Saucy Seaside Postcards Page 18

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Tuesday 13th July 2021, 12:07pm
  • Mirfield, England
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Years ago I enquired at a Greetings card (and postcard) manufacturer whether they were taking submissions.
They replied with a very none committal answer saying if I send 10 of my best work including artwork - they would take a look.

I had no 'artwork, I presumed they would do that. Just good greeting card jokes.
There was no internet or home printers in those days so had to fold A4 paper into a card and a friend who was 'arty drew them. (he was on a profit share with me from the proceeds)

Eventually (6 months) I received a letter saying they would use just 1 and I would be paid £10 once it had gone into print.
The company was called Rust Craft and about that time, they were taken over.
I never received my tenner but the card was printed. I saw it on the shelves of greeting card shops.
Those were the days I thought getting published was going to be easy.

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beaky

  • Friday 16th July 2021, 11:33pm
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
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Mercilessly parodied by Harry Enfield

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john tregorran

  • Saturday 17th July 2021, 6:16am
  • mornington,victoria, Australia
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Is that the original ?Where it all started.

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 17th July 2021, 9:01am
  • England
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Can't date it, but certainly could be a candidate. (I also thought the euphemism was much more recent)

I love the smile on the cat's face. :D

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beaky

  • Saturday 17th July 2021, 9:36am
  • Malaga and Brighton, United Kingdom
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The young Mrs Slocombe

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Billy Bunter

  • Saturday 17th July 2021, 11:46am [Edited]
  • The Sussex Coast, England
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 17th July 2021, 9:01 AM

Can't date it, but certainly could be a candidate. (I also thought the euphemism was much more recent)

There was a 1931 song by Harry Roy & his orchestra My Girl's Pussy. Very risqué for the time.

(Have patience, it is almost a minute before the vocals come in.)

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Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Saturday 17th July 2021, 2:32pm
  • England
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Laughing out loud Love the words! Ooer missus. I can imagine the vicar's wife fainting when she heard it at the local Darby and Joan club.