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Taken from Saucy Postcards: The Bamforth Collection, a new book which celebrates the golden age of comic postcards.

Taken from Saucy Postcards: The Bamforth Collection, a new book which celebrates the golden age of comic postcards.

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Pablo Picasso postcard to Jean Cocteau, St.-Raphaël 1919.
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This railway accident at Sheringham in 1909 was printed as a postcard and sent home by the station clerk the next day!

This railway accident at Sheringham in 1909 was printed as a postcard and sent home by the station clerk the next day!

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Postcard reads: "Hi Al - Well I am still going strong I graduate next week and boy it sure feels good to know you will at last be doing something worth while. Regards to everyone  Heidrick" Fort Ogelthorpe, GA, Postmarked 1944

Postcard reads: "Hi Al - Well I am still going strong I graduate next week and boy it sure feels good to know you will at last be doing something worth while. Regards to everyone Heidrick" Fort Ogelthorpe, GA, Postmarked 1944

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In this poignant postcard sent shortly before Britain declared war on Germany, Max wrote to his son: 'I'm glad that you are well and happy. I hope war will not come.'

In this poignant postcard sent shortly before Britain declared war on Germany, Max wrote to his son: 'I'm glad that you are well and happy. I hope war will not come.'

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But this Royal Navy warship is something of a maritime mystery to Swansea archivists...

But this Royal Navy warship is something of a maritime mystery to Swansea archivists...

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