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The Florist Collins Postcard Collection

Early in the twentieth century the postcard was a common form of distance communication between people. In the cities and major towns, Monday to Friday mail deliveries occurred twice a day, once in the morning and another in the afternoon. There was also a morning delivery on Saturday. There was a mail train everyday in all directions all over the state of NSW so that all areas were covered, with postal workers actually on the train sorting the mail. It provided a fast and reliable service.

An album of postcards sent mostly to Harry and Flo Collins was found in the effects of their daughter Dot O'Neil and they are reproduced here to preserve them. Follow the links for the various groupings.

UNUSED POSTCARDS

BAILEY
from Florist's cousin Edith 'Edie' L. BAILEY

from Florist's cousin Ettie Isabel BAILEY


BOLAND
from Olyve BOLAND


BOREHAM
from Janet Ellen BOREHAM (nee GEGG)


COLLINS
from Henry 'Harry' d'Arcy COLLINS


GEGG
from Albert Henry James GEGG and Lucy Ann GEGG (nee HOCKEY)

from Arthur GEGG and Emily GEGG (nee WATSON)

from Elizabeth 'Lizzie' GEGG (nee TICKNER)

from Thomas 'Tom' Joseph Rose GEGG


GEORGE
from Ettie GEORGE


HARRIS
from Herbert HARRIS and Bertha HARRIS (nee GEGG)


HOCKEY
from Sarah Maria Hockey (nee TICKNER)


LATHAM
from Martha Elizabeth LATHAM (nee GEGG)


NICHOLS
from Eliza Dengate NICHOLS (nee TICKNER)


ROBERTS
from G.H. and G.M. ROBERTS


UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE
from Florist's cousin Marp and Jack

from Florist's friend Archie

from Florist's friend Daisy

from Florist's friend Ernest

from Florist's friend Essie

from Florist's friend Flo (plus occasionally Kate and Rose)
(Possibly Kate and Rose were Flo's children)
from Florist's friend Ida

from Florist's friend Lizzy

from Florist's friend Lou

from Florist's Friends at Nerrimunga
(near Windellama)
from Florist's friend Sadie from Araluen

from Harry's friend Joe

from Harry's friend Kitty

from Harry's friend Mary

One Card from Various People


UNIDENTIFIED PEOPLE INITIALS ONLY
from Florist's friend E.F.M.

from Florist's friend E.L.W.
(E.L.W. might be Florist's brother-in-law Emily Louisa Watson)
from Harry's friend L.C.G.

from Harry's friend L.B.

from Florist's friends with Illegible Initials

from Florist's friend W.L.M.

from Florist's friend W.T.L.
(W.T.L. might be Florist's brother-in-law William Thomas Latham)

TICKNER
from Edward 'Ted' TICKNER and Rebecca 'Beckie' TICKNER (nee WASHER)

from Frank David TICKNER


WATT
from (Private) W. WATT


WILLIS
from Ulvert Victor WILLIS


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Updated : 1 Nov 2012