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26/09/2019

LARA CROFT

TOMB RAIDER

THE CRADLE OF LIFE

Copyright 2001 (for film characterisation – this film came out in 2003)

Paramount pictures Corp

Published by

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

Copyright for Postcards 2004

 

The three postcards shown here are all an unusual shape, i.e. rectangular, with their length much longer than usual postcard issues. I strongly suspect that they were given away free with a DVD, or possibly back then a video, release of this film. There was a time when postcards with DVD’s and Video’s were not uncommon. I picked these three cards up from a cheap box at the weekends Woking postcard fair, so I am not positive of their source, but I think I am right, and I think video as well, because of their size and the fact that video’s were very much still around in 2004 (they stopped in America in 2008 I think)

 

LARA CROFT

TOMB RAIDER

THE CRADLE OF LIFE

 

TWO POSTCARDS

 

REVERSE SIDE OF POSTCARDS

 

26/09/2019

UNTITLED

DISNEY BABIES

Donald and Daisy

DUFEX POSTCARD

Published by

F. J. WARREN LIMITED, HITCHIN, HERTS, ENGLAND

Copyright 1985

Ref: 501729

 

There was an animated Disney television series called the Disney Babies, so despite the fact that I also collect Disney themed postcards, this one would have been picked up anyway for my television collection.

 

25/09/2019

LABRADOR RETRIEVERS

By

W. R. JENNINGS

Published by

THE MEDICI SOCIETY LTD.,

LONDON

Ref: P.C. 1442

 

The earlier, slightly larger, matt-printed art postcards published by The Medici Society can be very attractive and therefore also more collectible than the ‘majority’ of their more modern releases. I collect both, but cards like this seem to appeal to me more.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

25/09/2019

POST OFFICE TELEPHONES

G.P.O.

NO POSTAGE REQUIRED WITHIN THE UK

Please note our number is now…

New Telephone number information postal card.

Ref: WTP 90558 M.F.P.

A 3119

 

At STAMPEX I found a stall with a box of postal history items which contained a number of postal cards, including this unusual G.P.O. card used by companies to advise of a change or new telephone number. I thought it was unusual so bought it.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE G.P.O. CARD

 

25/09/2019

HELICOPTER

Themed

Plain Backed German Post Card

 

The hand stamp used on this card seems to match the theme and topic of the postcards image on the left side. I found this one in a £1 box at Stampex. I like transport themed postcards so placed this one on my stack of buys.

 

25/09/2019

CROMER PARISH CHURCH

Exclusively sold within the church

Printed for the church by

J. SALMON LTD

Ref: 5 – 02 – 38 – 00

 

I visited here a few weeks ago and went into the church depicted here. I love churches and cathedral’s, big and small, and when I travel, I visit as many as I come across, and I am amazed how many have postcards for sale inside. These postcards have no catalogue value, and as often mentioned religious postcards are little collected, but these church cards make good souvenirs of personal visits.

 

25/09/2019

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. 50

BOTTOM – BAUSTEINKARTE Nr. 49

 

Produced by

HERMANN E. SIEGER

 

Whilst I was at the recent STAMPEX show I visited the stand of a foreign dealer who had a couple of boxes of mixed cards and envelopes at 2 euro an item. Whilst going through these boxes I came across these Apollo commemorative German issued postal stationery post cards. Unfortunately, this is only a part set, but I bought all the cards I could find. I have never seen any of these before, so I doubt I will be able to complete this series, but I am glad I have the ones I do.

 

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. 51

BOTTOM – BAUSTEINKARTE Nr. 52

 

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. 53

BOTTOM – BAUSTEINKARTE Nr. 55

 

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. 57

 

 

25/09/2019

NOTTINGHAM CASTLE

MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY

Image by

STEPHEN MILLERSHIP

Published by

STEPHEN MILLERSHIP

“A series of contemporary illustrations inspired by the golden age of travel poster art”

Ref: MILLERSHIP084PC

 

I was in Nottingham recently where I stayed overnight before attending the Nottingham Postcard Fair there. Whilst in Nottingham I visited the Information Centre in the main part of town. Here I found some interesting poster styled designs by Stephen Millership.

 

25/09/2019

HANDS ACROSS THE SEA Type

Unnamed Publisher

Printed in Germany

Ref: No 586

 

‘HANDS ACROSS THE SEA’ was a well known and extremely popular style and type of postcard at the start of the last century. The designs included two hands clasped together, often at the top of the picture, with either a map of the Atlantic Ocean or a world globe, showing a part of the world, normally including North America. Another aspect of these designs was some form of transport, often an ocean liner, but trains were also a frequent addition. Towards the end of the trend for these cards the designs often included multiple forms of transport with the addition of the aeroplane as interest in forms of flight increased amongst the general postcard buying public.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This example of the card was posted from Great Yarmouth with the stamp cancelled with a machine roller cancel dated 26th September 1913, which means that in just a few hours-time this card will be 106 years old, and worth every penny of the £2.50 I paid for it.

 

25/09/2019

POST CARD

(BY AIR MAIL)

Issued for the

POST OFFICE EXHIBITION,

LONDON

Although no publisher or printer is recorded on this postcard – which is plain backed other than the text ‘POST OFFICE EXHIBITION, LONDON’ I suspect this is an official exhibition souvenir card

 

A nice clean simple, but attractive postcard and one I had not seen before recently coming across it in a postal history collection.

 

25/09/2019

GREETINGS FROM BIRMINGHAM

SAY HELLO WITH DOMINO

Official Domino Pizza Promotional postcard

 

This is an unusual one because when you first look at the front you immediately think this is a postal organisation issue, I know I did, but it is a promotional postcard for the pizza delivery company ‘Domino’s’. With my interest in postal history I was drawn to the front image, but I also like advertising card’s, so I got a two for one here.

 

25/09/2019

DIANA – PRINCESS OF WALES

‘FILLER POSTCARD’

Artist

STUART SMITH

Published by

M. TANNER

Ref: D1

 

This postcard depicts a special first day cover which was produced by M. Tanner. Each of the covers produced had this filler postcard placed inside. So, if you bought the cover you also got the postcard, but copies of the postcard were also sold separately. This makes for an unusual Princess Diana issue

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

25/09/2019

 

MARVEL

80 YEARS

PHILATELIC FOLDER

Published by

POS MALAYSIA

(The Official Postal Authority for Malaysia)

 

This Folder contains the following contents:

  1. Two exclusive shaped postcards (Spider Man & Iron Man)
  2. Three large stamp sheets, two containing five stamps each and the third containing just one stamp
  3. Two first day covers with five stamps from each sheet on each cover

All items are packaged in their own individual cellophane packet within the folder

 

This folder of philatelic items was unique to Malaysia and was issued in a limited edition earlier this year on the 3rd July 2019. The problem with obtaining one of these is that they were not available to buyers outside of the country, which meant that if someone like me wanted one of these they had to either know someone in the country who could order one for them or buy a folder from one of the dealers within Malaysia who obtained copies. Some have appeared on eBay priced anywhere between £40 and £75 (with the price slowly creeping up). I have seen just the two first day covers at £24 and the two postcards priced at £15 (for the two), and the three stamp sheets being sold together for £44, so this is not a cheap collection to buy, but this is a cracking collection.

 

LARGE FOLDER COVER

 

POSTCARDS FROM ABOVE FOLDER

 

(TOP)

SPIDER MAN

 

(BOTTOM)

IRON MAN

 

These two postcards, along with all the contents of this folder are exclusive to the folder, meaning that you cannot officially buy these items separately from the Malaysian post office (obviously some buyers have separated the items for individual sale on eBay, but again, obviously, at an increased price). It was these two postcards that gave me a reason to seek out one of these folders, but fortunately I also collect superhero themed stamps as well, so all the items are of interest to me. I think items like this folder are some of the unusual sources of what eventually become very collectible postcards.

 

REVERSE SIDES OF THE ABOVE TWO POSTCARDS

 

TWO FIRST DAY COVERS

FIVE STAMPS ON EACH COVER

Cancelled first day of issue with an exclusive first day of issue ‘MARVEL COMICS – KUALA LUMPUR – 03-07-2019’ special hand stamp. The stamps used here are taken from two of the special stamp sheets which also come in the folder (see below)

 

STAMP SHEET

Five different Marvel character stamps incorporated into the sheet:

 

LOKI

SPIDER MAN

BLACK PANTHER

DOCTOR STRANGE

BLACK WIDOW

 

STAMP SHEET

Five different Marvel character stamps incorporated into the sheet:

 

CAPTAIN AMERICA

THOR

IRON MAN

THANOS

THE HULK

 

STAMP SHEET

Single 60 Sen ‘MARVEL 80 YEARS’ imperforate stamp on very large stamp sheet

 

This has become probably the largest single stamp sheet in my whole collection. Technically, as the stamp is imperforate, i.e. has no perforations allowing easy removal from the sheet, the whole sheet becomes the stamp, although also, technically, you could cut the stamp itself from the sheet, but who is going to do that?

 

INSIDE OF STAMP FOLDER

With all the items in their cellophane packets in the pocket inside the folder.

 

If you like superhero philatelic material then I recommend trying to obtain one of these folders, but I also recommend doing so quickly as I suspect (although it’s no guarantee) that these are going to become more expansive as time moves on and more people become aware of this folder and decide they want one, especially as it was not publicised outside of the country of origin.

 

 25/09/2019

 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

COUNTDOWN CALENDAR

32 DAYS OF CHOCOLATE

(ADVENT CALENDAR)

Published by

BONBON BUDDIES

 

I bought this some years ago now, and, yes, I did eat all the chocolates from this calendar…, but why am I showing you this obvious non-postcard chocolate advent calendar? Well, as it happens, there is a postcard connection with this ‘particular’ product… see below.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE CHOCOLATE ADVENT CALENDAR

 

This chocolate advent calendar box came with three exclusive cut-out postcards on the back. I remember at the time that it was an unusual source of postcards, but also, what a great idea. I wonder if there were any other collectors like me that kept a hold of one of these boxes for their collection? I have not seen any other ones. For me this was an obvious keep item because I collect TV related postcards, but I also thought that these were very nice postcard designs as well, all-be-it a little unusual in that you would need to fold and glue the two halves together, but surely these would class as true postcards.

This is just another of the weird items in my collection which show that you really can find postcards in all sorts of different locations and on different items.

 

24/09/2019

WARNER BROS

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CLUB

LOONEY TUNES CHARACTER SERIES

Official ‘Warner Bros – Family Entertainment Club’ Postcard

Untitled and issued with no reference number

 

BUGS BUNNY

 

I bought these at the weekend at Woking. They fir nicely into my television postcard collection. It never ceases to amaze me that I can still come across new (to me) postcards like these after all my years of collecting. I thought these were great.

 

WARNER BROS

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CLUB

LOONEY TUNES CHARACTER SERIES

Official ‘Warner Bros – Family Entertainment Club’ Postcard

Untitled and issued with no reference number

 

WILE-E COYOTE & ROAD RUNNER

 

WARNER BROS

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CLUB

LOONEY TUNES CHARACTER SERIES

Official ‘Warner Bros – Family Entertainment Club’ Postcard

Untitled and issued with no reference number

 

SYLVESTER & TWEETY BIRD

 

WARNER BROS

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CLUB

LOONEY TUNES CHARACTER SERIES

Official ‘Warner Bros – Family Entertainment Club’ Postcard

Untitled and issued with no reference number

 

DAFFY DUCK

 

WARNER BROS

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CLUB

LOONEY TUNES CHARACTER SERIES

Official ‘Warner Bros – Family Entertainment Club’ Postcard

Untitled and issued with no reference number

 

PORKY PIG

 

WARNER BROS

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CLUB

LOONEY TUNES CHARACTER SERIES

Official ‘Warner Bros – Family Entertainment Club’ Postcard

Untitled and issued with no reference number

 

SPEEDY GONZALES

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARDS

 

24/09/2019

LA COUPOLE

CENTRE D’HISTOIRE DE LA GUERRE ET DES FUSEES

HELFAUT – SAINT-OMER (PAS-DE-CALAIS)

Published by

ARTIS EDITIONS

Ref: IMAGES D’ICI

62 (BP 51)

 

I visited La Couplein 2008, a huge concrete dome under which the nazi’s intended to launch V2 rockets, but the war caught up with them and it was never used for its intended purpose. It is now a large military museum. This huge dome, now a tourist attraction, is located in France, in the region of Pas-de-Calais. This image here depicts a V1 rocket on display here.   

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

This is my personal souvenir of my visit here. I bought a Jaguar French postage stamp and applied it to the card. I also bought a shield shaped ‘LA COUPOLE’ sticker and applied this to the reverse side. I then posted the card to myself. I think I ended up with a nice item.

 

24/09/2019

JOHN LENNON

By

MOSAIC ARTIST

MARIA CUMMINS

Private Postcard Published by the artist

MARIA CUMMINS

 

WWW.MARIACUMMINS.COM

 

24/09/2019

THE CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF

&

THE SHADOW OF THE CAT

Split two movie film poster

Published by

LONDON POSTCARD COMPANY

Ref: CODE: HA 1533 (Series 4 set of 6)

 

SIGNED BY

 

WILLIAM LUCAS

&

DESMOND LLEWELYN

 

The film ‘The Curse of the Werewolf’ came out in 1961 and is best known for the star appearance of Oliver reed as the werewolf in question. The film included an uncredited appearance by Desmond Llewelyn as ‘1st Footman’. Desmond Llewelyn is probably best known for playing the character ‘Q’ in numerous James Bond movies.

I can remember when I met Llewelyn at a Memorabilia show, sadly it was the same year that he died in a car accident.  

The film ‘The Shadow of the Cat’ came out in the same year, 1961. The actor William Lucas played the character Jacob Venable in the film.

 

                                                 PHOTOGRAPH

DESMOND LLEWELYN

 

PHOTOGRAPH

WILLIAM LUCAS

 

24/09/2019

MODEL OF H.M.S KENT

CHATHAM NAVY WEEK

AUG 1 – 8, 1931

Published by

MEDWAY STUDIOS, LTD.,

HIGH ST., CHATHAM AND GILLINGHAM

 

I found this superb postcard in a cheap box believe it or not. I was amazed it was still in there as who could possibly resist this brilliant image. The model looks like it was a good one as well.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

24/09/2019

STAMPEX SOUVENIRS

 

AUTUMN STAMPEX

Official Free Postcard

CONCORDE

 

I have already depicted the front of the recent STAMPEX postcard (I show it again reduced below), but I sent off one to be cancelled with the events special first day of issue hand stamp. This is the end-result.

 

D-DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY STAMPEX OVERPRINTED SHEET

Part sheet on

Royal Mail

PHQ STAMP CARD

Ref: PHQ 458 (12)

 

I have already depicted two copies of this card used with what is the normal issued anniversary sheet (one sheet split in two and separately applied to each of the two cards.

At the recent Autumn STAMPEX show the Royal Mail stand was selling a Stampex exclusive overprinted copy of this sheet. The sheet has a special Stampex logo with dates printed top right. This part of the sheet has been applied to the front of this card and cancelled with what is the first day of issue for this exclusive overprint version.

 

D-DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY STAMPEX OVERPRINTED SHEET

Part sheet on

Royal Mail

PHQ STAMP CARD

Ref: PHQ 458 (9)

GOLD BEACH

 

The rest of this exclusive STAMPEX overprinted sheet has been applied to this second PHQ card. Here you can see the exclusive additional print along the bottom which reads: OPERATION OVERLORD – 6 JUNE 1944 – 25 AUGUST 1944.

I bought a copy of this overprinted sheet at Stampex and bought these cards and after splitting the sheet stuck the two halves on these cards and sent them off to the special hand stamp centre in London to be cancelled with the shows special hand stamp for the first day of the Stampex exhibition, thus making these first day of issue items for this overprinted sheet. These are my personal souvenirs for the event.

 

24/09/2019

ROB ROY

ROB ROY (DRY)

Drink recipe

Adapted from a painting by

WALTER NICHOLS

Published by

DEXTER PRESS

Genuine Natural Colour

Ref: S-27942-B

(No 11 of a Series)

Copyright 1961

 

The recipe appears on the reverse side!  

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

24/09/2019

TIGER TOILET

Watercolour by

JOANNA KATZ

Published by

Joanna Katz

Copyright 1981

 

My friend who collects toilets on postcard would love this one. Toilet related postcards are more common than you might expect, but then just about everything appears on a postcard at some point or other.

 

24/09/2019

(First Postcard)

THE PROPOSAL

Published by

REINTHAL & NEWMAN, PUBS., N. Y. (New York)

Copyright

CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS, N. Y.

Printed by   

ENTERED STATIONERS HALL, LONDON

Ref: No. 186

 

(Second Postcard)

THE TROUSSEAU

Published by

REINTHAL & NEWMAN, PUBS., N. Y. (New York)

Copyright

CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS, N. Y.

Printed by   

ENTERED STATIONERS HALL, LONDON

Ref: No. 187

 

The first two postcards in a series of six which proport to show the perfect approach and procession through a marriage and early wedded life. Not sure we all follow this route anymore, but it’s a great romantic series.

 

 

(Third Postcard)

THE WEDDING

Published by

REINTHAL & NEWMAN, PUBS., N. Y. (New York)

Copyright

CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS, N. Y.

Printed by   

ENTERED STATIONERS HALL, LONDON

Ref: No. 188

 

(Fourth Postcard)

THE HONEYMOON

Published by

REINTHAL & NEWMAN, PUBS., N. Y. (New York)

Copyright

CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS, N. Y.

Printed by   

ENTERED STATIONERS HALL, LONDON

Ref: No. 189

 

 

(Fifth Postcard)

THE FIRST EVENING IN THEIR OWN HOME

Published by

REINTHAL & NEWMAN, PUBS., N. Y. (New York)

Copyright

CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS, N. Y.

Printed by   

ENTERED STATIONERS HALL, LONDON

Ref: No. 190

 

(Sixth Postcard)

THEIR NEW LOVE

Published by

REINTHAL & NEWMAN, PUBS., N. Y. (New York)

Copyright

CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS, N. Y.

Printed by   

ENTERED STATIONERS HALL, LONDON

Ref: No. 191

 

24/09/2019

ASCENSION DE LA GRANDE PYRAMIDE

PAR UN TOURISTE

‘Ascension of the Great Pyramid by a tourist’

Published by

JOS M. LICHTENSTERN. LE CAIRO, EGYPTE

Ref: 6131

 

An early tourist postcard from Egypt. Unfortunately, someone – a stamp collector I suspect – has removed the stamp from the reverse side which means I can not date when this was posted, which is a shame. The card is in poor condition really, but I like the image.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

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