Friday, 29 March 2013

Artist drawn, vintage postcards of Suffolk, Sussex and Yorkshire

Over the past few weeks I have picked up some artist drawn, vintage postcards by artists that I've either not come across before, or who are uncredited on the postcards. Given the long, bank holiday weekend, I thought I'd take this opportunity to share a few of them here.

Vintage postcard of Ye Olde Neptune Inn, Ipswich, Suffolk, by the artist Parsons-Norman
Vintage postcard of Ye Olde Neptune Inn, Ipswich, Suffolk, by the artist Parsons-Norman

Vintage postcard of Petergate, York, by the artist T.Guy
Vintage postcard of Petergate, York, by the artist T.Guy

Vintage postcard of The Land Gate, Rye, Sussex, by the artist W.H.Burrow
Vintage postcard of The Land Gate, Rye, Sussex, by the artist W.H.Burrow

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

And if you like this blog, how about popping over to have a look at my vintage magazines blog or my In Search of Space blog ... the latter is probably my most active blog at the moment and it charts my urban wanderings through London, inspired by some recent psychogeography reads.
 

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Sepia Saturday 169 - vintage postcards of obelisks and monuments

A return to my vintage postcards blog for this week's Sepia Saturday. I'm staying on theme this week but have looked a bit further into the distance on this week's picture, and am theming on the monument in the background. So, this be an obelisk, admittedly a mightily big one, my first picture is a sepia, vintage postcard of the obelisk (or obelisque) at Matarieh, which is in Cairo. I've written blog posts featuring vintage postcards of Egypt in the past, but don't think I included this postcard before.

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Sepia, vintage postcard of the Obelisque at Matarieh, Cairo, Egypt

The next picture is also of an obelisk, and shows the Martyr's Monument and Bathing station at St. Andrew's, in Scotland. This vintage postcard is one I don't actually recall in my collection, but it came up when I searched through my database for monument. Interestingly it also features a bathing station, and although having written a vintage postcard blog post about outdoor baths and bathing pools back in 2010, I didn't feature this postcard then either.

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Vintage postcard of the Martyr's Monument and Bathing Station, St. Andrew's, Scotland

Finally, we have the Wallace Monument, in Stirling, Scotland. This actually fits the theme in two ways, in that it aligns to my original choice of monuments, but is also artist drawn, so maybe there were a cluster of artists gathered around this landmark, bringing it to life on canvas.
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Vintage postcard of the Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland

As usual, loads more vintage postcards can be found on my web site, and in fact over the past week or so I have added 70 or more new additions.

    

Friday, 8 March 2013

Sepia Saturday 167 - Vintage postcards of Cornish waters

A great picture by Alan for this week's Sepia Saturday, and plenty of prompts, but alas I have covered piers and a steam ship fairly recently so have opted for water instead, although both of postcards do also include ships.

The ship on the first postcard looks disproportionately big compared to the canal, but at the same time the canal looks wider than a normal canal. Maybe my old eyes are deceiving me ... makes me think of the Father Ted episode where Ted is trying to explain size and distance to Dougal ... "These Cows Are Small, Those Cows Are Far Away!"

Vintage postcard of a ship on the canal, Bude, Cornwall

Vintage postcard of Charlestown Harbour Entrance, Cornwall

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

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Sepia Saturday 166 - vintage postcard of steam packet ship Araguaya

Well, it looks like I have not posted on this blog for over a month now. Not quite sure how that happened, maybe I have spent too much time on my vintage magazines blog and my In Search of Space blog, so am making a mental note to do better here. I have no shortage of vintage postcards to share, just it would seem a shortage of time.

So, this week's Sepia Saturday theme of boxes is a tricky one. I've searched long and hard but can't find anything on theme, so I have stretched the theme a little (and perhaps somewhat tenuously). The vintage postcard below is of a Steam packet ship, and I'm afraid that this sort of packet is as close as I can get to a box.

Vintage postcard of the Royal Mail Steam Packet ship, Araguaya
Vintage postcard of the Royal Mail Steam Packet ship, Araguaya

    

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