Friday, March 14, 2008

Princesse Alice




A few days ago we received a lot of 1000 cards from an auction house. They were really special and we’re rather pleased with them. If you read the post about the auction catalogue (a different auction to come), you will know that some of the pictures are of Prince Albert 1st of Monaco. The card above was also taken on his yacht "Princesse Alice". I think it’s a very interesting coincidence.

Here you see the launching of a weather kite for the exploration of the atmosphere. I’m not really sure but I think that the man standing on the left reaching up to the kite is the Prince.

4 comments:

Titania Starlight said...

Hi Anji,
Wow! A thousand cards? I am excited to see them. I am getting to be quite interested in postcards. I'll have to see of my Granny still has some. I know she once upon a time ago kept some from across the pond. :o)

Have a lovely weekend.

Pamela J Weatherill said...

What fun to go through a 1000 cards! :-) Lucky you! If you ever have any with treehouses or journals/diaries PLEASE let me bid first! :-)

Ken Albin said...

It sounds like you are going to have a lot of posts in the future! I love your site and all of the old photos. That is a special thing I truly enjoy.

Anji said...

Titania: I hope your Granny has some to show you. Even cards from the 50s and 60s are popular now, I still prefer the older ones. ( A thousand cards fit into a man's sized shoe box)

Pam: We did have some tree house ones in the past, they sold very quickly. I'll find a link so you can see what I mean.

Ken: Thank you and thanks for visiting. I enjoyed looking at your blog too. Pity about the 'censorship'.