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12/09/2019

PEGASUS BRIDGE

CAFÉ GONDREE

Published for the Café Gondree

By

ARTAUD Freres – Editions

Ref: 51

R 57 (in stamp box)

 

I visited this famous café in 2004. This building was the very first French building to be liberated by the allies on D-Day. Three gliders landed here in order to take and hold a bridge to prevent German soldiers moving forward against the beach landings in the morning. The troops on these gliders were the first of a wave of troops to parachute in and later in the morning land on the beaches. The glider troops were successful and held out here until relieved by troops from the beach landings.

It is now one of the popular stopping off points for all D-Day landing tours, which was why I was here.

They have a massive selection of postcards on sale here, many, if not most or all exclusive to this café (or at least they did back in 2004, but I have no reason to suspect they don’t still).

 

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Postcards sold here all had, or still have as far as I know, a unique exclusive cachet applied to the reverse side. Here you can see the cachet applied top centre. It is quite a large cachet.

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF

5 – 6 JUIN (June)

1944 – 1994

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

MADAME ARLETTE GONDREE

PEGASUS BRIDGE

CAFÉ GONDREE

Published for the Café Gondree

By

ARTAUD Freres – Editions

Ref: 102

R 55 (in stamp box)

 

When the glider troops landed here the building which is now the café Gondree was the home of Georges and Therese Gondree and their children, one of whom, Arlette Gondree was running the café when I visited in 2004, and who is she is still running it today.    

 

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PEGASUS BRIDGE

CAFÉ GONDREE

GEORGES AND THERESE GONDREE

AND ARLETTE GONDREE

Published for the Café Gondree

By

ARTAUD Freres – Editions

Ref: 11114060-054

R 100

 

Our tour guide in 2004 took us to the Café Gondree where we all had a drink, and where I bought lots of postcards. I already knew the story of the building and of the Gondree family and had in my collection even then a postcard signed by Arlette Gondree, but this was my first visit to the café. The tour guide was interested in my knowledge and that I had a signed card. As it turned out he knew Arlette Gondree. So, he went into the back of the café and spoke with Arlette and she came out and met me and very kindly signed and dedicated the reverse side of this postcard for me. It is my favourite souvenir from that D-Day four-day tour.

 

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Signed, dedicated (to me) and dated by Arlette Gondree, who was present in this very building when the soldiers arrived and liberated them making her family the first liberated French people on D-Day.  

 

PHOTOGRAPH

ARLETTE GONDREE

Outside the Café Gondree

 

12/09/2019

BERLIN DOM

Published by

GEORG SELLE KUNSTANSTALT, BERLIN

Ref: 902

 

I found this postcard whilst looking through a £1 box at yesterday’s Stampex show. For many people it would have been bypassed, but I have been in Berlin twice this year and I climbed up to the dome and walked around it. I also love this structure and have visited it three times. So, for me, this was a must have card. It was also great value at just a £1 as well.

 

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12/09/2019

STAMPEX INTERNATIONAL

AUTUMN 2019

CONCORDE

Published by

STAMPEX

Ref: No. 38 in a series

Limited Printing of 5,000

 

This is the official free STAMPEX postcard that everyone attending the current Autumn Stampex show in London receives. The use of Concorde on the design celebrates that the chairman of the Concorde Study Circle has a mounted Concorde display on show at this event. I placed some photographs of this on the facebook page yesterday when I attended.

 

12/09/2019

COWES,

ISLE OF WIGHT

The Floating Bridge – Royal Yacht Squadron – The Pier

The Green – The Esplanade

Whippingham Church – The Parade – Osborne House

Published by

G. DEAN & Co. (SANDOWN) LTD., IWO (Isle of Wight)

 

This is a postcard I have had in my collection for many years, but by coincidence I was on the Isle of Wight a few weeks ago. What I found interesting about this card when I recently came across it is that on this last visit, I visited the Whippingham Church for the first time. It is always nice to visit places I have postcard images of.  

 

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This card was posted from Cowes using a 2 ½ d Wilding Queens head definitive postage stamp which has been cancelled with a Cowes wavy line machine cancellation dated 1960.

 

12/09/2019

BERLIN

REICHSSPORTFELD, HAUPTEINGANG

‘Reich Sports Field (Stadium), Main Entrance’

Published by

TEC (or JEC) HEAP KARTE

126

 

Four of five years ago Jo and I were in Rotterdam on a weekend break which coincided with the Rotterdam Maritime festival. Whilst we were walking around, I came across a market area in which I found a postcard stall. Unfortunately, I did not have much time as our tour was departing soon, but I managed to find this nice German Berlin Olympic stadium postcard. When I paid for this postcard and the stall holder placed it into a bag for me, she also placed a second free postcard into the bag…

 

GERA SMIT

PRENTBRIEFKAARTEN

POSTCARDS

Promotional Postcard Published by

GERA SMIT

 

… and this is the free postcard the kind lady placed into the bag with the above Olympic Berlin Stadium postcard. And the kind lady is the very lady depicted here in art on this very postcard! You have got to love a freebie, even more so when it’s a cracker.

 

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12/09/2019

BEST WISHES

By

TAYLOR

Published by

BAMFORTH & Co., LTD (HOLMFIRTH, YORKSHIRE)

Ref: “GREETING” Series. No. G 15

Printed in England

 

I am not going to lie, I bought this one simply because I thought it was beautiful, and I see no better reason to add a card to my collection.

 

11/09/2019

IN MEMORIAM

 

 

 

NEW YORK

Published by

MANHATTAN POST CARD CLUB Co. Inc

MPC

Printed by

APPLE PRINTS

MANHATTAN

 

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Posted to France in 1990

 

10/09/2019

THE PICTURE POSTCARD CENTENARY EXHIBITION

30 AUGUST – 3 SEPTEMBER 1994

Published by

PETE DAVIES (Nottingham)

WHY NOT TRY MODERNS (Series)

Ref: No. 58

Limited Edition of 500

 

The fact that you are reading this and looking at this postcard on this webpage is almost entirely down to the publisher of this postcard; Pete Davies. Pete was my sensei, my ‘Jedi Master’ during my formative years as a proper postcard collector. I learnt how to appreciate modern postcards and how to look for them through Pete’s writings (he was the regular modern postcard writer in Picture Postcard Monthly before I took over that position). I also bought a great deal of my collection during the 1980’s and 1990’s from Pete who was one of this country’s top modern postcard dealers, and he can be seen here alongside his wife Pat at their stand at the 1994 Picture Postcard Centenary show. They appear in the photograph bottom left. Top right is Brian Lund who runs the Nottingham Postcard Fair that I attended this past Saturday. Top left is the cartoonist Rupert Besley on his stand where he was signing postcards for collectors. Also, in this photograph is a man at Rupert’s stand who is wearing a nice greenish patterned tie and dark pink coloured shirt… that’s Me! I had no idea I was going to appear on this postcard so when it came out, I was delighted. It ticked a major box in my list of postcard collector challenges, which are:

1) Appear on a postcard, one not published by you but by someone else with no input from yourself.

2) Publish your own postcard.

3) Give a display about postcards, either a theme or postcard history to either a club or group.

4) Write either an article for a magazine or publish a book related to some aspect of postcard history or collecting.

I think these four things are all worth achieving if you can. With the publishing of this postcard, especially as 1 above is the hardest of the these achievements to tick, I have managed to complete this list.     

 

10/09/2019

PATHS OF GLORY

By

C. R. W, NEVINSON

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM (London)

Printed by

RAITHBY, LAWRENCE & COMPANY LTD., LEICESTER & LONDON

Ref: Cat. No. 518

 

For many years the Imperial War Museum published postcards of war paintings in their collection, which is extensive. I remember attending in the 1990’s when these cards were still available, but sadly they stopped issuing and producing these some years back now. Although no longer issued, these war painting postcards are very collectible and have their own dedicated band of collectors who have their lists and are willing to pay up to £2 for some of these.

 

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This is one of the cards from my collection which I played with, using it to obtain some attractive World War 1 related special hand stamps issued in 1997:

 

LEFT SIDE: 80th Anniversary ‘THE BATTLE OF ARRAS’ – 09.04.97

 

RIGHT SIDE: 80th Anniversary OPERATION ‘ALBERICH’ – WITHDRAWAL TO THE HINDENBURG LINE – 16.03.97.

 

As I doubt anyone was stupid enough to do anything like this the cards usage may be unique. This is another great example of how you can take your hobby of postcard collecting and knock it up a notch by obtaining special cancels, special stamps and other items which enhance a basic postcard.

 

10/09/2019

MV. “ROYAL SOVEREIGN”

PASSING GRAVESEND

Published by

AEROBLIQUES LTD., 97 BELGRADE ROAD., S.W.1

THE “AEROENT” SERIES

 

Boat postcards have always been popular and with these ferry styled pleasure boats people often bought them as souvenirs of a trip on board the boat or ship in question.

 

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This postcard has a nice cachet applied top left:

 

AT SEA

m.v. ROYAL SOVEREIGN

 

I assume this cachet was applied to postcards on board the m.v. Royal Sovereign and I think it adds something interesting to the card.

 

10/09/2019

KIND THOUGHTS

THE LAUGHING JACKASS

Novelty Applied ‘Felt’ Bird

Published by

A.G. J.

Made in England

 

At first look this does not look like a British produced postcard, especially as this bird here is almost definitely in my opinion a Kookaburra, a species of kingfisher found in Australia and New Guinea, although Australia is where we kind of know them from. So, why was this bird chosen? Was this card produced for sale in Australia? Or did they just decide that a Kookaburra was an interesting bird, so they used this bird! Whatever the reason this is an old postcard as the hand-written message on the reverse side is dated 1911.

 

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10/09/2019

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY

‘The Ultimate Trip’

Film Poster Postcard

Unknown Publisher

(Has ‘PRINTED IN THE EC’ bottom left corner on reverse side)

 

SIGNED ON THE FRONT BY THE ACTORS:

 

KEIR DULLEA

(signed on left side – played the character David Bowman)

 

GARY LOCKWOOD

(signed on right side – played the character Frank Poole)

 

Some years ago, I attended a Memorabilia event which was attended by the actors Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood. I knew in advance that they were going to be here so I took this postcard along hoping I could get it signed by them. I went to the stand where they were sat and paid my money for their signatures, £10 each, which was the going rate and not unreasonable, although I was obtaining them on one single item. The two actors were sat side by side and it was Keir Dullea who signed it first and he was delighted with the postcard I had bought with me. He passed the card to Gary Lockwood telling him that I had brought this with me for their signatures. Keir Dullea then said to Gary Lockwood “This can’t be right. Twenty pounds and his brought his own card! I don’t feel comfortable with this. What do you think?” Gary Lockwood agreed, and they had a bit of a discussion about this, and then they made-a-decision, and Keir Dullea took a large colour photograph of the two of them from their table, one which showed them in a scene from the film, and they both signed this, and then gave it to me with my signed postcard. How kind was that? I ended up with a great, possibly unique dual signed postcard and a large (larger than A4) signed photograph as well. I found them both to be a joy to talk to, especially Keir, friendly and generous, something which is not always the case when you meet stars at this type of event.

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Gary Lockwood (left) and Keir Dullea (right)

In a scene from the film 2001: A Space Odyssey

 

10/09/2019

CLACTON-ON-SEA

Published by

SHUREY’S PUBLICATIONS

Supplied free exclusively by Shurey’s Publications

Printed by

DELITTLE, FENWICK AND CO., YORK

 

Clacton-on-Sea is in my home county, all-be-it at the other end of the county than my hometown, which is in the south with Clacton in the north.

Shurey’s Publications gave away hundreds if not thousands of free postcards and many collectors have a copy or two in their collections.

 

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10/09/2019

UNTITLED

YOUNG GIRL WITH DUCK

Artwork design by unnamed artist

Published by

KRUGER (German Publisher)

Ref: 900/97

 

A nice postcard which shows just how popular this type of ‘Young Child’ artwork type of issue was during the 1960’s and 1970’s, especially on the continent (Europe, particularly France and Germany). Although this card was published by a German company this card here was posted from Scotland in 1967

 

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09/09/2019

PLAIN POSTCARDS

Various Publishers

 

There has always been the need for packets of plain postcards to be available to anyone who wanted them. They have been around for years and can even to this day be bought in some stationery shops. They have no real value monetary wise, but they are part of the postcard story. I have a number of these in my collection for their interest value rather than any other reason, but I do wonder if I am the only person who has a selection of these.

 

PLAIN POSTCARD

AIRMAIL VERSION

Unknown Printer / Publisher

 

09/09/2019

ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.

Film Poster Postcard

Published by the

LONDON POSTCARD COMPANY

Ref: CODE: HA 1534 (Series 4 set of 6)

HAMMER 40 YEARS

(40TH Anniversary of Hammer House of Horror films)

 

When I was a kid, I loved this film, not because of the costume the star Raquel Welch wore, or just about wore, which was what many enjoyed here, but for me it was the dinosaurs and creatures that appeared in the film. I fully accept that the concept of humans and dinosaurs together breaches all historic fact re the timeline of our planet, but as a kid I enjoyed all this interaction. Now that I am older, I can also enjoy this brilliant film poster as well.

 

09/09/2019

H.R.H. THE PRINCESS MARGARET

AND

MR. ANTHONY ARMSTRONG-JONES

Leaving Westminster Abbey after their marriage,

6th May 1960

No Named Publisher

Ref: 771

 

It is always nice to find an interesting postcard related to members of the royal family who are or were less common to find on postcard. Margaret, as the Queen’s sister, was always a bit in her sister’s shadow, although she was ‘definitely’ no shrinking violet. This wedding photograph postcard is one that does turn up in dealer’s stock, but it is a nice one.

 

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09/09/2019

THE BEATLES

THE BOYS FROM LIVERPOOL

Design printed on shiny gold card

Published by the

TOURISM DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

MERSEYSIDE COUNTY COUNCIL

Printed by

MERSEY CARDS

 

I have never been to Liverpool, no ‘particular’ reason, I just have never been anywhere near the place, but I do know that a lot of Beatles themed postcards have been published and sold in Liverpool, which is probably no surprise to anyone. This image of the faces of the fab four overlaid across each other is a regular motif on postcards and is one I have often come across. This one is printed on an attractive gold shiny card.

 

09/09/2019

HIGH ROAD, WOOD GREEN

Published by

B. & D. LONDON E. C.

Ref: “KROMO” SERIES No. 21473

 

I had no special reason, beyond liking the image, for buying this one, although it was also cheap, but that has never been a good reason for buying a card alone. This image pre-dates world war 1 so the area probably looks quite different now, but I have only been to Wood Green once and that was some time ago. If you are interested, I should let you know that Wood Green is a district of North London.

 

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09/09/2019

CENTENARY OF THE CINEMA

1896 – 1996

Artwork by

TIMOTHY O’BRIEN

Published by

TIMOTHY O’BRIEN

Ref: TOB16/C4

Limited Edition of 500

 

I was (still am, but he no longer publishes postcards) a massive fan of the postcard issues of the artist Tim (Timothy) O’Brien. I met Tim a couple of times and corresponded with him for many years. When Tim published this postcard, in a very limited edition of just 500 copies I saw an opportunity to produce some interesting postal items. Royal mail issued a set of stamps in the same year commemorating this same cinema centenary. So, I bought a handful of the two lower value stamps from the set and applied either one or two of these stamps to the reverse side of copies of this postcard and then had them cancelled first day of issue with different themed cancellations.

These royal mail stamps came out on the 16th April 1996, so the cancels are all dated thus.

Then, later in the year on the 6th November the Guernsey post office issued their own set of stamps commemorating the centenary of the cinema. These stamps each depicted a cinema detective, such as Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe (16p), Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau (24p) and Basil Rathbone (35p) and others. When I found out about these stamps, I contacted the Guernsey post and placed an order for some of these cards. I had to fill out forms stating I would not use the stamps before the issue date, although this was not relevant as I intended to apply the stamps to the cards already stamped with the royal mail stamps. The stamps arrived, and I paid the import tax (not cheap) and I then applied either two or three of these to the cards I already had used with the UK stamps. I then sent these off to back to Guernsey (more cost) so that they could be cancelled with one or other of the two Special first day of issue hand stamps they had. Eventually they came back, and I was delighted with what I had created. I then came up with the idea of getting Tim to sign these for me. Tim readily agreed and I packaged the cards up again and posted them off, again. Tim signed them all and returned them to me. So, each of the cards also has his signature upon them. I produced about 8 to 10 of each of these as I thought they would be a nice set of cards to put by for future passing on through either sale or exchange, but I kept one each of these for my own collection. Here I depict all the different selections.

When, and I probably will soon, part with my spare copies I will have to come up with a value for these taking into account all the initial costs of the cards themselves, the UK stamps, the costs of postage to send the cards off for the UK hand stamps, the Guernsey stamps and the tax costs incurred to get these into the UK, the postage to return the cards to Guernsey for first day of issue hand stamping and the costs incurred re sending the cards to Tim for signing. When you take into account that there are only, at most, ten of each combination, and that there were only 500 of the cards published anyway, what with the signature of the artist acquired on each as well, I think these may end up being around the £8 to £10 (I think that’s reasonable, what do you think?)

 

TOP

 

Used with two Guernsey stamps and a single UK stamp – all cancelled first day of issue with the appropriate dated cancels. This Also has a small Guernsey stamp sheet label which has the logo for the centenary of the cinema on it.

 

BOTTOM

 

Used with two Guernsey stamps and a single UK stamp – all cancelled first day of issue with the appropriate dated cancels. This Also has a small Guernsey stamp sheet label which has the logo for the centenary of the cinema on it.

 

 

TOP

 

Used with two Guernsey stamps and a single UK stamp – all cancelled first day of issue with the appropriate dated cancels. This card also has one of the stamp sized tabs from the Guernsey stamp sheets attached as well.

 

BOTTOM

 

Used with two Guernsey stamps and a single UK stamp – all cancelled first day of issue with the appropriate dated cancels. This card also has one of the stamp sized tabs from the Guernsey stamp sheets attached as well.

 

TOP

 

Used with two Guernsey stamps and a single UK stamp – all cancelled first day of issue with the appropriate dated cancels.

 

BOTTOM

 

Used with two Guernsey stamps and two of the UK stamps – all cancelled first day of issue with the appropriate dated cancels. I did like the ‘Sense & Sensibility’ hand stamp used here.

 

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Used with two Guernsey stamps and two of the UK stamps – all cancelled first day of issue with the appropriate dated cancels. Who could possibly resist a James Bond themed special hand stamp? Clearly not me. I thought this was one of the best of the UK cancels (but not the best)

 

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Used with two Guernsey stamps and two of the UK stamps – all cancelled first day of issue with the appropriate dated cancels. This time the UK cancel features Charlie Chaplin. If you have not already worked it out, the Guernsey special hand stamp used here features the portrait of Sherlock Holmes.

 

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Used with three of the Guernsey stamps, here including the extra Sherlock Holmes one not applied to the postcards depicted above, and two of the UK stamps – all cancelled first day of issue with the appropriate dated cancels. The UK stamps have been cancelled with what is my favourite of the UK cancels which depicts the USS Enterprise spaceship from the TV series ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’, so no surprise as to why this is my favourite one.

 

BOTTOM

 

Used with three of the Guernsey stamps, here including the extra Sherlock Holmes one not applied to the postcards depicted above, and two of the UK stamps – all cancelled first day of issue with the appropriate dated cancels. Here you have the appropriate Sherlock Holmes Guernsey cancel on the left, and you have that great James Bond themed one on the UK stamps.

 

So, there you have them. I think these are lovely and I am delighted with how they turned out.

 

08/09/2019

RINOS

(Yes, Rinos! Misspelt obviously as it should be Rhino’s – I don’t know if it was a spelling slip, or some strange deliberate misspell – I also don’t know whether if it was a misspell if they ever corrected it on later printings)

Photograph by

GABE PALMER

Published by

THE AMERICAN POSTCARD CO., INC. NEW YORK

Ref: 274

 

bn interesting postcard release (you may remember the similar elephant one published by the same company and which appeared on the webpage a little while back). Was this a popular postcard in the US? This one does just go to show that you really can find everything on postcard

 

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See, it is spelt wrong!?!

 

08/09/2019

GIGOLO

DAVID BOWIE

(also starring Sydne Rome and Kim Novak)

Film Poster Postcard

A film by David Hemmings

Published by

EDITIONS F. NUGERON

Ref: NE 235

 

Now, until I saw this great film poster postcard, published by the famous French publisher Editions F. Nugeron, I did not know about this film. That’s another joy of collecting, finding a postcard with an image you know little about and then researching this (something made much easier now we have Google et all). So, now I know that this film is also known as ‘Just a Gigolo’ and came out in 1978 and it’s a West German drama about a Prussian Officer (Bowie) who at the end of WW1 returns to Berlin and becomes a gigolo in a brothel run by the Baroness (played by Marlene Dietrich in her final film appearance). The character is *********Spoiler Alert – you never know, you may want to watch it************* killed in street fighting between the new Nazi’s and the communists. There is a further touch of politics when both sides claim his body. The Nazi’s win out and bury the body with full honours in an ironic ending as he becomes a hero to a cause he did not support (not a happy ending film then!).

The film bombed, badly when it was released in Berlin on 16th November 1978. The reviews were so bad the director pulled it from cinemas and recut it for a UK premiere on 14th February 1979. The following reviews were still atrocious, and it seems it was universally disliked. This may all explain why I have never heard of it, let alone seen it. It did have a great poster though… have any of you seen the film?       

 

08/09/2019

THE MARINE LAKE,

SOUTHEND ON SEA

Published by

A.F.S.

THE FRITH’S SERIES

Ref: SOS.20

 

This lake, which I remember from my youth, has long gone. It is now an amusement park area with roller coasters and other rides and attractions. But the lake that used to be here is fondly remembered because so many people rode on it in the little paddleboats that can be seen in this image.

 

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PALACE HOTEL AND BEACH

SOUTHEND ON SEA

Unknown Publisher

 

This postcard depicts a much older image that the one on the card above, but the Palace Hotel which can be seen top right had hardly changed between the two images. The area which they call the beach here is thus called because it pre-dates the lake being built here, so the people are looking out at the sea, thus the bigger rowboat in the foreground.

 

 

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THE BOATING LAKE

SOUTHEND ON SEA

Unnamed Publisher

Ref: PT8106

 

Another postcard release showing the boating lake with those little paddleboats on it which I mentioned above. This photograph has been taken from further around the lake on the far side of the lake. This position allows you to see the Golden Hinde ship attraction on the far-left side. This has also now been removed and replaced by a covered amusement arcade area. Much of what you see here has drastically changed, and that is the joy of collecting postcards like this.  

 

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Nicely used with a 4d Wilding QEII stamp which has been cancelled with a SOUTHEND-ON-SEA slogan cancellation dated 21st July 1966. The slogan advertises the SOUTHEND ILLUMINATIONS – AUG 13TH – OCT 16TH .

 

08/09/2019

CELEBRATING THE BICENTENARY

OF WILLIAM PENNY BROOKES

1809 – 2009

WENLOCK OLYMPIAN SOCIETY

Published by the

WENLOCK OLYMPIAN SOCIETY

 

I have a small collection of Olympic Games based postcard designs, and I was for awhile a member of the Olympic Games Collectors Society through which I learnt about the Wenlock Olympian Games, which date back to 1850. They are a forerunner of the modern Olympic Games and are held each year at venues across Shropshire here in the UK, although the games are centred on the little town of Much Wenlock (you may remember that one of the 2012 London Olympic Games mascots was named Wenlock, this was in honour of the Wenlock Olympian Games). The founder of these games was Dr William Penny Brookes, who is depicted on this postcard design.

 

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This has a great 2nd Class postage (30p) pre-paid postage strip with a post by date of 13/08/09 which includes a photograph of Dr William Penny Brookes and the Wenlock Olympian Society logo. The card also a 9p QEII Machin head stamp applied which has been cancelled with a MUCH WENLOCK double ring date cancellation. I thought this was great usage.

 

08/09/2019

AMERICAN AIRLINES

Coll EVER MEULEN

Published by

PLAIZIER (Brussels)

Ref: P 5454

 

This card was published by a company located in Brussels, Belgium and I found it on sale whilst visiting Brugge (Bruges), another well known tourist location in Belgium. I still find that travel is the best way of finding new and interesting postcards.

 

07/09/2019

BUTLIN’S MINEHEAD

MONORAIL OVER A MAIN AVENUE

Official Butlin’s Postcard

Ref: M15

 

The Butlins camp at Minehead was were we had our family holidays when me and my brother were young. We rode this very monorail many times. I collect Butlin’s related postcards as a result of those holidays, and I especially like those related to Minehead.

 

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07/09/2019

PLUTO

WALT DISNEY

‘TOBLER’

Official ‘TOBLER’ promotional postcard

Printed by

GEORGES LANG, PARIS

 

The chocolate company ‘Tobler’ issued a number of these postcards depicting Disney characters which are now quite collectible (some go for silly money on eBay, but this is no real indication of true value). I like these and when I came this one, which is not in excellent condition, but was cheap, I was happy to add one to my collection.

 

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