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Novelty motor-related postcard.

This 1920s postcard was produced as part of the "Valentine" series, a "Mailing Novelty", of a ".. shape passed by the GPO for 1/2d stamp". However for that you could only write the name and address of the sender (presumably in addition to the destination address) on the rear of the postcard, any more writing and you'd have to affix a further 1d (penny) stamp. The sender of this postcard, holidaying in Brighton, took no chances and affixed two one-penny stamps on it, just to be sure. The franking date is 29th July 1921.
Brighton postcard featuring a vintage car
The postcard features a fine vintage motor-car, with both driver and passenger on board - "We go the Pace at BRIGHTON" it says. Perhaps these cards were produced for all the major towns and cities across the UK, with the location printed to suit? Both of the car's occupants are dressed in appropriate 1920's motoring clothing, ready for anything that the British seaside weather could throw at them while driving in their tourer.
The centre of the car is printed on a flap that, when raised, reveals ten small scenes of Brighton - including West Pier, Palace Pier, Madeira Parade and The Pavilion. A motoring poem is also featured on this particular postcard:
In our fine motor car we can go near and far,
The sights of the country admiring;
And we carry behind 'neath our motor confined
The beauties we think most inspiring.
More items of motoring ephemera and automobilia can be found in the Motoring Collectables section.

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