Back in my younger days *cough cough* before the internet and digital cameras, I would always collect postcards while on my travels. While I still have a few left, many have gone by the wayside as over the years I have moved many times (domestically and internationally), and had to downsize a lot.
I still love postcards though, especially vintage ones. I was happy to find, among all the other things we have taken out of boxes, a set of 8 George E Stubby “Bonzo” puppy postcards that were sent to “Kit Doyle” from her brother Claude. (My husband’s Grandfather). Claude was in the Navy so was stationed in many places, and we have a huge pile of cards he sent to his sister during that time.
George Ernest Studdy (Davenport, 23 June 1878 – 25 July 1948) was a British commercial artist. He is best remembered for his creation of Bonzo the dog, a fictional character in the early 1920s that first appeared in The Sketch Magazine.
As an artist, if I could, I really would display all the ‘art’ I love, have and created myself, but there comes a point when you simply have to let things go and perhaps let someone else enjoy them.
This has been the case with the postcards. They are adorable, yet have been in a box for a very long time. They were sent through the mail in 1923 – some 91 years ago, yet are still in very good condition.