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Beagles

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


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
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
- Adjutant. – Zoological Gardens.
- Camel and Foal. – Zoological Gardens.
- Cheeta. – Zoological Gardens. Actually a lynx
- Crane. – Zoological Gardens.
- Deer. – Zoological Gardens.
- Eagle. – Zoological Gardens.
- English Wild Cow and Calf. – Zoological Gardens.
- Giraffe. – Zoological Gardens.
  Jingo, - Zoological Gardens 
- Kangaroo. – Zoological Gardens.
- Lion. – Zoological Gardens.
- Lioness. – Zoological Gardens.
- Long-tailed Monkey. – Zoological Gardens.
- Mountain Goat. – Zoological Gardens. Actually a klipspringer
- Ostrich. – Zoological Gardens. In giraffe house paddock
- Pelicans. – Zoological Gardens.
- Polar Bear. - Zoological Gardens.
- Rhinoceros. – Zoological Gardens.
- Seal. - Zoological Gardens.
- Tiger. – Zoological Gardens.
- Wart Hog. – Zoological Gardens.
- Yak. – Zoological Gardens.
- Zebra. – Zoological Gardens.



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
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
1 THE TIGER
2 THE SPOTTED DEER
3 THE INDIAN ELEPHANT
4 THE SEAL
5 THE CHIMPANZEE
6 THE HIPPOPOTAMUS
7 THE LION
8 THE ALLIGATOR
9 THE LLAMA
10 THE HIPPOPOTAMUS (Mother and baby)
11 THE ELAND
12 THE BEAR
13 THE INDIAN RHINOCEROS
14 THE LION (cub)
15 THE KANGAROO
16 THE CAMEL
17 THE TORTOISE
18 THE ELEPHANT (Baby)
19 THE POLAR BEAR
20 THE TIBETAN LYNX or THE TIBETIAN LYNX Spelling variation
21 THE GIRAFFE
22 THE ZEBRA
23 THE WANDEROO MONKEY
24 THE WALRUS
25 THE PEACOCK
26 THE PELICAN
27 THE GOLDEN EAGLE
28 ?
29 THE PARROT
30 THE PENGUIN
31 THE MANDRILL
32 THE GORILLA
33 ?
34 ?
35 ?
36 RUFFED LEMURS
37 THE JAGUAR
38 THE WART HOG
39 ?
40 THE BROWN BEAR
41 THE AMERICAN BUFFALO
42 GMELIN'S SHEEP
43 THE LEOPARD
44 ?
45 THE YAK
46 THE SLOTH
47 THE POLAR BEAR
48 THE RED DEER
49 ?
50 THE CAMELS
51 ?
52 THE WALRUS
53 ?
54 THE NILGHAIE
55 THE OSTRICH
56 ?
57 ?
58 THE ADJUTANT
59 THE GRIFFIN VULTURE
60 THE MARABOU STORK



SET NAME: Beagles Royalty
PUBLISHER: Beagles & Co.
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: Unknown
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
 30M H.R.H Princess Margaret Rose Happy Hours At The Zoo (No.1) Margaret with donkey
30N H.R.H Princess Margaret Rose Happy Hours At The Zoo  (No.2) Margaret with chimpanzee



SET NAME: Beagles 260B
PUBLISHER: Beagles & Co.
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: 1930 (earliest known postmark)
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
260B Birthday Greetings Camel ride



SET NAME: Beagles Lena
PUBLISHER: Beagles & Co.
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: 1924 (earliest known postmark)
NOTES:
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
670M "LENA and HER BABY"
670N "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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