Saturday, 13 March 2010

Vintage postcards - museum sets, c.1925

Today's vintage postcard blog entry covers sets of postcards. I've only recently come across these and don't really know that much about them but thought they were worth sharing. They all seem to date from the mid 1920's, and come in a printed envelope with a descriptive, 4 page insert.

The first on display are from the British Museum and depict precious stones, series number 2, set D4. Postcards all feature drawings by F.R.Mold.

Outer envelope, descriptive insert and 2 postcards: Tourmaline (D23) and Topaz (D21)

Garnet (D24), Opal (D22) and Garnet (D25)

This next set are 12 illustrated postcards in monochrome and colour, from the London Museum of the Stuart Period.

Outer envelope, descriptive insert and 2 postcards: Lady's Costume (F1) and Cromwell's Watch and Bible (F9)

Jewelry (F4), Lambeth Draft (F2), Drinking Vessels (F5) and Needle-work Sampler (F3)

Needle-work Caps (F6), Needle-work Casket (F11), Metropolitan Slip-ware (F8) and Silver-mounted Trumpet (F10)

Inscribed Pewter Beaker (F7) and Glass Drinking Vessels (F12)

The final set, of which I've only included a sample of 2 postcards from the 15 card set, is a set from the British Museum of The English Bible from 1525 to 1611, set 76. Postcards were published by Waterlow and Sons Ltd.

The English Bible, outer envelope, descriptive insert and 2 postcards: (1) Title page of the first printed English Bible, (2) From the Geneva edition of the New Testament

Loads more old and vintage postcards on my web site

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