Sally T Davies of the UK writes:
"I recently came by this album of coin postcards and thought you or your readers might be interested to see some images.
Together with the 45 postcards, which I believe is a complete set, was a contemporary guide to using the postcards as a reference source for exchange rates.
"The cards appear to have been collected from different sources and have various identifying marks such as
Printed in Bavaria,
Printed at works in Saxony, and
Made in Germany.
I've yet to examine them all ."
Thank you. We've published examples of the postcards before, but I don't believe we've seen this text.
"There is no card for Canada which I would have expected. It seems like it's a rare one as one selling site has multiple cards for sale all around $10 and a Canada one for $374. Would you have any idea why Canada would not be included in the original sets?"
"Here's a complete list of the cards, as you can see, two countries have two cards each. It may explain why a country might be missing, I'm not sure if the original sets were 45 cards or 45 countries."
German New Guinea
Great Britain and Ireland
Japan - 1 rin , 1 sen to 1 yen
Japan 2 to 40 new yen
India and Ceylon
Straits - Hong Kong
Turkey - gold and silver coins
Turkey - other coins
To read the complete sale listings, see:
Coin & Currency Postcards
Canadian, Super Rare, Very Hard to Find, Canada Coin Postcard
I don't know about the Canada card, but we do have some good information in the earlier E-Sylum articles which mention complete sets as having 43, 45 and 46 cards at various times.
The best source of information may be the Standard Guide to Coin Postcards published in India in 2011. I don't have a copy.
To read some earlier E-Sylum articles, see:
COIN CARD POSTCARD ALBUM CENSUS
MORE ON NUMISMATIC POSTCARDS
BOOK REVIEW: STANDARD GUIDE TO COIN POSTCARDS
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