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Postcard Album #1
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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 350 DPI with 50% Lossy JPEG Compression
King George V
January 16, 1912
Bertram Mackennal; G. W. Eve (Harrison and Sons Ltd.)
Cat. Value (Adjusted Cat. value adjusted for condition:
“A HAPPY BIRTHDAY” postcard by Rotory Photo, London, E.C. - number A 1391-6. As it states at the bottom, it is both “Printed in Britain” and “This is a HAND-PAINTED REAL PHOTOGRAPH”. The obverse shows the portrait of a young brunette lady, surrounded by a frame consiting of detailed flowers. The greeting reads “To-day I send a Greeting Warm and True / That Many Joys May Bless its Hours for You. / Each Coming Day Bring Happiness Anew.” The message reads “11-8-14. In the rush it nearly slipped my memory. Very glad to hear that you haad a nice holiday. I thought you were staying the fifteen days? I do not know when I shall be down as I feel very tiard when finished. Ada is on holiday now. It will be very nice when all the holidays are done and we ? ? in the old way again. Kind love to all. Ida Burd” The postcard is a stamped in the bottom corner with a good codntion and deeply coloured King George V green halfpenny stamp. The postmark is a circular date stamp which shows it have come from Manchester on August the 11th, 1914 (making this a certain Simple Royal Cypher version). There is also a small wave cancel, plus the addition central location identifier: “MANCHESTER S.W. / 11 AUG 14”. The message is addressed to “Mrs Ashall, Holly Hurst, Lyous Fold, Ashton on Hersey[?]”.
Circular Date Stamp (CDS): MANCHESTER / 745PM 11 AU 14 / 7 ++ waves and central identifier “MANCHESTER S.W. / 5. — PM / 11 AUG 14”
Unknown, on August 11, 1914
King George V Mackennel Definitives
Simple Royal Cypher (Unknown)
Not applicable (Not applicable)
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