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22nd October 2018: The free guide to Postcard Backs has been updated to version 1.6
A study of "real photo" postcardsThis book is a study of New Zealand Shipping Company postcards and their photographers. It is a 36 page publication, plus card covers, of particular interest to collectors of early Pitcairn and Merchant Shipping postcards. The cards, some of which are over 100 years old, are real photo postcards, and I have attempted to identify their photographers and also the dates when the photographs were taken.
Free digital publicationThis 40 page eBook accompanies the above publication, with items not covered in the printed book.
The book has been produced to show the backs of postcards that have appeared in my publications. As a digital publication, without the cost of printing, it is possible to give much more space to the illustrations, and by studying the back designs, sometimes the photographs can be dated to within a few years.
Also included is a catalogue section showing the Pitcairn photographs of Henry Keyse, and a section showing the Panama Canal photographs of David Aldersley and Peter Zerface.
Special Bundle OfferThis bundle includes all 6 editions of the Pitcairn Postcard Magazine as well as the Ransom's Pitcairn Postcard Catalogue, in PDF format, for the reduced price of £5.00 (saving £3.00 on the cost of the items when purchased individually).
The individual magazines are also available from the Pitcairn Postcard Magazine page: Further information