The New Nostalgia Postcard Series by Cavalier Postcards

Launched this week is our New Nostalgia Postcard Series.

I will update this Article will be updated as new Postcards are added to the Series

This stunning range of Postcards will cover many different Subjects including but not limited to the following:

Advertising, In the Countryside, Entertainment, Leisure & Lifestyle, Family Life, News, Work, The Seaside, Famous People, Sport, War, Fashion, Town & City, Transport, Art and Design.

Cards will be issued periodically and Posted here on eBay under our Nostalgia Category. Printed on Quality 260gsm Glossy card, these cards will take you back to yesteryear and will be great to keep and add to your collection or to send to Friends or Family by adding a Stamp or sending in an envelope as a Gift. Great also for your School or College project. Start collecting today to build a truly fantastic blast to the past.

The First Card in the Series is now available and is the first from the Famous People Category.

The Second Card in the Series is now available and is the first from the War Category.

The Third Card in the Series is now available and is the first from the Seaside Category.

Website Update

Cavalier Postcards – Newsletter


The move over from eBay to my New Website is more or less complete but work is ongoing. Of course working from home with this as my sole source of income and having a disability makes work very hard indeed, I have a fantastic loyal batch of customers who have followed me over to my new store. I would be very grateful to you all if you could pop along to my store at and take a look at what I have to offer. Don’t forget as well as the standard Postcards, I can do bespoke Postcard Printing too. Maybe there is a Postcard from a place you use to visit or where you used to live, you don’t have to be an avid collector to buy a Postcard. Buy a New Postcard and write a note and surprise someone. Send a Greetings Postcard through the Post for someones Birthday, #Makeitpersonal All Orders are welcome no matter how small. Thank You and I hope you find something you want. #PostcardRevival

New Category Structure

I have finished restructuring the categories and all looks well. Improvements will be made to the site as I go along. You can search a product using the search bar or browse using the category section. Try not to be too specific when searching using the search bar. With over 250,000 Postcards in stock, I’ve got plenty of material to add to the site, in what order I do it, I don’t know undecided I have everything from Vintage to Modern, including Art, Transport, Maps, Churches and interiors, Music, Advertising, Nostalgia, History, Military, Sport, Comic, Risque, everything from the Weird to the Wonderful…the list goes on.

Any comments or suggestions ? Please let me know.

There is currently 10% Off everything or 50% off when you buy just 3 or more items. There are also Loyalty Points with every purchase, which you can use for discount off future purchases. My Postcards range from Vintage to Modern, with my own Published Postcards. There is always something new to see. I have also added a Blog to my site which can be accessed at the bottom of every page on the website, there isn’t much on there yet but I’m really busy sorting the website.

My Own Postcards

I have now been publishing my own Postcards for a few months now and have quite a range available. With a huge Library of Images, I’ve got plenty of new cards to come.

On top of this I can also make Postcards/Notecards to your own specifications, with Quantities from just a single card. Sizes available are 6×4, 5×7, 148x105mm (A6), 8×6. I can also do Prints on any size including the previous mentioned sizes and 10×8, A4, A3, A3+ all with either a Matte or Glossy Finish. Please contact me with your requirements or enquiries.

About Me

My name is Graham and I am the owner of Cavalier Postcards. I have over 35 years experience in Postcards and decided in 2016 to start selling Postcards to earn a living after been forced to work from home due to illness and disability. I now have approx. 11,000 items listed for sale both here on my website and on eBay. I currently have over 200,000 Postcards in stock so adding these to my store is a working progress. Working from home solely on my Postcard business enables me to put 100% of my time in to the business and add new products and dispatch orders quickly. I take pride in what I do and ensure everything is done correctly and with care. In 2018 I also decided to start publishing my own Postcards and now have an extensive range of New Postcards available. So I now have a great range of British and Foreign Vintage Postcards, Brand New Postcards and my own Published Postcards. Enjoy Browsing my Store and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Thanks for reading and for your continued custom


Postcards – Stamps – Prints – Photographs & Ephemra

Georg Baselitz (Artist)

Art Postcard, Die Grossen Freunde (1965) by George Baselitz 65F

Georg Baselitz (born 23 January 1938, as Hans-Georg Kern, in Deutschbaselitz, Germany) is a German paintersculptor and graphic artist. In the 1960s he became well known for his figurative, expressive paintings. Since 1969, he paints his subjects upside down in an effort to overcome the representational, content-driven character of his earlier work and stress the artifice of painting.[1] Drawing from a myriad of influences, including art of Soviet eraillustration art, the Mannerist period and African sculptures, he developed his own, distinct artistic language.[2]

Since Baselitz grew up amongst the suffering and demolition of World War II, the concept of destruction plays a significant role in his life and work. These autobiographical circumstances have therefore returned throughout his whole oeuvre. In this context, the artist stated in an interview: “I was born into a destroyed order, a destroyed landscape, a destroyed people, a destroyed society. And I didn’t want to reestablish an order: I had seen enough of so-called order. I was forced to question everything, to be ‘naive’, to start again.”[3] By disrupting any given orders and breaking the common conventions of perception, Baselitz has formed his personal circumstances into his guiding artistic principles.[4] To this day, he still inverts all his paintings, which has become his unique and most defining feature in his work.


Baselitz was born on 23 January 1938, in Deutschbaselitz (now a part of KamenzSaxony), in what was later East Germany. His father was an elementary-school teacher and the family lived in the local school building. Baselitz attended the local school in Kamenz. In its assembly hall hung a reproduction of the painting Wermsdorfer Wald (1859) by Louis-Ferdinand von Rayski, an artist whose grasp of Realism was a formative influence on Baselitz.[5] Moreover, Baselitz was interested the writings of Jakob Böhme. At the ages of 14 and 15, he already painted portraits, religious subjects, still lifes and landscapes, some in a futuristic style.

In 1955, he applied to study at the Kunstakademie in Dresden but was rejected. In 1956, he successfully enrolled at Hochschule für Bildende und Angewandte Kunst in East Berlin. There he studied under professors Walter Womacka and Herbert Behrens-Hangler, and befriended Peter Graf and Ralf Winkler (later known as A. R. Penck). After two semesters however, he was expelled for “sociopolitical immaturity” because he did not comply with the socialist ideas of the DDR. Baselitz’ distinic and controversial nature already becomes apparent this early on in his career.

In 1957, he resumed his studies at Hochschule der Künste in West Berlin, where he settled down and met his future wife Johanna Elke Kretzschmar. In 1961, he attended Hann Trier‘s master class and completed his studies the following year. Hann Trier‘s classes were described as a creative environment largely dominated by the gestural abstraction of Tachism and Art Informel.[5] At the Hochschule der Künste Baselitz immersed himself in the theories of Ernst Wilhelm NayWassily Kandinsky and Kasimir Malevich. During this time he became friends with Eugen Schönebeck and Benjamin Katz. Art historian Andreas Franzke describes Baselitz primary artistic influences at this time as Jackson Pollock and Philip Guston.[5]

In 1961, he adopted the name Georg Baselitz as a tribute to his home town.

Since 2013, Baselitz and his wife live in Salzburg in Austria and both obtained Austrian citizenship in 2015.[6] He married Kretzschmar in 1962 and is the father of two sons, Daniel Blau and Anton Kern, both galerists.



In 1957, Baselitz produced his first original works in a distinct style of his own, among them the imaginary portraits Uncle Bernhard (Onkel Bernhard). In the same year, he started work on the Rayski-Head (Rayski-Kopf) series.

In 1963, Baselitz’s first solo exhibition in West Berlin, at Galerie Werner & Katz, caused a public scandal. Two of the pictures, The Big Night Down The Drain (Die große Nacht im Eimer) (1962/63) and the Naked Man (Nackter Mann) (1962), were seized by the public prosecutor on the ground of their lewd and obscene content, after a friend had already announced their being seized in a local newspaper – a self-fulfilling prophecy and intentional scandal. The ensuing court case did not end until 1965.[7]

Baselitz spent the spring of 1964 at Schloß Wolfsburg and produced his first etchings in the printing shop there, which were exhibited later that year. The next year, he won a six-month scholarship to study at the Villa Romana in Florence. While there, he studied Mannerist graphics and produced the Animal Piece (Tierstück) pictures. In general, Baselitz’ greatest inspiration stems from artists such as Pablo PicassoAlberto GiacomettiJoseph Beuys, as well as from the expressionist artist association Die Brücke.

Series of Heroes and Fractures

After returning to West Berlin twenty years after the war, between 1965 and 1966, Baselitz created the series of Heroes (Helden, also known as Neue Typen), which, among others, includes the large-format composition The Great Friends (Die großen Freunde, Museum LudwigCologne).[8] These figures represent a metaphorical image of a man who, having neither nationality nor an affiliation to a place, throws the illusory and megalomaniacal ideals of the Third Reich and East Germany overboard with his desolate, broken, ragged appearance. Baselitz’ Helden typically appear alone in a barren landscape with naked arms and legs, and hands opened in a summoning gestures. At times they bear attributes associated with the biography of the artist, who refers to his own childhood in the countryside and identifies himself with all of them.[9] Through early 1969, he produced further large-format pictures, such as Foresters (Waldarbeiter) as part of a group of pictures known as Fractures (Frakturbilder).

Inverted paintings

On the basis of his Fractures, Baselitz used the painting by Louis-Ferdinand von Rayskiat from his childhood at his elementary-school as a model, in order to paint his first picture with an inverted motif: The Wood On Its Head (Der Wald auf dem Kopf) (1969).[10] By inverting his paintings, the artist is able to emphasize the organisation of colours and form and confront the viewer with the picture’s surface rather than the personal content of the image. In this sense, the paintings are empty and not subject to interpretation. Instead, one can only look at them.[11]


Georg Baselitz (photographed by Lothar Wolleh.)

In the 1970s, Baselitz regularly exhibited at Munich‘s Galerie Heiner Friedrich. Most of the works he produced during this time were landscapes themed as pictures-within-a-picture. In 1970, at the Kunstmuseum Basel, Dieter Koepplin staged the first retrospective of drawings and graphic works by Baselitz. At the Galeriehaus in Cologne’s Lindenstraße, Franz Dahlem put on the first exhibition of pictures with upside-down motifs. In 1971, the Baselitz family once again moved, relocating to Forst an der Weinstraße. He used the old village school as studio and started painting pictures featuring bird motifs. He exhibited several times in the next few years around Germany and also participated in the 1972 documenta 5 in Kassel, where again his work would generate harsh cristism.[12] This same year he began using a fingerpainting technique. He painted landscapes until 1975, often based on motifs he would find in publications such as the ″Mitteilungen des Landesvereins Sächsischer Heimatschutz e. V.″. In 1975, the family moved to Derneburg, near Hildesheim. Baselitz visited New York for the first time and worked there for two weeks. He also visited Brazil, participating in the 13th Biennale in São Paulo.


In 1976, Baselitz set up an additional studio in Florence, which he used until 1981. In 1977, he began working on large-format linocuts. He began teaching at the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe, where he was appointed professor in 1978. From 1978 until 1980, he worked on diptychs using the tempera painting technique (combinations of motifs), multipart pictures (series of motifs), and large-format individual works such as The Gleaner(Die Ährenleserin), Rubble Woman (Trümmerfrau), Eagle (Adler) and Boy Reading (Der lesende Knabe). The works became more abstract, with scriptural elements predominating. In 1980, he showed his first sculpture at the Venice Biennale.


In 1981, Baselitz set up an addition study in Castiglione Florentino, near Arezzo, which he used until 1987. His work was exhibited in New York for the first time in 1981. By 1982, he began devoting more time to sculpture, in addition to several exhibitions. In 1983, he began using Christian motifs in much of his artwork, and completed the major composition Dinner in Dresden (Nachtessen in Dresden). In the same year, he took up a new professorship at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. In 1986, in recognition of Baselitz’s achievements, he was awarded the Kaiserring by the city of Goslar. Through the 1980s, Baselitz’s work was exhibited frequently in Germany. In 1989, the title Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres was conferred upon Baselitz by French Minister of Arts Jack Lang.


In 1990, at the Nationalgalerie im Alten Museum in Berlin, the first major exhibition of Baselitz’s works in East Germany was staged. In 1992, he resigned from the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. In 1993, he designed the set for Harrison Birtwistle‘s opera Punch and Judy, staged under the direction of Pierre Audi at the Dutch Opera in Amsterdam. He also took part in the International Pavilion at the Venice Biennale with the Male Torso (Männlicher Torso) sculpture, accompanied by oversized drawings. In 1994, Baselitz designed a stamp for the French postal service. He also produced his first ground gold picture that year. In 1995, the first major retrospective of Baselitz’s work in the US was staged at the Guggenheim in New York City. This retrospective was also exhibited in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Throughout the 1990s, his work was exhibited frequently throughout Europe. In 2002, a retrospective of Baselitz’s work was shown in Art Gallery of Yapı Kredi Bank in Istanbul.

During this time, Baselitz lived and worked near Munich and in Imperia in Italy.

His work was exhibited in London, at the Royal Academy of Arts in late 2007, and in the White Cube gallery in 2009.


Georg Baselitz, BDM Gruppe, 2012

From 21 November 2009, to 14 March 2010, the Museum Frieder Burda and Baden-Baden‘s Staatliche Kunsthalle exhibited a comprehensive survey of the artist, featuring approximately 140 works. Baselitz. A Retrospective was also presented at the two neighbouring museums, with the Museum Frieder Burda displaying 50 years of painting, the Staatliche Kunsthalle 30 years of sculpture.

In a 2013 interview, Baselitz was quoted as saying, “women don’t paint very well. It’s a fact. There are, of course, exceptions.” Citing the comparative lack of commercial success of work by women painters in the most expensive markets as proof, he stated, “Women simply don’t pass the test. (…) The market test, the value test”.[13]

Baselitz’s statements elicited rebuttals from art historians and critics, including Sarah Thornton, author of Seven Days in the Art World, who countered, “[t]he market gets it wrong all the time. To see the market as a mark of quality is going down a delusional path. I’m shocked Baselitz does. His work doesn’t go for so much.”[14] The record then for a painting by Baselitz was £3.2 million, while the record for a painting by Yayoi Kusama, a female artist, was £3.8 million.[15]

Since 2014

To this day, Baselitz is still an active, yet controversial artist and highly critical of German politics.[16] Over the past years, Baselitz has been working on a series of quiet portraits of both he and his wife, Elke, painted with dark washes of blue and black, somber tones that point to a mediation on mortality and aging.[17]

Due to his 80th birthday on 23 January 2018, several retrospectives will be held in his honor; for instance at Pinkaothek der Moderne in MunichFondation Beyeler and Kunstmuseum in Basel, as well as in the U.S. at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C.[18]


In the 1970s, Baselitz became famous for his upside-down images. He is seen as a revolutionary painter as he draws the viewer’s attention to his works by making them think and sparking their interest. The subjects of the paintings don’t seem to be as significant as the work’s visual insight. Throughout his career, Baselitz has varied his style, ranging from layering substances to his style, since the 1990s, which focuses more on lucidity and smooth changes.[19] His drawings and paintings of the past ten years show the artist revisiting, correcting, and varying his earlier work. Self-reflection goes hand in hand with an insouciant and surprisingly unfettered graphic style.[20]

Honours and awards

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Nostalgia Postcards


One of my best selling Postcard categories has to be the Nostalgia Postcard Collection. I have available all 58 sets that were published in the 1980’s with 20 cards from each set, making a total of 1,160 different cards. Most of these are available on my website, a simple search for ” Nostalgia Postcard ” will fetch them up. The cards depict British Life from the 1890s to the 1950s. With my offer of Buy 3 or more items and get 50% discount, this makes the Nostalgia Postcards great value and with FREE Postage within the UK you can get 3 cards for around £2.25 Post Free. Check them out now at 

The Cards were split down into the following different subject categories:

Country Life, Entertainment, Leisure, Family Life, News, Work, The Seaside, Personalities, Sport, Glamour, War, Fashion, City Life, Transport, Art and Design.

Website Progress

I’m Making progress, 8,150 items added to the Website, another 2,500 to go. Took me 2 days so far. Hopefully have it all done sometime tomorrow. I’ve had to end all my eBay Listings in order to transfer the items across to my website, not good, but it was the only way it could be done. So hopefully by close of business tomorrow it will all be done and everything relisted to eBay

All the categories have been redone and it’s all looking good. When it’s all sorted, I have to start going through 250,000 Postcards and get as many as I can added to the website. I also have many plans for my own Postcards. There will certainly be some interesting Postcards hitting my Website in the coming days and weeks, so pop on over and subscribe to my news letter.

Our Postcard Store Room

So here is a short video showing part of our main store room of Postcards. We approximately 250,000 Postcards in stock with about 100,00 been Brand New Postcards. We have Brand New Postcard Packs which are very Popular with Postcrossing customers and customers who do Postal competitions.

You can purchase the Mixed packs of Brand New Postcards here There are various pack size available.

Welcome to Cavalier Postcards

My name is Graham and I am the owner of Cavalier Postcards. I have over 35 years experience in Postcards and decided in 2016 to start selling Postcards to earn a living after been forced to work from home due to illness and disability. I now have approx. 11,000 items listed for sale both here on my website and on eBay. I currently have over 200,000 Postcards in stock so adding these to my store is a working progress. Working from home solely on my Postcard business enables me to put 100% of my time in to the business and add new products and dispatch orders quickly. I take pride in what I do and ensure everything is done correctly and with care. In 2018 I also decided to start publishing my own Postcards and now have an extensive range of New Postcards available. So I now have a great range of British and Foreign Vintage Postcards, Brand New Postcards and my own Published Postcards. Enjoy Browsing my Store and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.