Australian War Memorial

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Summary

Title: Silk Postcard Collection

Date range of collection: 1914-1919 and 1939-1945

Extent: 51 albums

Repository: Australian War Memorial

Location: Published Collections, Research Centre, Australian War Memorial.

Abstract: The Australian War Memorial has a collection of over 900 woven, printed and embroidered silk postcards from the First World War, 1914-18. The majority of the collection are embroidered postcards.

Administrative Information

Provenance: Silk Postcards have been collected since the 1920s from a variety of sources.

Accruals: The collection continues to be updated.

Access: Open. The collection is accessible in the Research Centre Reading Room on the lower ground floor of the Memorial during the Reading Room opening hours. The opening hours are Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and on Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm. The Reading Room is closed on Sundays and ACT public holidays. Researches can contact the Research Centre to plan a visit. To access the collection the user will need to register as a client and agree to the Reading Room’s conditions of use. To contact the Information Services department or to make an appointment to visit the Reading Room call 02 62434315 or send an email to info@awm.gov.au

Restrictions on use and reproduction: For copying and copyright enquiries contact the Senior Curator, Published and Digitised Collections.

Preferred citation: [item number], Silk Postcard Collection, Australian War Memorial.

Digital Images available: This collection has been digitised and links to the images are available here: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RC00688/

Related Collections:

Related materials for silk postcards are held at the Australian War Memorial in the following collections:

Military Heraldry and Technology

Private Records

Published Collections

Historical Note

Woven silk postcards were first produced in Krefeld, Germany in 1898 as a combination of printed postcards and large woven silk pictures, known as Stevengraphs. The early cards were woven on machines. Being machine made, the woven cards always maintained a high standard.

Embroidered silk postcards were first made in 1900 for the Paris Exposition. The popularity of silk postcards peaked during the First World War 1914 - 1918. A thriving cottage industry began around 1915 and the quality of the early silks was quite high. However later, to satisfy demand, the workmanship was often not quite as high.

Postcard companies began to employ women to produce silks on a rough assembly line basis. The cards were generally hand embroidered on strips of silk mesh with as many as 25 on a strip. They were mostly embroidered by French women in their homes and then sent to the factories for cutting and mounting on postcards.

Some postcards were made with little envelopes which could contain a smaller card with a sentimental message.

Production continued steadily through World War I, declining substantially in 1919, until ending around 1923. An estimated 10,000,000 hand made cards were produced from 1915 to 1919.

Several themes became popular. The main themes were:

  • Remembrance
  • Liberty
  • Unity
  • Souvenirs of France and Belgium
  • Souvenirs of the war
  • Regimental badges and crests

In the 1930s and during the Second World War, machine made cards were produced which were simpler and plainer and with less variations. They never gained the popularity of their WW1 predecessors.

References:

John Laffin , World War I in postcards (Alan Sutton: Gloucester,1988)
 
Malcolm J. Roebuck , Stevengraphs bookmarks and postcards etc.: World War I Postcards (http://www.stevengraphs.com/stevengraphs/worwar1silpo.html: 2000)
 
C. Radley , The silk postcard [published in RF 1985 picture postcard catalogue] (R.F. Postcards: Essex,1985)

Scope and Content

Using the collection: This collection consists fifty-one postcard albums. There are twenty-nine series within this collection; the first twelve series are arranged by theme, and seventeen series are collections relating to individuals. Within each series, items have been given running numbers, rather than being organised chronologically.

 

Series List:

Series number Title of Series and Date
1 Australian Themes
2 Woven and Printed silk postcards
3 Greetings
4 Greetings to relatives
5 Wife / Darling
6 Mother
7 Sister
8 Birthday
9 Christmas / New Year
10 Units and Camps
11 Flags
12 France / Belgium
13 L.W. Artlett Collection
14 Cpl. S.H. Deakin Collection
15 Cpl E.E. Payne Collection
16 McCaw Collection
17 Postcard Album
18 Druery Collection
19 E.E. Croft Collection
20 Bray Collection
21 Grace Day Collection
22 Rose Collection
23 Dulcie Whyte [nee Smith] Collection
24 Heazle Collection
25 Thompson Collection
26 Farrar Collection
27 Pritchard Collection
28 Maddigan Collection
29 Thornton Collection

 

Series 1: Australian Themes, 1916-1919

Description: French made silk postcards with Australian themes, such as rising sun badges, the Australian flag (usually the Blue Ensign), Australian flora and fauna and Australian patriotic messages.

Item number Title/Description Album
10/1/1

Australian Commonwealth Military Force

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, with Allied flags in background]

Album 1
10/1/2

Australian Commonwealth: Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, with Australian Blue Ensign and Red Ensign flags in background]

Album 1
10/1/3

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, with Australian Blue Ensign and Union Jack in background. Envelope design, with small card with message "Hearty Xmas Wishes"]

Album 1
10/1/4

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, with Australian Blue Ensign and Union Jack in background.]

Album 1
10/1/5

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, with Australian Blue Ensign and Union Jack in background.]

Album 1
10/1/6

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge with flowers in the background]

Album 1
10/1/7

Australian Commonwealth: Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge surrounded by Allied flags]

Album 1
10/1/8

Australian Commonwealth: Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge surrounded by Allied flags]

Album 1
10/1/9

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces: Souvenir from France

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, with Australian Blue Ensign and Union Jack in background. Envelope design]

Album 1
10/1/10

Australia For Ever

[Australian Blue Ensign with wattle]

Album 1
10/1/11

Remembrance

[Red Ensign]

Album 1
10/1/12

Australia For Ever

[Australian Blue Ensign and the Union Jack]

Album 1
10/1/13

Australia

[Flowers and ribbon. Envelope style with small embossed card with message "Forget me not"]

Album 1
10/1/14

From 5th Pioneer Battalion France: Keep smiling

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, surrounded by flowers. Envelope design]

Album 1
10/1/15

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces: Honour to Australia

[Rising Sun badge with Australian flag]

Album 1
10/1/16

Australia For Ever!

[Silk Australian flag and fabric leaf on cardboard background]

Album 1
10/1/17

Australia For Ever!

[Silk Australian flag and fabric leaf on cardboard background]

Album 1
10/1/18

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces: Honour to Australia

[Rising Sun badge with Australian flag. Sent home to Australia during the Second World War.]

Album 1
10/1/19

Royal Australian Navy

[Wattle, Kangaroo, anchor, Australian flag, British White Ensign and crown]

Album 1
10/1/20

Royal Australian Navy

[Wattle, Kangaroo, anchor, Australian flag, British White Ensign and crown]

Album 1
10/1/21

Australia

[Australian flag with yellow flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Good Luck to you"]

Album 1
10/1/22

Australia

[Australian flag with yellow flowers]

Album 1
10/1/23

Australia

[Kangaroo with Australian and British flags]

Album 1
10/1/24

Australia

[Rising Sun badge with Australian flag]

Album 1
10/1/25

Australia For Ever

[Australian flag surrounded by purple flowers]

Album 1
10/1/26

Australian Commonwealth M. F.

[Rising Sun badge with Union Jack and Australian Red Ensign]

Album 1
10/1/27

Ever True

[Embroidered roses and swastika with embossed Rising Sun badge on card]

Album 1
10/1/28

Advance Australia

[Rising Sun badge, Kangaroo, Australian flag with a rose and wattle]

Album 1
10/1/29

Australian Commonwealth: Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge surrounded by Allied flags]

Album 2
10/1/30

Australian Commonwealth: Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge surrounded by Allied flags]

Album 2
10/1/31

AIF: Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun Badge with Australian flag and Red Ensign. Envelope design]

Album 2
10/1/32

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge surrounded by the Australian flag and the Red Ensign, with the message "To my dear Brother". Envelope design with a small card with a picture of a soldier and woman and the message "To my dear sister"]

Album 2
10/1/33

Australian Commonwealth: Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge surrounded by the Australian flag and the Red Ensign]

Album 2
10/1/34

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Same as 10/1/3 without insert card.]

Album 2
10/1/35

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces: Souvenir from France

[Rising Sun badge with the Australian Blue Ensign and the Red Ensign.]

Album 2
10/1/36

Australian Commonwealth: Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge with the Red Ensign and the Australian Blue Ensign.]

Album 2
10/1/37

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces: Australia

[Rising Sun badge with sprigs of red and blue flowers.]

Album 2
10/1/38

Advance Australia

[Rising Sun badge, Kangaroo, Australian flag with a rose and wattle]

Album 2
10/1/39

Australia

[Same as 10/1/21, with a small card with message "Greetings from France"]

Album 2
10/1/40

Australia

[Same as 10/1/21, with a small card with message "Best rememberances of Australians in France, 1916".  On verso " To all, with fondest wishes from a little boy in other lands, France."]

Album 2
10/1/41

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun in the centre, British and Australian flags on either side and rosebuds at bottom.]

Album 2
10/1/42

Australian Commonwealth Military Force

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, with Allied flags in background.]

Album 2
10/1/43

Australian Commonwealth

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, with Allied shields in background.]

Album 2
10/1/44

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, with flags of Australia and the United Kingom]

Album 2
10/1/45

Australian Commonwealth: Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge in foreground, with the Red Ensign, French, Russian and Australian flags.]

Album 2
10/1/46

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun badge in foregrounds, with the Red Ensign, French, Russian and Australian flags.]

Album 2

Table of contents

Series 2: Woven and Printed Silk Postcards, 1914-1919

Description: Most of the woven silk cards held by the Memorial are from the series "Flames", produced by E. Deffrene, Paris 1916-1919. This series is a collection of images of destruction in French towns and villages. The Memorial holds 4 of the approximately 64 designs, which were produced in this series. The buildings are woven in shades of grey, with the backgrounds and flames in shades of red and pink.

Edition Gabriel, Paris produced similar cards but the images on these cards were printed on silk, not woven. The Memorial holds one 'Edition Gabriel' card. The printed cards have the monogram 'GE' printed on them and the image on the printed card is not as sharp as the woven Deffrene cards. On the back of the Edition Gabriel card a soldier wrote "Hold to the light, and the glare becomes realistic".

The other cards are greeting and Christmas cards, and used such typical images as the swallow, pansies, Churches and Christmas trees.

Item number Title/Description Album
10/2/1

Thinking of you

[Purple and yellow pansies in foreground, with village scene in background]

Album 3
10/2/2

Home Sweet Home

[Swallow carrying roses over a city scene (possibly London?)]

Album 3
10/2/3

Ypres

[Ruins in Ypres: printed silk. Edition Gabriel]

Album 3
10/2/4

Albert 1914

[Type 1. Statue of the Madonna with child hanging precariously from the broken tower of Albert Basilica.]

Album 3
10/2/5

Albert 1914

[Type 1. Statue of the Madonna with child hanging precariously from the broken tower of Albert Basilica.]

Album 3
10/2/6

Cambrai 1918 Hotel de Ville

[Burning ruins of Hotel de Ville]

Album 3
10/2/7

Arras 1915

[Burning ruins of Arras]

Album 3
10/2/8

Happy Christmas

[Church]

Album 3
10/2/9

Happy Christmas

[Christmas tree and Church]

Album 3
10/2/10

Martyr Ypres

[Ruins in Ypres]

Album 3
10/2/11

Martyr Ypres

[Burning ruins in Ypres]

Album 3
10/2/12

Happy Birthday

[Woven velvet image of an orange and pink rose. Belgium 21/1/1918]

Album 3
10/2/13

Albert 1914

[Image of Albert, France, on fire. On verso "I have seen this place. To Home from Alf, France, Sept, 25th 1916. Housed with original envelope]

Album 3
10/2/14

R.M.S. Campania

[Woven silk image of R.M.S. Campania.]

Album 3
10/2/15

Miss Edith Cavell

[Woven silk image of nurse Edith Cavell and a dog.]

Album 3
10/2/16

Dunkerque 1915

[Woven silk image of battle damaged building in Dunkirk.]

Album 3
10/2/17

Frise (Somme) 1916

[Woven silk image of battale damaged building in Frise.] 

Album 3

Table of contents

Series 3: Greetings, 1914-1919

Description: General cards sent to friends and relatives. Typical images used were the swallow, the pansy (which was a very popular image in silk cards. Its popular meaning at the time was 'you occupy my thoughts'), roses (love) and forget me nots (meaning true love, memories). Horseshoes and four leaf clovers were also popular as symbols of good luck.

Remembrance was a very important aspect of these cards, many having the legends "Sweet remembrance", "Forget me not" or "Thinking of you".

Item number Title/Description Album
10/3/1

Remember

[Purple pansy]

Album 4
10/3/2

[no title]

[Village scene with a purple horseshoe in the centre. Envelope design.]

Album 4
10/3/3

Remembrance: Miss Edith Cavell

[Purple pansies and small picture of Edith Cavell, envelope design with small card with message "Good Luck to You"]

Album 4
10/3/4

Yours ever

[Blue flowers and red roses]

Album 4
10/3/5

From Your Soldier Boy

[Butterfly with wings made form British, French and Belgian flags. Envelope design with two small cards, one with message "To my Sweetie" the other with the message "Tell her that I love her"]

Album 4
10/3/6

To my Dear Girl

[Roses and small blue flowers]

Album 4
10/3/7

Remember

[Swallow surrounded by flowers and the rays of the sun. Envelope design]

Album 4
10/3/8

Messengers of Love

[Three swallows]

Album 4
10/3/9

From Your Loving Heart

[Horseshoe and two pink flowers]

Album 4
10/3/10

Sincere Greetings

[Pink flowers]

Album 4
10/3/11

Happy Returns

[Basket of flowers]

Album 4
10/3/12

Far from You but Thinking of You

[Swallow, horseshoe surrounded by flowers. Envelope design]

Album 4
10/3/13

I Love a Laddie

[Bunch of pink flowers]

Album 4
10/3/14

Sweet Remembrance

[Pattern of flowers and leaves. Envelope design]

Album 4
10/3/15

Bonne Fete

[Basket of pansies]

Album 4
10/3/16

Forget Me Not

[Pink flowers]

Album 4
10/3/17

Forget Me Not

[Basket of blue flowers. Envelope design]

Album 4
10/3/18

Remembrance

[Large purple pansy in center, surrounded by leaves and purple flowers. Envelope design]

Album 4
10/3/19

Greetings from the Trenches

[Sunrise in a forest]

Album 4
10/3/20

Carries hope

[Picture of a plane made from blue flowers]

Album 4
10/3/21

Home Sweet Home

[Small house surrounded by purple pansies]

Album 4
10/3/22

Sweet Remembrance

[Pattern of flowers and leaves. Envelope design]

Album 4
10/3/23

God be with You Till We Meet Again

[Large pink flower, surrounded by small blue and pink flowers. Envelope design]

Album 4
10/3/24

Forget Me Not

[Small blue forget me nots]

Album 4
10/3/25

Best Remembrance

[Pink flower and Union Jack]

Album 5
10/3/26

Sweet Remembrance

[Union Jack surrounded by flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "With Fondest Love"]

Album 5
10/3/27

Happy Easter: I don't forget you

[Greeting card with embroidered bells and flowers]

Album 5
10/3/28

I am thinking of you

[Plastic card with fabric pansy]

Album 5
10/3/29

Flowers of France Gathered for You

[Large pink embossed fabric rose]

Album 5
10/3/30

Yours ever

[Blue flowers and red roses]

Album 5
10/3/31

[no title]

[Large purple flower, surrounded by smaller pink and white flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my Dear Father"]

Album 5
10/3/32

Hope and love

[Small pink roses]

Album 5
10/3/33

[no title]

[Orange flowers. Envelope design]

Album 5
10/3/34

[no title]

[Pink rose with butterflies. Envelope design with small card with message "Forget me Not"]

Album 5
10/3/35

Best Kisses

[Bright Pink poppy]

Album 5
10/3/36

Good Luck to You

[Village scene. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Sister"]

Album 5
10/3/37

My Best Wishes

[Pink flowers]

Album 5
10/3/38

Remember me Love While Away

[Purple flowers. Envelope design]

Album 5
10/3/39

Love to all at home

[Flowers and ribbons]

Album 5
10/3/40

Seal with a Kiss

[Envelope seal surrounded by flowers. Envelope design with a small card with message "From a soldier of the King"]

Album 5
10/3/41

Love to all at home

[Church surrounded by purple flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To My Dear Father"]

Album 5
10/3/42

Love and Wishes

[Swallow with purple pansy]

Album 5
10/3/43

Home Sweet Home

[House surrounded by flowers and ribbon. Envelope design]

Album 5
10/3/44

Home Sweet Home

[House surrounded by flowers and ribbon. Envelope design with small card with message 'To my dear Mother"]

Album 5
10/3/45

[no title]

[Purple pansy. Envelope design with small card with message "A Kiss form France"]

Album 5
10/3/46

To My Dear Friend

[Flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Souvenir from France"]

Album 5
10/3/47

I'm thinking of you

[Purple pansies]

Album 5
10/3/48

Forget Me Not

[Pink and blue flowers. Envelope design]

Album 5
10/3/49

My thoughts with you

[Purple pansies]

Album 6
10/3/50

[no title]

[Lace card with small green silk handkerchief]

Album 6
10/3/51

With You in Thought

[White and purple pansies]

Album 6
10/3/52

[no title]

[Pink and white flowers. Envelope design]

Album 6
10/3/53

I'm thinking of you

[White flowers]

Album 6
10/3/54

I...emembrance [In remembrance]

[Swallow carrying a leaf]

Album 6
10/3/55

Hope and Love

[Pink rose]

Album 6
10/3/56

[no title]

[Swallow with flowers. Envelope design]

Album 6
10/3/57

Hands Across the Sea

[Two horseshoes with two hands clasping below. Envelope design]

Album 6
10/3/58

Souvenir

[Purple pansy. Envelope design with small card with message "A Kiss from France"]

Album 6
10/3/59

[no title]

[Horseshoe surrounded by houses. Envelope design]

Album 6
10/3/60

[no title]

[Pink and red flowers. Envelope design]

Album 6
10/3/61

Forget me not

[Rising sun and Union Jack, surrounded by flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "For You Alone"]

Album 6
10/3/62

My thoughts are at home

[Village church surrounded by pansies and a swallow]

Album 6
10/3/63

Just to Greet ye till I meet ye

[Lute surrounded by flowers]

Album 6
10/3/64

Flowers from France

[Bunch of flowers]

Album 6
10/3/65

[no title]

[Butterfly with purple flowers. Envelope design]

Album 6
10/3/66

With fondest love

[White flowers]

Album 6
10/3/67

[no title]

[Swallow with flowers. Envelope design]

Album 6
10/3/68

I'm thinking of you

[Iris and sunflower. Envelope design]

Album 6
10/3/69

[no title]

[Pink and blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Season's Greetings" ]

Album 6
10/3/70

With best love

[Pink flowers. Envelope design]

Album 6
10/3/71

With kindest regards

[Purple and yellow flowers]

Album 6
10/3/72

Think of me

[Large purple pansy. Envelope design with small card with message "I'm thinking of you"]

Album 7
10/3/73

All kind thoughts

[Horseshoe, pansies and forget me nots]

Album 7
10/3/74

[no title]

[Butterfly. Envelope design (flap only, bottom half missing)]

Album 7
10/3/75

Good Wishes

[Pink rose]

Album 7
10/3/76

God bless you

[Blue flowers]

Album 7
10/3/77

[no title]

[Blue flowers. Envelope design]

Album 7
10/3/78

[no title]

[Basket of red flowers. Envelope design]

Album 7
10/3/79

Greetings from the Trenches

[Sunrise next to a forest]

Album 7
10/3/80

Happy Future

[Red and white flowers]

Album 7
10/3/81

A Volley of Greetings

[Naval gun firing volleys. Union Jack, White Ensign and crown]

Album 7
10/3/82

Remember

[Blue, white and red flowers with an aeroplane]

Album 7
10/3/83

Best Remembrance

[Pink roses and forget me nots]

Album 7
10/3/84

[no title]

[Pink roses and forget me nots. Envelope design]

Album 7
10/3/85

A Happy Easter

[Red roses and forget me nots. Envelope design]

Album 7
10/3/86

[no title]

[Horseshoe with red, white and blue flowers. Envelope design]

Album 8
10/3/87

[no title]

[Bouquet of pink and purple flowers in a pocket design, with a pink silk handkerchief]

Album 8
10/3/88

Souvenir

[Picture of a Gazebo and lake with two swallows. This was from a greeting card, which has had it's back torn off]

Album 8
10/3/89

[no title]

[Red and blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "I'm ever thinking of you"]

Album 8
10/3/90

Good Luck

[Pink flowers and forget me nots]

Album 8
10/3/91

Will soon be Home

Picture of a village church with red flowers. Greeting card design]

Album 8
10/3/92

Home sweet Home

[A hen and it's chicks with a church in the background and purple and white flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Loving Remembrance"]

Album 8
10/3/93

My heart's Greeting

[Pink roses. Envelope design with small card with message "A loving Kiss"]

Album 8
10/3/94

With best wishes

[Pink flowers]

Album 8
10/3/95

[no title]

[Purple and red pansies. The card is made of cloth]

Album 8
10/3/96

Loving thoughts

[A basket of blue flowers surrounded by purple flowers. Envelope design]

Album 8
10/3/97

With my Love

[Pink rose with blue flowers]

Album 8
10/3/98

To the dear ones at home

[Pink flowers around two houses with the sun rising over the water. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dearest"]

Album 8
10/3/99

From a friend

[Pink flowers around a banner with the Union Jack and the French flag at its ends]

Album 8
10/3/100

All Kind Thoughts

[A rosella sitting on a branch with pink flowers]

Album 8
10/3/101

Home Sweet Home

[A church surrounded by purple, blue and red flowers. Envelope design with a small card with the message "A Happy Birthday"]

Album 8
10/3/102

Just think of me

[A purple pansy and red, blue, white and purple flowers. The surrounding card has a pink ribbon attached and the printed message "I'm thinking of You". Opens to a purple insert with the message "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."]

Album 8
10/3/103

Greetings

[A circle of flowers and holly with shields of the French and British flags].

Album 8
10/3/104

[no title]

[Envelope style decorated with red roses]

Album 8
10/3/105

All Kind Thoughts

[Pink rose with a pink ribbon surrounded by blue flowers.]

Album 8
10/3/106

I Love You

[Envelope design with archway, bushes, white doves and a row of pink flowers. Small card insert with message "Greetings from the Trenches."]

Album 8
10/3/107

Remember

[Same design as 10/3/1 with dark purple pansy.]

Album 8
10/3/108

Just think of me

[A purple pansy and red, blue, white and purple flowers.]

Album 8
10/3/109

Home sweet Home

[A Church and house enclosed in a purple pansies. The message on reverse begins as "I am sending you a dinkum card."]

Album 8
10/3/110

[no title]

[Envelope design with large pink rose and smaller blue and grey flowers. Small card insert with message "From your soldier boy".]

Album 8
10/3/111

To My Dear Girl

[Envelope design with heart shaped French and British flags on either side of a white and purple pansy. Small card insert with message "A Kiss From France".]

Album 8
10/3/112

[no title]

[Illegible title with a green and white bunch of flowers tied with a tartan bow. Comes with addressed envelope.]

Album 8
10/3/113

I'm thinking of you

[Envelope design with pink and white flowers. No insert.]

Album 8
10/3/114

Remember

[Envelope design with a church and two bluebirds. No insert.]

Album 8
10/3/115

Forget me not

[Envelope design depicting purple Forget Me Nots. Includes a small insert with the message 'A Kiss from France'.]

Album 8
10/3/116

Souvenir

[Envelope design depicting purple and pink pansies. Includes a small insert with the message 'My Love is for You'.]

Album 8
10/3/117

I'm thinking of You

[Item features two wreaths of pink flowers, a purple pansy and a blue ribbon. A second embroidered message reads "Happy Days." The card is in a classic greeting card format with a blue paper insert which contains a further message "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."]

Album 8
10/3/118

I'm thinking of You

[Item features a bunch of pink and purple flowers. A second embroidered message reads "Best Wishes from France." The card is in a classic greeting card format with a blue paper insert which contains a further message "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."]

Album 8
10/3/119

For a glorious victory

[A horseshoe surrounded by violets and wattle. Envelope design.]

Album 8
10/3/120

Remember Me

[Blue, white and red flowers.]

Album 9
10/3/121

Forget me not

[Shield with the Union Jack surrounded by white flowers and blue forget-me-nots as well as blue, white and red ribbons. Envelope design with small card with message "Forget me not"]

Album 9
10/3/122

Good Luck

[Horseshoe, two four-leaf clovers and purple flowers next to shields of the French and British flags.]

Album 9
10/3/123

Forget me not

[Features purple pansies and pink flowers embellished with sequins. Envelope design with small card with message "I love you"]

Album 9
10/3/124

Hands across the sea

[Envelope design featuring a globe surrounded by purple flowers.]

Album 9
10/3/125

Sweet Remembrance

[Envelope design featuring pink, yellow and white flowers.]

Album 9
10/3/126

Think of me

[Envelope design featuring Union Jack with blue flowers. Small card insert with message Souvenir de Glorieuse Memoire 1914-1915, Good luck to you.]

Album 9
10/3/127

[no title]

[Pocket design featuring blue flowers. Small card insert with message Glorieux Souvenir 1914-1915, I'm thinking of you.]

Album 9
10/3/128

Best Thanks

[Envelope design featuring a fan with a small Union Jack surrounded by flowers.]

Album 9
10/3/129

Forget me not

[Envelope design featuring an aircraft flying over a building. Includes a small card with message "To my dear friend."]

Album 9
10/3/130

Greetings from Weymouth

[Embroided with a bluebird and pansies.]

Album 9
10/3/131

God bless you

[Envelope design, depicts church flanked by pink flowers. Includes insert card "Dinna Forget".]

Album 9
10/3/132

Remembrance from a Soldier

[Envelope design, depicts pink an purple flower flanking British shield. Includes insert card "A Kiss from France".]

Album 9
10/3/133

To My Dear Friend

[Plastic card with silk pansy and real winter grass seeds.  Also has a ribbon and glitter on front.]

Album 9
10/3/134

Sweet Remembrance

[Envelope style card with forgetmenot decorated fan, a purple iris and red rosebuds. Card inside reads "Forget me not" and has an image of a woman staring into the distance. 26th of June 1914.]

Album 9
10/3/135

Forget me not

[Image of basket with pink bow on top and blue forgetmenots.]

Album 9
10/3/136

I Don't Forget You

[Pansies and forgetmenots on envelope style card.  Card inside has an image of the ocean over a balcony, reading "New Year"]
 

Album 9
10/3/137

To my sweetheart

[Envelope style card with swallow delivering letter on front, as well as clouds and purple flowers. Inside envelope is a small card with allied flags reading "To my Dear Sweetheart".]

Album 9
10/3/138

[no title]

[ Blue pansy and little pink flowers with yellow writing beneath.]

Album 9
10/3/139

God be with you until I return

[Pocket style card with pansy and blue flowers on front and small , pink, lace edge hankerchief inside.]

Album 9
10/3/140

[no title]

[Envelope style card with purple and yellow flowers.  Card inside has allied flags and Queen Victoria and reads "Remember".]

Album 9
10/3/141

Send Home Victorious

[Text in red white and blue. Thistle on left of card. illustration of aircraft at top of card.]

Album 9
10/3/142

It's a Long Way, But my heart is there

[Not a silk card. Plastic card with painted landscape and extruded aircraft.]

Album 9
10/3/143

To my dear father

[Not a silk card. Plastic card with painted text and fabric purple flower.]

Album 9
10/3/144

I'm thinking of you

[Envelope style postcard. text in yellow on blue. blue and pink flowers. card insert "forget me not".]

Album 9
10/3/145

[untitled]

[Envelope style postcard. blue,green, red, and orange flowers on page. Card insert "from your loving son".]

Album 9
10/3/146

A Kiss from France

[Pink flowers on page, union jacks in top corners".]

Album 9
10/3/147

To My Girl

[Envelope style postcard. pale blue flowers with orange trim".]

Album 9
10/3/148

Home Sweet Home

[Envelope style postcard with red-roofed village and dove. Card Insert "a loving kiss".]

Album 9
10/3/149

To my Sweetheart

[Envelope style postcard with embroidered flowers and message "To my Sweetheart". Small card insert "My Best Kisses".]

Album 9
10/3/150

[no title]

[Envelope design with embroidered image of three flowers, one blue, one white, one red, and a plane above. Small card inside envelope with message "Birthday Greetings".

Album 9
10/3/151

Like the ivy I cling to you

[Image of ivy growing up a flagpole with the Red Ensign. Includes message "Like the ivy I cling to you".]

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Series 4: Greetings to relatives, 1914-1919

Description: Greeting cards embroidered with messages for relatives such as fathers, aunts, brothers and children (mothers, wives and sisters are held in different series).

As with the general greeting cards, swallows, pansies (meaning 'you occupy my thoughts'), roses (love) and forget me nots (meaning true love, memories) were popular.

In some cases more masculine images, such as anchors and flags were used for cards addressed to "my dear Father" or "my dear Brother".

Item number Title/Description Album
10/4/1

To My Dear Father

[Horseshoe and Scottish thistles]

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10/4/2

To My Dear Father

[Red Ensign and purple pansy]

Album 10
10/4/3

To my dear Daughter

[Purple and yellow pansies]

Album 10
10/4/4

To my darling Girl

[Village scene and pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "From a soldier of the King".]

Album 10
10/4/5

To my Baby

[Sunrise and roses. Envelope design with small card with message "From a soldier of the King".]

Album 10
10/4/6

To My Dear Aunt

[Purple pansy with two butterflies. Envelope design with small card with message "I'm thinking of you".]

Album 10
10/4/7

To my Dear Daughter

[Purple pansy surrounded by small flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Kiss from France".]

Album 10
10/4/8

To My Dear Brother

[Anchor surrounded by flowers.]

Album 10
10/4/9

To my dear daughter

[Red poppy.]

Album 10
10/4/10

To my dear Children

[Small basket of flowers.]

Album 10
10/4/11

To my dear Daughter

[Roses and fern leaves. Envelope design with small card with message "To My Dear Child".]

Album 10
10/4/12

To My Dear Brother

[Red rose with two pansies. Envelope design.]

Album 10
10/4/13

From your loving Son

[Pink and yellow flowers.]

Album 10
10/4/14

To My Dear Boy

[Pink and white flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Love and Kisses".]

Album 10
10/4/15

To My Dear Daughter

[Pink and blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Bonne Annee et Bono Souhaits" and a perfume card.]

Album 10
10/4/16

To my dear Father from your loving Son

[Allied flags with pansies. Envelope design.]

Album 10
10/4/17

To my dear Father

[Red Ensign with flowers.]

Album 10
10/4/18

To my dear Father

[Red, white and Blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Forget me Not".]

Album 10
10/4/19

To my dear Father

[Pansy with forget me nots and pink rose buds.]

Album 10
10/4/20

To my dear Brother

[Pink flower with a gold background. Envelope style.]

Album 10
10/4/21

To my dear Son

[Pink flower with a red, white and blue ribbon above the Union Jack.]

Album 10
10/4/22

To my dear cousin

[A basket of pink flowers. Envelope style with a small card with a picture of a woman leaning over a basket of flowers and the message "With Kindest Regards".]

Album 10
10/4/23

From your loving son

[A windmill surrounded by four tents, each with an allied flag flying from its top. Envelope style with a small card with the message "From your loving son".]

Album 10
10/4/24

To my dear Father

[A picture of a field surrounded by pink and white flowers. Envelope style with a small card with a picture of a soldier in a trench writing a letter while an angel holds his rifle and the message "My thoughts are always with you".]

Album 10
10/4/25

To my dear daughter

[Purple and blue flowers. Envelope style with a small card with pictures of the allied flags and the message "Forget me not".]

Album 10
10/4/26

From your loving Son

[Purple and red flowers. Envelope style with a small card with the message "Forget me not".]

Album 10
10/4/27

To my brother

[A red rose in a white oval surrounded by blue flowers.]

Album 10
10/4/28

To my dear Daughter

[Purple and blue flowers. Envelope style.]

Album 10
10/4/29

To my dear Brother

[Envelope design with pink and white flowers.]

Album 10
10/4/30

I don't forget you

[Item features an urn with the Union Jack, and a cascade of pink, white and pale blue flowers. A second embroidered message reads "From Your Loving Son." The card is in a classic greeting card format with a blue paper insert which contains a further message "Good Wishes" with a short verse.] [Oversize]

Album 51 (oversize)
10/4/31

To my dear Mother

[Basket of pink and blue flowers.]

Album 10
10/4/32

To my dear sister

[Pink and purple flowers]

Album 10
10/4/33

To my dear sister

[Purple flowers and shield with union flag. two card inserts, merry christmas and "to my dear sister".]

Album 10
10/4/34

To my dear Mother

[Robin and farmhouse with branches surrounding.]

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Series 5: Greetings: Wives and Sweethearts, 1914-1919

Description: Greeting, Birthday and Christmas cards embroidered with messages for wives and sweethearts.

The primary images are roses and pansies. All roses symbolize love, but certain colors of roses can take on special meanings. The most common colours used were red and pink. Red roses generally represented love. Pink roses generally represented gratitude, appreciation, and admiration.

The popular meaning of pansies was 'you occupy my thoughts'

Item number Title/Description Album
10/5/1

To my dear Wife

[Butterfly with wings made from different Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Many happy Returns of the Day"]

Album 11
10/5/2

To my Darling

[Purple flowers. Envelope design]

Album 11
10/5/3

To my Darling

[Pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my Dearest"]

Album 11
10/5/4

To my Darling

[Red Ensign with two pansies. Envelope design]

Album 11
10/5/5

To my dear Wife

[Union Jack with pink flowers]

Album 11
10/5/6

To my dear Wife

[Butterfly and flowers]

Album 11
10/5/7

To My dear Wife

[Flowers]

Album 11
10/5/8

To my dear Wife

[Pink flowers. Envelope design]

Album 11
10/5/9

To my dear Wife

[Pink flowers. Envelope design]

Album 11
10/5/10

My darling

[Flowers and bows]

Album 11
10/5/11

To My Dear Wife From Your Loving Husband

[Abstract floral design. Envelope design with small card with message "Happy Birthday"]

Album 11
10/5/12

To my dear Wife

[Pink and blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear wife"]

Album 11
10/5/13

To my dear Wife

[Pansy surrounded by Allied Flags]

Album 11
10/5/14

To My Dear Wife

[Horseshoe with pansies]

Album 11
10/5/15

To My Dear Wife

[Pink and purple flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Sweetheart Mine"]

Album 11
10/5/16

[no title]

[Pink and blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear wife"]

Album 11
10/5/17

[no title]

[Envelope design with top flap detailed as a fan, with roses. Small card with message "To My Dear Wife"]

Album 11
10/5/18

To My Dear Sweetheart

[Purple, pink and blue flowers surrounded by greenery. Envelope design featuring corners of the French flag and Union Jack]

Album 11
10/5/19

To My Dear Wife

[Basket of flowers]

Album 11
10/5/20

To My Dear Wife

[Envelope design with small card "To My Dear Wife". Top flap is detailed with flowers and two flags. Two other flags are located on the bottom half of the envelope.

Album 11
10/5/21

To My Dear Sweetheart

[Envelope design with small card "To My Dear Sweetheart". Top flap is detailed with flowers and holding female and male hands in front of Union Jack.]

Album 11
10/5/22

To My Dearest Darling

["To my dearest Darling" in purple font with a garland of flowers beneath. On verso addressed to Miss A. Atkins "with fondest wishes from Claude, 8.4.1916"]

Album 11
10/5/23

To My Dear Sweetheart

[Not a Silk Postcard. Plastic card with painted flower stem and fabric bloom.]

Album 11
10/5/24

To My Darling

["To my darling" in yellow font. Features pink and purple flowers within a brown frame.]

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Series 6: Mother, 1914-1919

Description: Greeting postcards embroidered with messages for mothers. As with the general greeting postcards flowers, such as roses (meaning love) and pansies (meaning 'you occupy my thoughts') dominate the images embroidered on the cards.

Item number Title/Description Album
10/6/1

To My Dear Mother From your loving Son

[Purple pansies and pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Not absent in Thoughts"]

Album 12
10/6/2

To My Dear Mother

[Purple flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "My love is for you"]

Album 12
10/6/3

To my dear Mother

[Pink roses and village scene. Envelope design]

Album 12
10/6/4

To My Dear Mother

[Purple flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother from your loving Son"]

Album 12
10/6/5

To my dear Mother

 [Pink flowers]

Album 12
10/6/6

To my dear Mother

[Greeting card with snow scape scene]

Album 12
10/6/7

To my dear Mother

[Flowers and four leaf clovers]

Album 12
10/6/8

To My Dear Mother

[Pale pink rose. Envelope design with small card with message "Sincere Friendship"]

Album 12
10/6/9

From Your Loving Son

[Pink flowers]

Album 12
10/6/10

...oving Son

[Purple pansies. Envelope design]

Album 12
10/6/11

From A Loving Son

[Blue flowers. Envelope design]

Album 12
10/6/12

To my Mother. From your loving Son

[Pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "From a soldier of the King"]

Album 12
10/6/13

To My Dear Mother From your loving Son

[Pansies. Envelope design with small card with message "A Kiss from France"]

Album 12
10/6/14

From Your Loving Son

[Plane made from Allied flags, pink and purple flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "A Kiss from France"]

Album 12
10/6/15

From Your Loving Son

[British flag surrounded by a horseshoe and purple flowers]

Album 12
10/6/16

From a loving Son

[Village scene. Envelope design with small card with message "For love and country"]

Album 12
10/6/17

From a loving Son

[Village scene. Envelope design with small card with message "Forget me not"]

Album 12
10/6/18

To my dear Mother

[Swallow and pansies]

Album 12
10/6/19

To my dear Mother

[Purple and yellow flowers. Envelope design]

Album 12
10/6/20

To My Dear Mother

[Blue and purple pansy and blue flowers]

Album 12
10/6/21

[no title]

[Red Ensign surrounded by flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother"]

Album 12
10/6/22

To My Dear Mother From your loving Son

[Purple pansies and pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Not absent in Thoughts". Damaged: silk embroidery torn from card.]

Album 12
10/6/23

To My Dear Mother

[Pansy and blue ribbon. Envelope design with small card with message "Best Remembrance"]

Album 13
10/6/24

To Mother

[Blue and white furled parasols with pink and red flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Compliments of the season"]

Album 13
10/6/25

To my dear Mother

[Pink and blue flowers. Envelope design]

Album 13
10/6/26

To my dear Mother

[Sunset with red roses. Envelope design with small card with message "Greetings from the Trenches"]

Album 13
10/6/27

To My Dear Mother

[Pansy and blue ribbon. Envelope design.]

Album 13
10/6/28

To My Dear Mother From your loving Son

[Purple pansies and pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Keep me in your Heart"]

Album 13
10/6/29

To my Mother

[Basket of pansies. Envelope design with small card with message "May we meet again soon"]

Album 13
10/6/30

To my dear Mother

[Pink flower surrounded by French and British flags. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother"]

Album 13
10/6/31

With love to Mother

[Bunch of pink bud roses]

Album 13
10/6/32

To my Mother

[Basket of Pansies. Envelope design with small card with message "Souvenir from France"]

Album 13
10/6/33

To my dear Mother

[Pansy and bud roses with a Union Jack]

Album 13
10/6/34

To my dear Mother

[Small butterfly with roses]

Album 13
10/6/35

To my dear Mother

[Pansy surrounded by forget me nots and pink bud roses]

Album 13
10/6/36

To my dear Mother

[Flower with petals made from Allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 13
10/6/37

From your soldier boy

[Pink flowers and a butterfly. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother"]

Album 13
10/6/38

To my dear mother from your loving son

[Purple and white pansies. Envelope design with small card with message "A kiss from France"]

Album 13
10/6/39

To my dear Mother From your loving Son

[Purple and yellow pansies. Envelope design with small card with message "Love to all at home" with a picture of a girl leaning over a basket of flowers]

Album 13
10/6/40

To my dear mother

[Pink flowers]

Album 13
10/6/41

To my dear Mother

[A basket with purple pansies and pink ribbon. The surrounding card is printed with pink flowers and clover. The card opens and contains a small poem and a letter written on the paper]

Album 13
10/6/42

To My Dear Mother From Your Loving Son

[Purple pansies with a green and white ribbon attached. Envelope design]

Album 13
10/6/43

To My Dear Mother

[Pink rose. Envelope design with a small card with the message "Love to all at home"]

Album 13
10/6/44

To My Dear Mother

[Yellow and purple pansies. Envelope design with a small card with a picture of the allied flags and the phrase "Gloire aux allies" above it, and the message "Happy Christmas"]

Album 13
10/6/45

To My Dear Mother

[Pink roses. Envelope design with a small card with a picture of a woman arranging flowers and the message "Sweet Remembrance"]

Album 13
10/6/46

To My Dear Mother

[Envelope design with red, white and blue flowers, and ribbons on the flap.]

Album 13
10/6/47

To My Dear Mother

[Purple flowers. Envelope design with a postage stamp and small card with message "Love to all at home"]

Album 13
10/6/48

To My Dear Mother

[3 butterflies and light blue flowers. Small red bow on left edge. Envelope design, with small card with message "To my dear Mother"]

Album 13
10/6/49

To My Dear Mother

[Purple and yellow pansy flanked by French and United States flags. Envelope design, with a small card with message "To my dear mother"]

Album 13
10/6/50

From Your Loving son

[Embroided image of bird flying over farmland. card insert "To my Dear Mother"]

Album 13
10/6/51

From Your Loving son

[Embroided image of horseshoe and flowers.]

Album 13
10/6/52

To my dear mother

[Envelope style postcard. red, white, and blue flowers over village landscape. Card insert "from a soldier of the king"]

Album 13
10/6/53

To my dear Mother

[Envelope design with 'To my dear Mother' and pink and blue flowers over a rural scene with two cottages and a fence. Contains a small card printed with a eucalyptus branch and an image of a castle, the message reads 'To my dear Mother', the handwritten date is 9/9/16.]

Album 13
10/6/54

To my dear Mother

[Features image of a bunch of pink flowers and message "To my dear Mother".]

Album 13
10/6/55

To my dear Mother

[Envelope design with image of four purple flowers and message "To my dear Mother". Small card inside envelope with message "Souvenir from France".]

Album 13
10/6/56

To my dear Mother

[Envelope design with image of four purple flowers and message "To my dear Mother". Small card inside envelope with message "A kiss from France".]

Album 13
10/6/57

To My Dear Mother From you loving Son

[Envelope design with image of purple and yellow pansies, and pink flowers. Features message "To My Dear Mother From you loving Son".]

 

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Series 7: Sister, 1914-1919

Description: Cards embroidered for sisters. Flowers dominate the images used by the embroiderers. Particularly pansies (meaning 'you occupy my thoughts') and roses (love).

Item number Title/Description Album
10/7/1

To my dear Sister

[Blue-green flowers. Envelope design]

Album 14
10/7/2

To my dear Sister

[Pink flowers. Envelope design]

Album 14
10/7/3

To my dear Sister

[Red rose and purple pansy]

Album 14
10/7/4

To my dear Sister

[Flowers and a butterfly]

Album 14
10/7/5

To my dear Sister

[Union Jack, pink and blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "I'm thinking of you"]

Album 14
10/7/6

To My Dear Sister

[Greeting card with basket of flowers]

Album 14
10/7/7

To my dear Sister From your loving Brother

[Pink roses. Envelope design with small card with message "Souvenir from France"]

Album 14
10/7/8

To my dear Sister From your loving Brother

[Flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "May we meet again soon"]

Album 14
10/7/9

To my dear Sister

[Pink rose]

Album 14
10/7/10

To my dear Sister

[Wheelbarrow of flowers. Envelope design]

Album 14
10/7/11

To my dear Sister

[Pink and yellow flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Sister"]

Album 14
10/7/12

To my dear Sister

[Basket of pink and blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Best Kiss"]

Album 14
10/7/13

To my dear Sister

[Union Jack surrounded by flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "A merry Christmas and a happy New Year"]

Album 14
10/7/14

To my dear Sister

[Pansies and a swallow]

Album 14
10/7/15

To my dear Sister

[Swallow carrying the Union Jack, pansies and forget me nots]

Album 14
10/7/16

Happy Christmas to My Dear Sister

[Pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Sweetheart Mine" ]<

Album 14
10/7/17

To my dear Sister

[Bunch of flowers]

Album 14
10/7/18

To my dear Sister

[Fuschias. Envelope design with small card with message "To my Dear Sister"]

Album 14
10/7/19

To my dear Sister From your loving Brother

[Purple pansy. Envelope design with small card with message "Sweet Remembrance" and a picture of a dog carrying a basket of flowers]

Album 14
10/7/20

To my dear Sister

[Purple and yellow flowers. Envelope design]

Album 14
10/7/21

From your Brother

[Purple and yellow flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Not Absent in Thoughts" and a picture of a woman leaning over a basket of flowers]

Album 14
10/7/22

To my Sister

[A large pink flower. Envelope design with small card  with message "Souvenir from France" and a picture of a woman leaning over a basket of flowers]

Album 14
10/7/23

To my dear Sister

[White and blue flowers]

Album 14
10/7/24

To my dear Sister

[Purple flowers below a blue ribbon tied in bows. Envelope style with a small card with a landscape picture and the message "Home - there's where my heart is turning ever."]

Album 14
10/7/25

To my dear Sister

[Purple pansies. Envelope style with a small card with the message "A Kiss From France"]

Album 14
10/7/26

To my Sister

[Purple and pink flowers with a sun rising over water. Envelope style with a small card with the message "Love and Kisses".]

Album 14
10/7/27

To my dear Sister

[Title enclosed with a gold rope and pink, white and blue flowers.]

Album 14
10/7/28

To my dear Sister

[Title enclosed in a flag, complimented by a butterfly with a Union Jack flag for a wing.]

Album 14
10/7/29

To my dear Sister

[Shield with the Union Jack surrounded by pink and white flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Sweet Remembrance"]

Album 14
10/7/30

To my dear Sister

[Basket with pink and purple flowers. pink text. union jack on basket.]

Album 14
10/7/31

To my dear Sister

[Embroidered envelope postcard with a boat on water filled with pink, white and blue flowers, flying the Union Flag and French flag.]

Album 14
10/7/32

To my dear Sister From your loving Brother

[Envelope design with pink and blue flowers and message "To my dear Sister From your loving Brother". Small card inside envelope with message "Souvenir from France".

Album 14
10/7/33

To my dear Sister

[Features image of a bluebird with a purple pansy in its beak and message "To my dear Sister".

Album 14

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Series 8: Birthday, 1914-1919

Description: Embroidered birthday cards sent by servicemen to relatives. As with the greeting cards, floral themes dominate the designs on the cards.

Item number Title/Description Album
10/8/1

Mizpah

[Flags of Allied nations with a purple pansy]

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10/8/2

Happy Birthday

[Red Ensign surrounded by flowers]

Album 15
10/8/3

Happy Birthday

[Red rose]

Album 15
10/8/4

Happy Birthday

[Red rose with blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Love and Kisses"]

Album 15
10/8/5

Happy Birthday

[Flowers in a vase]

Album 15
10/8/6

Happy Birthday

[Swallows and flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "My Thoughts are always with you" and perfume card]

Album 15
10/8/7

Birthday Greetings

[Greeting card with a rose and a pansy]

Album 15
10/8/8

Birthday Greetings

[Small bunch of flowers]

Album 15
10/8/9

A Happy Birthday

[Blue flowers]

Album 15
10/8/10

Birthday Greetings

[Greeting card with a rose and a pansy]

Album 15
10/8/11

Happy Birthday

[Pansy. Envelope design with small card with message "A Birthday Remembrance"]

Album 15
10/8/12

Many Happy Returns

[Two swallows with roses]

Album 15
10/8/13

Birthday Greetings

[Small bunch of flowers]

Album 15
10/8/14

Happy Birthday Wishes

[Small basket of flowers]

Album 15
10/8/15

Happy Birthday

[Union Jack surrounded by flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Sweetheart"]

Album 15
10/8/16

Happy Birthday

[Naval vessel with the flags of Allied nations]

Album 15
10/8/17

A Happy Birthday

[Union Jack surrounded by flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Sweetheart"]

Album 15
10/8/18

Happy Birthday

[Pink roses]

Album 15
10/8/19

A Happy Birthday

[A large pink flower surrounded by small blue and pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother" and a picture of a dog carrying a basket of flowers.]

Album 15
10/8/20

Birthday Greetings

[Red and white flowers supporting five crests in the colours of Allied flags, including Italy, Russia, France, Britain and Belgium.]

Album 15
10/8/21

Happy Birthday

[Envelope design with small card with the message "Birthday Greetings". The design features the Union Jack and French flag, as well as small flowers of white, red, blue and yellow.]

Album 15
10/8/22

Happy Birthday

[Design features light and dark blue flowers, on a backing card of pale blue.]

Album 15
10/8/23

Happy Birthday

[Features a book with the message 'Happy Birthday', surrounded by purple, white and pink flowers...]

Album 15
10/8/24

Happy Birthday

[Features an embroidered flower with the message 'Happy Birthday'.]

Album 15

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Series 9: Christmas / New Year, 1914-1919

Description: Embroidered Christmas and New Year cards. The majority of the cards have village snow scenes and / or holly. Only one card has a religious theme, with the Christmas star over a village. Robins were also a popular image used on Christmas cards.

10/9/1

Happy Christmas

[Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Christmas Greetings"]

Album 16
10/9/2

A Happy Christmas

[Union Jack and holly. Envelope design]

Album 16
10/9/3

A Merry Christmas

[Horseshoes and roses. Envelope design with small card with message "Christmas"]

Album 16
10/9/4

Christmas Greetings

[Pansy and holly]

Album 16
10/9/5

A Happy Xmas

[Snowscape with a Robin and holly]

Album 16
10/9/6

Christmas Greetings

[Bell with a village scene and holly]

Album 16
10/9/7

A Happy Christmas

[Allied Flags. Envelope design]

Album 16
10/9/8

Merry Christmas

[Allied flags with village scene. Envelope design with small card with message "A Happy Christmas"]

Album 16
10/9/9

Christmas Greetings

[Allied flags with four leaf clover and holly]

Album 16
10/9/10

"All's Well!" Christmas Greetings

[Naval vessel, Union Jack and White Ensign and crown]

Album 16
10/9/11

Merry Christmas

[Holly and horseshoe]

Album 16
10/9/12

A Happy Xmas

[Greeting card design. Horseshoe and holly]

Album 16
10/9/13

A Happy New Year

[Birds on a chimney with holly]

Album 16
10/9/14

A Happy Xmas

[Santa Claus visiting a house]

Album 16
10/9/15

Christmas Greetings

[Bird and holly]

Album 16
10/9/16

With Loving Christmas Greetings

[Flowers in basket. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear wife"]

Album 16
10/9/17

Merry Christmas

[Bells and pine cones. Envelope design with small card with message "from a friend"]

Album 16
10/9/18

Season's Greetings

[Greeting card. Pansy]

Album 16
10/9/19

Xmas Greetings

[House surrounded by palms, with overhanging bells]

Album 16
10/9/20

Happy Christmas

[Pansy in a basket with holly. Envelope design with small card with message "A happy Christmas"]

Album 16
10/9/21

Best Christmas Wishes

[Village scene, surrounded by pansies. Envelope design]

Album 16
10/9/22

Best Xmas Wishes

[Bell with Union Jack and American flags. Envelope design]

Album 16
10/9/23

Christmas Greetings

 [Swallow with purple flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear wife"]

Album 16
10/9/24

Christmas Wishes I'm thinking of You

[Greeting card. Snow scene with holly]

Album 16
10/9/25

Happy Christmas

[Pink stylized rose with blue flowers. Envelope design]

Album 16
10/9/26

Christmas

[Greeting card. Allied flags and stars]

Album 17
10/9/27

Happy New Year

[Greeting card. Bunch of purple flowers with the Union Jack]

Album 17
10/9/28

Happy New Year

[Village scene and candles. Envelope design]

Album 17
10/9/29

A Happy Christmas

[Purple stylized rose with small blue flowers. Envelope design]

Album 17
10/9/30

Happy Xmas I'm thinking of you

[Greeting card. Snow scene]

Album 17
10/9/31

Christmas Greetings

[Greeting card design. Flowers]

Album 17
10/9/32

Christmas Greetings

[Greeting card design. Flowers]

Album 17
10/9/33

Merry Christmas

[Cottage with holly. Envelope design]

Album 17
10/9/34

Christmas Greetings

[Flowers and holly. Envelope design with small card with message "I'm ever thinking of you"]

Album 17
10/9/35

Happy Christmas

[Union Jack with holly. Envelope design]

Album 17
10/9/36

Christmas Greetings

[Tudor rose, Scottish thistle and shamrock]

Album 17
10/9/37

Merry Christmas

[Star shining over a village scene]

Album 17
10/9/38

Xmas Wishes

[Red Ensign and French flags flying near village scene]

Album 17
10/9/39

Xmas Greetings

[Snow scene surrounded by holly]

Album 17
10/9/40

Xmas Greetings

[Bird in birdhouse]

Album 17
10/9/41

A Happy Xmas

[Purple flowers]

Album 17
10/9/42

A Joyful Christmas

[Bunch of pansies]

Album 17
10/9/43

Christmas Greetings

[Union Jack and French flag with a pansy]

Album 17
10/9/44

Christmas Greetings

[Greeting card design. Purple Pansies]

Album 17
10/9/45

Happy Christmas

[Holly]

Album 17
10/9/46

Merry Christmas

[Dog pulling a cart containing whisky, pudding and a pipe]

Album 17
10/9/47

Merry Christmas

[Windmill]

Album 17
10/9/48

Bonne Annee

[Greeting card. Purple pansies in a basket]

Album 17
10/9/49

Christmas

[Union Jack and French flag with holly and a horseshoe]

Album 17
10/9/50

Merry Christmas

[Bird sitting on a log, surrounded by holly]

Album 17
10/9/51

Best Xmas Wishes

[Snow scene, with a robin and holly. Envelope design with small card with message "to my dear Daughter"]

Album 17
10/9/52

Compliments of the season

[Church with holly]

Album 17
10/9/53

1918 Souvenir de Belgique

["1918" made up with allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Many happy Returns of the day"]

Album 17
10/9/54

Christmas Greetings

[Union Jack and French flags with holly]

Album 17
10/9/55

Christmas Greetings: Remembrance

[Greeting card design. Snow scene, purple flowers]

Album 18
10/9/56

Christmas 1915

[Union Jack with holly]

Album 18
10/9/57

Christmas Greetings

[Union Jack with white flowers]

Album 18
10/9/58

Compliments of the Season

[A bell decorated with holly]

Album 18
10/9/59

Happy New Year 1918

[The allied flags emanating from the rising sun, red flowers. Envelope style]

Album 18
10/9/60

New Year's Greetings

[Holly surrounding lattice with blue flowers. Envelope style with small card with a picture of a girl carrying a basket of flowers and the message "Souvenir from France"]

Album 18
10/9/61

Christmas Greetings

[A card held together with the remnants of a pink ribbon, with a pink rose embroidered on the front and surrounded by embossed gold flowers. Opens to a short poem and handwritten greeting]

Album 18
10/9/62

Christmas Greetings

[A picture of a basket of pink and blue flowers, framed by a card with a blue ribbon and the message "Christmas Greetings". Opens to a poem and greeting message]

Album 18
10/9/63

Happy Xmas

[Country scene of a small cottage with trees and snow. Envelope design with pink, purple and white flowers.]

Album 18
10/9/64

Christmas Greetings

[Red Ensign with sprigs of holly.]

Album 18
10/9/65

A Happy Xmas

[Two robins sitting on a fence with a country scene of several cottages and snow in the background. Sprig of holly and white flowers on left.]

Album 18
10/9/66

Happy Christmas

[Envelope design with a circle of multicoloured pink flowers surrounding a blue star. Small card insert featuring the message "With Loving Christmas Greetings" and illustrated with bunting made from Allied flags and a basket of flowers.]

Album 18
10/9/67

Happy Christmas

[Similar to 10/9/1.]

Album 18
10/9/68

Christmas Greetings

[Gold horseshoe with holly and roses, and a small blue bird.]

Album 18
10/9/69

A Happy Christmas

[Envelope design with purple flowers surrounding a snow covered window on the flap, revealing a building in the snow. Small card insert with the message "May We Meet Again Soon", featuring crests of the Allies.]

Album 18
10/9/70

Happy Christmas

[Envelope design with holly and star. Small card insert with the message "To My Beloved", featuring a soldier in the trenches conversing with Cupid. Message on reverse.]

Album 18
10/9/71

Happy Christmas

[Envelope design depicting a house and landscape surrounded by holly.]

Album 18
10/9/72

Happy Christmas

[House and landscape surrounded by holly.]

Album 18
10/9/73

Merry Christmas

[Horseshoe of blue flowers with holly.]

Album 18
10/9/74

Merry Christmas

[Envelope design featuring a blue bird carrying small red flowers. Small card insert bears the message "To my dear sweetheart". It has a small illustration of a girl beside a river.]

Album 18
10/9/75

Merry Christmas

[Design featuring black, orange and red butterfly with pink flowers.]

Album 18
10/9/76

An Happy New Year

[Union Jack in Holly.  Small Card reads"I am thinking of you from Claude to Dearest Alice. 15/12/1915/ Cairo, Egypt".]

Album 18
10/9/77

Happy Christmas

 [Envelope design, allied flags on flap with holly at bottom (similar to 10/9/1).]

Album 18
10/9/78

Merry Christmas

[Christmas scene with church and holly.]

Album 18
10/9/79

Happy Christmas

[Angel in blue gown with gold wings holding Christmas tree hovers over Orthodox Church. Small card accompies with message "Merry Christmas My best wishes".]

Album 18
10/9/80

Christmas Greetings

[Roses and forget-me-nots, the forget-me-nots form the letter 'C' in the words 'Christmas greetings'. Reverse contains message from SO Everett to sister Ethel, 17/10/19.]

Album 18
10/9/81

Happy New Year

[Envelope design with 'Happy New Year' and a hot-air balloon carrying flowers flying over a church and house in a rural setting. Small card inside pouch reads 'Xmas Thoughts'. Reverse contains a message from SO Everett to sister Ethel dated France, 8/11/16.]

Album 18
10/9/82

Christmas

[The British Red ensign (a red flag with the Union Jack in the canton) tied to a sprig of holly and flying over the word 'Christmas'. Reverse contains a message from SO Everett to sister Ethel dated 11/10/16, France.]

Album 18
10/9/83

Bonne Année

[Pink rose with green ribbon and background and greeting 'Bonne Année', translated a 'Happy New Year']

Album 18
10/9/84

1918 Souvenir from France: Happy Christmas

[Embroidered card with flags of the Allies embroided into the year 1918 with message "Souvenir from France" embroidered around "1918". Underneath embroidering is the message "Happy Christmas". Inside the card is the printed message "My heart is with you And my thoughts every day" "From Tom To Myrtle With love xxx".]

Album 18
10/9/85

A Happy Christmas

[Embroidered envelope card with with a Christmas pudding with the Union Flag and French flag inserted, red roses and message 'A happy Christmas'.]

Album 18
10/9/86

A Happy Christmas

[Embroidered envelope card with a black cat encircled with sprigs of holly, red roses on each bottom corner and message 'A HAPPY CHRISTMAS'.]

Album 18
10/9/87

Merry Christmas

[Message reads "Merry Christmas", with image of holly surrounding the message.]

Album 18
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Series 10: Units and Camps, 1914-1919

Description: Cards embroidered with greetings from specific military camps, and badges of British and Commonwealth units and non military organisations - also included are some nationalist cards.

10/10/1

Scotland Forever

[Thistle. Envelope design with small card with message "Christmas Greetings and all good Wishes"]

Album 19
10/10/2

Britons All

[Large horseshoe with Union Jack]

Album 19
10/10/3

Royal Engineers

[Regimental badge of the Royal Engineers]

Album 19
10/10/4

R.F.A. [Royal Field Artillery]

[Regimental badge of the Royal Field Artillery, with clover and thistles.]

Album 19
10/10/5

R.F.A. [Royal Field Artillery]

[Regimental badge of the Royal Field Artillery, with flowers, Union Jack and artillery.]

Album 19
10/10/6

Greetings from Fovant Camp

[Scene of barracks at Fovant Camp]

Album 19
10/10/7

The Salvation Army

[Salvation Army Flag]

Album 19
10/10/8

Royal Engineers

[Regimental badge of the Royal Engineers, with Pansies]

Album 19
10/10/9

C.A.S.C. [Canadian Army Service Corps]

[Allied flags and flowers]

Album 19
10/10/10

RAMC [Royal Army Medical Corps]

[Red Cross, surrounded by Allied flags and flowers]

Album 19
10/10/11

A.S.C. [Army Service Corps]

[Army Service Corps Regimental Badges with Union Jack. Envelope design with small card with message "A Happy Birthday"]

Album 19
10/10/12

MGC [Machine Gun Company]

[Crossed machine guns below a crown]

Album 19
10/10/13

R.E. [Royal Engineers]

[Regimental badge of the Royal Engineers. Envelope design with small card with message "I'm thinking of you"]

Album 19
10/10/14

Seaforth Highlanders

[Crown above an elephant and a stag's head]

Album 19
10/10/15

75

[Artillery and flowers]

Album 19
10/10/16

It's a long lo[ng] way to Tipperary

[Soldier. Some embroidery damaged.]

Album 19
10/10/17

My heart is in Ireland

[Lake scene, with shamrocks. Envelope design with small card with message "Birthday Greetings"]

Album 19
10/10/18

England Forever

[British Coat of Arms]

Album 19
10/10/19

R. E. [Royal Engineers]

[Regimental badge of the Royal Engineers]

Album 19
10/10/20

Glory for our Aviators

[A picture of a plane flying over a landscape next to a bunch of flowers tied with a red, white and blue ribbon.]

Album 19
10/10/21

R.F.A [Royal Field Artillery]

[Regimental badge of the Royal Field Artillery, with flowers, Union Jack, Red Ensign and artillery.]

Album 19
10/10/22

Greetings from Salisbury Plain

[Camp on Salisbury Plain showing huts flying the Union Jack and Australian flags surrounded by trees and bell tents.]

Album 19
10/10/23

[no title]

Cover features embroidered rosebuds above an embossed Australian Commonwealth Military Forces emblem. Traditional card design. Inside is a Christmas greeting as well as the words 'From One of the "Australian Expeditionary Force."]

Album 51 (oversize)
10/10/24

RHA [Royal Horse Artillery]

[Regimental badge of the Royal Horse Artillery, with flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Sister"]

Album 19
10/10/25

Britons All

[Large horseshoe with Union Jack.]

Album 19
10/10/26

Canada

['Canada' on a depiction of St. Edwards's crown inside a green maple leaf, with a star below and flowers both above and below.]

Album 19
10/10/27

Canada

[Envelope design with 'Canada' on a depiction of St. Edwards's crown in greenery with flowers, contains a small, blank card with 'A Kiss from France'.]

Album 19
10/10/28

A.S.C.[Army Service Corps]

[Envelope design with Army Service Corps badge, clover and 'A.S.C.'.]

Album 19
10/10/29

A.S.C.[Army Service Corps]

[(Same as 10/10/28) Envelope design with Army Service Corps badge, clover and 'A.S.C.'.]

Album 19
10/10/30

A.S.C.[Army Service Corps]

[Army Service Corps badge with two flags, the Union Jack and the British red ensign, over 'A.S.C.' and forget-me-nots.]

Album 19
10/10/31

[no title]

[Holt caterpillar tractor under the ASC (Army Service Corps) logo and with red flowers on either side.]

Album 19
10/10/32

MGC [Machine Gun Company]

[Crossed machine guns below a crown, with the Union Flag and British Ensign.]

Album 19
10/10/33

Glory for our artillery

[Embroidered postcard with firing cannon and blue and red flowers with message 'Glory for our artillery'.]

Album 19
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Series 11: Flags, 1914-1919

Description: Collection of silk postcards which have used Allied flags as their focus. Using Allied flags within images was very popular. One of the most common methods was to embroider butterflies with their wings made up of Allied flags.

Words and numbers were also embroidered with flags integrated into their design.

10/11/1

To my dear father

[Butterfly with Allied flags on its wings, with purple flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Father"]

Album 20
10/11/2

Souvenir of the Great War

["G" in "Great" and "W" in "War" made from allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Sweet Remembrance"]

Album 20
10/11/3

Souvenir de Belgique

[Coat of Arms with Belgian flag and Union Jack. Envelope design]

Album 20
10/11/4

Forget me not

[Red Ensign and Union Jack with blue forget-me-nots]

Album 20
10/11/5

[no title]

[Bird carrying flowers, with Red Ensign and French flag. Envelope design]

Album 20
10/11/6

To my dear son

[Union Jack and American flag with a rose. Envelope design with small card with message "Forget me not"]

Album 20
10/11/7

To my dear boy

[Bunting made from Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "I'm thinking of you"]

Album 20
10/11/8

From your soldier boy

[Butterfly with wings made from Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Kisses from France"]

Album 20
10/11/9

The Star of the Allies

[Star of David made up of Allied flags]

Album 20
10/11/10

1915

[Allied flags. Envelope design with small cards with messages "I'm thinking of you" and "1915, Hope and Love"]

Album 20
10/11/11

Until the end

[Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Forget me not"]

Album 20
10/11/12

1917 Souvenir from France

[Year "1917" made up of Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Forget me not [Dear Wife]"]

Album 20
10/11/13

God be with you till we meet again

[Shield with the Union Jack surrounded by Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home"]

Album 20
10/11/14

Souvenir from France

[Picture of a church surrounded by Red Ensign. Envelope design]

Album 20
10/11/15

Merry Christmas: Remember Me

[Wreath surrounded by Allied flags, with the Christmas star above them]

Album 20
10/11/16

[no title]

[Crown above a shield with the Union Jack, surrounded by Allied flags and flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Best Kisses"]

Album 20
10/11/17

1914 1916

[Coat of Arms surrounded by Allied flags]

Album 20
10/11/18

Hurrah for the Allies

[Allied flags in the shape of circles]

Album 20
10/11/19

Forget me not

[Blue, white and red flowers surrounded by Allied flags, with 'forget me nots'. Envelope design with small card with message "For you Alone"]

Album 20
10/11/20

1914 - 1916

[Allied flags in the shape of shields. Envelope design with small card with message "Good luck to you"]

Album 20
10/11/21

Always Merry

[Large butterfly with wings made from the Union Jack, with two smaller butterflies with wings made from the Union Jack. Envelope design with small card with message "My best Kisses"]

Album 20
10/11/22

From your soldier boy

[Butterfly with wings made from Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Kisses from France"]

Album 20
10/11/23

[no title]

[Crown above a Tudor rose with two Union Jacks and Scottish thistles. Envelope design]

Album 20
10/11/24

[no title]

[Allied flags with pansy and forget me nots. Envelope design, flap like a fan. Small card with message "To my dear Wife"]

Album 21
10/11/25

1915

[French flag with sunset in the background]

Album 21
10/11/26

Souvenir of the Great War

[Four leaf clover surrounded by Allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 21
10/11/27

To my dear Cousin

[Dragonfly with wings made from Allied flags, surrounded by flowers. Envelope design]

Album 21
10/11/28

1914-1916 Forget me not

[Union Jack with flowers]

Album 21
10/11/29

1914-1915-1916-1917 Souvenir from France

["1914" and "1917" made from Allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 21
10/11/30

1917 Souvenir from France

["1917" made from Allied flags]

Album 21
10/11/31

1917 Souvenir from France

[Greeting card design. "1917" made from Allied flags]

Album 21
10/11/32

1917 Souvenir from France

["1917" made from Allied flags]

Album 21
10/11/33

1917 Souvenir de Belgique

["1917" made from Allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 21
10/11/34

1917 Souvenir from France

[Greeting card design. "1917" made from Allied flags]

Album 21
10/11/35

1917 Greetings from France

[Greeting card design. "1917" made from Allied flags, with pansy]

Album 21
10/11/36

1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 Souvenir de France

[Red Ensign and French flag. Envelope design]

Album 21
10/11/37

1918 Happy New Year

["1918" made from Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Wife ("Wife' has been crossed out and "Mother" written on the card instead)"]

Album 21
10/11/38

1918 Souvenir de France

[ Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "My best Kisses"]

Album 21
10/11/39

Glory to the Allies

[Shield with Union Jack, surrounded by Allied flags]

Album 21
10/11/40

Until the End

[Crown above a shield with the Union Jack, surrounded by Allied flags]

Album 21
10/11/41

Souvenir from France

[Allied flags surrounded by holly. Envelope design]

Album 21
10/11/42

Until the End

[Crown above a shield with the Union Jack, surrounded by Allied flags]

Album 21
10/11/43

Souvenir of the Great War

["G" in "Great" and "W" in "War" made from allied flags.]

Album 21
10/11/44

1919 A Happy New Year

["1919" made from Allied flags]

Album 21
10/11/45

[no title]

[Pansy with petals made from Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "To my Dear Mother"]

Album 21
10/11/46

Australian Commonwealth Military Force

[Rising sun badge with allied flags]

Album 21
10/11/47

From your soldier boy

[Butterfly with wings made from Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "To my Dear Father [and Mother]"]

Album 22
10/11/48

[no title]

[Shield with Belgian flag, with Union Jack, French flag, pansies and horseshoes. Envelope design]

Album 22
10/11/49

Souvenir de Havre

[Coat of Arms with Allied flags]

Album 22
10/11/50

With My Love

[Pink roses with Union Jack and French flag]

Album 22
10/11/51

Sincere Good Will

[Scottish thistle with Union Jack and French flag]

Album 22
10/11/52

R F

[Union Jack, French and Russian flags with red, white and blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Hearty Greetings"]

Album 22
10/11/53

The Cross of the Allies

[Cross made from Allied flags]

Album 22
10/11/54

Towards Victory

[Butterflies with wings made from Allied flags]

Album 22
10/11/55

Compagne 1915-16 Le Generalissime JOFFRE, Campagne 1915-16 TZAR de toutes les Russies

[Double insert card with photographs of Joffre and Tsar Nicholas II with the French and Russian flags]

Album 22
10/11/56

[no title]

[Rose (?) with petals made from Allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 22
10/11/57

[no title]

[Star made from Allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 22
10/11/58

[no title]

[Shields with Allied flags, French flag and Union Jack surrounded by Wreaths. Envelope design]

Album 22
10/11/59

To one I love

[Large pink flower, with a loose Union Jack and flowers (cut from another embroidered card). Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Son"]

Album 22
10/11/60

Guerre Europeenne 1915-16 Lord KITCHENER Min. de la Guerre Anglais

[Single insert with photograph of Kitchener, with the Red Ensign]

Album 22
10/11/61

Campaigne 1914-15 - GEORGES V Roi d'Angleterre

[Single insert with photograph of King George V, with the Red Ensign]

Album 22
10/11/62

Britons all

[Allied flags]

Album 22
10/11/63

England for ever

[Red Ensign with pink rose]

Album 22
10/11/64

With Best Wishes

[Swallow carrying the Red Ensign, surrounded by ivy]

Album 22
10/11/65

Remember

[Basket of blue, white and red flowers surrounded by Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Sister"]

Album 22
10/11/66

To you forever

[Union Jack surrounded by pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear little Girl"]

Album 22
10/11/67

Remembrance from a soldier

[Bunting made from Allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 22
10/11/68

Remember

[Allied flags with flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "A loving kiss"]

Album 22
10/11/69

To the Succes [sic]

[Union Jack and French flag with holly]

Album 22
10/11/70

Remember

[Union Jack and French flag with pink bud roses]

Album 22
10/11/71

Remember

[Shields with Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother"]

Album 23
10/11/72

Campaigne 1914-15 - GEORGES V Roi d'Angleterre

[Single insert with photograph of King George V, with the Red Ensign]

Album 23
10/11/73

Best Wishes

[Scottish thistle with Union Jack and French flag]

Album 23
10/11/74

Far from you but thinking of you

[Crown above a shield with the Union Jack, surrounded by Allied flags]

Album 23
10/11/75

Star of the Allies

[Star made from Allied flags, with a four leaf clover in the centre]

Album 23
10/11/76

United we Stand

[Cockrel surrounded by Allied flags]

Album 23
10/11/77

[no title]

[Dragonfly with union Jack and French flag on its wings. Envelope design]

Album 23
10/11/78

Think of me

[Horseshoe with Union Jack and French flag]

Album 23
10/11/79

[no title]

[Pansies with the Union Jack. Envelope design]

Album 23
10/11/80

To my dear Father

[Wreath with blue flowers below the Red Ensign. Yellow ribbon attached. Opens to reveal the message "My heart is with you, And my thoughts every day. From Bec To Dad" with a short poem printed opposite]

Album 23
10/11/81

1918 Souvenir de France

[A wreath with the American and French flags. Envelope design with a small card inside with a picture of a girl pushing a cart full of flowers and the message "Souvenir from France"]

Album 23
10/11/82

Souvenir de France

[A basket of flowers surrounded by the allied flags]

Album 23
10/11/83

For Victory

[A male hand shaking a female hand below the Union Jack and above a cannon]

Album 23
10/11/84

A Kiss from France

[Pink and purple flowers surround a circle of the allied flags with the Union Jack at the centre. Envelope style]

Album 23
10/11/85

Sweet Remembrance

[A pink rose above the Union Jack in the shape of a shield surrounded by six balloons of the allied flags. Envelope style]

Album 23
10/11/86

Right is Might

[The French flag in the shape of a shield in front of a sword and surrounded by a wreath with the allied flags around it]

Album 23
10/11/87

Far from you but thinking of you

[Circles of the French, British and American flags surrounded by blue and red flowers. Envelope style]

Album 23
10/11/88

[no title]

[A bluebird holding a ribbon tying the Union Jack and the French flag together. Envelope style]

Album 23
10/11/89

Don't forget me

[A butterfly with the allied flags on its wings. Envelope style with a small card with the message "Forget me not"]

Album 23
10/11/90

United we stand

[The French flag surrounded by a wreath and the allied flags]

Album 23
10/11/91

Souvenir de France

[The word 'Souvenir' is made up of the allied flags. Purple pansies. Envelope style with a small card with the message "I don't forget you"]

Album 23
10/11/92

Souvenir de France

[A purple pansy surrounded by the allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 23
10/11/93

Forget me not

[The Union jack and the French flag surrounded by pink flowers]

Album 23
10/11/94

Right is Might

[The Belgian and French flags, the Red Ensign and the Imperial Russian flag entwined with a vine with red berries]

Album 23
10/11/95

In Honour Bound

[Envelope style with the Allied flags in front of a rising sun. Same design as 10/11/122.]

Album 23
10/11/96

[no title]

[Envelope style with the Allied flags and two hands shaking in front of the rising sun]

Album 23
10/11/97

We Fight for Right and Liberty

[Envelope style with the Red Ensign, French and American flags tied together surrounded by greenery and pink flowers]

Album 23
10/11/98

Great War for Freedom France

[The French flag and the Union Jack hanging from a line with red and blue flowers. Bronze foil shaped like a butterfly is attached to the front. "To Mother + Dad From Henry 1944" is written on the card in black pen and it was sent home to Australia during the Second World War.]

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10/11/99

1917 Souvenir from France

[Same design as 10/11/30 with yellow text.]

Album 23
10/11/100

1914-1915-1916-1917 Souvenir from France

[Same design as 10/11/29 with yellow text and blue flowers]

Album 23
10/11/101

[no title]

[Envelope design with horseshoe made from Allied flags around the French flag. Small card insert featuring the message "A Happy Birthday."]

Album 23
10/11/102

God Be With You Till We Meet Again

[Union Jack and French flag surrounded by wreath and other Allied flags.]

Album 23
10/11/103

Forget Me Not

[Blue and yellow flowers covered by a banner featuring "Forget Me Not". Red Ensign and Union Jack flags in the background. Pincushion on back of card.]

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10/11/104

[no title]

[Envelope design with pink and white flowers, as well as flags of the Allies, including Belgium, Britain, France, Russia and Italy, draped across the envelope. Insert card titled "To my dear sister".]

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10/11/105

1918 Souvenir from France

[Silk postcard of envelope design with two small grey flowers. 1918 is made up of Allied flags. There is a message on reverse from Charlie to Dele and a postmark dated 23 Feb 18.]

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10/11/106

[No title]

[Allied flags and a bicycle, surrounded by purple and yellow pansies.]

Album 24
10/11/107

[No title]

[Envelope design depicting five Allied flags surrounded by flowers. Small card insert with the message 'To Greet You'.]

Album 24
10/11/108

[No title]

[Envelope design depicting two Allied flags, France and England, in the shape of four-leaf clovers, together with a blue bird and violets.]

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10/11/109

Sincere friendships

[Design depicting two Allied flags, France and England, in the shape of butterfly wings, together with snowdrops.]

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10/11/110

United: Christmas

[Wreath surrounded by Allied flags. Greeting card design.]

Album 24
10/11/111

[No title]

[Envelope design depicting Union Jack and crown, surrounded by flowers. Small card insert with message United For Ever.]

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10/11/112

All United

[Design depicting five flags, British Red Ensign, Belgium, France, Italy and the Imperial Russian flag.]

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10/11/113

1917 Souvenir from France

[Envelope design depicting the individual numbers of the year "1917", incorporating the Union Jack, Belgian, American and French flags.]

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10/11/114

1918 Souvenir from France

[Envelope design depicting the individual numbers of the year "1918", incorporating the Union Jack, Belgian, French and American flags.]

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10/11/115

From a Friend

[Envelope design depicting butterfly, incorporating the American, British, French and Belgian flags. Small card insert illustrated with pink roses on trellis and view of garden bears the message "Thinking of you".]

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10/11/116

With all good wishes

[Envelope design depicting red, white and blue flowers on trellace with two pink roses above, incorporating the Russion, French, British, French, Italian and Belgian flags. Small card insert illustrated with blue folowers and the message "With all good wishes".]

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10/11/117

1916 - For Liberty

[Three coats of arms with a ribbon in centre and a british and French flag at top.]

Album 24
10/11/118

[No title]

[Envelope design depicting allied flags, surrounded by flowers. Small card insert with message United For Ever.]

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10/11/119

United For Liberty

[Horse shoe at top left, allied flags at bottom right.]

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10/11/120

[Untitled]

[Blue flowers bordered with Russian, Italian, French, and British flags.]

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10/11/121

Fighting the Good Fight

[Allied flags surrounding a laurel wreath and the rising sun.]

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10/11/122

In Honour Bound

[Same design as 10/11/95 with small embroidered handkerchief with a purple painted flower under envelope.]

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10/11/123

Souvenir de France

[Rooster standing on the sun and moon, with flags of Portugal, Belgium, France, Red Ensign on left, United States of America, Italy, Russia and Japan on right, with message "Souvenir de France". Underneath embroidering black and white printed drawing of a man in a suit titled "La Purée", drawn by M. (Monsieur) Guy Terrel des Chênes.]

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Series 12: France / Belgium, 1914-1919

Description: Silk postcards with France or Belgium as their theme. These include souvenir postcards of towns, France and Belgium in general and postcards in French.

10/12/1

1914-1915-16-1917-1918 Souvenir from France

["1914" and "1918" made from Allied flags. Envelope design]

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10/12/2

Souvenir de France

[Purple flowers. Envelope design]

Album 25
10/12/3

Le Roi Heros ALBERT 1er de Belgique

[Three Belgian flags with photo insert of King Albert of Belgium]

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10/12/4

1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 Souvenir de Belgique

[Wreath with Union Jack and French Flag. Envelope design with small card with message "Love to all at Home"]

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10/12/5

Souvenir de Belgique

[Coat of Arms with Union Jack and Belgian Flag. Envelope design with small card with message "Souvenir de Belgique"]

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10/12/6

Souvenir de Calais

[Coat of arms]

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10/12/7

A Kiss from France

[Bunch of blue, white and red flowers. Envelope design]

Album 25
10/12/8

Souvenir de Belgique

[Coat of arms. Envelope design with small card with message "A happy Birthday"]

Album 25
10/12/9

1914-1915-16-1917-1918 Souvenir from France

["1914" and "1918" made from Allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 25
10/12/10

Souvenir from France

[Purple pansies. Envelope design, with purple fabric pansy inside]

Album 25
10/12/11

Remind France

[Blue, white and red flowers with aeroplane]

Album 25
10/12/12

Souvenir from France

[Greeting card design. Blue and white flowers in a basket]

Album 25
10/12/13

Good News from France

[Village scene, with birds sitting on wires. Envelope design with small card with message "Forget me not"]

Album 25
10/12/14

Souvenir from France

[Greeting card design. Blue flowers in a basket]

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10/12/15

A Kiss from France

[Blue, white and red flowers]

Album 25
10/12/16

A Kiss from France

[Bunch of blue, white and red flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother"]

Album 25
10/12/17

A Kiss from France

[Blue and red flowers. Envelope design, with a piece of purple ribbon]

Album 25
10/12/18

Je pense a toi

[Design with purple flowers and pansies]

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10/12/19

Voeux Sinceres

[Bunch of purple flowers]

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10/12/20

Remind France

[Red, white and blue flowers]

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10/12/21

Good News from France

[Scottish thistles]

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10/12/22

Souvenir from France

[Purple pansies. Envelope design with small card with message "Love to all at Home"]

Album 25
10/12/23

Greetings from France

[Greeting card. Pink roses with yellow flowers]

Album 25
10/12/24

A Kiss from France

[Bunch of blue, white and red flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Christmas Greetings"]

Album 25
10/12/25

Souvenir de France

[Pansy with pink flowers and Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "I'm Thinking of you"]

Album 25
10/12/26

Souvenir from France

[Coat of Arms. Envelope design with small card with message "Greetings from France" and a perfume card]

Album 25
10/12/27

Souvenir from France

[Purple pansies. Envelope design with small card with message "My Best Kisses"]

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10/12/28

A Kiss From France

[Red, white and blue flowers with Union Jack]

Album 26
10/12/29

Souvenir de France

[Pansy.The word "souvenir" made from Allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 26
10/12/30

Souvenir of France

[Gazebo and trees surrounded by pink roses and two swallows]

Album 26
10/12/31

A Kiss From France

Pink roses with Union Jack and French flag]

Album 26
10/12/32

Ypres

[Embroidered Coat of Arms on paper background]

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10/12/33

Souvenir de France

[Basket of flowers (the flowers are the colours of Allied flags)]

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10/12/34

Come along

[Cockerel with French flag and artillery]

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10/12/35

Flowers from France

[Lily of the Valley. Envelope design with small card with message "I'm thinking of you"]

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10/12/36

Souvenir from France

[Coat of Arms. Envelope design with small card with message "A Kiss from France"]

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10/12/37

Souvenir of Lillers

[Village church. Envelope design]

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10/12/38

A kiss from France

[The French flag underneath red, white and blue flowers]

Album 26
10/12/39

Souvenir from France

[The Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom surrounded by a thistle and clover. Envelope design]

Album 26
10/12/40

A Kiss from France

[The rising sun over water surrounded by pink flowers. Envelope design with a small card inside with the message "A Happy Birthday"]

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10/12/41

Flowers of France Gathered for you

[A bunch of red, white and blue flowers embroidered onto a card which is decorated in the corners with lace and blue ribbon]

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10/12/42

A Kiss From France

[The French flag and the Union Jack surrounded pink flowers. Th surrounding card is printed with "Remembrance"]

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10/12/43

Souvenir de France

[Bluebirds holding a ribbon over a basket of pansies. Envelope design with two flaps, the bottom flap features a blue and red flower]

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10/12/44

Greetings from France

[Blue pansies. Envelope design with a small card with the message "Remembrance"]

Album 26
10/12/45

Flowers from France

[A red poppy with a white and a blue flower]

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10/12/46

Souvenir de Belgique

[Coat of arms. Envelope design with a small card with a picture of a windmill and the message "To my dear sister"]

Album 26

10/12/47

Souvenir de Belgique

[1918 in a wreath with the Union Jack and the French flag surrounded by 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917. Envelope design]

Album 26
10/12/48

Souvenir from France

[Red pansy flanked by red roses with ivy below. Envelope design]

Album 26
10/12/49

Good news from France

[Envelope style with red, white and blue rope surrounding a crown, with a small card inside saying "Guerre Europeenne" and "I'm thinking of you".]

Album 26
10/12/50

A Kiss from Belgium

[Envelope design with a girl wearing a skirt made from the Union Jack, French and Belgian flags.]

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10/12/51

Good news from France

[Envelope design with purple and yellow pansies.]

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10/12/52

Souvenir de France

[Envelope design with green vine enclosing the French and American flags. Includes a small card saying "Souvenir from France".]

Album 26
10/12/53

A Kiss from France

[Purple and white pansy beneath the Australian Blue Ensign and French flag.]

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10/12/54

Flowers from France

[Blue, white and red flowers.]

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10/12/55

Souvenir from France

[Features a Union Jack surronded by blue, white and red flowers. Envelope design, with small card with message "Not absent in thoughts" and small card with a picture of Jesus on the front and a verse from St Matt. vi 32.]

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10/12/56

Poperinghe

[Features the Poperinghe Coat of Arms surrounded by greenery.]

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10/12/57

Souvenir from France

[Envelope design with the Coat of Arms. Includes a small card with message "For you alone."]

Album 26
10/12/58

A Kiss from France

[Card with emboridered union jack and flowers.  Inscription on verso "To My Dear Sweetheart Alice, From Claudy, France, 1st April 1916.]

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10/12/59

Home Sweet Home

[Envelope design with image of home among trees on flap. Script and pansies beneath. Card inside has holly on front, and on verso "To my sister Beatrice, from Alf, France, July 3rd 1916".  Postcard is housed with original envelope.]

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10/12/60

Entente Cordiale

[Pink rose with American, French and British flags.]

Album 27
10/12/61

My Best Kisses

[Purple Pansies over purple font.  On verso "To Dear Little Mary, with fond love and a great big kiss xxxxxxx Rupert"]

Album 27
10/12/62

Corbie - Souvenir

[A coat of arms surrounded by white flowers.]

Album 27
10/12/63

A Kiss from France

[Envelope design with flowers. Small card enclosed "To my dear sister".]

Album 27
10/12/64

Souvenir From France

[Envelope design with purple flowers. Small card enclosed "Souvenir From France".]

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10/12/65

Souvenir From France

[Plastic card with fabric Daisy.]

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10/12/66

Greetings from France

[Purple pansies and pink ribbon.]

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10/12/67

Souvenir de Belgique

[Envelope design embroidered with an image that resembles the middle version of the coat of arms of the Netherlands over 'Souvenir de Belgique' and a stem with three flowers; one black, one yellow and one red. Contains a small printed card with 'Souvenir De Glorieuese Memoire' over an image of the Allied flags and '1914 1915', message reads 'Good Luck to you'.]

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10/12/68

Peace with Honour.Victory!

[Card with woven French flag and message 'Peace with Honour - Victory!' in gold.]

Album 27
10/12/69

A Kiss from France

[Envelope design with blue, white and red embroidered flowers and message "A Kiss from France". Small card enclosed "With Kindest Regards".]

Album 27
10/12/70

Elisabeth I Heroique Reine des Belges. Le Roi Albert 1er de Belgique

[Two Belgium flags with inserts of Queen Elisabeth and King Albert of Belgium.]

Album 27
10/12/71

Souvenir de Belgique

[Envelope design with flags of Belgium, France and British Red Ensign, and olive laurel. Also features two purple flowers and message "Souvenir de Belgique". Small card inside envelope with message "To my dear Father".]

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10/12/72

Greetings from France

[Embroided design with embroidered image of a butterfly with Union Flag on the body and message "Greetings from France". Small card in envelope with message "To my Dear Mother".

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Series 13: L.W. Artlett Collection

Description: Postcards sent by 3451 Sgt Leslie William Artlett during the First World War 1914-1918, whilst on active service. The collection mostly contains silk postcards but there is also a small number of general postcards sent by Sergeant Artlett.

10/13/1

Right is Might

[French, Russian, Belgian flags and Red Ensign]

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10/13/2

Honour to the Flag

[Red Ensign with a wreath of flowers]

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10/13/3

[no title]

[Pink and red flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Many happy Returns of the Day" and a dried rose]

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10/13/4

[no title]

[Large Pink rose and small blue flowers. Envelope design]

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10/13/5

To my dear Mother

[White and blue flowers]

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10/13/6

[no title]

[Pink and yellow flowers. Envelope design]

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10/13/7

[no title]

[Pansies. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Father"]

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10/13/8

To my dear Mother

[Bunch of flowers, with an anchor and a four leaf clover]

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10/13/9

United for Liberty

[A large flag made up of small versions of British, Italian, Belgian and Russian flags]

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10/13/10

Guerre Europenne 1914-16. Le Gen en Chef de l'arm Brit en France DOUGLAS HAIG

[Red Ensign with photo insert of Douglas Haig]

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10/13/11

[no title]

[Orange flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother". Top flap missing]

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10/13/12

God save the King

[Opening notes to Anthem, with Union Jack]

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10/13/13

Campaigne 1914-15 - GEORGES V Roi d'Angleterre

[Red Ensign with photo insert of King George V]

Album 28
10/13/14

[no title]

[Blue bird with pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Sister"]

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10/13/15

Good Luck

[Four leaf clover, horseshoe, Doves]

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10/13/16

To my dear Father

[Shield with Red Ensign. Purple flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Many happy Returns"]

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10/13/17

1917

["1917" made up of pink flowers]

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10/13/18

To my dear Mother

[Pink and blue flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother"]

Album 28
10/13/19

To my dear Mother

[Pink, yellow and green design. Envelope design with small card with message "May we meet again soon"]

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10/13/20

To my dear Father

[Red Ensign with pink flowers]

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10/13/21

A kiss form France

[French and Australian flags with a pansy]

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10/13/22

To my dear Father

[White rose. Envelope design with small card with message "Sent with love"]

Album 29
10/13/23

Remembrance: Miss Edith Cavell

[Purple pansies and small picture of Edith Cavell, Envelope design with small card with message "Good Luck to You"]

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10/13/24

For you alone

[Basket of pink roses]

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10/13/25

To my dear Mother from your loving son

[Purple flowers]

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10/13/26

My thoughts are at home

[Church scene with flowers and a swallow]

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10/13/27

[no title]

[Shield with Red Ensign, Scottish thistle and blue and red flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "Sent with love"]

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10/13/28

To my dear Mother

[Pink and blue flowers]

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10/13/29

To my dear Sister

[House. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Sister"]

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10/13/30

To my dear Mother

[Swallow with pink flowers. Envelope design]

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10/13/31

[no title]

[Butterfly with Allied flags on it's wings. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother"]

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10/13/32

Sincere Friendship

[Pink flowers]

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10/13/33

[no title]

[Pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "A Happy Christmas"]

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10/13/34

[no title]

[Medals and a horn. Envelope design with small card with message "A boy's best friend is his Mother"]

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10/13/35

[no title]

[Purple pansy with blue forget-me-nots. Envelope design with small card with message "To my Dear Mother"]

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10/13/36

[no title]

[Union Jack with blue, red and white flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother"]

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10/13/37

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Portrait photograph of two soldiers]

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10/13/38

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Cartoon of Australian Digger in Egypt]

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10/13/39

Souvenir to Commemorate one of the Greatest Events of the Century. The visit of the United States Fleet to Australia August 1908 by invitation of the Commonwealth Government.

 [Not a silk postcard]

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10/13/40

Merry Christmas

[Not a silk postcard. Glamour postcard]

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10/13/41

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Glamour postcard]

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10/13/42

R & O Branch Service England - South Africa - Australia [Berrima]

[Not a silk postcard. Picture of Ship, with autograph of soldiers]

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Series 14: Cpl S.H. Deakin Collection

Description: Postcards sent to and from members of the Deakin family during the First World War 1914-1918. Many were sent by 1121 Cpl Sydney Henry Deakin to his parents and siblings whilst on active service.

10/14/1

[no title]

[Large butterfly. Envelope design with small card with message "I'm thinking of you"]

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10/14/2

Remembrance

[Blue and pink flowers]

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10/14/3

 A kiss From France

[Stylized pink rose with purple flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "with my best Wishes"]

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10/14/4

[no title]

[Star with flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Sister"]

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10/14/5

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun with French and Australian flags. Envelope design with small card with message "To my Dear Mother"]

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10/14/6

Best Remembrance

[Pine cones. Envelope design with small card with message "Happy birthday"]

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10/14/7

Flowers of France

[Bunch of red, blue, white and yellow flowers]

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10/14/8

Good Luck

[Horseshoe with Allied flags around a Union Jack]

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10/14/9

[no title]

[Basket of flowers. Envelope design]

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10/14/10

[no title]

[British, Belgian and French flags. Envelope design with small card with message "A Merry Christmas"]

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10/14/11

Happy Christmas

[Holly and bunting with allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Greetings from France"]

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10/14/12

Sweet Remembrance

[Pink, red and blue flowers. Envelope design]

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10/14/13

[no title]

[Pink Rose with four leaf clover. Envelope design with small card with message "To my Dear Mother"]

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10/14/14

To Greet You

[Greeting card design. Bunch of flowers]

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10/14/15

To My Dear Mother

[Greeting card design. Allied flags and flowers]

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10/14/16

Happy Birthday

[Pink flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my Dear Mother"]

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10/14/17

Sweet Remembrance

[Greeting card design. Pink rose with purple flowers]

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10/14/18

[no title]

[Holly and the Union Jack. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Mother"]

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10/14/19

[no title]

[Stylized Roman helmet and stars. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dear Father"]

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10/14/20

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun with French and Australian flags. Envelope design with small card with message "Allied in Glory"]

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10/14/21

Best Xmas Wishes

[Pink rose. Envelope design with small card with message "Amities"]

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10/14/22

Good Luck

[Black cat sitting in Holly on a stool, with a four leaf clover and horseshoe]

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10/14/23

Greetings from France

[Umbrella made up of allied flags, with blue and purple flowers]

Album 30
10/14/24

[no title]

[Two black cats on a seesaw, under a crescent moon]

Album 30
10/14/25

To my dear Sister

[Flower design. Envelope design]

Album 30
10/14/26

To my dear Mother From your loving Son

[Purple pansy. Envelope design with small card with message "Happy Birthday Greetings"]

Album 30
10/14/27

Love and Kisses

[Flower design. Envelope design]

Album 30
10/14/28

From your loving Son: Remembrance

[Greeting card design. Horseshoe with pink and purple flowers]

Album 30
10/14/29

May roses ever pave your way And Good Luck serve you Day by Day

[Not a silk postcard. Greeting card with roses in a vase and an elephant on a chain]

Album 30
10/14/30

Wishes

[Not a silk postcard. Greeting card with roses]

Album 30
10/14/31

Love to Dad From Camp

[Not a silk postcard. Australian Red Ensign. Writing in glitter]

Album 30
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Series 15: Cpl E.E. Payne Collection

Description: No. 4294 Cpl Ernest Edward Payne 1 Pioneers Battalion, collected and sent these postcards to family, whilst on active service during the First World War 1914-1918 . The majority of the collection is made up of standard postcards (mostly scenic, but some studio portraits of friends from his unit), with around 20 silk postcards.

10/15/1

Many Happy Returns To My Wife

[Not a silk postcard. Bunch of flowers with a poem]

Album 31
10/15/2

Dinette Enfantine

[Not a silk postcard. Children seated at a table]

Album 31
10/15/3

Path by Loch Katrine

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/4

Tea Gardens, Banks O' Doon Alloway, Ayr

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/5

1293 La Grande Guerre 1914-17 COMBLES Panorama des ruines

[Not a silk postcard. Bombed ruins]

Album 31
10/15/6

Buchanan Street Glasgow

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/7

London - Westminster Abbey. Tomb of Henry VII from NE

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 31
10/15/8

London - Westminster Abbey. Monument to Lady Nightingale

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 31
10/15/9

London - Westminster Abbey. Cloisters SW

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 31
10/15/10

384 La Guerre Europeenne 1914-15 Prisonniers Allemands soignes dans un hopital de la Croix-Rouge Anglias, dans le Camp Francais

 [Not a silk postcard. Group photograph of German POWs at a British Red Cross hospital in the French camp.]

Album 31
10/15/11

To my dear ones at home

[Not a silk postcard. Romantic image of British Tommy remembering his loved ones with poem]

Album 31
10/15/12

81 Guerre 1914-1917 Alberts (Somme) - Le Clocher de N.D. de Brebieres apres plusieurs bombardments par les allemands. The steeple of N.D. Brebieres bombarded by the Germans

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard with the famous leaning Madonna. A legend grew, that when the Madonna fell the war would finish. The Madonna did fall, but the war did not end till about six months later]

Album 31
10/15/13

London - Westminster Abbey. Tomb of Queen Mary

[Not a silk postcard. Tomb of Mary Queens of Scots]

Album 31
10/15/14

The girl behind the man behind the gun! Le sentiment du devoir n'exclut pas l'autre.

[Not a silk postcard. Ghost like image of an idealised woman, standing behind a machine gunner]

Album 31
10/15/15

Inversnald Hotel and Fall, Loch Lomond

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/16

Poultry Cross, Salisbury

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/17

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio photograph of unknown soldier (note - the soldier has an 'A' on his colour patch, which indicates he served at Gallipoli)]

Album 31
10/15/18

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio photograph of unknown soldier (possibly Cpl A.J. Palmer)]

Album 31
10/15/19

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Group photograph of Sergeant Haines (probably 4203A Sgt Arnold Lewis Haines MM) Ray Reynolds (189 Raymond Gifford Reynolds MM), S M Palmer (?) Sgt Knight. 'D' Company 1 Pioneers Battalion France]

Album 31
10/15/20

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio portrait of unknown soldier]

Album 31
10/15/21

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio photograph of 4206 Pte Richard Lawrence Griffin no. 5 Section 1 Pioneers Battalion]

Album 31
10/15/22

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio portrait of Corporal Knight No. 5 Section 14 Platoon 'D' Company 1st Pioneers Battalion France]

Album 31
10/15/23

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio photograph of unknown soldier. Inscription reads 'To Corporal E.E. Payne from your Qld Pal Roy 17/7/17']

Album 31
10/15/24

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio portrait of unknown soldier. Inscription reads 'yours truly Ernie 6.11.18']

Album 31
10/15/25

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio photograph of Cpl E.E. Payne 8/1/17]

Album 31
10/15/26

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio photograph of unknown soldier]

Album 31
10/15/27

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio portrait of 4284 Cpl Albert James Palmer 1st Pioneers Battalion]

Album 31
10/15/28

[Elderly lady reading news headline - 'French gain 2000 metres from the enemy'] "Ah! P'raps that'll stop some of them there Gas Attacks!"

[Not a silk postcard. Cartoon]

Album 31
10/15/29

Egypt. - Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/30

Cairo - Opera Square

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/31

Egypt - Native women carrying water from the Nile

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/32

Cairo - General view

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/33

Egypt - Landscape in the environs of the Pyramids of Giza

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/34

Cairo - The Tombs of Khalifs

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/35

67 ALBERT (Somme) - Rue Jeanne d'Harcourt - Avant le bombardment. Street before the bombardment.

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 31
10/15/36

112 Guerre 1914-1917 ALBERT (Somme) - Rue Jeanne d'Harcourt, apres le bombardment, derriere les maisons de droite detruites apparait la Basilique martyre. The street d'Harcourt after the destruction.

[Not a silk postcard. Bombed ruins]

Album 31
10/15/37

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Picture of two children, a happy child wearing a French cap, and a distressed child wearing a German helmet]

Album 31
10/15/38

69 Night Scene on British Front. July 1st 1916

[Not a silk postcard. Battlecene]

Album 32
10/15/39

London - Westminster Abbey. Coronation Chairs

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 32
10/15/40

Remembrance of the absent one

[Not a silk postcard. Union Jack and Australian Red Ensign, with poem]

Album 32
10/15/41

London - Westminster Abbey. West Front

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 32
10/15/42

[Salesman] "This is an excellent knife, Sir - it has a corkscrew and four blades" [Scot] "Have ye one wi' a blade an' four corkscrews?"

[Not a silk postcard. Cartoon

Album 32
10/15/43

385 La Guerre Europeenne 1914-15 - Le Crime de REIMS. Maisons detruites pres de la Cathedrale

[Not a silk postcard. Bombed ruins]

Album 32
10/15/44

Miss Edith Cavell Murdered October 12th 1915 REMEMBER!

[Not a silk postcard. Propaganda postcard]

Album 32
10/15/45

Mansion House, Rouken Glen GLASGOW

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 32
10/15/46

1252 La Grande Guerre 1914-17 - English Front. Scene de tranchee a GULLEMONT. Scene in a reserve trench at Guillemont (Welsh Guards)

[Not a silk postcard. Trench scene]

Album 32
10/15/47

For your Birthday with Love

[Not a silk postcard. Bunch of flowers with a poem]

Album 32
10/15/48

Putting the TIN HAT on it!

[Not a silk postcard. Cartoon of a child in Uniform]

Album 32
10/15/49

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio photograph of Cpl E.E. Payne 8/1/17]

Album 32
10/15/50

Home sweet Home

[Country scene, with chickens feeding. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/51

To my Dear Wife

[Blue and pink flowers]

Album 32
10/15/52

To my Boy[s]

[Dog pulling cart of flowers]

Album 32
10/15/53

[no title]

[Allied flags in the shape of a star. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/54

To my dear Wife

[Pink roses. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/55

[no title]

[Blue flowers and purple pattern. Envelope design containing purple strip of paper]

Album 32
10/15/56

To my Darling

[Flowers. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/57

Happy Christmas

[Village church and holly]

Album 32
10/15/58

To my Dear Wife: I'm thinking of you

[Greeting card design. Blue and pink flowers]

Album 32
10/15/59

To my dear Wife

[Purple pansy. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/60

Souvenir de France

["1917" made from allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/61

From your loving Husband

[Stylized rose. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/62

[no title]

[Bunch of flowers with four leaf clover. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/63

God bless you

[Village church surrounded by roses. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/64

[no title]

[Bunting made up from Allied flags. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/65

Happy Birthday

[Grapes and flowers. Envelope design]

Album 32

10/15/66

With love to my dear wife [from the trenches]

[Bunch of flowers]

Album 32
10/15/67

To My Dear Wife

[Village scene. Envelope design]

Album 32
10/15/68

To my dear Children

[Bird with flowers]

Album 32
10/15/69

To my dear Wife

[Flowers and butterfly]

Album 33
10/15/70

To my dear Children

[Bunch of Forget me nots]

Album 33
10/15/71

To my Wife

[Stylized flowers. Envelope design]

Album 33
10/15/72

"Has anyone seen ma Uniform?"

[Not a silk postcard. Cartoon of crying baby]

Album 33
10/15/73

Flagrant ..elih (?)

[Not a silk postcard. Novelty postcard with moving parts]

Album 33
10/15/74

"I'm trying to be a man - for your sake." "J'essaie d'etre in homme, pour vous plaire."

[Not a silk postcard. Cartoon of small child in uniform smoking a cigar]

Album 33
10/15/75

1238 La Grande Guerre 1914-17 - English Front. Dans les ruines de MONTAUBAN. In the ruins of Montauban

[Not a silk postcard. Bombed ruins]

Album 33
10/15/76

68 AMIENS - La Prefecture

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 33
10/15/77

1088 La Grande Guerre 1914-17 - Offensive Franco-Anglaise de la Somme. Tranchee reprise aux Allemande entre MAMETZ et HARDECOURT. Trenchee reconquiered [sic] to Germans between Mametz an Hardecourt

[Not a silk postcard. Trench scene]

Album 33
10/15/78

[Husband to wife] "I'm practising bayonet charging!" L'exercice de l'escrime a la baionnette!"

[Not a silk postcard. Cartoon of Husband destroying his wife's clean washing on the line whilst 'practising' bayonet charges with a stick]

Album 33
10/15/79

Botanic Gardens. Glasgow

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 33
10/15/80

Loch Lomond. Luss

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic painting]

Album 33
10/15/81

Burns Monument, Alloway, Ayr

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 33
10/15/82

Ben Nevis

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic painting]

Album 33
10/15/83

Charing Cross, Glasgow

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 33
10/15/84

87 Guerre 1914-1917 ALBERT (Somme) Rue de Bapaume apres plusieurs bombardements. Au premiere plan le debit de Tabac de Mme Richard. Bapaume Street after several bombardments. In the foreground the tobacco shop of Madam Richard

[Not a silk postcard. Bombed ruins]

Album 33
10/15/85

Scotland's Beauty Spots: In the Trossachs

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic painting]

Album 33
10/15/86

267 BOULOGN -SUR-MER - Le Chateau et la Cathedrale

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 33
10/15/87

Rowardennan, Loch Lomond

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 33
10/15/88

Charing Cross, Glasgow

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 33
10/15/89

London - Westminster Abbey. North Front

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 33
10/15/90

1641 La France reconquise (1917) - La Ferme de MALMAISON entre Malmaison et la Potiere

[Not a silk postcard. Bombed ruins]

Album 33
10/15/91

1319 LA GRAND GUERRE 1914-1917 - Bataille de la Somme Ruines de CURLU - General view of Curlu's ruins

[Not a silk postcard. Bombed ruins]

Album 33
10/15/92

28 La Grande Guerre 1914-17 - Entre des Allemande a Amiens

[Not a silk postcard. German troops in Amiens]

Album 33
10/15/93

1914-15 Les troupes Anglaises sur le front - 1914-15 British troops at the front An [sic] alert

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 33
10/15/94

To my dear ones at home

[Not a silk postcard. Romantic image of British Tommy remembering his loved ones with poem]

Album 33
10/15/95

God Guard My Dear Daddy

 [Not a silk postcard. Small child with photograph of father, watched over by Jesus Christ]

Album 33
10/15/96

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. 'Glamour' postcard]

Album 33
10/15/97

His Keepsake gives me courage, Ton souvenir me donne de la vaillance

[Not a silk postcard. Posed photograph of British 'Tommy' reading a letter, thinking of his son]

Album 33
10/15/98

London - Westminster Abbey. Interior Henry VII Chapel Looking East

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 33
10/15/99

3. AMIENS Cathedrale - La Faade

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 33
10/15/100

"The War'll be over in a fortnight now, 'cos my ole man's joined the Army an' I know 'e never keeps a job longer 'n that!"

[Not a silk postcard. Humorous card]

Album 33
10/15/101

London - Westminster Abbey. Choir East

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 33
10/15/102

1505 La France reconquise (1917) - PERONNE - L'Eglise a ete entierementdetruile sans cause militaire par les vandales

[Not a silk postcard. Bombed ruins]

Album 33
10/15/103

Botanic Garden Gate, Glasgow

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 33
10/15/104

HEBUTERNE - Eglise et rue Puisieux

[Not a silk postcard. Bombed ruins]

Album 33
10/15/105

Anzac Hospital Harefield

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 33
10/15/106

Drakes Hill Harefield

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 33
10/15/107

44 ALBERT (Somme) - Rue de Bapaume Avant le bombardment. The street Bapaume before the bombardment

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 33
10/15/108

London - Westminster Abbey. Poet's Corner

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 33
10/15/109

103 AMIENS - Cathedrale - Stalles du Choeur

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 33
10/15/110

London - Westminster Abbey. Reredos

[Not a silk postcard]

Album 33
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Series 16:  McCaw Collection

Description: Album of silk postcards sent by friends on active service to Miss Lilian Rice during the First World War 1914-1918, before her marriage to W.J. McCaw in 1920.

Also included in the album are unused hand tinted "Daily Mail Battle Pictures" postcards using images from official war photographs.

10/16/1

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Rising Sun Badge]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/2

2. Highlanders Pipe Themselves back from the trenches

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series I no. 2]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/3

20. "Tommy" at home in German Dug-Outs

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series III no. 20]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/4

A Kiss from France

[Flowers with the Union Jack. Envelope design with small card with message "Love and Kisses"]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/5

5. Helping an Ambulance Through the Mud

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series I no. 5]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/6

3. Church Service Before Battle

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series I no. 3]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/7

All the Joys be Yours

[Bird and pansies]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/8

13. British Mine Exploding at Beaumont Hamel

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series I no. 3]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/9

1. Wounded Tommy to the Photographer: "I'm not a German!"

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series I no. 1]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/10

Best Remembrance!

[Hand painted card with silk bow and silk flower attached]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/11

Best Christmas

[Bunch of flowers]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/12

16. A Gallant Rescue Under Fire. This Man Saved Twenty Lives Like This

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series II no. 16]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/13

17. "Tommy" Finds Shell Holes Comfortable to Sleep In

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series III no. 17]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/14

Souvenir de Belgique

[Coat of Arms with Union Jack and Australian Blue Ensign]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/15

15. British Machine Gunners Wearing Gas Helmets

 [Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series II no. 15]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/16

9. Ypres After Two Years of War

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series II no. 9]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/17

Gone but not forgotten

[Single insert with photograph of Kitchener, with the French flag and Union Jack]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/18

22. Gordons Bringing in a Wounded German

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series III no. 22]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/19

21. "Black Watch" Pipers Playing to the Captors of Longueval

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/20

Where I cling I die

 [Ivy]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/21

1 January Best Wishes

[Purple and yellow flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "A loving Kiss"]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/22

7. Army Chaplain Tending British Graves

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series I no. 7]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/23

London. Westminster Abbey &amp; Margarets Church

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/24

God Bless You

[Birds and flowers. Envelope design with small card with message "To my dearest"]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/25

14. Crawling to the German Trenches Under Fire

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series II no. 14]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/26

12. "Tommy's" Look-Out in a Captured German Trench at Ovillers

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series II no. 12]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/27

God be with you till we meet again

[Allied flags. Envelope design with small card with message "To my Dearest"]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/28

24. The Hero: Saving a Wounded Comrade Under Fire

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series III no. 24]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/29

A "Fag" After a Fight

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series II no. 11]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/30

Right is Might

[Shield with the Union Jack]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/31

64. A Big Mine Exploding

[Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Black & White print. Series VIII no. 64]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/32

8. Thirsty German Prisoners in their Barbed Wire Cage

Not a silk postcard. Daily Mail: Official Photograph. Hand tinted colour print. Series I no. 8]

Album 34 (oversize)
10/16/33

Merry Christmas

[Bunch of Holly]

Album 34 (oversize)
Item number Title/Description Album

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Series 17: Postcard Album

Description: This postcard Album was donated anonymously and contains a variety of postcards including embroidered silk postcards, scenic postcards and glamorous postcards.

NOTE: The album and postcards are in fragile condition and the album can only be accessed with permission of the Senior Curator of Published & Digitised Collections.This album has not been digitised.

10/17/1

To my dear Sister

[Flowers and a church. Envelope design]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/2

To my Mother

[Basket of pansies. Envelope design]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/3

[no title]

[Two black cats fighting. Envelope design]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/4

Best Kiss

[Greeting card design. Bunch of flowers]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/5

Love to all at home

[Bunch of flowers]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/6

A Boy's Best Friend is his Mother

[Greeting card design. Roses and small flowers]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/7

Always Merry

[Butterfly with Union Jack on its wings]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/8

To my dear Sister

[Bunch of flowers]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/9

Happy New Year

[Flowers with a Horseshoe]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/10

Souvenir de France

[Basket of pink roses]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/11

To my dear Mother

[Flowers. Envelope design]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/12

Souvenir de Belgique

[Coat of Arms. Envelope design]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/13

To my dear Sister from your loving brother

[Envelope design]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/14

To my dear Mother from your loving son

[Envelope design]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/15

To my dear Mother from your loving son

[Pansies and pink flowers. Envelope design]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/16

Home sweet Home

[Rural scene of a house by a bridge. Envelope design]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/17

To my dear Sister

[Dragonfly and flowers]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/18

To my dear Mother. I don't forget you

[Greeting card design. Roses, 'forget me nots' and purple flowers]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/19

Souvenir

[Picturesque scene with trees and a gazebo by a lake, surrounded by roses and two swallows]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/20

To My Mother

[Butterfly with a Union Jack on one wing, and the French flag on another]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/21

From Your Loving Son

[Pansies. Envelope design]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/22

To my dear Mother

[Greeting card design. Bunch of flowers]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/23

To My Dear Sister From Your Loving Brother

[Plastic card with fabric rose]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/24

Sweet Remembrance

[Plastic card with fabric pansy]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/25

With My Love

[Plastic card with fabric rose]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/26

1914 - L'entree - 1914

[Not a silk postcard. Drawing of large, brutal looking German soldier standing over a dead woman, with a bottle of wine in his hand and a village in flames in the background]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/27

1918 - La Sortie - 1918

[Not a silk postcard. Drawing of German soldier fleeing to Germany, with bayonets poking at him]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/28

1914 PAX Pax sur la Terre aux Hommes de Bonne...

[Picture of the world with the dove of peace]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/29-34

[Series of Scottish tourist cards]

[Scottish scenic postcards with coat of arms of various clans]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/35-46

[Glamour postcards]

[Hand tinted postcards of beautiful women]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/47-49

[The Leaning Virgin]

[Postcards and newsclipping relating to the statue of the Virgin Mary on the Albert Cathedral]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/50-52

[Glamour postcards]

[Hand tinted postcards of beautiful women]

Album 35 (oversize)
10/17/53-141

[Scenic postcards]

[Various series of scenic postcards of France, Belgium, Scotland, South Africa and other places. Mostly black and white, some coloured]

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10/17/142-146

Military Funeral. Cootamundra

Series of postcards of a military funeral]

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10/17/147

[no title]

[Photograph of house]

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10/17/148

[no title]

[Postcard of memorial to Nurse Edith Cavell, with insert photograph of Nurse Cavell]

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10/17/149

[Glamour postcard]

[Black and White postcard of a beautiful woman]

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Series 18: Druery Collection

Description: A collection of postcards sent to Mrs O. Druery during WWI.

10/18/1

I love you

[An arch surrounded by flowers. Envelope style with a small card and the message "I'm thinking of you"]

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10/18/2

To my dearest Darling

[Purple pansies and red and pink flowers around the Red Ensign in the shape of a shield]

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10/18/3

Greetings from the trenches

[The rising sun behind trees, with pink flowers below]

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10/18/4

I think of thee

[Message on a yellow banner surrounded by pink flowers] 

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10/18/5

Stop, No Going Pass

[In front of the Union Jack is a lion sitting on a key, with a sniper in the forground and the message written in a river. Envelope style with a small card embossed in gold with flowers and the message "Forget me not"]

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10/18/6

Forget me not

[Blue flowers and below the message "Olga" is written in pencil.]

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10/18/7

Happy Birthday

[A pink flower. Envelope style with a small card with a blue flower and the message "To my dear sweetheart Olga, from old Jack"]

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10/18/8

Forget me not

[Purple pansy and pink flowers. Envelope style with a small card with a bunch of flowers and the message "My best kisses"]

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10/18/9

Will soon be home

[A church surrounded by flowers and below the message "Olga" is written]

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10/18/10

I love you

[Same as 10/18/1 with a small card with a yellow flower and the message "A Kiss from France"]

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10/18/11

A sweet thought

[The Red Ensign and the French flag with purple and white flowers]

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10/18/12

[No title]

[The Union Jack surrounded by yellow and pink flowers. Envelope style with a small card inside with a picture of a church and the message "I love you"]

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10/18/13

I'm thinking of you

[White flowers and a pink rose]

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10/18/14

A Kiss from France

[A butterfly with the English, Italian, Imperial Russian and Belgium flags as the wings surrounded by blue flowers]

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10/18/15

To my dear Sweetheart

[A row of white/pink flowers]

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10/18/16

Remembrance

[Envelope style with pink, red and white flowers and the British and French flags crossed in the corner]

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10/18/17

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Envelope style, The rising sun badge surrounded by the French and Imperial Russian flags and the red ensign with a small card with a pink flower]

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10/18/18

Sweetheart Mine

[Pink and white flowers and a yellow pattern]

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10/18/19

My Love is for you

[A red rose]

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Series 19: E.E. Croft Collection

Description: A collection of postcards sent to Elizabeth Ethel Croft during WWI by her fiance Private Sheedy.

10/19/1

[no title]

[The Union Jack in the shape of a shield surrounded by holly, with smaller shields of the French flag and the Red Ensign. Envelope style with a small card with a picture of the allied flags with the message "I'm thinking of you"]

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10/19/2

France quand-meme

[Poppies and white and blue flowers around a woman with black hair walking with the rising sun on the horizon. Envelope style with a handpainted card with blue flowers and the message "Greeting of you"]

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10/19/3

To my dear Sweetheart

[A ship full of flowers and flying the French and British flags. Envelope style with a small card with a church and the message "For you alone"]

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10/19/5

1914 1916

[The allied flags behind a card with a picture of George V and the title "Campagne 1914-15 - Georges V Roi d'Angleterre"]

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10/19/6

United for liberty

[A red, white and blue ribbon through a horseshoe surrounded by clover and the allied flags]

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10/19/7

[no title]

[White and blue flowers. Envelope style with a small card with the message "Fondest Love"]

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10/19/8

Forget me not

[Pink and red flowers. Envelope style]

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10/19/9

[no title]

[Purple and yellow pansies. Envelope style with a small card with a picture of bells and a church and the message "For you alone"]

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10/19/10

[no title]

[Red flowers and a horseshoe. Envelope style with a small card with the message "Home - there's where my heart is turning ever"]

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10/19/11

Amities

[A horseshoe and pink flowers with the allied flags. Envelope style with a small handpainted card with a picture of flowers and the message "Remember"]

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10/19/12

A token of Love

[Red roses. Envelope style]

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10/19/13

Thoughts of you

[A heart filled with purple flowers and surrounded by pink flowers. Envelope style with a small card with a picture of a woman and the message "Forget me not"]

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10/19/14

France

[A rooster in front of the rising sun with flowers below. Envelope style with a small card with the message "I'm thinking of you every minute"]

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10/19/15

To my Darling

[A bluebird carrying a purple pansy]

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10/19/16

For the New Year

[A card with a bell that is embroidered with flowers. The message reads "For the New Year. Many pleasures, Hearty Greetings, Health and Treasure, friendship's meetings, Love unending, sorrow never, These old friend, I wish thee ever. Lucas Classey"]

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10/19/17

Good Kisses

[A church surrounded by red, white and blue flowers and the Union Jack. Envelope style with a small card with the message "Fondest Love"]

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10/19/18

[no title]

[Red and yellow flowers with blue ribbon. Envelope style with a handpainted card with a purple pansy and the message "Thinking of you"]

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10/19/19

Greetings from Egypt

[Not a silk postcard. Contains Christmas and New Year's greetings.]

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10/19/20

Australia's Christmas Greeting

[Not a silk postcard. A picture of the Australian flag and the Union Jack with the message "To her sick and wounded soldiers - Good luck and victory", with a small gold kangaroo in the bottom corner]

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Series 20: Bray Collection

Description: A collection of silk postcards, greeting cards and postcards sent by William Bray during the First World War to his mother and sister Constance. The collection also includes a small number of photographs.

10/20/1

Fovant

[Not a silk postcard. Letter card featuring prints of Fovant.]

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10/20/2

Everlasting Silver Leaves from Sunny South Africa.

[Not a silk postcard. Greeting card featuring postcard of Cape Town and three silver leaves stamped with greetings.]

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10/20/3

Everlasting Silver Leaves from Sunny South Africa.

[Not a silk postcard. Greeting card featuring postcard of the residence of Union Prime Minister and three silver leaves stamped with greetings.]

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10/20/4

Joe Bray, Keith Kernagan and Clarry Bray. November 1950.

[Not a silk postcard. Wedding photograph.]

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10/20/5

The Matron of Honour next to Mary [Bray] is Joe's wife Elsie.

[Not a silk postcard. Wedding photograph.]

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10/20/6

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Photograph with no caption possibly taken at Mary Bray's wedding.]

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10/20/7

Mary Bray (as a bride Mrs Keith Kernagan), Dad and Connie and Mrs Dorain. November 1950.

[Not a silk postcard. Wedding photograph.]

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10/20/8

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio photograph of unknown relative.]

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10/20/9

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Studio photograph of unknown relative.]

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10/20/10

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Portrait postcard of unknown soldier.]

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10/20/11

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Portrait postcard of unknown soldier.]

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10/20/12

The Church bombarded by the Boches since the 24 July 1915.

[Not a silk postcard. Postcard of church ruins.]

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10/20/13

I'm marking time for all I'm worth, Making my presence felt on Earth.

[Not a silk postcard. Postcard of a soldier marching.]

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10/20/14

Kind Regards and a few Pictures from the Boys at Hurdcott.

[Not a silk postcard. Three soldiers at a window with a foldout of cartoons titled Camp Silhouettes II.]

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10/20/15

Forget Me Not.

[Union Jack with French flags surrounded by small blue and yellow flowers.]

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10/20/16

Remembrance

[Large purple pansy surrounded by leaves and purple flowers and tied with a bow made from Allied flags.]

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10/20/17

Best Wishes: Remembrance

[Greeting card design with France and Belgium flags and the Union Jack. Sprig of holly and small white flowers.]

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10/20/18

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[Union Jack and Australian Blue Ensign with the Rising Sun badge. Two small pink flowers in corners.]

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10/20/19

To My Dear Sister

[Envelope design with pink flowers and greenery below an image of a house surrounded by trees. Small card insert featuring message " All kind thoughts" with an illustration of a winter scene.]

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10/20/20

[no title]

[Original envelope addressed to Mrs R Bray of Caulfield, Victoria.] 

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10/20/21

To My Dear Sister

[Purple and white pansy beside a fence with small blue flowers. A bluebird carrying a Union Jack is flying overhead.]

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10/20/22

Best Xmas Wishes

[Envelope design with two birds, purple flowers and smaller white flowers admidst greenery. Small card insert featuring message "To My Dear Sister" illustrated by a young lady reading a letter.]

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10/20/23

To My Dear Mother

[Bouquet of pink flowers and a purple pansy tied with a blue bow. Linked to the Union Jack.]

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10/20/24

A Happy Christmas

[Winter scene of snow and a distant cottage with holly and a bird surrounded by small white flowers and greenery. Small card insert featuring message "To my dear Mother" illustrated with a winter scene.]

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10/20/25

[no title]

[Large white and blue daisy with smaller blue daisy and leaves.]

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10/20/26

[no title]

[Envelope design with wave pattern composed of several Allied flags including France, America, Belgium and the Union Jack. Small purple, blue and white flowers also featured.]

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10/20/27

Post Office - Pietermaritzburg

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard from Durban.]

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10/20/28

The Bluff - Durban

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard from Durban.]

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10/20/29

Cave Rock - Durban

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard from Durban.]

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10/20/30

To My Dear Mother

[Purple horseshoe with blue, white and red flowers.]

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10/20/31

To My Dear Sister

[White flowers, purple pansy and small blue flowers.]

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10/20/32

Pour vous, de ma carolle, un doux laiser v'erwole.

[Not a silk postcard. Hand painted postcard featuring butterflies, a branch with red flowers and a country scene.]

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10/20/33

Happy Xmas

[Envelope design with small house and trees. Also features a purple pansy and a red flower with greenery.]

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10/20/34

Merry Xmas

[Envelope design with blue butterflies, purple and pink flowers. Small card insert featuring message "To My Dear Mother" illustrated with purple flowers and a chicken.]

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10/20/35

Christmas Greetings

[Envelope design with the Union Jack, French and American flags surrounded by small blue, white and pink flowers. Small card insert featuring message "A Happy Christmas" illustrated with a girl handing a basket of flowers into a trench.]

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10/20/36

Happy Christmas

[Envelope design with butterflies and flowers made out of Allied flags surrounded by purple and red flowers. Small card insert decorated with a border of flowers and Allied flags and featuring the message "Birthday Greetings."]

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10/20/37

Forget Me Not

[Not a silk postcard. Handpainted plastic postcard with an embroidered purple and yellow flower attached]

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10/20/38

Happy Birthday

[Not a silk postcard. Handpainted plastic postcard with an embroidered red flower attached]

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10/20/39

Sealed With a Kiss

[Envelope design with purple and white pansies and smaller red and blue flowers. Small card insert featuring the message "Forget me not" and illustrated with a castle.]

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10/20/40

I'm Thinking of You

[Envelope design with pink roses and other smaller pink flowers. Small card insert featuring message "To my dear Sister."]

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10/20/41

I'm Thinking of You

[Envelope design with pink roses and other smaller pink flowers. Small card insert featuring message "To my dear Sister."]

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10/20/42

Souvenir from France

[Envelope design with the Union Jack used as wings on an aeroplane surrounded by purple and yellow flowers. Small card insert featuring message "A Merry Christmas" and an illustration of a flower.]

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10/20/43

To my dear Sister

[Envelope design with blue bows and purple flowers. Small card insert features message "Souvenir from France" and illustrated with a rose.]

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10/20/44

Merry Christmas

[Envelope design with a snow scene of a church and trees surrounded by sprigs of holly and a Union Jack in the corner. Small card insert decorated with a border of flowers, Allied flags, badges of Commonwealth countries and featuring the message "All Kind Thoughts".]

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10/20/45

Clifton Suspension Bridge

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard from Bristol, United Kingdom.]

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10/20/46

River Avon and Leigh Woods, Bristol

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard from Bristol, United Kingdom.]

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10/20/47

Bristol Cathedral and College Green

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard from Bristol, United Kingdom.]

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10/20/48

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard of snow in the trenches taken in 1917.]

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10/20/49

Souvenir de France

[Not a silk postcard. Postcard with painted pansies and a blurred image of a river in the background.]

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10/20/50

A Tank in Action

[Not a silk postcard. Postcard with an official Canadian photograph from the Daily Mirror Canadian Official Series.]

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10/20/51

The Thames at Twickenham

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/52

Twickenham Green

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/53

The Thames from Richmond Bridge

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/54

London: A Morning in Rotten Row

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/55

London: Charing Cross and Strand

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/56

London: Cheapside

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/57

London: Law Courts

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/58

London: Staple Inn

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/59

London: The House of Commons

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/60

London: The House of Lords, showing the Woolsack

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/61

London: St James' Palace

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/62

The Clock Court, Hampton Court Palace

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/63

Loch Achilty, Rossshire

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard in colour.]

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10/20/64

Hucqueliers - L'Eglise

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/65

Musee De L'Armee - Campagne, 1914-1916

[Not a silk postcard. Postcard of aeroplanes from the Battle of the Marne.]

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10/20/66

Musee De L'Armee - Campagne, 1914-1916

[Not a silk postcard. Postcard of 25 hundred calibre mortars from the Somme, July 1916 and minenwerfer captured by the French in September 1915.]

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10/20/67

Musee De L'Armee - Campagne, 1914-1916

[Not a silk postcard. Postcard of a French aeroplane brought down in August 1915.]

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10/20/68

Paris - L'Hotel des Invalides - Le Tombeau de Napoleon 1st - Le arcophage

[Not a silk postcard. Postcard of Napoleon's tomb in Paris.]

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10/20/69

Paris - La Place de la Concorde

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/70

Paris - L'Opera

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/71

Paris - Le Grand Palais

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/72

Paris - Le Grand Palais

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/73

Paris - L'Avenue des Champs-Elysees et les Chevaux de Marly.

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/74

Paris - Monument de Jeanne d'Arc, par Fremiet, Place de Rivoli.

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/75

Cherbourg - L'Avant-Port et le Port Du Roule

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/76

Le Havre - Vue generale de la Cote

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/77

Le Havre - Le Paquebot "France" de la Cie generale Transatlantique.

[Not a silk postcard. Colour postcard with ship's specifications in French.]

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10/20/78

Le Havre - Le Raidillon de Sainte-Adresse

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/79

Le Havre - Le Boulevard de Strasbourg

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/80

Sainte-Adresse - Boulevard Albert 1st et Cap de la Heve.

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/81

Sainte-Adresse - Le Palais du Commerce

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/82

Le Havre - Le Phare un jour de Tempete

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/83

Pare de Versailles - Le bassin d'Apollon

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/84

Versailles - Pare du Trianon - Le Moulin

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/85

Versailles - Le Petit-Trianon - Le Temple de l'Amour

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/86

Palais de Versailles - Chambre de Louis XIV

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/87

Palais de Versailles - Cabinet des Pendules

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/88

Palais de Versailles - Galerie des Batailles

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/89

Blangy-sur-Bresle - Hospice et Rue Notre-Dame

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/90

Blangy-sur-Bresle - L'Abreuvoir et le Chemin du Marais

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/91

Paris - L'Eglise Notre-Dame, la Facade

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/92

Teighness, Arrochar

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/93

Loch Lomond at Tarbet.

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/94

Loch Lomond from above Inversnaid.

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/95

Municipal Buildings and George's Square, Glasgow

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/96

Charing Cross, Glasgow

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/97

Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic colour postcard.]

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10/20/98

The Calton Hill, Edinburgh

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/99

Princes St looking west, Edinburgh

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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10/20/100

Palace Pier and Winter Gardens, Brighton: Finest Pier in the World.

[Not a silk postcard. Scenic postcard.]

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Series 21: Grace Day Collection

Description: A collection of silk postcards and silk handkerchiefs sent to Grace Day, the donor's aunt.

10/21/1

Australia For Ever!

[Australian flag and crown and a plastic? fern leaf attached with a piece of red, white and blue ribbon.]

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10/21/2

Forget Me Not

[The Allied flags behind red, white and blue flowers. Envelope style with a small card, "To my dear Father".]

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10/21/3

To my Sweetheart

[A red rose.]

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10/21/4

To my dear Sister

[A wheelbarrow full of purple flowers. Envelope style with a small card, "Home sweet home".]

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10/21/5

To my dear Sister, From your loving Brother

[Flowers. Envelope style with a small card, "A loving Kiss".]

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10/21/6

A Happy Birthday

[A red flower tied with a red and blue ribbon, and shields with the French and British flags.]

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10/21/7

Christmas Greetings

[A pink and a red rose. The card surrounding the picture is embossed with "Christmas Greetings" and holly.]

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10/21/8

Souvenir de France

[A silk handkerchief with two pink flowers held together by a red, white and blue ribbon, in front of the Union Jack.]

Oversize
10/21/9

Souvenir de France

[A silk handkerchief with a red rose and white flowers in front of the French and British flags.]

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Series 22: Rose Collection

Description: A collection of postcards written and sent by Harry Rose and his family while he was serving with 62 Battalion during the First World War.

10/22/1

For God, King and Country

[White cross with the Union Jack, French flag, four leaf clovers and pink flowers.]

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10/22/2

Christmas Greetings

[Union Jack flagpole with small blue and yellow flowers.]

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10/22/3

My Thoughts Are With You

[Envelope design card with pansies and small pink flowers.]

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10/22/4

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

[Envelope design with yellow, red and orange flowers. Small card insert featuring message "Many Happy Returns of the Day" and an illustration of a girl with a flower in her hand.]

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10/22/5

To My Dear Sister, From Your Loving Brother

[Envelope design with pink roses and small pink and blue flowers. Small card insert featuring message "Souvenir from France" and an illustration of a girl with a basket of flowers.]

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10/22/6

To My Sister

[Envelope design with pink rose. Small pink flowers at bottom. Small card insert featuring message "Love to all at home" illustrated by an image of mountains and trees.]

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10/22/7

1917: Souvenir from France

["1917" made from Allied flags]

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10/22/8

Hands Across the Sea

[Envelope design with two horseshoes and small red flowers above two clasped hands.]

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10/22/9

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder

[Envelope design with purple flowers. Small card insert featuring message "Love and Kisses" and illustration of a girl handing a basket of flowers down a trench.]

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10/22/10

A Loving Kiss

[Envelope design with basket of purple flowers.]

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10/22/11

Thoughts of You

[Union Jack badge purple and white flowers.]

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10/22/12

To My Mother

[Envelope design with basket of purple and yellow pansies. Small insert card featuring message "To my Dearest" and illustration of 2 birds with a nest of eggs.]

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10/22/13

To My Mother

[Envelope design with large pink and yellow flower and small pink flowers. Small card insert featuring message "Tell Her I Love Her" and illustration of a soldier in the trenches speaking to an angel armed with a quill and paper.]

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10/22/14

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Soldier in front of white bell tents with a foldout of 12 aspects of camp life.]

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10/22/15

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Map of Australia on a hillside.]

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10/22/16

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Portrait postcard of Harry Rose.]

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10/22/17

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Group portrait of a platoon from B Company, 62 Battalion.]

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10/22/18

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Group portrait of a platoon from B Company, 62 Battalion.]

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10/22/19

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. 6th City of London Rifles and the Rising Sun badges on a hillside.]

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10/22/20

My Heart is Full of Joy.

[Not a silk postcard. Couple in front of a masked country scene.]

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10/22/21

Just Before the Battle, Mother (2).

[Not a silk postcard. Soldier thinking of his mother and home with the chorus of the 1910 song, Just Before the Battle, Mother.]

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10/22/22

Mother Machree (1).

[Not a silk postcard. Soldier thinking of his mother outside a hut with the first verse of the 1910 song, Mother Machree.]

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10/22/23

Just Before the Battle, Mother (3).

[Not a silk postcard. Soldier in the trenches thinking of his family at home with the second verse of the 1910 song, Just Before the Battle, Mother.]

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10/22/24

Mother Machree (3).

[Not a silk postcard. Soldier thinking of his mother with the third verse of the 1910 song, Mother Machree.]

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10/22/25

Mother Machree (2).

[Not a silk postcard. Soldier looking at a photograph of his mother with the chorus of the 1910 song, Mother Machree.]

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10/22/26

Just Before the Battle, Mother (1).

[Not a silk postcard. Soldier in the trenches thinking of home with the first verse of the 1910 song, Just Before the Battle, Mother.]

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10/22/27

Forget Me Not: God Be With You Till We Meet Again.

[Not a silk postcard. Scroll map of Australia with colour Union Jack, Red Ensign and French flag. Images of a ship and train with the verse, "Ships and Trains may take away, But Friendship and Love with us Always will Stay."]

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10/22/28

Wishing My Dear Daughter a Truly Happy Birthday.

[Not a silk postcard. Country scene with a verse.]

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10/22/29

Good Luck For Your Birthday.

[Not a silk postcard.]

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10/22/30

A Birthday Wish

[Not a silk postcard. Flowers and portrait with a verse by Mary Hardy.]

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10/22/31

Australian Commonwealth Military Forces: Greetings, 1917/18.

[Not a silk postcard. Christmas greeting card of 1st Australian Infantry Battalion.]

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10/22/32

[no title]

[Not a silk postcard. Photograph of Claude and Des Granzien in front of a tent in Darwin.]

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Series 23: Dulcie Whyte [nee Smith] Collection

Description: Collection of silk postcards that were sent home to Dulcie Smith and her mother, Mrs J R Smith, during the First World War. The postcards were sent by Dulcie's brothers, Sydney and Jack Smith. Sydney served on HMAS Australia and Jack was killed in action. There are also several postcards from Cecil Whyte who served with 91st Battalion and was wounded at Polygon Wood.

10/23/1

Dinna Forget

[Small red flowers and greenery tied by a bow in the same colours.]

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To My Dear Sister

[Yellow and green decorative swirl surrounded by pink flowers, greenery and a decorative blue pattern.]

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10/23/3

Merry Christmas

[Not a silk postcard. White fluffy fabric attached to a purple silk background featuring a plastic basket containing plastic and fabric purple pansies.]

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10/23/4

To My Sweetheart

[Bluebird with pink flowers.]

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10/23/5

Merry Christmas

[Blue and purple flowers with a red and blue bow incorporating the Union Jack.]

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10/23/6

Home Sweet Home

[Blue bird and flowers encircling a scene of a cottage and fence.]

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10/23/7

To My Dear Sweetheart

[Pink rose with smaller blue flowers and greenery surrounded by an intricate green swirl pattern.]

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10/23/8

A Kiss From Friend

[Basket of flowers floating on water with a blue bird carrying the St Andrews flag.]

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10/23/9

Honour To The Brave

[Line of Allied flags with blue, red and white flowers.]

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10/23/10

Australia

[Rising Sun badge with the Australian Blue Ensign and white flowers.]

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10/23/11

Remembrance from a Soldier

[Envelope design with a red and blue butterfly surrounded by pink flowers. Small card insert features the message "Greetings from France". ]

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Series 24: Heazle Collection

Description: Collection of silk postcards that were sent by Gus Heazle to his wife Florence and son Michael during the First World War.

10/24/1

1918: A Happy New Year

["1918" made up of Allied flags.]

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10/24/2

To My Dear Son

[Pink flowers with greenery. Envelope designed card featuring an enclosed dried plant.]

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10/24/3

[no title]

[French flag with the Union Jack and small red flowers. Envelope designed card with an embroidered brown bow.]

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10/24/4

Hands Across the Sea

[Rural scene of a small cottage with trees. The Union Jack and French flag are shown in the bottom corners.]

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10/24/5

With Fondest Love

[White English Narcissus.]

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10/24/6

To My Boy

[Dog pulling a wagon of flowers. Greeting card design tied with a pink ribbon opening to a short verse.]

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10/24/7

1918: Souvenir de France

[Year "1918" made up of Allied flags. This was from a remembrance greeting card, which has had its back torn off.]

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10/24/8

To My Dear Son: Remembrance

[Peacock and pink flowers. Embossed greeting card design with painted yellow flowers and tied with a white ribbon.]

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10/24/9

To The Success

[Red Ensign and French flag with a branch of holly.]

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10/24/10

Flowers of France Gathered for You

[Silk pink roses tied with a ribbon in the colours of the French flag on a cardboard background. Framed by lace and pink ribbon.]

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10/24/11

Flowers of France Gathered for You

[Not a silk postcard. Corduroy red rose and a ribbon in the colours of the French flag on a cardboard background.]

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Series 25: Thompson Collection

Description: Collection of silk postcards sent to Addie Thompson by her brothers George and William Thompson during the First World War. There are also humourous postcards included in this collection.

10/25/1

The Thirst For Reprisals

[Not a silk postcard. Humourous postcard.]

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10/25/2

No Possible Doubt Whatever

[Not a silk postcard. Humourous postcard.]

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10/25/3

"They've Evidently Seen Me"

[Not a silk postcard. Humourous postcard.]

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10/25/4

Flowers of France Gathered for You

[Silk roses tied with a ribbon in the colours of the French flag on a cardboard background. Framed by lace and pink ribbon.]

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10/25/5

To My Darling

Yellow and purple pansies. Envelope design.]

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10/25/6

To My Dear Sister

[Circle of pink flowers.]

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10/25/7

Happy Christmas

[Vase of flowers surrounded by water and framed with pine cones and greenery. Envelope design with small card insert featuring message "To My Dear Sister."]

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10/25/8

To My Dear Sister

[Pink and blue flowers with a butterfly.]

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10/25/9

To My Dear Sister From Your Loving Brother

[Pink roses. Envelope design with small card insert featuring message "My Best Kisses."]

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Series 26: Farrar Collection

Description: Collection of silk and other postcards relating to 5265 Private John William Farrar, 31 Infantry Battalion, AIF. The set includes those sent between John and his wife Rene, brother 7708 Private George Farrar, 9 Infantry Battalion, AIF, and other family members and friends. The collection includes a variety of silk postcards as well as examples of postcards decorated with embossing, glitter and ribbon, others depicting a tourist theme, and photographs of family and possibly the collector. There are also a small number of greeting cards.

10/26/1

Forget Me Not

[Pink and purple flowers framed in cardboard in the envelope style. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/2

Remember Me To All

[Gray and red flowers in envelope style, framed by cardboard with embossed horseshoes in corners. Fold reveals Happy Birthday card inside. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/3

To Greet You

[Pink and cream and blue flowers with yellow horseshoe, framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/4

Christmas Greetings

[Red and cream flowers with cream fan, in the envelope style, framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/5

Souvenir From France

[Pink flowers in a basket in the envelope style, framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/6

Merry Christmas

[Holly in the envelope style, framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/7

Souvenir de Belgique

[Coat of arms including two lions in the envelope style, framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/8

Souvenir From France

[Pink and blue flowers in the envelope style, framed by embossed cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/9

Happy Christmas

[Pink flowers in a green vase in the envelope style, framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/10

United For Liberty

[A flag consisting of several flags as its colours, on a palm leaf, framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/11

Australian Commonwealth: Australian Commonwealth Military Forces

[The AIF rising sun badge flanked by two Commonwealth Flags, framed by embossed cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/12

Like the Ivy I Cling to You

[Red Ensign flag with Ivy, framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/13

Happy New Year

[Red and yellow flowers gathered by blue ribbon with a horseshoe, framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side. Happy New Year printed on small piece of card attached to front.]

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10/26/14

Guerre Europeenne 1914-15 Lord Kitchener Min. de la Guerre Anglais

[Pink flowers with six flags flanking a yellow ring. The ring encircles a small paper picture of Lord Kitchener. Framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/15

Bird with Handkerchief: Merry Christmas

[Bird with pink flowers works as a pouch into which is tucked a small card titled Marry Christmas. A little pink handkerchief is attached to the cardboard frame on the opposite side, tucking into the pouch to secure the card inside. Framed by cardboard. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/16

Christmas Remembrance From Across The Sea

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a pink and green floral pattern framing a verse and picture of an emu and landscape. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/17

Hands Across The Sea

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a silver and green floral pattern framing a picture of a train. Also pictured are a pair of hands clasped and a small verse. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/18

To Our Dear One Far Away

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a silver and green floral pattern framing a picture of a train. Also pictured are a pair of hands clasped and a verse. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/19

Wishes For Your Birthday

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with pink and white flowers and a double border. Also includes a horseshoe with a purple ribbon framing a picture of a ship, and a small verse. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/20

Loving Birthday Greetings To My Dear Boy

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a pink and white floral border. Also includes a bunch of pink and blue flowers and a verse. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/21

With Loving Christmas Wishes

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a white floral border. Also includes a basket with pink ribbon as well as flowers and a verse. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/22

To My Dearest Who I'm Missing So

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a white floral border. Also includes a chair and light by a window, and a verse. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/23

Loving Wishes For Your Birthday

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a white floral border including horseshoes and reverse swastikas. Also includes a verse and a picture of a vase of flowers and a house. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/24

Best Love

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a white floral border. Also includes a verse and a picture of flowers and a young lady. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/25

Remembrance From Someone

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a white floral border. Also includes a verse and a picture of a basket of flowers. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/26

Loving Birthday Wishes To My Son

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a white floral border. Also includes a verse and a picture of a landscape framed by flowers. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/27

Birthday Thoughts and the very Best of Wishes

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard embossed with a white floral border with butterflies. Also includes a verse, a picture of a pig charm on a safety pin titled 'to wish you good luck' and a basket of flowers. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/28

Clairvoyance

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with an embossed border, title and feature design. Also includes a verse. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/29

From A True Friend

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with an oval shaped union jack surrounded by Allied flags. The title, in glitter, surrounds this. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/30

From Camp Liverpool

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with an oval shaped union jack surrounded by Allied flags. The title, in glitter, surrounds this. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/31

Fondest Love

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with floral design and elaborately framed pictures of boats and a seaside scene. Includes a verse. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/32

Many Happy Birthdays

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with floral design and elaborately framed picture of a house by the water. Includes a small verse. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/33

A Hearty Birthday Greeting

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with floral design and elaborately framed picture of a small verse and horses pulling a vehicle. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/34

Loving Birthday Greetings To My Dear Son

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with three pink roses and a small verse. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/35

My God, My Father (2)

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a picture of a lady by a window and a small verse. Appears to be the second card in a series created by Bamforth. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/36

My God, My Father (3)

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a picture of a lady bowing her head, holding a Cross, and a small verse. Appears to be the third card in a series created by Bamforth. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/37

My God, My Father (4)

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a picture of a lady walking up a staircase, and a small verse. Appears to be the fourth card in a series created by Bamforth. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/38

Sons of the Empire Rally Round the Flag

[Not a silk postcard. A patriotic postcard with a picture of six military men, brandishing weapons. One is seated on a horse and holds the Union Jack. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/39

With Fond Love to the Absent One

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with pictures of the Australian continent, soldiers storming a trench, wattle, a verse, and a boomerang inscribed 'to wish you a speedy and safe return'. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/40

Greetings From Australia: Kind Thoughts

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a small verse and a picture of a shell which lifts up to reveal a second verse. The shell includes some pink cord which attaches a little paper boomerang to it marked 'Australia'. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/41

I Hurl this Boomerang Across the Sea, Hoping You will come back to Me

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a small verse and a picture of an emu. The card is also marked 'wishes sincere' and 'like the boomerang may you come back to me'. The card also features a prominent paper boomerang marked 'Cooee'. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/42

Emu: Australia

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a coloured picture of an emu with a landscape behind it. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/43

Three Soldiers: Rifle Range, Brisbane

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of three soldiers taken as a studio portrait, one of whom may be the collector, John Farrar, as it is signed by him. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/44

A Soldier

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of a soldier. It was taken as a studio portrait, the similarities of the backdrop so similar to that of the portrait of the three soldiers that it is likely to have been taken at the same place: Rifle Range, Brisbane. This particular soldier appears to be the same soldier seated on the left side of the other portrait, and may be the collector, John Farrar. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/45

A Soldier in Prop Uniform

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of a soldier in prop uniform, hat doffed. It was taken as a studio portrait, probably before the soldier had their own uniform issued. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/46

Photograph of Gentleman in Civilian Clothes

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of a soldier in civilian clothes, taken as a studio portrait. Possibly a soldier having a studio portrait taken before having their uniform issued. Initials inscribed on reverse side, and message 'To Wish You a Merry Yuletide'.]

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10/26/47

Photograph of Soldiers in Mess Hall

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of soldiers in Mess Hall. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/48

Photograph of Two Nurses

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of two Nurses, studio portrait. Inscribed on reverse side. One of the women was possibly Rene Farrar, wife of John Farrar, the collector, as the card was signed by her.]

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10/26/49

Photograph of Three Ladies

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of three ladies. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/50

Photograph of a Lady, Seated

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of a Lady, seated, studio portrait. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/51

Photograph of a Lady Standing

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of a Lady, standing, studio portrait. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/52

Photograph of a Red Cross Fundraising Lorry

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of a Red Cross Fundraising Lorry. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/53

Photograph of a House and Family

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of a house and family. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/54

Photograph of a Maypole Gathering

[Not a silk postcard. A postcard with a photograph of a Maypole Gathering. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/55

Upwey Wishing Well, Nr. Weymouth, 1732

[Not a silk postcard. A coloured tourist postcard of Upwey Wishing Well, near Weymouth. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/56

Upwey Village, Nr. Weymouth, 1736

[Not a silk postcard. A coloured tourist postcard of Upwey Village, near Weymouth. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/57

Aldwych

[Not a silk postcard. A coloured tourist postcard of Aldwych, England. Based on an original watercolour by A.R. Quinton. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/58

Groote Schuur from West, C.P.

[Not a silk postcard. A coloured tourist postcard of Groote Schuur from West, C.P, South Africa. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/59

Greetings From Portland

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of Portland sites, UK. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/60

Church-Hope, Portland

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of Church-Hope, Portland, UK. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/61

St Paul's Cathedral, London

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of St Paul's Cathedral, London, UK. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/62

The Fleet in Portland Roads

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of the Fleet in Portland Roads, UK. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/63

The Verne, From Chesil Beach, Portland

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of the Verne, From Chesil Beach, Portland, UK. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/64

Easton, Portland

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of Easton, Portland, UK. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/65

Weymouth from a Waterplane

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of Weymouth from a Waterplane, UK. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/66

Silverdale from Castlebarrow

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of Silverdale from Castlebarrow, UK. Inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/67

Sites of London

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of sites of London, UK, Rotary Photographic Series. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/68

Board Walk, Kensington Gardens, London

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of the Board Walk, Kensignton Gardens, London, UK, Kingsway Real Photo Series. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/69

Piccadilly Circus, London

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of Picadilly Circus, London, UK, Rotary Photographic Series. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/70

Breakfast, Malay Wedding, No.4a

[Not a silk postcard. A tourist postcard of a Breakfast, Malay Wedding, No.4a. Not inscribed on reverse side.]

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10/26/71

Good Luck: Mounted Photograph of Young Man

[Not a silk postcard. A Mounted Photograph of a Young Man. The print is enclosed by a golden horseshoe. Inscribed on reverse side, Jack Coulton.]

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10/26/72

Kind Messages that Pass from Land to Land

[Not a silk postcard. A greeting card in book form with a steam ship on the cover and a red ribbon. Inscribed inside, from Nell to Will and George. Also a small verse.]

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10/26/73

Whether Near or Far we will Remember you, and hold your Welfare in our Hearts

[Not a silk postcard. A greeting card in book form with an elaborate cover design in green and gold vines, held by a green cord. Inscribed inside, including a small verse.]

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10/26/74

Far or Near Old Friends are Dear

[Not a silk postcard. A greeting card in book form, held by a blue ribbon. The cover includes a steam ship and life ring encircling two hands clasping, with a green vine. Inscribed inside, including a verse.] 

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10/26/75

Thoughts and Wishes

[Not a silk postcard. A greeting card in book form, held by a pink and purple ribbon. The cover includes a print of a house by the water with a swan. Inscribed inside, including a verse.]

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10/26/76

To Greet You

[Not a silk postcard. A greeting card in book form, held by a green ribbon. The cover includes embossed pansies. Includes a verse inside. Not inscribed.]

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10/26/77

Greeting card with Anchor, Heart and Cross, flanked by a Wreath and Flags

[Not a silk postcard. A greeting card in book form, held by a pink, blue and white cord. The cover includes an Anchor, Heart and Cross, flanked by a wreath and flags. There is a boat in the background. Inscribed inside. Includes a verse. The heart symbolises love, the Cross symbolises religion and faith, and the anchor symbolises hope and steadfastness.]

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10/26/78

Hearty Greeting for Auld Lang Syne

[Not a silk postcard. A greeting card in book form, held by a yellow ribbon. The cover includes pansies and a cut out section revealing a print of a country scene. Inscribed inside. Includes a verse.]

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10/26/79

Good Luck

[Not a silk postcard. A greeting card in book form, held by a blue ribbon. The cover includes a steam ship encircled by a horseshoe. Inscribed inside. Includes a verse.]

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10/26/80

Greeting

[Not a silk postcard. A greeting card in book form, held by a blue ribbon. The cover includes a steam ship framed by red ribbon and blue flowers. Inscribed inside. Includes a verse.]

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10/26/81

Christmas Greetings

[Not a silk postcard. A large greeting card in book form, held by a green ribbon and gold brooch. The cover includes a scene of a coastline. Inscribed inside. Includes a verse.]

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10/26/82

Fair Thoughts and Happy Hours be Thine

[Not a silk postcard. A small greeting card in book form. The cover is illustrated as a book with a red ribbon pronted down the centre.The title is printed on the right page, two gold bells and ivy on the left. Inscribed inside. Includes a verse.]

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10/26/83

Here's a Hearty Hand Shake, Wishing You a Merry Christmas

[Not a silk postcard. A small greeting card. The item consists of a card with a print of the world on it, covered by two hands which fold in from the sides and clasp. Inscribed on the front. Printed in Bavaria.]

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10/26/84

To Wish You Good Luck

[Not a silk postcard. A small greeting card in book form, held by a white cord. The item consists of a card with a plastic cover with coloured prints of blue and green flowers, a golden horseshoe and horse's head. Inscribed on the inside. Includes a small verse by Clifton Bingham.]

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10/26/85

Good Wishes: Kind Messages that Pass from Land to Land

[Not a silk postcard. A small greeting card in book form, held by a white cord. The item consists of a card with a plastic cover with coloured print of two sides of the globe with blue flowers and ivy. Inscribed on the inside. Includes a small verse.]

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10/26/86

Best Wishes

[Not a silk postcard. A large greeting card in book form, held by a blue ribbon. The item consists of card with a plastic cover with coloured embossed bells, ivy and a purple and pink bird. Blue and pink flowers are also printed on the cover. The plastic is framed by an embossed floral pattern. Four metal studs hold the plastic to the card. Inscribed on the     inside. Includes a small verse.]

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Series 27: Pritchard Collection

Description: Collected by Emily Pritchard and her husband Robert during the First World War. The couple with their two sons Robert Jnr and Richard, resided in Sydney, Australia. The Pritchards would often let rooms to the sons of families they knew, from Wales and north England. Many of these boys later served in the First World War and sent postcards to the Pritchards. The collection includes six postcards from 2139 Private Albert Victor Bretherton MM, 19 Battalion, who later died of wounds on 9 October 1918 in France. There is also a card sent by 819 Private Norman Henry Crank, 19 Battalion, later killed in action at Bullecourt, France, on 3 May 1917. This collection comprises silk postcards, portraits, battle scenes and scenic postcards.

10/27/1

Group portrait

[Not a silk postcard. Group of three men which includes 2139 Private Albert Victor Bretherton MM, taken while he was serving in 53 Battalion.]

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10/27/2

Loyal North Lancs Regiment cheering when ordered to the trenches

[Not a silk postcard. A photo of cheering men, with their helmets raised on bayonets. Sent by Private A V Bretherton MM.]

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10/27/3

Happy 'Tommies' wearing Hun Helmets

[Not a silk postcard. A photograph of men wearing German helmets. Sent by Private A V Bretherton MM.]

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10/27/4

Good Luck

[Gold sun with red centre as central motif, surrounded by a symmetrical clover design. Sent by Private A V Bretherton MM.]

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10/27/5

Souvenir from France

[White daisies. Envelope design with small greeting card, with the message "With loving wishes". Sent by Private A V Bretherton MM.]

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10/27/6

Souvenir from France

[Allied flags and shields, with pink and white flowers. Envelope design with small greeting card inside, with the message "Forget me not." Sent by Private A V Bretherton MM.]

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10/27/7

Marseille - Porte d'Aix

[Not a silk postcard. Photo of neoclassical arch. Sent by 3258 Private Edmund Robert Jones, 30 Battalion.]

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10/27/8

Views of Dover

[Not a silk postcard. Five views of Dover. Sent by Private E R Jones.]

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10/27/9

The Church and Pharos, Dover Castle

[Not a silk postcard. View of Dover Castle. Sent by Private E R Jones.]

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10/27/10

The Viaduct, Dolgoch, Tolwyn

[Not a silk postcard. View of the viaduct.]

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10/27/11

Upper Fall, Dolgoch, Tolwyn

[Not a silk postcard. View of the fall. Sent by Private E R Jones.]

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10/27/12

Castle from Shore, Carnarvon

[Not a silk postcard. View of the castle. Sent by Private E R Jones.]

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10/27/13

Beddgelert from Eas

[Not a silk postcard. View of Beddgelert. Sent by Private E R Jones.]

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10/27/14

Llanberis Pass

[Not a silk postcard. Colour painting of the Pass. Sent by Private E R Jones.]

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10/27/15

Best Xmas Wishes

[Basket with dog rose and white berries. Envelope design with small greeting card. Sent by Private E R Jones.]

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10/27/16

Souvenir from France

[Plane with Union Jack flags as wings. Purple flowers. Envelope design. Sent by Private E R Jones.]

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10/27/17

Greetings from France

Union Jack and French flags on two hearts with gold Olympic rings. Envelope design. Sent by Private E R Jones.]

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10/27/18

Souvenir from France

[Allied flags in the shape of "1918". Card design, with paper insert held by a pink ribbon. Inside, there are several messages including "My heart is with you. And my thoughts everyday." Sent by Private E R Jones.]

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10/27/19

Port Said - Le port

[Not a silk postcard. View of harbour. Sent by 819 Private Norman Henry Crank, 19 Battalion.]

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10/27/20

Portrait

[Not a silk postcard. Portrait of a young man in a naval uniform.]

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10/27/21

View from near Summit, Cader Idris

[Not a silk postcard. View of lake. Sent by 2nd Lieutenant Alfred Silva Gifford DCM.]

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10/27/22

The British Air Force: Pilots and Observers marking German positions

[Not a silk postcard. Group shot of six men with aircraft.]

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10/27/23

L'Escadre Anglaise a Port Said

[Not a silk postcard. View of the harbour.]

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10/27/24

Portrait of Driver George Coysh

[Not a silk postcard. Portrait. Sent by 2782 Driver William George Coysh, 7 Field Company Engineers.]

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10/27/25

A Happy Xmas

[Pansy, berries and holly. Envelope design with small greeting card.]

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10/27/26

Friendships

[Small church beside trees and a river. Envelope design.]

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Series 28: Maddigan Collection

Description: A collection of ten postcards sent to members of the Maddigan family during the First World War. Most of the items were sent by brothers , 386 Lieutenant Corporal Walter Thomas 'Wal' Madigan, 1Battalion and 5876 Private Harold John 'Jack' Maddigan, 17 Battalion. Private Jack Maddigan later died of wounds on 14 May 1918 in France. There were two spellings of the family surname 'Madigan' and 'Maddigan'. The collection comprises silk postcards and floral postcards.

10/28/1

Forget Me Not

[Horseshoe with blue bird and flowers. Envelope design containing small card with the message 'Greetings from France'.]

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10/28/2

Good Luck

[Large pink rose, rosebuds and white flowers. Envelope design containing small card with the message 'From your loving son'.]

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10/28/3

To My Dear Friend

[Large pink rose, blue and purple flowers. Envelope design.]

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10/28/4

Always Merry

[Butterfly with wings made of Union Jack flags. Envelope design.]

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10/28/5

A Joyful Christmas

[Village scene surrounded by red flowers. Envelope design containing a small card with the message 'A Merry Christmas'.]

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10/28/6

My Thoughts Are Ever of Thee

[Village scene surrounded by a butterfly and flowers. Envelope design.]

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10/28/7

To My Dear Sister

[Design of five flags, the Union Jack, United States, French, Italian and Belgian. Envelope design containing a small card with the message 'Forget Me Not'.]

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10/28/8

Merry Christmas

[A blue bird, holly sprigs and bell with Union Jack flag. Traditional card design.]

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10/28/9

To My Dear Mother

[Not a silk postcard. Montage postcard with a velvet pansy, grass sprigs and a pink ribbon.]

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10/28/10

Untitled

[Not a silk postcard. Embossed postcard featuring purple chrysanthemum.]

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Series 29: Thornton Collection

Description: A collection of nine postcards sent to Tom and Emma Thornton during the First World War. Most of the items were sent by family friend 'Roddy' from the Front. Item 10/29/2 was sent by Tom's brother 3457 Private Lawrence Edward 'Larry' Thornton, 3 Machine Gun Battalion. The collection is comprised of silk postcards.

10/29/1

Star of the Allies

[Design features the flags of France, Italy, England, Serbia, Russia and Belgium.]

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10/29/2

Good Luck

[Large pink rose, rosebuds and white flowers. Envelope design containing small card with the message 'From your loving son'.]

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10/29/3

Good News From France

[Bunting made from the Red Ensign, Italian, French, American and Russian flags. It also features shields made from the Belgian and Portuguese flags with purple flowers. Envelope design containing a small card with the message 'A Kiss from France'.]

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10/29/4

Tranch's Christmas Pudding

[Features a soldier in the trenches being visited by an angel who has brought a Christmas pudding. Envelope design containing a small card with the message 'Remembrance of France'.]

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10/29/5

Souvenir de Belgique

[Features the French and English flags and all the years of the war with '1918' in a central wreath. Envelope design containing a small card with the message 'My Thoughts are always with you'.]

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10/29/6

May We Meet Again Soon

[Features the French and English flags and all the years of the war with '1918' in a central wreath. Envelope design containing a small card with a poem by W H Seal.]

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10/29/7

Happy Birthday

[Features a circular vignette of a village scene bordered by red and blue flowers and pansies.]

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10/29/8

Untitled

[Features a canopy of pink roses. Envelope design.]

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10/29/9

Forget Me Not

[Features a spray of blue forget-me-nots with a pink ribbon. Envelope design containing a small card with the message 'Forget Me Not'. ]

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