For postcard collectors around the world, including ones who have collected for many years, it is, and always has been, the thrill of the chase. And, the discovery of a card you have never seen before. Yet, there comes a time when the chase becomes a “Wow!” Such was the case with this card and the message it carries.
Author: Ray Hahn
Raphael Tuck & Sons used Fred Buchanan’s cartoon art on postcards for a quarter-century but few of his cards, if any were sold in America. Was his humor purely British?
A mystery to be solved. Who knows the answer?
In the Book of Ecclesiastes, it is recorded, “There is no new thing under the sun.” This scripture illustrates the boredom and monotony of daily life, and it certainly applies to the predictability of tomorrow in this Corona virus lockdown. As we watch the Ides of March tick-by, knowing what the Ides are, may amuse.
The major rivers of the world have profound effects on the lands they flow through. Any 5th grader can name some of them, but the Rhine River that raises in Switzerland and flows to the North Sea has influenced western civilization more than most. This bit of postcard history shows how.