Postcards: SAPSCO – Series B.400 – Real Photo Type IVE

SAPSCO

Series B.400 – Real Photo Type IVE

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
B.477The Club, Rhodes Statue, Bulawayo.
B.479Post Office, Bulawayo.
B.481Milton Hostel (Boys), Bulawayo.
B.490Manica Road, Salisbury.
B.493Salisbury.
B.499Railway Station, Bulawayo.

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Postcards: T D Ravenscroft – Type II

T D Ravenscroft

Type II

No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
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9A Matabele "Hopeful."
10Darwin's "Nearest." Mashonaland
IIIA Mashonaland Family Group
XOXAn "Attired" Gentleman, Matabeleland.

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Postcards: G.W. Wilson & Co., Ltd – G.W.W. Type IV

G.W. Wilson & Co., Ltd

G.W.W. Type IV

Type IV is similar to Type IVA but has no divider.

No.sDescriptionEarliest Postmark Date
N/AInside Native Kraal, Zimontos31/10/1903
N/AThe Outlet, Zambesi River, below Victoria Falls.14/10/1903

Postcards: G.W. Wilson & Co., Ltd – G.W.W. Type III

G.W. Wilson & Co., Ltd

G.W.W. Type III

Type III has a dotted outline for the stamp box. For a solid outline, see Type IIIA.

No.sDescriptionEarliest Postmark Date
N/ABarotse Huts on the Zambesi.
N/AThe Outlet, Zambesi River, below Victoria Falls.05/07/1905
N/AThe Ravine, Zambesi River, below Victoria Falls.
N/AVictoria Falls, Zambesi River.

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Postcards: G.W. Wilson & Co., Ltd – G.W.W. Type I

G.W. Wilson & Co., Ltd

G.W.W. Type I

No.sDescriptionEarliest Postmark Date
N/ABaobab Tree, Rhodesia19/09/1903
N/AMashonas, Zimbabye Hill, Rhodesia31/10/1903
N/AMatabeles, Fort Tuli, Rhodesia
N/ANative Kraal, M'Cabusi River, Rhodesia.10/10/1904
N/ARuins of Ancient Buildings at Zimbabye, Rhodesia.19/09/1903
N/ARuins of Ancient Buildings at Zimbabye, Rhodesia.
N/AThe Hunter's Waggon, Rhodesia.02/11/1903
N/AThe Savana Buli Rock, Rhodesia19/09/1903
N/AVictoria Falls, Zambesi River.15/09/1903

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G.W. Wilson & Co., Ltd

G.W. Wilson & Co., Ltd

Scotland

 

George Washington Wilson (1823–1893) was a pioneering Scottish photographer. He originally studied art in Edinburgh and London, before returning to his native city of Aberdeen in 1849.

Here he established a business as a portrait miniaturist catering to the wealthy families of the North East of Scotland. After some years of mediocre success, Wilson ventured into portrait photography. He eventually was contracted to photograph the Royal Family while documenting the building of Balmoral Castle in 1854-1855, establishing himself as one of Scotland’s premier photographers.

Pioneering the development of techniques for photography outside of the studio and the mass production of photographic prints, he moved increasingly from portraiture to landscape photography in the 1860s. He also produced stereoscopic pictures whose main characteristic was that exposures were very short. By 1864 he claimed to have sold over half a million prints.

In 1888 he had handed over the business to his sons, Charles, Louis and John Hay Wilson. The firm employed 40 staff and was one of the largest publishers of photographic prints in the world, competing with James Valentine, who was also a prolific photographer, with a large company in Dundee. The business survived until 1908, when it was wound up at auction.

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Postcards: G.W. Wilson & Co., Ltd – The G.W.W. Series

G.W. Wilson & Co., Ltd

The G.W.W. Series

No.sDescriptionEarliest Postmark Date
N/AA Trek Laager, Matabeland, Rhodesia05/03/1903
N/ABarotse Huts on the Zambesi.27/07/1903
N/AOx Waggon Overturned in a Mud Hole.00/00/1903
N/AZulu Married Women.

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Postcards: R O Fuesslein – 5400 Series I

R O Fuesslein

5400 Series I
Cat No.No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
5438Victoria Falls: Above the Falls, the Bridge in the Distance.
1032655439Victoria Falls: Natives in their Canoes above the Falls.16/07/1914
5440The Railway Bridge over the Zambesi, Below the Falls.
1032675441Victoria Falls: The Gorge.
5442Victoria Falls.
1032695443Crossing the Drift.

Postcards: R O Fuesslein – 5300 Series I

R O Fuesslein

5300 Series I
Cat No.No.sDescriptionEarliest PMK Date
5335The Zambesi just above the Victoria Falls.
3235336Railway Bridge over the Zambesi at the Victoria Falls.11/04/1910
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3255338Rhodes's Grave in the Matopos.
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3275340Bridge over the Zambesi at Victoria Falls.07/03/1910

R O Fuesslein

R O Fuesslein

Johannesburg

 

R O Fuesslein (Fusslein) was a South African postcard publisher based in Johannesburg. He was an independent trader, manufacturer and importer of pictorial postcards and albums.

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