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 Postcards Views of Edinburgh

PUBLISHERS:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  XYZ  ?

 THUMBNAILS:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  XYZ  ?

 

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.

W

-  WD & Co

- Edinburgh suburbs  -  Blackford Hill

-  WDY & W

- Princes Street

W H  Berlin                                                                                    (=W Hagelberg, Berlin)

   Postcard published by WH, Berlin, with many small cut-out windows and moon, to be held up to the light   -  Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat

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W H

Hold to Light Postcards

The company is probably the Berlin firm, Wolff Hagelberg who had an address in London at Burnhill Road.

WH produced a series of cards with very small cut-out windows and moon, intended to beheld up to the light for effect.  These are known as HTL (hold to light) cards.  The company produced HTL cards of several cities in Britain (and abroad?) including Edinbrugh.

-  Edinburgh Castle and Scott Monument (crescent moon)

-  John Knox House (crescent moon)

-  Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat (crescent moon)

-  Holyrood Palace and Arthur's Seat (full moon)

-  National Galleries (crescent moon)

Posted 1903-06.

Hold to Light Postcards

[further comments]

Postcard published by WH Berlin, with many small cut-out windows and moon, to be held up to the light   -  Edinburgh Castle and Scott Monument

Thank you to Phil WIlson of  Aberdeen, who read my brief comments accompanying this card  and replied:

W. Hagelberg

"The firm, 'WH' of Berlin was W. Hagelberg

According to one German website they had 'a kind of monopoly' of these types of card immediately before WW1. If you search for the name under Google images it will bring up a few examples of their cards.

As you suspected they made these cards with views of buildings from many countries, but mainly Germany.

Regrettably I've found nothing as yet on the technique used to manufacture the holes on these cards."

Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Scotland:  January 6, 2007

 

Wolff Hagelberg

[further comments]

Thank you to John Hatfield for providing a lot more information about the Wolff Hagelberg company.  A few details from Jon's notes are included below:

Early History

Hagelberg dates back to the early 1860s in the UK market in steel engraving printing.  In 1885 a branch office was established in London (closed by the Board of Trade in 1916) and in New York in 1889. 

The main product in the late 1880s and 1890s was a line of UK greeting cards, often but not always marked with the company name.

Postcards

As well as producing HTL cards, Hagelberg produced plain postcards, novelty effects, and plain postcards.

The company's array of novelty effects used, including the diecut HTL process (on which the company held the patent, pull-tab transformations and other mechanical effects, sqeakers, printing on silk and on silver, multi-color airbrushing on deep embossing, real hair and other attachments, fancy and fanciful frame designs, etc.

The company did not put identifying marks on its art postcards with the exception of a few HTL cards, a fairly common practice with early German international art publishers.

Art Publishers

A line of German-market art postcards began in 1898 and subsequently was distributed Euro-wide.  Hagelberg's line of UK art postcards appears to have begun around 1904.

Hagelberg was comparable to Tuck and Nister  as a key international art publisher up to WWI, but the name has remained unknown to U.S. collectors because of the lack of identifying marks.

John Hatfield, January 12, 2008

 

W R & S  (William Ritchie & Sons Ltd)

  Post Card  -  International Exhibition  -  WR&S Reliable Service

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W R & S

WR&S appear to have produced many postcards of Edinburgh and elsewhere. Almost all are in their Reliable Series.  They have small 'WR&S shield' between the words 'RELIABLE' and 'SERIES.

There are many different styles of back. My collection of about 100 WR&S cards of Edinburgh includes about 30 different styles of back.  I have sorted these into broad categories for the table below..

Some of the cards are numbered, others are not. If you can tell me anything about the numbering and dating of WR&S cards, please e-mail me.  Thank you.

Meanwhile, here is what I have discovered to date. 

Where the number includes a '/' the first part of the number seems to indicate the location:

-  340 for many of the Edinburgh cards

-  587 for Lochgoilhead, Argyleshire, Scotland.  Thank you to Mark Morpurgo of the Loch Goil Local History Society for telling me of cards 587/39, 587/40, 587/42, 587/46, 587/49, 587/53, 587/54, 587/115, all from the Lochgoilhead area.

The table below showing some of the postcard numbers, styles of back and dates of posting may also he helpful in dating cards.

WR&S Postcard Numbers

I would be pleased to hear from anybody who has investigated the numbering systems used by WR&S.  If you are able to tell me how these numbering systems operated (e.g. can the date of publication be determined from the number?) please e-mail me.  Thank you.  -  Peter Stubbs

Reliable Series 

Undivided Backs  -  Reliable Series

W R & S Postcard  -  Undivided Back  -  posted 1902-04

-

Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket b+w not posted

-

Edinburgh Castle from Scott Monument b+w posted 1903

-

Edinburgh from Calton Hill  (embossed:
 'With Hearty Christmas Greetings)
b+w posted 1903

-

Edinburgh Castle + Esplanade b+w posted 1903

-

Edinburgh from Castle b+w posted 1903

-

Foot of Leith Walk b+w not posted

-

Forth Bridge b+w posted 1903

-

Forth Bridge (from North Queensferry b+w not posted

-

Heriot's Hospital from Greyfriars (watercolour) colour not posted

-

Holyrood Palace b+w posted 1903

-

John Knox House b+w not posted

-

Newhaven Harbour sepia posted 1904

-

New Lane, Newhaven b+w posted 1903

-

Princes Street b+w posted 1903

-

Princes Street looking west b+w posted 1903

-

Princes Street  (embossed:
 'With Hearty Christmas Greetings)
b+w posted 1903

-

St Giles Cathedral b+w posted 1904

-

St Giles Cathedral b+w posted 1903

-

St Giles' Cathedral  (embossed:
'To Wish You a Happy Christmas from ... )
b+w posted 1902

-

A Scotch Fishwife b+w posted 1902

-

Scott Monument b+w posted 1902

-

Scott Monument  (embossed:
 'To Wish You a Happy Christmas )
b+w posted 1903

Divided  Backs (single line including very small RELIABLE SERIES shield)

W R & S Postcard  -  Single line with very small shield  -  most posted 1904-08

392 Starbank Park Leith colour not posted
1366 Forth Bridge colour not posted
1367 Edinburgh from Castle colour posted 1904
02286 Scott Monument+ Princes Street, looking E colour posted 1907
24456 GPO + Waterloo Place colour posted 1904
340/638 Forth Bridge sepia posted 1919
607/5 New Lane, Newhaven colour posted 1908
702/7 Bass Rock, East Lothian colour posted 1909
751/11 Joppa from beach colour posted 1918
R1296 Princes Street colour posted 1905
R1303 Calton Hill colour posted 1905
R1807 The Shore, Leith colour posted 1905
R1812 Regimental Pets' Graveyard, Edin. Castle colour not posted
R1925 High Street, Musselburgh colour posted 1905
R1931 Promenade, Portobello colour posted 1906
R2234 Warrender Park Road, Edinbrugh colour posted 1906

-

Calton Hill (tartan border) b+w not posted

-

Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade
Lettering in glitter: "Best Wishes
b+w not posted

-

Forth Bridge (tartan border) b+w not posted

-

Holyrood Palace b+w posted 1906

-

Royal Volunteer Review, 1905 b+w not posted

-

Edinburgh Castle (moonlight) colour not posted

-

Arthur' Seat, sheep (Denizens of the City) colour not posted

-

Foot of Leith Walk colour posted 1908

-

Forth Bridge colour posted 1907

-

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry colour not posted

-

Newhaven Fishwife colour posted 1907

-

Portobello Baths colour posted 1905

-

Portobello High Street colour posted 1911

-

Princes Street + Edinburgh Castle
'Portrait' card with two rectangular pictures
colour not posted

-

St Bernard's Well, Stockbridge colour posted 1905

-

White Horse Close colour not posted

-

Arthur's Seat sepia not posted

-

Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade sepia posted 1904

-

Princes Street looking east sepia posted 1906

Divided  Backs (double line) + small shield at top

ALSO ON FRONT:  Postcard Bureau,106 Princes St.

W R & S Postcard  - double line with small shiled at top  -   posted 1905

-

Edinburgh from castle sepia not posted
  Holyrood Palace sepia not posted

-

Princes Street looking east sepia posted 1905

Divided Backs (scroll division)  + large 'WR&S shield' at top

W R & S Postcard  - scroll division with shield  -   posted 1908-10

340/134 Scottish National Exhibition 1908, Edin. colour posted 1908
340/177 Edinburgh Castle and Castle Esplanade
 (2 circular photos)
colour posted 1909
340/178 Holyrood Palace + John Knox House
(2 circular photos + Edinburgh coat of arms)
colour posted 1909
340/180 Princes Street + Forth Bridge
(2 circular photos)
colour posted 1909
340/234 Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade (oval) sepia posted 1910?
340/247 Princes Street looking east b+w posted 1910

Divided  Backs (single line)  + large 'WR&S shield' at top

W R & S Postcard  -single line with large shield  -   posted 1915-28

330/325 Mound, Castle and Scot Monument sepia not posted
340/350 Princes Street Gardens sepia posted 1915
340/403 Calton Hill b+w not posted
340/460 Calton Hill sepia posted 1920
340/513 Edinburgh University sepia posted 1923
340/516 Forth Bridge sepia posted 1919
340/622 Scott Monument colour posted 1928
340/564 Calton Hill sepia not posted
340/679 Scott Monument sepia not posted
340/532 John Knox House b+w posted 1924
340/564 Calton Hill sepia not posted
- Princes Street looking west colour posted 1916
- Princes Street looking east colour not posted

Divided Backs (decorative division)  + 'WR&S shield' at top

- Edinburgh Castle (watercolour: IMC)) colour not posted
- Heriot's Hospital from Greyfriars, Edinburgh
(GBH)
colour not posted
- Huntly House, Canongate (watercolour) colour not posted

Divided  Backs (single line)

340/704 View from Edinburgh Castle sepia posted 1949

-

Whitehorse Close, Canongate sepia not posted

Divided  Backs (single line incl. 'RELIABLE SERIES shield') + shield at top

340/7 Edinburgh from Castle colour posted 1908

-

Edinburgh Old Town sepia not posted

-

Ross Fountain sepia posted 1908

Divided  Backs (wavy line)

-

Arboretum Avenue, Stockbridge b+w posted 1903

-

Calton Hill b+w not posted

-

Edinburgh Castle from Scott Monument b+w not posted

-

George Street b+w posted 1903

-

Holyrood Palace b+w not posted

-

Nelson Monument b+w posted 1903

-

North Bridge and Princes Street b+w posted 1909

-

Princes Street looking east b+w posted 1909

-

Princes Street looking west b+w posted 1904

-

Princes Street looking west
+ gold lettering "Season's Greetings
b+w posted 1904

-

Water of Leith, Colinton b+w posted 1904

-

Calton Hill, Nelson Monument
+ embossed printing: "Christmas Greetings"
sepia posted 1911

-

Edinburgh from Calton Hill sepia posted 1906
- Fettes College sepia posted 1903

-

George Watson's College sepia posted 1907

-

Holyrood Chapel sepia posted 1905

-

Leith, Burns Statue sepia posted 1903

-

Queen Mary's Bedroom sepia posted 1903

-

Princes Street looking east tinted written 1905

Divided  Backs (wavy line)

ALSO ON FRONT:  Postcard Bureau,106 Princes St.

- Scott Monument b+w posted 1904

Divided  Backs (double line)

-

Dean Cemetery - grave Major-Genl Sir Hector MacDonald b+w posted 1903

-

Edinburgh Castle Esplanade  -  Royal State Procession leaving Edinburgh Castle May 13, 1903. b+w posted 1903

-

St Giles Tower, Edinburgh (watercolour: IMC) colour not posted

-

Waterloo Place, Royal State Procession, 1903 b+w posted 1903

-

Waverley Bridge, Royal State Procession, 1903 b+w posted 1903

Divided  Backs (double line) + shield at top

270 Edinburgh Castle, from Grassmarket in 1837 pastel
sketch
posted 1905
270 Old Edinburgh, High School Wind in 1837 pastel
sketch
not posted
270 Princes Street in 1837 pastel
sketch
not posted
4616 The Forth Bridge colour posted 1920

Style Not Know
(because I've seen the back of this card)

340/15 King's Theatre colour ?

 

Castle Series 

Divided  Backs (short line)

  Princes Street looking west colour not posted

 

Intaglio Series 

Divided  Backs (double line)

ALSO ON FRONT:  Postcard Bureau,106 Princes St.

-

Edinburgh Castle and Esplanade sepia not posted

-

St Giles Cathedral sepia posted 1903
  Scott Monument. sepia not posted

 

Waterette Series 

Divided  Backs (short line)

  Calton Hill colour 1904

 

Unnamed Series 

Divided  Backs (double line)

  St Giles Tower colour painting not posted

Divided  Backs (dotted line)

  Princes Street looking west
'Hold this card up to the light
colour posted 1904

 

Please click here for further details of W R & S publications

-  W & T

I know of only 2 cards in this series.  The first two below are in the collection of Malcolm Cant.  I was told about the third by Barb Becker, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada in January 2007.

Mayfield Series

-  Blacket Avenue, Edinburgh    Posted 1908

-  Mayfield Terrace, Edinburgh   Posted 1909

-  Minto Street, looking north, Edinburgh  (No 340/70) Posted 1907

-  Waddell, Corstorphine

Postcard published by Waddell, Corstorphine  -  Convalescent House, Murrayfield

- Convalescent House at Murrayfield   (sepia)

- Rest and be Thankful, Corstorphine   (black + white)

Both cards posted 1912

-  Walker, John & Co  London

[no named series]

- Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket

Geographical Series

This series combined a map of Edinburgh, Leith and Mid Lothian engraved by Bartholemew with a small view of Edinburgh

-  Princes Street

-  Holyrood Palace

-  No. 120:  Map: Central Edinburgh  -  Photo: Scott Monument

-  No. 121:  Map: ?  -  Photo: Princes Street

-  No. 122:  Map: ?  -  Photo: Holyrood Palace

-  No. 123:  Map: Edinburgh & East Neuk of Fife  -  Photo: Edinburgh Castle + Galleries

-  No. 124:  Map: Central Scotland  -  Photo: Calton Hill

-  No. 125:  Map: Edinburgh to the Forth Bridge  -  Photo: Forth Bridge

Thank you to Julian Atkinson, for giving me details of  postcards 121 and 122, to help me to complete the list above.

Bell's Series

A sepia view

- MacVitties & Price, The Edinburgh Biscuit Works (beside the railway)

-  Walsh, A

- Comely Bank Street

-  Walter Scott

Colour Series

- Greyfriars' Kirkyard

Wane, M & Co

Marshall Wane  -  Postcard of an exhibit in the1886 Exhibition  -  Edinburgh Old Town, Nether Bow

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M Wane & Co

M Wane & Co -  Photographs from the 1886 International Exhibition  'Old Edinburgh Exhibit'

-  A Booth, Old Edinburgh  -  No 53

-  Black Turnpike, Old Edinburgh  -  No 56

-  Cardinal Beaton's House, Old Edinburgh  -  No 4

-  The Nether Bow, Old Edinburgh  -  No 58

Posted 1905-06

M Wane & Co North British Railway Series

-  Princes Street from the Rutland Hotel

M Wane & Co, Edinbro'  ( numbered)

-  Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain  -  No 64

-  Edinburgh from the Castle, looking East  -  No 80

-  Holyrood Chapel  -  No 68

Musselburgh, Roman Bridge  - No 9

-  Musselburgh, Public Park  - No 36

-  Portobello Beach  -  No 140

-  St Giles Church  -  No 50

Posted 1903-10

M Wane & Co, Edinbro'  (not numbered)
Some of these are black + white, others are coloured.

-  A Scottish Piper, Ross tartan

-  A Scottish Piper, Murray tartan

-  A Scottish Piper, McDonald tartan

-  Calton Hill

-  Dean Bridge

-  Donkeys on Portobello Beach

-  Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket

-  Fettes College

-  Forth Bridge

-  John Knox House

-  Princes Street and NB Hotel

-  Princes Street from Rutland Hotel

-  Princes Street Gardens, Band Day

-  St Bernard's Well, Stockbridge

-  St Giles Church

-  Spectators at Royal Review (two different views)

Posted 1904-07

M W & Co, E.

-  Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket

-  Holyrood Palace

-  Princes Street from Rutland Hotel

-  Post Office and Waterloo Place

Posted 1904

M Wane & Co's Series

Fishing Study  -  from a Medal Photograph

-  Duddingston Church, in winter

One posted 1903

JM & Co  -  Caledonia Series

This is a little confusing.  The cards below are all attributed to MW&Co,E  (i.e. Marshall Wane) on the front, and are described as 'JM&Co -Caledonia Series' on the back.

I also have other cards in the JM & Co Series that make no reference to MW & Co, and I have yet more Caledonia Series cards that make no reference to either MW & Co or JM & Co.

-  Holyrood Palace (black + white)

-  Post Office and Waterloo Place  (black + white)

-  Princes Street from the Rutland Hotel (sepia)

-  Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket  (black + white)

Three posted 1904, one not posted.

Marshall wane also produced a set of postcards for the Caledonian Railway.
[DPP]

The Ward Gallery  124 King's Road, London SW3

Postcard reproductions of coloured lithographs of Edinburgh

a set of at least 4 postcards

-  Bowhead House, Edinburgh (lithograph by W Leitch):  PC 701

-  Princes Street, Edinburgh (from a contemporary lithograph):  PC 702

-  Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket (from an early lithograph):  PC 703

-  New Assembly Hall, Castle Hill, Edinburgh (lithograph by W Leitch):  PC 704

-  Watson, A Swan  Leith

- Edinburgh,  Canongate Tolbooth    not posted

Waterson & Johnston  Leith

- The Ministers' Daughters' College in Edinburgh

Posted 1904

Weierter, E    Corstorphine, Edinburgh

Some postcards with black and white sketches of Edinburgh have been produced by E Weierter.  There is no date or publisher's name on the cards.

One of the cards features a few shops in St John's Road Corstorphine.  The shop on the left of the picture is 'Weierter & Son, Grocers and Provision Merchants.

All the views on the cards may well be in and around Corstorphine in West Edinburgh.  None of these cards has been sent through the post.

These are the cards that I have seen to date:

-  Corstorphine Smiddy

-  Featherhall Farmhouse and Dairy

-  Ferrybank

-  Horse-Bus Garage and Manager's House  (What is the address?)

-  Ladywell Cottages

-  Rose Cottage and Movern House

-  St John's Road, Corstorphine

-  Welsh, A

Black + white postcards

- Comely Bank Street, Edinburgh

- Comely Bank Avenue, Edinburgh

-  Wedekind & Co   Printers, London

I have seen only one postcard printed by Wedekind & Co, London.  It comes from the collection of Malcolm Cant

- Calton Hotel  (pencil sketches exterior and several interior, red)

-  White, David   Dundee

Some of these post cards were produced from GW Wilson negatives

- Central Edinburgh

-  White, J B Dundee

For further details of J B White's business, please see:

- Coloured postcards

- History of the company

- Postcard Numbering

- Thumbnail images

- Trademarks

Best of All Series

-    Tartan border postcards:
 - 5 Central Edinburgh
 - 1 Forth Bridge

Postcard in the "Best of All" series by J B White Ltd, Dundee  -  Princes Street looking east towards theNorth British Hotel  -  framed by a Buchanan tartan

2.  Sepia postcards:
- St Giles Church
- Arthur's Seat.
Many more were produced, including many photographs by R A Rayner.

Post card by J B White of Dundee  -  Photographer probably R A Rayner  -  Sheep on Arthur's Seat, Queen's Park, Edinburgh

3.  Black + White postcards:
- Princes Street looking west
- Scott Monument

None of the above have been posted.

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J B White

 

I know of thee unpublished albums of postcards produced by this company.  I believe that these were used by company representatives selling J B White postcards to shops.  The albums are titled:

Souvenir Album

Photographic Gems

of

Bonnie Scotland

R A Rayner

Many of the cards in these albums use photographs taken in and around Edinburgh  by  R A Rayner.

-  Whiteholme of Dundee   Is this a continuation of Whitehouse, Dundee?

To read more about the company and J B White (above) please see history of the company

On sale in Princes Street, Edinburgh,2001 - 10 for 1. - cheaper than most cards.

[No named series]

- Central Edinburgh

Modern cards

Hail Caledonia Series

- Several small views of Edinburgh on a single card  Posted 1981

- Greyfriars Bobby  Posted 1976

- Edinburgh Floral Clock  Not posted

Jigsaws

Whiteholm also printed jigsaw puzzles.  I have been shown one titled:

'The Pipe Band of the 1st Battalion of the Scots Guards'.

I don't know when these were made or what other titles they sold.

Wilberforce Lodge IOGT

I have seen only one postcard from this publisher. 

QUESTION:  What do the initials IOGT denote?

ANSWER: Thank you to John Hadden of Edinburgh for providing the answer.  IOGT = Independent Order of Good Templars - one of the temperance organisations that started in the 1800s, and they are still an active organisation worldwide.

John also advised me that his  Great Grandfather, the Dalkeith photographer,  Thomas Wallace,  was Secretary of the Dalkeith branch in the early 1900s.  John sent me a copy of a George Washington Wilson postcard that was sent to Thomas Wallace from a branch of IOGT in Shetland..

 

Postcard with six views of Portobello by Wilberforce Lodge IOGT

- Portobello (six views) Posted 1906

Wilson, G W Aberdeen

Some are black and white post cards in black oval surrounds; 

Others are coloured post card.

Post Card  -  The Forth Rail Bridge  -  George Washington Wilson

- Central Edinburgh (several different post cards)

- Newhaven Fishwives

Posted 1903-04]

The George Washington Wilson (GWW) archive of photographs is held by Aberdeen University Library.

Wood, WM, 28, Broughton Street, Edinburgh

I have only seen one postcard with this name printed on the back.  It is a Valentine postcard, so presumably WM Wood, Broughton Street is the shop where the card was sold.  The card comes from Malcolm Cant's collection

- Catholic Apostolic Church and Broughton Street, Edinburgh  (JV 60747)

-  Woodmansterne Publications Watford

Produced for the National Trust

- Gladstone's Land  (A1094)

- The Georgian House in Charlotte Square  On sale 2001

- The Georgian House in Charlotte Square  (interior views, A1082, A1083, A1084, A1085))

Woolstone Bros  London

Woolstone Brothers postcard, Milton Series  -  Cambusnethan Street

Milton Art Record Series

- Market Cross in Edinburgh Royal Mile

Milton Fac-Simile Sunset Series

- Register House

Milton Glazette Series

- Calton Hill  (tartan border)  

- Scott Monument  (tartan border)

Posted 1910

Milton Photolete Series

- Castle, Princes St.

Posted 1920

Milton Renowned Series

Several small views

- Scottish American War Memorial

- Portobello

Milton [no named series]

- Edinburgh Zoo Entrance

Posted 1930

-  Wrench   London

The company was established as E Wrench in 1900 at 20 Haymarket, London, and soon moved to Arthur Street, London.

The company became E Wrench Ltd in 1902   It held a large percentage of the postcard market in the early 1900s but ran into trouble through exclusively selling its own cards. 

The company became Wrench Postcards in 1904 but soon ran into difficulties and closed (I have read 'in 1904' and 'in1906' from different sources). The company's problems were caused by exclusively carrying their own products in their many shops.

I have a number of cards.  All have the name 'WRENCH' in an oval and s 'Wrench Series' number.  One of my 'undivided backs' cards [No 269} was printed in England.  The other three of my 'undivided backs' cards and all my 'divided backs' cards were printed in Saxony

Undivided Backs

Edinburgh:  No 266 **

-  Museum of Antiquities:   No 267   Posted 1905

Waterloo Place:  No 268 *

-  Scott Memorial:   No 269   Posted 1903

-  St Giles Cathedral:   No 270 *

-  Edinburgh Castle:  No 271  Posted 1930

The Forth Bridge:  No 272 **

Arthur's Seat:  No 273 **

Queen Mary's Bedroom, Holyrood Palace:  No 274 **

-  Holyrood Palace:  No 275  Not posted

Divided Backs

-  The Beach, Portobello:  No 2527   Posted 2010

-  West Sands, Portobello:  No 2529   Not posted

-  Portobello High Street:   No 2530   Not posted

-  Duddingston Loch, from Queen's Drive:   No 8095  Not posted

-  The Esplanade, Joppa:  No 8319 Not posted

-  Joppa, General View:   No 8324   Posted 1904

-  Edinburgh Castle, from the Grassmarket:  No 11,260 Not posted

*  I have included these cards in the list, even though they are not in my collection. I don't know anything about these cards apart from its title and number.  However, thank you to Derek Robertson for telling me about its title and number (Feb 8 + Apr 23, 2012)

** Thank you to Derek Robertson for also telling me about these three Wrench cards. all currently being offered for sale on eBay when Derek contacted me. (May 1, 2012).)

 

 

 

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