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I’m twenty one to-day

Postcard bought from an antique fair in Stafford with a collection of other photos.

This image was instantly my favourite and the message on the reverse was a bonus:

“I’m twenty one to-day.”

I wonder which of these ladies was celebrating her Birthday?


My Dear Edith

My Dear Edith

Postcard bought at an antiques fair near Stafford.

The message reads:

My Dear Edith, Robert & I (& Paddy & Pam) send you our very best wishes for Xmas & the New Year.

I’m unsure whether the printed message on the front of the card reads Hearty Greetings or something else.

Interesting that the term Xmas is used in the message, I thought this was a modern word but it seems it’s origins are much earlier and taken from the Greek letter Chi.

Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you to everyone who has viewed or commented on my blog during 2012.

Do you happen to know these fellows?

Postcard bought at Stafford Showground Antiques Fair  just over a week ago.

I usually only scan the photograph but for these two I made an exception!

Both proudly displaying excellent Moustaches which fits with this months theme for Movember.

The address on the reverse reads Mr James Lowrie, 12 Esplanade Terrace, Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland Via New York  

The card doesn’t have a stamp or postal mark, perhaps it was posted inside an envelope?

I would love to know the real story behind this card so if you do know them get in touch…

Now that’s what I call a moustache


Bought from an Antiques Fair at Stafford Showground yesterday, this carte de visite was taken by

A & G Taylor, 70 & 78 Queen Victoria Street, 129 Fenchurch Street & Forest Lodge, London Road, Forest Hill, London.

I’m well in to my second week of Movember but I can only dream of a moustache like this one, it’s a beauty!