22/09/2018

2018

“THE YEAR TO BE HERE”

YEAR POSTCARD

WALT DISNEY WORLD

(FLORIDA)

Lenticular 3D postcard

Official Walt Disney World theme park Postcard

 

These 3D postcards are difficult to scan as the images can be slightly blurred, as is the case here with Mickey! But, I do love these year cards and have tried to get one for every trip I have made since 2003 when I found my first one (I also found some cheap 2001 ones the same year from a Disney outlet store). This one is this year’s card although I found it hard to find as it seemed to be on sale in just two shops across the whole of the four theme parks and shopping areas! I did manage to find it gladly and am pleased I did as it is a nice one this year.

 

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22/09/2018

KING’S SHIP

By

A. CHIDLEY

Published by

RUSKIN STUDIO

 

This is a nice early(ish) postcard issue depicting a war ship. There is a superb section of informative text on the reverse side, so I shall leave you to read that below as it explains things far better than I could.

 

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22/09/2018

SPIDERS! LIVE

1 JUNE – 4 OCTOBER 1998

SCIENCEWORKS

AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM, SYDNEY

Published by

AVANTCARD AUSTRALIA

Ref: #2290

 

I apologise if you are a sufferer of Arachnophobia! As far as spider postcards go, and there are one or two out there, this is one of the most-scary looking. Personally, I love spiders and this image.

 

21/09/2018

DOVER

Multi-View Postcard

Published by

VALENTINE & SONS LTD (Dundee & London)

Ref: L.9846

 

Another example of what at first looks to be a simple multi-view postcard of a common postcard covered area, Dover. But, check out the image bottom left. This is another early Hovercraft photograph. It is simply titled as ‘HOVERCRAFT ON BEACH’. What this does not tell you is that this is the SR.N1 by Saunders-Roe (Saunders-Roe Nautical 1). This was the first practical hovercraft which had its origins in the work of the hovercraft inventor Christopher Cockerell who convinced the company to build this machine. Its very first flight, hovercraft trips are called flights, was held on the 11th June 1959 in front of a large public crowd (I wonder if this photograph was taken at that first flight). The SR.N1 was to take part in a test program for four years before being retired, but by then there were other hovercrafts and their usefulness had been proven.

This is another example of the need to look closely at these older view cards. If you find any which have hovercraft on them then they are worth picking up.

 

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21/09/2018

JUST ARRIVED AT

ISLE OF WIGHT

Unknown Publisher – Printer

 

In most cases these multi-view black and white postcards have only local interest, with some having little value as they depict common views, but sometimes the inclusion of something different increases the interest, and in this case, the value of the card. This card has a central image of the Westland Hovercraft SRN. 2. Hovercraft postcards have always been interesting and collected, but once the services ceased running the postcards depicting them increased in value and they are now very collectible indeed, especially any that depict the very early models like this SRN. 2.

 

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21/09/2018

RESILIENCE

MEXICO CITY EARTHQUAKE

SEPTEMBER 19, 1985

Design by

ANN RUSNAK

Published by

ANN RUSNAK

In her ‘TIMELY TOPICS’ series

Ref: #5

 

This is another of Ann’s designs which I really liked and which I took with me when I met Ann in 1994 and which she kindly signed for me (on the reverse side). I remember the news broadcasts about this earthquake and the story of the baby that was recovered alive nine days after the disaster having been buried under rubble since the quake hit. Ann caught that superbly in this piece of artwork.

 

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Signed by

ANN RUSNAK

 

This text block gives some details about the disaster and explains why the baby appears on the front

 

21/09/2018

THANK YOU FOR WRITING

DESIGN BY

Jos Lambregs 1991

Published by

KARTOENFABRIEK WOLSTRAAT 9

B-2000 ANTWERPEN

(ANTWERP)

Ref: 194

 

This postcard was posted from Amsterdam in 1998. It is typical of the style of postcard where a simple message was applied to an image which overstates that message. Here it is about writing letters and they have used an image from what looks like a mail centre which is overloaded with mail bags and parcels. The women in the centre is moving a bag of mail destined for Germany (it might of course be mail from Germany, but I dont know which).

 

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This has been used with a Nederland (Netherlands) up to 1g landscape view postage stamp cancelled with an Amsterdam POSTCODE slogan cancellation dated 13 August 1998.

 

21/09/2018

WEST COAST OF THE ISLE OF MAN:

VIEWS OF NIARBYL, EARY CUSHLIN AND BASKING SHARK,

OFTEN SEEN ALONG THE WEST COAST

Published by

LILY PUBLICATIONS LTD

In their:

VISIONS OF MANN series

Ref: 35-2018

 

Another postcard from my friend Mark who lives on the island. This one he posted to me using a nice Isle of Man postage stamp (see below). In his message Mark informed me that the cottage you can see here was used in the film ‘Waking Ned’, something which is not mentioned on the card itself.

 

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Isle of Man 1st Class stamp form the ‘Year of the Island 2018’ set

 

21/09/2018

WALT DISNEY WORLD

MAGIC KINGDOM

CINDERELLA CASTLE

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

 

Each year I visit Walt Disney World I try and post some cards to myself at the Magic Kingdom theme park and obtain the MAIN STREET USA – MAGIC KINGDOM cachet. It does change colour some years, but this year it had returned to black (it was green last year I think). Here are two of the cards I posted (more are to follow)

 

 

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I used the circular cactus ‘Forever Global’ value on these cards. I like these circular designs and have previously used the Moon one and the Christmas wreath. For once the Orlando machine wavy line cancellation is quite clear, which has not often been the case in the past! This is dated the 17th August 2018.

 

WALT DISNEY WORLD

MAGIC KINGDOM

CINDERELLA CASTLE

Official Walt Disney World Postcard

 

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21/09/2018

SEASIDE DAYS

DAT AT THE BEACH

By

JANET BELL

Published by

J. SALMON LTD

Ref: 09/80/01/06

 

I have a friend who owns a blue VW Campervan, although hers has the single pane windscreen, not the split one that you can see here on this painting, but I suspect she would still like this postcard image. It does surprise me a little how popular these campervans are on postcard and especially connected with the seaside and coastal images, as again, this one is.

 

21/09/2018

CHINESE BONDS AND STOCK CERTIFICATES

1940 29TH YEAR RECONSTRUCTION GOLD LOAN 5 US$ BOND,

FIVE OTHER TYPES

29 X 19 cm

Publisher, Printer and Source unknown

 

I picked this postcard up in an Oxfam shop in Chelmsford earlier in the year. The image appealed to me and I love the whole world of paper collectibles (although I stick to collecting postcards, stamps, Trade Cards and postcard sized information cards myself). With this particular image there was the added bonus of there being added transport interest through the small images on this certificate.

 

20/09/2018

QSL

RADIO CARD

‘G40V’

BRIDPORT, DORSET, ENGLAND

Privately produced QSL card

 

I have mentioned these before, and depicted one or two, but they are so common that any collector of cards will come across them at some point. Most are quite plain and just have the radio operator’s ident number – on this card it is G40V’ – and not much else, but some others have nice artwork or interesting photographs. I think this one depicts the man himself with his elaborate, and impressive looking radio set. Anyone collecting radio as a theme would love a card image like this. Ten years ago, you could pick up cards like this for just a few pence, several for a few pence in fact, but for the past few years they have become much more collectible, and therefore expensive, especially nice early ones like this.

 

20/09/2018

STAR WARS

KENNER

Copyright 1995

Official Advertising Postcard

For Kenner

 

I have known about this postcard for many years but have always struggled to obtain a copy, thankfully I finally managed to recently get my hands on this one. Star Wars postcards have always been popular and are often expensive because of the cross-over between postcard collectors and dedicated Star Wars collectors, who seem to need to have everything related to the movies such as this postcard.

 

20/09/2018

SCENES AT NAVAL BASE

NORFOLK, VA – 39

AIRPLANES WARMING UP

DRESS PARADE

PHOTO COURTESY: NORFOLK, PORTSMOUTH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Produced in the USA by:

E. C. KROPP CO, MILWAUKEE

Ref: 514N

 

This is a nice early USA military themed postcard which I recently picked up for just £1 in London. From the vintage of the aeroplanes depicted, i.e. they are early bi-planes, and the look of the battleship this is either very late WW1, or I suspect more likely to be a post WW1 era postcard.

 

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20/09/2018

LATEST ‘POSTCROSSING’ RECEIVED POSTCARD  

 

Postcard from:

A YEAR IN JAPAN

By

KATE T. WILLIAMSON

2008

Copyright 2008

Published by

CHRONICLE BOOKS

 

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This has obviously come from Australia and has been used with some nice Australian postage stamps including two wildlife ones, a theme I do like on stamps.

 

20/09/2018

LONDON

HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT – WELLINGTON ARCH

ST PAULS CATHEDRAL

TOWER BRIDGE – BUCKINGHAM PALACE & VICTORIA MEMORIAL

Published by

E. T. W. DENNIS & SONS LTD

(DENNIS PRODUCTIONS)

Ref: L.1630 PHOTOBLUE

 

A nice simple, blue toned multi-view postcard depicting five of the more famous London landmarks. This style of blue-toning was quite popular with this company during the late 1950’s.

 

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Posted from Paddington, London on 25th January 1958 receiving a Paddington W. 2. Wavy line machine cancellation.  

 

20/09/2018

BATS

HANG OUT WITH SYDNEY’S

WILDEST NIGHTLIFE

25TH SEPTEMBER 1999 – 13TH FEBRUARY 2000

AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM

Published by

AVANTCARD AUSTRALIA

Ref: #3583

 

Such an appealing postcard, unless you don’t like bats of course!

 

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20/09/2018

MARRY YOU?

N FOR NORMAN

E FOR EDDIE

V FOR VERNON

E FOR ERNEST

R FOR ROBERT!

By

Stan Terry

Published by

E.T.W. DENNIS & SONS LTD

(DENNIS PRODUCTIONS)

Ref: HPC198

 

A nice comic postcard which seems to me to have a slightly military connection through the photographs on the wall as three of them are depicting men in uniform. This woman clearly likes a man who is in the services, although the other two are in normal clothing. I have a feeling this is from the 1950’s era, just post WWII.

 

20/09/2018

PERFECT CONTROL

DUNLOP ADVERT

Published by

ROBERT OPIE

In their:

Dunlop series

Ref: RODN 6

 

Although this is clearly a lovely piece of advertising artwork and a transport themed poster I wanted this because it depicts a police officer.

 

20/09/2018

THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES THE PRINCESS ELIZABETH AND THE PRINCESS MARGARET

Photo by

STUDIO LISA

Published by

RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS LTD

 

I have just the second part of the BBC2 documentary series on the life of Princess Margaret. This was interesting, but it did not hold anything information wise that I was not previously aware of. After watching it I was going through my scanned postcards, ones ready to be placed on the webpage, and came across this one. That is the reason why this appears here today.

 

20/09/2018

GUERRE EUROPEENNE

BATAILLE DE LA SOMME

TILLOLOY

‘The Castle after the Bombardment’

Published by

LL

Ref: Vise Paris No. 828

 

A classic shell damage postcard from World War 1, this being related to the Battle of the Somme. The French commune of Tilloloy is in the Somme department. The castle depicted, what the French would call a chateau, was badly damaged, as can be seen, but it has been rebuilt.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Tilloloy Castle as it appears today

 

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20/09/2018

CENTRE MARKET

NEWARK, N. J.

Published by

SOUVENIR POST CARD COMPANY

Printed in New York

Ref: 63491

 

This postcard was posted from Newark, N. J (New Jersey) on the 29th March 1912. The stamp was applied to the front and cancelled with a wavy line (with an I and a C in the lines) machine cancellation. This is a great old image with not a motor car in sight!

 

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This has some unusual stickers applied to the reverse side, and because it has these stickers applied it needed to be upgraded to PRINTED MATTER postage rate rather than a plain post card one. This is addressed to the UK, the town of Ipswich, Suffolk, but it has no receiving postmark. It was this unusual usage that caught my eye. Was this some sort of postcard exchange club? Or was this simply a correspondence card and the sender could not be asked to write so had stickers made up?    

 

20/09/2018

MAPLE CITY POST CARD CLUB

Printed for the Postcard Club by:

DEXTER PRESS

Ref: 62078-D

 

This American post card club started out in 1970 and at one point had over 800 members. I wonder if it is still going? There is a brief description of the club on the reverse side.

 

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20/09/2018

ER DU MED PA EN KIGGER?

BIG BROTHER 2012

BIG BROTHER BESAETTER

DANMARK

(Are you with a Kigger?

Big Brother 2012

Big Brother Complete

Denmark)

Published by

GO-CARD (Denmark)

Ref: # 13185

 

My daughter is distraught at the announcement this week that Channel 5 are to produce no more series’ of ‘Big Brother’ after this current series, still on, comes to an end. Other people, me included, are probably a lot less bothered. I am not sure if it is even still on in Denmark, but as per this postcard it was in 2012. Not sure what the word ‘Kigger’ means exactly in the context of this piece of text. It seems to mean ‘Look’ in Danish, so maybe it means ‘Looker’, as in an attractive person? Or, does it mean 'Are you a watcher?', as in a looker, watcher of the programme?   

 

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20/09/2018

BEST FRIENDS

Published by

J. SLAMON LTD (Sevenoaks)

Ref: 6 – 99 – 00 – 02

BASSETT HOUND – CORGI – BORDER COLLIE – SHETLAND SHEEPDOG

LABRADOR RETRIEVER – BEAGLE – BELGIAN SHEPHERD – WIRE FOX TERRIER

 

With J. SLAMON ceasing to print and issue postcards this past December postcards like this will no longer be available to newsagents and tourist information shops and other tourist shops, so, if you see a card by them that you like the look of buy it. I found this one in Royal Tunbridge Wells yesterday.

 

20/09/2018

THE PANTILES FROM BATH SQUARE

ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS

Published by

JUDGES OF HASTINGS

Ref: C-09988

 

Jo and I were here yesterday to meet up with a couple of friends we have not seen for around 5 years. We had a smashing day and had a good walk around this area. I actually bought this postcard of The Pantiles in a shop called ‘The Pantiles News’ located in The Pantiles (there is a photograph of the front of the shop on our facebook page). This lovely postcard was just 35p.     

 

THE PANTILES 1800

Published by

HALL’S BOOKSHOP

(20 – 22 CHAPEL PLACE, ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS)

Printed by

J. SALMON LTD (SEVENOAKS)

Ref:  98 – 02 – 36 – 77

 

This postcard made for a nice counter image to the above modern photograph. The ‘Hall’s Bookshop’ is one of those fabulous old bookshops full of interesting books, many from the last 50 years or so, and some very collectible and expensive examples as well, although they seemed to be reasonably priced (there were some great James Bond and Sherlock Holmes books). The postcards were £1 each or 5 for £3 (I chose 5…which should come as no surprise.)

 

HALL’S BOOKSHOP

TUNBRIDGE WELLS c. 1920’s

HALL’S BOOKSHOP

(20 – 22 CHAPEL PLACE, ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS)

Printed by

J. SALMON LTD (SEVENOAKS)

Ref:  98 – 02 – 36 – 69

 

One of the three exclusive postcards available at the book shop

 

HALL’S BOOKSHOP

TUNBRIDGE WELLS 1938

HALL’S BOOKSHOP

(20 – 22 CHAPEL PLACE, ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS)

Printed by

J. SALMON LTD (SEVENOAKS)

Ref: 98 – 02 – 36 - 74

 

Another image of the front of this book shop

 

HALL’S BOOKSHOP

TUNBRIDGE WELLS 1938

HALL’S BOOKSHOP

(20 – 22 CHAPEL PLACE, ROYAL TUNBRIDGE WELLS)

Printed by

J. SALMON LTD (SEVENOAKS)

Ref: 98 – 02 – 36 – 73

 

The photograph top left is the same as appears on the above postcard. The other three photographs depict the inside of the book shop in 1938. I enjoyed this shop a lot and will be looking forward to a return journey.

 

20/09/2018

THE LIFE OF MAMMALS

DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

Published by

BBC WORLDWIDE

Official Promotional Postcard

 

I remember watching this TV series when it first came out in 2002 (I was surprised how long ago this was), and I also remember when this postcard came out and was available, free, in various shops.

 

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It looks like this postcard was mostly used to promote the sale of the DVD box set through ‘Tesco’ stores. There is also very feint picture of David Attenborough printed here as well, on the right side. 

 

20/09/2018

WOMADELAIDE

SOUNDS OF THE PLANET 2010

SHAPED POSTCARD

Published by

AVANTCARD AUSTRALIA

Ref: #13942

 

This weird looking shaped postcard, the top of which is cut to the shape of a lion, was available in the Avantcard Australia free postcard racks, and it is one of their cards in their numbered series. Having said all this, I have to admit that because of the text on the reverse side you would be hard put to actually post this card, but, this does not stop me from loving this item.

 

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(Or, if you like, ‘Card’, as this does not look like a postcard from this side)

 

A FACE ONLY A MOTHER COULD LOVE?

WE DISAGREE

ASIAN RHINO PROJECT

Published by

AVANTCARD AUSTRALIA

Ref: #10399

Issued 2006

 

This is another shaped postcard from this company, this one cut around the top of the baby rhino, but this time the reverse side has a much more usable postcard layout.

 

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