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by CollectIreland
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Huge Postcard Auction in Ireland - 26th January 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 766

Huge Postcard Auction in Ireland - 26th January 2019

There's seems to be no "New Topic" on the Events Page so I'm posting this here. 100,000 POSTCARDS FOR AUCTION In what is probably the largest auction of picture postcards ever held in Ireland, over 100,000 cards will be offered by Whyte’s on 26 January, 2019 This collection was formed by Dubliner, S...
by CollectIreland
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 3144

Re: Christmas Greetings

Where does time ago? Another absolutely manic year and we're approaching Christmas again. Here's my latest offering and my personal card for 2018. Original postcard purchased for a couple of pounds and with a little magic from Vistaprint good to go. The wonderful original hand-painted card was sent ...
by CollectIreland
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Hand Painted Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Hand Painted Postcards

My latest acquisition is this nice card titled " A scene in the New Forest " unposted but probably from the early 1900s - a bargain on eBay at just £4.95 including postage. That said if I put a price on the hours that I spend searching! https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ckxY7ba1Euc/W_AcxJVM7jI/AAAAAAAAfQM/...
by CollectIreland
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Hand Painted Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Hand Painted Postcards

And further confirmation today with a duplicate of another card in my collection turning up on Delcampe. Subtle differences in colours and it rather confirms my suspicion that the artist was running some sort of cottage industry. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ifggtn0ud0Y/W7-qKTfLtFI/AAAAAAAAe0A/D-DIQBI...
by CollectIreland
Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Hand Painted Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Hand Painted Postcards

At last tonight I got partially to the bottom of a mystery that has been puzzling me for a while. I have been gradually acquiring a collection of cards ' seemingly ' handpainted by an artist signing themselves O.A.S. but there was something about them that indicated that they might have been mass pr...
by CollectIreland
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Hand Painted Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Hand Painted Postcards

I continue to save lost souls and thought that this poor Robin - probably c.100+ years old - deserved to live again. All of 99 pence on eBay yesterday and I'm already toying with another Vistaprint Christmas card idea. https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e-xQZthBS70/W7yRCuSKmhI/AAAAAAAAeyw/fF8utgDBBMoIRZ99MM...
by CollectIreland
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Stehli Freres STF Art cards
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Re: Stehli Freres STF Art cards

Added another nice unused one this week - Great Tits - just €3.90 incl.p+p on Delcampe.

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by CollectIreland
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Stehli Freres STF Art cards
Replies: 2
Views: 943

Stehli Freres STF Art cards

Another series of cards that I've recently started collecting are these superb bird paintings by Swiss artist Eugen Hartung (1897-1973). I'm not sure what decade they date from, possibly late 1940's or pre-war WWII? A little bit about the publishers - Stehli Freres, Zurich - below. https://3.bp.blog...
by CollectIreland
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2204

Re: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?

Well, I didn't think that it was possible but the sexy new website makes the Message Forum even less obvious. Great move!
by CollectIreland
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast
Replies: 15
Views: 11152

Re: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast

One mystery solved but a lot more to go... L Murdoch After several years trying to track down this mysterious artist, I have finally cracked it - thanks in the main to Mervyn Scott from Portstewart. It seems that I had been looking for the wrong artist all the time and L Murdoch was actually Lilian ...
by CollectIreland
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Hand Painted Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Hand Painted Postcards

Another mercy purchase and this one had been on Delcampe for quite a long time attracting no interest - not bad for just £2.40 including p+p. It has a certain simple charm and is a keeper. I still find myself having to wade through thousands of mislabelled cards - everything from hand-tinted cards t...
by CollectIreland
Wed Aug 29, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Hand Painted Postcards
Replies: 9
Views: 2961

Re: Hand Painted Postcards

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_J5gGtnd_qw/W4ZFK9P7OXI/AAAAAAAAebE/c-9gCeqw2f8Sdq7L5a-vN8DMlPS_e_TwQCLcBGAs/s1600/New%2BChristmas%2BCard.PNG Just added this 1927 card to my collection - £10 on eBay incl.p+p. Destined to be one of my Christmas cards this year but not necessarily in this template. I just...
by CollectIreland
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Why is the Message Forum so quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2204

Why is the Message Forum so quiet?

It has been discussed before but I can't find the thread. The level of activity here is quite disheartening and inexplicable - to me - as there are at least 90 PTA dealers listed on the site and if each one of them posted just once a year it would probably double the number of posts. I don't know ho...
by CollectIreland
Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast
Replies: 15
Views: 11152

Re: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xdMqJxOReng/W4KUQ9foIRI/AAAAAAAAeZw/CojYiwQJcIwvFi3Nt0fWAfAjPuem_kG0wCLcBGAs/s1600/7296-spelga-pass-mourne-mountains-sp-co-pu-1938.jpg There's somebody else out there collecting Scholastic cards or perhaps it's the location? This sold on eBay recently for an incredible £6...
by CollectIreland
Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Mystery painting and card..
Replies: 1
Views: 786

Mystery painting and card..

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0189301rAXU/W2cDh8MRDyI/AAAAAAAAeSQ/-rI8WZmWCpo2P-87JsxzCngFvUQZ3xezQCLcBGAs/s1600/T%2BHENRY%2BPERHAPS.jpg I came across the painting (top) on eBay recently and bought it as it bore a striking likeness to the Terence Henry postcard (bottom) already in my collection. My qu...