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Valentine's Day - R. Possible age related surface toning, discolorations.

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Possible age related corner edge bumping, wear. Late s First Edition. Beautifully illustrated full-color front cover and throughout book.

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Shakespeare's Heroes and Heroines. Includes 16 color plates.

This shows Mary and her little lamb being courted by a Ten o'clock Scholar. Has a small tear on the upper left corner. Has edge wear and the back is yellowed with age. A lot of 6 antique Victorian die cut paper litho Cinderella story cards. Condition on the cards as shown in the scans. These look and display wonderfully. In the fourth prize competition was announced.

The competitions were a novel and effective marketing technique. This is evidenced by the wording "printed or chromographed in Bavaria" or Germany or Saxony inscribed on the majority of the early Tuck postcards.

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The greatest period of expansion of the Tuck firm came under the direction of Adolph who had joined his father in Gustave and Herman soon followed their brother in Adolph became managing director, which included control of the art department. Gustave directed the book and calendar departments, while Herman handled the financial end of the business. Raphael House enabled the Tuck firm to consolidate their various offices and departments that had spread throughout various parts of the city. In addition to the administrative offices, the new building provided adequate space for eight functioning departments: These Tuck departments attest to the fact that the Victorian age was the age of printed pictorials that took shape by means of the various printing and engraving processes.

Raphael Tuck opened a shop on Union Street, Bishopsgate, now known as Brushfield Street, [1] and begin selling pictures and frames. Raphael moved to City Road. His three sons joined him as the picture-framing and picture side developed into importing and publishing. The company produced their first Christmas greeting card. New premises were taken at Coleman Street.

Son Adolph launched a nationwide contest offering 5, guineas in prizes for the best Christmas card designs. Over five thousand paintings were said to have been entered in the contest. Entries were displayed in the Dudley Galleries and vast crowds visited the exhibition. Both amateur and professional artists submitted entries for the close scrutiny of the judges.

Literary merit was also considered: Marcus Stone headed a committee of well-known artists in the selection of the designs. Also in this year, the famous trade mark was applied for, and was finally registered on 2 March Queen Victoria granted the firm the Royal Warrant of Appointment.

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Future sovereigns continued the warrant of appointment. On 27 December , the firm was incorporated as a limited company, with a registered office at 72 Coleman Street, London, E. The first experimental Snowdon postcard was produced, entitled the "View" postcard, showing scenes of London, with an individual number given to each card.

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