I decided to arrange my selection from the most local card to the most far away place from Brisbane Australia - Norway, only I'm frustrated with the authoring and the options. I've taken the full 76 cards down one ADSL user has told me it takes ages to view . . . so here's the first 4 Australian cards for starters. Next I'll do other blog entries with more cards at a time and use the post date options to get the more recent posts under this post - seems a silly way to beat these authoring rules so that the header is at the top?
I have scanned both sides of the cards as I've found the reverse detail is also as important to a varied reading of signs, symbols, identity and yes - the philately aspect. The circle + #15 is the stamp of the post card dealer. The dates range from the 1930s–1970s. The paper stocks used are also pointers to the different countries printing techniques, great illustrations in local styles, lettrepress engravings, dot screen selections we just don't see used today, great old hot metal typesetting solutions showing leading and spacing (part and parcel) of the radio call sign language. Different styles of handwriting are evident, personal messages and although I found almost the entire collection in Tucson Arizona - most cards hailed from a Mr Alex Hey Esq, of Harrow Weald, Middlesex England. I'm interested in your comments, always seeking additional info from readers and blogger followers, always looking to purchase more QSL cards also.
--mmc <info@myQSL.org> made contact today, this person has over 150,000 QSL cards and has published over 6,000 on his flickr archive - awesome!