Post Cards of the White City

Part 19.

by

Bill Tonkin

Type 15. Sepia R/photo with white border, title in white capital letters, brown back ‘POST CARD’ in the same font as type 9 but more spaced out, without stop measures 37 mm. 68 in place of a stamp box, single line divider.

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition. London. from a Balloon. (With impressed oval stamp at bottom right reading ‘Copyright Wakefields Brentford & Chiswick’)

N.n. Visit of the King & President to the Exhibition. (With impressed oval stamp at bottom right reading ‘Copyright Wakefields Brentford & Chiswick’)

N.n. Visit of the King and President to the Exhibition. (This is a different view to the above card. With impressed oval stamp at bottom left reading ‘Copyright Wakefields Brentford & Chiswick’)

Type 16. Sepia R/photo with white border, brown back ‘POST CARD’ without stop measures 43 mm. 68 in place of a stamp box, single line divider and ‘Published by Wakefield, Wholesale Postcard Publishers, Ealing. W. London.’.

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition. London. W. (Birds Eye View from Balloon). Copyright Photo by Wakefield. Ealing . W.

Type 17. Sepia R/photo with white border, brown back ‘POST CARD’ in the same font as type 10 but more spaced out, without stop measures 37 mm. Number in place of a stamp box altered to 78, single line divider.

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition. London. Copyright Photo by Wakefields. Brentford and Chiswick.

Type 18. Sepia R/photo without white border, title in white capital letters, black back ‘POST CARD’ without stop measures 46 mm. line stamp box with ‘Printed in England’, double line ‘T’ divider.

N.n. Visit of the King & President to the Exhibition. (With embossed oval stamp at bottom left reading ‘Wakefields Brentford & Chiswick’. The stamp is different to the previous oval stamps, ‘Copyright’ is missing and ‘Wakefields’ is in script.)

Type 19. B/W R/photo with white border, brown back ‘POST CARD.’ with stop measures 51 mm and has ‘Real Photographic Series’ underneath, line stamp box with ‘Printed in England’, double line ‘T’ divider.

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition. London. Photo from Balloon. by Wakefields. Brentford and Chiswick.

Type 20. Sepia R/photo with white border, black back ‘POST CARD.’ with stop measures 69 mm. double line ‘T’ divider.

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition. London. W. (Birds Eye View from Balloon). Copyright Photo by Wakefields. Chiswick & Brentford.

Type 21. B/W R/photo with white border, brown back with ‘Published by Wakefield. Wholesale Postcard Publishers, Ealing, W., London. down the left side. There are variations in the spacing of the imprint but these are not listed. These cards were almost certainly produced by Rotary and have the usual variations of ‘POST CARD’ which are listed. The measurement for ‘POST CARD’ is given for the words and does not include the stop if there is one.

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition. London. W. (Birds-Eye View from a Balloon). Copyright Photo by Wakefield’s. Ealing.

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

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

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

Type 22. Sepia R/photo with white border, brown back with ‘Published by Wakefield. Wholesale Postcard Publishers, Ealing, W., London. down the left side as in type 20. These cards were almost certainly produced by Rotary and have the usual variations of ‘POST CARD’ which are listed. The measurement for ‘POST CARD’ is given for the words and does not include the stop if there is one.

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition. London. W. (Birds-Eye View from a Balloon). Copyright Photo by Wakefield’s. Ealing.

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

Type 23. B/W R/photo with white border, brown back with ‘Published by Wakefield. Wholesale Postcard Publishers, Ealing, W., London. down the left side as in type 21. Like type 21 these cards were almost certainly produced by Rotary and have the usual variations of ‘POST CARD’ which are listed. The measurements given do not include the stop if there is one. ‘Photo by Wakefield Ealing’ written on the negative.

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition. London. W. (Wood Lane Entrance). Copyright.

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

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition. London. W. (Main Entrance). Copyright.

Vert right.

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

Type 24. B/W R/photo with white border, brown back as type 29. but without ‘Published by Wakefield. Wholesale Postcard Publishers, Ealing, W., London. down the left side. Like type 21 these cards were almost certainly produced by Rotary and have the usual variations of ‘POST CARD’ which are listed. The measurements given do not include the stop if there is one.

N.n. The Flip-Flap, Franco-British Exhibition. London. Copyright by Wakefield’s. Brentford & Chiswick. (Arms in upright position)

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

N.n. The Flip-Flap, Franco-British Exhibition. London. Copyright by Wakefield’s. Brentford & Chiswick. (Arms at an angle)

A. ‘POST CARD.’ measured 37 mm, without full stop. Vert right.

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

Webb. Thos. & Sons Ltd.

Thos. Webb & Sons, Ltd., Dennis Glass Works, Stourbridge published two series of post cards and one trade card.

Type 1. B/W photogravure trade post card with a view of their stand taking up 75% and the rest filled with advertising text. The back is a coloured map by G. W. Bacon showing the position of their stand.

N.n. View of Glass Works at Franco-British Exhibition.

For other Bacon map advert post cards see under, Berthon Boat Co., Ltd., Chubb & Sons Lock and Safe Co., Ltd., J. Loebnitz, Alexander Marks & Son and the Patent Steam Carpet Beating Co., Ltd.

Type 2. B/W photogravure advert post card, perhaps these series should not be called advert cards as the name of Thos. Webb does not appear anywhere on the cards. There is no doubt they were published by Webb’s as they were printed by Mark & Moody, Ltd., of Stourbridge which is Webb’s home town. Green back ‘POST CARD.’ with stop measures 48 mm. line stamp box with ‘Halfpenny Stamp’.

Series, Views at the Glass Furnace. (Franco-British Exhibition). (This is in sloping capital letters)

No. 1. Making a Wine Glass. "Gathering the Bowl. Vert right.

No. 2. Making a Wine Glass. "Mavering." Vert right.

No. 3. Making a Wine Glass. Casting on the Stem.

No. 4. Making a Wine Glass. "Chalk-marking the Bowl." Vert right.

No. 5. Making a Wine Glass. "Wetting off."

No. 6. Making a Wine Glass. "Shearing." Vert right.

No. 7. Making a Wine Glass. "Opening the Bowl." Vert right.

No. 8. Making a Wine Glass. "Taking-in."

Type 3. B/W photogravure advert post card, (see comment above on type 2.) green back, ‘POST CARD’ without stop measures 54 mm. line stamp box with ‘A Half-Penny Stamp to be placed here.’ There is no printers credit but they were probably printed by The East London Printing Co. The pictures are the same but the printing on the front has been re-set, some of it in a different size. Part of the title is under lined.

Series, Views at the Glass Furnace. Franco-British Exhibition. (This is in upright letters)

No. 1. Making a Wine Glass. "Gathering the Bowl. Vert right.

No. 2. Making a Wine Glass. "Mavering." Vert right.

No. 3. Making a Wine Glass. Casting on the Stem.

No. 4. Making a Wine Glass. "Chalk-marking the Bowl." Vert right.

No. 5. Making a Wine Glass. "Wetting off."

No. 6. Making a Wine Glass. "Shearing." Vert right.

No. 7. Making a Wine Glass. "Opening the Bowl." Vert right.

No. 8. Making a Wine Glass. "Taking-in."

Weiner J.

Type 1. Sepia photogravure, the backs are printed in black and brown, dotted stamp box with ‘Stamp’ in it. There is an imprint down the left side reading ‘Printed and Published by J. Weiner, Bank Buildings, Kingsway, London. W.C.’. All the titles end in ‘101 Ranch, Wild West, Anglo-American Exposition, Shepherd’s Bush, London, Eng.

N.n. A Group of Cowboys-

A. Black back.

B. Brown back.

N.n. A Group of Cowgirls-

A. Black back.

B. Brown back.

N.n. A Group of Indians of the

B. Brown back.

N.n. A Mexican-

B. Brown back. Vert left.

N.n. Cossacks-

A. Black back.

B. Brown back.

N.n. Indian Chiefs-

B. Brown back.

N.n. Mexican Champions of the

A. Black back.

B. Brown back.

N.n. "Minnie Ha-Hah"

B. Brown back. Vert left.

N.n. Mr Johnny Baker, the world’s famous crack shot and Arenic Director-

A. Black back. Vert left.

B. Brown back. Vert left.

N.n. Mr Zack T. Miller of (Riding horse)

B. Brown back. Vert left.

N.n. Mr Zack T. Miller of (Standing by horse)

B. Brown back. Vert left.

N.n. The Old-Time Stage Coach-

B. Brown back.

N.n. Two of the Indians of the

A. Black back. Vert left.

B. Brown back. Vert left.

Type 2. Sepia photogravure, the backs are printed in brown, dotted stamp box with ‘Stamp’ in it. The imprint down the left side has been altered and now reads ‘Copyright, J. Weiner, Bank Buildings, Kingsway, London. W.C.’. All the titles end in ‘101 Ranch, Wild West, Anglo-American Exposition, Shepherd’s Bush, London, Eng.

N.n. Wife of Chief "Spotted Weasel." Vert left.

Wheeler. E. H.

E. H. Wheeler used three different backs for their post cards two were black and one was brown.

Type 1. Sepia R/Photo with white border, black back ‘POST CARD’ with dot measuring 49 mm. At the top of a very short line divider is a scroll ornament, and double top bars to the ‘T’ divider, and an empty dotted stamp box. ‘Photo & Published by E. H. Wheeler 54-56, Caledonian Rd, London, N.’ down left side. All the titles end with ‘Franco-British Exhibition.’

16. Scenic Railway,

18. Machinery Halls,

32. The Lagoon,

33. The Lagoon,

34. "Daily Mail" Building,

Type 2. Sepia R/Photo with white border, black back ‘POST CARD’ with dot measuring 49 mm. ‘T’ divider without scroll, with double top bars and an empty dotted stamp box. ‘Photo & Published by E. H. Wheeler 54-56, Caledonian Rd, London, N.’ down left side. All the titles end with ‘Franco-British Exhibition.’ Apart from the missing scroll the back is the same as type 1.

10. Machinery Halls,

11. Palace of Womens Work,

15. Western Avenue,

18. Machinery Halls,

19. The Flip Flap,

20. In the Art Gardens,

21. Garden of Progress,

24. Garden of Progress,

29. Birds Eye View,

31. Court of Honour,

32. The Lagoon,

Type 3. Sepia R/Photo with white border, brown back, there are variations of the measurement of ‘POST CARD’ between 36 and 37 mm and it is with and without stop. ‘T’ divider with double top bars and no stamp box. ‘Photo & Published by E. H. Wheeler 54-56, Caledonian Rd, London, N.’ down left side. All the titles end with ‘Franco-British Exhibition.’

22. The Elite Gardens,

26. Cascade Café & Palace of Music,

29. Birds Eye View,

Where to Dine in London.

Coloured Valentine’s "Unity" post card overprinted on the front with ‘Where to Dine in London, "The Pall Mall Restaurant"’ and ‘Where to stay at Boulogne Sur-Man, "Hotel Folkestone"’. Picture of Britannia and French maid in national dress waving their respective flags across the channel. Grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition, London. "Unity".

Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company.

B/W photogravure multi view post card, showing four views, Stall at the Franco-British Exhibition, Off to the beds, At Work and Home once more. Green back with a single line divider.

Wigan Coal & Iron Co., Ltd.

Type 1. B/W R/Photo advert card with white border, brown back with Wigan Coal & Iron Co., Ltd. .....1908. down left side in two lines. The second line is a space for a date (dotted line) followed by 1908.

N.n. Stand No. 559. Machinery Hall. Franco-British Exhibition 1908.

Type 2. B/W R/Photo advert card with white border, brown back with Wigan Coal & Iron Co., Ltd....... down left side in two lines. The second line is a space for a date (dotted line) without 1908. One card is known with the date ‘May 13 1909’ written in and the message reads "Have you received Wagon 2539, it was sent forward on Monday".

N.n. Stand No. 559. Machinery Hall. Franco-British Exhibition 1908.

Wildt & Kray.

Coloured, sunk plate with large white borders, split title in gold, all the titles end in Franco-British Exhibition which is in italics, the first part of the title is printed in capital letters. Grey back with imprint down left side reading ‘Wildt & Kray, London, E.C. Series No. 1514. Printed in England.’

N.n. Australian Section.

N.n. Indian Section.

N.n. Machinery Hall.

N.n. Palace of British Applied Arts.

N.n. Palace of British Industries. Vert left.

N.n. Palace of French Applied Arts.

N.n. Palace of Women’s Work.

N.n. Part of Elite Gardens.

N.n. The Court of Honour by Night.

N.n. The Court of Honour.

N.n. The Flip Flap. Vert left.

N.n. The Opening Ceremony.

N.n. The Palace of Music.

Williams & Sons. J. I.

J. I. Williams & Sons, published two nearly identical advert post cards. One is in B/W and the other is in a very dark brown. Apart they would be difficult to tell the difference although when compared together the difference is obvious. Fortunately in the advertising matter at the right side of the picture, there is an easy means of identifying them. The B/W card reads ‘J. I. Williams & Sons, Brook House,’ in two lines and gives the address of E. P. Archer, A.R.I.B.A., while the dark brown card reads ‘J. I. Williams & Sons, Builder, Brook House,’ in three lines and does not give the address of Archer.

Type 1. B/W combination photogravure and line printing, with advertising text on the front. Black back with the left half filled with advertising text.

N.n. Section of Early English House Erected at the Franco-British Exhibition by J. I. Williams & Sons, Brook House, Oxted, Surrey. Designed by E. P. Archer, A.R.I.B.A., 46, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.

Type 2. Dark brown combination photogravure and line printing, with advertising text on the front. Black back with the left half filled with advertising text.

N.n. Section of Early English House Erected at the Franco-British Exhibition by J. I. Williams & Sons, Builder, Brook House, Oxted, Surrey. Designed by E. P. Archer, A.R.I.B.A.

 

Williams. S. T.

Sepia R/Photo without border, brown back with ‘POST CARD’ without stop measuring 40 mm., ‘T’ divider and empty line stamp box. Imprint down left side reads ‘S. T. Williams, 54, Bouverie Road, N.’

N.n. Franco-British Exhibition. Photographed from an Aeroplane. Copyright No. 110.

Wrench. E. Ltd.

Coloured with white border and large white panel at bottom with title, black back ‘POST CARD.’ with stop measures 48 mm., dotted stamp box with ‘Inland d. Stamp Foreign 1d.’

The Wrench Series.

No. 8505 Bearing a Burden. Vert left.

No. 8506 Umbrellas and Commerce. Vert left.

Small Publishers Section Y & Z.

Yenjo Shoten Ltd. Tokyo, Japan.

Coloured advert post card, blue back ‘POST CARD’ in outline letters, ‘T’ divider and dotted stamp box. Imprint down left side reading ‘"Digestin" A pure isolated vegetable digestive Ferment for Gelatinous and Farinaceous matters’.

N.n. "Digestin" Exhibited at the Anglo-Japanese Exhibition 1910. The latest medicine for all digestive ailments. Patented in 12 Countries. Prepared by Yenjo Shoten Ltd., Tokyo, Japan.

"Zims Wear"

Brown photogravure with white border, black back ‘POST CARD.’ with stop measures 40 mm. single line ‘T’ divider, empty dotted stamp box, imprint down left side reading ‘Franco-British Exhibition: Palace of French Industries. Office: 18, Cheapside E.C.’

N.n. Ask for "Zims Wear" The Hall Mark of Sterling Quality in Ribbed Knit Underwear.

"Zog"

Coloured advert post card with white border, black back ‘POST CARD.’ with stop measures 39 mm. double line ‘T’ divider, empty stamp box and ‘"Zog" cleans Paint’ at bottom left.

N.n. Souvenir of "Zog" House Anglo-American Exhibitn. London 1914. (View of Zog kiosk)

N.n. Souvenir of "Zog" House Anglo-American Exhibitn. London 1914. (View of interior of Zog kiosk) Vert right.

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