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Bawdy postcards on sale at Isle of Wight museum

Thu 16 Jun 2011

Bawdy postcards on sale at Isle of Wight museum

People looking for a cheeky souvenir from their Isle of Wight holidays may find just what they're looking for at the Donald McGill Postcard Museum in Rye.

The Daily Mail reports that the venue has begun selling copies of a number of bawdy postcards that were banned in the 1950s.

It is the first time in more than 50 years that visitors can get their hands on the saucy seaside prints, which were created by the artist Donald McGill - nicknamed the King of the Seaside Postcard.

James Bissell-Thomas, owner of the museum, said it was exciting to be able to have the items on sale once again.

"The 56-year gap serves us well for launching his work into the public eye once more and a whole new generation can appreciate his cunning eye," he added.

Mr McGill's artwork - which stretches to more than 21,000 pieces - cover topics such as the Suffragettes and the two world wars.

Posted by Adam Pearson
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