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    A small piece of WW1 history!

    At the weekend I found an interesting little piece of WW1 history.
    A civilians I.D; pass for military areas close to the front.

    Surpirised by the condition of this small piece of paper; it belonged to Marie Louise Boucly.
    Her profession was Couturier (seamstress).
    It is stamped by both french and Britishicon military.
    This is the first one I've come across in our brocante hunting over the years.


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    Nice score......

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    The days when handwriting with pen an ink was an accepted skill and not calligraphy.

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    Nice find Shaun, very interesting, you never know what you will find in the larger Brocantes mate....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan Kemp View Post
    The days when handwriting with pen an ink was an accepted skill and not calligraphy.
    I remember in the 1970's we had a headmaster who thought that he could "reintroduce" it back into school but, unfortunately, it didn't go too well. After being use to writing with biros and then switching to "fountain pens" it was a struggle not to "cut through the paper" with the pen, as if one was producing a stencil. Eventually one would suffer a "broken nib" or worse a "split nib" but probably the worst catastrophe was a "ruptured ink sack", leaving one with a "lake of ink across one's exercise book".

    With regards WW1 documents I do have some WW1 Britishicon "ration books/coupons" which are interesting because they date to WW1.

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