Lovelorn: 30 PostcardsPaperback
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- Publisher: Ilex
- Format: Paperback | 60 pages
- Dimensions: 122mm x 165mm x 20mm | 240g
- Publication date: 2 April 2012
- Publication City/Country: Lewes
- ISBN 10: 1908150483
- ISBN 13: 9781908150486
- Illustrations note: 30 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 198,317
This luxurious postcard book collects of the very best cult romance comics covers of the s. From "Brides in Love" and "Romantic Hearts" to "G.I. Sweethearts" and "Romantic Adventures" there are dozens of uniquely kitsch postcards to send to your beloved. Each postcard includes the title, artist, publisher and publication date on the back.
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By Ammy 20 Mar 2012
EDIT (added several days after my initial review):
By the way, to add to my review below, I just discovered another astonishing defect: there are only 29 usable postcards, and not 30 as advertised.
That's because the postcard book's binding strip is stuck to the last postcard of the book! So you'll never be able to remove it and use it, unless you don't mind cutting the book's binding, and ending up with a postcard with a binding strip across its bottom!
I took some photos of this miserable product here:
The photos clearly show the last postcard with the binding stuck to it.
I'm unsure how this product even got released and made in the first place.
I pre-ordered 2 books of this (1 to keep and the other to send) and was excited when they finally arrived. However, on examination of the products, I was VERY disappointed.
The postcards are glued to a binding, with a cover page that goes round the front and back. You are supposed to pull each postcard out from this binding in order to send it.
In 1 of the 2 postcard books I received, the first postcard had an awful, big glue stain on its side, extending out up to 0.6 cm from the edge at which it was glued to the binding. Another 2 cards in the middle of the postcard book had excess glue on the binding side, resulting in both these cards sticking together on that side. Pulling them apart made 1 of the postcards tear, and left the other with a huge glue stain extending out up to 0.8 cm from the postcard's left edge. The glue stains made the postcards unusable because they extended out so far onto the postcard's picture that they actually covered the words in the speech balloons. In ALMOST ALL of the other postcards, there were also glue stains extending out up to 0.4 cm from the edge at which the cards were bound.
The other postcard book wasn't as bad, but still the first postcard had a slight glue stain that extended out up to 0.4 cm from its left edge, ruining the picture slightly. 5 other postcards inside the book also had glue stains, though not as serious as the ones the other book had.
This has to be the WORST postcard book I've ever purchased in terms of quality. And I have purchased about 40+ different postcard books to date.
As for the individual postcards, each are of sturdy, thick cardstock, and the picture side is matte-laminated. They feature covers of American romance comics from the 1940s-50s, which I love reading. I recognised many of those covers. Some titles featured inside are "Heart Throbs", "Exotic Romances", "All True Romance", "My Romantic Adventures", "G.I. Sweethearts", "Just Married", "Darling Love", etc.
It is SUCH a pity that these cards have been printed the way they have. This postcard book was printed in China by the way. And it is not the first time I've had issues with postcard books printed in China - they've always been very problematic, and reek of poor quality. I've never ever found any defects with postcard books printed in Korea, on the other hand - they're near-perfect.