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Boots Cash Chemists, Ltd.

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Best known as a chemist, Boots has also operated as a postcard publisher.

The first Boots store was opened in Nottingham by John Boot in 1849.  It was not until his son Jesse married Florence in 1886 that the business began to expand.  By 1888 the range of items on sale in the shop included things other than drugs.  By 1890, postcards featured in the shop's inventory.

In 1899 the company began producing their own lithographic cards issued under the Pelham Series.  They included animals, art reproductions, patriotic themes, and view-cards.  Real photographic cards featuring English towns were produced by Valentine's.

The series was discontinued in the late 1920's but cards were again produced, this time by Harvey Barton & Son Ltd. of Bristol.

BURTON ON TRENT MARKET PLACE BUSY ANIMATED SCENE BOOTS RP C1912
BURTON ON TRENT MARKET PLACE BUSY ANIMATED SCENE BOOTS RP C1912 £30.00
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PC44985 Interior Christ Church Cheltenham Boots 1914
PC44985 Interior Christ Church Cheltenham Boots 1914 £6.00
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BURTON ON TRENT NEW STREET POST OFFICE HORSE CHURCH PUB BOOTS RP C1912
BURTON ON TRENT NEW STREET POST OFFICE HORSE  CHURCH PUB BOOTS RP C1912 £30.00
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WW1 Postcard Soldier Boots Castle Street Thornbury Bristol GloucestershireBS35
WW1 Postcard Soldier Boots Castle Street Thornbury Bristol GloucestershireBS35 £9.99
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OLDHAM MUMPS Shopping area with Wallace Boots Shoe Shop RP
OLDHAM MUMPS Shopping area with Wallace Boots  Shoe Shop RP £15.00
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Phippss SHOPFRONT Boot Stores Repairer Cobbler Unlocated Mystery Unknown
Phippss SHOPFRONT Boot Stores  Repairer Cobbler Unlocated Mystery Unknown £50.00
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