Many of his collection are from the Golden Age of postcards
which, in terms of Deltiology - the study and collection of postcards
- is from 1898 to 1919.
People bought them to keep as souvenirs as well as to send to friends at a time when postcards
enjoyed their first golden era as collectables.
This heralded an explosion in the production of picture postcards
, and the appearance of a new hobby - postcard
collection, or deltiology.
That was when postcards
were released with a halfpenny stamp printed as part of the designs.
At that time postcards
started to be released with a half-penny stamp printed as part of the design.
WE have been writing "wish you were here" on picture postcards
for more than a century, and now the Royal Mail is celebrating this great holiday tradition with a fascinating online gallery.
This pile of picture postcards
was found in a house clearance in Clitheroe, Lancashire, and sold for a thumping PS820, all because they showed numerous views of the town and its surrounding beauty spots Original saucy postcard
artwork by A.
The auctioneer said there are a number of postcard
collector groups in Cardiff, who meet to compare and swap their finds.
Scenario #4: Prospect reads postcard
then throws it out
The free postcards
are currently available in two styles: inspirational and humorous/funny.
It was for a postcard
, perhaps dating from the 1920s, showing a photo of a group of people posing like the figures in a popular painting in Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery.
The world's oldest postcard
was popped in the mail in 1840 and fittingly featured a cartoon caricature of postal workers.