Percy Missen Clark

Percy Missen Clark


Percy Missen Clark arrived from Cambridge, England in Rhodesia during the Boer War where he met Rhodes during his stay in Bulawayo. During this stay in Bulawayo he shared lodgings with another well-known publisher of Rhodesian postcards – Ellis Allen.

Clark established the first curio, or souvenir, shop, Clark’s Curios, in 1903 at Victoria Falls. He was also a photographer with many postcards bearing his images.


Backing I – Sandbride Series
Backing II – Berlin Series
Backing III – German Series
Backing III – Berlin Type II Series
Backing V – England Series
Backing VI – ‘Stamp’ Series
Type A – ‘Postcard’
Type B – ‘Postcard.’
Type B – ‘Postcard.’
Backing VI
  • Script B&W
  • Script B&W (Numbered)
  • Script (Coloured)
Backing VII
  • Script B&W Numbered
  • Booklet
Backing VIII – Type A
Backing VIII – Type B
Backing IX
  • Booklet – Red Imprint Numbered
Backing X
  • Percy M Clark F.R.G.S.
  • Percy M Clark F.R.G.S. (Numbered)
Backing XI
  • Percy M Clark F.R.G.S. Type II
Backing XIII
  • Percy M Clark A.R.P.S.
  • Percy M Clark A.R.P.S. (Coloured)
Backing XIV
Other Publishers


  • Journal of the Rhodesian Study Circle No.236
  • Guide to the Victoria Falls (Fifth Edition 1925) – Percy M. Clark
  • Autobiography of an Old Drifter (1936) – Percy M. Clark
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