I thought that you blog readers might enjoy and appreciate this little snippet.
My friend Barbara (from the Tuesday Crafters) brought this postcard along today.
Her husband Ken is a Philatelist (stamp collector) and had come across this postcard
when sorting through some items that had belonged to a friend of his.
When I said that it was a punch art postcard, I was only joking, but it is a hand crafted
postcard, made out of used postage stamps and the borders of sheets of stamps,
hand cut and stuck on this ordinary postcard. I love it for the fact that it's a golfer - not sure whether it is an ant or a grasshopper playing golf - what do you think?
The writing says
Dear Dorothy. How do you like
my Postcard Manufacturing
I made this especially for you
At the bottom it says Golf at Harrogate.
The postmark is Harrogate and it was posted at 6:15 21st September 1912
Yes 1912!! It is over a hundred years old!
And it only cost a halfpenny stamp to post.
Notice there was no need for a post code either, Dorothy received this safely - probably the next day!!
Hope that this has been of as much interest to you as it has to me.