Friday, December 28, 2007

Besançon 1899

This card was posted in August 1899, it’s not often we come across postcards before 1900 so I thought I’d share it with you. It’s not in the best of condition but is interesting because of its age

The statue is of Cardinal Granvelle (1517-1586) who was an influential French statesman and a famous collector of art.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Blue Pavillion

When I choose postcards to display here I prefer to have cards which I really like. This is why I haven’t added a card for a while.

Recently we bought some more postcards in and I’m starting to sort them into some sort of order. This is one that is going up for auction this evening. At first I thought that the two men might be playing chess, but looking at the card through a magnifying glass I’d say that they are having an animated discussion. The card was sent in 1904 and is in excellent condition. I can almost feel the warm sunshine…

Saturday, December 01, 2007

I am here!

It seems such a long time since I last posted. Here’s a souvenir from La Rochelle. The little envelope opens up to reveal a set of miniature postcards of La Rochelle.