Information

BORING POSTCARDS

This Group celebtrates Boring, ordinary, dull, commercial Postcards that feature aspects of our everyday life – such as streets, roads, houses -- and are, in a strange way, interesting because they are so uninteresting. Join in and share your Postcards of our Boring world.

Location: Sigean, France
Members: 58
Latest Activity: on Wednesday

Discussion Forum

BLACK AND WHITE ENTRANTS -- 1st INTERNATIONAL BORING POSTCARD DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Bradford Jul 3. 5 Replies

i) From Val Hermanii) A room in the House for the Blind, Halluin, (19) France, (sent 18 July, 1975)iii) I think this Postcard is Boring because of it's utter bleakness. There is nothing of interest…Continue

COLOURED ENTRANTS -- 1st INTERNATIONAL BORING POSTCARD DAY

Started by Valentine Mark Herman. Last reply by Valentine Mark Herman May 21. 3 Replies

i) From Val Hermanii) La Piscine des Cheminots/ Swimming Pool for railway Workers, La Garde-Adhemar (20 France). Emma-Marie Cahuc sent this to M et Mme Messaoud in Montauban, and told them that she…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of BORING POSTCARDS to add comments!

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 29, 2020 at 10:21am

POSSIBLY BORING, CERTAINLY MOVING (and a personal note)

Three Postcards from the Holocaust Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

(Please forgive me for this personal note. Until we started talking about the Hungarian Memorial, I hadn't considered these Postcards -- which I got on a visit to the Memorial in 2014 -- at all Boring. But, for family reasons, I certainly find them moving. At least 33 members of my famlily -- most of them from the Netherlands -- were killed by the Nazis in concentration camps in Germany and Austria during WW 11. I say 'at least' because many of their depndents -- parents, siblings, and numerous children -- just disappeared. No-one knows what happened to them, or whether they survived the Holocaust or not.)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 29, 2020 at 5:30am

Thanks Scribe. Hope you are well (and that your postal service returns to normal one day soon). Val

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 29, 2020 at 5:29am

Thanks Mim, Thanks Mr Celery Stick,

I agree with both of you that the Hungarian Postcard is (as I said) moving.  I posted it because I found the image Boring, but certainly not what it represented. Hence I think that, in the context of this Group, a distinction has to be made between the boringness of the image(s) on the picture side of the postacrd, and what it/they may be of on the reverse side.

Val

Comment by Richard Canard on June 29, 2020 at 4:35am

28.06.20.....Memorial at Duna-Parton.....Mim is right. ("Very moving. Not a boring card at all")     ....& still yet, another insane tragedy to add to the long, long list.  

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on June 28, 2020 at 8:58pm
Oh Scribe. Sorry to hear that your postal system isn’t functioning now. Stay in touch digitally.
Comment by Patricio - The Celestial Scribe on June 28, 2020 at 8:33pm

I´ve boring stuff for this collection but the Brazilian Post Office Service navigates the new unchartered times poorly.  There is no information available when the old normal service is going to be in place again. 

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on June 28, 2020 at 4:59pm
I’ve seen an article about the shoes in Hungary. Very moving. Not a boring card at all.
Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 28, 2020 at 1:02pm

FROM DAVID VALENTINE HERMAN (the son of....you guessed it)

'Petani', 'A working farmer' in Bali, Thailand

My son and heir reckons that this is a Thai guy water-skiing in a paddy field behind some buffalos. (I wonder from whom he gets his strange sense of huour?)

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 28, 2020 at 12:58pm

TWO FROM THE FATHER OF DAVID VALENTINE HERMAN

1. Memorial at Duna-Parton, Hungary

I thought that this was a Boring Postcard, until I researched it and found out that it was a memorial on the east bank of the River dDnube, Budapest Hungary, to the Jews who were shot by the fascist militia in WW2. The Jews were ordered to take off their shoes, and then shot -- their bodies fell into the river.

It might be Boring as Postcards go, but I find it moving.

2. Harald Husse is square, man

In the early 60's, when American jive culture was arriving in the UK, terms like 'square', 'cool' and 'man' abounded. To use them was considered 'hip'. Here is a Boring Postcard by the German artist Harald Huss, who may or may not be square, man. But it's cool. etc

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on June 24, 2020 at 12:12pm

AND NOW..... 2 MORE FROM KATERINA

Thanks yet again!

1. dAdA & FLUxUS

It's in German. No, it doesn't mean dAdA is a sausage -- it means dAdA is a word.

The Postcard was printed in York (England), a town I used to visit often, and in which i never heard a word of German spoken (Ich habe nie ein wort Deutsch gehört). Culinary-wise, and back to the non-sausage, Yorkshire (the county, of which York is the capital) is famous for it's Yorkshire Puddings

2. Christmas Pantomime Dame

This is a postcard-size reproduction of one of the British Post Office's set of Christmas stamps for 1985.

(The17p stamp in the British Films series of the same year featured Peter Sellers --  who is my 4th cousin once removed.)

 

Members (58)

 
 
 

Badge

Loading…

Want to support the IUOMA with a financial gift via PayPal?

The money will be used to keep the IUOMA-platform alive. Current donations keep platform online till 1-mar-2021.   If you want to donate to get IUOMA-publications into archives and museums please mention this with your donation. It will then be used to send some hardcopy books into museums and archives. You can order books yourself too at the IUOMA-Bookshop. That will sponsor the IUOMA as well.

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

Bewaren

© 2020   Created by Ruud Janssen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service