Army Service Corps antique postcard


Army Service Corps. Original unused antique chromolithograph postcard from the Gale and Polden Ltd, ‘History and Traditions’ series, published in London, before World War One. Card measures 5.5×3.5 inches.  Supplied mounted with corner hinges, in conservation quality mount-board  (10×8 inches) ready to frame. Note: price shown is ex VAT.


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Army Service Corps. Original antique unused chromolithograph postcard from the Gale and Polden Ltd, ‘History and Traditions‘ series, of the Army Service Corps, published in London, before the Great War. Published annually from 1909 until 1915, and War Office approved, they were illustrated by Ernest Ibbetson and John McNeill. With each edition changes in the uniforms (or facts concerning the regiment) were included, as were details of any newly formed regiments. A full set covered all 114 regiments of the British Army. In 1916 Gale & Polden were granted a Royal Warrant for producing Queen Mary‘s Christmas card. The company flourished until they were acquired by print mogul Robert Maxwell in 1981. Robert Maxwell died in 1991 and in 1992 his company,Maxwell Communications, collapsed, leaving many retired Gale and Polden employees without a pension.


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