Category Archives: Topographical

Back Again

It’s hard to believe that it is so long since I last posted on this blog. Unfortunately, I have been very much preoccupied with a raft of other things and postcards went to the bottom of my “To Do” list. … Continue reading

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The Works Of Marjorie C Bates

I am frequently asked if I can value original prints and sketches by Marjorie C Bates. I regret that I am unable to help with this as my interest extends only to postcards bearing her works. Detailed Information about Marjorie … Continue reading

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A Jolly Time At Clacton

It’s always good to know that people are enjoying their holidays.  That certainly appears to be the case with Miss  Jones who sent this postcard in 1904 to Miss Hilda Young, 2 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, London N: Miss Jones … 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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Mayo Clinic and Hotel Kahler

Dear Mary This is the clinic and hospital I have just attended. The Hotel is the Hospital and they handle 2,500 people every day.  The Clinic is 19 storeys and is built of marble imported from Europe. Love to you … Continue reading

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A Different Opinion About the Channel Islands

Having just posted about the splendid sand in Jersey, it is interesting to see that in June 1903 Lizzie H did not feel quite the same way about the island.  In a postcard posted from Southampton on 11 June 1903, … Continue reading

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Some Splendid Sand in Jersey

In a postcard to Master Alec Winny in Mill Hill, London NW on 14 August 1907, Ma wrote from Jersey: There is some splendid sand here when the tide is out. Ma. Nothing like being brief!  The picture of St … 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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Postal Delay – "I Am Without Companion"

As this postcard was probably sent in an envelope, there are no clues as to where the recipient, Miss Stephenson, was residing.  Miss Stephenson’s friend, Catherine Balchin, writes formally: “Beautiful Sunday 24 Nov 1907 Thank you my dear Miss Stephenson … Continue reading

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