Art by Edward Gorey from The Willowdale Handcar or The Return of the Black Doll (1962)
“Communications,” a watercolor by Archie MacAlister on a postcard from the Scottish islands, with thanks to the wonderful Judith Tolley of Staffordshire.
From The Englishman Who Posted Himself and Other Curious Objects (2010) by John Tingey, a mailing using a “publicity stamp” as part of the address. The addressee was G. Forster, a dentist who used the stamps to publicize his practice, and also the cousin of Reginald Bray, the above-referenced Englishman who delighted in sending cryptic postcards. At this time, such stamps were also popular in Germany.
Postcard by Christian Hoff, 1922.