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Martin W

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Hi guys,

i have just acquired this set of cards that have been in the family for decades.I beleive they were collected by my grandmother during the war years.They were passed down to my mother and now to me.

I guess i have to describe them as "song" cards.I have about 130 of these cards and most are complete sets of cards with three or four verses,one verse per card.Sadly,some of the sets are incomplete with verses/cards missing.

I remember looking at these these cards when i was a child.I found them very sad and i still do today.Some of the cards are damaged but most are in very good condition considering the handling of nearly 100 years.

They are a sad and poignant reminder of the period i think.

Regards,Martin.

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Here are more sets of the cards.

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This is all i scanned for now.

If anyone is interested in seeing more of the cards i will gladly scan them

Regards,Martin.

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I like them as well, although I have never collected them.

I can see how completing the sets would give great "fill the gaps" satisfaction.

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Chris

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Well,not something i would collect either Chris but i do feel fortunate to have them,especially as they came from the family.as i mentioned.

There were some other WWi period cards,not related to the "song" cards that were in the group.

One relates to the death of Kitchener on 5th June 1916.The reverse is blank.

The other is a postwar card titled "Pace at Last".There is a date written on the reverse,"France,Feb 25 1919".

Regards,Martin.

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Well,not something i would collect either Chris but i do feel fortunate to have them,especially as they came from the family.as i mentioned.

That is often a good enough reason to dive in and begin collecting something new... ;-)

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Here are some individual cards that come from incomplete sets.

Regards,Martin.

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Very nice Martin, I have a few of these, but mostly stick to the phpo type or regimental types, though you will have seen mine elsewhere.

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