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Posted 06/21/2015   9:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ikeyPikey to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To date, the oldest of my Old UK Postcards, bearing the oldest of my UK stamps (a definitive first issued in 1887).

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When an (otherwise un-inspected) auction lot arrives, it can contain just about anything.

When it contains one/more 'over size' postcards, I groan ... the more 'over size', the louder I groan.

Why? These are invariably late model chromes, and they look like someone forgot to 'not fold, spindle, or mutilate'.

To be fair, the more 'over size' the card, the harder it would have been to find a suitable storage solution.

But check out this little baby!

Most of one millimeter thick, this heavy card stock might actually have survived mailing.

It is the first time that I have seen anything quite like it and, sadly, the 'Mammoth View Card' legend did not google well.

The ships - RMS Ionian & SS Canopic - were easy to find.

http://www.antiquaprintgallery.com/...153517-p.asp ... a print, reproduced on this card, published by Bunneys Ltd of Liverpool, who also published postcards. The dealer dates the print as '1900'.

http://postcards-of-the-past.co.uk/ ... some information about Bunneys (see Publishers), and a lovely postcard of IM's Douglas Parade (see Other Places) (go figure!)

http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=canop ... she sailed as SS Canopic 1903-1925, which contradicts the dealer's date of 1900 for the print ... perhaps the print was from 1900, but the caption was updated later?

http://www.norwayheritage.com/p_ship.asp?sh=ionia ... the RMS Ionian sailed from Liverpool many times during 1901-1906

Based on the (incomplete) voyage history, perhaps one possible date for this print was late December 1903 or early January 1904?

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/s/ ikeyPikey

PS: The shop at which I bought this card has 3 more from this series, though mine is the pick of the litter ...





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The Micklegate Bar in York UK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_city_walls ... whazza 'Bar'?

Please don't ask me why someone wrote 'Scotland' on the card

Edited to add: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thirsk is the nearby town to which the card is addressed

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And I bet you thought London's Temple Bar was an eatery!
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Quote:
"The fictional dramas of Downton Abbey seem relatively tame to the actual events in Swarthmoor Hall's history. The birthplace of the Quaker movement has all the elements of a great screenplay: love, conflict, conviction and passion."

Jo Davies, Editor, North-West Evening Mail


http://www.swarthmoorhall.co.uk/ ... Swarthmoor Hall belongs to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swarthmoor_Hall

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The Marble Arch, Hyde Park, London UK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marble_Arch

The is a really well-made card. The level of detail would suggest a fine-grain collotype, but the card is a half-tone screen and, as a bonus, is printed on heavier-than-usual stock.

Q/ Did the card travel to the clerk for Box 345, who then passed it to the General Delivery clerk?

Q/ Or, did the card travel to the the General Delivery clerk, who then passed it to the clerk for Box 345?

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