1906 RoyalTournament

Part 3 by

Bill Tonkin

 

     

1906-13                                                           1906-14

 

            1906 saw the first use of the Camera back, this is known in three measurements of ‘POST CARD’ 58, 59 and 61 mm., (not counting the stop) and comes in a range of colours. Some colours were only in use for certain years.

 

Gale & Polden. Camera back type 2. measuring 61 mm.

 

Type 2.

            Gale & Polden. Real photograph, black Camera back type 2, ‘POST CARD’ measuring 61 mm. Printed title. This is the only card in this series with a printed title and was probably commissioned specially by the barracks or regiment to commemorate their winning the 1st prize.

Ref. 1906-15.  “X” Battery R.H.A. Galloping Team. Winners 1st Prize. Royal Naval and Military                                 Tournament, Olympia, 1906. 7-8-06.

 

1906-15

 

Raphael Tuck & Sons.

            Tuck published a series of Royal Tournament Post Cards the earliest known usage is 2 July 1906. Tuck’s were known for re-printing series with different backs and the Tournament cards are no exception. Three printings with different settings are known.

 

Tuck back type 3. Small 9139 Oilette to left of center.

 

Tuck back type 4. Small 9139 Oilette to right of center.

 

Tuck back type 5. Large 9139

 

Tuck. Coloured “Oilette” printings from paintings by Harry Payne, brown back.

Military Tournament. Registered postcard 9139.

Ref. 1906-16.  Lance V Bayonet. Lancer and Footguard.

                                    A..       Back type 1.    Vert left. 2-7-06.

                                    B.         Back type 2.    Vert left. 22-8-10.

                                    C.        Back type 3.    Vert left.

Ref. 1906-17.  Sword V Sword. Lifeguard and Dragoon

                                    A.        Back type 1.    Vert left. 3-8-08.

                                    C.        Back type 3.    Vert left. 12-2-13.

Ref. 1906-18   Tent Pegging 16th Lancers.

                                    A.        Back type 1. Not illustrated (J. Gray collection)

Ref. 1906-19   Lemon Cutting 10th Hussars.

                                    A.        Back type 1. Not illustrated (J. Gray collection)

Ref. 1906-20   Victoria Cross Race. 14th Hussars.

                                    A.        Back type 1. Not illustrated (J. Gray collection)

 

Ref. 1906-21   Water Jump. 7th Dragoon Guards.

                                    A.        Back type 1. Not illustrated (J. Gray collection)

 

                  

1906-16                                               1906-17

 

 

            To finish up I have a query from a Paul Niblett who is researching a pottery firm who had a stand at the 1924 British Empire Exhibition. They are A. E. Gray & Co., Ltd. of Hanley Staffs. who had stand M.451 in the Palace of Industry Pottery Division. Apparently Grey’s supplied the dinner service in the 1924 Dining Room in the Palace of Arts. If anyone knows anything about this firm Paul would like to hear from them at 01782 641 967 or info@grayspottery.co.uk

 

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