I have four postcards by J K
Home Crawford, all posted between 1902 and 1904.
Up to 1902,
the Post Office in Britain did not allow divided backs, for
address and message, on postcards. So any message had to be
written on the picture side of the card.
Here, the message is brief, but I cannot
decipher it. Perhaps it is written in Dutch.
Thank you to Ann Ferguson, who managed
to read this message, and e-mailed me in November 2006.
"To my eyes (which may be wrong, of
course) the message reasonably clearly says "Truly thine" -
which would be nice if it's correct!"
Thanks Ann. It's obvious when you see the
I have a second copy of this card
sent to Durham with the following message written below the
"Landed at the old
Port again. Splendid fun. Hope to see you soon."