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Sightings of Early Postcards Last updated: 18 September 2018
Images showing the backs of postcards have been collected from a variety of sources over the years. This listing records the addresses of recipients, names of senders, a date shown on the card, either by the writer or a postmark, the type of card and its title. Information about New Zealand Postcards can be found via the New Zealand Postcard Society and their journal "Postcard Pillar". Another key publication is "Wish You Were Here" - The Story of New Zealand Postcards by William Main & Alan Jackson (2004)

Where cards have been sighted
PC = Private Collection
PP = Postcard Pillar
Web = Cards listed for sale on various auction sites
WM = Wainuiomata Historical Museum Collection

Key to Card Types
A = David James Alderlsey, Photographer, Lower Hutt
ABSeries = A. B. Series - ??
AFW = Alexander Ferguson, bookseller, Wanganui, NZ
AGTaylor = A. & G. Taylor, London, England
AMH = A. M. H. Series - ??
AND Bluff = Andersen Bluff Series
AND HG = H. G. Anderson
AND T = Thomas Andrew, Apia, Samoa
Aristophot = Aristophot Co., London, England
Art = "Art Series" published by Alfred Cecil Rowlandson, bookseller, Sydney, Australia
ArtPub = Art Publishing Company, Glasgow, Scotland
Avery = Thomas Avery, printer, New Plymouth, NZ
Bain = Thomas Bain, stationer, Dannevirke, NZ
BBB = "B. B. B. Series", ??
BBLondon = Birn Brothers Ltd, London, England
Beattie = William Beattie, photographer, Auckland, NZ
Bennett = George Henry Bennett, stationer, Palmerston North, NZ (G. H. Bennett & Co. series)
Bentley = William Bentley & Co., Whangarei, NZ
Blencowe = James Blencowe, photographer, Rotorua, NZ
Boyles = Charles Boyles, photographer, newsagent & stationer, Opotiki, NZ
Brett = Brett Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., Auckland, NZ
Brown = Gordon Brown & Co., Bookseller, Invercargill, NZ
BrownJM = John Marshall Brown, Bookseller, Wharf Street, Oamaru
Brunner = Brunner & Co., Como, Italy
Carman = Henry George Carman, bookseller & stationer, Eltham, NZ
Carlton = Carlton Publishing Co., London, England
Carthew = William Carthew, bookseller, Feilding, NZ (Carthew Series)
Challenge = ??, Christchurch
Chapman = George Thomas Chapman, Auckland, NZ
Clapham = George Spencer Clapham, stationer, Hastings, NZ (Clapham Series)
Coltman = Robert Hall Coltman, bookseller, Dannevirke, NZ (Coltman Series)
Crown = Crown Studios
Cumbo = V. B. Cumbo, Gibraltar
Davidson = Davidson Bros, London & New York
DC&Co = ??
DeTourret = Ernest de Tourret, photographer, Whangarei, NZ
DMBSeries = ??
DuncanF = Frank Duncan & Co., Auckland, NZ
Dunn = Ralph Dunn & Co., Barbican, London, England
EB = E. B. Series
Egmont = Egmont Series
Ellerbeck = Charles Joseph Ellerbeck, photographer, Dedwood Terrace, Auckland
ETW = E. T. W. Dennis & Sons, Ltd, Scarborough and London, England (Dainty Series)
Fergusson = Alexander Ferguson, bookseller, Wanganui, NZ
Ferrier = William Ferrier, photographer, Timaru, NZ
FGR = Frederick George Radcliffe, postcard publisher, Whangarei, NZ
Finch = Leo Brooks Finch, Stationer, Taihape, NZ
Frances = Frances Publishing Comapny, Russell, Bay of Islands, NZ
FT = Fergusson, Taylor
GB&Co = ??
GDD = G. D. & D., London, England (Star Series)
GG = "G. & G. Series" - Gordon & Gotch Ltd
GM = Fergusson, Taylor - Gold Medal series
Graphic = NZ Graphic Series
GWW = G. W. Wilson & Co., Ltd
Hall = John Edwin Hall, stationer, Hastings, NZ (Hastings Series)
Hawke = Charles Octavius Hawke, stationer, New Plymouth, NZ
HB = Harding & Billing, Sydney, Australia
Hide = Thomas Hide, storeman, Invercargill, NZ
Hildescheimer = S. Hildesheimer & Co., of London and Manchester, ENG
Howe = Howe Brothers, booksellers, Napier, NZ
Hutton = Peter William Hutton, bookseller, Timaru, NZ
Iles = Arthur James Iles, photographer, Rotorua, NZ
Industria = Fergusson, Taylor - Industria series
Inter-Art = Inter-Art Co., Red Lion Square, London, England
JBeagles = J. Beagles & Co., Ltd., London, England
JOCO = ??
JonesFN = Frederick Nelson Jones, Nelson, NZ
JonesHI = Henry Ireson Jones & Son, booksellers, Wanganui, NZ
Kerry = Kerry, Sydney, Australia
King = James King, Stationer, Hokitika, NZ
Kodak
Lawrence = W. Lawrence, Publisher, Dublin, Ireland
Lewis = John Edwin Lewis, photographer, Feilding, NZ
Littlebury = Littlebury & Co., Wellington, NZ
Living = Living Picture Postcard Co. LM = Lillicrap McNaugton & Co., Invercargill, NZ
London = London Bookstall
Macklam = John Macklam, Bookseller, Hawera, NZ
Maclean = Alfred Hubert Maclean, bookseller, Feilding, NZ
Maoriland = Tanner Bros Maoriland Series
MaxEttinger = Max Ettinger & Co. Ltd., New York and London
McFarlane = Robert James Glover McFarlane, stationer, Rotorua, NZ
McKeever = Edward Vincent McKeever, bookseller, Dannevirke, NZ
Misch = Misch & Co., Golden Lane, London, England
MM = Muir & Moodie, Dunedin, NZ & MM-JB = JB Series
Moa = Moa series, William Beattie, Shortland Street, Auckland
Moffett = Moffett Series, Queenstown, NZ
Mogridge = William John Mogridge, bookseller & John Mogridge, printer, Marton, NZ (Mogridge & Sons)
MQR = My Queen and Romance Series
Nees = William Nees, Wellington, NZ
NZPT = NZ Post & Telegraph (1897-1899)
NZTourist = NZ Government Department of Tourist and Health Resorts
Northwood = Alfred & Arthur Northwood, Northland
Oakey = Henry Bertram Oakey, Tobacconist, 11 Walker St, Christchurch
Pacific = Pacific Island Series
Park = William Park, stationer, Palmerston North, NZ
Parkerson = Charles Purnell Parkerson, photographer, Rotorua, NZ
Peacock = Peacock Brand Philp = J. R. Philp, bookseller & stationer, Cambridge, NZ
Pickering = Thomas Joshua Pickering, photographer, Leeston, NZ
Pottkaemper = H. Pottkaemper & Co., Auckland, NZ
PPCo = ??
Pringle = Thomas Pringle, merchant, Wellington, NZ
Radcliffe = Real Photograph by Radcliffe, Whangarei, NZ
Railroad = "Railway Series" (Fergusson)
Rapid = Rapid Photographic Printing Co. Ltd., London, England
RP = Rotary Photographic, London, England
Scenic = ??
Shurey = "Dainty Novels Series", Shurey's Publications, Gough Square, London
SMCo = Smithyman & Maingay, printers, Auckland, NZ
SNCo = ??, Auckland, NZ
SmithAnt = Smith & Anthony, Christchurch, NZ
Spreckley = Robert Spreckley, stationer, Auckland, NZ
Standard = Standard Series, Dunedin, NZ
Stewart = ??
Sunshine = Sunshine Series, Dunedin, NZ
Sutton = Frederick Stanley Sutton, hairdresser, Taumarunui, NZ
Talma = Talma & Co., Sydney and Melbourne, AUS
Tanner = Tanner Bros, Wellington, NZ
Teed = Teed Family, chemists, New Plymouth, NZ
Terry = Terry's "Lest we Forget" series
Thomas = Charles Russell Thomas, Stationer, Ashburton, NZ
Thompson = John William Thompson, bookseller, Oxford St, Levin (Levin Series)
ThompsonP = Thompson & Palmer, Levin
Tomlinson = Francis Ernest Tomlinson, photographer, Wellington, NZ
Tourist = Tourist Series, Frank Duncan & Co., Auckland, NZ
Tuck = Raphael Tuck & Sons, England
Turnbull = Turnbull & Jones Series, Auckland, NZ
Unknown = Publisher / Photographer / Place - unidentified
Valentines = Valentine's Series, London, England
VBC = VBS Series, France
Venimore = Vincent Carey Venimore, chemist, Havelock, NZ
Viking = Viking Series, Rotorua, NZ
Vodrazka = F. A. Vodrazka, Veseli n. L., Austria
VSM = Victoria Stamp Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W&A = W. & A. Series - ??
W&K = Wildt & Kray, London, England
W&T = Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd ??
Wagstaff = Thomas Wagstaff, bookseller, Timaru, NZ (Wagstaff Series)
Wallach = Frederick Henry Philip Wallach, storeman, Geraldine, NZ
WAP = William Archer Price, photographer, Auckland, NZ
Wildman2 = Wildman & Areys, Auckland, NZ
WilliamsJ = John Williams, storekeeper, Te Aroha, NZ
Willmott = William James Willmott, stationer, 16 The Ridgway, Wimbledon, Surrey, England
WilsonWT = William Thompson Wilson, photographer, Clonbern Road, Remuera, Auckland, NZ
Wrench = Evelyn Wrench, London, England

Some Examples
ABRAHAMS Family - Southwark, London
MACDONALD Family - Springwood, West Plains, Invercargill
PETRIE Family - Ivy Lodge, Sefton, Canterbury
SLINES Family - College Street, Wellington