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Collins’ Royal Entertainers postcard

Stanley Collins (1881-1966) ran a concert party in Deal. This is a postcard he sent to Edgar Heyl in 1948. His message on the back reads ‘This was my own Concert Party at Deal for Summer of 1910. Stanley Collins’. This postcard is not in the Davenport Collection. It was available on eBay in 2017 and the photograph shown here is off the eBay website. Edwin A. Dawes, in his book Stanley Collins – Conjurer, Collector and Iconoclast, published by Kaufman and Company in 2002 writes: ‘Entertainments in Deal at that time were in the capable hands of a Mr. Charles W. Collins (no relation of Stanley) who had pioneered the cinematograph in the town and was managing director of Deal and Walmer Amusements Limited’. Although Stanley organised the Concert Party, Eddie makes the point that the Collins of the title of the postcard was Charles W. and not Stanley.

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Date Circa 1910
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Ref no N3285 Ep.Other106