Post card  -  Tuck's "Oilette" series

Holyrood and Abbey Strand

Tuck's Post Card  -  "Oilette" Series

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Holyrood Abbey and Strand

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      Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  Holyrood Abbey and Strand

 

Holyrood and Abbey Strand

Tuck's "Oilette" series

Here is  a postcard from the Raphael Tuck & Sons' "Oilette" Old Edinburgh, series II (7640).

This card has not been sent through the post.

This is one of two paintings by J Kinnear that I have seen, reproduced as Tuck postcards, both showing the same old car.  Here is the other:

Raphael Tuck "Oilette" postcard  -  The Canongate from Holyrood Palace

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

"Holyrood Palace was built in 1671 by Charles II on the site of a former castle, which in its turn had been erected on the ruins of an ancient abbey.

The building attracts many sightseers, owing to its historic connection with Queen Mary and other celebrities.

Looking at the Palace from the Canongate, the framework of old buildings is most appropriate;  The Abbey Strand, in days past a sanctuary for debtors, lies to the right."

 

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