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Wrench London Checklist?

Post by Dave43 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:37 pm

Wrench's were'nt in business long 1900 to 1906, quite a variety of cards but I am interested in the London colour mostly streets cards, some of the more unusual streets not just the more normal tourist spots I think possibly I'm interested in numbers from about 11346 Regent Circus to 11380 King William St, is there a checklist of them? I have about 6 of them

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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by eastlondonpostcard » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:09 pm

Yes, these are a nice coloured series - and the numbers go beyond 11380 - I like them too! - I have the following:
11371 Marylebone Road
11379 Gracechurch Street - pu 1907
11381 Fenchurch Street - pu 1904
11430 Liverpool Street
11434 Victoria Street - pu 1908

There have been various articles featuring Wrench the publisher in PPM - and these are listed in the current Picture Postcard Annual - I am not aware of any checklist available for these cards however.

I do have a list of my own Wrench Art Postcards of London - be happy to provide if you wish.
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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by eastlondonpostcard » Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:33 am

eastlondonpostcard wrote:Yes, these are a nice coloured series - and the numbers go beyond 11380 - I like them too! - I have the following:
11371 Marylebone Road
11379 Gracechurch Street - pu 1907
11381 Fenchurch Street - pu 1904
11430 Liverpool Street
11434 Victoria Street - pu 1908

There have been various articles featuring Wrench the publisher in PPM - and these are listed in the current Picture Postcard Annual - I am not aware of any checklist available for these cards however.

I do have a list of my own Wrench Art Postcards of London - be happy to provide if you wish.
I have found another:
11343 Holborn Circus
- so where does the list start? - or end?
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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by Dave43 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:49 pm

Thanks, what do you think of my list?

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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by eastlondonpostcard » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:08 am

Dave43 wrote:Thanks, what do you think of my list?
Great! - many thanks - do you not want to share it on here?
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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by Dave43 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:52 pm

you add it, I can't!

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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by eastlondonpostcard » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:06 pm

Dave43 wrote:you add it, I can't!
Here we are Dave - the definitive list so far:

11242 Marlborough House
11343 Holborn Circus
11346 Regent Circus
11347 Old Bond St
11351 Peoples Palace
11354 Farringdon St
11358 Newgate St
11363 Leadenhall St
11371 Marylebone Rd
11378 Charing Cross Rd
11379 Gracechurch St
11380 King William St
11381 Fenchurch St
11430 Liverpool St
11433 St James Park
11434 Victoria St
14573 London Bridge

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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by alanwarren.18 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:56 am

Hi

I am currently compiling an illustrated checklist of all 18,000 or so Wrench cards. So far I have logged 6,000 of them and of course this includes a number of the London cards you refer to - although at the moment I have a large number of gaps as well! Will be happy to share what information I have when I have completed some more of my research in the next two months or so - I expect to complete the whole checklist will take me about 2 to 3 years! One initial comment is that I have card no 11343 listed as the Langham Hotel and not Holborn Circus.

Hope this helps

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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by alanwarren.18 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:59 am

And I forgot to mention that I live in British Columbia, Canada so there is always an 8 bour time difference between me and the UK!

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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by eastlondonpostcard » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:14 am

alanwarren.18 wrote:Hi

I am currently compiling an illustrated checklist of all 18,000 or so Wrench cards. So far I have logged 6,000 of them and of course this includes a number of the London cards you refer to - although at the moment I have a large number of gaps as well! Will be happy to share what information I have when I have completed some more of my research in the next two months or so - I expect to complete the whole checklist will take me about 2 to 3 years! One initial comment is that I have card no 11343 listed as the Langham Hotel and not Holborn Circus.

Hope this helps
Nice to hear from you and congratulations on your daunting task - well done!

And many thanks for sharing the information you have - I have a number of London related postcards by Wrench and have lists to match - also happy to share.

Among my favourite is Series 070 - London & Londoners by LEN - so far I have nine of the series - so, are there 12, I wonder?

After your note about postcard no. 11343 - I revisited the ones I have to hand from that list and note that usually the number on the front of the postcard matches the number on the back of the postcard: but, on this one it doesn't!

- as the illustrations show:
Image
The actual view
Image
Close up of right-hand corner to show the number
Image
- a close-up of the number on back left edge - quite different!

It doesn't appear that the back has been altered in any way - so, is it a misprint, a mistake I wonder?
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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by alanwarren.18 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:26 pm

Thanks for your comments.
I believe from the research I have carried out so far (and with a long way still to go!) that Wrench London cards occupied the following ranges:-
23 to 41
1399 to 1400
1584 to 1587
2647 to 2662
6389 to 6394
7936 to 7989
8017 to 8041
11218 to 11243
11338 to 11381
11430 to 11434
14569 to 14582
Plus - Several individual numbers which appear not to be in a series run (about 20 identified)

As for card 11343 your image certainly seems to confirm that it is of Holborn Circus so perhaps we have two cards with the same number. So far I have found 5 similar situations with duplicate card numbers within the Wrench series so perhaps their record keeping was not very good! If I knew how to upload images on to this forum I would upload my card of 11343 for the Langham Hotel

And yes, I love the Len cards too. I would be interested to know the 9 versions you have. The ones I have (with illustrations) are

070 Bond Street
070 Regent Street
070 Leicester Square
070 Chelsea
070 The Green Park

Will post more information on London cards soon

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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by eastlondonpostcard » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:37 pm

alanwarren.18 wrote:Thanks for your comments.
And yes, I love the Len cards too. I would be interested to know the 9 versions you have. The ones I have (with illustrations) are

070 Bond Street
070 Regent Street
070 Leicester Square
070 Chelsea
070 The Green Park

Will post more information on London cards soon


Thanks again Alan - very useful information. Here's a help page on how to add pictures here:http://www.postcard.co.uk/messages/post ... f=17&t=817

I can only find 8 of the 9 LEN postcards I have - the one that is missing is Leicester Square, which I note you do have - it's around somewhere!

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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by Dave43 » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:39 pm

Sorry not to have done much on this but got further 2 today

11357 Cheapside, St Paul's end

11272 Grays Inn Square and Chapel (a bit odd this-no traffic!)

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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by eastlondonpostcard » Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:38 pm

Dave43 wrote:Sorry not to have done much on this but got further 2 today

11357 Cheapside, St Paul's end

11272 Grays Inn Square and Chapel (a bit odd this-no traffic!)
Nice one - I too have have found another:

11338 No10 Downing Street - vertical view postally used 1904
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Re: Wrench London Checklist?

Post by alanwarren.18 » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:44 pm

Hi again

I hope the following incomplete list may be of interest (any other information to fill in the gaps would be very welcome). I have only listed the colour versions in the 11xxx range and not all the other numerous London cards that Wrench produced.

11218 Kensington Gardens the Board Walk London
11219 Kensington Gardens Kensington Palace London
11220 Kensington Gardens Speke Memorial London
11221 Unknown card
11222 Unknown card
11223 Hyde Park Coach Meet London
11224 Hyde Park The Serpentine London
11225 Unknown Hyde Park card
11226 Church Parade Hyde Park London
11227 Hyde Park The Serpentine Bridge London
11228 The Dell Hyde Park London
11229 Unknown London card
11230 Cannon Street Railway Bridge London
11231 Unknown London card
11232 Unknown London card
11233 Albert Bridge London
11234 Unknown London card
11235 London Bridge Railway Station
11236 Unknown London card
11237 Unknown London card
11238 Unknown London card
11239 Unknown London card
11240 Victoria Station London
11241 Unknown London card
11242 Marlborough House London
11243 St Stephens Hall Westminster London
11338 No 10 Downing Street London
11339 Unknown London card
11340 Westminster Bridge London
11341 Unknown London card
11342 Unknown London card
11343A Holborn Circus London
11343B The Langham Hotel London
11344 Leicester Square London
11345 Unknown London card
11346 Regent Circus London
11347 Old Bond Street London
11348 Natural History Museum London
11349 Hotels Cecil & Savoy London
11350 Battersea Bridge London
11351 Peoples Palace London
11352v1 The Langham Hotel London
11352v2 Langham Hotel Portland Place London W
11353 Unknown London card
11354 Farringdon Street Memorial Hall London
11355 Unknown London card
11356 Unknown London card
11357 Cheapside St Pauls End London
11358 Newgate Street London
11359 Unknown London card
11360 London Grey's Inn Road and Holborn Town Hall
11361 Unknown London card
11362 Regent Street London
11363 Leadenhall Street London
11364 St Clement Danes Church London
11365 Unknown London card
11366 Unknown London card
11367 Thames Embankment London
11368 Unknown London card
11369 Thames Embankment London
11370 Unknown London card
11371 Marylebone Road London
11372 Unknown London card
11373 Unknown London card
11374 Unknown London card
11375 Unknown London card
11376 Tottenham Court Road London
11377 Unknown London card
11378 Charing Cross Road London
11379 Gracechurch Street London
11380 King William Street London
11381 Fenchurch Street London
11430 Liverpool Street London
11431 Liverpool Street Station London
11432 Statue of Duke of Wellington London
11433 St. James Park Constitution Hill London
11434 Victoria Street London

Hope this helps - I have a long way to go to complete my listing of all 18000 or so Wrench cards but am getting there!

Alan

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