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24/09/2019

PIERIS FORMOSA FORRESTII

‘WAKEHURST’

SUB-TROPICAL GARDENS,

ABBOTSBURY

Printed and Published by

JARROLD & SONS LTD,

NORWICH

Ref: CKAB 11

 

This is a simple flower postcard from the Sub-Tropical Gardens in Abbotsbury, but as is so often the case, it was something on the reverse side which caught my eye.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

I like cachets and different marks which have been applied to cards. On this one there is a most unusual blue circular cachet for the ‘ABBOTSBURY BEACH CAR PARK’. How did this unusual cachet get on this postcard?

 

24/09/2019

EURO DISNEY

Official Euro Disney Postcard Issue

Printed for Disney by

CHRISTIAN DESBOIS EDITIONS

 

On the 13th September (2019) I posted a copy of this postcard image which was printed in sepia tone. A few says after this I found this colour version on eBay, so I had to have this one as well and fortunately I ended up being the only bidder.

 

24/09/2019

10 DAGE MED EUROPAEISK FILM

’10 Days of European Film’

COPENHAGEN FILM FESTIVAL

Published by

GO-CARD

STOTTER KULTUREN

Ref: #9819

 

This one made me smile when I saw it on Friday at the Woking Fair. What a great film themed postcard image.  

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

24/09/2019

DE HAVILLAND 89A

‘DRAGON RAPIDE’

G-ACZE

By

KENNETH WOOD

Published by

THE MEDICI SOCIETY LTD, LONDON

Ref: PC 2316

 

Medici published a range of fine art postcards, but they also produced some other more modern images like this superb Dragon Rapide aircraft one.

 

24/09/2019

AGE 21 YEARS

Pigeon Postcard

Published by

TIC

 

I know nothing about this postcard, especially why someone has produced a postcard depicting a pigeon and then overprinted on this ‘AGE 21 YEARS’, which I assume means the age of the pigeon. It could be this age which was important as pigeons usually only live to around 15 years in captivity, so 21 would be an exceptional age to reach. The record appears to be 24 years, so 21 would be worth the issue of a postcard, its just a pity that they did not give us the name of this bird.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

24/09/2019

WOKING POSTCARD FAIR

FRIDAY 20TH & SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019

Official Event Postcard

Published by

THE POSTCARD TRADERS ASSOCIATION

Ref: No:0562

 

Everyone who attended last weekends Woking Fair received one of these postcards with their entry programme. This depicts the advert that had been used to promote the event.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

 

24/09/2019

THE BUFFALO HUNT

By

FREDERIC REMINGTON

‘MASSIVE SIZED POSTCARD’

“One of the fine paintings of the Old West in The Whitney Gallery of Western Art, Cody, Wyoming”

Printed for the Gallery by

INTERMOUNTAIN TOURIST SUPPLY, INC

SALT LAKE CITY 1, UTAH

(MIKE ROBERTS)

Ref: J2525

 

This postcard is sized somewhere between A5 and A4. It is huge! It is also a smashing image and well worth the 20p it cost me at the recent Woking Postcard Fair. Having crossed Arizona last year and visited a Native American trading post (all-be-it a very tourist orientated one) I love this period of American history and all images, photographic and art which represent the Native Americans.

 

 

23/09/2019

THE JOLLY BOYS,

SOUTHEND-ON-SEA

Photo Taken at the

BAUMGART, PHOTO EMPIRE STUDIO, LONDON

Printed by

BROOK & CO., PRINTERS

8 MARTINS LANE, E.C.

 

I know nothing about the Jolly Boys, but I could not resist this advert postcard for their appearance in my hometown.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

23/09/2019

MIDTOWN SKYLINE SHOWING

CHRYSLER BUILDING AND RADIO CITY,

NEW YORK

Published by

ALFRED MAINZER

118 EAST 28TH STREET, NEW YORK

Ref: 21

(14815)

 

I had the pleasure of seeing the Chrysler Building last year. I will get to see it again next year in February when we return to New York.

 

23/09/2019

X-9 SPACE ROBOT CAR

1950

Box advert for a Japanese manufactured toy to be sold in America

Published by the

SCIENCE MUSEUM

Ref: 447096

 

This is another of the superb robot toy box artwork. I love these postcards and consider them to be one of my finds of the year.  

 

22/09/2019

BOULOGNE-SUR-MER

LE QUAI GAMBETTA

Published by

LL

French Issued Postcard

Ref: 6

 

LL were a famous French postcard publisher who produced view cards of most of the regions of France, but also the UK, the Channel Islands and some other locations. Their postcards are much collected, and some scarce ones can be very expensive, but fortunately most are to be found at much more reasonable prices and often quite cheap. This one is one of the cheaper ones, but it has a great image on it. You can tell this is an older photograph from all the horse drawn carriages and all the sail masts on the boats in the quay.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

22/09/2019

CROSS POST

By

RICHARD BLAKE

Published by

RICHARD BLAKE POST CARDS

1989

Ref: PH217

 

During the late 1980’s and early to mid-1990’s Richard Blake issued a range of art postcards showing different aspects of mail delivery. I met him a couple of times at some postcard fairs where he was selling and signing some of his postcard issues. This is why I now have a number of signed cards in my collection, although not this one as it came out after I met him.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This card was used to philatelically record the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the National Postal Museum which on this occasion was held on the 18th November 1989. The 1st class Machin Queen’s Head has been cancelled with a single ring LONDON E. C. 31 cancellation dated 18th November 1989. There is also a special oval black cachet which gives details of the annual general meeting. Another cachet records that this card was posted in a special box: POSTED IN SOMERSET HOUSE LETTER BOX – 18 NOV 1989. This is a nice combination of cachets and cancel on a philatelic souvenir.

 

22/09/2019

NO - ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE

Every year 14 million pigs are slaughtered in Britain… they will have consumed enough food, energy and resources to sustain 10% of the malnourished human population…”

(Text from reverse side of Postcard)

Published by the

MOBILE ANIMALS SHOP

(London House, Queens Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight)

 

The various organisastions, both legal and illegal, that were involved in the publicity of animal cruelty, experimentation and slaughter for human consumption, all produced and issued postcards, which were used as propaganda for their different approaches to bringing this information into the public domain attention. This postcard was a popular one during the height of these issues, which was during the 1980’s and early to mid-1990’s.

 

22/09/2019

“OH NO, IT WAS NO ACCIDENT –

I ENJOYED EVERY MOMENT OF IT”

By

C. MURDOCH (?)

Published by

A. C. GALLIE (U. K.) LTD, SUSSEX

‘A GALLIE ORIGINAL’

Ref: ACG 115

 

A ‘Saucy Seaside’ comic postcard, as they are so commonly called, although this one is a very crudely drawn one with a very unsubtle comment. The value here, which would not be high monetary wise, is contained within the story of these companies publishing quickly to sell to the tourists attending popular beachside, or very touristy holiday spots.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Posted from the Channel Island of Jersey to an address in Merseyside in the UK, unfortunately one which was not recognised by the postal authorities which meant that the card was technically to be ‘returned to sender’, although with postcards this is always an issue as it is unlikely that the sender would ever be known or traced (especially as the sender was often on a holiday, as was the case here).

 

22/09/2019

TANK MITRAILLEUR

MITRAILLEUSE TANK

MILITARY TANK

ZILLEBEKE

Published by

EDITIONS ARTISTIQUE

M. DUMONT, BRUXELLES

“NELSON”

Ref: 1 32

 

Yes, I know, another World War I tank postcard, but I love these huge metal monsters, their shape, their construction and the terror that they produced and their vulnerability, as many ended up wrecked or broken down along their line of advancement.

 

VUE D’ENSEMBLE DU CIMETIERE DES TANKS

GENERAL VIEW OF CEMETERY OF TANKS  

ZILLEBEKE

Published by

EDITIONS ARTISTIQUE

M. DUMONT, BRUXELLES

“NELSON”

Ref: 2 32

 

This photograph shows just how susceptible these metal behemoths were on the battlefield. They may have been a great advancement in front line engagement, but once shells could be aimed against them, they fell foul to concentrated big gun fire.

 

TANK GARNI DE CANNONS

TANK WITH GUNS

ZILLEBEKE

Published by

EDITIONS ARTISTIQUE

M. DUMONT, BRUXELLES

“NELSON”

Ref: 3 32

 

This tank has been damaged by enemy shelling and has been left in situ probably abandoned by its crew

 

TANK – ATLAS – TOUCHE AU MOMENT DU PASSAGE D’UNE TRANCHEE

TANK – ATLAS – DESTROYED JUST PASSING THE TRENCHS

ZILLEBEKE

Published by

EDITIONS ARTISTIQUE

M. DUMONT, BRUXELLES

“NELSON”

Ref: 6 32

 

This is clearly quite a big series of postcards depicting the tanks that were used near and around Zillebeke, located in Belgium, during world war 1.

 

ALL THE ABOVE POSTCARDS HAVE THE SAME BASIC REVERSE SIDE LAYOUT

 

22/09/2019

PARIS

VUE GENERALE

DE LA PLACE DE LA CONCORDE

Published by

EDITIONS CHANTAL

Ref: 50

 

An early 1950’s (possibly a little earlier, but I think its 1950’s) view of one the famous public squares in Paris. This postcard has the common deckle edging which was so popular on postcards of the 1950’s. The front image is nice, but I liked how this card had been used.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This postcard was posted from Paris to America by an army air force serving solider. An American President Lincoln postage stamp was used, as serving American personnel could buy and use American stamps at their camps and embassies abroad. The stamp has been cancelled with an ARMY-AIR FORCE POSTAL SERVICE A.P.O. military cancel dated 20th May 1957. This has a nice clean usage, and I like unusual postal history like this. I am sure there are many such items in America, but this is the only such like used card in my collection.

 

22/09/2019

THE BATTLE OF TAMAA1

13 MARCH 1884

Oil on canvas by

DOUGLAS GILES

“After the Dervish army captured the guns of the Naval Brigade, the 1st bn, the Black Watch and the 1st bn, The York and Lancaster Regiment reformed, advanced to recapture the guns and turn them on the enemy.

(Text from reverse side of Postcard)

Published by

NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM, LONDON

 

I do like finding out details of military engagements that I had not heard of before coming across a mention or an image related to it. This was the case with this postcard image of a painting held by the museum whilst on loan from The York and Lancaster Regiment.

My copy of this postcard was posted in 1988, which shows that this is not a recent issue.

 

22/09/2019

CARISBROOKE CASTLE

Published by

ENGLISH HERITAGE

Ref: 65457

 

The English Heritage sites all seem to have a version of this type of simple, but attractive, artwork design for their specific location. This one is on the Isle of Wight.

 

OSBORNE

(OSBORNE HOUSE)

Published by

ENGLISH HERITAGE

Ref: 65445

 

My favourite of the three cards I show here, but this may be because this is the most attractive of the three locations. I would like to know who the artist is that has been used to produce these lovely images. If anyone knows I would love to hear from you.

 

 

1066

BATTLE OF HASTINGS

ABBEY & BATTLEFIELD

Published by

ENGLISH HERITAGE

Ref: 500709

 

The Osborne House card might be my favourite card image, but this is my favourite of the three locations. This is because of my family connection to the Battle of Hastings. Although these paintings are simple, they do capture the essence of each location. In my travels I will try and get some more of these to show you.

 

19/09/2019

GOLDEN KAMUY

2014 to Present

NODA SATORU

DIGITALLY MADE DRAWING

Published by

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

To coincide with their ‘MANGA’ exhibition

(the exhibition was held earlier this year, but stopped in August)

Ref: E16050

 

Another of the postcards from this exhibition. These cards were superb and will be quite collectible in the future as this mode of artwork becomes more and more in fashion here in the UK.

 

PRINCESS JELLYFISH

2008 – 2017

By

HIGASHIMURA AKIKO

GENGA – ORIGINAL DRAWING

Published by

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

To coincide with their ‘MANGA’ exhibition

Ref: E16010

 

CHI’S SWEET HOME

2004 -2015

By

KONAMI KANATA

HIGASHIMURA AKIKO

GENGA – ORIGINAL DRAWING

Published by

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

To coincide with their ‘MANGA’ exhibition

Ref: E16020

 

THE END OF UNAGI-INU (EEL-DOG)

1972

By

AKATSUKA FUJIO (1935 – 2008)

GENGA – ORIGINAL DRAWING

Published by

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

To coincide with their ‘MANGA’ exhibition

Ref: E15950

 

17/09/2019

50th ANNIVERSARY

MOON LANDING

APOLLO 11

MAXI-POSTCARD

FIRST DAY OF ISSUE FOR USA ‘MOON LANDING’ ANNIVERSAY SET OF TWO STAMPS –

19TH JULY 2019

Card also used with the full four stamp set:

AUSTRALIA – Moon Landing 50 years

Published and Produced by

DRAGON CARDS

DragonCards@pobox.com

www.dragoncards.biz  

 

This also arrived from America today. I saw this through a facebook page I am a member of. When I saw this, I could not resist buying it. I love Apollo 11 related postcards anyway, as shown by the large number I posted on the webpage around the 5oth anniversary date earlier this year, but this one also had the added interest of a television set appearing on one of the Australian stamps (bottom left corner). I collect television related stamps and had been unaware of this one prior to seeing this card. I am delighted to now have one of these in my collection. I think this is fantastic and is another card which goes to show what can be done to make this hobby fascinating to all sorts of collectors, not just us postcard ones.

 

17/09/2019

TIGER POSTCARD

(Chinese, or possibly Japanese, but I think Chinese)

No Publisher indicated

 

This Tiger postcard arrived today from America from my good friend Frank Roche, otherwise known as The Postcardist, from his excellent series of podcasts related to all aspects of the postcard world. This postcard was sent as a thankyou for a postcard I had previously sent Frank, thus continuing our postcard exchange (unbeknown to Frank - until he reads this - I have already sent him another one which hopefully will arrive, although it will take some time because it has to pass through the special hand stamping centre in London, and that normally takes some time. Fingers crossed it arrives OK).

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

I love USA postage stamps and try and collect as many as I can used on postcards. The two you see here, both wildlife themed, my second all time favourite theme after television, I did not previously have, so my thanks to Frank for adding these, and a lovely postcard to my collection.

 

17/09/2019

ST ANDREW’S CONVALESCENT HOME,

FOLKESTONE

Publisher unknown to me

(Has a ‘BR’ lettered logo on the reverse side -the only company I know with those initials is ‘Brown & Rawcliffe Ltd, from Liverpool, but this company is not known for topographical cards like this)

Printed in Saxony

 

I liked this picture, which gave me no better reason to buy it. The home was used as a hospital during World War 1. It must have been a popular local landmark as I found numerous postcard images of it displayed on the internet. It looks like the structure is now a block of flats, but at least it is still standing.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

PHOTOGRAPH

 

17/09/2019

THE WALKING DEAD

Mondays 9pm

FOXCOMICCON

FOX NETWORK

Official FOX promotional postcard

 

This large, very large advertising postcard for the TV series ‘The Walking Dead’ was given away free to those attending one of last years Comic-Con events here in the UK. For a free postcard it is an excellent addition to my TV collection. There is talk about a ‘The Walking Dead’ movie, but to be honest with you I lost track of the series around the end of series two. This does not mean I am not interested in the related postcards though.

 

16/09/2019

MISS MARGARET HALSTAN

Photo by

LALLIE CHARLES

Published by

B. B. LONDON

SERIES (N or M, its not easy to work out)

 

Margaret Halstan was an actress born on 25th December 1879 in London. Her real name was Clara Maud Hertz. This is an early photograph before her more famous later film appearances in ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ (1952), ‘The Middle Watch’ (1930) and ‘London Playhouse’ (1955). Judging from this earlier photograph she was a very beautiful lady and this no doubt helped with her earlier theatre career from which period this photograph was taken. She died aged 87 on the 8th January 1967.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Posted 1908

 

16/09/2019

THE NEW

MICKEY MOUSE CLUB

MOUSEKETEERS

Walt Disney Presents

Official Walt Disney Television Postcard Issue

No Printer Identified but judging from the small text reading:

WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS

This looks like a Disney published & printed card

 

This is a large postcard which can be very hard to source now, and which can also be very expensive if you can find a copy. This is from my television collection, which often crosses over with my Disney collection. There is postcard lines on the reverse side but no text at all.

 

15/09/2019

UNTITLED

FANTASY MICE AT BEACH

DRAGON MOUSE PICTURE

By

ELEANOR HOLLINDRAKE

Card signed on the front by the artist

Published by

ELEANOR HOLLINGDRAKE

 

I met Eleanor at the last MCM Comic Con event I attended. She was selling copies of her ‘Dragon Mouse’ stories, all illustrated by her. She was also selling three postcards which also depicted her Dragon Mouse character. I bought all three and Eleanor kindly signed all three for me on the front. The cards are not titled, or reference numbered

 

UNTITLED

DRAGON MOUSE IN HAMMOCK

DRAGON MOUSE PICTURE

By

ELEANOR HOLLINDRAKE

Card signed on the front by the artist

Published by

ELEANOR HOLLINGDRAKE

 

UNTITLED

DRAGON MOUSE - WELCOME

DRAGON MOUSE PICTURE

By

ELEANOR HOLLINDRAKE

Card signed on the front by the artist

Published by

ELEANOR HOLLINGDRAKE

 

THE REVERSE SIDE LAYOUT FOR ALL THREE ABOVE POSTCARDS

 

THREE BUISNESS CARDS

ELEANOR HOLLINDRAKE

All depicting characters from the Dragon Mouse stories

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ONE OF THE ABOVE BUISNESS CARDS

Full contact details for the artist

 

If you like these postcards, or perhaps ‘Mice’ is your collecting theme, then try contacting the artist to see if she will sell you a set of these cards (don’t forget to ask her to sign these for you)

 

15/09/2019

THE CRAB INN,

THE OLD VILLAGE,

SHANKLIN,

ISLE OF WIGHT

 

TOP

Published by

W. J. NIGH & SONS LTD

Ref: KIW 746

 

Clearly this is your normal tourist styled local view postcard showing the Inn in daylight. As this is a major tourist location, I suspect many postcards of this attractive building have been sold.

 

BOTTOM

Published by

W. J. NIGH & SONS LTD

Ref: KIW 527

 

Taken from almost the exact same spot as the above daytime photograph this one was taken as the sun was setting and the building was illuminated by its many lights. Of the two postcards, I think this is the more attractive option.

 

REVERSE SIDES OF BOTH ABOVE POSTCARDS

 

If you look closely, although issued by the same company, their descriptive text is in a different boldness, and the reference number moves position. At the top of each card, left side, there is a grey box of text which contains the publisher’s details. Note that although very similar there are differences between the two.

 

15/09/2019

SANDRINGHAM HOUSE,

WEST FRONT

Copyright:

H. COATES & SONS. WISBECH

Ref: NENE SERIES

7050

 

An interesting aside to collecting royalty related postcards is the addition of cards which depict the royal residences. There have been quite a few of Sandringham.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

SANDRINGHAM HOUSE AND LAKE

Copyright:

H. COATES & SONS. WISBECH

Ref: NENE SERIES

7051

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