British Court Cards

A selection of court size (4½ by 3½ inch) chromolitho postcards produced by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main for various British and Irish publishers in the late-19th century. The company began producing cards for the British market in 1895. Page under construction. More will be added over time.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, 1903

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1037. Postally used from Berkhamsted on 11 February 1903 and sent to The Vicarage at Brompton Square in London. Views shown are Ashridge House, School-Chapel, St Peter's Church and School from Church Yard.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Birmingham, Warwickshire, 1902

Published by Timothy Jones & Co, Birmingham. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1574. Postally used from Birmingham on 18 October 1902 and sent to Toronto. Views shown are Art Gallery, Council House and Town Hall.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Bradford, Yorkshire, c.1895-1900

Published by S. Blagbrough, Stationer, Bradford. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 3596. Postally unused. Views shown are Town Hall, Forster Square and Post Office and Parish Church.


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Court Size Postcard, King's Road, Brighton, Sussex, 1900

Published by W Junor, Brighton. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1508. Postally used from Brighton on 1 April 1900 and sent to Nassau an der Lahn in Germany.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Brighton, Sussex, 1898

Published by W Junor, Brighton. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1510. Postally used from London W.C. on 2 November 1898 and sent to Aislaby near Yarm-on-Tees in Yorkshire. Views shown are King's Road, The Aquarium and Old Steine.


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Court Size Postcard, Kings Road, Looking East, Brighton, Sussex, c.1890s

Published by John E. Stafford, Brighton & Tunbridge Wells. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1632. Postally unused.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Canterbury, Kent, 1899

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1191. Postally used from London W.C. on 25 September 1899 and sent to Waterbury, Connecticut and redirected to Little Boars Head, New Hampshire. Views shown are Cathedral, West Gate, St Martin's Church & Lych Gate and Norman Staircase.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Coventry, Warwickshire, 1899

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. Not numbered. Postally used from Coventry on 23 August 1899 and sent to Kenilworth. Views shown are Lady Godiva Statue, General View and St Michael's Church.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Deal, Kent, 1902

Published by Frederick Franklin, Deal. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1470. Postally used from Dover on 26 February 1902 and sent to Paris. Views shown are General View from the Pier, Deal Castle and Walmer Castle.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Dublin, 1900

Published by Lawrence Photo, Dublin. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. Not numbered. Postally used from Coleraine on 17 October 1900 and sent to Lyon. Views shown are Sackville Street, Bank of Ireland and Phoenix Park.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Durham, 1903

Published by Mrs Sharpe, Durham. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1161. Postally used from Maida Hill W on 11 April 1903 and sent to Shrewsbury. Views shown are Durham Cathedral and the Weir, The Castle and Prebends Bridge showing the Cathedral.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Edinburgh, Midlothian, 1898

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1606. Postally used from Edinburgh on 24 November 1898 and sent to Hamburg. Views shown are Princes Street looking West, Holyrood and The Forth Bridge.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Ilkley, Yorkshire, 1900

Published and printed by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. Not numbered. Postally used from Ilkley on 11 September 1900 and sent to West Kensington, London. Views shown are The Tarn in Ilkley, Bolton Abbey, The Strid in Bolton Woods and Hebers Gill.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Jersey, c.1895-1900

Publisher not stated. Printed by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1308. Postally unused. Views shown are Mount Orgueil Castle, Corbière Lighthouse, Greve-de-Lecq and General View of St Heliers.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Jersey, 1902

Publisher not stated. Printed by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. Not numbered. Postally used from Jersey on 3 February 1902 and sent to Kamenitz an der Linde, Bohemia. Views shown are Victoria Harbour, Mt Orgueil Castle and La Corbière.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, London, 1898

Published by Sandle Brothers, London. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 611. Postally used from Camberwell S.E. on 12 July 1898 and sent to Berlin. Views shown are Tower Bridge, Guildhall and Tower.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, London, 1898

Published by Sandle Brothers, London. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 612. Postally used from London on 30 April 1898 and sent to Chrudim in Bohemia. Views shown are Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and National Gallery.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, London, 1901

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 613. Postally used from København on 6 July 1901 and sent to Schandau. Views shown are Mansion House, St Paul's Cathedral and Nelson Monument.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, London, c.1895

Published by Sandle Brothers, London. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 614. Postally unused. Views shown are Albert Hall, Trafalgar Square, Crystal Palace and Albert Memorial.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, London, 1897

The sepia version of the card above but with the publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 614. Postally used from Charing Cross on 22 July 1897 and sent to Mödling bei Wien in Austria. Views shown are Albert Hall, Trafalgar Square, Crystal Palace and Albert Memorial.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, London, c.1895-1900

Published by Sandle Brothers, London. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1228. Postally unused. Views shown are Cheapside, Imperial Institute, Royal Exchange and Ancient Stone Figure in Panyer Alley.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Manchester, Lancashire, 1898

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. Not numbered. Postally used from Manchester on 12 August 1898 and sent to Leipzig. Views shown are Piccadilly, The Town Hall and The Royal Exchange.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Manchester, Lancashire, 1899

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. Not numbered. Postally used from Leiden on 31 August 1899 and sent to Lisse. Views shown are Market Street, The Infirmary and The Cathedral.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Newquay, Cornwall, c.1895-1900

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1678. Postally unused. Views shown are Panoramic View and The Atlantic Hotel.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Nottingham, 1901

Published by H. Gibson & Co, Nottingham. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1982. Postally used from Nottingham on 14 October 1901 and sent to Liverpool. Views shown are Castle, Market Place, Trent-Bridge and Post-Office.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Portsmouth, Hampshire, 1898

Published by Arthur T Bull, Southsea. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1134. Postally used from Portsmouth on 13 August 1898 and sent to Kew Gardens, Surrey. Views shown are Town Hall, Southsea Beach and The Victory.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Portsmouth, Hampshire, c.1895-1900

Published by Benney & Jenson, Portsmouth. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1673. Postally unused. Views shown are Town Hall & Park, Clarence Parade Southsea, H.M.S. Victory and H.M.S. Royal Sovereign.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Seaton, Devon, 1904

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. Not numbered. Postally used on 3 July 1904 from Chard and sent to Burton-on-Trent. Views shown are Seaton Looking East, The Beach at Seaton and White Cliff.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Sheffield, Yorkshire, c.1895-1900

Published and printed by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. Not numbered. Postally unused. Views shown are The Parish Church, Albany Hotel & Y.M.C.A. Buildings, Chatsworth House and The Botanical Gardens.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Southampton, Hampshire, c.1895-1900

Published by E.J. & Co., S. [Edwin Jones & Co, Southampton]. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1474. Postally unused. Views shown are West-Gate, Avenue, Old Town Walls and The Bargate.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, c.1895-1900

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. Not numbered. Postally unused. Views shown are General View, Shakespeare's House and Ann Hathaway's Cottage.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Torquay, Devon, c.1895-1900

Publisher not stated. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1680. Postally unused, but with message and addressed to Balham, SW London. Views shown are Torbay, View from Rock Walk and Rock Walk.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, c.1890s

Published by John E Stafford, Tunbridge Wells & Brighton. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1633. Postally unused. Views shown are The Pantiles and The Toad Rock.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, 1907

Published by John E Stafford, Tunbridge Wells & Brighton. Printed by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1634. Postally used on 5 September 1907 from Harrow and sent to Dalston, London N. Views shown are The High Rocks, Eridge Castle and Bayham Abbey.


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Court Size Postcard, General View, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, c.1890s

Published by John E Stafford, Tunbridge Wells & Brighton. Printed in Germany by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1635. Postally unused.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, 1903

Published by Knight's Library, Ventnor, I.W. Printed by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 2021. Postally used on 15 July 1903 from Ventnor and sent to Bicester. Views shown are Cass's Crab & Lobster Hotel and the Original Inn dating from 1750.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Windsor, Berkshire, 1898

Published and printed by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1038. Postally used on 13 May 1898 from Locle near Neuchâtel in Switzerland and sent locally. Views shown are The Castle from the Home Park, The Castle from the River, East Terrace and Statue of George III.


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Court Size Postcard, Multiview, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee, 1897

Publisher not stated. Printed by Gerhard Blümlein & Co of Frankfurt am Main. No 1152. Postally unused. Views shown are Queen Victoria, Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle and Osborne House.