Hertfordshire Post Cards and other pictures

Valentine & Sons Ltd, Dundee

Post Cards

Dating Problems

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Valentine Backs

This firm was one of the most prominent and prolific publishers of postcards from early court-sized postcards in about 1895 through to the 1960s. Its very varied output includes many Hertfordshire view cards.

Photographs were numbered, and thanks to St Andrews University it is possible to link the "JV" number to the date when the picture was taken. By recording the numbers on Hertfordshire cards it is possible to work out when Valentine's photographers were in Hertfortshire, and even the route they took!

Unfortunately many cards were published without the number being shown and there are other Dating Problems

Note that there was also a local post card publisher, H. Valentine, in Harpenden, who published many cards in and around Harpenden.

Information on Valentine Backs

1886 (5703-6970)

St Albans Abbey from North 5790 PU 1908

 
Old Gateway, St Albans 5856

Marble Dining Hall,

Hatfield House 6153

South Front,

Hatfield House 6154


St James Drawing Room
Hatfield House 6159
PU 1906
The Cloisters, Hatfield House 6160  

Hatfield House 6470

PU 1905

 

Numbers on old photographs (some may have later been made into post cards)
On The Ver At St Albans 5906   South Aisle, St Albans Abbey 6237 St Albans Abbey From N.E 6311
Hatfield House From N.E 6410 Old Palace, Hatfield House 6468 Hatfield House From New Pond 6472 East Front, Hatfield House 6474

1887 (6971-7838)

     

1888 (7839-10669)

St Albans Abbey Doorway, S. Transept 9624 St Albans Abbey 9642
 
 
Numbers on old photographs
The Chapel, Hatfield [House] 9513 St Albans Abbey From E. 9641 Hatfield Church 9644

1889 (10670-11787)

     
Numbers on old photographs Nave W. St Albans Cathedral 11192

1890 (11788-13888)

     

1891 (13889-15716)

     

1892 (15717-17983)

     

1893 (17984-19945)


Elizabeth Oak, Hatfield
18187
Hatfield House from the Avenue 18197  

 

  Numbers on old photographs:

The Fighting Cocks Inn, St Albans 18162

1894 (19946-22929)

     

1895 (22030-23957)

     

1896 (23958-25792)

     

1897 (25793-27715)

     

1898 (27716-29905)

     

1899 (29906-32484)


Old Palace, Hatfield
30127

Old Palace

Hatfield 30127

Hatfield House

30364

PU 1905

1900 (32485-34736)


Five Arches, Bushey
34305


High Street, Watford
34307


Queens Road, Watford
34308

The Mill, Cassiobury Park 34317

The Pond, Watford

34309


Watford Church
34320

1901 (34737-36696)

     

1902 (36697-38587)


High Street, Hitchin
38946 JV

   

1903 (38588-41858)


The Mill, Berkhamsted 39155

High Street, Berkhamsted

39157

High Street E, Berkhamsted   39158


The Castle Ruins, Berkhamsted 39159


Berkhamsted House 39162

The Schoolroom, Berkhamsted 39167
   
 

Aldbury Village 39173

pu 1919 (Pub Defraine)


Aldbury
39174 JV [posted 1909]

Ashridge Monument

39176

Hockerill, Bishops Stortford  39258


Bishops Stortford
39260 JV (posted 1918)


Bishops Stortford
39272 JV (posted 1905)


Bishops Stortford
39273


Hitchin Rd, Baldock
41536 JV (posted 1910)


Willian
41569 JV


Letchworth Church
41571 JV


Baldock Church
41578 JV

1904(41859-46436)


Hadley Green
42526 JV (posted 1907)


Green Pond, Hadley
42527 JV

High Street, Rickmansworth  43192

1905 (46437-52518)


Birthplace of Cecil Rhodes
51271 JV


Bishops Stortford College
51272 JV

 

1906 (52519-57070)


Bancroft, Hitchin
53175 JV (posted 1925)

     

Boxmoor

54026 JV

Roughdown, Boxmoor

54028 JV


Moor & Canal, Boxmoor
54029 JV


Lock & Moor, Boxmoor
54031 JV


London Road, Boxmoor
54034 JV

Felden Lane, Boxmoor 54036


Boxmoor Church
54043 JV

Golf Links, Boxmoor

54042 


Apsley
54389 JV (posted 1909)


Apsley
54390 JV (posted 1911)

Bovingdon

54931 JV (posted 1907)


Bovingdon Church
54934 JV

Market Square & Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead 54935
Hemel Hempstead
54937 JV

Hemel Hempstead
54939 JV
 

Hemel Hempstead
54946 JV (posted 1914

Hemel Hempstead
54947 JV
Title: Parish Church, Hemel Hempstead - Publisher: Valentines Series 54940 JV - Date: Posted 1915
Hemel Hempstead
54990 JV
 

Fore Street, Hertford

55173 JV 

Old Buildings, Fore Street, Hertford  55176 Old Houses, St Andrews Street, Hertford  55180


Hertford
55185 JV

Hertford

55191 JV (posted 1909)


Hertford
55192 JV


Hertford
55196 JV


Hertford
55200 JV

1907 (57071-60252)

Station Road, Letchworth 57681 Norton Road, Letchworth 57684 Norton Way, Letchworth 57685  


Baldock Church
57692 JV


Baldock Church
57693 JV

Cassiobury Gate, Watford 58161

 

 


Abbots Langley
58616 JV


The Avenue, Stevenage
58990 JV

Stevenage Green

58991

High Street, Royston 59234
Church from River, Apsley End   
59288 JV

1908 (60253-61013)

In Verulam Woods, St Albans 60941


Cassio Hamlet, Watford
60953 JV


Lower High St, Watford
60956 JV

High Street, Watford

60957


Leavesden
60963 JV
     

1909 (61014-63674)

Station Road, Letchworth 62550 Baldock Road, Letchworth 62553 Hitchin Market 63164 Military Hospital, Harpenden 63169

Riverside, Hitchin 63170

 

 

 


Implement gate, Tring
63172 JV (posted 1915)


High Street, Tring
63176 JV

Tring Mill
63183 JV

Wilstone
63186 JV

1910 (63675-67335)

River Stort at Southmill, Bishop's Stortford 64257


River Stort, Bishop's Stortford 64269


Castle Gardens, Bishop's Stortford 64270

At Southmill Bridge, Bishop's Stortford 642717

   

1911 (67336-71994)


Cassiobury Gate
68161 JV * PU 1917

Kings College ... Home, Hemel Hempstead 68309


Lych Gate & Village, Abbots Langley  68613

Abbots Road, Abbots Langley 68614

 

Chestnut Tree, Abbots Langley - 68617


Abbots Langley
68758 JV

Bishops Stortford
69478 JV - PU 1912

1912 (71995-74351)

     

1913 (74352-78117)

St John's Road, Boxmoor 77984

Norton Way, Garden City, Letchworth
77914 JV (Posted 1916)

 

1914 (78118-80289)

     

1915 (80290-81248)


High Street, Tring
80688 JV

   

1916 (81249-81430)

     

1917 (81431-81507)

     

1918 (81508-81538)

     

1919 (81539-83204)

     

1920 (83295-84629)

     

1921 (84693-85757)

     

1922 (85758-87533)

     

1923 (87534-90916)

     

1924 (90916-93924)

     

1925 (93925-97656)

Choir and Screen, St Albans Abbey 95025 Choir, St Albans Abbey 95027 Clock Tower and Archway, St Albans 95029

Market Place, St Albans 95035

Ye Ancient British Causeway, St Albans 95036

By The Ver, St Albans 95042

St Michaelís Bridge and Church 95044 War Memorial and St Peters Street 95048

1926 (97657-200960)

     

1927 (200961-203804)

     

1928 (203805-205864)

The Canal, Cassiobury Park, Watford 204551


The Canal, Cassiobury Park, Watford 204552

 

1929 (205865-208470)

     

1930 (208471-211448)

St Peters Street, St Albans 221064 French Row, St Albans 221067 St Albans Abbey and Lake 221072 Garden and Old Monastery Gate, St Albans 221087

1931 (211449-215545)

Potter Street, Bishops Stortford 215240


River Stort, Bishop's Stortford 215245

St Michaels, Watford

215283

High Street, Watford 215298 High Street, Watford 215299  

1932 (215546-219417)

     

1933 (219418-224430)

The Shrine, St Albans 221081

   

1934 (224437-224649)

Church Gate, Hitchin 224252

High Street, Hitchin

224255

St Mary's, Hitchin

224257

 

Watford Public Library

224631

Watford Swimming Baths

224632

   

 

Later cards combined a letter and number

 

Thanks to Andy for providing the titles and numbers of a number of St Albans Cards

But see Dating Problems

Please tell me if you have any further information on Valentine's cards in Hertfordshire.

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