Zoological Society of London postcards
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The majority of the known cards depict London Zoo photographs, but a few are from other zoological collections. For example, "No. 16 THE CAMEL" is a Bristol Zoo photo, while "No. 10 THE HIPPOPOTAMUS (Mother and baby)" is, surprisingly, from Central Park Menagerie, New York. postcards
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CODECAPTIONCOMMENTS
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SET NAME: Early Beagles
PUBLISHER: Beagles & Co.
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: 1903 (earliest known postmark)
NOTES: Front: Wide border around photograph; Soft edge to photograph with rounded corners; Caption in format "Xxxxx. – Zoological Gardens." Reverse: "J. BEAGLES & CO., LONDON E. C." along left-hand edge
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-Adjutant. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Camel and Foal. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Cheeta. – Zoological Gardens.Actually a lynx
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-Crane. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Deer. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Eagle. – Zoological Gardens.
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-English Wild Cow and Calf. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Giraffe. – Zoological Gardens.
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Jingo, - Zoological Gardens
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-Kangaroo. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Lion. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Lioness. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Long-tailed Monkey. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Mountain Goat. – Zoological Gardens.Actually a klipspringer
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-Ostrich. – Zoological Gardens.In giraffe house paddock
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-Pelicans. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Polar Bear. - Zoological Gardens.
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-Rhinoceros. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Seal. - Zoological Gardens.
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-Tiger. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Wart Hog. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Yak. – Zoological Gardens.
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-Zebra. – Zoological Gardens.
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SET NAME: Zoo Favourites
PUBLISHER: Beagles & Co.
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: 1927 (earliest known postmark)
NOTES: Front:"'Zoo' Favourites No. n. Xxxxx BEAGLES POSTCARDS" The highest number known in this series is #59; given that most postcards series were published in multiples of 12, it seems likely that there are 60 cards in the set
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1THE TIGER
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2THE SPOTTED DEER
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3THE INDIAN ELEPHANT
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4THE SEAL
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5THE CHIMPANZEE
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6THE HIPPOPOTAMUS
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7THE LION
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8THE ALLIGATOR
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9THE LLAMA
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10THE HIPPOPOTAMUS (Mother and baby)
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11THE ELAND
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12THE BEAR
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13THE INDIAN RHINOCEROS
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14THE LION (cub)
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15THE KANGAROO
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16THE CAMEL
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17THE TORTOISE
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18THE ELEPHANT (Baby)
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19THE POLAR BEAR
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20THE TIBETAN LYNX or THE TIBETIAN LYNXSpelling variation
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21THE GIRAFFE
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22THE ZEBRA
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23THE WANDEROO MONKEY
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24THE WALRUS
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25THE PEACOCK
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26THE PELICAN
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27THE GOLDEN EAGLE
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28?
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29THE PARROT
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30THE PENGUIN
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31THE MANDRILL
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32THE GORILLA
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34?
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35?
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36RUFFED LEMURS
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37THE JAGUAR
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38THE WART HOG
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39?
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40THE BROWN BEAR
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41THE AMERICAN BUFFALO
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42GMELIN'S SHEEP
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43THE LEOPARD
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44?
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45THE YAK
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46THE SLOTH
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47THE POLAR BEAR
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48THE RED DEER
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49?
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50THE CAMELS
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51?
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52THE WALRUS
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53?
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54THE NILGHAIE
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55THE OSTRICH
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56?
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58THE ADJUTANT
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59THE GRIFFIN VULTURE
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60THE MARABOU STORK
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SET NAME: Beagles Royalty
PUBLISHER: Beagles & Co.
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: Unknown
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30MH.R.H Princess Margaret Rose Happy Hours At The Zoo (No.1)Margaret with donkey
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30NH.R.H Princess Margaret Rose Happy Hours At The Zoo (No.2)Margaret with chimpanzee
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SET NAME: Beagles 260B
PUBLISHER: Beagles & Co.
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: 1930 (earliest known postmark)
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260BBirthday GreetingsCamel ride
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SET NAME: Beagles Lena
PUBLISHER: Beagles & Co.
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: 1924 (earliest known postmark)
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670M"LENA and HER BABY"
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"LENA and HER BABIES" LIONESS LENA WITH HER CUBS BORN IN THE GARDENS
Image also used in the Valentine's XL series with the caption "Playtime"
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