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Curious Philatelic Activities June 26, 2011

  a curious book about an eccentric Englishman who enjoyed challenging the postal system

  if you can read the fine print on the back cover of this book, you can find out a bit more about this man W. Reginald Bray (1879-1939).  He really was eccentric.

My philatelic activities are a bit more mundane.  Here are several postcards I found recently.

  I don’t know what breed of dog this is.  For some reason I have a feeling it’s Belgian.  The seller of the card thinks the card dates from 1907 but there is no message or stamp to give any more clues.  It will go  into the album with my other dog postcards.

  “The Return of the Oyster Fishers”, original painting by Francois Nicolas Augustin Feyen-Perrin (1829-1888).  According to the inscription of the card, the painting hangs in the Luxumbourg Gallery in Paris.  Again no message or stamp on the back to give any further clues.

  this is a card of the Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College in Oberlin Ohio.  I bought this card (for the princely sum of 50 cents) with Oberlin friends in  mind, but they are not postcard collectors so I am quite happy to keep it.  I think that building is just magnificent.

 

2 Responses to “Curious Philatelic Activities”

  1. Joanna Says:

    Great postcards! I love all three of them. I seem to have missed some issues of your blog, and am glad to catch up.

  2. Janet Says:

    Joanna – there’s a bit of a history to that dog postcard – history at least as far as I am concerned. I kept looking at it repeatedly in the antique place and thought they were charging too much – after numerous visits I finally weakened and paid the price – all of $2. I still thought it was too much but I had gone over to Fremont just to buy it and get it over with. I’m glad I did.


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