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Publisher The Knight Collection

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 2:12 pm
by normanfrank
Can anyone offer any background to the title "The Knight Collection" ? Does the name connect with the two Knight brothers, Watson and George ?
Apparently they had worked for Wrench, but left to set up on their own. They were active with their own business for, in seems, only a short time: 1905 - 1908.

I have a postcard, postally-used in 1908 , with that title, but no indication of where they were based. I would appreciate any info. that might tell me more about
The Knight Collection.

Re: Publisher The Knight Collection

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:31 am
by eastlondonpostcard
Referring to Anthony Byatt's invaluable reference book 'Picture Postcards and their Publishers' I can confirm that the Knight Brothers, Watson & George, had left Wrench in 1904 when the company was taken over after financial difficulties.

They chose a chess knight as their trade mark and their series of cards began with the first number of each set: each card was also individually numbered.

The title "the Knight Collection" does not feature in the reference, so I cannot be sure if it was them or not. An illustration of the front/back would help.