Saturday, 25 February 2012

Sepia Saturday 114 - Shoes

I thought the theme for this week's Sepia Saturday, shoes, would be a relatively easy one, but when I looked through my vintage postcards I found that most of the postcards of people were either head or upper body shots. These that were full length were either of elegant ladies whose shoes were hidden under their long dresses, or men with fairly non-descript footwear. Determined not to give up and go 'off theme', and equally determined not to re-publish a post I did about horseshoes several months ago, I kept looking and eventually came across this postcard of George VI in a fine pair of shoes. Of course, the rest of the outfit is pretty impressive too.

His Majesty King George VI

Although this next postcard doesn't show his shoes, I didn't feel I could show one without the other.

His Majesty King George VI

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


Friday, 17 February 2012

Sepia Saturday 113 - Edwardian actresses

For once I have time on my hands, having taken-off the half-term week, and a relatively easy Sepia Saturday prompt to follow this week. I did post a blog entry about vintage postcards of actresses back in October 2010, but have a couple of recent acquisitions that I've not shared before.

Miss Lily Elise, c.1911

Miss Lily Elise was famous for her part in the Merry Widow and went on to star in several more musicals.

Miss Mabel Love

Miss Mabel Love starred in a string of musicals, pantomimes and burlesques.

You can see a few more vintage postcards of actresses on my Flickr pages, and as usual 100's more vintage postcards can be found on my web site

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sepia Saturday 112 - books

This week's Sepia Saturday theme of books forced me to go to a lower level of searching for something suitable. I've posted blog articles on various books before over on my vintage books and magazines blog but didn't want to re-use an old post so I turned instead to my vintage postcards. Unfortunately only one of them had the word book in the title of the postcard, well the title I'd filed it under, so I had to look through vast numbers of them until I found one that had a suitable image of a book. Hopefully you'll think it was worth the searching.

Forget-me-not, vintage postcard, c.1912

More vintage postcards can be found on my web site, and my flickr pages

Theme Thursday - Corner

Hopefully although it's Saturday I'm not too late to participate in this week's Theme Thursday of Corner. I had several vintage postcards of corners to chose from but liked these ones of Hyde Park Corner, London as they are probably the more well know corners I have.

Hyde Park Corner, London

Hyde Park Corner, London

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


Sunday, 5 February 2012

Sunday Stamps 56 - Southern Rhodesia

Very glad this week's Sunday Stamps is Anything You Wish as work this week has been absolutely manic and has taken away all of my creative thought. These stamps are a block of 6 green/brown 2d Southern Rhodesia stamps from 1943 commemorating 50 years of the province of Matabeleland. One of Matabeleand's claim to fame is that it was the birthplace of scouting, where Robert Baden-Powell met Frederick Russell Burnham.

Block of 6 Southern Rhodesia green/brown 2d stamps


Saturday, 4 February 2012

Sepia Saturday 111 - Dogs

I have to confess to being more of a cat person than a dog person, but the right dog (in small amounts) is fine. Thought I'd share these 3 vintage postcards for this week's Sepia Saturday. I vaguely remember my grandmother used to have a gog, called Minty I believe, who looked just like the guy in the first postcard.

Greetings from Inverness, Scotland

Thinking of You, Llandudno, Wales

Best of Luck from Dumfries, Scotland

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


Friday, 3 February 2012

Theme Thursday - Storm

I posted a blog entry of Stormy Seas several months ago, but so as not to repeat myself I have selected a different one to share for this week's Theme Thursday Storm. This is a vintage postcard of the cliffs at Margate, Kent, by the artist G.E.Newton. Postcard was published by Raphael Tuck and dates back to 1904.

Cliffs at Margate by the artist G.E.Newton

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