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Hampton Safari historical references and sources

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Hampton Safari History - Paul Douglas
Hampton Safari Photo Gallery - David Loydal
Craig Slawson's Boat Database - Check out your Safari's ownership history
Dan Horner's Safari Photos - A pictorial demo of the Hampton Safari variants.
Postcard to America - Summer Of '69 (...well almost!)
I saw this original, used, period postcard from 1969, on sale in the USA on ebay, quite by chance and it caught my attention...so I bought it! OK, so technically it's actually a Hampton 22, a predecessor of the Hampton Safari, & although we have images matching this postcard, the hirer's thoughts and impressions were still interesting...

The card reads as follows:
"Aboard "My Safari" near Reedham, Norfolk Broads. 6.x.69
Dear Jeanne and Bob,
How do you like 'our' boat?
- It's most comfortable and we are enjoying exploring the rivers and dykes.
- it's warm and sunny enough to cruise with the roof open and go for walks without coats on!
Really marvelous weather for this time of year.
 We are trying out our Exactor 2B camera (bought 2nd hand from Peggys cousin just before we came away) - particularly the telephoto lens- but the birds aren't always co-operative!
Margaret & Gordon"

...based on the odd date format and the postmark this was sent on 6th October 1969, and was sent all the way to Dallas, Texas for a 9d (9 old pence) stamp...
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