Many hundreds of different designs of postcards
were issued of the Titanic - during her construction and her ports of call at Southampton, Cherbourg in France and Queenstown in Ireland.
This heralded an explosion in the production of picture postcards
, and the appearance of a new hobby of postcard
collecting, practised by "deltiologists".
The Liverpool Postcard
Fair, on Lark Lane, is a twice-a-year event, with the next one after this Saturday taking place on October 19.
* Super easy: once you're signed up, send a postcard
in under a minute.
The 1910 postcard
showing Sunderland Road is unused.
"Messages often refer to the photographs on the front of the postcard
- pointing out where people live, work or go to school.
The focus then turned on members'chosen subjects for the night, with Ellen McLuckie, of Motherwell, displaying stamps, covers, postmarks and postcards
depicting Nobel Prize Winners.Wishaw'sDerek Wiltshire then unveiled stamps issued during WorldWar I in German East Africa ahead of Coatbridge man Jim Fulton's humorous postcards
sent some 75 years ago by a man to his family in Hungary amid the flames of the Holocaust were finally delivered this week to his descendants in Jerusalem.
His collection of more than 150 postcards
from 1904 to the 1940s really do open a window on the bygone world, with more than 50 of them depicting Dumfries and Galloway.
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.
A NEW online gallery of postcards
has been launched, ranging from messages sent from the First World War to traditional saucy seaside images.
The Chrome postcard
era began around 1950 when new printing methods enabled printers to produce high quality images that looked like a real photograph.