Publishers’ Initials Logos and Series

I have removed the punctuation from the wording on the cards

David Schofield’s excellent site Publishers’ logos on old postcards will help identify the publisher from the logo for European postcards dating before 1939, concentrating on publishers which were not exclusively producing topographic postcards.

There are some distinctive backs featured on my “POST CARD” Clues page

On the cardPublisher
PHOT A B & Co. NANCY in a roundelBergeret
A B à VersaillesBergeret
monogram: A above L
A & M BAlbrecht & Meister
AMAGAlbrecht & Meister
AP in a circleCormault & Papeghin
red anchor between the
Post and Card
AS with fleur de lys between them A Saint-Just
ASM [monogram of A & S
intertwined above M]
Auty Series G.H.,W.Hastings
BF over CBraune Franssen
BF ParisBerthaud Brothers
BF CHALON-s-SAONEBourgeois Brothers
BKWIKohn Brothers
B M & CoBudtz Muller
B & R in MBeger & Roekel
CA & Co logoCarl Andelfinger & Cie, Munich
‘Castle’ SeriesGeorge Stewart
CGLCarl Garte
CM with or without ParisMalcuit
Collection Ideale PSSatragno
“La CPA” ParisCarte Postale Artistique
CPNComptoir de Phototypie
C StStenders
CT & Cie a GClement Tournier & Co
CTCo monogram CHICAGOCurt Teich
CTK [monogram in scalloped
Carl Kunzli-Tobler
CVCVan Cortenbergh
DRGMDeutsches Reiches Gebrauchs
Musterschutz –
German protected patent design
DT, EditTrenkler
DT Edit LourdesDe Torres
DT EditeurDe Torres
DVDvan Dantzig
eagle landing on a pedestal surmounting 31253 logo Gluckstadt & Munden
eagle in flight above a shield of the stars and stripesIllustrated Post Card Company NY
Ed Helio BF ALGERBerthaud Brothers
Ed VG BruxellesV Gregoire
EB & EEly, Boynton & Ely
E B E CoEly, Boynton & Ely
EFA SERIESExcelsior Fine Art Publishing Co
EGE Gregoire
ELD ParisLe Deley
EN EditEmile Nourry
ER ParisE Rabus
ERIKAPaul Suess AG
ESD in or without lion logoEdgar Schmidt
FB above G or GlBauermeister
FF & Co
FM in the stamp box.French military authorities distributed stamped envelopes and correspondence cards free of charge to the forces.
Imp FWH & CoHasselblad
GB & Co LondonGiesen Brothers
G D & D L monogram in 6-pointed starGottschalk, Dreyfuss & Davis Company Limited
GF in an open oval Christie
GH EDHermans
GH WHastings
GL Co monogramLiersch
GMGeorge Marchand
[H]J Hassall
HBWinitials attributed to Lance Thackeray by Tucks
Ed Helio BF ALGERBerthaud Brothers
HG & Co ZH. Guggenheim
HLMLe Maillot
HM monogramHauser & Menet
HM & CoHenry Moss & Co
HN a ANacken
HSM monogram on the address side above Winternachte 4 DessSonntag
H v d M logo in shieldvan der Moolen
H y M -M Hauser & Menet
Collection Ideale, PSSatragno
Eneret JFFredrikson
JW & SWelch
K & B DKoch & Bitriol
KF in palette with brushes surmounted by Paris with EDITEURS & ARTS belowKunzli Freres Paris
“Knox” SeriesWilliam J Hay
KopalKoch & Palm
L’H ParisL’Hoste
L & H CairoLichtenstern & Hariri
three leaf clover logo with the letters L, K and F in the leaves
Ludwig Klement
LLLeon & Levy
LLBLeon & Levy
LS above B in a shieldSaalfeld
ENERET M & CoMittet & Co
MF ParisMaison Fleurmont
M & L GMillar & Lang
MM VienneMarkus Munk
MNCo in painter’s paletteMetropolitan News Company
MTBM T Bassani
MTIL logo with each letter in a different leaf of a four-leaf clover
MT above ILTesson
National SeriesMillar & Lang
ND photNeurdein
N & ONenke & Ostermaier
NPGNeue Photographische Gesellschaft
OPF Osnabrück Paper Factory
OVS Bruxellesvan Stalle
OZ above M in a shield held by a male figure in a cassock decorated with a crossZieher
PA logo with flowerPeter Alstrup
P & C AthenesPallis & Kotzias
PDPaul Dupré
P & F either side of a winged cross with B below itFinkenrath
PM & Co London or LPascalis, Moss
PP above A Pittier
“PREMIER” PICTURE POST CARD Premier SeriesWilliam Lyon
Collection Ideale, PSSatragno
PS a DPaul Suess AG
PS & Co, Box 1205, Cape TownPaul Schaefer
PS & V LewishamPerkins
PVK above Z on its own or in a shield
Kunzli Zurich
red cross surmounted by curtains and a crown Golike and Wilburg
Reliable SeriesWm Ritchie
R & JDRommler & Jonas
R & KRegel & Krug
RPH monogram on its own or in a circle Rotophot
RPISociété de Reproduction Photographique Industrielle
RR logo in a castle with two turrets
Reinicke & Rubin
St & CStenders
St & Co a D Stengel
SBW in clover leafBluh
SIPSociete Industrielle de Photographie
solid five point star in the corner of the photograph and on the address side beside a series numberPiprot
S&T CT in a logo of overlapping trianglesSchaefer & Traill
T in scalloped logo Trenkler
Editions “Trianon”Paul Suess AG
Ed VG BruxellesV Gregoire
V & JC GibraltarCumbo
VP with or without ParisPorcher
Vve Ed MMme Marchand
VW monogram logo of intertwined initials in circle above a four-digit number Wiechmann
WAB monogram Registered Trade Mark inside a circleAtlee Burpee
WH monogram in shieldHagelberg
WJHEWilliam J Hay
Woodbury SeriesEyre & Spottiswoode
For further but less useful information, see Unsolved

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