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Offline Islesy

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Re: Royal Album of Dover & District
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2009, 10:26:21 »
I've re-scanned and restored the print of Shoulder of Mutton Battery and posted it full size in this post on the battery: http://www.kenthistoryforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=2696.msg39819#new. Help yourself to a copy mate!
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Re: Royal Album of Dover & District
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 23:09:19 »
The picture of Shoulder Of Mutton Battery is fantastic.
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Re: Royal Album of Dover & District
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 22:38:15 »
Very nice album islesy.That first print of the top of Connaught Park was much as i remembered it on our way to the Castle as kids but the fir trees were somewhat taller.

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Re: Royal Album of Dover & District
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 08:36:23 »
Having heard that, it would make sense sheppey_bottles. Just as today we offer certain 'template' layouts to customers to cut down on artwork time and increase profit margins, I am sure the printers in Germany would have produced a run of cloth covers and promoted the idea of a 'Royal Album' to entrepeneurs and emporiums of the time (by the way, mine concertinas out as well).
Would be interesting to see if anyone turns up any further examples.
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Re: Royal Album of Dover & District
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2009, 22:05:21 »
I reckon similair types of albums must have been produced in other towns as well. The reason being I have a carded booklet that concertinas open to reveal pictures just like yours Isley. Mine is called Coles Royal albumn of Sheerness and the Isle of Sheppey..Times office Sheerness. It has 20 views of Sheppey including a picture of the office where it was produced..just like yours.Inside the rear cover is an advert for Coles and the Times office as well. Mine is in B&W whilst yours is colour tinted which looks rather nice :) Well done for getting it.

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Royal Album of Dover & District
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 21:47:35 »
I've been after one of these for ages, finally managed to snag one on eBay  :)

The Royal Album of Dover and District, published by A.H Pointer of the Royal Bazaar in Dover and printed in Germany circa 1880. 16 full colour glazed lithographs with a backplate in B&W depicting A.H Pointer outside his Royal Bazaar.

I believe that Pointer's Bazaar was situated at 173 & 174 Snargate Street with an additional outlet at 80 Biggin Street.



















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