Dating donald mcgill postcards

27 Aug

"He was just like a machine churning out these incredible postcards.

The artist lost around £100,000 of revenue – by today's value – as a result.

Perhaps fittingly, the collection is being sold from a tiny museum in Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

Owner James Bissell-Thomas's catalogue of more than 120,000 postcards is believed to be worth in the region of £240,000.

Many of the images had been on display in the 1930s and 1940s and they were suddenly seen as a threat to society." The artist's career began in 1904 when he sent a cartoon to a nephew in hospital which featured a man up to his neck in a frozen pond and read "Hope you get out!

" It was submitted to a publisher who commissioned his work, and he went on to design a number of cards riddled with double-entendres ranging from the clever to the vulgar.