Contributing images to TuckDB

If you have come across an item which is not listed in our postcard or ephemera database, we are more than happy to add your image to our website!

This includes alternate backs and fronts of cards we already have - for example, an overprinted greeting or a different back of the card which we do not have listed.


I’ve come across this Tuck Postcard.
I’ve searched the database, but, as yet, I’ve been unable to identify it.
Sadly, the stamp has been removed, and thus the postmark, so I’m unable to date it accurately.
It appears hand water coloured, and the wording on the front, may, or may not have been added later?
The reverse has the crest on it, but, not the words “royal appointment”, and the side simply says “Raphael Tuck & Son’s printing postcard, printed in Germany”.
Seems early to me, is anyone able to help?

Thanks in advance.

HI-The postcard you have has been taken out of a Tuck postcard painting book. The books had 12-24 cards usually. A pre-printed colour card and an outline card for a child to paint or colour with the pre-printed card as a guide. Plus the paints as part of the book. The cards could both then be removed from the book and mailed to friends. Search postcard painting books in the website and look at some examples. BOYS AND GIRLS POSTCARD PAINTING BOOK number 2557 shows some good images that are very similar to your card. Alison

Thank you so much.
That explains the perforations around the edge as well.
I’ll have a search as you suggest.


Thanks for putting together this great website!

Here is a postcard I found which is missing from your database. It is captioned “The Rose Garden, Glenfinart, Ardentinny”, is part of the set “ARDENTINNY, artist signed, hand-coloured”, and has the index ATY46.



Added! (here)

Do you have a full name that you would like the image to be credited to?

Thanks, it’s Paul Edwards.

I’ll be on the look-out for the remaining card in the set.

I can’t find this card in your database.
It is entitled Noontide Rest and has a copyright Young.

Paul: I’ve updated the name. Thanks again!

Ken: It seems to belong to this set, I’ve uploaded the card and images. If you wish to provide a last name, I can add that to the credit in the card comment