Millions enjoyed Ronnie Barker – whether he was being one of The Two Ronnies, up to tricks in Porridge or was in hot pursuit of the desirable Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in Open All Hours. He was also a great collector, particularly of the most enchanting and fascinating picture postcards, produced in different countries from the late nineteenth century onwards. His collection numbered over 50,000. This is one of two volumes – The Green Album and The Red Album, published simultaneously – which show his eye for the saucy, the humorous or the ingenious. But they also provide entertaining galleries of a popular art form which is now the subject of collectors’ dreams. As he said, ‘The great majority of the better cards are indeed little works of art in their own right and they cost but a penny each.’