Postcards in Category B H M Quote

BIRTHDAY GREETINGS violets R2688
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS violets
Set Title
BIRTHDAY floral
Set Comment

gilt embossed, PRODUCED IN HANOVER

Card Comment

verse:- MAY THE HOURS, SO SWIFTLY WINGING BRING YOU PUREST BIRTHDAY JOY, MAY THE FUTURE YEARS BE//ALLOY. quote H.M.B.

Estimate
$4.00 USD
Orientation
Vertical
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS R6378
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS
Set Title
BIRTHDAY violets
Set Comment

gilt embossed, PROCESSED IN GERMANY

Card Comment

verse:- MAY THE HOURS, SO SWIFTLY WINGING BRING YOU PUREST BIRTHDAY JOY, MAY THE FUTURE YEARS//ALLOY. H.M.B.

Estimate
$4.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
ALTHOUGH HE'S HURT IN BOTH LEGS black doll 8887
ALTHOUGH HE'S HURT IN BOTH LEGS black doll
Set Title
DOING HER BIT young girl as nurse
Set Comment

OILETTE, PRINTED IN ENGLAND or PRINTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, COPYRIGHT LONDON
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LETTER ABOUT THIS SET OF POSTCARDS-with grateful acknowledgement to Tim Sands (grandson of Ada Florence Tuplin and son of Mary Elfreda Sands), 23 Sudbrooke Road, Scothern, Lincolnshire’.
Doing Her Bit Postcards
Raphael Tuck & Sons, published the group of postcards, Oilette Postcard No 8887, called, Doing Her Bit, during the First World War. The original photographs for these cards were taken in 1915 in Sheffield
using young members of the ‘Tuplin’ family in the role of the Red Cross Nurse and, in one card, a Doctor
caring for their ‘doll’ patients.
It is unclear how the contact was made between the ‘Tuplins’ and Raphael Tuck. However, perhaps
unusually for the time, the children’s mother, Ada Florence Tuplin (nee Simms) (1873-1948), was an
enthusiastic photographer, taking and developing photographs of family events as well as more creative
tableaux; one of the latter depicts a woodland scene with her daughter, basket in hand, dressed up as
Little Red Riding Hood. She was, for example, a contributor to The New Photographer magazine. It may
be that Raphael Tuck used a professional photographer (in Sheffield?) who was acquainted with the
family.
The Red Cross Nurse in the pictures is Mary Elfreda Tuplin (known as Freda) (1912-1989), aged 3½, and
the doctor is her brother, Frederick Roy Tuplin (1903-1976), aged 12. One of the dolls in the pictures was
named ‘Belinda’ by Freda and is by Simon Halbig and made for Kammer & Reinhardt. Ironically, in view
of the time, it is a high quality German doll and may well have been a gift from Raphael Tuck.
Ada Florence Tuplin was my grandmother and Mary Elfreda Tuplin my mother.
Tim Sands
08/07/20

Card Comment

H.M.B. quote cont'd: I HOPE TO PULL HIM THROUGH IT; IF CARE AND SKILL CAN SAVE A MAN, A RED CROSS NURSE WILL DO IT!, comes opt. in red BIRTHDAY GREETINGS

Estimate
$25.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
OH, DOCTOR! SAY HE WILL GET WELL 8887
OH, DOCTOR! SAY HE WILL GET WELL
Set Title
DOING HER BIT young girl as nurse
Set Comment

OILETTE, PRINTED IN ENGLAND or PRINTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, COPYRIGHT LONDON
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING LETTER ABOUT THIS SET OF POSTCARDS-with grateful acknowledgement to Tim Sands (grandson of Ada Florence Tuplin and son of Mary Elfreda Sands), 23 Sudbrooke Road, Scothern, Lincolnshire’.
Doing Her Bit Postcards
Raphael Tuck & Sons, published the group of postcards, Oilette Postcard No 8887, called, Doing Her Bit, during the First World War. The original photographs for these cards were taken in 1915 in Sheffield
using young members of the ‘Tuplin’ family in the role of the Red Cross Nurse and, in one card, a Doctor
caring for their ‘doll’ patients.
It is unclear how the contact was made between the ‘Tuplins’ and Raphael Tuck. However, perhaps
unusually for the time, the children’s mother, Ada Florence Tuplin (nee Simms) (1873-1948), was an
enthusiastic photographer, taking and developing photographs of family events as well as more creative
tableaux; one of the latter depicts a woodland scene with her daughter, basket in hand, dressed up as
Little Red Riding Hood. She was, for example, a contributor to The New Photographer magazine. It may
be that Raphael Tuck used a professional photographer (in Sheffield?) who was acquainted with the
family.
The Red Cross Nurse in the pictures is Mary Elfreda Tuplin (known as Freda) (1912-1989), aged 3½, and
the doctor is her brother, Frederick Roy Tuplin (1903-1976), aged 12. One of the dolls in the pictures was
named ‘Belinda’ by Freda and is by Simon Halbig and made for Kammer & Reinhardt. Ironically, in view
of the time, it is a high quality German doll and may well have been a gift from Raphael Tuck.
Ada Florence Tuplin was my grandmother and Mary Elfreda Tuplin my mother.
Tim Sands
08/07/20

Card Comment

H.M.B. quote cont'd: WE NURSES WORK LIKE HORSES; WE'LL MAKE HIM SOUND AS ANY BELL, WE GIRLS WHO WEAR RED CROSSES., comes opt. in red TO GREET YOUR BIRTHDAY
Please read the note in the set comments above. This card show the brother Frederick Roy Tuplin (1903-1976), aged 12

Estimate
$15.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal
SUNSET SPLENDOUR 2762
SUNSET SPLENDOUR
Set Title
WHAT ARE THE WILD WAVES SAYING?
Set Comment

CONNOISSEUR, 2 backs, CHROMOGRAPHED IN BAVARIA, card titles come in gilt or silver, listed in TUCK'S TRAVELOGUES (USA?1905), listed in 1908/1909 Catalogue

Card Comment

come opt. in gilt MANY HAPPY RETURNS & verse:- MAY ALL AROUND YOU TODAY UNITE, TO MAKE THE HOURS OF YOUR BIRTHDAY BRIGHT. or BIRTHDAY GREETINGS & verse:- MAY THE HOURS, SO SWIFTLY WINGING BRING YOU PUREST BIRTHDAY JOY, MAY THE FUTURE YEARS BE BRINGING HAPPINESS, WITHOUT ALLOY. quote H.M.B.

Artist
M. MORRIS
Estimate
$4.00 USD
Orientation
Horizontal