Archive for February, 2009



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I quite like the idea of  “Happy New Year” postcards …



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Another postcard from Joe to Rose, I have another one of  them here.  It’s sweet that he apologies for writing a postcard, as someone has used the writing paper he bought.



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Maud Jeffries was an American born actress who ended up living and working in Australia. 

Winnie, the writer of this card is clearly a fan.

The card was sent to Miss Ogilive in Martinborough, c/- Ross Bros.  I wonder if she worked there?

It’s a bit hard to make out, but at the bottom Winnie reports she has “nearly finished my hat”.







This card was a gift from Kathy – I’m not sure where she bought it, so leave a comment with that info Kathy, thanks 🙂

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A tale of doomed love ….  honeymoon-pair-ed1











As this may be a tricky one to read I’ve transcribed it as best I can …

Dear Ruth,

When I got this card I thought of you, when you told me you did not like kissing. I believe you don’t, but you are a real sport. You can …… them at sporting times. Well I am glad you and Jim are suited I have been going to introduce you both for a long time now. Only I loved you myself and do now but as I am married and not divorced as yet it would be wrong for me to try to hang on. Any way I am proud. I have been able to make a match with you both and if you ever make a match may it be [up top] like the postcard. I will always love you and remember you as it will be impossible to do otherwise.

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