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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Postage rates for postcards sent within the UK

British Stamps

Halfpenny stamp on a postcard posted 1899

 1890s to 1952 

    1 penny = 1d.                  12 pennies = 1 shilling.                  240 pennies  = 1.

British stamps:   1952 to 2000s          Scottish stamps:   1952 to 2000s

 

Queen Victoria

Reign:  20 June 1837 to 22 January 1901

1890s - 1900

d

Halfpenny stamp on a postcard posted 1899

1900 - 01

d

Halfpenny stamp on a postcard posted 1901

-   The stamps above changed from vermilion to blue-green in 1900 to meet international standards

 

King Edward VII

Reign:  22 January 1901 to 6 May 1910

1902 - 04

d

Halfpenny stamp on a postcard posted 1903

1904 - 10

d

Halfpenny stamp on a postcard posted 1905

The first stamp above is blue-green;  the second is yellow-green.

 

King George V

Reign:  6 May 1910 to 20 January 1936

1911 - 12

d

Halfpenny stamp on postcard posted 1912

1912 - 18

d

Halfpenny stamp on postcard posted 1917

1918 - 21

1d

Penny stamp on postcard posted 1921

1921 - 22

1d

Three halfpenny stamp on postcard posted 1922

 

1922 - 34

1d

Penny stamp on postcard posted 1921

or

1934 - 36

1d

Penny stamp on postcard posted 1935

or

Commemorative

1929

1d

Penny stamp on a postcard posted 1929

Commemorative

1935

1d

  Penny Silver Jubilee commemorative stamp on a postcard posted 1935

-   The head on the 1911-12 stamp was known as the 'Downey Head'  It was drawn from a photograph by W & D Downey, the Court Photographers

-   All stamps for the period 1912-34 are from the same series.  It is only the postal rates for sending post cards that changed -  three times!  The head on this series of stamps was known as the 'Profile Head'.  It was introduced to match the heads on coins and medals.

-  The postal rates increased to 1d (3 Jun 1918), then to 1d (13 Jun 1921). This meant that the price of sending a postcard had trebled in three years.  The result was protests, and a return to the 1d postage rate from 29 May 1922. 

However, postcards never regained their popularity of the pre-war years, 1900-1914.

 

King Edward VIII

Reign:  20 January 1936 to 10 December 1936

Illustrations of stamps to be added later

1936

1d

Penny stamp on postcard posted 1936 

This was a very simple stamp compared to earlier styles, but its use soon came to an end when King Edward VIII abdicated.

 

King George VI

Reign: 11 December 1936 to 6 February 1952

Illustrations of stamps to be added later

1937 - 1940

1d

Penny stamp -  red  -  KIng George VI 

1940 - 41

2d

Twopenny stamp -  orange  -  KIng George VI

1941-50

2d

 Twopenny stamp -  light orange  -  KIng George VI

1950 - 52

2d

Twopenny stamp -  brown  -  KIng George VI  

From 1 Jan 1937:    Letter Rate 1d,   Postcards 1d

From 1 May 1940:   Letter Rate 2d,   Postcards 2d

From 1941 onwards, paler colours were used for d to 3d stamps.  e.g. the 2d stamp was 'orange' (1940-41) then  'pale orange' (1941-50) and 'pale brown' (1950-52).

 

More Stamps  -  1952 to 2000s

 

NOTES

1.  The illustrations of stamps on this page have been taken from postcards in my collection and other collections.  To find background information and the dates when the various postage rates applied, I have consulted:

(a)  Stanley Gibbons' Specialised Stamp Catalogues

(b)  British Postal Rates 1937 to 2000 [Robert Johnson and Gordon Peet]

(c)  Tilehurst, Reading UK Directory
      
[and Internet archive 'Wayback Machine']

2.  I have illustrated this page almost entirely with definitive stamps.  To have included the many commemorative issues that have been issued, particularly during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, would have complicated the page.

Thank you to Frank Walton for advising me of the resource in (c) above

 

British stamps:   1952 to 2000s

Scottish stamps:   1952 to 2000s

 

 

 Postcard Views

PUBLISHERS:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  XYZ  ?

 Postcard by Reginald P Phillimore  -  White Horse Close

THUMBNAILS:  A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  XYZ  ?

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FULL INDEX:   Portraits,  History,  Stamps,  Messages on Postcards,  Postcards of Scotland,  etc.

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page      Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.      At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.            At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photogrpahers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.  Details of who owns the copyright of photographs and other mateiral on this web site.

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Frequently Asked Questions

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