20 March 2011

Two Books about Postcards

I thought I would blog about two postcard-related books I have on my bookshelf.

I picked up this book at a second-hand bookstore in Whitstable, Kent. This book is full of postcards of cats. I like this book a lot because it really documents two types of postcards very well: the mass produced photographic cards with accompanying ditties, and cards of real people with their cats produced using postcard cameras. I have a bit of a bias for the latter type of postcard so this book is very satisfying.

I was given this book at Christmas. It is a book that describes Mr Reginald Bray's real obsession with Royal Mail postal rules. I particularly like the postcards he sent with pictures of the intended recipients instead of their addresses - genius! I will look out for Mr. Bray's handiwork at the postcard fairs, but I think it is most likely his postcards are hidden safely away in deltiologists' collections.

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