Date of the Postcard
When was this photograph taken? The date on the postmark is
unclear, and the stamp appears to have been added after the card was sent
through the post.
The franking mark in the middle of the stamp on this card does not
match the franking mark surrounding the stamp - AND the stamp
on the card is a 'half-penny' stamp from 1934-36, by which time the
postage rate had long been 'one penny'.
This card, with the message "This is one for your collection". The 17th Lancers lost
their separate identity and joined with the 21st Lancers to become the
17th/21st Lancers in 1922.
British Empire web site
Perhaps the card was published in the early 1900s. Following the Boer War, the 17th Lancers returned to Britain in 1902
and were posted to Edinburgh for three years then to Glasgow.
The Lancers would have been based at Piershill Barracks, when in
Edinburgh. The barracks were about a mile to the west of Portobello.
Lancers web site]