W R & S Ltd

Publishers of the 'Reliable Series' of Postcards

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Post Card  -  Entrance to Leith Docks  -  Card not posted

Leith Docks Entrance


I have seen more postcards of Edinburgh published by  W R & S than by any other publisher, with the exception of Valentine of Dundee.

Larger Photos

There are some W R & S photographs of Edinburgh, probably from the early 20th century.  These photos are approx 8 x 10 in.
[Sharon Stobie, Winnipeg]

Did W R & S, like James Valentine and George Washington Wilson, perhaps sell such photos individually and mounted into albums, perhaps in the late 19th century and early 20th century?

Books of Views

I have three books, all with tartan (but different) covers.  The books are published by W R & S and include a collection of their photos.  The books are all entitled:

Edinburgh and Vicinity - An Album containing over 250 Views

with plan and guide to the principal places of interest

Books published c.1900

These books each have about 60 pages, approx 11 ins wide x 8.5 ins high.  The contents of two of the books are identical, the third is different.  All appear to have been published around 1900

Inside the cover is an advert for W R & S products:

-  Post Cards
The RELIABLE WR&S SERIES View Cards of Great Britain and Ireland are unrivalled.

View Albums
 All the Principal Towns are published in the RELIABLE WR&S SERIES.

Souvenirs and Charms
With RELIABLE WR&S SERIES Views of all the Principal Towns.

Novelty Post Cards
Amusing Coloured Designs, with strip of 12 RELIABLE WR&S SERIES Views of all the Principal Towns.

Books published c.1920

I also have a fourth book, similar to the above, similar to those above but slimmer and with some different photos.  This is undated, but was probably published around 1920.



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