Post Cards of the White City

Part 13.

by

Bill Tonkin

Rapid Photo Printing Co., Ltd. London, E. C. The

The Rapid Photo Co. published several series of cards for the Franco-British and the Imperial International Exhibitions. The views were the same in types 1, 2 and 3. The imprint down the left side of the back comes in three types. In type A. ‘The Rapid Photo Printing Co., Ltd., London, E.C.’ is in one line in capital letters, all of the same height. This type A. imprint appears on nearly all Rapid postcards and it was not felt necessary to list each card as type A., it is only listed where types B. and C are known.. In type B. all the initial letters of each word of the imprint is in a larger size capital letter, this is listed as ‘Type B. with large initial letters.’ In type C. the imprint is now in two lines with the addition of ‘Printed in England’ as the second line.

Type 1. Sepia R/Photo plate sunk with large white borders, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘The Franco-British Exhibition.’ in bold letters.

P.S. 263-1. The Lake in the Court of Honour.

P.S. 263-2. The Stone and Mineral Products of the Australian Colonies. Vert left.

P.S. 263-3. The Court of Honour.

P.S. 263-4. The Stadium.

P.S. 263-5. The Court of Honour.

P.S. 263-6. The Indian Palace.

Note. In addition to P.S. 236-6. in the bottom left corner, this card is also known with ‘Rapid Photo Co. E.C.’ in the bottom right corner.

P.S. 263-7. The Court of Honour.

Note. On this card the number is in the bottom right corner.

P.S. 263-8. The Court of Honour by Night.

P.S. 263-9. Palace of Women’s Work.

P.S. 263-10. The Flip-Flap. Vert left.

P.S. 263-11. The Palace of Music.

P.S. 263-12. The Scenic Railway.

Type 2. B/W and Sepia R/Photo with white border, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘The Franco-British Exhibition.’ in bold letters, and ‘Rapid Photo. E C’ in bottom right corner. There can be some difficulty in sorting the B/W and sepia, as some of the sepia cards are so dark as to be almost black.

V.384. 1 The Lake in the Court of Honour.

A. B/W.

Imprint type A. letters all the same height.

Imprint type B. with large initial letters

B. Sepia.

V 384. 2 The Stone and Mineral Products of the Australian Colonies.

A. B/W. B. Vert left.

B. Sepia. A. Vert right.

B. Vert left.

V 384. 3 The Court of Honour.

A. B/W.

B. Sepia.

V 384. 5 The Court of Honour.

A. B/W.

B. Sepia.

V 384. 6 The Indian Palace.

B. Sepia.

V 384. 7 The Court of Honour.

B. Sepia.

V 384. 8 The Court of Honour by Night.

A. B/W.

B. Sepia.

V 384. 9 Palace of Women’s Work.

B. Sepia.

V 384. 10 The Flip-Flap.

B. Sepia. A. Vert right.

B. Vert left.

V 384. 11 The Palace of Music.

B. Sepia.

Imprint type A. letters all the same height.

Imprint type C. in two lines with ‘Printed in England.’

V 384. 12 The Scenic Railway.

B. Sepia.

Imprint type A. letters all the same height.

Imprint type C. in two lines with ‘Printed in England.’

V 384. 13 The Stadium Taken from the Flip-Flap.

B. Sepia.

V 384. 14 Entrance to the Franco-British Exhibition.

B. Sepia. A. Vert right.

B. Vert left.

V 384. 15 The Indian Arena, Elephants Shooting the Chute.

B. Sepia.

V 384. 16 Wood Lane Entrance.

B. Sepia. A. Vert right.

V 384. 17 Wood Lane Entrance.

B. Sepia.

Type 3. Sepia R/Photo with the view which is the same as in types 1 and 2 are slightly reduced in depth to give room for a second title printed in manuscript at the bottom, this is listed in italics. The original title has been re-written and is now in the picture, instead of underneath as previously. There is also an additional picture in a small circular frame within the view. This is listed in brackets.

C. 390-1. The Lake, The Franco-British Exhibition. (Two people about to kiss by gate.)

Why we were late in returning home from the Exhibition.

C. 390-2. The Stone and Mineral Products of the Australian Colonies. The Franco-British Exhibition. (Two small children in tin bath.) Other products not so numerous in Australia. Vert right.

C. 390-3. The Court of Honour, The Franco-British Exhibition. (Man with barrel of Beer.)

I could not get enough to drink at the Exhibition otherwise than this.

C. 390-5. The Stadium, Franco-British Exhibition. (Bulldog and Poodle at table with a bottle of beer.) "L’Entente Cordiale" Interval for refreshments during the contests

Note. The second title is printed and not in manuscript.

C. 390-6. The Flip-Flap. (Couple kissing.) Having a high time at the Exhibition.

Type 4. R/Photo, brown back. Only one card from this series has so far been seen. It is likely that all the titles are preceded with ‘Imperial International Exhibition.’ in bold letters.

V 407-9 Lagoon, Court of Arts.

Imprint type C. in two lines with ‘Printed in England.’

Type 5. Very dark sepia R/Photo with brown back. Titled ‘Franco-British Conundrums’. This series of cards shows two pictures, usually of the exhibition but not always, in round and oblong frames. There is also a conundrum on the card. See note under type 2 regarding difficulty in sorting B/W and sepia.

C. 1072-1. Flip-Flap, Scenic Railway.

C. 1072-2. No title.(Two Lions) Palace of Music.

Note. This card is known with an overprint on the back ‘With Best Wishes for a Bright & Happy Christmas. From.....................

C. 1072-3. No title.(Couple kissing) Indian Arena.

C. 1072-4. No title. (Couple under umbrella) Palace of Women’s Work.

C. 1072-5. No title.(Ruined man) Palace of Woman’s Work.

Renard Road and Rail Transport Corporation, Ltd. The

A rubber stamp of the above firm in two lines is known on the back of the Valentine card showing the Renard Road Train.

Renard Road Train, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

For other cards of this view see in Valentine’s section under Exhibition Railway.

Ridgways Teas.

Cards from the Formosa Oolong Tea series are known overprinted on the front with ‘Ridgways Teas’ in blue.

Rival Photographic Series. See under Gottschalk, Dreyfus & Davis.

Robinson & Cleaver Ltd.

Robinson & Cleaver manufacturers of Irish linen, published two types of cards for the Franco-British Exhibition.

Type 1. Coloured advert card, black back with ‘BOOK CARD’ and Robinson & Cleaver’s address at the bottom. This card which is larger than the normal post card size, and measures 153mm x 110mm is sometimes found cut down to normal post card size. An uncut version should have large white borders.

Robinson & Cleaver’s Ltd. Exhibit, Linen Loom Cottage, Ballymaclinton.

Type 2. B/W trade cards showing various aspects of their exhibit, black back.

Robinson & Cleaver’s Exhibits, Hand Loom Damask Weaving.(Back with advertising text.)

Robinson & Cleaver’s Exhibit of Irish Linens.(Back inverted with view of the Royal Irish Linen Warehouse, Belfast.)

Rood Bros.

Rood Bros. were using remaindered Valentine’s Great White City and Franco-British Exhibition cards to notify customers that their representative would be calling. They seem to have been used from 1916 and no dates earlier than this are known to the author. It would appear Rood’s employed three travellers, Mr Hill, Mr Sears and Mr Tomlin, as well as one of the brothers who also went out on the road. The cards have type written messages on the back in purple.

Mr Hill.

The message reads "Dear Sir or Madam, our Mr Hill hopes to have the pleasure of calling upon you on Monday, Yours truly, Rood Bros." Four examples are known all mentioning Monday as the day of call.

586 Scottish Village Post Office, Great White City, London. dated 14 July 17.

586 Scottish Village Post Office, Great White City, London. dated 28 July 17.

N.n. Multi view card (type 1.) dated August 11 17.

N.n. Multi view card (type 1.) dated August 11 17.

Note. The last two are to different shops in Sholing, Hants.

Mr Rood.

The message reads "Dear Sir or Madam, our Mr Rood hopes to have the pleasure of calling upon you on Weds, Yours truly, Rood Bros."

N.n. Court of Honour, Franco-British Exhibition, London 1908. Not postally used

Mr Sears.

The message reads "Dear Sir or Madam, our Mr Sears hopes to have the pleasure of calling upon you on Fri, Yours truly, Rood Bros."

N.n. Palace of Music, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. Vert right.

dated Jul 21 17

Mr Tomlin.

The message reads "Dear Sir or Madam, our Mr Tomlin hopes to have the pleasure of calling upon you during the coming week, Yours truly, Rood Bros."

N.n. French Applied Arts Palace, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

dated Jun 17 16

Rotary.

Rotary were a very prolific printer and publisher of postcards, which they sold under their own name. They also printed many cards which were published by various manufacturers as advert or trade cards. Apart from most of the White City exhibitions, the Franco-British (six series), the Imperial International (three series), the Japan-British (three series), the Coronation (two series) and the Latin-British (one series), Rotary also covered virtually all the important exhibitions, including the 1911 Glasgow, 1911 Crystal Palace Festival of Empire, 1912 Shakespeare’s England at Earl’s Court, and the 1909 English Church Pageant. They produced R/Photo cards of a very high quality, but they were never able, or perhaps never bothered to produce a standard back for their cards. ‘POST CARD’ was produced in four different measurements, and in two different fonts. Even the full stop after ‘POST CARD’ seemed to be used in a very casual manner, sometimes it’s there, sometimes it’s not. In some series the stop comes in four different sizes, and the difference is so great you can almost measure it, but the size of the stop is not listed.

The measurement for ‘POST CARD’ is given for the words and does not include the stop if there is one.

Type A. ‘POST CARD’ measured 37mm

Type B. ‘POST CARD’ measured 38mm

Type C. ‘POST CARD’ measured 39mm

Type D. ‘POST CARD’ measured 40mm

Type E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm.

‘POST CARD with full stop’ or ‘without full stop’ is listed. ‘Rotary Photographic Series’ down the left side of the back also varies slightlu in length, but this is not listed.

Franco-British Exhibition, Type 1. P. 738. Boudoir Plate Sunk Series. Sepia R/Photo, plate sunk with large white border, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘The Franco-British Exhibition’. ‘POST CARD’ comes in several measurements, and sometimes has a full stop but not always. Even the full stop comes in four distinct sizes from a very small dot to a very large dot.

P. 738. A "Palace of Music."

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

P. 738. B "Palace of Women’s Work."

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

P. 738. C "Palace of British Applied Arts."

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

P. 738. D "Palace of French Applied Arts."

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

P. 738. E "Royal Pavilion."

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

P. 738. F. "Indian Palace."

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

P. 738. H The Stadium.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

P. 738. I "Fine Art Palace."

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

P. 738. J. "Court of Honour."

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

P. 738. K. "Court of Honour."

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

P. 738. M. "Court of Honour by Night."

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

P. 738. N. "Court of Honour."

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

P. 738. O "Palace of British Applied Arts."

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

P. 738. Q "Grand Band Stand & Cascade."

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

P. 738. R. "Machinery Hall."

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

P. 738. S. "Elite Gardens & Franco-British Pavilion."

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

P. 738. T Main Entrance.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop. Vert right.

P. 738. V The Stadium.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

P. 738. W "Birds Eye View."

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

P. 738. X. "New Zealand Pavilion."

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

P. 738. Y "Australian Pavilion."

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

P. 738. Z. "Canadian Pavilion."

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

Franco-British Exhibition, Type 2. P. 1935. Boudoir Plate Sunk Series. Sepia R/Photo, plate sunk with large white border, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘The Franco-British Exhibition’. As very few of this series has come to light it is not known if ‘POST CARD’ comes in several measurements as in type 1. As it is possible the measurements are given.

P. 1935 B "Court of Honour."

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

P. 1935. E. "Garden Club."

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Franco-British Exhibition, Type 3. 2451. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. It is not known if this is one of a series of exhibition cards, from the subject it could well be, but it is surprising that no other cards have turned up.

2451 O H.M. King Edward & President Fallières. Vert right.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Franco-British Exhibition, Type 4. 6741. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. On the only two cards seen of this series both have two small oval frames in the top corners, on the left a picture of President Fallières, and on the right a picture of H.M. King Edward VII.

6741 A Franco-British Exhibition. 1908.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6741 C Franco-British Exhibition. Court of Honour.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Franco-British Exhibition, Type 5. 6742. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. There is possibly only one card in this series, there are two large oval frames with flags each side of a shield, on the left a picture of President Fallières below ‘Vive le President’, and on the right a picture of H.M. King Edward VII below ‘Long Live our King’.

6742.A. Souvenir L’Entente Cordiale. (In scrolls)

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

Franco-British Exhibition, Type 6. 6791. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘The Franco-British Exhibition.’

6791 A Grand Band Stand & Cascade. The top left corner shows part of the roof of an adjacent building

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 A Grand Band Stand & Cascade. . The roof of an adjacent building has been removed from the top left corner.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 B The Palace of Music.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

6791 C The Palace of Women’s Work.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 D The Palace of British Applied Art.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 E The Palace of French Applied Art.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 F The Royal Pavilion.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 G The Indian Palace.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

6791 H The Court of Honour.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6791 I The Stadium.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 J Fine Art Palace.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 K Court of Honour.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 L Court of Honour.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 M The Palace of Women’s Work.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 N Court of Honour by Night.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

6791 O The Court of Honour.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 P The Palace of British Applied Arts.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6791 Q The Court of Arts.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 R The Machinery Hall.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Note. This card is also known printed with the wrong number and reads 6971 R. Cards with backs type A and D exist both with stops.

6791 S Elite Gardens & Franco-British Pavilion.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Note. This card is also known printed with the wrong number and reads 6971 S. The card has a type D back without stop.

6791 T Wood Lane Entrance.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 U Main Entrance. Vert right.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6791 V Birds-eye View of the Stadium from Balloon.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 W Birds-eye View from Balloon.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 X New Zealand Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 Y Australian Pavilion.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6791 Z Canadian Pavilion.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Franco-British Exhibition, Type 7. 6792. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘The Franco-British Exhibition.’

6792 A Court of Arts.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6792 B Court of Honour.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6792 C Court of Honour.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6792 D Garden of Progress.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6792 E The Garden Club.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6792 G House of McKinley.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6792 H "Irish Village"

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6792 I "Irish Village"

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6792 J Flip-Flap.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6792 K Flip-Flap.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6792 L Flip-Flap.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6792 M Scenic Railway.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

6792 N Scenic Railway.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6792 O Scenic Railway.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Imperial International Exhibition, Type 8 6793. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘Imperial International Exhibition, London, 1909.’

6793 C Chemistry Hall.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 E Fine Art Palace.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 H Wood Lane Station Entrance.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6793 I Palace of Music.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 J Court of Honour.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 K Court of Honour.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 L Court of Honour.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 M Scenic Railway.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 N Scenic Railway.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6793 P Flip-Flap. Vert right.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 Q Flip-Flap. Vert right.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 R Flip-Flap.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 S Irish Village.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 U Irish Village, "Home of McKinley"

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 W New Zealand Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 X The Witching Waves.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 Y Dahomey Village.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6793 Z The Imperial Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Imperial International Exhibition, Type 9. 6794. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘Imperial International Exhibition, London, 1909.’ Some of these cards have an overprint on the back in blue reading ‘Hearty good Wishes’ and a four line poem.

6794 A The Imperial Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 B Court of Honour by Night.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6794 C The Court of Honour.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 D Birds-eye View of the Stadium, from Balloon.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 E The Scottish Village.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 F The Imperial Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 G General View.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 H Health & Pleasure Resort.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, with full stop.

6794 I The Imperial Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 J The Imperial Pavilion & Women’s Palace.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 K Historical Government & Industrial Exhibits.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 L Elite Gardens from Imperial Pavilion.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

9694 N Imperial Pavilion & Women’s Palace by Night.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

6794 O Imperial Pavilion by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 P Court of Arts by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 Q Imperial Pavilion

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6794 R Woman’s Palace.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 S Court of Honour by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 T Court of Honour by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 U The Cascade.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6794 V Elite Gardens.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, with full stop.

6794 W Motor Racing Tracks.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 Y Birds-eye View.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6794 Z Court of Arts.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Imperial International Exhibition, Type 10. 6795. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘Imperial International Exhibition, London, 1909.’

6795 A Court of Arts & Women’s Palace.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

6795 B Court of Honour.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6795 C Witching Waves.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6795 D The Cascade by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6795 E Imperial Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6795 F Chinese Pavilion.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop.

6795 I On the Lagoon.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6795 J On the Lagoon. Vert right.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6795 K The Alpine Excelsior Railway.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6795 L The Alpine Excelsior Railway.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6795 M Court of Arts, shewing Palace of Applied Arts & Imperial Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6795 N On the Lagoon by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6795 O Industrial & Machinery Hall by Night.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

6795 P Daily Mail Building by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6795 Q Palace of Applied Arts by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6795 R Dahomey Village. Vert right.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6795 S Carl Hagenbeck’s Arctic and Tropical Sensation.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6795 T The Alpine Excelsior Railway.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6795 W Women’s Palace by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Japan-British Exhibition, Type 11. 6796. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘Japan-British Exhibition 1910.’ Some of the cards have a small picture of a Japanese nature in a small oval frame. Where this is so it is noted in brackets. ‘POST CARD’ is printed in two types of font, the usual one and a much larger and thinner type. Some of these cards have an overprint on the back in blue reading ‘Hearty good Wishes’ and a four line poem, the same as in series 6794.

6796 B Garden Club.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 C Court of Honour.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 D Court of Honour. (Portrait of Japanese girl.)

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, with full stop.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, without full stop.

6796 F Scenic Railway. (Portrait of Japanese girl.)

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 G Scenic Railway.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6796 H Scenic Railway.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 I Flip-Flap. (Portrait of Japanese girl.)

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

Vert right.

6796 J Flip-Flap. Vert right.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 K Flip-Flap. (Portraits of two Japanese girls.)

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 L Imperial Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6796 M The Imperial Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 N Court of Honour by Night.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 P Imperial Pavilion. (Japanese girl with sunshade.)

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 Q Imperial Pavilion. (Portrait of Japanese girl.)

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, without full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 R General View.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 S Imperial Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 T Court of Honour by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6796 U Imperial Pavilion.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

Vert right.

6796 V Court of Honour by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 X The Cascade. Vert right.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, without full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 Y Elite Gardens.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6796 Z Birds-eye View.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Japan-British Exhibition, Type 12. 6797. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘Japan-British Exhibition 1910.’ As in series 10 some of the cards have a small picture of a Japanese nature in a small oval frame. Where this is so it is noted in brackets. ‘POST CARD’ is printed in two types of font, the usual one and a much larger and thinner type.

6797 A Court of Honour.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 C On the Lagoon.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 D On the Lagoon. (Portraits of three Japanese girls.)

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop. Vert right.

6797 E Mountain Railway. (Portrait of Japanese girl.)

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6797 G General View.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 H Court of Honour by Night. (Portraits of two Japanese girls.)

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 J Japanese Garden of Peace.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 K Japanese Garden of Peace showing Japanese Waterside Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 L Japanese Garden of the Floating Islands.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 M Japanese Garden of the Floating Islands.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 N Japanese Garden of the Floating Islands.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 O Entrance to Aino Home.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 P Interior Poetic Japan.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, with full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 Q Poetic Japan.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 R Imperial Japanese Commission Pavilion.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 S Formosa Hamlet.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 T Japanese Silk Weaving Room in Poetic Japan.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 U Japanese Fair.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 V Witching Waves.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 W Formosa Tea Room.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 X Japanese Garden of the Floating Islands.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 Y Japanese Pagoda, showing man on Stilts.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6797 Z View of Japanese Garden of Peace.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

Japan-British Exhibition, Type 13. 6798. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘Japan-British Exhibition 1910.’ ‘POST CARD’ is printed in two types of font, the usual one and a much larger and thinner type.

6798 A Japanese Garden of the Floating Islands.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6798 B Japanese on Stilts.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

Vert right.

6798 C Interior of Mountain Railway.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6798 D Japanese Garden of the Floating Islands.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, without full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6798 E Japanese Garden of the Floating Islands.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6798 F Yachting Cruises.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6798 G Great Mountain Railway.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6798 I Fine Art Palace.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

6798 L Japanese Government Department.

A. ‘POST CARD’ measures 37mm, without full stop.

6798 N Palace of Japanese Education and Industry.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6798 O Sunken Bandstands in Elite Gardens.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

6798 P Japanese Government Department.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop.

Coronation Exhibition, Type 14. No series number. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘Coronation Exhibition 1911’. In this series Rotary has used cards left over from previous exhibitions. The margins have been trimmed down, removing the old title and a new title in blue or silver has been printed near the top of the card. Sometimes enough of the top of the old title has been left to identify what series the card came from, and where this is known it has been included in brackets. As there are no numbers the cards (which are fairly scarce) have been listed in alphabetical order.

Court of Honour. (Possibly from Imperial International series 6795 letter B.)

Court of Honour by Night. (Source unidentified.)

Imperial Pavilion. (From Japan-British series 6796 letter M.)

Coronation Exhibition, Type 15. 6800. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘Coronation Exhibition 1911’. In this series Rotary has stopped using letters of the alphabet to identify their cards and have gone on to a numbering system, the highest number recorded is 47, but there may be others after this. They have also stopped using the large thin ‘POST CARD’. Until now all their cards have had ‘Printed in England’ in place of the stamp box, but in this series this has been altered to ‘Printed in Britain’.

6800-10 Flip-Flap.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6800-11 Flip-Flap.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, with full stop

6800-15 Imperial Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-22 Birds-eye View.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-23 Court of Honour.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-24 The Cascade by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop. Vert right.

6800-25 On the Lagoon.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-26 On the Lagoon.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop. Vert right.

6800-29 Palace of Music.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-30 General View.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-32 Japanese Gardens.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-34 Japanese Gardens.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, with full stop.

6800-35 Japanese Gardens.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-36 Great Mountain Railway.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-38 Fine Art Palace.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-41 Canadian Pavilion.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-44 Newspapers of the Empire.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6800-47 The Whirlpool.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

Latin-British Exhibition, Type 16. 6952. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. All the titles are preceded with ‘Latin-British Exhibition 1912’. Rotary has reverted to using letters of the alphabet to identify their cards and have stopped putting ‘Printed in Britain’ in place of a stamp box, this corner of the card is now left blank.

6952 A Band Stand in Elite Gardens.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 B Caves of Laughter.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 C Catlins Royal Pierrots.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 E The Joy Ride.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 F Court of Honour.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 G Court of Honour & Cascade.

B. ‘POST CARD’ measures 38mm, without full stop.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 H Beneath the Revolving Flip-Flap.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 I The Cascade.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, with full stop. Vert right.

6952 J General View.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 K Court of Honour by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 L Court of Honour by Night.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 M The Cascade by Night.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, without full stop. Vert right.

6952 O Birds-eye View.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 R Latin America.

C. ‘POST CARD’ measures 39mm, without full stop.

6952 T Fine Art Palace.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 W Life-Saving at Sea Appliances.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

6952 X Elite Gardens.

D. ‘POST CARD’ measures 40mm, without full stop.

Franco-British Exhibition, Type 17. 6971. Photographic Series. Several cards are known with 6971 on the front. This is a misprint and should be 6791, they are entered under that series.

Japan-British Exhibition, Type 18. 9931. Photographic Series. Sepia R/Photo, brown back. Only one card is known of this series which may have been published for the Japan-British Exhibition. It has a non exhibition postmark for July 8 1910 so the date is right. It is a card showing a couple in amourous daliance with the lady in Japanese costume, in a studio with a Japanese type back cloth but different from the Millar & Lang and Tuck series.

9931 E "Oh these Geisha Lips!"

E. ‘POST CARD’ in a large thin font measures 40mm, with full stop.

Vert right.

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