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Valentine

These are the Edinburgh cards that I have found, published approx.

1940 to 1960s

Art Colour,   Aerial,  Mail Novelty,   Phototype,   Sepiatype,   Serrated edges,    Valesque,  Velvette Gravure, Globes + V

  

1.

VALENTINE  -  1940s

"Art Colour" Postcards

Coloured views WITH tartan borders

NO.

TITLE

TARTAN BORDER

POSTED

A787

Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Gordon

1940
A788

Princes Street, Edinburgh

MacDonald

1953?
A789

Edinburgh Castle and National Gallery

Fraser

-
A790

Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain

Cameron

-
A790

Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain

MacLeod

-
A791

Edinburgh Castle, Changing the Guard

Robertson (red)

-
A791

Edinburgh Castle, Changing the Guard

Robertson (yellow)

-
A792

The Palace of Holyrood, Edinburgh

Royal Stewart

1951/55
A811

Princes Street Gardens and Scott Monument

MacLean

1944/56
A812

Edinburgh from the Castle

Buchanan

1945
A813

Forth Bridge

MacKintosh

1940s
A815

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Wallace

1944
A1965

East Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Gordon

1951
A1966

Changing the Guard, Edinburgh Castle

Hunting Stewart

1952/57

A1977

Princes Street, looking east, Edinburgh

Buchanan

1954

A1978

Castle and Princes Street, Edinburgh

MacGregor

1955
A2257/A2264

The Bands at Edinburgh Castle

Gordon

1940
A2258/A2263

Princes Street, looking east, Edinburgh

Wallace

1957

 

2.

VALENTINE  -  1940s to 1950s

"Art Colour" Postcards

Coloured views WITHOUT tartan borders

NO.

TITLE

ARTIST

POSTED

A56

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Brian Gerald

-
A57

Princes Street and Scott Monument, Edinburgh

Brian Gerald

-
A60

Edinburgh Castle and Earl Haig Statue

Brian Gerald

-
A60

Edinburgh Castle, Changing the Guard

Brian Gerald

-
A62

Edinburgh Castle and National Gallery of Scotland
(WITH brief description on the back)

Brian Gerald

1955
A62

Edinburgh Castle and National Gallery of Scotland
(WITHOUT brief description on the back)

Brian Gerald

1955
A63

Sir Walter Scott Monument, Edinburgh

-

 
A64

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh

-

 
A365

Princes Street and Scott Monument

-

-
A378

Edinburgh from Calton Hill

Brian Gerald

-
A435

Edinburgh from the Castle

Brian Gerald

-
A630

Princes Street from West Edinburgh

Brian Gerald

-
A632

Princes Street, Edinburgh

Brian Gerald

-

A1483

Edinburgh Castle and Ross Fountain

J Hutton

c.1954

A1882

Princes Street looking East, Edinburgh

BFC Parr

-
A1884

Changing the Guard, Edinburgh Castle

BFC Parr

1949
A1885

The Castle and Princes Street, Edinburgh

BFC Parr

 
A2257

Pipe Band at Edinburgh Castle

E W Trick

1957

See the list of Valentine cards 1920 to 1939 for another ''Art Colour' card.

 

3.

VALENTINE  -  1940s

"Aerial" Postcards

I have other aerial photos by Valentine.
 
Search for D117, D119, D123 on this page to find them.

But this is the only one that is described as "AERIAL".  The numbering does not fit in with the normal Valentine numbering series, which extends from A1 to A9999 in the 'A' series used in the 1930s and 1940s.

The note on the back of this card reads:

'Valentine's "AERIAL" Photos.  Copyright Picture.  Sole Publishers for Aerial Photo Ltd.'

NO.

TITLE

POSTED

A84759

The Palace of Holyrood from the Air

1940

 

4.

VALENTINE  -  1950s

"Mail Novelty" Post Card

NO.

WORDS

PICTURE

POSTED

1226

Good Luck from  EDINBURGH

White heather

-
1889

EDINBURGH is a place worth Blowing About!

Dog with bagpipes

1955
1894

Real Scotch from EDINBURGH

Dog with tartan ribbon

-
2023

We're Here and Enjoying Ourselves at EDINBURGH

Luggage on trolley

1957

These are coloured cards with a flap that opens to reveal 12 small black & white views of Edinburgh.

 

5.

VALENTINE  -  1940s to 1950s

"Phototype" Postcard

Sepia

NO.

TITLE

POSTED

289

The Palace of Holyrood, Edinburgh

1951

A2367

High Street, Portobello

1946

A4894R

Bathing Pool, Portobello

1946

The 'Palace of Holyrood' postcard above uses a negative from the 1870s.

 

6.

VALENTINE  -  1940s to 1950s?

"Sepiatype" Series

Sepia

NO.

TITLE

POSTED

-

Edinburgh Castle and National Gallery [sepia - with rough-cut edges]

1951

01108

St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

1951

72372

The King's Pew from the Transept, St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh

1946

 

7.

VALENTINE  -  1930s to 1960s

[Most are 1950s]

Cards with

Serrated Edges

Postcard by Valentine 1960  -  Good Luck from Blackford

[Several of the cards below are of the Blackford area of Edinburgh]

-   Some have the 'old style' logo of 'V and 2 half-globes'.

-  Others have a more modern looking logo with this symbol contained in a rectangle with curved edges and the words VALENTINE'S above and REAL PHOTO below the rectangle..

NO.

TITLE

POSTED

A2610

Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill

-

B522

Forth Rail Bridge: (4 stages of construction)

-

B8328

Blackford Pond

-

B8332

St Raphael's Hospital, Blackford Avenue

-

B8333

Blackford Avenue

-

B8335

Reed Memorial Church, Blackford

-

D1274

Edinburgh Royal Mile (6 views)

-

D2776

Grosvenor Hotel

-

D2935

Edinburgh (4 views + map)

-

D2996

Edinburgh (2 views):  Princes Street and Floral Clock

1962

D5028

Good Luck from Blackford, Edinburgh

-

 

8a.

VALENTINE  -  1950s

"Valchrome" Series

Colour

NO.

TITLE

POSTED

T283

Floral Clock

1958

 

8b.

VALENTINE  -  1950s

"Valesque" Series

Colour

NO.

TITLE

POSTED

B4921

Massed Pipe Bands at Edinburgh Castle

1950

See the list of Valentine cards 1920 to 1939 for more 'Valesque' cards

 

9.

VALENTINE  -  1940s to 1950s

"Velvette Gravure" postcards

Black & White + Sepia

NO.

TITLE

COMMENT

POSTED

-

The Castle

broad white border below

-

 

Edinburgh from the Castle

broad white border below

1951

 

The Palace of Holyrood

broad white border below

-

-

Princes Street  - from NB Tower

 

-

 

Princes Street Gardens and Scott Monument

broad white border below

1942

 

Princes Street, looking East

broad white border below

1949

A8444

East Princes Street Gardens

  -

D123

Princes Street  - from NB Tower

 

1959

11837/1

The Forth Bridge

broad white border below

-

210603

Edinburgh Castle, Changing the Guard

  -

217293

Princes Street, looking East

  1947

 

10.

VALENTINE  -  1940s to 1950s *

* From around mid-1940s for cards with 'Valentine's' printed in normal script.

 From around early 1950s for cards with 'Valentine's' printed in italics script

 

Valentine's

WITH ADDRESS
Valentine & Sons Ltd., Dundee and London

2 HALF-GLOBES  and a 'V'

 

*   Most of these cards appear to have been published in the 1940s and 1950s, but a few have a "1d STAMP" message in the stamp box, so these may be from the late 1930s.  The postage rate for postcards changed from 1d to 2d on 1 May 1940.

There were many variations in style of card:

VALENTINE:

-  'double lined' letters (grey)

-  'double lined' letters (brown)

-  italic letters (black)

-  italic letters (brown)

LOGO  (2 HALF-GLOBES  and a 'V'):

-  'FAMOUS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD' through the logo

-  No lettering through the logo

STAMP BOX:

-  '1d STAMP if with only sender's name and address and 5 words conventional greeting
(followed by letter B, C, D or G in lower right corer).

-  empty stamp box apart from the letter L, M, N, O or P in lower right corner, or numbers 38-1, 39-1 or 39-2 in upper left or lower right corner.
(What do these letters and numbers indicate?)

 

The logo on these cards  has either the word 'THROUGHOUT'
passing through the globes or no wording accompanying
the globes, rather than the slogan

CARD NO.

TITLE

STYLE

POSTED

A651 Map + 4 views of Edinburgh:
Edinburgh Castle Changing the Guard,  Forth Bridge,  Princes Street looking West,  Princes Street looking East    (N in stamp box)
Sepia -
A1957 Floodlighting of Edinburgh Castle
and St Cuthbert's Church   
(B in stamp box, C in stamp box)
Black + White -
A6174 Princes Street, Edinburgh [possibly from NB Hotel roof Sepia 1948
A6175 Princes Street Looking West, Edinburgh
(N in stamp box)
Sepia -
A7230 EDINBURGH:  9 small views
Castle, Holyroodhouse, Princes Street looking E, Princes Street looking W,  Castle + Esplanade, Castle + National Galleries,  Castle + Ross Fountain,  Scott Monument, Forth Bridge, St Giles Cathedral
(P in stamp box)
Sepia -
A7667 Good Luck from EDINBURGH:  Cat + 6 views:
Princes Street looking E, Princes Street looking W,  Castle,  Castle and Ross Fountain, Castle and National Galleries, Holyroodhouse
Sepia 1947
A7666 With Love from EDINBURGH: White heather + 3 views
Palace of Holyroodhouse, Castle and National Gallery,
Princes Street + Scott Monument
Sepia 1949
B3964 Cramond Inn and Village
(M in stamp box)
Sepia -
B3966 The Ferry, Cramond
(K in stamp box)
Sepia -
B4920 Inverleith Pond  (sailing m0del boats) Sepia -
B8406 The Beach and Cramond Island, Cramond Black & White 1950s
D117 Edinburgh  [Aerial view, looking North from above Geo IV Bridge]
(O in stamp box)
Black & White -
D119 Edinburgh Castle [Aerial view, looking North-west]
(O in stamp box)
Black & White -
D123 Edinburgh  [Aerial view, looking west over the Castle, towards Arthur's Seat] Black & White -
208610 Edinburgh Coat of Arms + 4 Views:
Edinburgh Castle and National Gallery,  Castle + National War Memorial + Earl Haig Statue, Princes Street + Scott Monument,
Palace of Holyroodhouse    (G in stamp box)
Sepia -
216646 Floodlighting of Edinburgh Castle and Earl Haig Statue from the Esplanade   (C in stamp box) Black + White -
216650 Floodlighting of Edinburgh Castle
from Greyfriars Churchyard   
(B in stamp box)
Black + White -
220069 The Palace of Holyrood, Edinburgh
(P in stamp box)
Sepia -

 

11.

VALENTINE  -  1940s to 1950s?

"Scots Pictorial" Series

Colour, Serrated edges

NO.

TITLE

POSTED

E404

Sir Walter Scott Monument

1960

C108

Edinburgh Castle

1963

 

 

Valentine's Postcards

Company History

Dates of Negatives  Thumbnails

Published 1896-1919

Published 1920-1939 Published 1940-1960s

 

 

 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  ?

Index

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

  

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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.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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