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by CollectIreland
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Postcard Wants
Topic: Irish cards by "Jotter" aka Walter Hayward Young
Replies: 7
Views: 6668

Irish cards by "Jotter" aka Walter Hayward Young

The prolific postcard artist, Walter Hayward Young "Jotter", is the main reason for my interest in collecting postcards and while he produced quite a number of Irish cards some are exceedingly hard to find. Most of the ones undertaken by Raphael Tuck & Sons eventually turn up if one is patient, but ...
by CollectIreland
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast
Replies: 15
Views: 15874

Re: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uwisBhBH9fY/WYLubQp3DjI/AAAAAAAAFYc/Il_j2250e9IE-KL7571fumUT37x903vUACLcBGAs/s1600/The%2BOld%2BIrish%2BDresser%2BSP%2BCo.jpg My latest acquisition, from an Irish eBay seller who never indicates the publisher, and as this particular type of Scholastic (SP Co.) card closely...
by CollectIreland
Wed Jul 26, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Survivor from Raphael Tuck inferno
Replies: 0
Views: 3223

Survivor from Raphael Tuck inferno

I thought that some of you might be interested in this item from my Art blog: https://irishartindex.wordpress.com The night of the 29th December, 1940, saw one of the largest and most destructive German air raids on London during World War.II. More than 24,000 high explosive bombs and 100,000 incend...
by CollectIreland
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast
Replies: 15
Views: 15874

Re: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast

I picked up another Scholastic card on eBay this evening - a scarce one by Maurice C Wilks - only the second one I have come across in the last 2/3 years. As luck would have it two other people wanted it too and so it ended up costing me just over £10. One of the artist's better cards! https://1.bp....
by CollectIreland
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast
Replies: 15
Views: 15874

Re: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast

I'm still pursuing Scholastic Art cards and I picked up this on eBay during the week. Hand-coloured/tinted and not of a type that I'm familiar with from Scholastic, it turned out to have no publisher indicated. Apparently, hand colouring died out in the 1930's and this would fit the date that the or...
by CollectIreland
Tue May 30, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast
Replies: 15
Views: 15874

Re: Scholastic Production Co. Belfast

Still plodding along with my Scholastic postcard collection and due to their scarcity I tend to buy almost everything - especially the art cards. Below is my latest acquisition - purchased from a French seller on Delcampe - €5.65 incl.p+p. Not one of the artist's finest works but worth having anyway...
by CollectIreland
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Valentine Postcards
Replies: 2
Views: 2938

Re: Valentine Postcards

There's also a substantial archive of 3,000+ negatives of Irish Valentine postcards available at the National Library of Ireland here: http://www.nli.ie/en/udlist/photographs ... 372a2e5a15
by CollectIreland
Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: eBid...
Replies: 9
Views: 8496

Re: eBid...

And Steve, thanks to your tip I bought this one on eBid tonight. Even the chap who had it listed had to check if it was printed or the genuine article! https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ckZni9aGSnY/WHQXZCBb_uI/AAAAAAAAE6E/tL75Hqats3AlJSj7UGHK-CM5OXl_P-ACACLcB/s1600/Beacon%2BCrail%2Bhand%2Bpainted%2Bpc.jpg ...
by CollectIreland
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: eBid...
Replies: 9
Views: 8496

Re: eBid...

Have to agree with Moonraker , eBid is useless - handpainted postcards brought up just 3 items today. eBay for all its faults remains the only place to find anything and Delcampe is rubbish since they altered the site. :( Well, I managed to find 21 'hand painted' postcards (as opposed to 'handpaint...
by CollectIreland
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: eBid...
Replies: 9
Views: 8496

Re: eBid...

Have to agree with Moonraker, eBid is useless - handpainted postcards brought up just 3 items today. eBay for all its faults remains the only place to find anything and Delcampe is rubbish since they altered the site. :(
by CollectIreland
Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Christmas Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 5773

Re: Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings from the Sunny South East of Ireland and the http://irishpostcards.boardhost.com where I sometimes pop in to talk to myself. :D

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by CollectIreland
Sun Sep 25, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Painting out the sky
Replies: 3
Views: 2823

Re: Painting out the sky

When it came to embellishing postcards think John Hinde - the Daddy of them all.
by CollectIreland
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Albums and Auctions
Replies: 5
Views: 3957

Re: Albums and Auctions

Caveat Emptor! There's real no other answer to this because if you bid online it's what you're up against. Did you leave, or threaten to leave, negative feedback? I find that even with online auctions it's fairly easy to spot dubious listings, but then I'm on the auction scene for more years than I ...
by CollectIreland
Mon Mar 14, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: To eBay or not to eBay?
Replies: 53
Views: 58965

Re: To eBay or not to eBay?

I use eBay to buy/sell on, but the latter less with each passing month. I only buy on Delcampe. I find there's an enormous number of sellers trying to sell overpriced tat on eBay and to a lesser extent Delcampe. Many dealers can't even be bothered to indicate the publishers name. I collect Irish car...
by CollectIreland
Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: Postcard Collecting
Topic: Looking for Irish clubs
Replies: 2
Views: 2537

Re: Looking for Irish clubs

Good luck with that! I live in Ireland and have become interested in collecting Irish cards, but there's little or nothing out there. No club that I can identify at all in the Republic, and the Northern Ireland Postcard Club are invisible. Such is my level of frustration that I have resorted to sort...