Category Archives: RP Postcard

R F Benton, Telegram Boy of Great Wakering, Essex

It is always a bonus finding a vintage photograph of somebody with their name on the back, but to find one with the sitter’s address is very unusual. R F Benton – Collar No. 22T “R Benton lived at Foresters … Continue reading

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Vintage Postcards, Photographs And A Coffin

I have just returned from what I would call a fairly successful day at an antiques centre in Hertfordshire.  It never ceases to amaze me, though, what you can find at an auction. Trying to hunt out some more vintage … Continue reading

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Postcards From Brightlingsea Found Down Under

Considering Brightlingsea is not a million miles away from me, it rankles a bit that I had to go Perth to find these informative postcards – Perth, Western Australia, that is!  Unfortunately, I was only able to obtain postcards 1 … Continue reading

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The Forgetful One

In this postcard to Miss Ada Paltenden of Prospect Cottage, Henfield, Sussex, a forgetful “J” writes: Just a line to say I arrived safely 5.30 very good journey no stop between Willesden and Rugby found some snow and we’ve had … Continue reading

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A Postcard From Belgium

The message on this postcard which was sent from Brussels on 8 July 1932 by C and G Ridley to Mr and Mrs J Holding, Eaton Rise, Baslow, Derbyshire, reads: Dear Mr and Mrs Holding We are having a very … Continue reading

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A Walking Demonstration In Short Knickers

Once in a while, it’s really good to see a postcard message that raises a smile.  That is certainly the case with this Real Photo postcard which Mum and Dad sent from Long Melford, Suffolk to Bernard and Hilda on … Continue reading

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What About The Timetable?

I can’t help wondering whether there was a shortage of train timetables at various stages during the last century.  Several postcards in my collection bear messages asking the recipient to send the author either a timetable or pages from it.  … Continue reading

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Gertie Had Nasty Papers

Posted in Shrewsbury on 2 July 1910 to Mrs Bishop, The Narrows, Ludlow, Shropshire, Gertie writes: Dear Mother Have had nasty papers today. 1 was simply horrid.  I shall be home 6-18 Saturday so please send Cissie to station to … Continue reading

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In Sickness and in Health

Isn’t it strange how so many of the early 20th century postcard messages make reference to the health of the sender, receipient, or somebody else known to both: E Lindsell in Clacton-On-Sea writes to his/her Mother in Braintree on 19 … Continue reading

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Geoffie’s Midget Postcard to Miss Burrows at the Vicarage

On this postcard sent from East Grinstead to Miss Mary Burrows, Christchurch Vicarage, Ashton-under-Lyne, on 7 May 1906, Geoffie writes: Thank you very much for your card.  Do you remember these? & How are the goldfish? Love from Geoffie I … Continue reading

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