The Ron's Postcard Pages Blog. Droning on since October 2005...
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  14th February 2017 Ok, so I've done it! Fibre broadband is here.I got rid of the Non-postcard content from my website and clawed back quite a bit of space therin.I was actually over the limit! on the 4th of Feb. I went to the Postcard fair at Durham and came back loaded with goodies.I seemed to have the Actress sections to myself this time! On my Website title page I have re-arranged the Actress links as I needed to place Constance Collier and Gabrielle Ray in their own sections. Once I get my shirt together, Marie Studholme will get her own as well. I also got some nice cards from ebay too. Including a very appealing Constance Collier. Not sure about the next Durham fair but I will be making more small changes to this site.
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  6th December 2016

Here I am Talking to myself again! Postcard frenzy last month, I made it to Durham on the 19th and bought about 30.Also a few on flea bay. I have noticed a couple more buyers of Actress cards lately, thankfully not of the actresses I collect. I have bought a couple more Actors cards lately and I fully intend to add more. I have already re-arranged the Actors page indeed I have been doing a little housework on my website as its near the theoretical limit of my allotted allowance. ( Postcard Event Horizon!) My IP have been very patient with me I think!

Im Sitting in my spare room on my old Dell Win XP desktop. Its the only one with Dreamweaver on. I cant afford a recent version for Win 8.1 or Win 10. Both our laptops get used by the girls anyhoo! Im drinking a large glass of Bowmore whisky and Im listening to a Teresa Stratas LP "The unknown Kurt Weill." 'Wie lange noch?' is belting out of my Mordaunt Shorts and Im striking appropriate dramatic poses and yes...I'm sure I'm straight!

The next postcard fair in Durham County Hall is on February the fourth. I shall try to get there Meanhile If there is anyone reading this, apart from myself that is, then Happy Christmas and Happier new Year. Dang!..No more Bowmore, Wait! There is some Balvenie 12 yo behind the Guitar Rack to my right ahr yup! got it, its a very small room!

 
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  10th May 2016 I have been buying a few cards in the last month, unfortunatly I dont have much time or money to devote to my site as I would like. The parents of any teenage daughters out there may have an inkling why......I would like to stay and chat but I have just cleaned out the bedroom and I had better get to the Docs for a Tetanus shot!  
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  2nd September 2015 I bought a new Printer Scanner today an HP Envy 4502. The Quality of the scans ar quite improved! Added a nice Isobel Jay Giant Postcard just now. Shame they dont turn up as often as I would like.  
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  15th July 2015 Bit of a spate of purchases the last two months. Some very nice additions to Gaynor Rowlands Mabel Green and Evie Greene. Plus a few others.  
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  19th March 2015 I finally seperated the folies Postcards from the romance ones. They have their own page now, although I need to clump the relevant cards together. Two new Folies added along with a few other PPC's including an autographed Kemsley Scott Barrie in which he is dressed as a man!  
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  12th March 2015 Suprise! three more cards.A very nice Mrs Pat, a Hilda Hammerton and a Violet Lloyd ( No relation!) Strange things happening in Space too...I may have a lot more than I thought I had...Must have been one of those Gravitational Waves I've been reading about....  
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  10th March 2015 It been a long time but I decided to splash out and buy a couple of PC's My webspace is nearly used up at my IP ( Force 9 or Plusnet )I need to decide if I'm going to carry on. I intend to go over to fibre broadband this year sometime and unless I can keep my webspace as part of the deal or even increase it a tad, I may not have room for many more cards here. There are some other pages on my site I could loose and just keep the site for postcards. That would probebly do as a stop gap. We'll have to see.  
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  16th Apil 2014 A suprise visit to Eric at Station Stamps provided 9 new cards including some nice Tucks Photochrome.  
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  26th March 2014 Its been a while, yup....but my old Desk Top has been US since october and money is tight right now and other things are taking prescidence. Just one nice Gaynor rowlands card. couldnt resist!....Oh...Happy new year.  
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  23rd October 2013 Been picking up some Tuck's Photochrome Celebrities of the stage for about a quid each. Even bought a small album to keep 'em in. Coloured photographs I think. Not much else going on.  
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  23rd September 2013 Mostly not been buying cards latelydue to self destructing laptops ect, but I have added a few nice colour PC's in the Tucks photochrome Celebrities of the stage Series. and I found another Gaynor rowlands as Cleopatra card proported to be from a lantern show series. Heigh ho!  
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  18th July 2013 I took a pile of Swaps int Erics at Gateshead and Traded them in for a good selection of postcards including some nice autographed PC's theyre on line now!  
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  21st May 2013 Been managing some more cards the last few months. Other interests dragging me away. Nice Nina Sevening Autographed PC today.. Looks like her writing and pen addressed it. A requested Autograph perhaps?  
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  20/3/13 Dribs and Drabs Im afraid, but some nice cards added. Guest book is gone now. I was sick if clearing out the Troll Snot!  
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  26th February 2013 Four very nice cards added today. I had some spare time so I went to Eric's shop and spent £4.50!  
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  6th February 2013 I decided to splash out and bought some Post cards from my local Stamp Shop and Ebay too! Seventeen to be exact I thought it was time to search out some Marie Studholme cards. and I found some beauties! Once again though I have had to clear a dozen 'pirate' links from my Guest Book. OK, so its not exactly Victoria Station in there, but I dont like having to regularly scrape the errant posts off the page. I think if it keeps happening I'll just get rid of the Guest book feature. This week Im reading Mrs Pat. the biography of Mrs Patrick Campbell good read it is too. Well thats me lot for now.  
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  23rd January 2013 Happy New Year to all my viewer......Been buying a little this year including one Ciggarette card of Evie Greene. Its teenie weenie weenie ickle! So cute I might get More. I didnt realise they were Rp!  
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  14th November 2012 Four new cards today including a card with Gaynor Rowlands and Florrie Warde together. Dont often see Gaynor in a postcard with someone else.  
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  2nd November 2012

Seven new cards today Four lovely ladies from La Belle Epoch and some nice actress cards.

 
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  6th October 2012

Four new cards today including a very nice Mabel green which for some reaso scans very poorly! it looks far better in real life.Weird!

 
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  20th September 2012 Just a pair of PC's to keep me interest up! I'm still concentrating on other things this year!  
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  22nd August 2012 Picked up a nice Sylvia Storey this week. Dont see her cards much. so, yay!  
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  14th August 2012 I havnt bothered much with postcards for the last six months. I havnt had any spare dosh But I did find this Giant Postcard of Ellen Terry. I had to have it.... Two in one year egad!  
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  2nd February 2012 I won six Gaby Deslys cards on ebay this week. They cost me fifteen pounds, which is the highest amount I've spent on PPC's so far on the bay! I still dont believe I won them.This brings my Deslys colection up to seventeen. Also I picked up a Nice Ellaline Terriss giant postcard too! A good week for me!  
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  17th January 2012 Got a real bargain from the bay today. Five cards up on the site now including a lovely Pauline Chase Close up! A couple more nice cards on the way too!  
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  7th january 2012 Added a couple of great cards A nice Evie Greene and Florence Smithson which I really like. A really striking Cameo card!  
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  22nd December 2011 Went on a weekend trip to London to see my daughter dance at Her Madj's Theatre. While I was there I tried to visit an Ephemera shop in Cecil Court. It was all locked up though. The owner who shall remain nameless, opened the door briefly and narrowly and complained he was ill and hadnt had any food! Dear me...there's me with money in my pocket to burn after travelling the lenth of the country. Still, the next day there was a book fair in the very hotel we were staying in...and where there are old books...Well I came away with some Play Pictorial Magazines and 7 nice postcards. Re-sult. There is a very nice Ellaline Terriss, pride of the Faulklands, in a Cinderella close up. Happy Christmas!  
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  21st October 2011 Fancied a couple of Irene Vanburghs from ebay. Picked up a Gaynor card too.Slapped them on the site just now.  
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  18th October 2011 Popped over to Eric's* today for a brows. Came out with four nice PPC's Got them on the site now. I might get to an actual fair in November. Maybe a bit more activity here then!

* Station Stamp Shop Gateshead Tyne and Wear

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  02nd September 2011 Nice Mabel Green Added today She looks a little more mature in this photo. I have the old PC sorted in my music room and can use my old software. Dongle only cost £6.00! Saved a fortune and a lot of hassle The old Dell ist to bad after after nearly two years in the shed!  
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  11th August 2011 No activity here in the last few months. I have managed to rig up an old PC to allow me to run my old software and add to my Website. Hopefully I will be getting a Dongle, so I can upload straight from the PC ( An old Dell Dimension 2400 )There are some comments on my Guestbook I would like to reply to as well. So, Just one new Gaynor Rowlands card today. Very nice it is too! Here's hoping by next week I'll have this posted here!  
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  14th May 2011 Two Gaynor Rowlands added today and a new Actress Rhoda Ray. Thats all folks!  
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  4th May 2011 Very little postcard activity here as you can see. So much going on in the real world, but I picked up these two nice Evie Greene's and just had to add them to the site!  
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  13th January 2011 Let me wish a happu new year to anyone who finds there way here! Five new cards today, nothing spectacular but a good start to the year.I Hope I can get to the next fair in Durham in February it was good last time thought the resteraunt was a bust!.Still fannying areound with two computers to get the job done but at least I can manage it.  
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  12 December 2010

I have added another Evie Greene page today. Unfortunately I dont have access to some of the software I used to, so some of the text designs are not the same.I'm using our new Laptop these days to go online but I have to use my old PC to work on this website then transfer it across, as the old software wont work on Windows 7. I will try to get my old software sorted so I can use it. But I certainly cant afford to buy the new versions. I have added some new cards today to the Gaynor Rowlands pages and Evie Greene ones. Some have been moved about to suit, but nothing has been removed!

 
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  10th November 2012

Just a short message to say Im still around and that I'm buying and posting the occasional card. Nothing earth shattering as money is still tight!A few weeks ago I did manage to get to a local dealers house to buy som PC's and most of them are on the main site. I am going to try to get to the Durham Postcard Fair in the new year. See how it works out!

 
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  31st July 2010 I still havnt had any time for postcards over the last 6 months. Still trying to crack this driving lark! Money been tight too but I have added maybe 12 cards over that time including some nice Evie Greene's The postcard fairs have started up in Durham, which isnt too far away so I'll have to try to fet to the next one on the 20th of November.  
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  21st Feb 2010 Managed to get to the PC fair at Chester le Street. The last one apparently as the venue is too expensive now. Have to wait and see if there will be another one found. Got some nice Evie Greene cards but not much else really. Tried to sell my spares and doublers but no one was interested. They said they had boxes and boxes of them in the house that they cant shift ect ect. Make me wonder why they are charging 2-3 quid a piece then...Maybe if they didnt overprice them they would 'shift' Still....one way or the other looks like I wont be going to any more Post Card Fairs very soon.  
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  25th Jan 2010

So I havn't been keeping the blog going! Driving lessons have been absorbing any money I have these days but I have managed to add a few PC's. There is a PC Fair coming up on the 20th of February. I honestly dont know if I can afford to go but I will try.

Oh and, Happy New Year!

 
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  29th Nov 09

Well I made it to this quarter's fair. Cards seem to be a little more pricey this time. Took it easy. I did get a few lovelies. Picked up an autographed Evie Greene. I know I always think. "No more Gladys Cooper", but there was one I really liked. Ditto Gabrielle Ray.I cant resist a nice Marie Studholme either apparently. I also picked up a couple of cheapies for the Romance section. 10 bob each! Two Cute Cards

The nicest one must be the Gabby card though. Very nice.

 
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  05 Sept 2009

So much for todays Postcard fair! Due to a small operation last month I am temporarily out of commision. I have added a couple of PC's from ebay in the last month but I havnt really been able to use the computer for three weeks. There is another one on the 28th of November i might try to make but its perilously close to Christmas. Ach well! Bought a new mandolin from the USA and it arrived the day after I came out of hospital. I couldn even play it untill last week arg! ( PS. Gottstraffe dem VAT und HM Customs!)

 
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  27th July 2009 I might try and make the next PC fair. Its not until august the twenty somethinth but I'll try putting a few quid away every week. The trouble is if I get to large a sum I will be tempted to put it in my mando fund! I have added a few Evie Greene cards and also received a nice magazine page from The Sketch featuring her as 'The Floradora Girl' ( Always makes me think of the movie "On The Town") Dont tend to like buying pages as it means someone has destroyed a magaxine but I think this was from a suppliment.  
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  23rd July 2009 Well its been a while since I added anything to the site but to make up I have started a new Evie Greene page. I decided to put the link on the mane page instead of the G page as I have more that the self imposed statutary 42 cards on the first page. I am still saving my dosh for a new mandolin but if I see the odd bargain...well what can you do!I didnt even get to see Gary Moore!  
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  8th April 2009

Not much action postcard wise in the last two months. I have had to concentrate on other matters but I did add two of the best cards I have ever bough ( Imho) One a Gaynor Rowlands and one an Ethel Oliver Bas Relief type. I had to miss one Postcard fair this year but I may make it to the next one in may. I have to decide between that and a Gary Moore Gig. Toughie!

 
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  5th February 2009 Three new cards addedd. The Gay Gordon girls card is especially nice. Silvia Storey looking hot! Nice Gaynor close up too. and a printed colour card of Louise Raymond Smoking. I still don't aim to collect the printed ones, but if one catches my eye! Cant afford this months PC Fair though... next one I may take my swops tin along . See if I can sell them to finance more purchases!  
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  24th January 2009 Two nice cards added. The Marguerite Leslie comes up very good on a large scan. Shame I dont have room to post Monster scans on the site!  
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  23rd January 2009

Good Grief! 2009 already, well Happy New Year to all my readers. ( That will be just me then!) Last year was a funny un! Death and Disaster all round as reflected in the blog. This year may well be financially disasterous for the Post Card Collection. Nothing to do with the Credit Crunch, Just me stepping up my New Mandolin Savings fund. I still hope to get to the PC fairs though I will probebly have even less money to spend. E-bay will be rationed too! Still Blogs are free to write so Iwill have to try to keep this up more!Anyway...Four nice cards start me off this year I particularly like the Olga Nethersole one, and Carrie Moore showing her knees! What a naughty antipodean lady!

I have been running out of space on my website allocation and have had to erase some pages. Mostly stuff I had on for other people and particularly Image heave pages ( large jpgs ) There is probebly more stuff that can go as and when I need more space. The Postcards Come First!

 
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  7th December 08 I managed to get to a PC Fair last week. I hdnt planned on it but I finished all my tasks earlier than I thought so got there for the last hour and a half! Got some nice cards too. I didnt have much money so I had to be more picky. I did pick two nice printed coloured cards. Not usually the type I would go for but they are nice close ups of of Evie Greene and Maudie Darrell. I also added a good close up of Gaynor Rowlands ( With tambourine) Other cards worth commenting on are the Lily Flexmoore one. A Female contortionist! and a very nice Mrs Brown Potter. Well Thats all for now.  
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  12 September 08 Well its been even longer this time , but due to a death in the family and financial considerations I have not been able to indulge in my hobby. Also my home is in the process of being thoroughly modernised. Boy is it messy in here!. I did manage to get o a PC Fair on Saturday and have posted around thirty good cards on this site. I hope to have more time to devote to PC's ( And other interests) by October. TTFN!  
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  19th April 08 Its been a long time since I have been on my site myself, as I have been concentrating on playing music the last few months. Three new cards today though , including A very nice Constance Collier and a nice group of three actress from "When nights were bold" Enid Sass, Vivienne West and Estelle Winwood.  
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  20th February 08 About eight cards added this last week, including a lovely Evie Greene Close up. Also, finally...the Gaynor Rowlands Biography has made an appearance. Hopefully as time goes by I may find out a little more to add. Maybe I could start looking for Mabel Green next? I have been tweaking the arrangment of the pages, links and so on. The appearance of dedicated sections within the alphabetical order section may be noted. Once a collection of a single Actress reaches 15 or more postcards, it makes more sense to do this making downloading and navigating a little better.  
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  15th February 2008

I just have to say what a wonderfull Lily Brayton PPC I have just added to the collection. There is a nice Queenie Leighton card to and a new Mabel Green. There are some light marks on then and the Leighton one has a few light creases, but not enough to spoil my enjoyment of these great cards.

 
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  2nd February 2008

Well I made it to the Fair today. 25 new cards up on the site including two Bas Relief Cards. There is also a wonderfull K Scott Barrie and his Chantecleres card. Seem like a nice lot of boys! More Later.

 

 
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  25th January 2008

The Gaynor Rowlands card I really hoped I would win on ebay is up on my website right now He he! No other bidders. Shame for Ray and Barbera...I had three times the winning bid on it just in case! It looks really good as a large Scan. I put another GR and a new Nina Sevening up there too.

 

 
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  24th January 08 Some good Gaynor Rowlands PC's on the way. Real bargains too! I'll get them up before the days out. Oo-er missus! The PC fair is on the 2nd of Feb. I thought it was the end of the month Ahhhggrr! Not very much time to get a stash of cash together. Might have to squander the Heating money again.  
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  15th January 2008

Well a belated Merry Christmas and Happy new year to any browsers of this blog! As usual been V busy over the Christmas period, but have managed to find a couple of new cards over the month. One of my favourite for quite some time is the new Kitty Mason card.( Below) I have my eye on some very nice cards on e-bay though and there is a postcard fair in February. I have been putting a few pounds away for that each week ( Literally!) So fingers crossed, now that My music projects are winding down I may have a little more moulah to spend on PPC's this year!

 
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2007

7th December

Two new Evie Greene cards from ebay. V nice too. especially this one.

I decided to start a Page for Evie Greene, but instead of putting the link beside the actresses on the Postcard Pages title page I put it in the 'G' page. I originally thought as soon as I collected more than a dozen or so cards of one particular actress I would give her her own page. but as I have quite a few such actresses I didnt want to clutter up the RPP title page with link images. I will give this a go for a while

 
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  1st December Won a couple of printed coloured cards off ebay, 1904 Evie Greene and Kate Cutler, very nice for what they are. Sitting here listening to Bert Janch and scanning PC's on a Saturday Afternoon while the Girls are out Christmas shopping ..Mmmm....Nice!  
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  24th November Well...After a two month sabbatical from post card collecting, I got myself to a Fair. Some nice cards. Nothing earth shatteringly good, but there is a good Edmund Payne a lovely Maude Fealy close up and a Bas Relief of Mabel Green. New page needed for mabel soon! I put a card featuring Berthe De Flotow in the main section as I rather liked it. The new Reta Walter card is cool too!  
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  28th Sept As I was adding two new pages...(Another 'A' and another Ethel Oliver) I noticed that some title images in Miss Green, Oliver and Rowlands, pages didnt match! I had used differant programs to construct them and you could tell. Well thas sorted now. Ten new cards only this month, and thats only because they were really cheap! Still... Im not proud...V nice they are too! There is a fab Sybil Arundale closeup, a Mabel Green Bookmark card, and a nice Ethel Oliver too.  
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  28th August 07 Yesterday I had contemplated buyuing a new scanner, but just researching brands on the intenet was so confusing! So many conflicting reveiws and very little information about scan quality. After a few frustrating hours on the net I decided to see if there were any updated drivers for my old HP Scanjet 2400. Lo and behold there was a Version 9. since the version Got with my scanner was version 2.1 I decided to try downloading the new one. Blimey! did it not only work but had some usefull upgrades and fixes! I can now scan multiple images without the software shutting down and it has a very usefull fade correction filter. I should get better scans from the get go. I dont intend to replace three years worth of scans mind you That would be just silly! I am however a lot happier with my scanners performance. I look forward to the next Postcard fair on the 24th of November so I can try it out in anger...so to speak!  
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  3rd August 07 Well..It didnt hurt too much missing the PC fair...I had plenty distractions to take away the pain. 24th of November the next one. Well have to see what happens!  
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  17th July 07 I predicted rightly! now I have a lovely new Bass amp in my music room though, I have nabbed some PC's from E-Bay. I have too much on at the end of the month to go to the Postcard Fair. Going to see The Peatbog Faeries at Alnwick then Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike in Gateshead. Still I have some more cards on theier way to join this nice Adrienne Augard one in my collection.  
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  29th May 07

Well I cant believe its been so long since I wrote something here, but then again I havnt had much time for hobbies lately. I did however manage to make it to a Post Card Fair on the 26th!. 21 new cards added, including some cracking actors. also, the postcard below marks the 1000th Actress/actor Postcard on this site. There are of course more, but the Romance section is just an afterthought to the main purpose. Still...I think its an achievementof sorts. I may not be adding much in the coming months as my Bass Guitar amplifier has gone walkies and Im going to have to buy a new one. Well..I say that......!

 
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  11th April 2007 Two Nice Close ups today. Gaynor Rowlands Smoking and Nina Sevening. Miss Sevening's card is in a series theat I have some of, and Miss Rowlands is a close up from an existing postcard I have. Both nice additions to my pages!  
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  4th April 2007

There hasn't been many Nina Sevening cards I fancied lately at my usual sources, but I found a nice one on e-bay. She isnt a high priority Actress to collect for me, but Im glad to be able to add another card to her page. Originally I was only going to put my main three Actresses on the title page, but miss Sevening made it there, as the amount of her cards I have would have swamped the 'S' page. Also She was one of the first four postcards I ever bought!

 
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  19th March 2007

A Couple of Bas Relief cards added to day . A nice Ethel Oliver and a Zena Dare. These type of cards never seem to scan well. They are always nicer in real life than they look on the webpage. The Ethel Oliver one if particularly effective. The scanner I have is led based I think, and these types of scanner never seem to scan deeply enough, unlike my old machine.

 
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  8th March 2007 Suprise suprise...I actually won a nice Maud Alllan Salome card on ebay! Normally I am outbid on theses several times over. I got it for the base rate! Also today, I added a very cheeky jean Aylwin close up and a well coloured Millie Legarde. I added small linkks from the two page letters too to enable an easier return to ect.  
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  7th March 2007 Two new Lovelies today. Ethel Oliver up a tree and a very nice close up of Billie Burke. I dont really collect her but I needed an envelope filler and I couldn't resist this one.  
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  6th February 2007

Four very nice new Mabel Greens today including a better version of one of my favourites and a Bas Relief card. I simply replaced the original card on the web page.

 
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  3rd February 2007 Dribs and Drabs recently . A couple of Gaynor Rowlands added. Been concentrating on some Edwardian Street postcards of Glasgow, place of my birth. Its really too expensive for my taste but I have bought a few ( Bargains of course) I may add a page later if I think I have anything worth showing off!  
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  20th January 2007 Ok, so I went! I only had a few quid but I managed to get a dozen cards.....and a fair to middling sausage sandwidge and a cup of tea! Dude!  
 
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19th January 2007
Happy New Year to anyony sad enough to be reading this Blog. ( That'll be me then!) I have got off to a slow start this year due to being terminally skint after Christmas. I might even have to miss the Post Card Fair on the 20th ( Tommorow ) Hmph! At least I have been able to add seven new cards to the site. I think I'll go and sulk now!  
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7th December 06
There's a little treat for Maude fealy fan's today! 3 nice close ups. 10 new cards in total from an Italain dealer. A nice Kitty mason that I missed on 'fleabay' last year, 3 nice Contance Colliers one of which I missed last year as well! Another Evie Green in bed too. I bought a very nice 'Mabel Green smoking' card too from 'fleabay' I feel I have been very lucky this month.  
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6th December 06

Well...I really did well at the PC fair! I didn't have as much to spend as usual but there was some real beaut's! My favourite being the Maud Darrell one. I'm already looking forward to the next fair on January the 20th.

 
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24th November 06
Two new nice cards, one of them good close up of Gaynor Rowlands. Really looking forward to Tommorow!  
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21st November 06

Well ...Its been a while but due to circumsrances I wont go into here, I will be at that postcard fair. I havn't been buying much lately, Christmas approaching and all that! (A nice Maud Darling card though!) Wont have much dosh for Saturday either but its more of a challenge that way !

 
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17th October 06
Just to show me up over my last post here, I recieved some v nice Mabel Green cards and some Gaynor Rowland ones too. I think its just a flash in the pan though!. There are a couple of cards in some Ebay stores that I might pick up later. Obviously havnt sold in auction. I'll see how the pocket money goes!  
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14th October 06
Ebay prices continue to creep upwards. On average 2 to 3 quid for the actresses I collect My buying has already slowed down reflectivley!  
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11th October 06
Looks like I was wise to change to the premium internet package from Force 9. There are approximately 930 postcards on my site already! Half my webspace allowance is used up already. Still. I'll easily get another thousand on. (Eeek!)  
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3rd October 06
Looks like Im goint to miss the November PC fair drat it! still its in a very good cause . Just means I'll have to save me money up for next years first one. Even more french ladied added, they are a bargain at the moment so why not. They still fit my personal criteria for collecting.  
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5th September 06

French Fred did me proud today with four lovely French ladies! Shame the Messages on the back are in French, might have been interesting to read. Two more UK actresses added too. I will have to start planning for the 25th Nov PC fair. Start a wee savings tin! Still Severely Skint! Here are Two of the French ladies.

 
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28th August 06
Been Very quiet on the PC front. Been too skint to buy any new cards though I might have some french ladies next week ( I beg your pardon!) Prices on e bay seem to be getting sillier. I have seen some cards starting at four or five pounds which are quite ordinary! No Fairs till 25th november either! Dash it!  
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29th June 06
Well today marks the 100th Gaynor Rowlands card placed on my web page for her. Have to start thinking about a fourth page on this site. Of course I have a few swaps and sub standard cards, but they dont count! A very nice Mabel green card was added too. An Ethel Oliver with a Gollywog, and a rather fetching close up of Mignon Tremaine. I had to miss a Postcard Fair today due to lack of dosh! not another one till November now Arg! I'm off to sulk....  
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  27th June 06

Bit of a red letter day today. Recieved my first " Giant postcards " Five and a half inches by ten and a half inches! Two Lovely Mabel Green cards and a Sybil Arundale. I'm really happy with them! Super cards...Its a shame I have to watch my Webspace allowance or I would have posted them in all their glory life sized! Thing is....I cant fit them in my album pages! Have to engineer some big pockets to fit them in...Still...I'm as happy as a dog with two bones!. Here they are........

 
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23rd June 06

Viva la France! Today I have added four PC's of French " Actresses " to the Romance section. They are possibly dancers rather than actresses....I dont know! Nothing rude...just nice I dont know if I should start a different page for them and add a few more I'll have a think...well done Fred from France! Also a nice Evie Greene and an Ethel Oliver were added.

 
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9th June 06

Two new cards today. A nice Sylvia Storey and an Evelyn Beresford ( Miss Split-ends 1906!) Have to wach out for the e-bay spending! been a bit naughty...Got a Flo Smithson autographed PC on the way Eek! £3.00 indeed.

 
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28th May 06
Well...I didnt do too bad then! The best of the batch being good close ups featuring Adrienne Augard, Delia Mason, Janet Alexander and May De Sousa also a nice one of Julia neilson. The Macawber rule held out for me and I got a Gaynor Rowlands Card I had been repeatedly outbid on, on ebay. I decided to add some Midget postcards too. They should all be on the site now. There are two that ar'nt PC's that I have two research a bit. More later!  
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24th May 06
It's been a while since I wrote something for this Blog, mainly because we as a family have been on Holiday in Spain. I havn't really been buying postcards due to being a bit skint. There is a PC fair in Chester le Street on Saturday though and if I can scrape a few quid together in time I will go. Its only 10 minutes by Push Bike!  
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23rd April 06

Today I added some adverts scanned from Play Pictorial (1912) and Stage Souvenir (1903) I got as far as letter S, and will do the remaining letters as soon as I come across some more old Magazines. My favourite ad so far is from the Stage Souvenir. The Edison advert I placed on the 'J' Page. 1912 is well towards the back end of my period interest but still up there!

 
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18th July

Today is the 100th anniversary of Gaynor Rowland death. I had a wee nip of whisky in her honour and had a browse through my album reading the messages on the back and tried to shift my mindset back a century! I remmember you pet!

 
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11th April 06
A nice George Robey today...I think I might look out for some more from " The Prime Minister of Mirth " There is a very lovely profile of Mrs Brown Potter too. Two New names to my site . Marion Winchester and Nina Wood.  
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4th April 06

Seven new PC's in the Actor's section today, including two nice Pantomime Dames. George Robey and Fred Emney. I though it was about time to add som more blokes! Also today I recieved a double volume of Play Pictorial from 1905. A wonderfull win from e-bay. Lots of pics of some of my favourite Actresses Im just going off to peruse it right now!

 
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31st March 06
The Force 9 server has been having problems since yesterday. e-mail log in was down all day and today, the web site has only loaded after constant refresh/reloading. The company in the processes of " automating our broadband platform management system." If it hasnt cleared tommorrow I will phone them up and ask how long it will be.. Meanwhile I have been looking for copies of the Play Pictorial magazine. They feture many of the actresses featured on this website, and one has Gaynor Rowlands featured. Hopefully that one is winging its way to me by second class postage!  
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20th March 06
Today was an red letter day in the history of my Gaynor Rowland collection! Included in a lot of two postcards was a small obituary form what was probebly a London newspaper. This gives comfirmation of her death. There is no date on the clipping to compare with the date of 18th July 1906 for her demise, but there is information on the opposite side which I may well be able to date reasonably accurately. I have placed a scan of the clipping on the first Gaynor Rowland page, as soon as I find any more info I will post it here. Reputedly, she died of appendicitis, but I have read no printed report to confirm this.  
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7th March 06
Been a bit busy Lately ...Not to busy to nab a few PC's from ebay! Sylvia Story again, Julia James and Gaynor Rowlands this morning. I'll be after a new Album at the next fair. There was a woman selling them with 10 pages already in. Course she wont be there next time when I want her!  
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Feb 18th 06

Well did I have a good day! 26 new additions for the collections including some really marvelous post cards. In particular the Clarita Vidal card is a beauty! One of the new Sylvia Storey cards is a real corker too.( See Below) There is a new Maud Fealy which I think is first class, and two new additions for the Gaynor Rowlands collection. All in all a good haul today. I need a beer now!

 
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Feb 17th 06
Close up of Mabel Green added. Only noteworthy because I decided to touch up some slight cracks. Bit naughty but I will look for a replacement. Pretty close up though!  
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Feb 16th 06

Added two nice cards to the Misc section . The 'Lena Ashwell and Ladies from Diana of Dobsons'[Link below] is really nice. The Collage is something I have seen around but have been waiting for the right price. (Aye!) I will get some more of these soon

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PC Fair on Saturday. Looking forward to a good rummage! If there are few likable Actress cards ( Unlikely!) then i will buy expand the Romance section with some more Edwardian ladies, or as a last resort some actors!

 
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Jan 19th 06
An even nicer Evie Greene today! an addition to the Misc section with Sadrene Storrie showing a bit more cleavage then is probebly prudent. I havnt had an Ethel Oliver for a while. This one isnt as sharp as I'd like but lovely non the less.  
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Jan 17th 06
I picked up a few PPC's at Eric's today. One Evie Greene, Four printed in Saxony,Edwardian Ladies for my 'Romance' Section, one of which is an uncredited Gaynor Rowlands photo. I will have to keep an eye out, now I know she was moonlighting for the glamour PPC's! I'm thinking about expanding that section. I have more in my albums, and I always see them around at fairs and shops ect. I really do like them, and can still pick them up at the old prices!  
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Jan 12th 06
I moved two cards from my collection to my Website today. On reflection they are quite good. I think this week I may have a review of my collection and see if there are any more I want to add.  
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Jan 11th 06
Rather cheeky Gaby Deslys card today. Pretending to be naked behind a theatre curtain with the message " If you cant be good be carefull" Lol! No name on it though seller ID'ed it. VGC.  
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Jan 10th 06
First cards of the Year added. A nice close up RP card of Jean Aylwin and a pretty average printed card of Mabel Gillman. It is however posed in a home. There is various bric-a-brac around her and on the fireplace which is interesting to peruse. Well for me anyway!  
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Jan 9th 06
Happy New Year to all passers by! I have only just started thinking about Postcards now. Been looking on the usual websites and plan a trip through to see Eric in the next few weeks or so. As soon as I get any new cards they will be on the site within half an hour of the postie shoving them in my box.......... ( oo-er Missus!)  
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Dec 16th 05
Been full of busy getting ready for Christmas...not much PC action really. Today's Marie Leonard card is particularly nice , as is the close up of Nina Sevening.  
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Dec 1st 05
Four new cards to add. Including a rather cheeky Gaynor Rowlands card, with her draped over a balcony! Also a nice one of Evie Greene in bed. I was highly outbid on this one last year, but I was the only bidder last week?!  
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Nov 28th 05

Well what a disaster! The post card fair I was looking forward to on the 26th had been moved to the week before ! something about clashing with a Railway Exhibition, bloody train spotters! I managed to find out only the day before, that it had been changed in January! Nevermind! a quick visit to Eric's on friday saved the day. I managed to get a dozen cards from the boxes. They are a nice addition to my collection , including a Kemsley Scott-Barrie card... My decision to keep him in the ladies section is debatable...But I think its what he would have wanted!

 
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Nov 23rd 05
Recieve three new unused Mabel Green cards today from an ebay seller. They are all signed. Not totally sure of the signatures, though it might just be me! They are however very lovely cards! and I am happy to have them. They are matt finished and didn't scan very well, the actual cards are much better!  
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Nov 21st 05

Lovely new Nina Sevening card today! I missed this one last year at 4 times the price. More money saved for Saturday's PC fair! Over 718 Cards posted on my site now...crikey!

 
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Nov 16th 05
Three cards from Wendy arrived this morning The Kathleen Courtneys are nice enough to put on my site, so on they go!  
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Nov 15th 05

Pleasantly suprised with a Mabel Green card this morning! Forgot I won it on ebay. Very good nick, good quality photo. Scanned and uploaded within 15 minutes of recieving!

 
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Nov 14th 05

Bloomin 'eck! I actually won some PC's on ebay! One Seller wants a cheque for the dosh though, means a long wait! Mind you, there's a very nice Nina Sevening card at the end of the wait. There's a threesome coming from Wendy. A nice Gaynor Rowlands and a couple of Kathleen Courtney's ..(Envelope fillers!?)

 
 
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Nov 11th 2005

Been buying in dribs and drabs lately. No local fairs, not much on the web to take me fancy...The Jean Aylwin one is very nice though . Unused, so no message for the nosey parker in me to read. Also the Denise Orme 1033 A is a very good profile close up.

The PC fair savings tin is getting a little bit more heavy... Eek! 2 weeks tommorow...I hope there arn't as many stall holders on holiday as there were at the last one I attended. I think they all went over to Tennerife together on a Swingers package holiday....well, maybe not!

 
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Nov 10th 2005
Hmmm! There are about 4 ebay buyers who seem to go in a bidding frenzy whenever there is an actresss card with a bit of cleavege showing....wonder if they run some of the aforementioned smutty sites ( Yes! I was outbid again!!) but 5 poonds for one postcard.. Jings crivens an help ma bob!  
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Nov 5th 2005

Doh! I must be really slow. Some of the people leaving messages on my Guestbook are operating sites of a 'Dodgy' nature! you know smutty women with their tops off for the benefit of men of a hereto unheard of level of smuttyness! Well I know the cards here are mostly of women but really.....! I was aware of course of the pornographic side of Postcard history, but I hadnt really considered sexual aspect of the women on these pages ( Eh? I heard that!) I knew of course of a site featuring Actress postcards featuring opera gloves, but hadnt realised its connection with a wider 'fetish' theme Well It takes all sorts!

 
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31st Oct 2005
Happy Birthday to me! Looks like I have some birthday money to spend on the glorious 26th! £20.00 left over Blimey ! that's a lot of dosh for me And I still have a few weeks to save up! The Missus owes me £7.00 too Way hay! Its building up already.in me savings tin.  
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Oct 24th 2005
Its come to my attention ( Several times) that some of the visitors on my Guestbook may have alterior motives! I have deleted many who simply advertised their own site, or even business site! without leaving comment on this one. ( Bloody cheek!) There should be twice the amount of messages there, but I have to be strict. If they offend : yea shall I pluck them out.  
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Oct 22nd 2005
Looking forward to the next Postcard Fair on 26th Nov. I only attended one this year due to holiday commitments! getting a bit anxious about scraping the dosh together. Christmas looms ahead like a big fat baldy bailiff ready to clean out your disposable cash reserve!  
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Oct 20th 2005
I thought I might start an on site blog putting down my thoughts and opinions on postcards and collecting, or maybe on whatever suits me at the moment of typing. Probebly wont be very regular but....what the heck!