We've included these webpages about Charles Dickens for two reasons.  First of all we like his books - and as this is essentially a
site which indulges our personal whims, that surely is reason enough. But in the early years of the 20th Century, Dickens was
probably the most popular author in the Western World. My grandfather loved to read his books and introduced me to them at a
very early age.  The years from 1900 to about 1920 were  the heyday of the picture postcard - a time when a card mailed in London
would be delivered within a few hours, a service which  was a precursor to the telephone - not quite an instant message but, in a
period when life was not quite so hectic, an adequate means of quick communication. Because of the demand, thousands of
postcards were produced and many millions of copies printed, among them a large number of cards depicting characters from
Dickens' works. Some of his books are widely represented, others - eg Great Expectations - hardly at all.
Portsmouth, Charles Dickens Birthplace
393 Commercial Road,
Portsmouth, where Charles
Dickens was born on February
7th 1812.
Old Postcard, Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens Souvenir Postcard
A couple of postcards of Charles Dickens, both undated.
Two views of Dickens'  House, Gad's Hill, in Higham, Kent.
Did You Know...........that Dickens was involved in a
train crash at
Staplehurst in 1865 ? He  was travelling
with his mistress,
Ellen Ternan, and her mother.
This we presume is what is now the Dickens Museum at 48 Doughty
Street, Camden Town, London.
Postcards of the Past
Charles Dickens
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Charles Dickens, "David Copperfield"
Charles Dickens, "David Copperfield"
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Old Postcard, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
Old Postcard, Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
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Old Postcard, Dickens, "Oliver Twist", Bill Sykes
Old Postcard, Dickens, "Oliver Twist", Bill Sykes
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In conjunction with Zazzle, we have produced an extensive range of gifts, using images from these old postcards. The items
available include many reproduction postcards, coffee mugs, Christmas cards, birthday cards, key chains, fridge magnets,
watches etc.  Most items may be personalised.  Hovering your mouse pointer over any image will indicate whether or not a
reproduction of the postcard is available to buy at Zazzle - just click on it. (They are only about £1 each, with big discounts for
bulk purchases !).Other gifts based on the postcards on this page appear at the bottom.