Deltiology again – I haven’t blogged about my postcard collection for a long time. Well, today was Book Fair Day and not only did I buy and sell books (more buying than selling in good book dealer tradition) but I also bought some postcards. My postcard collection is a bit eclectic to say the least. I like postcards for the artwork. I like postcards that remind me of the time when tinted postcards were popular. I like postcards that remind me of places I have been. I like postcards that have interesting stamps. I like postcards that are old. I like postcards that tell something about social history. Etc. etc.
Today I bought 3 postcards.
Girl milking a goat in Norway. Date 1905 approx. I like postcards of animals – and this one make me think of a blog I read about raising goats in Devon. I like old postcards. As a rule, I like all things Scandinavian.
Hardanger, Norway Postmark Bergen 1905. A lovely stamp on this card written July 12th. It is a tinted card. The Hardanger Fjord was where I cycled, hiked, and stayed at the Youth Hostel in 1959. I am reminded that it seemed to me that we had the same buffet meal 3 times a day.
The Bell Bowling Green, Tewsbury. Old postcards of bowling greens are rare – this is my first one. Readers of this blog will know why I bought this postcard.