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Photochrom Co Ltd

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The Photochrom Company is based in Tunbridge Wells and has been producing postcards since 1903 when they obtained the UK licence for the Swiss photochrom process, invented in the 1880s by Hans Jakob Schmid (1856–1924).

Perhaps their most famous series is the Celesque series. This was a type of early offset lithographic postcard from the company. They were untypical for their time printed in a distinctive red yellow and blue palette.

PC70652 Poole Photochrom Celesque 1921
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The Celesque series apart, Photochrom produced a number of other series, notably their Sepiatone and Grano series. It has been estimated that Photochrom may have published over 40,000 postcards.

PC59786 St Ives Quaint Corners Photochrom Sepiatone 1913
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