images of insperational text, titled THINKING

IF you think you are beaten, you are,
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win, but you think you can't
It's almost a cinch you won't.
If you think you'll lose, you're lost,
For out of the world we find
Success begins with a fellows will-
It's all in a state of mind.

IF you think you are outclassed, you are,
You've got to think high to rise,
You've got to be sure of yourself before
You can ever win a prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins,
Is the one who THINKS he can.


as 1926 Calendar

Reference Number:- Godden Number:- Grant Catalogue Number:-
gt 226 not recorded unknown

Woven on Silk:-
see above

Printed at top of card:-
With the Compliments of

Printed at bottom of card:-
Woven in Pure Silk.

Lift up flap: cm deep by cm wide
Overall card: 19.5cm deep by 17.1cm wide

12.3cm high by 8.4cm wide

by Geoffrey Godden:
Various woven calendars were made in different years - many mounted on postcards from the early 1900s onwards, others with Christmas or New Year greetings printed on the reverse side.

Several silks were incorporated in the covers or mounts of calendars (the calendar part being printed on paper in the normal manner) and these cannot be classed as woven calendars. Nevertheless, the finest post-war Grant silk pictures have been especially woven to enhance these standard calendars.

Godden did not infact record this 1926 calendar, attributing the title instead to the 1925 calendar.

Other comments:
Both Grant and Mark Cottrill, in his self published book, attribute this title as being the Grant 1925 calendar [gt225 on this site]. It would seem therefore that Grant, for unknown reasons, re-used the same woven silk, but obviously with different printed calendars.

On the calendar above, the central flap containing the silk, lifts up to reveal the 1926 calendar, together with an amusing motto.
As can be seen in the image below, the calendar is still complete:

Image of calendar part of this silk, concealed below the lift up flap containing the woven silk.   Image of calendar part of this silk, concealed below the lift up flap containing the woven silk.
calendar part of this silk, concealed behind the lift up flap containing the woven silk.

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