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Posted 09/16/2014   6:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add stampfan9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Interesting to me.















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Posted 09/16/2014   10:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice cards. Nice to see matching postmarks with the scenes as well. Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 09/16/2014   10:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
One for the topic; with a helpful anecdote, to boot. Cheers,



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Posted 09/17/2014   6:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stampfan9 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Gotta love a cool tunnel.
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Posted 09/17/2014   8:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Especially since the cars coming the wrong way forced that guy on the left to take the wrong tunnel!
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Posted 09/18/2014   10:34 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Bujutsu to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great cards all.

I have a number of old British ones as well.

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Posted 09/19/2014   10:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice piece on one of the publishers of Old UK postcards:

http://www.worthingherald.co.uk/new...es-1-6288060

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Posted 09/19/2014   12:45 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Even that more recent "Cameracolour" postcard featuring the Mersey Tunnel has an interesting history, as the publisher, J. Salmon, Ltd., still publishes postcards today and has been doing so for well over a century, all within the same family:

http://www.jsalmon.com/aboutus.htm

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Posted 09/19/2014   1:13 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add PoStat4evR to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That shot of the Mersey River Tunnel looks almost identical to the approach tunnel to Logan Airport in Boston. The Boston one is one way but has a nice confusedly (new word) turn off to the airport... Taking the wrong split at 4 AM is easier than messing up during the prime time drive (you can back up! Ha!).
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Posted 09/19/2014   1:44 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Terence Collins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Gotta love a cool tunnel"

How about this one.

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Posted 09/19/2014   1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Terence Collins to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And this one.

Terry

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Posted 09/26/2014   12:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Can you help trace the origins of this postcard with Burston links?

http://www.dissexpress.co.uk/news/l...ks-1-6293742 {background & contact information}

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Posted 11/18/2014   9:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Prince of Wales Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK.

I gifted this one to a pal born'n'raised in Harrogate.

Frith's archive includes a photo c1900 (below).

The postcard image is of a larger building, and we know it is from a later date.

Someone who knows more than me about arborology will be able to nail-down that date (hint: the trees grew).

Someone who knows more than me about UK postmarks & stamps might be able to narrow down the postmark year.

Cheers,

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Posted 11/21/2014   6:38 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add stallzer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is a nice GB Card



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Posted 02/17/2015   8:54 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
That Rotary Photo postcard is a lot more than nice, stallzer ;)

Here's another from Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK.

Again, I'll gift this one to my pal, born'n'raised in Harrogate.

Back before it was an insanely common name for a restaurant or bar, a 'pump room' was the key mechanical component of a public bath house. Having lived for a time (post-typhoon) lugging water in buckets for 'domestic requirements', I'm all in favor of working water pumps, and agree that they are a fitting subject for a civic-minded RPP.

Sadly, some barbarian made-off with the GPU (Genuinely Postally Used) stamp.

Chingford is in London, ~200 miles from Harrogate, so perhaps the card was bought in Harrogate, written on the train, and posted in London?

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Posted 04/16/2015   9:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Q/ Is half-a-boat better than none?

Q/ Is that a hint that any idiot ought to recognize that boat?

Such a nice card: a painting signed by the artist, that gorgeous handwriting, an interesting arrival cds ... what's with that ugly killer?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Payne_(artist) ... artist Arthur C Payne rated a mention on his brother's page

My best guess is that Mr Payne was standing on the bridge (see the aerial photo, below).

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