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Boring Postcards Paperback – March 1, 2004
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Most of these cards are from 1960's and 1970's Britain; I recommend the companion volume "Boring Postcards USA" for a similar look at US postal proclivities in the same eras. Some of the themes of the book are over-represented (highway interchanges chief among them), but I found the postcards of motels, campgrounds, and public areas to be charming though horrifying.
Among my favorite cards in this volume are such greats as "NUL. 30F. M.6. Motorway. Newcastle-under-Lyme.", "Interior of the Mersey Tunnel, Liverpool", "The Drive In Bottle Shop, Northampton", "The Butts Shopping Center, Reading", "Farnham Post Office", "Canteen, Stoke Mandeville Hospital" (a truly ghastly realm of colors), "National Giro Centre, Bootle" (an amazingly postcard that has actually been postmarked!), "A corner of the Moota Motel, Cockermouth", "The Garreg Goch Caravan Park, Morfa Bychan" (the saddest trailer court I have ever seen), and perhaps my favorite of all, "Rain Clouds, from Southend Pier", a bad photo of some clouds in beautiful black and white.
Truly, this is a great collection that simultaneously made me amused and sentimental. I only wish that I could detach and send these postcards, as I know several people who would be delighted to get a card of "Turbine Hall, CEGB Wylfa Nuclear Power Station, Anglesey."
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great pictures through all the book. It really take you back in time. Thanks to Stuart Murdoch's 'The Celestial Café' that I found this book and many others.Published on August 31, 2013 by javier contreras
I do not understand why anyone would make a book of pictures of stupid post cards when they could have made a book full of real post cards that someone could actually send to... Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by Kevin Shields
This collection of utterly horrendous postcards is a delightful window into our past and what people valued in days gone by. Read morePublished on May 14, 2009 by Robert I. Hedges
This coffee-table book of boring postcards is a collection of the tackiest and most boring postcards imaginable. It is wonderfully campy and sure to provide a good laugh. Read morePublished on July 23, 2007 by Otter
I just love this collection of postcards - they are truly mind-numbing, and as I was leafing through the book, my over-riding thought was WHY??? Read morePublished on January 9, 2003 by ED