Mary was born in Padiham, Lancashire in 1892. The main part of the collection are cards from her pal Herbert who was also born in Padiham in 1889.
The couple married in 1922 and there were no children. Herbert died in 1970 with Mary in 1981.
Herbert posted these when on active service in the Great War.
He joined the Royal Marines Medical Unit in 1914.
All were posted at the same time from the same place to the same address in Padiham but to different members of the family.