Yesterday was a beautiful day in Dublin, and I went to an Antiques and Collectibles Fair with my daughter, and then on to lunch in a lovely restaurant in front of the sea. She had not been to one for years, in fact since she was about ten, and was a bit reluctant to go. However she is now converted to the joy and pleasure to be had from rummaging around one of these fairs, she was amazed at the sheer diversity of things that people collect and sell. She was particularly taken with the vintage American jewellery, especially the amazing broaches, and also with the elegant pieces of Wedgwood Pottery. Of course she is used to me collecting postcards. But while helping me to search for some for my collection, she was intrigued by the writing on the back of the cards, as much as by the pictures. I personally love to find cards with interesting things written on them, and love to imagine people’s lives, by noting the date, and thinking of what was happening in the world at that time!.
The postcard of the Irish Jaunting car was the most expensive, and I really like it.
I love the one of Co Wicklow because of what is written on it. The sender sent it to a friend who was a collector of postcards!
I love the Killiney Beach card because that is the beach nearest to my house, and my daughter used to go to school just down the road. It still looks very much the same today, except that today Bono of U2 fame has his beautiful house on the hill looking over the beach, as do several other celebrities!
The picture of Cologne cathedral reminded me of a trip to Cologne last year with my daughter, it was an amazing sight, enormous, and beautiful.
I bought the Coney Island card for my daughter. She loves New York, and it will be the first card in her collection!
I love trains, particularly old ones, so that’s why I bought this card.