17. Punkish ‘Love You’ Cards

 

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These are some of the Valentine cards I made last year, and then kept in a shoe box under my bed.

During the next few days I am going to try to record them here.

They will not be for sale in my shop.

I have used a 1941 Ordnance Survey map of Hexham for the envelope. Someone, has violated it with a pink marker pen. The envelope is more like a wallet, though, as I have no intention of making it seal with glue or stickers. It’s 74 years old. No stickers.

The letters were cut from junk mail.

I do not print new stuff. These are the actual postcards. I use stuff other people have printed and then discarded.

As usual, I have made no attempt to erase the blemishes left by life.

376. Ponies at the Slipway. Westward Ho. PT1505.

376. Ponies at the Slipway. Westward Ho. PT1505.

370. The Beach and Promenade, Westward Ho. PT1507. Printed in Great Britain.

370. The Beach and Promenade, Westward Ho. PT1507. Printed in Great Britain.

375. The Beach Slipway, Westward Ho. PT1508. Printed in Great Britain.

375. The Beach Slipway, Westward Ho. PT1508. Printed in Great Britain.

379. Piccadilly Circus, London. PLO/86836. J. Arthur Dixon.

379. Piccadilly Circus, London. PLO/86836. J. Arthur Dixon.

 

381. Brean, Somerset. C11D. Harvey Barton Viewcard.

381. Brean, Somerset. C11D. Harvey Barton Viewcard.

380. Mini Golf, Newquay, Cornwall. Harvey Barton Viewcard.

380. Mini Golf, Newquay, Cornwall. Harvey Barton Viewcard.

377. Beach Chalets, Westward Ho. PT1506. Printed in Great Britain.

377. Beach Chalets, Westward Ho. PT1506. Printed in Great Britain.

16. Punkish ‘Love You’ Cards

 

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These are some of the Valentine cards I made last year, and then kept in a shoe box under my bed.

During the next few days I am going to try to record them here.

They will not be for sale in my shop.

I have used a 1941 Ordnance Survey map of Hexham for the envelope. Someone, has violated it with a pink marker pen. The envelope is more like a wallet, though, as I have no intention of making it seal with glue or stickers. It’s 74 years old. No stickers.

The letters were cut from junk mail.

I do not print new stuff. These are the actual postcards. I use stuff other people have printed and then discarded.

As usual, I have made no attempt to erase the blemishes left by life.

356. And top image. Palm Bay, Cliftonville. PT4365. No publishing details.

356. And top image. Palm Bay, Cliftonville. PT4365. No publishing details.

373. And above. Pavilion and Pier, Ramsgate. ET4217. Posted in 1969.

373. And above. Pavilion and Pier, Ramsgate. ET4217. Posted in 1969.

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366. And above. The Harbour, Polperro. J Salmon Ltd., Sevenoaks.

366. And above. The Harbour, Polperro. J Salmon Ltd., Sevenoaks.

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361. Victoria Gardens and Promenade, Broadstairs. PT4283. Printed in Great Britain. No more information.

361. Victoria Gardens and Promenade, Broadstairs. PT4283. Printed in Great Britain. No more information.

369. And above. The Boat Harbour, Falmouth, Cornwall. D. Noble for John Hinde Studios. 2DC23.

369. And above. The Boat Harbour, Falmouth, Cornwall. D. Noble for John Hinde Studios. 2DC23.

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364. The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells. Printed and published by J. Salmon Ltd.

364. The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells. Printed and published by J. Salmon Ltd.

363. The Warren, Folkestone. 29687. Printed in England. A.H.&S. Paragon Series, Margate.

363. The Warren, Folkestone. 29687. Printed in England. A.H.&S. Paragon Series, Margate.

362. The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells. Printed and published by J. Salmon Ltd.

362. The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells. Printed and published by J. Salmon Ltd.

 

 

15. Punkish ‘Love You’ Cards

 

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These are Valentine cards I made last year, and then kept in a shoe box under my bed.

During the next few days I am going to try to record them here.

They will not be for sale in my shop.

All the envelopes are made from a 1940 Ordnance Survey map of Anglesey. It was ruined already before I started cutting it.  Actually, it’s more of a wallet than an envelope. I wouldn’t recommend putting it in the post, what with it being 75 years old.

The letters were cut from junk mail.

As usual, I have made no attempt to erase the blemishes left by life.

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365. Above. Portloe, Cornwall. Published by John Hinde.

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367. Above. Jubilee Clock and Esplanade, Weymouth. W0624. Dennis Reproductions.

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360. Above. Yachts on the beach, Walmer. Printed in Great Britain, but the card doesn’t give any more details other than a serial number, PT4658.

14. Punkish ‘Love You’ Card – Sandown, 1968

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W. J. Nigh & Sons. Copyright, Ventnor and Shanklin. P81271.

Number: 378

This is one of my favourites. When I look at the deck-chair couple, I smile.

The picture shows The Battery Gardens, Sandown, Isle of Wight. Showing the bay with Culver cliffs.

I have never been to The Isle of Wight, but when I think of it, two people come to mind. Billy Connolly and Aine’s John.

Billy Connolly was in that film where he had a thing for Queen Victoria (aka Dame Judy,) with Isle of Wight connections. Mr. Brown. He was good in it. We saw him in the street once, on Skye.

My friend Aine has travelled the world with her husband, John. Wherever they go, it is never as good as The Isle of Wight, according to John.

Anyway, the postcard was posted to Sue in Southend in 1968, by Linda and Janet. This is what they said:

Dear Sue, The weather here in Sandown is rather chilly (?) but went on the beach yesterday. Today we went to Carisbrooke Castle and saw the donkey at the well house. Yesterday we took a bus to Shanklin and walked back along the cliff. My poor feet. Love, Linda and Janet.

Forty-five years later, the postcard found its way to me. I have added the words ‘Love You’, which were cut from old magazines and leaflets.

As usual, it is totally unique and super eco-friendly.

I have used a 1941 Ordnance Survey map of Hexham for the envelope. Someone, has violated it with a pink marker pen. The envelope is more like a wallet, though, as I have no intention of making it seal with glue or stickers. It’s 73 years old. No stickers.

The envelope and card have a combined age of 118 years!

It is a recent addition to my shop.

Have a great weekend,

Alison x

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13. Punkish ‘Love You’ Card -The Lugger Hotel, Portloe, 1969

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PT994. Printed in Great Britain.

Number: 350

This place looks wonderful. The hotel is still there, I’ve just checked, and is a delight. They’ve added a little roof terrace above those wooden doors, but apart from that, it hasn’t changed much. On the outside, that is, all mod-cons inside – spa, and the like.

Bet it didn’t have a spa in 1969, which is when this postcard was first sent. Ten days after man walked on The Moon, to be precise.

Leo and S posted it to Mr and Mrs Derbyshire, Liverpool, 12. I guess they didn’t stay at The Lugger.  This is what they said, it’s great:

Having a glorious time. Farmhouse A1. Some grand beaches, as you know – and the weather has been more than kind so far. Leo is planning on staying another fortnight. Send more money. L & S.

Wonder if they sent more money. No ‘please’.

I have used a 1941 Ordnance Survey map of Hexham for the envelope. Someone, has violated it with a pink marker pen. The envelope is more like a wallet, though, as I’ve no intention of making it seal with glue or stickers. It’s 73 years old. No stickers.

The envelope in the image is upside-down, so that you can read the place names.

As usual, the letters have been cut from old magazines and leaflets.

The card and envelope are totally unique, and have a combined age of 119 years!

I am now going to go through the ordeal of putting it in my shop. This is no disrespect to Folksy, by the way, I’m just not cut out for this stuff. Maybe I should just go to bed.

Don’t know if anyone was lucky enough to catch Robert Elmes today? People, who had grown up in Soho, were ringing in to tell stories. It was brilliant. Going to try and figure out the ‘listen again’ facility on Radio London.

Laters,

Alison x

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12. Punkish ‘Love You’ Card – Churchill Court, Sevenoaks, 1950s

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Published by The Grange Publishing Co. London SW17. Printed in Great Britain.

Number: 357

I imagine Sevenoaks to be the exact opposite of my home town, Spennymoor.

This is a lovely matt postcard of Churchill Court, which looks pretty posh. I’ve just googled it and discovered it became a Grade II listed building in 1990.

Approximately seventy years after it was printed I have added some new bits. I cut out some letters from old magazines and mounted the words ‘Love You’ onto an exhibition advert’ from work. I work in a London gallery, and when an exhibition comes to an end any leftover paraphernalia is put into the recycling bin. Unless I get to it first. If you look carefully beneath the letters, you will see a leaflet for an exhibition about Elizabeth 1. Queen Bess moved over a few weeks ago to make way for David Bailey.

The envelope is made from a 1940 Ordnance Survey map of Anglesey. Actually, it’s more of a wallet than an envelope. I wouldn’t recommend putting it in the post, what with it being 74 years old. The card and envelope have a combined age of 145 years! As usual, I have made no attempt to erase the blemishes left by life.

The card is totally unique and super eco-friendly.

It will be in my shop soon.

Laters,

Alison x

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11. Punkish ‘Love You’ Card – Whitstable, 1960s

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358

Published by A.H.& S. Paragon Series. K582. Printed in Holland.

Number: 358

I have never been to Whistable, but would love to. It has been on my ‘to do’ list for a pretty long time. Not sure whether it still looks like this postcard from the sixties, but I’d like to think it does, more or less.

Approximately forty-five years after this postcard was printed, it found its way to me. I have given it a new life. The letters have been cut from old magazines and leaflets and then sewn onto the card.

The envelope is made from a 1940 Ordnance Survey map of Anglesey. Actually, it’s more of a wallet than an envelope. I wouldn’t recommend putting it in the post, what with it being 74 years old. The card and envelope have a combined age of 115 years! As usual, I have made no attempt to erase the blemishes left by life.

The card is totally unique and super eco-friendly.

It will be in my shop soon.

Laters,

Alison x

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