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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
Bertram Mackennal; G. W. Eve (Harrison and Sons)
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Embossed postcard with a portrait surrounded by floristry. The message reads “Wishing You A Bright and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.” with the short poem: “Each rosy cloud at dawn shall bear, A message sweet to-day, God’s angels guard you everywhere, And bring you joy always.” from (E.M.H.) LILYWHITE. HALIFAX.” number “129.” The reverse has a stunningly vibrant King George V vermillion penny stamp, postmarked with a clean and clear small format Rochdale circular date stamp (CDS) dating the sending to June the 15th,, 1918. The print notes that this card is from the “LILYWHITE PHOTOGRAPHIC SERIES” and “Printed in Britain” and also that “This is a Copyright Real Photograph”. The card is addressed to “Miss Mabel Huigly, 35 Westmews [?], Suddon, Rochdale.” and has the simple message “Just to wish yoy many happy returns of the day. From gradma[?]”.
Circular Date Stamp (CDS): ROCHDALE / JUN 15 730PM / 1918 -&- Waves
Unknown, on 15 June, 1918
King George V 1912-24 Definitives
Simple Royal Cypher (Unknown)
Not applicable (Not applicable)
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