Raphael tuck and sons books

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TuckDB Postcards: A free database of antique postcards published by Raphael Tuck & Sons.

In a little shop in Bishopsgate over a century ago, began a business that would have an artistic effect on most of the civilized world. Raphael Tuck and his wife Ernestine worked together. The little shop opened in October of on Union Street in London, and the influence of that event was to be felt on two continents. Ernestine was a wise and competent businesswoman and Raphael an artistic perfectionist. The business began with the sale of pictures and frames but within a few months of their arrival Raphael has established himself as a distributor of graphic art printing which included chromos, oleographs and black and white lithographs. A native of Prussia, he and his wife displayed reproductions of famous and popular art along with those Victorian greeting cards that were available at the time.
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Charles Dickens Character Sketches c.1890 Raphael Tuck w/ Kyd art 24 delightful chromo color plates

The company sold furniture, picture frames, greeting cards, and, eventually, postcards, the latter introduced in and becoming the most successful part of the business. In that year, the first Tuck postcard was printed, inspired by the November change in British Postal regulations that allowed publishers to issue picture postcards at the standardized size of five and half inches by three and a half inches. Adolph was chairman and managing director of the company until his death in

Raphael Tuck & Sons

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains , pages of information and , images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them. Telephone: Grosvenor Cables: "Palette, Audley, London". Raphael Tuck and Sons Ltd were recognised as leaders in the field of quality publishing, with their fine range of embossed scraps, greeting cards, calendars and books. Tuck produced the first larger view cards in November when the Post Office relented and allowed full size cards to be posted in Great Britain, and with the newly erected Raphael House, Moorfields, London and premises in New York and Paris, Tuck were in a strong position to exploit this new market. Stand Nos.

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  1. Carlos C. says:

    Raphael Tuck & Sons was a business started by Raphael Tuck and his wife in Bishopsgate in . Tuck cards thereafter bore the message "Art Publishers to Her Majesty the Queen". Future sovereigns continued the warrant of appointment.

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