Thursday, 17 June 2010

Mills, watermills and windmills

Following my recent departure away from topographical postcards, I have ended up returning to them quicker that I thought ... and I think the cards shown below speak for themselves as to why. I had intended this blog's post to be about windmills, but when I searched my folder for the word 'mill', these beautiful postcards came up, some of which I'd completely forgotten about, so instead I have decided to share these today.

All of the postcards below are artist drawn, although I have only been able to find an artist name on one of them. The C.W.Faulkner panel card is quite an interesting one, printed (or actually possibly mounted) on card several times thicker than a normal postcard.

Water mill, by the artist F.W.Hayes, published by Meissner and Buch, serie 1789

Shiplake lock and mill, Oxfordshire, published by B.B.London Ltd

Agwill Mill, South Devon. Panel postcard published by C.W.Faulkner

Iffley Mill, Oxfordshire, published by S.Hildesheimer, c.1905

Rottingdean Mill, Kent 

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12 comments:

  1. Oh, my goodness! These postcards are absolutely beautiful. I have four CW Faulkner postcards--they are breathtaking.

    Thank you so much for sharing these--Happy PFF!

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  2. absolutely gorgeous set...i LOVE the way you spoil us with so many cards in one post! i particularly like the card with the swans...happy PFF!

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  3. What beautiful, miniature works of art! Gorgeous cards. Happy PFF!

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  4. Very serene scenes...My ibex goats have a much more dramatic lifestyle (see my blog). :)

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  5. Happy PFF. I love mills, water mills, windmills, any mills.

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  6. Watermills and windmills are endlessly fascinating, the artist cards are lovely.

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  7. The art cards are very pretty and peaceful looking.

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  8. These are absolutely beautiful. I particularly like the Agwill Mill, at sunset or dawn I suppose.

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  9. These postcards are stunning works of romantic art! What a magic collection!

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  10. Small works of art indeed, just lovely.

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