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SG GB 218
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(Mac OS Big Sur) HP Deskjet 2654 (1200 DPI, 24-bit Colour) through VueScan 9; Edited with GIMP; Lossless compression with ImageOptim; converted with Pixallon (NCH Software) to 600 DPI with 50% Lossy JPEG Compression
King Edward VII
1 Jan 1902
E. Fuchs (De La Rue & Co)
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Post Card from an unknown publisher. It shows an fascinating scene to say the least; a broad lake filled with babies. A young lady in a white dress has fished one out (hopefully not with a hook), and the child appears to be saying “To greet you.” The main text of the face is as follows:“The shortest Wishes most Convey, may Joy be Yours this Xmas Day.” It certainly seems bizarre for a Christmas card, but it was conceivably not back in the day. The reverse has a green King Edward VII halfpenny (½d) stamp with a very clean and clear Yeovil postmark. The circular date stamp also informs us that it was postmarked on the 11th, January, 1908 at 7.15PM. The stamp is in excellent condition, and relatively unobstructed by the postmark. Addressed to a “Mr Hodges, 8 Broad Street, Wells” and the message reads “Dear old friend glad to here you are better I can’t come down just now I hope home[?] Is quite well. From W Brake”. Unfortunately, the postcard isn’t in the greatest of conditions, with some yellowing, creases, and other signed of ageing. Still and intriguing piece, however, an a certainly surreal picture.
Circular date stamp (CDS): YEOVIL / 7. 15. PM JA 11 08
1902-10 KEVII Definitives
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