Monday, 30 January 2012

My postcard hobby and noswaith dda

I thought I would show you some postcards from my collection.But first of all "noswaith dda" which is "good evening " in Welsh.I have decided to give learning Welsh another go.I did try a few years ago but gave up so here goes again.We are meeting every week,just five of us so far,with our teacher being a lady who was a Welsh teacher.As it is a U3A group it is free we just have to buy the course book.Wish me luck!

I have a recently new hobby of collecting old postcards and I thought I would share a few with you.The first one is a Mabel Lucie Attwell pc postmarked 1922.I tend to buy on e bay.Usually they go for about£5 but I bought one tonight for £1.04.

This is a WW1 pc posted in 1917 to a soldier serving in France.

This a 1901 Victorian pc .You were only allowed the address on one side and no other writing.
This changed in 1904.

This is an example of a Raphael Tuck pc.He produced loads in different categories but they are lovely cards.This was posted in 1906 from Bournemouth to Miss Wright in Sheffield.It says "I am suffering from mal de mer after a rough voyage".

One from my "comic" section.It is a Donald Mcgill from 1948.

It is a fascinating hobby,fairly cheap and a wonderful documentation of social history.

P.S.Ziggy is doing well.


  1. Cool cards - what a great hobby.
    Good luck learning Welsh - I can't imagine it will be very easy!!

  2. I too love postcards and collect ones with cats and dogs on! Good luck with learning the lingo - it's my first language! Good luck especially with the ll, ff and ngh! Pob lwc (Good luck in Welsh)

  3. My grandmother had a postcard scrapbook which I now have. They are delightful. I tried learned a few words in Welsh - my great grandfather came to America in 1850 from Wales. Thomas Edwards - very Welsh.

  4. I love Mabel Lucie Attwell her pictures are so pretty! Glad that Ziggy is settling in - tell us more of how he came to be please. Sx

  5. Lovely postcards! I have a small collection of family ones and also an album of art postcards I've collected from museums and galleries over the years. Good luck with the Welsh Language course - I wish we had a local U3a. Glad to hear Ziggy is doing well:)

  6. I find them fascinating too, especially the ones with writing on them, or the ones with old photos of places I know really well. I quite like the saucy ones too! Good news about Ziggy. :)
    Jess x

  7. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award so you are listed on my post today with a link to your blog.

    Ruth from Dian's Timpanalley

  8. Oh! I only just read this post - I love those old WWI cards - some of them had beautiful needlework on & they are such wonderful part of history. Has Ziggy grown much?