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19/09/2020

 

CHINA – COVID-19

DISINFECTED MAIL LABELS

On Postcards

 

I have obtained a selection of postcards posted in China during the earlier days of the Pandemic in China. One particular-type of label was a coloured oval with a small image in it. These were mostly used on items which were posted by collectors and Chinese dealers, but despite a range of items of mail being produced to receive these labels they are expensive and over time have become harder to source.

With these posts I depict the front of the card, and sometimes I have more than one example of a card used with different labels. When this happens, I will show one front image and then the range of reverse sides of this type of card. Unfortunately, I do not have details of what the front of these postcards depict or what the text (sometimes mostly text) means, so you will just get an image (sorry, but then I bought these for the labels on the reverse side).    

So, here are some of these:

 

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18/09/2020

 

TAIWAN CAN HELP

TAIWAN (REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

MAXI-CARD

Unknown Publisher

Ref: Taiwan Can Help 1 / 2

 

I do not know if these two postcards were an official release, but I do know that they are beautiful postcards and a superb addition to what is becoming an ever growing ‘Covid-19’ themed collection. The two cards each have one of the two issued Covid-19 themed postage stamps released by Taiwan on the 21st July.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

TAIWAN CAN HELP

TAIWAN (REPUBLIC OF CHINA)

MAXI-CARD

Unknown Publisher

Ref: Taiwan Can Help 1 / 2

 

This is my favourite of the two designs. I think this one is a cracker.

 

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

18/09/2020

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

(postcards that reproduce the Royal Mail’s stamp releases)

Stamps issued – 8TH May 2020

(As always, I have my copies used with the appropriate stamp applied to the front of the card and cancelled first day of issue with a special hand stamp)

Published by

ROYAL MAIL

 

SERVICEMEN WELCOMED HOME, 1945

2nd CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (1)

 

This set was issued on VE Day and although that was not the end of the war itself, as fighting with the Japanese was continuing in the Pacific, this set is a general end commemoration. The images used here are black and white but have been colourised by Royston Leonard (not with total success as you will see below, but I think the work done here is quite amazing)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

NURSES CELEBRATE, 1945

2ND CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (2)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

JUBILANT PUBLIC, 1945

1ST CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (3)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

EVACUEES RETURN HOME, 1945

1ST CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (4)

 

There was a little issue with this design because of the train carriage colour. Tran spotters noticed that although painted green here the carriage should have been in maroon – see below magazine letter article

 

MAGAZINE ARTICLE

(LETTER SENT IN)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

TROOPS PARADE AT THE END OF WAR, 1945

£1.42 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (5)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

DEMOBILISED SERVICEMEN, 1945

£1.42 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (6)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

ALLIED POW’S LIBERATED, 1945

£1.63 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (7)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

NAVY PERSONNEL CELEBRATE, 1945

£1.63 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (8)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

STAMP FROM MINIATURE STAMP SHEET

HALL OF NAMES, HOLOCAUST HISTORY MUSEUM,

YAD VASHEM, JERUSALEM

1ST CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (9)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

STAMP FROM MINIATURE STAMP SHEET

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

1ST CLASS STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (10)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

STAMP FROM MINIATURE STAMP SHEET

PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

£1.63 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (11)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

STAMP FROM MINIATURE STAMP SHEET

RANGOON MEMORIAL, MYANMAR

£1.63 STAMP

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (12)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

MINIATURE STAMP SHEET

(LEFT SIDE OF SHEET attached and cancelled)

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (13)

 

“END OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR”

ROYAL MAIL PHQ STAMP CARD SET

PHQ Set 470

MINIATURE STAMP SHEET

(RIGHT SIDE OF SHEET attached and cancelled)

Published by

Royal mail

Ref: PHQ 470 (13)

 

17/09/2020

 

GRUSS AUS

BRUXELLES

Published by

GRUSS AUS, RUE DES BRASSEURS

14 (GRAND’ PLACE)

1000 BRUXELLES

 

An advert postcard, I believe from the 1980’s, for what I believe was (is?) a collector’s shop, specialising in postcards, located in Brussels. It is a delightful design and one which has appeared in at least one of the modern catalogues that have been issued.

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

17/09/2020

 

NATIONAL POSTCARD WEEK

6 – 12TH MAY 1984

By

RICK GEARY

Published by

WICHITA POSTCARD CLUB

 

This is a nice early Rick Geary design and one which I now do not come across much anymore. As always this is in Geary’s distinctive art style (which is instantly recognisable).

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

15/09/2020

 

COMMEMORATING

BATTLE OF BRITAIN DAY

 

ATRIUM, IWM (Imperial War Museum) LONDON

Published by the

IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM

Ref: PP01586

 

I have picked this one out for showing today because included in this photograph is the famous Spitfire fighter plane, which is intrinsically linked to the Battle of Britain, although it should be noted that a vast majority of the fighters being flown during this early aerial period of WWII were in fact Hurricanes.

The Battle of Britain Day is celebrated and commemorated every year on the 15th September.

 Going back to this photograph for a minute I should tell you that is the latest version of the main entry atrium area, one designed by Foster + Partners being transformed to mark the centenary of the First World War, and was opened up, after a fairly long period of closure to allow for the transformation, in July 2014.

 

14/09/2020

 

BIRDS OF THE COAST

By

MARTIN WISCOMBE

Published by

ATMOSPHERE PUBLISHING LTD

Ref: R16

 

This one is still available, and I bought my copy last week whilst in Devon. I have always liked bird postcards and have collected these since day one of my postcard collecting. I am always pleased to still find issues like this on sale.

 

 

13/09/2020

 

DEEDS NOT WORDS

WOMEN AND POWER

EXPLORING WOMEN’S LIVES, VOICES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Published by

NATIONAL TRUST

Produced exclusively for the National Trust by

ENTERPRISE LTD, WILTSHIRE

Ref: NATTRUST102PC

 

An exclusive postcard issued by the National Trust in the year of the 100th anniversary of votes for women (well, some women) which was celebrated in 2018.

 

UNTITLED

WOMEN AND POWER

EXPLORING WOMEN’S LIVES, VOICES AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Published by

NATIONAL TRUST

Produced exclusively for the National Trust by

ENTERPRISE LTD, WILTSHIRE

Ref: NATTRUST097PC

 

13/09/2020

 

STONEHENGE

WINTER SOLSTICE

Published by

ENGLISH HERITAGE

Ref: 501 522 PC STONEHENGE WINTER SOLSTICE

 

One of the postcards I bought on my recent visit, which was only last month, I think. I was very impressed with the gift shops selection of postcards.

 

Text from the reverse side of above postcard

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

11/09/2020

 

9/11

 

IN COMMEMORATION

 

NEW YORK

“New York City. The Statue of Liberty and the piercing superstructures of the World Trade Center poetically symbolize the fulfilment of the Promise of the New Land and the achievement of man”

Text from Reverse side of Postcard

Published by

MANHATTAN POST CARD PUB. CO

(MPC)

APPLE PRINTS FOR FRAMING

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

POSTED 1990

 

10/09/2020

 

DIANA RIGG ….. R.I.P.

 

Dame Enid Diana Elizabeth Rigg – 20th July 1938 – 10th September 2020

 

English actress who will always be best remembered for playing the character Emma Peel in the TV series ‘The Avengers’ (1965 – 1968), but who also played Countess Teresa di Vicenzo who…. SPOILER ALERT….. marries James Bond in the film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’ (1969). More Recently came to notice to another new band of TV viewers when she appeared in the extremely popular series ‘Game of Thrones’, in which she played the character Olenna Tyrell (and appeared on a Royal Mail stamp as this character (issued January 2018).

I was very saddened to hear to today of the death of Diana Rigg as she is one of my favourite TV actresses. She would have been my favourite ‘Avenger’ on TV, but I am of the age where Purdey, played by Joanna Lumley, wins out in this competition, but Diana Rigg runs a ‘very’ close second. She also has one of the best female roles in a James Bond film, in my opinion.

 

POSTCARD

JUST A CLUB

CUORE MILANO

Published by

PROMOCARD

Ref: PC 3316

 

This advert postcard for an Italian club features Diana Rigg in her most famous character, Emma Peel. A lovely, and not that easy to obtain television related postcard from my collection

 

REVERSE SIDE OF ABOVE POSTCARD

 

Photograph

Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell

In

GAME OF THRONES

Royal Mail Postage Stamp

Issued January 2018

 

FASHION OF THE AVENGERS

EMMA PEEL

Published by

THE LONDON POSTCARD COMPANY

 

09/09/2020

 

CHINESE

Privately Produced COVID-19 themed

Postal Stationery Post Card Set

Official Postal Stationery Post Cards with Individually applied artwork and

Photographs depicting people in PPE, in hospital clothing, wearing masks and some depicting doctors who became known due to their involvement in the Pandemic

 

I found this set on the delcampe auction site. It was very reasonably priced and although not an official release, this is a privately produced set in respect of the added images on the left sides, I liked this set and felt I had to have one. Each card has two dated cancellations, one from point of departure, dated 7th April 2020, and an arrival date cancel dated 8th April 2020. There is also a pictorial Covid-19 themed chop (or special cancel) which is also dated 7th April.  

I picture here the entire set, which will take up some space, but they are nice to have look through (these are not individually described as I have no source of separate information).       

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