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Charles Dickens Character Sketches c.1890 Raphael Tuck w/ Kyd art 24 delightful chromo color plates
Raphael Tuck and Sons
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.
Seller Rating:. Designed in England but produced in Bavaria. Undated, circa , certainly before Features robins and holly. Used, with an ink signature inside.
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 On December 29, , Raphael House was destroyed by German bombs, and the originals for most of the postcard series were lost. Each Tuck postcard had an imprint of the British royal coat of arms the Royal Warrant of Appointment to Her Majesty Queen Victoria had been obtained in , and the Tuck trademark, an easel, palette, and brushes and the monogram R. This remarkable Series, produced by the finest modern colour methods direct from original paintings, continues without question the most successful and popular of the manifold varieties of Postcards that have ever been placed upon the market. Tuck's Post Card Banner.
Raphael Tuck and his wife Ernestine worked together. . Gustave directed the book and calendar departments, while Herman handled the financial end of the.
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Their business was one of the best known in the "postcard boom" of the late s and early s. Their contributions left a lasting effect on most of the artistic world. During the Blitz , the company headquarters, Raphael House, was destroyed including the originals for most of their series. The company never fully recovered. Raphael was married to the former Ernestine Lissner in March