Harry Rutherford's
Festival of Britain Mural

Saturday, 11 September 2010

St. Georges Church Hyde. (postcard)


There seems to be plenty of postcards out there of Hyde, and certainly enough to make up a great collection.. This one is on Ebay at the moment... trouble is the prices can be quite steep at times... but you can still get bargains for £1 or £2... plus P&P. The one above is from Valentines.

Valentine & Sons Limited was started by John Valentine, an engraver, he started the company in 1825, with his son James, who became a partner five years later. Valentines became a limited company in 1896, and then a public company in 1907. Valentine used a large number of artists including Louis Wain and Mabel Lucie Attwell. Among Valentine's noted series are Disney, Bonzo, Chloƫ Preston and the Nipper series by Brian White. Barribal, noted glamour artist, was also published by them. Among the landscape artists contributing to the "Art Colour Series" are Brian Gerald, E.W. Haslehurst, Geo. Melvin Rennie, E.H. Thompson and E.W. Trick. This post card is one of a series from aroud Hyde and worth looking out for. If you have any post cards you would like to share with us here please do so... you can scan them and send us an email with them attached... It would be good from all Hydonians to have then in one place where they can be viewed at will..

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