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Wildt & Kray

SET NAME: Wildt & Kray numbered
PUBLISHER: Wildt & Kray
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: Unknown
NOTES: A series of 72 postcards published by Wildt & Kray of Golden Lane, London, EC1.
Cards 1-36: all printing on the reverse in grey, no printing along the central dividing line.
Cards 37-72: all printing on the reverse in brown, "This is a real photograph" printed along the central dividing line.
Cards 1-36 were reprinted several times with slightly different typefaces; this is especially noticeable in the style of the ampersand in the publishers name; sometimes & and sometimes ع.
Cards 37-72 all appear to have been printed only once; all are in the same typeface.
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
1 THE MOUNTAIN ZEBRA
2 THE HIPPOPOTAMUS
3 THE GIRAFFE
4 THE BACTRIAN or TWO-HUMPED CAMEL
5 THE AFRICAN RHINOCEROS
6 SHOEBILL
7 THE PORCUPINE
8 THE CROCODILE
9 THE CAPPED LANGUR & BABY
10 THE ORANG-UTAN
11 THE POLAR BEAR
12 CAPE PENGUIN
13 CALIFORNIAN SEA-LION
14 YOUNG ORANG-UTANS
15 CHACMA BABOON
16 THE LLAMA
17 INDIAN ELEPHANT
18 THE LION
19 THE HIPPOPOTAMUS
20 BAUER’S GIANT TORTOISE
21 THE ADJUTANT STORK
22 GORILLA
23 WALLAROO & YOUNG
24 FEEDING YOUNG BROWN BEAR
25 THE MALAYAN TIGER
26 GREAT ANT-EATER
27 BEAR & TIGER CUB playing
28 AMERICAN BISON
29 VULPINE OPOSSUM
30 THE PUMA
31 INDIAN ELEPHANT (Nellie)
32 LION & LIONESS
33 POLAR BEARS (Barbara & Sam)
34 CHIMPANZEES
35 ELEPHANT (Indian)
36 THE JAGUAR
37 BARN OWL
38 VOCIFEROUS SEA EAGLE
39 OSTRICH
40 KING PENGUIN
41 GIRAFFE
42 LION
43 SIBERIAN TIGER
44 YOUNG LIONESS
45 HIMALYAN FOX
46 CHAMELEON
47 POLAR BEARS
48 MUSK-OX
49 INDIAN ELEPHANTS
50 GREY SQUIRREL
51 INDIAN FRUIT BAT
52 BEARS ON MAPPIN TERRACES
53 CLOUDED LEOPARD
54 SEA-LION DIVING
55 ELEPHANT SEAL
56 YOUNG ELEPHANT SEALS
57 ALPACA
58 KING PENGUIN
59 SPOTTED CUSCUS
60 PEBA ARMADILLO
61 MALAYAN TIGER
62 KAGU
63 WHITE PELICAN
64 CONCAVE-CASQUED HORNBILL
65 SMOOTH-CLAWED OTTER
66 KOLBE’S VULTURES
67 POLAR BEAR
68 LION & LIONESS
69 BRAZILIAN TAPIR
70 BROWN CAPUCHIN MONKEY
71 TIMBER WOLF
72 INDIAN RHINOCEROS



SET NAME: Wildt & Kray extras
PUBLISHER: Wildt & Kray
CARD SIZE: Standard
COLOUR: Mono
DATE: Unknown
NOTES: The first card is in a completely different format to the above set and may belong to a general London series.
The remaining cards form a W & K birthday series and feature images from the above set. These cards have no caption as such, but have a birthday greeting written across the photograph.
CODE CAPTION COMMENTS
80 Feeding the Sea Lion at the Zoo, Regents Park London
- "A Happy Birthday..." Image as #1 above
- "With Love and Best Wishes for you Birthday..." Image as #9 above
- "Many Happy Returns..." Image as #32 above
- "With Loving Birthday Greetings..." Close-up of image #32 above
- "With Best Wishes for Your Birthday..." Image as #34 above
- "Every Happiness On Your Birthday..." Image as #35 above
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