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Real Photograph Post Cards – Cambridgeshire Subjects – Publishers Different scenarios for Real Photograph Postcard Publishers Professional photographic studios produced postcards with their own images and sold them as such from the studio and other outlets, publishing them in their own name. Professional photographers produced portraits or other work for clients and offered their output, in whole or part, printed onto photographic paper with postcard backs. These may or may not have ever been intended to be used postally. National or regional postcard publishers produced cards of local interest, which they sold through various outlets. The original photographs could have been taken by local photographers or photographers employed by the publisher. They may have taken the photographs, they might have commissioned a photographer to take the photographs or they might have simply bought in the completed product from a bigger publisher. Local amateur photographers printed their own images onto photographic paper with postcard backs, or ordered their prints this way from photo processing laboratories, the finished product having the size and proportions of a postcard and the option for use postally. Some professional photographers and printers offered postcards from client’s own photographs. For example in the Stage Magazine 15 Aug p29 there was an adveretisement – “postcards copied from your own photograph, 50 for 3s 6d, for 5s 6d, sample dozen 1s 7d post free Lafaye Ltd photographers 35 Norwood Grove Liverpool” Postcard publishers with Cambridgeshire subjects [List compiled from recent Ebay offerings, example subjects in brackets. This is very much work in progress and the list below will continue to grow.

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Watersports Shingle beach at Kalamitsa Kalamitsa lies to the south of Linaria, just over the headland, and lays claim as one of the best beaches in the south-west – which is not saying much as it is just about the only one. Not much more than a long swathe of shingle, the sand does peep through the stones at the northern end which is fronted by tavernas, a few villas and a windsurfing club. Nearby is a well-preserved stone sarcophagus and an upright Doric column.

To the south Kalamitsa blends into the long, white shingle beach of Kolimbades which has some good swimming. There are coves with shingle beaches further south, although none have any facilities and most can only be reached by boat.

The mail or post is a system for physically transporting postcards, letters, and parcels. A postal service can be private or public, though many governments place restrictions on private systems. Since the midth century, national postal systems have generally been established as government monopolies, with a fee on the article of payment is often in the form of adhesive.

If all the jails I been in was all put together, it would make a hard rock hotel as big as the Capitol building. Ralph Peer, owner and operator, sole proprietor. It was a time of blackface minstrelsy, of coon songs and cakewalks becoming fiddle tunes and folk culture as ragtime faded and a mysterious black art called jazz invaded the biggest cities. Okemah, a brief bit of a boom town, was nothing like a big city, or even a city. The circus was in town. It shows more than fifty white citizens posing together on the brand new bridge over the North Canadian River.

Some of the men are in suits and ties, others are in their shirtsleeves; nearly all have hats. The women wear sunbonnets and aprons, the children are in overalls and straw hats, ala Huckleberry Finn. One little boy is yanking on the rope that holds the corpse of young L. The photographer made other exposures so we can see more detail. His left arm, bound at the wrist, hangs at an unnatural angle.

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News, updates, and all kinds of goodies and stories from the postal world! Nobody loves their postcards like postcrossers do — and so we want to make sure that they are safe and sound at all times. Postcard boxes are a popular storage method and you have tons of color and pattern choices to select from.

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They are scenes straight out of the golden days of seaside holidays — full of busty bathing beauties, henpecked husbands and more double entendres than you could shake an, er, stick at. And now, it seems, the saucy seaside postcard is set to make a 21st-century comeback — and could soon be appearing on everything from boxer shorts to mousemats.

That is the vision of businessman Ian Wallace, who owns the rights to more than 50, designs by the best-known manufacturers of the postcards, Bamforth. The put-upon husband was a regular character – generally struggling to escape from his domineering wife The heyday of the saucy seaside postcard was in the s and there was a major crackdown on the bawdy cards in the s but they enjoyed a resurgence in the Sixties Sixty-three-year-old Mr Wallace relaunched the postcards yesterday to mark their th anniversary.

Though he bought the firm nine years ago, he has waited until now, the centenary, to sign a licensing agreement that could make a reality of his vision of putting the jokes on other household items. Bamforth was a portrait photographer who later specialised in lantern slides. Political correctness and a change in social attitudes to sex were blamed for their decline, and in the firm closed. The pictures were relaunched yesterday, with Mr Wallace hoping they will bring some light hearted joy in the economic gloom Ian Wallace holds a pair of saucy cushions with the Artwork made from his collection of saucy postcards, from the Bamforth vintage card collection Share or comment on this article.

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How to Price Vintage Postcards By Chelsea Rose ; Updated April 12, Many people enjoy collecting vintage postcards both for their creativity and the nostalgia they often induce. Postcards began appearing shortly before the s, and were very popular through the first half of the 20th century. A vintage postcard’s price may vary dramatically from a few cents to even thousands of dollars. Many factors determine a postcard’s price, including age, condition, topic and rarity.

Pricing a postcard accurately takes careful examination and patience to ensure all factors are considered. Divide postcards in terms of condition.

Postcards began appearing shortly before the s, and were very popular through the first half of the 20th century. A vintage postcard’s price may vary dramatically from .

All information is both welcome and requested. The purpose of this site is to provide a place where Stevengraph Collectors, or Antiques Collectors in general, can view a wide variety of Thomas Stevens products and similar products by other manufacturers. There are about 1, items currently illustrated here so far with more to add. Please consider selling your collections or single items to us so that we can offer the most complete history of Thomas Stevens.

I was born in Coventry and was there when the Stevens factory was bombed during the Second World War. Consequently I have a great personal interest in this bit of history. The site is under construction as we go.

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It is in many ways a key and vital artery through the area. A few years back, a friend who knew I had been trying to build a collection of old Dolomites postcards gave me as a birthday present a small, hand-made, soft covered booklet of sepia and white photographs. The booklet contained 36 photographs by A. We estimated that the booklet dated from the early s at the latest, and had been produced for the tourist market to commemorate the Great Dolomite Road, the last pieces of which were completed in My friend had found the booklet in a local second-hand bookshop.

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Sarah Williams offers tips on dating old photographs Thursday, 12 December Read more blogs from the magazine team We received a Christmas card from the Llewellyn-Bowen family this week, Laurence, his wife and two daughters dressed up in a s jazz style. It made me think of our feature on postcards in our Christmas issue written by photo dating expert Jayne Shrimpton that included a Christmas postcard from her collection. This card, sent from the Sudan in , features a photograph of a soldier inserted into a festive mount.

We associate postcards now with holiday scenes, but in the first half of the 20th century they were also commonly used as mounts for personal photographs. We find some of the most common queries from readers are to do with photo dating. Boxes of old photographs can sometimes come down the family with no indication of who the sitters are.

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Post cards Sir John Evelyn Leslie Wrench was actively interested in the unity of the British Empire and his post card activities only occupied a few years of a very active life. He left Eton at 17 planning to enter the diplomatic service and travelled on the Continent to learn languages. His first post cards were ready for sale by the end of and the company expanded very fast to become perhaps the largest post card publisher in the country with a very wide range of cards – including many view cards including some of Hertfordshire.

Includes a remarkable dating calculator which allows the visitor to answer questions about their postcard print or Carte-de-visite and be supplied with an approximate date range when that form of media was popular in the UK.

Web bhsproject The site brings together information about the people and properties of Brentford, particularly the High Street, from with some earlier material. It has around web pages and over images. If you are a new user take a look at the site guide. New additions , also see Coming Soon: More recent news follows. This will work on many other websites. Access pages via links below. Payne’ – read more ; a search of this excellent website found biographies of three other men with possible Brentford connections: If so does the postcard date from later than ?

Vic Rosewarne has uncovered references to highwaymen, the stagecoach business, celebrations of Nelson’s victory in and Queen Victoria’s 18th birthday, the establishing of the Poor Law Union Meticulously researched using contemporary sources; you will need a pot of tea, several biscuits and a minute break to get the most from this! It would have been circa ish, and was on the outskirts of Brentford in the general direction of Isleworth. The main occupants of the yard were motor vehicles, but there were also two small aircraft hulks which spent some months there.

It is these that I am particularly interested in.

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