Novelty Postcards

7 July 2010
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A selection of novelty postcards related to Blackpool


Silhouette and fortune teller postcard

 

A “FAB” Patchwork postcard. The idea was to cut along the guide line on the silk patch and then stitch them together to make a table cloth, cushion cover or teapot cover ! This one shows a general view of the promenade

 

A storm at Blackpool

 

North Shore – Showing the Metropole Hotel

 

The Ballroom at The Tower

 

The Alhambra

 

A Royal Mail van with a radiator which open to reveal 12 images of Blackpool

 

The back of the Post box door opens to reveal scenes of Blackpool

 

The bag of the postman opens to show scenes of Blackpool

 

The postman’s bag opens and shows fold-out scenes of Blackpool

 

A Midget postcard sent from South Shore, Blackpool. Measures 87 mm x 70 mm

 

Silk postcard on thin paper

 

Hold to Light

 

‘Hold to light’ postcard including the Big Wheel and Winter Gardens

 

This superb airship card opens to show at least 12 views

 

This postcard folds out with more full size postcards to be torn off and used

 

A brilliant view of aircraft, one with a side display to be opened to show 12 views

 

The cat’s tail is moved to the weather of the day

 

The Honey Pot opens to reveal a selection of Blackpool views

 

A great novelty postcard dated 1907 – Panorama of Blackpool

 

Bathing “suits” lift up to reveal numerous scenes

 

An artist drawn postcard showing that the cart lifts up to show views

 

A brilliant fold-out set of 12 scenes from the Carnival

 

A brilliant souvenir postcard with a fold-out set of 12 scenes from the Carnival

 

Embossed fish with smoked kippers to the left

 

Comic postcard showing a charabanc full of people