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Background imageCollectors Collection: Caterham Asylum, Surrey

Caterham Asylum, Surrey
Charity collectors at the gates of Caterham Imbeciles Asylum. Behind are the barred windows of a ward block. Like its twin at Leavesden

Background imageCollectors Collection: Tax Collectors 1806

Tax Collectors 1806
Tax collectors on the doorstep

Background imageCollectors Collection: Queen Astrid of Belgium with Princess Martha

Queen Astrid of Belgium with Princess Martha
Queen Astrid (1905-1930) (right) with her elder sister Princess Martha of Sweden (19011954) (Crown Princess of Norway) at the Cinema Metropole, January 1934

Background imageCollectors Collection: Horseback Red Indian hunting buffalo with bow and arrow

Horseback Red Indian hunting buffalo with bow and arrow. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Buy War Bonds and Stamps, WW2 envelope

Buy War Bonds and Stamps, WW2 envelope
Buy War Bonds and Stamps - WW2 American postal cover envelope Date: 1945

Background imageCollectors Collection: The reverse of a Raphael Tuck & Sons postcard

The reverse of a Raphael Tuck & Sons postcard detailing information about this famous card publisher, information of the different types of card they published

Background imageCollectors Collection: Herbert S. Gilkes Advertisement

Herbert S. Gilkes Advertisement
An advertisement illustration of Charles Schaw Lord Cathcart, 1721-1776, a British soldier and diplomat. The portrait was used as an advertisement of print dealer, Herbert S

Background imageCollectors Collection: Queen Anne Red Lacquer Cabinet

Queen Anne Red Lacquer Cabinet
An illustration of a A Queen Anne Red Lecquer Cabinet. In the possession of Anthony Horderns Fine Art Gallery. The cabinet is decorated in relief in the Chinese manner

Background imageCollectors Collection: Stevens silk postcard of King Edward V11

Stevens silk postcard of King Edward V11
Stevens silk postcards are much sought for by collectors. This one, addressed to My Darling, carries an apology for an earlier card sent through the mail at a halfpenny

Background imageCollectors Collection: Sorting a dust-heap at a County Council depot 1900

Sorting a dust-heap at a County Council depot 1900
Men turn over the heaps of rubbish, while women look for a honest penny collecting bottles and empty and sardine tins in the County Council depot. London. 1900

Background imageCollectors Collection: Dust-yard 1850s

Dust-yard 1850s
Londons dust-yard, while a man digs through the rubbish and the women sieve the dust hoping to find things of value. circa 1850s

Background imageCollectors Collection: TAX COLLECTORS 1806

TAX COLLECTORS 1806
Tax collectors on the doorstep Date: 1806

Background imageCollectors Collection: Gun salute Russia - Collectors card Biscuits Lefevre-Utile

Gun salute Russia - Collectors card Biscuits Lefevre-Utile
Gun salute for Russia - Collectors card for Biscuits Lefevre-Utile of Nantes Date: circa late 1880s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Scene from the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi

Scene from the opera Aida by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) - also features his portrait profile and signature. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Belgian Proverb - He who drank will drink

Belgian Proverb - He who drank will drink. Date: circa 1908

Background imageCollectors Collection: Whalers slice open their catch and find Jonah

Whalers slice open their catch and find Jonah !! Date: circa 1910

Background imageCollectors Collection: Belgian Proverb - Like Master, Like Valet

Belgian Proverb - Like Master, Like Valet (man/servant). Date: circa 1908

Background imageCollectors Collection: Baron Munchausen is towed through the air by ducks

Baron Munchausen is towed through the air by ducks
Baron Munchausen is towed through the air by a flight of friendly ducks. A fictional German nobleman created by the German writer Rudolf Erich Raspe in his 1785 book. Date: circa 1910

Background imageCollectors Collection: Belgian Proverb - Needing help, no matter whom provides it

Belgian Proverb - Needing help, no matter whom provides it
Belgian Proverb - " Everyone needs someone to look down on" - It simply means you may need help from a " lower class" person

Background imageCollectors Collection: Two children playing in their garden with their dolly

Two children playing in their garden with their dolly
Two French children playing in their garden with their dolly Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Belgian Proverb - Never did a big nose have a beautiful face

Belgian Proverb - Never did a big nose have a beautiful face (!!). A quite wonderful card - note the large nose in evidence throughout the scene... Date: circa 1908

Background imageCollectors Collection: Two children write the name of their favourite hot chocolate

Two children write the name of their favourite hot chocolate
Two children write the name of their favourite brand of hot chocolate (Cacao Van Houten) on a wall. Date: circa 1890s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Queen Astrid of Belgium & King Leopold III, Genoa

Queen Astrid of Belgium & King Leopold III, Genoa
Queen Astrid of Belgium (1905-1935) and King Leopold III (1901-1983) (left) on board the Ship Marnix de Sainte-Aldegonde at Genoa, Italy in January 1932

Background imageCollectors Collection: Queen Astrid of Belgium & King Leopold III, Memorial Service

Queen Astrid of Belgium & King Leopold III, Memorial Service
Queen Astrid of Belgium & King Leopold III of Belgium at a Memorial Service for King Alexander I of Yugoslavia - October 1934. Date: 1934

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington

Washington DC, USA - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - George Washington Masonic Memorial

Washington DC, USA - George Washington Masonic Memorial
Washington DC, USA - George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Tomb of Washington, Mount Vernon

Washington DC, USA - Tomb of Washington, Mount Vernon Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Washingtons Home at Mount Vernon

Washington DC, USA - Washingtons Home at Mount Vernon, Virginia. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Memorial Continental Hall

Washington DC, USA - Memorial Continental Hall
Washington DC, USA - The Memorial Continental Hall, the national headquarters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Pennsylvania Avenue

Washington DC, USA - Pennsylvania Avenue Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Arlington Memorial Bridge

Washington DC, USA - Arlington Memorial Bridge, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument - the worse piece of photographic re-touching I think I have ever seen - worthy of inclusion for this fact

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - US Treasury

Washington DC, USA - US Treasury Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Bureau of Printing and Engraving

Washington DC, USA - Bureau of Printing and Engraving Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Union Station

Washington DC, USA - Union Station Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Grand Staircase - Library of Congress

Washington DC, USA - Grand Staircase - Library of Congress
Washington DC, USA - Grand Staircase (made out of polished marble) - Library of Congress. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Pan American Union

Washington DC, USA - Pan American Union Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Washington Monument

Washington DC, USA - Washington Monument Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: The Collectors Office, 1615 by Pieter Brueghel the Younger

The Collectors Office, 1615 by Pieter Brueghel the Younger
Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1636). Flemish painter. The Collectors Office, after 1615. German Historical Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageCollectors Collection: Stamp market on the Champs Elysees, Paris, France

Stamp market on the Champs Elysees, Paris, France
Stamp market and stamp collectors on the Champs Elysees, Paris, France. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Prince of Wales Hospital Carnival, Tottenham, London

Prince of Wales Hospital Carnival, Tottenham, London
Watched by mounted police, three spectacularly dressed collectors pose for their photo during the annual Prince of Wales Hospital Carnival in the Tottenham area of North London

Background imageCollectors Collection: If you have a postcard collection - Add me to it

If you have a postcard collection - Add me to it! Date: 1906

Background imageCollectors Collection: Hungary - Maboe XVII - Stamp Day

Hungary - Maboe XVII - Stamp Day (Philatelia Day). Date: 1940

Background imageCollectors Collection: The Duke of Bedford opens Woburn Abbey

The Duke of Bedford opens Woburn Abbey
The Duke and Duchess of Bedford in the Queen Victoria bedroom at Woburn Abbey at the time of its opening to the public. The room is notable for the magnificent ceiling and Louis Seize furniture

Background imageCollectors Collection: British Railways memorabilia

British Railways memorabilia
A wagon-load of old timetables are pored over by railway enthusiasts, including a lady in a tam-o-shanter and wellington boots. circa 1974

Background imageCollectors Collection: Rudimentary Kitchen C20

Rudimentary Kitchen C20
Two broken chairs provide the only comfort in this rudimentary kitchen : the stove would be a collectors item today... Date: early 20th century

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - The Capitol

Washington DC, USA - The Capitol Building Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Arlington House, Robert E. Lee Memorial

Washington DC, USA - Arlington House, Robert E. Lee Memorial
Washington DC, USA - Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, formerly named the Custis-Lee Mansion, is a Greek revival style mansion located in Arlington, Virginia Date: circa 1910s

Background imageCollectors Collection: Washington DC, USA - Monument and Cherry Blossoms

Washington DC, USA - Monument and Cherry Blossoms Date: circa 1910s



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