Postcards


Recently I have been going through an old box of postcards, picked up over many years of travel. One thing I noticed though, is a similarity to all of them.

This is just a small sample of an ever growing collection


Gate of the year

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City of London Policeman

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Vila Nova de Mil Fontes, Portugal

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Finkenberger Almbahnen, Penkentenne, Austria

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5.6.78
Dear Simon,
All is weird here in Finkenberger. Nobody talks or moves, except the bustling photographers for knitting magazines and the distant swish-slap of the man who creosotes the sky.
Can’t complain, though -deckchair sales remain healthy, and soon I’ll have enough commission to buy some Tilsetter cheese to put around those holes I’ve been saving.
The Austrians have finally evicted Pingu & made his house into a bar. They have also successfully instated a law decreeing that anyone who disagrees with an Austian is lying. Hope you are well, are you allowed back in Crystal Palace yet?
Love, the Verger.


Happy couple

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Palazzo Spada, Bologna

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High street, Battle

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London Bus on Westminster Bridge

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Volendam

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The putting green, Hastings

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Packhorse bridge, Bruton

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Beautiful people come to Ladbrokes

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Hudiksva, Sverige

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Hausa Horsemen at Faya, Chad 1941

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The pier, Totland bay, Isle of Wight

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Narborough Village Station

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Narborough Railway Station was closed on the 4th March 1968 as part of the Beeching Plan and re-opened on 5th January 1970.


Mount Pleasant hotel, London

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Maroc Typique

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Sandy cove, Combe Martin

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Bo Hotel, Telemark, Oslo

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Church, British Guiana

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Christian Science Society Church Edifice, British Guiana.
Photo by Acme.


Welsh Women

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Part of the Valentines series


Class 4

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Trafalgar Sqaure, London

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This well known London landmark with its splashing fountains and of course the famous pigeons is a favourite spot for the visitor, Speakers of all kinds find a ready audience here, which adds to the activity and interest of the scene.
A postcard reproduction of natural colour.


Nicosia, Cyprus

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Volendam

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Fresh air inspectors


Cuba 1959

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Camilo Cienfuegos desfila con la caballeria, 1959.


Gosausee mit Dachstein, 3004m

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Salzkammergut


Ponte de Lima, Porto

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Hawker of ‘Tremoços’.


South Bank, London

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Helicopter landing at South Bank Air Terminal, and Royal Festival Hall.


John Stapleton

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Elbtunnel, Hamburg

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Erbaut: 1908-1911
Länge: 450m
Tiefe: 21m unter Hochwaser


Buckingham Palace

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Lord Street, Wrexham

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From Mrs Fryer.
Quite.
Must remember not to go to Wrexham. Cheers for Railcard. Flooding delayed train.


Portugal Tipico

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Washerwoman


Kirkby, Lonsdale, Cumbria

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Budapest

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End of October 1956.


Barcelona

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Eufòria Republicana


I admit, this is both childish and pointless.

9 Responses to Postcards

  1. Racist Uncle says:

    A fine collection of stupid but very funny pictures. Keep up the god work.

  2. Hi Simon,

    I love your side. I have fun the whole night, watching the wonderful pictures and composings.
    Best regards to good old Andy-

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  4. paul says:

    Zelig postcards!

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  6. Alas – Hastings does not look like that now – the putting green is tarmac. They even built a shopping center on the cricket pitch…..

  7. Rachel Brown says:

    I grew up in Bruton- a pleasant suprise to come across your postcard of the Packhorse bridge then! Good job.

  8. May says:

    Brain has been expanded…took me 3.7 postcards to figure out that guy is in all of them. Great day for me.

    Lovely tour

    • simonsharville says:

      Ha ah. Someone noticed. I know. Everywhere I go, I find postcards with this guy in. Strange.

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