Later, of course, Elizabeth sat for many great photographers.Cecil Beaton made some heart-stoppingly glamorous portraits, as did Dorothy Wilding whose profile shot was the image on postage stamps from 1952 to 1971.For the purposes of this article every effort has been made to trace the copyright holders of the photographs.Should there be any omissions in this respect, we apologise.With everyone else tearing them up for crafts and other art projects, they may eventually become scarce enough to be worth something!If you love learning about antiques as much as I do, follow the blog so you won’t miss the next article. Collectively they make a superb if highly selective family album: the Windsors, rather like any other family, but with better ball gowns, better coronets, better houses, better pearls and, possibly, better dogs.
Personally, I’d hold on to the older, more handcrafted and unusual cards.
Though her serious collecting eventually tailed off, if she saw new issues at a newsagent, she would always buy, usually in triplicate.
This week Elizabeth outdoes Victoria on the throne; she long ago outdid her in the post.
The artist for this ‘Thames At Marlow’ set is credited as J.
The Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection is widely regarded as the largest public collection of postcards and related materials in the United States.