Friday, 26 November 2010

Artist drawn vintage postcards of Clovelly, Devon

I really wish I had some Thanksgiving postcards to share along with all the great ones posted on the various blogs I follow, but in the UK it's not something we celebrate and I've never even come across any. I was almost tempted to start blogging my Christmas postcards but will hold off until December if I can. So, for my submission to Postcard Freindship Friday this week, I've decided to share some vintage postcards of Clovelly in North Devon. Most of the postcards of Clovelly I've had in the past are of the hill leading to/from the harbour and beach, but these 3 are actually of the harbour and beach. All 3 are artist drawn postcards, published by Raphael Tuck, but only the 2nd one has an artist name, G.H.Jenkins. None of them have been posted but I would guess the date to be early 1900's.







As always, 100's more vintage postcards and vintage magazines and books can be found on my web site

14 comments:

  1. ha! great minds eh? you have gone for tuck too today! spooky how you've also chosen a place that is famous for its donkeys too!

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  2. Yes that is spooky. I didn't see your post until after I'd posted this one. There was a donkey there when we visited last year but it was purely for show and not rides.

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  3. Beautiful cards. I'm going to have to try and find some Thanksgiving cards for my UK postcard pals, and send them!

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  4. Tuck made some comic turkey cards which I really like.

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  5. Pretty cards that make me want to take a visit. Wonder if has changed in the last 100 years:-)

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  6. Beautiful! The colors and styles are similar - at least to me. The three artists - if there are three - might be a bit miffed that I feel 2 or perhaps all three were done by the same person.

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  7. How picturesque!
    Thanks for sharing.
    happy PFF!

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  8. Beautiful... I love Tuck postcards. TFS Happy PFF!

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  9. Clovelly has hardly changed at all over the years. I believe the whole village is privately owned.

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  10. Sheila, wow. A whole village that's privately owned? Cool.

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  11. Really, really nice artwork. I especially like the third postcard.

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  12. Tuck postcards always seem to have a special quality. These are gorgeous.

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  13. Nice cards, risky location for a building. :)

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  14. There's a special place in my heart for vintage English homes ... cottages, ... tudor or anything with a thatched roof. (Forgive me if I don't use the proper vernacular.) These three cards are great, especially the third one. Vintage homes hanging on a hill have a charm all their own.

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