E. Nash, Postcard Publisher

As promised in the last post, here is a run-down of what’s up, (ha, well I guess that’s both a “what’s on this website so far” and a “whazzup?” 😉 )  for postcard publisher E. Nash, “about whom not much is known” and an unknown publisher who is identified by the “A” or double “A” in a circle logo. This unknown publisher used a very beautiful and distinctive postcard back header with a spiral design around the “C.” From looking at the postcards below, it appears that Nash may have bought the rights to the spiral header design from the double A in circle guy, approximately sometime between December 11, 1912 and September 3, 1913. As we come across more pertaining to these two publishers, we will update this post accordingly. (Click on the image to enlarge, then once again for a slightly more enlarged view.)

Update:  The identity of the “unknown publisher” above was found. See the April 3, 2016 post re Sanford Salke and the American Art Production Co.

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“Lemons And Pink Poppies.” Postmarked November 15, 1910. Pre – Nash we presume. Publisher unknown. Note the “A” or double “A” in the circle logo, at the bottom left on the back.

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“Basket Of Forget-Me-Nots.” Dated by the sender August 15, 1912. The logo on the front, bottom left, is attributed to E. Nash. Note the Old English style postcard header.

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“May The Golden Sunrise.” Postmarked December 11, 1912. Publisher E. Nash per the logo on the front left, and with the same Old English style header on the back.

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“May You Be As Happy.” Postmarked September 3, 1913. Publisher E. Nash. The front logo is still the same but note the major change in the back header that shows “Copyright E. Nash” on the outside of the spiral. It would appear from the change that sometime between December 11, 1912 and September 3, 1913, that Nash obtained the rights to the spiral design postcard header.

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“Sincere Wishes From Sophia Hubbard.” Dated by the sender October 7, 1913. Publisher unknown. Pre – Nash logo of “A” or “A”s in circle, bottom left of back. This date obviously is after the above postcard’s date. The sender must have purchased the card prior to the publisher change for the spiral design, and sent it afterwards.

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“Here’s A Handshake.” Postmarked October 22, 1913. Publisher E. Nash logo on the front left and Nash’s name and copyright outside the spiral design in the back header.

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“Art Nouveau Violets.” Postmarked March 20, 1915. Publisher E. Nash per the logo on front left, but the beautiful spiral design header has been replaced by the simple (but elegant) “POST CARD” header on the back. It looks like the new design gave the sender more writing room.

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Example of E. Nash logo, taken from “Art Nouveau Violets” showing the copyright and the “N” in triangle. (The L-11 was just the number or series from that particular card.)

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Regarding the unknown publisher with the “A” or double “A” in the circle, check out the subtle differences between the first logo and a presumably later dated one. (The 57 1/1 in the second one being just the series or number of that card.) The first image is from the Lemons and Poppies postcard postmarked November 15, 1910; and the second is from the Sincere Wishes postcard dated by the sender, October 7, 1913.

Additionally…..a beautiful Nash Valentine’s postcard sent to us from reader, Keith Schumacher…..(thanks, Keith!). This card was addressed to Miss Lizzie Albright, Courtenay, North Dakota, and was postmarked February 14th, in what appears to have been year 1913.

6 thoughts on “E. Nash, Postcard Publisher

    • Hi Walter, and thanks so much for your comment! I was thinking it was possibly American Art Production Company which I had done some research on but hadn’t posted yet. Glad I didn’t now. I’ll look into both possibilities and get something up soon. Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this double AA logo mystery. Thanks again for your help.

      • Just a quick update – Anglo-American turns out to not fit the bill, but it was good to double check, you never know. It looks like it is the American Art Production Company, which is tied in to a gentleman by the last name of Salke. The company became incorporated around 1916. Full details in a new post by next weekend. Working on some Easter postcards right now.

  1. I have a Christmas card published by E. Nash, showing the N in a triangle on the front of the card. On the reverse, it is the “Motto Series No. 39” card. The front features a poinsettia image, with “I am thinking of you far away…” The postmark is from Chicago, on 24 December 1912. I can send an image, if anyone would like to see it, but I’m not seeing how to post one in this reply…

    • Adam, thanks for your comment. I sent you an email, if you’d like to send me a scan of the image I’ll add it to this E. Nash post.
      Best regards, Anne

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