Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pricey postcard

The postcard sold in an online auction.
A CENTURY-OLD postcard featuring scenes of New Norfolk has sold for more than $40 on eBay tonight.

Offered for sale by a Launceston seller, the unused postcard was dated 1908 and featured five views of New Norfolk. It sold for $3.67.

On the front are three familiar scenes of the River Derwent as well as a fourth image showing St Matthew's Anglican Church. The fifth image, with pride of place in the middle of the postcard, is a rare representation of the clock tower (K Ward) that once stood in the grounds at Willow Court. This substantial building was demolished in 1965.

A close-up of the clock tower.

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