Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Sepia Saturday 56 - Chichester ... oops, I mean Canterbury

This is a very curious vintage postcard. It's actually of Canterbury Cathedral, but the postcard has been printed with the words Chichester Cathedral instead. I probably would not have noticed this mistake myself unless someone had crossed out Chichester and replaced in with Canterbury. And just to double check myself, I searched out a vintage postcard of each and, as you can see, they look very different. The postcard with the erroneous title was printed by Valentine - I wonder how many of these they printed up before they noticed the error? Maybe I have a real rarity here.

Canterbury Cathedral masquerading as Chichester Cathedral

 Canterbury Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral (the real one)

As usual, 100's more vintage postcards can be found on my web site
 

8 comments:

  1. yes, it's pretty obvious one is not the other.

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  2. I wonder if they are like stamps which have been mis-printed where their value goes up by huge amounts. Great find.

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  3. Oh boy, somebody got the sack when they got back to work.

    How fun to find this. And how lovely all of the cathedrals.

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  4. It's so exciting to find those misprints -- I have a vintage Beatles button that was spelled Beetles. . . a rare find.

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  5. Oh yes, they are so very different these two cathedrals. You may have something quite rare.

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  6. It was all going so well with the first letter, then something happened.

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  7. i had the same thought as Alan. stamps with mistakes are valuable. is the market for postcards the same? would be cool!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  8. Very nice, each one, with such remarkable beauty! Great places!

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