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06/10/2019

XI VSESOKOLSKY SLET V PRAZE

CERVEN – CERVENEC 1948

‘XI Sokol Celebration in Prague

June – July 1948

Publisher not named

But there are some marks on the reverse side:

HP

1948 XI [winged bird logo]

 

There is clearly a sporting event connection to this postcard, but the word VSESOLOKSKY does not seem to be liked by google translate! Using the internet I discovered that this word relates to an event called the Sokol Celebration, which seems to be an event held every few years, sometimes ten years apart, which was the case between this 1948 event and the previous one, a gap caused by the second world war. Apparently 118,00 exercisers were in the area being watched by 200,000 spectators. This postcard seems to have been issued for this specific exercise event.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

06/10/2019

 

AT WORK ON RADIO BUTLIN

Official Butlin’s Postcard

Ref: GV 11

 

I knew of the existence of this card for many years, but as so often the case with a card you are searching for, I just struggled to find one. Then luck came into the picture when I was at a fair a few years ago. I was looking through a dealer’s Butlin’s selection when he asked me if I knew about the Radio Butlin’s card. Well, I had, and I ‘definitely’ wanted it, and he had one. This is possibly my favourite Butlin’s card.  

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

06/10/2019

UNTITLED

Elephant with balloon

Published by

PAPER & CLOTH

Appears to have no reference number although the year date 1973 appears in the stamp box area within a black circle, which may be a reference number.

 

Another one of the many attractive eye-catching designs which have been sold in the many ‘paperchase’ stationery stores around the country. This one was around for awhile and appeared in the stores sales earlier this year.

 

06/10/2019

THE DERBY RAM

MIDLANDS POSTAL REGION

 

THE DERBY RAM

Published by the

MIDLAND S POSTAL BOARD

Ref: PICTURE CARD: MPB 11

 

This is technically the third time this image of the Derby Ram appeared on postcard having been issued by the Midlands Postal Board. Initially, with a different background, the Derby Ram postcard was issued to people in the DE5 and DE55 postcode areas of Derby when their postcodes changed in 1975. The DE5 and DE55 versions came with an official postage paid imprint so that residents could send the card to people advising them of the postcode change to their address. The earlier two versions are quite hard to source, especially the DE55 version for some reason.

This version here, with the plain blue background can be picked up for about £2, sometimes cheaper is the seller does not know about the cards source and catalogue value.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Mint version

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This copy of the postcard has received the special ‘FIRST DAY OF ISSUE – DERBY – 15 JULY 1981 – PICTURE CARD MPB 11 – DERBY RAM’ hand stamp created especially for this cards release.

 

THE DERBY RAM

POSTCODE NOTIFICATION POSTCARD

Published by the

MIDLAND S POSTAL BOARD

Ref: MPB/CNP/180

 

This is one of the earlier released postcode notification versions of the Derby Ram postcard. Two versions were issued out, but they have the exact same front design. It is only the notification postcode printed on the reverse side that differentiates between the two versions (they have the same reference number).

As you can see here the difference between this version and the one above is the background area to the ram. Here you have a pattern behind the ram whereas on the above card it is plain blue.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF:

THE DERBY RAM

POSTCODE NOTIFICATION POSTCARD

Published by the

MIDLAND S POSTAL BOARD

Ref: MPB/CNP/180

 

POSTCODE

DE5

 

REVERSE SIDE OF:

THE DERBY RAM

POSTCODE NOTIFICATION POSTCARD

Published by the

MIDLAND S POSTAL BOARD

Ref: MPB/CNP/180

 

POSTCODE

DE55

 

As you can see there is very little difference here, in fact the second ‘5’ appears to have been applied separately, although the card itself is considered a separate issue and has its own catalogue listing. These postal region postcards, the specialist harder to find earlier issues, can be expensive, especially the DE5 and DE55 postcode ram cards.

 

06/10/2019

 

CITY OF LONDON

BRITISH RAILWAYS

MIDLAND REGION PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVE

Published by

VALENTINE & SONS, LTD., DUNDEE AND LONDON

Ref: “RAILWAY ENGINE” SERIES

Ref: 1713

 

This series contains some superb train paintings and I am always tempted to pick these up when I see them.  

 

06/10/2019

(TOP POSTCARD)

DAREDEVIL

ELEKTRA

Character description card

Film Advertising Postcard

Opening in cinemas

13th February 2003.

Published by

POPCARDZ MALAYSIA

Copyright 2002

Ref: set 1 of 2

 

(BOTTOM POSTCARD)

BULLSEYE

KINGPIN

Character description card

Film Advertising Postcard

Opening in cinemas

13th February 2003.

Published by

POPCARDZ MALAYSIA

Copyright 2002

Ref: set 2 of 2

 

Perhaps not one of the best of the marvel character films, but I don’t think its as bad as many consider it to be. I enjoyed it for what it is. These two postcards came from a free rack card company based in Malaysia. These two cards do not often turn up here in the UK.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF TOP CARD

(The bottom card has the same basic design, but a different reference number as stated)

 

 

06/10/2019

UNTITLED

ROMANTIC ART POSTCARD

French Publication

Published by

A. G. M.

 

Posted in the normal French way of applying the postage stamp to the front (I have mentioned this before). Posted in 1905.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

I do like the attractive writing used here for the address.

 

05/10/2019

AUS! AUS! AUS!

DER DAMPF

IST AUS!

‘Out! Out! Out!

The Steam

Is Off’

Official Museum Promotional Postcard for the museum

DB MUSEUM

Nuremburg, Germany

Promotional Postcard for an exhibition titled:

‘IM DEUTSCHLAND DER ZWEI BAHNEN’

DIE NEUE DAUERAUSSTELLUNG  IM DB MUSEUM

AB 8. JUNI 2018

‘In the Germany of Two Trains’

The new permanent exhibition at DB Museum

From June 8, 2018

 

When I was in Nuremberg in December of last year, I visited the DB Museum. It has a range of exhibitions which includes one which has an excellent selection of real trains, both old and modern. If you are ever in Nuremberg then I can recommend this museum.

Also, whilst I was there, they were giving out free copies of these three postcards, all of which have a train theme, and which promote a train related exhibition at the museum.

This card is interesting because the man is holding what looks like the Football World Cup. This adds another element of collectability to the card. I did put the title through the google translate facility, as I did with the below tow cards, but I am not sure the translation I got back is quite right – but at least I tried.      

 

ES FAHRT

(K)EIN ZUG

NACH

DRUBEN

‘It drives

(k) a train

To

Over there’

Official Museum Promotional Postcard for the museum

DB MUSEUM

Nuremburg, Germany

Promotional Postcard for an exhibition titled:

‘IM DEUTSCHLAND DER ZWEI BAHNEN’

DIE NEUE DAUERAUSSTELLUNG  IM DB MUSEUM

AB 8. JUNI 2018

‘In the Germany of Two Trains’

The new permanent exhibition at DB Museum

From June 8, 2018

 

NIEMAND HAT

DIE ABSICHT,

EINE WEICHE

ZU STELLEN

Nobody has

The intent,

A soft

To deliver’

Official Museum Promotional Postcard for the museum

DB MUSEUM

Nuremburg, Germany

Promotional Postcard for an exhibition titled:

‘IM DEUTSCHLAND DER ZWEI BAHNEN’

DIE NEUE DAUERAUSSTELLUNG  IM DB MUSEUM

AB 8. JUNI 2018

‘In the Germany of Two Trains’

The new permanent exhibition at DB Museum

From June 8, 2018

 

 

05/10/2019

 

AUSTRIA

AMBULANCE STAMP CARD

STAMP CANCELLED First Day of Issue 9-12-1981

100 JAHRE ARZTLICHER RETTUNGSDIENST IN WIEN  

‘100 Years of Medical Rescue Service in Vienna’

Official Stamp Card  

 

I like stamp cards. I collect all those which are issued by Royal Mail here in the UK (they appear on this webpage). This is a nice one from Austria. I have a fondness for the ambulance service as I have had cause to travel in a few either with something wrong with me or with another person requiring medical attention. I have also had the rare privilege to officially drive an ambulance, twice. Once was whilst the driver and has medic worked on a seriously injured person who required both sets of hands. They are unusual vehicles to drive as they have no real speed as their size and shape negate any real fast driving. So, when one is passing you but seems to be slower than you would like then don’t get angry, because the driver can only go so fast. This great card reminds me of all my ambulance experiences.

 

04/10/2019

 

GREETINGS FROM TOMS RIVER NJ

NATIONAL POSTCARD WEEK

2ND – 8TH May 1999

Design by

RICK GEARY

Published by

G. T. BRUNNER

 

Another Rick Geary National Postcard Week design, this time for 1999. Geary was often commissioned by collectors in America, and occasionally here in the UK, to produce postcard designs, especially for National Postcard Weeks.

 

04/10/2019

 

NATIONAL POSTCARD WEEK

1 – 7TH MAY 2005

WICHITA POSTCARD CLUB

Design by

RICK GEARY

Published by

WICHITA POSTCARD CLUB

 

Another Rick Geary postcard from my extensive collection of his work. Geary is an artist I much admire and over many years now I have tried to put together as many of his postcard designs as I can find. Some of these, especially early ones, can be quite expensive now.

 

04/10/2019

 

THE BEST OF VANDYSTADT

DE BOUE LES GARS!

The Mud Boys

Photo

ALLSPORT

AGENCE VANDYSTADT

Published by

EDITIONS NUGERON

Ref: 26

Copyright 1990

GERARD VANDYSTADT EDITIONS

 

I had not intended to have a ‘Rugby’ night, but after my last two posted cards I believe it is only right I post a proper rugby themed postcard. This seemed to be a good one.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

04/10/2019

UNTITLED

By

SERRE

Published by

MEGA DIF

BELGIUM

Copyright 1993 SERRE/GLENAT

Ref: S 25

 

This cartoon seems to go somewhat nicely with the previously posted postcard below. What do you think?

 

04/10/2019

RUGBY

Pintura al oleo

(Oil Painting)

By

S. M. FELEZ

Published by

OCTAVIO Y. FELEZ

S. A. ZARAGOZA – D. L.: Z. 1.535-85

 

I am, fairly, sure that this is not standard sports attire for rugby games. Could not resist this postcard when I saw it, and I apologise to all rugby players out there, it’s just a bit of fun.

 

04/10/2019

GIDDAY

MOTUEKA

NEW ZEALAND

Published by

SUNSET SOUVENIRS

 

I think this postcard was issued for the 1987 Rugby World Cup, or someone told me this, but there is no reference to this event and to me this card looks more modern, so it could be from a more recent rugby related event. It is a nice card though.

 

03/10/2019

 

DIG FOR PLENTY

GROW FOOD IN YOUR GARDEN

OR GET AN ALLOTMENT

Launched in 1940 to encourage people to turn their gardens into allotments, by 1943 over a million tons of vegetables were being harvested

Published by

ROBERT OPIE

Ref: WW11 Home Front Series

01WH 07

 

A classic WWII campaign which resulted in a range of propaganda styled posters like this one. A classic Robert Opie issue.

 

 

03/10/2019

POCAHONTAS SAVING THE LIFE

OF JOIHN SMITH

JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION

1607 - 1907

Published by

THE CONCESSIONAIRE, THE JAMESTOWN AMUSEMENT & VENDING CO., INC., NORFOLK, VA.

Printed by

AMERICAN COLORTYPE CO., N. Y.

Ref: No. 5

 

Both the front and reverse side of this postcard is packed with interest. The front has its image with all the attached iconography of the legend of Pocahontas. Whilst on the reverse side you have the story of the incident detailed quite comprehensively, but you also have the attractive layout and the exposition’s official seal. What more could you want from a single card?

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

03/10/2019

AMPLEMANN

BERLIN

 

AMPLEMANN

IN BERLIN

Green Amplemann

Published by

AMPLEMANN EDITION

 

I want you to imagine an entire shop based around the green and red light-up man figures on the pedestrian crossings here in the UK. Have you got that in your mind? Right then, now take that thought to Berlin and you will find just such a shop, a chain of shops in fact, based entirely around their own green and red crossings man, which they call ‘Amplemann’. Here in Berlin he is a little icon and can be found on many different tourist items, especially a wide range of items sold exclusively in the Amplemann shop. This postcard is from just such a shop located along Unter Den Linden.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Here you get a great grey outline shadow of a collection of Berlin landmarks, including the old East Berlin TV Tower. You also get a little red ‘Stop’ Amplemann top right.

 

AMPLEMANN

IN BERLIN

Red Amplemann

Published by

AMPLEMANN EDITION

 

The companion postcard to the above postcard.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Here you get a great grey outline shadow of a collection of Berlin landmarks, including the old East Berlin TV Tower. You also get a little green ‘Go’ Amplemann top right.

 

NON-POSTCARD ITEM

Sales item paper bag used at the Amplemann shop in Berlin

 

I liked this because you get the outline of the TV Tower again along the bottom. I kept my bag as a souvenir. This is the bag I was given when I bought the above postcards.

 

NON-POSTCARD ITEM

Sales item paper bag used at the Amplemann shop in Berlin

 

This is the reverse side of the above paper bag used at the Amplemann shop. I think items like this are worth keeping alongside your postcards as joint souvenirs of a visit. They are also a good talking point.

 

NON-POSTCARD ITEM

Printed Till Receipt

 

Even the receipts are interesting and have the Amplemann character on, in both red and green 

 

PHOTOGRAPH

16TH July 2019

Main entrance to shop with postcard spinner(s)

 

PHOTOGRAPH

16TH July 2019

Main entrance to shop with postcard spinner(s)

 

PHOTOGRAPH

16TH July 2019

Inside Amplemann shop

 

PHOTOGRAPH

16TH July 2019

 

Inside the Amplemann shop

 

PHOTOGRAPH

16TH July 2019

 

Close up image of the signature of the actor (and singer – he is extremely popular in Germany as a singer) David Hasselhoff who signed this fake wall on his visit to this shop (see above photo).

 

DU BIST VERRUCKT MEIN KIND,

DU MUSST NACH BERLIN

‘You are crazy my child,

You must [go] to Berlin’

(Franz Von Suppe)

Published by

AMPLEMANN EDITION

 

Another postcard exclusive to the Amplemann shops

 

UNTITLED DESIGN

Published by

AMPLEMANN EDITION

 

I had to have this one, another postcard exclusive to the Ampleman shops, because it depicts the TV Tower which I collect on postcard [see the special tab ‘FERNSEHTURM – The East Berlin TV Tower’ for four pages of postcards depicting this TV Tower – three postcards here also depict the Amplemann with one card on page 4 being an exclusive postcard from this Amplemann shop and which has an embossed Amplemann in one corner]

 

03/10/2019

POSTCARD and CLOTH PATCH

Combination Packages

(Iron-On patch)

 

When I was in Silverton, Colorado (North America) last year I had a little time before we caught the steam train out and across to Durango (an amazing train journey, one considered to be one of the best in the world), so I visited the souvenir shops. In one I found these unusual combination cellophane packages which each contain a postcard and a cloth ‘Iron-On’ patch with the identical image. These were $3.99 each, which is not cheap, but who could resist adding a few of these to a collection? Clearly not me as I bought four examples:

 

SILVERTON

COLORADO

(ELK)

POSTCARD and CLOTH PATCH

Combination Package

Published by

LANTERN PRESS

(Further reference number for postcard not known as covered by information sheet within package)

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE PACKAGE

The postcard reverse can be seen behind the package information card

 

 

SILVERTON

COLORADO

(BEAR AND MOUNTAINS)

POSTCARD and CLOTH PATCH

Combination Package

Published by

LANTERN PRESS

(Further reference number for postcard not known as covered by information sheet within package)

 

DURANGO - SILVERTON

COLORADO

(NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD)

POSTCARD and CLOTH PATCH

Combination Package

Published by

LANTERN PRESS

(Further reference number for postcard not known as covered by information sheet within package)

 

This is the railroad that we travelled on. I loved it, but it is a rough old ride up into the mountains and anyone with vertigo would not want to look down into the deep ravines and valleys, especially from the open carriage which has no windows! I have no issues with heights and loved every minute of the journey.

 

SILVERTON

COLORADO

(SIGNPOST DESIGN)

POSTCARD and CLOTH PATCH

Combination Package

Published by

LANTERN PRESS

(Further reference number for postcard not known as covered by information sheet within package)

 

02/10/2019

 

BRANIFF INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS BOEING 747

Photo by

A. SMITH

Published by

CHARLE’S SKILTON & FRY LTD

Ref: 387

 

An interesting colour scheme on this 747. With the numerous civil airline plane postcards available it is always nice to find one with something different about it.

 

02/10/2019

PEEKAMEW

By

ALICIA SOUZA

Published by

WHALE & BIRD

Ref: ASPC003

 

Have I shown this one before? I don’t think so. It came up in the sale I recently, well a month or two back, came across when a paperchase store at Lakeside Shopping Centre ‘closed-down’. It is what I would describe as a ‘Cute Card’.

 

02/10/2019

DISNEY – MICKEY MOUSE

By

Ron English

Published by

BOOMERANG NL

BOOMERANG SUPPORTS ART

Free Rack Company – Netherlands

Ref: P19-07

 

I found this card on a fellow modern dealer’s stall at the recent Woking Postcard Fair. I love Disney related postcards and I am always on the look out for the more unusual, usually unofficial, ones. Designs just like this one.

 

02/10/2019

BRITISH RAILWAYS

INTER-CITY DIESEL TRAIN

EXPRESS SERVICE BETWEEN

BIRMINGHAM AND SWANSEA

By

ALAN ANDERSON

Published by

J. SALMON LTD

SEVENOAKS

Ref: 5448

 

I love these railway painting postcards produced by J. Salmon. There is something about them that attracts the eye and I have a small collection of these as a result.  

 

02/10/2019

 

THE ILLUMINATIONS,

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

No Publisher Named

(but the reference code used here is similar-to the style used by Plastichrome)

Ref: PT8191

 

This is another image from my home-town although what you see here has long since been removed. This is actually a tableau from an attraction park called ‘Never, Never Land’. I remember this from my youth as my parents took me here several times. It was located on the seafront on what we call the cliffs. Images on postcards like this are now my only way of reliving my youthful visits.

 

02/10/2019

EXCITING AND NEW

LOVE BOAT

THE NEXT WAVE

9UPN

WWORTV

Come Aboard. We’re Expecting You.

Mondays At 8 O’Clock, Only On

9UPN

WWORTV

Free RACK Card

Published by

GO-CARD POSTCARD ADVERTISING

American Free Rack Postcard Publisher

 

I remember the original Love Boat episodes as it was a very popular series both in America and over here in the UK. This postcard seems to advertise a type of sequel series. This I have not seen, in fact I am not sure it has been shown in the UK (but then I would not have been looking out for it either, so it may have slipped under my radar.

 

01/10/2019

I have placed a range of postcards in the CENSORED section of my webpage today. Some are at the top end of the ‘Censored 2’ page whilst others, mainly art designs, are on the new page ‘Censored 3’. All the cards displayed involve some form of nudity or other, mainly artistic, but some photographic on ‘Censored 2’.

 

 

01/10/2019

HERMAN OBERTH – GESELLSCHAFT

DEUTSCHE BUNDERPOST BERLIN

POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD SERIES

APOLLO MOON LANDING

Cards cancelled with special handstamp:

‘CUXHAVEN 1 – MIT APOLLO – ZUM MOND – AUS STELLING – 14.6.1969’

 

TOP – BAUSTEINKARTE Nr. 44

BOTTOM – BAUSTEINKARTE Nr. 45

 

Produced by

HERMANN E. SIEGER

 

Amazingly, I have managed to find another three postal stationery Post Cards in this Apollo series (see previous posting on 25/09/2019 – tab ‘September 2019 Blog 4’ for the previous cards). I show these cards here. This now means I have the following numbers in the series:

44 – 45 – 49 – 50 – 51 – 52 – 53 – 54 – 55 – 57

But I am still missing what appears to be quite a few, at least four. I think this is a fascinating series which seems to cover all aspects of the Apollo mission. I will continue to try and hunt down others, but I doubt I will ever complete this set.

 

HERMAN OBERTH – GESELLSCHAFT

DEUTSCHE BUNDERPOST BERLIN

POSTAL STATIONERY POST CARD SERIES

APOLLO MOON LANDING

Cards cancelled with special handstamp:

‘CUXHAVEN 1 – MIT APOLLO – ZUM MOND – AUS STELLING – 14.6.1969’

 

BAUSTEINKARTE Nr. 54

 

Produced by

HERMANN E. SIEGER

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