It was the postcard fair at Hayward’s Heath on Saturday. I was on the lookout for new source materials for our cards and found these:
They’re old greetings telegrams issued by the General Post Office in the 1950s. One is designed by Stanley Herbert and the other is signed K. Atkins. You can see a few more examples of GPO telegrams on this flickr group and if you’re really interested in finding out more, try the British Postal Museum & Archive. I love them as examples of an old fashioned means of communication but also for the glimpse they give us into 20th century design.