Hand Painted Postcards

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Re: Hand Painted Postcards

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Back in 2018 I purchased a hand painted card on eBay to adapt for use for as a Christmas card - the result (below right) was very pleasing; however, I recently came across what must have been the original card which my artist must have used as his inspiration. The original, in my opinion, was far inferior to the copy - especially the very odd inclusion of the sunburst which completely ruins the picture. It's not the first time that I've come across this scenario but I find it interesting nonetheless. The original card was published by Woolstone Bros., in their Milton Series - 532 - and posted in 1903.

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Re: Hand Painted Postcards

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A couple of more recent purchases; neither earth shatteringly interesting but I felt still worthy of preservation and only a few pounds.

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The Belfast Lough card dates from 1913 and I'm sure that its creator would be amazed that it still survives.

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Re: Hand Painted Postcards

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Another OAS acquisition after a few months famine - I'm still in the market for any other examples!

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Re: Hand Painted Postcards

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I picked up these three Dartmoor cards on eBay recently - just £20 - and by the same hand as the first card in this thread but from a different dealer. No clue as to who the artist was but they were certainly talented

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Re: Hand Painted Postcards

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Another recent eBay purchase - the S.S.Stanley Hall cargo ship - a massive outlay of £5.09 including p+p.
The painting is a good likeness of the ship which was launched on Tyneside in 1894 and was scrapped at Rosyth in 1928.

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Re: Hand Painted Postcards

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After a lean few months I picked up this little work of art on eBay tonight for just £5.95 including p+p.
Christchurch Priory in Dorset - a lot of detail packed into a small space.

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Re: Hand Painted Postcards

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Little enough coming up for sale these days and so I made another mercy purchase this morning and bought this untitled, unsigned and unposted, card on eBay for just £1.49 including p+p! Judging by the appearance of the card - an early undivided back - it's probably the best part of 120 years old. Nothing special but it deserves to live on. :)

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