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.
James Bond receives special attention in Thunderball (1965).
Cigar box label postcards, 1997, from Chronicle Books.
Art by Edward Gorey from The Glorious Nosebleed, “He fell off the pier inadvertently.”
In 1902, Edward P. Hennessy, a St. Louis letter carrier and the President of the National Philatelic Association of Letter Carriers, published a series of ten postcards entitled “The Ten Ages of a Letter in the World’s Fair City,” with photography by the Sanders Co. of St. Louis. By 1903, Hennessy had sold more than 4,000 sets, and anticipated selling many more to fair-goers attending the Louisiana Purchase Exposition, informally known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, in 1904. I’d read about the set, but never seen it until today. It was worth the wait.
Paul and George shop for postcards in 1964, in Paris on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, from The Beatles: In the Beginning (1993) by Harry Benson.