I have decided to collect postcards and mail art of CLOCKS during 2015. They can be clocks in any form - I bet there is a clock postcard in your collection of cards to send. So any will be gratefully received and will be posted on this blog. If you haven't corresponded with me before please feel free to e-mail scriptorsenex at gmail dot com to ask for my address. All cards and mail art received will generate a card from me to you so if we are not regular correspondents please put your address on the card. Thank You! John Edwards

Saturday, 8 August 2015

No 40 - From the Museum Alexandrovskaya sloboda

From the Museum Alexandrovskaya sloboda, a fragmentary reconstruction of a clock of the seventeenth century.  Kindly sent to me by Eduard Egorov in exchange for a window postcard for his window project.

Eduard put three clock stamps on his card.

No 39 - At least a Third Hand Clock

Few people (if any) send me more clock cards than Heleen in the Netherlands and while I was away in Scotland she sent me lots.  This was one of my favourites and  just had to get my clock blog active again.

Heleen found it at a postcard collectors' market and as soon as she saw the clock on it she decided it had to come to me.  She sent me a note with it showing the outcome of her research into its history.  The postmark shows it was first posted in Argentina in around 1909, the year my mother was born, 106 years ago.  Despite the address being beautifully written it could not be found!  (aan't adres onbekend - Dutch for 'Address unknown')

Heleen set me wondering about lots of other things like was it only men to whom postcards were sent or did you add an 'a' or an 'ita' to a woman?