Postcard – Accra Ghana

Here’s a card of Kwame Nkrumah Avenue in Accra.  It has a Ghana stamp and is postmarked Accra.  It is also postmarked Lagos.  It is addressed to someone in Kentucky U.S.A.  There is a message saying it was missent to Nigeria.  This card travelled a roundabout was to its U.S recipient.  Presumably it got there sometime in late summer or autumn 1965.

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Stamp Collecting

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The stamp from Fiji attracted me to this postcard.  We lived in Suva Fiji for 2 years back in the 1970’s.  What a wonderful experience in so many ways.  One of our many activities   was stamp collecting.  There was an active group of people who were avid philatelists and there were books of stamps which were circulated regularly.  My latent interest in stamp collecting was reawakened.

Now so many years later I’ve turned to postcard collecting and if there are stamps involved there is a double attraction.

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Fascination

2019_06_04_09_30_35.pdf010  I find a certain fascination in simple, quite mundane messages written on postcards close to 100 years ago.  Here is one postmarked ‘o4 from Newcastle, addressed to Gateshead.  Get out my map!  The reverse side is a rather cute image of kittens.

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