My suggestion of Postcard Friday last week was received with overwhelming support. Well, nobody objected at any rate. Or indeed, mentioned it all. So here we go.
You can't beat a good teddy postcard. Or, come to that a bad one. I'm not sure why I love them so much. Because they're very silly, certainly, and they take a lot of time and trouble over it. Just look at these set-ups - the 'beauty products' in the top one, and the ridiculously large bar of soap in the one below.
I'm not altogether happy about Teddy being in the bathtub. I think he'll need more than a stripey towel to get dry, won't he? A few turns in the tumble dryer at least, I should think.
Have you noticed anything odd about these teddies? They have open mouths. I've been collecting these for years, but it was only when I got these new ones recently, that I realised that these open mouths must have been created by the photographer. In some horrible Frankenstein experiment, they have cut open an ordinary teddy's mouth and sewn in a gusset to make them 'speak'. You probably wish I hadn't pointed that out. It's very disturbing.
And this last one is from Holland and is very strange. You see, when I first saw it, I thought it was a soldier's uniform, and the bird on the gun was a poignant reminder of peace.
A heartfelt anti-war message from the 1960s, in fact. But... looking at it again, he might be a hunter, and the bird is just taking the piss.