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by Dave43
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: obliterated postcard message
Replies: 2
Views: 554

Re: obliterated postcard message

Sorry, I didn't add pic, I find I can't do on this website (its easy on Delcampe!) somebody did tell me how onetime but I've forgotten! (Also advancing years are an excuse!)
by Dave43
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Dating this card?
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: Dating this card?

I have looked at University website and eventually found some Capetown images, yours is not amongst them so not very helpful. I have found more useful on London postcards, Valentines like many other postcard publishers were printing large books of views for tourists before picture postcards were eve...
by Dave43
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Dating this card?
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: Dating this card?

The University of St Andrews (Scotland) Special Collections have Valentines original pics etc and if you can find they should have the date taken but some are wrong careful! Also database is HUGE now and I find it very unwieldy to use. I might have a go but even I find it hard to use!
by Dave43
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: obliterated postcard message
Replies: 2
Views: 554

obliterated postcard message

I wondered if this was done by PO in order they could sell "insufficiently addressed" card (88 is E District Office, right for Aldgate) There are possibly a couple of attempts to deliver, 1 pencil, the other blue crayon, but can't read. Did they try to return to sender, I see Louis gave his address,...
by Dave43
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer
Replies: 5
Views: 2860

Re: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer

Unfortunately the June-December 1940 copies of the Cornishman are missing from Morrab Library, I did look at Deaths and obits for that period in West Briton but they might not have put it in both or I mighta missed it! Cornishman serves Penzance, W Briton Truro, I will have to look somewhere else. H...
by Dave43
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer
Replies: 5
Views: 2860

Re: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer

Thanks for that, sounds like him, Prah was in Kerrier then, Dave (Sorry I dislike paying for info on web, don't belong to anything, am I alone in finding web increasingly unhelpful nowadays, its all advertising, it was mostly history in old days?!)
by Dave43
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer
Replies: 5
Views: 2860

Re: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer

Sorry for delay but Britain from Above can't tell me anything I don't already know, I can find his pics but not anything about HIM, thanks
by Dave43
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer
Replies: 5
Views: 2860

Arthur W Hobart aerial photographer

Anxious to find out anything about Arthur W Hobart, aerial photographer, Croydon, Kenley, Plymouth and Prah Sands (Cornwall where I live but now spelt Praa!) active in the 1920's, possibly flew in WWI, I can find what pics he took (mostly not for cards but used some views on his advertising card) bu...
by Dave43
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Wrench London Checklist?
Replies: 38
Views: 47870

Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Sorry, it ages since I posted anything on these cards but I still use the list I downloaded way back. The cards are good and cos of this are expensive, a bit dear for me but occasionally I find a bargain! But looking thru my accumulation (I daren't call it a collection!) of London cards I find Wrenc...
by Dave43
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Valentine and Wrench
Replies: 2
Views: 2737

Re: Valentine and Wrench

Dunno if it helps but you can find originals of Valentines photos on University of St Andrews special collections, Scottish photographers, James Valentine I think, put in identity JV- and the number on the postcard but don't forget the hyphen! Its getting v difficult to use as database is getting so...
by Dave43
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Grays real photo cards of London
Replies: 4
Views: 3607

Re: Grays real photo cards of London

PS these are all B&W
by Dave43
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Grays real photo cards of London
Replies: 4
Views: 3607

Re: Grays real photo cards of London

list is more gaps than anything else but here goes, 6 is Piccadilly (street not circus) 8 Charing Cross 20 Southampton Row (I have) 22 New Oxford St 28 Kingsway (I have) 38 Aldwych (I have) 43 Leicester Sq 46 Port of London Authority (slightly diff, on IXL paper bit grubby, mine are pristine but can...
by Dave43
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Grays real photo cards of London
Replies: 4
Views: 3607

Grays real photo cards of London

I may have posted this before but I have 4 of these, unused, I was trying to make a list of them but have only found another 4 with another 1 possible, like the Wrench cards they show different views of London streets to the usual run of the mill. It won't let me attach scans at present, says file i...
by Dave43
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: To eBay or not to eBay?
Replies: 53
Views: 61841

Re: To eBay or not to eBay?

I always reckon e bay is for "chancers" Delcampe for "collectors" (incidentally make sure you get into "International" loads more stuff on there, I have had few problems dealing with Europe)
by Dave43
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Albums and Auctions
Replies: 5
Views: 4180

Re: Albums and Auctions

someone has prob already said this but a lotta people get old empty albums and fill them with rubbish, it's prob best to buy the singles you want, like browse on Delcampe rather than buy job lots, which reminds me, what can I do with all these cards I bought and don't want!?