Friday, 1 April 2011

Clogs and canals


A very good friend of mine from the Netherlands has given me an album of postcards her mother had collected.  They all date from the 1930s and 40s.  I treasure them.

You can't mistake where many of them come from and these two are good examples.  They were both sent to a young boy on his birthday in late September in 1936.


This is a post for Postcard Friday, which is hosted by Beth Niquette at The Best Hearts are Crunchy.

15 comments:

  1. Cards with children are always precious

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  2. O, how cute! This are beautiful old cards!

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  3. This postcard is cute overload!!!Netherland's icon of ocurse is the clog shoes and windmills.

    Postcard Friendship Friday

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  4. They just don't come any cuter than those. The colors are wonderful and the illustrations so sweet.

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  5. These are wonderful! I am so taken with these postcards--how adorable. Thank you so much for sharing them.

    I often choose postcards representing special holidays--but that doesn't mean all of you must do the same--we are celebrating postcards of every kind on PFF--so don't worry. ((hugs))

    Have a perfectly wonderful day, and Happy PFF!

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  6. Cute card but I notice the boy has a clay pipe in his hand. That's the only thing amiss!

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  7. Thanks to you all for your comments. Mr Cachet, this is dated 1935, it's part of social history.

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  8. What a great gift to receive! Very cute cards.

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  9. What a unique and thoughtful gift, delightful cards. The pipe smoking comment made me think of the doctors in the 1930s that used to recommend smoking for stress:-0

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  10. I bet that the goose-girl doesn't need to shout. Lovely cards! :)

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  11. They are adorable. What a wonderful gift from your friend.

    I wanted to let you know that you have won the Year of the Rabbit postcard from my contest last week. Send me an email with your mailing address and I'll get it off to you.

    heatherdpear at hotmail dot com

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  12. These are absolutely adorable! What a wonderful gift for you to treasure ... I'm so glad you are sharing them with us!

    Happy PFF!

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  13. I, especially, like the top one, Sheila. It is just so sweet.

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