I Like this picture. It's the kind of picture I watch out for on a postcard. My Grandfather started collecting postcards and I sort of inherited the collection and have added to it. I particularly like art nouveau and anything French. My family apparently, came over from France in 1066 when England was invaded by the Normans. I have some PHQ cards that I bought from postal headquarters or whatever it's called - the philatelic bureau in Edinburgh. I like the sets of 10 cards that they issue about once every year. they seem to be more interesting. Often you can buy the book of stamps or a presentation pack of stamps and matching postcards. The postcards are a copy of the stamps. They are not only collectable but in the long term an investment. Unusually only two stamps were issued in the commemorative set for the marraige of The Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer. Usually, they are a set of 5 cards. I saw a set of these two stamps valued not long ago, in mint condition for £60 (about $100). I wondered about my postcards - I have a few sets of those.
Maybe, one day I shall set up a stall at a collectors fair and sell the lot for my retirement fund. or I'll leave them for another generation to keep and add to the collection - if someone from another generation shows any interest. I think his picture is by Toulouse Lautrec. I found a link to more pictures:
I think to appreciate postcards and stamps, you must be able to appreciate graphic art. I put a lot of "art" that i find roaming the Internet like a cyber-nomad in to my pictures folder and then the best ones go on the Pix page of my tiny web site:
Visit my website, have a good look around. There is some interesting stuff for such a tiny site and an insight into the mind of an eccentric Englishman - me! I kept getting adsense advertisements for places in India. On my page I have for Britney Spears too. but I checked the one out and it was quite good. They are getting quite technologically advanced in India. i think we get sort of immune to advertising and think it's all some scam - but I look at the ones I think are scams anyway. I wonder how they are making money out of such a ridiculous idea! I'm curious about everything. So click a few advertisements while you are on my site. It will help you become curious too and help put some money in my adsense account. I need that to pay for advertising for the new site I'm planning.
I just want to explain that eccentricity is something we English quite like - it means off-centre, not the usual boring person. Eccentrics have charm, are romantics and they have charisma. The worst crime we can commit is to be boring. i hope to become more eccentric as I age - most true Englishmen and Englishwomen for that matter do. The Internet, is a good playground for the English eccentric. We can express ourselves and be free - free from the shackles of rules and bureaucrats. We hate bureaucrats and their rules - they are breeding - more of the buggers every year. They used to all be male - but they are teaching young girlies how to be bureaucrats now! It should be bloody illegal! It's a breach of Human Rights - a crime against Humanity! For God's sake - let us not descend in to a world of brown envelopes dropping through our letter boxes day in and day out. The stress, alone costs us poor island race of British people a bloody fortune. God I miss my spell checker.....