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Sightings of Early Postcards Last updated: 20 December 2017
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 = Personal Collection
Web = Cards listed for sale on various auction sites
WM = Wainuiomata Historical Museum Collection

Key to Card Types
ABSeries = A. B. Series - ??
AFW = Alexander Ferguson, bookseller, Wanganui, NZ
AGTaylor = A. & G. Taylor, London, England
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
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 = 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
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)
Cumbo = V. B. Cumbo, Gibraltar
DeTourret = Ernest de Tourret, photographer, Whangarei, NZ
DuncanF = Frank Duncan & Co., Auckland, NZ
Dunn = Ralph Dunn & Co., Barbican, London, England
Ellerbeck = Charles Joseph Ellerbeck, photographer, Dedwood Terrace, Auckland
ETW = E. T. W. Dennis & Sons, Ltd, Scarborough and London, England (Dainty Series)
Ferguson = Alexander Ferguson, bookseller, Wanganui, NZ
Ferrier = William Ferrier, photographer, Timaru, NZ
FGR = Frederick George Radcliffe, postcard publisher, Whangarei, NZ
FT = Fergusson, Taylor
GB&Co = ??
GDD = G. D. & D., London, England (Star Series)
GG = "G & G" ??
GM = Fergusson, Taylor - Gold Medal series
Graphic = NZ Graphic Series
Hastings = John Edwin Hall, stationer, Hastings (Hastings Series)
Hawke = Charles Octavius Hawke, stationer, New Plymouth, NZ
HB = Harding & Billing, Sydney, Australia
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 = ??
JonesHI = Henry Ireson Jones & Son, booksellers, Wanganui, NZ
Kerry = Kerry, Sydney, Australia
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
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
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
Pacific = Pacific Island Series
Park = William Park, stationer, Palmerston North, NZ
Parkerson = Charles Purnell Parkerson, photographer, Rotorua, NZ
Philp = J. R. Philp, bookseller & stationer, Cambridge, NZ
Pickering = Thomas Joshua Pickering, photographer, Leeston, NZ
Pottkaemper = H. Pottkaemper & Co., Auckland, NZ
PriceWA = William Archer Price, photographer, Auckland, NZ
Pringle = Thomas Pringle, merchant, Wellington, NZ
Railroad = "Railway Series" (Fergusson)
Rapid = Rapid Photographic Printing Co. Ltd., London, England
RP = Rotary Photographic, London, England
SMCo = Smithyman & Maingay, printers, Auckland, NZ
SmithAnt = Smith & Anthony, Christchurch, NZ
Spreckley = Robert Spreckley, stationer, Auckland, NZ
Standard = Standard Series, Dunedin, NZ
Stewart = ??
Sutton = Frederick Stanley Sutton, hairdresser, Taumarunui, NZ
Tanner = Tanner Bros, Wellington, NZ
Teed = Teed Family, chemists, New Plymouth, NZ
Thompson = John William Thompson, bookseller, Oxford St, Levin (Levin Series)
Tomlinson = Francis Ernest Tomlinson, photographer, Wellington, NZ
Tourist = Tourist Series, Frank Duncan & Co., Auckland, NZ
Tuck = Raphael Tuck & Sons, England
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
VSM = Victoria Stamp Market, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
W&A = W. & A. Series - ??
W&K = Wildt & Kray, London, England
Wagstaff = Thomas Wagstaff, bookseller, Timaru, NZ (Wagstaff Series)
Wallach = Frederick Henry Philip Wallach, storeman, Geraldine, 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