AVIATION POSTCARD CLUB INTERNATIONAL
NEWSLETTER NO. 48
UP AND AWAY
Editorial impressions by Doug Bastin
Don’t we hate the person who takes a perfectly good, or destined to
become very rare, airline card , and, while writing an in-flight message decides
to mark the face with a big cross by a window and maybe an “I sat here” too.
Perhaps taken with the back message it might add some interest to a more
common card but usually it is a disaster from the collectors point of view. But
perhaps we are wrong, perhaps such cards are a work of spontaneous art. This thought is occasioned by the appearance of what to all intents
and purposes is a Lufthansa issue postcard at, and on the posters for, an
exhibition of young artists from Cologne at Tate North, Liverpool.
The card in question is below and is otherwise distinguished only be
being slightly less common than most cards from this carrier. It shows an early
727 as delivered in the late 1960s.
What the artist Friedrich Kunath has done is to take the card, or the
photo on which it was based, enlarge it, write “your problems” down the
fuselage and title it as such. Now we
know what to do with all those un-tradeable cards, like Donaldson 707s.
we mark the forthcoming retirement of member, and KLM 747 driver, Dave Prins
with a feature on some of his predecessors. Also
a look back at postcards of air show venue, Farnborough.
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