Manufacturer: Munier Editeur d’Art – 20 postcards in a booklet.
The 12 postcards in this collection manufactured under the name of Munier Editeur d’Art come from a postcard booklet. These booklets were quite popular at one time in France. I know of two of them related to Vence but I’m sure there must be more. The second one is manufactured by Edition Pleint.
This booklet features 20 postcards all of which have a sepia tinted image on the front as well as a location, a short description and a number.
The backs of the cards are all identical and provide no further information.
The address listed on the front of this booklet is:
MUNIER Editeur D’Art
19, Rue Marceau
This company is certainly the same company as another in this collection with 3 cards, Editions d’Art Munier. I’ve chose to list it separately here simply because of the slight difference in the way they displayed the name and because this is a booklet of cards. Two of the cards in this booklet are exactly the same, including the number, as two cards in that series. It’s also almost certainly a different incarnation of another company with 15 cards in this collection under the name of Rostan & Munier – Édition d’Art. Several of the cards in the booklet are exact matches to the cards in that series. It may indeed be related to yet another company by the name of Edit. d’Art Munier with 3 cards in this collection though they share no common cards.
Note: The scans here are not quite up to my usual quality. Normally I make all the scans on a good flatbed scanner. But, in order to get a perfect scan with these cards I would have had to have bent the pages of the booklet considerably and I, of course, didn’t want to do that as it would have damaged what is otherwise a nearly pristine booklet. So, I carefully opened the booklet to each page as much as I could without bending or breaking anything and then took photographs of the pages with a camera. A tiny bit of the photograph or card may be cut off. I worked with them a bit in Photoshop to get them to look as close to possible as the original cards.
If you have any questions about any of the cards featured here, if you see any errors or if you would like more information, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This booklet and the postcards it contains are from the collection of Steve Wilkison.
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