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Nearer to home John Garrett gave us some postcards of Bournemouth, Swanage and Wimborne and followed this with 9 sheets of Bournemouth comic postcards including many pull-outs.One example was a coloured Kutangle Cutout' issued in 1911 by the local department store.
First out of the starting blocks was John Berridge with his Airmails to Ships 1911 to 1939 display.
One item in particular finished by being returned to sender having missed a connection.
A Graf Zeppelin cover of 1928 was shown and we were informed that this most successful mode of transporting mail lasting from 1926 until discontinued in 1937 with the Hindenburg disaster, having covered over 1 million miles during that time. Gripsholm of the Swedish America was used during WWII as a repatriation vessel.
One card in particular showed a rack and pinion locomotive being used on a steep gradient. After postal history and postcards Harry Vinecombe gave us an in depth display of Tasmania covering the first years of the stamp issuing territory.
As such the very first stamps were in fact shown as Van Dieman's Land, the original name of Tasmania.
Mary Hood - Maritime events in Portsmouth, raising of Mary Rose etc.