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Postcard - 'United We Stand', Flags of the Empire, The 'Classic' All British Series, circa 1900 Document Reg. No: HT 27724

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'United We Stand' is a postcard from the Flags of the Empire, The "Classic" All British Series - no.16, card. no. 116, published by W.N. Sharpe Ltd., Bradford & London, probably during the Boer War. The postcard is in unissued condition.

The firm of W.N. Sharpe Ltd published a series of patriotic postcards spanning the years of the Boer, or South African War (1899-1902) and the First World War (1914-18). This particular card depicts the flags of various British colonies, and makes the interesting distinction between Tasmania and the mainland of Australia. Following the Boer War, Cape Colony remained nominally under British rule until the establishment of the Union of South Africa in 1910, at which point it was renamed the Cape of Good Hope Province or, more commonly, the Cape Province.

Although the postcard is unissued and not post-marked, depiction of the Cape Colony flag suggests a date pre-1910 making it most likely to date to the period of patriotism surrounding the Boer War.
Description:
Boer War patriotic postcard titled 'United We Stand' depicting the various flags of British colonies surrounding the central Union Jack. The colonial flags include Canada, New Zealand, Tasmania, Straits Settlements, Malta, India, Cape Colony and Australia. The postcard was published by W.N. Sharpe Ltd., Bradford & London.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 8.8 mm (Height), 13.80 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: patriotism, postcards, boer war 1899-1902, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Souvenirs & Mementoes
Tertiary Classification: postcards
Inscriptions: Printed on recto, upper: UNITED-WE STAND.
Printed on recto: CANADA./ NEW ZEALAND./ TASMANIA./ STRAITS SETTLEMENTSS./ MALTA./ INDIA./ CAPE COLONY./ AUSTRALIA.
Printed on verso, lh margin: FLAGS OF THE EMPIRE/ THE "CLASSIC" ALL BRITISH SERIES. - No16./ Published by W.N. Sharpe LTD, Bradford, & London.
Printed on verso, upper lh corner: 116
Printed on verso, upper margin: POST CARD/ THE CLASSIC SERIES/ ALL/ BRITISH/ This side may be used for correspondence/ The address to be written on this side/ STAMP HERE.
Publisher: W.N. Sharpe Ltd, Bradford, West Midlands, England, Great Britain, 1899

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