Adventures in Deltiology

Do people still send postcards these days…?

Monthly Archives: December, 2014

A Happy Christmas

The Christmas card as we know it today started life in 1843 when English inventor Sir Henry Cole commissioned a set of 2000+ cards which were sold for a shilling … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Happy Time

Happy Time Postmarked 23rd October 2014, from liz7070 in Russia, via

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Come Home At Once, by Guy Atkins

Although publishers have recently jumped on board the nostalgia bandwagon with production of an ever-growing selection of postcard boxed sets, from 100 Writers in a Box cards to 100 postcards ‘from … Continue reading

December 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sheep by Moonlight

Sheep by Moonlight by Mary Fedden Watercolour (New Grafton Gallery, London) / Printed in England Received 19th December 2014, from Julie A.

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment


Lythe Published by Lythe W.I. / Printed by John Jennings (Printers) Ltd. Postmarked Yorkshire, 18th December 2014, from Tom, Claire, Grace and Arthur *An update, from the sender’s dad, who … Continue reading

December 20, 2014 · Leave a comment