As you are probably aware my wife collects old picture postcards. Amongst her huge collection there are lots of unidentifiable ones and I took it upon myself to sort them out and, some day, eventually identify them, giving the ’old grey cells’ a work out in the process. Working on the principle that ‘two heads are better then one’ I started my “Identification longshot/Talking Point” threads which has given me pleasure and, I hope many others?
Getting to the point – my wife takes Picture Postcard Monthly which she reads from cover to cover, I myself find it a little too specialised so I just dip into it now and then when there is something of interest to me. They have a section on their inside back page which is pretty much the same as my thread in that they publish unidentified p.p.c’s and ask readers if they can identify them ( who mentioned plagiarism?)
To my great delight I recognised ‘The old Horse Wash – Victoria Pier, Hull’ as being the identity of one of them. I contacted the Editor and was told I was the first person to do so and, should I be correct, I would be rewarded with a small prize. I was so chuffed in winning that I chose the PPC biro to remind me that my powers of observation – now honed to razor sharp precision – are improving as the height of the pile of postcards is fluctuating!
Just thought I would share this with you folks but no, I shall not be giving prizes for any future identifications :o)
I contacted J. Salmon Ltd on the 15th about item 34 (is it?) that is still unresolved. I haven't yet had a response but imagine any archive they have would be massive. Hopefully they will kindly shed some light on it eventually. If not, then at least I tried. TC.