Post card  -  Tuck's "Oilette" series

Edinburgh

View from the Nelson Monument

Tuck's Post Card  -  "Oilette" Series

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  View of Edinburgh from the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill

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      Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  View of Edinburgh from the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill

 

View from the Nelson Monuments

Tuck's "Oilette" series

Here is  a postcard from the Raphael Tuck & Sons' "Oilette" Edinburgh series (7780).  This card has not been sent through the post.

The view in this card looks down from the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill.  Edinburgh's Gaol, now demolished is in the foreground.  The clock tower of the North British Railway Hotel (now the Balmoral Hotel) is near the centre of this photo.  Edinburgh Castle is in the background, upper-left.

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:

"The Nelson Monument is situated on the southern brow of Calton Hill, overlooking Regent Road.  It is shaped like a telescope, and was erected during the years 1805-16 to the memory of the hero of Trafalgar.  From this point, a glorious view of the city can be obtained."

 

Nelson Monument

Calton Hill

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