My daughter wanted to help me with this blog, so she picked out one of her favourites from my collection. Naturally, she choose one of the cat postcards – as inexplicably I have a lot of cat postcards.
My kid chose this one because it’s cute, funny, and it’s crazy:
I asked why she liked this particular card (aside from the obvious – that it has cats). She wonders why do cats have all this fancy furniture and why do some of them have bow ties? And cats don’t drink tea – and neither do I!
Here’s the back side:
“Afternoon at home. Louis Wain (1860-1939). Design for a postcard. Victoria & Albert Museum”
“Greetings. Today we went into London and did a whirlwind tour of an art gallery (National) and two museums (V&A and Natural History.) We spent a lot of time in taxis getting between them – hence the themed stamp. Do you like it? Is is a world first? Do I win a prize?”
Interesting point on whether this is the first postcard wherein the stamp thematically matches the content of the postcard. I know it’s rare but not unheard of – so I will scour the vaults to confirm this point and report back (with prize to follow if the claim is validated).