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 Post subject: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:32 pm 
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I have a few old postcards of Kruger Park which I will put up later. In the meantime get scratching formites and lets see who can come up with the oldest picture postcard.

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 Post subject: Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:16 pm 
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Here are my first two both issued by S.A.R. Publicity and Travel Department. Name of photographer not mentioned.

TITLE: An S.A.R. motor coach at Satara Rest Camp.
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scan0053 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

TITLE: Kruger National Park.
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scan0049 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

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 Post subject: Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:20 pm 
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Some things stayed the same... others have changed somewhat (the bus and fashion trend, it seems). Tx for sharing, STF. :thumbs_up:


More, please? :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK
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:clap: :clap: :clap: STF - Hope you have some more?

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Ah those buses I remember them well They were the ulimate in luxury in those days .. !!!! I was about 15 and my father who worked for the railways came to fetch me . They needed some people to fill a bus as they were taking photos for advertising etc. They had professional peeps in the main seats . Well when the photos came out It was me they used .. and for years it was a huge blown up photo in the JHB main station and also for several years in the readers digest ..My moment of fame and I was not paid a penny .. hmmph The photo said something about game drives .. and the outside scenery of the "game Park "as very convincing Emmerentia dam really looked like a waterhole in the park .
STF do keep up those photos.

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 Post subject: Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK
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Elzet and Jungle Junkie - I am so pleased you are enjoying these old postcards.

Hugh - That must have been a very interesting time for you. I do have a postcard of a S.A.R. motor coach parked at Emmarentia Dam but only with adults standing next to it.

Here are the next two:

This postcard was published by Perskor and the photo was taken by Ria Liebenberg.

TITLE: On tour with Sartravel.

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scan0055 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

This postcard was published by S.A.R. Publicity and Travel Department - no photographers name.
TITLE; S.A. Railway motor coach in the Kruger National Park.
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scan0054 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

More to follow soon.

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 Post subject: Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK
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I'm really enjoying this thread. Discovered a few postcards my mom sent to my grandmother in l955. Will try to scan them in tonight (with or without messages?)

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Steamtrainfan, you are doing a wonderful job with your old photos and postcards. Much appreciated :thumbs_up:

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Really fascinating STF, an insight to days gone by.
Love the one with the old Satara gate and entrance. :D
Thanks so much for posting. :clap:

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I love the two new ones STF - Are there any dates on the postcards by any chance, Satara gate is wonderful! :clap: :clap:

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The postcard of Satara gate was much more modern than the other photos if you look at the bus ..

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Thanks to all for your kind comments.

This postcard does not have information on it about the publisher or photographer.

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scan0057 (Medium) by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

This postcard is published by S.A.R. Publicity and Travel Department and the photograph is by Dr P D Swanepoel.

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 Post subject: Re: OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS OF KRUGER PARK
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J J - All the postcards are unused and unfortunately do not have dates on them.

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Dear Steamtrainfan,

Many thanks for posting this great collection of the SAR postcards!

Kind regards.

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Interesting to see busses of the past in Kruger. I did not know that even then they circled in Kruger. I always get quite shocked when I see a bus in Kruger :wall:


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