Post Cards of the White City

Part 40

by Bill Tonkin

 

Donaghmore Cross, Ballymaclinton, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. two colleens, one             seated by St. Patrick’s Cross, see under Ballymaclinton Cross, (M’Clinton’s Town erected by the Makers of M’Clinton’s Soap). No. 179.

 

A Dutch Love Story.

            Although at first glance this does not appear to be an exhibition card, the series titled ‘A Dutch Love Story’ have the right type of back and are known with a Franco-British Exhibition cancellation.

            Coloured, greenish grey ‘Artotype SOUVENIR POST CARD’ without divider, back type

                        FB 10.

A Dutch Love Story, Reconciliation.

                        N.n.     Title in two lines at top left.

A Dutch Love Story, Tender Moments.

                        N.n.     Title in two lines at bottom left.    Vert left.

 

 

 

Valentine’s Franco-British Exhibition

Section E.

 

Eastern Lagoon, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        272      Title in one line at top centre.    Vert left.

 

Elite Gardens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Double width Panorama type card, from the back the right half has a printed post card back while the left half is blank.

            B/W litho with ladder, grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Title in one line at top right on the right half of the card, without ‘Valentine’s                                           Series Copyright’.

For other cards of this type see under Panorama.

            This must be one of the few examples where the right half of a double width card was published as a single card. In this instance half of the card was published as a normal sized post card, given the number 202 and titled ‘Garden Club’.

 

Elite Gardens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        220      Split title in two lines at top right. The gap between ‘Gardens’ and ‘Franco’                                           measures 56 mm.

                        220      Split title in two lines at top right. The gap between ‘Gardens’ and ‘Franco’                                           measures 8 mm, top and bottom edge rouletted.

            Coloured ‘GIANT POST CARD’ grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 17.

                        220      Title in one line at top left.

                        220      Title in one line at top right.

                        220      Title in two lines at top right.

For other large sized post cards see under Giant post cards.

Title altered to, Elite Gardens and Flip-Flap, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            B/W litho, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Title in two lines at top left.

Title altered to, Flip-Flap from Elite Gardens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Sepia litho, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Title in two lines at bottom right.

Title altered to, In Elite Gardens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            B/W litho, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Title in one line at top left.

                        N.n.     Title in one line at bottom right, left edge rouletted.

            B/W litho, grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Title in two lines at bottom right, left edge rouletted.

            B/W litho, greenish grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Title in two lines at bottom right, left edge rouletted.

            B/W litho, greenish grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Title in one line at top left.

                        N.n.     Title in one line at bottom right.

Note, In the litho printings different parts of the original negative was used. The flag at the top of the flip flap can be found at the top of the card or there can be a gap of up to 8 mm. This variation is not so great on the coloured cards.

            Coloured, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        220      Split title in two lines at top right.

                        220      Split title in two lines at top right, top and bottom edge rouletted.

                        220      Title in three lines at top right.

                        220      Title in three lines at top right, left edge rouletted.

            Coloured, dark grey ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        220      Split title in two lines at top right, left edge rouletted.

            Coloured, brown ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Split title in two lines at top right.

            Coloured view in ornamental French and British flag border type FB Bo 4, red ‘F B seal’                      back type FB 1.

                        N.n.     Title in one line at top centre.

For other post cards with this border, see under Border FB Bo 4.

            Sepia litho, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Title in two lines at bottom right.

            Sepia R/Photo, black ‘X L’ back type FB 11.

                        220      Title in one line at bottom centre in white border. This is one of the few                                                  cards Valentine’s published with borders in the Franco-British                                                     Exhibition range of cards.

Title altered to, The Flip-Flap from Elite Gardens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Sepia R/Photo, black ‘X L’ back type FB 11.

                        220      Title in two lines at bottom centre.

                                    A.        Bottom line of title measures 41 mm.

                                    B.         Bottom line of title measures 46 mm.

Note. The number, title and imprint have all been re-written, and there are many differences, the measurement of the bottom line of the title is mentioned because it is an easy one to describe.

For other post cards of this view see in The Great White City section, under ‘Elite Gardens’.

 

This card comes in two types, in the first there are two workmen one with a lawn mower, listed as ‘with lawn mower’ in the second type the men and lawn mower have been remover, listed as ‘without lawn mower’.

Elite Gardens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            B/W litho with lawn mower, sunk plate with large white border, black ‘Throughout the                           World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Split title in one line at bottom centre.

            B/W litho with lawn mower, sunk plate with large white border, greenish grey ‘Throughout                     the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Split title in one line at bottom centre.

            B/W litho with lawn mower, black ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Title in two lines at bottom right.

            B/W litho with lawn mower, greenish grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 2.

                        N.n.     Title in two lines at bottom right.

            Coloured without lawn mower, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        241      Title in one line at top right.

 

Elite Gardens, Franco-British Exhibition, Xmas 1908.

            Sepia litho view in coloured Christmas Card border type FB Bo 2d, red ‘F B seal’ back type                FB 1.

                        467      Title in one line at bottom centre.

For other cards of this series see under Border FB Bo 2.

For other post cards of this view see in The Great White City section, under ‘Elite Gardens’, the Imperial International Exhibition section, under ‘Elite Gardens’ and the Japan-British Exhibition section, under ‘Elite Gardens’.

 

Elite Gardens and Flip-Flap, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 220, see under Elite Gardens, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908. No. 220.

 

Elite Gardens and Flip-Flap, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured, red ‘F B seal’ back type FB 1.

                        372      Title in two lines at top right.

For other post cards of this view see in The Great White City section, under ‘Elite Gardens’.

 

Elite Gardens and Flip-Flap, Franco-British Exhibition, London, 1908.

            Coloured ‘GIANT POST CARD’ grey ‘Throughout the World’ back type FB 17.

                        466      Title in one line at top left.    Vert left.

For other large sized post cards see under Giant post cards.

            Sepia R/Photo, black ‘X L’ back type FB 11.

                        466      Title in two lines at bottom centre.    Vert right.

For other post cards of this view see in the Imperial International Exhibition section, under ‘Elite Gardens’. 

 

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