SILK CARD 3781
This a Home Sweet Home Silk card that covered all of the Countries that were
fighting against the Germans in a war that sucked the lives out of all the
young men and when the war was over and the men that came home when you looked
and talked to them it wasn't over for them and never would be.
SILK CARD 3782
Now this Silkie card is from a pilot in the Royal Flying Corps to his girlfriend
and the plane is covered in Forget-me-not flowers.
Pilots in WWI were very brave when they flew in those planes without a parachute!
Now parachutes were invented but the top brass did not allow them to have
them because they thought if the fighting got too much for the pilot he would
only jump out. So if your plane got badly shot up and was going down you went
My Mother's fiancé was a pilot and was shot
down and killed in WWI.
SILK CARD 3783
This is not a full Silkie card just a small piece in
the middle of the heart but it would still be a lovely card to receive from
a loved one.
SILK CARD 3784
This colourful Silkie card with the butterfly is ' TO
MY DEAR BABY ' isn't that lovely and it has a flap so you can put a
message in it. Even amongst the horrors of the war going on something lovely
and special appears, I wonder did he ever see his baby?
SILK CARD 3785
The Silk card says it all and to the receiver worth far more than gold.
SILK CARD 3787
This Silk Card was from a soldier at the front to his Sweetheart for he had
written on it " From
George to Emily "
I'm sure she was over the moon when she got it.
SILK CARD 3786
A Silk card that any wife would dearly love to receive for it told her he
loved her and that he was alive but what happened after he posted it no one
embroidered postcards from the First World War are generally known as WW1
Silks. They were mostly produced by French and Belgian women
refugees who worked in their homes and refugee camps, and then sent the finished
strips to factories for cutting and mounting on postcards. Because of their
beauty and uniqueness, the WW1 Silks were popular with British and American
servicemen on duty in France.
SILK CARD 3779
This is a World War One "Silk" for a service man to send home to
a loved one. This one was from the Army Service Corps and there was a flap
at the front were one could put a message in. It was covered in Shamrock I
suppose for good luck. Now if anyone can make out what the meaning of the
words in blue would you please send me an e-mail of them and If you want I
will e-mail you back a copy without the watermark thank you.
SILK CARD 3780
This is a World War One "Silk" card could possibly be for French
service man as it has the French colours the cockerel crowing and the words
The French word toujouro in English is Always so the card would be saying
SILK CARD 3800
This card made in France showing all the flags of the countries fighting in
the Great War. The card had a flap with a small card inside, written on the
card was as follows: with fond
Love From Sam Jess.
SILK CARD 3799
This silks card was sent to a Mr Andrew Graham of FredricK St, Killyleagh,
Co.Down, Ireland. (Remember back then it was still all Ireland until partition
on the 3rd May 1921)
The person writes 'Dear Chum, Just a card to let
you know I am well and I think will be home for xmas, with found remberance
from Fin Casement.'
This must have been sent just after the start of the war when they said it
would be over for Christmas, sadly they didn't say which one.
SILK CARD 3801
It was addressed to Mr Andrew Graham of Fredrick St, Killyleagh, Co.Down,
Reads as follows: Dear sir,
I thought I would send you this card just to keep you I'm of old times sorry.
I could not see you on Saturday but beening the last night out at home I could
not stop any longer in town.
From your old pall Fin with ever sincer Affection.
(I know pal is spelt wrong but that is the way it was
SILK CARD 3803
On the back of the card the address: To Andy.
Message read: kind regards
From your old pal Fin.
SILK CARD 3804
When you turn the card over there is writing on the back saying: Dear
Sister, Brother This is another P.C. which I hope that yous will receive alright,
this writing on the front stands for Glorious. Victourious and is sowed on
by the hand. ( the
spelling mistakes are by the writer)
SILK CARD 3805
Written on the back of the card which has dirt marks all over it is: To. Mr
Andrew Graham Fredick Street Killyleagh Co Derry Ireland.
Message reads: Dear Chum just a card I'm anseves
to your letter and one I am always pleased to see and here by it all is well
with you at home tell Mr Graham not to be to hard
on you hoping you will forgive for not writing sooner with best regards to
all from old chum Fin (the spelling mistakes
are by the writer but remember he is at the front)
SILK CARD 3807
Written on the back of the card is: To. Mr
Andrew Graham Fredick Street Killyleagh Co Derry Ireland.
Message reads: Dear Chum just a card I'm anseves to your letter and one
I am always pleased to see and here by it all is well with you at home tell
Mr Graham not to be to hard on you hoping you will forgive for not writing
sooner with best regards to all from old chum Fin
(the spelling mistakes are by the writer but remember
he is at the front)
POST CARD 3808
A song that will forever be remembered in our hearts.
SILK CARD 3802
The small card on the inside had this written in pencil: Dear
May I received your P.C. and your letter. Hoping you are in the best of health.
Here's a soldier out fighting at the front and all he's concerned about is
that the lady is in the best of health, I call that a stiff upper lip!
The two Silk
cards above are a tragic reminder that sadly it was a few Christmases before
the so called war to end wars had ended.
SILK CARD 3806
There was no address on the back of this card but was dated 13th July 1916.
Message reads written in pencil: Dear Sister And
Brother Law, I received your P.C. alright and glad to hear that yous are all
getting on well. As this leaves me the same. I am glad to hear that yous got
I had a letter from home and the were telling me that it was a very dull twelth,
such is life. I Hope it will be better the next. Hoping yous will get this
I remain yours truly J. Russell
At the top of this card on the back he has written: Write
soon soon soon