Dating donald mcgill postcards

And he took a shot at nosey neighbours in a watercolour of a woman spying on a couple from behind a tree.

The caption says: "Peering around the corner, listening at doors, everyone's business making is yours."Looking for scandal where there's none about, your name's a nosey parker without any doubt."The collection belonged to film director and restaurant critic Winner until his death in 2013.

It passed into the hands of a private collector who has now sold them.

In the early 1930s, cartoon-style saucy postcards became widespread and at the peak of their popularity sales reached 16 million a year.

Magistrate: 'You say you refused intercourse with the accused on religious grounds?

' Woman witness: 'Yes, your honour - outside the vestry and at the back of the church hall.' Disapproved.

And increasingly, jokes about office lechers and courting couples, previously guaranteed a belly laugh, met with embarrassed silence.

Most of the artwork is from the postcard boom of the Fifties and early Sixties, heyday of the most famous living artist-designer, Arnold Taylor.Thereafter, people bought fewer sexy cards and, according to Philip Larkin, got on with the real thing.Sales of Bamforth's cards fell from the 1963 peak of 16 million to 3.5 million today (a total suggesting that bum-and-boob jokes still have some bounce in them).MORE DETAILS Comic selection 1900s to 1950s, mostly pre-1940, with many named artists including Reg Carter, Tom Browne, Phil May, Reg Maurice, Donald Mc Gill, etc. (47) MORE DETAILS Entertainers and few other celebrities to 1960s, mostly pre-1950; VG lot with Edwardian actors & actresses, Film Stars, few Pop Stars, classical musicians, the economist J. (41) MORE DETAILS Glamour film stars (20), a selection of coloured 1950s & early 1960s European cards, all continental size, including Bardot (2), Elizabeth Taylor (5), Sophia Loren (5), Marilyn Monroe, Anita Ekberg. (96) MORE DETAILS Devon & Cornwall accumulation in plastic sleeves including street scenes of Sheepstor, Newton Abbot, Barnstaple and Camborne; harbours and pleasure boats; village scenes; close-up RP Plymouth tram 1938; etc. (143) MORE DETAILS Actors & Actresses comprising Sarah Bernhardt (2), Greta Garbo (2), Zarah Leander (6), Rudolph Valentino (3), Ramon Novarro (10), Pola Negri (3), and Lya Mara. (27) MORE DETAILS Edwardian actresses collection in modern album, including Gertie Millar (16), Isabel Jay (4), Edna May (16), Gabrielle Ray (12), Queenie Leighton (4), Mabel Love (2), Gaynor Rowlands (8), and wide variety of others. (208) MORE DETAILS Edwardian Theatre & later entertainers, a selection of Autographed PPCs and few plain-back photos, including Olive May, Marie Studholme, Nina Sevening; a few signatures stamped or printed. (54) MORE DETAILS Exhibitions 1900s to 1950s, British and Irish,including Franco-British (20) with Trade Stands and Patriotic types, Bradford Woven Silk, Sherlock Holmes 1951, Scottish 19 (4), etc.