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26/10/2019

 

EVERYBODY’S DOING IT NOW.

HERE’S LUCK AND A MERRY TIME TO YOU.

Published by

LONDON SERIES

PRINTED IN GERMANY

Ref: No. E59 (possibly E58)

 

I bought this postcard in America last year at an antique’s centre in Florida. It is a nice golden age cat design posted within the US in 1913.

 

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Posted within the US to Maine in 1913. This has a nice stamp and clear cancellation for PORT CLYDE, MAINE.

 

26/10/2019

 

ENGLAND  - 19

NEW ZEALAND  - 7

 

Congratulations to the England Rugby Team on their win against the New Zealand All Blacks.

 

ENGLAND – THE FIRST SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONS

Published by

MUSEUM OF RUGBY, TWICKENHAM

“France’s entry into the International Championships in 1910 created the much-loved Five Nations Championship. England teams were outright winners of the competition on 19 occasions: more than any other country. The entry of Italy in 2000 created the Six Nations Championship – won in its inaugural year by England”

(Text from reverse side of Postcard)

 

How could I not place a rugby related postcard on the webpage today? I also thought one related to England players would also be the best fit, although here you have older teams, but I am sure the current team will appear on a postcard at some point, if this has not already happened.

 

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PARIS

PHILEX FRANCE 89

Published by

NEW ZEALAND POST PHILATELIC

Official Philex France 1989 Event Postcard

 

This special stamp exhibition postcard has the logos for the French and New Zealand All Blacks with a rugby scene in the centre, a scene from the 1988 Rugby World Cup. The card has received one of my favourite New Zealand stamps, the circular shaped kiwi $1 which has been cancelled with a special New Zealand ‘PHILEX FRANCE 89 – NEW ZEALAND POST STAND – 7 JUL 1989’ exhibition cancellation.     

 

PARIS

PHILEX FRANCE 89

Published by

NEW ZEALAND POST PHILATELIC

Official Philex France 1989 Event Postcard

 

Mint copy of the above postcard

 

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25/10/2019

 

STAFFORDSHIRE POLICE ARE SEEN

OPERATING A CAMERA THROUGH

THE WINDSCREEN OF A PATROL CAR

1966

Press Association Images

Published by

PRESS ASSOCIATION

Ref: PA 6954436

 

I do like a good police themed postcard image, and this one is a great one. Speed cameras, and other forms of visual detection, have somewhat advanced since the 1960’s and when this photograph was taken I was just three years old, and since then I have also completed my full term as a PC, and the equipment I got to use towards the end of my service was beyond even my comprehension sometimes.

 

25/10/2019

 

For those who like to visit the CENSORED section of the webpage to check out the new entries then you may like to know that three postcards have been placed there (under the CENSORED 3 sub tab). One is an unusual Princess Diana one, and not the first Diana card to appear here either. The other two are cards printed and published by the IRA during the height of what were referred to as ‘The Troubles’.

 

 

25/10/2019

 

BIEBRZANSKI PARK

NARODOWY

Polish Postal Stationery Post Card

Pre-Paid Printed Postage Stamp

(The other side of this Postal Stationery Post Card is blank)

Official Polish Issue

1993 (?)

 

I bought this postcard because of the bird – it’s a Snipe – that appears on the stamp design, a stamp image that I believe is unique to this postal stationery post card.

 

25/10/2019

 

EAST SUSSEX

Map Artwork by

MIKE RAXWORTHY

Published by

ENGLISH HERITAGE

Ref: KA-08469X

 

This exclusive ‘English Heritage’ design can be bought at more than one English Heritage location as I have come across it both at Batemans, the home of Rudyard Kipling, and at Battle Abbey, where the great battle of Hastings is said to have occurred, and both locations appear on this map design. Kipling’s home, Bateman’s, is represented here on the map with a cartoon Mowgli and Bagheera from Kipling’s story ‘The Jungle Book’. What interests me is that the characters here are clearly based on the Walt Disney animated film characters, but with just enough difference to probably avoid any copyright issues, but when I saw these, I immediately thought of the Disney film. Although map cards seem to have lost their popularity, I think this is a great design worth buying.

 

24/10/2019

 

“WHAT DO YOU MEAN, THERE’S

NO ELECTRICITY ON THE SITE?!!!”

From the Original artwork by

TONY HALL

Published by

J. SALMON LTD

Ref: 8 – 30 – 01 – 05

 

I have recently become the owner of a campervan, probably about three or so months ago, so this cartoon card made me laugh more than perhaps it would have done before. It is a nice modern cartoon card though.

 

24/10/2019

 

TIGER PARADE

Published by

ANIMAL AWARENESS LTD

Ref: P8177

 

My love of tiger postcards meant that this superb postcard was a must have. I found this one in amongst a dealer’s stock and I had not seen it before. I think this is a beautiful design.

 

 

24/10/2019

 

SUEZ – GOVERNORAT

AND THE CITY GARDEN

Published by

THE CAIRO POSTCARD TRUST

Ref: SERIE 652

 

The Suez Governorate [Muhafazah as-Suways] is one of the governorates of Egypt. This postcard image here is quite an early one and depicts the city garden. My copy here is a bit tatty, but I hate to throw out a card, especially an old one of this era, just because it has a folded corner and some knocks and scratches. It also has a great image and has an interesting hand coloured overlay.

 

SUEZ – GOVERNORAT

Published by

THE CAIRO POSTCARD TRUST

Ref: SERIE 652

 

This card is from the same series and publisher as the above postcard. This one also has some knocks, but is in better condition than the top card, but I will keep them together as I suspect they have been together in another collection for many years and it would be a shame to separate them now.

 

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24/10/2019

 

NEW ADVENTURES OF

BATMAN

AND ROBIN

THE BOY WONDER

1949

Published by

DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC

From the Postcard book:

CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION MOVIE POSTERS: 24 CARDS

 

I am always after any postcard which relates to the multiple worlds of Batman. This one comes from a book of movie posters, but this was the best one in it, from my opinion. For any Batman collector this poster is a superb find, well worth buying the book for.

 

24/10/2019

 

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY:

CRIME AND THE POST

THE POSTAL MUSEUM

Official Promotional Postcard for this new Exhibition

 

For those who follow our facebook page this exhibition is the one that I went to the official opening of on the 9th October (see facebook page for images of the opening evening event and the exhibition itself). Having seen the exhibition on this night I was delighted to walk into a London pub less than two weeks later and find this advertising poster postcard for the exhibition in the wall mounted postcard rack (one of the few locations in London where I still find free advertising postcards).

 

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY:

CRIME AND THE POST

THE POSTAL MUSEUM

Official Promotional Postcard for this new Exhibition

 

This free postcard was also in the rack alongside the above postcard. This one also promotes the exhibition, but this one is a black and white photograph which depicts the scene where the criminals stopped the train and unloaded all the sacks of mail that the train had been transporting. The great train robbery occurred in the year I was born, but like everyone else I had heard lots about it and had seen many programmes and films relating to the robbery, but here at the exhibition I got to see some of the stolen pieces of mail, all exhibits held by the police, and more photographs taken by the police at the scene of the crime. The exhibition is well worth a visit, as is the rest of this small but stunning museum.

 

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Both cards have the same reverse layout

 

 

22/10/2019

 

SPIDER-MAN

Special Limited Edition [whatever this means!]

Published by

ARTCARDS.COM

Copyright 2004

 

As I am typing this, I am also watching the animated film ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ (released 2018). Seeing the character, or in the case of this film characters plural, I remembered that I had recently scanned this postcard from my collection. It seemed a good enough reason… especially as the film is pretty good.

 

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22/10/2019

NHK

MISAWA

JAPANESE (I believe) POSTCARD

 

This was a recent acquisition because I hope that it has some sort of television connection. I am not sure if it does, but that is definitely a satellite like dish bottom right and that’s enough to at least draw my interest. It is also a great design, which helped.

 

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22/10/2019

BERLIN, BRANDENBURGER TOR

THE BRANDENBURG GATE, BERLIN

Published

REICHSWINTERHILFE = LOTTERIE 1934/35

REICH WINTER AID 1934/35

Ref: DAS SCHONE DEUTSCHLAND Bild 149

The Beautiful Germany No 149

 

A nice aerial photograph of the Brandenburg Gate on what is technically a postal stationery post card, as the stamp on the reverse side is printed onto the card. This postcard was a fund-raising postcard sold in aid of the annual German ‘Winter Relief’ or aid charity.

 

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The pre-printed stamp has been cancelled with a HAMBURG double ring cancellation dated 28th February 1935. This has nice usage on what is a type of postcard I have not seen before.

 

22/10/2019

 

SOUTHSEA

SOUTH PARADE PIER  -  CLARENCE PIER

ROCK GARDENS  -  GUILDHALL PORTSMOUTH  -  ROCK GARDENS

BEACH LIGHTHOUSE & SOUTHSEA CASTLE  -  CANOE AKE

Published by

VALENTINE’S

Ref: (not too clear – but could be 201078)

 

This is a nice multi-view postcard which was posted early, May, in the year that world War 2 commenced, 1939. I doubt the sender of this postcard had any idea of what was coming towards the end of the year.  

 

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22/10/2019

HAVE THEY ANY FAMILY?

NO! HIS STIPEND IS TOO SMALL

Unnamed publisher

(but the code number used is reminiscent of Colourmaster International)

Ref: 100088

 

For those who may not know, a Stipend is a fixed regular sum paid as a salary or as expenses to clergymen, teachers or public officials. The joke here is wrapped up in the word Stipend and perhaps people not knowing what I means and thinking something else.   

 

22/10/2019

L. B. & S. C. R.

DOWN EASTBOURNE PULMAN CAR EXPRESS PASSING HORLEY

HAULED BY 0 – 4 – 2 LOCOMOTIVE No. 214

‘GLADSTONE’

Published by, and printed by

IAN ALLEN LTD

Ref: No. 24.

 

22/10/2019

WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

HOME OF THE QUOLL

By

DAVID GALLAN (Australia)

 Animals in Their Environment – Highly Commended

2018

Published by the

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM,

LONDON

Ref: DS4408

 

Another postcard depicting one of the entry’s in last years Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. I post this one because the 2019 exhibition for this event is now open at the Natural History Museum. It is a ticketed exhibition and I advise, especially at the weekends to pre-book.

 

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WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

CITY FISHER

By

FELIX HEINTZENBERG (Sweden)

 Urban Wildlife – Highly Commended

2018

Published by the

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM,

LONDON

Ref: DS4408 (I think this is the standard reference across the series)

 

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21/10/2019

 

PIER AVENUE,

CLACTON-ON-SEA

Published

ELITE PICTORIAL POSTCARD MACHINE

(I do not think this is the name of the publisher but rather the source of the postcard – but I could be wrong. I have found references to this name on postcards from Margate, Dover, Deal, Caister, Near Yarmouth and Brighton, so the name is not unusual and quite widespread – there also appears to be no reference to this Elite Pictorial Postcard Machine in the Anthony Byatt book ‘Picture Postcards and their Publishers’ which is the bible on old publishers in the UK)

 

The image here is clearly from the early 1900’s, as seem to be other ‘Elite Pictorial Postcard Machine’ postcards on eBay and the internet. Finding this postcard in a cheap box selection has now led me to an interesting bit of future investigation into the source of this card.

If anyone knows anything about this name, then I would love to hear from you – please contact me via the email address at the bottom of this page.

 

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21/10/2019

 

THE UNIVERSITY,

BIRMINGHAM

Published by

E. S.

Printed at works in Leipzig

Ref: No. 818

 

This university, or at least a schooling premises had been running for many years here even before this photograph was taken. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Queen’s College Birmingham, which was founded in 1825. This postcard is from sometime between 1902 and 1911, I think, it is certainly from the golden age period pre ww1, although I am thinking this is pre 1910.

 

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21/10/2019

 

MARCH PAST OF ROYAL ARTILLERY,

KING’S BIRTHDAY PARADE,

DOVER.

Published by

G & P LTD

(Gale & Polden Ltd)

 

No date is given on this postcard, but I think it will be an early one, I think it is either pre-WW1 or very soon after, with before being my guess. A great military themed postcard, and, also a nice card for anyone interested in the Dover area. Looking at this photograph I suspect that the current large modern cross channel ferry port, and dock area, that Dover is renowned for would be located somewhere towards the top of this image.

 

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21/10/2019

 

From

‘LIFE ON MARS’

2017

By

JON AGEE

Published 2019 by Scallywag Press Ltd., London

 

I was in London two weeks ago and I visited a great comics shop located close to Charring Cross Road. I always have a look in here, and on another recent visit I bought three Marvel comics postcard books from here which I put on the facebook page. On this most recent visit I found two free postcards on the payment counter. This one here was my favourite of the two and it seems to depict a giant cat hiding in a crater on what I assume, having read the title of the book it is from, is Mars.

 

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PROWL!

From

‘LION LESSONS’

2016

By

JON AGEE

Published 2020 by Scallywag Press Ltd., London

 

This postcard advertises a book that has yet to be released by this company as it has a release date of 2020. This is true pre-promotion, and another great free postcard. Who says there are no great free postcards around anymore? Not me.

 

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21/10/2019

 

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

2019

GIFT SHOP POSTCARD SELECTION

 

Part One

 

This museum in London has always been one of my favourites, although the big overhaul it went through a few years back took something away from it in my opinion, but having said that, it is still one of the most interesting military themed museums I have visited.

The IWM has always issued an eclectic military themed postcard selection, and their old war paintings postcard collection is well known and well collected, and long out of print. Depicted here are some of the postcards I picked up recently.

 

POTATOES FEED WITHOUT FATTENING

AND GIVE YOU ENERGY

British Poster

SECOND WORLD WAR

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PP01061

 

For a few years now the IWM has been issuing postcards depicting some of the interesting war time posters held in their collection, which is extensive. What I like about their issues is that often they have not appeared on postcard before. You can get some interesting ones as well.

 

CHILDREN ARE SAFER IN THE COUNTRY

….. LEAVE THEM THERE

British Poster

SECOND WORLD WAR

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PP00893

 

I have not previously seen this ‘particular’ poster on postcard before, probably because it is a simple design. Having said that it is from a very important and impactive period early on in WWII, the time when many young children were evacuated out of London and other major cities across the UK.

 

SAVE KITCHEN WASTE

TO FEED THE PIGS!

British Poster

SECOND WORLD WAR

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PP02023

 

When was younger and only collecting wildlife and animal themed postcards this was the type of unusual animal themed postcard I looked out for, for something different to add to my then collection. That’s not an issue anymore, but I still like animal poster designs, especially any from military periods of history.  

 

SAVE KITCHEN SCRAPS

TO FEED THE HENS!

British Poster

SECOND WORLD WAR

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PP01073

 

This one fits well with the pig themed one that appears above. Both posters are more unusual and less known that the ones which normally appear on postcards.

 

METAL FOR

SALVAGE

MEANS MORE

TANKS

British Poster

SECOND WORLD WAR

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PP01186

 

From previous webpage postings you will be aware that I like Tank postcards, especially WW1 ones, although this one is from WW2, but no less of interest for that.

 

SALVAGE!

EVERY LITTLE HELPS!

FIRST WORLD WAR

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PP02025

 

Was this poster design calculated to work with the British love of their pet dogs? Animals do seem to have been a focus of some posters, both during the time of war and otherwise. Surely everyone would love this little scrappy creature.

 

21/10/2019

 

OFFICIAL FORM

TRANSFERANCE OF OWNERSHIP OF MOTOR VEHICLE

FORM: R. F. 70.

THE LOCAL TAXATION OFFICER

[Oxfordshire County]……COUNCIL

Ref: 1600. Wt.P.2755.  11.36 Wy.P.C.

 

This official taxation officer post card was used on the 18th January 1938 (and has a very nice slogan cancellation: BRITISH INDUSTRY FAIR – 1938 – LONDON & BIRMINGHAM). But for me, I think the interest here is mainly on the other side of this unusual official item (one which would have needed filing in the offices, and eventual destruction when no longer needed, so I am not sure how it got out into the collectors market)

 

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This document (form, if you like) relates to the transference of the ownership of a Morris car registration VE 5906. This seems to have gone from one garage to another, or possibly a car salesroom.

I like the history of postcards, how they have been used by people and organisations, both official and private. Postcards like this appeal to me for these reasons, but I do accept they are not your normal postcards.

 

21/10/2019

 

FINDING A NEST IN BLAKENEY

By

P (Patricia). ALEXANDER

Published to raise funds towards the:

BLAKENEY CONSERVATION DUCK POND

 

I found this postcard on sale in a very small café in the village of Blakeney in Norfolk on my visit here just last month. I cannot resist local and unusual postcards which I am unlikely to come across under any other circumstances. There was the bonus that these are produced to raise money for a local project. As you can see, I bought one.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

1ST September 2019

This is where I bought my postcard

 

21/10/2019

 

THE PIER

WALTON-ON-THE-NAZE

Published by

COLOURMASTER INTERNATIONAL

PHOTO PRECISION LIMITED, ST IVES, HUNTINGDON

Ref: PLX8144

WAL151

 

My hometown is not the only one in Essex with a pier. I have not been to Walton-on-the-Naze for a good number of years, in fact the last time I was in the area which is depicted here, the front of the pier entrance, I was in uniform and in a police bus with nine other officers.

This is a tourist postcard, and a simple one at that, but this has an interesting affect on people as most would see little reason for keeping a postcard like this, they are common after all, aren’t they? Well, sometimes, because cards like this seem worthless, they get thrown away, not kept, disregarded and thus, copies rarely survive. So, a card like this, whilst not being monetarily valuable, could still be of historic value.

 

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21/10/2019

 

NEW ‘TAB’ AND ‘SUB-TAB’

Added to the Webpage - The new tab is titled:

 

BERLIN POSTCARDS

 

Under this new tab is the new Sub-Tab:

 

BERLIN MUSEUM CARDS

 

The BERLIN POSTCARDS tab has been used to show you some of the tourist postcards for Berlin that I picked up on my recent two trips to this German city. Because there are so many, and writing each up for depiction on the main webpage was just going to take too long, or probably so long that some of them would have never made it to the main page, I have made a decision to not write these up but to show both sides so that you have access to all the information.

The sub-tab BERLIN MUSEUM CARDS is my favourite of the two new pages as it shows some of the great postcards available from two of the most interesting museums in Berlin, the German Historical Museum and the DDR Museum. Again, I feared that some of these would not make it to the main webpage, but having this sub-tab means that I can show them to you in a sort of picture gallery. Again, both sides have been shown so that you have access to all the information, should you fancy translating all the German (another thing which was going to delay their picturing on the main page).

 

 

21/10/2019

 

GAME OF THRONES

STAMP RELEASE PROMOTIONAL POSTCARD

LARGE (A5+) POSTCARD

Official ROYAL MAIL Promotional Postcard

 

This is similar in design to the two Harry Potter stamp cards which have appeared here on the webpage in the past. This one is a great card for my TV collection.

 

 

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