Friday, 30 December 2011

Postcard Friendship Friday - Happy New Year

I only have a few vintage New Year postcards, but this is probably my favourite. So, a very Happy New Year to those who host and participate in Postcard Friendship Friday. Here's looking forward to another great year of postcard treats.

Vintage New Year postcard, c.1910

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site


Thursday, 22 December 2011

Sepia Saturday 105 - Happy Christmas

 A big Happy Christmas to Alan for hosting Sepia Saturday, and also to everyone who has ever participated, and commented on my posts. Fairly sure I've not shared this one before.

Vintage panel postcard, published by C.W.Faulkner

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Sunday Stamps 49 - Christmas Aerogrammes

My posting for this week's Sunday Stamps are stamps, but perhaps not in the conventional sense. These are in fact aerogrammes, which are basically pre-printed, pre-stamped, airmail weight letters. They almost certainly came as a gift from my mother who always bought me first day covers, but I don't remember them at all, and they were hidden away in the inside flap of my album. Bit what a find, and very appropriate for Christmas.

Christmas aerogramme, designed by Carol Walkin

Christmas aerogramme, designed by Victoria Ambrus

Christmas aerogramme, designed by Harry Titcombe

So another year is almost at its end. I can't believe how quickly this one has gone. My eldest has just finished his GCSE mock exams, my middle one is now a good 2 inches taller than me, and my youngest has just started senior school. So a big Happy Christmas to everyone reading this, and thanks for all the great comments on my blog posts throughout the year. My New Year's resolution is to find time to comment more on other people's postings.

As usual 100's of vintage postcards on my web site and also don't forget to see what's behind the door of my vintage postcard advent calendar


Friday, 16 December 2011

Postcard Friendship Friday 94 - Wolf

This is not exactly a Christmas postcard, but it does have snow in the background so sort of counts. This is quite an unusual vintage postcard of a Wolf, published by S.Hildesheimer, c.1905. What's unusual about it, to my mind anyway, is that all the other Hildesheimer postcards I have are landscapes, and perhaps a couple of other subjects like children or ships, but never before have I come across an animal.

Vintage postcard of a wolf, published by S.Hildesheimer, c.1905

As usual, 100's more vintage postcards on my web site ... and of course don't forget to take a peek at what's behind the door on my vintage postcard advent calendar


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Theme Thursday - Sweet

Couldn't resist sharing this vintage postcard for this week's Theme Thursday of sweet. It's a vintage postcard by the artist E.L.Beckles, and was published by Valentine. The postcard is postally unused so I'm unsure of the date but would guess late 1940's/early 1950's.

Sweets For The Sweet

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site

Sepia Saturday 105 - Hark! Hark! the Lark

Inspired by Alan's posting in this week's Sepia Saturday of a festive feast which included stuffed larks, I have decided to follow the theme of larks with this vintage postcard called, Hark! Hark! the Lark.

Hark! Hark! the Lark, vintage postcard, c.1920's

And continuing on the food theme, and seemingly in the same postcard series, is this one called, If music be the food of love, play on.

If Music be the Food of Love, Play On, vintage postcard, c.1920's

Both postcards were published by Edward Gross, Curtis Publishing.

As usual 100s more vintage postcards on my web site

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Sepia Saturday 103

I thought I had just the picture for this week's Sepia Saturday when I saw Alan's post of a nurse. It was a picture of the actress Ann Todd, in a nurse's uniform, on the cover of a 1945 Picturegoer magazine. However, to my surprise I found that I had already blogged this back in March this year. Instead I am participating, but not theming, with a vintage Christmas greetings postcard from 1918. The postcard was published by Rotary.

A Merry Xmas, vintage Christmas greetings postcard, c.1918

As usual 100's more vintage postcards on my web site


Postcard Friendship Friday 92

Having blogged a different vintage Christmas postcard pretty much every day in December 2010, I'm trying to avoid blogging the same ones again this year. Pretty sure the one below is a relatively recent arrival. It's a beautiful, artist drawn, postcard of Oxford Cathedral. The publisher is S.Hildesheimer (one of my favourite publishers) and the card dates back to 1909. Unfortunetaly there's no artist name on either side of the postcard.

By the way, anyone wanting to see the 25 vintage Christmas postcards and cards I shared last year can look at my vintage postcard advent calendar ... but no peeking (in fact if my somewhat primitive code logic still works this year then it shouldn't allow you to peek past the current day).

Vintage Christmas gretings postcard of Oxford Cathedral, published by Hildesheimer

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

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Theme Thursday - Inside

Another week has sped past. I just don't know where this year has gone. This week's Theme Thursday of Inside was quite a challenge, but hopefully this offering hits the mark. It's a vintage New Year card, showing both the inside and outside of the card, and now we're actually in December I feel I can now start sharing Christmas and New Year items.

Vintage New Year card

For more vintage Christmas postcards, take a look at my vintage postcard advent calendar which reveals a different vintage postcard every day up to 25th December.


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