Adventures in Deltiology

Do people still send postcards these days…?

Category Archives: Literary postcards

Hotel Splendide

Hotel Splendide, 1948 Published by Penguin Books, from Postcards From Penguin: 100 Book Jackets in One Box Postmarked Jubilee Mail Centre 16th July 2015, from Peter Gill – – – – … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 1 Comment


  It has been a good week for literary deltiological finds: after picking up the new Go Set A Watchman ad postcards earlier in the week I came across this … Continue reading

July 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Go Set A Watchman

When, in February this year, news broke that the world was going to receive the gift of a ‘new’ novel from Harper Lee, it caused a stir not just in … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis Photograph: Terence Donovan Archive/Getty Images / Published by Penguin (from the Modern Classic postcard box set) Postmarked October 2014, from Anastasia in Russia, via Postcrossing

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sherlock Holmes

My favourite finds this week are these eye-catching postcards advertising the Museum of London’s newest exhibition, Sherlock Holmes: The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die. The four postcards … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

British Story

  A friend, knowing of my penchant for postcards handed me this interesting pc the other week. It’s a piece of advertising for a new novel by Michael Nath called … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 2 Comments