Postcards Views of Edinburgh

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List of Photographers/Publishers

Post Card Views of

 Edinburgh

Yellow background denotes an Edinburgh photographer or publisher.

Green background denotes  photographer or publisher from elsewhere.

V

-  V and S Ltd, D  =  Valentine & Sons, Dundee

Portobello Pier  -  a postcard by V and S Ltd, produced for thePicture Post Card Bureau

See Valentine (below)

-  Valentine's   Dundee

Postcard by Valentine & Co  -  Edinburgh Castle and Galleries in winter

 

COPYRIGHT

Valentines of Dundee now own the copyright on postcards published by:

-  Valentine & Sons Ltd

-  Davidsons (Ideal and Silvertone series)

Valentines of Dundee is a limited company still in existence, albeit non-trading.  Valentines of Dundee is now owned by Hallmark.

 

ST ANDREWS' LIBRARY COLLECTION

Dating Valentine Postcards

St Andrews University Library acquired an extensive archive of Valentine monochrome (black + white and sepia) postcards in 1971 - after the company -together with company records relating to these cards.

After researching this archive, St Andrew's University Library publishe what I have found to be a very helpful little booklet in 1999, titled 'University of St Andrews Valentine Collection.

This booklet gives a brief overview of the history of Valentines of Dundee, and includes lists of the 'JV' numbers that appeared on the front of most of the company's photos and monochrome postcards, showing the dates that the photos would have been originally taken.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  December 20, 2014

Valentines produced many thousand different postcard views between 1896 and the 1960s, including a large number of views of Edinburgh -  many of Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle and Portobello;  fewer of the Old Town or of other districts.

They issued their last colour postcard in 1970  [Picture Postcard Monthly, Oct 1994, p.48]

Some of the postcards were in series, others were produced in different styles but not in named series.  In some cases the same image was re-used through several series of cards in different decades.

In the table below, I have estimated the dates when various cards are likely to have been published:

Valentine's Postcards

Published in Series

Series

Published

Aerial

1940s

Art Colour (without border)

1920s

Art Colour (without border)

1940s-1950s

Art Colour (with tartan border)

1940s

Bromotype

1920s

Bromotone

1920s

Carbo Colour

1930s

Carbotone

1920s

Carbotype

1930s

Colourtone

1910s

Etching

1920s

Mail Novelty

1950s

Moonlight

1900s

Phototype

1940s-1950s

Photo-Brown

1920s-1930s

Picturesque Edinburgh

1900s

Selectype

1910s

Serrated edges

1950s

Sepiatype

1940s-1950s

Silveresque

1930s

Silversheen

?

Souvenir

1900s

Valchrome

1950s

Valesque

1920s

Valesque

1950s

Velvette Gravure

1940s-1950s

XL

1900s-1910s

 

Valentine's Postcards

Published for Others

Published for ...

Published

Anderson

1920s

HM Office of Works

1910s

J R Russell

1900s

 

 

Valentine's Postcards

Company History            Dates of Negatives            Thumbnails

Published 1896-1919         Published 1920-1939         Published 1940-1960s

Valentine's Overseas Postcards

Richard Torrance, who has been collecting and studying Valentine postcards has a couple of questions about the numbering of some of the company's overseas postcards.

Richard writes:

Numbering

"Image numbers have been allocated to Valentine & Son postcards in the range:

-  100,000 to 199,999:  Canada

-  200,000 to 299,999:  USA **

-  300,000 to 399,999:  Australia

-  500,000 to 599,999:  South Africa"

** Following the US McKinlay trade protection act, which hit the sale of Valentine cards in the US, some of the 200,000 to 299,999 range was used for British cards

Questions

"Does anybody know what country the range 400,000 to 499,999 was allocated to, and whether or not any of the numbers 600,000+ have been allocated to anywhere?

D Richard Torrance, Edinburgh:  May 7, 2012

Reply to Richard?

If you believe that you can help to answer Richard's questions, please email me, then I'll pass on your comments to him.  Thank you.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  May 7, 2012

-  Voisey,  Charles  London

Colour tinted post cards.  Also metallic-coloured cards

-  Arthur's Seat

-  Castle Rock and Ross Fountain

-  Edinburgh, Craigmillar Castle

-  Princes Street East End

-  Princes Street West End

Posted 1904

 

 

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