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Colourmaster Variants

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The Colourmaster postcards, like a lot of other publisher's postcards, came with colour variations over the years due to having several print-runs. In addition to this fact, quite a few of the Colourmaster cards had physical differences, too many to cover in their entirety, so this gallery only reflects what I can highlight from cards in my own collection.
ABERDEEN AND ROYAL DEESIDE
The card on the right has the county names whilst the card on the left doesn't.
ANGLESEY
The card on the left has 'Caernarvon' and the card on the right has 'Caernarfon' (mouse over to zoom).
BORDER COUNTRY
The card on the right has the county names whilst the card on the left doesn't.
DORSET
The card on the left shows Bournemouth in Hampshire, the card on the right shows Bournemouth in Dorset (mouse over to zoom).
DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY
The card on the right shows a change of card title and inclusion of counties.
DURHAM
The card on the right shows a change of card title as well as new borders and new local authorities.
EDINBURGH AND THE BORDERS
The card on the right shows a change of card title as well as inclusion of counties.
ESSEX
The card on the left shows the bordering county as Middlesex, the card on the right as Herts.
FENS
The card on the right included Huntingdon which the card on the left didn't.
FIFE (KINGDOM OF)
The card on the right has the county names and more counties/districts whilst the card on the left doesn't.
FIRTH OF CLYDE
The card on the left had an orange Dumbarton district whilst the one on the right was red.
HAMPSHIRE
The card on the left shows Bournemouth in Hampshire, the card on the right shows Bournemouth in Dorset (mouse over to zoom).
INVERNESS AND THE CAIRNGORMS
The card on the right has the county names whilst the card on the left doesn't.
ISLE OF WIGHT
Change in the colour of the sea.
LANCASHIRE
The card on the right had an extended title to include Merseyside and Greater Manchester.
LINCOLNSHIRE
The card on the right shows the extension of Lincolnshire.
LONDON
Two distinct colour variations.
NORTH DEVON
Change in the colour of the sea.
NORTHUMBERLAND
The card on the right shows a change of card title and showing the new district of Tyne & Wear.
NORTH WALES
Change in the colour of the sea. The two cards on the left have 'Caernarvon' and the card on the right has 'Caernarfon' (mouse over to zoom).
PEMBROKESHIRE
Change in the colour of the sea.
SOMERSET
Change in the card title to show parts of the then new county of Avon (since gone).
SOUTH WALES
Two changes in the colour of the sea and the card on the left shows a different border.
SURREY
The card on the right shows part of what was Middlesex.
WALES
The card on the right has the county names whilst the card on the left doesn't.
WESTERN SCOTLAND
The card on the right has the county names whilst the card on the left doesn't.
WILTSHIRE
The card on the right shows 'Parts of Oxfordshire & Berkshire' and 'Parts of Avon & Somerset' whilst the card on the left says just Berkshire and Somerset.
WYE VALLEY
The card on the right has the county names included and shows a distinct colour change.
YORKSHIRE
The card to the left had purple sea and brown/yellow districts, whilst the middle two cards had differing sea colours in blue and green/yellow districts. All three to the left showed the 'Ridings of Yorkshire' whilst the newest card on the right had a title change to reflect new districts and borders.