I discovered that the U.S. Office of the Historian has a public website listing
Notice that the sender gives her address as "Fish Bazaar, Male." That must have been a rather odoriferous locale to live in!Careless talk propaganda discouraged talking about sensitive material where it could be overheard by spies, showing either an Axis eavesdropper or depicting a death caused by such information leaking. It was also intended to prevent morale-sapping rumours from spreading. The first posters were illustrated by "Fougasse" (Cyril Bird), a comic artist. After concluding that such talk was not a serious source of intelligence, and would often be dismissed as a plant, the campaign was not increased.
This also was the theme of the film The Next of Kin.
Wikipedia wrote:Jamnagar is a city located on the western coast of India in the state of Gujarat in Saurashtra region. It is the administrative headquarters of the Jamnagar district. Jamnagar is the largest city on the westernmost side of India and is the fifth largest city of Gujarat state after Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot.
The modern look of the city was initially given by Jamsaib. He was instrumental in building the modern infrastructure of the city during his reign in the 1920s. Thereafter, the city was substantially developed by Jam Saheb Shri Digvijaysinhji Ranjitsinhji in the 1940s, when it was part of the Princely state of Nawanagar. The city lies just to the south of the Gulf of Kutch, some 337 km west of the state capital, Gandhinagar.
• The original illustrations for the notes were produced by local artist Sayyid Saeed, and the calligraphy was produced by Tabah Ali Fulu.Symes and Hanewich wrote:To the left is a vignette of a lateen rigged mas dhoani (a small sailing vessel used for fishing) with a palm tree, while to the right is a vignette of a square rigged vessel known as a mas odi or ‘fishing odi’. The mas odi is an older style of fishing vessel.
/RogerESymes and Hanewich wrote: .1 Rufiyaa — A two‑storeyed building, which was used for different purposes over the years. At the time the bank notes were prepared the building was the Customs House. It later became a Post Office and was last used as the Office of the Prime Minister. To the left of the building is the main bastion of the town wall. The bastion was called the Bodu Koattey Buruzu. There was a flagstaff on the Bodu Koattey which flew the State ensign if there was a foreign vessel in port. The bastion has since been torn down as part of the harbour redevelopment and the old Customs House has been demolished, now being the site of Republic Park.
.2 Rufiyaa — The Royal Jetty. This elaborately carved wooden construction was torn down as part of the harbour redevelopment.
.5 Rufiyaa — The Sakkarannya Gate, which was one of the principal entrances to the Court of Eterekoilu, the Sultan’s Palace. The view is looking west from the street called Meduziyaaraiy Magu. Beyond the gate is the watch-house on the Aa-Koattey Buruzu (New Fort Bastion), from which the Royal Standard flew. Over the wall, to the right, is Veyodorhu Ganduvaru Mathige, which is illustrated on the 10 Rufiyaa note.
.10 Rufiyaa — The Veyodorhu Ganduvaru Mathige was a three‑storeyed house that was adjacent to the Sultan’s Palace. Now demolished, the building was at one stage the Sifainge, the Defence Headquarters of the militia. The aspect of the illustration on the note is from the Aa-Koattey Buruzu, New Fort Bastion. To the left of the building is Medhumaa Gate, flanked by lamp-posts. To the left of the gate is the very low Kilege Buruzu (bastion) from which gun salutes were fired.
.50 Rufiyaa — The Ibrahimiyya Building, a two‑storeyed construction by the wharf in Male harbour. Used for many purposes over the years, including the Customs House, it no longer remains standing. To the left of the building is the Dhathurah Araavadaigannavaa Gate, Royal Embarkation Gate, the entrance to the Court of Eterekoilu from the harbour.
.100 Rufiyaa — Buildings and gardens of the Court of Eterekoilu looking from the north. The tallest building on the right is the Aa-Koattery Buruzu, New Fort Bastion, illustrated on the 5 Rufiyaa note. The tall building on the left is the Veyodorhu Ganduvaru Mathige, illustrated on the 10 Rufiyaa note. Most of the Sultan’s Palace and gardens were torn down in 1968. The area now includes the Sultan’s Park, which surrounds the National Museum, while the Islamic Centre and Mosque, illustrated later on the 500 Rufiyaa note, is built on the area in the foreground of the illustration.
Symes and Hanewich wrote: The illustrations on the back of each denomination are as follows:
2 Rufiyaa — An island scene with huts on a palm covered island, and three boats in the lagoon.
5 Rufiyaa — Three lateen rigged dhoani with people fishing for tuna. The illustration is taken from a well‑known postcard.
10 Rufiyaa — A village scene, with huts in the background and people in the foreground. The turbaned woman by the tree is beating coir from a coconut husk. The coconuts are buried in wet sand to soften them, before the coir is removed by beating the coconut. The woman to the right is creating a panel to be used for the wall of a hut, by weaving coconut fronds with coconut fibres. The woman in the middle distance is seated by a tub making coconut oil. The depiction of old village life is emphasised by the woman wearing a turban, an old style of headdress for women which is now rarely seen.
20 Rufiyaa — The wharf of Malé’s inner harbour, with boats alongside.
50 Rufiyaa — The ‘Harbour’ fruit and vegetable market.
100 Rufiyaa — The gatehouse of the Mulee-Aage. Behind the gatehouse, with only its roof visible, is the tomb of Abu al Barakaath, who converted the people of the Maldives to Islam...
500 Rufiyaa — The Masjid‑al‑Sultan Mohammed Thakurufaanu‑Al‑A’z’am, which is also known as the ‘Grand Friday Mosque’ or the Hakaur Miskiiy. Opened in 1984, it contains a library, a conference hall, Malé’s Islamic Centre and the principal mosque of the Maldives.
It has significance in Hinduism:Wikipedia wrote:Dhanushkodi is an abandoned town at the south-eastern tip of Pamban Island of the state of Tamil Nadu in India. It is south-east of Pamban and is about 24km west of Talaimannar in Sri Lanka. The town was destroyed during the 1964 Rameswaram cyclone and remains uninhabited in the aftermath.
The town of Dhanushkodi is believed to be the place where Lord Rama ordered Lord Hanuman to build a bridge which could carry his army across to Sri Lanka, where the Demon King Ravana kept Sita captive. As ordered, Lord Hanuman obliged and it was here that the Ram Setu was built by the Vanara Sena.
An excellent reminiscent piece about the inhabitants and former multicultural life in Bambalapitiya is online:Wikipedia wrote:Bambalapitiya is a southern coastal neighbourhood of Colombo, Sri Lanka. The area, also known as Colombo 4, spans about 1.5 km² along Galle Road. The western boundary of the suburb is the Indian Ocean and it is bordered to the east by Havelock Town, the north by Kollupitiya, and to the south by Wellawatte.
Of course, the problem with those full sheets is the problem of storing them and displaying them in your album. Hence the reason why many collectors like blocks of four or just a single set. And the reason why others fold the sheet in half (although even then, it is still too big for convenient storage!)
This is an antique black and white postcard of the Maldives. It shows a beautiful view of Sultan Muhammad Imaaduddeen VI (1868-1932). This postcard was published by SKEEN in the period 1905-1910. So it is more than one HUNDRED years OLD. However a little crease on top right corner it does not affect the picture (see scan) it is still a great collectable. Condition: (very) good. This postcard should be in every Royalty or African collection. Buyer pays $ 3.00 for handling and worldwide shipping. Buyer of multiple items can save on shipping. Buyer of multiple items must wait for the invoice. Buyer must make his payment within 14 days. Please take a look in my eBay store to make your Royalty or African collection complete.
Very fast work, nigelc! That is the error I spotted.