This is also why I was on my knees for half an hour in Oxfam the other day, having discovered two large boxes on the floor crammed absolutely full with old postcards. Just like going through a stack of records or a rack of clothes in a second-hand shop, you know you have to go tirelessly through every one, to flick past the majority of more predictable donations so as not to miss something a little more interesting tucked away in their midst...
Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward
'Elegance, Charm and Deadly Danger'
'The Maine Lobster is the most famous of all the shell fish'
Piccadilly Circus, 1960
The Woods at Pontarddulais (Frith's Series)
Linocut of 'The Blue Plough, Saffron Walden' by Edward Bawden
'Cenoceras' from The British Museum
'Study of a Cat' by F Ernest Jackson from the Royal Academy