Friday, 16 July 2010

Vintage postcards of Lighthouses

Today's vintage postcard blog theme is lighthouses. These have always held a curious fascination for me and have a slight air of mysticism about them, probably fuelled by their use in TV and film thrillers, mysteries and other shows. I particularly remember an episode of The Avengers, of the Tara King era, featuring a lighthouse that was used to incapacitate people. Anyway, enough reminiscing about one of may favourite cult TV series, and on to the postcards.

Teignmouth, Devon, New Lighthouse, c.1905, with Teignmouth squared circle postmark, published by Frith

Corbiere Lighthouse, Jersey, published by E.T.W.Dennis

New Brighton Lighthouse, Cheshire, c.1906, published by Frith

Girdleness Lighthouse, Aberdeen, by artist Brian Gerald, published by Valentine

Beachy Head and Lighthouse, Sussex


As always, postcards like these and hundreds of others can be found on my vintage postcards web site

9 comments:

  1. I love lighthouses. I think they are so romantic!

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  2. Beautiful!! I've always loved lighthouses.

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  3. A beautiful collection of lighthouses. I think everyone must have a fascination with
    lighthouses, whole blogs are devoted to them. Possibly an academic thesis on this waiting to be written.

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  4. Beautiful cards, especially the last one. Two years ago I walked along the cliffs at Beachy Head and I do remember the lonely lighthouse. The episode of the Avengers with the lighthouse was a bit weird but full of excitement. Happy PFF.

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  5. Lovely, some delicate colors on many of these cards. Happy PFF.

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  6. I especially liked the New Brighton lighthouse. What wonderful postcards! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

    Happy PFF!

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  7. I have a friend who collected all things lighthouse. Sadly, she lost most of them during Hurricane Katrina and has to start again.

    What beautiful postcards of lighthouses you have. They have an ethereal and mysterious quality!

    Happy PFF!

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  8. i just love the reflection in the rock pool in the new brighton lighthouse postcard...

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  9. I love these! We have several lighthouses in my state and I've visited nearly all of them. I do have a couple to go yet. Some day.

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