Post card  -  Tuck's "Oilette" series

Edinburgh Castle

Tuck's Post Card  -  "Oilette" Series

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  St Gile's Church + Christmas Greeting

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      Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  St Giles Church + Christmas Greeting

 

Edinburgh Castle

Tuck's "Oilette" series

Here is  a postcard from the Raphael Tuck & Sons' "Oilette" Edinburgh series (7780).  This card was sent through the post in 1911.

The view in this card is of Edinburgh Castle, seen from the graveyard of Greyfriars' Church. 

The postcard also includes the Edinburgh Coat of Arms, a tartan bow and some lucky white heather.

This is one of two postcards with Coat of Arms, tartan bow and lucky white heather that I have seen.  Here is the other:

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  St Giles Church

Tuck's description on the back of this card reads:

"Edinburgh Castle is an ancient and historic building situated on a precipitous hill in the centre of the town.  This almost impregnable position has made the hill the site of a castle from very early times.

Up these heights Claverhouse climbed to interview Gordon with a view to persuading him to raise his standard on behalf of James Stuart.  The ancient Scottish regalia is stored here."

 

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