|This series of postcards has "Hands Across the Sea" (HATS)
printed on the card above the silk and the name of a ship printed below the silk.
The HATS silks have various flags, various joined hands and flag poles with different tassle arrangements. The same silk design is repeated with different ship's names, and in the catalogue below, is recorded the name of each ship known to be associated with each silk design. The individual ship's name will hence appear in several different places.
Godden acknowledged the existence of the HATS postcards but did not list them specifically.
John High has extensively documented the variations in the HATS silks and this catalogue is based on John's work.
|There are however five Steven's silk postcards which have the same "Hands Across the Sea" printed words but which have the image of an actual ship woven on the silk, insted of the flags. All these relate to the " Transport " ships, and are listed accordingly under the letter " T " in the SHIP category.
|There is also a third category of cards which have the same arrangement of flags, hands and tassles on the silk, but different words above the silk, and no ships name below.
All these were published by The Alpha Company, and a full list is recorded under the Alpha Series Postcard page.