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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:17 pm
SAUCY POSTCARDS

The earliest known (hand-designed) picture postcard was sent to the London writer, Theodore Hook, probably sent by him, in 1840 as a practical joke. The postcard contained an image poking fun at the UK's Post office workers.

In 1894, the UK's Royal Mail granted permission to publishers to make picture postcards. Sending postcards when on holiday became a popular pastime for British people.

In the early 1930s, cartoon-style postcards became popular and, at their peak, about 16 million saucy postcards were sold each year. Donald McGill was a prominent saucy postcard designer. He found that the saucier the postcard, the more it sold. His most famous saucy postcard, captioned 'Do you like Kipling?', sold over 6 million, still a world record now.

In the early 1950s, the Conservative Government was concerned about declining moral standards in Britain. In July 1954, Donald McGill was found guilty of breaching the Obscene Publications Act of 1857. Sales of saucy postcards declined. Below is one postcard that was used in evidence against McGill:



It looks very tame now, but it sheds much light on the moral climate of 1950s Britain.

There is a Donald McGill Postcard Museum in Ryde, Isle of Wight, where in 1953 police raided five shops and confiscated over 5,000 of his saucy postcards.

Because of the internet etc, not many people send postcards anymore. But I love receiving a postcard, especially a saucy postcard!

Do you still send a postcard? Do you like receiving postcard? Do you like saucy postcards?

Several saucy postcards are posted within.

spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:22 pm

postcard 1:

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:23 pm

postcard 2:

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:23 pm

postcard 3:

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:24 pm

postcard 4:

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:25 pm

postcard 5:

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:25 pm

postcard 6:

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:26 pm

postcard 7:

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:26 pm

postcard 8:

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:27 pm

postcard 9:

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/11/2012 12:28 pm

postcard 10:

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foz19504 67M
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10/11/2012 1:29 pm

I can't remember the last I got a postcard. But I would like a saucy one.


Furbal1972 50M
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10/11/2012 1:45 pm

It's been a long time since I've 'sent' a postcard. But I pick them up for my mom who collects and trades them.

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/12/2012 9:15 am

    Quoting foz19504:
    I can't remember the last I got a postcard. But I would like a saucy one.
Please accept our postcard sent to you below:

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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10/12/2012 9:17 am

    Quoting Furbal1972:
    It's been a long time since I've 'sent' a postcard. But I pick them up for my mom who collects and trades them.
Here is the classic Kipling postcard designed by McGill:

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Does your mom have this one?

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sexysixties2 104F
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3/18/2014 8:53 am

I didn't realise they had started a clampdown as early as 1953....I was very young then lol!!!

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spunkycumfun 61M/67F  
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3/18/2014 9:27 am

    Quoting sexysixties2:
    I didn't realise they had started a clampdown as early as 1953....I was very young then lol!!!
The Isle of Wight still feels like the 1950s nowadays!


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