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Title: ‘I’VE COME TO HELP OUR BELGIAN BOYS’ ‘Au secours de la Belgique.’
Company: Raphael Tuck & Sons, Art Publishers to their Majesty King and Queen
Set Title: FOR THE CAUSE
Series: ‘OILETTE', #8771.
Design: E.H.S. (E.H. Saunders)
Also has ‘By Appointment’ and Royal emblem on back.
French stamp and postmark on front, French text on reverse:
Slight marks where mounted in album.
Raphael Tuck & Sons was a business started by Raphael Tuck and his wife in Bishopsgate in the City of London on October 1866, selling pictures and greeting cards, and eventually selling postcards, the latter being the most successful. Their business was one of the most well known in the 'postcard boom' of the late 1800s and early 1900s. Their contributions left a lasting effect on most of the artistic world.
1903 - The famous 'Oilette' series is introduced.