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Postcard Album #1
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(Mac OSX) 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 (Harrisons and Sons Ltd.)
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Birthday postcard; portrait of young woman in dress, with flowers. The obverse shows a young lady with a bouquet of flower and light dress. The text reads: “With loving birthday wishes” and the poem: “Your days be bright and joyous all, But this one marked and set apart, By rarest joys that ever fall, In blessings on the heart.” Reference code H. 2053/3 is included in the lower left corner under a shied containing the monogram WH. The reverse has printed along the right side: “Real Photograph hand-painted. A. H. Smith, Northampton”. Includes descriptor “POST CARD” and dividing text. The right states “Reserved for Written Matter” whilst the left states “Reserved for address” The postcard itself is addressed to “Miss E Knight, 83 Moore street, Kingsley Park, Local”. The message reads ”Dear Emily. With my best wishes for a very happy birthday. With love from Annie.” Half-penny postage is affixed and canceled with long waves and the centre mark of “NORTHAMPTON” at an unknown time “? AM” plus a partial date “3 FEB ??”. Possible 1918, 1928 or 1926. Generally a lovely postcard and message, and plenty to do in terms of further research.
Waves; NORTHAMPTON / ? AM / 3 FEB 19?(6 OR 8)
KGV 1912-24 Definitives
Not Applicable (Not Applicable)
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