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18 November 2019

Tinted postcards

To make up for not having a picture of the week last week (we have been rather busy with other things) here is something special. This is a slide show of tinted postcards produced by the French company LL in the first decade of the 20th century. LL postcards are readily available today (at least, most of the series are), although the tinted versions are somewhat rarer. We have added over 50 to our LL postcards page, and this is but a selection of those. LL cards are often mistakenly attributed (even by dealers who really ought to know better) to Louis Levy, but no such individual ever existed. LL stood for Moyse Leon and his son-in-law Georges Levy. By the time the business was creating postcards for sale in Jersey the partnership had undergone a number of name changes, and 'LL' had been registered as a business name. LL cards were published in many countries, and they were particularly popular in the company's native France, and the Channel Islands. Our page for the cards contains over 400 different monochrome views, plus the recently added tinted versions. Together they provide a fascinating picture of the island at the beginning of the last century


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