Friday, 2 September 2011

Postcard Friendship Friday - Postcard Collection and Archive

I spotted a week or two ago, an article in the local paper - The Western Morning News, which is the regional newspaper for Devon and Cornwall, about a postcard collection relating to boxing memorabilia in Plymouth.

This particular collection belonged to the boxer Archie Smith, whose real name was Archie Le-Santo. The collection of 82 cards was left to his daughter when he died and is going to the auction rooms on 3rd September and is expected to fetch between £200 & £300.

Western Morning News 23rd August 2011
Submitted as part of Postcard Friendship Friday hosted by The Best Hearts are Crunchy


  1. I wonder why he was called Smith. His real name is much more memorable, but maybe it sounded too timid for a boxer.

  2. Quite a valuable collection, considering it isn't too large.

  3. Oh, my! Wonder who the new owner will be?!!! And will the new owner have an interest in boxing or postcards or both?!!! Happy PFF!

  4. Thanks for stopping by. I will look in next weeks Western Morning News and see if there is an update on the sale. I do hope that the archive has not left the County and that it has been purchased by an official archive.

  5. 11 Sept 2011. Well, I have not had chance to look in the paper yet, but have this morning had an email from the son of the man who purchased the collection! The power of internet and blogging!


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