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ThumbnailTypeItemDateOther ImagesReginald's addressCard No
Challenging addressSpoof message to himself to be returned to Ernest Arnold's address 6th January 1899Brockley Rd (E.Arnold)
ArtefactPostcard made from a shirt collar19th January 1899Stanstead Road
ArtefactPostcard made from a shirt collar23rd January 1899Stanstead Road
Redirected to a fictitious addressRedirected envelope that had originally been sent to his Aunt24th January 1899Stanstead Road
Rail CardCard left on a train to be found and returned30th January 1899Shelley Hall
Rail CardCard left on a train to be found and returned30th January 1899 Stanstead Road
Illegally reusedRedirected postcard that had originally been sent by Ernest Arnold to himself whilst visiting Eastbourne in 189731st January 1899Stanstead Road
Rail CardCard left on a train to be found and returned31st January 1899Stanstead Road
Rail CardCard left on a train to be found and returned2nd February 1899Shelley Hall
ArtefactPostcard made from shirt cuff2nd February 1899Shelley Hall
Challenging addressPostmark used to form part of the address2nd February 1899Stanstead Road
Challenging addressSent to "The Deserted Village of Havannah"4th February 1899Shelley Hall262
Challenging addressSent to "The Person in Charge of Bell Rock Lighthouse"9th February 1899Stanstead Road265
Illegally reusedRedirected postcard that had originally been sent by Ernest Arnold to Bray whilst visiting Chislehurst in 189710th February 1899Stanstead Road
Challenging addressPostmark used to form part of the address27th February 1899Stanstead Road277
Challenging addressPostmarks used to form the address8th March 1899Stanstead Road
Rhyming addressSent to Laurie Humphreys at Orde Hall Street, London23rd March 1899Stanstead Road - Devonshire Road
Challenging addressSent to five different postmasters asking each one to forward it to the next address3rd April 1899Devonshire Road289
Challenging addressSent to five different postmasters asking each one to forward it to the next address3rd April 1899Devonshire Road290
Challenging addressSent to three different lighthouses6th April 1899Devonshire Road292
Challenging addressSent to postmasters on small islands 6th April 1899Devonshire Road293
Picture Puzzle addressI will keep you guessing for a little while longer7th April 1899 Devonshire Road
Challenging addressSent to Nore Lightship asking for it to be redirected to the next lightship northwards until it reached the northernmost8th April 1899Devonshire Road295
Challenging addressSent to Ledbury and Great Malvern Post Offices using a railway ticket instead of an address10th April 1899Devonshire Road298
ArtefactOne Penny Coin23rd April 1899Devonshire Road
Challenging addressThe Quarter Sorting Office27th May 1899Devonshire Road305
Picture Puzzle addressRookery Villa, Alpraham, Tarporley, Cheshire14th June 1899Devonshire Road
Picture Puzzle address361 Brockley Road, near Ladywell Wood and Lewisham22nd June 1899Devonshire Road
Tit BitsCard attached to Tit Bits and left on a train to be found and returned26th June 1899Devonshire Road
Fictitious addressSent to Zanzibar9th July 1899Devonshire Road
Shaped PostcardAlly Sloper17th July 1899Devonshire Road
Shaped PostcardBraying Donkey (get it?)18th July 1899Devonshire Road
Picture Puzzle addressMiss A Tayler, Hall, Shelley, nr Layham21st July 1899 Devonshire Road
Challenging addressAddress written in Sealing Wax25th July 1899Devonshire Road
Tit BitsCard attached to Tit Bits and left on a train to be found and returned1st August 1899Devonshire Road
ArtefactSeaweed attached to postcard7th August 1899Devonshire Road
Illegally reusedOriginally sent to Ernest Arnold in 1899 and then reposted to South Africa in 1900. The four small holes in the corners indicate that it might have been joined back-to-back with another card12th August 1899Devonshire Road
Challenging addressSent to Ernest Arnold with name address written in an unusual style12th September 1899Devonshire Road
Photo addressPicture used to form part of address (Lynmouth)2nd October 1899Devonshire Road344
Illegally reusedOne card of a "Double" card - joined back to back with one originally posted on October 25th. The "Double" was then constantly reposted during October11th October 1899Stanstead Road
Challenging addressPaul Kruger, President of The Transvaal - the second Boer War commenced five days before this postcard was posted. No autograph was requested and this was probably an attempt to see if it got through to "the enemy"15th October 1899Devonshire Road352
ArtefactCrocheted Envelope23rd October 1899Devonshire Road
Photo addressPicture used to form part of address (Bournemouth) with a rhyming response added by the Post Office23rd October 1899 Devonshire Road357
Challenging addressAddressed to Santa Claus23rd October 1899Devonshire Road362
Illegally reusedOne card of a "Double" card - joined back to back with one originally posted on October 11th. The "Double" was then constantly reposted during October. The message on the back refers to the Bournemouth, Santa, Kruger and Zanzibar cards all of which are listed here25th October 1899Stanstead Road
Challenging addressAdvertising poster addressed to "The Propietors of Players Navy Cut"30th October 1899Devonshire Road369
Challenging addressSent to Reginald's cousin, Dr. G. Forster. using a small picture instead of his name with a spoof message on the back. Posted again on 1st October 1900.18th November 1899Devonshire Road
Challenging addressAddressed to "Any Resident of London"19th November 1899Devonshire Road374
Challenging addressAddressed to "The Daughter of the Postman who walked 232,872 miles"21st November 1899Devonshire Road
Postmark collectingPosted in "the most primitive post box in the British Isles"4th December 1899 Devonshire Road
Challenging addressSent to Reginald's cousin, Dr. G. Forster. using a small picture instead of his name with a spoof message on the back4th December 1899Devonshire Road
Illegally reusedThis one is a bit devious. Originally sent to Bray's parents before being "co-opted" and, probably, hidden inside a newspaper that was posted to South Africa in December 1900. Put back into the post again in July 1901 23rd December 1899Devonshire Road
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