Dorset Port and Harbour: London, 1910.
1st Edition. Signed by Jack who served on the HMS Dreadnought. [WOOLF, Virginia. ] STEPHEN, Adrian. THE "DREADNOUGHT" HOAX.
London, Hogarth Press, 1936. Woolmer 396.
The story of the hoax visits of the 'Sultan of Zanzibar' & 'The Emperor of Abyssinia' to the battleship HMS Dreadnought, instigated by Horace de Vere Cole, with the active participation of Adrian Stephen,brother of Virginia Woolf/Vanessa Bell. Virginia also participated as a member of the 'Abyssinian suite,' dressed in turban & beard, shown on the cover/Frontis.
The first postcard shows -From left to right: Virginia Stephen (Virginia Woolf), Duncan Grant, Adrian Stephen, Anthony Buxton, Guy Ridley and and Horace Cole,
The Second postcard is based on a Cartoon published in the Daily Mirror, February 1910 where the cartoonist made fun of the navy and the term “Bunga Bunga” became an expression of the time.
Two postcards 5 ½” x 3 ½” one side glossy and other side matt card stock faded with age, commemorating the great hoax.
Both posted by "Jack " who served on board the HMS Dreadnought. He writes, "This is what will happen when they come aboard here again...the hounds"
On the cartoon postcard. And " This is a new photo as they appeared aboard here...the villains.....what a hoax....with love Jack.
Each with half-penny green stamps,Dorset Port and Harbour S.O postmarks with 8 pm Feb. 21/10 [8pm on 21st Feb 1910].
Very Rare postcards commemorating the DREADNOUGHT HOAX.
Item #33274 Price: US$3,200.00