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UK MAP POSTCARDS BY DESIGN
S. J Turner (F.R.G.S.)

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S. J. Turner was a cartographer and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society who was commissioned in the 1930s by Shoesmith & Etheridge to create some maps for postcards depicting a 20 mile radius around mostly Sussex coastal towns. These were published as standard-size postcards, some with deckle-edging, some in black and white and many in colour with a considerable variation in colours over subsequent print-runs. In 1966 Shoesmith & Etheridge sold their postcards to D. V. Bennett who continued to print the designs, some expanded to continental size, some with borders, and generally with bolder colours. In addition, S. J. Turner was commissioned by Nigh in the 1960s to create the (now famous) map of the Isle of Wight which has been used to the present day in both black & white and colour on many of Nigh's postcards. At some point (uncertain when), Coates Nene Series commissioned the map of Cambridge featuring a 50 mile radius, and similarly, Friths had an Oxford map also with a 50 mile radius. S. J. Turner also produced at least one other postcard for an unknown publisher of Port Sunlight in Merseyside (Cheshire).

The gallery below indicates the publisher of each card in my collection and all of S. J. Turner's postcards can be found in the following design galleries...

SHOESMITH & ETHERIDGE / D V BENNETT / COATES / FRITHS / VALENTINES / NIGH / NORTH WEST REGION / PUZZLES

Bognor Regis, West Sussex
20 Miles Radius

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge

DV Bennett

DV Bennett

DV Bennett

Brighton and Hove, East Sussex
20 Miles Radius

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Worthing, West Sussex
20 Miles Radius

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge
Cambridge
50 Miles Radius

Coates

Coates

Canterbury, Kent
15 Miles Radius

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge

DV Bennett

DV Bennett

DV Bennett

Eastbourne, East Sussex

20 Miles Radius
Shoesmith & Etheridge

20 Miles Radius
Shoesmith & Etheridge

20 Miles Radius
Shoesmith & Etheridge

Zoomed in, no Radius, states 20 on back
Shoesmith & Etheridge

20 Miles Radius
Friths

DV Bennett

DV Bennett

DV Bennett

Guildford, Surrey

10 Miles Radius
Shoesmith & Etheridge

50 Miles Radius
Shoesmith & Etheridge

50 Miles Radius, states 15 on back
Shoesmith & Etheridge

50 Miles Radius
Shoesmith & Etheridge

Hastings and St. Leonards, East Sussex
20 Miles Radius


Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Friths

DV Bennett

DV Bennett

DV Bennett

DV Bennett

Oxford
50 Miles Radius


Friths

Isle of Wight

Nigh

Nigh

Nigh

Nigh

Nigh

Nigh

Published by Jarrold for Nigh

Nigh

Nigh

Nigh

Blisters Puzzle Postcard

Cambridge

Friths

No Publisher

Canterbury

Shoesmith & Etheridge

DV Bennett

Rye

Shoesmith & Etheridge (glossy finish)

DV Bennett (matte finish)

Port Sunlight, Merseyside

Unknown Publisher

Oxford

Friths

Valentines

Guildford

Shoesmith & Etheridge

Stratford upon Avon

Valentines