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The Standard QSL Card
In the 1950's a strange product rolled out of the Standard Motor Company, it was the QSL card.
A QSL card for those not familiar with amateur radio is the card sent by an amateur radio operator to confirm a radio contact, usually if that contact has some special significance.
This particular card sent by G2FTK -
The reverse side of the card depicts "The NEW STANDARD VANGUARD" The registration number of the vehicle GDU 770.
It begs the question does the vehicle still exist.
The card was presented to Arthur on presidents night at the end of March.
Before I gained my amateur radio licence I saw many of these cards advertising such cars as the Standard 8 & 10. I am sure that many Coventry radio amateurs used the service provided by the Standard to have their cards printed, a symbiotic relationship ensuring these cards were distributed to much of the world by the amateur radio fraternity.
To learn a little more about amateur radio just put G8GMU into Google.