owned, or perhaps their fathers etc. These have an amazing nostalgic value, and this is now showing through in the catalogue values for these, which now often exceeds £3 per card. If I come across these for £3 or less, I always buy them, and they are one of my recommendations for the future.

 

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09/11/2019

 

GEORGE V (1930’s) AIR MAIL POSTBOX.

ELIZABETH II POSTBOX

STAMP VENDING MACHINE

All Located outside

WINDSOR CASTLE

Photo courtesy Mrs S. L. GRIBBEN

Printed by

UNICHROME OF BATH

For the

BATH POSTAL MUSEUM

Ref: No. 26

September 1992

 

I have visited the Bath Postal Museum a couple of times, and I believe in more than one location as I think the museum has had at least one move (but don’t quote me on this). The museum has always been worth a visit and I have also enjoyed the series of postcards that they used to issue, but they ceased to do so some years back.

I like this postcard because, as you will see below, I have seen these post boxes, but I must amend the title a bit as I am sure the boxes are actually some distance from the castle, but are close to the castle grounds, which are quite large.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

 

A ‘MUCH’ younger me photographed with the post boxes that appear on the above postcard (this was some years back as I really do look young here!). Note that the AIR MAIL sign on top of the blue post box is not present here. 

 

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The Bath Postal Museum used to have first day of issue dates for their postcard releases. Often these were timed to coincide with stamp releases. The Bath cancellations were used for these FDI cards. What is different here is that this was the first, and, so far only, time that the cancel was inked green. This was done across the country for this green issue stamp set.

 

09/11/2019

 

UNTITLED

‘Space Rocket’

Design by

PAUL FUENTES

2018

Published by

LAGOM DESIGN

Ref: 3111

 

Another recent find in a branch of paperchase. Sometimes a design just appeals, no other reason, and no other reason required.

 

09/11/2019

 

JON SNOW

Privately Produced ‘Game of Thrones’ Stamp Card

Produced by

KOIN LIMITED

 

I found this card on eBay and thought it was unusual and a great piece of private production. The people (or person) behind this design has applied the 2018 Royal Mail Jon Snow 1st class ‘Game of Thrones’ stamp and has had it cancelled with a special first day of issue hand stamp dated 23/01/2018. It would be interesting to know if any other characters were turned into similar cards, but so far, I have not come across any.

 

09/11/2019

 

DALEK DAY TRIP

Published by

ICON

Ref; No. 05390

 

I came across this postcard whilst in London earlier in the year. The photograph is one I have seen before as it is an old one, I have also seen it on a greetings card, but this is the first time I have found it on a postcard. The photograph used is an old one, but it is a good one.

 

08/11/2019

 

SOUTH BAY,

SCARBOROUGH

Photo By

MIKE KIPLING

Published by

JOHN HINDE (UK) LTD

Ref: 2YK 193

 

A simple tourist postcard of little value or great interest normally, but turn this one over and you will find it is another item from my collection with interesting reverse marks

 

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The sender of this postcard, either Norah or Pauline, forgot to place a stamp on the card. So, as with the previous card depicted below a postage due charge was raised. The card was posted from York and has a York circular date stamp applied dated (? Possibly the 22nd) JULY 2002, top right. The post office then applied a green coloured block cachet which states that the missing postage rate (underpaid postage) was 19p and that the handling charge was 80p [things have changed a lot since it was double the postage rate]. This brought the total charge to the receiver of 99p. What I have not yet worked out is what the white sticker centre-right side with 8085 on it meant. Perhaps it was a royal mail batch sticker or a postman’s marker sticker re the due charge. All in all though a nice usage.

 

 

08/11/2019

 

MISS OLIVE MAY

Published by

LONDON, THE EMPIRE SERIES

 

Miss May’s story is one of fame, fortune and position. Miss May (nee Olive Mary Meatyard) was a Gaiety Girl in the theatre, thus her appearance on postcards and her popularity. Through marriage in 1913 she initially became Lady Victor Paget until her divorce in 1921. Then she became the Countess of Drogheda through marriage to the 10th Earl of in 1922. These marriages came after her theatre career from which she retired in 1912.

 

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I like this one because it was posted from my hometown, although the sender failed to apply a postage stamp, so it incurred a postage due charge. As the postcard rate was ½ d at the time and postage due was charged at double the rate the charge here was 1d which is shown by the application of a 1d charge mark , to the left side of the SOUTHEND-ON-SEA cancellation dated 1st September 1905.

 

08/11/2019

 

BRITISH POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

First Issue

QUEEN VICTORIA PRE-PRINTED POSTAGE STAMP

 

This is a lovely clean example of this first issue small size UK postal stationery post card. This one was posted to Derby from Huddersfield with the printed stamp cancelled with a clear single ring Huddersfield cancel dated 30th August 1875. This would be a lovely card even if this was all that was on it, but it has a fantastic reverse side as well…

 

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This one has a lovely printed advertising reverse for an agent to call on a certain date to the receiver of the card. The company advertised is:

 

WILLIAM CUMMING & CO

WOOLLEN MANUFACTURERS

HUDDERSFIELD

 

I do love these early advertising backs. You get a bit of local history, social history and postal history all on one item. I am always happy to buy something unusual like this. It is worth every penny of £5, so it’s a bonus that I picked it up in a £2 sales box.

 

08/11/2019

 

5TH WORLD CUP PARACHUTING CHAMPIONSHIPS

1989

POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD

Published by

THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA

 

This official postal stationery post card would be a great addition to any collection based around the theme of parachutes. Earlier in the year at Stampex I saw a superb exhibition based entirely on parachutes and their various uses. This collection was stamp based but had a number of postcards included. I think a copy of this card was included in that mounted display.

 

08/11/2019

 

EDWARDIAN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

IN COLOUR

By

BRIAN LUND

Published by

REFLECTIONS OF A BYGONE AGE

 

This is an advert postcard for my friend’s new book, which has recently been released. I’ve seen the book and if you have any interest in old postcards of Nottinghamshire matched up to current photographs of the same area (a ‘Then and Now’ set up) then this is the book for you. Full details of how to get a copy are printed on the reverse side.

 

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08/11/2019

 

AS A WOMAN GROWS OLDER

SHE FEELS COLDER AND COLDER,

HER PANTIES GROW LONGER

AND THICKER AND STRONGER,

AS A SAUCY YOUNG MISS

HER FRILLIES WERE BRIEF,

NOW SHE DONS FLANNELETTE

WITH A SIGH OF RELIEF

By

A. TAYLOR

Published by

BAMFORTH & CO., LTD (Holmfirth, Yorkshire)

Ref: “COMIC SERIES” No. 1335

 

A classic Bamforth comic postcard from the 1950’s. These are becoming more and more collectible.

 

 

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What I like about this one is that it was posted from my hometown; Southend on Sea. It looks like this was posted in 1957. A nice local usage.

 

08/11/2019

 

1966

TOP LEFT: WEMBLEY STADIUM FROM EMPIRE WAY

TOP RIGHT: INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL MATCH AT WEMBLEY

BOTTOM LEFT: PICCADILLY CIRCUS

BOTTOM RIGHT: TOWER BRIDGE

CENTRE: WORLD CUP WILLIE (Logo for the 1966 Football World Cup)

Printed by

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC GREETING CARD CO. LTD., LONDON

Copyright: FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION 1966

Ref: 556

CC19054 (number in stamp box)

 

I have a collection of 1966 Football World Cup related postcards, but by far this is my favourite. Considering the popularity of this event, and that we (England) won that year, it is a surprise that this postcard so rarely turns up. In all my collecting years I have only ever seen two copies! Which does surprise me (although having said this I have just checked eBay and there is one on there priced at £5 + £1 postage… so make that three I have seen!).

I love this postcard.

 

 

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08/11/2019

 

MOON LANDING

3D LENTICULAR POSTCARD

A VARI-VUE CARD

Published by

PICTORIAL PRODUCTIONS INC

MT (Mount) VERNON. N. Y.

 

During June and especially in July I placed a lot of Apollo related postcards on the webpage, and this led to me looking at other related postcards on eBay and at postcard fairs, and a fair is where I found this lovely 3D one for just £2.

 

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08/11/2019

 

DE AVONTUREN VAN

BRUINTJE BEER WORDEN

UITGEGEVEN DOOR UITGEVERIJ

SOLO, WWW.UITGEVERIJ-SOLO.COM

(Above is all the reverse side text)

‘The Adventures of

Brown Bear

Published by Publishing Solo’

No Publisher given, but I assume this is an official ‘Publishing Solo’

Promotional Postcard

 

This is clearly a Dutch issued postcard promoting the books of Rupert the Bear (here called ‘Brown Bear’). Here Rupert is shown with his friend Edward Trunk. I collect Rupert postcards because there have been a number of different television versions of the stories, mostly animated.

 

 

08/11/2019

JUDISCHES MUSEUM BERLIN

Jewish Museum Berlin

 

(POSTCARD)

MENASHE KADISHMAN (*1932)

SHALECHTET (GEFALLENES LAUB), 1997 – 2001, DETAIL

FALLEN LEAVES, DETAIL

SKULPTUR, STAHLBLECH  

Sculpture, Steel Plate

Published by the

JEWISH MUSEUM, BERLIN

 

I visited the Jewish Museum earlier this year. One of the main reasons I wanted to visit this museum was to see this amazing piece of sculpture artwork. It is a hallway, of sorts, where the ceiling is three storeys high and the floor is covered with hundreds of circular slabs of steel each of which is cut with its own eyes, nose and mouth. The postcards and my photograph which appear here do not give justice to the experience of ‘actually’ seeing this piece, which is massive and deep in length. Unusually you are allowed and even prompted to walk across the piece, which means you are walking across all these metal faces. The intention is for people to walk across this, but some people, understandably perhaps, cannot do it. I know that Jo felt uncomfortable with the thought and would not step into the piece, and she was not alone. It is a very strange experience as the steel faces move and clank together as you step on them, in fact it is impossible to move across them silently, although some people made much more noise than others.

It is a most thought-provoking piece and I spent some time here looking at all the faces and thinking about the story behind this piece.

 

(POSTCARD)

MENASHE KADISHMAN (*1932)

SHALECHTET (GEFALLENES LAUB), 1997 – 2001, DETAIL

FALLEN LEAVES, DETAIL

SKULPTUR, STAHLBLECH  

Sculpture, Steel Plate

Published by the

JEWISH MUSEUM, BERLIN

 

PHOTOGRAPH

16TH July 2019

 

UNTITLED POSTCARD

Depicting the piece

Published by the

JEWISH MUSEUM, BERLIN

Ref; Nr. 117

 

This unusual postcard shows the hallway area before the steel plate faces were placed around the floor.

If you are ever in Berlin then I can recommend a visit to this museum, and when you do then put aside some time to spend in this piece, or looking in on it, contemplating its meaning.

 

08/11/2019

 

COLLAGE’S

BY

MAREIKE FELSCH

 

Television, cartoon characters and superhero postcards are my favourite postcard themes. I especially like clever designs, unusual usage of such themes. In Berlin I found a series of postcard artwork by Mareike Felsch which incorporates characters into floral pictures. I loved these as soon as I saw them.

The cards are not individually numbered and are only titled by the characters which appear on each design. These are yet again another great example of the joy of postcard hunting in the city of Berlin, where these postcards came from earlier this year.

 

TIM AND STRUPPI

Better known in the UK as:

TINTIN and SNOWY

COLLAGE

BY

MAREIKE FELSCH

Published by

MF

(Mareike Felsch)

 

SPIDERMAN 1

COLLAGE

BY

MAREIKE FELSCH

Published by

MF

(Mareike Felsch)

 

This Spiderman card, and the Superman one below, has a slightly different reverse text layout which gives the year of creation for the piece of artwork, the others do not have this. This Spiderman one was from 2006, and I assume there are more than one designs which incorporate Spiderman as this one has the number 1 in the title, but this does not mean that any others have been released as postcards.

 

BATMAN

COLLAGE

BY

MAREIKE FELSCH

Published by

MF

(Mareike Felsch)

 

ASTERIX UND [and] OBELIX

COLLAGE

BY

MAREIKE FELSCH

Published by

MF

(Mareike Felsch)

 

SUPERMAN 9

COLLAGE

BY

MAREIKE FELSCH

Published by

MF

(Mareike Felsch)

 

As with the above Spiderman card a date of creation is printed on the reverse side: 2010. Again, I suppose the artist has done other Superman designs as this one is numbered 9, but again this does not mean others have appeared in postcards.

 

08/11/2019

 

BERLIN

GER I Bordalo II

STREET ART POSTCARDS

Published by

SELTMANN+SOHNE

Ref: #SH003

 

When I was last in Berlin, I was walking along a fascinating street of tourist shops when I saw this postcard in a spinner. It was so eye-catching that I had to have this as soon as I saw it. I like unusual art picture, especially an animal (in this case a Toucan) one. This is a good example of why I think Berlin is one of the best sources of modern postcards in Europe.

 

08/11/2019

 

BRITISH POLICE CALL BOX

LANTERN PRESS ORIGINAL POSTER

Published by

LANTERN PRESS, SEATTLE

Ref: Image # 43024

 

A postcard sent to me by my friend Frank Roche in America. The card makes no mention of any Dr Who connection, but for me this will always be the Doctor’s Tardis.

 

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08/11/2019

 

“I HAVE NOTHING TO OFFER

BUT BLOOD, TOIL, TEARS AND SWEAT”

Winston Churchill

13th May 1940

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PPO1881

 

A design unique to the Imperial War Museum. I picked this one up on my visit earlier this year to the London IWM.

 

Under the ‘CENSORED’ tab on this webpage (then sub-tab ‘Censored 3’) I have placed four political postcards, one of which was withdrawn, quite understandably when you see it. These are all from a series titled:

USE YOUR VOTE

YOU KNOW HE’LL USE HIS

Whatever you think, make your views known –

Vote in this year’s General Election   

‘MINISTRY OF SOUND’

Published by

BOOMERANG MEDIA

I had to place this set here in the censored section because I wanted to keep the set together and there was no way the ‘banned’ card could go on the main webpage.

 

 

07/11/2019

 

QSL RADIO CARD

UK0AMN

Region 103

Zone 18

KRASNOYARSK

Privately produced Radio Ham Postcard

Used 1983

 

I have explained what these QSL cards are before on the webpage elsewhere. Once all but shunned by collectors, you could pick them up for mere pennies, they have become more and more collectible over the past few years. I wonder if this has something to do with the nostalgia for the old radio ham hobby, as I believe it is n o longer popular, so these cards are no longer used. Having said all I have about their previous lack of appeal I have to now admit that designs which are connected to interesting themes have become almost sought after. This one here clearly has a Disney/Mickey Mouse theme, one which was not authorised, but that is the joy of these cards as almost all were not using their images with authorisation.

 

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07/11/2019

 

VIA AIR MAIL

DURING FIRST GREAT POST OFFICE STRIKE

Exporters Letter Service

 

This unusual plain backed card was posted during the well-known 1971 postal strike. During this strike a number of organisations were allowed to produce their own strike stamps and run local postal services, and there were lots of such services, including ones which then transported the mail abroad to be posted there for onward transmission. This card appears to be such an item, posted via the strike mail service, paid for by the pre-printed private postal strike postage mark top right, transported to France via this strike mail system and then placed in the French postal system for onwards transmission to the address. Strike mail from 1971 is collected by a dedicated band of fans, and many of the services produced their own first day covers for their Cinderella strike mail stamps. It is an interesting area of collecting.

The design used here is a comic interpretation of an 1890 jubilee of Uniform Penny Postage envelope, see below.

 

POST OFFICE JUBILEE

OF

UNIFORM PENNY POSTAGE

2ND JULY 1890

Envelope

 

As you can see here, the above 1971 strike card is based on this 1890 issued envelope (which has appeared on the webpage before).

 

07/11/2019

 

UNTITLED

No Publisher given

The only text on the whole card is down the centre line on the reverse side and reads:

DE MIRANDA.

 

Where is this?

 

I bought this postcard for 20p at the weekend because I like trams and trolleybuses, and there are two nice looking green ones on this image. The building I suspect would be identifiable to anyone who has seen it, but I have not. The only text appears to be in Spanish and translates as ‘Of Miranda’, but I am not sure if this helps.

So, your help is needed here… where is this? Do you know? If so, then email me and let me know.

 

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07/11/2019

 

CLOCKWORK TOY FIGURES

German; about 1930

Printed by

E. BAYLIS & SON LTD

For the

BETHNAL GREEN MUSEUM

Ref: BGM 73

 

The Bethnal Green Museum is now better known as the V & A Museum of Childhood, a museum packed with toys. It has been a long time since I paid my visit here, but when I went it was the television related toys which fascinated me (no surprise there) and in my collection I have postcards of some of these. This card here, a recent acquisition at the Nottingham Postcard Fair for just 20p, fits into my film collection because of the Charlie Chaplin figure. This is an older card from the museum.

 

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