Category Archives: Advent Calendar

Virtual Advent Calendar – 14th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Maltese military Christmas card (1942)

Maltese military Christmas card (1942)

Card sent from Malta in December 1942 by the 13th Battery Royal Artillery, after the siege of the island was finally broken.

More on this card

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 13th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Greetings Telegram artwork (c. 1940)

Greetings Telegram artwork (c. 1940)

Featuring a border with a Christmas theme, including holly and mistletoe.

Artist: John Strickland Goodall.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 12th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Illustrated Songsheet: I’m sending a letter to Santa Claus (c. 1939)

Illustrated Songsheet: I'm sending a letter to Santa Claus (c. 1939)

Illustrated songsheet, front cover depicts a young boy, standing in falling snow, reaching upwards to post a letter addressed to Santa Claus. Photograph of Gracie Fields is superimposed on cover.

Composer: Lanny Rogers and Spencer Williams

Purchased through the V&A Purchase Grant Fund.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 11th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

King Edward Building Foreign Section, Christmas mails for the empire – airborne traffic (1938)

King Edward Building Foreign Section, Christmas mails for the empire - airborne traffic (1938)

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 10th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Post earlier for this Christmas (c. 1935)

Poster advising on early posting times over the festive period.

Poster advising on early posting times over the festive period.

Artist: Leonard Beaumont.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 9th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

A Highland Christmas Box (1923)

A Highland Christmas Box (1923)

Colour illustration from ‘The Tatler’ with subtitle ‘A Study in Temptation’.  Depicts Postman in blue uniform with shako standing by sign post pointing to Glenhaggis in a snowy mountain landscape.  In the Postman’s hand is a wrapped bottle while his dog looks on.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 8th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Notice: Christmas Mails for Abroad (20th Century)

Notice: Christmas Mails for Abroad (20th Century)

Notice with approximate date of dispatch for Christmas mail for abroad within a simple red line border. Destinations and dates are printed in black with headings printed in red. Notice includes ‘You can Post your Christmas Cards for 1/2d for each 2oz’ and ‘It is wise to post one day earlier than these dates: in the provinces two days earlier’.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 7th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

‘We post our letters of good cheer/ Now that Christmas draws so near’ Christmas Card (Early 20th Century)

Christmas card: Image shows two young children posting letters in a letter box with snow on dome.

Image shows two young children posting letters in a letter box with snow on dome.

Inside is an image of children on a sledge with the Christmas Greeting ‘WISHING YOU LOTS OF FUN AND A RIGHT HAPPY CHRISTMAS.’

Handwritten dedication inside. Red cord binds card together

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 6th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Christmas Greeting from The Army Post Office Corps Bloemfontein (1890s-1920s)

A black and white lantern slide of an image of a map, with a group photo in front of Field Post Office in the centre.

A black and white lantern slide of an image of a map, with a group photo in front of Field Post Office in the centre.

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Virtual Advent Calendar – 5th December

In the lead-up to Christmas we are showcasing some of the festive items in our collection across our social networks. Behind the door of our virtual advent calendar today is…

Christmas in the country – arrival of the postman (1872)

Illustration of a family standing outside their home with the postman

Illustration.

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