Author Archives: Julie Goucher

Map of Sark, Channel Island

I have had this postcard a few years. I like map cards and spotted this in with a collection of others whilst in the Channel Islands a few years ago. Advertisements

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175th Anniversary of The Penny Black

Today is the anniversary of the Penny Black, and the image shown here is the Google graphic for those who are Googling via It was issued on the first of May 1840 and was the first postal adhesive stamp … Continue reading

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J is for Jersey

This was produced by Jersey Post to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the liberation of the Island of Jersey from German Occupation. I love the quote from Winston Churchill “….And our Dear Channel Islands are also to be freed today”. We … Continue reading

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I is for International Stamp Exhibition

This stamp was produced in the UK in 1980 for the International Stamp Exhibition. For some reason it was always one of my favourites.  

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G is for Goucher

Several years ago I was sent this lovely First Day Cover for the Goucher Victory Ship. From limited research it would appear that these ships, were named after Colleges in the US and were used in the main for returning … Continue reading

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E is for Elstead Mill

This lovely building, once a mill still stands, and is now a rather lovely and authentic public house in the rural Surrey village of Elstead. I have an ancestor, Sarah Ellis (nee Hall), born in London who moved to Elstead … Continue reading

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D is for Dog

This is a favourite and a recently published card. It depicts a Border Terrier enjoying some Christmas spirit!

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C is for Christmas

Whilst it is a little early to be reading about Christmas there are some lovely examples in my own collection!

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B is for Bowing Institute

This was a postcard that I stumbled across that reflects the name of my rather distance ancestors, the Bowring’s who were involved in India for several hundred years. You can see who else is participating in the A – Z … Continue reading

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A is for Arran

One of my favourite subject matters on postcards is that of maps.This card is a particular favourite! The Isle of Arran is situated in the Firth of Clyde between the Mull of Kintyre and Ayrshire. Kintyre is the small patch … Continue reading

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