Monday, 28 February 2011


Got the first batch of new cards on Saturday and I am very please with them. Just the odd one to come now so should get that soon. Hope to start uploading these this evening.

Friday, 25 February 2011


Well, I was lucky with the auction and won the two lots of cards so I will be scanning and uploading them when they arrive. I was really pleased to win the single card I mentioned in my last post. Its not in the best condition but it shows a little girl standing by her rocking horse. I will upload to here as well.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

New Stock

Well, I have had a quick look around on Ebay and have put a couple of bids on for some new cards. The first one is a group of 15 cards which , if I get them for my maximum bid will be good value. The other is a single card and not in the best condition but it is one of those " must haves "so I will let you know how I get on. I have a feeling that I will be outbid but we will see.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Todays Uploads to Flickr

Just a few uploads today due to the faded condition of the postcards. Had to do a little bit of work on Photoshop !
I try not to over-do the fixing, just restore a little colour to the really faded ones and remove any spots that draw your eye away from the subject matter but it still takes time.

Although I still have many cards to scan and upload I think I need some fresh stock so I am going to spend a bit of time later on Ebay to see what I can find.

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Flickr Widget

Installed the Flickr Widget the other day on the blog which lets readers see the last few uploads I have made. Its at the top of the page and also provides a direct link to my Forgotten Faces. Pretty good I think.

Managed to get a few uploads done and my favourite today is shown below. I know there were a few cute baby ones but there is a freshness about this picture that I think puts it at the top.


Thursday, 17 February 2011

A Bit of a Quandary

Some while ago I was bidding on a collection of postcards of children dating from the early 1900's upto the 1930's. Unfortunately I was outbid but the seller displayed hi res pictures of them on the auction site and I saved them all on my pc.

Now, the quandary is - shall I display them on Flickr with a note saying that I do not actually own the cards ? The thing is there are some lovely cards here and it would be a shame for them not to be seen. I have uploaded four so you can see what I mean...

Forgotten Faces on Flickr

The Return of the Blogger

As you can see from the date of my last post I have been taking a few steps back from this blog and my Flickr site . I think that I needed to do this as I was getting pretty bogged down with the whole thing.
Its pleasing to see that although I have only uploaded a small amount of images over the last few weeks my all time view count has reached a staggering 306,416. There have been lots of comments and lots of interest shown in certain pictures.

With this in mind, I think it is now time to press on with the rest of my collection and get the scanner whirring into action again.

Forgotten Faces on Flickr