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Posted 06/21/2015   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To date, the oldest of my Old UK Postcards, bearing the oldest of my UK stamps (a definitive first issued in 1887).

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey





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Posted 08/27/2015   12:49 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When an (otherwise un-inspected) auction lot arrives, it can contain just about anything.

When it contains one/more 'over size' postcards, I groan ... the more 'over size', the louder I groan.

Why? These are invariably late model chromes, and they look like someone forgot to 'not fold, spindle, or mutilate'.

To be fair, the more 'over size' the card, the harder it would have been to find a suitable storage solution.

But check out this little baby!

Most of one millimeter thick, this heavy card stock might actually have survived mailing.

It is the first time that I have seen anything quite like it and, sadly, the 'Mammoth View Card' legend did not google well.

The ships - RMS Ionian & SS Canopic - were easy to find.

http://www.antiquaprintgallery.com/...153517-p.asp ... a print, reproduced on this card, published by Bunneys Ltd of Liverpool, who also published postcards. The dealer dates the print as '1900'.

http://postcards-of-the-past.co.uk/ ... some information about Bunneys (see Publishers), and a lovely postcard of IM's Douglas Parade (see Other Places) (go figure!)

http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=canop ... she sailed as SS Canopic 1903-1925, which contradicts the dealer's date of 1900 for the print ... perhaps the print was from 1900, but the caption was updated later?

http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=ionia ... the RMS Ionian sailed from Liverpool many times during 1901-1906

Based on the (incomplete) voyage history, perhaps one possible date for this print was late December 1903 or early January 1904?

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey

PS: The shop at which I bought this card has 3 more from this series, though mine is the pick of the litter ...





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Posted 10/03/2015   8:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The Micklegate Bar in York UK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_city_walls ... whazza 'Bar'?

Please don't ask me why someone wrote 'Scotland' on the card

Edited to add: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirsk is the nearby town to which the card is addressed

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/s/ ikeyPikey





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Edited by ikeyPikey - 10/04/2015 1:24 pm
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Posted 10/03/2015   8:51 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KGB to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And I bet you thought London's Temple Bar was an eatery!
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Posted 10/22/2015   9:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
"The fictional dramas of Downton Abbey seem relatively tame to the actual events in Swarthmoor Hall's history. The birthplace of the Quaker movement has all the elements of a great screenplay: love, conflict, conviction and passion."

Jo Davies, Editor, North-West Evening Mail


http://www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk/ ... Swarthmoor Hall belongs to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarthmoor_Hall

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Posted 11/14/2015   9:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

The Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London UK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble_Arch

The is a really well-made card. The level of detail would suggest a fine-grain collotype, but the card is a half-tone screen and, as a bonus, is printed on heavier-than-usual stock.

Q/ Did the card travel to the clerk for Box 345, who then passed it to the General Delivery clerk?

Q/ Or, did the card travel to the the General Delivery clerk, who then passed it to the clerk for Box 345?

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FYI for above,
"The Imp" carved in stone in the 14th Century, from Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire, East Midlands.

According to a 14th-century legend, two mischievous creatures called imps were sent by Satan to do evil work on Earth. After causing mayhem in Northern England, the two imps headed to Lincoln Cathedral, where they smashed tables and chairs and tripped up the Bishop. When an angel came out of a book of hymns and told them to stop, one of the imps was brave and started throwing rocks at the angel, but the other imp cowered under the broken tables and chairs. The angel turned the first imp to stone, giving the second imp a chance to escape. It is said that even on still days it is always windy around the cathedral, which is the second imp circling the building looking for his friend

Rod: Hard to understand how the Imps gave rise to throwing stones, it seems they lack opposable thumbs.


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Edited by rod222 - 10/31/2019 4:22 pm
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Posted 10/31/2019   11:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aviatik to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The back of that Imp card has a slightly different version of the tale. It only has one imp and it calls the cathedral "Lincoln Minister".
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Aviatikwhile the card says Lincoln minster the building is always called Lincoln Cathedral. In medieval times it held the record for being the tallest building in the world for a short while until the spire fell down. I can't think of a taller building in Lincolnshire now. I'm pretty sure it has never appeared on a UK stamp.
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Posted 11/24/2019   5:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Hab to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is the only postcard from England I have. Found it going through my Grandpa's collection... Kinda cool!



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Posted 11/25/2019   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Aviatik to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply



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